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Various Game Trailers #951

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Halo 3 [X360] - TV Ad Trailer
  • Tortuga: Two Treasures - Trailer #3
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition [X360] - Actions Trailer
  • NCAA March Madness 07 [PS2/X360] - Trailer
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII [PSP] - Trailer
  • Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific - Dev Diary #2
  • Crysis - DirectX 10 Flythrough Trailer

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

'Fury' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Auran's Fury is the ultimate competitive online RPG. It takes the best elements of an MMO - combat, advancement and teamwork - and blends them with the best elements of an FPS - instant action, fast pacing and diverse game types.

Ubisoft's $100,000 'Rainbow Six Vegas' (X360) Contest

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 7:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft is giving away up to $100,000 in total prizes in the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas Royal Flush Series. It’s easy to win, if your team beats the Frag Dolls you win $2,000, that’s $500 per team member, it’s that simple. Competition starts today and will last until December 13th between the hours of 7pm and 10 pm PST. To get in on the action all you’ll need is an Xbox 360 copy of Rainbow Six Vegas, Xbox Live Gold account, and show up in the Rainbow Six Vegas lobby and be selected to challenge the Frag Dolls!

'Halo 3' (X360) Multiplayer Beta Sign-Ups Begin!

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Halo 3 website has gone live, providing the first way for North American and European gamers to gain access to the Halo 3 public multiplayer beta on Xbox 360. This is not the only way Xbox 360 gamers will have access to the beta, and beta registration is not limited to a first-come-first-served basis, additional ways to gain access wioll be announced in the coming weeks.

'Reprobates' - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Reprobates, a classic 3rd person point & click-adventure, is based on the enhanced engine of Black Mirror and Nibiru and will again stun the players with beautiful graphics, highly detailed 3D character models and a thrilling atmosphere and story.

'Dead Mountaineer's Hotel' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 4:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Mountaineer's Hotel is a 3D point-and-click adventure, in the style of Benoit Sokal's Syberia, based on the original story by famous Russian sci-fiction writers Strugatsky Brothers.

'Ultimate Baseball Online 2006' Adds Virtual Trophy Case

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 4:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MMO sports game Ultimate Baseball Online (UBO) 2006 unveiled the latest in a series of personalized features for UBO players. UBO characters can unlock and display a variety of colorful and meaningful virtual trophies based on the accomplishments of their online game baseball characters.

'Brain Buster Puzzle Pack' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Agetec announced the upcoming Brain Buster Puzzle Pack for the Nintendo DS, featuring the latest and most challenging Japanese mind games including Sudoku and Kakuro, providing abundant challenges for novices and experts alike with a deep selection of added bonus materials.

'Inquisitor' Revealed - 56 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 4:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inquisitor is a dark new RPG developed by Cinemax and Wooden Dragon. In the role of medieval investigator the story brings you into a gloomy world full of heresy, betrayal and danger. You will investigate many horrific crimes committed by sly enemies whereas sooner or later you will be swallowed by a whirl of deadly conspiracy attempting to destroy everything in your fatherland.

'Auto Assault' Gets Free Content Update #3

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 12:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft released another free update for its vehicle combat MMO Auto Assault. Players will enjoy new instances, enhancements to the outpost token system and skills, two new weapon sets, and a few new bosses to test their mettle.

'RoboBlitz' (X360/PC) Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

RoboBlitz is a fast-paced action game featuring puzzle-solving and unique physics-based weapons. Players blast through 15+ levels of high-intensity action as Blitz, a multi-talented robot on a mission to save its factory from a band of invading mechanical brains. RoboBlitz will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade beginning Wednesday, December 6, after 0800 GMT (1:00 a.m. PST).

'NBA Street Homecourt' (PS3/X360) - 7 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Street series expands on the fast-paced and larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay, creating a hyper-real world that merges legendary courts with the hometown courts of your favorite NBA stars into one seamless city of streetball moments.

'ArchLord' Drops Monthly Subscription Fee

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Embark on your adventure to become the one mighty ruler of them all and take control of vast worlds, sprawling towns and cities or even control the world's horrific monsters to wreak havoc on your cowering enemies. In order to boost the popularity, Codemasters decided to drop the monthly fees, and starting January 4, Archlord will be free to play after purchase.

