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'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (Xbox) - Screens

by Eric on Feb. 10, 2005 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UC 2: The Liandri Conflict continues the Unreal franchise on the Xbox and introduces an evolutionary new gameplay style to the traditional FPS genre: acrobatic melee combat. This sequel also features new single-player and multiplayer gameplay, person camera mode and intense melee abilities. Unreal Championship fans can play as any one of 14 characters from the Unreal universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline Powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos.

A Closer Look at the 'PSP'

by Eric on Feb. 9, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

March 24 is the day a lot of North American gamers are already looking forward to, as Sony will then unleash its PSP handheld. Of course we did not want to wait that long and decided to import ourselves a PSP so we could put it to the test. Namco's Ridge Racer was a launch title in Japan thus we also took it for some laps. Read more for our in depth report on how well, or not at all, it plays ...

Xbox Preview - 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath'

by Eric on Jan. 15, 2005 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Oddworld Stranger features detailed interactive environments set in an enthralling new frontier of the Oddworld universe. Players step into the role of the Stranger, a rough and tumble bounty hunter who tracks down outlaws for moolah. Using a special weapons system that gives a whole new meaning to "live" ammo, players will encounter deviant species and hostile challenges along the way.

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.

Xbox Review - 'Fable'

by Eric on Sept. 24, 2004 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Fable, the players' every action determines their character's skills, appearances and moralities. Character's life stories are created from childhood through adulthood and on to old age. They can grow from an inexperienced child into the most powerful being in the world, spoken of by all and immortalized in legend.

Xbox Review - 'Burnout 3: Takedown'

by Eric on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Burnout 3 takes the series even further, now featuring a unique 'crash and burn' racing concept and a one-of-a-kind special effects engine that delivers spectacular visuals. The intensity heats up as players race, and often crash, their way through oncoming traffic in an attempt to claim the top spot.

Xbox Review - 'Galleon'

by Eric on Aug. 30, 2004 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Galleon you journey with Rhama on his epic quest to unlock the mystery of an enchanted ship, which holds the key to amazing powers. As the story unfolds, Rhama must rely on more than just his charm and wit, fending off fiendish adversaries from mercenaries to 250 ft monsters, using swords, pistols and his martial arts skills.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Silent Hill 4'

by Eric on Aug. 25, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. Read on for our updated impressions ...

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Silent Hill 4: The Room'

by Eric on Aug. 25, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2004

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds can Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead use any means necessary to impede his progress.

Xbox Review - 'NCAA Football 2005'

by Eric on July 31, 2004 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NCAA Football 2005 is all about home field advantage this season, where, for the first time in football videogames, gameday atmosphere directly impacts players’ on field performances. With the new match-up stick you can track the crowd’s impact on your players to see if they can withstand the pressure and find key personnel mismatches.