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Updates (January, 2005)

January 31st, 2005

Walkthrough Explosion (Part four of...many)
More frigin guides, people! Beyond Good and Evil, Burnout 3: Takedown, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, Devil May Cry 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, Driv3r, and ESPN NBA 2K5. The best part is that we've got dozens more.

New Castlevania Announced
Konami drops details on the newest PS2 'Vania title.

Konami To Publish Death
...Death Jr. that is, the first PSP game ever publicly demonstrated.

January 27th, 2005

Toca Race Driver 2 Annouced for PSP
Codemasters revealed that they are hard at work on a PSP version of Toca Race Driver 2, and it sounds impressive.

Toca Race Driver 2 (PSP) Screenshots
We've got 20 smoking shots of this newly announced racer.

January 26th, 2005

Walkthrough Explosion (Part three of...many)
14 new entries made. We've updated guides/walkthroughs for: Jak III, Scooby Doo: Night of 100 Frights, Rayman 2: Revolution, Rogue Ops, Scooby Doo: Mystery Mayhem, Silent Hill 4: The Room, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, Socom II: US NAVY Seals, Spider-Man 2, Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time, The Sims: Bustin' Out, The Sims, The Urbz: Sims in the City, and Unlimited Saga.

Pinball Hall of Fame Review
It's not much of a "Hall of Fame" but for the price, it's not to shabby. Best Buy has it for $10, if you're interested.

Sony Talks Silver PStwo
Is it coming out, and does it exist? Click to find out.

EA Comments On Take-Two's Deal
EA poo-poos the deal, saying it's "Stupid Money."

EA Completes Deal For DICE
Meanwhile, in other news, EA continues taking over the world.

January 25th, 2005

Sony Comments on PSP Defects
Mine's got issues, but not the one that's causing all of these returns.

Playboy: The Mansion Ships
This is the closest you're ever getting to a Playboy Bunny without being charged with stalking.

Gallop Racer 2 Screenshots
You know you love the horsies! Yes, you do! No? Check out these screens anyway.

Take-Two Creates 2K Games
Take-Two Stays in the news with their announcement of 2K Games.

Pinball Hall of Fame Screenshots
We've got some screenshots and the box art for Pinball Hall of Fame, the $9.99 budget title from Crave Games. Look for a review later this week.

January 24th, 2005

Mercenaries Review
It's a ton of fun to play, but it does have its issues. Check out our review here.

Take-Two Gets the MLBPA
The battle for sports game supremecy continues...

Cheats Updated
We've got new cheats for: Mega Man X8, The Punisher, and NFL Street 2.

Worms 4 Mayhem Screens
The Worms are back, and we've got the screenshots to prove it.

January 21st, 2005

Lumines (Import) PSP Review
That's right, another PSP review is here for your reading pleasure. We've got a review of Lumines, the hottest puzzle game in Japan right now.

Dragon Quest VIII Screens
If you're one of the people that voted in our poll that they've beaten multiple RPG's, here's an update for you.

Delta Force: Blackhawk Down Announced For PS2
It's based on the PC game of the same name, but they promise all sorts of new goodies.

MX Vs. ATV Unleashed Screenshots
Like motorcycles? This game's for you. Like ATV's? This game's for you.

Japanese Software Sales
Did Gran Turismo 4 continue its run as the #1 game? Click and find out.

January 20th, 2005

Advent Shadow (PSP) Screens
Check out these new screens from Majesco's upcoming Advent Shadow for the PSP.

Activision Acquires Developer
But who could it be? Why am I asking? I wrote the news story!

MLB 2006 Gets A Cover Boy
But who could it - eh nevermind. It's Vlad Guerrero of the California-Anaheim-Los Angeles-Disney-Angels, or whatever they want to be called these days.

January 19th, 2005

Walkthrough Explosion (Part two of...many)
We've posted walkthroughs/strategy guides for: Alien Hominid, FIFA Soccer 2005, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Maximo vs. Army of Zin, Mission Impossible: Operation Surma, Pitfall: The Lost Expedition, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, and Ratchet and Clank. Enjoy.

