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Updates (July, 2004)

July 30th, 2004

Gallop Racer To Hit Stores In August
Horses sure are purty!

AREA 51 Delayed
Hey, it's better than hearing "AREA 51 rushed out to stores with bugs."

Top Selling Japanese Games
You know it's Japan when the GBA is second to the PS2 in number of games on the list.

Rentrak Top 10
Slowly, ever so slowly NFS: Underground moves down the charts. At this pace it looks like early 2006 when I shouldn't have to write about it in the top ten.

SOCOM II Still Busy Online
You want to know why you stink at this SOCOM II? It's because of all the other people that still play this game 'round the clock

Manhunt Being Pulled Off Shelves In England
Take an average game, add absurd amounts of gore and hope the controversy helps it sell. *cough (State of Emergency) *cough (Manhunt)

July 29th, 2004

Sony Releases 1st Quarter Results
Some surprising negative numbers inside...

EA Buys Criterion
Prepare to be assimilated.

New Star Wars Game Revealed
The first game based off of the new movie has been unveiled.

NFL Street 2 Announced
The first one was good, and the second one could be great with a few tweaks. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

New U.K Sales Charts
Nothing shocking in the top three, but the #4 game is a bit of a surprise.

July 28th, 2004

Bad Boys: Miami Takedown Announced
Did anyone ask for this game? If you did, I don't like you.

NCAA Football 2005 Selling Well
An EA title selling well isn't really big news, but they like to share with us regardless.

Backyard Wrestling 2 Soundtrack Information
Less ICP is a good thing. If you're into loud music, don't worry, there's still lots for you here.

July 27th, 2004

New Gran Turismo 4 Screenshots
Viva Las Vegas! And long live drag racing! Woo! New shots inside.

Devil May Cry 3 Screenshots
The third is making great progress. Check it out

New Need for Speed: Underground 2 Shots
More night-ridin' visual treats.

WWE: Smackdown vs. RAW Screenshots
It'll be here soon. Check out the screens in the meantime.

New Mortal Kombat: Deception Screenshots
More kick ass shots of a kick ass game.

Capcom Delays Monster Hunter and Street Fighter Collection
Noooooooo!!!! *pant, pant* Sorry. Minor delays for two of Capcom's most-anticipated.

Fix Coming for ESPN NFL 2K5 Online Problems
Getting disconnected? No one accepting your challenges? Sega speaks out.

More Info On Playboy: The Mansion
Carmen Electra's in it. YAY! So is Tom Arnold. Boo!

July 26th, 2004

Shark Tale Preview
Here's a preview for the upcoming game "Shark Tale", which looks to NOT be a crappy licensed game, it's actually pretty fun.

New Cheats Added
We've got new cheats for Karaoke Revolution Vol 2, The Suffering, NCAA Football 2005, and Showdown: Legends of Wrestling. Cheat on!

EA Announces NBA Street 3
The series feels a bit tired after the second outing, lets hope they can keep things fresh.

Gamefly's Top Renting Games
It's always got lots of Xbox titles, but we love it anyway.

July 23rd, 2004

Catwoman Released
No word on if it's as bad as the movie yet.

EA Drops "Thunder"
EA's NASCAR series gets a new name.

NPD TRSTS Sales Results for June
Games based on movies are leading the charge, but y'all are still finding time for DRIV3R and various sports games.

Japanese Sales Data for July 12 - July 18
Loosely relevant, but hey, here's another list showing how much the world just adores the PS2. And how much the Japanese adore sports.

Red Faction II Review
This review is a couple years late, but I have a good excuse. I just started working here last week! TGIF

July 22nd, 2004

NPD Says First-Half Sales Down
You're not buying enough hardware or accessories, but you sure do love the games. People get paid to tell us these things?!

Rentrak's Top Renting Games For Week Ending July 18
ZZZzzz... Spider-Man 2 and NCAA Football... and the raging Need For Speed Underground addiction continues.

Electronic Arts Reports Q1 Financials
Big shocker here (not)--Electronic Arts is making money hand over fist with their sports and Harry Potter games.

