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Various Game Trailers #1224

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 11:37 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:

  • Age of Conan [X360/PC] - Background Story Trailer
  • Insecticide [NDS] - Trailer #9
  • NCAA March Madness 08 [ALL] - Erin Andrews Trailer
  • Atavik - Cinematic Trailer

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

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 8:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is a new action-thriller that will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots. This v1.3 patch improves the pure client test, enables Anti-lag, optimization for Sniper Rifle accuracy, and fixes text chat between multiplayer rounds.

'Alternativa' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 8:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alternativa is a classic point&click adventure game based on the original sci-fi/cyber-punk script which is composed of a number of shorter stories that lead us through the lives of individual characters as well as the fictional world of the future.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v4.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v4.4 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

FASA Founder Acquires 'MechWarrior,' 'Shadowrun' and 'Crimson Skies' Licenses

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FASA founder Jordan Weisman has bought back the rights to MechWarrior, Shadowrun, Crimson Skies and the other properties of the FASA catalog after the recent closure of the FASA Interactive studios by Microsoft. Weisman also launched Smith & Tinker which now owns the licenses, and while it is too early to announce future plans, the goal is to surprise and delight old fans, while welcoming new fans to these fantastic worlds.

PlayStation Store Gets 'High Velocity Bowling,' Demos and DLC

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 5:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out its weekly PlayStation Store update with tons of new material. Just like on XBL, Harmonix has released the Black Sabbath song pack ($5.49 or $1.99/song) and the announced Folklore add-ons. A multiplayer demo for Sierra's sci-fi FPS Timeshift has been added, while Wild Arms fans can now play the original PSOne title on PS3/PSP. SCEA San Diego's full PSN-exclusive High Velocity Bowling ($9.99) game is now available for download.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

Nintendo Europe's Q1 2008 Release Schedule

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 4:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo has plenty in store to keep your Wii Remote and touch screen busy even after the holiday season. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone. Unfortunately it seems Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been delayed, as it is no longer on the list ...

Video Games Live Concert Returns to GDC 2008

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 4:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the biggest video games of all time, now expanded with a wide variety of brand new segments such as Halo 3, BioShock, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, StarCraft II, Chrono Cross and a few very special guests and surprises!

'PixelJunk Monsters' (PS3) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 4:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Q-Games's PSN exclusive PixelJunk Monsters takes the simple RTS concept of building, researching and having base defenses and wrap it all in a completely different style and mode of gameplay.

'Major League Baseball 2K8' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced that New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes will be the cover athlete and official spokesman for Major League Baseball 2K8.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - v1.2 Updated Beta SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this team-based online strategic shooter. Splash Damage has released an updated beta version of the v1.2 SDK toolset, which contains all of the tools used to develop ETQW, allowing modders to create their own content.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 12:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its best-selling, open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. While details on the game are still slim, we now know that the franchise returns to New York.

'Turok' (PS3/X360/PC) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 12:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Turok is an epic, story-driven FPS set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Take on the role of former Black Ops commando Joseph Turok, now part of an elite Special Forces squad, on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically altered planet. Pre-order Turok at select retailers (Best Buy, GameStop, and Game Crazy), and get a playable demo disc for free.

'Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer takes place in a fantastical version of feudal Japan and stars a masterless samurai named Shiren who travels with a weasel named Koppa. Together they are on a quest to discover the mystical Land of the Golden Condor, said to be the home of the legendary city of gold known as El Dorado.

'Still Life 2' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microïds announced Still Life 2, developed by Gameco Studios, a real-time 3D adventure game where you play FBI agent and profiler Victoria McPherson, investigating some of North America's most difficult and darkest crimes.

Codemasters Beefs Up Neon, Now Called EGO Engine - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters that it has updated the Neon game engine, which powered its racing title DiRT, and has renamed the proprietary middleware to EGO Game Technology Engine, a new name befitting its accomplishments and future potential. The new engine will power GRiD and Operation Flashpoint 2.

Blizzard Developing Next-Gen MMO

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

That Blizzard has several projects in development is no secret, but they are kept pretty secret. However it seems there is now another mystery title to be added to the list, a "next-gen MMO", according to the latest sightings on the job recruitments page. Blizzard confirmed this is a yet unannounced "new" title, not another World of Warcraft expansion.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise. Burnout 5 gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse.

'Stranglehold' (ALL) to Get New Maps, Skins and Achievements

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stranglehold redefines the action gaming experience with its acrobatic gunplay, thrilling cinematography, frenetic combat and incredible massive destructibility. Midway announced a downloadable map pack for the PS3/X360 featuring 10 fresh multiplayer maps, 21 all-new multiplayer character skins, and 10 new achievements worth 250 points for the Xbox 360 version.

DreamCatcher Signs 'Seven Kingdoms: Conquest'

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally scheduled for release in 2005 by Enlight, it seems DreamCatcher has finally picked up Infinity's RTS Seven Kingdoms: Conquest, which offers strategy fans the choice to play as human or demon in epic battles spanning from ancient Egypt in 3000 BC to the final battle on a futuristic Earth.

