PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Darkwatch'

by Geson Hatchett on Dec. 8, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Darkwatch is a cinematic 1st person shooter with an original premise that blends Vampire-Horror and Western genres. They grind their enemies for fuel, fashion their skin into protective cloaks and create weapons designed to exterminate en masse, and they are the good guys. We got some hands-on time with a build, and here are our updated impressions ...

PS2 Preview - 'Champions: Return to Arms'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Champions: Return to Arms combines the creative talent of Snowblind Studios with SOE's expertise in developing fantasy worlds to create a unique visual style, immersive storylines, and highly interactive worlds. Return to Arms introduces two new playable races, more character customization options, thousands of items, weapons and spells, beautifully detailed environments, and much more.

PS2 Preview - 'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Hunted by Dahaka, an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution, the Prince embarks upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship - and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life.

PS2 Preview - 'MX vs. ATV Unleashed'

by Paul Reith on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In 'MX vs. ATV Unleashed,' players will power through all-new environments and event types, choosing from a variety of new vehicles. A redesigned monster truck, powerful sand-rail and raised 4x4 golf karts will meet ATVs, dirt bikes and bi-planes to compete in massive free-world environments featuring hill climbs, machine challenges and short track races. The game's career mode will allow gamers to choose from the top professional ATV and Motocross riders.

PC Preview - 'Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder'

by Reldan on Nov. 22, 2004 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder fans can look forward to a campaign in which you ride alongside General George S. Patton in a massive historical 18-mission campaign. Follow the tank legend across 7 countries, beginning in the deserts of North Africa and ending in the frozen Ardennes forest during the Battle of the Bulge. His crusade through seven countries, including Operation: Husky, is but one of many historical highlights.

PC Preview - 'Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs'

by Mark Crump on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 4:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

"Catacombs" is an expansion pack for "Dark Age of Camelot" in which players are given the opportunity to explore underground cities – with attached adventuring areas – based on the backstory of one underground player race per Realm.

Xbox Preview - 'Crash 'n' Burn'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 12, 2004 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

You're at the back of the pack, grid position sixteen with fifteen cars ahead of you. Your primary objective is to take first place; your secondary objective is to run everyone else off the road. Crunch them into the barrier, rip, shred and tear sheet metal from their frames, leaving burning engine blocks and melted tires in your wake. The last driver with four wheels wins. Then do it again... online.

PC Preview - 'World of WarCraft'

by Reldan on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Rich in legend and filled with adventure, the World of Warcraft awaits! For the first time, players experience the lands of Azeroth from a new, in-depth perspective. As heroes, they explore familiar battlefields, discover new lands and take on epic quests and challenges in Blizzards massively multiplayer, on-line, role-playing game. A few months after our initial preview, an update was way overdue, so here it is ...

Xbox Preview - 'Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 5:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space throws players into the shoes of a heroic cat bravely taking control of time in order to face tough battles and puzzling challenges. Just like using a VCR remote control, players' customised cats have the power to slow down the action, pause, review, fast-forward, record and even combine them in challenging situations.

NDS Preview - 'Spider-Man 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Spider-Man 2 you assume the role of the most celebrated super-hero of all time and re-live the movie experience through all new missions featuring unique enemies, objectives and combat maneuvers. Utilizing the touch screen and new controller layout, players can quickly swing, run, jump, solve puzzles, engage in combat and switch to an arsenal of moves on the fly, while patrolling and protecting the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock.

PC Preview - 'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident'

by Alanix on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is a story-based single player strategy game. Starting in 2040, you are in control of the fleet of a multinational cooperation fighting a rivalling cooperation. The discovery of foreign technology leads to expeditions into space. When you return to Earth you find it occupied by Aliens. Only one colonizing spaceship with humans escaped. Your task is to find this ship, use it to build colonies and to finally gather enough strength to take back Earth.

PC Preview - 'Guild Wars'

by Reldan on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

PC Preview - 'Zoo Tycoon 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 1, 2004 @ 11:39 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

"Zoo Tycoon 2" cranks up the excitement, challenge and fun of building the ultimate zoo, with 30 animals in incredible detail with more fun animations and a dazzling array of building tools and objects, including easier terrain-altering options, scenery, foliage, themed buildings, animal shelters and moats.

PC Preview - 'Axis & Allies'

by GrimlokK on Oct. 31, 2004 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

World War II springs to life as you experience the most epic battles in the history of mankind. For the first time, the world's five superpowers battle for control on truly global scale. Direct the military and economic destiny of Japan, England, Germany, Russia or Germany. With each battle fought in real-time, comes the opportunity to create a new destiny as you change the course of history itself.

PC Preview - 'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 31, 2004 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines is a role-playing adventure, combining intense first-person shooter combat with an open, non-linear world, rich character development and an immersive storyline. The game plunges players into the dark and gritty vampire underworld of modern day L.A. as a creature of the night, interacting with and battling mortals and other creatures of darkness with an incredible array of vampire powers, skills and traits.

PS2 Preview - 'Guilty Gear Isuka'

by Gordy Wheeler on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Guilty Gear Isuka introduces revolutionary upgrades such as 4-player simultaneous fighting, allowing for 2-on-2, 3-on-1 and 2-player co-op battles. The title also adds new characters to a full roster of returning fighters, all-new fight arenas and multiple new modes of play, including an exciting side-scrolling action game called Boost Mode.

PS2 Preview - 'ChoroQ'

by Geson Hatchett on Oct. 24, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The ChoroQ brand and toy line--also known as Penny Racers in the U.S.—has its own long-running series of games, and this iteration is by far the most refined. Developed by Takara, ChoroQ is combination of a fantasy style racer with the depth and story of a traditional role playing game, using an updated graphical engine, containing more cars, parts and extras than any previous version.

PC Preview - 'Scrapland'

by Justin on Oct. 22, 2004 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Scrapland is an action game. In third-person, the player controls D-Tritus when he goes on foot and his gunship when he pilots on Chimera streets. The player, by hacking into the GDB, can transform himself into 15 different characters, acquiring then the special ability of every one of them. The player can also drive any gunship he finds and can create his own collection of unique gunships, freely combining pieces he finds aboard the ship.

Xbox Preview - 'Conker: Live and Reloaded'

by Corey Owen on Oct. 21, 2004 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Conker is a cartoon rodent with a penchant for booze, wild women and lewd conduct, and the world he lives in is a reflection of him. With a wide variety of customizable multiplayer scenarios available, the game centers on teamwork and fun. Each scenario has its own objectives, rules, environment and back story that provide hilarious gameplay and wacky entertainment.

Xbox Preview - 'OutRun 2'

by Eric on Oct. 21, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Seventeen years since its first appearance in the world's arcades, OutRun, the legendary racer returns and it's lost none of the game's original appeal. With blistering graphics, remixes of the original soundtracks and game play that demands one more play, the beautiful journey has never been so appealing.