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Elemental: War of Magic Preview
Video Games

Elemental: War of Magic Preview

Elemental: War of Magic is an an upcoming turn based fantasy strategy game from software development company Stardock. The game puts the player in the role of a magic wielding sovereign who through the influence and instruction of the player achieves various goals. Players decide on which technologies to research, magic to learn, where to found new cities, diplomatic relations with neighbors, when to go to war all with the aim of being the master the Elemental world. Stardock is no stranger to strategy games as they have produced critically acclaimed titles like Sins of a Solar Empire, Demigod and the Galactic Empires series in the past. With Elemental: War of Magic however the creators intend to have a rich story driven game that will attract and retain players with it's depth while st...
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Video Games

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Well I finally got my fangs into Battlefield: Bad Company 2 after all the hype and the fact about all my Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 companions basically bailed on me and left me to the comfort of random people.  So after being loaned a Bad Company 2  account to test out the game I decided to get my own copy but that was solely due to the multiplayer aspect. Disappointing campaign and Stubborn Controls BC2's campaign left a bad taste in my mouth I was some what disappointed with the overall execution of its campaign mode I wasn't totally surprised though because first person shooters (FPS) are not usually known to have good story modes just something to get you along the way and not just mindless shooting, one is usually given just enough to let you know why you are shooting and bl...
10 Years of the Playstation 2
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10 Years of the Playstation 2

The Playstation 2 is the best selling video game console of all time. Ever since its arrival on the 5ith of March 2000 it has been a powerhouse in the gaming world and to this day 10 years after it's release sales remain strong and new games are still being developed for the system. The Playstation is truly a revolutionary system that spearheaded countless innovations while building the achievements of the first Playstation and laying the foundation for the Playstation 3. When the Playstation 2 was released I was in high school and a Nintendo fanboy to the core. Before the days of going online and having knowledge of the latest and greatest happenings in the video game industry me and my friends had to rely on video game magazines to stay up to date with what was going on. I remembe...
Mass Effect 2
Video Games

Mass Effect 2

Well I completed Mass Effect 2 and I must say I found it rather entertaining especially compared to its predecessor, when Mass Effect was released it caused a lot of waves in the ocean of the gaming world at the time from what I can remember was for its strong story, and an almost "give you total control" command system over your team and the interactivity and decisions system. I'm a sucker for a good storyline so when I saw Mass Effect on sale I jumped right on it only to be overall disappointed. I found the Command System of your team mates bugged at times one has to repeat the same command too often for the AI to actually execute what you would like or they may get stuck in a previous command and even for an "Action RPG" I found the main story to be rather short, while the remainder of ...
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Video Games

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

For those who love the FPS (First Person Shooter) genre but have become tired of the played out World War history and alien invasion based content and want an epic adventure that is based in reality and utilizes what actual exists, in terms of tactics and equipment currently available on the battlefields of the world, well my friends Activision is here for you once again. First they brought you the first installment of modern warfare in "Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" which many was pleased with, myself being one of them "Call Of Duty 4" was one of the few "FPS" which consisted of a rich and for many a fulfilling storyline with gameplay to back it and "Modern Warfare 2" is no different I dare say its better it took everything from the first and made it better the only thing that I woul...
Final Fantasy XIV Online beta
Video Games

Final Fantasy XIV Online beta

Recently Square Enix announced that was now accepting applications for Final Fantasy XIV beta testers. Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role playing game that is the followup to Final Fantasy XI which was released in late 2003 on the PC and early 2004 on the Playstation 2. FFXIV is expected to be released in late 2010 and beta testers are invited to register for the opportunity to test the PC version of the game. (more…)
Heroes of Newerth Beta hands-on
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Heroes of Newerth Beta hands-on

A lot has changed since the dawn of the gaming genre know as "Real-Time Strategy" I remember the days of Command & Conquer, Age Of Empires, Empire Earth etc..... but I specifically remember spending hours upon hours on StarCraft now that was my "Real-Time Strategy" of choice. RTS + RPG hybrids As time passed slowly the "RTS (Real-Time Strategy)" genre developed and evolved and the build your army to destroy your enemies army and obliterate his/her base of command started to change, it started focusing more on the development of one character and the use of a smaller army WarCraft III lead this arena well concentrating on the building and use of main characters like Arthas and labeled them as "Heroes" the "RTS" started to slowly mix characteristics of "RPGs (Role Playing Games)" whe...