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Rent or buy "Magna Carta: Tears of Blood" PS2 game with reviews

March 31, 2006 EST | PlayStation | Comments (0)

Magna Carta: Tears of Blood - Pre-PlayedEast meets West in this 50-hour fantasy that combines a Western-style (natives vs. colonists) storyline with Japanese RPG. A 30-year war rages between humans and the Yason in the land of Efferia. Calintz, the leader of an elite mercenary unit the "Tears of Blood," fights to avenge the destruction of his home. The humans launch a massive attack designed to end the war. That's when Calintz meets Reith, a woman with no memory, in an encounter that could alter the fate of Efferia. Play unfolds with CGI cut-scenes, full dialogue, and a real-time battle system. Unlock the secrets of the Carta System to unleash ferocious spells. [More...]

Rent or buy "Gitaroo Man" Playstation2 game with reviews

March 31, 2006 EST | PlayStation | Comments (0)

Gitaroo Man - Pre-PlayedThis rhythm game follows the exploits of U-1, an awkward elementary school student with a secret identity. He transforms into Gitaroo Man, a musical superhero of sorts who defeats foes with a futuristic electric guitar. His mission is to defend his people against an evil family. Luckily, Gitaroo Man is not alone. Fighting by his side is a dog named Puma who gets in on the action by transforming into a robotic beast. The object of the game is to play the right notes at the right time with the music provided, which proves to be trickier than it seems. The storyline is helped along by cutscenes as it progresses through 10 levels of varying music genres. Unlike most games, Gitaroo Man requires extensive use of the analog stick and controller buttons simultaneously. [More...]

Buy "Burnout Legends" PSP game with review

March 23, 2006 EST | PSP | Comments (0)

Burnout Legends - Pre-PlayedStrap into your seatbelts as Burnout gets ready to rev up your PSP! Featuring all the best parts of previous Burnout games, Burnout Legends drives just like Burnout 3, with all the awesome car-tossing crashes, spark explosions, slick racing animation, and concussive action Burnouts know and love! Modes include Race, Time Attack, Crash, Pursuit and Road Rage. You can also go up against friends and strangers with the ad-hoc wireless mode in 4-player races. It's time to burn the competition wherever you go with your PSP. [More...]

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Rent or buy "Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0" PSP game with review

March 23, 2006 EST | PSP | Comments (0)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 - Pre-PlayedHit the streets with Need for Speed: Most Wanted, EA's latest fix for road demons. Take cops on a wild chase through adrenaline-pumping courses as you race to become the baddest and the fastest. As you move up in reputation to the Black List, you'll tune your car with new parts and looks, building the ultimate muscle cars, sports cars, and pavement peelers. Most Wanted features open-ended gameplay, slick graphics, expansive locations, and road mayhem that will keep your eyes glued to your handheld! [More...]

Rent or buy Condemned: Criminal Origins for Xbox 360 with reviews

March 14, 2006 EST | Xbox | Comments (0)

Condemned: Criminal Origins - Pre-PlayedWhen an unnatural series of murders terrorizes the city, the only thing certain is that danger lurks in every shadow. You'll need sharp instincts to survive this screw-tightening storyline that raises the tension at every turn. Use sophisticated forensics to investigate crime scenes, collect evidence, and find the killers. Outsmart devious enemies who respond with strategic AI. Background objects react in real-life fashion when picked up, kicked, or bumped. It's a good thing, because bullets are in short supply. Grab anything within reach - axes, shovels, two-by-fours, and more - to save your skin. Chilling surround sound and intense visuals enhance this gripping first-person psychological thriller. [More...]

Rent or buy Dead or Alive 4 for Xbox 360 with reviews

March 14, 2006 EST | Xbox | Comments (0)

Dead or Alive 4 - Pre-PlayedThe fourth installment of this classic Xbox fighter launches on the Xbox 360 with more intricate fighting styles than ever! New characters join DOA3 all-star favorites like Christie and Brad Wong. Customize each fighter with a variety of costumes. The storyline goes deeper than ever, with revealing cutaways that dive into the DOA world. Interactive environments offer the most intricate combat stages yet, and it only gets better online. Bring the pain in large-scale global tourneys. Form clans with other players. Tally stats on highly detailed scoreboards. Or hang out in the new interactive lobby with voice-and text-chatting options. If you thought you'd mastered DOA, think again! [More...]

