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Various Game Trailers #843

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 9:51 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:

  • WH40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusader - Neocron Resurrection Trailer
  • Just Cause [X360/PC] - Trailer #3
  • Company of Heroes - German Weapons Trailer
  • Dead Rising [X360] - Trailer #5
  • Caesar IV - Trailer #3
  • The Sacred Rings - Trailer
  • Joint Task Force - Behind The Scenes #4


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

Sega Sammy's Profit Bottoms Out

by Judy on July 28, 2006 @ 7:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega Sammy said Friday its profit fell 93 percent in the most recent quarter due to the lack of new models of slot machines. The company identified and closed down some unprofitable venues, while (oddly enough) opening four new ones.

Activision Taps 'Call of Duty 3' (ALL) Soundtrack Composer

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 6:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that it has signed award-winning composer Joel Goldsmith, known for Stargate: Atlantis, Witchblade, Helen of Troy, to score the soundtrack for Call of Duty 3, his console video game debut in a career that spans more than twenty years.

'NHL 07' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 6:42 p.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.

'Charlotte's Web' (GBA/NDS/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Charlotte's Web is an enchanting video game under license from Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products based on the upcoming feature film from Nickelodeon Movies/Walden Media/Paramount Pictures.

UK Police Objects to M-Rated 'Reservoir Dogs'

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK's BBFC has granted Eidos' Reservoir Dogs an 18+ rating (equivalent of the ESRB's M Rating), but the the Association of Chief Police Officers has voiced its total disapproval of the game, due to its violent emotions, especially against members of the police service, and that it encourages to torture, shoot and execute policemen. Earlier this year New Zealand's Office of Film and Literature Classification banned the game because it "encourages the player to perform – and showcases in slow motion – the most extreme forms of violence and brutality for the purpose of entertainment."

'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam' (GBA/NDS/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam delivers a skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents in such locations as San Francisco, Machu Picchu and Hong Kong.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Dino Danger Pack' Available For Online Purchase/Download

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Zoo Tycoon 2: Dino Danger Pack is now available online for only $4.99. Dino Danger Pack offers four new ferocious dinosaurs: Carnotaurus, Styracosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex.

'Let's Make A Soccer Team!' (PS2) - 56 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 11:09 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!

'Scarface' Coming to PSP, Cancelled on Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi announced Scarface: Power. Money. Respect for the PSP, a mix of turn based strategy and real time combat, set in 1983 Miami. Wannabe gangstas can rival it out in the story-driven single-player mode or play online through the wireless multiplayer mode with up to 3 other players. Unfortunately there is also bad news as it seems Scarface: The World is Yours for X360 has been cancelled and is now only scheduled for PS2, Xbox and PC.

'Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run' (PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring action superstar Dwayne The Rock Johnson as government super-spy extraordinaire Alex Decker, players for the first time ever can step out of the Interceptor and straight into third-person action, utilizing The Rock's physical prowess by taking down enemies with intense melee combat moves.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (ALL) Alfa Romeo Unveiled - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 9:49 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.

10Tacle Studios Enters Asian Market

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

10Tacle Studios announced an extensive cooperation with Chinese Nineyou IT, to cover the sales and marketing of 10T products on the Asian market, the joint development of new multi-player games and the porting of existing concepts to Europe.

'German Street Racing' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German Street Racing is a street racing game, developed by Dutch studio Team6, spread out over 5 of the biggest German cities. Select your favorite German car, tune it, race against AI or take it online, but most of all, keep an eye on the condition of your ride!

'Ninety-Nine Nights' (X360) Demo On Xbox Live Marketplace

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 590mb demo for Phantagram's Ninety-Nine Nights, a fantasy game that mixes action with strategy elements, is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace, in all regions. You control a massive army that is challenged by hordes of enemies, in a multi-angle scenario, where you can assume the role of various characters and see the game world from totally different points of view.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two Worlds is an RPG featuring thrilling fight choreographies, gripping characters and realistic worlds, linking the cinematic story with maximum gaming freedom in a medieval fantasy world.

