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March 31st, 2006

PS2 Review: The Godfather
Does it live up to the legacy of the films? Read our review to find out.

PS2 Review: Ice Age 2: Meltdown
You like Scrat? You like Scrat a lot? Well, I hope you do, because Ice Age 2 is full of Scrat!

Game Developer's Conference 2006 Wrap-Up
PS3 Region Free, Ratchet and Clank revealed, amongst other things. - 0 comments

Game Developer's Conference PS3 Screens Galore
Pictures of the various slides and game videos showcased during Sony's presentation. - 0 comments

God of War 2 Screens from GDC 2006
Not to be left out to dry, the PS2 proves it still has plenty of punch left in it.

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 PlayStation 3 Screens
The WWE games have always looked good, but they've never looked anything like this.

Square Enix Squashes Final Fantasy XIII Rumors
It's not a PS3 exclusive, they're not ready to announce it as a PS3 exclusive, or something like that. They really didn't squash the rumor too well now that I think about it. - 0 comments

R.I.P. UMD Movies?
Selling movies on a format that you can only play on your PSP for $30 isn't working out? Shocking!

Konami of Europe Gets a New Name
Yep, a new name.

Rogue Troopers Trailer
ake an extended look at Rogue Troopers, a 3rd person shooter from Eidos that's due in stores this May.

Sprint Cars: Road to Knoxville Video
Not only can you race sprint cars, but you can drive a hovercraft as well. Interesting...

March 30th, 2006

PS2 FAQs Updated
If you need help with: Kingdom Hearts 2, Fight Night Round 3, 24, Driver: Parallel Lines, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden V, Black, FIFA Street 2, Onimusha 4, or From Russia With Love, we've got you covered.

Another Tom Clancy Game Ships
Call me crazy, but Ubisoft might be on to something with these Tom Clancy games.

Latest Japanese Software Sales Data
Kingdom Hearts II breaks the 2 million mark this week. Wow.

Scarface: The World Is Yours Screenshots
Say hello to my little friend!

Tomb Raider: Legend Screens Added
Eight new screens to entice you to give Lara Croft just one more chance.

March 29th, 2006

PS2 Review: Arena Football
I've played John Madden football, and you sir, are no John Madden football.

King of Fighters 2006 Announced
See story for first information and screenshots from SNK's upcoming newest installment in the King of Fighters franchise.

Pelican Power Brick Recalled
Citing a potential fire hazard, Pelican is recalling its Power Brick accessory for PSP.

Urban Chaos Trailer
If knife-wielding guys in hockey masks scare you, you'll want to skip this one. Otherwise, go to town.

March 28th, 2006

Stacked Supporting Interoperability
Upcoming poker game will allow PS2 and PSP players to sync games and compete against each other.

March 27th, 2006

PS2 Review: Karaoke Revolution: Country
Love country music? You'll dig Karaoke Revolution: Country. Hate country music? This is your worst nightmare.

PSP Review: Capcom Classics Collection Remixed
Capcom's PSP collection is just what the doctor ordered for retro fans.

Blizzard Cancels StarCraft: Ghost
The troubled game can now be laid to rest.

Super Monkey Ball Adventure Developer Diary Updated
Okay, so we're doing this a little backwards here. We just got the first part of the developer diary and added it to the feature. Enjoy!

More X-Men: The Official Game Details
Activision gives us the scoop on some of the creative talent behind the game.

March 24th, 2006

PS2 Review: Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Ryan comes out of retirement to tell you that you need to own MGS3: Subsistence.

PS2 Review: Black
Not the amazing game we were hoping for, but still an enjoyable way to spend a weekend.

PSP Review: Daxter
Jak's furry, orange Ottsel sidekick holds his own in one of the best platformers to come along in quite some time.

Tekken: Dark Resurrection Info
This isn't going to be your typical watered-down PSP conversion.

R.I.P. PSOne
Sony stops all production of its original console.

Final Fantasy XII Platinum
Wow, that didn't take long.

Steven Spielberg's First EA Game
What does the famed director have in store for the gaming community? Find out inside...

EA Collects Cover Athletes
10 different players will grace the cover of FIFA World Cup 2006. Gotta catch'em all!

New Tekken: Dark Resurrection PSP Screens
We now have 60 screens of Namco's upcoming Tekken game for PSP.

New Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria Screenshots
27 new shots taken straight from the official website.

New Shining Wind Artwork
Like today's Silmeria pics, also ripped straight from the official site...but good looking nonetheless!

PS2 Cheats Updated
We've got new cheats for: Fight Night Round 3, Final Fight: Streetwise, Karaoke Revolution Country, and Graffiti Kingdom.

PSP Cheats Added
If you like cheating on the go, check out our new cheats for: Daxter, Metal Gear Acid 2, Exit, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, Neopets: Petpet Adventures, and Mega Man Powered Up.

March 23rd, 2006

PSP Review: Me & My Katamari
Control issues aside, this is probably the best Katamari yet, assuming you're not already tired of the concept.

THQ Licenses Unreal Engine 3
Another developer hops on the Unreal Engine bandwagon. - 0 comments

Metal Slugs Coming to PSP
SNK's popular action franchise is coming to the PSP in a six-game collection.

Worms: Open Warfare Ships
Now you can take Worms with you wherever you go.

X-Men: The Official Game Screens
Three new screens came with today's annoucement that if you pre-order at GameStop, you'll get the official movie poster from X-Men: The Last Stand.

God of War 2 Art
Sony has passed along a nice looking render from God of War 2. If you're in the market for some new wallpaper, you might like it.

March 22nd, 2006

Special: PSP, One-Year Later
It has been one year since the PSP went on sale in North America. We take a look back and sum up the system's milestones.

PS2 Preview: Samurai Champloo
We take a build of Namco-Bandai's upcoming Samurai Champloo game for a spin and deliver unto you the details.

God of War II Officially Announced
Sony has sent out its own press release confirming the forthcoming release of God of War sequel. David Jaffe suggests first game not-so-good.

Latest Japanese Software Sales Data
How did Final Fantasy XII perform?

Metal Saga Pre-Order Bonus
If you're thinking of picking up Metal Saga, the upcoming tank-busting RPG from Atlus, you might want to consider placing a pre-order - that is if you like free stuff.

MLB 2K6 Ships
It will be in stores on April 11th. What's with the hefty price tag this year?

New Superman Returns Render
Looks like we'll be getting a screen a week from Superman's latest adventure.

Samurai Champloo PS2 Video
See footage of Mugen hacking away at some ninjas in Samurai Champloo.

The Godfather Developer Diary (Video)
An inside look at the development of The Godfather The Game.

Kingdom Hearts 2 Intro Video
Check out the opening FMV sequence from the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts 2.

March 21st, 2006

SCEE Confirms PlayStation 3 Hard Drive Bundle
There won't be any of that "Core" and "Premium" nonsense with the PS3. No sir. - 0 comments

February Top 25
Another month dominated by the folks at Electronic Arts.

The Godfather Hits Stores
After a long wait, The Godfather can be yours to own.

Konami Ships a Pair for PS2
If you thought your neighbors hated you singing pop songs, just wait until they get a taste of your awesome country music skills. Suikoden V shouldn't bother them much though, so maybe pop that in for a break every now and then.

Metal Gear Acid 2 Available
All those cards you collected in the first game mean nothing now - there are 500 more waiting for you here.

Gangs of London Screenshots Added
Check out the first four screens from Sony's upcoming PSP title. The game is looking nice!

Suikoden V Screens
It shipped to stores today and we've got screens to celebrate.

Karaoke Revolution Country Screenshots
Well, it pretty much looks like the other Karaoke Revolution games.

Dynasty Warriors 5 Video
The Dynasty Warriors franchise keeps trucking along. Here's a short gameplay clip from the latest installment, due in stores on March 28th.

Worms Open Warfare Trailer
Another short trailer for the upcoming Worms game for PSP.

March 20th, 2006

PS2 Review: MS Saga: A New Dawn
A Gundam RPG that, while a respectable effort compared to its predecessors, is saved mostly by its deep customization system.

Jason Rubin Promoting Iron and the Maiden
After 20 years at Naughty Dog, the creator of Crash Bandicoot yearns to try something new...

Monster Rancher EVO Goes Gold
"For the first time in history, Monster Rancher fans, anime fans, RPG fans, and breeding fans will finally join hands and come together to sing songs, and dance in merriment!" That's from the press release, I had nothing to do with it.

