Various Game Trailers #1023

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 11:55 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:

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow Of Chernobyl - Trailer #24
  • Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - Trailer (2)
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Armored Core 4 [PS3/X360] - Trailer #9
  • Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle - Trailer #7


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

'Guild Wars' Expansion and Sequel Revealed

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 10:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCSoft is preparing to announce a fourth and final expansion to its MMORPG Guild Wars, Eye of the North, adding mostly content for high-level players, such as new multi-level dungeons, new armor sets, new skills and additional Heroes. On top of that, NCsoft is also starting to work on a full-fledged sequel, with an updated gfx engine, set 100 years after the original. Scheduled for launch in 2009-10, with a beta starting in 2008, Guild Wars 2 will add zone-wide events like DAoC, a refined control system and plenty more ...

'Runaway 2: the Dream of the Turtle' - German v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 9:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Runaway: the Dream of the Turtle is an adventure game with 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style. This v1.1 patch is for the German edition of the game only, and fixes a DirectX bug and the "Globe" problem.

Green Monster Games Now Known As 38 Studios

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 8:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Major League Baseball Pitcher Curt Schilling announced that 38 Studios, LLC, will be the official corporate name of the Green Monster Games entertainment company he launched last fall.

Microsoft Quietly Patches Xbox 360

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 7:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has rolled out another patch for its Xbox 360, but without prior announcement. Calling it an operating system update instead of a firmware update or security fix, the new download addresses an issue where hackerz found an exploit allowing you to run your own software applications, such as Linux operating system. The vulnerability was discovered late last year and fixed last month. The update was distributed through Xbox Live but will also be included with every game after February 20.

'Adrenalin 2: Rush Hour' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Adrenalin 2 gives you a chance to achieve everyone's biggest dream - press the pedal to the metal and forget about the traffic you are sitting in. Take part in street races, upgrade your car and become famous among other drivers. But remember - the police also have good drivers.

EA CEO Says Sony's Lead in Console Market May Slip

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

During a Morgan Stanley investor conference Electronic Arts' outgoing chief executive Larry Probst said the publisher expects Sony's 10 year console market dominance to slip in the current hardware war, mainly due to the year lead by Microsoft, and the much cheaper Wii with its innovative Wiimote controller. While Probst still expects Sony to prevail, it will be a tough fight with a less commanding lead.

'Jetpac Refuelled' (X360) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jetpac Refuelled is a new take on Rare/Ultimate’s 1983 classic space blaster with enhanced graphics and Xbox LIVE features; players must clear a path through hordes of aliens to refuel their ship and amass a fortune over the course of more than 100 high-definition levels.

'Dreamlords' - v1.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamlords combines the accessibility of a web game with RPG character development, RTS battles and long term tactical strategy in a never before seen gaming experience. Lockpick has released a new set of patches for its online RTS-client bringing it all the way up to v1.05.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The TMNT movie takes place in a New York City plagued by secretive villains and strange, otherworldly creatures. The new NT video game uses the same dark and dangerous environments and adventurous themes featured in the new NT CGI film.

NetDevil Developing 'LEGO' MMO

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 3:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The LEGO Group announced it has commenced a working relationship with NetDevil to develop a massively multiplayer online gaming experience to further engage its dedicated and active community.

'Redneck Kentucky' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad chickens are trying to take over the world, so kick their ass, big time. But hey, don't get your boots dirty, use a variety of unique weapons and upgrades. The game uses UNREAL engine and offers animations that will leave you rolling on the floor, laughing.

'Full Auto 2: Battlelines' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Full Auto 2: Battlelines puts high-speed vehicles outfitted with weapons and armor into fully realized and fully destructible urban street environments.

Video Game Consoles in 41% of all TV Households

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Nielsen survey revealed that the number of video game consoles in U.S. television households has expanded by 18.5% since late 2004. By late 2006, there were 45.7 million homes with video game consoles, representing 41.1% of all TV households.

'Guitar Hero II' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero II arrives with a new track list, new venues and additional play modes – including the ability to transform the original Guitar Hero SG Controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar. Be sure to check our Guitar Hero II preview from earlier today...

'QuickSpot' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

QuickSpot is a fast and challenging game of concentration, where the objective for the player is to spot the differences between two seemingly identical pictures and circle the differences on the touch screen.

'SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm' Gets Dated - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm takes players through a fascinating and exciting challenge as they fight for the magical portals, which seem to be the only connection between the shattered islands of Eo.

'The Settlers II: The Next Generation' - v11757 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Settlers II: The Next Generation is the remake of BlueByt's 2D classic Settlers 2, making the jump to 3D. Ubisoft has released a new patch v11757 patch, addressing some multiplayer issues, fixing various text problems, as well as making sure everything works with The Vikings addon.

'Command & Conquer Renegade 2' In the Works?

