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Updates (October, 2004)

October 29th, 2004

Conflict: Vietnam Review
Lots of violent games out the past few weeks, huh? Aaron gives his take on Conflict: Vietnam. Also, he and his girlyfriend are celebrating their anniversary this weekend.

Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 1 Sale
Just a reminder that the annual Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale at Toys R Us ends in a few days. Not a bad way to get a free game just for picking up a couple games you were going to get anyway during this busy time.

New Sega Superstars Screens
Samba De Amigo returns! Well the spirit of the game returns. That's good enough for me.

Fight Club Screens Added
It's like Tao Feng...but licensed...and probably a better game.

More Goldeneye: Rogue Agent Screens
EA has released a few more hi-res pics to get our mouths going.

October 28th, 2004

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Review
We throw down with the newest Ace Combat. How well does it hold up?

Snoop Dogg Leads NFS Underground 2 Soundtrack
Electronic Arts reveals song line-up for upcoming Need For Speed Underground 2.

Japan Weekly Top Sales
This past week was a good week for the PS2 in Japan.

New NFL Street 2 Screens
Here are some new pics from the next game in the "Street" series.

NBA Street Vol. 3 Screenshots Added
Granted there's no real action in these pics, but they look amazing.

October 27th, 2004

PSP Gets Date, Price, Package in Japan
Huge PSP news! Sony sets date, price, and package details pertaining to PSP in Japan. Get ready to import an early holiday gift.

FIFA Street Screenshots Added
Here are some pics from EA's upcoming FIFA Street. Looks like Sega Soccer Slam to me.

Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Goes Gold
Seems like nobody can get enough of those Hobbits, at least that's what EA is hoping.

Stolen Screenshots Uploaded
We've got the latest screens from Hip Game's upcoming stealth title.

The Bard's Tale Ships
They claim that the bard is pretty saucy. I guess that's a good thing.

Red Sox Win World Series
Curse ends. Sox Win! 4 game sweep. Jimmy Fallon smooches his girlfriend on field after game. Don't click the link, it just reloads this page. Still, big ups to the Red Sox, who did something the team hadn't done since 1918.

October 26th, 2004

Rumble Roses Preview
Related to THQ's announcement, the wrestling game many of you are most looking forward to comes out a week later. Girls, bikinis, mud, and wrestling. Bliss?

New MGS3: Snake Eater Details
Who will voice Snake this time around? Details inside.

WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW Goes Gold
Game goes on sale next week, just in time for all those kids hopped up on Halloween candy. Wooooooooo!

Mortal Kombat Action-Adventure
Shaolin Monks is coming, and so are other MK-themed games.

Namco Ships TAIKO: Drum Master
Finally your prayers for a videogame that lets you play the taiko have been answered.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Heads To PS2
Yu-Gi-Oh! for the console, no cards needed.

October 25th, 2004

GTA: San Andreas Ships, Take-Two's Stock Slips
Good news for gamers, possible bad news for the company publishing the most anticipated game of 2004.

Ace Combat 5 Now Available
Namco's latest air combat game is now available. Hey, they published Katamari Damacy, didn't they? Go get that too.

Ball Z: Budokai 3 Goes Gold
Will it be the first GOOD DBZ game? We'll find out soon.

October 22nd, 2004

Cheats Updated
New cheats have been added for: THUG 2, Crash Twinsanity, Neo Contra, and ESPN NBA 2K5. Go forth and cheat!

Eidos Gets Avalanched
Is it even possible to "Get Avalanched"? I doubt it, but it sounded cool at the time.

Final Fantasy Gets A Birthday Party
If you live in San Fran and you're a Final Fantasy nut, this is your dream come true.

The Urbz Goes Gold
Does the word "Urbz" annoy you as much as it does me? If so, get help.

UK Sales Charts
There's football on the charts, but it ain't the Madden kind.

Gamers Get Their Vote On
Yes, the future of our country is going to be heavily influenced by people like "420W33DRULZ" that you hate so much online.

October 21st, 2004

GTA: San Andreas Pirated
It's on the internet already. Rockstar = Angry

Ape Escape Hits Stores
Those crazy apes are on the lose again. Grab a net!

