Gaming News May 2006

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Xbox 360 Availability Issues

NGOHQ :: Monday, May 15, 2006
“Back in November 2005 Microsoft Corporation launched its powerful Xbox 360 console. Powered by three cores and a very powerful ATI GPU, the mighty Xbox 360 gained quite a reputation and many liked the console monster. But there is some unpleasant news regarding the Xbox 360. It seems that the Xbox 360 is not available in a few countries.”

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Glory of the Roman Empire (PC) Preview
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 15, 2006

Description: Resource management and simulation titles with the Roman touch are nothing new, but this is a glorious addition to the collection.

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Auto Assault – First Impressions
Techgage :: Monday, May 15, 2006

Quote: We’ve been giving Auto Assault a ‘test-drive’ for the past week, and pass the knowledge from that week onto you. We are taking a fresh look at this vehicular MMO to see whether or not it’s a game you are likely to get into right away.

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Bjorn3D :: Monday, May 15, 2006

If you are a Xbox-owner that has played Project Gotham Racing 2 you probably recognise the name. In PGR2 you could walk up to an arcade cabinet in the garage and play Geometry Wars. The game was really fun so when the Xbox 360 was being developed it seemed natural for the guys at Bizzare Creations to not only include an updated version in PGR3 but also create a stand-alone version for Xbox Live arcade.

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Sony: PS3 is Doomed
CoolTechZone :: Monday, May 15, 2006
“PS3 is doomed, thanks to Sony’s ignorant attitude. None of us had the chance to seriously evaluate PS3 and the experience it has to offer. It’s impossible without a series of titles and an official product at hand, but from where we stand, Sony’s damaging attitude is all it takes to diminish the value of PS3.”

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Lord of the Rings Online Trailer
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 15, 2006
Description: This is the second trailer to be released for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. It gives you a chance to see some ingame battles and footage from this great looking MMORPG.

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Halo 2 Soundtrack Volume 2 Review
Futurelooks :: Monday, May 15, 2006
Finally, after one and a half years since the release of the first soundtrack, Volume 2 makes its appearance! Come and check out what we thought of this very different release.

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The Ship Trailer
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 08, 2006
Description: Check out this pre-e3 trailer of The Ship, Ahoy!

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Toca:3 Drive Racer PC Game Review
Game Pyre :: Monday, May 08, 2006

Though there’s a lacking storyline, the wide branching storyline, slick and stylish graphics, along with that little bit extra brought on by just how fumed the other drivers on the road can get with you, TOCA Race Driver 3 really holds it’s roots in this corner of the racing simulation market. Through a huge series of impressive races, you’ll learn how to handle the most beastly cars along the performance racing roads, a feat that only the very few with talent (read, not me) will be able to accomplish. With that in mind, any fans of any racing title out there on the digital roads won’t have any problems digging into this title – it’s worth the drive!

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Why Wii Will Win
Bona Fide Reviews :: Monday, May 08, 2006

Last year, when we first learned about Wii’s (then-named Revolution) unique controller, we published this article explaining why we thought Nintendo was on the right path to regaining the console throne. At that point in time we knew very little about the Wii and knew even less about the Playstation 3. Time has passed and information has been made public about both consoles, albeit more so about the Wii than the PS3. After taking everything in and looking at the current state of the industry we still feel very strongly about Wii’s potential to be extremely popular with consumers.


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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Patch
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 08, 2006
Description: This is the latest path for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This patch fixes some crashes and other changes to the game.

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Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends Preview
Bytesector :: Monday, May 08, 2006

“The team at Big Huge Games has spent the past little while working on Rise of Legends, a new title in the Rise of Nations franchise. We got to spend a day taking a sneak peek at the game which is scheduled for release on May 9. For those of you that don’t remember, Rise of Nations was one of the better real-time strategy games from back in 2003. The game combined turn-based strategy and RTS elements with the primary goal being world domination. The RTS and TBS elements are the only thing the two games have in common. Rise of Legends takes a fantasy-based approach to the world. In addition, the game takes a departure from Rise of Nations by doing away with the entire evolution from stone-age to modern age that the original game emphasized so often.”

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Company of Heroes Movie
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 08, 2006
Description: This is a new trailer for Company of Heroes.

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Space Rangers 2: Dominators Review
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 08, 2006

Without going into too much detail, you are a fresh faced, green horned rookie. An immediate beauty to this game is the freedom available to you, so the universe is in a bit of a pickle right now, well so what! I want my cut of the intergalactic swag and no silly camel faced alien or deadly kill-bots are going to mess with my profits. Yes you can follow the storyline is you wish, or just break away from all the politics and plights of the commoner and go into business trading or offering protection to the local systems trade routes.

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Assassin’s Creed Movie
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 08, 2006
Description: This is the first trailer to be released for Assassin’s Creed, Ubisofts upcoming Action PS3 title.

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Alone In The Dark Trailer
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 08, 2006
Description: This is the first trailer to be released for Alone In The Dark. Thanks

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Black & White 2: Battle Of The Gods Review
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 08, 2006

This expansion sees the crafty Aztecs back at it again; simply unsatisfied you whooped them first time around – either with showering kindness or bloodlust. Desperate for revenge, they begin sacrificing their dead legions and manage to summon a God of the damned. This new kid on the block doesn’t seem to like all this living malarkey and so naturally he raises his fallen chums to correct the matter. You’re left to clean up quite the mess, already you enter to find towns pillaged and even your own worshippers imprisoned. Now I would really advise any who intend to play this to first go through the tutorial of B&W2 as otherwise you’ll find yourself coming up short.

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World War II Combat: Road to Berlin (PC)
Strategy Informer :: Monday, May 08, 2006

One of the most recent releases from Groove Games and Direct Action, World War II Combat: Road to Berlin has turned out to be rather a disappointment on all fronts. In researching previews I wanted to like this game and wanted to see it do better than others in the same genre. In a World War II first person shooter you have to stand out or be buried in the competition. Flaws that seem minor will be worse in comparison and in this case the flaws rather overwhelm the redeeming qualities. From graphics to soundtrack to game play and basic design World War II Combat: Road to Berlin is not only lack luster, but seems to have barely got off of the starting line and ended no where near the finish.

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