Rent or buy Call of Duty 2 game for Xbox 360 with reviews

March 14, 2006 EST | Xbox | Comments (0)

Call of Duty 2 - Pre-PlayedPlay through the eyes of ordinary soldiers who became our greatest heroes in Call of Duty 2, the sequel to the award-winning World War II shooter. Fight new conflicts and enemies across Europe, Russia, and North Africa. Storm the cliffs of Point du Hoc against a brutal German assault or hunt for Russian tanks surrounded by the finest men yet. Your fully aware fellow grunts will draw fire, lay down cover, and use a context-sensitive battle-chatter system. Control the plan of attack as you tackle missions and objectives in the order you see fit. Online, the fabled COD multiplayer modes only get better with team-based Axis vs. Allies conflicts. [More...]

Buy "Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King" PlayStation 2 game with review

February 18, 2006 EST | PlayStation | Comments (0)

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King - Pre-PlayedDragon Quest, previously known as Dragon Warrior, is the latest installment in the most popular Japanese RPG ever, now on PS2 for the first time! A mysterious court jester named Dhoulmagus recovered an ancient forbidden scepter, and used it to curse the entire kingdom. The king and princess were turned into hideous beasts, and the people were all transformed into thorns. The curse left only one person untouched, a young guardsman played by you. Now you must set forth on an epic journey to save the king and your country, and lift the curse of the evil jester. Take up your sword and explore a seemingly limitless world - your Dragon Quest has begun! [More...]

Rent or buy "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories" PSP game with review

February 18, 2006 EST | PSP , Sony | Comments (0)

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - Pre-PlayedThe PSP takes you back to Liberty City to experience the grit and grind like you never have before. Using the PSP's awesome graphics and wireless capabilities, the mavens at Rockstar are ready to rock you out in the first new Grand Theft Auto game exclusive to the PSP! Steal cars, flee from cops, and take on the underworld of Liberty City right in the palm of your own hand. Enjoy all the dynamic gameplay of the originals with an all-new open-ended story line written just for PSP. GTA Liberty City for the PSP is the mischievous handheld experience everyone has been waiting for! [More...]

Ingredients for a great computer game

February 07, 2006 EST | PC Games

When it comes to talking about computer games, it is really hard to focus our mind on a particular one of those thousands and even million of games developed since the time when computers were found to be a source of entertainment and leisure.

Some games remain in the player's mind for their complexity or great features, some others come to attend a temporary demand before falling into limbo of forgetfulness, but then, what are the ingredients for a great computer game to make them unforgettable and yet a rewarding experience?

Experts and successful PC games programmers agree, affirming that every player is motivated when he/she feels to be in focus in the game. Players want to have fun living the role of the chosen character so he or she needs to feel that it is the player who can control the outcome of the games. [More...]

Call of Duty 2 - Game review

February 07, 2006 EST | PC Games | Comments (0)

Infinity Ward has selected to follow the same method for Call of Duty 2 as they did for Call of Duty and focus on doing what it does best, only this time they do it better. In other words, expect to find a whole lot of enemy troops down the sights of your rifle. And they'll be waiting there on the front lines in three campaigns where you will be playing as a soldier in of each of the allied armies as a Russian, British or American trooper.

To really get the full effect you need a top of the line computer system, including a decent sound card and upper end video card. If you have that, what you get is an awesome gaming experience. The excellent sound design brings together the deafening explosions, sounds of gunfire, ricochet echoes as bullets whiz by, and the shouts of your commander as he screams orders directing you and your squad. It really merits 5.1 surround sound and some decent speakers to do it justice. [More...]

Former Sony PlayStation 3 developer talks about getting fired

February 07, 2006 EST | Sony

Many of you will no doubt remember a rather controversial comment from a “former” Sony developer Josh Robinson, who said that the Xbox 360 is better than the PS3. Like wildfire, his observations spread across the internet sparking debate among fanboys

PS3Week.Com has followed up on Josh's story with a great interview regarding his comments and the repercussions of speaking your mind while two monster companies are competing for millions of dollars. [More...]

