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PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Wolfenstein'

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Raven Software
Release Date: August 13, 2009

If there is one game that we have to thank for first-person shooters, it is Wolfenstein 3D. Despite being by any modern standards an extremely archaic game, it is the first FPS of any note, and it introduced a lot of the staples of the genre in some form or another, from secret rooms to the never-ending fun of fighting supernatural Nazi creations. While the franchise never quite reached the same popularity as Doom, the original Wolfenstein 3D is still a fondly remembered game.

PC Preview - 'Jumpgate Evolution'

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Genre: MMORPG
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: NetDevil
Release: TBA

It's not often that you see an MMORPG being played on three monitors. It's rarer still that you see it being played on three monitors for very good reason, as NetDevil's upcoming MMO, JumpGate Evolution, proved during E3. The developers were in more than a mild sense of panic as I stepped into their booth for my appointment. Their demo machines had been connected to the game's live server during the current friends and family beta test, but I can attest that E3's wireless is only remotely stable in

X360/PC Preview - 'Splinter Cell: Conviction'

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Genre: Action/Stealth
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: October 2009

A little while ago, Splinter Cell: Conviction vanished off the radar. It was originally supposed to come out in 2007, and there were even screenshots and videos of the game, which starred a long-haired, hobo-esque Sam Fisher who seemed to be very similar to Jason Bourne. However, sometime before the release, the game was quietly put on hold, and all info about it seemed to vanish. Earlier this year, Ubisoft revealed that the game was alive and well but had been completely reimagined. At E3 this

'SpyHunter 2' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 14th

SpyHunter 2 is a powerful progression in the mission to save the world from the sinister grip of the global criminal terrorist group, Nostra. SpyHunter 2 features an all-new, extremely powerful and customizable G-8155 Interceptor with new vehicle transformations such as an off-road 4-wheel drive vehicle, an off-road motorcycle and a snow ski.

'Star Wolves 2' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Leipzig Games Convention - Leipzig Games Convention 2006

'Rygar: The Battle of Argus' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Tokyo Game Show - Tokyo Game Show 2008

Get the Rygar: The Battle of Argus [Wii] Trailer off WP (10/15/20mb)

Grab your “Diskarmor” and swing into action on the Wii™ as the legendary warrior, Rygar! Immerse yourself in Greco-Roman mythology as you journey through the sundered Island of Argus. Intuitive use of the Wii Remote allows you to deftly and effectively control the use of the powerful Diskarmor to destroy enemies and maneuver on, around, over, and under obstacles to save Princess Harmonia!

'PowerUp Forever' (PS3/X360) Announced - Features, Facts & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Tokyo Game Show - Tokyo Game Show 2008

Get the PowerUp Forever [PS3/X360] Trailer off WP (57mb)

In PowerUp Forever you have to grow to survive - and to grow you must destroy! Hunt and defeat enemy Guardians to harvest their glowing energy cores, gaining power to grow your ship and expand your weaponry. As you evolve you attract the attentions of ever-larger enemies, and your fight for survival goes on.

Key Features:

  • Procedurally Generated Environments: Never experience the same game twice as all of the enemy types and locations are procedurally generated
  • Innovative Growth Mechanic: Adds a unique twist to the shooter genre and offers fun, exciting gameplay
  • Power Up your

'Prince of Persia' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Tokyo Game Show - Tokyo Game Show 2008

Get the Prince Of Persia [ALL] Trailer off WP (45mb)

Led by the all-star team that created the previous Prince of Persia Sands of Time trilogy, Prince of Persia has been in development for over three years. The video game opens an entirely new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe in addition to introducing a fresh Illustrative art style, evolved combat system, open world structure and dynamic AI – most notably in the form of the Prince's powerful ally Elika. Prince of Persia is scheduled to release Holiday 2008 for the Xbox 360, the PS3 and PC.

NDS Preview - 'Princess Debut'

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2008

Genre: Rhythm/Dancing
Publisher: Natsume
Developer: Cave
Release Date: September 30, 2008

Natsume's Harvest Moon titles are fun for many reasons, and one major amusing aspect is the awesome farming simulations. As any experienced Harvest Moon fan knows, though, creating a successful farm is only a small part of the equation. Much of your time in Harvest Moon will be spent making friends or charming a beau in order to earn the best possible ending, and many of the recent titles have been more focused on that than the actual farming. As far as these things go,

'Warfare' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2005 May 20th

Get the Warfare E3 2005 Trailer off WP (60mb)

Iraq’s conquered, oilfields are under control…But is this a victory the Americans have been fighting for? Is there any stability in the region now?

Saudi Arabia is a powerful USA ally in the east. The knot of disconnect at the cooperating Americans and the Royal family grew big and tight. There were times when it was possible to buy loyalty for oil-dollars. But this can’t work long. Different interests, intrigues and struggle for life, they all caused a new war. Comparing the war in Iraq with the new one we see the