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Various Game Trailers #994

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 9:34 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Crysis - NanoSuit Trailer #2
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Singstar [PS3] - Trailer #2
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Launch Trailer
  • Motorstorm [PS3] - Behind the Scenes Trailer#1
  • Trackmania United - Webisode Trailer #2
  • Darkfall - Battle Trailer
  • The Sims Life Stories - Trailer


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

'All-Pro Football 2K8' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced the return of football to its video game line-up with All-Pro Football 2K8, once again hits the gridiron with the legendary gameplay, innovative features, and outstanding visual quality.

'Eastside Hockey Manager' Series Discontinued Due to Piracy

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 6:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Because of piracy prior to its official release, SIGames' Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 didn't bring in enough money to cover the development costs, let alone the license fees, so the decision was made to stop development on the game.

'Tomb Raider Anniversary' (PSP/PS2/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 6:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Using an enhanced ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’ game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara’s adventure and pursuit of a mystical artefact known only as the Scion right up to today’s technology standards and will offer gamers a completely new gameplay experience.

Sony Releases v3.10 PSP Firmware

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has released a new v3.10 PSP firmware update, adding an optional Conserve Memory feature for your Internet browser when viewing a Web page with a larger amount of data, as well as a Dynamic Normalizer providing automatic volume adjustment. Sony is also promoting a new PSP download service currently offering the Killzone demo but in next few weeks Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 are expected.

'Blazing Angels: Secret Missions' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced Blazing Angels: Secret Missions, the follow-up to the squadron-based flight combat game Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII. Blazing Angels: Secret Missions shows World War II from a different perspective, that of an elite pilot who is part of a secret team.

'Infernal' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infernal is a 3rd person action adventure that is set in a present day scenario, with stunning environments and strong characters. The story relates to the eternal conflict between good and evil, confronted in supernatural intelligence agencies. The PC Zone cover mounted demo made it online, allowing you to try out one mission/tutorial of the full game.

'BioShock' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | 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.

'FlatOut: Total Carnage' (X360) Is 'FlatOut 2' Remake

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year a London Stock Exchange article revealed BugBear was bringing its destructive racing to X360 under the FlatOut: Total Carnage title, but no details as to whether this was an all new title, or maybe a bundle were available. Earlier today Empire revealed "FlatOut: Total Carnage is a re-imagining of FlatOut 2 rebuilt from the ground up and specifically developed to make use of the additional feature sets and improved processing ability of third generation technologies," and a launch date will be announced in the near future

'Bleach DS 2nd' (NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA is releasing the second Bleach episode in Japan mid February, adding new characters to its 2D Fighting game, bringing the total to 40, as well as online multiplayer capabilities for up to 4 players. Bleach DS 2nd also features a scenario by manga guru Tite Kubo.

Xbox 360 Games Boost Burger Sales

by Judy on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burger King reported higher Q2 earnings, mainly due to the 3.2 million King-themed Xbox 360 games that were sold at its restaurants this past quarter. Net income for Q2 was $38 million, compared with $27 million a year ago.

'Rush for Berlin' - v1.23 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical RTS game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, where you have to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union. This v1.23, suitable for ALL languages, adds new units, improves multiplayer performance, and adds balance tweaks.

Ten New Xbox Live Arcade Titles On the Horizon - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vampire hunters, artillery-toting worms, rambunctious aliens and trailblazing settlers are among the 10 “likeable” characters that will soon make their debut in living rooms everywhere via Xbox Live Arcade, starting with the first release in February.

'SSX Blur' (Wii) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SSX Blur is the newest version of the critically acclaimed snowboarding franchise. The huge air, blurring speed and insane tricks that SSX is known for return and the fun-factor is amplified by the unique capability of the Wiimote...

'Rainbow Six Vegas' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. This new patch fixes a punkbuster issue, and a few other tweaks.

'Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate' - v2.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate is an add-on for last year's HOMM 5 turn-based strategy game, where players take part in a thrilling new adventure in the World of Ashan.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - v1.41 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for Nival Interactive's Might & Magic V. This update brings your retail, and download, game to v1.41 and changes the technical mechanism of Statistic system due to the recent changes in Ubi.com.

'Heatseeker' (PSP/PS2/Wii) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heatseeker will strap you into the pilot’s seat and deliver an exhilarating white-knuckle ride that’ll have you clutching the joypad as you engage in face-melting 6G turns and fight against a seemingly-impossible amount of airborne enemies.

