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Various Game Trailers #849

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 11:58 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:

  • Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam [GBA/NDS/Wii] - Trailer #2
  • WH40k: Dawn of War - Dark Crusader - Necron Reassemble Trailer
  • Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes - Trailer #4
  • East India Company - Trailer #2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Online - Trailer #3


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

'Call of Duty 3' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 11:55 p.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.

'NHL 07' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 9:02 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.

'Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting' (X360) Fastest Selling XBLA Title

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 7:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom's Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting has seen a phenomenal record of downloads since it’s debut on August 2. Within the first 24 hours of it’s unveiling, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting has become the fastest selling Xbox Live Arcade title to date with hundreds of matches being played every hour.

'Team Fortress 2', 'Portal' and 'Half-Life 2: Ep. Two' At Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 7:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve has announced that they are working around the clock to get all of the pieces of Episode Two ready to show at the Leipzig Games Convention. Valve will be not only be showing off Episode Two, but also Team Fortress 2, and Portal. If you're planning on being near Leipzig, Germany in late August, you are invited to drop by their area and take a look.

'Dead Rising' (X360) - 20 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play Frank West, a freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. He soon discovers that the town has been overrun with zombies, and while fighting off hordes of gruesome zombies, you have to discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak.

NCsoft Reports Strong Sales, But Still in the Red

by Judy on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft reported Q2 2006 sales of US $88.6M – a 10% increase over Q1, thanks to Guild Wars Factions – and net loss of US $207,000. Sales for Q2 increased 7% from the same period last year, while operating and pre-tax income declined 90% and 79%, respectively, mainly due to sluggish sales of Auto Assault.

'LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy' Demo Coming Monday

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy takes the fun and endless customization of LEGO and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the original Star Wars movies that revolutionized pop culture forever. On Monday August 7, LucasArts will release a LEGO Star Wars II demo, which we will of course have available on our filesever network

'Star Trek: Legacy' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy is an epic game of Starfleet combat covering the entire Star Trek Universe. Players become the Admiral of a task force of warships and must lead their fleet to victory in large-scale battles.

PlayStation 3 Will Also be PS1/PS2 Savegame Compatible

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Sony promised that all PSOne and PS2 games would be backward compatible, it also unveiled that even your old savegames will be useable on the PS3. To use saved data on a PS2 memory card, you must copy the data onto a virtual memory card within the hard disk,which will require a PS2/PSone memory card adaptor to copy the data to your PS3. A memory card adaptor is designed to edit, up/download game saves to and from EMS flash card or smart media card. Details on the adaptor, as to price or manufactorer, were however not provided

'Final Fantasy III' (NDS) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The only Final Fantasy never localized will finally reach North American shores! Using the features of the NDS to their fullest, Final Fantasy III features graphics that have been reworked and remodeled in 3D, while maintaining the mythical Final Fantasy look and feel.

'Star Trek: Tactical Assault' (NDS/PSP) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Trek: Tactical Assault features real-time spaceship combat from the universe of the original Star Trek series. With a wide array of authentic Star Trek races, ships, and weaponry, you can engage in single-player battle through either the Federation or Klingon campaigns or in head-to-head wireless multiplayer combat.

'Yakuza' (PS2) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yakuza is a thrilling, action-adventure game created by producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and award-winning novelist Seishu Hase, taking players deep into the world of Japan's infamous underground organization.

Original Star Trek TV Series Writer Teams Up With Bethesda

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda announced today that Star Trek writer Dorothy "D.C." Fontana, with her partner, Derek Chester, have collaborated to write the scripts for its upcoming titles, Star Trek: Legacy and Star Trek: Tactical Assault. Fontana, a prominent creative force behind the Star Trek franchise since its inception in the 1960s, continues to contribute to its broad-based appeal with vibrant and innovative story lines.

'You Are Empty' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You Are Empty immerses players in an exaggerated dark and obscure atmosphere of Soviet totalitarianism. Fighting against mutants created by the Soviet super human program, the players are tasked to figure out what happened in the city and stop the mutants from spreading further.

'Star Wars Galaxies: Chapter 2' Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and SOE announced today that Chapter 2: The Talus Incident is now available for SWG subscribers, offering new adventures, new profession expertise system for the Jedi and Bounty Hunters, new PvP content, improved character appearance and more ...

Atari Gets Two MTV Video Music Award Nominations

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari celebrated the announcement that the Marc Ecko and Driver Parallel Lines soundtracks have been nominated for Best Video Game Soundtrack at MTV's prestigious Video Music Awards scheduled to be broadcast globally on Thursday August 31, 2006.

'Sonic The Hedgehog' (PS3/X360) - 30 New Screens

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

Sonic The Hedgehog melds top-tier animation production values with next generation art, physics and game design to create the most intense, high velocity Sonic adventure yet! Featuring interactive 3D environments, a large cast of new and returning characters, and a blistering sense of speed.

'The Sims 2' - Create-a-Sim Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a demo featuring the Create-A-Sim tool , letting you design unique and diverse Sims that will be playable in The Sims 2 and sharable with your friends (thanks 3DGamers).

