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Xbox/PC Preview - 'Serious Sam II'

by Thomas Wilde on June 18, 2005 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Picking up where Serious Sam: Second Encounter left off, Sam has rocketed off towards the conquered planet of Sirius, the new home of the notorious Mental. While en route, the Great Wizards Council of the nearly eradicated Sirian civilization telepathically contacts Sam to aid him in his quest to destroy Mental and help restore Sirius. He is then sent on a quest to find the fragments of a mystical medallion scattered throughout the galaxy that will bestow Sam with the power to defeat Mental.

GBA Review - 'Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones'

by Thomas Wilde on June 16, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

For generations, the nations of Magvel have lived in perfect peace. Now, defying all reason, the Grado Empire has invaded neighboring Renais. Twin heirs to the throne of Renais, Eirika and Ephraim, fight to free their kingdom and uncover the secret behind their former ally's treachery.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Total Overdose'

by Thomas Wilde on June 9, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Through stylized Mexican neighbourhoods and jungle hide-outs to the swanky Californian coast; Total Overdose is an over-the-top, adrenalin-fuelled, free-style action, 3rd person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

PC Preview - 'Dragonshard'

by Thomas Wilde on June 4, 2005 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

Xbox Preview - 'Conker: Live and Reloaded'

by Thomas Wilde on June 3, 2005 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

'Conker: Live and Reloaded' features intense deathmatch and campaign storyline modes via Xbox Live and system link, players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War. Also included is the critically acclaimed single-player game, "Conker's Bad Fur Day," completely recreated for the Xbox with stunning graphics and unparalleled attitude.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness'

by Thomas Wilde on June 1, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula. Told in true Castlevania style, this action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge takes players on a journey through an expansive world filled with formidable foes and beautifully rendered environments to the ruins of Dracula’s castle.

PC Preview - 'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion'

by Thomas Wilde on May 28, 2005 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Oblivion is the quintessential role-playing game for the next generation and another leap forward in gaming. Step inside the most richly detailed and vibrant game-world ever created. With a powerful combination of freeform gameplay and unprecedented graphics, you can unravel the main quest at your own pace or explore the vast world and find your own challenges.

PC Preview - 'Quake IV'

by Thomas Wilde on May 27, 2005 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Quake 4 the Strogg are quickly regrouping, however the Strogg’s planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth'

by Thomas Wilde on May 25, 2005 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft...

PS2 Preview - 'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure'

by Thomas Wilde on May 18, 2005 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure combines combat, action, adventure and stealth, using a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom. A thug, an outcast, a rebel...the lead character, Trane, is all of these in Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. He sets out to earn his street cred by getting his graffiti tag up throughout the politically oppressive city of New Radius but as events unfold, Trane becomes the unlikely leader of an urban revolution.