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Updates (November, 2005)

November 30th, 2005

PSP Review: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Another racing game hits the PSP. Read the review to see if it made any great leaps over the previous PSP Need for Speed game.

PS2 Review: The Sims 2
Sims 2 for PS2 is similar to, and very different from, the PC game its based on.

New PSP Firmware Update
Nothing major here, unless you're trying to stream audio off of the 'net or you want to play Windows Media Audio files.

Pursuit Force Coming Spring 2006
It was pretty good at E3, so it should be pretty polished by the time it comes out this Spring.

Activision Extends Spider-Man Deal
It looks like Spidey isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Pinball Hall of Fame Screenshots Added
We've got almost 50 screens of the upcoming Pinball Hall of Fame for the PSP.

25 To Life Trailer
Check out a short video teaser for Eidos' upcoming 25 To Life, which is due in stores this January.

Tomb Raider: Legend Video
It looks we've got all the kinks worked out of our video section, so enjoy another clip, this time of Lara Croft in action.

November 29th, 2005

Sony Announces MLB '06
PS2 and PSP to get Sony's latest baseball game next spring.

MLB '06 PS2 Screens
First screens of Sony's forthcoming baseball game.

The Sims 2 Hitting PSP Early
EA has changed their mind since yesterday, when they said the game would be out December 13th.

Top 10 "Ultra Violent" Games List
Family Media Guide says lots of games are all sorts of mad crazy violent. Find out which games will warp your mind.

November 28th, 2005

PlayStation 3 Will Feature Parental Controls
In the next-gen, parents can prevent little Timmy from beating up ho's in Grand Theft Auto. - 0 comments

UK Gets Exclusive WipeOut Pure Pack
The UK-exclusive Omega Pack is now available. We're so jealous!

Jaws Unleashed Screenshots Added
These screens are a little old, but it IS a game based on a movie that's 20 years old, so it's all good.

THQ Snags "Monster House" License
Another game based on a movie is in the works. I'd type more about it, but I am too busy doing a happy dance.

The Sims 2 Ships for PSP
Now you can teach your little Sim not to pee their pants while you're at work, school, or even Iowa.

November 25th, 2005

PSP Review: Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion
The PSP finally gets its first real RPG! Find out if its worth 40+ hours of your time in our review.

PS2 Preview: MVP 06 NCAA Baseball
It's never too early to think about the upcoming baseball season is it? Come see what EA has in store for their first college baseball game.

PS2 Cheats Updated
We've got new codes for: True Crime: Streets of NYC, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Star Wars Battlefront II, Gun, TMNT 3, The Matrix: Path of Neo, The Warriors, 50 Cent: Bulletproof, and WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006. Enjoy!

PSP Cheats Added
We added cheats for: Infected, Star Wars Battlefront II, Untold Legends, The Con, Astonisha Story, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

Weekly Japanese Software Sales
Pokemon, Pachink, Mobile Suit Gundam... yep, it's a Japanese top ten.

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball Screenshots
College players take the place of MLB players in EA's latest MVP Baseball game. Come take a look at the first screenshots from MVP 06 NCAA Baseball.

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball Trailer
If you want to see EA's baseball game in motion, you can watch a preview for it right here.

November 23rd, 2005

UMD Movie Review: 28 Days Later
Aaron takes a look at one of the better UMD releases.

Black Friday Deals
We poured through retailers' sale ads to cut away the crap and bring you the real PS2 and PSP deals happening this Friday.

Tourist Trophy Trailer
We've got the first video from Polyphony Digital's upcoming motorcycle simulation.

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones Trailer
The Prince is back for another go around in The Two Thrones. Come have a look at the trailer.

King Kong Hits Stores
Wow, and just in time for Black Friday. I didn't see that one coming!

November 22nd, 2005

Xbox 360 Launches
If you were wondering why it was a slow news day, it's because the Xbox 360 has finally launched across North America. Check out our sister site XboxNerds.com to get the skinny on how the launch went. Hey, we love all consoles here, so go share the love.

PS2 Review: Neopets: The Darkest Faerie
The phenomena known as Neopets strikes the PlayStation 2 in this enjoyable adventure game.

UMD Movie Review: Kiss of the Dragon
It's not a bad flick, but is it worth plunking down $20+ on the UMD?

50 Cent IS for Kids?
If you belive what 50 Cent has to say about things, you'll be on the way to the store to get his game for your child tonight.

Sony Launches PSP Portal Site
Sony tries to make browsing the web on the PSP a little less painful.

More Info on Neuros PSP Video Recorder
Neuros talks a little more about their new device which will allow you to record video right on to your memory stick.

