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Various Game Trailers #1333

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 5:48 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:

  • World in Conflict: Soviet Assault [PS3/X360/PC] - Yulja Trailer
  • Dead Space [PS3/X360/PC] - Developer Diary Trailer #2
  • WarDevil: Unleash the Beast Within [PS3] - Trailer #3
  • Battlefield: Bad Company - Find All Five Trailer (5)
  • Pure [PS3/X360] - Build Your Ride Trailer
  • Supreme Ruler 2020 - Trailer

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

'Earthrise' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earthrise, Bulgaria based indie developer Masthead Studios' debut title, is a post-apocalyptic science fiction MMO.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Fuels Viacom Revenue, Sells 3 Million, 10M Songs

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today Viacom, MTV Games and Harmonix parent company, revealed its latest financial results. First quarter 2008 revenues of $3.12 billion grew 15% from $2.72 billion in 2007. Media Networks revenues rose 16% to $2.02 billion, principally driven by strong sales of Rock Band. Viacom expects to further that success with the upcoming release of Rock Band on the Wii and the game's launch in Europe.

'Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus, an expansion for Capcom's Rocketmen: Axis of Evil offering new weapons and new levels, will be available through Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network Store on Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15 respectively.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GRID takes players to locations over three continents to compete in a variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful racecars - new and classic, circuit and drift - players will compete in urban street races, as well as conquer official racetracks and championships. The demo will feature 3 races, Muscle Cup in San Francisco with a mustang GT-R, Advan drift Trophy on the docks of Yokohama with a Nissan S15 Silvia, and a BMW 320Si in Jarama.

'Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' fast-paced medical action is back, along with all of your favorite Trauma Center characters, numerous enhancements, new difficulty modes and new operations. Rejoin Derek and Angie as they deal with the unpredictable after effects of GUILT.

E3 2008 - Warner Bros. In, id Sofware Confused, NCSoft and Foundation 9 Out

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday it came to light that Activision Blizzard would not be attending the E3 Media & Business Summit 2008 (as well as not renewing its ESA membership altogether) and while the exhibitors list seemed to be incomplete, NCSoft and Foundation 9 confirmed they are not attending either. While id Software themselves seem to be uncertain (first confirmed, then retracted it) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment issued a statement making clear that in spite of not being on the list, it will be attending E3.

'Theatre of War' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War offers an extensive real-time strategy experience. By combining the look, feel and historical elements of World War II, Theatre of War creates an unrivaled tactical battlefield experience that spans major campaigns from the Battle of Moscow to Normandy.

'StarCraft II' - 7 Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

PC Games and Console Hardware Sales Surge in China

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Market research company Niko Partners announced results from its latest report citing China's 46 million gamers spent $1.7 billion on online games in 2007, up 71% from 2006, while console sales rose by 75%.

'Tales Of Vesperia' (X360) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's X360 exclusive Tales of Vesperia combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.

SCEA Gets Its Game On at the Bamboozle Festival 2008

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced that it will take the stage at the two-day alternative music Bamboozle Festival 2008, where it will be on hand to enhance their concert experiences as well as shine the spotlight on new PlayStation products such as GT5 Prologue, SingStar, MLB The Show 08, as well as Secret Agent Clank, God of War: Chains of Olympus, and of course Rock Band.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Fall Out Boy, Angels & Airwaves, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the latest slate of downloadable tracks available for Rock Band. Starting May 6 for the X360 (May 8th for PS3) players will be download "The Scene Pack” featuring Fall Out Boy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Angels & Airwaves.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) Batman and Robin's Power Suits - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Batman features all of the characters from the LEGO Batman construction sets, plus a few new additions. 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.

'We Ski' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step onto your Wii Balance Board or grab your Wii Remote and Nunchuk and hit the fresh powder with We Ski. Now up to four skiers can experience the sweetest mountain runs in the comfort of their homes as We Ski’s highly responsive and intuitive controls take them down the slopes like never before.

'Strategic Command 2: Patton Drives East' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Fury Software's second expansion pack for Strategic Command 2: Blitzkrieg, titled Patton Drives East, allows players to explore the historically possible what-ifs of WWII. This demo includes three, turn limited (1 game year each), playable campaigns, and while multiplayer modes are disabled, the campaigns are playable against the AI as either side.

'Darkest of Days' - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom EFX's Darkest of Days, using 8Monkey Labs' proprietary Marmoset game engine, is a story-rich, first-person shooter presenting an intriguing story of time-travel to some of the darkest periods in the history of mankind.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Multiplayer Tips

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series has arrived on the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, returning the franchise to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai. Now that most people are familiar with the singleplayer dealings, Rockstar has released some multiplayer tips for people jumping into the online frenzy.

'Velvet Assassin' (ALL) and 'Legendary' (ALL) Get amBX Support

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Philips announced an amBX license agreement with Texas-based Gamecock Media Group to amBX-enable Legendary and Velvet Assassin.

'Rapala Fishing Frenzy' (Wii/PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Fun Labs in close collaboration with fishing equipment manufacturer Rapala, Rapala Fishing Frenzy will supply heart-pounding fishing action in over 20 tournament events.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Soulcalibur IV'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 2, 2008 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Namco Bandai's Soulcalibur IV. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience.

PC Preview - 'Dracula: Origin'

by Alan Butterworth on May 2, 2008 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Frogwares' Dracula Origin is a gothic adventure game, where you, as Professor Van Helsing, are devoted to the elimination of Dracula. Preventing Dracula from finding and using the antediluvian manuscript; you must help everyone who crossed paths with the count and refused to serve him.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) to Get Muse Trackpack

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Known for their live performances and unique blend of rock music styles, British trio Muse is returning to Guitar Hero for an encore performance with next week's release of a three track downloadable song pack for Activision’s Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

'Mafia II' (X360/PC) - New Screen

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Larva Mortus' - Beta Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 4:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larva Mortus is a top down horror action/shooter game, offering fast and entertaining monster-hunting gameplay. Cheesy horror atmosphere goes hand in hand with furious action splatter fest, everything accompanied by creepy soundtrack!

PS2 Review - 'Rachet & Clank: Size Matters'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on May 2, 2008 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters is an all-new sci-fi action adventure featuring many new and returning weapons and gadgets, drawing players into a galaxy spanning adventure set across new levels with diverse gameplay.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 will feature dynamic, personalized gameplay via Tiger Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney, a more intuitive and customized EA Sports GamerNet++ experience as well as an all-new game engine powering online play.

'Cory in the House' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of the hit Disney Channel show “Cory in the House” can now bring Cory’s wacky adventures everywhere they go. Enter Cory’s whirlwind world of adventures in the White House when his contest-winning Presidential bobble heads get into the hands of an evil toymaker.

'Men Of War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 1:20 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.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (ALL) Gives More Pricing Details

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 1:17 a.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 that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. While Funcom revealed a rough pricing plan a while back, more specific details have emerged.

'Drone Tactics' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drone Tactics is a game of mechanized strategy RPG warfare that has you command a squad of insect Drones, choosing from over 100 weapons, upgrades, and power-ups to optimize your forces as you confront the oppressive Black Swarm.

'Kung Fu Panda' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 2, 2008 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Dreamworks' upcoming CG-animated comedy about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, Po (voiced by Jack Black), who must somehow become a Kung Fu Master in order to save the Valley of Peace from a villainous snow leopard, Tai Lung.