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PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Driver: Parallel Lines'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 9, 2006 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Driver: Parallel Lines offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience and features an unfolding storyline of double-crossing and revenge. Set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, players take on the role of a notorious 18-year-old who, free from conscience and rules, is the most sought-after driver-for-hire in town.

Xbox 360/PC Preview - 'Prey'

by Paul Reith on March 7, 2006 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself, his girlfriend, and eventually, his planet.

PC Preview - 'UberSoldier'

by Keith Durocher on March 6, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

UberSoldier is a high-tech first-person 3D shooter, which takes place in an alternate universe where the fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance, Karl Stolz, turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers, and at stake is control over the entire world.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter'

by Alicia on March 3, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, players will embody Captain Scott Mitchell as he commands the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.

PS2 Preview - 'Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift'

by Geson Hatchett on March 2, 2006 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift takes the adrenaline of street racing into the mountains and onto very demanding courses. Race real production cars on real mountain courses. Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, Audi, Alfa Romeo, Mini, Volkswagen and more are all there to be tested on some of Japan's toughest terrain in Iroha, Haruna, Rokko and Hakone.

PSP Preview - 'Daxter'

by Thomas Leaf on March 1, 2006 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Daxter takes place during the two years Daxter searches for Jak. To help stamp out a mysterious metalbug infestation, Daxter takes on a job as a pest exterminator, enabling him to explore parts of Haven City in an effort to collect the clues that will lead him to Jak.

PC Preview - 'Hard Truck Apocalypse'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 28, 2006 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck, your ultimate shelter, armor and a means to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles.

Xbox Preview - 'The King of Fighters Neowave'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The King of Fighters Neowave features three-on-three team fighting, along with improved graphics and an enhanced game system, as well as full Xbox Live online game service support, including online multi-player head-to-head fighting and Tournament Mode.

PC Preview - 'Keepsake'

by Judy on Feb. 26, 2006 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Keepsake, Wicked Studios' upcoming adventure game, will immerse you in a magical journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII'

by Alicia on Feb. 24, 2006 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Authentic WWII atmosphere. Fly in close to Germany's industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy. The environment looks so real you'll feel like you're the pilot in a famous WWII movie.

PSP Preview - 'Samurai Warriors: State of War'

by Hugh McHarg on Feb. 23, 2006 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Samurai Warriors: State of War for PSP is a tactical action game set in the turbulent times of civil war Japan. Players will get to take control of famous military commanders and other legendary characters, and engage in a multitude of battles in a dramatically unfolding war.

PC Preview - 'Call of Juarez'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players. Check out our first impressions based on an early build ...

PC Preview - 'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 20, 2006 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.

PC Preview - 'Shadowgrounds'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set in the near future, Shadowgrounds pits the player against oncoming alien hordes who are invading a colony base. The intriguing storyline takes on epic heights and mission highlights include investigating alien origins, helping in rescue evacuation and setting up defense perimeters.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'The Outfit'

by Matt Mefford on Feb. 17, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Between a press tour and a pre-DICE event in Las Vegas, two of our wacky staffers were able to spend some hands-on time with THQ's upcoming X360 title, The Outfit. The schizophrenic tone of this preview is a result of the combination of their opinions, concerns, and observations … or their own underlying mental issues. You be the judge!

PSP Preview - 'Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code'

by Agustin on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code is the next game in the Untold Legends series following the top- selling Brotherhood of the Blade. The Warrior's Code is an entirely new RPG, as compared to its predecessor, with an evolutionary interactive combat engine, new 3D enhanced graphics, special effects and lighting.

PC Preview - 'RF Online'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

With stunning in-game visuals and jaw-dropping character and environment detail, RF Online is an incredible next-generation MMO game. It features a unique blend of magical fantasy mixed with futuristic science-fiction action and sees players engaging in the most epic battles ever seen in an MMO role-playing game.

PS2/Xbox Multiplayer Preview - 'Sonic Riders'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 13, 2006 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Sonic Riders, Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and his friends to a Worldwide Grand Prix, and the prize for coming out on top is an ultra-rare Chaos Emerald! Gliding on air boards gamers will experience a heightened sense of Extreme sports-style racing tension as Sonic and his pals perform tricks and stunts over treacherous wide-open terrain.

PC Preview - 'Birth of America'

by Andrew Glenn on Feb. 12, 2006 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Birth of America you control one of the major contenders in French & Indian Wars, and the War of the American Independence, trying to achieve military and political victory. It is a rather complete and detailed simulation of the two most important wars in Colonial America - from 1755 to 1783 - but with a simple and elegant new simultaneous turn-based engine.

PS2 Preview - 'State of Emergency 2'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Feb. 11, 2006 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

State of Emergency 2 takes place 10 years after the original and has Spanky, Bull and MacNeill again up against the Corporation. This time, they not only have access to guns but also - for the first time - helicopters, speedboats, Tanks and APCs and new team members.