Sega Classics Collection Preview
Frank brings it with a big ol' preview of Sega Classics Collection. If you're old school, you need this game.

Sony Comments on PSP "Update" Software
An update that ruins your PSP? Count me out.

Sony Announces World Tour Soccer 2006
Looks like we'll be getting three soccer games in North America. I can't be the only one that's happy, can I?

George A. Romero Game In The Works
Spooky games never go out of style it seems, so here's one more.

January 18th, 2005

Infected (PSP) Preview
We've got a preview of the just-announced PSP game from Majesco.

Infected Screenshots
If you don't want to read our preview, you can just check out these pretty pictures from the game.

EA and ESPN Sign 15-Year Deal
Not a week seems to go by without EA making a huge deal, and this week is no exception.

The Punisher Heads To Stores
Hmm, a comic book, turned movie, turned game? That's a new idea!

15 New Super Monkey Ball DX Screenshots
I'd have added more, but that's as high as I can count. Sorry! I'm a writer, not a math-counting-guy.

Pelican Reveals New 7" Monitor
Finally a proper solution for those of us looking to take the PStwo on the road with us.

January 17th, 2005

NFL Street 2 Review
Get your Monday started off right with our review of NFL Street 2.

Shining Tears Pics Uploaded
We've got some gorgeous new screens from Shining Tears, an RPG based on the classic Shining Force series. It's due out this March, if you're interested.

Japanese Game Sales For Jan 3-9
I wonder if they remembered to count Arnold as the proud owner of the #1 game in Japan...

New Tenchu: Fatal Shadows Screens Added
Here are some new screens from Sega's take on the popular series.

January 15th, 2005

Walkthrough Explosion (Part one of...many)
We've posted walkthroughs/strategy guides for: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Alias, Def Jam: Fight for NY, Cy Girls, Driv3r, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, HeadHunter: Redemption, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, Dead to Rights and kill.switch.

January 14th, 2005

Top Selling Games Of December
EA dominates the charts, but there are quite a few surprising games that sold well. Check out the list.

New Pilot Down:Behind Enemy Lines Screens
Check out these cool pics from Pilot Down. The game's based on the stories of American pilots shot down over occupied Europe during the Second World War, and uses a comic book style presentation to tell its story.

Japanese Console Sales
What's the leading system in Japan? It's a handheld, but made by whom?

Conspiracy: WMD Screenshots
The United States wasn't able to find any WMD's in Iraq, but we dug up some new screens from the upcoming Conspiracy: Weapons of Mass Destruction. We didn't even have to come up with a phony war to do it!

January 13th, 2005

Ape Escape (PSP) Preview
Two Ape Escape games for PSP? Yep. This one is a remake of the classic 1999 PSOne game.

Playboy: The Mansion Goes Gold
You do realize that your parents aren't going to let you get this, right?

Rugby 2005 Coming Stateside
Perhaps they'll do a better job of teaching us Yanks how to play in this version.

Sony Loses Force Feedback Case Again
Judge tells Sony to begin paying licensing fees to a company that's now partly-owned by Microsoft.

NARC To Cost Twenty Twin Twin
Midway announces budget price for upcoming cops vs. thugs action game.

January 12th, 2005

FIFA Soccer 2005 (PSP) Shots
I can't let Frank have all the screenshot fun today - here are the first shots from EA's upcoming soccer game.

New NFL Street 2 (PSP) Pics Added
Here's 11 juicy pictures from the PSP version of NFL Street 2. Paris says "That's hot."

Stolen (PS2) Screens
No, we didn't steal these. Here are a few more screens of Hip Games' upcoming stealth action game.

NBA Street Showdown (PSP) Screens
We got our hands on a few screens from EA BIG's upcoming PSP basketball game.

MVP Baseball 2005 (PSP) Screens
Okay EA, Alright already! Tell Sony to release the system so we'll buy your games.

January 11th, 2005

Gran Turismo 4 Review (Complete)
The entire Gran Turismo 4 review is now up. So go on and finish where you left off from.

Pursuit Force PSP Info Leak
Details trickle about about a new game SCEE is working on for the PSP. Official announcement to come later.

