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May 31st, 2006

PS2 Review: Jaws: Unleashed
A lot of flaws and a lot of bite in the video game adaptation of the classic film.

Ridge Racers 2 In The Pipe?
Can you handle this much Riiiiiiidge Racer? Kaz Hirai may not be able to, but Namco thinks the rest of you might.

Legislators from Louisiana, NC Push New Bills
Video game-themed proposals continue to woe over what incredible damage they're doing to our children.

New FFXIII Details
A few interesting crumbs dropped for eager Final Fantasy fans. - 0 comments

Latest Japanese Software Numbers
See what DS game tops the charts this week.

Stacked With Daniel Negreanu In Stores Now
Daniel Negreanu is really bucking the trend of poker players not putting their names on everything. Oh wait, I totally had that backwards - they'll take any opportunity to cash in, I forgot.

Lumines II Trailer
One of the most addicting puzzle games in years is getting a sequel. The trailer is hella confusing to watch, but I guess watching the game in motion is no picnic either.

Massive PS2/PSP Cheats Update
A little bit of PS2 and a lot of PSP, but it's all good!

May 30th, 2006

PS2 Preview: Okami
You really can't go on living without this beautiful action/adventure game from the studio that brought us Viewtiful Joe.

Race Driver 2006 Heads To Stores
Just a few more days until you can drive your favorite licensed vehicles on the PSP.

Metal Gear Solid Graphic Novel Trailer
Take IDW’s Metal Gear Solid comics, add music and sound effects, and you've got the MGS Graphic Novel for the PSP.

Phantasy Star Universe Trailer
After a long wait, Sega is almost ready to unleash Phantasy Star Universe. Kiss your free time goodbye.

May 29th, 2006

PS2 Review: Tomb Raider Legend
The latest Lara Croft adventure helps mitigate the crudiness of past iterations, but still remains just shy of being a truly great game.

Kutaragi Says Playstation 3 Is Not A Toy
Sony is marketing towards an older, more media-savvy crowd, but will they bite when November comes? - 0 comments

Hitman: Blood Money Ships this Week
Agent 47 returns amidst a clandestine war, with a rival contract agency after his head.

Crosswords Come Home with Puzzle Challenge
What's a 15-letter word for fun?

Shuffle Up and Deeeaalll!
New poker game, Stacked, makes retail.

Sony Unveils Line of Playstation Branded Luxury Items
Only those with lots of expendable income need apply!

May 26th, 2006

PS2 Review: 24: The Game
In-between seasons once again, there hasn't ever been a better time to pick up a copy. But does it have the same thrills as the TV series?

Be A Real Guitar Hero
Here's your chance to rock out in front of thousands of people.

New Myst Title Coming to PSP
An all-new version of Myst is headed to the PSP.

May 25th, 2006

PS2 Review: Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
Flying under the radar this past March, it would be a crime to pass up on the latest game in this absolutely wonderful action series from the producer of Resident Evil 4 and Mega Man.

Katamari Sez: "I'm Not Dead Yet!"
The creator is done with the series, but Namco could still produce new titles.

Jaws Tears into the Meaty Flesh of Retail Shelves
FPS? This is no First Person Shooter, it's First Person SHARK.

Steambot Chronicles Rides into Stores
Another quirky action-RPG from Atlus features sandbox gameplay in a steampunk-themed world.

Mercenaries 2 in Hot Water? ...Or is that Hot Oil?
Some Venezuelan officials are miffed at the country's portrayal in Pandemic's upcoming action game.

Racer Driver 2006 Car List Unveiled
An impressive list for a handheld racer, that's for sure.

LEGO Star Wars II Q&A
The developers give their thoughts on re-creating the movies' most exciting moments.

May 24th, 2006

PSP Review: Field Commander
Our highly trained special mission force has put together a report on Field Commander, the only turn-based strategy game available for the PSP.

PSP Review: Lemmings
Lemmings makes its first appearance on the PSP. Is it worth $40? Read the review to find out.

Field Commander in Stores Now
If you want, after you read our review of SOE's latest turn-based strategy game, you can rush out and buy it at your favorite store.

Field Commander Trailer
The PSP's answer to Advance Wars? Watch the trailer and decide for yourself.

