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Updates (September, 2004)

September 30th, 2004

Burnout 3: Takedown
Better than the return of Michael Jordan, Arnold finally writes something!

SpongeBob On The Cheap
Looking for something inexpensive for a younger sibling this holiday season? This might be of interest.

Star Wars Controllers Coming Soon
In other news, Intec gains the right to print their own money.

BloodRayne 2 Has Gone Gold
And she's all sorts of naked in Playboy. Does anyone really care though?

September 29th, 2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
If you don't know much about this game, we've got you covered this week. Check out this preview, and then scroll down the main page to watch the latest trailer.

More Get On Da Mic Songs Revealed
We should have some hands on impressions soon, but until then, check out some of the newer songs in the game.

ESPN NBA 2K5 Goes Gold
Practice? We're talking about practice? Practice?

Sony Online Gets Its Own Magazine
More magazines for you to buy, but at least it's better than another Martha Stewart magazine or something.

DTS for Blu-ray and PS2
DTS=good. Of course you've got to have a system that can handle it.

September 28th, 2004

PSP Price?
All the stick and knob jokes in the world won't help Frank afford this sucker, that is, if reports are true.

Ace Combat 5 Stick Bundle
My girl gave me a killer cold, so you won't see me making any witty stick or knob related jokes. Namco has a hot bundle for you Ace Combat fans.

THUG 2 Soundtrack Revealed
Frank Sinatra, Metallica, Jimmy Eat World...you know, the usual stuff you'd expect.

Katamari Damacy Shortages
It's sold out all over. People are frustrated. Even GameSpot took notice. But, I do have some good news. I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance...

Crash Twinsanity Ships
Haven't played a crash game in years? Vivendi Universal is hoping you'll change your mind. The load times are shorter, seriously, they are!

September 27th, 2004

Katamari Damacy Review
We review the rolling, sticking, never-stopping, ever-swelling clump of stuff that makes a star out of everyone and everything! Go! Go! Do your best!

New Metal Gear Solid 3 Trailer
Konami showed a new MGS3 trailer at TGS and has now posted it to the game's official web site.

New GTA: San Andreas Trailer
If you're not too sure about how this game is coming along, this video should ease your worries.

Charlie Murphy in GTA: San Andreas
No word yet if he'll be playing basketball with Prince or kicking Rick James in the jewels.

Shadow Hearts: Covenant Has Shipped
Midway says Shadow Hearts 2 has shipped. Our peeps say they've already seen it in stores. Good news for RPG fans.

Metrowerks Releases PSP Dev. Tool
Interesting how a system that is supposed to be out so soon has such a long ways to go...

September 24th, 2004

NFS: Underground PSP Video
It's not super purty yet, but there's lots of time for improvement.

Tiger Woods PSP Video
More Tiger Woods news than you can shake a sand wedge at this week, eh?

Tons of Direct Feed PSP Video
If you weren't sold on what the PSP could do yet, take a look at these videos, they're very persuasive.

Gran Turismo 4 Online Mode Nixed
Game will ship in December without Internet mode.

EA Confirms PSP Launch Games
You can now stop worrying about whether the PSP will have anything good when it finally launches.

Sega Announces Shining Tears for US
Woot--Sega of America will bring out the new Shining Force-ish game that just debuted at the Tokyo Game Show.

Japan Sales Chart
Media Create has released its chart for last week... a very Pokemon week indeed.

Konami Updates MGS3 Web Site
A flurry of artwork and character bios have been added to the official MGS3 web site in the wake of the Tokyo Game Show.

SNK Playmore's 2005 PS2 Schedule
For Japan. But some of these will no doubt come stateside in time.

September 23rd, 2004

Midway Developing GTA Knock-Off
It's called Fear & Respect and is being developed under the watchful eye of Hollywood director John Singleton.

Growlanser: Generations Update
Don't believe the 10/19 date you've seen on retail web sites. But the two game set will be out in time for the holidays.

EA Sports Launching 3-for-2 Deal
Buy 2 sports games, get a third free.

Jim Carrey's in the Game
Sweet a new game based on The Cable Guy! Oh, wait, it's something different.

September 22nd, 2004

Sony Loses Patent Infringement Suit
Jury awards plaintiff $80 Million in suit revolving around force feedback in Sony's Dual Shock controllers.

NHL 2005 Skates to Stores
I'd write something bad about Sega's game being better received, but the people in our forums would get upset. EA is what makes the world go round. Is that better?

Katamari Damacy Ships
Namco's nutty ball-roller ships to stores for the attractive price of $20.

