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Various Game Trailers #801

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 10:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Halo 3 [X360] - Making of E3 Trailer Documentary
  • Titan Quest - Intro Trailer
  • NFL Head Coach - Adjustment Trailer
  • Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War - Trailer #12
  • Battlefield 2: Armored Fury - Trailer #2
  • Dead Reefs - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Bomberman Act: Zero' (X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 10:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally released back in the '80s, Hudson Soft's Bomberman has been a classic ever since, with only minor changes made to the formula in subsequent iterations. Now Hudson is going to throw it all overboard and breathe new life into the franchise by bringing it to the X360, with multiplayer support and even a first-person view mode.

Entertainment Software Association Sues the State of Minnesota

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ESA announced that it has filed suit today in Minnesota Federal District Court, asking that the State's new video game law be overturned. Similar laws have been struck down by six courts in five years, including the Eighth Circuit which governs Minnesota, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars in legal fees.

'Mario Hoops 3-on-3' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get that magic touch. There are plenty of basketball games out there, but none with the hands-on control of Mario Hoops 3-on-3. Players use the touch screen to get their game on as they execute tricky dribbles, special passes and sweet shots – all with strokes and taps of the stylus.

'Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express is a high-quality adventure game that appeals to both adventure fans and casual buyers alike. Adventure fans will appreciate the unique adaptation of the novel into a thrilling and suspenseful video game and casual buyers will recognize the Agatha Christie brand as a brand that they can trust.

Microsoft Appoints New Marketing VP

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced the appointment of Jeff Bell as the new corporate VP of Global Marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business, reporting directly to Peter Moore, corporate VP for the overall Interactive Entertainment Business, effective June 12, 2006.

Tuesday June 6, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'NCAA Football 07' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Judy on June 6, 2006 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's latest football title, NCAA Football 07, comes loaded with new features such as Student Athlete mode and ESPN Radio, on top of the usual Dynasty Mode.

Moviemaker BSEG Steps into Gaming Industry

by Judy on June 6, 2006 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today, Big Screen Entertainment Group announced that it has already begun the first phases of developing Xbox and PlayStation console video games, while also creating mobile and PDA content.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games America announced today that Naruto: Ultimate Ninja has gone gold, placing players in the vivid and vibrant world of Naruto Uzumaki. Channel chakra to unleash powerful techniques and special ninjutsu during battles.

Destineer Signs 'Fullmetal Alchemist' License

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FUNimation Entertainment, and Destineer Publishing announced today a licensing arrangement that will bring a new line of video games to North America based on the popular anime title Fullmetal Alchemist.

'Viva Pinata' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viva Piñata, a high-energy, mass-appeal entertainment property created by Rare Ltd. that brings a vibrant world of living piñata animals to video games, television and beyond. The Viva Piñata universe showcases an engaging cast of colorful, wild-roaming piñata animals that entertain and challenge imaginations.

Yuke's Company Opens Up Shop In North America

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Osaka-based developer Yuke's Company, known for THQ's WWE Smackdown series and the Rumble Roses series for Konami, announced today that it has opened its first North American office, Yuke's Company of America. Yuke's Company of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yuke's Co., Ltd., and intends to publish games on a number of platforms including the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and the PSP.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. This v1.1 patch UK/US versions of the game) addresses various bugs, crashes, quests and plugin issues.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Might & Magic V offers a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode. Ubisoft has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.01 and adding some new features, fixing bugs and crashes, as well as tweaking the game.

'Playwize Poker and Casino' (PSP/PS2) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Explore a Las Vegas-style resort from the comfort of your own home and become a virtual high roller in Playwize Poker and Casino. The game offers players four, fully 3D, virtual casinos to discover, packed with fellow gamblers to chat with and featuring multiple dice tables, poker games, slot machines and more besides.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

French publisher GOA announced that it has secured exclusive European publishing and online operational rights for the Mythic's MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

'Battlefield 2142' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers - the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition -in an epic battle for survival. EA has narrowed down the BF 2142 from Winter 2006 to October 19th.

ATI And Havok Create New Physics Solution

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATI announced today that it is working with middleware provider Havok to drive physics on its latest GPUs. Using Havok FX, developers can enable more convincing environments that include richer, more detailed explosions, smoke, debris, fluids, and cloth by combining the rendering of two ATI graphics cards, with a third devoted to modeling the environment.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

Developer of First Video Game Passes Away

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spacewars is considered by many to be the first video game ever developed by Alan Kotok, a computer pioneer who worked on the development of early Digital Equipment Corp. computers. Kotok worked with fellow MIT students to develop the Digital's PDP-1 minicomputer, which was used to create Spacewars back in the 1960s. Kotok passed away last week at the age of 64.

'Baseball Mogul 2006' - Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2006 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Baseball Mogul 2006 is version 8 of the Baseball Mogul series, in which you assume the role of General Manager for your favorite professional baseball team. Unlike action game simulation, Baseball Mogul is a game of strategy that requires sharp wits rather than an itchy trigger finger. If you like fantasy baseball, you'll love Baseball Mogul. Baseball Mogul 2006 is 100% free, no ads, electronic licenses or time limits.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Enchanted Arms'

by Hugh McHarg on June 6, 2006 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Enchanted Arms, you will embark on an epic adventure filled with unique characters and more than 75 special controllable creatures that players can unlock as they progress. Take on the role of Atsuma, an Enchanter-in-training who will transform from a naieve student to the most powerful savior in a war 1,000 years in the making.

PSP Preview - 'Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops'

by Geson Hatchett on June 6, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops for the PSP features an original storyline that follows the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and includes online play that lets gamers recruit their own comrades to form a unique fighting force.

PC Review - 'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter'

by Thomas Leaf on June 6, 2006 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, you embody Captain Scott Mitchell and command the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.

PS2 Review - 'NHRA Championship Drag Racing'

by David Wanaselja on June 6, 2006 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NHRA Championship Drag Racing launches players into the ultimate drag racing experience, putting them in control of an incredible 7,000 horsepower of pure speed. Racing NHRA tracks from Pomona to Gainesville, gamers will go head-to-head against world champions like John Force, Tony Schumacher, Greg Anderson and many more.