Console gaming vs. computer gaming

February 05, 2006 EST | General | Comments (0)

It’s an age-old question that will only get more and more intense in the coming year as the Xbox 360 is in full swing and the PS3 and Revolution release. Which is better? What system is right for me? Well, I would suggest both, but if you have to choose one or the other then you have to consider a few things.

Price is definitely a big issue. I mean, when’s the last time you didn’t even bat an eye when are buying something 500 bucks or more? The bottom line: Computer gaming is more expensive. Why? Because computers aren’t made just for games. They are calculators, word processors, Internet navigators, music players, movie watchers, and photo editors. They are much more than a gaming machine. Consoles, on the other hand, generally aren’t. It’s only recently that consoles have gone online starting with the Dreamcast and I haven’t seen anyone printing off spreadsheets or book reports from one yet. Consoles are purely for gaming and run between 100-500 bucks. PCs on the other hand are much more than a gaming machine and run between 1,500-3,000 dollars and need to be upgraded every now and again to play the newest and greatest games. [More...]

Buy WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation2 game with review

January 25, 2006 EST | PlayStation | Comments (0)

The most impressive release yet from the kings of sports entertainment is easy for beginners to pick up and play, and extensive enough to satisfy the WWE's most hardcore followers. The action has never looked better, with all-new integrated motion capture technology that brings the action to life with unprecedented realism. An improved fighting system factors in momentum and stamina. Grapple with and against today's top stars, or choose from a new roster of wrestling legends. Battle online for the first-ever virtual WWE Championship, play two full seasons without story repetition, customize the first-ever 3D locker room, choose from a whopping 100 different match types, and more.


Rent or buy Soul Calibur III PlayStation2 game with review

January 25, 2006 EST | PlayStation | Comments (0)

Soul Calibur III - Pre-PlayedGet ready for the newest version of the most exciting weapon-based fighting franchise on PS2, as the legendary battle of swords continues. The showdown between Soul Calibur and Soul Edge gets taken to the next level, as a mysterious individual revives the azure knight, Nightmare. Three brand new characters join the classic cast for a total of over 25 characters in this third installment. Use the Character Creation mode to create your own ideal warrior, and give them a weapon of your choosing. Play through the Chronicles of the Sword mode with your customized character, or battle your friends in the Standard Vs. Mode. Fight it out in more stages than ever before, and find out which sword will ultimately prevail! [More...]

Xbox 360 catching up in 2006

January 08, 2006 EST | Microsoft , Xbox | Comments (0)

Although there was a delay in delivering the number of Xbox 360s that consumers demanded for the 2005 holiday season, Microsoft is expected to manufacture over 2 million of the gaming consoles in the first quarter of 2006. It's estimated that about 1 million Xbox 360s made it to stores in time for the holidays, so there's a pent-up demand for the console. In addition, reported bugs and cooling problems will likely be worked out in the near future.

The Xbox isn't the only consumer electronic hitting the news these days. At the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, a number of manufacturers of cell phones will be honored with innovation awards. For example, Firefly Mobile will be honored for their "Mobile Phone for Mobile Kids," which is specifically designed for tweens. In addition, Auvi Technologies will be presented an award for their innovative PHIP100 VoIP-enabled cordless speakerphone with a built-in webcam. [More...]

Rent or buy The Warriors Xbox game with reviews

January 06, 2006 EST | Xbox | Comments (0)

The Warriors - Pre-PlayedThe same people who brought you Grand Theft Auto resurrect the cult classic movie The Warriors for the next generation. Keeping to the retro style and look of the 1979 movie, The Warriors takes you on an unforgettable night of gang terror in New York City. When the most powerful gang leader of the city, Cyrus, is murdered at a truce gathering between the five major gangs of New York City, the blame is wrongly placed on The Warriors. Now the warriors must run for their lives, fighting off the other gangs, as they struggle to make their way back across the city to their home turf. [More...]

Rent or buy Ratchet: Deadlocked PlayStation 2 game with reviews

January 06, 2006 EST | PlayStation | Comments (0)

Ratchet: Deadlocked - Pre-PlayedRatchet and Clank return for more galactic clashes in Ratchet: Deadlocked! This time, players can team up for co-op gameplay in both the single-player and multiplayer story modes, as well as engage in cooperative squad-based action. Our duo is captured by media mogul Gleeman Vox, and entered as contestants in a deadly reality combat show. With a deadlock collar around Ratchet's neck, he is forced to fight to the top. The only way for our heroes to escape is to win the game and take on Vox's massive underground media center! [More...]