'Warhound' (X360/PC) AI Behavior - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhound is an FPP shooter where you make a career of the elite mercenary. When you are not working, you get new licenses and improve. When at work, you take part in the hottest world conflicts. Because you are a Warhound - an elite mercenary on the side of good.

'FIFA 08' (ALL) Update #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 7:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA 08 will create a football experience that matches the complexity, finesse and beauty of the real-world game. FIFA 08 challenges you to master the skills required to play like a pro football player, allowing you on the pitch to defy the odds, perfect your skills, elevate your game and rise up to win glory for your club.

Southpeak Signs 'Edge of Twilight' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 7:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Southpeak Interactive has signed Fuzzyeyes' new 3rd-person post-apocalyptic action/adventure title Edge of Twilight, a dark, steampunk fantasy in a world that has been split into separate realms of Day and Night.

'Overlord' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 6:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Overlord, an original next-gen title from Age of Wonders developer Triumph Studios, is a groundbreaking action adventure set in a seriously warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil). Codemasters has released a new v1.4 patch, adding split screen, amBX support, Overlord Raising Hell compatibility, and fixing the Speak to Jewel quest.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Halo 3' Heroic Map Pack

by Geson Hatchett on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Halo 3 players will be able to continue the fight as Microsoft announced three all new multiplayer maps to be released on Dec. 11 as part of the Heroic Map Pack, the first in a series of downloadable content from Bungie Studios to come via Xbox LIVE.

'Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer' (PS3/PC) - 45 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 6:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the distant future, Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is a fast and furious shoot 'em up with state-of-the-art graphics, driving soundtrack and classic fun gameplay sprinkled with fresh innovations.

PSP Review - 'Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 6:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles exclusively for the PSP delivers the classic PC Engine game Castlevania: Rondo of Blood with updated 3D graphics and new gameplay elements, the game marks the first time this groundbreaking title has been released in North America.

'Eve Online: Trinity' Cripples WinXP Systems

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The EVE Online: Trinity expansion features a next-gen DX10 graphics engine, and a host of improvements that run the gamut from content to gameplay, giving you shiny new ships to play with, hundreds of new and exciting things to do with them, and a range of tweaks and fixes. Unfortunately, the upgrade has a critical flaw and deletes the boot.ini file on WinXP, crippling the system. While Trinity has been cleansed by now, CCP developer Pete Thacker urges players to read his forum post ...

'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed several weeks ago, Capcom officially announced development of Street Fighter IV, the first new entry in its fighting game series in nearly eight years, following Street Fighter III Third Strike.

'Conflict: Denied Ops' (X360/PS3/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conflict: Denied Ops, previously called Crossfire, is a new paramilitary themed co-op FPS from Pivotal Games, putting you in control of two of these merciless operatives, each of them highly specialized in both weapons and military tactics.

Wizards of the Coast Teams Up With Stainless Games for New Title

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wizards of the Coast, known for Magic The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, announced an agreement with UK developer Stainless Games to produce an exciting new online downloadable game.

PS2 Review - 'Dance Dance Revolution Supernova 2'

by Tim McDonald on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

DDR Supernova 2 capitalizes on the most popular elements of the franchise while adding new game modes and enhanced online capabilities to provide the most compelling DDR experience ever. The brand new Hyper Master Mode joins forces with original favorites such as Tutorial, Battle, Nonstop and Challenge to achieve mass appeal.

'Lost Odyssey' (X360) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Odyssey is the story of Kaim, an immortal character who has lived more than 1,000 years and doesn’t remember his past and doesn’t know where his future lies. Throughout Kaim’s journey, a handful of characters will join him on an odyssey to discover their intricate past and destiny, leading players through a dramatic story of massive scale.

Russian Online Gaming Companies Form Astrum Online Entertainment

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nival Online, IT Territory, Time Zero and Nikita Online announced that they creating the largest player in the online entertainment market in Russia, Astrum Online Entertainment, allowing them to formalize a united strategy in regards to their activities and also utilize their combined experience and infrastructure.

'Simon the Sorcerer 4: Chaos Happens' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 4:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Playlogic has acquired RTL Enterprises' point-and-click adventure game Simon the Sorcerer 4: Chaos Happens, in which players take control of the witty sorcerer during his new quest in the Magic World.

Sierra Online Licenses BigWorld's Technology Suite for New MMO

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BigWorld Technology announced an agreement with Sierra Online to use the BigWorld Technology Suite in the development of an upcoming, yet un-announced, PC MMO.

'FIFA Street 3' (PS3/X360) Also Coming to NDS - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The newest iteration of the street football arcade series will debut on the Nintendo DS with a new look that turns the game’s global football icons into stylized action heroes. This game features an intuitive Touch Screen control system using the stylus that enables you to easily perform over-the-top trick moves, passes and shots.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Mob Behavior Detailed

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 3:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. Spellborn unveils details about the game design considerations that the team took into account when they created the mob behavioral model for creatures in the game.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' Developer Interview

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2007 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles. NCsoft senior game designer Kyoung Won Choi tells us more ...