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Updates (May, 2005)

May 31st, 2005

PSP Cheats Updated
We've got new cheats for: Hot Shots Golf, Rengoku, THUG 2 Remix, and Archer Maclean's Mercury.

PS2 Cheats Added
Here are some codes for: Stolen, Area 51, Revenge of the Sith, and Midnight Club 3.

Japanese Hardware Sales
Want to see what's hot in Japan? Check out the latest hardware sales.

May 30th, 2005

WipeOut Pure PSP Downloads Available
Using your PSP, or your PC and a USB cable, you can insert a new track, a new craft, and a new team skin into the game.

May 27th, 2005

Pete's Perspective Episode 10: Silence Is Deafening
This week, Pete investigates the strife between voice actors and game publishers. Can you believe we've let him do ten of these things now?

Rengoku (PSP) Review
Konami's robot action game literally is a tower of purgatory.

E3 2005: The Con Hands-On Impressions
We spent some time with the game and its developers at the show. Have a look at one of the big games coming out for the PSP this fall.

Monster Hunter Coming To PSP
Capcom is bringing its multiplayer creature-slayer to the PSP.

tXo hosting THUG 2 Tourney
Think you've got the skills to pay the bills? tXo wants you to prove it.

Current UK PS2 Sales Charts
It's full of the usual suspects - Tom Clancy, Star Wars, GTA...

PS3 To Launch At $300?
There are some new rumors that it might not cost as much as you think. - 0 comments

The Con Screenshots Added
We've got five new screens from Sony's upcoming fighter.

Ratchet: Deadlocked Screens Uploaded
Check out the latest screens from Ratchet's new adventure.

Brand New Neopets: The Darkest Faerie Screenshots
Take a gander why don't ya?

May 26th, 2005

FIFA Soccer (PSP) Review
We gave EA's FIFA Soccer a go, and came away reasonably happy. Is it better than World Tour Soccer? You tell us - we haven't reviewed that one yet.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith Review
The verdict is in. Is this game more fun than a barrel of Wookies, or is it just Bantha poodoo? Pete channels The Force and finds out. This is the review you're looking for.

Psychonauts (Finally) Goes Gold
At long last, the PlayStation 2 version of Tim Schafer's unique and humorous adventure has gone gold.

Mark Ecko Plays Tag With Graffiti Artists
Mark Ecko's game is coming along, and today we learn about some graffiti talent that's helping to make it all possible.

E3 2005: Street Fighter Alpha 3 PSP Announced
PSP to get another classic Capcom fighting game.

New PSP Screenshots
Some images of Infected, Guilty Gear Judgment, and Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen.

May 25th, 2005

E3 2005: Sony Party Picture Update
We've got a few pictures from dohenymusic.typepad.com of the Sony Party at E3 last week. The main act was an all-star band named Camp Freddy. They had members from bands including: Stone Temple Pilots, Sex Pistols, Guns N'Roses, Jane's Addiction, Incubus, The Cult, Manson, Liz Phair, Tone Loc, and yeah, Juliette Lewis. It was sweet!

Madagascar Ships
Hey did ya know a movie was coming out too? You did? Oh.

Activision Acquires Beenox
In case you're scoring at home...

Arc The Lad: End of Darkness Goes Gold
10 bucks says they ship it to stores after it goes gold. Bet me.

May 24th, 2005

NBA Street Showdown PSP Review
If you're not burned out on the whole NBA Street concept, this portable version is worth a look.

E3 2005: S.L.A.I. PS2 Hands-On
We took Konami's upcoming mech game for a test drive at E3.

Paramount Supports UMD
A handful of titles are coming to the UMD, courtesy of Paramount.

E3 2005 A Big Success
If by "success" you mean cramming way too many people into one very loud place, then I guess you're right.

Metal Slug Bundle Ships
Two games for the price of one. That's always good.

E3 2005: PS2 Screenshots Updated
We've got new screens for The Suffering: Ties That Bind, and Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows.

E3 2005: Stranglehold (PS3) Screenshots Added
This one is only listed as "Next Gen" on Midway's site, but it says that it will be released for "Next Gen Systems" so we're adding it to the gallery for now.

May 23rd, 2005

E3 2005: Madden 06 Hands-On Impressions
We tried out Madden 06's new passing game, and came away impressed.

E3 2005: NCAA Football 06 Hands-On Impressions
Lots of pigskin-related updates for you today. Football in May...mmmmmmmmm football.

