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Various Game Trailers #889

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 10:10 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 :

  • Need for Speed Carbon [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • Viva Pinata [X360] - TGS06 Trailer
  • Caesar IV - Buildings Developer Diary
  • Trusty Bell [X360] - TGS06 Trailer
  • Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 [X360] - TGS 06 Trailer
  • Lost Odyssey [X360] - TGS 06 Trailer


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

'Tenchu Senran' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 10:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tenchu Senran features a new robust character editor, allowing you to create your own Ninja. Much improved AI will be able to hear or smell you, so clean your blood soaked outfit to not raise suspicion. An indicator will show when you are in the proper distance for a stealth kill, use your grappler or grab enemies while you are on the ceiling...

3Dsolve to Add More Realism to America’s Army

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 9:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simulation Learning Company 3Dsolve today announced that it has been selected to strenghten the America’s Army development team, joining more than a dozen government organizations and private software firms working together to create authentic military training and deployment simulation scenarios.

'Killzone: Liberation' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 9:37 p.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.

'Age of Pirates: Captain Blood' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 9:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella has updated the Age of Pirates: Captain Blood product page, reflecting a change in release date. The action/rpg, based on the novels by Rafael Sabatini about the notorious Captain Blood, has been pushed back from its original Q3 2006 all the way to Q2 2007. No reason for the delay was given (thanks Blues).

'Lost Odyssey' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 9:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RPG created by acclaimed artists Takehiko Inoue (Japanese manga creator, made famous by “Slam Dunk”), Kiyoshi Shigematsu (a famous Japanese novelist) and Nobuo Uematsu (Japanese music composer, known for creating the music for the Final Fantasy series of games). The game is produced by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the original Final Fantasy series.

'LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy' (ALL ) Sells 1.1 Million In A Week

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After only one week on store shelves worldwide, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy has already established itself as one of 2006's strongest forces in video games. Since its release by LucasArts and TT Games on September 12, the biggest family game of the year has sold more than 1.1 million copies spanning eight platforms

'Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City' (NDS/PSP) - 19 New Screens

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

Need for Speed Carbon takes handheld racing to a whole new level with all-new crew-based gameplay and an exclusive east coast open-world city. Settle an ongoing turf war by building an unstoppable crew, winning races against your fiercest rivals, and outwitting the cops.

'Space Empires' Trivia Contest

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

Strategy First announced the Space Empires Trivia Contest, the first of several Space Empire contests until mid October, to test your knowledge of Space Empires and win various prices.

Play 'World Series of Poker' (X360) vs. Kansas City Running Back Larry Johnson

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kansas City Chiefs’ Running Back, Larry Johnson who amassed one of the single greatest seasons in NFL history in 2005, will raise the stakes in Activision’s World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions as part of the latest Xbox Live ‘Game with Fame’ session.

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.

McDonald's Launches Midnight Gaming Championship

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

McDonald's restaurants are joining in the booming video gaming business action with the launch of the first ever Midnight Gaming Championship, a gaming competition occurring at McDonald's restaurants across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

'Rogue Galaxy' (PS2) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rogue Galaxy is a fantasy-themed RPG which revolves around the game's main character, Jester Rogue. Players follow Rogue as he planet-hops around space, visiting a number of planets, each with their own unique ecosystem populated by various unusual creatures.

'NBA 2K7' (PS2/Xbox/X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that NBA 2K7 has gone gold and is set to hit retail shelves on September 26th. NBA 2K7 introduces new standard setting features like Signature Style, improved Shot Stick control, enhanced arena atmosphere, online fantasy leagues, and much more.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six makes its next-generation hardware debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned first-person shooter franchise to date. Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in "Sin City" threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights.

'Guitar Hero' Franchise Going Multiplatform

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During a keynote speech at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia XV Conference, Activision CEO Robert Kotick revealed that Guitar Hero will be appearing on every significant new format, with the intention of releasing yearly updates. While the PS2 edition is scheduled for November, rumors have been going around that certain game stores received word that the Xbox 360 version might launch early 2007.

'Wing Island' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wing Island is a multiplayer biplane game exclusively for the Wii. Reminiscent of Hudson's PilotWings, Wing Island makes use of the Wiimote's tilt function to control your aircraft and acrobatic maneuvers.

'Titan Quest' - New Update Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Lore revealed that the next Titan Quest patch is in the final testing stage, and while there is no specific release date yet, it should be arriving soon. This patch mainly adds gameplay, and balance changes, but also addresses the Act 3 Telkiine invincibility issue believed to be related to SP2 updates and Securom. Read more for detailed fix list...

'SEGA Genesis Collection' (PSP/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Genesis Collection, known in Europe as Mega Drive Medley, will be the most comprehensive gathering of classic SEGA products ever assembled; with over 30 titles in one compilation.

