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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.

PC Preview - 'Sparta: Ancient Wars'

by Reldan on June 18, 2006 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'The Darkness'

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.

PC Preview - 'Magic: The Gathering Online III'

by Hank on June 15, 2006 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rather than simply updating the existing title, the Magic Online III team is rebuilding the game from the ground up. The new game features much greater accessibility and flexibility for the players. Veterans have more control over how they play the game while new users get a smoother introduction to the online world of Magic: The Gathering.

PC Preview - 'Call of Juarez'

by Alicia on June 14, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

PC Preview - 'Dominions 3: The Awakening'

by David Wanaselja on June 13, 2006 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dominions 3 will build on the foundation of Dominions II, taking an already proven formula of addictive strategic gameplay and enhancing it in many ways, either from the input of the Dominions community, or straight from the minds of Illwinter.