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Various Game Trailers #1282

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 8:45 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:

  • Universe at War: Earth Assault [X360] - Novus Trailer
  • Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy [Wii] - Trailer
  • Champions Online - Trailer
  • Far Cry 2 [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailers (2)
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - GDC 08 Trailer


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

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) Multiplayer Details - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'Dead Rising' (X360) Counter Lawsuit Filed

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 8:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Capcom filed a preemptive lawsuit against MKR Group, producer of 1979's George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, to avoid being sued over the similarities between the two properties. However MKR filed complaint in U.S. District Court in New York claiming both products are "dark comedies," that "the recreational activities of the zombies and absurdly grotesque 'kill scenes' provide unexpected comedic relief," as well as "Both works provided thoughtful social commentary on the 'mall culture' zeitgeist, in addition to serving up a sizable portion of sensationalistic violence." To be continued ...

'NBA Ballers: Chosen One' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 5:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games' NBA Ballers: Chosen One marks the return if fast-paced one-on-one and two-on-two action as players can select from more than 65 NBA superstars to be the next "Chosen One".

SquareTrade Report Confirms 16% Xbox 360 Failure Rate

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks back rumors surfaced claiming that the Xbox 360 failure rate was way higher than Microsoft previously admitted, and now SquareTrade's latest warranty report confirms that the numbers (16.4%) are indeed correct. Tracking showed 171 claims were made on a sample group of 1040 Xbox 360, although it has to be noted, the units were purchased first half of 2007.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots, and use their character's abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

38 Studios Licenses BigWorld Technology Suite for Its MMO

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

38 Studios has entered into an agreement with BigWorld to license its BigWorld Technology Suite, providing 38 Studios with the tools and technologies to support an unparalleled Online Entertainment Experience for its upcoming MMO game.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, a prequel to the full GT 5 release, will be available for download, and on Blu-ray. GT 5 Prologue will sport improved AI, and for the first time include multiplayer up to 16 cars, with integrated with online features, such as a profile editor and an online event calendar.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Explorers of Darkness (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In this pair of action-packed adventures, players journey as actual Pokémon through a fantastic land untouched by humans. Before the game starts, players take a test to help them figure out which of 16 Pokémon best represents their personalities.

'Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle 40-foot waves, storms, ice and a nearly 100-percent crewmember injury rate in the dangerous hunt for undersea riches on the Bering Sea with the new video game Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm.

'Rainbow Six Vegas 2' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 adds new gameplay features and even more stunning visuals. Players will encounter a solo campaign that uses new tactical possibilities in various locations around Sin City, co-op and adversarial modes, while providing unprecedented interaction between the solo and multiplayer experience.

'Metal Gear Solid 4' (PS3) and 'God of War' (PSP) Get Bundled

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In preparation of its Q2 2008 launch SCEA will be bundling MGS 4 with a 80GB PS3 and a Dualshock 3 wireless controller ($499). Similarly, the of God of War PSP bundle (June/$199) will include the game, a "Deep Red" PSP with God of War himself, Kratos, silk-screened on the back of the unit, Superbad movie on UMD, and a download voucher for Syphon Filter: Combat Ops.

'Haze' Goes PS3 Exclusive, Narrows Down Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Haze 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.

'The Settlers: Rise Of An Empire - Empire of the East' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The first expansion for The Settlers: Rise Of An Empire adds a new campaign with 8 missions, a new climate zone (India), a new profession (geologist), a new hero (Princess Saraya), weather influence, as well as new buildings, ornaments, and more.

'Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars is an exciting new baseball title that will put fans into the action like never before, offering fans of all ages a wildly fun experience featuring starting lineups from all 30 MLB clubs, a variety of exhibition and tournament modes, All-Star training mini-games, along with fantasy-themed baseball stadiums.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take inspiration from competing in the world's most exciting racing cars on legendary circuits and iconic city streets and then get creative with the most powerful track editor in portable gaming, and set to offer the most complete pick-up-and-play pocket racing package, complete with stunning visuals.

'Core Fighter' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Core Fighter is Anchorcast Entertainment's fast-paced 2D shooter melding thrilling top-down action with free-roaming exploration, bringing the streamlined features of a modern first-person shooter to the classic gameplay of 2D action games from the past.

