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'Gears of War' (X360) - Screens

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

'Ascension to the Throne' - 15 New Screens

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

'Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs' - Features & Screens

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

“Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” is the new expansion pack for the best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) title of 2005*: “Age of Empires III” from Ensemble Studios and Microsoft Game Studios. “Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” will engage gamers of all ages and types in epic warfare in the Americas, where they will lead proud, playable native civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas.

“Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” is the latest installment in the award-winning “Age of Empires” franchise and continues Ensemble’s stellar track record of delivering innovative RTS games experiences.

'A.I.M. 2' - 16 New Screens

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

'Rage Rider' (PSP) - Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2006 May 12th

Get the Rage Rider trailer off WP (15mb)

Rage Rider is a combat racing game for the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP). It is devoted to violent motorcycle racing events in which racers can battle their opponents in a variety of ways - from kicks and punches to melee weapons (such as baseball bats, lead pipes, etc.) and firearms (pistols, sawn-off shotguns, etc.). Therefore, the player has two ways of achieving first place - he can either improve the power of his vehicle to be faster, or slow down his opponents with attacks or even by kicking them off

'Hotel Dusk: Room 215' (NDS) - Features & Screens

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

Los Angeles, 1979. Players take the role of Kyle Hyde, an ex-cop turned salesman trying to track down a missing friend. Clues lead to an eerie, old hotel rumored to have one very strange room – a room where wishes are granted. Players check in and get ready for a night of surprises as they meet a cast of unusual characters and try to unravel the mystery in Hotel Dusk: Room 215, a gritty new graphic adventure for the Nintendo DS.

  • Players hold their Nintendo DS like a book and use the touch screen to grill characters, search for

'Hard to be a God' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2006 May 12th

Get the Hard to be a God trailer off WP (40mb)

The role-playing game Hard to Be a God is based on the book of the same name by the Strugatsky Brothers. The contradiction between Monks and The Grey grows into a total civil war where “everyone is in opposition to each other”. Arkanar separates from the Empire, which decides to alter the situation. For a start, it tries to ferret out the situation in Arkanar and sends spies there. The main character, a graduate of a secret elite school, is one of them. His task is to

'Guild Wars: Factions' - Features & Screens

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

Guild Wars Factions is the highly anticipated follow-up to Guild Wars®, the critically acclaimed online roleplaying game that revolutionized online gaming with its fresh design, innovative technology and no-subscription-fee pricing.

Developed by Seattle-based studio ArenaNet, Guild Wars Factions takes place on the Asian-inspired continent of Cantha, where new and existing Guild Wars players join an epic quest to defeat an ancient evil and save a war-torn empire.

Players create a character from eight distinct professions—including the newly created Assassin and Ritualist—and become embroiled in a brutal war of conquest between two warring factions, the Luxons and the Kurzicks.

New missions will

'Exteel' - Features & Screens

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

NCsoft’s Team Beam puts you in command of a next generation mech – called an NxG – a humanoid, walking weapon. On Exteel’s futuristic battleground, giant robots are the key to ultimate victory.
Players create a mercenary pilot who grows in experience and rank through PvP battles. Each pilot can customize his or her personal mech using a robust character creation tool. Ultimately, pilots can store several different mechs in a “hangar” and choose which one to take into combat.

The game features easily accessible gameplay in a blend of high-speed tactics and team-based strategy. The animation for the

'The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass' (NDS) - Features & Screens

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

The epic story of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker continues as Link finds himself lost and alone in unknown seas in a new adventure. Featuring intuitive touch-screen controls and innovative puzzles, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass offers new challenges for fans of the series and an easy-to-grasp introduction for gamers new to The Legend of Zelda. But time grows short, and only the Phantom Hourglass can buy Link the minutes he'll need to survive.

  • The stylus makes controlling Link easier than ever. Tap on the screen to make Link move, or sweep the stylus around him