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PC Review - 'CivCity: Rome'

by Alan Butterworth on Sept. 2, 2006 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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 Review - 'City Life'

by Alan Butterworth on Aug. 26, 2006 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control.

PC Review - 'Hitman: Blood Money'

by Alan Butterworth on June 15, 2006 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until he suddenly loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

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.

PC Review - 'Half-Life 2: Episode One'

by Alan Butterworth on June 7, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

You reprise the role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who must immediately face the repercussions of his actions in City 17 and the Citadel. Freeman reconnects with Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, as they continue their support of the resistance's battle against the Combine forces.

PC Preview - 'The Movies: Stunts & Effects'

by Alan Butterworth on May 27, 2006 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Movies: Stunts & Effects adds new features such as stuntmen, a movie-making toolset, a diverse selection of dangerous stunts, astounding visual effects, impressive new sets and a number of brand-new techniques and technologies that can be used when making a movie.

PC Review - 'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends'

by Alan Butterworth on May 25, 2006 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends promises to immerses players in a unique new fantasy world embroiled in an epic war between the forces of Magic and Technology. Gamers fight through towering cities, flame-swept deserts and brutal ice plains in battles filled with mystical creatures, devastating machines and incredible acts of magic.

PC Preview - 'Rush for Berlin'

by Alan Butterworth on May 13, 2006 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union.

PC Review - 'Keepsake'

by Alan Butterworth on May 7, 2006 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Keepsake, Wicked Studios' upcoming adventure game, will immerse you in a magical journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste.

PC Review - 'Condemned: Criminal Origins'

by Alan Butterworth on May 5, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice.