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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.

PC Preview - 'SWAT 4'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. We recently had the chance to check out a rather complete beta build, read more for our impressions ...

PC Preview - 'Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Cossacks - Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Fight Night Round 2'

by Alanix on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Fight Night Round 2 will let you go head-to-head with the best of boxing including Bernard Hopkins, Middleweight Champion of the World and cover athlete for EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2, as well as legendary boxers Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield and Joe Frazier. We had a chance to check out a build, read more for some impressions.

PS2 Preview - 'Cold Winter'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 21, 2005 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Cold Winter is set in a dark world of global espionage, full of international intrigue, action and suspense. This story of a disavowed secret agent unfolds through three different threads and takes place in eight distinct environments that are as gritty as they are beautiful. Cold Winter will also incorporate a variety of immersive environments, from the dank hopelessness of a Chinese prison, to the exotic beauty of cities like Cairo and Hong Kong.

Xbox Preview - 'Phantom Dust'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Feb. 20, 2005 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Phantom Dust is an anime-inspired game set in a post-apocalyptic era where chaos has forced people underground for safety. Players must journey above ground in a quest to learn who and what was behind the destruction, but the surface is a place of deadly evil filled with unimaginable abominations. It is also home to mysterious particles known only as Phantom Dust, a force unlike any other that has given some members of the human race unimaginable super powers.

PSP Preview - 'Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 16, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory is a third-person action game that places players in a dark and distant future. Modeled in a compelling blend of Eastern and Western sci-fi/fantasy, Rengoku puts gamers in the role of a well-armed battle android that must fight its way to the pinnacle of a great tower to confront a mysterious foe.

PSP Preview - 'Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade'

by Paul Reith on Feb. 15, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade is a fast-paced, hack 'n slash action game with randomly-generated environments, monsters and items, beautiful 3D graphics and wireless cooperative multiplayer gameplay, offering a compelling, on-the-go gameplay experience. Sony Online was in town and decided to show us its latest RPG in action.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Project: Snowblind'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Project: Snowblind is a the first-person action shooter putting you in the role of an elite super soldier, fighting on the front lines of a near-future war using unique weapons, abilities and high-tech gadgetry that inject depth and variety to gameplay.

PS2 Preview - 'Musashi: Samurai Legend'

by Alicia on Feb. 10, 2005 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The second release of the Musashi series makes its debut on the PS2 featuring exhilarating, fast-paced, action-packed gameplay utilizing manga shaded graphics. Like a true samurai, Musashi's powers of observation will pay off in the heat of battle as he channels this energy to learn his opponents' techniques. A new mode of his protective services has also been employed, in which he literally carries his characters to safety.

PSP Preview - 'Coded Arms'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 8, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people. We had a chance for some hands-on time, read more for our report ...

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Constantine'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Constantine tells the story of John Constantine, a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with sceptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.

PSP Preview - 'Metal Gear Acid'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 4, 2005 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Metal Gear Acid is a turn-based, tactical espionage game that requires players to collect cards and strategically construct their own decks to complete various missions and objectives. Boasting a compelling storyline filled with new characters and incredible cut scenes, Metal Gear Acid will draw players into an all-new adventure packed with intrigue – designed specifically for the portable gaming enthusiast.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Close Combat: First to Fight'

by Paul Reith on Feb. 3, 2005 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of authentic, modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps. Close Combat: First to Fight is as close as you can get on a computer or Xbox to being a Marine fireteam leader in modern urban combat!