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NDS Review - 'Feel the Magic: XY/XX'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 23, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Feel the Magic: XY/XX challenges gamers to switch from tapping and rubbing the touch screen to screaming and blowing into the microphone to control character actions. As unique as the control system, the surreal, humor-driven story follows an "average Joe" who enlists the help of the Rub Rabbits, a suave gang of dramatic performers who wear plastic rabbit ears, to help him capture the attention of a beautiful young woman.

Hardware Review - 'Nintendo DS'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 22, 2004 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With its touch screen, wireless communication and voice recognition abilities, the dual-screened Nintendo DS offers video game fans innovative new ways to play. Each unit comes with an embedded communication program called PictoChat, as well as a demo version of Metroid Prime Hunters that features both single- and multiplayer action.

Xbox Review - 'Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 22, 2004 @ 1:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

DDR Ultramix 2 combines fun, excitement, competition, choreography and physical interaction into one game. By accessing the enhanced Xbox Live support, players can compete head-to-head with other dancers nationwide, conduct online tournaments, upload content and download new songs, steps and characters. Also boasting a bigger music library than ever before, DDR Ultramix 2 includes exclusive songs, new game modes and content exclusively for the Xbox.

PS2 Review - 'Pinball Hall of Fame'

by Hank on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Pinball Hall of Fame developers FarSight Studios worked closely with pinball experts from the Pinball Hall of Fame in addition to conducting their own extensive research. The result is a game that will provide players with the ultimate pinball experience with realistic physics, true-to-life graphics and sounds captured directly from the actual tables.

PC Review - 'Alexander'

by Seth Hall on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Alexander you will fight real-time battles using formations, combat and authentic military tactics, while commanding vast armies in foreign lands. Blood will be spilled on the battlefield and honor will be put to the test, as a combination of courage and strategy will determine the victor.

Xbox Review - 'Knights of the Old Republic II'

by Corey Owen on Dec. 20, 2004 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is the next chapter to the award winning game of 2003. Set in the unique timeframe of the Old Republic, 4,000 years before Star Wars Episode I, The Sith Lords features an all-new more perilous storyline, new characters, classes, locations and force powers.

PS2 Review - 'Duel Masters'

by Hank on Dec. 20, 2004 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Marking the franchise's first-ever appearance on the PS2, Duel Masters brings the Duel Masters universe to life with incredible 3D graphics. Players are invited play solo or battle against a friend in this challenging new adventure that also allows them to discover the powers of five never-before-seen creatures.

Xbox Review - 'Karaoke Revolution'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 19, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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!

PS2 Review - 'Call of Duty: Finest Hour'

by Kris Graft on Dec. 19, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Call of Duty: Finest Hour takes console players to the frontlines of combat to experience the cinematic intensity, chaos of battle and epic moments of World War II across new campaigns across the North African, Western and Eastern Fronts.

PC Review - 'Law & Order: Justice is Served'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Dec. 18, 2004 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Law & Order: Justice is Served immerses players in a murder mystery involving a young female tennis star. Featuring two phases of exciting & challenging gameplay, players join their favorite stars from the TV show to first solve the crime and then try the case.

PS2 Review - 'King Arthur'

by Agustin on Dec. 18, 2004 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

King Arthur is based on one of the summer’s most anticipated films. The King Arthur video game will utilize footage from the Touchstone Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films movie and feature likenesses of characters from the film.

PC Review - 'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3'

by Reldan on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

RollerCoaster Tycoon features all-new 3-D graphics and the ability to virtually "ride the rides", but will also allow players to design amazing fireworks displays that can be choreographed to the music of their choice. In addition, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 also includes the ability to assign music to rides in the park, new realistic day and night cycles, a park lighting system and various weather effects.

Gamecube Review - 'Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Link's latest adventure starts as Vaati the wind sorcerer stirs trouble having been locked away long ago by the power of the Four-Sword. When Princess Zelda mysteriously goes missing, Link is tricked into releasing Vaati from his prison. Now our hero must use the power of the sword to split himself into four and once again lock Vaati away.

PS2 Review - 'Fight Club'

by Agustin on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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. If only the game was half as good as the mvie ...

PC Review - 'Deer Hunter 2005'

by Inexhist on Dec. 15, 2004 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Catapulting the series to six new locations, Deer Hunter 2005 features terrain from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Southeast and Northeast to Canadian, Australian and German locales. Five new species of deer found in those locations, including the Axis Deer and the European Roe Deer, add realism to the game. Sophisticated animal behavior models and an advanced animal AI add compelling gameplay and increase the depth and challenge of the missions.

PC Review - 'Return to Mysterious Island'

by Gordy Wheeler on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Return to Mysterious Island, a puzzle/adventure game is based on the novel by Jules Verne, follows Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

Gamecube Review - 'Call of Duty: Finest Hour'

by Agustin on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Call of Duty: Finest Hour takes console players to the frontlines of combat to experience the cinematic intensity, chaos of battle and epic moments of World War II across new campaigns across the North African, Western and Eastern Fronts.

PC Review - 'SuperPower 2'

by GrimlokK on Dec. 13, 2004 @ 1:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SuperPower 2 is the only global geopolitical simulation game which allows players to control entire countries. Players control countries in 3 major areas: political, economic and military, but this time, in a beautiful real-time 3D environment. Players build up their own countries and increase their influence in the broader world while competing against sophisticated A.I.

Xbox Review - 'Dead or Alive Ultimate'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 13, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Team Ninja has created the ultimate Dead or Alive fighting experience, Dead or Alive Ultimate, by coupling the original version of Dead or Alive with a completely redesigned Dead or Alive 2 on the Xbox to create one of the first 3-D online fighting games to date. Both games will be Xbox Live multi-player compatible enabling you to test your fighting skills against a vast community of gamers from around the world.

PC Review - 'EverQuest II'

by Mark Crump on Dec. 12, 2004 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath.