'Age of Empires III' Drops The Ban Hammer

by Rainier on April 2, 2006 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Today we have banned a batch of players from ESO for a variety of cheats, including hacked decks, point trading, as well as for racist chat channels and comments. If you have found that your ESO account has been disabled and would like to appeal your ban, please e-mail age3.abuse@ensemblestudios.com. We'd like to thank the players who have e-mailed in to report abusive or cheating players. Please do include screenshots or recorded games with your e-mails to help us track these issues."

'Stranger' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2006 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stranger is a real-time strategy game, with elements of role playing games set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. Stranger will also feature multiplayer, although details beyond "The players may play on their own, or unite in teams" are a bit sketchy.

PC Review - 'The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on April 2, 2006 @ 5:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Voted WorthPlaying's most anticipated game of the year, does it rise to the occasion?

'SiN Episode 1: Emergence' Pre-loading Soon

by Rainier on April 2, 2006 @ 4:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced that it will soon start pre-loading Ritual Entertainment's episodic FPS SiN Episode 1: Emergence via its Steam online delivery system. One month before its release Valve will also preload and launch the first in a series of its own episodic Half-Life 2: Episode One. Counter-Strike: Source will get 2 new player models and an HDR enabled version of de_dust, while Day of Defeat: Source is due for a new map that will introduce a new gameplay mode.

Week 13 Roundup Of Demos

by Rainier on April 2, 2006 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The past week has been pretty productive in terms of demo releases, so in order to make it easier for people to track down their favorite game, here is a quick roundup of what was released in the past week :

'Tomb Raider: Legend' - Demo
'Daemonica' - Demo
'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' - Demo
'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - Demo
'GTI Racing' - Demo
'Pathologic' - Demo
'Condemned: Criminal Origins' - Demo
'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - Demo
'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' - Demo
'Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner' - Demo
'Fire Department 3' - German Demo
'Evolution GT' - Demo

Click on the link to be forwarded to the appropriate files.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2006 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice.