For any of you who like historical games, check out Rome: Total War. Demo is out now, full game coming about this time next month. It looks incredible (I'll post some screenie's later, after I get home tonight)! The game is obviously based on the rise and fall of rome, the main campaign will be covering I believe about 250BC->64AD, although the historical single battles can fall within a larger timeframe. The way it works is that there is a campaign map, where you play basically a big, turn based, 3d version of Risk, where you build units in cities, and then manuveur your armies around the map. When two army's meet, the game goes to a 3d territory map that reflects the campaign map where the armies met (ie if there's a river on the campaign map and the units are east/west, that is how the battle map will be set up). Then you fight! The demo only includes a tutorial on the controls and basics of command, and then the battle of Trebia in 218 BC where you command the portion of Hannibal Barca's troops that made it successfully over the Alps against some Roman units of Hastatii, Velites, Principes, and Triarii. D.E.