'Deca Sports' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deca Sports, known in some parts of Europe as Sports Island, is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer.

'Mass Effect' (X360/PC) Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Re-designed for the PC, Mass Effect, co-developed by Bioware & Demiurge Studios, invites players to take the role of Commander Shepard as they set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Wrought with treachery, heroism, difficult decisions and a universe filled with unique and colorful species, Mass Effect delivers a truly compelling storyline.

'Hurry Up Hedgehog!' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An intriguing brainteaser challenging the whole family to shrewdly manoeuvre their hedgehog to victory. Jostling against the canniest critters in the garden players must dodge hazards, out-smart their friends and use cunning to race their hedgehogs home.

'Guild Wars' Sells Five Million Units

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars is a competitive online RPG with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) Gets Downloadable Content With PvP - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games announced two downloadable content expansions for its open-world RPG Two Worlds, adding a host of new content to its multiplayer universe, featuring first and foremost an entirely new player-versus-player mode based around controlling key areas of a map.

PS2/Wii/PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'LEGO Batman'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In LEGO Batman gamers will have the ability to roam the streets of LEGO Gotham City as Batman or Robin, and even take control of the villains while manipulating gadgets and building/operating vehicles in co-op gameplay.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' - Patch #2 Details

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 6:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Universe at War: Earth Assault is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth. Petroglyph has released details on the upcoming second patch including 4 new skirmish/multiplayer maps, bug fixes, and the usual gameplay/balance tweaks.

'Overlord: Raising Hell' (X360/PC) Officially Coming to PS3 - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 6:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As revealed yesterday, the deliciously despotic Overlord and his horde of raucous minions are coming to the PS3. Set in a seriously twisted fantasy world, Overlord: Raising Hell is an action adventure that has players being ruthless, determined, and even a little despotic as they pillage lands and conquer kingdoms in order to be proclaimed the all-powerful Overlord.

'NFL Head Coach 09' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Put on your headset, grab your clipboard and see if you have what it takes to be the boss in NFL Head Coach 09, a unique NFL experience that gives gamers the power to make decisions that define their career and ultimately the fate of their franchise as a head coach in the NFL.

'Runaway: A Twist of Fate' Revealed (NDS/Wii/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While Runaway 3 isn't exactly a secret, Pendulo Studios today revealed the first minor details of the third installment in the adventure franchise. At GDC 08, the Italian developer showed the first bits, indicating that Runaway: A Twist of Fate will have a more somber mood and darker setting than previous titles in the series.

'Bangai-O Spirits' (NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 5:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Bangai-O Spirits, a re-imagination of their ‘90s cult classic, is a compelling blend of twitch-fest shooter and puzzler genres, seasoned with strategic and tactical elements.

X360/PC Preview - 'Postal III'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Running With Scissors' Postal III will employ the Valve's Source engine to deliver a new and advanced technical level of social satire and politically incorrect virtual violence, featuring motion-captured performances by a wide array of celebrities – from film stars to Playboy Playmates – as well as a storyline that offers gamers vast latitude in terms of their behavior.

'Witches' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Witches is a next-gen 3rd person tactical combat game where players find themselves in terrifying dark medieval surroundings in an epic struggle for survival against the repellent deformed Hordes of the Beast, an evil creature that has established a reign of slavery and terror throughout the land.

'Dead Space' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Official Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, developed by EA's Redwood Shores Studio, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War Leaders: Clash of Nations places gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory on the battlefield. Apart from the usual DM, co-op and TDM, War Leaders will also feature a turned based multiplayer mode.

SCEA Promotes Executives From Within

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 3:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After its President of Worldwide Studios resigned yesterday, SCEA announced the executive appointments of Robert Dyer to Senior Vice President, Publisher Relations, Ian Jackson to Vice President, Sales and Sally Buchanan to Vice President, Human Resources. Taking effect in March and April 2008, all will report to SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 3:33 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:

'Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge, previously known as JAZZ: Hired Guns, is a game that best describes the life of risk and danger that you’ll lead in this action-packed turn-based tactical game where you’ll be in control of leading a group of seasoned mercenaries through the African countryside.

PS2 Review - 'Cheggers' Party Quiz'

by Tim McDonald on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Cheggers' Party Quiz is packed with thousands of entertainment questions, all brought into your front room by the eternally ebullient host, Keith Chegwin.