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Various Game Trailers #1336

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 6:56 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:

  • Assault Heroes 2 [X360] - Trailer (2)
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars [PS3/X360] - Trailer (2)
  • Resistance 2 [PS3] - Teaser Trailer

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

'Killzone 2' (PS3) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI.

Activision Financial Result Gives 'Call of Duty 5' and 'Guitar Hero' Details

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 6:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's Q4 and fiscal year 2008 result reveals its 16th consecutive year of revenue growth with an increase of 92% compared to last year, mainly driven by Call of Duty 4, Guitar Hero III, Spider-Man 3, Shrek The Third and Transformers. The subsequent conference call revealed that CoD 5 will also be coming to the Wii/PS2 and set in a 'new military theater.' Apart from a standalone game, Guitar Hero On Tour will also be bundled with the NDS according to Activision president Mike Griffith who also teased by saying that the company is about two weeks away from making a big announcement in regard to the next installment in the console edition, which will be a "leap forward." The New James Bond, expected this fall, will be powered by the CoD4 engine.

PlayStation Store Gets Game, Add-on, Demos, Tracks, Trailers and More...

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with the release of Capcom's Rocketmen: Axis of Evil ($9.99), 'Encore' addon for PixelJunk Monsters ($5.99), Guitar Hero III: Muse Track Pack ($6.25), Rock Band Scene Pack ($1.99/$5.49). Also available are a demos for Ubisoft's Haze (single-player/4 player co-op), Codemasters' racer GRID and Vivendi's The Bourne Conspiracy Demo. If none of that is your bag, there are also plenty of game and movie trailers to watch.

'Mass Effect' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

FTC Undercover Survey Shows Retail Follows Ratings

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The FTC conducted a survey with 13-to-16-year-old undercover shoppers to collect data about the extent to which retailers prevent unaccompanied children from buying tickets to M- or R-rated movies, DVDs, video games, and music CDs. The results shows that 20% of underage teenage shoppers were able to buy M-rated video games, down from 42% in 2006.

'Warhammer: Battle March' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An expansion to Warhammer: Mark of Chaos for the PC, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March builds upon the game's tactical foundation to offer new units for each army as well as an original campaign and new online modes. The Xbox 360 version, a standalone game that also include the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, is scheduled for later this year.

Conspiracy Signs 'Real Heroes: Firefighter' (Wii), Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epicenter Studios' Real Heroes: Firefighter puts players in the soon-to-be soot-stained boots of a rookie firefighter who has just been assigned to a busy metropolitan fire station. Players will undergo a “baptism of fire” in an escalating array of emergency situations.

'Go!Explore' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go!Explore is a state of the art, combined In-car and Pedestrian GPS navigation application for PSP. Incorporating a GPS receiver and the software UMD, containing your chosen maps, Go!Explore will offer a top quality Satellite Navigation system at an affordable price.

'EVE Online' Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EVE Online is an MMO game set in a world of galactic proportions, governed by a hyper-capitalistic economy where space flight is the path to all commerce, communication, and conflict. To commemorate EVE Online’s five-year anniversary, current subscribers will receive a surprise in-game gift upon logging in.

No 'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Public Beta - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots, and use their character's abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network. Sony Europe revealed that the testing will be done by Sony internally, and that there will no longer be a public beta.

'MLB Power Pros 2008' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over ten different exciting game modes including the traditional Practice, Exhibition, League and Home Run Challenge modes, MLB Power Pros 2008 will bring fans closer to the action than ever before.

'Elefunk' (PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elefunk is an upcoming Playstation Network title by UK based outfit 8bit Games. The premise is quite simple, get your elephants from point A to point B, but getting there is a bit more tricky as you will be facing a variety of pitfalls, construct your own bridges, deal with wildlife and defy gravity as you jump and leap from canyon to anyon.

