PC Preview - 'Imperial Glory'

by Mike Davila on May 5, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Imperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes.

PC Preview - 'The Bard's Tale'

by David Wanaselja on May 2, 2005 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience. Having been released on consoles several months ago, the PC version is finally near...

PS2 Preview - 'Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity'

by Agustin on April 22, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A deadly mist called the "Miasma" spreads across the land, killing all in its path. Having forsaken hope, the inhabitants simply await their deaths. Spero, a member of the Imperial Legion, has been given the task of hunting spirits to further the alchemic studies of his friend Viser. The young soldier hopes this will bring an end to the Miasma. Meanwhile, a shaman warrior named Linea believes that she can save the world by opening the fabled Gate of Eternity.

PC Preview - 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 21, 2005 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets. We had a chance for some hands-on time over at Rockstar, so read on for the juice ...

PS2 Preview - 'Metal Slug 4 & 5'

by Geson Hatchett on April 19, 2005 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

This summer SNK USA is bringing one of the greatest arcade franchises, for the first time, to the PS2. Metal Slug 4 & 5 will be released as a bundle pack giving you twice the action, and twice the fun, its all about the gameplay. We had a chance to check out a beta build, so read on for our impression...

PC Preview - 'Risk Your Life: Path of the Emperor'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on April 18, 2005 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Risk Your Life is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG). In the game, players assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Wizard, or Thief (over 20 classes) and explore the many beautiful and exotic locations within the game where they meet other players, complete quests, fight monsters and other players. Massively multiplayer online games are computer games in which thousands of players can play simultaneously through the Internet.

PC Preview - 'Myst V: End of Ages'

by Judy on April 15, 2005 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni - an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Like each previous Myst title, Myst V: End of Ages advances the graphical beauty and detail of its worlds with a fully immersive 3D environment.

Mobile Preview - 'Constantine'

by Paul Reith on April 12, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The "Constantine" mobile game features lush 3-D rendered environments, fast-paced action, an interactive supporting cast and mini-games strategically placed throughout the story to enhance the player experience. Armed with a variety of weapons and magic spells, gamers can delve into John's sordid history as he races against time to fend off half-demons howling for his blood.

PC Preview - 'TrackMania Sunrise'

by Justin on April 11, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.

PC Preview - 'Martin Mystére: Operation Dorian Gray'

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Martin Mystére is an international comic character that is finally making his debut in the video game market. An emiment professor of MIT has been found murdered, and someone is working on a revolutionary machine capable of changing the world's destiny, making this the most dangerous mystery yet for Martin Mystére!

PC Preview - 'Dungeon Lords'

by Alanix on April 6, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dungeon Lords blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Darkwatch'

by Paul Reith on April 4, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Darkwatch is a cinematic 1st person shooter with an original premise that blends Vampire-Horror and Western genres. They grind their enemies for fuel, fashion their skin into protective cloaks and create weapons designed to exterminate en masse, and they are the good guys. We got to spend some time with High Moon and its prime title, here are our updated impressions ...

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Psychonauts'

by Thomas Wilde on April 3, 2005 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

A deranged scientist is abducting students from the Psychonauts boot camp and a powerful new cadet named Raz stands alone against the lunatic. Raz must develop and unleash an arsenal of paranormal powers, including the ability to launch himself telepathically into someone else's mind -- and take on their inner demons, nightmares and secret memories. Ultimately he must enter the mind of his worst enemy and destroy his dark plans at their source, while trying not to lose his sanity in the process.

PC Preview - 'Supreme Ruler 2010'

by Mike Davila on March 30, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The year is 2010 and the Major Powers of the world as we currently know them have disintegrated into bickering economic and military regions. The United Nations has disappeared, and in its place an organization with far sharper teeth referred to simply as "The World Market" has taken its place. Individual Regions are left to fight for power to dominate their neighbors, their countries, their continents, and then the world.

Xbox Preview - 'Forza Motorsport'

by John Curtis on March 28, 2005 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Forza Motorsport gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

Xbox Preview - 'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict'

by Eric on March 27, 2005 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict continues the Unreal franchise on the Xbox and introduces an evolutionary new gameplay style to the traditional FPS genre: acrobatic melee combat. This highly anticipated sequel also features new single-player and multiplayer gameplay, person camera mode and intense melee abilities. Unreal Championship fans can play as any one of 14 characters from the Unreal universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline Powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos.

PS2 Preview - 'Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana'

by Alicia on March 25, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Have you been wanting a bit of humor in your RPGs lately? Look no farther than Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana. Featuring a light-hearted storyline, charming characters, and a complex gameplay engine, Atelier Iris is a gaming experience that's both retro and refreshingly unique. With its alchemy system, you'll do everything from summoning meteors to refining bread recipes.

Xbox Preview - 'Raze's Hell'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 24, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Raze's Hell is a darkly comic third-person shooter set in a fantasy world overrun by fiendishly cute creatures, Raze's Hell follows the exploits of Raze, a monstrous anti-hero who takes a no-holds-barred approach to stopping an onslaught of adorable characters and restore his planet to its naturally ugly state.

PC Preview - 'F.E.A.R.'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 23, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The story begins as an unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound. The government responds by sending in Special Forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been literally torn apart. As part of a classified strike team created to deal with threats no one else can handle, your mission is simple: Eliminate the intruders at any cost. Determine the origin of the signal. And contain this crisis before it spirals out of control.

PS2 Preview - 'Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga'

by Agustin on March 22, 2005 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Enter the world of the Junkyard, where rival tribes fight an endless war-vying for supremacy and the right to ascend to Nirvana. Changed forever by a mysterious light, Serph and his comrades now have the power to change into powerful demons... but with that power comes a price - an insatiable hunger to devour their enemies!