Various Game Trailers #828

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 5:01 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:

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'Maelstrom' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maelstrom is a groundbreaking strategy action epic which takes place on a devastated future Earth. In the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival.

UC Santa Cruz Launches Computer Game Design Major

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The University of California, Santa Cruz, said Monday it approved a new major in computer game design, the first of its kind in the UC system. The new major, leading to a bachelor of science degree, provides students with a rigorous background in the technical, artistic, and narrative elements of creating interactive computer games.

Tuesday July 11, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 2:43 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:

'Motorstorm' (PS3) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm delivers brutal off-road racing, plunging players into a stunningly realistic - but frenzied and chaotic - environment awash with grit, mud and petrol, in a game that leaves the standard rules of racing in the dust.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' - The Vile Lair Expansion Detailed

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda keeps on rolling out the extra downloadable content for its action RPG, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The Vile Lair is an underwater hideout providing your infamous character with safe haven. Those willingly inflicted with vampirism will find a means to feed, and if necessary, a means to cure their infliction. Hire evil minions, pray to the dark god Sithis, and a host of other functions awaits.

Havok v4.0 Announced

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havok today announced the official release of Havok 4.0, a modular suite of artist tools and run-time technology that dramatically accelerates the development of cross-platform, cutting edge electronic games and special effects for films, meeting the needs of the world's top developers and producers.

'Caesar IV' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Caesar IV takes the city-building genre into the 21st century, with new gameplay and features, and a cutting edge 3D graphics engine developed specifically for the title.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher announced today that Painkiller: Hell Wars has finally gone gold. You play the role of Daniel Garner, who after an unfortunate car accident is trapped between Heaven and Hell. To escape purgatory and find his salvation, he must fight mobs of hellish monsters to stop an imminent Unholy War.

'Bullet Witch' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bullet Witch is an action adventure taking place in the exceedingly bleak near future of 2013. Civilization is on the brink of extinction after demons begin appearing on the earth, and the player wades into the fray as a witch named Alicia.

Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier Stars in 'Need for Speed Carbon' (ALL)

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that actress Emmanuelle Vaugier will star in Need for Speed Carbon. Developed by EA Black Box, Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of adrenaline-filled street racing and challenges players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads.

Microsoft No Longer Supports Win98/SE/ME

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally planned to end in 2003, Microsoft announced that as of today, it will no longer provide customer support or issue security updates for Windows 98/SE and WinME. Analyst firm IDC speculates that currently more than 70 million users are still using the older OS and will thus be affected by this policy change.

'EverQuest: The Serpent's Spine' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE today announced the latest Everquest expansion pack, The Serpent's Spine, adding a new race, new level cap, city, spells, and overall features.

'Joint Task Force' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joint Task Force is a story of modern war where players match superior tactics and military technology against dangerous unconventional forces around the globe.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.11.2 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a small update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.11.2 update balances various character classes, adds user interface and battlegrounds fixes, as well as several other tweaks.

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) Gets Some Style

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Gotham Racing 3 fans who connect to Xbox Live today will get a nice little surprise as Microsoft and Bizarre have released the Style Pack adding 12 new dream cars, costing 400 points with the RUF R.K. Spyder 3.8 bring free, as well as Photo Mode Integration and several minigames.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. The closed beta test is currently underway, and more people will be allowed to join in the coming months.

'Star Wars: Empire at War' v1.05 Patch Details

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Petroglyph announced today that the Star Wars: EaW v1.05 patch is being fine tuned and will be out in the community shortly. The new patch addresses a save game issue cause by the last patch, but mostly seems to tweak and balance game units.

'Let's Make A Soccer Team!' (PS2) - 65 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe is bringing the Japanese PS2 exclusive football management game, Let's Make a Soccer Team! to Europe. The game offers a unique football management experience allowing you to create, build and control every aspect of your own football club in the real football world!

'SunAge' Coming to North America but Faces Delay

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 4:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SunAge is a futuristic RTS where the player can experience 3 different races with each there arsenal of units, buildings and upgrades, taking place across 2 different worlds. Lighthouse Interactive today announced that SunAge has been pushed back to a new release date of Feb 2007.

Ricoh Technology Reads Both Blu-ray and HD DVD Discs

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to Nikkei Net Interactive, Ricoh has developed a diffraction plate to be placed between the reader's laser and lens, allowing it to change the beam's spot size according to the media, either being CD, DVD, HD DVD or Blu-ray. A Ricoh spokesperson commented, "It will make it possible to build players and recorders ready for all formats, which will benefit consumers." Ricoh Technologies will unveil its new optical device this week at the International Optoelectronics Exhibition '06 in Japan.

'Call of Duty 3' (ALL) - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 3 delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' Beta Reaching 100,000

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today that the number of gamers signed up for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Beta Test program is now approaching 100,000 and is giving away a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings collected works, and of course Shadows of angmar special edition upon launch.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 is the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed series, and will elevate the arcade fighting genre to all-new heights as it takes true advantage of the capabilities of the next-generation hardware.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'coreFootball' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Played entirely in the user's internet browser, coreFootball will earn its next-generation status by being the only online title that provides consumers the opportunity to compete against each other in real-time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Xbox Review - 'NFL Head Coach'

by Nicolus Baslock on July 11, 2006 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NFL Head Coach reinvents football gaming by introducing the first 3D strategy sports game that challenges gamers to build and manage every aspect of a football team from the ground up. As head coach, you develop a team strategy, execute it on and off the field, and try to build a winning organization year after year.

Blue Fang Games and Microsoft Extend Partnership

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blue Fang Games, known for the Zoo Tycoon titles, today announced it has extended their partnership with its publisher Microsoft Game Studios, extending its multiple development projects contract through 2009.

'Gary Grigsby’s World at War' - v1.202 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2006 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command in this dynamic turn-based game and test strategies that long-past generals and world leaders could only dream of: make it happen in Gary Grigsby’s World at War. This update resolves a possible combat animations crash, a replay problem and an issue with strategic airdrops.