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March 31st, 2005

NFL Street 2 Unleashed (PSP) Review
If you like long load times, you're in for a treat! Seriously, the game's decent, but it's just the same old Street again.

More Coded Arms PSP Screens
Konami hits us with 5 more images of their upcoming FPS for the PSP. GTG BRB OK.

New PlayStation 3 Mock-Up Added
Despite the fact that certain big-time websites say we think these are real, THESE ARE NOT REAL PICTURES OF THE PS3. They are however some cool ideas of what the system might look like.

KOEI Announces Two New Games
Shocker; they've got some historically-themed games coming out. At least we know they'll be pretty good, KOEI seldom dissapoints.

March 30th, 2005

MLB 2K5 Review
Last but not least, we review MLB 2K5, bugs and all. It's still a good game, but is it the best of the three? Check out Peter's review to find out.

PSP Not Sold Out?
Sony claims one million sold, but it seems like there are plenty of stores where you can pick up a PSP. We take a closer look at the situation...

Flipnic: Ultimate Pinball
It's obvious Capcom didn't spend a lot of time on the name - let's hope it's being spent on gameplay, where it matters.

March 29th, 2005

Metal Gear ACID Review
Konami turns Metal Gear into a turn-based card game, with excellent results.

New Dead to Rights 2: Hell to Pay Screens
We just received six new screens from the upcoming action game and had to share them.

187 Ride or Die Unveiled
Racing and guns. Sounds good to me.

Datel and the PSP "Get Connected"
Get Connected promises to make the complicated task of managing media files on the PSP a breeze. Now why didn't Sony think of that?

March 28th, 2005

Spider-Man 2 Review
Arnold breezed through Spider-Man 2 for the PSP and has written a review to tell you all about it. Here's the part where you click and read.

Sony Loses Huge Court Case
They're appealing the ruling so this hasn't gone into effect yet, but being forced to stop selling the Dual Shock controller, PSone and PlayStation 2 consoles with the Dual Shock controller included, and 47 games won't be good for the company.

Sony Responds to PSP Dead Pixel Problems
Initially, the company wasn't going to exchange units with dead or stuck pixels. Now, they will, on a case by case basis.

Death By Degrees Review
They should have called this one "Death By Boredom."

PSP Accessory Reviews
We take two screen guards, a travel case, and a starter kit for a test drive.

Metal Gear ACID Passwords
Unlock 5 rare cards instantly.

Pac-Man World 3 (PS2) Screens Added
Check out these brand new screens from the PS2 version of Pac-Man World 3.

Pac-Man World 3 (PSP) Screenshots
We've got 3 screens from the PSP version of the game for you to enjoy as well.

March 25th, 2005

PSP Launch Wrapup
So how did the launch go? We asked around, bugged some people, and generally dug up all the pertinent info.

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Review
One of the GameCube's best series is now on the PlayStation 2, and we've got a review. Click to read more.

Soul Calibur III Announced
Namco is working on a third installment, and this time around, the GameCube and Xbox are left in the cold.

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect Interview
Aaron talks to the guys at Free Radical about their just-released FPS game.

New Soul Calibur 3 Screenshots
We've got the first screenshots from the just announced, PS2 exclusive Soul Calibur 3

Stacked Screens Added
Here are some new screenshots from the poker game Stacked, which is scheduled to hit the PS2 and the PSP this summer.

Southern Sports Week Interviews Frank
Frank talks to Kit Baty of Southern Sports Week about this year's crop of baseball video games. My first radio interview, so please don't laugh.

March 24th, 2005

God of War Review
Peter survived being devastated by a hydra to bring us a timely review of God of War. After beating the game, did he think it lived up to the hype? Check out his review to find out.

WipeOut Pure Review
Arnold gives you the skippy on one of the premier titles of the PSP launch. Is it everything we hoped for? The results may disappoint you...

PSP Cheats Added!
The PSP is one day old and we've already got cheats for: Gretzky NHL, Twisted Metal, Darkstalkers, Wipeout Pure, NFL Street 2, and Ridge Racer.

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix Review
In case you missed it, here's our review of THUG 2 Remix for the PSP.

Twisted Metal Head-On Review
If you're trying to pick out a game to get today, we're re-posting all of our PSP reviews to help you decide. Check out Arnold's review of Head-On.

Need for Speed Underground Rivals Review
Here's our review of the PSP's very own installment in the "Underground" series.

Lumines Review
Sure this is for the import, but the only thing that's different is the language and the load times are better. Check out what we gave the quirky puzzler.

Ridge Racer Review
Yep, another import, but the same story as Lumines. It's in English now, and there are a few more circuits. Is it worth the cash? Read the review.

March 23rd, 2005

Namco Preparing PS1 Collection For PS2
Five games on one disc. Say it with me, "Klonoa."

Activision Ships Two For PSP
Doesn't it suck to have games and no system right before a launch? The wait is almost over...

