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Various Game Trailers #1316

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 7:49 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:

  • Resident Evil 5 [ALL] - Producer Interview Trailer
  • Europa Universalis: Rome - Trailer
  • Race Driver: GRID [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #2
  • NBA Ballers: Chosen One [ALL] - Dwight Howard Trailer
  • Iron Man [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #2

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

'The Tomorrow War: Factor K' Revealed - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Tomorrow War is a space simulator set in the 27th century where you play the role of a military space academy cadet. Factor K is an standalone expansion, written by Russian sci-fi author Alexander Zorich, with improved gfx, player requests, new planets, spaceships and plenty more.

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) Collector's Edition Revealed & Dated ?

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. Packed in a Vault-Tec Lunch Box the Collector's Edition includes the game, a Vault Boy bobblehead, artbook and making of DVD.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) Multiplayer Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. While details on the game are still slim, we now know that the franchise returns to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai.

'Sam & Max 205: What's New, Beelzebub?' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judgment day is at hand, and it's time for a showdown with the guy downstairs to bargain for Bosco's soul. But in the corporate wasteland known as Hell, not even the Freelance Police are safe from eternal damnation. Can Sam & Max fight free from Satan's grasp, or have they reached the end of the line?

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games' Mafia II features a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action, developed by the original creators Illusion Softworks.

Atari Wants to Sell 2-3 Million 'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) Copies

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | 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. Infogrames/Atari wants to sell 2-3 million copies of Alone in the Dark 5 because "We want to stop losing money."

'NFL Head Coach 09' (PS3/X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Gets Classic Rock Pack #1

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the latest slate of downloadable tracks available for Rock Band. Starting April 15 for the X360 (April 17 for the PS3) players will be download the Classic Rock Pack #1 featuring Blondie's Call Me, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man, and The Police's Message in a Bottle.

'Nitro Stunt Racing: Stage 1' to Get New Aerobatic Track - Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nitro Stunt Racing offers instant fun and fierce competition on amazing tracks. Following the standard motor racing rules, this game is a spicy mix of attractive elements such as pipes, loops and huge jumps on various surfaces.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' Enters Alpha Stage

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King. The 2nd WoW expansion Wrath of the Lich King has entered closed alpha testing according to WOW Insider.

'World in Conflict: Soviet Assault' (PS3/X360/PC) - 17 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is an RTS that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst a showdown between the Soviet Union and the US, with destructible 3D battlefields, team-based multiplayer and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

'Saga' to Get Undead Expansion

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Undead will be joining SAGA’s Dark Elves and Orcs as part of the Brotherhood, fighting against the Dwarves, Elves and Giants who make up the forces of Order. The Undead faction will add over 20 unique unit types to the core set, which already consists of over 150 different troops and spells.

'A.I.M. Racing' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While SkyRiver Studios has previously released 2 sci-fi first-person action/RPG titles (A.I.M. & A.I.M. 2) based on the same universe, its latest 3D race simulator puts you in the driver's seat, F-Zero style.

Akella signs 'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC) For Eastern Europe

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | 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.

Rising Star Games Brings 'Super Swing Golf Season' (Wii) to Europe

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the Wiimote as a golf club, swing into the action with your favorite characters as Super Swing Golf Season, know in North America as Super Swing Golf Season 2, returns to the island to challenge the new courses with an all-new story, completely new customizations, costumes, new multiplayer modes, secrets and tournament modes.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' Developer Diary #3 - Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. This third developer diary gives us an overview of the Super Sandbox mode in BattleGoat Studios' Supreme Ruler 2020.

Aeria Games Brings Casual MMO 'StoneAge 2' to North America

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aeria Games announced that it has signed DigiPark's casual MMORPG StoneAge 2 for release in North America. Set in the prehistoric ages, StoneAge 2 brings a mixture of dinosaurs of unimaginable heights and invisible spirits who help humans roam altered terrains such as dungeons and arid desserts.

