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Various Game Trailers #1142

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 9:21 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:

  • Beautiful Katamari [X360] - Intro Trailer
  • Vampire World - GC 2007 Trailer
  • Tabula Rasa - Intro Movie
  • Need for Speed ProStreet [ALL] - Career Trailer
  • Shadowgrounds Survivor - Teaser Trailer


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

'Tony Hawk's Proving Ground' (ALL) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time you will have the freedom to define your own character, story and style based on the choices you make, the paths you choose and the style of skating you use on the proving grounds from Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

'CellFactor: Revolution' - v1.3 Patch/Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CellFactor: Revolution redefines physical interaction, combining multiplayer gameplay with massive environmental destruction where you can manipulate thousands of objects simultaneously, control vehicles and fight against AI-controlled opponents or challenge friends to a match in the networked gameplay modes.

'Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bladestorm will offer massive battles mixed with strategy, much like the Dynasty Warriors titles, but one of the main differences is that the game will be situated in the Western medieval timeframe.

'Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword' - v3.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Civ. IV: Beyond the Sword will focus on the late-game time periods after the invention of gunpowder and will deliver 12 challenging and decidedly different scenarios. 2K Games has released a new patch for the Civ IV expansion pack, fixing the manifest requirements, and adding the DirectX 9.0c June version.

Microsoft Shooting for $155 Million 'Halo 3' (X360) Debut

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Halo 3 Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax. With preorders in North America already exceeding the 1 million milestone, Microsoft has high hopes for the Halo 3 debut. Director of creative marketing Chris Di Cesare claims the goal is to reach $155 million in a single day, surpassing both Halo 2's $125 million, as well as Spider-Man 3's $151 million opening record.

'Tabula Rasa' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A heroic task awaits you. Just beyond your galaxy, an ancient malevolence has embarked upon a covetous rampage. This demonic juggernaut seeks nothing less than the total enslavement of every world it encounters. Your world could be next.

'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) Developer Slams PS3's A.I. Capabilities

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft producer and technical director Dany Lepage seems to be firm about the multiplatform future of Splinter Cell Conviction, saying that "It’s NEVER gonna come out on the PS3 or the Wii. It’s a logical decision," further implying that Nintendo’s console doesn’t have the graphical horsepower, and the PS3 can’t handle AI nearly as well as the 360. Let's wait a few days and see if Ubisoft issues a clarification or downright retraction of that statement.

NBA Live 08 (ALL) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When the game is on the line and the ball is in your hands, what will you do? Will you penetrate, drive the lane and rise above the rim for a monster dunk, or find an opening on the perimeter and sink a game-winning three? Take control of the game with a full arsenal to win the 1-on-1 match-up from every spot on the floor with NBA Live 08.

DirectX 10 Hardware Not Compatible With DX10.1 Update

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

People who have been upgrading their gaming system with the latest hardware might be in for a surprise as The Inquirer reports (albeit not a very reliable source) that an upcoming DirectX 10.1 update by Microsoft will not be compatible with the latest GeForce 8800 or Radeon 2900 gfx cards. While the update itself is rather insignificant, 32-bit instead of 16-bit floating point filtering, and 4xAA will become a standard, it also requires Vista SP1, and developer implementation.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare delivers amazing special effects, including use of depth of field, rim-lighting, character self-shadowing, real time post-processing, texture streaming as well as physics-enabled effects to enlist players into the most photo-realistic gaming experience yet.

1C Company's Games Convention 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C’s hot new Leipzig GC 2007 lineup includes first-person shooters (Cryostasis, NecroVision), turn-based strategy/RPG (King’s Bounty: The Legend), RTS (XIII Century: Death or Glory) and combat racing titles (Death Track: Resurrection).

'Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow' (PSP) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow features a variety of combat mechanics including the ability to force enemies into cover with "blind-fire," an advanced melee system that allows Gabe to use enemies as human shields, and 360 degree underwater combat.

Viva Media Brings 'RACE 07' to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SimBin's RACE 07 comes loaded with new features and game modes, more than 300 cars in 9 different car classes and host 20 different circuits from all over the world, several of them being city racetracks never before featured in a racing game.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Universe at War: Earth Assault, developed by Petroglyph, is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth.

Dream-Build-Play XNA Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At its annual Gamefest Technology Conference, Microsoft announced the winners of its XNA Game Studio Dream-Build-Play contest, where in a surprise announcement not one, but four winners were invited to publish their games on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Ubisoft Expanding into Film and Book Business

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a Prince of Persia movie in the works, an Assassin's Creed short story bring made, it is no surprise that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that it plans to expand into film production and book publishing. "We will start making movies not because we want to, but because this is what we have to do," Guillemot said "If we don't, we will not be able to take advantage of the next generation."

'Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is a classic point & click adventure game. Nostradamus sends his daughter Madeleine to help Catherine de Medici, who thinks she has been cursed. As practicing medicine is a male occupation, the game allows you to disguise as Madeleine's brother Cesar to interact with other NPCs.

'Digimon World' (NDS/PS2) Hits Triple Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai America announced that development has been completed on Digimon World Data Squad (PS2) and Digimon World Dawn / Dusk for the NDS, featuring engrossing role-playing gameplay with hundreds of unique Digimon for players to collect, trade and evolve,

'Hexic 2' and 'Ecco the Dolphin' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade titles - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hexic 2 offers new special pieces, challenges, additional formations and an innovative head-to-head battle mode! Gamers can also travel through time with SEGA's Ecco the Dolphin, a fun, whimsical update of the classic undersea exploration game featuring an online leaderboard that tracks “Best Time,” and includes enhanced graphics and sound.

Monday, August 13, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 9:50 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:

  • Operation: Vietnam (NDS)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'TLoTR: Shadows of Angmar' Book 10 Content Update Details - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TLotR: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles. Book 10: The City of the Kings adds over 100 new quests, implements significant enhancements to monster play and introduces the Reputation and Bartering systems.

'Tak and the Power of Juju' (ALL) Gets TV Series

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nickelodeon shifts the power of Tak from the video game console to TV sets everywhere this fall as the Nick/THQ video game becomes a brand new CG-animated series, Tak and the Power of Juju, premiering with two back-to-back half-hour episodes on Friday, August 31 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' - v1.03 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GRAW 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. Ubisoft has released a new patch, fixing various bugs, crashes, multiplayer issues, and enables all Map Editor functions.

'Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For decades, mankind has contemplated what would have happened if two historical icons had battled…with balls. Finally, there’s a studio brave enough to tackle this difficult question. Blazing Lizard announces its first console downloadable game, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Three Classic Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | 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: Metroid, Shining in the Darkness, and Cratermaze.

Graffiti Entertainment Developing New Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Graffiti Entertainment announced that it developing a yet untitled new Xbox LIVE Arcade game, which it plans to publish in 2008.

'F.E.A.R.' (X360) Free Bonus Map Pack on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Previously Sierra released a new title update with new game types as well as two new map packs (Nightmare & Synchronicity), and today the Bonus Pack is available on Xbox Live Marketplace, adding yet another 3 multiplayer maps, Ecosphere, Hotel, and Sewers. While the previous two map packs cost money/points, this Bonus Pack us totally free of charge.

'Haze' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Haze a new shooter from Ubisoft and Free Radical, puts you in the boots of a new recruit in the privately run Mantel army. Your conflict begins in a war-torn country where you have been sent to fight a vicious rebel faction, the Promise Hand. At first glance, all is well, but things quickly begin to look a little strange…

PS2 Review - 'Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Persona 3, you assume the role of a high school student, who was orphaned as a young boy, and has recently transferred to Gekkoukan High School. Only days after he arrives at the school dorm, he is attacked by a Shadow. Under the supervision of school chairman Shuji Ikutsuki, he joins his new friends in confronting this evil threat…

BUKA's Game Convention 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka announced its Games Convention line-up, where The Hunt, Sledgehammer and The Swarm will make their first appearance. In addition Buka will showcase two games that have advanced greatly since they were presented last year, Collapse and DUSK-12.
  • Collapse
  • DUSK-12
  • The Hunt
  • The Swarm
  • Sledgehammer

'Jeanne d'Arc' (PSP) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jeanne d'Arc, developed by Dark Cloud and Rogue Galaxy Level-5, delivers a new tactical role-playing adventure set across vast lands with detailed environments, unique characters, and a diverse combat and gameplay system.

'Star Trek: Legacy' - Mission Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy is an epic game of Starfleet combat covering the entire Star Trek Universe. Players become the Admiral of a task force of warships and must lead their fleet to victory in large-scale battles. Bethesda has released beta version of the mission editor, source code included.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (PS3/X360) Delayed Until 2008

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena presents a reinvention of 2004's Escape from Butcher Bay in HD, enhancements, as well as adding the Dark Athena chapter, an expansion of the original game with an exciting new story and new gameplay features. Without giving details, Sierra has revealed that Starbreeze's remake is delayed until 2008.