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'Mega Man Powered Up' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In this classic 2D side-scroller, players take on the role of Mega Man as he slides, shoots and jumps his way through a variety of themed stages, ultimately facing off against a menacing boss character for each.

'Monster Hunter Freedom' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Building upon Monster Hunter and Monster Hunter G (Japanese release only), which were originally released on the PS2, Monster Hunter Freedom is the ultimate package, including new missions, additional features and content adapted for the PSP system.

'Just Cause' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Just Cause, developed by Avalanche Studios, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez - an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change - as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito (thanks Johnny).

'Auto Assault' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

Shiny's Dave Perry Resigns To Sell Company

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Atari revealed that due to its poor financial state it might have to sell off most of its in-house development studios. As a result, Shiny Ent.'s founder David Perry resigned in order to spend more time trying to raise interest by potential buyers, start a bidding war and then rejoin the company. Perry explains the somewhat odd move due to him being on various boards and that he did not want to step on anybody's toes inside Atari, and he claims to have various interested parties already. Shiny currently has 56 employees and is working on an Earthworm Jim sequel (thanks EvilAvatar).

PC Preview - 'Shadowgrounds'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set in the near future, Shadowgrounds pits the player against oncoming alien hordes who are invading a colony base. The intriguing storyline takes on epic heights and mission highlights include investigating alien origins, helping in rescue evacuation and setting up defense perimeters.

'Half-Life 2: Survivor' [Arcade] - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In March 2006, Japanese players will be able to sit down and play Valve's FPS Half-Life 2 in the arcades as Taito is currently working on an adaptation titles Half-Life 2: Survivor. Read more for details and screens ...

PSP Review - 'Exit'

by Hugh McHarg on Feb. 19, 2006 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Exit, you assume the role of Mr. Esc, a masked individual tasked with entering and exiting buildings and rescuing other people under a time limit, avoiding various traps and solving puzzles. While the game is mostly comprised of cartoonish 2D graphics, the character s models are 3D.