Gamecube Preview - 'Resident Evil 4'

by Thomas Wilde on June 10, 2004 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Announced almost 3 years ago, Resident Evil 4 is giving us another glimpse at what we can expect from Capcom's gamecube exclusive title. Resident Evil 4 will further probe the carnage-filled complications caused by the zombie-spawning T Virus and its creator, the sinister Umbrella Corporation.

Xbox Preview - 'Jade Empire'

by Eric on June 10, 2004 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"Jade Empire is a martial-arts-influenced action role-playing game set in the ancient, mysterious world of mythical China. Only by mastering the greatest fighting styles and defeating the most powerful enemies will players earn their place as a master of martial arts in the world of "Jade Empire."

PC Preview - 'Auto Assault'

by Mark Crump on June 9, 2004 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

PC Preview - 'Tabula Rasa'

by Mark Crump on June 9, 2004 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tabula Rasa is the latest massively multiplayer entertainment experience to come from the legendary creative mind of Richard Garriott and the all-star team of industry professionals at Destination Games. Developed from the ground up to be stable, fast and fun, Tabula RasaTM represents a refreshing new approach to the design of multiplayer online games.

Xbox Preview - 'MTV Music Generator 3'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 7, 2004 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

MTV Music Generator 3 will let you generate original music tracks and remix some of the biggest hip-hop, rap and dance tracks on the fly. Bring some of your favourite artists together combining samples from different songs and take them head-to-head in a unique remixed track. Snoop Dogg, OutKast, Sean Paul, Carl Cox and more headline Codemasters' MTV Music Generator 3 - a new generation in console music creation coming this June from Codemasters for Xbox.

PC Preview - 'COPS 2170: Power of Law'

by Alanix on June 7, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

'COPS 2170: Power of Law' is a mix of turn-based RPG and tactical strategy game. The storyline is based on the future time cyberpunk culture and urban community. The main hero is a police lady Katrin and her squads of different agents, soldiers, policemen. The war against criminal world from the side of Law.

PC Preview - 'Guild Wars'

by Mark Crump on June 7, 2004 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

PC Preview - 'Chaos League'

by Alanix on June 6, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Chaos League is a fantasy sports game in which teams of nine players compete in a brutal field sport. Controlled using a real time strategy interface, the object of the game is simple: put the ball in the opponent's end-zone. The rules are equally simple: do it any way you can. And if that includes issuing commands such as 'stamp', 'facial kick' or 'ball of fire'... well, so be it. Just as long as you win. We had a chance to play around with an new build, read more for our updated impressions ...

Gamecube Preview - 'Tales of Symphonia'

by Paul Reith on June 5, 2004 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Enter a world of beautiful cel-shaded graphics and high-quality Anime cut scenes by renowned artist Kosuke Fujishima. Command real-time battles in a unique 3D battle system that gives you full control over the characters. Execute and combine hundreds of special attacks and magic spells. The line between good and evil blurs in this immersive, emotionally charged epic adventure where the fate of two interlocked worlds hangs in the balance.

PC Preview - 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 3, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl brings to life the actual Chernobyl terrain in the year 2012 - six years after a mysterious second explosion rocks the landscape. As a "stalker" exploring the vast "Exclusion Zone" to procure artifacts for the black market, players must survive mutant creatures, dangerous anomalous areas, competing "stalkers" and a military charged with quarantining the 30 square kilometer area.

PS2 Preview - 'Front Mission 4'

by Thomas Wilde on June 3, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in 2096, 'Front Mission 4' takes place six years after the Second Huffman Conflict, the stage for the original Front Mission. The player's point of view switches between two separate characters who find themselves trapped within a dangerous global conspiracy. The game opens as an unidentified group of wanzers assaults and destroys an E.C. German base. Elsa, a new recruit in the E.C.'s Durandal corps, is sent to Germany with her team to investigate the attack.

PS2 Preview - 'Gradius V'

by Thomas Wilde on June 2, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Konami's popular shooting franchise, Gradius, returns in the first installment specially designed for a next-generation platform. With the new Option Controls feature and masterful level design, Gradius V creates a new strategic dimension in shooting as gamers take control of the Vic Viper and blast through seven stages of classic arcade-style action on a non-stop, intense thrill ride to destroy the Bacterian core.

PS2 Preview - 'Suikoden IV'

by Thomas Wilde on June 2, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The mysteries surrounding the Rune of Punishment will be answered in the newest installment of the hit RPG series, Suikoden IV. Follow the plight of a young knight as he struggles with a powerful Rune that slowly steals the life of its bearer. The oceanic environment filled with huge ships and vast oceans is brought to life with a captivating score, dynamic lighting effects and highly detailed 3D models.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The King of Fighters 02/03'

by Thomas Wilde on June 1, 2004 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

This eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes it way to the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. We had a chance to check out a build of one of the oldest & most favorite fighting games, read more for out initial impression...

PC Preview - 'Dark Age Of Camelot: New Frontiers'

by Mark Crump on June 1, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"New Frontiers" features revamped geography for each Realm's frontiers as well as updated siege warfare, completely redesigned upgradeable keeps, a Realm War status map, and much more. New travelling systems enable users to get to the action faster with boat service between the frontiers and the ability to teleport directly to a friendly keep. The expansion also overhauls the game's Realm Ability system to further balance character classes.

Xbox Preview - 'SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 31, 2004 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The clash between the popular characters of SNK and CAPCOM comes to the Xbox. This time SNK takes the baton from the previously released "Capcom vs SNK" to again bring players the dream match of fighting games, all with the unique SNK touch. An incredible clash of 36 characters from world famous SNK and Capcom franchises such as Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, The King of Fighters and Street Fighter.

PC Preview - 'Dungeon Siege II'

by Mark Crump on May 30, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"Dungeon Siege II" returns players to the beautiful fantasy land of Aranna, but it is a land scarred by civil war, where the lines between good and evil are blurred. Players must lead an elite battle party against Valdis, a vicious marauder determined to return the world to order, no matter the cost. "Dungeon Siege II" promises to set a new standard in role-playing games by combining an intriguing story-line with intense real-time party combat and cutting edge 3D graphics.

PC Preview - 'Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs'

by Mark Crump on May 29, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"Catacombs" is an expansion pack for "Dark Age of Camelot" in which players are given the opportunity to explore underground cities – with attached adventuring areas – based on the backstory of one underground player race per Realm. Read more for the preview ...

PC Preview - 'Zoo Tycoon 2'

by Mark Crump on May 28, 2004 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"Zoo Tycoon 2" cranks up the excitement, challenge and fun of building the ultimate zoo, with 30 animals in incredible detail with more fun animations and a dazzling array of building tools and objects, including easier terrain-altering options, scenery, foliage, themed buildings, animal shelters and moats. Gameplay has been enhanced from that of the original title, with a new zoom feature and 3-D graphics that allow players to keep a closer eye on the action and craft more-creative zoos.

PC Preview - 'Wish'

by Mark Crump on May 27, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Wish defines a new category of online game, the "Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" (UMMORPG). Unlike existing MMORPGs that confine players to a server with only a few thousand other players, Wish's highly-scalable server cluster infrastructure allows the game to support tens of thousands of simultaneous players in a single shared world. Wish is the first massively multi player online role playing game that truly tells a story, and lets player actions have lasting implications on the world.