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Various Game Trailers #1368

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 11:21 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:

  • Battlefield: Bad Company [ALL] - Run Wild Trailer
  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - Crafting Trailer
  • Spore - Creature Creator Trailer
  • Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon - Trailer #2
  • Vampire Rain: Altered Species [PS3] - Trailer #2
  • Team Fortress 2 - Meet the Scout Trailer
  • Facebreaker [ALL] - Spin Gameplay Trailer
  • Siren: Blood Curse [PS3] - Trailer #3


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

'Way of the Samurai Portable' (PSP) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 7:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acquire is not only working on an all new installment in the Way of the Samurai franchise for PS3, and also developing Tenchu 4 for the Wii, but it is also bringing the original PS2 title to the PSP, adding a Duel mode, playable ad hoc.

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

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 6:51 p.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.

'FaceBreaker' (Wii/PS3/X360) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by the same team that developed Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style.

'Hail to the Chimp' (PS3/X360) Achievements Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hail to the Chimp is a politically charged party game where players battle one another to become the new leader of the Animal Kingdom. Players use the game's unique team-up mechanic, balancing cooperation with competition, to claw their way to victory.

DanceDanceRevolution Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Community Portal

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of its best-selling DanceDanceRevolution franchise, Konami launched the official DDR community portal where fans can get together check blog updates from the dev. team, create their own personal profiles, post videos, chat with friends, learn about upcoming DDR releases/events, and write their own blogs.

'Mario Super Sluggers' (Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mario Super Sluggers blends richly interactive baseball action with eccentric characters and elements (Princess Peach, Wario, Bowser, Shy Guy, Baby Mario, Koopa Troopa, Donkey Kong, etc.) from across the popular Mario universe. Players can swing the wireless Wiimote just like a real bat or wave it toward the plate to deliver a masterful pitch.

PS3 v2.36 Firmware Soon, v2.40 to Include Trophies, In-game XMB

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA revealed that a new PS3 firmware update (v2.36) will be launching soon, improving system stability when playing certain PlayStation titles. More importantly the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will finally include XMB access in-game, trophies (aka achievements, more details on this to be released in the near future), as well as some other new enhancements.

'Legendary' (PS3/X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | 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.

Create And Share Your Flash Games At SimsCarnival.com

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's The Sims Carnival website has entered open beta, now with added content, features and new game creation options. This games destination website has hundreds of games of all kinds and creators are adding more every day. There is bound to be a game that you love -- and if not, you can make it!

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09' (ALL) Gets A Performance Coach - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 1:54 p.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.

Nickelodeon Launches Gaming & Virtual Worlds Division

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To provide its audiences with more innovative gaming and virtual world experiences, Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group has formed new Games and Virtual Worlds Groups that will encompass gaming initiatives across all relevant platforms including: online and PC games; handheld and console games; and will include the company’s casual games sites.

'Interpol' (XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to track down the evil Dr. Chaos by following his path of destruction to exotic locales around the world. Interpol presents a challenging, addictive spy hunt for the whole family, whether you’re sleuthing solo or cooperating with up to four other agents.

'Diablo II' - v1.12 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released an updated patch for its ever popular RPG Diablo II (and expansion), bringing your retail game to v1.12, which will allow you to play the game without cd, and was released with a new ladder reset (thanks Blizzplanet).

'Operation Darkness' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' Operation Darkness is an epic fantasy WWII turn-based strategy game from Metal Saga developers Success. Set during WW2 you are part of an special ops team tasked with tracking down Hitler, featuring multiple scenarios, mixing historical events with fiction.

Study Finds Consumers React Positively to In-Game Ads

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Integrating dynamic advertisements into videogame environments provides brands a measured lift in overall consumer awareness and opinion of the products they are exposed to during game play according to Nielsen's Consumers’ Experience with In-Game Content & Brand Impact of In-Game Advertising Study.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' - v5.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 10:39 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. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world.

'Grotesque: Heroes Hunted' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grotesque is a new adventure/rpg from German developer Silent Dreams, and promises to be an original blend of traditional fantasy RPG (like Gothic, Fable, Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment) and sarcastic humor with adventure elements along the lines of Monkey Island.

Ninja Theory Signs morpheme Middleware Engine for Next Project

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NaturalMotion Ltd. announced that Ninja Theory, known for Heavenly Sword, has licensed morpheme, the company’s animation engine and graphical authoring tool.

'EverQuest II' Game Update #46 Adds Events, Zone And Other New Content

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gathering Tempest, game update #46, for EverQuest II is now live, and it looks like there are some interesting goings-on in the world of Norrath as players will experience an exciting live event, introduction of a new zone and a plethora of new content for both current and returning players of all levels.

'Velvet Assassin' (PS3/X360/PC) Weapons List - New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in World War 2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles.

