Command & Conquer™ 3 Deluxe Edition Preview(PC)

Written by igcompany on Friday, 09 July 2010 22:16.

Game Info

Contains Command and Conquer 3 and Command and Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. An epic saga spanning two decades of war and strife; all at the price of a single title. The fate of Earth hangs in the balance as Kane and the Brotherhood of Nod struggle to overcome both the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the alien invaders known as the Scrin. The story is told through over two hours of high-definition live action video starring an all-star sci-fi cast including Natasha Henstridge (Species, Eli Stone), Josh Holloway (Lost), Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Top Gun), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars, Batman), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galatica) and Joe Kucan, reprising as Kane! Welcome back, Commander.

Prepare your forces, General, it's time to engage in the next generation of real-time strategy. The Zero Hour expansion pack for the critically acclaimed Command and Conquer Generals challenges you to square off against the world's most elite commanders for battlefield domination.

Team up with eight friends or go head-to-head in massive online multiplayer battles Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Features - Unload on your enemies with an all-new, hi-tech arsenal featuring 30 new units and 20 new upgrades from the Chinese ECM Tank to the United States Spectre Gunship Enlist in the all-new Generals Challenge mode where you match your strategies and your next-generation arsenal against 9 enemy AI Generals with unique personalities, tactics and taunts 15 new missions rattle veteran Generals as they root out a splinter cell in Cairo, steal deadly toxins from a U.S. lab and more All new weather effects further immerse you in a more realistic combat environment Prepare for multiplayer mayhem with 25 new multiplayer maps.

  • Fight your way through two decades of war in the Command & Conquer saga, from the rise of Kane and the return of Nod, through the Third Tiberium War and beyond
  • Tackle 45 missions and 100 hours of gameplay in the single-player campaign or take the fight to your friends online in multiplayer wars on more than 60 battlegrounds
  • Choose from nine unique armies, each equipped with their own exclusive units, powers, play style, superweapons and all-new customizable Epic Units
  • Experience the epic saga told through more than two hours of high-definition live-action video sequences with an unparalleled Sci-Fi cast including Natasha Henstridge, Josh Holloway, Michael Ironside, Billy Dee Williams, and Tricia Helfer.
  • For the first time ever in a Command & Conquer game, map out your strategies on the planetary level and wage an all out war on the ground in the bonus Global Conquest Mode.

Black and White® 2: Battle of the Gods Preview(PC)

Written by igcompany on Friday, 09 July 2010 21:57.

Game Info

Who, if we are being honest, hasn't wanted to be a god now and again, if only for a little while? Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods once again makes you into a nameless god whose very existence depends upon having devoted worshipers.

Predictably, Black & White 2 picks up after the events of the original Black & White. Just when you thought you had gotten Eden under control, the Aztecs raise a new undead god through huge numbers of human sacrifices, complete with an army of undead skeletons and an undead new creature to lead them. As before, you must crush this rival god on various isles by nurturing your followers and building a flourishing civilization that lets you either convince the Aztec god's followers to defect to your side, or allows you to take them over militarily.

The core gameplay in this expansion remains pretty much unchanged from Black & White 2, though you do get a few new islands to battle it out on, some of which are actually huge when compared to those seen in the original. If you still have any old games saved, you can actually import your creature from Black & White 2. But don't fret if you either didn't play or didn't keep any old games on your hard-drive, as this expansion lets both old and new players hit the ground running. First, you select a starting package that is either good or evil, which will give you a variety of miracles and bonuses. You can also elect to start off as neutral and fine-tune your own starting package if you know specifically what kinds of things you want. There are two new creatures to choose from as well, which bring the total number of creature options to six. Whether you import an existing creature or start anew, you'll begin Battle of the Gods with a ton of tribute points that allow you to purchase the buildings and powers you will start with.

It is easy to improve the cities of your followers, as virtually the whole game can be played without messing with the keyboard. The mouse allows you to do pretty much everything, from laying out cities to picking up and dropping citizens around the map. The Battle of the Gods expansion includes a handful of new buildings that add a few more tactical options, such as a blacksmith that can upgrade your soldiers and hospitals, letting you save the manna you would normally spend on healing for use on other miracles. The mouse also allows you to punish or reward your creature for its behavior at the click of a button, so you can quickly train it to do what you want, from fertilizing fields with its manure to knocking down enemy walls.

