Various Game Trailers #1408

by Judy on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 5:19 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:

  • Madden NFL 09 [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Space Siege [PC] - Trailers (2)


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

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the last issue of Game Informer, Eidos is working on a new Batman game that's being developed by Rocksteady Studios, known for Urban Chaos: Riot Response, whose website has a countdown clock, presumably to the official announcement. Powered by the Unreal Engine 3, Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 3rd-person action game with a dark and gritty setting reminiscent of Bioshock. Sporting a story co-written by the producer of TV's Batman: The Animated Series, Paul Dini, the game features Joker and "an army" of other supervillains, and is currently scheduled for 2009.

'de Blob' (NDS/Wii) - 17 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

de Blob is an action puzzle title that allows players to explore and liberate an alien city from the evil, monochromatic I.N.K.T. Corporation that has taken over the city and outlawed all color and fun from daily life, by splattering buildings, landmarks, and citizens with color.

'Shot Online' Season 2 Goes Live

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shot Online combines the social aspects of an MMO role-playing game with the physics and play mechanics of a serious golf simulator, all in full 3D.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (ALL) Bonus Levels for PC Edition in Upcoming Patch

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game released 20 years ago, but with updated visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode. To make up for the higher purchase price, Capcom producer Ben Judd revealed that the PC edition will get some exclusive challenge rooms through a free update patch.

'Testament of Faith' now Called 'Testament of Sin' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Having just released Art of Murder: FBI Confidential, City Interactive is already preparing a follow-up point-and-click adventure developed by the same studio. In Testament of Faith, you play French archaeology student Sylvie Leroux in search of a medieval dark secret linked to the Maltese Order, taking you to various locations such as Istanbul, Malta and Rome.

'Memento Mori' Features Six Possible Endings

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 12:28 p.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. Only the player's decisions will determine which of the six possible fates the two investigators will meet in the end.

'Team Fortress 2' Heavy Update Details #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... Valve's next update will revolve around the Heavy class, with unlockable weapons and achievements.

'Zoids Assault' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Manage a team of elite war machines through a campaign of intense military conflicts. Advanced upgrade and customization options combine with challenging objective-based gameplay to offer a fresh new strategy RPG and a daring new vision of the long-running Zoids universe.

'Wii Music' (Wii) Up For Pre-Order, Coming November 3rd?

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Music makes it easy for people to jam to tunes, even if they don't know anything about music. Wii Music transforms the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers into more than 60 different instruments, including a violin, steel drums, electric guitar – even a cowbell. Amazon is currently offering Wii Music for pre-order, claiming it will ship on Nov. 3, 2008.

'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC) Goes on Tour

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants. Valve announced a series of live demonstrations of Left 4 Dead at upcoming industry events the world over.

'Too Human' (X360) Building Up Baldur #5 - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the world of Too Human, Silicon Knights' third-person epic action game. As the cybernetic god Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind.

'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - v1.05a Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinite Interactive's has released a new patch for its strategy title Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.05a and adds bug fixes and balance changes,and a few multiplayer tweaks.

'Fallen Earth' Enters Alpha Test Stage

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Earth is an MMOG set in a near future post-apocalyptic world where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Endless Universe' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kalypso Media's battle for galactic supremacy continues with Endless Universe, the new stand-alone add-on for strategy game Galactic Civilizations II. A stand-alone version, it requires no additional purchase and also includes the two previously released add-ons: Dark Avatar and Twilight Of the Arnor.

'Wildlife Park 2' - v2.00 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver has released a new patch for B-Alive's zoo management game Wildlife Park2. This v2.00 patch works for the original, its Crazy Zoo addon, all languages and adds full Windows Vista support.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - v1.00.22 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart uses a new graphics engine, offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons.

'Universal Combat: Special Edition' - v1.00.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UCSE includes new and improved technologies from all previous Battlecruiser / Universal Combat titles as well as various other enhancements and content.

'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg set in ancient Greece where you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

'The Magic Toy Chest' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A physics-based puzzler featuring addictive and open gameplay, The Magic Toy Chest brings the whole family together to solve mind bending puzzles with simple point and click gameplay.

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' Goes Free This Weekend

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Become the Caribbean's most legendary pirate, all while forging alliances, hunting for buried treasure, battling evil undead forces and facing off against enemies from the movie franchise. From Aug. 15th through Aug. 18th (12 PM PT), Disney Online will host a Free Preview Weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean Online.