Rent or buy Resident Evil 4 (2 disc) GameCube game with review

January 03, 2006 EST | GameCube

Resident Evil 4 (2 disc game) - Pre-PlayedCapcom's mega-popular horror action series Resident Evil returns for its fourth chapter. The Umbrella Corporation is obliterated when Raccoon City is nuked by the US government. But American agent Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 2, is sent to Europe on another dangerous mission, this time to save the president's kidnapped daughter. But there's more than meets the eye to this new adversary, and before Leon knows it he's knee-deep in undead villagers and satanic monks! Resident Evil 4 is the wonderfully detailed and enthralling beginning to a new era in RE history. Evil isn't dead. It just has a new address. [More...]

Rent or buy Star Wars: Battlefront II Xbox game with review

January 03, 2006 EST | Xbox

The battlefront grows in a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars Battlefront II. The hit multiplayer extravaganza that has Star Wars and shooter fans around the planet salivating now features epic space combat, new environments from Revenge of the Sith and playable Jedi heroes. Also new to Battlefront is a single-player story mode that will take you on a grand adventure through the Star Wars galaxy. Battle through 12 new locations alone or with friends, enlisting more online players, as you commandeer ships, raid command posts, and sabotage enemy battle-craft. Star Wars Battlefront II is every thing you asked for and more! [More...]

Rent or buy Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Playstation 2 game with review

December 26, 2005 EST | PlayStation , Sony | Comments (0)

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks - Pre-PlayedMortal Kombat returns from all sides with MK: Shaolin Monks! The first MK action-adventure game to feature multi-directional combat, Shaolin Monks lets you attack with Strings, Juggles, Air Combat, Fatalities and Special Attacks. Play by yourself or with a friend cooperatively as Shaolin monks Liu Kang or Kung Lao. Unlock additional characters and master more comprehensive Brutalities, the new Multalities, and Classic Special Attacks. As you move through a complex Mortal Kombat universe, you will use weapons, throw enemies into acid pits, encounter classic MK characters, and learn new abilities like running along walls. Shaolin Monks has it all: deadly mortal combat and a riveting adventure that will thrill MK fans. [More...]

Buy Dragon Ball Z Budokai Playstation 2 with review

December 26, 2005 EST | PlayStation , Sony

The Dragon Ball Z universe explodes with battles that rage on land, in the air, and underwater. This intense 3D fighter features the most playable characters - 60 in all - in any Dragon Ball Z game. Customize your favorite fighter through 10 upgradeable attributes. Unleash authentic Dragon Ball Z maneuvers including the Dragon Rush and Smash Attack. Six Modes of play quench any thirst for combat with single-player Dragon, two-player Versus, Dragon Capsule, Ultimate Battle, Evolution Z, and a World Martial Arts Tournament. Fight and fly through expansive, fully destructible DBZ worlds where the warriors are fierce and the battles fiercer.


Rent or buy Romance of the Three Kingdoms X for PlayStation 2 with review

December 18, 2005 EST | PlayStation , Sony | Comments (0)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms X - Pre-PlayedLive the romance of the Three Kingdoms for an historic tenth time! As the Chinese empire crumbles, you will marshal forces to fight in more than 100 years of civil war. Ancient China's extraordinary history unfolds before your very eyes as you encounter fascinating characters like Liu Bei, the peasant-turned-emperor, Cao Cao the conqueror, Zhao Yun the deadly warrior, and Zhuge Liang the masterful tactician. Play any officer from more than 650 characters, or create up to 110 new officers! Play through more than 200 dramatic events. Detailed tutorials will train you on how to fight, lead legions of legendary warriors, and navigate the rich, mysterious world of ancient China. [More...]

