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Various Game Trailers #1193

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 7:01 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:

  • Assassin's Creed [ALL] - Monferrat Trailer
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare [ALL] - Trailer #15
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games [NDS/Wii] - Fencing Trailer
  • Naruto: Rise of a Ninja [X360] - Dev. Diary Trailer #2
  • Turning Point: Fall of Liberty [PS3/X360/PC] - Soundtrack Trailer
  • The Witcher - Vizima Trailer
  • Painkiller: Overdose - Trailer #5
  • Yakuza 3 [PS3] - Trailer #3 [JAP]
  • Code Lyoko [NDS/Wii] - Trailer #10


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

'Halo 3' Boosts X360 Hardware to Top September Sales

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fueled by the Halo 3 effect, Xbox 360 sales experienced a 50% increase in Sept., selling more than 528k units, compared to 501k for Wii, 496k for NDS, 285k for PSP, 215k for PS2 and 119k for PS3. Software sales amassed a total of $1.3B, a 74% increase compared to Sept. 2006, no doubt due to the 3.3 million copies of Halo 3 in circulation.

'Tabula Rasa' Caves of Donn Detailed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A heroic task awaits you. Just beyond your galaxy, an ancient malevolence has embarked upon a covetous rampage. This demonic juggernaut seeks nothing less than the total enslavement of every world it encounters. Your world could be next.

British Intelligence Looking to Recruit Gamers

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The TimesOnline reveals that the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the surveillance arm of the intelligence services doing signal intelligence and information assurance, is currently looking into ways to recruit gamers. One of the methods is through in-game ads in Splinter Cell: Double Agent, hoping to attract computer-savvy, technologically able, quick thinking people.

PlayStation Store Gets New Demos and Trailers

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA has released several playable demos for upcoming games on the PlayStation Network, a whopping 1.26 GB demo for Folklore and 1GB demo for THQ's Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights. If those are not to your liking, there are also various game trailers (Burnout Paradise, DMC4, Turok and Uncharted) as well as clips for upcoming Blu-ray movies.

'Ghost Squad' (Wii) Branching Paths and Weapons - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA is bringing 2005 arcade gun game Ghost Squad to the Wii, adding a number of new Wii-specific gameplay modes and using the Wiimote as a multi-purpose tool that allows players to easily control the targeting of on-screen enemies, defuse bombs, and rescue hostages.

'Battlestar Galactica' (X360/PC) Gets Golden Date

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica is an action-packed top-down space combat game set in the universe of the sci-fi television show. Sign up to defend the Galactica, or play as the ruthless Cylons as they seek to remove the human menace from existence.

'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar's Les Paul and Kramer models, experience new features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.

'Mass Effect' (X360) Gets Star-Studded Voice Cast - Trailer

by Judy on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft and BioWare announced the lineup of voice-over actors for its sci-fi action/RPG Mass Effect. Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will voice the role of Joker; Keith David (Pitch Black, Crash) will take on the role of Captain David Anderson; Lance Henriksen (Aliens, The Garden) will voice Admiral Steven Hackett; and Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will be The Matriarch.

'Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution will deliver revolutionary features like real-time interaction between leaders, multi-player capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, which completely transports the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never experienced before.

'The Witcher' Officially Gone Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher is an action RPG, combining features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights, incorporating a simple-yet-interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3D graphics. Already revealed earlier this month, it's now official ...

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3/X360) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.

'Guitar Hero' Recordings Become Available for Download

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WaveGroup, the collective of musicians and studio professionals who produced the song recordings for Guitar Hero, GH II, and GH Encore: Rocks The 80s, announced The Guitar Hero Recordings will be available for digital download on Oct. 23rd, 2007.

'Sam & Max Ep. 201: Ice Station Santa' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ice Station Santa puts a whole new spin on the season of giving, peace, and joy. With Christmas presents on the attack and carols of gunshots drowning out the bells, Sam & Max must storm the North Pole to bring down a less-than-jolly foe.