Peter Jackson's King Kong Screenshots Added
Come take a look at the big ape in action. After you're done watching Frank work, you can take a look at these screens from King Kong.

November 21st, 2005

PS2 Review: NBA 06
After a year off, Sony's first party hoops game hits the hardwood. Cavin let's you know if it's worth a look, or if it needs to ride the pine.

Spike TV Video Game Awards Winners
The show doesn't air until December, so if you read our story you can impress your friends by rattling off every winner when it does finally show. I can tell you first hand that nothing gets you chicks like showing off your gaming knowledge.

Tivo On PSP
Beginning next year, Tivo subscribers can take their programs on the go with their PSPs.

Monster Hunter Freedom PSP Announced
Gamers in North America will be able to slay dinosaurs and dragons early next year.

November 18th, 2005

PS2 Review: Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
The barrage of reviews continues with Aaron's thoughts on Konami's 9th DDR game.

PSP Wallpapers Updated
11 games and a hot babe...wallpapers.

Katamari Rolling to PSP
Namco just announced that North America will be getting Me and My Katamari for the PSP. Hooray!

Me and My Katamari Screenshots
We've got 15 screens of the PSP game to help get you excited for the game.

Ubisoft to Publish Drakengard 2
That's right, Ubi will be publishing Drakengard 2 when it hits North America in March of 2006.

Japanese Software Top Ten
Look at the bright side - no matter how bad the PSP does from week to week, it's like 100 times better than the Xbox over there.

King Kong Gets Hollywood Talent
The big-budget game based on the big-budget movie is going to have all the main actors from the flick in it.

Crazy Frog Racing Trailer
I just watched this, and I'm at a loss for words. Wow.

November 17th, 2005

PS2 Review: Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
After a long wait the Battlefield franchise finally makes its way to the PlayStation 2. Was it worth the wait? Read on to find out.

PS2 Review: Crash Tag Team Racing
Another Crash-inspired racer and another missed opportunity.

PS2 Review: The Matrix: Path of Neo
Our newest addition to the staff, Mike Weatherup, takes a look at Shiny Entertainment's attempt at reviving the Matrix franchise.

Tokobot Screens and Character Art
We've got some gameplay shots as well as some character art for ya.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max Screenshots
Eight new screens from what looks to be the PSP's first good fighting game.

November 16th, 2005

PS2 Review: Karaoke Revolution Party
Karaoke is totally lame if you do it in a bar every weekend, but it rocks if you're doing it on the PS2 with friends.

PS2 Review: Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
It's the holiday season, and that means it's time for another Tony Hawk game. Does this title manage to keep the series fresh for another year?

True Crime: NYC In Stores Now
Activision says it's in stores now. They did publish the game, so you gotta go with them on this one.

November 15th, 2005

PS2 Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3
Third time is the charm, almost, for Konami's turtle-riffic cash-in.

Dragon Quest VIII Ships
Gamers in North America can now buy the latest installment in the Dragon Quest series, and get a free Final Fantasy XII demo too.

The Chronicles of Narnia Hits Retail
The game based on the upcoming movie is in stores now.

Destroy All Humans! Soundtrack In Stores
If you were groovin' to the tunes in the game, now's your chance to enjoy them even more.

November 14th, 2005

PSP Review: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Fans of the animated series will enjoy Bandai's latest anime-inspired PSP game.

EA Cutting Prices
Some big name games are now $10 or $20 cheaper.

November 11th, 2005

PSP Review: X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse
Props to Vicarious Visions for doing an amazing job porting the game over to the PSP.

Sony Reveals Tourist Trophy
If you were ever playing Gran Turismo and wondered what it would be like if Polyphony Digital did a similar game with motorcycles; well, they are doing a similar game with motorcycles.

New Tourist Trophy Screens
The makers of Gran Turismo are doing a motorcycle game eh? You know this one's looking sweet.

UK Gamers Favoring the PlayStation 3
I guess it would be "favouring" wouldn't it. We kid, we kid. - 0 comments

November 10th, 2005

Soul Calibur III Review
It's a tale of souls and swords constantly re-told, and it's good.

Office Space UMD Review
Hey Aaron, whaaat's happening. Yeahhh, if you could go ahead and review the UMD of Office Space, that would be great. Thaaanks. Oh, I almost forgot - when are you going to start writing?

Japanese Software Sales Data
The PSP did a little better this time around, but it's still not the top handheld in Japan.

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X Screens
The Blue Bomber is getting ready to make the leap to the PSP.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw PSP Info
The PSP's first wrasslin' game gets a release date.

