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February 28th, 2005

Sonic Mega Collection Review
Seriously, how long do we have to wait until we can play Sonic CD again? Even with this omission, there's plenty to like in this collection of Sonic games.

Ubisoft Expanding Into Sports Games
With all the talk of EA's tactics killing the competition, one company shows that it's not all over. Yet.

ELSPA Sinks Pirates
Shiver me timbers. It looks like lots of pirates were reduced to former-pirates-now-in-jail courtesy the ELSPA.

February 25th, 2005

PSP U.S. Box Art
It's not much different than the Japanese box, but it's smooth looking, so it's all good.

MLB (PSP) Screens
Did you know it's baseball season? Yeah, the deluge of screenshots tipped me off too.

NBA (PSP) Screenies
Here are the latest screens from 989's NBA game for the PSP. On a side note, did you know that Tom Gugliotta was still playing? Did he even know that?

Dead To Rights 2 PS2 Screens
Namco just sent us a dozen screens of their upcoming sequel to everyone's favorite John Woo-inpsired action game. Woof!

February 24th, 2005

World Championship Poker Review
It isn't pretty, but it is a solid game packed with poker variations, tourneys, and online play.

New Gretzky NHL Screenshots
Sony's done being secretive about their PSP games, so enjoy some new screens.

More World Tour Soccer Screens
Here are the latest shots from 989's good looking soccer game.

Additional Wipeout Pure Pics
This game looks better and better every time I see it. I need to go pre-order this one already.

Atlus Announces Samurai Western
It came out a while back in Japan, and now it's head to the States. Funny how that works.

February 23rd, 2005

Champions: Return To Arms Review
Too much like the original, or improved enough to warrant a purchase? Peter tells it like it is in his review of the game.

SOCOM III Announced for PS2
We've whipped up an early preview based upon info gained from today's press conference.

First SOCOM III Images
We've got 13 high-resolution images of Sony's just-announced third installment in the SOCOM franchise.

Ford Racing 3 Coming Soon...For Cheap
If $19.99 is stretching your wallet too far; you can still afford this game.

U.K. Top 20
This is PS2 news story 3,200 here at Psx Extreme. That's a heck of a lot of news. Good for us! Yay!

February 22nd, 2005

Sega Superstars Review
Dying to use your EyeToy? This one isn't going to save your life.

Sony Confirms PSP Defect
A small number of Japanese units produced in 2004 may have sticky buttons. This product advisory doesn't apply to units made in 2005 or that will go on sale in North America next month.

PSP Software Pricing
The good news is that most PSP games will cost $39.99. The bad news is that Electronic Arts still has its games priced at $49.99.

BattleBorne Announces 6Gun
If you like SOCOM, you may want to keep tabs on this upcoming tactical action game that's coming in 2006.

6Gun Screens
BattleBorne sent over a few early images of 6Gun in action.

February 21st, 2005

MLB 2006 PS2 Preview
We've distilled an encyclopedia of info into what you need-to-know about Sony's upcoming baseball game.

New Playstation 3 Pictures (Mock-Up)
You love them, so we give them.

More New Wipeout Pure (PSP) Pics
I called Paris Hilton on her hacked T-Mobile Sidekick, and asked her what she thought about the new Wipeout Screens. "That's Hot, but don't ever call me again" she said.

World Tour Soccer (PSP) Screens Added
Here are the first screens from 989's World Tour Soccer for the PSP.

First Gretzky NHL (PSP) Screens
You'll care a lot less about the lack of an NHL season after you see what 989's cooking up for the PSP. These screens are pretty impressive.

Even More Ape Escape Screens Uploaded
Holiday? There are no stinkin' holidays for us. Enjoy your day off by looking at these sweet new screens from the the PSP's version of Ape Escape

Vlad Guerro In Action In MLB 2006
Fans of the Disney Los Angeles Orange County Anaheim Angels In the Outfield will enjoy these screens of Vlad Guerro gettin' it done in 989's MLB 2006.

Walkthrough Update
We've got more walkthroughs to put up, but for now we put up Onimusha 2, 007 Nightfire, NBA Street Vol. 2, and Quake III: Revolution

February 18th, 2005

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 Review
Does it improve upon Budokai 2, or is it just another dissapointing DBZ game? Check out our review to find out.

ATV Offroad Fury PSP Screens
We've got some fresh, sharp screens of this PSP launch game.

MLB for PSP Screens
Oh... my... fresh, sharp, and... Game Boy? More like Game Over. Sony's baseball game is looking hot!

