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Various Game Trailers #1269

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 10:07 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:

  • Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath [X360/PC] - Trailer #3
  • FIFA Street 3 [ALL] - Donovan Trailer
  • Sam & Max 203: Night of the Raving Dead - Gameplay Trailer
  • This is Vegas [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer

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

Blizzard Reveals List Of Canceled Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 10:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

During a D.I.C.E. Summit panel discussion, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime revealed a list of titles that got canceled over the past few years, showing they are not afraid to axe titles when they aren't working out. While the most recent Starcraft Ghost is not on the list (maybe it's been revived?) Blizzard mentioned titles like Warcraft Adventures, some fantasy title called Raiko, Nomad featuring two giant zeppelin airships, Games People Play, Crixa, Shattered Nations, Pax Imperia and Denizen (thanks Firingsquad).

'Men Of War' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 9:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Previously revealed as Faces of War expansion, Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers.

'Silverfall: Earth Awakening' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy RPG set in a world of magic, machines & mayhem, the choices you make during the game take you along the path of nature or technology. The Earth Awakening addon features an updated engine with improved gfx/performance, 2 new races, over 50 new pieces of armor, 42 new weapons, 20 new maps, and optimized multiplayer.

Activision Conference Call Reveals New Titles & Release Schedule

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 5:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision's conf. call revealed quite a few new titles in the works, most scheduled for fiscal 2009 (anywhere from April 2008 - March 2009). New titles in franchises such as: Spider-Man, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Call of Duty, a makeover for the Tony Hawk franchise, the eagerly awaited James Bond (using an updated Call of Duty 4 engine) and titles based on Dreamworks movies Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar II. Giving credence to yesterday's Guitar Hero IV rumor, Activision confirmed two new Guitar Hero titles are in development, but declined to give details.

'Myst' (NDS) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Myst is an immersive experience that draws you in and won't let you go. You enter a unique setting, venturing alone to varied times and places, the worlds that compose Myst. There are no instructions, and you encounter no living beings but soon realize your actions may help individuals who are somehow trapped in a parallel dimension.

'Theatre of War' - Updated Demo Available NOW!

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 4:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Theatre of War depicts authentic battles of World War II between 1939-1945. Command hundreds of different unit types in 5 historically accurate campaigns (US, UK, Soviet, German, French and Polish). This demo features a new, advanced line-of-sight system, radically improved performance and enhanced AI behavior. There is an all-new playable battle taken from the new German Panzer Lehr campaign in addition to five playable tutorial missions.

Activision Sales Even Better Than Expected, Increases Outlook

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision announced that it had record net revenues of $1.48 billion and net income of $272.2 million for fiscal Q3, respective increases of 80% and 90% over the same period last year, far exceeding their expected revenue of $1.23 billion. This success was driven by strong sales of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero III, Shrek The Third, Spider-Man 3 and Transformers: The Game. Activision has increased its fiscal outlook to net revenues of $350 million for Q4 and $2.65 billion for the 2008 fiscal year.

Viacom and Take-Two - To Buy or Not to Buy?

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today, industry rumors claimed that Viacom was planning to buy Take-Two for $1.5 billion. The match seemed to make sense, as Viacom owns Dreamworks Studios, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures, and Take-Two has game rights to many MTV and Nickelodeon IPs. However, unnamed sources have since refuted those rumors, and both companies are remaining mum. We'll report back as soon as there's confirmation one way or another ....

'Rondo of Swords' (NDS) - 30 New Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 1:10 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.

'Major League Eating: The Game' Announced

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Video game publisher Mastiff announced today that it has acquired the Major League Eating (MLE) license. Major League Eating: The Game features the world's greatest gurgitory athletes competing across 12 different food types, and it will be built much like a fighting game.

'Bully: Scholarship Edition' (Wii/X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bully: Scholarship Edition tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Eight new missions, four new school classes (biology, music, math and geography), new unlockable items and clothing, new two-player off-line minigames, new awards and Achievements.

'Penumbra: Black Plague' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Penumbra: Black Plague, the final chapter in the Penumbra story, thrusts players into a creepy environment of psychological horror, as they are challenged in this unique action/adventure experience. The demo includes the four first levels of the game.

'Battleforge' Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there has yet to be an official announcement, or any details whatsoever for that matter, Spellforce developer Phenomic has been rather quiet since it was acquired by EA last year. However that does not mean the German studio has been sleeping on the job as a new project "Battleforge" has been revealed. So far only a "coming soon" teaser page is made available so further details are expected shortly. Speculating on the type of logo/art work, it looks like another title in the RTS/RPG hybrid genre.