E3 2005: Karaoke Revolution Party Hands-On
We took Konami's upcoming song and dance game for a spin.

PS3 Screenshots Added
Sony provided us with some screens from their E3 demo reel. These aren't renders either. We know because saw this stuff in motion last week. Screens of Mobile Suit Gundam, Heavenly Sword, Fifth Phantom Saga, Motor Storm, Killzone 2, and Vision Gran Turismo.

PS2 Screenshots Added
E3 may be over with, but we have brand spankin' new screens of Jak X, EyeToy Play 2, EyeToy Chat, EyeToy Kinetic, Genji: Dawn of the Samuraui, Gretzky NHL 2006, SOCOM III, Sly 3, S.L.A.I., Karaoke Revolution Party, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2, Pac-Man World 3, and Okami.

PSP Screenshots Added
New screens of Ys: The Ark of Napishtim, Pac-Man World 3, and Daxter.

Lion's Gate & 20th Century Fox Announce UMD Movie Releases
Good news for movie buffs: Two more notable companies are giving a few of their movies the UMD treatment. The lists are just a click away.

May 22nd, 2005

Pete's Perspective Episode 9: Invincible No More
When reading this editorial, remember that Pete's opinions don't necessarily represent those of the rest of the PSXE staff. Now that you've read the disclaimer, see what Pete's got to say in this special Perspective column.

May 20th, 2005

E3 2005: Huge Booth Babe Update
We've got 26 more pictures of the E3's finest. Hooray!

E3 2005: Photos of the PS3 On the Show Floor
We've got over twenty pictures of the most powerful gaming console on the planet. These shots are smooth.

E3 2005: Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories PSP Blurb
It's stretching it to call this a preview, but Take-Two did let us see the game... they just didn't give us any pictures or let us use our camera.

E3 2005: Sega Shows Off Next-Gen Games
They gave us an early look at Virtua Fighter, After Burner, House of the Dead, and Sonic the Hedgehog. - 0 comments

E3 2005: Ghost in the Shell PSP Hands-On
Bandai is making a new FPS for the PSP based on the Ghost in the Shell anime.

E3 2005: Dragon Quest VIII Display Photos
Dragon Quest VII has a funky controller at its kiosk. If you've always dreamed of a slime controller, your dreams are about to come true.

E3 2005: Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 3 Hands-On
Krome Studios let us take their next Ty game for a spin.

E3 2005: Shadow The Hedgehog Hands-On
Sega's new Sonic-less game plays a lot like Sonic Adventure... and actually, Sonic IS in it.

E3 2005: Virtua Tennis PSP Hands-On
We take the only tennis game coming out for the PSP for a test drive.

E3 2005: One Piece: Grand Battle PS2 Hands-On
Fans of the cartoon can look forward to this 3D fighter...

E3 2005: Bandai Unleashing Four Fighting Titles
If you know what Gundam, One Piece, Inuyasha, and/or Zatch Bell are, then you may want to clicky click.

E3 2005: PSP Screenshots Update
Screens for Metal Gear ACID 2, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Virtua Tennis.

E3 2005: PS2 Screenshots Update
We have added screenshots for Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 3, Shadow the Hedgehog, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, One Piece: Grand Battle, Zatch Bell!, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Zeta Gundam, and Inuyasha.

E3 2005: More Pictures From the Show Floor
Here are twenty new shots from the show floor. Check out the cool Katamari ball that you could add stuff to. E3 is filled with many things.

E3 2005: Sony Party Setlist
Jimmy Eat World opened the show, and then an all-star band named "Camp Freddy" came on. They had members from bands including: Stone Temple Pilots, Sex Pistols, Guns N'Roses, Jane's Addiction, Incubus, The Cult, Manson, Liz Phair, and yeah, Juliette Lewis. Nuts.

May 19th, 2005

E3 2005: More Booth Babes
All this reporting we do, and this is the most popular feature. Here are some more women for you to drool over. You're welcome.

E3 2005: Burnout Revenge Hands-On
It's good. You need it. You want it.

E3 2005: Burnout Legends Hands-On
One of the front runners for Aaron's Game of the Show is Burnout Legends. It's digital crack. Enough of this stinking updating, it's time for more Burnout!

E3 2005: SOCOM PSP Hands-On
Single player, multiplayer, connectivity with SOCOM III PS2, and more.

E3 2005: Blitz The League Hands-on Impressions
We got spaned in a game of Blitz The League, but we still had fun. Check out our impressions of the game.