May 23rd, 2006

Lemmings Ships for PSP
SCEA is celebrating the Lemmings' 15th birthday with a purty PSP version.

Mortal Kombat Unchained Trailer
Mortal Kombat has already appeared on the PSP as part of Midway Arcade Treasures, but Unchained marks the first time a recent MK title has appeared on the handheld.

Capcom Puzzle World Trailer
Puzzle Fighter II is just one of five puzzle games in this upcoming PSP collection from Capcom.

Tenchu: Time of the Assassins (PSP) Screenshots
Let's not talk about the horrible problems that plagued the Japanese PSP Tenchu game - instead let's enjoy these nice looking screens from Time of the Assassins.

May 22nd, 2006

Alpha Anthology Bonuses Revealed
For months now, we wondered whether the games included in Street Fighter Alpha Anthology would be strict arcade ports, or would include the extra characters found in the home versions. Now we know, and the news is good indeed.

Raiden III Coming Stateside
XS Games to publish Taito shoot'em up in the west. We have some info and screens.

Ubisoft Gets Lost
Work on a game based on the popular TV series, Lost, is now underway.

Europe Getting Kingdom Hearts II This Fall
It's another long wait for our friends over in Europe, but there's light at the end of the tunnel.

Jaws Trailer
This game has been in development forever, but after watching the trailer, I'm not sure why.

May 19th, 2006

Hot Games of Summer 2006
We've organized a list detailing the games to watch out for this summer.

Super Dragon Ball Z Screens
Atari has provided us with a few screens of its upcoming Street Fighter-style DBZ fighting game for PlayStation 2.

New PSP Screens
We've uploaded fresh screens of Battlezone, Earthworm Jim, Def Jam Fight for NY, and Dungeons & Dragons Tactics.

May 18th, 2006

Kaz Rebukes Launch Title Woes
Pubs disagree on the early availability of PS3 games, Sony throws in its own two cents. - 0 comments

May 17th, 2006

Editorial: Ryan's Reactions to E3 2006
Contributor Ryan Hartmann serves up his synopsis of Sony's successes and failures at this year's E3.

PSP Preview: Valkyrie Profile
We deliver hands-on impressions of Square-Enix's upcoming role-playing game.

Sony Rep Spills the Beans on PS3 Peripherals
Fear not frugal Sony devotees, add-ons are planned for the $500 20gig version of the console. - 0 comments

The Da Vinci Code Heads to Retail
Buy the game this week - the future of the church depends on it!

X-Men: The Official Movie Game In Stores Now
Believe it or not, there are actually some games being released this summer. X-Men arrives just in time for the movie season.

May 16th, 2006

E3 2006: Ace Combat X PSP Preview #2
Ryan's preview brought you impressions of the solo mode. In this write-up, we discuss the multiplayer mode.

Madden 07 PlayStation 3 Broken at E3
We sent our reporter to EA's booth to get the scoop on Madden 07 for PS3, but what he found was buggy, unfinished, and less-than-nextgen. - 0 comments

May 15th, 2006

E3 2006: Cavin's Reactions to E3 2006
Editor Cavin Smith reveals his thoughts on the ups and downs of Sony's E3 showing.

E3 2006: Frank's Reactions to E3 2006
Senior Editor Frank Provo delivers his personal take on Sony's showing at E3 2006.

E3 2006: Jackass the Game PS2 Preview
Ryan brings us his impressions of the video game rendition of Jackass that's currently being developed for the PS2 and PSP.

E3 2006: Full Auto 2 PS3 Preview #2
We get a second look, this time from Ryan, at Sega's Full Auto 2 for the PlayStation 3. - 0 comments

E3 2006: Various Show Floor Images
Here are just a few images to give you a small taste of the E3 show floor.

May 13th, 2006

E3 2006: Heavenly Sword PS3 Preview
E3 ended yesterday, but we've still got impressions-aplenty to post. Here, we take a look at the demo version of Heavenly Sword that was playable in Sony's booth. - 0 comments

E3 2006: Stranglehold PS3 Preview
You've watched the trailer for John Woo's upcoming video game, now read our impressions of a gameplay exhibition that was shown to a small number of attendees at E3. - 0 comments

E3 2006: Death Jr. 2 PSP Preview
Death Jr. 2 was playable at E3, and it seems to fix many of the problems that hurt the first game so much.

