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Various Game Trailers #873

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 9:47 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:

  • Red Ocean - GC06 Teaser
  • Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade - Trailer


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

'Massive Assault Network 2' - v2.0.215 Updated Beta & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming has released a new patch for its Massive Assault Network 2 open beta test. This v2.0.215 beta adds further optimization, profile features, ATI Radeon bug fixes and a few other tweaks....

'.Hack//G.U.' (PS2) - 150 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What if what you do as a player in a game impacted your real world? What is reality? .hack, a sci-fi fantasy RPG, has pursued this innovative concept in the previous 4-part series where “The World” was ultimately destroyed. Years after the events of the first .hack series, “The World” was rebuilt.

'FlatOut 2' - v1.1 Euro Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire has released the first patch for BugBear's recently released racing game FlatOut 2. This beta patch is for all European editions, including Germany, not US, and adds voice chat, improves multiplayer, updates gfx and fixes a bunch of crashes and bugs.

'Europa Universalis III' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 4:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy and is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire.

Atari Faces NASDAQ Delisting

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari received a Staff Determination Letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department stating it's not in compliance with rules where common stock needs to maintain a $1.00 minimum bid price, and therefore is subject to delisting from The Nasdaq Global Market.

'Mage Knight Apocalypse' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mage Knight Apocalypse is an action RPG based on the collectible miniature game from WizKids Games. Designed with a unique character leveling system and an unprecedented focus on team play, Mage Knight Apocalypse allows up to five players to embark on a cooperative or competitive journey through a war-torn fantasy setting.

Vivendi Signs Double Fine and Working on Xbox Live Arcade Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An SEC report filled by Vivendi reveals quite a few details about what it has in stores for us in the near future. Psychonauts developer Double Fine is working on a new action/adventure title, while it is preparing several Xbox Live Arcade titles such as Battlestar Galactica, Red Baron, and The Incredible Machine. There is also mention of other, yet-unannounced projects, Crash Festival, M.A.C.H. (Modified Air Combat Heroes) for the PSP, and Sierra Online has a few MMO titles in the works, such as FreeStyle and Crash Online.

'Just Cause' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 2:13 p.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.

Sign up to Beta Test SkillGround Gaming Service and Get $50

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SkillGround is the world's first video game service where competitors from around the world can play top quality video games head-to-head in a secure and fair environment for fun and real money. The creators are currently hosting a beta test, and the first 1,000 people to sign up receive $50 to use as entry fees to play other gamers on SkillGround.

'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, and licensed tuning and customization options, Forza Motorsport 2 improves on the unprecedented features gamers enjoyed in its debut installment.

'Medieval II: Total War' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the most turbulent and bloody era in European history, Medieval 2: Total War will allow gamers to lead their armies across the battlefields of Europe and the Holy Land before discovering the Americas and doing battle with the fearsome Aztecs.

'Jagged Alliance 3D' Put on Hold

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a surprising turn of event, Strategy First announced today that it has cancelled any and all agreement with Game Factory Interactive, and its internal studio Mist-Land South who was developing, regarding the Jagged Alliance license.

'Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge' (PS2/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Milestone, the creators of the Superbike series, are back and bringing Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge with them, the most realistic and in depth riding simulation.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to the two new playable races, Dark Crusade will feature an all-new single player campaign centering on the conquest of a meta-map, with each territory captured giving tangible rewards to the occupying force. This demo allows you to try out a tutorial and 2 missions, as the Tau vs. the Space Marines.

'Motorstorm' (PS3) - 3 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm delivers brutal off-road racing, plunging players into a stunningly realistic - but frenzied and chaotic - environment awash with grit, mud and petrol, in a game that leaves the standard rules of racing in the dust.

'Savage: Battle For Newerth' - v2.00e Full Free Game Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2Games has released the full & free Win32 version for its online multiplayer FPS/RTS Savage: Battle for Newerth, giving you a chance to check out the entire game (thanks 3DGamers). This install includes 17 maps and all other content needed to get online and play.