Mod Chip Sales Ruled Illegal in UK
Mod chips have been a legal gray area in many parts of the world for a long time. The UK high court just put the kibosh on mod chip sales there.

July 21st, 2004

The Guy Game Announced
Can't you just imagine the look on parents' faces when kids ask for this game?

Top Twenty U.K. Games
Another list that still has Need For Speed: Underground on it. Will it ever end?

Activision Releases Financial Details

No NICO This Year
No NICO anytime soon. Boo. Hiss.

July 20th, 2004

Spider-Man 2 Review
You know it's the top renting game, but is it any good? Find out now!

KOEI to Publish Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends
It's an expansion to the first game, but you don't have to have the original. Shouldn't they just call it a sequel?

ESPN NFL 2K5 Ships
That means we're almost done talking about how it's cheap and it beat Madden to stores!

Man gets beat-down over PlayStation theft
Grinch takes PlayStation and toys from his sister's kids, so parents retaliate with Kentucky style butt-whuppin'.

Bujingai Goes Gold
Fight demons with swords. Interesting concept.

Capcom Releases Crimson Tears
Lots of games coming out this week. Who says the summer is the slow season for games?

July 19th, 2004

Stretch Panic Review
Slow news day, so here's a review of a real classic--Treasure's stinkiest game ever, Stretch Panic.

NCAA Football 2005 sells like hotcakes
EA Sports has a hit on its hands with NCAA Football 2005, which is on pace to outsell last year's game.

New Tomb Raider Next Summer?
A comic book publisher lets slip on the likely release date for the next installment in Eidos' Lara Croft franchise.

Activision licenses American Chopper
Looks like Paul Sr. Paul Jr., Mikey, and Vinnie will soon be starring in their own games.

Latest Poll Results
We asked, "what kind of gamer are you?" And you responded, "I gulp down games like Kool-Aid on a hot summer day."

July 16th, 2004

NBA Ballers Review
For our third review in three days, we review Midway's NBA Ballers.

Advent Rising Delayed
The highly anticipated game is delayed, but for how long?

Sony Spins the PSP
The more Sony insists everything's fine, the more you have to wonder...

Prince Of Persia 2 and Others At Game Stars Live
This might be the next best thing to E3 for anyone living in Europe.

New Burnout 3 Screenshots
It's looking hotter and hotter. New shots await.

Def Jam: Fight for New York Screenshots
The sequel to Vendetta is coming along very well.

July 15th, 2004

Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 Review
Tape up the windows and chain up the dog, here's our review of Karaoke Revolution Volume 2.

Sony To Discuss PSP In Detail
Any news about the elusive handheld is good news.

Capcom Celebrates 15 Years of Street Fighter
You can get your cos-play groove on AND play Street Fighter! Yay!

Top Renting Games from Home Video Essentials
The top 10 renting games at brick-and-mortar stores for the week ending July 11, 2004.

July 14th, 2004

Karaoke Revolution Review
We're working on Volume 2. In the meantime, here's a review of Volume 1.

Walkthroughs Wednesday
It's that time again, kids. Enjoy guides for NBA Ballers and MVP Baseball 2004.

GTA: San Andreas Soundtrack Info
A UK magazine has let-slip with what they purport is a partial track list for GTA: San Andreas.

NCAA Football 2005 In Stores Now
If mascots, cheerleaders, and running the option are what you're into, your game is available now.

Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 Also In Stores
Football not your thing? The second volume of Konami's popular sing-along series also went on sale today.

Martin St. Louis named NHL 2K5 cover athlete
Bad news for Calgary fans who want to forget what happened in the playoffs.

July 13th, 2004

Battlefield: Modern Combat Delayed Until 2005
They needed consumers to tell them that the game needed an offline mode?

ESPN NFL 2K5 Confirmed Early
Football starved gamers will get their fix early this year.

Top Selling U.K. Games
We always update the US and Japanese charts, and now there's some love for you guys across the pond.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Screenshots and Box Art
Check out the box art for the future hit game.

July 12th, 2004

PS3 to be Unveiled This Year
Huge news from Sony regarding the Playstation3.

New Cheats Added
We've got new cheats for Spider-Man 2, Cat in the Hat, and Wipeout Fusion. Check 'em out!

