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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sparta: Ancient Wars is a real time strategy based on historical events and timelines, and not to feature myths or legends. Based on the historical background of Spartans' high culture, there will appear huge ancient battles on your screen, enabled by a brand new stunning 3D engine.
by Hugh McHarg on June 16, 2006 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
In The Darkness, based on the popular comic book franchise, you play a fearless Mafia hitman who is suddenly possessed by the powers of The Darkness, which you must learn to control in order to overthrow the vicious mob boss and fulfill your destiny.
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