Rent or buy SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy Seals for PlayStation with review

December 18, 2005 EST | PlayStation , Sony | Comments (1)

SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy Seals - Pre-PlayedDefend American interests from hostile forces around the world in SOCOM 3, exclusively for the PS2. For the first time in the series, land and water vehicles play a central role, and can be manned by both players and AI. Explore all-new Areas of Operation from Poland to Morocco, with 12 all-new maps twice the size of those in SOCOM 2. An innovative new weapons system utilizes 31 authentic weapons and 21 attachments with multiple hard points to give you almost 1000 possible weapon combinations. Play online with up to 32 players! A thoroughly immersive and intense tactical experience, SOCOM 3 is as close as you can get to being a Navy SEAL without actually being there. [More...]

Rent or buy Mario Party 6 GameCube game with review

December 09, 2005 EST | GameCube , Nintendo | Comments (0)

Mario Party 6 - Pre-PlayedNote: Nintendo GameCube Mic can be used in some mini-games, however it is not required for gameplay. Microphone is not included with rental.

Furious four-player Mario Party fun returns to the GameCube this season! The Sun and Moon are caught up in a feud over who is better, and Mario and the gang must settle the argument and restore some order to the cosmos. Party Mode features six fresh game boards, each with different objectives, and over 80 new mini-games to choose from. Depending on whether it is daytime or nighttime, game boards transform, characters come out of hiding, and mini-games change dramatically. All your favorite Mario characters will be returning, of course, with the addition of Toad and Koopa Kid this time around. You can even control the mini-game action with the sound of your voice using the GameCube Microphone! [More...]

Buy or rent Mario Power Tennis GameCube game wit review

December 09, 2005 EST | GameCube , Nintendo | Comments (0)

The acclaimed Mario Tennis for N64 is re-imagined for the GameCube, blending Super Mario imagination with pro tennis to yield a truly unique video game experience. Inventive graphics and gameplay grace the courts as you use hammers, dodge crazy goop, interact with off-court characters, and send the tennis ball blazing in blue trails of light or exploding with energy. Fantasy courts range from an eerie haunted court filled with ghosts to Donkey Kong's jungle kingdom. [More...]

The XBox 360, not just for video games

December 08, 2005 EST | Microsoft , Xbox | Comments (0)

On November 22, 2005, Microsoft released the long awaited XBox 360, the next generation of its popular XBox gaming console. The XBox 360, however, goes farther than any game system that users are currently accustomed to. The XBox 360 is more like a fully functional, broadband connected entertainment gadget that appeals to gamers but is equipped to entertain the whole family.

Although smaller than the original XBox (The 360 weighs in at a mere 7.7 lbs), this version packs so many nifty features in a small package. If you also happen to own a HDTV, you will truly be able to appreciate the advanced graphics features and support for windscreen (16:9) format. Of course, the console will work on regular television as well, but the depth of the graphics will be particularly stunning on more advanced televisions. The XBOx 360 carries a ATI graphics processor and 10MB of embedded DRAM. This setup allows the XBox 360 to draw up to 500 million triangles per second for the ultimate in realistic graphics. [More...]

Xbox 360 hardware specifications

December 08, 2005 EST | Microsoft , Xbox

Central processing unit

Custom IBM PowerPC-based "Xenon"

90 nm process, 165 million transistors
Three symmetrical cores, each one running at 3.2 GHz
Two hardware threads per core; six total
One VMX-128 vector unit per core; three total
128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread
1 MiB L2 cache (lockable by the GPU) [More...]

Buy Mario Superstar Baseball game with review

November 25, 2005 EST | GameCube

Join Mario, Peach, Toad, Donkey Kong and Luigi, and head for the ballpark with Nintendo's Mario Baseball. Namco is at bat this time, delivering a robust, inventive sports game worthy of the Mario name. Progress through the game alone in the story-driven Challenge Mode, or take on your friends in Versus Mode. In Versus Mode, form teams out of your favorite Mario characters, and go to bat for the championship title in a tournament-style Trophy Mode. Bonuses include mini-games and a baseball encyclopedia. [More...]

Buy Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube game with review

November 25, 2005 EST | GameCube

The SNES classic RPG Fire Emblem finally comes to the GameCube, leaving its old 2D perspective for a new 3D world filled with mountains, forests, dungeons, villages and forts. As the young, blue-haired Ike, you are seeking acceptance into the Grail Mercenary Group. Split into several kingdoms and states, the continent of Telius is full of daring adventure and Ike is ready to answer the call. But Ike soon finds that he's in for more than he asked for! [More...]