E3 2005: Soul Calibur III Hands-On
More of the same, but improved... and a PS2-exclusive.

E3 2005: Final Fight: Streetwise PS2 Hands-On
We take Capcom's upcoming beat 'em up for a spin. Finally, another Final Fight.

E3 2005: Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Hands-On
Aaron breezed through the demo on the show floor and has some thoughts on the experience.

E3 2005: Castlevana Curse of Darkness Hands-On
We took Konami's next PS2 Castlevania for a test drive.

E3 2005: Death Jr. PSP Hands-On
We got a chance to play Capcom's upcoming nightmare-themed action game.

E3 2005: Coded Arms PSP Hands-On
Our impressions of Konami's futuristic first-person shooter for the PSP.

E3 2005: Capcom Classics Collection PS2 Hands-On
Capcom is putting 20 classics onto one disc! Street Fighter, Ghouls n' Ghosts, Section Z, and more.

E3 2005: PlayStation 3 Screens Added
Here are some new screens for Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Madden 06, Tiger Woods 2006, The Godfather, and NBA Live 06.

E3 2005: Blitz The League Trailer
Watch the trailer to see the game in motion. If you're not on broadband, you might want to skip this one.

E3 2005: Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Trailer
Here's the trailer for the next game in the Mortal Kombat series. 56k users will want to avoid this one.

E3 2005: PS2 Screenshots Updated
We've got new screens for: From Russia With Love, The Sims 2, NCAA Football 06, Madden 06, Medal of Honor: European Assault, Battlefield 2, The Godfather, Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Ed, Edd n' Eddy, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, Blitz The League, The Bible Game, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, Final Fight: Streetwise, Killer 7, Resident Evil 4, Capcom Classics Collection, Soul Calibur III, and We Love Katamari.

E3 2005: PSP Screenshots Updated
We've got some brand spankin' new screens from The Sims 2, Midway Arcade Treasures 2, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo, Midnight Club 3, and Dead To Rights: Reckoning.

E3 2005: The Konami Report
Konami showcases sequels galore for Metal Gear Solid, DDR, Karaoke Revolution, and Castlevania. Check it out. Now.

E3 2005: Kingdom Hearts 2 Impressions
Square didn't show off Final Fantasy XII, but they did show Kingdom Hearts 2. See how we felt...

E3 2005: Radiata Stories Impressions
Radiata Stories was displayed at Square's booth. Take a look.

E3 2005: Dead To Rights Reckoning PSP Hands-On
Namco is bringing its Hollywood style action game to the PSP. Our impressions.

May 18th, 2005

E3 2005: Booth Babes Pictorial
Aaron gets the rough job of finding beautiful booth babes to share with you all. Poor guy.

E3 2005: Fight Night Round 3 Screen Added
We've got a direct feed screen from EA's Fight Night Round 3 for the PlayStation 3.

E3 2005: Photos From the Show Floor
More camera duty for Aaron as he snaps pics of some of the more interesting sights on the show floor.

E3 2005: Burnout Legends (PSP) Screenshots
We've got some sick new screens from EA's gift to gamers. This game is going to be great.

E3 2005: Burnout Revenge (PS2) Screens
Here are some new screens from the sexy Burnout Revenge. EA has squeezed some extra juice out of the PS2 for this one.

E3 2005: Photos of Madden 2006 On the Show Floor
Here are a few quick shots of what you can expect from Madden this year. Just a taste. Enjoy it!

E3 2005: Photos of the PSP on the Floor
We've got some pics from the show floor. Power and Internet outages be damned! We are getting you the goods!

E3 2005: We Love Katamari PS2 Hands-On
Namco let us play a demo of their next clump-rolling game. Yes, it rules.

E3 2005: The Bible Game Hands-On
We played Crave's Bible-based party game and... it's not bad.

E3 2005: The Eidos Report
We've got some new information on some upcoming Eidos offerings, including new Hitman and Tomb Raider games.

E3 2005: The Ubisoft Report
Check out some of the latest information on some upcoming Ubisoft games, including the next Prince of Persia excursion.

E3 2005: Four PSP Games Get Dates
Release dates, not girls.

E3 2005: Fox To Release UMD Movies
5 titles are coming this July, with more to follow.

E3 2005: Logitech Introduces New PSP Gear
Another case and a speaker set, in particular.

E3 2005: SanDisk 2GB Memory Sticks For PSP
Coming soon to a PSP near you.