Friday, August 4, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 10:35 a.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:

'Medal of Honor: Heroes' (PSP) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed last night, EA today officially announced Medal of Honor Heroes for the PSP, allowing players to take all the epic, authentic WWII action of Medal of Honor on-the-go.

'ArchLord' Gets New Subscription System

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today announced ArchLord's new subscription system PlayPLUS, which will enable players to purchase subscription packages that include both game time and in-game bonus credits. Credits will be redeemable against bonus in-game items and benefits, such as teleportation spells, health boosts and many other desirable enhancements.

'Collapse' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynamic action of Collapse immerses the player in an alternate future. 2096 A.D. The world we now is destroyed. Creatures from other dimension emerged over the old Europe, massacring and killing every life form they found on their way… That was one century ago.

'Star Wolves 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 7:12 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. German publisher Frogster has released an English demo allowing you to try out no less than 4 missions.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 6:36 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.

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' Developer Interview #2

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates of the Caribbean Online you embark on quests for adventure and treasure in an effort to become the Caribbean’s most legendary pirate. Along the way you learn skills and tactics from the notorious Jack Sparrow, helping them forge alliances, hunt for buried treasure, battle evil undead forces and face off against known enemies from the movies. Walt Disney Pictures' President of Production Oren Aviv answers some savvy questions ...

'FIFA 07' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 07 delivers complete authenticity with licenses for all the world’s top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year, you have the power to shape your club’s destiny in the Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents.

'Secret Files: Tunguska' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point-and-click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska phenomenon that occurred in July 1908, in which the Siberian region of Tunguska was engulfed in an inferno of flames that turned everything into debris and ashes.

Five New Titles Added to PS2 Greatest Hits Collection

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today that beginning Sunday, August 6, five additions, making a total of 169 titles, will be made to its PS2 Greatest Hits lineup: SOCOM 3: U.S. NAVY SEALs, Shadow of the Colossus, Ratchet: Deadlocked, Jak X: Combat Racing and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves.

'Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight' (PS3) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai is not only working on a Mobile Suit Gundam title for the X360, but also Sony's upcoming PS3. While Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight has not yet been officialy announced, we do have some early screens to show ...

'Medal of Honor: Heroes' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has revealed that it is not only working on Medal of Honor for next-gen platforms, but apparently there is also a version in the works for the PSP. While not yet officially announced, Medal of Honor: Heroes, scheduled for fall 2006, is not a port, but an all new title featuring 12 new European battlefields, and 32 person multiplayer support. More to follow shortly...

'Dead Rising' (X360) Demo Now On Xbox Live Marketplace

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play Frank West, a freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic, but zombies ridden, suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. Capcom has released a 1gig demo, featuring about 15 minutes of gameplay, but is not available in Mexico, Germany, Australia, New Zealand or Asia.

'Parabellum' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acony has licensed the Unreal Engine 3 for its upcoming project, Parabellum, a multiplayer FPS for Xbox 360 and PC, based in the near future and revolves around a terrorist threat in New York City.

'Castlevania: Symphony of the Night' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The September issue of EGM claims that Konami's classic PSOne RPG title Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, known for its nonlinear level design, may be making an appearance on Xbox Live Arcade. Rumors are that the 9 years old SOTN, scheduled for Q1 2007, is around 480mb, which might indicate that Microsoft has eased the initial 50mb restrictions for XBLA titles.

'Legend of the Dragon' (NDS/PSP/PS2) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legend of the Dragon is a 3rd person action game with RPG components, featuring fantastic martial arts movements from the TV series. As in the series, players will find Twelve Signs of the Ancient Chinese Zodiac, each with its own temple, and each temple with its own guardian.

'Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run' (PS2/Xbox) Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Q&A

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson talks about his role in Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run and Knight Rider.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos is a revolutionary real-time strategy game set in the renowned Warhammer world, featuring epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail, from a bird's eye view down to the insignias on a warrior's armor.

'NeverWinter Nights 2' Multiplayer & Toolset Betas Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

People interested in participating in Atari's &D RPG sequel Neverwinter Nights 2 multiplayer beta test, can sign up now. This beta test will comprise the multiplayer game mode only, the purpose of which is to get your feedback on game tuning and balance, hardware compatibility testing, and also general functionality testing. A closed public beta test focuses on the game’s toolset, which allows you to create your own modules and play your own adventures in the world of Neverwinter Nights 2.

'Anno 1701' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 1:22 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!

PC Review - 'Mad Tracks'

by Keith Durocher on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Playing with pull back friction vehicles, Mad Tracks players will battle in more than 45 challenges like races (Weakest link, red light, Roller Coaster...) or mini games (Snooker, table soccer, long jump, crocket, bowling, Darts...). Each victory unlocks new cars, new tracks or spare parts to improve performances of 16 cool vehicles.

Xbox/PC Review - 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy. The game features three worlds, three distinctly different playable characters, and exciting action-adventure gameplay wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News