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Updates (November, 2004)

November 30th, 2004

Katamari Damacy 2 Confirmed
It seems as if Frank's endless pimping of this great game has finally paid dividends. Yay!

Need For Speed Underground: Rivals (PSP) Delayed
... in Japan. Probably for the best, considering how impressive Ridge Racers is looking.

Latest U.K. Sales Charts
Looks like my break from seeing a Need For Speed game on the charts was short lived. The only question is, will it still be on there next Summer?

Dragon Quest VIII Selling Out
Japanese RPG fans gobble up more than 2 million copies in 5 days.

Ghost Recon 2 Ships
It's such a great title for a game that they couldn't come up with anything different for the Xbox version, even though it's a totally different game.

November 29th, 2004

WWE: Smackdown! Vs. Raw Review
The product on the television might be borderline unwatchable these days, but the game's not bad. Check out our review.

Sony Talks Cell
This doesn't mean much to casual gamers, but it does mean the PS3 is getting closer and closer.

Blu-ray Gets Some Big Competition
Remember all the money you've spent on DVD's the last few years? Yeah, they're all soon to be out of date. You're welcome!

November 25th, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving!
We'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. We'll be back on Monday when we've finally finished stuffing ourselves. Wrestling fans, we'll have a Raw Vs. Smackdown review on Monday, and a review of Rumble Roses later in the week.

November 24th, 2004

Cheats Updated
New codes for: MGS3: Snake Eater, NFS: Underground 2, Bad Boys: Miami Takedown, and TMNT2: Battle Nexus have been added for your Thanksgiving enjoyment.

More Armored Core: Formula Front (PSP) Screens
9 more. Some have Japanese text, so you may want to read our preview to understand why the game is chock full of setup menus.

Brand New Screenshots of MLB 2006
Here are nine screens from 989's best franchise. I'm pretty sure it's their only one right now, but it's not too shabby.

American Chopper Rolls To Stores
Based on the TV show, it's a unique sounding game, and it's in stores now.

Vietcong Ad Banned in the UK
UK ad monitors nix a game ad proclaiming the joys of napalm. Don't they know the smell of napalm in the morning smells like victory?!

Holiday PS Underground Disc Erases Memory Cards
Sorry if we've rerun this warning a few times, but we think it's important to save our readers from this terrible bug. Remove memory cards before playing the Viewtiful Joe 2 demo.

Katamari Damacy Review Re-Run
With holiday shopping set to get underway, we'd like to remind you of a $20 gem in the PS2's library.

November 23rd, 2004

Advent Shadow Announced for PSP
I get all excited every time a new PSP game is announced. Don't you?

New Kessen III Screens Uploaded
I don't think I'd have the patience for this game in a million years, but the pictures are nice to gawk at. Go gawk. Seriously!

Full Spectrum Warrior to PS2 in 2005
THQ to bring its tactical-FPS to PS2.

Homemade Portable PS2
Smart guy fashions together his own portable PS2.

November 22nd, 2004

TMNT 2: Battle Nexus Review
I'd pay money to see Ron Artest play this stinker. You think he was mad after getting a beer tossed on him, imagine him after being forced to endure Battle Nexus for a few hours.

New Enthusia: Professional Racing Screens Added
This game is looking purty, and unlike Gran Turismo 4, it might come out someday.

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Goes Gold
Seriously, can't someone spread these great games out just a little bit? I have no time for what's already out!

November 19th, 2004

Mercury (PSP) Preview
This one looks a little like Marble Madness, except shiny. Check out the preview and the new screenshots.

Tekken 5 Screens
Seven of 'em for Namco's upcoming Spring fling.

New Ridger Racers (PSP) Screens
5 more.

Japan Sales November 8-14, 2004
Do you think Sony calls and thanks each of the 60 people that purchased a PsOne last week individually?

Poker Craze Hits Consoles
This one supports the EyeToy for online play. I don't even want to think about what you'd see on that.

November 18th, 2004

New Gran Turismo 4 Delay
Ouch. Forget December.

Nike Gran Turismo 4 Bundle Info
We updated our news bit on the Nike GT4 set to reflect Sony's latest delay.

Alien Hominid Ships
This is one cool looking game. Maybe I'll get it for Christmas? Ahem. That's a hint Santa!

November 17th, 2004

EA Sports Announces Cover Boys for NFL/MLB
NFL Street 2 and MVP Baseball 2005 get some big-time star power.