ESPN NFL 2K5 To Ship Early?
If Sega's ever going to put a dent in the margin between them and Madden, it looks like this is the year.

Acclaim loses Turok, Baseball
Oh yeah, and 56.4 million dollars! Other than that, things are looking great!

Latest Poll Results
You voted, now see the results of last week's poll.

Top Renting Games From GameFly
Guess what game tops the charts.

July 9th, 2004

Starcraft: Ghost Gets A New Developer
Switching developers in the middle of making a game is never a good thing.

Ignition To Publish SNK Titles In Europe
Metal Slug fans rejoice! SNK Vs. Capcom fans do a happy dance! Baseball Stars fans, you get nothing, so sit down.

PSX Gets Another Delay
The PS2 format isn't getting younger, so every day that passes means the PSX looks less and less enticing.

Top Selling Games In Japan
Only in Japan do you see GBA and Gamecube games in a top ten. What a curious sight.

We've Gone Guide Craaaazy!
Did you know that in the last few weeks we've added guides for: Transformers, Onimusha 3, Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, Front Mission 4, and Final Fantasy XI w/Rize of Zilart? Go check them out!

July 8th, 2004

Final Fantasy XI w/ Rize of the Zilart Walkthrough
For both PC and PS2 owners, here is an all new guide to FFXI which includes the expansion.

$50,000 DRIV3R Contest Announced
If you know your DRIV3R trivia, you just might be one of the lucky winers.

VU Games To Distrubte For NovaLogic
Military combat fans rejoice worldwide! Probably. Maybe?

Oddworld Stranger Coming Spring 2005
PS2 owners didn't get the last Oddworld, but we get the next one. Let's hope it's actually good this time around.

Sony Named Best Brand Again
Five years in a row - that's an impressive feat.

July 7th, 2004

2 Million Spiderman 2 Shipped
Less than DRIV3R, more than just about everything else.

Sony Sponsoring Ozzfest Again
Ozzy is old. Really, really old.

Way of the Samurai 2 In Stores Now
So what are you waiting for? Go buy it.

No More PSone LCD Screens
You'd better get one soon if you want one, because after August, there won't be any more made.

Gamefly's Top Renting Games
I wonder if Spiderman 2 is on the list. You know you're wondering too, just click and see.

July 6th, 2004

Final Fantasy XI Expansion Ship Date
Chains of Promathia gets a shipping date. When could it be?

Tenchu Sold to From Software
If an unknown developer bought a license that's past its prime, would anybody notice?

Far Cry Insticts Gets A Date
The same team that did Pandora Tomorrow is working on this game. That's enough to get my interest.

Latest Poll Results
You voted on them all last week, now see which racing game is the favorite for racing game of the year.

July 5th, 2004

Need For Speed Underground 2 Screenshots
While everybody is celebrating a holiday that happened yesterday, we're updating these awesome shots of NFS: Underground 2.

Goldeneye: Rogue Agent Screenshots
Check out a few rather large shots of this twist on Goldeneye in action.

TOCA: Pro Race Driver 2 Screenshots
Codemaster's racer is headed for the PS2. Check out the first shots.

July 2nd, 2004

More Cheats Added
We've got new codes for MLB Slugfest: Loaded, MVP Baseball 2004, and Way of the Samurai 2. Cheat on my brothers!

Join the PSX Extreme Forums!
They're great! I met my first wife there. Well, I didn't meet a wife there or any other women, but they ARE great.

Capcom Announces Opening of Clover Studios
There's lots of talent at the new Clover Studios.

Top Selling Games In Japan
Looking for something to import? Check out the top ten games in Japan.

July 1st, 2004

Classic Gameplay Clip From Madden 2005 CE
Once you play a Genesis era version of Madden, you'll never touch it again, but if you're curious, we've got a clip.

Madden Soundtrack Announced Today
It looks better than the last couple of years, but that's not saying a whole lot.

More Top Renting Games
Can you guys just buy Need For Speed: Underground instead of renting it all the time?

MGS3: Snake Eater Camouflage Contest Ends
You waited too long to send yours off, and now it's over.

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