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Various Game Trailers #1080

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 7:04 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:

  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two [PS3/X360/PC] - 3 Games 1 Box Trailer
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 [PC] - Trailer
  • Dewy's Adventure [Wii] - Trailer (2)
  • Circus Empire - Trailer


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

'Surf's Up' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 6:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's Surf's Up, based on Sony's upcoming animation movie, is a mockumentary based on the groundbreaking revelation that surfing was actually invented by penguins.

'Halo 3' (X360) Multiplayer Beta No Longer MIA *UPDATE*

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What was supposed to be a very exciting day for many Halo fans turned out to be nothing but frustrating as people who bought Crackdown and obtained a Halo 3 beta code were left in the cold. The much-lauded multiplayer beta that should have started today has not kicked in, as people are unable to download it off Xbox Live. Aware of the situation, neither Bungie nor Microsoft has issued a statement apart from a vague "We're looking into it."

UPDATE: Microsoft informed us the Crackdown update is now live, and the MP beta should now be accessible.

'Tomb Raider: Anniversary' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | 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 artifact known only as the Scion right up to today’s technology standards and will offer gamers a completely new gameplay experience.

'Stranglehold' (PS3) Collector's Edition Gets Hard Boiled On Blu-ray

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A spiritual sequel to Woo's action masterpiece, Hard Boiled, Stranglehold redefines the action gaming experience with its acrobatic gunplay, thrilling cinematography, frenetic combat and incredible massive destructibility. Midway announced today that the PS3 collector's edition Blu-ray disc will include John Woo's 1992 classic Hard Boiled.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | 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.

'American McGee's Grimm Tales' Revealed

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The July issue of PC Gamer has the first details on American McGee's next project. An action/adventure spread over 24 episodes, American McGee's Grimm Tales, developed by his own studio Spicy Horse, will hopefully wash the bad taste of Bad Day L.A. and Scrapland out of our mouths and give us another taste of the twisted mind we got to ejoy in American McGee's Alice. Scheduled for early 2008, Grimm Tales will revisit various fairy tales we all know from our youth, and American McGee has once again teamed up with R.J. Berg, executive Producer and head writer on Alice.

'Hellgate: London' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 12:55 p.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.

'Treasure Island Z' (Wii) Now 'Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure'

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Under the direction of Eiichirou Sasaki (Resident Evil : Outbreak) and producer Hironobu Takeshita (Ultimate Ghosts'N Goblins), Capcom's latest Wii exclusive adventure game Treasure Island Z has you play a young pirate in search of treasure, using the Wiimote to solve puzzles.

'Combat Mission: Shock Force' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | 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. A highly story driven semi-dynamic Campaign, from the US perspective, offers a completely new experience for "Combat Mission" fans.

SEGA Working on Several Unreal Engine 3 Powered Titles

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced a licensing agreement with Epic Games to adopt the Unreal Engine 3 for use in several upcoming projects being developed in North America.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

'Galactic Command: Talon Elite' Announced

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Command: Talon Elite, based on revised GALCOM game engines, features the adventures of an elite team of Elite Force Pilots operating deep behind enemy lines and against the viciously hostile Gammulan race.

'Digimon World Dawn' and 'Digimon World Dusk' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced today Digimon World Dawn and Digimon World Dusk for the NDS. For the first time in the Digimon series, two games containing parallel and interweaving storylines will make their debut, each distinctly enhanced with rare Digimon, compelling battle systems and new Digifarms.

'Operation: Vietnam' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced Operation: Vietnam, developed by Coyote Console, dropping players into the war-torn jungles of Vietnam as they try to escape enemy territory.

'Ghost Squad' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 8:52 a.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.

GSC Game World Will Present New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Titles at E3 2007

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GSC Game World will announce several subsequent new products in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe at the upcoming E3 Media & Business Summit-2007 to take place July 11-13 in Santa Monica.

