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PS2 Preview - 'Jak X: Combat Racing'

by Thomas Leaf on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Jak X: Combat Racing, created exclusively for the PS2 by Naughty Dog, introduces head-to-head car combat and incorporating both multiplayer and online functionality to deliver a refreshingly new experience to fans of both the Jak and Daxter series and car combat gameplay.

PC Preview - 'Age of Empires III'

by David Wanaselja on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Age of Empires III is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.

PC Preview - 'Brigade E5: New Jagged Union'

by Keith Durocher on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Brigade E5: New Jagged Union is a tactical turn-based game. The scene of action is a small country called Palinero somewhere in the tropics. Recently a coup d'etat has happened in the country and civil war is about to break out. The main character of the game has to hire a band of mercenaries and take control of the situation.

PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse'

by Judy on Sept. 12, 2005 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

PS2 Preview - 'Romancing SaGa'

by Alicia on Sept. 10, 2005 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Visit the vast world of Mardias in Square-Enix's Romancing SaGa. Select from one of eight playable main characters to follow through a series of amazing adventures, with the outcomes of your decision forever altering the future of Mardias. Fully customize your characters in battle with proficiencies, multi-class training, and purchasable skills and spells. Guide a party of up to five characters in battle, inviting and dismissing new warriors as you see fit.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Burnout Revenge'

by Eric on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In addition to tricked out new race, crash and road rage modes, Burnout Revenge takes the series' blistering speed and spectacular destruction to dizzying new heights with an all-new Revenge mode, challenging gamers to battle the clock and unleash their frustrations on rush hour traffic.

NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Ultimate Spider-Man'

by Geson Hatchett on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Ultimate Spider-Man allows players to take on the role of Spider-Man AND a super-villain in an original storyline. Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic-book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled.

PC Preview - 'Vietcong 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge'

by Alicia on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Return to the twisted world of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge. Take Jack Skellington through more than 20 levels of macabre platforming action, as you seek to rid Halloween Town of the scourge of Oogie Boogie once and for all. On the way, visit all of the other Holiday Worlds and use your powers as the cheerful Santa Jack and the frightful Pumpkin King.

PS2 Preview - 'Tak: The Great Juju Challenge'

by Geson Hatchett on Sept. 5, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tak: The Great Juju Challenge is an innovative, cooperative videogame that combines unique puzzles, time-based strategies and a robust combat system. Players will have to use all their skills to win this race against the toughest competitors and receive the grandest reward ever given by the Great Jujus!

PS2 Preview - 'We Love Katamari'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 3, 2005 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The King of All Cosmos grew to stardom after taking all of the Prince's katamaris and replacing the stars. His fans knew no bounds and wished to see more katamaris fill the sky. The King of All Cosmos desired to appease all of their requests and recruited the Prince and his cousins to help. Now they are tasked with rolling up even more clumps, each larger and more different than the one before.

PC Preview - 'Cold War'

by Gordy Wheeler on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

PC Preview - 'Legion Arena'

by Dan Barrow on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Legion Arena is an online RPSG or Role Playing Strategy Game, and blends core gameplay elements from the RTS & RPG genres. Set in ancient Rome, Legion Arena puts the player in charge of their own army, which they must develop, nurture and train, transforming a bunch of peasants into a fearsome fighting force.

PS2 Preview - 'Genji: Dawn of the Samurai'

by Agustin on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Genji is a beautifully cinematic, sword-wielding Samurai adventure based on the popular Japanese legend of the same name. Acting as the historic hero Genkuro Yoshitsune or his trusted companion Benkei, the warrior monk, you set out on a mission to release the oppressed from the evil forces of the warlord Kiyomori and restore the Genji dynasty to power.

Xbox Preview - 'L.A. Rush'

by Kris Graft on Aug. 29, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

L.A. Rush recreates a living, breathing go anywhere Los Angeles with highly destructible environments, players will be able to explore Los Angeles by day or by night from Compton, to LAX, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the beaches of Santa Monica.

X360/PC Preview - 'Huxley'

by Eric on Aug. 27, 2005 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Huxley is a massively multiplayer online first person shooting game (MMOFPS) utilizing the Unreal 3 engine that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Human beings have mutated and are divided into two opposing races, Sapiens and Alternative, who are forced to battle against one another to gain control of the world and its resources.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Evil Dead Regeneration'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Enter an all-new Evil Dead experience, as Ash finds himself arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to Sunny Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane. Though better than the madness he escaped hidden within the woods, he quickly learns the evil has only become more malevolent.

PC Preview - 'Blitzkrieg II'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

PC Preview - 'Earth 2160'

by Junior on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Earth 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful Earth series. Your convoy is being hunted, your scout has gone missing and just before your final assault on the enemy base. When you think nothing more can go wrong sirens sound with warnings of an imminent attack on your city's battlements. Your next move is vital!

PC Preview - 'Hammer & Sickle'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A unique mix of turn-based and role-play, Hammer & Sickle is a brand-new gaming experience. The dizzying array of tactical solutions for each situation is greatly deepened by the fully destructible environments - while an open mission structure and the non-linear story put you in complete control of the game world.