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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.

PS2 Preview - 'Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 20, 2006 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles is a PS2-exclusive action/adventure title offering players a chance to become Naruto, the aspiring ninja with the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit sleeping deep within. Gamers can play through the story-driven missions to save the Hidden Leaf Village from the threat of evil and fulfill Naruto's dream of becoming the Hokage (leader).

PS2 Preview - 'Snoopy vs The Red Baron'

by Gordy Wheeler on Oct. 17, 2006 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

While snoozing atop his doghouse one day, Snoopy has a magical dream. He becomes a virtuoso flying ace, piloting his World War I bi-plane in a heroic attempt to foil the plans of his archenemy, the Red Baron. Join Snoopy and friends as you take on the nefarious Baron and his cohorts in this enchanting aerial adventure.

PS2 Preview - 'Guitar Hero II'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 15, 2006 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Guitar Hero II is the follow-up to 2005's award-winning Guitar Hero and will offer a new track list, new venues, and more features and multiplayer modes.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Destroy All Humans! 2'

by David Brothers on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Destroy All Humans! 2 comes out a little over a year after its predecessor and it's loaded for bear. Expect more blistering humor, massive destruction, flying saucers, evil Russians, smelly hippies, and jokes about Crypto's nether-regions than you can shake a, er, stick at.

PS2 Preview - 'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.