Download Nintendo DS Demos For Free at JFK Airport

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 7:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delta Air Lines and Nintendo are teaming up to provide customers access to free video game demos for the Nintendo DS during their down time at New York’s JFK International Airport, allowing fans to download demos and sample a variety of new games for free to help pass time as they prepare for their flights.

'It's a Wonderful World' (NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix's NDS exclusive It's a Wonderful World, made by the team behind Kingdom Hearts, is an anime-inspired game set in modern day Tokyo, from the team that made Kingdom Hearts.

'Delaware St. John Volume 3: The Seacliff Tragedy' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive announced that its investigative/horror adventure game Delaware St. John Vol.3: The Seacliff Tragedy, developed by Big Time Games, has gone gold.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) to Get Public Beta

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone II is a squad-based, first-person shooter, set in the near future during a period of planetary colonization, capturing the intense reality of warfare between the ISA Command and a ruthless, militaristic separatist faction called the Helghast. This message on the community chatboards confirms that Guerilla will be having an open beta for Killzone 2.

'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' (PS3/X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over.

'Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atelier Iris 3 brings new designs, characters, and an epic story with new systems. It will give players more control and enjoyable game play experience by featuring the Active Cost Card Battle System and the Symbol Encounter System, as well as a Synthesis that is interesting, creative and challenging than the last two titles in the series.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announce Midnight Club: Los Angeles, developed by series creator Rockstar San Diego, bringing the 4th installment in the franchise to the next-gen consoles for the first time.

'Digimon World: Data Squad' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games announced that it is bringing Digimon World: Data Squad, known in Japan as Digimon Savers: Another Mission, to North America.

'Flight Simulator X' - Service Patch 1 Available NOW

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flight Simulator X is the 10th installment in the long running franchise, featuring jaw-dropping realism and exciting new content. Microsoft has released SP1 addressing activation and installation, 3rd-party add-on issues, performance enhancements, content issues, multicore support, and more (thanks Andy).

Sony Q4 2007 Financial Result Reveals Nearly $2 Billion Loss

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony's Q4 2007 financial results reveal the gaming division has lost $1.9 billion, mainly due to the below-production cost sale of the PS3, as well as declining PS2 hard/software sales. So far Sony has shipped, not sold, 13 million PS3 units, and a whopping 193 million PS2s. Sony expects a turnaround next fiscal year, as it is reorganizing and taking steps to cut production costs for the PS3.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Spider-Man 3'

by Andrew Hayward on May 16, 2007 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the 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.

'World in Conflict' - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers intense action and coordinated team play amidst the war the world feared most – an apocalyptic showdown between the Soviet Union and the United States, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

NDS Review - 'Etrian Odyssey'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 16, 2007 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In a vast and fertile land lies a small town known as Etria, a peaceful village that became famous for a startling discovery. A crack in the vast forest opened at Etria's edge, leading downward like a gaping maw. Riches… fame… prestige… all that and one more thing does the labyrinth promise: the true spirit of adventure, on the perilous edge of death.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) Multiplayer Details Revealed

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two Worlds is an RPG featuring thrilling fight choreographies, gripping characters and realistic worlds, linking the cinematic story with maximum gaming freedom in a medieval fantasy world.

'StarCraft' & 'Brood War' - v1.15 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has yet again released a minor updated patch for good old Starcraft, and its expansion pack Brood War. The v1.15 patch fixes several bugs that contributed to game exploits, bug fixes, StarCraft leagues support, and saving of replays.

'SKATE' (PS3/X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SKATE will deliver the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras that capture and deliver the most authentic skateboard experience to date.

'Break Soul' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spanish developer EnjoyUp Games announces Break Soul, which will take us to a fantasy world to assume the role of Eryx, who must recover the soul that has been split from his body. In an adventure between the worlds of the living and the undead, you must face all kinds of challenges, including the Queen of Death and the four Giants of Darkness.

'Tenchu Z' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live Marketplace

by Rainier on May 16, 2007 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a demo on Xbox Live Marketplace (only Japan for now) for its ninja infested hack'n slasher Tenchu Z allowing you to try out a single player mission and pre-selected ninja accessories from the full game.