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April 28th, 2006

PSP Review: Metal Gear ACID 2
Konami wasn't kidding. The latest Metal Gear Acid is indeed an all-new acid trip.

Red Octane Kicks Off Guitar Hero II Contest
The second "Be A Guitar Hero" contest could be your band's ticket to stardom.

Tokobot Hopping to PS2
Another former PSP-exclusive jumps on the port-train.

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth Given US Date
Buy it lest Odin's ravens pluck your eyes out!

Reggie Bush Gets NCAA 07 Cover
While he has yet to play a down in the NFL, Reggie Bush is well on his way to becoming a very rich man.

Sega Dives Into Pool for PS2/PSP
Don't take a swim with your favorite system, it's just billiards!

World Pool Challenge Screens
Umm, yep. It looks like a pool game.

Hi-Res Ridge Racer 7 Pics
They beckon to you...See the Ridge Racer. Love the Ridge Racer. BE the Ridge Racer. - 0 comments

Lumines II Screenshot
One screen to torment you while wait for this bundle of joy.

New Gitaroo Man PSP Screenshots
10 piping hot screens straight from the oven!

April 27th, 2006

LocoRoco Demo Impressions
Katamari Damacy isn't the only game about rolling that's completely freakin' awesome! Thoughts on the recent demo inside...

Magazine Drops A Few PS3 Tidbits
Playstation Magazine teases readers with exciting news to come... - 0 comments

Rumors Persist of Oblivion for Sony Formats
A November port of the popular RPG may be in store for the PS3 launch, but that's not the most exciting part... - 0 comments

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Unveiled
140 Marvel characters will do battle in this just announced Action/RPG. There are that many Marvel characters? Check the end of the news story for screens.

New Winning Eleven at E3
Perhaps making the most of "World Cup Fever", Konami will be showing of a new Winning Eleven game at the show.

Atari Drops A HOT PXL on the PSP
Wario Ware-esque action for the Playstation Portable? That's a spicy-a-pixel!

Tales of the Abyss to be Localized
The US doesn't even have Tales of Eternia PSP yet! But this gem of an RPG should whet the appetite of even the most discerning role-player.

Two RPGs for the Week
Metal Saga and Atelier Iris 2 should be on shelves this week.

THQ Announces E3 Lineup
The March towards May continues...

Latest Japanese Software Sales Data
This week we welcome the PSP back to the top ten. Hooray!

PSP Firmware 2.7 Features Album Art Function
Organizing your mp3s just got that much easier.

Killzone: Liberation Screens
This game is looking like it might be a be a hit. Come check out the latest screens.

April 26th, 2006

New Lumines Titles Announced
One for the PSP, and one for the PS2. There's also a shooter in the works for the PSP from the guys behind Lumines.

EA and FIFA Extend Deal
Together since 1993, the two parties have extended their deal through 2014. - 0 comments

US Software Sales Charts
No matter what country you're in, Kingdom Hearts II is selling well.

Tekken: Dark Resurrection Gameplay Trailer
Sure, the screenshots for the game look brilliant, but how does it look in motion? Just as good. Check out the trailer to see for yourself.

Def Jam: Fight For NY: The Takedown Trailer
The Def Jam series makes its way to the PSP with this all-new incarnation.

Loco Roco Screenshots
Four new screenshots of the quirky PSP title.

Final Fantasy XII Screens Added
It has been a while since we've updated out Final Fantasy XII Screenshots, so we added the two latest screens for your viewing pleasure.

April 25th, 2006

PS2 Review: Kingdom Hearts II
Time to break out that keyblade once again for another romp through the worlds of Disney.

Sony Unleashes Firmware 2.7 on the World + Bonus!
Flash support + LocoRoco demo = Win

Square-Enix Tentative E3 Line-up
Surprising favor shown for Nintendo portables, but maybe a few surprises still lurk around the corner for Sony fans?

UbiSoft 2006-2007 Lineup
The closer E3 gets, the more companies reveal about their future plans. UbiSoft, apparently, has a lot in store for the PlayStation 3.

Sega Leaving a Trail of Bread Crumbs for Hungry Fans
Follow the clues and uncover secrets on the company's "Road to E3."

Matt Leinart Blogging for EA
It's like reading a Myspace blog, but instead of a whiny emo teen, he's good-looking, has a Heisman trophy, dates Hollywood stars, and will be rich in less than a week.