Japan Top Sales for Last Week
GBA wins, but some PS2-ish surprises.

Scaler In Stores for $20
It's got a wacky story, that's for sure. It's supposed to be fun for the whole family though, so it's got that going for it.

October 20th, 2004

Crash Twinsanity Review
Is there any life left in the once proud franchise? Survey says...

Toys R Us Buy 2 Get 1 Sale
TRU is doing its annual Buy Two games, Get One Free sale, which is also good on Amazon.

New Medal of Honor Coming
It was never a matter of if it was coming out, but when it was coming out.

Europe Getting Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
Sega spreads the joy of Super Monkey Ball around the world.

EA Launches PSP Website
Soooo yep, it's a PSP website from EA.

Red Sox Win!!!
The Boston Red Sox successfully overcome a 3-0 deficit to win the ALCS 4 games to 3, and beat the Yankees in decisive fashion in the final game. Bedlam!

October 19th, 2004

September NPD Sales
NPD tells us what sold the most in the US in September. It'll surprise you.

Katamari Damacy September Sales
I'm going to chalk this one up to just 9 days of release and late initial shipments.

Interesting Mortal Kombat Site
It might be a clue, or it might be something to make editors look dumb. You decide.

SNK Announced Combo Pack
It has been a good month for 2D fighting fans. How often can you say that?

More Backyard Wrestling Tunes Announced
Yes, it still has ICP, but there's more variety this year.

Time Crisis: Crisis Zone Ships
Dust off those light guns, it's time to go shooting!

October 18th, 2004

New Screenshots Added
We've added new screenshots for: Gran Turismo 4, MGS: Snake Eater, Wanda, GTA: San Andreas, and NFSU 2. They're so purty, you need to take a peep.

EA Developing Six For PSP
Judging by the recent game clips, they're not developing them quickly, but they are developing them.

Sega Bringing Tenchu To PS2
This sounds like a partnership that could breath some new life into the series.

MX vs. ATV Unleashed Revealed
THQ announces a new game from Rainbow Studios.

GTA: San Andreas Box Set Announced
Looks like selling millions of copies of GTA isn't enough from Rockstar making you buy something else to get the full story to the game.

October 15th, 2004

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Preview
We take a look at an unfinished build of Bandai's anime-inspired action gunplay game. Isn't Kusanagi hot?

Cheats Updated
The cheats have been updated in a big way today. We've added hints and codes for: Nascar 2005, Tiger Woods 2005, Mortal Kombat: Deception, Def Jam: Fight for NY, Conflict: Vietnam, X-Men Legends, Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee, Katamari Darmacy, and Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude.

Metal Gear Solid 3 Release Date
Did you know that there's another Metal Gear coming out? Damn that Halo 2 for overshadowing ol' Snake.

Kessen III Announced
It's been awhile since the last game, but KOEI says the wait will be worth it.

G4techTV End Hockey Lockout. Sort of.
You'd have to be pretty nuts about hockey to be into this, but it's a cool idea regardless.

Japan Sales October 4-10
What's hot in Japan? RPG's, anime games, and that darn Pachi-slot Fist of the North Star game.

October 14th, 2004

Get On Da Mic Review
We review Eidos's rap-karaoke game, which, although totally rough, may be fine for some of y'all.

PSP MP3 Playback Confirmed
It's in, it's out... it's in again. PSP to playback MP3 and other files. For $300, it better do that and a few other things.

KOF: Maximum Impact Kicks Into Stores
SNK's 3D beat 'em up lands on shelves, along with a few bonuses while supplies last.

October 13th, 2004

Burnout 4 Coming?
That's what OPM UK is saying.

Activision Announces PSP Games
You can guess which two will be out at the system's launch. Hint: skateboarding and web-slinging.

D3 Publisher Opening US Branch
Budget-conscious Japanese game publisher opening up a branch in the US. Let's hope they release The Women's Swim Meet here.

Dynasty Warriors 4 Now $19.99
Koei slashes the price on it's action-strategy war game.

Bloodrayne 2 Gnaws Into Stores
Majesco's action-based vampire romp is now available.

