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Updates (February, 2006)

February 28th, 2006

PS1 Review: Street Fighter Collection 2
That's not a typo. We've just posted our first PSOne review in more than four years. Why? To make sure our database includes one of the best fighting game compilations ever produced.

Superman Returns Trailer
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a lame caption for a news story!

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Revealed
More Mortal Kombat action is on the way for your PS2.

Mortal Kombat: Unchained Announced
Don't worry, the PSP is getting some love too.

FIFA Street 2 Hits Stores Today
It's only $30 - unless you want it on the PSP, in which case it's $40.

Black In Stores Now
The highly-anticipated shooter is in stores now.

Will Wright's Spore to PSP?
A job listing points to handheld versions of his upcoming civ-building game.

Metal Gear Saga Hitting Stores
The belated bonus disc for MGS3: Subsistence is now available.

February 27th, 2006

PS2 Review: Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure
Throw up some tags and beat down some police-state cops? Bannable in Australia maybe, but it makes for a great game from graffiti artist and clothing designer Marc Ecko.

PSP Review: DJ Portable Max (Import)
A Beatmania clone that's better than Beatmania and one of the best reasons to own a PSP right now. DJ Portable Max is rockin' some faces off!

PSP Firmware 3.0 Rumors Abound
A whole bunch of apps on the way or just a bunch of hooey?

Sony SPOTs Japanese Gamers Some Demos
Kiosks let passers-by try before they buy.

February 26th, 2006

PS2 Review: Wild Arms 4
A revamped battle system and fun dungeon design keep Wild Arms strong!

Out This Week!
A surprisingly packed week with several RPGs and sports titles released, all headlined by action opuses 24: The Game and Black. What deserves your money?

Sony Sells Metreon
Reality bites.

February 24th, 2006

Rumor: PSP Camera, Multiple Colors, 4GB Flash?
The rumors continue to fly about the PSP getting a makeover.

FIFA Street 2 Soundtrack Revealed
How come only FIFA games can get the EA Trax thing right? What's going on here?

TOCA Race Driver 3 In Stores Now
If you like your racing realistic, TOCA Race Driver 3 is just a trip to the store away.

Unreal Tournament 2007 PS3 Screens
These don't appear to be in-game images, but, so what, they're pretty. - 0 comments

February 23rd, 2006

The Godfather Q&A Sessions: Mob Face
The Godfather's executive producer talks about creating your own mobster in the game.

Latest Japanese Software Sales Data
Looks like Sony is back on track.

Sega Announces Yakuza (Ryu ga Gotoku) for the US and Europe
One of the best Japanese games released in recent times makes its way to the Western world!

More Screens From The Godfather
EA sent over some screens detailing the game's character customization features.

February 22nd, 2006

PlayStation 3 a No Show at Taipei Game Show
Sony's presence at the Taipei Game Show could be called modest, at best. - 0 comments

PSP Preview: Capcom Puzzle World
We've thrown together a write-up to whet your appetites for Capcom's upcoming puzzle collection, which will return Super Puzzle Fighter II to the masses.

Sony Mum on European Site's Bold Claims
A website based in Europe supposedly gets some marketing materials for far-off titles and makes bold claims. Meanwhile, Sony's legal department launches into action and quashes the statements.

EA Cuts Prices
It's not every day that we get to tell you about a company lowering prices.

MLB SlugFest 2006 Announced
If you like your baseball done "Blitz-Style" you'll be glad to know that SlugFest is back for another go.

PS2 Cheats Updated
We've got cheats for a ton of games today. Arena Football, Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow of the Colossus, From Russia With Love, Blitz: The League, Mark Ecko's Getting Up, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Urban Reign, American Chopper, Cy Girls, Madagascar, Wild Arms 4, Onimusha 4, and Mega Man X Collection.

Tourist Trophy Intro Video
This is the intro video from Tourist Trophy. Yes, it looks quite a bit like a Gran Turismo intro - both series have the same developers.

February 21st, 2006

Rumor: New PSP With 8GB Flash Memory Coming?
The latest rumor to hit the internet involves the PSP and not the PS3. Could it be true?

