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Various Game Trailers #1229

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 7:17 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:

  • Dark Messiah Of Might And Magic: Elements [X360] - Trailer #2
  • Turning Point: Fall of Liberty [PS3/X360/PC] - Retaliation Trailer
  • Boulder Dash Rocks! [NDS/PSP] - Producer in a Box Trailer #1


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

'Guitar Hero III' (PS3/X360) Gets Update Patch

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 6:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Apart from the new tracks revealed earlier today, a new Guitar Hero III update has been rolled out, which is available worldwide on the X360 and for North American PS3s (the European and Australian update has been submitted to Sony, but not approved yet). The update enables the Hyperspeed cheat in online games, adds the Co-Op Quickplay mode on PS3, calibration improvements, various stability improvements and fixes.

'Puchi Puchi Virus' (NDS) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 6:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Puchi Puchi Virus does not resemble the ordinary puzzle game, the usual object drop style was replaced with a more intuitive system of object linkage. Its simple design and in‐depth game play can addict even the most demanding puzzle game enthusiasts. The title was originally scheduled for Feb. 2008, but NIS has delayed Puchi until late spring.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' (PS3/X360) Set List Expansion

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Master recordings from Warner/Reprise artists Linkin Park, Mastadon and The Used will be available as downloadable track pack for GH III later this month, as well as single song downloads from such popular European bands as Extremoduro, Trust and Die Fantastischen Vier, as well as a free, exclusive rock rendition of the holiday classic "We Three Kings," recorded by Steve Ouimette.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games' (NDS) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, created specifically to take advantage of all the features the DS has to offer, boasts 16 official Olympic challenges including two new events that are exclusive to the handheld game - 10m Platform Diving and Cycling.

'Combat Mission: Shock Force' - v1.05 Battlefront Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Shock Force is a tactical military simulation depicting a hypothetical near future conflict between NATO and Syrian forces in Syria. Battlefront has released a new patch, bringing their download/retail version (not the Paradox edition) to v1.05 which includes over 65 new game features, fixes, improvements and all new modding tools!

'Star Ocean First Departure' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The maiden voyage of Square Enix's Star Ocean RPG series embarks upon the PSP with brand-new features and stunning original animated sequences.

'Ballerium' Free Full Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ballerium is a multiplayer online real-time strategy game featuring innovative gameplay elements such as a real-time economy that lets players control and influence the in-game market, dynamic resource gathering, unique army building mechanics and more.

'Bionic Commando' (PS3/X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Sony Prepping PlayStation Network Prepaid Cards

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Director of PlayStation Network Operations Eric Lempel revealed that, at the request of the PS3 community, Sony is working on issueing PlayStation Network Cards, and should start appearing at retailers in early ‘08. The cards will be redeemable via the PlayStation Store for PC, and on the PS3 to supply the wallet with funds to spend on games, add-ons, and other paid content.

'Castle of Shikigami III' (WII) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aksys Games announced it is bringing Castle of Shikigami III, a vertical scrolling shoot’em-up known for its lively characters and challenging difficulty, to North America.

Casual Video Games Transforming the Video-Gaming Market

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Consumer analysts at Turner Investment Partners concluded that casual games are catching the eyes (and fingers) of women, baby boomers and even seniors, giving video games the potential to be "one of the few retailing success stories in what may be a lackluster holiday shopping season." The company fails to mention the real casual games from companies like PopCap and Bigfish Games, and instead touts several high-profile companies of which it just happens to own shares.

'Ace Combat 6' (X360) Gets Downloadable Content #2 - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai revealed six new plane variants for Ace Combat 6 that will be available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace, Dec. 19. A new Team Battle map will be downloadable in the coming weeks, allowing online squadrons to battle in an all-new locale.

Nintendo Giving Out Wii Rainchecks

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest NPD numbers confirm that the Wii is still one of the hottest items on the market, with nearly 1 million units sold last month alone. During a conference call earlier today, NoA president Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that large Wii shipments (20+ units) will be coming in this weekend at several retail stores such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Target and Wal-Mart. People who still can't find a Wii will be able to get a raincheck at GameStop, redeemable in Jan. 2008.

'WH40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm' Developer Diary #3 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WH 40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm features an extensive interplanetary campaign spanning an entire star system in the WK40K universe, as well as introducing two all-new factions for an unprecedented total of nine playable races.

GRIN Opens New Studio, Hints At New AAA Title

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GRIN, known for developing the PC versions of Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, announced that it is opening a new studio in Gothenburg, Sweden early 2008, to work on a yet un-announced triple A sci-fi title. Currently working on Bionic Commando for Capcom, GRIN has satellite offices in Spain, Jakarta, and Japan.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Advances in gameplay and the addition of new elements will make Disciples III richer and more interesting. The visual design follows the original ominous and gloomy style of the Disciples world, but now the entire game environment and every individual unit is in full 3D.

Friday, December 14, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 9:38 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:

'Fading Shadows' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fading Shadows is a PSP exclusive puzzle-platformer game offering an entirely unique style of action-packed puzzle gameplay, stunning graphics and visual effects, a riveting and immersive storyline, plus a competitive wireless multiplayer game mode.

'Gothic III' - v1.5.2 Community Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gothic 3 is the third part of the RPG legend presenting an intense, living world and a non-linear, varied gaming experience. This v1.5.2 community patch is not supported by Jowood, but addresses a lot of issues with the game ...

'The Witcher' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 8:26 a.m. PST | 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.

Microsoft Releases Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft released the X360 HD DVD Emulator, enabling film studios and disc authoring companies to test the behavior of HD DVD disc content, including encoded video and HDi interactivity, in a virtual environment before committing to burning a single HD DVD disc.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) Title Update & Playlist Changes

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is a new action-thriller that will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hot spots. Infinity Ward revealed that it is currently working on a title update and playlist changes for the X360 edition, expected sometime this month ....

'Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xider Games' Ankh is a point and click adventure game where you play as Assil, a young Egyptian man in trouble, making his way through treacherous Cairo, avoiding evil Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins, to lift his own death curse.

Wii Review - 'EA Playground'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

EA Playground captures the exuberance and nostalgia of your neighborhood playground, turning your gaming space into an arena of interactive fun with immersive activities designed for kids, and the kid inside all of us.

PS3 Review - 'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2'

by Nathan Grayson on Dec. 14, 2007 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 will feature changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic.