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PC Preview - 'Restricted Area'

by Reldan on Jan. 29, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario.

Xbox Preview - 'Forza Motorsport'

by Paul Reith on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Forza Motorsport gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

PS2 Preview - 'Destroy All Humans!'

by Alicia on Jan. 21, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Do you want to conquer the earth? Sure, we all do. And with THQ and Pandemic’s Destroy All Humans, you can finally enjoy raining terror and destruction down upon the dim-witted people of planet Earth. Armed with psychic powers, a stylin’ spaceship, and your trusty Anal Probe, you’ll be able to show those stinking humans the unquestionable superiority of the Furon Empire.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Area 51'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 19, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Area 51 is set in the U.S. government's most top-secret and secure facility located in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Lt. Nick Cross, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Playboy: The Mansion'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 18, 2005 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Playboy: the Mansion you step into the virtual slippers of world-famous Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, building Playboy Magazine and the Playboy Mansion into dynamic cultural icons. Gamers also will live the lifestyle, rubbing elbows with stunning women and popular celebrities, and share the mystique of the Mansion by hosting extravagant, exciting parties. This preview features nudity, so parental discretion advised...

Xbox Preview - 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath'

by Eric on Jan. 15, 2005 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Oddworld Stranger features detailed interactive environments set in an enthralling new frontier of the Oddworld universe. Players step into the role of the Stranger, a rough and tumble bounty hunter who tracks down outlaws for moolah. Using a special weapons system that gives a whole new meaning to "live" ammo, players will encounter deviant species and hostile challenges along the way.

PS2 Preview - 'The King of Fighters 02/03'

by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 14, 2005 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

This eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes it way to the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. We had a chance to check out a build of one of the oldest & most favorite fighting games, read more for our updated impression...

PC Preview - 'COPS 2170: The Power of Law'

by Justin on Jan. 13, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

'COPS 2170: The Power of Law' is a mix of turn-based RPG and tactical strategy game. The storyline is based on the future time cyberpunk culture and urban community. The main hero is a police lady Katrin and her squads of different agents, soldiers, policemen. The war against criminal world from the side of Law.

PC Preview - 'Battle Mages: Sign Of Darkness'

by Reldan on Jan. 5, 2005 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Battle Mages: Sign Of Darkness is an RPG in which you will discover the mysteries of the Order of the Keepers, confront treacherous plans of the elves, lead vengeful Orcs to the battle, oppose the creatures of Chaos, and of course the darkness will raise its flag over the green hills of Daenmor under his command. We had a chance to play an early beta build, read more for our findings...

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.