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Various Game Trailers #879

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 8:42 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:

  • The Godfather [X360] - Heat Trailer
  • Open Season [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Half-Life 2: Episode 2 - Gameplay Trailer #5
  • WarHammer 40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade - Trailer
  • Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock - Trailer (2)


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

'Motorstorm' (PS3) - 9 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 8:24 p.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.

'Ar Tonelco' (PS2) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 8:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Due to the extremely high volume of scripts and music, approximately three times more than that of Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, NIS America decided to delay the launch of its PS2 RPG Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia from its original October launch date to February 6, 2007.

'Bet on Soldier: Black-out Saigon' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slope Shaiming is a young SCN soldier. Where the WRF survives slope the attack of the Syndicate soldiers, who want to take over control of the area tried in the east of Asia to break in. It decides to create a group, which oppose to the aggressors: the Resistance.

Tripwire Interactive Is Hiring

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent studio Tripwire Interactive, known for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, is looking for talented and dedicated individuals to join the Tripwire Interactive family. Tripwire Interactive are actively seeking experienced applicants to fill the roles of Senior AI Programmer and Senior Programmer, and offers a competitive salary and benefits package and a professional but non-corporate environment.

'Sonic Rivals' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 3:42 p.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.

'Ship Simulator 2006' - German v1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2006 puts you at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea, where they will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment. This update brings your German retail game to v1.4 and adds new NY textures, new controller support and fixes a few bugs...

'Day Watch' Revealed - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This time it's global. The battle between good and evil - Night and Day Watch - takes place in Moscow, Paris and Washington, DC. Discover the Dark Side with the Day Watch! Unleash the tremendous power of your character - gain revenge for the battles lost to the forces of the Night Watch.

Groove Games Forms New Internal Development Studio Bedlam

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced Bedlam, a new flagship studio dedicated to the development of triple-A games based on original intellectual property. Bedlam's mission is to create innovative gameplay experiences born of exceptional design and realized by a world-class team in an unparalleled work environment.

'Silverfall' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy-style RPG using advanced 3D graphics and fascinating storyline. Silverfall features large free-roaming environments, four customizable and playable races, 150 monsters, single- and multiplayer (co-op and PvP), ragdoll effects, day/night cycle, particle effects and the latest shaders.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (ALL) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages. Two new cars (Audi RS4 Quattro and the Nissan Skyline GT-R34) will become available, next week, through Xbox Live, for free...

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two Worlds is an RPG featuring thrilling fight choreographies, gripping characters and realistic worlds, linking the cinematic story with maximum gaming freedom in a medieval fantasy world.

Friday, September 8, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 1:49 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:

'Need for Speed Carbon' (ALL) Preliminary Car List - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of adrenaline-filled street racing and will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads. EA released a partial list of cars that will be available in NFS Carbon.

'NBA Street 4' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Street series expands on the fast-paced and larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay, creating a hyper-real world that merges legendary courts with the hometown courts of your favorite NBA stars into one seamless city of streetball moments.

TotalGaming Signs 'Massive Assault' For Digital Delivery

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock Entertainment announced today that Wargaming's futuristic global-domination strategy game, Massive Assault, will be distributed digitally via its digital-distribution service TotalGaming.net

'Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin' (NDS) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, the latest installment in the action series lets players control two different characters as they attempt to thwart a terrible plan to resurrect Dracula’s Castle and bring a reign of darkness upon the world.

'Supreme Commander' Closed Multiplayer Beta Coming

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Selected users will be nominated by Gas Powered Games during October this year to be involved with beta-testing a playable Supreme Commander multiplayer-only client. Beta testers will be chosen at the discretion of GPG, from a list of those people signed up at the Garage, and have opted to receive the official newsletters.

Parabellum (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parabellum is a Strategy First Person Shooter (SFPS) focused on urban warfare. A whole city is waiting to be conquered in a giant multiplayer campaign. Parabellum offers intense round based action with tactical and strategic depth.

