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Various Game Trailers #842

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 9:34 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:

  • 1914: Shells of Fury - German Trailer
  • Shaolin Streets [ALL] - Trailer
  • Just Cause [X360/PC] - Trailer #3
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII [PS2] - Trailer #3


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

'Space Empires V' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. Expand, Explore, Exploit, and Exterminate in a huge, living, breathing galaxy.

Ubisoft Sales Soar, 'Splinter Cell,' 'Dark Messiah' & 'Resident Evil 4' Delayed

by Judy on July 27, 2006 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced sales for the 1st quarter of fiscal year 2006-07, which ended June 30, 2006. Revenue increase from €43M to €70M (62% increase). It was revealed that the launch date for Splinter Cell Double Agent, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, as well as Resident Evil 4 have all been pushed back to the end of October.

'Distant Guns: The Russo-Japanese War at Sea' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Distant Guns: The Russo-Japanese War at Sea delivers all the action you would expect from a top notch 3D simulation combined with all the detail you would expect from a serious historical simulation. This demo lets you play 30 turns in 30 days, playable in single and multiplayer.

Wednesday July 27, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on July 27, 2006 @ 4:20 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:

  • Miami Vice: The Game (PSP)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Game' (PS2) - 41 New Screens

by Judy on July 27, 2006 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lately, some of Strawberry Shortcake's friends have not been able to dream at night and they've asked Strawberry for her help. She decides to go to Dreamland to build new dreams for her friends, but this is no easy task!

'The Godfather' (X360) - 13 New Screens

by Judy on July 27, 2006 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.

'Call of Juarez' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 2:18 p.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. Shortly after the German version, Ubisoft has now released the English demo, allowing you to try out 2 missions, one for both characters, Ray or Billy.

'Call of Juarez' Goes Next-Gen, But Gets Delayed in North America

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today, Ubisoft and Techland announce that Call of Juarez will be coming to a next generation console in 2007, and that the PC version in the US will be held to coincide with the launch of the console version, while the release dates in Europe remain unchanged. Improvements to the US PC version are expected, based on optimization for Windows Vista. No further details are available at this time.

'Broken Sword: The Angel of Death' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Broken Sword: The Angel of Death, gamers once again take the role of unwitting hero George Stobbart as he investigates dark secrets from a long-forgotten history.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Free Booster Pack Now Available

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive announce today that the latest Free Booster pack (new map, smoke grenades, and other tweaks) is now available through Steam. Starting Wednesday 2nd August through Monday 7th, you will be able to try the full game for free way, including the new free content.

'Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins' (PSP) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Ghosts 'n' Goblins sees the triumphant return of valiant knight, Sir Arthur, as he must save the princess from the clutches of evil. Specifically recreated from the ground up, witness the evolution of the series with the inclusion of exciting upgrades and new gameplay features.

'Fuzion Frenzy 2' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced Fuzion Frenzy 2, developed by Hudson, a party game set in space that combines futuristic arcade action, superior mini-games, tournament modes, and custom tailored games with online features such as multiplayer and customizable tournaments.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent will completely revolutionize and reinvent the spy action genre by introducing an unprecedented double agent concept and an entirely new breed of game play that adds an exciting new dimension to the gaming experience.

'Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express' Gets Hollywood Voiceover

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher signed British Actor David Suchet to a voice acting role for three of its upcoming Agatha Christie inspired video games. Suchet's voice will debut as Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot this fall in Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express.

'The Sims 2 Pets' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced The Sims 2 Pets, allowing players to create and control digital characters throughout their lives while determining the outcome of their relationships and choosing their destiny. Each platform will feature customized content.

Big Screen Entertainment Group Developing MMO Title

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big Screen Entertainment Group announced today that it is developing its first MMO PC title, based on the company's upcoming horror/thriller, Babysitter Wanted, and will be geared toward the 14+ teen through adult market. The title for the game will be announced in the next few weeks.

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

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA officially announced The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king, enhancing every existing feature and offering players the chance to command the rise of evil in Middle-earth while experiencing the epic battles that took place before those depicted in the films.

