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Various Game Trailers #895

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 11:54 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 :

  • Army of Two [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Assassin's Creed [PS3/X360/PC] - X06 Trailer
  • Gunpey [NDS/PSP] - Trailerpack
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas [ALL] - X06 Trailer
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Stranglehold [PS3/X360/PC] - X06 Trailer
  • There is Only WAR! - Trailer
  • Sam and Max: Episode 1: Culture Shock - Teaser Trailer


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

'Saints Row' (x360) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first downloadable pack for Saints Row is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace. Dubbed the "Funky Fresh Pack", this download offers the latest fashions, from leather chaps and a samurai hat, to fuzzy bunny slippers and leopard skin underoos.

'Crimecraft' Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vogster Entertainment announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Epic Games. for use of Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology in connection with the development of Vogster’s next-generation massively multiplayer online Crimecraft game.

Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Price and Release Date Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arriving at retailers in North America, the U.K, France and Germany in mid-November 2006, the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player will retail for an estimated $199.99 in North America and 199/£129.99 in the U.K., France and Germany. The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player comes with the Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film Peter Jackson’s King Kong on HD DVD (for a limited time) and the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote.

'Aircraft Powerpack' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wild Hare Entertainment, and Shockwave Productions announce that Aircraft Powerpack for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight Simulator 9 and Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3 has gone gold and will be released into retail outlets by October 18th.

'Stranglehold' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A spiritual sequel to Woo's action masterpiece, Hard Boiled, Stranglehold redefines the action gaming experience with its acrobatic gunplay, thrilling cinematography, frenetic combat and incredible massive destructibility.

Vivendi/Sierra Online's X06 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 5:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Vivendi/SierraOnline's X06 2006 lineup:

Electronic Arts' X06 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Electronic Arts' X06 2006 lineup:

'Star Wars Galaxies' - Chapter 3: Smugglers and Scoundrels Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and SOE today announced that Chapter 3: Smugglers and Scoundrels is now available to Star Wars Galaxies subscribers. Cargo, contraband and criminals are the lifeblood of any good smuggler, and with Chapter 3: Smugglers and Scoundrels, players have even more ways of plying their trade.

Take Two's X06 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Take Two's X06 2006 lineup:

'Hellgate: London' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 3:35 p.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.

Microsoft Teams with Peter Jackson to Form Wingnut Interactive

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios will partner with Academy Award-winning writer, director and producer Peter Jackson, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Fran Walsh to establish Wingnut Interactive, a studio dedicated to the creation of world-class interactive entertainment. Two projects are already in the pipeline, one in collaboration with Bungie, set in the Halo universe, and the second will be an all new IP.

Atari's X06 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Atari's X06 2006 lineup:

Eidos' X06 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Eidos' X06 2006 lineup:

Unreal Engine 3 Integrates Quazal's Multiplayer Lobby Technology

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 2:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quazal announced today that it has joined Epic Games’ Integrated Partners Program for Unreal Engine 3. Rendez-Vous and Spark! have been fully integrated into Unreal Engine 3 and is now available for licensing directly from Quazal.

Activision's X06 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Activision's X06 2006 lineup:

Microsoft's X06 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Microsoft's X06 2006 lineup:

'Guitar Hero II' Confirmed for Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero II is going to be rocking a new stage! RedOctane announced today that the Guitar Hero crew will bring their award-winning tour to the Xbox 360.

'Halo Wars' (X360/PC) Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while ago Microsoft sent a community mod team a cease and desist order for their Halo based Halogen mod for C&C without much clarification. Today at the X06 briefing it has been revealed why. Microsoft and Bungie are working with Ensemble Studios, known for Age of Empires series, on Halo Wars for the PC and Xbox 360.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 12:09 p.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:

Original 'DOOM' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that DOOM will be available tonight for download on XBLA for 800 points. The game brings legendary DOOM mayhem to gamers, who for the first time ever can relive the classic demon-blasting fragfest, including the original four-episode, single-player game, four-player split screen (co-op & DM) and 4-player co-op and deathmatch over Xbox Live.

'Crossfire' (X360/PC) Announced - First Screen

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos will pin you down in hostile territory with Crossfire the immersive new game where you become a member of an elite team of two deniable agents hired by the government to finish the job and disappear before they are ever identified.

'Marvel Universe Online' (X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced its project based on the Marvel universe of Super Heroes. Microsoft and Marvel Entertainment confirmed that Cryptic Studios has been named the developer of its Xbox 360 and PC exclusive MMO Marvel Universe Online.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' Ark Map Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles.

