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PS2 Preview - 'Yakuza'

by Geson Hatchett on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Yakuza is a thrilling, action-adventure game created by producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and award-winning novelist Seishu Hase, taking players deep into the world of Japan's infamous underground organization.

PSP Preview - 'Silent Hill Origins'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 28, 2006 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Silent Hill makes its handheld debut with a brand new adventure that reveals many of the series' most hallowed secrets. Assuming the role of a lone truck driver trapped in Silent Hill while making a routine delivery, players must escape the city's horrific inhabitants and confront the strange hallucinations that have haunted him since childhood.

NDS Preview - 'Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 27, 2006 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, the latest installment in the action series lets players control two different characters as they attempt to thwart a terrible plan to resurrect Dracula’s Castle and bring a reign of darkness upon the world.

X360 Preview - 'Bullet Witch'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 27, 2006 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Bullet Witch is an action adventure taking place in the exceedingly bleak near future of 2013. Civilization is on the brink of extinction after demons begin appearing on the earth, and the player wades into the fray as a witch named Alicia.

Xbox 360/PC Preview - 'Test Drive Unlimited'

by Alicia on Aug. 26, 2006 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

PC Preview - 'Paraworld'

by Keith Durocher on Aug. 25, 2006 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Paraworld combines a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, bringing new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come to life once more, a constant danger to anyone living in the area.

PC Preview - 'Pat Sajak's Lucky Letters'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 25, 2006 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on one of the most popular online games, Pat Sajak's Lucky Letters combines the excitement of a game show with the challenge of a word puzzle. Pat Sajak's Lucky Letters is the first in an all-new series of games from Pat and his team of game experts.

PC Preview - 'Neverwinter Nights 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Neverwinter Nights 2 is an RPG set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms, one of the popular campaign settings of D&D. It takes the player from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war, chronicling their rise from a peasant to a full-fledged hero of the Realms, defending it against one of the greatest threats of the age.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Enchanted Arms'

by Alicia on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Embark on an epic RPG adventure and escape to a fantasy world filled with beautiful cinematic-quality graphics, unique characters and bizarre creatures. Take on the role of Atsuma, Enchanter in-Training and transform from a naïve student into the most powerful savior in a war 1,000 years in the making.

Xbox 360 Single-Player Preview - 'Saints Row'

by Alicia on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 2:44 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 - 'Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs'

by Keith Durocher on Aug. 20, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

AoE III: The WarChiefs will allow you to lead one of three Native American civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas, as well as new gameplay elements and content including new civilizations, a new single player campaign, Home City enhancements and additional maps and units.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run'

by David Brothers on Aug. 16, 2006 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Spyhunter is a time-tested series that most gamers are quite fond of. The latest iteration changes the formula and puts you in the driver's seat ... and takes you out of the car, as well.

PSP Preview - 'Dungeons & Dragons Tactics'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 15, 2006 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics you take on the role of a mortal child caught in a conflict of two competing dragons striving for godhood. Alignment is critical, as it affects the end of the story and allows players to change from good to evil, or the other way around, depending on which quests they choose.

PS2 Preview - 'Rule of Rose'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rule of Rose is a creepy looking survival/horror game set in the 1930's England. You are 19 year old Jennifer, and stumble into a world where the rules are written by children, seemingly innocent children, but with a sadisctic mindset. Your job is to get to the truth, solve puzzles & mysteries.

PS2 Preview - 'Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories'

by Agustin on Aug. 13, 2006 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Disgaea 2 incorporates some of the same features it did in the original to retain its "Do anything & try everything" heritage while making radical innovations that include suggestions from game fans.

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.