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Various Game Trailers #803

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 9:56 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:

  • Elebits [Wii] - Cinematic Trailer
  • NCAA Football 07 [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #2
  • Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes - E3 2006 Trailer
  • .Hack//G.U. [PS2] - Trailer #2
  • FlatOut 2 [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailerpack
  • Mage Knight Apocalypse - E3 2006 Trailer


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

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) Reaches Hits Status

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 9:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced that its hard-hitting, lifestyle-driven football videogame, Blitz: The League has reached Greatest Hits status for the PS2, as well as Platinum Hits status for the Xbox.

'Dead Rising' (X360) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 9:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play Frank West, a freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. He soon discovers that the town has been overrun with zombies, and while fighting off hordes of gruesome zombies, you have to discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak.

36 Pro Gamers Qualify for World Cyber Games USA National Final

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 9:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last weekend America’s top gamers competed in the inaugural World Cyber Games US Open at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, an invitation-only tournament, to determine who would qualify for a spot in the WCG US National Final. When the dust settled, 36 gamers won trips to the WCG US National Final this September.

'Urban Chaos: Riot Response' (PS2/Xbox) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Urban Chaos: Riot Response, previously known as Zero Tolerance, is a high velocity, first person shooter where the player confronts real terror in an American city.

'Ship Simulator 2006' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2006 puts you at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea, where they will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment. This demo allows you to try a Port of Rotterdam mission.

'OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the console versions shipped a few months ago, SEGA announced today that the PC edition finally went gold, and will ship June 27. Power your way across 15 new American themed environments from the OutRun2 SP arcade experience.

'NBA Live 07' (ALL) Predicts NBA Championship Winner - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Dallas Mavericks will capture their first NBA championship by defeating the Miami Heat in seven games in an NBA LIVE simulation of the NBA Finals. Dallas will win its first NBA title in franchise history after forward Dirk Nowitzki grabs an offensive rebound and scores on a dunk to give the Mavericks a series-clinching 90-88 win over the Heat in Game 7.

Take-Two Q2 Fiscal 2006 Results Reveals Loss and Title Cancellations

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While net revenue went up (from $222.1 to $265.1 million), net loss ballooned from $8.2 to $50.4 million, mainly due to continued retail weakness. As a result Take Two is cutting costs by closing internal development studios (so far Poptop, Indie Built, Rockstar Vienna and Frog City) as well as cancelling half a dozen titles, Snow being one. After a long period of silence, Bully was mentioned, and scheduled for release later this year.

'NecroVisioN' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NecroVisioN is a next-gen First Person Shooter that starts in the rage battlefields of World Word I and leads player to much darker and brutal underground world of vampires and demons.

'The Witcher' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher is an action RPG, which combines the features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game is supposed to ensure entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3-D graphics.

'UFO: Extraterrestrials' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Extraterrestrials, developed by Chaos Concept, is a 3D tactical/strategy title with a rich and compelling sci-fi story.

Thursday June 8, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 12:10 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:

'Test Drive Unlimited' (PSP/PS2/X360/PC) Lotus Unveiled - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 11:49 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.

'Konductra' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O3 Entertainment today announced Konductra, a fast-paced puzzle game for the NDS, featuring four different gameplay modes, where players match colored tiles, create patterns, and work to block opponent's lines.

'Call of Duty 2' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released a new patch for Infinity Ward's WWII-based FPS Call of Duty 2, bringing your retail game to v1.3 and raising the gamestate from 16k to 128k. It also fixes a PunkBuster GUID issue, and a few multiplayer map tweaks.

'Teen Titans 2' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Teen Titans take on their toughest challenge yet, as Majesco Entertainment Company and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Teen Titans 2 for GBA.

'Sparta: Ancient Wars' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic has updated the Sparta Ancient Wars product page reflecting a change in release date, originally scheduled for Q3, the game has been pushed back to Q4 2006. Sparta: Ancient Wars is an RTS based on historical events and timelines, and not to feature myths or legends.

'Hard Truck: Apocalypse' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck. The truck is your ultimate shelter, armor and a mean to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles.

