PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Punisher'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a lone vigilante whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city’s high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods normally reserved for those on the wrong side of the law.Ripped from the pages of the darkest stories in the Marvel Comics’ universe, embrace the world of The Punisher! Where justice ends, Punishment begins!

NDS Preview - 'Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 19, 2004 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Experience the ferocious first-person action of the Metroid Prime universe on the Nintendo DS, Metroid Prime Hunters. Hone your skills against a slew of enemies in single-player training modes like Regulator, Survival and Morph Ball, then put them to the test when you compete in Death Match arenas with your friends over a wireless connection.

Xbox Preview - 'MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 18, 2004 @ 3:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf gamers will be able to step outside the 'Mech and live the life of a human pilot in a fresh new single player game. Tanks, VTOLs and BattleArmor will offer players plenty of opportunities to rain destruction on their opposition in both single and multiplayer games.

PC Preview - 'GTR: The Ultimate Racing Game'

by Paul Reith on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

SimBin Development Team is nearing completion of the first ever official racing game based on the FIA GT racing series. GTR – The Ultimate Racing Game represents the most intense and immersive racing experience ever to grace a PC or games console. GTR is scheduled to ship in North America in late Q1, 2005 for the PC.

PC Preview - 'Act of War: Direct Action'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 15, 2004 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Act of War: Direct Action, developed by Eugen Systems, is Atari new action game with a storyline and game universe created in cooperation with Dale Brown, 15-time New York Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology. Read more for our hands on preview...

Xbox Preview - 'Chicago Enforcer'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 9, 2004 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Chicago Enforcer puts the player in the role of a 1930's enforcer for Al Capone's notorious crime network. the strait forward storyline is driven by heavy action sequences but also includes technical side objectives where close attention to detail is required. Utilize the multiple weapons to force your way to the top of the crime syndicate or try your luck against other Xbox Live subscribers on the custom multiplayer levels.

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.