PC Preview - 'Gothic 3'

by David Wanaselja on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In the third chapter of the Gothic saga, the situation is desperate: The orcs have beaten King Rhobar’s troops and are ruling the most important parts of Myrtana, enslaving the human population. Only the tricky inhabitants of the south and the wild barbarians of the icy north are holding against the orcish domination.

PS2/PC Preview - 'The Shield'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 30, 2006 @ 6:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In The Shield, based on the TV series, you take on the role of Mackey, the tough, street-savvy leader of the Elite Strike Team, a special police unit located deep within the crime-riddled trenches of Los Angeles.

PC Preview - 'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade'

by Keith Durocher on Oct. 28, 2006 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more.

PS3 Preview - 'Gran Turismo HD'

by Alicia on Oct. 24, 2006 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Gran Turismo HD will come in two versions GT HD Premium, featuring cars and tracks like never before in full high definition quality, and GT HD Classic, featuring unique online gameplay that not only provides head-to-head racing, but allows for the long awaited feature of additional cars (ranging up to 770 car models) and tracks (up to 51) available through ongoing downloads.

PS2 Preview - 'Final Fantasy XII'

by Agustin on Oct. 23, 2006 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Final Fantasy XII shakes the series to its core with the introduction of a unique new combat system, while still honoring the franchise's reputation for epic storytelling, incredible spectacle, and compelling characters. Final Fantasy XII is undeniably FF, but it's also something completely different.

PSP Preview - 'Killzone: Liberation'

by John Curtis on Oct. 23, 2006 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Killzone is making its handheld debut with Killzone: Liberation, an all new, action-packed installment in the Killzone series, and will feature a new intelligent third-person camera system – ideally suited for handheld gaming.

PS3 Preview - 'Sonic The Hedgehog'

by Alicia on Oct. 22, 2006 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sonic The Hedgehog melds top-tier animation production values with next generation art, physics and game design to create the most intense, high velocity Sonic adventure yet! Featuring interactive 3D environments, a large cast of new and returning characters, and a blistering sense of speed, get ready for the reinvention of Sonic The Hedgehog!

PS3 Preview - 'Lair'

by Alicia on Oct. 21, 2006 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Playing as a warrior riding a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, and capable of scorching, clawing and smashing thousands of enemies, gamers must defeat countless armies to save a civilization. Together, the gamer and the beast will attempt to change the destiny of a world on the brink of extinction.

PS2 Preview - 'Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 20, 2006 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles is a PS2-exclusive action/adventure title offering players a chance to become Naruto, the aspiring ninja with the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit sleeping deep within. Gamers can play through the story-driven missions to save the Hidden Leaf Village from the threat of evil and fulfill Naruto's dream of becoming the Hokage (leader).

PS2 Preview - 'Snoopy vs The Red Baron'

by Gordy Wheeler on Oct. 17, 2006 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

While snoozing atop his doghouse one day, Snoopy has a magical dream. He becomes a virtuoso flying ace, piloting his World War I bi-plane in a heroic attempt to foil the plans of his archenemy, the Red Baron. Join Snoopy and friends as you take on the nefarious Baron and his cohorts in this enchanting aerial adventure.

PS2 Preview - 'Guitar Hero II'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 15, 2006 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Guitar Hero II is the follow-up to 2005's award-winning Guitar Hero and will offer a new track list, new venues, and more features and multiplayer modes.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Destroy All Humans! 2'

by David Brothers on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Destroy All Humans! 2 comes out a little over a year after its predecessor and it's loaded for bear. Expect more blistering humor, massive destruction, flying saucers, evil Russians, smelly hippies, and jokes about Crypto's nether-regions than you can shake a, er, stick at.

PS2 Preview - 'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.

PC Preview - 'The Mark'

by Lee Berlik on Oct. 8, 2006 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Mark, a first-person shooter, is about the real threat from today – terrorism. The war of the 21st century is now being fought; and it’s here. US Marine corps officer Steve Fletcher and top-rated mercenary Austin Hawke join up in a thrilling battle against international terrorism.

PS3/X360/Wii Preview - 'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 8, 2006 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.

PS3/X360/Wii Preview - 'Call of Duty 3'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 7, 2006 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Call of Duty 3 delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout. Earlier this week Activision gave us a chance to try out the next-gen CoD3, and also tossed all new screens & a trailer our way ...

PC Preview - 'EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer'

by Keith Durocher on Oct. 7, 2006 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Echoes of Faydwer introduces a new playable race, The Fae, as well as over 350 new quests, new hats, cloaks, armor, and new horse mounts available to players of all levels, over 40 new types of creatures, more than 20 new zones and adventure areas, new PvP rewards, plus all-new items, equipment, spells and tradeskill recipes.

PSP Preview - 'ATV Offroad Fury Pro'

by Andrew Hayward on Oct. 6, 2006 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In addition to the adrenaline rush of pure ATV racing, players can now choose from more than 30 total vehicles to race, including MX bikes, buggies, and Trophy Trucks to compete on 64 all-new tracks, including tracks from the original ATV Offroad Fury titles.

PC Preview - 'Alpha Prime'

by Alan Butterworth on Oct. 5, 2006 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Alpha Prime is a first person action game with an emphasis on the single player experience. At its core is a Science Fiction story written by the foremost Czech Sci-fi author Ondrej Neff. Game play will be a varied balance of combat and more technical activities such as hacking and remotely controlling robotic devices.

PC Preview - 'Evidence: The Last Ritual'

by Lee Berlik on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in the heart of a murder investigation, Evidence: The Last Ritual is an astonishing psychological thriller that blurs the line of reality and fantasy. The notorious serial killer “The Phoenix” is back and the authorities need your help to catch him once and for all.