PSP Preview: Power Stone Collection
We run down Capcom's upcoming two-pack for PSP, which you can salivate over for the next 6 months.

PS2 Review: Gauntlet Seven Sorrows
We review Midway's attempt at reviving the Gauntlet franchise.

The Godfather Q&A Sessions
As part of the promotion for The Godfather game, EA has been providing weekly Q&A sessions with various members of the game's design team. This week: Cop Chases.

FIFA Street 2 Goes Gold
Hopefully EA learned from their mistakes in the first game. If they fixed the controls, this one could be pretty good.

New Maps for SOCOM 3
Whip out those jumpdrives or your PSP (with memory stick pro duo, of course) and get ready to download some hot new levels!

MS Saga: A New Dawn Ships to Retail
Gundam fans now have a new RPG to keep them busy. Giant robots are cool!

Ultimate Ghosts N' Goblins PSP Trailer
This is a re-make of the classic game that appeared on the Sega Genesis. It was crazy hard back in the day and it still looks like it's going to be pretty tough.

FIFA Street 2 (PS2) Screens Added
Yep, it's coming out next week. Take a look at some screens.

FIFA Street 2 (PSP) Sceenshots
I think there's a reason why we haven't seen any screenshot from the PSP before now.

February 20th, 2006

Sony Spokesperson: Playstation 3 Still Planned for Spring
According to Bloomberg, Sony still planning for a Spring 2006 release. - 0 comments

PS3 Titles to be Downloadable?
To squash pirates, SCE Asia thinks so... - 0 comments

Out This Week!
Not afraid of debt? Got some cash just itching to be spent? See what Playstation games are awaiting your dollars in stores this week!

Monster Hunter Titles Selling Like Gangbusters in Japan
See! Japan appreciates good games!

Dave Perry Retires from Shiny
Co-founder of the 13-year-old development house seeks to attract new buyers.

EBGames Top Console Titles for 2-12 to 2-18
There really isn't much competition for the PS2 these days...

February 19th, 2006

Analysts Suggest PlayStation 3 Delays, $900 to Build
Merrill Lynch, Nvidia, and others chime in to say that we shouldn't expect the PS3 to launch this spring... perhaps not even until 2007 in North America and Europe. The report estimates $900 as cost to build a PS3, breaks down component costs. - 0 comments

AOL Instant Messenger on PSP
Thanks to an unofficial web site, you can now send and receive IM's on your PSP.

February 18th, 2006

Massive PSP Cheats Update
Filling in the gaps with: Maverick Hunter X, Crash Tag Team Racing, Me and My Katamari, F1 Grand Prix, Gradius Collection, Gripshift, MLB, MVP Baseball, NBA Street: Showdown, Pinball Hall of Fame, Pursuit Force, Smart Bomb, Tales of Eternia, World Rally Chamionship, and Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. Enjoy!

Katamari Damacy Flash Game
It's a boring Saturday and, hey, what else do you have to do?

February 17th, 2006

First Tekken: Dark Resurrection PSP Screens
Namco unleashes a deluge of stunning screen captures from its upcoming PSP-based fighting game.

PSP nabs Powerstone Collection!
ZOMG! Go Capcom!

Capcom Puzzle World announced at Gamer's Day
Can you say Super Puzzle Fighter 2?

Capcom Puzzle World PSP Screens
Super Puzzle Fighter II is coming to PSP, hooray!

Capcom Shows Love to Sony Fans at Annual Gamer's Day Event
I think I'm going to send Capcom a bouquet of flowers!

February 16th, 2006

PS2 Review: Winning Eleven 9
Does online play make it the soccer game to own this year? Read the review to find out.

UMD Movie Format Slumping
They told us sales of UMD movies were good back in October. Apparently, they're not so hot anymore. Gosh!

UMD Movie Player in Early Stages
Sony showing set-top UMD movie player. No, it's not a PSP to TV adapter.

Rugby 06 In Stores Now
Well, it looks like I was wrong about this one never making it to the US. Shame on me.