'Vampire Rain' (X360) Coming to PS3

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a member of a black ops unit, your mission in Vampire Rain is to secretly eliminate a growing population of deadly vampires known as Nightwalkers. Vampire Rain: Altered Species features extra bonus levels, revamped animations, character interactions, and multiplayer.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation' (PS3) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with support for Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization.

'Everyday Shooter' (PS3) Makes PC Debut On Steam

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everyday Shooter is an album of games exploring the expressive power of abstract shooters. Dissolute sounds of destruction are replaced with guitar riffs harmonizing over an all-guitar soundtrack, while modulating shapes celebrate the flowing beauty of geometry.

'The Lord of the Rings: Conquest' (NDS/PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic Studios' The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an action-packed game set in The Lord of the Rings universe of J.R.R. Tolkien where players will fight epic battles any way they want, whether it be as the heroic forces of good, or as the legions of Sauron’s evil army, including Cave-trolls, Oliphaunts, the Balrog and Sauron himself

'Haze' (PS3) Demo Now On PlayStation Network

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Haze puts you in the boots of a new recruit in the privately run Mantel army. Your conflict begins in a war-torn country where you have been sent to fight a vicious rebel faction, the Promise Hand. Earlier this week European gamers had the pleasure to check out the 4 Player Co-op / Campaign demo, which is now also available on the North American PSN.

'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is a 3rd person action adventure game where you take on the roles of Rick O’Connell and his son, Alex on their harrowing journey across exotic locations from ancient Chinese catacombs to beautiful, but dangerous, Himalayan peaks to defeat the revived servants of the Dragon Emperor.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - v1.5 Full Patch Details

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this team-based online strategic shooter. While a BETA version of the v1.5 patch is already available, Splash Damage has released details on what will be included in the full patch.

'Sudden Strike III: Ardennes Offensive' - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SS3: Arms For Victory is the 3rd installment in the RTS franchise, adding interface innovations, huge troop numbers and enormous map designs demonstrating that size does matter. The free Ardennes Offensive add-on features two multiplayer maps, a new campaign (2 missions) and one additional standalone mission.

Aspyr Media Signs Digital Distribution Agreement With Digital River

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital River has signed an e-commerce agreement with Aspyr Media, and it will build, host and manage an online store to support the sale and digital delivery of select Macintosh- and PC-based products in North America.

'City Life 2008 Edition' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Life 2008 Edition features 60 more buildings, bringing the total to 360, including famous structures such as St. Paul Cathedral, Royal Opera, etc. New scenarios, 10 new maps and an updated version of the editor allow you to import satellite maps, as well as import from applications such as World-Machine, or GeoControl.

'Goin' Downtown' Goes Gold in Germany

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silver Style's Toon shaded Goin´ Downtown takes you to a futuristic metropolis to take up the challenge of an exciting point & click adventure. You are the charismatic hero Jake who earns his living as a mediocre and frustrated cop in the year 2072.

'Trainz: The Complete Collection' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive has signed a publishing deal with Aussie developer Auran to publish the world's most inclusive and in-depth train simulators as a complete collection, Trainz: The Complete Collection, featuring the full version of everything players need to immerse themselves in the magic of rail.

Gamecock Media Group Offering its Titles for Download through GamersGate

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GamersGate has signed a digital distribution agreement with Gamecock, starting with FireFly's RTS Stronghold Crusader Extreme in May, followed by the episode action/adventure game Insecticide, and later this year additional titles like Velvet Assassin.

'Battle Rage' (Wii/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Rage is the 3rd person shooter with elements of the beat-'em-up game that allows a player to control giant robots. Battles between the robots take place on carefully selected battlegrounds/arenas and they are short, quick, brutal skirmishes.

Vicious Cycle Software Expands to Focus on Next-Gen Game Development

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To better focus on the company's next-gen consoles development, Vicious Cycle Software has relocated to a 20,000 square feet new office and expanded its current 50-person team to more than 90 game development professionals.

