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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...

PC Preview - 'Harbinger'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The skies darken as Harbinger enters a solar system, dwarfing planets and leaving devastation in its wake. Entire civilizations are cleansed, planets eliminated. The majority of the survivors fill the ship’s work camps. Those less fortunate are released to the laboratories where vicious experiments eventually rid them of their sanity. But a few have escaped and formed an underground society deep within the forgotten levels of the behemoth. Equipped only with what they can scavenge, the denizens of the wastelands must resist the relentless patrols sent for them. A ship this size has many places to hide and much technology to exploit.

PS2 Preview - 'EverQuest Online Adventures'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

A couple days ago I received my very own copy of Everquest Online Adventures for the Playstation 2. Having played the original Everquest for the PC, I wondered what the PS2 version had to offer. Since the game won't launch until later this month, I knew I would be adventuring alone. So let’s summons our Pets, receive our buffs, and set out into the unknown land of Tunaria!

PC Preview - 'Echelon: Wind Warriors'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Echelon: Wind Warriors is the next evolution in futuristic flight combat that delivers the latest technical and gameplay innovations demanded by today's experienced game playing audience without sacrificing accessibility for newcomers. Players fly a variety of futuristic aircraft through a number of new missions set on a spectacular continent that takes seven hours of real-time flying to cross. Echelon: Wind Warriors is expanding the futuristic universe of Echelon - the "first-rate flight-combat title that set some lofty new standards for a joystick-controlled game." Publisher Buka Entertainment was so kind to send us a beta version, so we took to the skies!

PC Preview - 'Nascar Racing 2003 Season'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Tracks come to life as dirt, debris, and oil buildup on the windshield, clouds cast shadows and flags wave in the breeze, giving players the most engaging driving experience available for the PC. Extraordinary 3D graphics, an explosive sound system, driving lessons and track tutorials, and 2003 drivers, teams and paint schemes will complete the legacy of award winning NASCAR Racing games. We had a chance to take have some hands on impressions and took our 'Nascar Racing 2003 Season' press beta for a spin!

PC Preview - 'Pro Race Driver'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Codemasters is promising the most immersive racing experience ever by enveloping gamers in the heart of a global racing championship with the announcement of Pro Race Driver. Retaining the series' core values of close-contact racing with real cars, real teams, real track, real drivers and an astounding damage engine, Pro Race Driver introduces a character-based narrative and episodic storyline. The game blends real world global championships with a fictional cast. Read more to find out wether the game will deliver!

PC Preview - 'Post Mortem'

by Judy on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Keep an eye open and don’t turn off the lights ... there might be something behind you! The game is set in Paris, between the two World Wars, a time that would change the world forever, a time of clashing ideas: new versus old, strong versus weak. Microids & DreamCatcher bring us another adventure game by the name of Post Mortem. Today we had a chance to check out a preview build, and our resident adventure guru was all over it like a cheap skirt...