Updates (January, 2006)
January 31st, 2006
PS2 Preview: MS Saga: A New Dawn (Hands-On)
We spent some time with Bandai's Mobile Suit RPG and we've got some impressions to share with you.
PS2 Review: True Crime: New York City
This is what happens when everything goes wrong.
PSP Review: Infected
True Crime and Ape Escape Academy may be horrible, but this horror-themed killfest is actually rather fun.
PSP Review: Ape Escape Academy
You didn't think Aaron would let Frank and Cavin have all the review fun did you?
PSP Cheats Updated
We've got new cheats for Marvel Nemesis, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Kingdom of Paradise, Armored Core, and Harry Potter.
EA Predicts Super Bowl Winner
Vegas is predicting a close game, so maybe this will help you figure out who to wager on.
Konami to Release Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence in Two Flavors
And both are too delicious ro resist!
Capcom Offers Custom D-Pad With Release of Street Fighter Alpha 3 on PSP
The adhesive bit, which features increased control capability, comes as a bonus if you order the game from their website.
MS Saga Gameplay footage
This exclusive footage shows the battle system from MS Saga: A New Dawn. Check it out - you know you love robots fighting.
MS Saga: A New Dawn Intro Movie
Check out the game's intro. It's pretty tight.
January 30th, 2006
The 3 Merits of San Andreas (Editorial)
Jack Thompson and the popular media have told us all why the game is bad...but, why is it good?
PSP Preview: Pursuit Force (Hands-On)
Aaron spends some time with Pursuit Force and shares his thoughts on the game.
PS2 Review: Ape Escape 3
More fun than a barrel of monkeys, but perhaps just as unchangingly archaic.
PSP Import Review: Princess Crown
It may not ever make it to the US, but it's the best action RPG you never played!
Monster Rancher EVO Release Date Announced
I know, I know. The suspense is killing you.
World Rally Championship Gets A Publisher
There's also a release date thrown in there, but you'll have to click the story to find that out.
Dynasty Warrior 5 Empires Romances the US
For those of you who still haven't gotten enough of Lu Bu.
Over the Hedge Screenshots Added
These are from the game that is based on the DreamWorks film of the same name. If you like cute animals, you'll like these screens.
January 27th, 2006
PSP Review: PQ Practical Intelligence Quotient
The game tells you how smart you are based on how well you navigate its 3D mazes. It's Metal Gear Solid VR Missions without the guns and explosives.
PS2 Cheats Updated
We've got new cheats and hints for: Ape Escape 3, DMC3: Special Edition, Soul Calibur 3, 25 To Life, Castlevania Curse of Darkness, True Crime NYC, The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, and Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows.
PS3 Video: Crytek Tech Demo
This demo shows off the "CryEngine" from crytek. It basically demonstrates some of the things that developers will be able to pull off on next-gen hardware.
Splinter Cell Delay Official
The rumors are true. There will be no Sam Fisher for you this March.
FF XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan Gets Date
The third expansion for Final Fantasy XI gets an official release date.
Playstation Remains Key Brand in Sony's Arsenal
The company shipped 6.22 million PSPs last quarter and 2006 plans rely heavily on the success of the PS3.
The Godfather Rises to Power on March 21st
The controversial game will be in stores in less than two months.
Cars Screenshots Added
In honor of Disney buying Pixar for 7 billion dollars, we bring you these screens from the videogame version of Pixar's next film, Cars.
New Screens from The Godfather
We've got five new screens from EA's take on The Godfather.
More than 24 New Screens of 24: The Game
Can't get enough Bauer Power?
Worms Open Warfare Video
The Worms continue their march onto evey game system with Worms Open Warfare for the PSP. See it in action here.
January 26th, 2006
PSP Preview: Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX
We go hands on with the Japanese version of Capcom's soon-to-be released Street Fighter game for the PSP handheld.
PSP Review: FIFA 06
It's better than the first FIFA game for the PSP, but is it worth buying? Read Aaron's review to find out.
PS3 Trailer: Fatal Inerita
Have a look at one of the few clips of a PlayStation 3 game in action.
