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PC Preview - 'Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar'

by James King on Jan. 14, 2007 @ 1:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar features an expanded feature list such as new units, new maps, a new story-based campaign, user-created opponents, an epic generator, espionage agents, asteroid fields, new diplomatic treaties, unique planet environments and others based on fan feedback and suggestions.

PS2 Preview - 'Rogue Galaxy'

by Alicia on Jan. 11, 2007 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Rogue Galaxy is a fantasy-themed RPG which revolves around the game's main character, Jester Rogue. Players follow Rogue as he planet-hops around space, visiting a number of planets, each with their own unique ecosystem populated by various unusual creatures.

PC Preview - 'Tortuga: Two Treasures'

by Keith Durocher on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Tortuga: Two Treasures will have players setting sail as pirate captains in search of action, adventure and of course, treasure. You play Thomas ‘Hawk’ Blythe and after you get betrayed and captured, a dramatic battle for power, romance, treasure and truth commences aboard the Jolly Roger.

PS2 Preview - 'Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Jan. 2, 2007 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Banpresto's PS2 exclusive sim RPG, Ar tonelico, marks a new approach to the RPG genre by seamlessly combining simulation with role-playing. Gamers can not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character’s personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction. Also past events will intersect with future game play as well as the outcome of the game.

PC Preview - 'Infernal'

by Mark Buckingham on Dec. 25, 2006 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | 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.

PC Preview - 'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes'

by Keith Durocher on Nov. 26, 2006 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | 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. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

PC Preview - 'UFO: Afterlight'

by Keith Durocher on Nov. 24, 2006 @ 5:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

UFO: Afterlight is a mixture of squad based tactical action and global strategy with the gamer controlling the actions of elite ground troops, and the running and construction of an intricate network of interlinking bases while collecting resources.

Wii Preview - 'Elebits'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Mysterious and tiny creatures, the titular Elebits have been the source of the world's power for the past 10,000 years. While humans and Elebits have always lived in harmony, these friendly beings love to cause trouble, and it's up to players to track them down and put an end to their mischief.

Wii Preview - 'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Downhill Jam delivers a skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents in such locations as San Francisco, Machu Picchu and Hong Kong.

PC Preview - 'The Sacred Rings'

by Lee Berlik on Nov. 5, 2006 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The Sacred Rings, sequel to Aura: Fate of the Ages, is an epic graphic adventure in a dark fantastical world of magic and intrigue. Since ancient times, a clan of Keepers has guarded a collection of sacred rings that, when united with several hidden artifacts, grant the holder infinite power and immortality.

PSP Preview - 'Star Trek: Tactical Assault'

by John Curtis on Nov. 2, 2006 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Star Trek: Tactical Assault features real-time spaceship combat from the universe of the original Star Trek series. With a wide array of authentic Star Trek races, ships, and weaponry, you can engage in single-player battle through either the Federation or Klingon campaigns or in head-to-head wireless multiplayer combat.

PS2/Xbox/X360/PC Preview - 'Eragon'

by Alicia on Nov. 1, 2006 @ 6:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Eragon brings the upcoming movie based on the hit book to all of the major consoles, and PC. Take Eragon and a sidekick through at least 18 levels of action. Play alone or cooperate with a friend to beat up enemies, solve puzzles, cast spells, and soar through the air in dragon-flight sequences.

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.