Ace Combat Zero In Stores Now
Let's face it, with gas prices where they are, you probably aren't taking the ol' F-14 out as much as you used to. With Ace Combat Zero you can save the world and save money on gas. Thanks Namco Bandai!

More Gradius Collection Screens
Konami sends along more screens of its upcoming 5-in-1 shooter pack for PSP, due out in June.

April 24th, 2006

PS2 Review: Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
After an unfortunate and gruesome accident with the Sands of Time, we finally have this review for you.

Sony E3 Coverage Website Kicked Off
The company plans to have video coverage and updates on their very own website.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Tomorrow
The motion-picture sequel to Final Fantasy VII has shipped and will go on sale tomorrow.

FFXIII In The Works
To nobody's surprise, longtime artist Yoshitaka Amano confirms it in a recent interview.

Konami's European Release List for '06.
Ouch. You europeans really do get jacked!

Silent Hill movie takes #1 at Weekend Box Office
Though most critics unfairly panned it for being a horror movie in addition to being based on a video game, the adaptation had a good opening weekend in theatres.

Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Screens and Info
Spyro gets customization and some A-list talent for his biggest adventure yet.

God of War 2 Screens
Twenty new screens of Kratos doing his thing.

God of War 2 Trailer
This is the best videogame trailer I've ever seen. Wow. Make sure you stick with it until the end, cause it gets crazy.

One Piece: Pirates' Carnival Trailer
The latest One Piece game to hit the U.S. isn't a fighting game - it's a collection of mini-games featuring all the stars of the hit cartoon. What are you waiting for? Go watch!

April 21st, 2006

THQ Unveils New PlayStation 3 Game
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the PS3 isn't going to have a shortage of first-person shooters. - 0 comments

Latest Japanese Software Sales Data
It's the same old story, same old song and dance. I'm sure all three of you that got that old-school Aerosmith reference enjoyed it.

Legend of Heroes II Coming This Summer
You, a buddy, and a pet are going to have to save the world again this summer.

New Spyro Game Announced
Spyro the purple dragon will return to video games in 2006.

The Dog: Happy Life Screenshots
Want to play Nintendogs but don't have a Nintendo DS? The Dog: Happy Life looks to have you covered.

April 20th, 2006

Editorial: Here's What I Think (Guitar Hero Edition)
Developers and publishers should take a few lessons from the guys at Harmonix and Red Octane. The world needs more games like Guitar Hero, and Aaron explains why, in this week's "Here's What I Think".

PS2 Review: Dragon Quest VIII
In honor of the game's release in Europe, Ryan shares his take on the latest game in the long-running series. Many monsters were harmed during the review of this game.

Ratchet (PSP) Details
We've got all the latest info on the latest big name series to hit the PSP.

Sony Drops PS2 Price
It will now cost you a little bit less to pick up the PS2. 101 million people have already bought one; what are you waiting for?

Shaun Alexander Gets Madden 07 Cover
You know, cause he wasn't popular enough with the ladies. "Hi, my name is Shaun. Perhaps you've seen me in the Super Bowl, or on the cover of the most popular videogame in the universe. Oh, your phone number? Sure, I'll take it."

SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 2 Screenshots
It hasn't been officially announced yet, but we've found a few screens from the next installment of the SOCOM franchise for the PSP.

Ratchet (PSP) Screens
Here's another one that hasn't officially been let out of the bag. There are only three screens, but it's looking like classic Ratchet action so far.

April 19th, 2006

Ridge Racer 7 In Development
Namco is bringing its racing franchise to PlayStation 3. - 0 comments

Namco Makes Ace Combat for PSP Official
We knew it was coming, and we even posted screens, but Namco hadn't officially annouced the game until today.

More SOCOM Sequels? Seems so.
Like SOCOM? According to info leaked by EB Games, Zipper and Sony are working on two more SOCOM games for the PSP and PS2.

Guiness Book of World Record Honors Lara Croft
Nope, it has nothing to do with the size of her breasts.

Madden Bowl Finale Airs Thursday
Don't have any big plans Thursday night? Check out the Madden Bowl championship on ESPN.

Super Monkey Ball Adventure Developer Diary #3
Traveller's Tales talks about the game's unique visual style in today's update.