What is Stolen?
Hmmmm, why don't you click here and find out?

September 21st, 2004

First Pictures of the New PS2
This thing is tiny - you've got to check out these pics.

Sony pre-TGS Conference Rundown
Our man in Japan beams back amazing news about the PSTwo, as well as minor tidbits about the PS3 and PSP.

Official Sony PR About Revamped PS2
Here's an official press release to go with Lance's pre-TGS conference report.

Official Sony PR About PS3 Disc Format
Another official press release, confirming Blu-ray for PS3.

Sony Reveals PSP Titles List
More companies will make announcements this week, but so far, here's what you can expect when the PSP comes out... whenever it does.

PSP Price Revealed
A German Sony exec sheds light on what Japan will pay to bring Sony's upcoming handheld home.

Tiger Woods 2005 In Stores Now
Slump or no slump, Tiger's still got the most popular golf game out there.

Star Wars Battlefront Ships
May the force be with your wallet this week.

Discuss Sony's News In Our Forums
Just in case you forgot, we have a message forum here where you can discuss all of the latest news with other visitors to the site. It's not just for PS2 lovers either!

September 20th, 2004

Sega Superstars Preview
We asked the folks at Sega a bunch of questions and put together this preview of the company's upcoming EyeToy party game.

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory Delayed
But, on the upside, the PS2 version will ship right alongside the Xbox and PC versions.

BloodRayne 2 Pre-Order Bonus
Free comic if you pre-order the game at EB Games or GameStop. When will companies learn that the only chotchkes we want are soundtracks, DVDs, and cool toys?

Mortal Kombat: Deception Goes Gold
Hooray, or something. Midway says the game will ship on time.

September 17th, 2004

Three Small Sequel Announcements
Final Fantasy VII getting a sequel?! Looks like it. Also, a follow-up to Disaster Report and Sega announces a PS2 version of Typing of the Dead.

Japan Sales for Week of Sept 12
PS2 comes out on top and RPGs and soccer rule the land of the rising sun. Same old, same old.

Ghost in the Shell Website Live
We never want you to leave, but if you do ever want to visit another page, there's a new one up for Ghost in the Shell.

Vietcong: Purple Haze Ships
Actin' funny, but I don't know why. 'scuse me while I kiss the sky.

September 16th, 2004

Pstwo In October?
I didn't believe it either, but this is one convincing article. Check it out, seriously, just click.

Midway Arcade Treasures 2 Goes Gold
You can't get much more out of $20 than this. Not legally at least.

Get On Da Mic Track Listing
Are you the next Snoop, or the next Vanilla Ice? You're the next Vanilla, but you can still play this game in the privacy of your own home.

Okafor To Grace March Madness Cover
Not much of a shock considering he was at the Xbox Live/EA press event representing the game this May.

September 15th, 2004

Test Drive: Eve of Destruction Review
Better than Destruction Derby, but not as good as Burnout 3. This is a fun game that's destined to get lost in the shuffle.

Jimmy Neutron Ships
The only thing I know about Jimmy Neutron is that he's got a big ol' head, and he's a boy genius.

EA Opens Lab At USC
In case you were feeling good about where you wanted to attend college, USC and EA team up to make you feel like you're missing out.

Gradius V Heading To Retail
Nothing like some good old school gaming action for the holidays. At $30, it's not going to break the bank either.

Sega Release Schedule For PS2
Monkey Ball, Sonic Mega Collection PLUS, and Sega Superstars - 'nuff said.

Leisure Suit Larry Gets A Date
It seems like just yesterday that I was trying to get a pixelated cartoony woman to give me some sweet loving.

Project: Snowblind Trailer
You know what it's about, now it's time to see what it looks like in action.

King of Fighters: Maximum Impact
You too can get in on this offer, just be sure to thank Frank when you do.

September 14th, 2004

NPD Top Sellers for August 2004
Oh my sweet lord, those Madden numbers are hedonistic.

Def Jam: Fight for N.Y. Gone Gold
EA just wants to re-assure everyone that the game is still coming out on the 20th. Ludacris better have a giant afro.

Atari Says Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone In Stores
I can't stand paid writers that refuse to put a comma before the last item in a three-item list, but I pass along their PR blurbs anyway.

ESRB Gives Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne an M
A game getting an M rating usually isn't news, but when it's an RPG full of violence and twisted sexual themes, it's kinda worth mentioning.

September 13th, 2004

King Of Fighters Not Censored In Europe
Yes, we are too stupid to deal with seeing breasts here in the United States.

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Announced
One of the best GameCube games will soon be available to more than eight people.

