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One can almost see the design meeting: "Ok chaps, we've done a great RTS spanning the course of human history. What next? Anyone?" Nervous shuffling of feet. "Well, umm, I had an idea," a bearded employee hazards. "Why don't we combine futuristic technolo

One can almost see the design meeting : "Ok chaps, we’ve done a great RTS spanning the course of human history. What next ? Anyone ?" Nervous shuffling of feet. "Well, umm, I had an idea," a bearded employee hazards. "Why don’t we combine futuristic technolo

Whatever you say about the premise, the pedigree is excellent. Rise of Nations remains the lunchtime RTS of choice. This time the developers have gone from 2D, of which RoN was one of the last successful strategy games not to stress the modern bang whizzl

Whatever you say about the premise, the pedigree is excellent. Rise of Nations remains the lunchtime RTS of choice. This time the developers have gone from 2D, of which RoN was one of the last successful strategy games not to stress the modern bang whizzl

They've also integrated full realistic physics into the game, which we're promised will add new levels of depth to Rise of Legends, as 3D terrain and physics combine to bring us both eye candy and discernable gameplay impact.

They’ve also integrated full realistic physics into the game, which we’re promised will add new levels of depth to Rise of Legends, as 3D terrain and physics combine to bring us both eye candy and discernable gameplay impact.

We're also promised more lunchtime friendly campaigns which will last 20 minutes or so. Given RoNs propensity for running into long, addictive hours we can see a discernable rise in productivity among the RTS playing workforce. IE us.

We’re also promised more lunchtime friendly campaigns which will last 20 minutes or so. Given RoNs propensity for running into long, addictive hours we can see a discernable rise in productivity among the RTS playing workforce. IE us.

In pantomime speak, LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU! Artificial Intelligence, walking away from fire fights when they're needed, blindly into ambushes when they're not, since time began. Hopefully Big Huge Games will give us ever so slightly smarter individual units.

In pantomime speak, LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU ! Artificial Intelligence, walking away from fire fights when they’re needed, blindly into ambushes when they’re not, since time began. Hopefully Big Huge Games will give us ever so slightly smarter individual units.

We won't have too long to find out just how well all these new elements mesh together: Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends: Will: Be: Out: On: Friday.

We won’t have too long to find out just how well all these new elements mesh together : Rise of Nations : Rise of Legends : Will : Be : Out : On : Friday.

"I guess the ant traps didn't work so well..."Dungeon Siege II is back for another round with Broke World. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world where players must hunt down and do battle with the Dark Wizard. The PC game is slated for relea

"I guess the ant traps didn’t work so well..."Dungeon Siege II is back for another round with Broke World. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world where players must hunt down and do battle with the Dark Wizard. The PC game is slated for relea

"Is it hot in here or is it me?"Broken World is a sequel to a sequel of sorts. The expansion game picks up where the original Dungeon Siege II left and offers 10 additional hours of quest game play and 5 hours of optional quests, according to publisher 2K

"Is it hot in here or is it me ?"Broken World is a sequel to a sequel of sorts. The expansion game picks up where the original Dungeon Siege II left and offers 10 additional hours of quest game play and 5 hours of optional quests, according to publisher 2K

"Don't hit me! I bruise easily!"In addition to hours of extra game play, Broken World boasts over 40 new monsters and beasts to battle with as you fight your way to the Dark Wizard. If they're all as wimpy-looking as the above creature, it won't take very

"Don’t hit me ! I bruise easily !"In addition to hours of extra game play, Broken World boasts over 40 new monsters and beasts to battle with as you fight your way to the Dark Wizard. If they’re all as wimpy-looking as the above creature, it won’t take very

"Seriously guys, I could REALLY use some skin moisturizer."Scheduled for release in the fall of 2006, Activision's latest Marvel Comics adventure puts together a so-called "Dream Team" of Marvel superheroes, including The Thing, Captain America and Spider

"Seriously guys, I could REALLY use some skin moisturizer."Scheduled for release in the fall of 2006, Activision’s latest Marvel Comics adventure puts together a so-called "Dream Team" of Marvel superheroes, including The Thing, Captain America and Spider

What’s your sign ? Scorpio or Taurus ?"Marvel : Ultimate Alliance features an impressive roster of more than 140 popular comic book characters that includes 20 playable superheroes. The game will be available on the PC, PlayStation 2 and 3, Xbox and Xbox 360