'City of Heroes' Veteran Rewards Program Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft and Cryptic Studios will launch the official City of Heroes Veteran Rewards program. For every three full months with an active account, players will unlock valuable in-game items and bonuses that will come in the form of costumes, powers, badges, and more! The program will be applied retroactively by game account and rewards will be applicable to all characters on each respective account.

'SEGA Golf Club' (PS3) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Sega Golf Club is a Japanese PS3 launch title, very little is known at this point. But at least we have some screens to show you ...

Xbox 360 Platinum Hits Lineup Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced the debut of Platinum Hits lineup for Xbox 360 software titles, available October 15 for $29.99 USD at retail locations in North America. The first wave of Platinum Hits games includes Perfect Dark Zero, PGR 3, Kameo: Elements of Power and "Need for Speed Most Wanted.

New 'Hellgate: London' Features Unveiled - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

'Sabotage' - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Set in World War 2, Sabotage is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. Replay Studios' Creative director Sascha Jungnickel gives us more details ...

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - 4 New Screens & Artwork

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos is an RTS 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.

'FIFA 07' (ALL) Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released an updated demo for FIFA 07 allowing you to play 4 minutes, and choose from Manchester United, Barcelona, Lyon, Weder Bremen, Guadalajara or AC Milaan, playable in Arsenal's Emirates Stadion. This update adds international commentaries, a different game speed, the full intro and features substitutes. Problems with some graphic cards have also been fixed.

'Parkan II' - v1.30 German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first person action planet side, giving you the opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers. Frogster has released the first patch for the German edition of the game bringing it to v1.30 and addressing a load/save crash issue.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 5:02 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:

'Blue Dragon' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends who create and develop their combat styles by utilizing different types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic. Shu and his friends must use the shadows as weapons and wield their skills to save their world from impending doom.

'Motorstorm' (PS3) - 50 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 4:47 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.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade will feature two new playable races, the Tau Empire and the Necrons, bringing the number of totally unique races to an unprecedented seven. A podcast on the official forums has Relic Senior Designer Allen Goode confirm that the Dawn of War expansion has gone gold...

Xbox Live Vision In Stores, Xbox Live Arcade Titles Get Update

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Live Vision is a next-generation camera that allows gamers to chat via video in real time with their friends and family, send photo messages, put their own face in a supported game, and customize their gamertag on the Xbox Live network. Four previously released games will receive automatic updates on Xbox Live Arcade, making them Xbox Live Vision-enabled

'SingStar Rocks!' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring 30 fully licensed tracks from global rock sensation The Killers to the heartbreak rock of Snow Patrol, and from one of London's hottest Indie phenomena - Bloc Party to the Courtney Love inspired genius of Hole, SingStar Rocks! delivers a special "access all areas" pass to the finest in live music

'Tenchu 360' And 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Demos Coming to Xbox Live

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the pre-TGS conference earlier today Microsoft's Peter Moore announced that demos for both Sonic the Hedgehog and Tenchu 360 will be available for download through Xbox Live over the course of the next few days. No details as to what each demo will include was revealed...

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma' (PS3) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest issue of Famitsu reveals that TECMO is bringing is Ninja Gaiden series to the PS3. Absent during the Microsoft conference earlier, Ninja Gaiden Sigma will make its debut at the Sony happening on the 22nd, but it is said that the new game ought to be playable on the showfloor, with an improved combat system, updated graphics, new weapons, and the ability to wield dual katanas. More details surely to follow in the coming days ...

'Battlestations: Midway' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Midway is a new tactical multi-player game focusing on the naval and aerial battles of World War II leading up to one of the greatest naval victories of all time, the Battle of Midway, which saw the highly outnumbered US Naval and Air forces take on the might of the most powerful naval force in modern history: the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Microsoft Unveils HD DVD Player and 1080p Support for Xbox 360

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the start of the Tokyo Game Show Microsoft revealed its lineup of nearly 110 high-definition games by years end in Japan, as well as availability date details and pricing for the Xbox 360 HD DVD player, and an update that will allow the Xbox 360 console to output full 1080p games and video.

PSP Preview - 'Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2'

by Agustin on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 includes the complete pantheon of all 48 Dynasty Warriors, with branching story paths for each kingdom. The game also gives players a full view of the battlefield action using the PSP system’s wide-screen display.

PC Review - 'Bad Day L.A.'

by Lee Berlik on Sept. 20, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

American McGee Presents: Bad Day L.A., a third-person action/adventure game with a tongue-in-cheek comedic twist. Set in modern day Los Angeles, Bad Day L.A. combines a fantastical art style, groundbreaking collaborative gameplay elements and a heavy dose of dark satire to create a truly unforgettable experience.