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Xbox/PC Preview - 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

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....

PC Preview - 'Painkiller'

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!

PS2 Preview - 'RTX Red Rock'

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 ...

PC Preview - 'Will Rock'

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 ...

PS2 Preview - 'Gladius'

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!

PS2 Preview - 'Smash Cars'

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.

PC Preview - 'PlanetSide'

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!

PS2 Preview - 'IndyCar Series'

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.

PC Preview - 'EVE-Online: The Second Genesis'

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.

PC Preview - 'Paradise Cracked'

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 ...

PS2 Preview - 'Colin McRae Rally 3'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 4, 2003 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Visually Colin McRae Rally will be a feast of cars, stages and countryside with the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car returning as the lead car. The in-game Focus is being designed to feature fully moving working parts, such as suspension, and the enhanced damage engine will result in a totally destructible car - panels can be ripped off and punctured as well as dented. We love a good racing game, so read more and find out what the final verdict is on this one. Expected in stores in aprox. 2 weeks (already availabe in Europe).

PC Preview - 'Nexagon: Deathmatch'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 19, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

At the turn of the fourth millennium, pessimistic speculation led philosophers to believe that Earth was bound for troubled times and that great suffering would engulf the helpless inhabitants. As usual, they were wrong. In fact, in the years following the brutish skirmishes near the Orion Nebula, a strong feeling of general well being seemed to permeate even into the darkest corners of parliament, where a wild and daring decision concerning the treatment of prisoners was made; a chance for freedom that would supply the Galaxy with an extraordinary new form of entertainment …

PS2 Preview - 'Rayman3 : Hoodlum Havoc'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 11, 2003 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

He's a hero for the ages, living in a twisted world of mind-numbing madness. Meet Rayman – again, or for the first time – starring in his latest Ubi Soft video game adventure, Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc, which has gamers already a-buzz. This latest installation of the 11 million-plus best-selling hit series features psychedelic 3D worlds, heinous hoodlums and irreverent cast of characters with unbelievable powers. We got our hands on a Playstation 2 build and here is what we had to say ...

PC Preview - 'Devastation'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on March 6, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set on post-apocalyptic Earth where survival and ultimate dominance are all that matters, Devastation is a high action, teamplay oriented first person shooter. Powered by heavily modified, next generation Unreal Engine technology, it pits teams of rebelling street fighters, gang leaders, mercenaries and ex-military fighters against overwhelming armies of high-tech corporate troopers.

PS2 Preview - 'Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 5, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Now is your chance to fulfill Dr. John Hammond’s dream by successfully designing and managing the ultimate dinosaur theme park. Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis allows gamers to create the most amazing theme park he world has ever seen. As the first ever fully 3D action-sim, Operation Genesis gives players two games in one. Either build the ultimate dinosaur theme park or engage in 12 action-packed missions that will truly test your gaming skills. Dream it. Build it. Survive it. This truly is Jurassic Park... your way! We had a near final build and decided to let loose the dino's! Read more and find out what happened next!

PC Preview - 'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 4, 2003 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. We got our hands on a final build of the eagerly anticipated 3rd chapter of the Rainbow6 series, and while we await the Raven Shield Single Player demo expected later today, you can check our how much we enjoyed playing the final build ...

PC Preview - 'Blitzkrieg'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 3, 2003 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Blitzkrieg is a breathtaking RTS game during the Second World War. Similar to Sudden Strike, the gamer commands Allied, Russian or German troops. 3D surroundings and 3D units offer brand new tactical possibilities. From the historical point of view, this RTS game is even more accurate than Sudden Strike. With its generated missions and adaptive degree of difficulty it has everything a war gamer could possibly wish for. Read more for the preview ...

PS2 Preview - 'Robin Hood: Defender Of The Crown'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Feb. 27, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown combines the classic game loved by thousands with a legend known around the world for a gameplay experience unlike any other. Players take on the role of the legendary outlaw himself and must use strategy, cunning, and quick reflexes to overthrow a tyrant prince, rescue the true king, and reunite England. We had a chance to check out a partial build and here's what we had to say about it ...

PC Preview - 'Enclave'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In the fantasy world of Enclave the people of Light and Darkness are divided by a bottomless rift that split the earth many millennia ago. The lands of light are prosperous and rich, an Enclave of truth and order sur-rounded by the twisted and barren lands of the dark, war ravaged plains known as the Outlands. Over the centuries the rift has started to close, and skirmishes along the border have become more and more frequent. It is only a matter of time before these altercations turn into a full scale war. Take the side of light or dark as the prepare for the imminent war.

PC Preview - 'MARCH!: Offworld Recon'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 23, 2003 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Nobody could imagine then that the abandoned red planet would ever attract the attention of mankind again. Suddenly the Martian satellite control system starts reporting strange data to Earth. Soon after that, communication with the satellites breaks down. The Government decides to send an investigation team to the red planet…But the investigation turns out to be a battle to stay alive. We shipped our troops over to the red planet to check out what MARCH!: Offworld Recon had to offer, read more to find out what we discovered...