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Various Game Trailers #859

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 11:47 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:

  • Company of Heroes - Supplies & Territory Trailer
  • Just Cause [X360] - Trailer #6
  • Warhammer Online - Cinematic Trailer
  • Sword of the Stars - Trailer #5
  • Dungeons & Dragons Tactics [PSP] - Trailer
  • Madden NFL 2007 - [PS2] - Trailer
  • Saint's Row [X360] - Respect & Activities Trailer #1


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

'Hero Online' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 11:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hero Online is a MMORPG where players will encounter characters and monsters based on Asian martial fiction and have the opportunity to experience Asian myth and folklore in a martial arts environment.

'Savage 2' Clan League Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 11:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games today announced the Savage 2 Clan League, an automated clan system for the highly anticipated upcoming PC title, Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, which launches in November 2006 as a direct download from the S2 Games Website for $29.99 USD.

2006 Madden Challenge Starts September 1st

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 10:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today the locations and dates for the official 2006 Madden Challenge, to crown the best player of Madden NFL 07, the latest installment of the top-selling football video game franchise in North America. Winners will come from 31 regional competitions.

'Ford Street Racing' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ford Street Racing, developed by Razorworks, moves the action from the racetrack to the streets of LA, control 3 team cars, give orders, switching on the fly, and will feature eighteen officially licensed Ford vehicles.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (ALL) Farboud Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 5:38 p.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.

'Project Xenoclone' Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Xenoclone is a 3rd person shooter, set in an abandoned railway complex, which hides the installations of the most important biotechnology lab in the world, all hell has broken loose. This demo includes a tutorial and one mission, reducing the difficulty to make it more accessible (thanks 3DGamers).

'Martin Mystere' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the brilliant young FBI agent Martin Mystère, you have just been called upon to investigate the brutal murder of the highly reputed scientist, Professor Eulemberg. This German language demo allows you to try out part of the game (thanks DemoNews).

'Pac-Man World Rally' (ALL) - 100 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pac-Man World Rally is an original kart racing game that puts players behind the wheel as Pac-Man or one of 14 other classic Namco characters racing for the checkered flag while using unique power-ups and items to prevent their opponents from claiming victory.

'Joint Task Force' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joint Task Force has gone gold and is scheduled for retail launch mid September 2006 (thanks Blues). Joint Task Force is a story of modern war where players match superior tactics and military technology against dangerous unconventional forces around the globe.

'D&D Online: Stormreach' Gets Third Free Content Module

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today the release of the third content module for D&D Online: Stormreach. The Litany of the Dead Part One free module pits players against Brother Salasso, the fearsome Vampire.

'Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 3:33 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.

'Freak Out: Extreme Freeride' (PSP/PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you're in pursuit of adrenaline, powder snow and pure freedom then look no further; that's what you’ll get delivered, with Freak Out! the ultimate freeride skiing experience.

'Army of Two' (PS3/X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army of Two will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player.

'Scarface: The World Is Yours' (ALL) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has signed some of the biggest music artists from the 1980s to headline the in-game soundtrack for Scarface: The World Is Yours. Popular 1980s acts like Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, Judas Priest and Debbie Harry have included songs in the game alongside the entire original motion picture score by Giorgio Moroder and all of its songs.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

Thompson Sues Take-Two to Get Advance Copy of 'Bully' (PS2)

by Judy on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anti-violent video game activist Jack Thompson has today filed a lawsuit to force Take-Two to give him a copy of its school violence simulation, Bully, before its October 1, 2006, release date. Thompson claims that Take-Two has a history of downplaying the violence in its titles and therefore wants to see the game and judge for himself.

'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' (PS3) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced its squadron-based flight action game Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is coming to the PS3, will be available for the new system's launch, and include new content & features.

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.07 Patch, SDK & Server Files Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has released a new v1.07 patch for Monolith's first person close-quarters combat experience FEAR making it compatible with the upcoming FEAR Combat multiplayer addon, as well as adding 3 new maps, bug fixes, new browser features and more ...

