PC Preview - 'Torrente'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Get ready to take on the role of Spain’s most notorious police officer, Torrente. based on the top-grossing films of the same name, Torrente is a fascist, sexist, racist, drunk, and dirty cop who soon finds himself caught in the crossfire between drug cartels and the Mafia. Now he must blast his way through street thugs and hit men battling for control over Madrid’s seedy underworld.

PC Preview - 'Shade: Wrath of Angels'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 6, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In 'Shade: Wrath of Angels' you take on the role of a secretive ex-military mercenary, who receives a letter from his brother asking to meet him in an old Eastern European town. Once there the player finds the town strangely quiet - until he discovers dead bodies, frighten soldiers and scientists running away from the town.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Destroy All Humans!'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 5, 2004 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintigration!

Xbox Preview - 'Karaoke Revolution'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 5, 2004 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Karaoke Revolution features a number of exciting single and multi-player modes that support up to eight other aspiring pop stars. Showtime Mode lets players climb from the clubs to the ultimate arena, while Arcade Mode and Karaoke Mode let you sing and compete alone or with friends. In addition, downloadable song packs, several customizable characters and multiple venues make it even more fun to step up to the mic!

PC Preview - 'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 3, 2004 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains.

PC Preview - 'Evil Genius'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 2, 2004 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Evil Genius, a strategy/life simulation game, you assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the player the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.

Xbox Preview - 'ShellShock: Nam '67'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Aug. 30, 2004 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

ShellShock: Nam '67 depicts the true horrors of the Vietnam War for the first time in a video game. ShellShock: Nam '67 focuses on one man's experience of the most controversial war of modern times. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty as he experiences the fear, chaos and atrocities of the Vietnam War.

PC Preview - 'Port Royale 2'

by Mark Crump on Aug. 30, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Trade with over 60 towns and create your own production facilities in the 17th century Caribbean. You will not only increase your trading empire, but you will also have a larger influence on the development of the New World. Trade is not everything though, as pirates and military fleets threaten your trade convoys.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The Punisher'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 29, 2004 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | 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!

PC Preview - 'Rome: Total War'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 27, 2004 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rome: Total War is the next generation in epic strategy gaming from the critically acclaimed and award winning Total War brand. The aim of the game is to conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire with the ultimate goal of being declared as the "Imperator" of Rome. Activision organized a press event this week to give us the opportunity to get an in-depth look, and here are our first, second, and third impressions ...

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Darkwatch'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 26, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | 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.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Fight Club'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 25, 2004 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Fight Club, a "no-holds-barred" fighting game, will portray the brutality of street fighting while encompassing the action and story elements from the movie with intense visuals, untraditional moves, and bare-knuckle destruction. At a recent press event we had a chance to check out the game, read more for our impressions..

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Silent Hill 4'

by Eric on Aug. 25, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. Read on for our updated impressions ...

Xbox Preview - 'Yager'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 24, 2004 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. Yager features a of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns.

PC Preview - 'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 23, 2004 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars boasts an extensive single player campaign, where gamers get to chose which clan they are going to control and start the process of total domination – engaging in battles with the other clans and their leaders. Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars also supports a multiplayer mode: team up with friends on a single PC or across a LAN or internet connection and take on all rivals in a last animal standing competition!

Xbox Preview - 'Trigger Man'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 23, 2004 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Trigger Man is a 3rd person, mission-based action/adventure game that immerses the player in the role of an underworld hit man. Trigger Man takes players to the seamy loading docks and glitzy casinos that are frequented by the 'capos', 'consiglieri' and the 'made men' of two warring families.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Crash Twinsanity'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 20, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Developed by Traveller’s Tales, the new action platformer reveals a hilarious storyline that showcases the creative input of award-winning animation filmmaker Jordan Reichek of Perky Pickle Studios and introduces innovative features, including the ingenious pairing of Crash with his longtime nemesis Dr. Cortex in an unprecedented new dual gameplay mechanic.

PS2 Preview - 'Sly 2: Band of Thieves'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 18, 2004 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sly 2: Band of Thieves breaks the rules of convention and truly immerses gamers into a world with no laws or boundaries. It's an exciting new adventure that charges gamers of all ages, skills and interests with a fun, uninhibited playground right at their fingertips.

Xbox Preview - 'MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 18, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf" continues the massive destructible environments, intense combat and addictive online multiplayer gameplay that gamers have been praising since "MechAssault" first hit Xbox. Continuing in the 31st century, "MechAssault 2" allows gamers to encounter entirely new experiences in the epic BattleTech world. This third-person action/shooter game defines immense destruction taken to another level, as each environment in the game's five worlds is fully destructible.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone'

by Paul Reith on Aug. 16, 2004 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is an action adventure game set in the popular D&D world created by Wizards of the Coast. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will place players in the middle of a heated battle between two demonic armies set to overrun the world of Faerun.