Various Game Trailers #852

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 3:53 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:

  • SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #3
  • NBA Street 4 [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Dead Rising [X360] - Trailer #9
  • Secret Files: Tunguska - Trailer #2
  • Joint Task Force - Behind the Scenes Trailer #5
  • Ship Simulator 2006 - NY Harbor Trailer


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

'Untold Legends Dark Kingdom' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Untold Legends Dark Kingdom will set the standard for next-gen action-RPGs by delivering an immersive fantasy experience through its breath-taking graphics, dramatic storyline, and action-packed battles filled with heart-pounding combat, magical spells and brilliant SFX.

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - v1.13 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed RTS game letting you completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia. This patch brings your US/UK/German and French retail game to v1.13, although details as to what exactly it fixes are not available at this point.

'Caesar IV' Demo Coming August 16, 2006

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 2:57 p.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. Sierra/Vivendi will release a singleplayer demo on August 16, 2006, which we will, of course, have available on our fileserver network

'Dead Head Fred' (PSP) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Head Fred draws players into an original alternative universe as they embark on a quest for vengeance to solve their own murder by using the decapitated heads of enemies to battle through environments designed to showcase each head’s unique abilities.

'Paraworld' And 'Anno 1071' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr signed two new titles for North American distribution. 1701 A.D. is a 17th century empire-building simulation in which you transform a small colony into a flourishing civilization through exploration, trade and military conflict. ParaWorld is an RTS game set in a parallel, prehistoric world, where warring tribes use mighty dinosaurs and other creatures to wage brutal combat.

'Gangs of London' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony London's PSP-exclusive Gangs of London is an all-new spin-off title takes the setting and criminal themes of the legendary Getaway franchise but offers gamers a whole new handheld gang warfare experience.

BioWare Licenses HeroEngine for MMO Project

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simutronics announced today its first licensee for its new HeroEngine, a complete integrated platform for development of MMORPGs. Bioware Austin will be using the development suite for its upcoming MMO project.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 11:39 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:

'Dark Messiah of Might and Magic' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 11:32 a.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. This massive demo allows you to try out a tutorial and the first map of the game.

'F.E.A.R. Combat' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra announced F.E.A.R. Combat, the new multiplayer component from F.E.A.R, featuring 10 modes, 19 maps, which will be available as a free download on Thursday, August 17th, 2006.

'Mobile Suit Gundam' (PS3) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games announced today Mobile Suit Gundam, a sci-fi action game with stunning high-definition graphics, promising gorgeous Mobile Suit battles and the opportunity to participate in thrilling epic battles taking place on the futuristic Earth.

LucasArts Signs Day 1 Studios to Develop Next-Gen Title

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts signed an agreement with Day 1 Studios to develop a new IP for release on next-gen consoles with an emphasis on ground-breaking gameplay, and focused on interactivity.

'Hero Online' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 9:00 a.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.

'TerraWars: New York Invasion' - v9.03 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You play John Armstrong, a young medical student, drafted into the National Guard during a world-wide alien invasion. During a critical mission, your team is wiped out and success depends on you. This updated demo adds a new DM & TDM map, new playable character and an Alpha version of internet matchmaking.

Gen Con Picks up Where E3 Leaves Off

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gen Con today announced its plans to expand the offerings of the company's gaming shows. Gen Con will increase venue space and change a location to better incorporate the video game business as a focus of the Gen Con shows. This will give video game manufacturers, developers, publishers and others, who traditionally attended E3, a place to feature their products to the trade, media and consumers alike.

'Killzone: Liberation' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone is making its handheld debut with Killzone: Liberation, an all new, action-packed installment in the Killzone series has been developed especially for PSP and will feature a new intelligent third-person camera system – ideally suited for handheld gaming.

'Gothic 3' Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD and Deep Silver announce the final release date for its highly anticipated RPG: Gothic 3 will be released on the 13th of October in Europe!

'NBA Street 4' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today the newest iteration in its streetball franchise, NBA STREET 4, currently scheduled for next-gen release in spring 2007.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v2.7 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 6:21 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 v2.7 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 5:36 a.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.

'Quake 4' - v1.3.2 Linux Server/Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software has released a new v1.3.2 Linux Quake 4 server/patch addressing some installer and SMP issues in the previous version.

Game Factory Interactive's GC 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game Factory Interactive is going to declare war on many front lines at this year Games Convention in Leipzig. Most of their shown titles are currently in development for PC and cover the genres of RTS, strategy and turn based strategy.

'Sid Meier's Railroads!' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Railroads! marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular “tycoon” genre, and inspired a new generation of games.

'ArchLord' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

People who pre-order Codemasters' MMORPG Archlord through GameStop and EB Games will get to choose from one of 4 in-game items, get a limited edition soundtrack, collectible postcards and stickers.

PC Review - 'Prey'

by Joe Keiser on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself, his girlfriend, and eventually, his planet.

Opera for Nintendo DS Gets European Launch Date

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo is expanding its service offering to include an internet browser from Opera Software, optimised to run on the Nintendo DS. The Nintendo DS Browser launches across Europe on 6th October 2006.

'UFO: Extraterrestrials' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Extraterrestrials, developed by Chaos Concept, is a 3D tactical/strategy title with a rich and compelling sci-fi story.

'Kameo: Elements of Power' (X360) Gets Premium Power Pack

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With expanded co-op action and super challenging gameplay, the upcoming Kameo Power Pack is sure to put your abilities to the test. This downloadable content contains three great new co-op modes of play: Expert Mode, Rune Battle Mode, and Time Attack Mode.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'DIRT: Origin of the Species' (PS2/PC) Bosses Unveiled - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A victim of military experimentation and cover-up our heroin, the mysterious Dirt’s story unfolds through the aftermath of this event where she uncovers dark secrets in her past as exotic destructive powers and abilities start to manifest themselves.

UbiSoft Lines Up More 'Petz' (GBA/NDS/PSP) Releases

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced it will significantly expand its Petz series with an additional 5 games for GBA, NDS and PC.

25 Week 'Stacked with Daniel Negreanu' (ALL) Tournament

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Myelin Media has announced details for the upcoming MTV Stacked Masters Season #1, a 25 week series of online multi-table tournaments for players of Stacked with Daniel Negreanu.

Hudson Entertainment Relocates Into Bigger Office

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2006 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson Soft's North American publishing arm for announced that the company has moved to a new and larger site. After three years in its San Mateo office, Hudson Entertainment relocated to an office in Redwood Shores, California.