Take-Two and FTC Settle 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (PS2) Dispute

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take Two settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to disclose important information about the game's content to consumers by not disclosing that the game discs contained potentially viewable nude female characters and a potentially playable sex mini-game. An $11,000 fine per "future" violation was ordered; luckily, this is not retroactive, as that would have cost Take-Two a total of $72 billion.

Does Wii Have Its Own Messenger Service?

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has a patent for "A messaging system includes a web server computer and at least two video game systems. Each game system is configured to connect to the web server computer via the Internet and to communicate status data indicative of an activity engaged in by a user thereof. The web server computer generates a session file indicative of user status and the status of each of two or persons on a buddy list of the user."

'Sonic Rivals' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Rivals is a head-to-head competition between Sonic and his top rivals. Rip through tracks in some high-spirited single player and wireless multiplayer action against friends as Sonic returns in a whole new racing-platformer with classic 2D gameplay in true 3D environments for gamers on the go.

Climax's Racing Studio Moves Into New Office

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With MotoGP '06 on X360 now completed, two massive new projects are about to join ATV Offroad Fury 4 for PS2 and ATV Offroad Fury Pro for PSP on the development board, prompting the studio to move into plush, new offices on Brighton seafront.

'Football Manager 2007' (PSP/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Packed full with more than 100 new features, Football Manager 2007 is set for release on PC, and Xbox 360, while Football Manager Handheld on PSP completes the format line-up, with all platforms set for a Christmas 2006 release.

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

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 5:41 a.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.

QuakeCon 2006 Still On Track

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While no specific dates have been announced yet, the organizer announced that despite a few hiccups the event is still on track. "this is to let everyone know that QuakeCon 2006 has NOT been cancelled. We've had a number of issues securing a venue and dates that suit the needs of the event, the attendees, and the staff. This has taken many turns and longer than expected, but we are working very hard to get everything wrapped up and announced very soon."

'Myst' (PSP) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Over a decade since PC adventurers first sampled the delights of Myst’s emotive and visual feasts, the new handheld development will engage the player like never before and literally take them to another world.

Majesco Financial Results Reveal Modest Progress

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced financial results for its second quarter ended April 30, 2006, and while there was a drop in net revenues (from $50.6 to $35.6 million), gross profit (from $8.4 to $3.9 million) and, these lower numbers are mainly due to the shift in policy. Operating income rose (from $821,000 to $1.4 million) mainly due to the sale of the rights and obligations of Teen Titans.

PSP Preview - 'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2'

by Hank on June 8, 2006 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

As the SEAL commander, the player will be supported by AI teammate executing traditional SOCOM team-based tactical, stealth and action gameplay. Multiple players will once again be able to form clans and take on their friends for team-based high-action gameplay.

'Out of the Park Baseball 2006' - v1.01 Demo / Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Out of the Park Baseball 2006 offers gamers the ultimate in realism with its brand new pitch-by-pitch game engine, unrivalled playability and unparalleled customization. This is a fully functional, time limited demo version which will let you sim six months in game time.

'Beltion: Beyond Ritual' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rostok-Games announced the development of an alternative fantasy role-playing game Beltion: Beyond Ritual, which is in development since 2004. Beltion allows the player a freeform gameplay with a mix of fantasy and historical reality of medieval Europe.

PC Review - 'X-Men: The Official Game'

by Keith Durocher on June 8, 2006 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

X-Men: The Official Game ties in with the upcoming movie X-Men: The Last Stand and provides the backstory. The new X-Men game, written by screenwriter Zak Penn and comic book writer Chris Claremont, lets you play as either Wolverine, Nightcrawler, or Iceman.

Atari Europe Signs 'Thrillville' (PSP/PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on June 8, 2006 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced that it has signed a deal with Frontier Developments to distribute Thrillville throughout Europe and Asia, Christmas 2006. Customize your park, interact with guests like never before, and build and hop into your own roller coasters and other rides.

PS2 Review - 'Rampage: Total Destruction'

by Andrew Hayward on June 8, 2006 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rampage: Total Destruction reinvents the classic arcade series and offers up a wide array of playable monsters that have the ability to perform unique combo attacks and individual super moves. Rampage: Total Destruction unleashes the chaos like never before with new levels of destruction, and an interactive 3D environment.