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Various Game Trailers #1129

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 7:28 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:

  • Hellgate: London - E3 2007 Trailer #2
  • Empire Earth III - War Units Trailer
  • World in Conflict [X360/PC] - Trailer (2)
  • Avencast: Rise of the Mage - Trailer #2
  • Moto GP 07 [PS2] - Trailer #3


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

'Geometry Wars: Galaxies' (NDS/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blast your way through all-new battle grids, upgrade your new Battle Drone and blast through relentless waves of enemies in the first-ever Geometry Wars single-player campaign, or join a friend for fast-paced multiplayer.

'Lair' (PS3) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as a warrior riding a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, and capable of scorching, clawing and smashing thousands of enemies, gamers must defeat countless armies to save a civilization. Together, the gamer and the beast will attempt to change the destiny of a world on the brink of extinction.

'MotoGP '07' (X360/PC) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP ’07 is the next evolution in the definitive motorcycle racing franchise, featuring the complete 2007 MotoGP season and an improved 'race day' experience that captures the excitement and spectacle of a live MotoGP event. THQ has released a 900mb demo on Xbox Live Marketplace...

'SWAT: Target Liberty' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT PSP is built upon the classic and highly acclaimed SWAT franchise. Penned by script writer Scott Rosenbaum (The Shield), SWAT: Target Liberty is set in New York City where the SWAT team is tasked with thwarting an ever increasing number of international terrorist threats.

'The Eye of Judgment' (PS3) And 'SOCOM' (PSP) At Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA is showing off a diverse catalog of new games at Comic-Con 2007, ranging from the advanced military combat of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike to its trading card game called The eye of Judgment, which literally brings the deck to life using the next-gen PlayStation Eye camera.

Video Game Voters Network Wants to Counter Legislation

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video Game Voters Network is a project of the ESA which empowers Americans who play video game to take action against stringent video game regulations. In order to help raise awareness of the regulation issues facing video games it has released a trailer on YouTube explaining what we are facing ...

'StarCraft II' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

Emergent's GameBryo Engine Goes to College

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergent Game Technologies introduced its Academic Program giving college students hands-on experience and training with its development tools and game engine, and providing colleges and universities with its leading development solutions.

'NHL 08' (ALL) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 08 will feature an exclusive AHL license for the first time, with all 29 teams from the primary development league for the NHL fully playable in game.

'Company of Heroes' - v1.71 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Relic is working on the Company of Heroes expansion pack, it is also continuing to fine-tune the original. A new patch has been released, bringing you retail game to v1.71 fixing some DX10 issues, memory leaks, bugs, crashes and a tweaks of the Allied War Machine.

'Entropia Universe' Gets CryEngine 2 Upgrade

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MindArk has signed a license agreement with Crytek to use the CryENGINE 2 in its real cash economy based virtual world Entropia Universe. The transition is expected to be finished by mid-2008, and will be available to all Entropia Universe partners.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its best-selling, open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. While details on the game are still slim, we now know that the franchise returns to New York.

'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC) Playable at QuakeCon 2007

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turtle Rock Studios and Valve's forthcoming Source Engine powered survival co-op game Left 4 Dead will be shown at QuakeCon 2007 in Dallas, Texas August 2-5. The game will be playable by attendees and members of the design team will be on hand to answer questions about this action title coming soon to the PC and X360.

'Sam & Max Season Two' Announced

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telltale and GameTap announced that the Sam & Max episodic game series will return this fall for another round of online mayhem. Feature the same quick wit and bizarre scenarios, Season Two will see some changes to the world, and general improvements born out of player feedback.

'Spider-Man: Friend or Foe' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will embark on a global quest to overcome an evil threat, by controlling Spider-Man and one of numerous Super Hero or Super Villain sidekicks, as they master unique fighting moves and styles while switching between characters to execute team combos and defeat foes.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (X360) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 12:22 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.

'Worms: Open Warfare 2' (NDS/PSP) - 42 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Worms: Open Warfare 2 players will be able to challenge others from all over the world via multiplayer battles using a wireless connection as they command their worms through clashes that take place in famous battles of the past, as well as fictional fights of the future.

Vivendi Games Revenue Up 70% Fueled by ... 'World of Warcraft'

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Games’ revenues were 68.9% higher than the same period last year, driven by the continued momentum of World of Warcraft in all markets, following the first quarter of 2007 release of WoW: The Burning Crusade. Within one, the expansion sold approximately 3.5 million copies in regions connecting to North American and European realms - a new one-month PC-game sales record.

'Warhound' (X360/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhound is an FPP shooter where you make a career of the elite mercenary. When you are not working, you get new licenses and improve. When at work, you take part in the hottest world conflicts. Because you are a Warhound - an elite mercenary on the side of good.

'The Matrix Online' Gets Buddy Rewards Program

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Matrix Online is offering its players the opportunity to bring up to five buddies into the Matrix with the MxO Buddy Rewards Program. Players will have the opportunity to invite their friends to "Take the Red Pill" and join The Matrix Online for up to 14 consecutive days.

