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PC Preview - 'Codename: Panzers'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 27, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Panzers takes you into the heady battles of World War II. Whether you play in towns with bullet-riddled buildings, bleak mountain landscapes or treacherous swamps - Panzers gives you real-time combat rampages in awesome 3D graphics. Experience the nerve-jangling thrill of strategic gaming - in Panzers! We got the chance to play with an updated build, read more to find out how it went ...

PC Preview - 'Besieger'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 23, 2004 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A Real-Time 3D Strategy, Besieger is set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. As well as the bloody battles, each player must build, protect and attack fortified citadels. The easy economic system will allow players to construct or upgrade 40 types of buildings and more than 50 different units for battle. They will also 'create' and train workers for fighting and other survival skills.

PC Preview - 'Singles - Flirt Up Your Life'

by Alanix on May 23, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The goal in Singles - Flirt Up Your Life is to develop a relationship between Mike and Linda, which is only possible if both are happy. What kind of relationship it becomes is up to the player, there are five different aspects: Romance, Friendship, Sex, Fun and also Trouble - not doing the housework WILL cause friction! A positive relationship between the couple will start from friendship, moving to flirting, intimacy and finally 'erotic' actions!! BEWARE: Adult content ahead!

Xbox Preview - 'Forza Motorsport'

by Eric on May 21, 2004 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"Forza Motorsport" gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

PS2 Preview - 'KOF: Maximum Impact'

by Thomas Wilde on May 21, 2004 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The annual King of Fighters tournament is set to begin in one week. As the gala festivities begin, turf wars are breaking out among the underworld street gangs. The conflict is so severe that it threatens to drag the participants of the KOF tournament into the fray. The honor and tradition of the tournament is at stake. The gangs must be stopped at all costs.

Xbox Preview - 'Halo 2'

by Eric on May 20, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Halo 2, a sci-fi action/first-person shooter game, is a full sequel to the best-selling original and will continue the story of the Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier who is the only man who has successfully defied the Covenant, a coalition of alien races on a murderous march toward Earth.

PC Preview - 'Tribes: Vengeance'

by Ricardo Chimal on May 20, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Tribes: Vengeance, gamers become immersed in a roiling space opera. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of the other stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes and is given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters.

Xbox Preview - 'MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf'

by Corey Owen on May 19, 2004 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf" continues the massive destructible environments, intense combat and addictive online multiplayer gameplay that gamers have been praising since "MechAssault" first hit Xbox. Continuing in the 31st century, "MechAssault 2" allows gamers to encounter entirely new experiences in the epic BattleTech world. This third-person action/shooter game defines immense destruction taken to another level, as each environment in the game's five worlds is fully destructible.

PC Preview - 'Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus'

by Alanix on May 19, 2004 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime.

Various Konami E3 Previews

by Thomas Wilde on May 18, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

On May 11th, 2004, Konami unveiled their E3 2004 lineup in a pre-show, held at the Los Angeles Public Library and Auditorium for a select audience of industry journalists. Of course we were present and got to check out various of the upcoming Konami titles, without the stress of the actual show. We have impressions for :

PC Preview - 'Soldner: Secret Wars'

by Mark Crump on May 18, 2004 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In 'Soldner: Secret Wars' the player takes command of one of these special teams. As Commander he leads the small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armoured vehicles, helicopters and VTOLs to fulfill a wide variety of mission. The Simulation of a highly complex political system creates a dynamic campaign: each decision has direct impact on the flow of the game.

PC Preview - 'The Suffering'

by Alanix on May 17, 2004 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of horror-filled exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark world of The Suffering, creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells, chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most disturbing ways possible. As Torque, the main character, players encounter a cast of uniquely hardened criminals, prison guards and grotesque apparitions.

PC Preview - 'Thief: Deadly Shadows'

by Alanix on May 16, 2004 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Once again, Garrett finds himself without allies, standing alone between the City and the forces that would crush it. Will his skills be enough to save the dying City? Can he survive betrayal, assassins, and war in the labyrinthine city streets? Will he destroy or be destroyed by the evil he awoke? And finally, what must he do to get what he wants most of all: to be left alone plying his trade as the City’s greatest… Thief?

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Red Ninja: End of Honor'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Japan in the1500's, the power of the samurai class is fading and the use of the Ninja has become necessary to hold any political power in this chaotic time. Kurenai a young girl who’s world is destroyed when she and her father are attacked by the deadly Black Lizard Clan, who captures her and brutally hangs her by a wire and left to die. Miraculously, she survives and is rescued and adopted into a clan where she obtains complete mastery of her unique weapon, the wire. Kurenai has pledged her undying loyalty to her new family. She now lives to avenge her father’s death and will go to any means necessary to destroy the Black Lizard Clan.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Predator: Concrete Jungle'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Predator: Concrete Jungle unfolds the gripping tale of the alien's history on Earth between two separate time periods, 1930 and 2030, as the Predator embarks on a mission of revenge upon a Mafia organization and its leader who seek to expose its very existence. Taking inspiration from the popular film franchise, the game allows players to roam a vast city landscape while stalking human prey with weapons of annihilation, cloaking technology, and various vision modes.

PC/Xbox Preview - 'Men of Valor'

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Men of Valor is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Touching on some of the most familiar scenes of the war as they exist in the popular imagination, the player guides his group of fellow soldiers through the hardship and confusion of the battlefield, bonding with them as they do their duty for their country with the heroism and valor typical of the American soldier but unsung during the turbulent times.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Bard's Tale'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

PS2 Preview - Cold Winter'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level. Just another day in paradise... Anti Social, Anti Normal, Anti Bond, Anti Hero...It's a bitter, cold winter.

PC Preview - 'Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 5, 2004 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon throws you in even more dramatic battles of WWII. Burning Horizon offers a huge 18-missions-campaign around General Rommel, giving you the opportunity to play famous battles like Ardennes, Tripolis, Tobruk, El Alamein, Sicily and, of course, Normandy. Furthermore, the add-on contains 8 single missions, with an entire new nation at war: Japan.

Xbox Preview - 'Van Helsing'

by Thomas Wilde on May 1, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Van Helsing, the third-person action game, transports players back to the macabre world of 19th century Transylvania - home to the legendary Dracula, Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster. As the renowned monster hunter Van Helsing, players must hunt down and destroy the evil that inhabits these ancient lands before darkness engulfs the world. We recently had a chance to check out an almost complete build at a Vivendi press event, read more for the verdict...