Black Buccaner Gameplay Trailer
Black Buccaner, which is due out later this year is looking a lot like Tomb Raider and Prince of Persia, except with a pirate. Yarrrr!

Xenosaga Episode 3 Video Clip
Okay, this isn't the greatest footage in the world, and it's all in Japanese, but it is the first look at the game in action.

Family Guy Screenshots
We've got the first shots from the upcoming Family Guy game. I'd drop a "frickin' sweet!" in here, but they're not really that exciting.

April 18th, 2006

PS2 Review: Major League Baseball 2K6
We take a closer look at the latest baseball game from 2K Games.

Grand Theft Auto: LCS for PS2 in June
Those of you that own a PS2 but not a PSP can get your hands on Liberty City Stories this coming June.

Superman Gets Super Talent
There will be no sound-alikes here- only the real deal.

Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift Ships
It's cheap! Really, really cheap. Seriously, it's crazy cheap.

World Rally Championship Now Available
Hankering for some more racing on your PSP? WRC is waiting for you at your local game store.

VeggieTales Game In the Works
Do the names LarryBoy and Archibald Asparagus mean anything to you? If so, you'll be pleased with the latest news from Crave Entertainment.

April 17th, 2006

E3 2006 Show Floor Revealed
Want to see how the layout for E3 2006? We've got the floor plans right here for ya.

Guitar Hero II Announced
More guitar-playing fun for PS2 owners!

Gitaroo-Man Coming to PSP
Fans of the rhythm-music genre will soon have something else to play on their PSPs.

Destroy All Humans! Sequel Announced
THQ is working on a follow-up to last year's surprise Game of the Year candidate.

April 14th, 2006

PSP Review: From Russia With Love
This shoddy port gets no love from Aaron. Play the PS2 version or don't play at all.

No GTA: Liberty City Stories Until Summer
It looks like it will be June at the earliest, but even that is just a guess.

Latest Japanese Software Sales Data
This just in: The Japanese seem to have a thing for the Nintendo DS.

2006 FIFA World Cup (PSP) Screens
You'll be able to lead your favorite team to the World Cup on April 24th. Come have a look at the latest screenshots.

New Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception (PSP) Screenshots
We just added 30 screenshots for the upcoming PSP version of Namco's popular Ace Combat series

Rampage: Total Destruction Video
See all the game's monsters in action in this trailer for Midway's update on the classic Rampage francshise, due in stores on April 24th.

April 13th, 2006

Editorial: Excusing Bad Behavior
Like all of us, Ryan is tired of buggy games being released, and he thinks it's time developers got the message.

Xenosaga III Announced
The final chapter in the series will be released this Fall.

Dave Mirra Riding to the PSP
No, it's not a handheld version of BMX XXX.

Hummer Badlands Now Available
Get your very own Hummer for just $19.99! Actually you can get 19 of them for that price.

Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked Heads to Retail
It's not every day you read a sentence like this in a press release: "This unique title...introduces players to the untrammeled strength of a samurai sword against a backdrop of righteous hip-hop beats."

Ubisoft Bringing Open Season to Consoles
If you don't get enough wacky animal hijinks with Over the Hedge, you'll be glad to know that Open Season is on the horizon.

April 12th, 2006

PS2 Review: Suikoden V
Suikoden V proves that it's not too late to save an ailing series.

Ace Combat X announced for the PSP
Try playing this on your next trans-atlantic flight!

Tekken: Dark Resurrection Gets Date
Not a social date, a release date. We now know when to expect Namco's upcoming fighting game for PSP.

Silent Hill Goes Portable...Again!
But this time it's a game!

PS2 Price Cut Looming?
According to analysts it may come before E3.

April 11th, 2006

Editorial: Here's What I Think
Aaron has a few thoughts on the state of online gaming. See what he's got to say about it and share your thoughts in the forum or via email. Don't be shy!

UMD Review: The Silent Hill Experience
I've watched the whole disc, and "experience" is the best way to describe it.

Games Shipping This Week
Tomb Raider: Legend highlights the small slate of titles shipping for Sony consoles this week.

The Silent Hill Experience Screenshots
We've added a few shots of the menus and a comic from the UMD to give you a better idea of what it's all about.