October 12th, 2004

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude Review
Our rated M review of an M rated game that combines role-playing, mini-games, cleavage, and getting it on into a single hilarious package.

Prince of Persia Delayed?
It's not official yet, but usually this source is a pretty good indicator.

Mortal Kombat Sets Midway Sales Records
Looks like fatalities never go out of style.

King Kong Announced
Hmmm, a game based on a movie - what a novel idea.

Guilty Gear Isuka Goes Gold
It's been a good week for fighting fans, even fans of 2D fighting.

October 11th, 2004

Tak 2 Hits Store Shelves
More gift ideas for your little brother. You're welcome.

Midway Arcade Treasures 2 Ships
This is an awesome deal at only $20. Now you've got something you can buy with those pesky $20 gift cards that never seem to get you anything you want.

Midway Purchase "Area 51" Developer
Not much news here, unless you like financial information and stock reports. But hey, if you do, you're in luck!

FIFA Street Coming In 2005
The "Street" series gets a new member. Click on the story to read how they're going to implement "street cred" into a soccer game.

October 8th, 2004

THQ Gets "Juiced"
Nope, not the horrible version of "Punk'd" that OJ did; this is a racing game.

Call of Duty Talent Announced
Which lead singer of a major band has a role? Click to find out.

Japanese Top Ten
Sony dominates the charts, including the top spot.

Japanese Console Share Breakdown
If you've ever wondered how many Japanese gamers own an Xbox, you can now find out.

Katamari Damacy Shortages Subsiding
Multiple sightings of Namco's sticky ball puzzler reported at game shops around the country. Summon the royal rainbow.

October 7th, 2004

Ubisoft Announces Cold Fear
No word on when the sequel, "Warm Angst" is coming out.

ESA Holding eBay Auction
If you need a fiberglass statue of Master Chief, then you'd better get bidding.

Robotech Invades Stores
Doesn't it drive you crazy when old people call robots, ro-butts?

Taiko: Drum Master Has Gone Gold
Between Donkey Konga and Taiko, videogame percussionists are in heaven.

October 6th, 2004

Def Jam: Fight For NY Review
Rappers put down the Courvoisier to beat each other up in EA's grapple-heavy fighting game.

Conflict Vietnam Ships
Yep, another war game. At least it's not another WWII game.

Get On Da Mic Gets Into Stores
Just make sure nobody is around to make fun of you when you play this one.

FIFA Soccer 2005 Cover Athletes Announced
Ten bucks says that you can't name more than one of them.

October 5th, 2004

PS2 Gets Psychonauts
Majesco's surreal third person action game set inside the human mind is coming to PS2.

Sega No More
Marriage to Sammy complete. The newlyweds adopt hyphenated name.

Ty 2 Goes Gold
Aussie tiger adventure to land in stores next week. No word yet on if Kylie Minogue has cameo.

ToCa Race Driver 2 Rolls To Stores
It's got online play too! Take that Gt4.

October 4th, 2004

Street Racing Syndicate Review
We review Namco's take on the street racing genre.

Mortal Kombat Heads To Retail
Anyone remember Mortal Monday? Don't tell me I'm so old that you guys don't remember.

Spyro Goes Gold
Good ol' Spyro, he just keeps hanging around, making little gamers happy. Good for him.

THUG 2 Ships
THUG 2 will sell lots and lots of copies, no matter what I type here. I can't stop the juggernaut.

October 1st, 2004

Get On Da Mic Preview
We take a look at a work-in-progress version of Eidos' upcoming Karaoke game. Posse up!

New Cheats Added
Street Racing Syndicate, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, Hot Shots Fore!, Spy Fiction, Star Ocean, and The Guy Game are all here for your cheating pleasure.

Tiger Woods 2005 Recalled
He's no longer the #1 golfer in the world, there are rumors that his woman has left him, and now his game has been recalled.

Katamari Damacy Wins Design Award
Japan Industry Group gives the thumbs up to Namco's sticky-ball game. Yes, I'm going to keep posting Katamari-related stuff until Arnold tells me to stop.

Top Selling Games In Japan
Pokemon? It's the same game over and over, its graphics were dated in 1990, but it sells like crazy.

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