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8:00 PM on 06.07.2010

The next Men of War goes to Vietnam

Vietnam is the new go to war for videogames to cash in on real life wars! 1C Company is well aware of that and that's where one of their next RTS games, Men of War: Vietnam, will take place. Players will be in control of mult...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 06.07.2010

Russian spies invade America in Death to Spies 3

Death to Spies 3 is the latest in the stealth espionage series by developer Haggard Games. The new game is set during the Cold War era and will follow the three spies -- Strogov, Viktor and Olga -- as they make their way thro...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:40 PM on 06.07.2010

Captain Blood is like God of War but with pirates

Really, the title of this post is the best way to describe Captain Blood. Not to say the game is anywhere near as good as the God of War series, but the mechanics are along the same lines. You'll be playing as a pirate who u...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 06.07.2010

Star Wolves 3 getting an expansion with Ashes of Victory

1C Company and developer Elite Games Team is set to bring out the latest expansion to Star Wolves 3 with Ashes of Victory later this year for the PC. This stand-alone add-on brings with it over 110 stellar systems which break...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

Resistance 3 billboard on movie set reveals NYC setting photo
Resistance 3 billboard on movie set reveals NYC setting
by Nick Chester
You can't blame Sony for thinking about its marketing ahead of time, but I'm sure they probably didn't expect this. 
Pictures taken from the set of the upcoming film action/sci-fi film Battle: Los Angeles reveal a billboard put up specifically for inclusion in the film. The story here (as you can see above) is that the billboard is question is advertising Resistance 3 for the PlayStation 3. You know, the obvious sequel that Sony and developer Insomniac Games haven't even announced yet? That Resistance 3
Beyond confirming the probable existence of the game, the logo also reveals one of the game's possible plot points -- the Chimera has made its way to New York City. The logo clearly shows off the silhouette of a war torn NYC skyline, the most obvious landmark being the Statue of Liberty which sits on the "A."
The alien invasion flick Battle: Los Angeles, which stars Michelle Rodriguez and Aaron Eckhart, is set for a February 2011 release... which is probably around the time Sony would have been ready to reveal the game. Oops.
[via NeoGAF
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Preview: Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim photo
Preview: Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
by Ben Perlee

If there is one complaint I have about the RTS genre, it s that is be a bit too…involved. I mean, there is no lazy way to play StarCraft or Command and Conquer. You’ve got to actually devote energy and involvement into the game, otherwise you’ll fall apart.

It really seems that 1C and their internal team, 1C: Ino-Co, seems to agree with me, especially since their upcoming release Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is a game all about taking a hands-off approach to taking over a fantasy land. Well, I wouldn’t go so far as to say that this game is a “lazy” form of an RTS, but it is certainly a whole different take on the game.

Actually, an RTS is kind of a bad genre signifier. I mean, a more appropriate genre, as anyone who played the original Majesty from 2000 would agree, is that this is more of a tycoon type game. This game is all about working the comings and goings in a medieval fantasy world to ultimately rock out with the most cash in the end.

Hit the jump for my impressions

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7:40 PM on 06.29.2009

Find out what it's like to be a trucker in Rig'n'Roll

"Players will step into the shoes of a young man in the year 2024 as he arrives in California to pursue his dreams of road domination and capture the Californian cargo transportation market. There are miles of highways t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

Preview: Captain Blood photo
Preview: Captain Blood
by Ben Perlee

Another night in Moscow was an interesting event. While many of the games were decidedly Russian in nature and narrative (where’s looking at Men of War: Red Tide and Death to Spies: Moment of Truth), quite a few of the games bucked the trend that a game published by 1C Company should have a level that takes place in Siberia.

Captain Blood is one such game. Based on the Captain Blood series of novels by Rafael Sabatini, as well as the Errol Flynn-starring films, the Captain Blood videogame is as decidedly pirate as you can get. The characters are all burley buccaneers and scallywags, all the ships are grand galleons, and, really, the only way this could get anymore piraty is for it to take place off the coast of Mogadishu.

Hit the jump for my impression of Captain Blood

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6:20 PM on 06.29.2009

Take to the skies in IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is another World War II game by way of 1C Company. This one, however, is flight combat game and looks beautiful. I got to play the game developed by Gaijin Entertainment last Friday, but I'm hold...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

Preview: King's Bounty: Armored Princess photo
Preview: King's Bounty: Armored Princess
by Ben Perlee

You know, during Another Night in Moscow, there was one game that immediately attracted my attention: King’s Bounty: Armored Princess. First of all, there was something really was off about it, especially in its presentation. I mean, the whole screen was a jumbled mess of color, how can this be playable? Then I realized, the game was being put out in 3D, which considering the amount of 3D game content on the market, this alone is worthy of at least some attention, right?

It was after that that I found out the game is a tactical RPG with cuddly dragons, a hex-grid based battle system, with a life as a sequel to King’s Bounty: The Legend (which is in itself a reboot of a Commodore 64 game, King’s Bounty), and it was then I actually wanted to check the game out.

So how does it play out? Is it worth our attention? And is that 3D really worth it in this game? Hit the jump for my impressions.

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5:00 PM on 06.29.2009

Men of War: Red Tide takes you back to WWII, again

Men of War: Red Tide is the stand-alone expansion to the original Men of War for the PC. The expansion will introduce a new story, new units, new upgrades, new weapons and there will be over 20 missions for the player to expe...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:20 PM on 06.29.2009

Learn medieval Russian battle history in XIII Century! Woo!

It was an interesting gaming situation, sitting down to play a RTS in the Russian Consulate in San Francisco, eating very Slavic food (caviar and pickled asparagus) and trying to keep up with an amazingly complex game. And th...

Ben Perlee

3:40 PM on 06.29.2009

Murder ze Nazis in Death to Spies: Moment of Truth

Death to Spies: Moment of Truth is the upcoming sequel to the original stealth action game from developer Haggard Games. The game follows Semion Strogov, a captain in the Soviet counterintelligence service, SMERSH. SMERSH, by...

Hamza CTZ Aziz