'Out of the Park Baseball 2006' - Updated v1.0.3 Demo / Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Out of the Park Baseball 2006 offers gamers the ultimate in realism with its brand new pitch-by-pitch game engine, unrivalled playability and unparalleled customization. This final v1.0.3 patch/demo includes several new community requested features, as well as the usual bug/crash fixes and game tweaks.

GameFactory Interactive's Game Convention 2006 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from GameFactory Interactive's Games Convention 2006 lineup:

'Paradise' - v1.1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradise is an adventure game which immerses the player in the heart of Africa, at once eternal and terribly contemporary. Ubisoft has released a new v1.1.3 patch for the English versions of the game, improving the graphical quality of the game.

'EA Replay' (PSP) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed last week, EA today officially announced that it will release EA Replay, a compilation of EA games from the 90's exclusively for the PSP, bringing you back to a simpler time when the dawn of gaming's golden age took hold.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 5:11 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.

'German Street Racing' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 4:44 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!

Take Two Financial Results May Fall Short

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While its q3 results were encouraging, up from $169 to $240 million compared to last year, Take Two warned investors that its full year result might be below expectations due to various factors, the delay of a yet unannounced prime PSP title, taxes, office relocation etc, but it will not release the final numbers until after its most recent SEC investigation has concluded. However it did confirm that Bully and GTA: Vice City are still on track for their October release, and looking ahead Take Two plans to release several new installments in various franchises.

Xbox Review - 'Painkiller: Hell Wars'

by Agustin on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Painkiller: Hell Wars gamers play the role of Daniel Garner, who after an unfortunate car accident is trapped between Heaven and Hell. To escape purgatory and find his salvation, he must fight mobs of hellish monsters to stop an imminent Unholy War.

'Bully' (PS2) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a troublesome schoolboy, you'll laugh and cringe as you stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks on malicious kids, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious reform school, Bullworth Academy.

Atlus Signs 'Etrian Odyssey' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. today announced the acquisition of the North American publishing rights to Etrian Odyssey, a ground-breaking RPG for the Nintendo DS known as Sekaiju no Meikyuu in Japan.

'NHL 2k7' (ALL) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K7 introduces a completely new skating engine to give users the true on-ice movement of an NHL game. Additionally, Pro Control receives new enhancements to both offensive and defensive controls, giving hockey fans thrilling new ways to attack and defend on the ice.

'Dawnspire: Prelude' Launches Today

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawnspire: Prelude is a team-based online action-rpg set in an original fantasy world. The game focuses on teamplay, tactics and player skill, all put into a frenzied and exciting mix to bring a new angle to the gaming experience you normally find in action-rpg's.

'Assassin's Creed' (PS3) Officially Coming to Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that the version of its new Assassin’s Creed franchise for the Xbox 360 will launch with the PS3 system version of the game in early 2007. Assassin’s Creed is being developed by an all-star team from Ubisoft’s world-class Montreal studio.

'The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Discover the true origin of Spyro as he evolves into a living, breathing weapon of explosive destruction! In The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, Spyro embarks on an epic quest to uncover his roots and realize his destiny.

'Nanostray 2' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shin’en Multimedia today announces the development of Nanostray 2, introducing many new features and elements which have never been used in its genre. This includes innovative touch screen features as well as exciting WiFi functions over the internet.

'Crash Boom Bang!' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crash Boom Bang! will allow players to roll the dice and dive into one of 40 action-oriented, outrageously funny, multiplayer mini-games, as they communicate with and bet against opponents through the never-before-seen DS Motion Panel Communicator.

'Killer Network Interface Card' Makes Retail Debut

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bigfoot Networks Inc. today announced it has begun shipping its Killer Network Interface Card (NIC), specifically designed to improve performance for online gamers who demand less Ping (latency) and more Frames Per Second.

'War In The Pacific' - Updated Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2006 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games have released an updated editor for their strategy game War In The Pacific. The v6 update overall improves the editor and adds new features like “Update All Ship Weapons,” allowing you to easily modify weapons of an entire class of ships, and