Lemmings Coming to PSP
You might be interested in this news if you're the kind of person that answers "yes" when your parents ask "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?"

Justice League: Heroes Coming to PS2, PSP
New information today about WB's upcoming game based on DC Comics' Justice League.

New Screenshots: Harvest Moon - Innocent Life
Fresh pictures of the near-future entry into the long-running farming sim.

X-Men Video
Check out how the next game in the X-Men series is shaping up.

March 17th, 2006

PS2 Review: Final Fight Streetwise
Final Fight: Streetwise is a travesty. Hey Capcom, thanks for ruining the franchise.

Katamari No More
Namco may be retiring the series, but at least it went out on top.

PSP Core Pack for Pre-Order
For $199 and some change, you can have a PSP in your hands this month!

New PS2 Cheats Just For You
Check out some new codes/unlock lists for 24: The Game, Driver: Parallel Lines, Metal Gears Solid 3: Subsistence, and FIFA Street 2.

March 16th, 2006

PSP Review: Prince of Persia Revelations
UbiSoft crams Prince of Persia: Warrior Within onto the PSP, warts and all, with a few additional levels.

PS2 Review: NCAA March Madness 06
Just in time for the big tournament comes our review of EA's college hoops game.

PSP Review: Street Supremacy
It's bad. Really bad.

PlayStation 3 Conference Summary
We posted this yesterday, but the info was so juicy that we wanted to re-run it for anyone that missed it. PS3 in November! - 0 comments

Formula One 06 Announced
Sony is bringing the official FIA game to the PS2 and the PSP in June.

Griffin Launches Line of PSP Gadgets
Finally, an FM transmitter for the PSP that is actually designed for the system.

Sony Lowers PSP Devkit Cost
You and I can't buy them, but developers will now pay $2,000 less per devkit.

New Over The Hedge Screens
Eight new screens from Activision's game based on the film of the same name.

Driver: Parallel Lines Video
This is a video showing a car chase from Driver: Parallel Lines, which is in stores now.

March 15th, 2006

PS Conference: Playstation 3 Date Set for Global Launch!
The PS3 will make it to the US in time for it to be under the Christmas tree! - 0 comments

PS Conference: Playstation 3 HDD Details
Sony aims to give Microsoft Disk Envy! - 0 comments

PS Conference: Playstation 3 - The Rest of the Story
All the other details revealed during the conference can be found here... - 0 comments

PS Conference: PSP Update Details + PS1 Emulator and More
It can voice chat! It can play PS1 games! It can even make Julienne Fries!

PS Conference: PSP Core Pack Headed to US
Sony's little wonder machine just became a lot easier to buy!

PS Conference: No Playstation 2 Price Drop
As if you didn't already have one!

PS Conference: Slides from Playstation Business Brief 2006
Photos taken straight from the presentation.

Ape Escape: Million Monkeys Screenshots
A monkey police state? Oh no! Check out the robots and other gear the apes are using to take over the world in these screenshots.

March 14th, 2006

PSP Review: Neopets Petpet Adventures
Sony shoehorns Neopets into the Untold Legends engine with acceptable results.

PS2 Preview: Final Fantasy XII
Once more unto the world of Ivalice...

PS3 Delayed?
According to financial sources it is. Gamers am cry! - 0 comments

Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Revealed for PS3
Sony's launch window project is no longer a secret! - 0 comments

Ape Escape: Million Monkeys Announced
The apes are on the loose again! Time to dust off your Gotcha Net, but do they really expect us to catch that many monkeys?!

March 13th, 2006

PSP Review: Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
This oddly named action RPG just isn't good enough.

PS3 Could Support Digital Distribution
Full PS1/PS2 games for download? Maybe... - 0 comments

Level 5 Working on New RPG
Dark Cloud/Dragon Quest VIII devs continue their genre dominance.

New Ghosts 'N Goblins PSP Info
As if the previous games weren't tough enough for you...

Tons of New Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan Info
Another new job tops the list of exciting, freshly-revealed features!

Fresh Okami Screenshots
Sample some more of Capcom's beautiful action-adventure inspired by Japanese brush-stroke paintings!

Sony Loses Appeal in Immersion Case
The little thing that makes your controller shake is going to cost Sony a pretty penny!

