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Various Game Trailers #1252

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 5:59 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 [ALL] - Dev. Diary Trailer #1


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

'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Left 4 Dead, developed by Counter-Strike makers Turtle Rock Studios, is a co-operative multiplayer action game, using the Source Engine, and also introducing Turtle Rock's v2.0 A.I. technology.

PlayStation Store Update Offers Demos, DLCs and Downloadable Games

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a few Playstation Eye titles (Tori-Emaki & Mesmerize: Trace for $1.99) and a Blast Factor Bundle ($12.99). The weekly Rock Band tracks are now also available (Last Train to Clarksville / The Monkees, All the Small Things / Blink-182, and Action / Sweet for $1.99) as well as two new circuits for MotorStorm (Eagle’s Nest and Diamondback Speedway, $2.99). Also available are playable demos for Disney;s Turok and EA's FIFA Street 3, if all else fails, there's plenty of trailers, and movie clips to watch.

'Interactive Achievement Awards' Nominees Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 4:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 11th annual Interactive Achievement Awards, with both BioShock and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare receiving an 10+ nominations. Other titles up for the Overall Game of the Year Award are The Orange Box, Rock Band and Super Mario Galaxy.

'Monster Madness: EX' (PS3) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 3:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games' Monster Madness: EX follows in the footsteps of Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia with four player co-op gameplay, an all new polished look and improved game elements for its PS3 debut.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - v2.0 Demo/Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this team-based online strategic shooter. After a false start earlier this week, Activision has released a new v2.0 demo which includes the same map from the original demo, but has all the latest v1.4 patch updates, such as the new training mode.

'Rondo of Swords' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rondo of Swords is a fantasy strategy RPG that combines an epic narrative, complete with a branching story and multiple endings, with an innovative combat mechanic that takes advantage of the DS touch screen and forces you to add even more strategy and planning to your attacks.

'Gears of War' (X360/PC) Gets Action Figures

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The first wave in an ongoing line of Gears of War action figures includes main character Marcus Fenix, Augustus Cole, and the villainous Locust Drone, and are expected in stores late spring of 2008. Featuring an unprecedented amount of detail, extensive articulation, and game-accurate accessories, the action figures will appeal to the most dedicated Gears of War players, as well as action figure collectors in general.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is the official prequel to its survival FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, bringing the players one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in 2011.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) Delay Confirmed

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 12:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through the use of state-of-the-art real-time physics and unprecedented environmental interaction combining to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment. Infogrames' CEO Patrick Leleu confirms a previously revealed delay, although it's not as bad as initially reported. AITD is currently scheduled for May 2008.

'Iron Man' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on Marvel Studios' first independently produced feature film Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard, and directed by Jon Favreau. The Iron Man movie will blast into theaters May 2, 2008, the game itself is currently set for release Spring 2008.

Video Games Live Plans 40 Concerts in 2008

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the biggest video games of all time, now expanded with a wide variety of brand new segments. Special performances to take place during GDC, Comic-Con, Leipzig Games Convention, NYC's Broadway, a 7,000 seat bullring in Mexico, as well as Taiwan, Brazil, Germany, France, England, Scotland, China, Canada and more ...

'SEGA Bass Fishing' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With over 20 different types of lures to choose from, budding anglers can cast off using the Wii Remote to try and land one of four different types of freshwater bass.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | 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:

  • CSI: Hard Evidence (Wii)

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

'Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer takes place in a fantastical version of feudal Japan and stars a masterless samurai named Shiren who travels with a weasel named Koppa. Together they are on a quest to discover the mystical Land of the Golden Condor, said to be the home of the legendary city of gold known as El Dorado.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - v1.4 SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this team-based online strategic shooter. Splash Damage has released a v1.4 version of the SDK toolset, which contains all of the tools used to develop ETQW, allowing modders to create their own content.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's 4X strategy game Lost Empire: Immortals is set in space featuring six playable races, each with their own compelling storyline who battle for domination of a vast empire.

'Summer Sports: Paradise Island' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Destineer announces Summer Sports: Paradise Island, which will turn your Wii into a luxurious island resort! Check into the Paradise Island Resort and explore the vast array of recreational activities in this lush tropical environment, such as Basketball, Croquet, Lawn Darts, Badminton, Volleyball, Horse Shoes, and Mini-Golf.

'Fallen Empire: Legions' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After months of rumors and a recent video leak on the web, GarageGames today announced initial details for Fallen Empire: Legions, a first person shooter that combines distinctive freedom of movement with fast paced first-person combat to create strategic, team-oriented gameplay.

K2 Network Execs Form True Games Interactive

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game industry executives Jeff Lujan and Bob Drobish, two key executives behind publishing and operations at K2 Network, announced today that they have left the MMO service provider and together have formed the new global online publishing company, True Games Interactive.

'Toy Shop' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Gameinvest, Toy Shop puts players at the helm of a struggling toy shop where they’ll need to create fun toys that sell while managing store inventory, customers and budget. Turn the fledgling family toy store into a toy business empire!