The Getaway Sequel Released
Let's hope they took some time to iron out a few of the many problems that plagued the original game.

Atari Holds On To Dragon Ball
In other news, EA must wait five more years before holding every license on the planet.

Suikoden IV Ships
Got 40 or 50 hours to kill? Here's something for you to do.

January 10th, 2005

Gran Turismo 4 Review (Part One)
It took a lot of punching and kicking, but after some internal bleeding Arnold finally started writing a GT4 review. Here's part one and part two will follow tomorrow.

Rockstar Announces GTA and Midnight Club for PSP
These two are coming to the PSP much sooner than you think...

EA And AFL Ink Pact
In addition to the NFL, EA Sports now has a lock on Arena Football also.

PSP May Cry
Capcom is bringing their popular hack and slash action game to PSP.

January 7th, 2005

Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 (PS2) Review
We come away pleased with Konami's latest karaoke game, which features a new two-mic duet mode.

Logitech USB Handheld Microphone Review
It's been a while since we reviewed a piece of hardware, but this one's worth the attention.

Worms Headed to PS2
Hooray for Worms! If you haven't played any Worms titles before, you're in for a treat. Ask any Dreamcast owner, all 100 of us, we'll tell ya how much fun playing with worms can be.

Mercenaries Goes Gold
If you're excited about this game after reading our impressions, then you'll be glad to know the wait isn't much longer.

Tales of Eternia (PSP) Screens
No word yet on a US release, but these screens of Namco's PSOne-turned-PSP RPG sure look hot, especially the anime video snippets.

Japan Top Sales Dec 27 to Jan 2
Media Create releases its list for the week between Dec 27 and Jan 2, and also provides cumulative totals for 2004.

January 6th, 2005

Mercenaries Hands-on Preview
We take LucasArts' latest game for a spin, and it was a blast. Come check out our take on Mercenaries.

New Mercenaries Screens
If you don't want to read about the game and just want to stare at purty pictures, this is the story for you.

North American PSP Software Lineup
Some titles are bound to move up and down this list, but here's a compilation of what we currently know.

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix (PSP) Screens
The graphics in this game alone make the PSP look oh so tantalizing.

Twisted Metal (PSP) Screens
Four from CES.

More Coded Arms (PSP) Screens
Only 2 more, but hey, they look nice.

More Dynasty Warriors (PSP) Screens
Still in Japanese, but KOEI is madly translating for a March/April US release.

January 5th, 2005

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Review
It doesn't live up to the GoldenEye name, but it's not horrible. Check out our review.

Secrets Remain After Vegas PSP Unveiling
Sony gives North American media first look at system and games, but continues to stay mum on the exact release date and launch price. Grrr. Hulk smash.

Capcom Announces Darkstalkers Chronicle (PSP)
You saw this coming. Capcom will release their Darkstalkers Chronicle fighting game when the PSP ships in North America.

ESPN MLB 2K5 (PS2) Screenshots
ESPN Videogames has passed along a dozen screens of its upcoming baseball game, which look suspiciously retouched.

Japanese Top Ten
Hmmm, an RPG leading the way? Crazy!

January 4th, 2005

The Polar Express (PS2) Review
Silly wabbit, this game is for kids.

PSP Gets Massively-Multiplayer Online RPG
Sony Online Entertainment pulls the wraps off of Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade.

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade (PSP) Screens
Seven pix of Sony's upcoming MMORPG for PSP.

U.K. Sales Charts
It doesn't seem to matter what side of the Atlantic you're on; people dig NFS: Underground 2.

January 3rd, 2005

PSP Announcement Imminent
Sony invites press to PSP event to take place Wednesday.

PSX Extreme Gets Gran Turismo 4
And in the process loses Arnold. When will we get him back? Judging by his ramblings on the game, it's not going to be anytime soon.

PStwo Pelican Joystick Problems
Some Real Arcade sticks aren't working when used with the slim PS2.

Japanese Hardware Sales Numbers
You don't know how many Wonder Swan Crystals they sold in Japan last week? Man, you are so lame.

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Screenshots
We've got some shots of the next game in the Star Wars universe.

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The PS4 exclusive(s) reveal in December will be...
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