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PS2 Preview - 'Dark Angel'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 19, 2002 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

James Cameron's Dark Angel is a 3rd person action adventure game, with emphasis on stealth and fighting, based on the hit TV series of the same name. Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic Seattle, players take on the role of Max, a genetically-enhanced super-soldier, on a quest to reclaim her past by finding her sister and fellow genetically-altered escapees. The game should be in stores later this week but we had a sneap peak at a build and here's the skinny!

PS2 Preview - 'Pro Race Driver'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 17, 2002 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Retaining the series core values of close-contact racing with real cars, real teams, real track, real drivers and an astounding damage engine, Pro Race Driver introduces a character-based narrative and episodic storyline. The game blends real world global championships with a fictional cast; the player takes the central role of aspiring driver Ryan McKane. The heart of the game sees the player advancing Ryan’s career from a test driver to a potential world champion. Ryans races form part of the evolving narrative which involve his racing colleagues and his fiercely competitive family who have a rich heritage in motor racing. We decided to burn some rubber and take our preview build for a spin, check it out!

'Pro Race Driver' (PS2) - Screens

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 8, 2002 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Codemasters' Pro Race Driver players compete as a fictitious race car professional, Ryan McKane, in a high-speed racing experience packed with 42 authentically licensed cars, 13 championships and 38 internationally renowned tracks. Check out the screens we snapped from our beta build (preview coming up in a few days)... Njoy!

PC Preview - 'Hegemonia : Legions Of Iron'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 2, 2002 @ 11:00 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Hegemonia: Legions of Iron you will explore and conquer the galaxy at the head of your fleet, plan colonisations, terraform planets, manage your resources and decide on the appropriate technological research to lead mankind where you want it to go. Diplomacy combined with a top-notch spy network will enable you to survive in a stellar system which is much more dangerous than it would at first appear. Who says that space is empty? Black Holes, asteroid fields, nebulas, cosmic clouds and wormholes, and alien races make each fleet sortie a perilous affair...

PS2 Review - 'Grand Theft Auto : Vice City'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will surpass the unprecedented gameplay, cinematic graphics and immersive audio experience that gamers associate with Grand Theft Auto 3, which was released in October 2001 and has rapidly become the fastest selling, highest grossing game for PS2 to-date, with global sales exceeding 6 million units. Check out to read about our first impression...

PS2 Review - Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"Egg Mania" has all you need for fun: falling blocks, a time limit, a competition mode, rising water, and Eggos! The Eggos, eight (plus five secret ones) egg-shaped heroes, catch the blocks, rotate them, and use them to build towers on little islands. Their aim is to escape the rising water and to be the first one to reach the goal far above. A wild race begins, will we finish it? Or will we eject prematurely? Expected in stores this week!

XBOX Review - Crash/Totaled

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Crash is a fast-paced, furious and fun step into the world of classic cars and their subsequent destruction. Climb into a Hot Rod, Muscle Car or Performance Car and rip it apart at the expense of your opponents. No engine tweaking, tyre balancing or pit stops, just glorious mayhem in the cars of your dreams. Get out there and smash them to pieces.

Xbox Review - Gun Metal

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With the last of your outer defences breached and the enemy moving ever onward, destroying all that lies in its path, only one hope remains. Standing ten metres tall and equipped with an arsenal of devastating weaponry, a battle machine that can transform into a highly manoeuvrable jet fighter is your only hope of turning the tide of war. Welcome to Gunmetal.

PC Review - WarCraft 3 : Reign Of Chaos

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Aug. 24, 2002 @ 10:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth a generation after the end of the Second War between the Orcs and the Humans. The fragile peace that had since settled over the land is now on the verge of being shattered, for a dark power has returned after thousands of years to carry out its nefarious plans.

'Aces Of World War I' - Developer Q&A

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Aug. 22, 2002 @ 8:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Aces of World War I, the ultimate flight simulation meets action combat PC game, fully immerses gamers into the heat of World War I combat. Assuming the identity of Edward Rickenbacker, a great American ace, players are challenged to hold their ground against the most lethal German flyers of the Great War. Flying in one of six authentically rendered planes, players must successfully combat all of the opposing ground, air and sea German forces if they intend to win the war victoriously. We took one of our more modern planes all the way to Poland to have a chat with Lemon Interactive & Tatanka developers...