'Highlander' (PS3/X360/PC) Game Details

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 6:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi signed the Highlander license a few years ago, and Widescreen is developing a Unreal Engine 3 powered third person action adventure set in the Highlander universe – control an Immortal embroiled in a battle against rival Immortals in an adventure spanning over 2000 years.

'Kung Fu Panda' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 6:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on Dreamworks' upcoming CG-animated comedy about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, Po (voiced by Jack Black), who must somehow become a Kung Fu Master in order to save the Valley of Peace from a villainous snow leopard, Tai Lung.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) Voiced by Smallville's Lex Luthor

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Sector is a new and original next-gen action-thriller, developed by Digital Extreme. It's a dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story. D3Publisher of America announced that Michael Rosenbaum, known as Smallville's Lex Luthor, will voice the main character in Dark Sector.

'Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition' (PS2) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 5:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eat, Sleep, Play, founded by God of War's David Jaffe and Warhawk's Scott Campbell, is working on Twisted Metal: Head On featuring enhanced graphics, playable Sweet Tooth character, lost levels from the never released Twisted Metal: Black Part II, new Twisted Metal: Head-On level, and a documentary on the series.

'Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust video game gives gamers an all-access pass to the glitz, glamour and gorgeous women of Tinseltown. In this 3rd person adventure game, Larry takes a summer job working on his uncle Larry's movie lot doing odd jobs and trying to uncover a mole from another studio who threatens to air the studio's dirty laundry in the tabloids.

'FF Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates' (NDS) Pins Down Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates is the latest installment in the action/RPG franchise, playable for up to 4 players with a strong multiplayer focus, but if you go solo you can use AI characters to perform combos.

'A Stroke of Fate' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 5:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is an interactive detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany. The gamer has a unique opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death.

'Hovorun' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hovorun is a free-to-play online multiplayer casual racing game that offers up to eight gamers the opportunity to race against each other in a funny Hovercraft.

'Don King Presents: Prizefighter' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Don King Presents: Prizefighter is a documentary-style boxing game under development at Venom Games, known for Rocky: Legends, featuring a documentary-style narrative career mode, training, and will require you to also manage personal relationships outside of the ring.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) Weapons Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Sector is a new and original next-gen action-thriller, developed by Digital Extreme. A dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story.

'Ninja Reflex' (NDS/Wii) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninja Reflex uses a series of martial arts challenges to test gamers’ reflexes and measure their reaction times with millisecond precision. Players can also compete for ninja supremacy against their friends in fierce multiplayer battles with up to four players.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Upcoming Downloadable Songs Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band allows you to perform famous rock music with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and vocals, as well as online. A premature update on Xbox.com revealed what's in store for us the rest of the month with a triple dose of Oasis (Don't Look Back in Anger, Live Forever, Wonderwall) and a "Progressive Tracks" (Siva by Smashing Pumpkins, a cover of Rush's Working Man, and Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial) as made famous by Coheed and Cambria).

PC Review - 'Speedball 2: Tournament'

by Tim McDonald on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Speedball 2 transforms the futuristic game setting into a high-speed online sports spectacle. Offering international leagues, a large-scale ranking system and a virtual marketplace, Speedball 2 pulls out all the stops in modern multiplayer gaming action.

'The Club' (PS3/X360/PC) Multiplayer Details - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Club is a 3rd person action shooter focused on addictive and rewarding gameplay, testing your skills to the limit and offers relentless, frantic, and fast paced gameplay with a unique style, tone and storyline that drips with energy, attitude and anarchy.

'FIFA Street 3' (NDS/PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 3 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel, now on the next-gen platforms. EA has released a 290mb demo on Xbox Live, probably coming to PSN later today as well.

X360 Review - 'Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

DDR Universe2 delivers new gameplay options along with a sundry mix of songs from the 70s to today, online play and downloadable music, enhanced graphics as well as accessibility for players of all ages.

XGen Studios Developing Original WiiWare Title

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

XGen Studios, known developer of browser-based games, revealed that it is an authorized developer for Wii. XGen Studios is developing an original title for Nintendo's upcoming WiiWare service, slated for release alongside the platform in early 2008.

'StarCraft' & 'Brood War' - v1.15.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has yet again released a minor updated patch for good old Starcraft and its expansion pack, Brood War. With the v1.15.2 patch Starcraft/Broodwar no longer requires the CD while playing the game.

'Advanced Tactics' - v1.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Advanced Tactics is a robust interface and flexible gaming system that will allow for addicting, but realistic, recreation of a variety of historical periods and even some fictional ones! This latest 1.10 official update brings scores of changes, new scenarios, and improvements.

'Handball Manager 2008' - v1.3.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2008 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Handball Manager 2008 is fully licensed by the German handball federation, and also includes 12 complete European leagues. Compose your team, train and motivate your players, devise strategies, negotiate contracts, deal with sponsors, and win games.