Rumor: Splinter Cell: Double Agent Delayed
It hasn't been confirmed yet, but it looks like we won't be seeing Sam Fisher anytime soon.
Metal Gear Subsistence's Mythical 3rd Disc Appears
Konami puts gamers' hearts to rest as they announce the extra-filled disc for those who pre-order.
New Killzone: Liberation Details
SCEE gives us a little bit of information of the Killzone title being developed for the PSP.
Konami Announces The Silent Hill Experience for PSP
It isn't a game, but it should appeal to die-hard fans.
Here Comes Gradius Collection
Our sources at Konami promised us last month this 5-game set of space shoot 'em ups would be coming to North America, and they were right! Woo!
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology Announced
Capcom to bring arcade ports of its Alpha series to PS2 this summer.
FFXI Expansion Gets New Job
So, you want to be the pirate king?
Latest Japanese Software Sales Data
This just in: The Japanese love the Nintendo DS.
January 25th, 2006
PS2 Review: MVP 06 NCAA Baseball
MVP loses its MLB flavor, but still thrills with its gameplay, in this year's NCAA focused installment.
50 Cent: Bulletproof Sells 1 Million+, Gamers Cry
The movie bombed, why couldn't the game, too?!
DDR In Schools?
There's a catch though; you have to live in West Virginia. Sorry.
Karaoke Revolution Country Revealed
Race Driver 2006 For PSP Announced
So what do we get for waiting an extra six months? Lots? Okay, that's cool.
Torino 2006 Out Now
If you buy Torinio 2006 all of your wildest dreams will come true.
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition Released
Finally sissies like me can play it and it won't be too hard.
Mega64 Rolls Out A New Katamari Video
The creators of other infamous real-life video game parodies provide a sneak peek at one of their new works.
Arena Footbal Video Clip
Here's a little bit of EA's Arena Football game in action. It's due in stores on February 7th.
New Beatmania US Screenshots
20 pictures from the domestic version of Konami's long-running (and long-awaited) music game series.
January 24th, 2006
21 More Screens for Loco Roco
The game continues to prove that the PSP will be receiving some cool, new franchises.
E3 Nixes Booth Babes
The yearly industry mega-event seeks to clean up its attitude (and show floor).
January 23rd, 2006
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Preview (Hands-On)
Sony hooked us up with a preview build of Syphon Filter for the PSP, and we're bringing you our thoughts on how it's looking thus far.
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Video
This short clip shows off a few of Gabe's more interesting weapons. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror is for the PSP and is due in stores March 7th.
Splinter Cell: Double Agent Screens Added
The game is looking amazing, but don't take my word for it, check out the screenshots here.
David Ortiz Motion Capture Video
Big Papi does his thing for the cameras in this short clip of his motion capture session for Sony's upcoming MLB'06 The Show.
January 20th, 2006
PS2 Review: Resident Evil 4
We finally quit playing Resident Evil 4 long enough to give it a proper review. Yep, it's good.
PSP FAQs Updated
We added walkthroughs for Prince of Persia: Revelations and GTA: LCS.
New PS2 FAQs Added
If you're stuck in Kingdom Hearts 2 or Smackdown vs. Raw, you came to the right place.
Silent Hill Movie Theatrical Trailer Released
Frighteningly close to the actual games, might we for once get a good movie adaptation?
Forum: What Are You Willing To Pay For A Console?
Vote and discuss with other members about the pricing of PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Revolution.
New PSP Screens A Go Go
A bevy of new pictures from LocoRoco, Lemmings, and Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X await you inside!
PSP Killzone Not A FPS
Instead, we get an intriguing stealth-action title set in the same universe. Metal Gear Killzone?
Tourist Trophy Site Online
Gran Turismo's motorbiking kin finds a home on the internet.
New Sonic Riders Screenshots
Check out some of the boards you can ride in Sonic Riders.
Neopets: The Wand of Wishing (PSP) Screens
We've got ten brand new screens from the upcoming Neopets game for the PSP.