IO Interactive Founders Form Reto-Moto

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Founders of IO Interactive and creators of Hitman announce the formation of their new development company Reto-Moto, committed to redefining the online multi-player space.

'Baroque' (PS2/Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Baroque is a dungeon-crawling action RPG loaded with items to find and customize, packed with tons of twisted monsters to vanquish, boasting a powerful musical score, and featuring an innovative story progression system in which death is not the end.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Fallout 3'

by Thomas Wilde on April 11, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

'LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures' (ALL) - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Videogame is a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three cinematic adventures of pop culture’s most iconic archaeologist, including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

'Lair' (PS3) Gets Downloadable Content And Analog Control Patch

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as a warrior riding a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, and capable of scorching, clawing and smashing thousands of enemies, gamers must defeat countless armies to save a civilization. Together, the gamer and the beast will attempt to change the destiny of a world on the brink of extinction. On April 17 Factor 5 will release two DLC's, the premium Diabolical Dragons adds two new dragons while Skyguard Upgrade adds the analog controls and a crosshair option.

'SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm' - Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm takes players through a fascinating and exciting challenge as they fight for the magical portals, which seem to be the only connection between the shattered islands of Eo. This update for solves multiplayer problems as well as the rarely occurring camera bug.

'Mario Kart Wii' (Wii) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mario and all his much loved pals are planning to make a spectacular return in this definitive version of Mario Kart, providing the most action-packed, adrenaline-filled racing fun ever seen in the series. Players will have to master a host of 16 exciting new tracks in addition to 16 classic tracks from previous Mario Kart games.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' - v1.02 HotFix Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | 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. A hotfix for the v1.02 patch has been released addressing an issue where Shader 2 cards (ATI X800/X850) need to be set to "low."

'Sins of a Solar Empire' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | 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. The v1.04 patch adds gameplay/multiplayer tweaks, improved AI, UI enhancements and the usual bug/crash fixes.

'Mushroom Men (NDS/Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mushroom Men shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions. As a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, players are given the opportunity to wreak havoc by transforming common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Beta Confirmed for Europe

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where huge conglomerates, including those in the Middle East and South America, fight for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries. Konami will release Metal Gear Online Premiere Beta via the PlayStation Store from April 17th, with online tests running from April 21st through May 6th.

Friday, April 11, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 4:17 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:

'Men Of War' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Brazil Bans 'Bully' (ALL)

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | 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. The land of carnival, nudity and excess has deemed Rockstar's Bully "too violent for young children and teenagers," as Brazilian Judge Flavio Rabello prohibited the game from being imported, distributed, sold or promoted in Latin America's largest nation.

'WoW: The Burning Crusade' Reaches One Million Concurrent Players Milestone

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The9 Limited announced that Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft has achieved the highest concurrency since its launch in June 2005, a record peak of 1 million simultaneous users, following the launch of the The Burning Crusade expansion pack in mainland China on Sept. 6, 2007.

'The Legend of Crystal Valley' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Legend of Crystal Valley is a point n' click adventure game merging the best qualities of the genre, providing hours of gameplay, dozens of various locations, characters puzzles, beautiful 2D backgrounds, 3D characters and interactive objects.

MCV Industry Excellence Awards 2008

by Rainier on April 11, 2008 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hosted by the UK trade magazine, The MCV Industry Excellence Awards 2008 saw Nintendo grab three honors (Games Publisher, PR Team and the prestigious Grand Prix Award). Other big winners included Assassins Creed as new Games Brand, GAME as Specialist Retailer, Play.com as Online Retailer and Cooking Mama as Sales Triumph.

PS3 Review - 'Conflict: Denied Ops'

by Geoff Gibson on April 11, 2008 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Conflict: Denied Ops puts players in control of two of these merciless operatives, each of them highly specialized in both weapons and military tactics. With gameplay focused on accessible two-man tactics, utilize simple commands and switch seamlessly between team mates to lay down covering fire, explore diverging paths, create distractions and pin the enemy under fire.