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.

PC Preview - 'Sid Meier's Railroads!'

by Hugh McHarg on June 21, 2006 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Combining the best of real-world and model railroads, Sid Meier's Railroads! puts you in charge of building your own railroad empire, running everything from steam-powered locomotives to more modern diesel and electric trains, managing cargo and your bottom line, all while engaging in corporate warfare against rival tycoons, slick entrepreneurs and robber barons.

PC Preview - 'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars'

by Reldan on June 20, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars transports players to the front lines of an epic new war for Earth.

PC Preview - 'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning'

by Mark Crump on June 19, 2006 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

After two years of development Climax's Warhammer Online was cancelled after which Games Workshop granted its license to Mythic Entertainment. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is an MMO game for PC and console set in the fantasy world of Warhammer.