'DevastationZone Trooper' - v1.33 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are a DevastationZone Trooper, one of the Blue Star Alliance’s toughest, hardened in combat and trained for action. During a space border patrol in the vicinity of planet Ardanis, you receive a code red distress call. The Rakkai Empire is invading the planet. This v1.33 adds sound device setup, Generic Software device is also available for maximum compatibility.

'Tenchu' (X360) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scheduled for an October release in Japan, Tenchu 360 will feature a new robust character editor, allowing you to create your own Ninja. Much improved AI will be able to hear or smell you, so you might want to clean your blood soaked outfit to not raise suspicion. An indicator will show when you are in the proper distance for a stealth kill, use your grappler or grab enemies while you are on the ceiling...

Aspyr Signs 'SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm'

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media announced today that it will publish SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm in North America, offering more of the original’s entertaining and seamless blend of RTS and RPG gameplay, scheduled for release in Winter 2006.

'Red Steel' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Steel is an action-packed first-person experience with an engaging storyline unfolding as you learn that your fiancĂ©e has been kidnapped and her father – a Japanese mafia kingpin – murdered by a rival gang. The only way to save your loved one and defend your honor is to journey from L.A. to Japan and confront the Tokyo underworld.

Teen Pregnancies Blamed on Video Games

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just when you thought you heard it all, a Canton, Ohio news outlet ran an article on a surprising trend of high pregnancies amongst teenage girls at a local high school, and partly put the blame on video games. "Whose fault is it that more than 13 percent of Timken’s girls are with child? Some would say fault-finding isn’t a fruitful exercise, but in this case, it’s critical. Suspects range from movies, TV and video games to lazy parents and lax discipline."

'TimeShift' (X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saber Interactive's TimeShift is an FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes. The game will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

'Prey' (X360/PC) - Patch And Downloadable Content in the Works

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3DRealms' George Broussard has put up a message in the community chat forum revealing that HumanHead and Venom are both working on a patch for their respective platforms, as well as the fact that new DM models and DM maps are scheduled. The PC patch is currently in testing, so, unless something major creeps up, should be released shortly.

'Guitar Hero II' (PS2) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picking up where Guitar Hero left off, Guitar Hero II arrives with a new track list, new venues and additional play modes – including the ability to transform the original Gibson SG Guitar Hero Controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar.

Despite Slowdown THQ Exceeds Expectations, Cancels 'The Sopranos' on X360

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first quarter of fiscal 2007, THQ reported net sales of $138.8 million, exceeding expectations of $125.0 million, primarily due to better-than-anticipated sales of Pixar's Cars and MotoGP 2006 videogames. In the subsequent conference call however, THQ confirmed that it has cancelled the Xbox 360 version of The Sopranos.

'Rayman Raving Rabbids' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When the world of Rayman is threatened by a devastating invasion of crazed, out-of-control bunnies Rayman must rise up against his furry foes to foil their wicked plans.

Activision No Longer Holds 'Iron Man' License

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Activision signed its license agreement with Marvel, it included rights for Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Iron Man through 2009. While the first three franchises all received games, Iron Man was the only one holding out, until the recent announcement of the movie. News has been rather quiet on that front, and according to Gamespot, the reason is because Activision simply no longer holds the rights to it, effectively cancelling any game they had in development.

'Call of Duty 3' (ALL) Back on Track

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 2:01 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. Yesterday we reported that Activision's CoD3 product page received an update with, oddly enough, the PS3 platform missing, but that seems to have been adjusted as it is listed again.

PS2 Review - 'MotoGP 4'

by David Brothers on July 28, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MotoGP 4 is the latest fast-paced motorcycle sim to hit the PS2. It's got some stiff competition with Sony's own Tourist Trophy, but it's put forth a very nice showing. How's it stack up overall? See inside.

Battlefront Signs 'Theatre of War' - 150 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com has signed a publishing agreement with 1C for its WW2 RTS Theatre of War, previously known as WWII RTS and Battlefield Command! Theatre of War depicts stunningly authentic battles of World War II between 1939-1945. Command hundreds of different unit types in 5 historically accurate campaigns (US, UK, Soviet, German, French and Polish)

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 28, 2006 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News