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Various Game Trailers #1266

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 11:12 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:

  • Naruto: Ninja Destiny [NDS] - Trailer
  • Faith and a .45 [PS3/X360/PC] - Teaser Trailer


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

'World in Conflict' - v1.006 Details, Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Entertainment announced that the World in Conflict update 6 is due soon. This sixth update primarily fixes some balancing issues, but also introduces a number of new features, including enhanced server filters, improved “Play Now” functions and measures against clan smurfing. Aside from that, there are also several additions to the various communications tools in the game.

'Team Fortress 2' New Map Coming This Month

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You may’ve heard that new achievements, maps, and unlockable items are on the way. The first map, Goldrush, introduces a new game mode. The BLU team must escort a high-tech mining cart through a series of checkpoints to the RED base within a time limit. The more BLU players near the cart, the faster the cart moves. The cart stops if any RED team member is in the vicinity. Valve is currently the map; look for it within the month.

'Conflict: Denied Ops' (X360/PS3/PC) - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 5:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Conflict: Denied Ops, previously called Crossfire, is a new paramilitary themed co-op FPS from Pivotal Games, putting you in control of two of these merciless operatives, each of them highly specialized in both weapons and military tactics.

GameTap Pulling the Plug On 'Myst Online: Uru Live'

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Myst Online: Uru Live is Cyan Worlds' online multiplayer version of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, with dynamic new worlds, making use of real-time 3D rather than still images to bring players together online to explore incredible new worlds. Citing "business reasons," GameTap announced that it will discontinue Myst Online in 60 days.

Folding@home One Million PS3s Strong

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment announced that since PS3 took part in Stanford University's Folding@home project on March 22, 2007, the total number of registered users has reached over one million users.

'Star Ocean 2: Second Evolution' (PSP) - 42 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 3:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 20 years after the events of its predecessor, Star Ocean 2 also receives the full remake treatment aboard the PSP system. The title takes the next step with fully animated movies, all-new character designs, extra playable characters, fully voiced dialogue, and more.

NVIDIA Acquires AGEIA Technologies

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AGEIA Technologies. More details will be revealed during NVIDIA's quarterly results next week Wednesday.

'Combat Mission: Shock Force' - v1.06 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Shock Force is a tactical military simulation depicting a hypothetical near future conflict between NATO and Syrian forces in Syria. Paradox has released a new patch, for all versions of the game, to v1.06 which includes new features and gameplay improvements.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 12:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Drakensang: The Dark Eye, developed by Radon Labs, brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world’s biggest pen & paper franchises.

Video Games More Rewarding For Men Than Women

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 12:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In a first-of-its-kind imaging study, the Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have shown that the part of the brain that generates rewarding feelings is more activated in men than women during video-game play.

'SEGA Bass Fishing' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Bass Fishing is back and better than ever, returning with all-new intuitive controls which utilize both the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. This time round when players hook a big one, they can use the motion sensor as they wrestle to reel it in.

'CID The Dummy' (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CID The Dummy, previously known as Crash Dummy vs. the evil D-Troit, is based around the multiple opportunities for a Crash Impact Dummy (CID) to get into mischief, blending classic platform elements with more cerebral elements such as puzzles, clever weapon use and route finding.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (PS3/X360) Downloadable Maps Coming

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is a new action-thriller that will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots. Activision announced that Infinity War is working on downloadable multiplayer maps, but only for PS3 and X360, not PC.

'The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Transform your Sims’ homes with new design options for their kitchens and bathrooms. Create a romantic hideaway in the bathroom or an ultra-modern space with streamlined glass showers, claw-foot bathtubs, contemporary sinks, and more.

'Star Wolves 2: Civil War' - Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wolves 2: Civil War is an addon for Xbow Software's 3D space RPG, currently being developed by Elite Games, which adds more than 80 solar systems, new ships and weapons, new NPCs with specific personality treats, a new faction, and non-linear progression of the game.

American McGee Working on Second Project

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

American McGee, known for American McGee's Alice, revealed that, apart from working on the "Grimm" project, his China-based Spicy Horse studio has just started working on a second project. While details were not provided, it was revealed that it will be powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 3 and be a "multi-platform, twisted tale project." An update on "Grimm" indicates the title is at the halfway point, with 12 of 24 episodes finished.

'Poker Smash' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Void Star Creations takes the puzzle game genre to a whole new level with Poker Smash, an action packed puzzler with a poker twist where players rush to clear rows of cards by arranging them into poker hands. To keep things interesting Poker Smash offers card-blasting bombs and a super slow-motion trigger for players caught in a bind.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v4.6 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v4.6 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

Monday, February 4, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 9:06 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:

'Chi Bi' Developer Fabricates John Woo Quotes to Generate Buzz

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The recently announced online game from Beijing-based Perfect World Network Technology, Chi Bi, based on John Woo’s feature film "Red Cliff," was inaccurately linked Woo to the game project. While Perfect World is developing the online game, there is no association, cooperation or involvement with Woo or his company Lion Rock Productions, and all quotes attributed to Woo regarding this project were fabricated.

'Spaceforce: Captains' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 6:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Control the fate of the galaxy in the classic-styled turn-based strategy game that invites you to explore & conquer an entirely new space, featuring several distinct forms of game play, including resource gathering, role-playing, and strategy.

'Prototype' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself. Barry Pepper (Flags of Our Fathers, Saving Private Ryan) will voice Alex Mercer, while Gordon Clap (NYPD Blue) and Paul Guilfoyle (CSI, L.A. Confidential) have also signed on.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (PS3/X360/PC) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 5:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance.

Wii Shop Channel Expands With Duo of Classic Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 5:33 a.m. PST | 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: Operation Wolf, and Columns III: Revenge of Columns.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 3:51 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.

PS3 Review - 'Turok'

by Sanford May on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Turok is a story-driven FPS set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Take on the role of former Black Ops commando Joseph Turok, now part of an elite Special Forces squad, on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically altered planet.

'NBA Ballers: Chosen One' (ALL) Gets Chuck D. And Just Blaze - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 3:25 a.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". Public Enemy's Chuck D will serve as announcer and studio-host, while producer Just Blaze will produce the entire instrumental score.

'X3: Terran Conflict' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koch Media announced that its Deep Silver label has signed a publishing agreement with Egosoft for its latest title X³: Terran Conflict, a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system.

'Command and Destroy DS' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Command and Destroy DS is a classic real-time strategy game in which you get to decide whether to play the role of the humans, defiantly standing up to the alien onslaught or whether you want to control the extra terrestrials hell-bent on the destruction of the human race.

'The Political Machine 2008' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock will be developing The Political Machine 2008, a strategy game that lets gamers take a shot at running for President, allowing you to design a candidate or choose a pre-existing one and campaign across the country against either a human opponent or a computer controlled opponent.

'Subversion' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UK based Indie developer Introversion Software has yet to officially announce, or issue any details whatsoever about its latest project, Subversion. The only thing known is that its latest title has been in development since 2002, but was shelved twice during the process, to make room for its other cult titles Darwinia (initially called Future War) and Defcon.

Wii Review - 'Avatar: The Burning Earth'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Feb. 4, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Based on the second season of the Avatar animated series, players will join Aang and his friends as they master their skills and fight their way to defend the greatest Earth Kingdom city against a deadly Fire Nation invasion.