E3 2006: Booth Babe Gallery
We've uploaded the last batch of images to our booth babe gallery. FYI, our sister site, Xbox Nerds, which is linked above, has different booth babe pictures.

E3 2006: PlayStation 3 Screenshots
We got up early on Saturday morning to bring you: Gundam: Mobile Suit, Formula One, Indiana Jones, Full Auto 2, and Monster Madness screens.

E3 2006: PlayStation 2 Screenshots
Have a peek at the newest shots for: Disney's Meet the Robinsons, Happy Feet, Super Monkey Ball Adventure, Chulip, Rule of Rose, and World Tour Golf.

E3 2006: PSP Screenshots
We've added new screens for: World Tour Golf, and Micro Machines V4.

E3 2006: Stranglehold Trailer (PS3)
John Woo brings his unique style to the PlayStation 3. The game also stars Chow Yun-Fat, or at least his likeness.

May 12th, 2006

E3 2006: Full Auto 2 PS3 Preview
We took the new arena deathmatch mode for a spin in Sega's Full Auto 2 for the PlayStation 3. - 0 comments

E3 2006: Monster Madness PS3 Preview
Southpeak is going to publish an old school weapon-based party game for next-gen consoles. It's old school gunplay produced with next-gen horsepower, and we got a chance to play it during E3. - 0 comments

E3 2006: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Announced
We've suspected this was headed to the PSP for quite a bit, but now it's official.

E3 2006: Sonic Rivals PSP Preview
We had to take a look at Sonic Rivals at E3, to find out if it looks as ugly as those initial screens suggested. It doesn't. It looks good!

E3 2006: Brooktown High PSP Preview
Konami wasn't afraid to bring its dating sim for the PSP to E3, and we weren't afraid to play it. Or to tell you about it.

E3 2006: Bomberman PSP Preview
We went ten rounds with Bomberman to bring you this hands-on report of the game from E3.

E3 2006: Atlus Picks Up Rule of Rose
Horror-adventure fans should welcome the move considering Sony passed up on releasing their own game internationally.

E3 2006: More Booth Babe Photos
We've added ten more pics of some hotties to our booth babe gallery. Check back early tomorrow for the final set.

E3 2006: WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2007 Trailer (PS3)
Kurt Angle and John Cena brawl in this awesome looking trailer for WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2007.

E3 2006: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Trailer (PS3)
The next installment in the Rainbow Six franchise finds the team in Sin City, Las Vegas. There's no gameplay footage in this trailer, but it's action-packed and looks great.

E3 2006: Indiana Jones Trailer (PS3)
This is one of the lamest trailers I've ever seen, but it is Indiana Jones, so if you're into Dr. Jones' adventures, it may be worth a look.

May 11th, 2006

E3 2006: Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer
We managed to score the E3 trailer that Konami is showing at their booth. Like most Metal Gear trailers, it's in Japanese, but it has subtitles and it's damn good.

E3 2006: Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Preview
Ryan spends some time with Square's latest visit to the Final Fantasy VII universe.

E3 2006: Final Fantasy XII Preview
Looks like Ryan spent a lot of time at the Square-Enix booth today. Have a look at his hands-on impressions of Final Fantasy XII.

E3 2006: Tekken: Dark Resurrection Preview
See how Namco's beloved Tekken series is faring on the PSP.

E3 2006: Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception Preview
Save the world while on the go, Ace Combat style. Ryan gives us the inside scoop on how Ace Combat X for the PSP is shaping up.

E3 2006: Warhawk PS3 Preview
Among the numerous PlayStation 3 games playable at the show is Sony's Warhawk, an air combat game. - 0 comments

E3 2006: Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom PS3 Preview
We take Sony Online Entertainment's hack-and-slash for the PS3 for a spin. With updated screenshots! - 0 comments

E3 2006: God of War II PS2 Preview
An early demo of Kratos' latest adventure is on display at E3. Click for our impressions.

E3 2006: Guitar Hero II PS2 Preview
Red Octane's guitar game is heating up Kentia Hall at E3.

