“Halo” contains all the action-packed combat and thrilling gameplay that made it a smash hit for video game fans everywhere. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons and vehicles, “Halo” delivers challenges and surprises as well as intense online multiplayer competition exclusively for the PC. We recently attended a Halo LAN party as well as a morning meeting with Gearbox to check out the progress on this highly-anticipated PC port. Read more and find out all the details, including some brand new screens!
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by Chad Ballew on July 24, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
The saga continues! Etherlords II takes you back to the world of the Etherlords and into a whole new realm of fantastic possibilities. Choose your Hero from one of four distinct races and start your adventure to unlock the ultimate mystery. The fine folks at Strategy First & Nival were so kind to send us a build, read more to find out how it played ...
CDV and Related Designs new real time strategy game boasts its own graphics engine, 6 historically significant sides to play, and 3 full fledged campaigns. We took a look at a late build of the game to see how No Man’s Land is coming along, and what the final product might offer. Read more and find out ...
by Thomas Wilde on July 16, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Soul Calibur 2 features 13 historic fighters return plus all new combatants including Necrid, specially designed by Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc. The Gamecube version will, exclusively, have Link from the infamous Legend of Zelda series as a playable character in the game, wielding his Master Sword with gruesome accuracy. With seven exciting modes of play including Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master, Soul Calibur II is set to be another GAMECUBE must buy. Read more and find out if you should start saving your pennies or not...
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on July 14, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Mega-Corporations are competing for control of the Valkyria System and its most precious resource, Chrome. Espionage, sabotage and theft are common practice, and no one is better at it than Logan, mercenary for hire. Become Logan in this first-person tactical shooter. Wield an extensive range of weapons. Operate vehicles on land, sea, and air. Learn that one man, the right man, can make a difference. The good folks at Strategy First were nice enough to send us a build. Read more to find out how our test drive went ...
by Thomas Wilde on July 11, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' is a 3rd person action-shooter set in the fantasy world of White Wolf role-playing, players act as human monster-hunters protecting and defending lives of the innocent. One to two players choose from 5 playable Hunters, each possessing a vast array of weapons, edges (spells) and supernatural abilities. The nice folks over at Vivendi sent over a build so read more to find out how our hunting trip went ...
by The Six Billion Dollar Man on July 8, 2003 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Lethal Skies II is the most explosive title yet in Sammy Studios’ action-driven jet combat series. The game is an arcade-style flight shooter that puts the most powerful modern-day and futuristic fighter jets at the command of players. Shown at E3 and met with a warm reception, we finally had a chance to take to the skies with the latest build. Following in the wake of its predecessor, does Lethal Skies II have what it takes? Let’s find out!
by Thomas Wilde on July 4, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Sphinx is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Travelling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to find out how our preview adventure went ...
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 30, 2003 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Ever wish you were a 90-foot-tall robot, beating the snot out of other huge robots in a futuristic mega-sport? Sure you have. We all have, and this is your chance - One Must Fall: Battlegrounds puts you in control of enormous robots, letting you fight to become a champion in the greatest spectator sport of all time.
by The Cookie Snatcher on June 23, 2003 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Jak II is the follow-up to the “Greatest Hits” PlayStation 2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Destined to be one of the hottest titles of the year, Jak II will stun players with its innovative character designs and animations, superior technology and spectacular graphics. Jak II is a true plot-driven adventure game, where every mission has a direct effect on the storyline. With stunning graphics and animations, Jak II takes gamers on a journey through an enormous mystical world, darker than they have experienced before, as an immersive tale unfolds.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 18, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
The Pirates of the Caribbean video game is a unique role-playing experience with an intriguing storyline and the ability to explore everything the world has to offer. Deciding to become a cold-hearted mercenary for hire, a peaceful and profitable merchant or a swashbuckling pirate will influence future interactions. Gaining wealth and experience gives players the opportunity to hire crewmembers, sail larger ships, and uncover priceless treasures. We set sail for the big ocean in search for fights and loot! Read more and find out how our journey went....
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 11, 2003 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance. We got a chance to mess around with Dreamcatcher's 3 level beta and here is the result!
by The Six Billion Dollar Man on June 4, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Radical Tactics Experts, who evolved out of the military's special forces, are the smartest and toughest members of the armed services, uniquely known for their strategic thinking, adaptability, and pure military muscle. Individuals from this elite unit are trained for insertion into undefined combat situations where even a small team is too large and unwieldy. We let loose our own muscle on the build we received, so read more and find out what we thought of it ...
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 14, 2003 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
The power of a Titan courses through your veins. Your only comfort is the singe of a powerful weapon in your grip. Centaurs, minotaurs and the legions of ancient Greece stand against you. And if you live long enough, you'll face the anger of the gods themselves. Send them all to Hades without deiscrimination, because in the world of Will Rock, it's the god's turn to be damned. Will Rock can best be described as a Serious Sam, old school type shooter, but with a few innovations. We took our beta build for a spin, read more to find out what we thought of it ...
by The Six Billion Dollar Man on May 12, 2003 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
The brutal and spectacular gladiator battles of the ancient world serve as inspiration for Gladius, a turn-based action role-playing (RPG) game for the PS2. Gladius follows the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors to contend in the fiercely competitive gladiator games. We had a chance to look at an early build so read more for our first impressions!
by The Six Billion Dollar Man on May 2, 2003 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Smash Cars drivers steer remote-control cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full swing with giant objects and people interacting with and hindering the path of your tiny car. Don’t drop the hammer too fast or people, animals, cars and a variety of other real-world obstacles may spin you into trouble. A one- or two-player game, Smash Cars provides special control features including power boosts, jumps, and the most realistic physics for enhanced driving action.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 1, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Massively Multiplayer Gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. The stage has been set, the battle lines have been drawn, and orbital drop pods are ready to deploy you PlanetSide. We took to the battlefield and wrote a rather whopping report, read more and check it out!
by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 30, 2003 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
IndyCar Series delivers the Indy Racing season, including the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) race, "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". The season is an open-wheeled championship on short ovals and superspeedways throughout the US, including California and Texas, with the Indy 500 as the highlight of its racing calendar. Indy cars are similar to F1 but are powered by 3.5-litre V8 engines, used by all teams. Fast and furious, the 650 bhp cars reach 0-100 mph in less than three seconds.
by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 27, 2003 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
EVE is a world far away from mankinds original habitat, planet Earth. How far away, and where, no one knows. Humans got there through a natural wormhole, and gazing upon a sky never before seen, were completely unable to determine the whereabouts of this new world. From the system of New Eden, where the gate of EVE that once led to the old world lies, humans expanded in all directions at a great pace, exploring and colonizing.
by The Cookie Snatcher on April 5, 2003 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews
u are a young hacker. Once, while in cyberspace you managed to break into a secured area and came across a series of strange data packets. You hurriedly copied these to disk, not even having the time to read their contents. Only a few minutes later you hear a police siren, followed by banging on the door and demands to open up. Buka was so kind to send us a beta build so we we gave it a crack ...
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