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PC Preview - 'Unreal Tournament 2004'

by Eric on March 12, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

"Unreal Tournament 2004" builds on the success of past installments, taking the franchise to the next level with the introduction of the hyper-charged Onslaught mode, the return of the fan-favorite Assault mode, which last appeared in the original "Unreal Tournament," and the introduction of land-, air- and space-based vehicles. Expected in stores next week, we took it for a quick spin...

Xbox Preview - 'RalliSport Challenge 2'

by Eric on March 11, 2004 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

'RalliSport Challenge 2' is the highly anticipated second installment in the critically acclaimed "RalliSport Challenge" franchise and the first racing title in the XSN Sports brand. "RalliSport Challenge 2" confronts gamers with several new features, including a new graphics engine, online play through the Xbox Live service, the ability to set up leagues and tournaments using XSNsports.com, new race modes, and more cars and tracks. After a bumpy ride, we finally got hold of our preview build...

Xbox Review - 'Counter-Strike'

by Eric on Jan. 18, 2004 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Counter-Strike," the world's most popular online action game and first-person shooter for the PC, makes its console debut exclusively on Xbox and Xbox Live. "Counter-Strike" features single-player missions taking place over a gritty realistic counterterrorist world, and allows gamers to challenge other players in team-based multiplayer games on Xbox Live and System Link. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge'

by Eric on Oct. 25, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

“Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge” combines the thrills of low-to-the-ground air combat with the swashbuckling style of an action-adventure movie. Players pilot powerful fantasy aircraft in a game reminiscent of a classic Hollywood tale, as they battle enemy aces and navigate tricky stunts in single- and multiplayer modes. As the handsome and daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, players barnstorm through 1930s America hunting down the murderers of Nathan’s best friend. Read more for full review ...

Xbox Review - 'NFL Fever 2004'

by Eric on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The third installment of Microsoft Game Studios’ exclusive football title for Xbox, 'NFL Fever 2004,' redefines the console football gaming experience. Gamers will be impressed with the features of this latest version of 'NFL Fever,' with revamped artificial intelligence (AI) including significant offensive and defensive adjustments, animated NFL coaches roaming the sidelines offering situational analysis, a brand-new offensive playbook, totally reworked stadium models and 'Read and Lead' advanced passing.

Xbox Preview - 'Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge'

by Eric on Sept. 29, 2003 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

“Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge” combines the thrills of low-to-the-ground air combat with the swashbuckling style of an action-adventure movie. Players pilot powerful fantasy aircraft in a game reminiscent of a classic Hollywood tale, as they battle enemy aces and navigate tricky stunts in single- and multiplayer modes. As the handsome and daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, players barnstorm through 1930s America hunting down the murderers of Nathan’s best friend.

PC Review - 'Savage: The Battle for Newerth'

by Eric on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Combining real time strategy and first person action, Savage delivers the next level in multiplayer gaming. Instead of sending mindless computer drones into battle, imagine organizing real human players on a crusade to conquer your adversary. Choose to be a commander, and you will play an in-depth RTS game, researching technologies, mining resources, and issuing orders to your units. Choose to be a warrior, and you will play an intense game of first person combat, wielding your weapon of choice to strike down the enemy.

'Counter-Strike' (Xbox) - Screens

by Eric on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Counter-Strike," the world's most popular online action game and first-person shooter for the PC, makes its console debut exclusively on Xbox and Xbox Live. "Counter-Strike" features single-player missions taking place over a gritty realistic counterterrorist world, and allows gamers to challenge other players in team-based multiplayer games on Xbox Live and System Link. "Counter-Strike" on Xbox will be the most graphically advanced version of the series to date, showcasing the technical prowess of Xbox, including immersive, intense multiplayer action on Xbox Live. Today we serve up 40 screens you won't find anywhere else, taken from our beta build (so you know a preview is around the corner).

Xbox Preview - 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds'

by Eric on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening ... again! Due in stores next week, we had a chance to take a quick peek ...

Xbox Review - 'Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus'

by Eric on May 2, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus" is the perfect blend of fighting realism and stunning special effects. "Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus" delivers a classic battle between good and evil as two ancient Chinese clans of superfighters, each seeking to uncover the secrets of immortality, battle for dominance. When the fight ends, players will witness the devastation of battle. Is Tao Feng worth the hype? Or is it just that, hype? Read more and find out!