Namco Announces Pac-Man World 3
25 years old and still going strong. That's pretty good for a yellow circle.

March 22nd, 2005

MVP Baseball 2005 Review
I'm not saying Peter's on the juice, but his hat size is 2 sizes bigger than it was his rookie year. Check out his review of EA's latest sports game.

NBA Strikes Deals With 5 Publishers
New deal encourages competition among existing publishers, and gives NBA suitcases full of money.

Pursuit Force PSP Screens
A few screens of Sony's upcoming car chase game.

Metal Gear Acid! Ships
Don't disregard this one just because it's a card game. It's still Snake, and he never lets us down.

Full Spectrum Warrior Released
If you waited for some PS2 exclusive features, your wait paid off.

March 21st, 2005

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix Review
Arnold continues his romp through the PSP's launch lineup. It's not an angry romp like King Kong or Godzilla, but a romp nonetheless.

MLB 2006 Review
The only performance enhancing drug I took when writing this review was an over the counter multi-vitamin. Jose Canseco injected nothing into my buttocks.

NBA Exclusivity Deal To Be Announced
First the NFL, then Arena Football, then the MLB... and next, the NBA.

Meijer Midnight Madness PSP Event
Midwest supermarket chain plans to put PSP on sale at 12:01.

March 18th, 2005

Twisted Metal Head-On Review
Looking for one of the first reviews of the game? You found it.

FIFA Street Review
Our run of reviewing soccer games continues with a look at FIFA Street.

.hack Part 4: Quarantine Review
Bill takes a look at the not-so-exciting conclusion to the .hack series.

March 17th, 2005

Sony Confirms Europe PSP Delay
Isn't it a bitter irony that the yanks will be playing WipeOut and World Tour Soccer months before the brits will?

PSP Games Already On Sale In US
System launch is next week, but already some games are sitting on store shelves.

UbiSoft Unveils 2005 Software Lineup
Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia... and other such things of that nature.

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect Goes Gold
If you thought your wallet was safe because you made it out of December with some cash left, March has something to say about it.

Codemasters Unveils TOCA 2006
Real car damage is enough to get my attention. Hooray for damaged cars!

March 16th, 2005

North American PSP Arrives at PSX Extreme
Well, we've got our American PSP today along with a number of games. Check out our impressions of the US unit and our blurb about playing THUG2 Remix wi-fi.

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (Hands-On Preview)
Not normally an RPG fan, Aaron has stayed up past his bedtime more than once playing Digital Devil Saga. It's always "Just one more battle! I'm this close to leveling up!" with him.

New WTS Screens
We've got one last batch of screenshots leading up to the game's release. Check'em out.

Gretzky NHL Screenshots Added
Here are some new screens from the one and only hockey game for the PSP.

NBA Screens Uploaded
Just because it's March Madness, doesn't mean we can't enjoy some new screens from 989.

Latest MLB Screenshots
I certify these shots to be free of performance enhancing substances.

March 15th, 2005

Metal Gear ACID PSP Preview
Have we wrapped up all the launch games yet? Is this the most title-heavy launch ever, or what?

989 and MLB 2006 Help Out With Fantasy Drafts
Put down that overpriced Fantasy Baseball magazine and check out who 989 says is going to make or break your draft this year.

EA Unveils Rise of the Imperfects
No, it's not about games rushed to make the Christmas deadline, and no, it doesn't star GoldenEye: Rogue Agent.

March 14th, 2005

THUG 2 Remix Preview
We take an in-depth look at the first Tony Hawk game for the PSP. Anyone care to bet that it won't be the last?

Spider-Man 2 Preview
Spidey fans can get the movie and a game at launch. Where's all the love for guys like Meteor Man, The Phantom, and Daredevil?

PS2 Gets Metal Slug 4 & 5 Pack
Two games for the price of one this summer.

The Movies Screens
Activision sent a pair of shots from their upcoming game that promises to let players make and direct movies in 1920s Hollywood.

March 11th, 2005

Hands-On With Sony's PSP Launch Lineup
After spending some time with the PSP in Washington D.C. yesterday, Aaron posts his impressions of NBA, MLB, Gretzky NHL, World Tour Soccer, Twisted Metal: Head On, ATV Offroad Fury: Blaziní Trails, Ape Escape: On the Loose, Wipeout Pure, and Lumines.

PSP Delayed In Europe
Blame us Americans... Sony's plants are too busy manufacturing the one million units for our launch.

Star Trek Lawsuit Settled
Nope, it's not about saving the TV show. You might get some Star Trek games out of this, so it's not all bad news.

Dynasty Warriors 5 Goes Gold
The words "80 hours of gameplay" are happy words for gamers, yet they strike fear into the hearts of game reviewers everywhere

Panzer Elite Action Released
If you don't have a real tank to drive around, this is the next best thing.