New Driver In 2006
Sure, you might be jaded after Driv3r, but early indications are that Reflections is getting back to its roots. Check out the early 411 here.

May 17th, 2005

E3 2005: The Getaway Screenshots
We've added early shots of The Getaway running on the PS3.

E3 2005: Killing Day Screenshots
Check out UbiSoft's gritty looking first person shooter.

E3 2005: Formula One Screenshots
Liverpool Studio brings us a new F1 racer. This one is a must see.

E3 2005: Eyedentify Screenshots
Check out Sony's quirky looking (what we presume to be) MMORPG.

E3 2005: Warhawk Screenshots
Incognito brings Warhawk back, and for the PS3! First shots.

E3 2005: Devil May Cry 4 Screenshots
Capcom showed off a little teaser of the 4th DMC. Check out the screens.

E3 2005: I8 Screenshots
Insomniac shows off their PS3 shooter. First screens.

E3 2005: First PS3 In-Game Screens
KOEI has released a few screens from the upcoming game Ni-Oh, which is being developed for the PlayStation 3. Drool.

E3 2005: PS3 Games List
We've compiled a list of the games that were shown at Sony's Press Event yesterday. Devil May Cry 4, Metal Gear Solid 4, the list goes on and on... - 0 comments

E3 2005: PS3 Specs & More
Double HDTV output, wireless controllers, full PS1/PS2 backward compatability... oh my. - 0 comments

E3 2005: Heavenly Sword PS3 Impressions
Sony showed off footage of a Chinese-themed action game that looked very reminiscent of God of War. - 0 comments

E3 2005: F1 for PS3 Impressions
Our impressions of the demo that Sony off yesterday. - 0 comments

E3 2005: Pre-Show Pictures From L.A. Convention Center
We stopped by the convention center to see what was happening, and snapped a few pictures while we were there. Check out the banners for the PS3 here.

E3: 2005 Photos: Sony 2005 Press Event
We've got over 60 pictures of Sony's E3 Press Event. If it happened, we took a picture. Check it out!

May 16th, 2005

E3 2005: Playstation 3 Pictures Released
Sony has unveiled their 3rd console. Take a look now!

E3 2005: Chang3 Is Upon Us: Behold the PlayStation 3
After lots of hype and waiting, we've finally got details about the system that everybody's been asking about. Click to read about the first PlayStation 3 details. - 0 comments

E3 2005: Publishers React to PS3
We weren't the only people impressed with the PS3. Check out some reaction from some prominent industry players. - 0 comments

E3 2005: 2K Sports Delivers Its PS2 Lineup Card
As we kick off our E3 2005 news coverage, we reveal 2K Sports' PS2 lineup, which has five games that you're going to want to play.

E3 2005: Capcom Unveils New Final Fight, Devil Kings
Even though the big show hasn't officially started yet, Capcom reveals two new games... including the revival of a classic franchise.

E3 2005: Return To The World In .hack//G.U.
Bandai prepares to bring players back to the world of .hack with this upcoming PS2 exclusive. Read more here... you know you want to.

2K Games To Publish 24: The Game
We've got some early details on the game that will have Jack Bauer fans drooling, which may come out just in time for the next 24 season.

Atlus Prepares Magna Carta: Tears of Blood
You can never have enough RPGs, can you? Atlus doesn't think so... here's the early 411 on their next big project.

May 13th, 2005

Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower PSP Review
We take Capcom's 2D fighting game for a spin and come away pleased... not to mention looking forward to a future Street Fighter game.

Pete's Perspective Episode 8: Pete's Wrath
Pete's all business this week as he tackles the negative reaction to Rockstar's latest game and the issue of responsibility in gaming.

Midway Prepares Another Blitz
Who needs the NFL and NFLPA licenses? Midway doesn't, apparently, and Blitz: The League could very well prove it. Pete reports from the sidelines.

Agetec Revamping Armored Core: Formula Front
Due to disappointing sales of the Japanese game, Agetec is re-working the game to include actual hands-on combat.

May 12th, 2005

Enthusia: Professional Racing Review
Pete rolls out a review of Enthusia: Professional Racing. You'd read it, if you knew what was good for ya.

Activision Publishing Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3
Aussie dev Krome inks deal with Activision to co-publish the yellow marsupial's third game

Namco's E3 Lineup Announced
Lots of good games in this list. We'll have more for you next week from the show floor.

Hip Games Detail E3 Games
Check out what Hip Games is going to being showing off next week.