It's possible in Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods to simply assimilate your enemies' followers peacefully by building a city of such grandeur that they want to defect. However, the sheer size of some of these maps can make this a long and drawn-out process, since you would require such a huge and impressive city. And besides, who really wants to be a completely peaceful and benevolent god? Instead you send your creature into the fray to defeat the enemy god's undead creature and crush the Aztec armies, thereby letting loose the platoons you have been building in order to seize and capture defenseless Aztec towns.

One other change is the addition of more mini-game challenges that you can pursue for additional tribute points, and which let you unlock new buildings and powers. These challenges provide short diversions from the main focus of the game, as you solve puzzles, participate in ice curling, target practice on zombies with lightning bolts, and more. Whether you pursue a peaceful or militaristic approach, you'll find that it'll take you hours of enjoyable gameplay to get through each map, and, especially for those of you who already loved the unique world and gameplay of Black & White 2, that is all that need be said.

  • Fight for supremacy in intense player-vs.-player combat or team up, with up to 12 players, for epic co-op quests and warfare on massive battlegrounds.
  • Use the unique forces of Fire, Frost, Nature, and Shadow to stake your ground and battle for survival.
  • Card-based gameplay makes BattleForge easy to pick up and play yet provides countless hours of challenges and strategic action.
  • Win, trade, auction, and buy cards online to create your ultimate deck and build the most powerful army possible.
  • Wage epic warfare on 40 expansive, detailed maps online or in singleplayer mode.

Battleforge Lost Souls Edition Preview(PC)

Written by igcompany on Friday, 09 July 2010 21:53.

Game Info

The Lost Souls Edition will further expand the Battleforge card set with entirely new units, buildings and spells on the one hand and a couple of former enemies on the other hand. Twilight creatures and Lost Souls alike shall join the ranks of the Forge and can be summoned by the Skylords to aid them in their battle. With their exceptional abilities and special powers those new allies will definitely shake the battleground!

The basic set encompasses a total of 60 brandnew and unique units. What is more, all of them will also be available in two different variants. With their special Affinities towards an accessory colour the resulting 120 new cards even add up to further enrich the BattleForge card set with a lot of variation and diversion. The principle new set will provide you with 28 units, 16 buildings and 16 spells. The new factions Twilight and Lost Souls will each assemble 14 powerful cards to place at your disposal. But there might be even more! Rumor has it that even some more Legendary characters of the past might want to return to get in on the battle.

  • Lost Souls
    The Lost Souls have waded the Wailing Lands for countless centuries trying to return to the Peaceful Light. With little hope to ever end their eternal suffering they have now turned to the Forge of Creation and are willing to follow the Skylords in battle. The powers of Frost and Shadow will allow you to call for their aid.
  • Twilight
    Ever since they fell prey to the curse, the Twilight have been known for their insane desire to destroy and assault. But they have now been pestering the lands of Nyn long enough! Lacking any common culture or leader they have always gathered among the most powerful of their own kind. But since you, Skylords, have proven to be even more powerful than any of them, they have now chosen to follow you instead.
  • Dual Orbs
    The Lost Souls edition further expands the concept of dual orbs. Again two new factions are going to be introduced that are not governed by one power alone but are able to tap into a second power. Thus they unlock additional special abilities or are generally more flexible and will prove valuable additions when you create your new decks.

BattleForge™ Preview(PC)

Written by igcompany on Friday, 09 July 2010 21:51.

Game Info

Build the perfect army and lay waste to your foes in BattleForge, an amazing new fantasy Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game from developer Phenomic. Combining strategic cooperative battles, the community of MMO games, and trading card gameplay, BattleForge is set to take the RTS world by storm.

Unlike other RTS games, BattleForge players are free to put their creatures, spells and buildings into combination's they see fit. These units are represented in the form of digital cards from which you build your own unique army. With minimal resources and a custom tech tree to manage, the gameplay is unbelievably accessible and action-packed.


Journey to a fantasy realm where mortals are caught in a clash between gods and giants, and standing together is their only option. Command amazing creatures in battle while casting spells to sustain your forces or wreak havoc among your foes. Whether or not you triumph on the battlefield will depend on how you build your deck of digital cards and how you deploy them in the heat of combat.