Buy or rent Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness for GameCube

November 20, 2005 EST | GameCube

Return to the land of Orre for an all-new Pokemon RPG with a sinister plot and dark, unknown characters. You must unravel the mystery of Shadow Lugia with your companion Evee at your side. A strange darkness has fallen over the land, and a villainous gang has closed the hearts of the Pokemon. Identify the Shadow Pokemon by using your Aura searcher to see their black auras. The future of Pokemon depends on your ability to catch and Purify the Shadow Pokemon before it is too late! [More...]

Buy or rent X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse for GameCube

November 20, 2005 EST | GameCube

X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse - Pre-PlayedThe evil Apocalypse has the Earth in his clutches, and the X-Men must join forces with the hated mutant Brotherhood in an uneasy alliance to try and defeat him. Create, customize, and control a team of four mutants from 16 different character choices. Defeat over 100 different enemies including Lady Deathstrike and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Play single player or cooperatively with friends. A more flexible fighting interface makes it easier to toggle through twice as many mutant powers on the fly. Explore five X-Men Headquarters this time, each with its own supporting cast of characters! [More...]

Buy or rent Digital Devil Saga 2:video game for PlayStation 2

November 20, 2005 EST | PlayStation

The concluding sequel to Atlus' acclaimed Digital Devil Saga leads RPG fans on an unforgettable journey filled with demonic action and darkness. Serph, leader of the Embryon, has only found a new nightmare in the so-called Promised Land. The streets of Nirvana are empty and desolate. Nothing remains after the epic war between gods and demons in the Junkyard. All of Serph's people and friends are gone. But Serph finds human statues in the streets of Nirvana. Has everyone been turned to stone? It is the beginning clue to a fascinating puzzle. Now Serph must find the mystery behind the statues and save the world in this final chapter of the Digital Devil Saga! [More...]

Buy or rent GameCube game: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door with review

November 10, 2005 EST | GameCube | Comments (0)

The GameCube sequel to the N64 Paper Mario, this wacky mix of 2D and 3D gameplay is a fun, engaging RPG perfect for younger and older gamers alike. With turn-based battles and action adventure gameplay, you will lead Mario and his friends through inventive environments and 2D and 3D puzzles. Collect rings, buy new powers in a badge shop, and heal your party by staying at an inn. As always, the brilliant game designers at Nintendo confound convention and dream up yet another classic Mario experience. [More...]

Buy or rent PSP game: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 with review

November 10, 2005 EST | PlayStation | Comments (0)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 - Pre-PlayedTiger Woods PGA Tour 06 gives you the chance to beat the best. Create a player using the most versatile character creator made for a handheld, and tee off against golf's greatest past and current pros. Each victory moves you toward a match-up against Tiger himself. You'll need a steady hand to conquer the greens with the new analog putting system. Practice in the PSP-exclusive Putting Frenzy mini-game. Wireless head-to-head play with record-tracking is possible in five modes: Match Play, Stroke Play, Putting Frenzy, Skins, and Bingo Bango Bongo. Play single matches against up to four friends in Putting Frenzy, 3 Hole Skins, and Playoff Round Modes. [More...]

Rent or buy Burnout Revenge Xbox game with review

November 07, 2005 EST | Xbox | Comments (0)

Burnout Revenge - Pre-PlayedIt's automotive anarchy in this race for vengeance that ignores everything your driver's education taught you. Ram your way through traffic, create massive pileups, and lay waste to everything in sight on tracks designed to cause trouble. The vengeance meter rewards you for playing dirty. Three car classes have distinctive destructive characteristics and enlarge as they grow more powerful. Rage against the clock in Traffic Attack Mode or get personal in a heated Grudge Match. The sequel to the 2004 Racing Game of the Year, Burnout Revenge features real-world locations and more car destruction than ever. Online play is available for up to six players, so you can make enemies all over the world. [More...]