Midas Signs 'StateShift' (PSP)

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a few months ago, StateShift is an original sci-fi racing title, set in a not too distant future, focusses on illegal racing competitions around the future Earth where economical instability, and depletion of resources has led to a series of bloody conflicts.

The Future of 'SiN: Episodes'

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ritual managed to shock a lot of people last week when it announced its sudden acquisition by casual games developer/puyblisher MumboJumbo, putting the future of its SiN Episodes in question. An inhouse Q&A reveals we might see Episode 2 somewhere down the line, "What we plan to do right now, both Ritual and MumboJumbo, is establish ourselves in the casual gaming market with strong new franchises and then return to SiN at a later date. We love SiN, make no mistake, and we definitely want to return to it."

'Frontline: Fields of Thunder' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frontline: Fields of Thunder is a new RTS series where players are taken to the frontline, where the gameplay is going back to its RTS roots - inspired by games like Blitzkrieg. With state of the art graphics and an overhauled interface, players will find themselves challenged in many different environments and settings.

PC Preview - 'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Part 1

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 5:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

After two years of development Climax's Warhammer Online was cancelled after which Games Workshop granted its license to Mythic Entertainment. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is an MMO game for PC and console set in the fantasy world of Warhammer. In today's preview we take a closer look at WHO's PvP, and later this week PvE.

'UEFA Champions League 2006-2007' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 5:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA will celebrate Europe’s most prestigious club soccer tournament, May's UEFA Champions League, with the launch of UEFA Champions League 2006-2007, which will ship to stores worldwide on March 20, 2007.

Tuesday January 30, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 5:21 a.m. PST | 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:

  • Rogue Galaxy (PS2)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Killzone: Liberation' (PSP) to Get Online Multiplayer

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Killzone: Liberation is an all new, action-packed installment in the Killzone series, and features a new intelligent 3rd-person camera system. One of the best games of 2006 is getting even better as SCE is currently beta testing the Infrastructure Mode to possibly add Deathmatch multiplayer to Killzone Liberation.

'Hard to be a God' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hard to be a God is an RPG with adventure and espionage elements based on a storyline of the novel with the same name by Strugatsky brothers. The main hero is a graduate of a medieval secret service high school, and his mission is to scout and report the situation in the Kingdom of Arcanar, an independent anarchical state.

'Infernal' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infernal is a 3rd person action adventure that is set in a present day scenario, with stunning environments and strong characters. The story relates to the eternal conflict between good and evil, confronted in supernatural intelligence agencies.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. provides players with dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where you are to oppose smart & dangerous enemies, a large set of diverse weaponry, possibility to control machinery, detailed and interactive game world, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, and multiplayer with numerous modes.

Sony Income Drops, Ships 1.8 Million PS3 Units

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony released its 3rd quarter results revealing it has shipped 1.8 million units, and while revenue was up nearly 10%, its overall income dropped 5%. PS2 and PSP hardware sales dropped, and overall software sales also declined, although the sale of PSP titles in particular was up. As a results Sony Games division recorded a $455 million loss, compared to $570 million income last year.

'After Burner: Black Falcon' (PSP) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After Burner: Black Falcon is the first arcade-style flight combat title for the PSP, combining intensive air combat with explosive gameplay, whilst allowing players to relive the experience of the classic After Burner arcade game.

PS3 Review - 'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII'

by Andrew Hayward on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Authentic WWII atmosphere. Fly in close to Germany's industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy. The environment looks so real you'll feel like you're the pilot in a famous WWII movie.

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' Developer Diary #3

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Pirates of the Caribbean Online you embark on quests for adventure and treasure in an effort to become the Caribbean’s most legendary pirate. Along the way you learn skills and tactics from the notorious Jack Sparrow, helping them forge alliances, hunt for buried treasure, battle evil undead forces and face off against known enemies from the movies.

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' Developer Diary #2

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Pirates of the Caribbean Online you embark on quests for adventure and treasure in an effort to become the Caribbean’s most legendary pirate. Along the way you learn skills and tactics from the notorious Jack Sparrow, helping them forge alliances, hunt for buried treasure, battle evil undead forces and face off against known enemies from the movies.

'Hole in One Minigolf' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2007 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xing Interactive announced its latest title, Hole in One Minigolf, a golf game runs on WinXP and Vista and is designed for easy localisation. As the name might suggest it is a Minigolf game and it features splendid 3D gameplay. There are over 60 holes to play for both experts and beginners.