Fight Night Round 3 Guide Added
If you're unable to unlock the creey Burger King mascot as your trainer, we're here to help.

April 10th, 2006

PS2 Review: Driver: Parallel Lines
Much better than the last effort, thank goodness.

Activision Announces Gun Showdown for PSP
It looks like they're trying to squeeze a few more dollars out this one. Did anyone really ask for this?

World Poker Tour for the PSP Goes Gold
They promise this one will be better than the PS2 version. Let's hope so...

First Gun Showdown (PSP) Screenshots
Activision sent along a few screenshots to go along with today's announcement.

New X-Men: The Official Game Screens
11 new pictures of everyone's favorite mutants in action.

April 7th, 2006

PSP Review: Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
Syphon Filter fell hard with its previous PS2 installment, but the franchise is back to glory on the PSP.

Sony Debunks PlayStation 3 Pricing Rumors
The alleged $600-$730 price tag is totally unsubstantiated, according to SCEE. - 0 comments

Kingdom Hearts II Selling Well
It looks like Square Enix will make their money back on the game after all.

More Capcom Classics for PSP
Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded is coming. Does this mean we can expect Capcom Classics Collection Revolutions down the line?

Rampage: Total Destruction Site Goes Live
Everything you've ever wanted to know about Rampage: Total Destruction is just a few clicks away.

Winning Eleven 10 Trailer
We won't be getting another Winning Eleven for several months, but here's a sneak peak at the Japanese version of the next iteration.

Hitman: Blood Money Video
Disguising yourself plays a key role in Hitman: Blood Money. Don't believe me? Watch this trailer.

April 6th, 2006

PSP Preview: Lemmings
Those cute little braindead Lemmings will be hitting the PSP on May 23rd. We've got a hands-on preview to let you know what to expect.

PS2 Preview: Tomb Raider: Legend
We've got a hands-on preview of Lara Croft's latest attempt at a comeback.

World Rally Championship Goes Gold
The PSP gets another racer. Who needs Gran Turismo Mobile anyways?

Rainbow Six Vegas PlayStation 3 Details
You didn't think the PlayStation 3 would launch without a Tom Clancy game did you? - 0 comments

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas Screenshots (PS3)
Yep, it's looking goooood.

Bust-A-Move Busts A Move Onto PSP
You're not a real gaming system unless you've got a Bust-A-Move title under your belt.

April 5th, 2006

PS2 Review: Beatmania
DJ Cavin gives Konami's first US release of Beatmania a spin.

New Rayman Coming to PS2 and PlayStation 3
Ubisoft didn't give a whole lot of details about the game, but we do know it's coming this year for current and next-gen systems. - 0 comments

MLB 2K6 Goes Gold for PSP
MLB 06 is excellent, but if you're looking for an alternative, it will be in stores soon.

Latest Japanese Sales Data
The PSP returns to the charts! Hooray!

Over The Hedge Trailer
This clip shows off some of the mini-games in Over The Hedge, the game based off of the upcoming movie of the same name.

April 4th, 2006

Experience The Silent Hill Experience
Experience The Silent Hill Experience The Silent Hill Experience The Silent Hill Experience The Silent Hill Experience. Woah, that's cool - you know, cause it loops over and over into the next thing and stuff. Not so cool? Oh.

From Russia With Love (PSP) In Stores
Now you can take Bond with you wherever you go.

Tourist Trophy Rides To Retail
I've had the chance to spend some time with the Japanese version of the game and it's basically Gran Turismo with motorcycles, so pick it up if that sounds good to you. If that doesn't sound good to you, just mail me $20 since I just saved you $40.

Sega Snags Sports Interactive
Another day, another devloper getting snatched up.

April 3rd, 2006

PSP Review: Mega Man Powered Up
Capcom's classic Mega Man remake truly is powered up.

From Russia With Love (PSP) Q&A
Believe it or not, this game will support bots in multiplayer WiFi. Read the interview to see how EA accomplished this impressive feat.

VGXPO Returns to Philadelphia
Can't get to E3? Live on the east coast? You might want to check out the VGXPO.

From Russia With Love (PSP) Screenshots
After you're done reading the interview, check out some screens from the game.

April 1st, 2006

(April Fools) Sony Discontinues PSP Production!
A huge bombshell out of Japan early this morning rocks the gaming industry. Find out all the details inside.

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