'Medieval II: Total War' Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA is Q&A testing the first patch for Creative Assembly's recently released 3D RTS Medieval II: Total War. The update is expected in the next few days and will include a new charge mechanic, 2 new charges (formed/unformed charge), unit balancing, AI optimizations, unpacker for the modders, and the usual bug/crash fixes. A full fix list is expected shortly ...

Silverstar Holdings Finalizes Empire Interactive Acquisition

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stategy First parent company Silverstar Holdings announced that it had achieved over 90% acceptance of its offer to acquire the shares of Empire Interactive. The acquisition was pending shareholder approval, which has now been finalized.

'Theme Park' (NDS) Revealed - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EAGames is working on a remake of Bullfrog's old classic Theme Park for the NDS, currently only scheduled for Japan in March 2007. While details are slim, the new screens clearly show the stylus and tactical screen being used to build your amusement park and menu navigation. Since the text is in English, it's safe to assume the game will be coming overseas.

The World Series of Video Games Goes Primetime

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The World Series of Video Games announced it has signed deals with major broadcast, cable and satellite networks CBS, CSTV and VOOM HD Networks’ GAMEPLAY HD to air extensive coverage of its 2006 season, bringing professional video game competitions to major U.S. network television for the first time.

Eidos to Distribute Playlogic's 'Infernal' and 'Ancient Wars: Sparta'

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Playlogic and Eidos Interactive announced the signing of an agreement for Eidos to distribute two of Playlogic's highly anticipated PC titles, RTS Ancient Wars: Sparta, and 3rd action game Infernal, in the first quarter of 2007.

'Little Britain The Video Game' (PS2/PSP/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blast! Entertainment has agreed a major deal with Little Britain’s licensing agent Granada Ventures, to publish Little Britain The Video Game, based on the long running popular British comedy show on TV.

Take 2 and Double Fusion Sign In-Game Ads Agreement

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two and independent in-game advertising company Double Fusion, today announced that the companies have entered into a multi-title agreement (up to nine titles) for the sale of in-game advertising opportunities in a selection of 2K and 2K Sports titles.

'Galactic Command' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When Derek Smart and his team set out to develop a fast paced space combat shooter, they didn’t want to do just your regular run-of-the-mill shooter. Instead they wanted to blend in all the elements that made the space combat genre of yester years awesome, with the current generation technology found in our industry recognized suite of games.

'Hot PXL' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bringing fast and furious bite-size gaming, Atari's PSP-exclusive Hot PXL is comprised of 200 deviously crafted micro-games based on a quirky and original story premise, drawing inspiration from street culture and the digital lifestyle.

'Alan Wake' (X360/PC) Slips Into 2008

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, Alan Wake places gamers in the role of the best-selling suspense author, Alan Wake. He escapes to this small town to recover from the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée. In Bright Falls Wake comes face to face with his darkest nightmares. While there never really was an official release date, OXM seems to think it has been delayed until 2008.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes.

'Burnout Dominator' (PSP/PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Although we have yet to see any assets, or an official announcement for that matter, it is no secret EA is working on yet another sequel in the Burnout series. While Burnout 5 is slated for the PS3 and Xbox 360, a new EBGames product listing indicates that Criterion is also working on a PSP and PS2 edition, under the name of Burnout Dominator. All versions of the new destructive racing game are tentatively scheduled for March 2007, no further details available.

PC Review - 'Splinter Cell Double Agent'

by Lee Berlik on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent will completely revolutionize and reinvent the spy action genre by introducing an unprecedented double agent concept and an entirely new breed of game play that adds an exciting new dimension to the gaming experience.

NDS Review - 'Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle'

by McKinley Noble on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle, players will pilot the Fenton Flier through ghostly 3-D worlds attacking all new enemies in frenzied shooter action. The game comes jam-packed with new inventions from the Fenton Lab including a never-before seen freeze superpower that players will discover in the Ghost Zone.

Xplosive Brings 'Wild Earth' to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Explore the African wilderness by jeep, helicopter or on foot and capture some of Africa’s finest wildlife species and environments on your camera, up close and personal. Originally signed by Digital Jesters, Wild Earth was recently signed by Ubisoft for North America, and now Xplosiv snagged the European rights.

'Alpha Prime' - Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2006 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alpha Prime is a sci-fi FPS action game with an emphasis on the single player experience, with a varied gameplay balance of combat and more technical activities such as hacking and remotely controlling robotic devices. IDEA Games has released a Russian demo, but since its an FPS, once you get past the install, it shouldn't be much of a problem ...