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Various Game Trailers #888

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 6:25 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 :

  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - Kill Kevin Trailer #6
  • ParaWorld - Intro & Gameplay Trailer
  • Bully [PS2] - Bullworth Academy Tour Trailer


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

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - v1.05 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, EA has released The Battle for Middle-Earth 2 v1.05 patch addressing a crash, a few multiplayer desync issues, as well as modifying the Palantir button order on several units.

'The Fast and the Furious' (PSP/PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift film, this game will immerse players in the underground world of drift racing, featuring a ground breaking drift mechanic that makes drifting accessible to both beginning and veteran racing game drivers.

'Need for Speed Carbon' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Judy on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Trax has created an international soundtrack of 30 diverse cuts that reflect Need for Speed Carbon's three distinct car classes: exotics, muscles and tuners. Read more for the lyrical details ...

'Mage Knight: Apocalypse' Limited Edition Promotion

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced a limited edition promotion for its upcoming action role-playing PC game, Mage Knight: Apocalypse, with retailer Best Buy. The exclusive promotion will enable consumers who purchase the game in North America to receive a special redemption coupon for an individually numbered, limited edition, 8-inch Mage Knight dragon.

'Rebel Planet: Orion' (Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Rebel Planet is a fantasy based action RPG game set in a time before the Great Flood of Noah. The biblical story will broken up over several chapters, and offered as episodic content,Orion being the first.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' New Content Update Now Available

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive is pleased to announce that the latest Free Update for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is now available through Steam. This update adds the new German G41 Semi Automatic Rifle, all new Russian voice commands, enhancements to player ragdoll physics, as well as many features and changes requested by the community and made due to player feedback garnered during the free week trial period in August. All you have to do is restart Steam and the game will update automagically ...

Ubisoft's 2006 Holiday Season Lineup

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft revealed its holiday season 2006-2007 lineup with no less than 14 titles ranging from Splinter Cell, Red Steel, Brothers in Arms, to Open Season, Star Wars, GT Pro and Monster 4x4, spanning all platforms, including two PS3 titles.

'Tortuga: Two Treasures' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tortuga: Two Treasures will have players setting sail as pirate captains in search of action, adventure and of course, treasure. You play Thomas ‘Hawk’ Blythe and after you get betrayed and captured, a dramatic battle for power, romance, treasure and truth commences aboard the Jolly Roger.

MumboJumbo Signs Casual Games Deal With Reflexive Entertainment

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MumboJumbo announced an agreement with developer Reflexive Entertainment to bring the popular casual games Big Kahuna Reef 2, Mosaic: Tomb of Mystery and a third, upcoming title to the retail channel.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TLotR: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 10:51 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:

'Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AoE III: The WarChiefs will allow you to lead one of 3 Native American civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas, as well as new gameplay elements and content including new civilizations, a new single player campaign, Home City enhancements and additional maps and units.

'BioShock' (PS3/X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioShock is 2K Games' hybrid first-person shooter, in the works over at System Shock 2 developers Irrational Games, combining elements of sci-fi and role-playing genres.

'Caesar IV' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra today announced that Tilted Mill's historical city-builder Caesar IV has gone gold, combining classic city-building gameplay with next-generation 3D graphics and includes an online component that enables players to compare their urban creations.

'Justice League Heroes' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Justice League Heroes is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes.

'Inhabited Island: The Earthling' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inhabited Island: The Earthling is a new first-person adventure quest with panoramic environments, under development at STEP Creative Group, based on the book "Inhabited Island" written by Strugatsky brothers. Originally scheduled for Q4 2006, Akella has pushed back its launch until Q1 2007 (thanks Blues).

'Bullet Witch' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bullet Witch is an action adventure taking place in the exceedingly bleak near future of 2013. Civilization is on the brink of extinction after demons begin appearing on the earth, and the player wades into the fray as a witch named Alicia.

'Gothic III' Collector's Edition Gets Exclusive Soundtrack

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD continues its successful cooperation with Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga. The Collector's Edition exclusive soundtrack provides some of the most exciting masterpieces in gaming scores, written by Kai Rosenkranz, the composer for Gothic 3, and performed by the "Bochumer Philharmoniker."

'Pacific Storm' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the World War II in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator.

PC Preview - 'Europa Universalis III'

by David Wanaselja on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Call of Duty 3' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 6:51 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.

BioWare Ventures Into Handheld Development

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare has announced the formation of a new handheld game development group. Their first game will be produced for the Nintendo DS system and marks BioWare's debut in the handheld game space.

'SKATE' (PS3/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SKATE will deliver the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras that capture and deliver the most authentic skateboard videogame experience to date.

'SpongeBob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab' (ALL) - 175 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpongeBob explores the peculiar world of Bikini Bottom as it transforms through a series of various unique visual styles. Continuing to reign as a top gaming and TV property, this new game offers fans brand new gameplay mechanics through nine visually bizarre levels.

'Age of Empires III' - v1.09 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ensemble has released the Age of Empires III v1.09 patch mainly focuses on adding balance changes to the game. Read more for details and download links ...

Serious Gamers Younger Than Expected

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NPD Group's Video Gamer Segmentation Report reveals that, contrary to popular belief, most video game players, and particularly "serious" video game players, are 18- to 34-year-old males, 45 percent of the NPD Heavy Gamer segment and nearly one-in-three Avid Console Gamers, the largest overall segment, are between the ages of six and 17.

'Avatar: The Last Airbender' (ALL) - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Nickelodeon's hottest new show, fans will play as Aang, Katara, Sokka and Haru as they grow into an unstoppable team utilizing the kung fu inspired bending arts through the Avatar universe. Players will explore the four Avatar nations in beautifully detailed environments and battle new enemies.

'Deal or No Deal' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software today announced that Endemol USA has awarded it the exclusive North American license to develop, publish and distribute PC games based on the hit television game show Deal or No Deal.

'Battlestations: Midway' (X360/PC) Release Date Narrowed Down

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced that the release date for the upcoming game Battlestations: Midway has been set for early Q1 2007 for the Xbox 360 and the PC in North America, to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (GBA/NDS/PSP/NGC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II' (X360) Gets Xbox Live Patch

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the first patch for the Xbox 360 version of Battle For Middle-Earth 2. The v1.01 patch is available through Xbox Live, and addresses a few technical issues, the most notable being the multiplayer issue regarding users disconnecting during multiplayer matches and not receiving a loss for foul play.

PS2 Review - 'Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories'

by Rusty Bailey on Sept. 19, 2006 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Disgaea 2 incorporates some of the same features it did in the original to retain its "Do anything & try everything" heritage while making radical innovations that include suggestions from game fans.