SCi Returns to Profitability, Delays PS3 Development

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi said the new Tomb Raider and Hitman titles helped it to swing back to profitability, as its its core earnings reached $54.58 million in the year to June 30, with a pretax profit of 179.1 million. SCi said that Sony's recent decision to delay the European launch of the PS3 until March 2007 has no affect as it has no plans to release any game on the platform until 2008.

'Activision Hits Remixed' (PSP) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's time to relive the 80s with Activision Hits Remixed for the PSP! With more than 40 classic Atari 2600 games, WiFi multi-player functionality and the ability to play anywhere, you'll soon be saying tubular and bitchin' again!

'Sensible World of Soccer' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the X06 media briefing Codemasters and Microsoft announced that they are working on a dedicated Xbox Live Arcade edition of 90's classic lightning-fast football game Sensible World of Soccer, scheduled for Q1 2007.

Re-Makes of 'Speedball 2' and 'The Chaos Engine' In the Works

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogster Interactive has secured the worldwide PC-rights for cult games Speedball 2 and The Chaos Engine from The Bitmap Brothers, and plans to re-release both titles with participation of the original development team.

'Stoked Rider: Alaska Alien' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Equip your alien rider and drop him at the highest peaks of tremendous mountains. Wherever you want. Explore a never seen before terrain inspired by Alaska's impressive summits or match online with your friends and players from around the globe.

'Sonic Rivals' (PSP) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Rivals is a head-to-head competition between Sonic and his top rivals. Rip through tracks in some high-spirited single player and wireless multiplayer action against friends as Sonic returns in a whole new racing-platformer with classic 2D gameplay in true 3D environments for gamers on the go.

'Sword of the Stars' - European v1.1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse has released a non-English (UK/US) patch for Kerberos' 4x space strategy game bringing your German, French and Spanish retail game to v1.1.1 and tweaks AI, adds better gfx support for older videocard, improves multiplayer, and a slew of fixes, and adjustments.

'Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony' (PSP) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony is an all-new adventure, created from the ground up specifically for the handheld system. Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony features all-new playable characters and a freshly designed, non-linear, single player campaign as well as support for Ad Hoc co-operative and competitive multiplayer games.

'EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Echoes of Faydwer introduces a new playable race, The Fae, as well as over 350 new quests, new hats, cloaks, armor, and new horse mounts available to players of all levels, over 40 new types of creatures, more than 20 new zones and adventure areas, new PvP rewards, plus all-new items, equipment, spells and tradeskill recipes.

'Air Assault Task Force' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Air Assault Task Force is a brand new engine that represents the next level of command-time simulations from ProSIM Company. As such it boasts an impressive array of features that will be pleasing to both veterans of the ATF series and newcomers.

SEGA Signs 'His Dark Materials' License

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time in more than 10 years, SEGA has signed an agreement, with New Line Cinema, to develop games based on the upcoming Dark Materials movie trilogy. New Line is currently shooting first entry The Golden Compass, both products are currently scheduled for November 2007.

PC Preview - 'Microsoft Flight Sim X'

by Alan Butterworth on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Flight Simulator X will present players with a wide array of new aircraft to fly in a beautifully rich and believable world which will contain greater detail than past entries in the franchise.

'GTA: Vice City Stories' (PSP) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with series creators Rockstar North, is an all new title in the GTA series set in Vice City with new missions, story and gameplay.

PS2 Review - 'Rule of Rose'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rule of Rose is a creepy looking survival/horror game set in the 1930's England. You are 19 year old Jennifer, and stumble into a world where the rules are written by children, seemingly innocent children, but with a sadisctic mindset. Your job is to get to the truth, solve puzzles & mysteries.

'FIFA 07' (X360) Gets New Gameplay Features

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 07 will allow fans to experience a new game engine, independent ball physics, real-time player analysis and athletes that move fluidly and realistically. EA also plans to release a demo on Xbox Live in October.

Akella Signs 'Grotesque: Heroes Hunted'

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Dreams and Schanz International Consultants announce that they have signed an agreement with Akella to publish their fantasy RPG Grotesque: Heroes Hunted on the Russian market.

'DNA' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2006 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In DNA, players help biologist Dr. Rose Thompson with her unusual experiments to create new flowers and help save others from extinction. Users combine different colored proteins and create entirely new cells. With each chain built, hybrid molecules grow into a variety of amazing flowers.