January 19th, 2006
Majesco Scaling Back Operations
Due to abysmal 2005 sales, Majesco is scaling back to focus on value-priced and handheld software. Everyone liked Psychonauts, but no one actually paid for it, it seems.
Veoh Lends Its Services to the PSP
The independent Internet TV service now delivers most if its 20,000 video library straight to the Playstation Portable.
New Pursuit Force (PSP) Screens
Seven more screens to make our mouths water for this upcoming police chaser.
Tokobot Coming to UK, Europe
Soon, all the world will be able to know Tokobot.
January 18th, 2006
Namco Bandai Announces 2006 Lineup
Always nice to see what we can look forward to. Katamari comes to PSP in March.
New Worms: Open Warfare (PSP) Screenshots
Eschewing the 3D mistakes of the recent past, the series returns to beautiful 2D aesthetics.
Penny Arcade Expo Set for August
PAX is all set for a 3rd go around. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, this is worth checking out. If you're a geek living in the Pacific Northwest, this is a no-brainer. - 0 comments
MVP 06 In Stores Now
Ahh, nothing like the "ping" of an aluminum bat on a cold January day. Play ball!
Stacked Pre-Order Bonus Available
It's not much, but it's better than nothing.
January 17th, 2006
World Poker Tour Coming to PSP
2K Games to produce PSP version of poker game that will allow online play with other PSP, PS2 players.
The Hustle to Hustle the PS2
Another billiards game for the PS2. Yep.
January 16th, 2006
January 15th, 2006
New Megaman: Powered Up Screenshots and Info
Capcom's update to the classic plans to make good use of its level-editing features.
January 13th, 2006
6 New PSP Titles from Sony for Q1
The PSP looks to have a good first quarter with these titles!
1st Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run Screens
These were released 8 minutes ago and we've already got them up for you. You're welcome!
Gradius Portable PSP Screens Blowout
We have 16, yes, 16, new screenshots of Konami's upcoming PSP space-shooter collection.
MLB '6 The Show Trailer Added
Sony's upcoming baseball games is looking great, and this video is worth checking out if you're a baseball fan. I understand A-Rod and Vlad in this video, but why is washed-up Sammy Sosa in there?
New MLB '6 The Show Screens
If you're old fashioned and don't trust those fancy "moving pictures", these screenshots will do just fine for ya.
Harvest Moon: Innocent Life (PSP) Screens
It's looking a little rough around the edges, but why complain about graphics in a Harvest Moon game?
January 12th, 2006
Editorial: Next-Gen and Diminishing Returns
Though the next generation of gaming has yet to get into full swing, the industry needs to be careful when considering how to use the newfound power at their disposal.
PSP Review: Frantix
We take a look at this puzzle game that fell under many people's radars, for good reason.
TMNT Movie-Based Game In the Works
In case you didn't know: Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines, Raphael is cool but rude, and Michaelangelo is a party dude.
US Grandia III Site Arrives
The newest entry into the classic RPG series features an expansive world and likeable characters. Find out more about them here.
Top Ten Selling Japanese Games
Not a banner week for Sony in Japan, to say the least.
Astonishia Story (PSP) Screens
New shots from a Korean-developed Action-RPG.
New Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan Screenshots
Despite the limitations of the PS2, it's still looking pretty good! These pictures from the new expansion showcase a lot of the lizard-like Mamool Ja.
New Suikoden PSP I+II Screenshots (PSP)
These PS1 classics still hold up pretty well, but will the PSP compilation ever get picked up for release on these shores?
January 11th, 2006
PS2 Preview: OutRun 2006
We've put together some info and thoughts on SEGA's upcoming racing game.
PSP Preview: OutRun 2006
It's actually the same preview no matter which version you click, but we need to list both for the sake of posterity.
Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover Announced
You didn't think the Def Jam franchise wasn't going to make it to the PSP did you?
Google Video Now Caters to the PSP
Loads of new content, both pay and free, can now be downloaded to your PSP courtesy of your Google Overlords.
PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient Released
Show your friends how smart you are by mastering this new PSP game. Now doubt the ladies will be impressed as well.