Europe Gets Alien Hominid Extras
The good news is you get some cool stuff, but the bad news is you won't be getting it until the end of May.

Tekken 5 Unlockable Characters Revealed
Namco has sent along some incredible looking renders of the unlockable fighters in Tekken 5. Just one click and you can see who they are.

NBA for PSP Screens
Sony also has an NBA basketball game coming for PSP launch. Only the freshest and sharpest here.

New Twisted Metal: Head On (PSP) Screens
Some frizzesh and shizzarp screens that show what happens when Twisted Metal 1 & 2 are united, then given link and online play.

New WipeOut Pure PSP Screens
Still more screens of this must-have futuristic racer that's shipping at launch.

February 17th, 2005

Constantine PS2 Review
A game so mediocre that it's terrible. I hear the movie is okay though.

New TimeSplitters Future Perfect Screens
We've got eight brand new screens from EA's highly anticipated TimeSplitters Future Perfect. Why are you still reading this and not looking at them?

GameCamp Announces Scholarship Contest
For older teens hoping to break into the game industry. This Texas-based job training program is holding a contest to award two people free tuition.

More MLB 2006 PS2 Screens
989 Sports just sent over a new batch of high-rez screens for its upcoming baseball game.

THUG 2 Remix (PSP Screens Added)
We've got three sweet new screens from The Birdman's upcoming foray onto the PSP.

February 16th, 2005

Midway Announces Arcade Treasures 3
Another great compilation for $20. Keep it up Midway!

Brand New Godfather Renders Added
EA sends along some screenshots that we couldn't refuse.

Nanobreaker Ships To Stores
The latest game from the creator of the Castlevania series is now available in stores.

Nanobreaker PS2 Screens
No clue what's going on in these, but the graphics are sharp and the game looks bloody like a Halloween haunted house.

Xenosaga Episode II In Stores
Got some time to kill? How 'bout an RPG? How 'bout Xenosaga II?

February 15th, 2005

Death Jr (PSP) Preview
Our impressions of an early version of Konami's hellish-themed action shoot-'em-up.

PSP Movie Pricing Details
We badgered some company reps and came away with some unofficial but supposedly legit info about movies on PSP.

Konami Publishing Renkogu for PSP
Hudson found a publisher for their cyberpunk action-shooter.

Death Jr. PSP Screens
Our friends at Konami pass along some images of their bizarre third-person shoot 'em up.

More Metal Gear Acid PSP Screens
Is this Konami day or what? New Metal Gear Acid pix.

More Coded Arms PSP Screens
Okay, we admit it, Konami sent us a bunch of stuff to celebrate their 2005 Gamer's Day.

LEGO Star Wars PS2 Screens
We're not kidding. LucasArts is working on a prequel trilogy game that features LEGO toys.

February 14th, 2005

Outlaw Golf 2 Review
It's got hot women, but lousy controls. It's $20, but it gets old quickly. What's the final verdict?

God of War Hands-On Preview
"...a tense sequence that pits Kratos against several foes while climbing up the mast of a ship thatís been devastated by a Hydra." If that didn't get you excited for the game's March 22nd release date, there's plenty more in our preview that should get the job done.

PS3 Section Now Live
If you're looking for all the information we've got on the upcoming PS3, this is where you want to go. Check back often for more updates.

Gallery of PS3 Mock-Ups Added
Yes, we know these aren't really pictures of the PlayStation 3, but they're cool to look at.

Atari Announces A New Matrix Game
I know Kung Fu.

Rise of the Kasai Screens
As the mayor of PSX Extreme, I declare today "Lots of screenshots day!"

Latest Japanese Sales Data
Here's the latest sales information from last week. As usual, Sony did quite well.

FIFA Street Screenshots Updated
We've added tons of new screens from EA's next "BIG" game.

New Kao The Kangaroo Round 2 Screens
You guys across the pond get all the wacky marsupial mascot games. It's just not fair.

February 11th, 2005

Cheats Updated
We've got new cheats for: Mercenaries, Playboy: The Mansion, The Getaway 2, Xenosaga Episode II, NBA Street V3, and Rumble Roses. Go get your cheat on.

Sony Pictures To Release Movies On UMD
Sony's home entertainment arm is slated to begin shipping movies on the PSP's disc format in April.

New MLB 2K5 Details
2KSports, the renamed Visual Concepts, passed along some info about its upcoming MLB 2K5 baseball game.

