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Various Game Trailers #1137

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 9:51 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 [X360/PC] - Magnum P.I. Trailer
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 [ALL] - Teaser Trailer
  • Hellgate: London - Co-Op Trailer
  • Far Cry 2 - Video Blog #1
  • Legends of Norrath - Trailer


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

Microsoft Confirms $50 Xbox 360 Price Drop

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 9:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft kicked off the greatest holiday lineup in video game history by announcing it will reduce the estimated retail price (ERP) of Xbox 360 by $50 (U.S.) beginning Aug. 8. Soon to follow, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) will release its blockbuster video game title Madden NFL 08 on Aug. 14.

'Lost Empire' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Empire is a turn-based space strategy game set in the 47th century featuring an epic storyline about the struggle for survival of the seven remaining civilizations in the galaxy and their battle with the mad goddess Enais.

'Samurai Warriors: Katana' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally known in Japan as Sengoku Musou Wave, KOEI confirmed that its Wii exclusive sword fighting title has been renamed to Sengoku Musou Slash, and will be coming to North America as Samurai Warriors: Katana, early 2008.

Valve Launches Steam Community Features Beta

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced it has rolled out the public beta for its largest Steam update yet. The update, which will be available free of charge, introduces an expansive set of social networking and online multiplayer features to its digital delivery platform.

Violent Video Games Law in California Deemed Unconstitutional

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On Oct. 7, 2005, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation banning the sale of violent video games to children. The video game industry filed an appeal few days later, and since the law was on hold until Judge Ronald Whyte had a chance to review the facts. According to Gamepolitics the Judge has now thrown out the law as unconstitunional saying, "The evidence does not establish that video games, because of their interactive nature or otherwise, are any more harmful than violent television, movies, internet sites or other speech-related exposures."

'Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War' (PS3/X360) - 22 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 3:36 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.

Xbox LIVE Arcade's Summer Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

August and the rest of the summer are shaping up to be scorching hot on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Perfect for whittling away the long days of summer are a bevy of unique sports games, classic and futuristic fighting games, as well as a few other surprises, all of which will be making their way to Xbox LIVE Arcade in the coming weeks.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles featuring all new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus, and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

80GB PS3 Units Now Available At Retail for $599

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced the availability of a new 80GB PS3 units at online and brick-and-mortar retailers in the United States and Canada. The system, available immediately for a suggested retailer price of $599US/$659 CND, comes with the hit online-enabled off-road racing game MotorStorm packed in the box.

'Madden NFL 08' (ALL) Mini Games Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Feel what it’s like to be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game’s biggest moments in Madden NFL 08. Play to your team’s strengths by reading your opponent’s schemes and reacting to the action as soon as the ball is snapped.

'Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boasting an exciting new storyline, multi-player battles, and an additional array of playable characters, Namco Bandai's Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 follows the success of its prequel to deliver an original adventure with intense combat.

'Warriors Orochi' (PS2/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI announced that its two blockbuster franchises, Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors will finally meet this fall in an unforgettable crossover event. In Warriors Orochi the characters from both franchises must team-up to wage war against a new, yet powerful force.

'World in Conflict' (X360/PC) Pre-Launch Tournament

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst the war the world feared most – a showdown between the Soviets and the US, with destructible 3D battlefields, team-based multiplayer frenzy and fast, hard-hitting battles. Best Buy is holding an pre-launch tournament for WiC in San Francisco with some nice prizes, including a new high-end PC, NVIDIA cards, gift certificates, and more.

'Track & Field' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This Xbox LIVE Arcade Wednesday, gamers can log virtual track time and exercise their fingers and thumbs with the Konami's 1983 classic Track & Field, now updated with enhanced grahpics and up to four player multiplayer competition on one Xbox 360 or over Xbox LIVE.

Red 5 Studios Using morpheme Animation Engine For Next-Gen MMO

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NaturalMotion announced that Red 5 Studios has added morpheme to its game development pipeline. Chosen for its intuitive graphical user interface and ability to increase collaboration between animators and programmers, Red 5 Studios is using morpheme for an unannounced next-gen game title.

'Forever Blue' (Wii) - 60 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forever Blue, developed by Arika, is a Wii exclusive title exploring the life under the ocean, allowing you to take photos, catalogue species you encountered, play a tour guide, or discover hidden treasures. Currently only scheduled for release in Japan, Forever Blue also features multiplayer so you can dive in with a friend...

'Tales Of Rebirth' (PSP) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Namco's latest RPG, Tales Of Rebirth, a port from the prevoiusly released PS2 version, you will play as a swordsman in a world called Callegeia.

10Tacle Acquires 29% Stake in Climax, Working on Two Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

10Tacle Studios announced plans to acquire a 29% stake in Climax Group, as well as the signing of a strategic partnership to jointly develop games in specific genres, with the first two action/fantasy titles already in the pipeline.

'Tabula Rasa' Unleash the Power of LOGOS - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 7:09 a.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.

The BBC to Get Into Games

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

Industry sources expect the BBC to increase its output and start creating products which will be taken more seriously in the gaming community. Currently it offers a limited number of games, mainly titles for children. Last month Eidos revealed its internal studio is working on a Dr.Who game, and its new media boss Simon Nelson is scheduled to keynote at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival next week.

'Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatoskr' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai revealed it's working on no less than four titles in the Tales Of franchise, one of them being Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatoskr for the Wii. While there has yet to be an official announcement, we do know it is set two years later, and Emile Castanie is the new hero.

'Hellgate: London' Gets North American/Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is a first person perspective RPG 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.

'Legend: Hand of God' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legend: Hand of God is an action RPG set in a fantasy world where you guide your hero in his quest against evil, fighting your way through action filled battles.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Trio of Classic Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 5:18 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: Wave Race 64 (N64), Adventures of Lolo (NES), Galaga '90 (TGfx16).

Black Inc. Signs 'WorldShift'

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RTL Games' new publishing label Black Inc. has signed Black Sea Studios' real-time strategy game WorldShift, which is currently scheduled to launch in 2008. WorldShift is a next-gen, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend.

Midway Europe Signs 'Cocoto Kart Racer' (NDS) and 'Myst' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway has not only signed the European publishing rights to Neko Entertainment's fast and fun-packed GBA title Cocoto Kart Racer, but also for Myst (excluding South Africa, Australia & New Zealand) on NDS.

PS3/X360/Wii/PS2 Preview - 'Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock'

by Andrew Hayward on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2007

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar's Les Paul and Kramer models, experience new features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.

NDS Review - 'Nervous Brickdown'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Nervous Brickdown features 135 levels of crazy, retro, brick-breaking gameplay across 10 unique modes. With gameplay types ranging from space shooters to action platforms, Nervous Brickdown will definitely keep your pulse pumping and your head spinning.

'StarCraft II' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. At BlizzCon, Blizzard sent along a pre-canned Q&a giving more details about SC 2.

'RACE 07' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SimBin announced that its RACE 07 racing title sequel comes loaded with new features and game modes, more than 200 cars in 11 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.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration, as new levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King. Blizzard sent over a pre-canned Q&A giving more details ...

PSP Review - 'NFL Street 3'

by Tim McCullough on Aug. 6, 2007 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With NFL Street 3 you can play your style of football both on the ground and in the air in this newest iteration of the popular NFL STREET franchise. Show off your style and boost your score by performing stunning aerial moves, jumping into the air and collecting special items and game modifiers that hover above the playing field.