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Various Game Trailers #840

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 11:59 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:

  • Virtua Fighter 5 [PS3] - Trailer (5)
  • Gangs of London [PSP] - Trailer
  • SingStar [PS3] - Trailer


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

'Sins of a Solar Empire' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 10:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time space strategy title under development at Ironclad Games. Unfolding the fate of three unique factions, Sins of a Solar Empire is the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga.

EA's Casual Multiplayer Game 'Tales Runner' Licensed to China

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 9:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced it has reached an agreement with Korean NOWCOM to license Tales Runner, its first multiplayer advanced casual game, for distribution in Mainland China through its publisher Guangdong Tian Yue Network Technology Development.

Titanic Producer to Keynote at Austin Game Conference

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 9:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Austin Game Conference announced today that Academy Award-winning producer and COO of Lightstorm Entertainment Jon Landau, known for producing James Cameron's "Titanic," will deliver a keynote address 10 a.m., Thursday, September 7, 2006.

Square-Enix Bans 2,000 'Final Fantasy XI' (ALL) Accounts

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the results of an investigation, over 2,000 PlayOnline accounts have been either suspended or terminated on Jul. 21, 2006 for the malicious and intentional use of these third-party tools. Square-Enix reminds players that the use of any third-party tools will not only destroy the in-game balance, but will also encourage RMT (Real Money Trade) activities, and will therefore continued to be banned.

'Super Monkey Ball Adventure' (PSP/NGC/PS2) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Monkey Ball Adventure is an all-new, narrative-driven and platform-based style of gameplay, along with brand-new Monkey Ball abilities and a bunch of fresh new characters, adding 50 new and original puzzles to this new and exciting gaming experience.

CDV Sponsors Weekly History Channel Quiz

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The History Channel and CDV USA have partnered through The History Channel website to offer history buffs a chance to win Roman treasures. CDV is awarding winners with a copy of its city building and management simulation game Glory of the Roman Empire, in addition to a DVD of The History Channel's Rome: Engineering an Empire special.

'Night Watch' - v1.001 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Night Watch is a tactical RPG, using the Silent Storm engine, and based on material from Russian writer Lukyanenko and is situated in the not so distant future. CDV has released the North American edition of the first patch for Night Watch addressing voice volume issue and fixing Dialogtexts, textbugs, and improving lipsync.

Square Enix Announces Summer 2006 Lineup

by Judy on July 25, 2006 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix revealed its summer lineup, a roster that includes an assortment of new and exciting titles for a wide variety of platforms: Dirge of Cerberus – Final Fantasy VII and Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria exclusively on the PlayStation 2, and Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth for the PSP and Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime for the Nintendo DS.

'DK Bongo Blast' (NGC) - 8 New Screens

by Judy on July 25, 2006 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Donkey Kong and his pals have gotten their mitts on some high-powered Barrel Jets – incredible engines that boost when struck by a pilot. By beating on the DK Bongos controller, players can make their character swoop up, bank side to side and launch attacks on rivals.

'Gears of War' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War blends the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde, creating cinematic, high-definition visuals so intense and powerful, it feels like the gamers are controlling a blockbuster action movie.

'Mario Hoops 3-on-3' (NDS) - 70 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 12:57 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.

Tuesday July 25, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 12:04 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:

'Snoopy vs The Red Baron' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While snoozing atop his doghouse one day, Snoopy has a magical dream. He becomes a virtuoso flying ace, piloting his World War I bi-plane in a heroic attempt to foil the plans of his archenemy, the Red Baron. Join Snoopy and friends as you take on the nefarious Baron and his cohorts in this enchanting aerial adventure.

'Age of Empires III' - v1.08 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ensemble lets us know that Age of Empires III v1.08 is in final testing and will be available in a matter of days. The new patch mainly focuses on adding balance changes to the game. Read more for details ...

'Sword of the Stars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars lets you explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. This demo features unlimited turns in a 40 star galaxy, but limited to fission era technology, 2 races (Human & Tarkas), 3 difficulty settings, includes random, encounters, alliances and is multiplayer (4 player online/LAN) enabled.

'Anno 1701' - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create your own fascinating world of ANNO 1701! Become a discoverer – and experience the adventure of a lifetime. Weigh anchor, sail the seven seas, explore new continents and foreign cultures. Demonstrate your strategic skills, business acumen and diplomatic finesse. Revel in the jubilant cheers of your people – but don't disappoint them!

Nintendo's North American GBA/NDS/NGC Release Schedule

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo North America today revealed its non-Wii release lineup for the rest of 2006. While the new Wii console will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2006, Nintendo has plenty of other things to keep people busy until then, such as Yoshi’s Island 2, and Elite Beat Agents.

Big 'Gears of War' (X360) Announcement Coming

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic's Mark Rein has put up a message in the Epic chat boards stating that a "BIG announcement coming next week!" While of course no details were provided, when one user hinted it might be about the release date, Mark Rein commented "maybe the announcement that is going to be made isn't what you think it is." User speculation has been rampant from GoW going gold, release date, to possibly multiplayer or other info about Epic's upcoming visceral shooter. To be continued ...

'Call of Juarez' - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Out of the Park Baseball 2006' - Updated v1.02 Demo / Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 4:53 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 final v1.02 patch/demo includes several new community requested features, as well as the usual bug/crash fixes and game tweaks.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king' Revealed

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Comic-con an EA representative revealed that, not surprisingly, an add-on for the PC edition of Battle for Middle-earth 2 is in the works. The Rise of the Witch-king is set prior to the War of the Ring, and will feature new armor, buildings, and of course units. While it seems that not too many graphical changes have been made, new powers showed off summoning an ice wolf walking on two legs. More details should follow later this week...

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - v33673 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After some internal troubles, Project-Zero is no more and is now called gEasy Team, and has released a new patch for JoWood's Soldner: Secret Wars. This v33673 patch mainly tweaks various weapons and vehicles brought up by the community.

THQ Acquires Paradigm Entertainment

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this year THQ announced it had acquired Atari's Stuntman franchise, with the sequel being in development at Paradigm Entertainment. The agreement included the option to eventually acquire the studio, which THQ did earlier this month. Paradigm will unveil its next-gen Stuntman 2 title later this year.

'Company of Heroes' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Company of Heroes gamers will experience the journey of the brave men of Able Company in a deep single-player campaign that begins with the invasion of Normandy through their fight across Europe, all set against the most dynamic, and completely destructible, battlefield ever seen in a game.

'El Matador' Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a 3rd person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. Originally scheduled for late August, Red Mile announced it will now be released September 15th, 2006.

Xbox 360 Review - 'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II'

by Andrew Hayward on July 25, 2006 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwen, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land-based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.

'Bullet Witch' (X360) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 2:08 a.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.

'Forge of Freedom' Announced

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software announce Forge of Freedom, a new American Civil War strategy game. More than seven-score years have passed since the start of this conflict that pitted state against state, brother against brother and broke the chains of slavery.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'NHL 07' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The golden age of console hockey will return when NHL 07 debuts with gameplay innovations that will allow players to feel like they are actually on the ice. Featuring an unmatched level of freedom and control, NHL 07 will represent a watershed moment in the history of the console hockey.

'Stryateg' Announced - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Styrateg combines strategy and RPG to provide more than 60 quests with a variety of locales in over 20 unique levels! There are four characters that the player can choose, each with their own special skills and spells, with a total of 80 magical items to collect and use.