Microsoft to Launch Xbox 360 Core System in Japan

by Judy on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that it will release a cheaper, basic version of its Xbox 360 in Japan on November 2 to boost sluggish sales of the video game console there.

'Instinct' Revealed - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Instinct is a story-driven first person shooter, inspired by real-life events in a mountainous region of North Korea. Instinct tells a story of an elite US army unit stranded on a top-secret Korean military installation.

'NHL 2k7' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 10:26 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.

'Gears Of War' (X360) Gets Limited Collectors Edition

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War thrusts you into a deep and harrowing story of humankind’s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. The limited collectors edition includes a collectible embossed metal box, hardbound art book Destroyed Beauty, DVD with the making of, The Art of Gears of War trailer, and Gears of War: The Race to E3.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner' (PS2) - 71 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raidou Kuzunoha is a private detective in Japan's Taishou Period of the 1910s and 1920s, but he's much more than just a well-dressed crime scene investigator; he also has the power to capture and conjure demons to do his bidding.

'King of Fighters XI' (PS2) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ignition Entertainment can today announce that King of Fighters XI is coming to Europe. Fresh from the arcades, King of Fighters XI is the latest installment of the coveted King of Fighters series, and takes the franchise to a new level.

'Overclocked' - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overclocked, developed by House of Tales team, known for The Moment of Silence, is a psychological thriller which uses many technical innovations and a surprising narrative approach to form an eerily real gaming experience.

'Robotopia' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robotopia is an all action, fast paced shooter that takes you online to stage epic battles that span across a beautiful multi-scrolling world.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' Enters Beta Stage - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine and Midway announced today that The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar has officially entered Beta in North America. Codemasters Online Gaming is pleased to announce the simultaneous launch of Pre-Beta in Europe.

'Viva Pinata' Makes Its TV Debut This Weekend

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viva Pinata from Microsoft, Rare Ltd. and 4Kids Entertainment Inc. will make its debut this Saturday morning on 4Kids TV on FOX.

Vivendi Confirms Double Fine Signing

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Games today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the next title from Double Fine Productions, known for Psychonauts. The as yet unnamed title is a brand new creation and will be published by Vivendi Games' Sierra Entertainment label.

'The Mark' - 3 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mark, a first person shooter, is about the real threat from today – terrorism. The war of the 21st century is now being fought; and it’s here. US Marine corps officer Steve Fletcher and top-rated mercenary Austin Hawke join up in a thrilling battle against international terrorism.

PSP Review - 'Street Supremacy'

by Agustin on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Street Supremacy is a team-based racing game, designed to bring the super-charged world of street racing to life. Adding to the realism of the unique RPG-style racing gameplay is a compelling wireless multi-player battle mode and numerous licensed vehicles with unique enhancements.

PC Preview - 'War Front: Turning Point'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

War Front: Turning Point explores an alternate World War II, one in which Hitler is assassinated in the early days, and you will take command of experimental weapons, prototype vehicles and units rarely seen in strategy games in an attempt to alter or secure the historical outcome of World War II.

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six' (ALL) Coming to the PSP

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that it is bringing Tom Clancy's squad-based action game Rainbow Six Vegas to the PSP. For the first time ever, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six brings its frenetic counter-terrorist gameplay and signature multiplayer modes to the PSP system.

IBM Shipping Nintendo Wii Microprocessors

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IBM Corp. said it has been shipping microprocessors that will be used to power Nintendo's upcoming Wii video game console since July. IBM, who also makes chips for PS3 and Xbox 360, earlier this year signed a multiyear agreement to supply Nintendo with chips made at its East Fishkill, N.Y. plant.

Square Enix to Distribute Casual PopCap Games In Japan

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2006 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PopCap Games today announced a partnership with Square Enix that brings PopCap's popular casual computer and Web games, Bejeweled 2, Chuzzle, Insaniquarium and Heavy Weapon, to the Japanese market via its new casual games download service.