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NDS Review - 'Feel the Magic: XY/XX'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 23, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Feel the Magic: XY/XX challenges gamers to switch from tapping and rubbing the touch screen to screaming and blowing into the microphone to control character actions. As unique as the control system, the surreal, humor-driven story follows an "average Joe" who enlists the help of the Rub Rabbits, a suave gang of dramatic performers who wear plastic rabbit ears, to help him capture the attention of a beautiful young woman.

Hardware Review - 'Nintendo DS'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 22, 2004 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With its touch screen, wireless communication and voice recognition abilities, the dual-screened Nintendo DS offers video game fans innovative new ways to play. Each unit comes with an embedded communication program called PictoChat, as well as a demo version of Metroid Prime Hunters that features both single- and multiplayer action.

Xbox Review - 'Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 22, 2004 @ 1:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

DDR Ultramix 2 combines fun, excitement, competition, choreography and physical interaction into one game. By accessing the enhanced Xbox Live support, players can compete head-to-head with other dancers nationwide, conduct online tournaments, upload content and download new songs, steps and characters. Also boasting a bigger music library than ever before, DDR Ultramix 2 includes exclusive songs, new game modes and content exclusively for the Xbox.

NDS Preview - 'Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 19, 2004 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Experience the ferocious first-person action of the Metroid Prime universe on the Nintendo DS, Metroid Prime Hunters. Hone your skills against a slew of enemies in single-player training modes like Regulator, Survival and Morph Ball, then put them to the test when you compete in Death Match arenas with your friends over a wireless connection.

Xbox Review - 'Karaoke Revolution'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 19, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Karaoke Revolution features a number of exciting single and multi-player modes that support up to eight other aspiring pop stars. Showtime Mode lets players climb from the clubs to the ultimate arena, while Arcade Mode and Karaoke Mode let you sing and compete alone or with friends. In addition, downloadable song packs, several customizable characters and multiple venues make it even more fun to step up to the mic!

GBA Review - 'Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2 picks up where the original popular action platform game left off. The cast of characters from Down Under has grown, and so has the action! Evil Boss Cass has broken out of Currawong Jail and hatched a plan to take over the world with an army of Uber Reptiles. It's up to our boomerang-wielding hero, TY, and his newly formed team of Burramudgee Bush Rescue mates to stop him!

GBA Review - 'Shark Tale'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Shark Tale" takes you on a new adventure as Oscar, a bigger-than-life fish working his way up the food chain, who becomes an unlikely hero as he searches for an easy path to fame and fortune. With a blend of original and film-inspired gameplay, players immerse themselves in a hip, underwater urban culture featuring the gritty environments of Reef City and funky tunes inspired by the film.

Xbox Review - 'Lord of the Rings: The Third Age'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Experience the first console RPG set in The Lord of the Rings universe in The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema’s film trilogy.

Xbox Review - 'TRON 2.0: Killer App'

by Nathan Mourfield on Nov. 28, 2004 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

TRON 2.0: Killer App is an epic FPS that digitizes players inside the world of a war-ravaged computer system on the verge of collapse from a seemingly unstoppable army of corrupt programs lead by the evil "user" Thorne. As Thorne's relentless army grows, it infects helpless programs, converting them into savage digital mercenaries aimed at spreading viral agents throughout the system.

Xbox Review - 'The Bard's Tale'

by Nathan Mourfield on Nov. 21, 2004 @ 5:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.