Mega Man Powered Up Screenshots Added
Here are some screens from the second Mega Man game for the PSP that was announced yesterday.

THQ Gets Conan License
Somehow this isn't getting as much press as EA's exclusive NFL deal did. Where's the outrage from Conan fans that demand a choice when it comes to their Conan games? - 0 comments

November 9th, 2005

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Review
After a few dozen dead hookers, a couple hundred wrecked vehicles, and even more stolen cars, Aaron takes a break to review GTA: LCS for the PSP.

Big Trouble in Little China UMD Review
We review the upcoming UMD release of one of the 80's greatest cult classics.

Gradius Coming to PSP
In 2006. But hey, it's a five-game pack!

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows Screenshots
There's nothing but joy to be gained from clicking on these screenshots of Seven Sorrows.

Karaoke Revolution Party In Stores Now
Now your friends can mock your singing AND your dancing, all at the same time. Sweet!

November 8th, 2005

SSX On Tour (PSP) Review
It's a pretty impressive game, but is it worth ten dollars more than the PS2 version? No.

PS3 May Not Have Region Lockout
Aussie chairman hints that PS3 may be import-friendly. - 0 comments

Charity Game Pack Available
ESA and Sony have put out a disc containing three popular games, with proceeds going to charity.

Midway Signs TNA
You know you've hit the big time when you get your first videogame deal. It looks like the WWE is going to have some competition after all.

PSP Gets Bond
James Bond, that is.

New Practical Intelligence Quotient Screens
New screens of the PSP's forthcoming brain-teaser.

November 7th, 2005

Taito Legends Review
Retro fans can gobble up 29 games from Taito's classic catalog.

Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion (PSP) Preview
Finally, a full-fledged RPG is heading to the PSP. Get the skinny on the game right here.

New Kingdom of Paradise Screens
A few more images of Sony's upcoming RPG for the PSP for your perusal.

November 4th, 2005

Shadow of the Colossus Review
Not the amazing game that many people are saying it is? Read the review to find out why.

New WipeOut Pure Download
Sony has made Delta Pack 1 available. Is your memory stick full yet?

BioWare and Pandemic Join Forces
The guys behind Mercenaries, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Battlefront, Destroy All Humans, and Knights of the Old Republic are now one happy family. - 0 comments

Sega Buys GameWorks
Remember when arcades didn't cost a fortune, got new games, and were easy to find? No? Sega's hoping to change that. - 0 comments

The Legend of Heroes Screenshots Added
We'll have a hands-on look at the game for you on Monday, but until then we've added some screens for you to enjoy.

The Matrix: Path of Neo Screens Uploaded
A Matrix game where you can play as the main characters? Woah.

New Guitar Hero Screens
Okay, so screenshots for a music game aren't all that big of a deal. Still, it's nice to know that it's not heinous looking.

November 3rd, 2005

New Black Screenshots
Criterion's out to prove they know more than Burnout, and by the looks of things, they're on the right path.

From Russia With Love In Stores Now
Here's a fun fact that you don't care about: I've never seen any of the Timothy Dalton James Bond films, but I've seen every other Bond flick. Wacky.

Guitar Hero Soundtrack Revealed
Check out the list of songs you'll be rocking out to next week.

Japanese Software Top Ten
Was it the DS or the PSP that had four games in the top ten? The list knows all.

November 2nd, 2005

Ratchet: Deadlocked Review
Cavin shares his thoughts on Insomniac's latest Ratchet title.

EA Inks The Simpsons
Another big license goes to EA. Hopefully they'll do this one the justice it deserves. - 0 comments

PSP Media Manager Now Available
Sony finally decides to release an official product that allows you to use all of the PSP's features. Hooray!

Without Warning Hits Retail
Psx Extreme has established a task force to find out why people weren't warned in time.

World Championship Poker 2 Released
When ESPN 2 decides to show something other than poker, you can just slide on over to the PS2 to get your fix.

2K Games To Publish Da Vinci Code Game
So I guess I am one of the eight people on the planet that hasn't read the book.

November 1st, 2005

SOCOM III: US Navy SEALs Review
Daniel takes a break from shooting bad guys, driving tanks, and planting explosives, to tell you that you need to go out and get SOCOM III. Don't make him mad, just go get it. Trust me, I've seen him wield heavy artillery.

PSP Game Markdowns at Target Stores
Good deals for anyone that doesn't already own some of the PSP's better launch games.

College Hoops 2K6 Screens
Check out the latest screens from 2K Sports' college hoops title.

Konami Ships Two
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 are on the way to stores now.

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