Gungrave: Overdose Ships
I feel like I just did the news story about it going gold, and now it has shipped. Funny how that works.

Project: Snowblind Announced
An online FPS, released after Halo 2. That might not be good for sales.

September 10th, 2004

Street Fighter Anniversary Collection Review
Two games and a movie for $30. Even if Capcom didn't go the whole ten yards, this disc still offers a lot of bang for the buck.

Ico Team Unveils Wanda and the Colossus
Ico team atwork on new game that isn't Ico sequel, but is done in similar style.

Japan Sales Chart
Good ol' Media Create once again tells us how much Japan loves PS2 and GBA.

Take-Two Talks Financials
Yikes--loads of business speak, but the gist is that Take-Two, Rockstar, and Global Star are doing just fine thanks to Grand Theft Auto et al.

September 9th, 2004

Madden 2005 Review
It's a great game, but could it have been better? Read the review.

Shadow Hearts: Covenant Has Gone Gold
If you've got 40 hours to kill and you like role playing games, this news is all about you.

T3: Redemption Hits Stores
It had better be good if it's meant to be redemption for that last crappy game. I'll never get that part of my life back.

Pro Evolution Soccer 4 Gets Cover Athletes...And Referee?
Yep, they're putting a ref on the box.

SingStar Party Gets European Date
Singing along to a PS2 game, alone, where nobody can mock you - a guilty pleasure if there ever was one.

September 8th, 2004

NCAA Football 2005 Review
In honor of college football kicking off, we've got a review of NCAA Football 2005. Notre Dame's gonna stink this year by the way.

EA Ships Burnout 3: Takedown
If your idea of driving involves insitigating the most horrific crashes possible, then you may want to get to the store on Thursday.

Crash Twinsanity Ships
Does the Bandicoot have any good games left in him? Looks like we're about to find out.

Sony Names 5 More Greatest Hits
Five more games get the red skidmark and drop to $19.99. Price drops are the best thing ever to happen to video games.

September 7th, 2004

The Guy Game Review
If you really want to see naked cleavage that bad, your $40 would be better spent on some magazines or DVDs.

Atari Anthology Revealed
The old school revival continues. Will these Atari 2600 cartridges I've been saving for 20 years be worth nothing soon? Cut it out Atari!

ESPN NBA 2K5 $19.99
That's a good deal, no matter how you slice it.

SOCOM II Update This Week
Since the original plan to stop cheaters wasn't cutting it, Sony's got an update.

Most Requested Cheats
Can't hack it in Spider-Man 2? You're not alone. See what games your fellow cheaters are looking for shortcuts in.

September 3rd, 2004

Katamari Damacy Preview
Fans of bizarre Japanese games rejoice--Namco is bringing Katamari Damacy to the US at a nearly-irresistible price.

Rockstar and Interscope Team Up
They're not saying what's going to be on the soundtrack, but based on this venture, I think just maybe, we'll get a little west coast rap.

Star Wars Battlefront Has Gone Gold
So let me get this straight, it's a game set in the Star Wars universe? Whoah.

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Gets An "M"
It's no "Guy Game" but it's another small step for gamers looking for more mature themes.

Armored Core: Nexus Gets A Release Date
Or as it's called in the press release, ARMORED CORE: NEXUS. Stop with the all caps!

Japanese Sales Charts
Last week there were six GBA games on the list. How many are there this time around? Click to find out!

September 2nd, 2004

Hot Shots Golf Fore! Review
Do you know how annoying it is to type a ! in the middle of all your sentences? Lots!

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Gets Game
Global Star, a unit of Take-Two, will publish console and PC games based upon the upcoming movie starring Johnny "I live in France now" Depp.

Atari Bringing Duel Masters to PS2
Good news for fans that want a console-ized Duel Masters game, but bad news for people that pick this up thinking it's a fencing game.

September 1st, 2004

Ace Combat 5 Preview
Game Fan said it best way back in 1995--Ace Combat 5 promises b*tch loads of air to air missles.

Hackers Scoop ICO Sequel Announcement
Sony set to announce Nico, the sequel to Ico, later this month.

Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires Ships
War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Unless you're playing DW4: Empires.

Second Sight Goes Gold
Pre-order it and you can get a snazzy bonus DVD.

Rapala Pro Fishing Available
You ARE a redneck if you had this one pre-ordered. No "might be" about it.

ESPN NHL 2K5 Skates To Stores
It's better than NHL 2005, it's $30 cheaper. Please go out and buy this instead of EA's lame product.

U.K. Top 20
Even acroos the pond they love their Need For Speed. Crazy blokes!

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