May 11th, 2005

PSP Gets GBC Emulator
Don't get too excited just yet - there is a catch.

EA Announces E3 Lineup
We've got a big ol' list from EA about what games they are showing at E3. It includes platforms other than the PS2, so check it out.

Curious George Games In Production
The "man with a yellow hat" tipped us off that there are some Curious George games in the works.

SOE Publishing GripShift and FRANTIX
Two titles from indie developers are coming to North America.

Majesco Unveils E3 Lineup
I never expected another "Boy and His Blob" game, but it looks like it's on the way.

May 10th, 2005

SEGA Serves Up Virtua Tennis For PSP
SEGA's surprise PSP announcement caused quite a "racquet" here at PSXE. Peter serves up the first details inside.

McNabb Named Madden NFL 06 Cover Athlete
Eagles fans: Hold your breath. Donovan McNabb is officially next on the clock for the Madden curse.

King Kong Set To Terrorize E3
Peter Jackson fans will go ape after reading this announcement. Pete's got the first details of Ubisoft's latest collaboration.

Crave Announces The Bible Game
The antithesis of Grand Theft Auto and God of War is coming to the PS2.

World Championship Poker 2 Announced
Crave plans to include real players this time. Oooh.

May 9th, 2005

Prepare To Be Bully-ed By Rockstar
Rockstar takes the wraps off of a new... school simulator? Don't be a dunce and check this out!

Wade Named Cover Athlete For NBA Live 06
As if Dwyane Wade already hasn't had a great season, EA makes it a little better naming him this year's Live cover boy. Bounce on in for more details.

S.L.A.I Website Goes Live
Konami launches a website for the futuristic online robot gladiator game. Curious? Check out the site.

May 7th, 2005

Pete's Perspective: Episode 7
Pete weighs in on Namco, Bandai, and NyQuil this week. Yep, you read that right. Now off with ya, go enjoy the article.

Burnout Legends Coming To The PSP
I'm sure I'm not the only one who let out a "Hell yeah!" when I saw that EA was bringing the Burnout Series to the PSP.

2K Sports Unveils Top Spin For PS2
It has been a while since we've seen a good tennis game for the PS2. Hopefully this means the wait is over.

May 6th, 2005

Namco Museum Battle Collection PSP Preview
We've updated our preview to reflect the fact that the NA release will have MORE games than the JP release did. Neener neener neener.

Space Invaders Pocket PSP Preview
Taito is releasing a Space Invaders collection in Japan, but it's so light on features that we may not see it released in North America.

Intelligent License PSP Preview
Frank previews another game that probably won't see the light of day in the west.

May 5th, 2005

Destroy All Humans! Preview
Peter takes a look at the upcoming game from THQ, which is due out next month.

NHL 06 Cover Athlete Announced
EA has revealed who will be gracing the cover of their next hockey game.

NHL 06 Screenshots
We've got the first screenshots from EA's upcoming hockey game.

Destroy All Humans Screens Added
We've got some screens to go along with the preview.

May 4th, 2005

ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails Review
ATV racing comes to the PSP in excellent fashion.

Medal of Honor: European Assault Preview
Looking forward to the next Medal of Honor game? Check out our preview to find out more about it.

Free Downloads For Your PSP
Free video for your PSP from Heavy.com. Hooray for free stuff!

SSX 4 In the Works
After a short break, it looks like the SSX series is headed back to the PS2.

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee Ships
Tiger Woods was a snoozer with its long load times. If you want a speedy round of golf, this is the game for you.

May 3rd, 2005

Gretzky NHL Review
It took us so long to review this stinker because our editors kept passing the buck on it. Eventually, someone took one for the team on this pile of...

Burnout Revenge Preview
Check out the latest info on Criterion's insane racing game.

Enthusia Drives To Retail
The highly-anticipated game from Konami has shipped to stores everywhere.

Desmond Howard Teams Up With EA
Guess who is going to be on the cover of NCAA 06.

May 2nd, 2005

Sony Announces Six More For 2005
Ico and MediEvil sequels get dates. We mean release dates, not prom dates.

Bandai And Namco To Merge
Two more big companies join forces. Who's next?

Smart Bomb Goes Gold
Cut the red wire! No, the blue one! If this kind of pressure is your thing, you might want to give Smart Bomb a look.

PSP Gets More Support
Could Uncle Rico, Napoleon and Tina be coming to UMD? It looks that way. Now leave me alone! Gosh!

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