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'Death to Spies' - 12 New Screens

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

PC Preview - 'Tabula Rasa'

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

Genre: MMO
Publisher: NCSoft
Developer: Destination Games
Release Date: Q4 2006

The surprise for me at last year's E3 was the original design of Tabula Rasa got thrown out with the bath water. It rather needed it, as it was suffering from too many cooks in the kitchen. It tried to be too original, had an art design that seemed influenced by too many mushrooms, and just didn't look fun. Last year, we learned that they'd decided to make the game more of a sci-fi shooter.

This year, they showed more refined gameplay and concepts. It's still a

'Shadows of War' - Features & Trailer

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

Get the Shadows of War trailer off WP (44mb)

Europe, 1936. The Old Continent is still recovering from the wounds inflicted on its territories by the worst armed conflict Humanity has ever witnessed. In the meantime, a new shadow is rising to threaten the newly-established balance of power. Should nobody stop it, the consequences could change the path of history for ever…

Rely on five heroes of different nationalities, each of them with their own background and agenda, and with a future which depends upon your abilities as strategist. Thanks to the unique skills of your commanders, you will

'PC Football 2007' - Features & Screens

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

The only PC manager with playable 3d matches offers you management and simulation in one single interface. Get total control of your teams in the ultimate football experience!

Features :

  • New control system integrated on the interface which allows you to dominate all the aspects of the game: from player acquisition to negotiation of TV rights. Forget the cumbersome menus of classic managers!
  • Sign new players and manage the club even during matches with the new manager interface totally integrated in the simulator. Total real-time control

'Wild Summer' - Features & Screens

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

Enter Sun City, a peaceful, charming seaside village facing a small problem: you! Enjoy the beach, parties, skating, fighting and dating girls –lots of girls!– in this hot do-as-you-please 3D gaming experience!

Join a sixteen-year-old kid spending his school break having a Wild Summer!

This free-roaming third-person adventure allows you to enjoy almost all the pleasures Sun City has to offer. Whether you are meeting new friends, playing beach volleyball, getting dates, fleeing from a duped boyfriend or buying the latest skating gear, in Wild Summer fun is just a shot away.

You choose the adventure, and the whole city reacts.

PSP Preview - 'Mercury Meltdown'

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

Mercury Meltdown

Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Ignition Studios
Developer: Awesome Studios
Release Date: September 2006

Mercury Meltdown is the sequel to the acclaimed PSP game, Mercury, which plays sort of like Marble Madness with a few twists. For those who do not know what Mercury is, it's a really simple yet complex puzzle game that can really challenge players of all ages. The objective is to move as much mercury from your starting point to the goal, with several physical challenges that will require you to think outside the box to get there. This title is great to take on the road and

'The Legend of the Dragon' - Features & Screens

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

Join twins Ang and Ling in the official game for the new TV sensation: Legend of the Dragon! UnLeash the wrath of the zodiac powers in this fast-paced
beat’em-up!

After being licensed to one hundred territories and achieving strong ratings in countries such as the UK (21,5 %) and Germany (22,3 %), the Legend of the Dragon phenomenon makes the jump to the videogame world.
And it does so big style, with a furious classic beat’em-up in which its main characters will have to confront the diabolic forces of the Zodiac Master.

Each character is endowed with a wide range

'Disgaea 2' (PS2) - Screens

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

Geo battle system that adds new depth and strategic possibilities to the combat by altering the actual battle conditions. Another revolutionary feature is the Dark Court system where the good are punished and the evil are praised. In the Netherworld, you can never be too evil. Whether you love the innovative battle system or the massive character and item customization system, Disgaea 2 will fulfill the darkest needs of gamers today.

“Disgaea 2 is an evolutionary title created with the help of many people, including our fans. We really appreciate the support and I simply hope everybody will enjoy

PC Preview - 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'

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

Genre: MMORPG
Publisher: Funcom
Developer: Funcom
Release Date: Q4 2006

Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an upcoming MMORPG from Funcom, the makers of Anarchy Online. At E3, I was able to take a look at the latest build of Conan and get a detailed overview of the game's character creation and combat systems.

For those unfamiliar with the title, Conan provides an interesting blend of the genres of action/adventure, strategy and MMORPG. At its heart, it is an action RPG, placing players in the role of a hero among the barbarian tribes in the Conanverse. Combat is

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Indiana Jones'

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

Genre: Action
Publisher: LucasArts
Developer: LucasArts
Release Date: Q4 2007

Normally, the most anemic demos at E3 are the demos of the games too early in their production cycle to be playable. Often, they're not demos so much as trailers, and while seeing footage of a long-anticipated game like Final Fantasy XIII, Halo 3, or Smash Brothers Brawl can be elating, the high eventually ends, and you realize that you don't really know much more about the game than you did before. One of the most depressing E3 experiences possible is to lay hands on a long-awaited title