Study Says Gaming May Cause Blindness
Sony better hurry up and introduce that inter-neuron PlayStation 9 console before I hit 40.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Heads To Stores
It's a bit surprising to see this one released with such little fanfare, but Halo 2 and GTA have stolen quite a bit of the game's thunder. At least for most people - but the thunder-stealing game in Arnold's case is NFS: Underground 2.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (PSP) Screens Added.
It's not a game, but rather a movie follow-up to the classic game. It will be released on PSP, so you're getting screens whether you like it or not.

November 16th, 2004

GTA San Andreas CD Set Coming
Rockstar and Interscope team up to let you thug it up San Andreas style in your own rides.

Oddworld 3 No Longer Coming to PS2?
Sure seems that way. EA Games gives Xbox game a name and date, gives PS2 game the boot.

New Playboy: The Mansion Screenshots
You know you want to check 'em out. Just do it.

Spike TV Announces Video Game Award Nominees
I guess having people stabbed in the audience while you're presenting an award does wonders for your street-cred as a presenter. Hey, it's working for Snoop. Ah well, maybe the morons who made The Guy Game will get what's coming to them for ripping off the public.

November 15th, 2004

Godzilla: Save The Earth Review
Has the fervor over San Andreas and Halo 2 overshadowed an awesome Godzilla game? Hint: no.

Metal Gear Solid 4 Confirmed
You didn't think Konami would just give up on such a cash cow did you?

Ghost Recon 2 Goes Gold
I wonder how much money Tom Clancy has made off of movies and games.

ESPN College Hoops 2K5 Heads To Stores
Another $20 game from ESPN, and another chunk of the pie taken from EA.

Need For Speed Underground 2 Now Shipping
In related news, nobody expects to hear from Arnold much over the next few days.

November 12th, 2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Review
The big boss reviews the newest GTA and has a lot of complaints to share. Now that its settled down, was the hype worth it? Full review.

New Cheats Added
We've got groovy new cheats for: GTA: San Andreas, Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal, Killzone, The Incredibles, and Outlaw Golf 2.

US Sales October 2004
NPD tells us how well the PS2 did in October, with GTA leading the charge.

Japan Sales Nov 1-7, 2004
Every system got some love last week in Japan.

Big Game Hunter Released
Now you can shoot Bambi all you want without pesky things like blood, and lying in the mud and stuff. Plus, you don't have to be like my roomie and leave guns sitting out to creep out your guests!

November 11th, 2004

Colin McRae 2005 (PSP) Preview
A short blurb on Codemasters' upcoming PSP rally racer, with 4 hot screenshots.

GoldenEye Goes Gold
Another true story for ya - I got to play this game with Miyamoto behind closed doors at E3. I don't know if I shot him or not, but I do know that my NES copy of Zelda was in the car and not on me to get signed. Boo.

Japan Gets Nike Gran Turismo 4 Bundle
It's pricy, limited, and only on sale in Japan, but oh the goodies for the GT4 freak.

Codemasters Unveils Two For PSP
We just posted a short preview of one of them, but you can find out what the other is if you just click the story.

November 10th, 2004

Ridge Racers (PSP) Video Clips
Namco provides Japanese press with high-quality video of Ridge Racers. Hey, why not us? Anyway, links provided...

Project Interceptor Revealed For PSP
News on the PSP has been slow, at least as far as the North American launch goes, but at least we've got a new game to look forward to.

The "Jak" Trilogy Concludes
I once shared a limo with Jak (and Crash Bandicoot) creator, Jason Rubin. We talked about how Aquaman sucked. True story.

San Andreas Rules The U.K.
It's selling well? Shocker!

Konami Releases Karaoke Revolution 3
Frank's neighbors begin hurried work on soundproofing their walls. Coincidence?

EA Unleashes The Urbz
Why people love making little computer guys use the bathroom is beyond me. Now you can do it in the city. Yay!

New EyeToy Game Released
The software's really starting to roll in for the EyeToy - well compared to the last six months it's rolling.

November 9th, 2004

Prince of Persia 2 Gets New Music and Voice Talent
Here's a hint: The actress is a hottie. No, it's not Rosie O'Donnell. Good guess though.

Lemony Snicketís A Series of Unfortunate Events Hits Stores
This one wasn't even playable at the past E3, and now it's heading to stores. Time flies!

