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Various Game Trailers #1166

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 9:53 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:

  • Halo 3 [X360] - TV Advert Trailer #2
  • Clive Barker's Jericho [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Mass Effect [X360] - Character Spotlight #1
  • Legend: Hand of God - GC07 Trailer
  • Enchanted [NDS] - Trailer
  • Beautiful Katamari [X360] - TGS 07 Trailer
  • Ghost Squad [Wii] - Trailer #2 [JAP]
  • Tarr Chronicles - Trailer #3


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

'Crysis' - DirectX9 vs. DirectX10 Multiplayer Performance

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis shooter fans will face a new kind of challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of an alien invasion. Crytek revealed that the Team Action mode has been removed (no one liked it), and multiplayer will differentiate overall whether you use DX9 (no physics & day/night cycle) and DX10 (full on).

'Death to Spies' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 7:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Smersh" is Russian for the phrase "Death to Spies," as well as the name of Soviet counterintelligence departments during WWII. Their mission was to secure the Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal elements. During the war, these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service.

'Dead Space' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 7:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The upcoming October 2007 issue of Game Informer has the first details of a new survival horror/sci-fi title from Electronic Arts, saying "Fans of the cult-classic film Event Horizon and straight-up horror aficionados aren’t going to want to miss this one!" No developer of platforms were revealed except for "In the far reaches of space, humanity brings to light a forgotten alien scourge. Can one man cut through the darkness?"

'Football Manager 2008' - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Football Manager 2008 will be fully updated for the new season and allow players to select their favorite club or international team and guide them to glorious success by putting them through Cup matches, Leagues, Euro Championships and even major international tournaments, with over 5,000 playable teams from over 50 countries.

3D Animated Series Powered By Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An action-horror-adventure story filled with self-discovery, Chadam will come to full 3D animated life via the magic of the Unreal Engine 3. The Internet series will serve as an incubator for future expansion of the Chadam universe, from additional online episodes to television, film, videogames and more.

'Everlight: Power to the Elves!' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everlight: Power to the Elves!, previously known as Everlight: Fairies, Candles and a Wish, is a 3D fantasy adventure under development at Silver Style Entertainment, known for The Fall.

'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' (PS3) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 2:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune brings players into a world ripe with realism and unexpected juxtapositions. A fallible hero akin to those depicted in pulp-adventure genre films, Nathan Drake brings a humanity and believability never seen before in video gaming, enabled entirely through technology advancements.

'Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Game Factory is publishing a new animated high-tech action-adventure series, Code Lyoko, based on the fourth season of the popular series.

Valve Officially Launches Steam Community

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After running a public beta version for several months Valve has launched the official Steam Community, an expansive set of social networking and online multiplayer features, as it prepares for the launch of the Team Fortress 2 beta, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 17, 2007.

'Clive Barker's Jericho' (PS3/X360/PC) Squad Members #1 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Clive Barker's Jericho is a squad-based horror FPS devised by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker. The Jericho Team is a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats. Kicking off a new series on the Jericho squad members is heavy weapons expert and pyromancer Sgt. Frank Delgado.

PlayStation Store Gets Downloadable Games & Demos

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big update for PS3 fans, as not only did Sony release the v1.93 firmware, but also a slew of new demos (PixelJunk Racers, Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground, NHL 08, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and FIFA 08), but also new downloadable games (PixelJunk Racers at $6.99, and High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition at $9.99). On top of that there are also new game trailers, and a free music track from Lair.

'Parabellum' (X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parabellum is a Strategy First Person Shooter (SFPS) focused on urban warfare. A whole city is waiting to be conquered in a giant multiplayer campaign. Parabellum offers intense round based action with tactical and strategic depth.

Konami's Tokyo Game Show 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami revealed its lineup for the Tokyo Game Show, where it will show off a multitude of titles such as MGS 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3), MG Online (PS3), MGS 2: Bande Dessinee (PSP), MGS: Portable Ops + (PSP), Doko Demo Pilates (NDS), Doko Demo Yoga (NDS), Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2 Wii (Wii), Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PS3, X360), and Silent Hill Origins (PSP).

'Project Gotham Racing 4' (X360) Goes Gold! - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGR 4 tries to create an emotionally-charged racing experience, where players become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles. Drivers will be rewarded with a growing fan base that’ll cheer them on, react to their every move and support them through victory.

World Series of Video Games Gets Canceled

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Effective immediately, Games Media Properties will no longer produce the World Series of Video Games. The remainder of the 2007 season in Los Angeles, London and Sweden is canceled.

'Chronos Twins' (NDS) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chronos Twins is a sidescrolling action game that plays on the concept of time travel in a reassuringly unique manner as it is interwoven as a main game play element.

