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Various Game Trailers #1314

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 6:43 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:

  • Operation Darkness [X360] - Trailer
  • Halo 3 [X360] - Legendary Map Pack Documentary


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

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) Gets Rid of Weapons DLC

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Illusions' Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. When EA launched the multiplayer beta, fans went ballistic when it was revealed that certain weapons would only be available as premium DLC, even organizing a boycott of the game. EA/DiCE heard the outcry and revealed today that all weapons will be unlockable through leveling up, while people who buy the Gold edition have them from the outset.

'Requiem: Bloodymare' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gravity Interactive, known for Ragnarok Online, is bringing Requiem: Bloodymare to North America. This new MMO, designed for a mature audience, melds elements of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and introduces a world where the misuse of science and magic has warped the natural world into a twisted vision of death.

'Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath' (X360/PC) Desync Issues Being Worked On

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The C&C series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. As the expansion pack to C&C 3 Tiberium Wars, this RTS game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign. EA issued a statement to let fans know that the reported desync issues are being worked on, and that whilst tracking down the cause is difficult the devs are confident it will be resolved soon.

'Zenses Ocean' and 'Zenses Rainforest' for NDS Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zenses Ocean and Zenses Rainforest will allow players to escape from the stress of daily life while challenging the mind, body and spirit through relaxing puzzle games, soothing ambient sounds and authentic rainforest and oceanic visuals.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 3:12 p.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:

  • Baroque (PS2/Wii)

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

'SimCity Societies' - v1.03.140 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows players to construct not only the cities they desire, but create their cultures, societal behaviors and environments as well. This new patch adds new buildings, general fixes and improvements, new events, new disasters etc...

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) Rocks With Karl Lagerfeld

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV as the franchise returns to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai. Fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld will be keeping you entertained as a DJ on one of GTA IV's many radio stations where he will play his favorite electronica and dance music, or give searing commentary.

'Summon Night: Twin Age' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summon Night: Twin Age is a fully stylus-driven action RPG set in the popular Summon Night universe featuring beautifully animated graphics, and addictive action RPG gameplay. The stylus is your key to the world of Clardona, whether as your swinging sword or your shimmering wall of fire.

GamersGate Adds Independent Developers to Its Portfolio

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital download portal GamersGate announced the addition of two new independent developers, Resolution Interactive (Clusterball and Ski-doo X-Team Racing) and Oxeye (Harvest: Massive Encounter) to its portfolio.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Humans, succumbing to ray-guns, mind-control, and shiny flying saucers, have failed to defend their planet and let it fall easily into the clutches of the Big Brain and his army of Brain Thingys. The only hope left for mankind is three Teenage Zombies that have arisen from a graveyard disturbed in the invasion.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 12 Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | 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.

'The Incredible Hulk' (ALL) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs

by Judy on April 9, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel and Sega announced today that all prominent cast members from The Incredible Hulk will also lend their voices and likeness to the video game, which will be released with the film in June 2008. Edward Norton, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Tim Roth and Liv Tyler will all take part in the game as their respective characters.

'Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball' (PS3/X360) Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blazing Lizard’s inaugural title Pirates vs. Ninjas series allows up to eight players to compete in the ultimate playground sport as some of the world’s most recognizable icons. Originally scheduled for early 2008, it has been pushed until spring.

'Cry of the Infected' - Demo Available NOW

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

In a unique twist on zombie games, gamers can feel what it might be like to be a raging zombie. In Cyborg Arm Games' Cry of the Infected, an entire city of civilians has been turned into zombies as a result of a biological warfare experiment gone wrong. Gamers play as Robert, a zombie trying to find his missing wife in a city torn apart by the outbreak.

'A Stroke of Fate' Authenticity vs. Fiction #2 - Screens

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

A Stroke of Fate is an interactive detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany, giving you the unique opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death. This feature offers you further insights in the true, authentic assassination plots versus fictional in-game ones.

'Maximum-Football 2' - v2.20 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maximum-Football 2.0 allows players to experience the thrill of managing a team in any league from pee-wee to all-pro. The latest update includes a few gameplay tweaks and some improvements in recording statistics, especially with fumbles.

