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PSP Preview - 'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike'

by Andrew Hayward on May 24, 2007 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

SOCOM Tactical Strike allows you to assume the role of an entire team of elite Special Forces. Evaluate your situation from the SEAL's perspective, plan your approach and execute your strategy using the innate expertise of the four-man SEAL team.

PSP Preview - 'Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow'

by Andrew Hayward on May 23, 2007 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow features a variety of combat mechanics including the ability to force enemies into cover with "blind-fire," an advanced melee system that allows Gabe to use enemies as human shields, and 360 degree underwater combat.

PS3 Preview - 'Heavenly Sword'

by Andrew Hayward on May 22, 2007 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A stunningly beautiful martial arts drama set in a mythical time and place in the Far East, Heavenly Sword, developed by Ninja Theory, takes players on a roller coaster of emotion and action that truly exploits the potential of gaming as the new artistic entertainment medium.

PSP Preview - 'Jeanne d'Arc'

by Andrew Hayward on May 21, 2007 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Jeanne d'Arc is an all-new RPG in development at Level-5's for the PSP, set during the 100 Year War between France and England. The game is based on the French heroine Jeanne d'Arc, mixed with spells, monsters and other oddities, such as Burning Site and Connection Guard attack moves.

PS3 Preview - 'High Velocity Bowling'

by Andrew Hayward on May 20, 2007 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Meet the High Velocity Bowlers, each with a unique personality, skill-set, and comedic attributes. Using the SIXAXIS wireless controller to simulate a real bowling swing with lifelike lane environments, players will compete to unlock ten distinctive characters and progress through ten themed alleys on their way to bowling domination, complete with leaderboards and stats.

PS3 Preview - 'PAIN'

by Andrew Hayward on May 19, 2007 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

PAIN is much more than a game, it’s actually a creative, user-driven comedic experience that presents players with the unique opportunity to control and capture the irreverent style of humor found in television shows such as Jackass or Viva La Bam. The game boldly tackles a rarely explored area of video-gaming… comedy.

PSP Preview - 'God of War: Chains of Olympus'

by Andrew Hayward on May 18, 2007 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In God of War: Chains of Olympus, Kratos will journey to lands that no mortal has ever walked upon. With the world plunged in eternal darkness and the Gods rendered powerless, Kratos will face the most feared creatures of Greek Mythology, and ultimately be forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from certain destruction.

PSP Preview - 'PaRappa the Rapper'

by Andrew Hayward on May 17, 2007 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

PaRappa The Rapper for the PSP system stays true to its stylish flattened animation technique and gameplay, combining fun and vibrant characters with hip music and a humorous storyline.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Spider-Man 3'

by Andrew Hayward on May 16, 2007 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the feature film, Spider-Man 3 allows players to experience the actions of heroic red-suited Spider-Man and, for the first time ever, his darker, more mysterious black-suited persona.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Carcassonne'

by Andrew Hayward on May 15, 2007 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Master strategy in the medieval world as the award-winning board game classic, Carcassonne comes to life on Xbox Live Arcade. The medieval countryside thrives as you and your opponents strategically place your tiles and complete towns, roads, and farms while amassing the most points.