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PS2/Xbox Preview - '187 Ride or Die'

by Paul Reith on May 19, 2005 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck (L. Tate), a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree (G. Black) from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez (N. Gugliemi), who are determined to take control of the streets.

PS2 Preview - 'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure'

by Thomas Wilde on May 18, 2005 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure combines combat, action, adventure and stealth, using a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom. A thug, an outcast, a rebel...the lead character, Trane, is all of these in Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. He sets out to earn his street cred by getting his graffiti tag up throughout the politically oppressive city of New Radius but as events unfold, Trane becomes the unlikely leader of an urban revolution.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse'

by John Curtis on May 18, 2005 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on an updated version of the same engine technology used in Bungie's first person shooter "Halo," "Rebel Without a Pulse" puts players in control of a wisecracking zombie named Stubbs, "who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies." The game is rife with tongue-in-cheek humor, a strong storyline and innovative combat techniques.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'TimeShift'

by Thomas Wilde on May 16, 2005 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

TimeShift is an innovative first-person shooter in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive for the PC and Xbox. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

PC Preview - 'ER'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on May 15, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In ER you joins the cast of the TV show as a newly hired intern and handle a steady flow of patients with health issues ranging from minor cuts and bruises to serious injuries sustained from accidents and violence. Through it all, you will have to navigate goals, dodge sticky politics, deal with gut-wrenching ethical dilemmas, and engage in steamy romances. With perseverance, you will gain prestige among peers and supervisors and ascend the ranks of Chicago’s County General Hospital.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Juiced'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on May 12, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Juiced is the only racing to totally immerse you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, your main focus in life is to build up your own crew of "driving gods" and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City.

PC Preview - 'Imperator'

by Mark Crump on May 11, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"Imperator" is Mythic Entertainment's next-generation Sci-Fi themed MMO currently in development, featuring a thrilling new interplanetary game world based on an alternate history in which Rome never fell.

PS2 Preview - 'Flat-Out'

by Alicia on May 11, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Admit it. Deep down, the reason why everyone watches racing on TV is in the off-hope of seeing a spectacular crash. FlatOut is a celebration of this human need to watch things explode. The game presents players with a dozens and dozens of obstacle-strewn racetracks and completely wrong body-flinging mini-games. The game’s detailed physics engine will let you feel the effect of every crash and impact on your car’s performance.

PC Preview - 'Dungeon Siege II'

by Gordy Wheeler on May 9, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dungeon Siege II is the sequel to Dungeon Siege, an action fantasy role-playing game featuring an immersive fully 3-D environment. The original Dungeon Siege plunges players into a 3-D fantasy world where players can build up a party and move seamlessly from one over-the-top battle to the next.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Indigo Prophecy'

by Thomas Wilde on May 6, 2005 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A free-flowing game during which players can assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Indigo Prophecy allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience. Through motion picture techniques such as actor direction, multi-camera views, motion tracking and a contextual music score, players find themselves intimately immersed in the game.

PC Preview - 'Imperial Glory'

by Mike Davila on May 5, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Imperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes.

PC Preview - 'The Bard's Tale'

by David Wanaselja on May 2, 2005 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience. Having been released on consoles several months ago, the PC version is finally near...

PS2 Preview - 'Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity'

by Agustin on April 22, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A deadly mist called the "Miasma" spreads across the land, killing all in its path. Having forsaken hope, the inhabitants simply await their deaths. Spero, a member of the Imperial Legion, has been given the task of hunting spirits to further the alchemic studies of his friend Viser. The young soldier hopes this will bring an end to the Miasma. Meanwhile, a shaman warrior named Linea believes that she can save the world by opening the fabled Gate of Eternity.

PC Preview - 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 21, 2005 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets. We had a chance for some hands-on time over at Rockstar, so read on for the juice ...

PS2 Preview - 'Metal Slug 4 & 5'

by Geson Hatchett on April 19, 2005 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

This summer SNK USA is bringing one of the greatest arcade franchises, for the first time, to the PS2. Metal Slug 4 & 5 will be released as a bundle pack giving you twice the action, and twice the fun, its all about the gameplay. We had a chance to check out a beta build, so read on for our impression...

PC Preview - 'Risk Your Life: Path of the Emperor'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on April 18, 2005 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Risk Your Life is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG). In the game, players assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Wizard, or Thief (over 20 classes) and explore the many beautiful and exotic locations within the game where they meet other players, complete quests, fight monsters and other players. Massively multiplayer online games are computer games in which thousands of players can play simultaneously through the Internet.

PC Preview - 'Myst V: End of Ages'

by Judy on April 15, 2005 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni - an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Like each previous Myst title, Myst V: End of Ages advances the graphical beauty and detail of its worlds with a fully immersive 3D environment.

Mobile Preview - 'Constantine'

by Paul Reith on April 12, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The "Constantine" mobile game features lush 3-D rendered environments, fast-paced action, an interactive supporting cast and mini-games strategically placed throughout the story to enhance the player experience. Armed with a variety of weapons and magic spells, gamers can delve into John's sordid history as he races against time to fend off half-demons howling for his blood.

PC Preview - 'TrackMania Sunrise'

by Justin on April 11, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.

PC Preview - 'Martin Mystére: Operation Dorian Gray'

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Martin Mystére is an international comic character that is finally making his debut in the video game market. An emiment professor of MIT has been found murdered, and someone is working on a revolutionary machine capable of changing the world's destiny, making this the most dangerous mystery yet for Martin Mystére!