'Deer Hunter Tournament' (X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The evolution of virtual hunting has finally arrived as Deer Hunter Tournament gives players a chance to experience the most intense virtual hunting experience. Deer Hunter Tournament is designed to create a massive network of Deer Hunter players by offering for the first time in hunting games organized, constantly updated online tournaments for both Xbox Live and PC.

'Motorm4x' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Motorm4x is a non-formulaic all-terrain off-road racing title that lets players drive and explore large outdoor terrains in a variety of SUV and off-road vehicles featuring simulated GPS and 4WD functions including player-controlled axle-locking, 4-wheel drive and GPS pathfinding.

EA Extends Expiration Date for Take-Two Offer Another Month

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced that it has extended its tender offer (which expired June 16, 2008 at 11:59 p.m.) for all of the currently outstanding shares of common stock (including the associated preferred stock purchase rights) of Take-Two to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 18, 2008, unless further extended.

'Death Track: Resurrection' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Death Track: Resurrection is a racing/action title set in the not too distant future where traditional sports have been replaced and a new, violent entertainment rules. The attention of the world’s population is drawn to the main event of the year, ‘The Survival Race’, the biggest and most brutal race on the calendar.

Pokemon Fans Can Catch Rare Character at GameStop Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From June 20-22 and June 27-29, Pokémon players are invited to bring their NDS' and Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl games to the nearest GameStop store where they can receive Deoxys, a legendary character with transformative powers and an impressive set of battle-ready moves.

'NecroVisioN' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NecroVisioN is a next-gen First Person Shooter that starts in the rage battlefields of World Word I and leads player to much darker and brutal underground world of vampires and demons.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 5:09 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:

'Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Action Forms' Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard.

'LocoRoco 2' (PSP) Scheduled for This Year

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year, then SCEE CEO, Phil Harrison revealed that a sequel for LocoRoco was in the works saying that "We're going to bring 'LocoRoco' back in a couple of new ways with some new friends in the future." While there has yet to be an official announcement, SCE UK product manager Claire Backhouse told MCV today that one of the key PSP software titles for this year is LocoRoco 2.

'Captain Blood' (X360/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captain Blood is an action/rpg, based on the novels by Rafael Sabatini about the notorious Captain Blood. You assume the role of brave and noble pirate captain, Peter Blood, and follow his intriguing and amazing adventures in 1685 on the Spanish Main.

X360 Review - 'The Bourne Conspiracy'

by Reggie Carolipio on June 17, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is a third-person espionage action game where players move from fistfights to firefights to experience sequences that, unlike any other game, seamlessly blend Bourne's signature hand-to-hand combat with intense shooting and the ability to escape and evade deadly situations.

'Way of the Samurai 3' (PS3) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, Acquire is developing the next installment in the Way of the Samurai franchise, currently only scheduled for release in Japan this fall. Way of the Samurai 3 will feature over 100 weapons for you to wield in defense of the poor, lonely, while fending off rivaling samurai clans.

Novint Launches Falcon 3D Enhanced 'Talon Special Ops'

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed and originally distributed by Techland under the name Chrome Spec Force, the touch-enabled game will let Falcon users feel realistic weapon recoil, vehicle control, and other game interactions as part of a future world Special Forces team deployed deep inside enemy territory.

AMD's New RV770 Graphics Chip Will Let You Play Inside Movies

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a press conference AMD demonstrated the ultra-realistic and interactive visual computing & processing power of its forthcoming RV770 graphics chip claiming "With Cinema 2.0 you won’t just play movies, you’ll play in them. Imagine the ability to look around the environments in a sci-fi movie, put yourself in the driver’s seat in a race scene, duck behind things and pop up to see what’s going on in an intense firefight – all of these things are possible with Cinema 2.0"

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Trailer Coming This Weekend

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War redefines WWII, challenging players to survive the most harrowing and climactic battles of the Pacific and European theaters. Watch the premiere of the worldwide reveal trailer for Call of Duty: World at War only on Xbox Live Marketplace June 21-June 22, which we'll have on our fileserver network shortly thereafter.

Q Middleware Engine Powers 'Near London' Virtual World - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Qubesoftware says that Near London, a virtual world built on Qube's future generation middleware 'Q', showcases a new generation of virtual worlds that has the potential to widen the appeal of online gaming.

'Spore' Creature Creator Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade. The Spore Creature Creator gives you the opportunity to design your own species, share it with others, and imported them into the full retail version once released.

Flashpoint Signs 'Doodle Hex' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2008 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Doodle Hex is a game of magical dueling where aspiring Doodlers compete head-to-head for fun and glory by drawing runes onto the screen, in real time, to create powerful and fun spells to inflict on their opponent.

PS2 Review - 'Made Man: Confessions of the Family Blood'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on June 17, 2008 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Work up the ranks of The Mob, from opportunist G.I. fighting in Vietnam, to "wise guy" on the make, doing deeds and winning favor from the Don in New York City.