'Street Gears' Nearing Completion in Europe - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on a persistent manga-style universe, Street Gears is a massively multiplayer roller game where players can challenge each others in races or tricks contests.

'MapleStory' Celebrates its Third Anniversary

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the "Maple World," allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters' skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world. Nexon America celebrates the third anniversary by unveiling new areas, contests and events for its Maple players.

'Voltage' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Voltage is a futuristic racing game with real-time strategy elements, taking the rush and thrill of speed racing to a new level. Races take place far in the future on the planets of the Solar system, where players compete in the fastest and most technologically advanced races, to acquire the supreme title of the Solar System’s Best Racer.

THQ Developing Games Based On 'Marvel Super Hero Squad' License

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Marvel Entertainment announced that they have entered into an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement to create video games based on the burgeoning, kid-friendly Marvel Super Hero Squad franchise.

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is moving from the rugged desert to a lush Pacific island with all of the vehicles familiar of the first game (ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, etc.), while adding a new monster truck class. Also check out the screens from earlier this week.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Triggerheart Exelica'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on May 8, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

WARASHI Inc's upgraded vertical scrolling shooter Triggerheart Exelica is a unique spin on a classic shooter, players can capture enemies with anchors and fling them away

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) - 30 New Screens & Trailer

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

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) Demo on XBL, Later Today on PSN, PC Delayed

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 2:54 a.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 features 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. The PC demo has been delayed until tomorrow.

'Men Of War' Release Date & Beta Launch Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 2:34 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. Digitalmindsoft revealed that it plans to launch Men of War in September, and the previously delayed multiplayer beta is set to commence in June.

PS2 Review - 'Buzz! Jr.: Robo Jam'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 8, 2008 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Featuring 24 brand new mini-games, Buzz! Jr.: Robo Jam places players in a futuristic world where mischievous robots are sent to Robot Boot camp. Up to four players can pick up the easy to use buzzers and compete in hilarious far-out tasks to see who will become the top cadet.

'Toki Tori' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Toki Tori's gameplay is a blend of two genres, while it looks like a platform game, it's a puzzle game by heart. Players will have to look and plan ahead carefully while using a variety of items, such as the Telewarp, Freeze-o-Matic and InstantRock to name but a few.

'Speed Racer' Movie Producer Discusses Gaming and Modern Filmmaking

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Speed Racer movie producer Joel Silver spoke about his and the Wachowski brothers' involvement in the development of Speed Racer: The Videogame, giving direction and assets to the development team directly from their Berlin set.

'Beijing 2008' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beijing 2008: the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will be an authentic simulation of over 35 events from the upcoming Olympic Games and will allow gamers to experience the thrill of competing in many of the official venues.

'The Witcher: DuelMail' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher: DuelMail, based on its RPG The Witcher, is a free-of-charge web-browser game that centers around battles between two players digitally incarnated as one of three completely different character classes. Originally scheduled to launch May 9, the launch as been pushed back to dedicate some more time to polish elements connected with balance, items and animation.

'Ghostbusters: The Video Game' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

'Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare' - v3.92 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games has released a new patch for its naval warfare sim Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare, adding a streamlined game interface, tweaked and improved gameplay, and reinforcing Harpoon 3’s level of realism.

'Siren: Blood Curse' (PS3) Goes Episodic - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coming in twelve TV-style, suspense-packed downloadable episodes this summer, Siren: Blood Curse is a horror-survival title set in the Japanese village of Hanuda, where a TV crew from America arrive to research the legend of the ‘Vanished Village’ where human sacrifice is said to have taken place thirty years ago.

'Blackstar' Revived As 'Blackstar Chronicles'

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spacetime Studios announced that it has acquired the rights to the Blackstar IP from NCsoft, who had canceled it a few months ago. Blackstar Chronicles is a space fantasy combat game based on the single-player traditions of Wing Commander and the multiplayer feel of Descent.