$100,000 NBA Ballers Tourney in April
Tell your mom you've got to skip school to practice. For 100k, she'll understand.

Media Create Top Ten
Did the PSP crack the top ten in Japan last week?

FIFA Street 2 Trailer
This video includes interviews with some street soccer players and has some gameplay video near the end as well.

February 15th, 2006

PSP Review: Exit
Portable games rejoice! If Maverick Hunter X and Street Fighter Zero 3 haven't gotten you to dust off your PSP yet, this game will!

PlayStation 3 Launching in September
With online service, so says a leading industry publication. - 0 comments

PlayStation HUB - PlayStation 3 Online Details
It looks like Sony is taking on Xbox Live head on in the upcoming console war. It's about time. - 0 comments

First Tekken PSP Details Emerge
Good news... we now know the title and general release window of Namco's upcoming PSP rendition of Tekken.

Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition Remix Trailer
Somehow Rockstar found a way to make this game's name even worse. The good news is that it's only $20 and has new cars and a new course.

More Splinter Cell Essentials Screens
8 more screens from this awesome looking title.

MLB '06: The Show (PS2) Screens
Have a look at some of the new options in the game's franchise mode.

Winning Eleven 9 Screens Uploaded
We'll have a review for you tomorrow, but until then enjoy some gameplay screen captures.

MLB 06 (PSP) Screenshots
We've got the first screens from the PSP version of MLB 06.

February 14th, 2006

Video Preview: Black
We give you a detailed look at Black in our first ever video preview.

Hot Shots 5 Confirmed For PlayStation 3
It has been rumored for a while, and now we have confirmation. - 0 comments

Red 5 to License the Offset Engine
Will we see this next-gen engine used for a MMO game on the PS3? - 0 comments

EA <3 You
If Valentine's day has got you down EA has a little browser based shooting action for ya.

Europe Going Loco Roco
Sony Europe confirms Loco Roco on tap for release.

Activision Axes 150 Jobs
"Honey, the good news is we can spend Valentine's Day together. The bad news is we're going to spend it looking for jobs." - 0 comments

Ubisoft Inks Shaun White
Ubi promises this won't be just another snowboarding game. We'll see... - 0 comments

Atari <3 You Too
New Driver footage available to faithful subscribers of the game's official site.

Splinter Cell Essentials (PSP) Screenshots Added
Wow, this game is looking very impressive. You've gotta take a look at these screens.

February 13th, 2006

PS2 Preview: Black (Hands-On)
This one feels like a winner. Check out our preview to find out why.

Madden Challenge Winner Crowned
Yes, this guy's probably better than you are.

Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter Screens
UbiSoft lets loose a couple piccies of its upcoming PS2 version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter.

More Outrun 2006 Screens
Sega unveils a few more screens of its upcoming racer for PS2. Pretty vistas ahead.

February 10th, 2006

Sony Wins Big at 2006 AIAS Awards
Sony pretty much ruled the roost at the 9th annual Interactive Achievement Awards last night.

LEGO Star Wars II Announced
The force was strong with the first one; let's hope the same goes for the sequel.

PS3 Release Date and Price...Forum Discussion
You didn't think they announced it already, did you? Not yet, but join the fellow members in the discussion on this topic.

LEGO Star Wars II Screenshots
We've got the first five screenshots from the game. It doesn't get much better than a LEGO Chewbacca.

11 New The Godfather Screenshots
We've got the latest screens from The Godfather The Game. New Jersey in da house! Yep, all the screens depict the seedier side of New Jersey.

February 9th, 2006

PlayStation 3 to be Shown at Taipei Game Show
I think Howard Hughes was seen in public more often than the PlayStation 3. - 0 comments

Kingdom Hearts 2 Cast List
Some big-name talent will be lending their voices to Kingdom Hearts 2.

Tekken Punching Onto PSP
Loose lips reveal that Bandai-Namco is working on a Tekken game for the PSP platform.

TOCA Race Driver 3 Video
Two minutes of some nice looking racing is just a mouse click away.

Drakengard 2 Video Uploaded
This trailer shows some gameplay clips as well as some outstanding CGI footage. Drakengard is being published by Ubisoft and is due in stores next week.