Bleach PSP Screens
Some new screens of Sony's animated fighting game, which comes out in Japan in March. No word yet on US release, but just look at it... look at it.

Tekken 5 Premium Joystick Revealed
First picture of the joystick to be included with the premium edition of the game.

February 10th, 2005

Tokyo Extreme Racer Coming to PSP
Genki is at work on PSP version of their popular street racing series. First screenshot inside!

Lumines Headed To North America for PSP Launch
Prepare to lose hours of your life trying to make little blocks dissapear. It will happen.

Updated Namco Museum PSP Preview
We've updated our preview of Namco Museum with additional details about the disc's 'game share' mode.

Namco Releasing Tekken 5 Limited Edition
The series has lost some of its luster, but regardless, this is a cool bundle.

EA Reveals The Godfather
Can you believe it? Ea's making a game based on a huge movie license. Crazy.

February 9th, 2005

PlayStation 3 and Cell Updates
Sony, IBM, and Toshiba get the ball rolling toward the PS3's unveiling.

PSP Pre-Order Advice Update
A major game retailer closes pre-orders for the first batch. We offer our insight, which you're free to take or leave.

Close-Up Picture Of The Cell
Here's a good look at the brains behind the Playstation 3.

Knights of the Temple Soundtrack Available For Download
Even better news - it's free. That's not such a bad deal.

Capcom Releases Shadow of Rome
It looks like the game takes place in Rome, so it's not just a clever title.

February 8th, 2005

Scaler PS2 Review
Not sick of adventure games yet? We review GlobalStar's budget-priced entry.

Kessen III Goes Gold
Somewhere, gamers with much more patience than I, rejoice.

Datel Releases 16, 32, 64 MB Memory Cards
I was just grumbling about my full memory card the other day - perhaps my solution has arrived.

February 7th, 2005

Playboy: The Mansion PS2 Review
Playing this game was more painful than my surgery last week. Too bad my pain meds ran out before I had to play this trainwreck. Check out the review of this bad, bad game.

PSP Pre-Ordering Advice
You don't have to shell out $400 just to get one on launch day.

Winback Sequel In The Works
Fans of box-filled warehouses, rejoice!

New SpinDrive Ping Pong Screens
Aaron tops his Cricket screens with a "sport" that's even more obscure. Check out these Ping Pong Screens, they actually look pretty good.

Poker Masters Screenshots Added
Doesn't get much better than Ping Pong and Poker does it? Here are some rather bland screens of an upcoming bargain Poker game.

February 4th, 2005

Updated PSP Launch Information
We updated yesterday's story with some sad news for Europeans. It's still all good news for anyone in North America. March 24th! Yes!

Brian Lara International Cricket Screens
Aaron returns from surgery minus a gall bladder but plus some Brian Lara Cricket screens. This is in response to our poll that says lots of you are European, where he thinks they might play Cricket. He says "You'll be bowling bouncers and hitting sixes in no time if you can take the deliveries from the professionals."

Japan Top Sales Jan 24-30
Looks like the PSP shortage in Japan is over with.

Huge Batman Begins Screenshots
Before he goes off for happy pain-med time, Aaron leaves six giant pictures from EA's upcoming Batman game.

New Ape Escape PSP Screens
This remake of the PSOne game goes on sale March 24th.

New Twisted Metal PSP Screens
The new portable Twisted Metal is looking good. It also goes on sale March 24th.

February 3rd, 2005

U.S. , Europe PSP Launches Confirmed
Sony makes official announcement. Dig deep into your wallet and plan to take the last week in March off.

PSP Launch Software List
24 Titles will be available when the PSP launches on March 24.

Namco Museum (PSP) Preview
In honor of today's PSP news, here's a run down on the upcoming Namco Museum.

Tekken 5 Premium Bundle Announced
A game, a box, and a stick... ooh.

February 2nd, 2005

Walkthrough Explosion (Part six of...many)
More and more guides. Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, Madden NFL 2005, Midnight Club 2, Max Payne, and Maximo

Gran Turismo 4 Release Date
Sony has finally given us a final release date for GT4. Now if they'd only tell us when the PSP will launch here...(!)

Midway Goes Unreal
Well, apart from publishing the franchise, Midway will also be using its engine.

February 1st, 2005

Walkthrough Explosion (Part five of...many)
The flow continues with: Final Night 2004, Firefighter FD18, Jak and Daxter, Jak II, Kessen, Kessen II, Kessen III and The Getaway. Enjoy.

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