Rent or buy Romance of the Three Kingdoms X PlayStation 2 game with review

November 07, 2005 EST | PlayStation | Comments (0)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms X - Pre-Played
The Romance of the Three Kingdoms series is the Madden Football of console strategy games. Each year a new installment is released with slightly tweaked rosters, a few new music tracks, and maybe a couple of novel, off-the-field modes to play with. Despite the slight differences though, the actual gameplay never changes drastically, and the objective is always the same: to win the Super Bowl, which in the case of the Three Kingdoms games means to unify ancient, war-torn China. Koei's 10th Romance of the Three Kingdoms game doesn't do much to mark the occasion, but it still offers the same esoteric war strategy experience that keeps dedicated fans coming back time and time again.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms X is set in the same period of Chinese history as the previous games, which are all based on the 14th-century novel by author Luo Guanzhong. The story is a somewhat fictionalized account of the end of the Han Dynasty in the second and third centuries AD. This installment in the series lets you experience history by playing as one of 650 prominent characters from the period. If you prefer to write your own history, you can use the fairly robust create-an-officer mode to design a character to your own specifications. Once you've chosen an officer--or created your own--you can play several different scenarios, each of which starts you off in a different situation to challenge you to adapt your strategy to fit a variety of circumstances. [More...]

Rent or buy Taiko Drum Master PlayStation 2 game with review

November 07, 2005 EST | PlayStation | Comments (0)

Taiko Drum Master - Pre-PlayedYou'll play Taiko Drum Master by hitting the drum peripheral, which is supplied with the game, on its surface and rim as red and blue notes (represented by cute Taiko faces) travel across the screen. Furthermore, both the surface and the rim of the drum contain left and right sensors that you need to hit simultaneously when larger notes appear. More difficult tracks also require you to perform drum rolls on occasion, and you will even start having notes thrown at you at different speeds to make things a little more confusing. All of the notes you're required to hit work well in the context of the track that's being played, and this is especially true when playing head-to-head with a friend which, although it's a competitive game, feels very much like a cooperative duet. [More...]

Xbox game: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - review & more

October 31, 2005 EST | Xbox | Comments (0)

Use the Force wisely young Jedi! The popular Jedi Knight series returns. In Jedi Academy, you are a student of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. As you move up in the Jedi Academy you will go on dangerous missions, meeting classic Star Wars characters along the way. But as you become more powerful you will be drawn to the Dark Side! You will build your Jedi from scratch, choosing the sex, race and look of your character. You will also customize the look of your lightsaber. Master the standard lightsaber, two lightsabers, one in each hand, and the dual-bladed lightsaber. Indulge in full-on Jedi battles with a host of blazing multiplayer modes. [More...]

Animal Crossing - review & more

October 31, 2005 EST | Nintendo | Comments (0)

Animal Crossing
Create a thriving community that works even while you sleep! Animal Crossing is a "community sim" that takes place in real-time. Get a job, build and furnish a house and explore your village. Then take it on the road with your memory card, and visit your friends' villages as well. Multiplayer options allow up to four players to "live" in your village, and with a Game Boy Advance there are plenty of other options. Don't forget to look for the hidden classic NES games! [More...]

The nature of PDA game addiction

October 18, 2005 EST | General | Comments (0)

PDA gaming can become inconvenient.

In an attempt to wean myself off of the Bejeweled 2 puzzle game on my iPAQ 4150, I decided to switch to Age of Empires, merely for research purposes, of course.

Insidiously, my proclivity towards Pocket PC game addiction reared its ugly head once again. It all began when I started playing Age of Empires during commercials while taking in Global News. [More...]

Laser ball high tech game of the future

October 18, 2005 EST | General | Comments (0)

The future game of laser ball is a high tech game for the virtual reality video game player and the reality world ball player. It is played with teams or individually, as one team pits off against the other. A ball the size of a beach ball is thrust various directions using laser propulsion. Each team or player on each side has a set or single set of laser controls which fire one or more lasers at the ball or at the reflectors on the top, bottom and side of the field. The field is played in three dimensions and it is not necessary to play of the bottom or side. This fast acting game has no time out and no out of bounds. The field is a tube, box or sphere and is played within that boundary. [More...]

Copying Xbox games

October 03, 2005 EST | Xbox | Comments (0)

There really is no shortcut to copying XBOX games. In fact, this is a mightily complicated process and has stumped some really techie people. This is evident with the prevalence of the question on copying XBOX games in Internet message boards and tech chat rooms. But why does one need to be going about there and copying XBOX games? Is this not legal?