February 8th, 2006

Stop leaving bread crumbs behind you when you leave the house and start using your PSP.

PSP Getting E-Mail?
The next firmware update might make your PSP even more useful if the rumors are true.

Fight Night Round 3 Sountrack Details
EA Announces the twelve artists that are contributing to the game's soundtrack.

World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 Ships
Don't even start with the FIFA vs. Winning Eleven talk - they're both great games.

Black Goes Gold
That means you'll be blowing stuff up by the end of the month.

NBA Ballers: Phenom Screenshots
We've got the first pictures from Midway's upcoming hoops title for the PSP.

New Neopets: The Wand of Wishing Screens Added
Sony passed them along to us and now we pass them along to you.

February 7th, 2006

PSP Review: Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X
Extra content and some shiny new graphics safety-pad this great remake of the classic Mega Man X.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max Ships To Retail
The PSP gets its first great fighting game.

Arena Football Hits Stores Today
If you're suffering from football withdrawal, Arena Football might be the fix you need.

February 6th, 2006

PSP Review: Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX
Read our lengthy opus to learn why this definitive version of Capcom's classic is also one of the PSP's best games and a must-have for fans of the 2-D fighting genre.

Activision Readies 3 For PS3 Launch
Details? We got no stinkin' details. - 0 comments

More PS2 MLB 06: The Show Screens
Sony sent along new screens of its upcoming baseball game, showing fielding, minor leaguers, and career graphics.

February 3rd, 2006

Midnight Club 3 Re-DUBbed
Rockstar is coming out with a remixed and expanded edition of Midnight Club 3 this spring.

PS3 Video: Project Offset
This self-described "Epic Fantasy FPS" is being developed for the PC and next-gen consoles. This footage shows off some of the features the game's engine.

Sonic Riders Trailer
Here's some footage of Sonic and friends in Sonic Riders, due in stores February 21st.

First Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Screens
Feast your eyes on six shots showing Namco-Bandai's upcoming Dragon Ball Z fighting game for PSP.

New Rampage: Total Destruction Screens
The classic arcade game is being updated and will be in stores on April 23rd.

Rugby 06 Screenshots Uploaded
Not a chance that this is coming out in the United States, but we've got readers from around the world, so these are for them.

February 2nd, 2006

PSP Preview: Daxter
We bring you some info and go hands-on with a demo of the game.

MotorStorm Due At PS3 Launch
According to Evolution Studios' website it is. - 0 comments

EA Cuts Hundreds of Jobs
Yesterday was not a good day for several hundred, now ex-employees of Electronic Arts.

2005 PS2 Top Sellers
The final tallies are in. Some games you expected to make the top 10 did, while others did not. A few surprises!

Top Ten Games In Japan
Hooray! There are actually some PS2 games on the list this week!

See The Godfather In Action
It's an offer you can't refuse.

February 1st, 2006

PS2 Preview: Grandia III
Mere weeks from release, we tell you why this flight-themed RPG should be on your radar.

Kojima Releases An Audioblog
The creator of the Metal Gear series has launched an English Audioblog to let you listen in on his world. - 0 comments

Native Group Wants GUN Boycott
Activision's game is drawing ire from American Indian group.

Reminder, Capcom Offerring PSP D-Pad Attachment
Get a custom d-pad attachment for the PSP when you buy Street Fighter Alpha 3 from the company's site. We have a preview and images.

MLB 2K6 to Feature World Baseball Classic
2K Sports is including the World Baseball Classic in its upcoming baseball video game.

PlayStation 3 Screens: Tekken and Gundam
No, it's not a Tekken and Gundam game, it's one set of screens for Tekken and another for Gundam. They're nice, so go gawk at them. - 0 comments

First Killzone: Liberation (PSP) Screens
They don't show a whole lot, but at least we can see a little gameplay.

More Pursuit Force Screenshots Added
These show off some of the various locations in the game.

New Arena Football Video Added
Featuring the music of Korn, this video shows off some highlights from Arena Football, due in stores on February 7th.

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