Katamari May Roll Again!
The official website is counting down the days to some sort of announcement...could it be a new game?

Mini Cheats Update
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams and Tales of Legendia for the PS2, plus unlockables for DBZ: Shin Budokai, The Con, and Generation of Chaos on PSP.

March 12th, 2006

God of War 2 Confirmed!
It may be the weekend, but any time is a good time for some Kratos lovin'. He's back to crack some more skulls on the PS2!

March 10th, 2006

PS2 Review: Fight Night Round 3
We put EA Sports' boxing game through its paces and come away pleased.

PSP Review: Fight Night Round 3
Although the scores are different, the review text is the same as the PS2 review. Click this one if you want to give our PSP section more click-throughs.

PSP Review: Pursuit Force
After a long wait Pursuit Force has arrived in North America. Was it worth the wait? Read our review to find out.

The Godfather Q&A Sessions
Mike Olsen, the game's creative director talks about the five families you'll be dealing with in The Godfather.

PlayStation 3 News Coming March 15th?
Another day, another site speculating on when Sony will talk about the PlayStation 3. - 0 comments

March 9th, 2006

WipeOut Pure Secret Downloads
Sony unleashes more ships for WipeOut Pure, but this time you'll need to input codes to get them. We've got the codes!

March 8th, 2006

PS2 Review: Sonic Riders
This F-Zero wannabe should've spent more time in the cooker.

Developers In the Dark on PlayStation 3 Launch
If Namco Bandai still doesn't know when the system's coming out, it can't be any time soon. - 0 comments

FFXII Wows Famitsu
The popular Japanese gaming magazine has released its score for the latest in the series.

Super Monkey Ball Adventure Developer Diary
Find out how the game is coming along, straight from the mouth of the developer.

Driver: Parallel Lines Video
If you pretend Driv3r never happened, you might be able to get jazzed for Driver: Parallel Lines. Maybe.

Superman Returns Screen Added
One lone screenshot is all we get. Actually it's a target render, so it's not even a real screenshot, but we figured you'd be interested anyway.

March 7th, 2006

Daxter Shipping Early
You'll be able to grab the ottsel's PSP-based adventure a week early.

Destroy All Humans! A Hit
THQ's alien attack game has been added to the PlayStation 2 greatest hits lineup.

Pursuit Force Hits Stores
Now you can quit jumping back and forth on moving cars in real life and do it on the PSP instead.

Super Monkey Ball Adventure Screens Added
A new monkey adventure is coming your way this June. We've got the first screenshots for ya.

March 6th, 2006

Variety Talks PlayStation 3
Variety, the entertainment magazine, has a huge feature this week in which they talk to Sony's CEO about BluRay and PlayStation 3. - 0 comments

PS2 Grand Theft Auto: LCS Dated, Priced
Take-Two tips-off retailers, and the rest of us, to when they'll ship the PS2 version of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and how much it's going to cost.

Family Guy Going Console
2K Games has struck a deal to bring the Family Guy cartoon onto video game consoles.

Guitar Hero Ready for its Second Tour
If you haven't already worn out your mini-Gibson with one too many power chords yet...

March 4th, 2006

PSP Review: MLB '06: The Show
We take Sony's latest portable baseball game for a spin and come away pleased.

Ace Combat Zero PS2 Screens
We've uploaded 15 hot-looking screens of the latest upcoming installment in Namco's air combat franchise.

More Pursuit Force PSP Screens
We've got some new images of Pursuit Force showing on-foot action.

March 3rd, 2006

PSP Review: Winning Eleven 9
It's stripped down Winning Eleven, but it's still enjoyable.

March 2nd, 2006

PlayStation 3 Snubs Destination PlayStation Event
On what could be the slowest day for news ever, Sony holds a major event and says absolutely nothing about PS3. - 0 comments

Winback 2 Announced
More squad-based FPS goodness coming to PS2.

March 1st, 2006

God of War, Gran Turismo 4 Officially Discounted
Sony inducts both games into its greatest hits program.

2006 FIFA World Cup Announced
If you've done all you can with FIFA 06, you can take the US to the World Cup this April.

Superman Returns Trailer Added
We've now got the trailer hosted here, so be sure to check it out.

Superman Returns Screenshots
There are only three screens, but if you're into the Man of Steel, you'll enjoy them.

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