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Xbox Preview - 'Forza Motorsport'

by John Curtis on March 28, 2005 @ 1:23 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.

Xbox Preview - 'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict'

by Eric on March 27, 2005 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict continues the Unreal franchise on the Xbox and introduces an evolutionary new gameplay style to the traditional FPS genre: acrobatic melee combat. This highly anticipated sequel also features new single-player and multiplayer gameplay, person camera mode and intense melee abilities. Unreal Championship fans can play as any one of 14 characters from the Unreal universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline Powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos.

PS2 Preview - 'Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana'

by Alicia on March 25, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Have you been wanting a bit of humor in your RPGs lately? Look no farther than Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana. Featuring a light-hearted storyline, charming characters, and a complex gameplay engine, Atelier Iris is a gaming experience that's both retro and refreshingly unique. With its alchemy system, you'll do everything from summoning meteors to refining bread recipes.

Xbox Preview - 'Raze's Hell'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 24, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Raze's Hell is a darkly comic third-person shooter set in a fantasy world overrun by fiendishly cute creatures, Raze's Hell follows the exploits of Raze, a monstrous anti-hero who takes a no-holds-barred approach to stopping an onslaught of adorable characters and restore his planet to its naturally ugly state.

PC Preview - 'F.E.A.R.'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 23, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The story begins as an unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound. The government responds by sending in Special Forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been literally torn apart. As part of a classified strike team created to deal with threats no one else can handle, your mission is simple: Eliminate the intruders at any cost. Determine the origin of the signal. And contain this crisis before it spirals out of control.

PS2 Preview - 'Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga'

by Agustin on March 22, 2005 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Enter the world of the Junkyard, where rival tribes fight an endless war-vying for supremacy and the right to ascend to Nirvana. Changed forever by a mysterious light, Serph and his comrades now have the power to change into powerful demons... but with that power comes a price - an insatiable hunger to devour their enemies!

Xbox Preview - 'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory'

by Thomas Wilde on March 21, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory tells the conspiracy-ridden story of black ops agent Sam Fisher as he explores the world of international espionage. The game will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. In addition, it will offer the best graphics in this generation of games and a unique, collaborative multiplayer mode available for online and offline.

PC Preview - 'Lego Star Wars'

by Gordy Wheeler on March 17, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Quick, what's the first thing you think of when someone says "Star Wars?" Whatever it is, it's probably not "Lego"… but after playing Lego Star Wars, that might be different. Relive the Star Wars saga as retold in Lego form, guiding an increasingly large cast through everything from adventures on Naboo to the Pod Race on Tatooine. Sure, the ships are made out of bricks and your characters are all little guys with detachable plastic hair, but that just makes Star Wars better.

PC Preview - 'Hell Forces'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 15, 2005 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Hell Forces is a classical FPS in which the main hero, Stephen Geist, is trying to find out what has happened to his missing friend. During this search, he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop the dreaded forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help can he find out the truth and stop the invasion.

PC Preview - 'The Matrix Online'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 14, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online, developed by Monolith and EON Entertainment, will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Obscure'

by Thomas Wilde on March 13, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In the style of Hollywood’s popular horror movie genre, Obscure tracks a group of five all-American high school students who discover the halls they walk each day are anything but safe from their most horrifying nightmares. A string of mysterious disappearances and unexplained events set the stage for a night more horrifying than any trip to detention...

Xbox Preview - 'Still Life'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 11, 2005 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.

PS2 Preview - 'Lego Star Wars'

by Alicia on March 10, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Quick, what's the first thing you think of when someone says "Star Wars?" Whatever it is, it's probably not "Lego"… but after playing Lego Star Wars, that might be different. Relive the Star Wars saga as retold in Lego form, guiding an increasingly large cast through everything from adventures on Naboo to the Pod Race on Tatooine. Sure, the ships are made out of bricks and your characters are all little guys with detachable plastic hair, but that just makes Star Wars better.

PC Preview - 'Operation: Matriarchy'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 10, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In 'Operation: Matriarchy' you are a trooper of the government army sent with the expeditionary force to attack Velian. As you accomplish missions given to you at the headquarters, you get new opportunities in selection of weapons and military equipment. Each mission will also get you closer to the secret of the origin of the Velian anomaly of the human race.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Juiced'

by Paul Reith on March 9, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Juiced is the only racing to totally immerse you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, your main focus in life is to build up your own crew of ‘driving gods’ and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City.

PC Preview - 'Empire Earth 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 8, 2005 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Battlestations: Midway'

by Thomas Wilde on March 7, 2005 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Battlestations: Midway is a new tactical multi-player game focusing on the naval and aerial battles of World War II leading up to one of the greatest naval victories of all time, the Battle of Midway, which saw the highly outnumbered US Naval and Air forces take on the might of the most powerful naval force in modern history: the Imperial Japanese Navy.

PS2 Preview - 'Red Ninja: End of Honor'

by Thomas Wilde on March 4, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Red Ninja: End of Honor is an action-adventure title, developed by Tranji, which will feature a variety of innovative game-play features blending action, adventure, stealth, seduction and fighting. These elements have been placed in a historical Japanese environment with an event-driven story written by famed Japanese feature film director, Shinsuke Sato.

PS2 Preview - 'Enthusia Professional Racing'

by Paul Reith on Feb. 28, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars. As in the real world, Enthusia emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car. Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the driver’s skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving experience for racing fans of all abilities.

PC Preview - 'Still Life'

by Judy on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.