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Various Game Trailers #1410

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 11:45 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:

  • NBA 2K9 [PS2/PS3/X360] - Teaser Trailer
  • Saints Row 2 [ALL] - Sons of Samedi Trailer
  • Empire: Total War [PC] - Naval Battles Trailer


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

'Shaun White Snowboarding' (Wii/PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shaun White Snowboarding, powered by the award-winning Assassin's Creed engine, allows players to enter a world of total freedom, where they can create their own experience and choose how, where, and with whom they want to ride.

Konami's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced the titles it will be present at the 2008 Leipzig Games Convention in Germany next week. Konami will use the five-day event to showcase a number of new titles, including PES 2009, Silent Hill Homecoming and a massive area dedicated to the ever-popular DancingStage franchise, as well as a selection of new, unannounced titles for the first time.

'Strategic Command: WWII Pacific Theater' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Fury Software announced the third, and newest, game in the Strategic Command series. WWII Pacific Theater shifts the focus from Europe and into the steaming jungles and islands of Asia- Pacific.

Atari Signs Distribution Agreement With Empire Interactive

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Atari to bring its titles to the North American market, such as Animal Paradise (NDS), Pipe Mania (NDS, PSP PS2, PC), Unsolved Crimes (NDS), and Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams (NDS).

'Prison Break' TV Series Being Turned Into a Video Game

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to an ad in the 3rd season DVD set for FOX's Prison Break released earlier this week, Brash Entertainment will be making the action series into a game. Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row, and his only hope is his brother who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out from the inside. No details were provided, only that the game is currently scheduled for Feb. 2009.

'Diablo III' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

EA Signs Multiplatform Publishing Agreements With Epic and Grasshopper

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced a publishing agreement with Japanese development studio Grasshopper to publish an all-new action horror game produced by Shinji Mikami and directed by Suda51. EA also signed a deal to publish Epic's new action game developed by its People Can Fly studio (known for Painkiller).

'Team Fortress 2' Heavy Update Details #3 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 2:36 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, achievements, seven new maps and more ..

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (ALL) Not Getting Steamed

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 2:36 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. Although previously announced, Capcom revealed that it could not come to an agreement with Valve, so Bionic Commando Rearmed will not be available on Steam.

'Too Human' (X360) Grendl Character Details - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 2:32 p.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.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) to Become Downloadable through PSN

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise as you are given license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Burnout Paradise will be available to download from the US PlayStation Network via the PlayStation Store for $29.99 this Fall.

PlayStation Store Gets Bionic Commando Rearmed, Rock Band Tracks, and Demos

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with Capcom's classic remake Bionic Commando: Rearmed ($9.99), PSone classic Street Fighter Alpha for PSP/PS3, Roadrunner Records Pack 1 ($5.99) for Rockband, and demos for 1942: Joint Strike, Bionic Commando: Rearmed, NHL 2K9 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008.

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II.

Deep Silver Signs Multi-Year Licensing Agreement With Havok

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Physics engines provider Havok announced that it has signed a two-year licensing agreement with Deep Silver to take full advantage of the Havok Physics, Havok Animation and Havok Behavior solutions, starting with its 1960s biker themed Ride to Hell.

Radical Entertainment Lays Off 100 Employees

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In further backlash to the Activision/Vivendi merger, Radical's HR VP Leah Rubin revealed that it has to lay off 100 of its employees due to canceled projects. "Activision Blizzard is committed to making the best games possible and has elected at this time to reduce the number of titles that Radical is developing from four games to two, therefore, we will be proportionately reducing the size of our studio."

'Rocket Riot' (XBLA) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's Rocket Riot, developed by CodeGlue, is an action-packed side-view shooter featuring a bazooka-wielding jetpack soldier. With a highly stylized 8-bit era feel, players blast their way through the environment against enemies or multiplayer foes online.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 11:51 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:

'Castle Crashers' (X360) Pricing Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game for the Xbox Live Arcade, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world.

'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) Argolympics - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 11:36 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.

SEGA's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced the titles it will have on display at Games Convention 2008. The Samba de Amigo game series celebrates its comeback, while Sonic will also be taking the trip to Leipzig with Sonic Unleashed and BioWare's Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. SEGA will also show various titles from Platinum Games, Headstrong Games, and The Creative Assembly.

'Spore' (NDS/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 10:29 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.

'Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everyone's favorite orange-clad ninja returns to the role-playing genre with Path of the Ninja 2, featuring an all-new original storyline, a huge roster of playable characters, an improved combat system and for the first time, exciting Wi-Fi battles.

'Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pop Cutie!! Street Fashion Simulation is an offbeat business simulation game that takes a fun look into the world of Tokyo street style and cosplay (costume play), where you manage the day-to-day happenings of their very own fashion boutique.

Koch Media Signs 'Hotel Giant' Titles, On Display at Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nobilis Publishing is proud to announce that Koch Media will be the distributor for Hotel Giant 2 PC and Hotel Giant DS this fall. The two new games will be presented for the first time on Koch Media booth at the Games Convention in Leipzig (Germany) from August 20 to 24.

'Velvet Assassin' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 10:07 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. Head on over to the freshly launched website, or check out our recent preview.

Sci-Fi London: Oktoberfest to Premiere 'Dead Space' (ALL) CGI Movie

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sci-Fi London: Oktoberfest will premiere Dead Space: Downfall, the feature-length animated prequel to EA's survival horror game. In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

'Prey the Stars' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prey the Stars serves up an incredible world where nearly anything from food items to entire buildings can be devoured. Players must bite, lick, and suck their way to victory as one of the game's four insatiable and customizable creatures: GABU, BARI, CHUCHU, and PERO.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

'Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne' Gets Accessibility Makeover

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a "free to subscriber" update from The Chaotic Throne series called Gracia – Part 1, players will find advancing in the game to be dramatically faster. This, plus a host of other changes to enhance the player experience, makes this update much more accessible to newer players than before.

'The Saga of Ryzom' Revived

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an immersive player-driven storyline, a dynamic ecosystem, groundbreaking mass combat mechanics, and lush graphics, The Saga of Ryzom is the answer to the prayers of massively multiplayer gamers seeking a fresh, compelling experience instead of cookie-cutter fantasy settings.

'Colour Cross' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colour Cross is a unique puzzle game where the goal is to uncover the hidden picture by applying the right color to the appropriate square. Utilizing the familiar paint by numbers mechanic, completing a grid will reveal a portion of a larger hidden image as well as unlocking increasingly difficult challenges.

Frozen Codebase Licenses Vicious Engine for Three Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vicious Cycle Software announced that Frozen Codebase is utilizing its Vicious Engine to power their upcoming Xbox LIVE Arcade title, Zombie Wranglers, its WiiWare sandcastle-building simulation Fresco Beach (working title) published by Konami, and a third unannounced game.

'Age of Dreams' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German developer Chimera Entertainment announced Age of Dreams, its new action RPG for next-gen consoles and PC, featuring unique hero development, thrilling combat, versatile sandbox gameplay and a novel online experience.

'TNA iMPACT!' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Adds Sonjay Dutt to the Roster - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TNA stands for Total Nonstop Action, so you can expect TNA iMPACT! to be more extreme and action-packed than competing WWE titles, including tweaks like a six-sided arena, with game modes involving a cage and race for the belt.

PC Preview - 'Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy'

by Reggie Carolipio on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is a classic point-and-click adventure game. Nostradamus sends his daughter Madeleine to help Catherine de Medici, who thinks she has been cursed. As practicing medicine is a male occupation, the game allows you to disguise as Madeleine's brother Cesar to interact with other NPCs.

'Carrier Command: Gaea Mission' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bohemia Interactive Studio and Black Element Software announce a new multi-platform title, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission. Based on the original Carrier Command released in 1988, and fully licensed and endorsed by its creators, the new game strives to deliver innovative and intense gameplay in a truly next-gen rendition.

'Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive announced the next expansion for Kerberos Productions' 4X space strategy game Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows, adding never-before-seen weapons, ships and tactics, but also introducing a new race, The Morrigi.

'History Civil War: Secret Missions' (PS2/PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced History Civil War: Secret Missions, a completely new episode in the History Civil War franchise, the game will allow players to assume the role of Union and Confederate soldiers fighting behind enemy lines in legendary battles.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2009' (ALL) New Modes and Gameplay Details

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2009 has undergone a graphical update to ensure its players look and move even more like their real-life counterparts. Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new moves, innovative new control elements and key online elements will further the realism of the new game.

'King's Bounty: The Legend' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King's Bounty: The Legend, previously known as Battle Lord, is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world.

'Crysis Warhead' System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than you could have imagined.

'FIFA 09' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over 250 additions and enhancements to core gameplay, FIFA 09 has been designed and customized to deliver a unique gameplay experience that takes advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform.

'Space Invaders Get Even' (Wii) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Invaders Get Even is an upcoming video game by Taito for the Wii. Originally intended as a retail release, the game will now be released as a downloadable WiiWare game. Space Invaders Get Even puts a twist on the formula by letting the player control the space invaders themselves.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09' (ALL) Demo on XBL & PSN

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 3:40 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. Play the demo featuring three holes on the new course, Gary Player Country Club in South Africa.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) v1.31 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr has released a new patch for its PC port of Guitar Hero III, updating any earlier version to v1.31, but does not affect gameplay in any way, only resolves an Emulator Detected error that appears on some machines after applying the previous patch.

'Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 3:24 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.

Atari's Q1 2009 Financial Results Are Positive

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After many quarters (years?) of doom and gloom, Atari must be overjoyed that its Q1 2009 financial result shows signs of improvement with net revenue clocking in at $40.3 million vs. Q1 2008's $10.4 million, with its net income jumping from last year's $11.9 million loss to a positive $3.5 million, no doubt driven by the Alone in the Dark release.

Wii Review - 'Big Beach Sports'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

THQ's Wii exclusive Big Beach Sports lets gamers compete in a number of exciting outdoor sports including American football, volleyball, soccer, cricket, disc golf and bocce right on the beach.

'Overlord II' (ALL) Announced, Expands onto NDS/Wii - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marking the return of the bad ass game that champions a despotic tyrant and sets loose the most vicious, yet lovably insane critters in gaming, Codemasters announced that the Overlord and the Minions will headline a series of three new titles.

Buka's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This year Buka is bringing three new games to Leipzig. Among them are an RTS Chronostorm: Siberian Strike, SPM tactics/RPG Man of Prey and a fairy Arcade game for kids Kolobok: The game. Titles already known to the public such as Collapse, The Hunt, The Swarm and Sledgehammer will be also displayed at Buka’s stand.

'Dekaron' Expands With Action 4: The Expedition

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a violent Middle Ages based scenery, you must journey into this magical world with hundreds of other adventurers and explore perilous dungeons and fantastical cities in the world of Trieste. GameHi's free to play fusion-fantasy 3D MMORPG game Dekaron, known in North America as 2Moons, will be receiving its first major content update, Action 4: The Expedition, adding new dungeons, skills, potions, battle/party/enchantment system and more...

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Mutant Storm Empire'

by Dustin Chadwell on Aug. 14, 2008 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Mutant Storm Empire is packed with sci-fi action as players crush gangs of robots, smash swarms of UFOs and demolish massive enemy bosses, features 16 unique levels spread over four richly detailed and varied worlds.