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Xbox/PC Preview - 'Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse'

by John Curtis on May 18, 2005 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on an updated version of the same engine technology used in Bungie's first person shooter "Halo," "Rebel Without a Pulse" puts players in control of a wisecracking zombie named Stubbs, "who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies." The game is rife with tongue-in-cheek humor, a strong storyline and innovative combat techniques.

PSP Review - 'Lumines'

by John Curtis on April 11, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Lumines brings a unique puzzle experience to PSP owners, offering gameplay reminiscent of Tetris while including new innovations and enhancements in technology that fuse music, puzzles and luminescence.

Xbox Review - 'Cold Fear'

by John Curtis on April 5, 2005 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Cold Fear is a first action-horror title with both action and horror, delivering an action-packed, tension-filled gaming experience. Players step into the role of Tom Hansen, a U.S. Coast Guard who is sent to board a drifting Russian whaling ship in the middle of a howling storm on the Bering Sea, who will discover there is no safe place here. On this constantly rocking and shifting ship and a mysterious oil rig, players must turn their interactive surroundings to their advantage to take down human enemies – and enemies that aren't human any more - and save their own life.

Xbox Preview - 'Forza Motorsport'

by John Curtis on March 28, 2005 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Forza Motorsport gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

Xbox Review - 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath'

by John Curtis on Jan. 26, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Oddworld just got Stranger! In this new chapter in the award-winning Oddworld series, players step into the role of the Stranger, a mysterious 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 massive environments, devious opponents and hostile challenges along the way.

Xbox Review - 'NFL Street 2'

by John Curtis on Jan. 14, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

'NFL Street 2' has been completely redesigned and reinvented challenging players to change the way the game is played. In addition to several new game modes, EA-Tiburon has added a whole new dimension to the game with interactive wall moves and style catches.

Xbox Preview - 'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude'

by John Curtis on June 23, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Larry Laffer's nephew, Larry Lovage, is a typical college student. He lives in a dorm, has a crush on his biology professor, and goes to bars with his buddies. But when a TV dating show comes to campus, Larry gets a chance for national sexposure. If he can show that he can make any girl on campus swoon, he will become a campus legend. Follow Larry's hilarious exploits and misadventures in the wackiest college story since Animal House.

Xbox Review - 'Strike Force Bowling'

by John Curtis on June 6, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Strike Force Bowling is the state-of-the-art in videogame bowling, featuring the most authentic real-time pin physics ever created. Straightforward arcade-style control and multi-player performance for up to four players make Strike Force Bowling a great family or party game that anyone can pick up and play. But, the fun doesn't stop there. Strike Force Bowling also offers six modes of play, eight lane environments and a host of other features designed to make this virtual bowling experience second to none.