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Gamecube Preview - 'Resident Evil 4'

by Thomas Wilde on June 10, 2004 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Announced almost 3 years ago, Resident Evil 4 is giving us another glimpse at what we can expect from Capcom's gamecube exclusive title. Resident Evil 4 will further probe the carnage-filled complications caused by the zombie-spawning T Virus and its creator, the sinister Umbrella Corporation.

Hardware Review - 'FPS Master'

by Thomas Wilde on June 5, 2004 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Designed specifically for Next-Gen First Person Shooter games, the FPS gives you unparalleled control. Featuring symmetrical left and right analog sticks, rubber grips, easily programmable buttons, and ergonomic shape, the FPS gives gamers what they want most: more control and comfort. Works with all Xbox games.

PS2 Preview - 'Front Mission 4'

by Thomas Wilde on June 3, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in 2096, 'Front Mission 4' takes place six years after the Second Huffman Conflict, the stage for the original Front Mission. The player's point of view switches between two separate characters who find themselves trapped within a dangerous global conspiracy. The game opens as an unidentified group of wanzers assaults and destroys an E.C. German base. Elsa, a new recruit in the E.C.'s Durandal corps, is sent to Germany with her team to investigate the attack.

PS2 Preview - 'Gradius V'

by Thomas Wilde on June 2, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Konami's popular shooting franchise, Gradius, returns in the first installment specially designed for a next-generation platform. With the new Option Controls feature and masterful level design, Gradius V creates a new strategic dimension in shooting as gamers take control of the Vic Viper and blast through seven stages of classic arcade-style action on a non-stop, intense thrill ride to destroy the Bacterian core.

PS2 Preview - 'Suikoden IV'

by Thomas Wilde on June 2, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The mysteries surrounding the Rune of Punishment will be answered in the newest installment of the hit RPG series, Suikoden IV. Follow the plight of a young knight as he struggles with a powerful Rune that slowly steals the life of its bearer. The oceanic environment filled with huge ships and vast oceans is brought to life with a captivating score, dynamic lighting effects and highly detailed 3D models.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The King of Fighters 02/03'

by Thomas Wilde on June 1, 2004 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

This eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes it way to the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. We had a chance to check out a build of one of the oldest & most favorite fighting games, read more for out initial impression...

Hardware Review - 'Game Boy Advance SP Game Changer'

by Thomas Wilde on May 28, 2004 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Radiks Game Boy Advance SP Game Changer is one of those products that, at first blush, you wonder why it was invented. The Game Changer is sort of like a CD turntable for your Game Boy Advance SP. You can plug the SP into it, and up to three games, allowing you to switch between those games with a switch on the side of the unit. We recently had a chance to check one out, read more to find out the final verdict ...

PS2 Preview - 'KOF: Maximum Impact'

by Thomas Wilde on May 21, 2004 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The annual King of Fighters tournament is set to begin in one week. As the gala festivities begin, turf wars are breaking out among the underworld street gangs. The conflict is so severe that it threatens to drag the participants of the KOF tournament into the fray. The honor and tradition of the tournament is at stake. The gangs must be stopped at all costs.

Various Konami E3 Previews

by Thomas Wilde on May 18, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

On May 11th, 2004, Konami unveiled their E3 2004 lineup in a pre-show, held at the Los Angeles Public Library and Auditorium for a select audience of industry journalists. Of course we were present and got to check out various of the upcoming Konami titles, without the stress of the actual show. We have impressions for :

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Red Ninja: End of Honor'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Japan in the1500's, the power of the samurai class is fading and the use of the Ninja has become necessary to hold any political power in this chaotic time. Kurenai a young girl who’s world is destroyed when she and her father are attacked by the deadly Black Lizard Clan, who captures her and brutally hangs her by a wire and left to die. Miraculously, she survives and is rescued and adopted into a clan where she obtains complete mastery of her unique weapon, the wire. Kurenai has pledged her undying loyalty to her new family. She now lives to avenge her father’s death and will go to any means necessary to destroy the Black Lizard Clan.