Select a deck of 20 cards consisting of creatures, buildings, and spells. The cards represent your tools of war: units, buildings and spells that are conjured directly onto the battlefield. Assemble the perfect fighting force before the battle, choosing from your ever-increasing collection, and lead it into the battle. Rare cards open up completely new tactics for you. You can also buy boosters online, win cards in events and quests, and trade and auction cards online. Cards are organized into four different colored groups known as 'the Powers' and present players with different ways to play. More powerful cards have higher power costs (and thus take longer to play) so build your deck carefully to strike just the right balance and forge your victory. When your army is ready, head into battle with your friends, charge through a singleplayer campaign, or take on fellow players.

The Four Powers

Four powers determine the balance in the world of BattleForge. Each of these has its own special abilities, strengths and weaknesses that can carry the day depending on the conditions of the battlefield and game. Each also has a general theme. These are: Frost - Defensive; Fire - Aggressive; Nature - Control; and Shadow - Risk. Use the full array of spells, magical constructs and powerful units assigned to each to devise your strategy. Surprise your opponents with a perfectly armed fighting force - for every battle situation.


  • Epic campaigns in a war-torn fantasy world await you!
  • Defeat Legends in PvE and add them to your card collection.
  • Or challenge other players to a hard-fought PvP match to improve your ranking and win unique prizes!

The world of BattleForge never sleeps! You will always find new players in the BattleForge community and new challenges.

At regular intervals, new cards will be released, featuring original units and further tactical possibilities. Exciting campaigns and missions fill the world of BattleForge and will keep enriching its history over time. Play in teams of two or four players, or hurl yourself into epic battles with up to twelve participants. Share the objectives of the battle wisely among the team members to fulfill the mission. Who leads the attack, who secures the ramparts and who blocks the enemy's retreat? It's only by playing together that you can be victorious!


  • Use the forces of Fire, Frost, Nature, and Shadow to stake your ground and battle for survival.
  • Card-based gameplay makes BattleForge easy to pick up and play yet provides countless hours of challenges and strategic action.
  • Win, trade, auction, and buy cards online to create your ultimate deck and build the most powerful army possible.
  • Take full advantage of a wide range of community-based features including guilds and cooperative online battles with friends.
  • Wage epic warfare on 40 expansive, detailed maps.Fight for supremacy in intense player-vs.-player combat.Up to 12 players can team up for epic co-op quests and warfare on massive battlegrounds

Counter-Strike™: Source™ Preview(PC)

Written by igcompany on Friday, 09 July 2010 21:50.

Game Info

Blending single elimination, team-based gameplay with the notion of an economy to produce an online action experience of incredible depth and realism, Counter-Strike is the most played multiplayer online action game in the world. With Counter-Strike: Source, the now legendary game has been given a complete overhaul, with graphic enhancements such as higher polygon models, shadows and reflective water to add dimension to the new characters, items, and environments. Counter-Strike: Source also contains all new maps.

In addition to the award-winning Counter-Strike gameplay, this package also includes Half-Life 2: Deathmatch--featuring fast action gameplay in physically simulated environments--and Day of Defeat: Source, Valve's World War II online action thriller set in the European theater of operations.

Counter-Strike: Source kicks up the action in the world's most popular online game. It's the same Counter-Strike you've played and loved, but with the enhancements of the Source engine. With the Source engine, you get high-resolution textures, detailed character models, realistic physics and lighting, support for up to 64 players, shiny water effects & better objects - creating a more realistic gaming experience.

Become a squad leader in an elite counter-terrorist operative, use new intel and weapon skills to complete an incredible collection of single-player missions. Lead your team in increasingly challenging scenarios -- from harsh jungle environments to severe arctic terrains, unforgiving deserts to dangerous international city streets. Rescue hostages, escort VIPs to safety and locate and defuse bombs. It's all in a day's work, for the world's deadliest soldiers. Downloadable content and new maps for extended gameplay.

  • Single-elimination, team-based online shooter
  • Completely overhauled with better graphics, new characters, items, and environments
  • Package includes Half-Life 2: Deathmatch and Day of Defeat: Source
  • Real-world physics adds depth the gameplay
  • Internet connection required for online play

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