Codemasters Signs In-Game Ad Agreement With IGA Worldwide

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IGA Worldwide has signed an exclusive multi-title, multi-platform agreement for a range of key titles from Codemasters, starting with Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 and DIRT: Colin McRae Rally OffRoad.

'LMA Manager 2007' (PS2/X360/PC) - 45 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LMA Manager 2007 will deliver the series’ totally compelling world of football to the new formats in massively expanded editions, with teams from over 50 countries to manage or pick transfers from, while retaining LMA Manager’s intuitive and user-friendly interface, where every piece of information is no more than a couple of button-presses away, and comes complete with visual presentation.

'Call of Juarez' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 8:25 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. This demo allows you to play one mission as either Ray or Billy.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v2.6 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v2.6 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth (thanks 3DGamers).

'Caesar IV' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 5:47 a.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.

'Call of Duty 3' (ALL) No Longer Coming on PS3 ?

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 4:51 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. Activision's CoD3 product page seems to have been updated and, oddly enough, the PS3 platform has been removed..

'Exit 2' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Taito's Kangaeru EXIT, sequel to last year's Exit, you play as Mr.Exit and are tasked with saving people out of buildings using logic, bypassing obstacles and solving puzzles.

'Kane and Lynch: Dead Men' (X360/PC) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today released the first details of its intense action title Kane and Lynch: Dead Men. Currently in development by Hitman developers IO Interactive. Kane and Lynch: Dead Men will be released in 2007 initially for the X360 and PC.

'Simon the Sorcerer 4' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 3:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freshly signed by RTL Enterprises the other day, German developer Silver Style, known for The Fall: Last Days of Gaia, has released the first screens for for its upcoming adventure game Simon the Sorcerer 4.

PS2 / PSP Console And Software Sales Drop

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the Game segment, sales decreased 29.1% compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year primarily as a result of a decrease in hardware unit sales of PS2 and PSP, as well as a decrease in PS2 software sales. Although combined profit from the PS2 and PSP businesses was relatively unchanged, operating loss increased primarily as the result of the recording of charges associated with preparation for the launch of the PS3, in addition to continued high research and development costs associated with PS3.

'NRA Gun Club' (PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gun Club is a non-violent arcade shooter, allowing gamers to enter the shooting range, steady their nerves, and take aim at the bull’s-eye. Experience the traditional 1st person shooter from a different perspective; Gun Club is void of blood and violence.

Ritual Releases 'SiN Episodes' Mod Tools

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual Entertainment has just released the SDK for 'SiN Episodes: Emergence' over Steam. The SDK allows players to create new single-player levels, new Arena Mode maps, and additional content for the 'SiN Episodes' universe. The SDK can be installed from the Tools tab inside the Steam client.

'Cartoon Network Racing' (PS2) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cartoon Network Racing pits your favorite characters from Cartoon Network's original shows in a Kart Racing tournament against each other. Race with characters from The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Cow and Chicken, I.M. Weasel, and Johnny Bravo.

'Table Tennis' (X360) Xbox Live Demo is Time Limited

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar has released a demo for its recently launched Table Tennis game, allowing you to try out single-player and LAN modes. However, what the demo does not make clear is that it is time-limited and will expire by the end of August and no longer work, even if you had previously downloaded it. At the same time, the demo will also disappear off Xbox Live itself and will no longer be available for download.

'World of WarCraft' Continues To Drive Vivendi Games' Sales Numbers

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Games' revenues of EUR 296 million were 24.4% higher than the prior year, primarily driven by the continued worldwide success of Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft. Other solid performers in the first half of 2006 included the release of Ice Age 2, the game based on Fox movie, and continuing strong sales from backlist products including 50 Cent: Bulletproof and Crash Tag Team Racing.

'B-Boy' (PSP/PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

B-Boy uses a dynamically controlled fighting system to help you battle the best b-boys on the planet. Over the course of an in-depth "B-Boy Life" mode, players build up a crew and battle against real-life superstar b-boys including legendary and original b-boy in-game host Crazy Legs.

GameCube Review - 'Cars'

by Joe Keiser on July 27, 2006 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Race to the finish line as you live all the fun and excitement of Disney/Pixar Cars. Play as all your favorite characters as you help Lightning McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 27, 2006 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News