'Caesar IV' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 10:20 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. This demo allows you to try the game by building a small city in timber rich province of Narbonensis.

'Distant Guns' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 10:12 a.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.

'Metro 2033: The Last Refuge' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

4A-Games announced today that it will present its newest project Metro 2033: The Last Refuge, at the Games Convention in Leipzig. Based on Russian author Dmitriy Glukhovskiy's Metro 2033, The Last Refuge is a 3D horror/action/survival FPS with elements RPG genre game.

'DarkStar One' - v1.2 US/UK Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe, spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis! This v1.2 patch (for UK & US editions of the game) fixes various issues but mainly addresses the framerate problem people experienced.

'Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition' - v1.1.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Renowned for its gothic atmosphere, non-stop action and thrilling combat, Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition adds a new character a new boss and many new levels.

'Paraworld' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combines a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, bringing new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come to life once more, a constant danger to anyone living in the area.

'Gray Matter' Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

dtp announced today that Gabriel Knight designer Jane Jensen will be making an appearance at the Leipzig Games Convention to announce and present her adventure game project Gray Matter, Jane's first adventure game since the 1999 release of Gabriel Knight 3.

'Dark Age of Camelot: Labyrinth of the Minotaur' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Mythic announced today Labyrinth of the Minotaur, the seventh expansion to the epic fantasy MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot, scheduled to ship in the US in late 2006.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run'

by David Brothers on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Spyhunter is a time-tested series that most gamers are quite fond of. The latest iteration changes the formula and puts you in the driver's seat ... and takes you out of the car, as well.

'Need for Speed Carbon' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of adrenaline-filled street racing and will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads.

'Star Wolves 2' - German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wolves 2 is a 3D space RPG with strategy elements, thrusting players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII Century A.D. Frogster has released the first patch for the German retail edition, no details as to what it fixes are available at this point.

'Just Cause' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Just Cause, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez - an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change - as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it's your job to negate the threat to world peace.

PC Review - 'Iron Warriors: T-72 Tank Command'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Iron Warriors: T-72 Tank Command is a groundbreaking tank simulation game. Set in the violent period of civil wars in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995, it puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of the best Russian tanks.

'Dave Mirra BMX Challenge' (PSP) - 135 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dave Mirra BMX Challenge features 17 levels with 9 different environments and 9 bikes from which to choose. Up to 4 players can compete via ad hoc wireless play. Player characters are customizable, and Dave is the featured rider.

'Texas Hold 'em' (X360) Free On Xbox Live Arcade for 48 Hours

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced today that it will offer a fully featured Texas Hold 'em on Xbox Live Arcade, for free, for the first 48 hours after launch on Wednesday, August 23 at 0800 GMT (1AM PST) through Friday, August 25, after which it will be available for 800 Microsoft Points.

Too Much Violence Delays 'El Matador'

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher Frogster revealed today that it has not yet received a rating from the USK (German ESRB) due to high levels of violence. Developer Plastic Reality is forced to make changes to its 3rd person stealth/action game in accordance with the guidelines. This however means El Matador will not be able to release it as scheduled later this month, but has worldwide been pushed back to September.

'StateShift' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StateShift is an arcade racing game set in the not so distant future. Where civilisation is crumbling under the stress of the depletion of natural resources, a group of free spirits from around the world race in illegal races at the most spectacular locations. And there are no rules.

Bethesda Is Hiring

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesday, currenrly working on various Star Trek titles, is looking for new recruits and has updated its job listings to include openings for a Sales Director, Project Manager, Associate Producer, and PR & Marketing Manager. In addition, it is also still hiring artists, programmers, and designers.

WildTangent Receives Extra Funding

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WildTangent today announces a new strategic investment from communications services group WPP, recognizing the development of online video games as an increasingly important communications platform for marketers.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News