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PSP Preview - 'Dungeons & Dragons Tactics'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 15, 2006 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics you take on the role of a mortal child caught in a conflict of two competing dragons striving for godhood. Alignment is critical, as it affects the end of the story and allows players to change from good to evil, or the other way around, depending on which quests they choose.

PS2 Preview - 'Rule of Rose'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rule of Rose is a creepy looking survival/horror game set in the 1930's England. You are 19 year old Jennifer, and stumble into a world where the rules are written by children, seemingly innocent children, but with a sadisctic mindset. Your job is to get to the truth, solve puzzles & mysteries.

PS2 Preview - 'Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories'

by Agustin on Aug. 13, 2006 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Disgaea 2 incorporates some of the same features it did in the original to retain its "Do anything & try everything" heritage while making radical innovations that include suggestions from game fans.

PC Preview - 'Sword of the Stars'

by Keith Durocher on Aug. 12, 2006 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sword of the Stars is a breakthrough Space Strategy game that seeks to reinvigorate the sub-genre. Players will explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state-of-the-art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.

PC Preview - 'El Matador'

by Arkalem on Aug. 7, 2006 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

PC Preview - 'Saga of Ryzom: The Ryzom Ring'

by Alicia on Aug. 6, 2006 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Ryzom Ring is a set of tools for editing and sharing player-made "maps" that are customizable with terrain, monsters and NPCs all run by individual players. Maps can be integrated directly into The Saga of Ryzom world of Atys, where thousands of other players can experience one person's handiwork, or kept as a private sanctuary only accessible to a select few.

PS2 Preview - 'Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII'

by David Brothers on Aug. 3, 2006 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Taking place three years after the original PS1 title, gamers follow Vincent Valentine's journey as he uncovers shocking truths never revealed in Midgar. Vincent is connected to recent attacks, and he may be the only one who can save this shattered world. When the world is engulfed in darkness, his gun will toll a dreadful dirge.

PC Preview - 'Infernal'

by Keith Durocher on Aug. 2, 2006 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Infernal is a third-person action adventure that is set in a present-day scenario, with stunning environments and strong characters. The story relates to the eternal conflict between good and evil, confronted in supernatural intelligence agencies.

NDS Preview - 'Panzer Tactics DS'

by Alicia on July 29, 2006 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Combining intuitive gaming with historically-inspired battles, Panzer Tactics DS lets would-be commanders lead their forces to victory or defeat in three exciting single-player campaigns, or compete in multiplayer games via Nintendo-WiFi Connection or wireless multiplayer. Multiplayer games will also offer a competitive ladder system to rank the best online commanders.

PC Preview - 'DarkStar One'

by Keith Durocher on July 15, 2006 @ 4:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe, spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Saints Row'

by Alicia on July 14, 2006 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

An evolution in open world gaming, Saints Row provides an unprecedented amount of freedom to experience the game as the player sees fit. The game, based in the fictional urban surroundings of Still Water, is action adventure with its core as a third-person shooter.

PC Preview - 'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes'

by Mark Crump on July 13, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with a vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology.

Xbox Preview - 'Painkiller: Hell Wars'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on July 12, 2006 @ 1:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In “Painkiller: Hell Wars,” gamers play the role of Daniel Garner, who after an unfortunate car accident is trapped between Heaven and Hell. To escape purgatory and find his salvation, he must fight mobs of hellish monsters to stop an imminent Unholy War.

PC Preview - 'The Ship'

by Keith Durocher on July 6, 2006 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Ship is a first person maritime gaming experience set aboard a fleet of 1930s steam liners. Originally a Half Life Mod, The Ship is now being crafted as a full single and multiplayer game in its own right by Edinburgh-based Outerlight.

PC Preview - 'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising'

by Mark Crump on July 3, 2006 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Gods and Heroes, players become classic heroes of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, each player will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

X360 Multiplayer Preview - 'Chromehounds'

by Alicia on July 1, 2006 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience.

PSP Preview - 'LocoRoco'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on June 29, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Bright, refreshing and compulsive, LocoRoco plunges you into a colorful world where jelly-like creatures sing, roll and bounce their way through levels to reach their goals.

PC Preview - 'CivCity: Rome'

by Hugh McHarg on June 28, 2006 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

CivCity: Rome, developed by Firefly Studios, is new city building strategy game inspired by the world of Sid Meier's Civilization, allowing you to recreate the glory of Rome by building a small settlement into a mighty imperial city.

PC Preview - 'Dead Island'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 27, 2006 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dead Island is a FPP shooter that successfully combines elements of the survival horror genre and classic adventure games. The game takes place on a desolate island and tells the story of an unfortunate castaway, mercilessly tossed ashore by the sea onto the sandy beaches of a zombie infested island.

PS2 Preview - 'The King of Fighters 2006'

by Geson Hatchett on June 24, 2006 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Currently celebrating its twelfth year as one of the most popular fighting video game franchises in the history of gaming, The King of Fighters 2006 will continue to build on the series' rich history with several new characters, as well as many returning favorites.