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Book Review - 'Gaming Hacks'

by Mark Crump on March 13, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Intended for hobbyist gamers, this collection offers 100 tips for playing, collecting, modifying, and enjoying the multitude of video games that can be played on a computer. The contributors show how to emulate classic games, enter the world of MMORPG, play with console and arcade hardware, and find new uses for a game engine.

PS2 Review - 'FIFA Street'

by Hank on March 12, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

FIFA Street is a combination of arcade action blended with the culture of freestyle street football. By removing the rules from the simulation football experience, 'FIFA Street' exposes the heart of the world's beautiful game, on-the-ball flare and individual style.

PC Review - 'Future Tactics: The Uprising'

by Gordy Wheeler on March 11, 2005 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Viewed from a third person perspective players must take turns using the available time, energy and weapons to defeat the enemy. With unique line of sight AI and fully destructible environments no two games are ever the same. Add to this a team of characters each with different skills and you get a game of infinite possibilities and compulsive playablity.

PS2 Review - 'Xenosaga II'

by Justin on March 9, 2005 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Xenosaga EPISODE II, thousands of years into a war-torn future, humanity has advanced to such a degree that its substantial resources of weapons and technology distort the boundaries of human limits. In this sequel, contend for control over the original Zohar to unravel its mystery and defeat the threat of the Gnosis.

PS2 Review - 'Musashi: Samurai Legend'

by Alicia on March 8, 2005 @ 1:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Musashi’s back and ready for action: he’s got a new world to save, more baddies to conquer, and an evil villain to duel. With a plethora of new moves to learn, lots of fair maidens to rescue, and endless waves of robot ninjas to fight, Musashi: Samurai Legend is a hallucinogenic trip back to the early days of video gaming… but with the luster that a modern system like the PS2 can offer. If you like kinetic, frantically fast-paced action games, you don’t want to miss this one.

Xbox Review - 'Constantine'

by Alanix on March 7, 2005 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

You are cast as irreverent mystic detective John Constantine and must embark on an investigation in a world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught up in a series of catastrophic events, it is imperative that you seek out and destroy pure evil - before peace on Earth is destroyed forever.

Xbox Review - 'NBA Street V3'

by Thomas Leaf on March 6, 2005 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Featuring NBA legends, today's top stars, and original characters from past editions, NBA Street Vol 3 reaches new heights by making over-the-top, larger-than-life moves even bigger in this action-packed, arcade-style game. Customize your baller, build courts from the ground up, throw one down in an all-new dunk contest and go online to put your reputation to the test.

PC Review - 'COPS 2170: The Power of Law'

by Reldan on March 5, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

'COPS 2170: The Power of Law' is a mix of turn-based RPG and tactical strategy game. The storyline is based on the future time cyberpunk culture and urban community. The main hero is a police lady Katrin and her squads of different agents, soldiers, policemen. The war against criminal world from the side of Law.

PS2 Review - 'Tekken 5'

by Inexhist on March 4, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tekken 5 brings back the popular cast of characters from the previous TEKKEN games, along with three new characters, for a total of 20 default characters to start and more to unlock as players progress in the game. Tekken 5 allows players to use their fight money to customize their characters with various accessories such as hats, glasses and an assortment of different costumes.

PS2 Review - 'The King of Fighters 02/03'

by Kris Graft on March 3, 2005 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes their way to the PlayStation 2 in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. This collection features famous characters, all of the great fighting teams, and introduces the now-popular "Multi-Shift System."

PS2 Review - 'NBA Street V3'

by Hank on March 2, 2005 @ 1:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Featuring NBA legends, today's top stars, and original characters from past editions, NBA Street Vol 3 reaches new heights by making over-the-top, larger-than-life moves even bigger in this action-packed, arcade-style game. Customize your baller, build courts from the ground up, throw one down in an all-new dunk contest and go online to put your reputation to the test.

PS2 Review - 'Death by Degrees'

by Geson Hatchett on March 1, 2005 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

PC Review - 'Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords'

by Alanix on Feb. 28, 2005 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Five years after the events from the award winning Knights of the Old Republic, the Sith Lords have hunted the Jedi to the edge of extinction and are on the verge of crushing the Old Republic. With the Jedi Order in ruin, the Republic’s only hope is a Jedi Knight struggling to reconnect with the Force and is faced with the galaxies most dire decision: To follow the light or succumb to the dark side…

PC Review - 'Hearts of Iron 2'

by Mark Crump on Feb. 27, 2005 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Hearts of Iron 2, you are the supreme leader of a country of your choosing during the tumultuous struggle of World War II, with the goal to win the World War through warfare and diplomacy. To achieve your goals you need to guide your nation through a multitude of aspects including alliances, technological advances, strategic thinking and military production.

Xbox Review - 'Tork: Prehistoric Punk'

by Kris Graft on Feb. 26, 2005 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tork: Prehistoric Punk for the Xbox is a high-spirited, fast-paced action-adventure game which allows gamers to play as Tork, a fearless and determined cave boy hero who has magical powers that allow him to travel through time and transform into other creatures.

GBA Review - 'Shaman King: Legacy of the Spirits'

by Agustin on Feb. 25, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Shaman King follows the story of Yoh Asakura, a junior high student hiding an amazing secret. Yoh is a shaman, one of the few who can communicate with ghosts and spirits. Through his powers, Yoh can join forces with another spirit uniting ghost and human together as one. Yoh teams up with Amidamaru, the spirit of a 600 year-old samurai warrior and with this powerful union, Yoh begins his quest to be crowned Shaman King in the Grand Tournament held only once every 500 years!

PC Review - 'Athens 2004'

by Gordy Wheeler on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Experience the strength, intensity, and grace of competing as one of the best athletes on the planet! You have arrived at the 2004 Olympic Games. Which of the 64 countries do you represent and how well will you succeed? Are you destined to be the best athlete on earth? You may be the swiftest runner, the most fluid swimmer, or perhaps the most accurate archer that has ever lived!

PS2 Review - 'Ys: The Ark of Napishtim'

by Alicia on Feb. 23, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Washed ashore on an uncharted island, Adol Christin begins a new journey in Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. Lush environments, beautifully rendered characters and animated 3D backdrops combine to create the setting for Adol's newest adventure. In the world of Canaan, our red-headed hero must fight deadly monsters and menacing bosses with a variety of sword combinations, special attacks and magical spells creating a uniquely deep and compelling gameplay experience.

PS2/Xbox/PC Review - 'Playboy: The Mansion'

by Alanix on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Playboy: The Mansion you step into the virtual slippers of world-famous Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, building Playboy Magazine and the Playboy Mansion into dynamic cultural icons. Gamers also will live the lifestyle, rubbing elbows with stunning women and popular celebrities, and share the mystique of the Mansion by hosting extravagant, exciting parties. This preview features nudity, so parental discretion advised...

PC Review - 'Silent Storm: Sentinels'

by Reldan on Feb. 21, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Silent Storm: Sentinels employs and further improves the best advantages of the original game offering you the new edge of turn-based gameplay. The story of the add-on takes place in the first years after the war. "Thor's Hammer" revives from ashes and gets ready to pose a new threat to humanity, while veteran operatives join their efforts and establish a secret mercenary organization to counter "Hammer's" hidden agenda. These people call themselves "Sentinels"…