March 10th, 2005

Smart Bomb PSP Preview
We finally tracked down some info on Eidos' surprise PSP launch game. It's a puzzler!

Tomorrow: We Play Sony's PSP Launch Games - Impressions On Them All
Yeah, it looks like today was light on updates, but that's because we were busy playing the PSP! No sympathy? How about we tell you all about tomorrow? It's a deal.

March 9th, 2005

MLB PSP Preview
We run-down Sony's upcoming handheld baseball game, which Aaron will get another look at later in the week... so why did I write this up now?... ah well.

Gran Turismo 4 Breaks PAL Records
I'll take one.

Medal of Honor: European Assault Screenshots
It has been a little while, but EA's got another Medal of Honor game in the works. We've got the screens to prove it.

New Spider-Man 2 (PSP) Screens
This game's looking incredible so far. Check out the latest screenshots.

Composer Narholz To Score X-Men Legends II
It's good to see that the trend of getting big names to compose game soundtracks is continuing.

March 8th, 2005

FIFA Soccer 2005 Review
Last week we reviewed Winning Eleven, and now we take a look at FIFA. Who wins the yearly battle for soccer supremacy?

MVP Baseball PSP Preview
After a bit of peek-a-boo, we've thrown together all the info that's fit to print on EA's upcoming PSP baseball game.

14 PS2 Walkthroughs Added
We've got tons of new guides for: ZOE:2nd Runner, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, Ratchet and Clank 3, WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw, Unlimited Saga, Shadow Hearts 1 & 2, Read Dead Revolver, and many more!

Sony Readying Music Downloads For PSP
Sony announces plans to turn PSP into legit music player.

"Breeze" From Stolen Revealed
She's the arch enemy of Anya Romanov, and judging by these screens, she's not super friendly.

March 7th, 2005

Tekken 5 Review
Peter does his part in celebrating ten years of Tekken by reviewing Tekken 5. He loved it like a fat kid loves cake.

New PSP Game Screenshots
Sony sent us new screens of NBA, MLB, ATV Offroad, and WipeOut Pure.

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Website Goes Live
Atlus has launched the official website for Digital Devil Saga. Click the story to find out more.

New Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Screens Added
If you're too lazy to check out the official site, why don't you at least check out the latest pictures from the game?

Call of Duty Sequel In the Works
Activision announces a sequel to the popular Call of Duty: United Offensive.

Lions Gate To Publish UMD Movies
Another company jumps on the PSP movie bandwagon.

Hot Shots Golf Screens Uploaded
It has been awhile since we've gotten some new Hot Shots screens, but good things come to those who wait.

March 4th, 2005

Winning Eleven 8 Review
We'll have a FIFA review shortly, but first we take a look at Konami's excellent soccer game.

New THUG 2 Remix Screens and Box Art
We've got a few new screens of this impressive looking launch title.

Spider-Man 2 (PSP) Box Art
We'll have some screenshots for you shortly, but until then, have a look at the box art.

New Madagascar Screens
We've added a couple of screens from Madagascar, the game based on the upcoming movie.

13 New Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Screens
To say this game has an intriguing story doesn't do it justice. Nothing like turning into a Zebra, killing someone and then eating'em. Nope.

March 3rd, 2005

PSX Extreme Giveaway: Win a PSP & PS3!
Yep! We're doing it again. Enter to win a Sony PSP & Playstation 3.

Need For Speed Underground: Rivals PSP Review
Arnold reviews the Japanese version of the game, which probably won't differ at all from the English one, since it only came out last week.

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Review
Nope, I wasn't a big fan of this one. Thanks for asking though.

Fantastic Four Preview
We take a look at the game starring the Fantastic Four from Marvel.

Armored Core: Formula Front Coming Stateside
Agetec picks up the controversial PSP mech tech-demo.

March 2nd, 2005

ATV Offroad Fury PSP Preview
Sony gave us a brief glimpse. Here's our report.

New Cheats Added
We've added cheats for: Gran Turismo 4, Ace Combat 5, Silenth Hill 4, Tekken 5, and Forgotten Realms. That's a lot of sequels right there.

Neo Contra Review
We take Konami's top-view run-and-gun shooter for a run.

Metal Gear Solid 4 Coming to PS3
Kojima-san spills a few details about where the next MGS game will end up. - 0 comments

New Fantastic Four Screens
Here are six brand spankin' new Fantastic Four screens. Enjoy!

Bandai Announces New Company
Bandai is expanding their North American facilities. That means more games for us, and that's never a bad thing.

March 1st, 2005

PlayStation 3 Will Host Gran Turismo 5
Mr. Kazunori is dropping all sorts of useful tidbits lately about his popular driving franchise. - 0 comments

First PSP Game Goes Gold
It's not even out yet, and the PSP has almost as many good games as the Nintendo DS.

Price Drop For Upcoming Full Spectrum Warrior
THQ set to release much-anticipated squad FPS at bargain price.

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