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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.

X360 Preview - 'Chromehounds'

by Alicia on June 12, 2006 @ 2:04 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.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Bad Day L.A.'

by Alan Butterworth on June 10, 2006 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

American McGee Presents: Bad Day L.A., a third-person action/adventure game with a tongue-in-cheek comedic twist. Set in modern day Los Angeles, Bad Day L.A. combines a fantastical art style, groundbreaking collaborative gameplay elements and a heavy dose of dark satire to create a truly unforgettable experience.

PSP/NGC/PS2/PC Preview - 'Pac-Man World Rally'

by Reldan on June 9, 2006 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Pac-Man World Rally is an original kart racing game that puts players behind the wheel as Pac-Man or one of 14 other classic Namco characters racing for the checkered flag while using unique power-ups and items to prevent their opponents from claiming victory.

PSP Preview - 'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2'

by Hank on June 8, 2006 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

As the SEAL commander, the player will be supported by AI teammate executing traditional SOCOM team-based tactical, stealth and action gameplay. Multiple players will once again be able to form clans and take on their friends for team-based high-action gameplay.

PC Preview - 'Dark Messiah of Might and Magic'

by Alicia on June 7, 2006 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Enchanted Arms'

by Hugh McHarg on June 6, 2006 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Enchanted Arms, you will embark on an epic adventure filled with unique characters and more than 75 special controllable creatures that players can unlock as they progress. Take on the role of Atsuma, an Enchanter-in-training who will transform from a naieve student to the most powerful savior in a war 1,000 years in the making.

PSP Preview - 'Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops'

by Geson Hatchett on June 6, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops for the PSP features an original storyline that follows the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and includes online play that lets gamers recruit their own comrades to form a unique fighting force.

PC Preview - 'Armed Assault'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 5, 2006 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Operation Flashpoint creators Bohemia Interactive Studio will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming. Armed Assault features a new engine with a fresh modern setting. Freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway'

by Alicia on June 4, 2006 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Delivering on the franchise's compelling story, unrivaled authenticity and intense squad-based action, Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway drops you into Operation Market-Garden, the largest airborne operation of World War II.