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PC Preview - 'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach'

by Thomas Wilde on July 28, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Adventurers have long travelled to the shrouded continent of Xen'drik to explore ancient ruins and discover the treasures hidden beneath. The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown on the edges of this dark and dangerous continent, safe and secure as the gateway to Xen'drik. But now danger threatens. Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands near Stormreach ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction.

Xbox Preview - '187 Ride or Die'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on July 25, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck, a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez (N. Gugliemi), who are determined to take control of the streets.

PC Preview - 'Fable: The Lost Chapters'

by Gordy Wheeler on July 22, 2005 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Fable: The Lost Chapters will feature a host of enhancements from its top-selling Xbox version, including new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover. Fable: The Lost Chapters is expected to reach store shelves this fall.

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

by Thomas Wilde on July 20, 2005 @ 2:40 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.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Movies'

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2005 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat'

by Chad on July 14, 2005 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

PSP Preview - 'MediEvil'

by Eric on July 13, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

One hundred years have passed since the evil Sorcerer Zarok was defeated at the Battle of Gallowmere, heroically cut down by a mortally wounded Sir Daniel Fortesque. Or at least, that's what the people were told; in fact poor Sir Dan was a bit of a coward, falling in the very first wave of arrows. Now Zarok has returned, turning day into night, and raising an undead army to conquer the land. As a side effect Dan has also been resurrected... now, he has the chance to defeat Zarok and in death become the hero he never was in life.

PC Preview - 'Civilization IV'

by Paul Reith on July 11, 2005 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Suffering: Ties That Bind'

by Thomas Wilde on July 10, 2005 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is an action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the slums and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Caleb Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family.

PS2 Preview - 'Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves'

by Geson Hatchett on July 8, 2005 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves will entice a broad range of players with multiple tiers of gameplay to reach both the hard core and gaming novice. Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves will draw players immediately into the devious adventures of Sly and his crew by offering a unique cast of playable characters, a challenging dual analog stick multiplayer mode, new vehicles, mini-games, disguises, enhanced combat move sets and much more.

NDS Preview - 'Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow'

by Thomas Wilde on July 7, 2005 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow, the game’s protagonist – Soma Cruz – finds himself at the center of a mysterious cult’s plan to resurrect their evil lord and master Dracula. To save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, Soma must infiltrate the enemy’s home base, a towering replica of Dracula’s castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures. Players’ abilities develop as they collect items and gather experience points by defeating a multitude of gruesome enemies.

PC Preview - 'War Leaders: Clash of Nations'

by Mark Crump on July 5, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

War Leaders: Clash of Nations will expand upon the RTS genre by placing gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory on the battlefield.

PC Preview - 'War Front: Turning Point'

by Mark Crump on July 5, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

What would happen if Hitler had been assassinated early on in WWII and the German war engine came under control of a new regime? Digital Reality and CDV aim to answer that question in War Front: Turning Point, bringing gamers an "alternate reality" strategy game. Gamers will be exposed to a whole new WWII timeline, new battles and a variety of secret and experimental weapons.

PC Preview - 'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two'

by Mark Crump on July 4, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory.

PC Preview - 'Company of Heroes'

by Thomas Wilde on July 3, 2005 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Company of Heroes gamers will experience the journey of the brave men of Able Company in a deep single-player campaign that begins with the invasion of Normandy through their fight across Europe, all set against the most dynamic battlefield ever seen in a game. Company of Heroes' completely destructable environment means no two battles ever play out in the same way.

Xbox Preview - 'Sid Meier's Pirates!'

by Kris Graft on July 2, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty.

PC Preview - 'Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress'

by Judy on July 1, 2005 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress covers one day in the life of young Tony, on which he gets himself and his hometown into small and big catastrophes, but uncovers mysteries about a thief, ancient Indian cultures, UFOs, an abduction, and more ...

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Snow'

by Thomas Wilde on June 30, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Snow, you become a drug kingpin who earns fame and fortune selling illegal goods across the United States. As an up and coming drug lord you can order various characters to procure, smuggle and ultimately distribute "the goods" for you. You build structures like corrupt law firms and money-laundering nightclubs to compete for greater market share against your rivals. You also will need to "take out" certain key enemies in order to protect your interests and further expand your growing drug empire.

PS2 Preview - 'Colosseum: Road to Freedom'

by Geson Hatchett on June 29, 2005 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Gamers will experience first hand the thrill of fighting in the violent spectacle of gladiatorial combat. Taken into slavery, the player must earn their freedom through battle. The choice is yours - enter the arena to bask in glory or bathe in blood. Fight man or beast or re-enact glorious military victories. The crowds are hungry for entertainment and death. But be warned - a conspiracy that will shake the very foundations of the Roman Empire is brewing around you.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Conflict: Global Terror'

by Rainier on June 28, 2005 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Teaming up once again with the original Desert Storm Delta Force - Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones - your four men now form part of an elite anti-terrorist unit tasked with minimising the worldwide threat from active global terrorist groups. The game takes place across the world, in a number of different and hostile locations and against a merciless and corrupt enemy; this is your squad's greatest challenge to date.