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Now here is an interesting rumor... According to unidentified insider sources, EALA has recently pitched the idea of bringing the Crysis engine in-house to develop what is said to be a new FPS in the C&C universe. While it is only speculation at this point, the chances are extremely high according to the source, but whether this will be a sequel to the failed C&C Renegade, or an all-new IP was not disclosed. Here's to hoping!

Take Two Europe Signs 'The Red Star' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take Two has signed a co-publishing agreement with XS Games to bring former Acclaim shooter The Red Star to European territories. The Red Star takes place in a parallel fantasy universe in which a mythic empire based on the Soviet Union sets the landscape for an epic battle of militarized sorcery and monolithic technology.

Monday March 5, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 10:19 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:

NCSoft Launches Free 'Auto Assault' Expansion

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft launched the fourth free content expansion for Auto Assault which includes the installation of an auction house, the introduction of new vehicle chassis and a new tournament schedule as well as several quality of life system improvements.

'Anno 1701' (NDS) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Anno 1701, developed by Keen Games, is based on creating, building and developing civilisation between the 17th and 18th century with a cast of likeable characters telling a compelling story about their adventures in the new world.

'Traxxpad' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announced that it will publish Traxxpad, an application which transforms the PSP into a powerful piece of professional music studio equipment.

'Wakfu' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ankama Games, known for its first MMO DOFUS, starts a new Tactical MMORPG project: Wakfu, featuring bright graphics and a fantasy universe much like its predecessor, even though the development team will be adding many innovations to the tactical gameplay.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Guitar Hero II'

by Alicia on March 5, 2007 @ 5:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Guitar Hero II arrives with a new track list, new venues and additional play modes – including the ability to transform the original Guitar Hero SG Controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar.

PC Preview - 'Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle'

by Judy on March 5, 2007 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle is the follow-up to the hit adventure title Runaway: A Road Adventure. Featuring 3D characters with a cartoon look, the game's high-impact visual features incorporate 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.

'Flight Simulator X: Adrenaline' Announced

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 5:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Flight Simulator X ACES team is not only working on a Service Pack #1 and the DirectX 10 update, but it is also developing Flight Simulator X: Adrenaline, the first expansion pack in years, adding new features, including multiplayer air racing, new missions, and all-new aircraft, including the legendary P-51 Mustang.

Three More Classic Titles Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Elevator Action, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Sword of Vermilion.

'Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of Illuminas' (X360/PS2/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of Illuminas is not yet another expansion pack to PSU, but rather an all new installment with new weapons, locations and monsters. No official announcement nor further details are available at this point.

'Bomberman Land' (Wii) Revealed - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bomberman Land marks the first appearance on the Nintendo console, featuring no less than 51 minigames and 3 game modes (Land Mode, Attraction Mode and Battle). Bomberman Land is currently only scheduled for Japan, but Hudson is sure to bring it to North America.

'Resistance: Fall of Man' (PS3) Downloadable Content Details

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week we revealed that Sony is preparing new downloadable content for its PS3 shooter Resistance: Fall of Man, today SCEA informs us that the first package on March 23rd will include 2 new game modes, specator camera, and a new map pack is scheduled for May.

512MB Memory Unit and Xbox Live Arcade Game Size Limit Increase Announced

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft announced plans to launch a 512MB Memory Unit for the X360, available April 3, 2007 at $49.99 USD, and an increase in the official size limit of Xbox Live Arcade games from 50 MB to 150 MB.

'Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific' Gone Gold

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific, developed by Ubisoft Romania, will put you in the role of a US submarine Captain in the Pacific Ocean. According to fan site SubSim Ubisoft Romania's Silent Hunter 4 has gone gold and is scheduled for release later this month.

Microsoft Launches $10,000 Dream-Build-Play Development Contest

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Giving game developers the opportunity to create visions in a world where they make the rules, shape the characters and create the evolution of the story, Microsoft kicked off the Dream-Build-Play game development contest, offering a $10,000 USD grand prize and the opportunity for a winner’s game to be published on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Wii Review - 'Sonic and The Secret Rings'

by Geson Hatchett on March 5, 2007 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Sonic and The Secret Rings stars the Blue dude with the ‘tude on his first solo adventure since the original Sonic The Hedgehog in '91. This intense and exciting action game combines high-speed action with easy to play controls to offer a brand new experience!

PSP Review - 'Death Jr. 2: Root of Evil'

by Thomas Wilde on March 5, 2007 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Teaming up for even more firepower, Death Jr. and Pandora will take on a variety of possessed enemies as they progress through an adventure that seamlessly blends smooth platforming, intense combat, complex enemy AI and a unique sense of humor.

'X Motor Racing' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2007 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At first the arcade racing game project is called No Brakes: X Racing, but after investigations of the physics model we've modified game concept and renamed to X Motor Racing. The game includes all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features.