'Universal Combat: Special/Collector's Edition' - v1.00.03.01 Patches Available

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UCSE includes new and improved technologies from all previous Battlecruiser / Universal Combat titles as well as various other enhancements and content. This v1.00.03.01 patches are for the Collector's and Special Edition of the game, fix bugs, and are complied with the latest DirectX 9.0c.

'PDC World Championship Darts 2008' (Wii/PS2/PC) Signs More Champs - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive has signed six more dart legends for its forthcoming PDC World Championship Darts 2008, releasing on PlayStation 2, Wii and PC in January 2008.

'Hellgate: London' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 9:35 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.

'SEGA Superstars Tennis' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced SEGA Superstars Tennis, a game that brings together some of the most treasured and well known characters from the SEGA universe, in some of the most unusual courts and outrageous settings ever imagined.

'Clive Barker's Jericho' (PS3/X360/PC) Squad Members #6 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Clive Barker's Jericho is a squad-based horror FPS devised by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker. The Jericho Team is a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats. Next up in the series is Cpt. Xavier Jones, who is a Seer.

Red Mile Signs Writer/Producer For 'Sin City: The Game'

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Mile Entertainment announced it has engaged acclaimed video-game industry writing and production talent to participate in the development of Red Mile's upcoming game based on multi-award-winning creator/writer/artist Frank Miller's Sin City graphic novels and comic books.

'WorldShift' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Sea Studios, known for Knights of Honor, announced WorldShift, a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - v1.6 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | 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 v1.6 and adds several new features, fixes bugs, improves stability and improves the map editor.

PC Preview - 'Hellgate: London'

by Alan Butterworth on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Flagship Studios' 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.

'GRAW 2 Co-op Collection' (X360) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The GRAW 2 Co-op Collection consists of five Co-op Campaign missions that continue the story from GRAW 2. In total there are nine maps, seven of which are inspired by classic maps from Ghost Recon's illustrious history and two that are totally brand new.

40GB PS3 Coming to North America, 80GB Model Drops in Price

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced that it will introduce a new 40GB PS3 model which will come bundled with Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray Disc, and will be available in North America on Nov. 2, for $399. At the same time the current 80GB PS3 model will drop $100 in price to $499.

'Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is a horror/thriller adventure game is greatly inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

'Bionic Commando' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 4:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the on the 1988 8-bit NES release, Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2008' (ALL) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In PES8, player detail has been taken to incredible levels with full facial animation and high-def to show full movement and subtle details to the various kits during the course of a match. All "next-gen" versions will also benefit from an extensive Edit mode, allowing gamers to customize their PES experience.

Thursday, October 18, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 4:08 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:

'Namco Museum Remix' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring a graphical makeover, Namco Museum Remix, includes five "remixed" Namco arcade games with new controls utilizing the Wii Remote to whip, swing, twist and shake up the classics. In addition, Namco Museum Remix will also feature a collection of arcade games that stay true to their original arcade style.

'Guilty Gear XX Accent Core' (Wii) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arc System Works' Guilty Gear XX Accent Core features high-resolution graphics along with an entirely retuned fighting system, new stages, new characters, graphics, voices and the ability to create matches between old and new characters in the Generations Mode.

'The History Channel Pocket History: Rome' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The History Channel and Slitherine announce the expansion of their licensing relationship. Plans call for the creation of a new Pocket History product line for NDS, starting with The History Channel Pocket History: Rome in April 2008.

PS3 Review - 'Madden NFL 08'

by Sanford May on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Feel what it's like to be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game's biggest moments in Madden NFL 08. Play to your team's strengths by reading your opponent's schemes and reacting to the action as soon as the ball is snapped.

'Strawberry Shortcake: The Four Seasons Cake' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2007 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Four Seasons Cake is a traditional jump’n’run game spiced up with lots of funny and challenging elements. Players are invited on a colorful journey throughout Strawberryland where they are able to step into the footsteps of Strawberry Shortcake and all her girlfriends to play a unique adventure that’s all about friendship, fantasy and fun!