E3 2006: Lumines II PSP Preview
More music-puzzle fun is coming to the PSP later this year, and we sat down to play it during E3.

E3 2006: Ratchet & Clank PSP Preview
This preview is based on a very early demo, but at least we now have some idea of what they're striving towards for the eventual final release way off in 2007.

E3 2006: More Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Info
Don't read this post if you want to remain ignorant of one of the biggest plot twists underpinning the entire MGS universe.

E3 2006: PlayStation 3 Hardware Photos
We've added a few pictures of the PS3 hardware from E3 2006 to our already-large gallery.

E3 2006: Booth Babe Photos
We'll be adding new booth babe photos twice daily... well, if we can find more. Booth babes are scarce this year.

E3 2006: PlayStation 2 Screenshot Update
We've added screens for: Guitar Hero 2, Winning Eleven 2007, God Hand, Mortal Kombat Armageddon, Justice League Heroes, and Street Fighter Alpha Anthology.

E3 2006: PlayStation 3 Screenshot Update
Have a look at the newest shots of: Genji 2, Turok, Untold Legends 3, Tony Hawk's Project 8, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Warhawk.

E3 2006: PSP Screenshot Update
Check out the latest screenshots of: Lumines II and Monster Hunter Freedom.

May 10th, 2006

E3 2006: Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer Pictures
We don't have the trailer yet, but these awesome screenshots should hold you over! - 0 comments

E3 2006: Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Revealed
More Snake for the PSP as Kojima ties up events post-MGS3, this time sans the cards.

E3 2006: Silent Hill: Origins Details Revealed
The psychological horror series makes a transition to the PSP.

E3 2006: Sega Unleashes Next-Gen Golden Axe
Get out your tools! It's time to sharpen up the dulled edges of this classic series! - 0 comments

E3 2006: Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA for PS2
New beats for your happy feet heading to a console near you!

E3 2006: Coded Arms Sequels to PSP and PS3
Online multiplayer for everybody!

E3 2006: Bomberman Announced for PSP
Konami revealed a brand new Bomberman adventure with multiplayer today.

E3 2006: Even More Love From Our Friends at Konami
A wealth of lesser, but potentially compelling titles fill out the company's announcements.

E3 2006: Brooktown High Hits on the PSP
"Hits on!" Get it? It's a dating sim!

E3 2006: PSP Screenshots Galore
We've got new screens for: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Brooktown High: Senior Year, Silent Hill Origins, Steel Horizon, Winx 2: Join the Club, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Death Jr. 2, Online Chess Kingdoms, Coded Arms: Contagion, Bomberman, and Rengoku 2.

E3 2006: PlayStation 3 Screenshot Update
Peep new pics of: Virtua Tennis 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway, Madden 07, Bomberman, Stranglehold, Coded Arms: Assault, Hellboy, Metal Gear Solid 4.

E3 2006: PlayStation 2 Screenshots
Last but not least, check out new screens for: God of War 2, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, DDR SuperNOVA, and Xiaolin Showdown.

May 9th, 2006

E3 2006: Grand Theft Auto IV Announced for PlayStation 3
Next-gen, meet Grand Theft Auto. Grand Theft Auto, meet the next-gen. - 0 comments

E3 2006: New Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer @ E3
You've got to go by Konami's booth to see it, but we'll do our best to track it down for you. - 0 comments

Activision Acquires RedOctane
Guitar Hero continues to work wonders for everyone involved in its creation.

New Tekken 6 Screenshots
Sony consoles and the Tekken franchise go together like peas and carrots.

May 8th, 2006

E3 2006: Sony Press Conference Live Updates
Stay tuned to this news post for continuing updates on Sony's E3 Press Conference. - 0 comments

E3 2006: Playstation 3 Controller Picture
You saw the details, now see the pic. - 0 comments

E3 2006: More PlayStation 3 Launch Details
Sony releases more information regarding the PlayStation 3 launch, including sale dates and pricing. - 0 comments

E3 2006: PlayStation 3 Controller Redesign
Sony unveiled the final PS3 controller design today. Surprise, it's wireless and uses motion-sensing technology! - 0 comments

E3 2006: PSP Gets Greatest Hits
Today Sony announced the beginning of a greatest hits budget line for the PSP.