'R-Type Command' (PSP) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' R-Type Command is a deviation from the usual shoot 'em up genre into the tactical/RPG genre, giving fans of the franchise a chance to see all the units and enemies up close and personal, in 3D, while also adding 2 player versus mode.

'AMF Bowling: Pinbusters!' and 'Ducati Moto' for NDS Announced

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda spin-off company Vir2L Studios announces tow new NDS sports titles. AMF Bowling Pinbusters! puts the excitement of the lanes in the palm of your hands while Ducati Moto lets players experience the thrill of racing while on board the most extreme roadracing motorcycle of today - the Ducati!

'Mind Your Language' (NDS) Titles Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virgin PLAY offers the first details on the five (English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese) new Mind your language titles developed by UK-based indie developer Spiral House specifically for the NDS, turning language learning into an exciting fun game.

'Commander In Chief' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander In Chief offers a true, realistic, and entertaining simulation of running a country’s government and taking part in economic, military, political, social, cultural, and foreign affairs by giving you the opportunity to become a head of state or government and make decisions on its behalf.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009'

by Adam Pavlacka on April 9, 2008 @ 6:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will unleash a new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win. The franchise’s creation system offers a brand new Create-A-Finisher option, while a new Road to WrestleMania Mode lets players experience co-op storylines for the first time.

'Memento Mori' - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Memento Mori is a new adventure game featuring two main characters, Larisa Svetlova and Maxim Durand. It's the player's task to disclose the secret of the St. Petersburg art theft, a mysterious Finnish order and its machinations.

'Sword of the Stars: Collector's Edition' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive's Sword of the Stars: Collector's Edition, developed by Kerberos Productions, includes the original game, the Born of Blood add-on (never released to retail in Canada/US), the first ever 150+ page Sword of the Stars novella The Deacon's Tale by renowned sci-fi writer Arrin Dembo and a bonus CD.

'Black Mirror 2' First Details - Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Mirror 2, developed by former 4Head Studios now called Cranberry productions, is going to be a classical point & click adventure, based on so-called 2.5D technologies, using a combination of highly detailed 2D backgrounds and 3D characters.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (PS3/X360/PC) Nearing Completion

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game originally released 20 years ago, but with added content such as stunning new visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode.

'Strategic Command 2: Patton Drives East' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Fury Software unveiled the second expansion pack for Strategic Command 2: Blitzkrieg, titled Patton Drives East. It will allow players to explore the historically possible what-ifs of World War II.

'Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms' - v1.05 Patches No Longer Available

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms offers an unprecedented amount of new content that gives gamers over 75 hours of epic new gameplay, including four new campaigns, 13 new factions with no less than 150 new units. SEGA has pulled the v1.05 patch as it realized it was bugged/corrupt. Proper versions coming tomorrow.

'Stargate Worlds' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain.

'Mass Effect' (PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Re-designed for the PC, Mass Effect 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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Condemned 2: Bloodshot'

by John Curtis on April 9, 2008 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

SEGA's Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a first-person action thriller immersing players in a world of psychological terror, featuring all-new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality.

'Monster Hunter Freedom 2nd G' (PSP) Sells Over 1.5 Million

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, known in Europe/North America as Monster Hunter Freedom, is an expansion for Capcom's multiplayer RPG, adding new equipment, monsters, and missions. Launched March 27, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter Freedom 2G has shipped over 1.5 million units in Japan.

Sony Europe Shutting Down PS2/PSP Game Servers

by Rainier on April 9, 2008 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Europe announced that on June 30, 2008 it will be closing down several servers for a slew of PS2/PSP titles. On PS2 you will no longer be able to play online with Amplitude, Destruction Derby Arenas, Everybody’s Golf, EyeToy Chat, F1 ‘04, Jak X, Lemmings PS2, My Street, Syphon Filter Omega Strain, This is Football 2004 This is Football 2005, Twisted Metal: Black Online. On PSP SCEE will close down Lemmings, and World Tour Soccer 2.