'My Aquarium' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

My Aquarium is an all-new, original WiiWare IP, providing a virtual aquarium for people of all ages to create a captivating and relaxing atmosphere in front of the Wii. No need for a real aquarium - the fish tank in My Aquarium can be customized with different backgrounds, gravel styles, decorations, plant life, and of course, fish!

Nvidia Adds PhysX to GeForce Cards With Free Update

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised Nvidia has released new graphics drivers allowing owners of most GeForce 8, GeForce 9, and GeForce GTX 200-series cards to automatically use PhysX acceleration. Along with the drivers will come a PhysX software pack containing free UT 3 maps, the full version of NetDevil's Warmonger, a couple of Nvidia demos, and sneak peeks at Object Software's Metal Knight Zero and Nurien Software's Nurien social-networking service.

'Urban Race' (X360/PC) Looking for A Publisher - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When 10Tacle filed for bankruptcy last week, its Belgian studio, which was working on Totems, had to shut down. In a last-ditch effort to finance itself, a spin-off was under development, Urban Race. Labeled as Burnout meets Assassin's Creed, Urban Race is a blend between Parkour — a fluid, efficient and acrobatic physical discipline —and aggressive and violent takedowns of opponents using the environment and handy weapons.

'Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Love puzzle games, but also love an adventure? EA's Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is an adventure-puzzle game that adds a new element of fun by combining the action of an adventure game with the challenge of a puzzle game all in one.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 5:14 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:

Lighthouse Signs 'Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse has signed a European publishing deal for Arberth Studios' Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches, promising an authentic first-person, point-and-click adventure brimming with Celtic atmosphere.

'Youropa' to Debut at GC Leipzig 2008 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Danish indie developer frecle will be showcasing the first playable version of Youropa, an original platform/puzzle/action game, at GC Leipzig 2008. With a strong focus on fun, puzzles, action and gameplay, Youropa is set to charm audiences worldwide.

'The Magic Roundabout' (NDS/Wii/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver and French publisher Game Life announced a game based on the popular children's TV series The Magic Roundabout, featuring all the well-known characters of the series will appear in a typical, humorous story created especially for the game

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2'

by Richard Poskozim on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 takes players on an all new adrenaline ride through six different action-packed gameplay modes, a new electrifying soundtrack and exhilarating local multiplayer modes in either versus or co-op for up to four players.

'Mega Man Star Force 3' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

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

While there has yet to be an official announcement, Capcom is working on a third installment in the Mega Man Star Force series for the NDS. No details were revealed, but Capcom launched a teaser site, which unfortunately does not tell us anything either.

'Smugglers 4' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Smugglers 4 is a turn-based science-fiction space trading game. You have the option to be a greedy trader, an ambitious bounty hunter, a ruthless pirate and your actions will ultimately have an impact on the galactic scale. You will even be able to board enemy ships and conquer star systems commanding large battleships.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Not At Leipzig Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Due to the game's violence GoW 2 will not be sold in Germany, and therefor Microsoft has decided to not show the game at the Leipzig Games Convention later this month.

PC Review - 'The SimCity Box'

by Tim McCullough on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The SimCity Box, a bundled pack of five games from the SimCity franchise, including SimCity Societies, SimCity Societies Destinations, SimCity 4, SimCity 4 Rush Hour and The Sims Carnival SnapCity.

AMD and Blizzard Sign Agreement, Blizzcon Powered by Radeon HD 4800

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AMD has entered into an agreement with Blizzard that will allow AMD to bundle Blizzard’s best games across all ATI Radeon graphics products, and as the exclusive graphics sponsor for BlizzCon 2008, AMD will power all PCs at the event with ATI Radeon HD 4800 series cards.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Proper Box Cover Printout

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and the game will feature adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience. As you may have noticed Madden 09 comes with Bret Favre still in his Packers uniform instead of a NY Jets outfit as the transfer was made too late for EA to change the packaging, however you can manually print out the proper X360, PS3, PS2 and PSP covers.

'Imperium Romanum: Emperor Expansion' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperium Romanum is a historical RTS putting you in the role of a governor of a province, where you must strive to build a well organized, prosperous and commanding settlement. The Emperor Expansion includes 4 new campaigns offering 16 challenging missions.