'Stronghold 2' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

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

2KGames has released a new patch for Firefly's 3D castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS Stronghold 2. This patch brings your US/Euro retail game to v1.4 and fixes various bugs, crashes, and tweaks the ballistae, while adding real-time shadows, bloom, anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing.

'Matchstick Puzzle by DS' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mercury Games announces Matchstick Puzzle by DS, a classic puzzle game which requires lateral thinking and includes lots of brain teasing conundrums. The aim of the game is to answer the questions by moving or rotating matchsticks.

Meridian4 Brings 'Alpha Prime' to North America

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 announced that it has signed Black Element Software's single-player oriented sci-fi FPS, featuring a varied balance of combat and more technical activities such as hacking and remotely controlling robotic devices.

'Dragon Quest IV' (NDS) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Level 5 are still working on bringing the newest Dragon Quest IX title the the NDS, several of its prequels, DQ IV, V and VI to be precise, are also getting converted to the NDS, with full 3D graphics. Scheduled for release this winter in Japan, no word whether Square Enix will be bringing it to Europe and/or North America.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 9:32 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:

'World Snooker Championship 2007' (PS2/PS3/X360) Coming to NDS - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Snooker Championship 2007 boasts 104 of the World’s best snooker players, with ten official tournaments all realistically modeled for the 2007 season.

PC Preview - 'Tabula Rasa'

by Steven Mills on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 6:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Penumbra: Black Plague' Announced - Screen

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced that it has secured the publishing rights to Penumbra: Black Plague, the final chapter in the Penumbra story thrusting players into a creepy environment of psychological horror, as they are challenged in this unique action adventure experience

'Huxley' (X360/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Huxley is an MMOFPS utilizing the Unreal engine 3 that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Human beings have mutated and are divided into two opposing races, Sapiens and Alternative, who are forced to battle against one another to gain control of the world and its resources.

'The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass' (NDS) Launch Contest

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To mark the Oct. 1 launch of Phantom Hourglass, Nintendo is running a content where you can win a trip to NY, $1,000 closed-door shopping spree at Nintendo World, a gold NDS and a copy of the game. Text “Zelda” to 20769 or enter by mail by visiting Zelda.com between Sept. 13 - Oct. 26, answer the three trivia questions correctly and get entered into the contest.

'DropCast' (NDS) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DropCast is a character based action puzzle game, charting the ever-so-slightly macabre adventures of Ingrid and her re-animated plush toys. A series of casual game titles are planned, all designed to innovate game-play on their respective target gaming platforms.

'Ship Simulator 2008' - v1.1 Patch/Add-on Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2008 is a simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea. This free add-on adds new features & content (new missions, vessels, dual screen, etc.), and will update your game to v1.1.

'Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles' (Wii) - 9 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RE: The Umbrella Chronicles combines first-person, light-gun style combat with interactive pathways, multiple weapons and new enemies to create an entirely new RE experience, revealing the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation.

'FIFA 08' and 'Spiderman: Friend or Foe' Demos on Xbox Live

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

Microsoft is making sure you are all set for the coming weekend as not only has it released EA's much anticipated FIFA 08 demo (730mb), but also a playable version of Activision's Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (430mb). Gamers in Europe will have to wait a little longer for the FIFA 08 demo, as there has been an unresolved issue that was discovered last minute.

'Ghost in the Sheet' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy has signed Ghost in the Sheet, a comedic point’n’click adventure game set in the eerie abandoned factory, “Sector Omega.”

Sony Releases v3.70 PSP / v1.93 PS3 Firmware

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of he previous update, Sony has released a new v3.71 PSP firmware update, addressing a minor issue with the icons, while the PS3 also gets a v1.93 update, fixing minor PlayStation Network bugs/stability from the previous v1.92 patch (said to particularly make the Warhawk experience smoother).

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3' (PS2/Wii) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 delivers an extreme 3D fighting experience, improving upon last year's game with over 150 playable characters, enhanced fighting techniques, beautifully refined effects and shading techniques, making each character's effects more realistic, and over 20 battle stages.

'Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs' - v1.04 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a new patch for Ensemble Studios' AoE III: The WarChiefs, bringing your retail game to v1.04a which includes all the original v1.04 fixes, as well as fixing a crash that occurred when you accessed home city decks in the French, Italian, German, Spanish editions.

'Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law' (PSP/PS2/Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a fully animated interactive adventure, allowing players will step into the shiny wingtips of Harvey Birdman, a third-rate superhero turned third-rate defense attorney charged with exonerating parodied classic cartoon characters.

Wii Review - 'Wing Island'

by Keith Durocher on Sept. 13, 2007 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Wing Island is a multiplayer biplane game exclusively for the Wii. Reminiscent of Hudson's PilotWings, Wing Island makes use of the Wiimote's tilt function to control your aircraft and acrobatic maneuvers.