Xbox LIVE is Bringing Comic-Con Home

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox LIVE and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are bringing Comic-Con 2007 Home to all Xbox 360 owners. To enjoy the show, gamers can connect to the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network and bring everyone together in the living room to enjoy Comic-Con 2007.

'Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus' (PSP) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami unveiled MGS Portable Ops Plus, adding new multiplayer modes, characters, maps. While the focus is on multiplayer, the new version will also feature a singleplayer portion with familiar characters such as Roy Campbell, Raiden and MGS4's Old Snake.

'Project Sylpheed' and 'Vampire Rain' (X360) Get Free Downloadable Content

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that new downloadable content for Project Sylpheed and Vampire Rain will be available via Xbox LIVE Marketplace at no cost, providing new challenges for existing gamers and an opportunity for new fans to join the fight against evil.

Kaos Studios Calls in Reinforcements for 'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance. Demiurge Studios has been enlisted by THQ’s Kaos Studios to optimize the gameplay experience in Frontlines: Fuel of War.

'Neves' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NEVES is a puzzle game that challenges players to think critically as they align pieces and build figures that correspond to a silhouette. Each puzzle features 7 wooden blocks, requiring the player to combine them to form specific figures ranging from simple items like a sword or key to more complicated ones such as birds or airplanes.

'Crysis' to Use Punkbuster

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion. EA has contracted with Even Balance to integrate PunkBuster Anti-Cheat software into the game.

'Culpa Innata' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Culpa Innata, developed by Turkish Momentum, is a story-driven, 3rd person game using the classic mouse in a point and click interface, featuring a wide variety of organic obstacles ranging from logic puzzles to hi-tech gadget manipulation to dialogue and inventory challenges.

Ubisoft Developing 'Heroes' Game?

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday Ubisoft announced it signed a deal with FOX/James Cameron to develop a game based on the upcoming Avatar movie, but it seems the French developer/publisher is in the running for yet another blockbuster. Scheduled to be unveiled at Comic Con later this week, Ubisoft is reportedly closing a deal with NBC to develop a game based on the TV superhero series Heroes.

Six More Developers License Philips' amBX Technology

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Six new developer (Gearbox Software, Zombie, Riot Games, Brain in a Jar, Invictus Games and Instinct Technology) have licensed Philips' amBX platform, expanding the 'sensory surround experience’ by using light, color, sound and even air flow through enabled devices.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Legendary: The Box'

by Thomas Wilde on July 25, 2007 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Gamecock Media Group first person shooter Legendary: The Box, developed by Spark Unlimited, presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society, and it is up to you, as the cause of it all, to stop it all.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3 you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled either by human contestants online or by A.I. These contests are fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 5:14 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:

Activision Surpasses EA As Third-party Publisher

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Increasing its market share to a record 13.7%, Activision was the #1 third-party U.S. console and handheld publisher for the first six months of calendar 2007, a 5.1% increase over the same period last year, according to The NPD Group.

'Spaceforce: Rogue Universe' - v1.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On your path to become the best-known pilot in space, through a yet unknown universe, you can fight, trade or smuggle to earn respect, wealth and fame.

PC Review - 'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2'

by Lee Berlik on July 25, 2007 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | 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.

EA Joins Microsoft's Massive Ads Network

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive, Microsoft's in-game advertisement provider, has signed an agreement with EA to provide in-game ads for its lineup of sports titles, such as Madden, NASCAR, Tiger Woods, SKATE, NHL etc... Microsoft has been under mounting pressure from Google, which recently acquired Adscape, as well as Double Fusion.

Join Richard Garriott At the 'Tabula Rasa' Launch Event in Texas

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tabula Rasa is an MMORPG that places players in an epic sci-fi story where they will be challenged by dynamic and fast-paced adventures on alien worlds. Participate in the character contest, and be one of two people to be flown out to Texas for the pre-launch party at Britannia Manor in early September.

'Sabotage' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in World War 2, Sabotage is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. Meet Violette Summer...

'Metal Gear Solid 2: Bande Dessinee' (PSP) Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the MGS 20th anniversary event in Japan, Hideo Kojima not only revealed Metal Gear Online, but also a new episode in his interactive comic book series on the PSP, Metal Gear Solid 2: Bande Dessinee, where you, by reading it, unlock hidden secrets and new content.

'Commander: Europe at War' - v1.02 Hotfix Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander: Europe at War is the first in a series of high level turn based strategy games, jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and Slitherine Software. This v1.02 hotfix patch addresses an AI issue.

Data Design Interactive Launches Wii Specific Popcorn Arcade Label

by Rainier on July 25, 2007 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher/developer Data Design Interactive takes its big bag of Wii games to the 2007 Games Convention in Leipzig/Germany (August 22nd -26th), where it will be making a number of announcements, most importantly the launch of its new Wii label entitled Popcorn Arcade.