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Xbox Review - 'Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 27, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey is centered around a unique civilization wherein dinosaurs and humans coexist. Gamers will become immersed in a world of sights and sounds like no other. Defending the island of Dinotopia from a rogue group of thugs, players navigate this land through swamps, villages, ancient jungle ruins, and far above the ground in a town quietly nestled in a forest canopy. Read the full review ...

Hardware Review - 'Universal Soul Calibur II Arcade Stick'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 18, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Do you find that you’re missing that arcade feeling when you’re swinging your battle-axe in SOULCALIBUR II? Now you can bring the full arcade experience home and pummel your enemies in style with the official SOULCALIBUR II Universal Arcade Stick. Nuby Technologies was so kind to send us a sample and our resident Soul Calibur II fanatic was all over it like a cheap suit ...

Xbox Review - 'NBA JAM'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The over 6 million-selling Granddaddy of Basketball is back! Redeveloped from scratch for Xbox, NBA JAM brings the "in your face" highlights of NBA play to life with over the top, arcade-style 3-on-3 Basketball featuring spectacular high-flying dunks, ankle-breaking crossovers and "get that outta here" blocks! Read more for the full preview ...

Gamecube Review - 'The Simpsons: Hit & Run'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 11, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns?

PS2 Review - 'XGRA: Extreme Gravity Racing Association'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world.

PC Review - 'Homeworld 2'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Homeworld 2 is the massive sequel to 1999's Game of the Year and the best 3D space game in the universe. Years after the Higarans reclaimed their Homeworld, there is still no peace. Now a new war, a prophecy, and a deadly new enemy threaten to make the recent journey home all for nothing. In Homeworld, you helped them reclaim their home. Now, help them reclaim their destiny. Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 29, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Players are immersed in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy where they learn the power – and danger – of the Force. Read more to find out whether the force is with this game or not ...

PS2 Review - 'Alter Echo'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Alter Echo features innovative action gameplay and a groundbreaking visual style based on pioneering technology. TimeDilation and real-time morphing between three combat modes add tactical depth, and the revolutionary PostFX camera system intensifies the action with spectacular visual effects that heighten the drama of every combo and special attack. All sounds very nice, so read more for the full review and find out if it actually is..

PC Review - 'Ghost Master'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 20, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ghost Master puts the player in the role of a new Ghost Master; a spirit assigned the task of cleansing certain locations of all human activity. They will harness psychic energy, known as plasm to generate all manner of ghostly and psychic phenomena - literally scaring all the people away. The player makes use of the history of the site he or she is assigned to haunt, and gradually builds up enough plasm to summon ghosts and spirits from the Spirit World. These spirits help the player build up the Fear Factor, and eventually do drive away the mortals and achieve victory.

PC Review - 'Midnight Club II'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 13, 2003 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Prepare yourself for the evolution of drive-anywhere, fuel injected nonlinear racing. Risk it all, take the challenge, rise through the ranks of global underground urban street culture. Race against up to 7 other people online or via LAN for fierce multiplayer action. Create races with the Race Editor. Reinvent the road.