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...

PC Preview - 'Highland Warriors'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 7:27 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The topic of the game is the Scottish battle of freedom against the English agressor which took place at William Wallece's time. The mass of atmosphere and the wuite detailed graphic as well as a extensive system of battle and economy stamp the game. New features like changing seasons during a mission, the buildings of castles onto mountains and the consequent use of 3D - Engine for tactical possibilities make the RTS - Genre get new impulses. Due in stores later this week, we got a chance to check out the game and see what its all about ...

PC Preview - 'Runaway: A Road Adventure'

by Patrick on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Runaway: A Road Adventure follows Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is suddenly and mysteriously attacked by Mafia gangsters. During his desperate flight, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters. But he has to figure out who's trying to help him or kill him. The player will have to be very ingenious to figure it out who's his friend or foe in this explosive mixture of murder, money, ambition, rituals and deception...a whole lot of deception.

GBA Preview - 'Daredevil'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 12:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

New York's crime gangs have escalated their activities to intolerable levels, and Daredevil is out to stop them. In this action-filled sidescroller, players get to be Daredevil as he fights his way through the underbelly of New York's Hell's Kitchen to defeat these criminals and their boss, the Kingpin. Daredevil will run, jump, fight and perform acrobatic maneuvers as he battles with the Kingpin, Elektra, Bullseye, and the Sewer King, as well as ninjas and mafia thugs.

PS2 Preview - 'Guilty Gear X2'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Today we’re previewing Sammy Studios’ Guilty Gear X2, the latest title in the Guilty Gear series. Guilty Gear is set in the 22nd century, where a new sustainable energy dubbed “Magic,” expected to eradicate polluting, conflict-inducing technologies, is instead used to create terrible biological weapons called “Gears.” With the advancement of 3D fighting titles such as Tekken which push the envelope and blur the line between fantasy and reality, how does this 2D fighting game fare in the genre? Read more and find out!

PS2 Preview - 'Galerians Ash'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 28, 2002 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The sequel to the classic “survival horror” game Galerians, Galerians: ASH brings a new quest-driven thriller to the PS2 that continues the series’ masterful blend of horror and science-fiction. Six years has passed since Rion discovered his own identity as an artificial being, yet succeeded in destroying the genocidal Mother Computer Dorothy before perishing himself. Is this a worthy successor or a horrific title that never should have seen the light of day? Read more and find out!

GBA Preview - 'Wings'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Wings, for Game Boy Advance, marks the return of the classic franchise Cinemaware made popular in 1990. Enhanced to take advantage of the technical capabilities of the Game Boy Advance combined with the presentation and unique action sequences that made Cinemaware famous, Wings promises to deliver stunning graphics and engrossing game play to the handheld gaming audience. We had a change to check out a preview ROM courtesy of Metro3D and take it for a test-flight ...

PS2 Preview - 'Dark Angel'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 19, 2002 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

James Cameron's Dark Angel is a 3rd person action adventure game, with emphasis on stealth and fighting, based on the hit TV series of the same name. Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic Seattle, players take on the role of Max, a genetically-enhanced super-soldier, on a quest to reclaim her past by finding her sister and fellow genetically-altered escapees. The game should be in stores later this week but we had a sneap peak at a build and here's the skinny!

PC Preview - 'Galactic Civilizations'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 18, 2002 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The game is set in the 23rd century as human civilization is expanding into the galaxy. Players will compete against up to five other computer-controlled races for control of the territory. Part of the challenge will be to determine the best use of humankind's limited resources. The game is designed to give players a number of ways to win, including military conquest, diplomatic alliances, economic domination, technological advancement, and other strategic methods. Off into space we wandered, read more to find out about our journey!