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Various Game Trailers #1048

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 11:48 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:

  • World in Conflict - Combat Briefing Trailer #1
  • Sam & Max Ep. 5: Reality 2.0 - Trailer #2
  • Sacred 2 [X360/PC] - Trailer #3
  • Mass Effect [X360] - Trailer
  • Rush for Berlin: Rush for the Bomb - Trailer #2


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

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' Using Unauthorized 'Half-Life 2' and 'Doom 3' Assets?

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 7:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed by forumite michi.be over at the MapCore chatboards, it seems GSC World might have been using assets from DOOM 3 and Half-Life 2. Screen captures allegedly comparing the light image folders from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. to those of DOOM 3 reveal they had been modified in various ways, such as having hue or saturation adjustments, but the original filenames were kept (for example, a file with the Doom-esque name "lights_impflash.dds), referring to one of the game's enemies. id Software CEO Todd Hollshead commented they are aware of the issue and are looking into the matter, indicating the use may not have been authorized.

'Final Fantasy Tactics A2' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has not yet been any official announcement, Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is Square Enix's latest foray in presenting the FF franchise as a turn-based strategy. The PSP has Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War and now the NDS gets the first Tactics title since the GBA. A formal announcement is expected next month at the Square Enix Party 2007.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' Open Beta Kicks Off

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, Turbine and Midway kicked off their massive, free "World Tour of Middle-earth," beginning today until its April 24th launch. Over one million players will be invited into The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar world, and also serves as a head-start for pre-order customers, allowing them to roll their characters into the launched game.

'Shadowrun' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowrun is a team-based FPS set in a world where ancient magic blends with modern weapons and advanced technology to form a revolution in multiplayer FPS gaming, allowing PC and X360 gamers to play against each other.

'Counter-Strike: Source' Players Get A Pass

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Steam Guest Passes are now available to all owners of Counter-Strike: Source. Just like the Steam Guest Passes recently issued for Day of Defeat: Source, all CS:S players now have the ability to invite a friend to their favorite online game. Upon receiving and activating the Steam Guest Pass, the invited friend has 3 days of Counter-Strike: Source play available to them for free, with no obligation to purchase.

'Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter's Battle' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking full advantage of the Nintendo DS's unique characteristics, KOEI's action-combat series Dynasty Warriors will be unlike any other Tactical Action game previously released on the NDS.

'Transformers: The Game' (ALL) Gets Original Voice Actors

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legendary voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker signed on to star as the lead characters in Transformers: The Game, letting you control the outcome in the battle for Earth as you choose to protect it as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons. In case you missed the new screens from earlier today, check them here...

Capcom Bringing 'Resident Evil' Franchise to the Wii - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom announced that the Resident Evil series is coming to the Wii with two new titles. This summer, Capcom will release Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition, incorporating the control functionality of the Wii Remote, and later this year, the new game Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.

'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 2 features authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, and licensed tuning and plenty of customization options.

'Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars' v1.04 Patch Details

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CnC3 adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customising your armies by combining units. EA community rep Predator revealed that the v1.04 patch will address audio-video sync error, lobby crashes, Battlecast matches desyncs, and localize the online multiplayer lobbies.

'Transformers: The Game' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: The Game lets gamers control the outcome in the battle for Earth as they choose to protect it as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons. Players will also experience the unstoppable power and massive scale of their favorite Robots in Disguise such as Bumblebee, Barricade and others.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Spider-Man 3'

by Andrew Hayward on April 6, 2007 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia Pictures' upcoming feature film, Spider-Man 3 allows players to experience the actions of heroic red-suited Spider-Man and, for the first time ever, his darker, more mysterious black-suited persona. We finally had a chance for some hands on time, and here are our updated impressions …

'Tom Clancy's Firehawk' Revealed?

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while ago, a Ubisoft release list featured a yet-unannounced title, Tom Clancy's Firehawk, which was later removed and has not been heard of since. A check on firehawkgame.com reveals a blank site, registered by Ubisoft, which has now also launched a new teaser page Rev64.com without any title reference, but featuring the Tom Clancy icon/logo. Read more for our analysis ...

'Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction' (PS3) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has not yet been any official announcement, it is no secret Insomniac is working on Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, the series next-gen adventure debut on the PS3.

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) Map Pack #2 on Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet. As promised, Capcom has release the 2nd multiplayer map pack (Hive Complex and Trial Point), coming in at 161mb, and setting you back 400 Microsoft points.

'Godzilla: Unleashed' (NDS/PSP/Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Godzilla: Unleashed is the ultimate fighting monsters game on a giant scale. The game stars the legendary Godzilla and a slew of the most renowned monsters of all-time.

'Saboteur' (PS3/X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic Studios' The Saboteur will feature an open-ended world. Mixing regular first-person action with stealth, you, as a member of the French La Resistance, have to free Nazi-controlled zones. Reminiscent of Schindler's List, these zones will be displayed in black and white, but once successfully liberated, become colorized.

NDS Review - 'Trioncube'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on April 6, 2007 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Namco Bandai Games America's Trioncube is a new NDS-exclusive addictive and challenging puzzler that requires attention, patience and skill to rescue the kidnapped princess from the protagonist’s arch-enemy, Hell Metal.

'FlatOut: Total Carnage' (X360) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Out of the Park Baseball 2007' - v2.0.1 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In OOTP Baseball 2007 players get the chance to do almost anything a real life general manager can do to guide their team to glory. Create your own fictional baseball universe, create and import fantasy teams and players or simply compete with other human players online.

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Built from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions' bleeding-edge Frostbite game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge.

Focus Signs 'TrackMania United' Publishing Agreement With ValuSoft

by Rainier on April 6, 2007 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania United is the complete TrackMania game, regrouping all the TrackMania games released until now and all their add-ons. The Stadium environment from TrackMania Nations will benefit from a new version with twice as many blocks, while integrating a whole new set of functionalities both for online and solo play.