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PC Preview - 'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 31, 2004 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines is a role-playing adventure, combining intense first-person shooter combat with an open, non-linear world, rich character development and an immersive storyline. The game plunges players into the dark and gritty vampire underworld of modern day L.A. as a creature of the night, interacting with and battling mortals and other creatures of darkness with an incredible array of vampire powers, skills and traits.

PS2 Preview - 'Guilty Gear Isuka'

by Gordy Wheeler on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Guilty Gear Isuka introduces revolutionary upgrades such as 4-player simultaneous fighting, allowing for 2-on-2, 3-on-1 and 2-player co-op battles. The title also adds new characters to a full roster of returning fighters, all-new fight arenas and multiple new modes of play, including an exciting side-scrolling action game called Boost Mode.

PS2 Preview - 'ChoroQ'

by Geson Hatchett on Oct. 24, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The ChoroQ brand and toy line--also known as Penny Racers in the U.S.—has its own long-running series of games, and this iteration is by far the most refined. Developed by Takara, ChoroQ is combination of a fantasy style racer with the depth and story of a traditional role playing game, using an updated graphical engine, containing more cars, parts and extras than any previous version.

PC Preview - 'Scrapland'

by Justin on Oct. 22, 2004 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Scrapland is an action game. In third-person, the player controls D-Tritus when he goes on foot and his gunship when he pilots on Chimera streets. The player, by hacking into the GDB, can transform himself into 15 different characters, acquiring then the special ability of every one of them. The player can also drive any gunship he finds and can create his own collection of unique gunships, freely combining pieces he finds aboard the ship.

Xbox Preview - 'Conker: Live and Reloaded'

by Corey Owen on Oct. 21, 2004 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Conker is a cartoon rodent with a penchant for booze, wild women and lewd conduct, and the world he lives in is a reflection of him. With a wide variety of customizable multiplayer scenarios available, the game centers on teamwork and fun. Each scenario has its own objectives, rules, environment and back story that provide hilarious gameplay and wacky entertainment.

Xbox Preview - 'OutRun 2'

by Eric on Oct. 21, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Seventeen years since its first appearance in the world's arcades, OutRun, the legendary racer returns and it's lost none of the game's original appeal. With blistering graphics, remixes of the original soundtracks and game play that demands one more play, the beautiful journey has never been so appealing.

PC Preview - 'EverQuest II'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS2 Preview - 'Spyro: A Hero's Tail'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 17, 2004 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Spyro must save the Dragon Realms from the Evil Red Dragon who has planted light-sapping Dark Gems all over the Dragon Realms in an attempt to capture and control the world. With the help of his allies, Spyro must seek out and destroy all of the Dark Gems to return the lands back to normal and to save the Dragon Realms from the evil dragon's tyrannical control.

Xbox Preview - 'Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 15, 2004 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tensions rise as Fatal Frame 2 on Xbox boasts a new mode that allows the player to move through the lost village in the first person view. The player experiences limited sight leading to higher insecurities and an increased feeling of vulnerability in the most terrifying Fatal Frame mode to date.

PS2 Preview - 'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' is Bandai's upcoming PlayStation 2 action game based on the seminal anime series by Masamune Shirow. Featuring a stunning 3D game world and over 20 minutes of breathtaking CGI, the game allows players to assume the role of Major Kusanagi as she shoots her way through an army of tough as nails enemies.

PC Preview - 'Men of Valor'

by Jim Broach on Oct. 13, 2004 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Men of Valor: Vietnam is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Men of Valor: Vietnam immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era.

PS2 Preview - 'Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 10, 2004 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Join Tak in an epic adventure, as he must learn new Juju magic to recover the Staff of Dreams and defeat Tlaloc once and for all. Tak’s role in the great Prophecy of the Pupanunu people isn’t over. Rather, it’s just begun!

PS2 Preview - 'Technic Beat'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 8, 2004 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Technic Beat, you listen to music represented in the game by radiating concentric rings of sound. Picking up the beat, you dance into the middle of the rings and try to "catch" the music. If successful, you achieve the power to manipulate the sound rings and create entirely new music. As you progress and gain skill, you are rewarded with spectacular visual displays, bonuses, and power ups.

PC Preview - 'Sid Meier's Pirates!'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Sid Meier's Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to seize your rightful place as one of the most revered (and feared!) pirates in history.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'BloodRayne 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

BloodRayne is a dhampir, born from the unnatural union of vampire and human. Blessed with the powers of a vampire but cursed with the unquenchable thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight, Rayne is challenged with her most personal battle yet in BloodRayne 2.

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

by Judy on Oct. 1, 2004 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

Xbox Preview - 'Ghost Recon 2'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 27, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Developed by Ubisoft's award-winning Red Storm studio, Ghost Recon 2 launches on next-generation consoles and PC this Holiday season. The game is set in the chaotic battlefields of tomorrow, and will offer gamers an insider's view of the way large scale conflicts will be fought in the near future.

PS2 Preview - 'Ghost Recon 2'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 24, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Developed by Ubisoft Shanghai, the PS2 version of Ghost Recon 2 is the first Clancy title to be built from the ground up for the console. This version acts as a prequel to the Xbox version, which is set in 2011. Ghost Recon 2 allows players to utilize the most high-tech, advanced weapons and gadgets to defeat the smartest, deadliest A.I. yet in an epic struggle.

PS2 Preview - 'Shadow Hearts: Covenant'

by Dru Morgan on Sept. 21, 2004 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Amidst the chaos of World War I over a year after the original Shadow Hearts ended, Yuri and Karin embark on an epic journey testing their power and magic skills to combat terrifying creatures and conquer the evil that Rasputin plans to unleash upon the world.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Men of Valor'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 20, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Men of Valor: Vietnam is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Men of Valor: Vietnam immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era.