'Interstellar Marines' (PS3/X360/PC) Showing at GDC

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interstellar Marines is an FPS, sci-fi, action and adventure game with an original and unpredictable storyline featuring single and cooperative gameplay, with heavy focus on realism. Zero Point Software informed us they will be showing a playable demo of Interstellar Marines to selected publishers on the GDC.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Combat Testing Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. Q&A lead Johan Sandstrom explains the combat testing procedure...

'Sins of a Solar Empire' v1.02 Patch Details, Coming Soon

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time space strategy title under development at Ironclad Games. Unfolding the fate of three unique factions, Sins of a Solar Empire is the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga. Expected for later this week, the v1.02 patch adds fixes and balance tweaks.

'Legendary' (ALL) Confirmed for PS3/X360, Coming This Summer - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 7:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spark Unlimited's FPS Legendary: The Box presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society, and it is up to you, as the cause of it all, to stop it all. Previously only announced for PC and next-gen consoles, Gamecock confirmed the game is coming to PS3/X360.

'Twisted Metal' (PSP/PS2) Coming to PS3

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 7:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks back Eat Sleep Play's David Jaffe mentioned that a hidden message in its fast-paced vehicular combat game Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition would reveal its next project, telling gamers to keep a close eye on the game for a cryptic message. It did not take too long for the GameFAQs people to figure out that the random numbers displayed during the Dark Past video correspond with letters of the alphabet revealing that "Twisted Metal is coming on PS Three."

PS2/Wii/X360 Preview - 'Space Chimps'

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 6:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Space Chimps, based on the upcoming CGI-animated movie, is a 1-2 player action/adventure game that chronicles the quest of Ham and Luna as they overcome the perils of an alien planet in search of Earth's lost Infinity space probe.

'Imperium Romanum ' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take the future of an empire into your hands in Haemimont's Imperium Romanum, a historical strategy that puts the player in the role of a governor of a province, where he or she must strive to build a well organized, prosperous and commanding settlement.

'Opoona' (Wii) North American Release Date Confirmed - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Opoona is a "lifestyle RPG," where you, as Opoona, descendant of brave warriors, known as Cosmo Guards, must adapt to a new environment, meet new people, get a job, all while becoming aware of the precious world and people surrounding him. Already revealed in Nintendo's Q1 2008 release schedule, KOEI confirms Opoona's is coming March 25, 2008.

'Perry Rhodan' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 5:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

He is the world's most popular astronaut, more famous than Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin or John Glenn. Now, for the first time, the fictional hero will appear in his own adventure.

Lighthouse Becomes Official PSP/PS2 Publisher in North America

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 5:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive is proud to announce that it has acquired full publishing rights for the PS2 and PSP platforms in North America through its signed agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

'TNA iMPACT!' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TNA stands for Total Nonstop Action, so you can expect TNA iMPACT! to be more extreme and action-packed than competing WWE titles. TNA has a few little tweaks compared to regular wrestling, such as a six-sided arena, with game modes involving a cage and race for the belt.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) Gets Playable Darth Vader

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 5:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. During a studio visit Vanity Fair witnessed Darth Vader being playable in a prologue mission to the Wookiee home planet Kashyyyk, to hunt down a recalcitrant Jedi.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) Official Web Site Launched - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 5:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment. Head on over to the freshly launched website for more creepy details, or read more for some new screens...

'Band Mashups' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 4:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring 150 tracks and five distinct musical styles: rock, funk/hip-hop, country, marching band and Latin, Band Mashups combines fast-paced combat with customizable bands in the fight for musical supremacy, fully utilizing the Wii Remote controller’s highly intuitive control scheme to deliver a unique game-play experience.

'WorldShift' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 4:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Sea Studios, known for Knights of Honor, announced WorldShift, a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend.

'Gothic III' - v1.6 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gothic 3 is the third part of the RPG legend presenting an intense, living world and a non-linear, varied gaming experience. Spellbound has released a v1.6 patch implementing a new memory system to improve the game's stability and reducing the memory requirements, as well as fixing various bugs & crashes.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Virtua Fighter 5'

by Anthony Chambers on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, newly redesigned 3D environments, and online multiplayer.

'Ninja Reflex' (NDS/Wii) - 27 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 12:34 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.

'Rubik's Cube Challenge' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rubik's Cube Challenge is a casual PC game that features a fast-paced puzzle game focusing on the spinning and color-matching play that made the original Rubik's Cube the world's top-selling puzzle game.

'Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 12:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy, is a frenetic geometric side-scrolling shooter that lets players craft the game to their liking by building their own levels, ships and enemy ships. In addition, players can absorb the pieces and weapons of destroyed enemy ships to bolster their own defenses during battle.

'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World' (Wii) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2008 @ 12:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai is working on no less than four titles in the Tales Of franchise, one of them being Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, known in Japan as Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatoskr, for the Wii set two years later then the last installment, and Emile Castanie is the new hero.