Hot Wheels Rolls To Stores
Don't I feel old for playing with the actual cars when I was a kid...

Backyard Wrestling 2 and Crash 'N Burn Go Gold
Eidos had a busy day today. Well, since the games are finished and have shipped, it was probably a pretty slack day at the office.

November 8th, 2004

Shark Tale Review
Is this a good one for the kids? Come on in and check out the review.

Alone In The Dark Movie Coming In January
Like it or not, we've got another game turned movie coming our way.

November 5th, 2004

Japan Sales During Halloween Week
The Japanese love to freak over Ace Combat 5, but another game, not for PS2, claimed their hearts during ghouls week.

Fresh Ridge Racers PSP Screens
Namco unleashes higher quality screens of its upcoming PSP Ridge Racer game. Drool.

Metal Gear Acid (PSP) Screenshots
I'm not sold on the whole "card" aspect of the game, but I've been wrong about things before. Check out the pics.

Need For Speed Underground: Rivals (PSP) Screens Added
Vegas has put the odds of Arnold NOT picking this up the day it comes out at 1,000:1

New Hot Shots Golf (PSP) Screens
It looks just like its PS2 big brother. Tasty!

New Tiger Woods 2005 (PSP) Pictures
Tiger Tiger Woods y'all! I need to finish this update so I can order my PSP already!

November 4th, 2004

PSP Section Live
You may have noticed something new on the navigation panel. PSP section is live; but bear in mind it's still being worked on. Give us a wee bit of time and we'll have those screenshots showing.

Need for Speed Underground: Rivals Preview (PSP)
Uncle Frank gives you an idea of what to expect from one of EA's launch games.

Gran Turismo 4 Mobile Preview (PSP)
Take a look at a preview for arguably the most anticipated PSP title.

Ridge Racers Preview (PSP)
It's most certainly not a Sony launch without a Ridge Racer game to kick things off.

Vampire Chronice: The Chaos Tower Preview (PSP)
You may know this game as Vampire Saviour, but nevertheless Capcom is releasing a new title for the PSP.

Armored Core: Formula Front Preview (PSP)
Things just never feel complete without an Armored Core title, right? From Software's got one comin'.

Eidos Announces Hitman: Blood Money
Hopefully the plot will be a little easier to follow this time around. If not, you can always just run around and kill people.

November 3rd, 2004

Namco Talks Ridge Racers for PSP
Not a lot of info, but the info Namco is giving out is juicy. And one screenshot.

New Tenchu: Fatal Shadows Screens
It's not slated to be released until Winter 2005, but these screenshots already look pretty nice.

Virtua Quest Pics Added
14 tasty new pictures from the game formerly known as "Virtua Fighter: Cyber Generation".

U.K. Sales Data
What's selling big across the pond? Come see.

Sega SuperStars Ships
That headline was brought to you by the letter "S".

Polar Express Chugs To Stores
We could be the first site in the world to use the horrible "Chugs" in our Polar Express title. We certainly won't be the last though.

November 2nd, 2004

THUG 2 Review
It's that time of year again, so here's your obligatory Tony Hawk review of the season. Can we all agree that Steve-O shouldn't be allowed in any more games?

PSP To Be Region Free
You'd better get your pre-orders in now, cause this is going to make the PSP one tough cookie to find around launch time.

New Darkwatch Screens Added
They're not quite in time for Halloween, but they're still pretty creepy. Yeah, I'm a wimp.

Smackdown! Vs. Raw Ships
Finally, they've added wrestlers' voices to the game. What took so long?

MX Unleashed For $20
The more Greatest Hits, the better. That's what mom always says.

November 1st, 2004

Robotech: Invasion Review
Global Star's Robotech-inspired first-person shooter could've been better and it could've been worse, but the price certainly is right for diehard Robotech fans.

Resident Evil 4 To PS2
So much for GameCube exclusive. Wait 6 to 9 months and you'll be able to play RE4 on the PS2.

ESPN College Hoops 2K5 Screenshots
Here are the latest pics from ESPN's college basketball game. Yes, there are pictures of cheerleaders in here.

Brand New Outlaw Golf 2 Screens
If you prefer big breasts on your golfers as opposed to oversized noggins, this is your cup of tea.

More Getaway: Black Monday Screens
Some recent images of the hell-raising sequel to 2002's London-based crime epic.

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