OutRun 2006 PS2 Screens
Some screenshots of the PS2 version of SEGA's upcoming racing game.
OutRun 2006 PSP Screens
We also have a few images of the PSP version of SEGA's upcoming racing game.
BLACK Site Goes Live
Get all the latest info on Criterion's ode to guns.
January 10th, 2006
PS2 Review: World Championship Poker 2
Howard Lederer and seven other poker pros headline Crave's latest poker game. We think budding poker gurus will be pleased.
PSP Review: World Championship Poker 2
Poker on the go, although the PSP version has more rough spots compared to its PS2 counterpart.
Gran Turismo 4 PSP in 2006, Probably
You know it's a slow period for news when the turning of a 5 into a 6 becomes noteworthy. But, hey, it's Gran Turismo!
Ultimate M.U.S.C.L.E. PSP Screens
First batch of screens from Bandai's forthcoming wrestling game for PSP.
PSX Extreme Adds RSS Feeds
For the techies and loyal fans out there, a feed of our updates is now available. You will find all RSS links and shortcuts at the bottom of every page of this site.
January 9th, 2006
PSP Review: Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play
No, you're not experiencing deja vu. Frank has revised his write-up and re-evaluated the game after having had an additional month of playtime and the benefit of a recently-released display adjustment code.
January 6th, 2006
Sony Cuts 10,000 Jobs
CEO Howard Stringer cites scattershot approach to products and music label fiasco as leading concerns.
New Juiced PSP Screenshots
You could probably shave with one of these screenshots, but it's looking pretty good nonetheless.
Tokyo Extreme Racer Drift Announced
If you were worried that the couple hundred racing games the PS2 already has wasn't enough, fear not, another is on the way.
GameFly Top Ten
Come see who tops the list this week.
January 5th, 2006
GTA: Libery City Stories For PS2 Revealed
If you don't have a PSP and you wanted to play Liberty City Stories, your prayers have been answered. Also, a new GTA for PSP was confirmed to be in development.
David Jaffe's Guitar Hero Video
God of War creator gives world look into his personal realm and gives props to Guitar Hero.
Phantasy Star Universe Screenshots
If you were addicted to Phantasy Star on the Dreamcast these will be right up your ally.
Sonic Riders Screens Added
Sega's got another Sonic spinoff in the works, and it's due out in February. Have a look at the screens.
New Tourist Trophy Screenshots
Check out some more screens from Polyphony Digital's motorcycle racing game. It's still looking sweet.
January 4th, 2006
2005 Reader Awards
Come see what your fellow readers had to say about the best games of 2005.
PSP Review: SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo
Daniel gives us the 411 on how the PSP version of SOCOM stacks up against its big brother on the PS2.
Namco, Bandai Smoochy Big Big
Merger of two companies is complete.
New The Godfather Screenshots (PS2)
Those textures must be a mafia torture tactic.
NCAA Baseball Goes Gold
The first baseball game of the year is almost here. Man, that didn't take long.
PSP Connect Launching in March
Sarge, I think we're gonna need a bigger memory stick!
January 3rd, 2006
Send Us Your Game of the Year Submissions
Vote in our poll or send an email to PsxExtreme@gmail.com to let us know about your thoughts on game of the year. The results will be posted later today.
PS2 Review: Trapt
It's a trap!
Capcom Reveals Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition
More content and a low price. That's good stuff.
Latest UK Sales Charts
Check out the top twenty selling games over in the UK. Who ruled the holidays?
Disaster Report 2 Screenshots
No, this aren't pictures from an N-Gage board of directors meeting.
January 2nd, 2006
PSX Extreme's "Extreme Duds" of 2005
Lots of stinkers got released this year. This list isn't all of them, but these are some of the games that left us with an emotional scar that can only be gotten rid of by declaring the game an Extreme Dud.
January 1st, 2006
2005 PSX Extreme Editor's Picks
We're not saying these are the best games of the year, but these are some of the games that ate up a bunch of our time when we weren't hard at work reviewing games for you.