E3 2006: Final Fantasy XIII Revealed
The Fantasy isn't ending with the PS2 and we've got the first info. - 0 comments

Virtua Fighter 5 PlayStation 3 Exclusive
Sega's next fighting game is coming to PlayStation 3. With screens! - 0 comments

E3 2006: PlayStation 3 Screenshots Galore!
Screens for Gran Turismo HD, Resistance: Fall of Man, Eye of Judgement, Heavenly Sword, NBA Live 07, Sing Star, Tiger Woods 07, Warhawk, Sonic The Hedgehog, and Virtua Fighter 5 are here for your viewing pleasure.

PlayStation 3 Video: Assasin's Creed
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that even at this early stage of the game, Ubisoft Montreal has a pretty good handle on the PlayStation 3.

PlayStation 3 Video: NBA Live 07
This looks just like the Xbox 360 version of NBA Live 06, so I'm not sure what EA is trying to show off here.

PlayStation 3 Video: Call of Duty 3
Sit through the boring first part where the developers pat themselves on the back for all their previous Call of Duty games. It's worth it - trust me.

May 6th, 2006

Real Metal Gear Solid for PSP in 2007
Hideo Kojima himself lets slip first info on upcoming Metal Gear Solid game for PSP. It's not another card-battle game!

May 5th, 2006

PS2 Review: OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast
The PS2 version of Sega's latest arcade style racer is fun, but doesn't quite stack up to the stiff competition afforded by the jillion other racers on the system.

PSP Review: OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast
Meanwhile, the PSP version fares better, if only because there are so few racing games on that platform. Fewer still that offer online play.

Colin McRae Rallying Onto PlayStation 3
Codemasters announces the return of its beloved rally racing franchise, for next-gen platforms. - 0 comments

May 4th, 2006

Work Time Fun Announced
D3 Publisher is bringing its wacky mini-game collection to North America, as Work Time Fun.

May 3rd, 2006

Activision Snags James Bond
Was the lackluster From Russia With Love the reason the franchise is moving on? We may never know the reason, but we do know Bond has found a new home.

Midway E3 Lineup
Two PlayStation 3 titles top Midway's impressive list of games at the show. - 0 comments

Crave Entertainment E3 Lineup
Lots of poker and gambling games from the folks at Crave.

SEGA Announces Sonic Rivals
The speedy blue hedgehog is coming to the PSP this fall. First info and screenshots.

Rogue Galaxy Trailer
Yarrr! Space Pirates. You'll know two seconds into this video that this is from the same guys that did Dark Cloud 2. It's looking really nice.

Lemmings Gameplay Trailer
The Lemmings celebrate their fifteen year anniversary with this outing on the PSP.

May 2nd, 2006

Full Auto 2 Announced
Sega announces sequel to recently-released Xbox 360 game, and it's exclusive to the PlayStation 3 this time around. - 0 comments

Army of Two Heads to PlayStation 3
Looks like EA might be supporting the PlayStation 3 after all. Who saw that coming? - 0 comments

Gallop Racer In Stores Now
I spared you from the "Gallop Racer Trots/Gallops/Races to Retail" that you'll read everywhere else, so you owe me one.

First Metal Slug Anthology PSP Screens
SNK passes along first screens of its upcoming five-game Metal Slug pack for PSP. Looks like direct Neo Geo emulations. Hot!

May 1st, 2006

Cheats Updated
Black, Onimusha 4, The Godfather, Driver: Parallel Lines, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Tomb Raider: Legend, NBA Ballers: Phenom, and Kingdom Hearts 2, are just a few of the titles that we've added hints and cheats for.

Tekken 6, Ridge Racer 7 for PS3
Namco confirmed today that Tekken 6 and Ridge Racer 7 are both being readied for the launch of Sony's PlayStation 3 console. - 0 comments

Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway Gameplay Video
Normally another WWII wouldn't be much to get excited about, but when that WWII game happens to be on the PlayStation 3 - well, that's a different story.

NFL Head Coach Video
Real NFL coaches discuss some of their theories on drafting talent. Pay attention, there's going to be a quiz in the form of NFL Head Coach from EA.

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