If you have an XBOX and you have purchased original games to play on it, chances are you must have ran through a huge chunk of your savings. Original games are very expensive and because CDs are not exactly immortal, you can eventually wear out a game especially if you use it every minute of the day. [More...]

Will the Xbox 360 have an achilles heel

October 03, 2005 EST | Xbox | Comments (0)

The Xbox 360 is promising to be a phenomenal console. But despite all the bells and whistles and an improved game selection, it may still have an achilles heel that keeps it from grabbing new buyers from Playstation.

Not only will the slick Xbox 360 design build on the grean and black of the original, you will be able to snap on customizable face plates for your own look. In answer to the dismay over the apparent lack of an included hard drive, it was recently announced at that attachable hard drives will be available. No harm done.

The Xbox 360 will include a much hyped "Ring of Light" and Xbox Guide Button on the xbox controller. This button will " connect you to your games, digital media, and the world of Xbox Live™ ", but I still see the controller as having a potential deal-killer. It's about control. [More...]

Five essential features to consider when buying a gaming laptop

September 28, 2005 EST | General | Comments (0)

Gone are the days when you would have been laughed at if you walked into an all-night LAN party carrying your trusty laptop and expecting to hang with the giant computer towers standing at everyone's feet. The gaming laptop computers of today sport huge, crisp LCD screens, cutting-edge video cards and full-size keyboards. Not only can these gaming laptop computers hang with the standard clunky computer tower, but they can also be ordered fully custom to meet the exact specifications of any gamer.

Since there are so many customizable components in these laptops, a standard practice has been to create what some call a "system builder." This is the page where you get to add and subtract components through drop-down menus in order to create the best gaming laptop computer for your needs and your budget. This type of page can be overwhelming to someone just starting the gaming laptop shopping process, but it is very manageable if you take it just one component at a time. [More...]

Piano instruction made fun with video game

September 28, 2005 EST | PC Games | Comments (0)

People that play the piano beautifully fascinate me. It is interesting the different paths some of them take to become good at it. There are so many options now days for children and adults interested in becoming concert pianists, or just become comfortable with this instrument and play it whenever they feel like it, carry a tune for their enjoyment or simply to please others like myself.

Many excellent piano players start their education at a young age, because they are given the opportunity by their parents, relatives or friends. As a result, self-confidence increases, opening doors of inspiration and self-satisfaction to become better at their new enterprise, and with time they find a way to express themselves and are admired by people they never dreamed of. [More...]

CH Products Flightstick Pro USB 4-Button Joystick 8-Way Hatswitch

September 16, 2005 EST | Joysticks , Mac Games , PC Games

CH Products, the leading manufacturer of joysticks, announces the addition of the FLIGHTSTICK PRO to their already popular line of high-quality computer controllers. The FLIGHTSTICK PRO features a trigger, three fire buttons, trim controls and a 4-way switch with viewing capabilities for a full range of combat ammunition.Enabling the computer gamer a wide range of features at a reasonable price it is built to handle a variety of hands and is ergonomic for a smooth feel in all types of games. The FLIGHTSTICK PRO is made with the most durable components on the market; including potentiometers rated to 2 million life cycles and fire button rated to 10 million shots. That's 100 times more than the competition! The FLIGHTSTICK PRO is also built with a seven-foot cable and sturdy base for total control in your combat games and flight simulations. [More...]

CH Products Throttle Quadrant USB

September 16, 2005 EST | Consoles/Accessories , PC Games

A true veteran of the PC gaming industry, CH Products has manufactured joysticks and game control devices -- with a particular emphasis on state-of-the-art flight control gear -- for a quarter decade. One of the latest products to emerge from the CH lab is the CH Throttle Quadrant USB, a highly specialized unit designed to appeal to serious flight simulation buffs who demand authentic, fingertip control of all of their airborne activities.
Bearing a striking physical resemblance to the control panel found in a real life aircraft and perfectly complementing navigational devices such as joysticks or flight yokes (for example, the CH Products Flight Sim Yoke USB), the CH Throttle Quadrant USB effectively banishes the counterintuitive computer keyboard from the flying environment and allows hardcore pilots to quickly make in-flight adjustments via its straightforward 6-axis, 12-button setup. Completely user customizable with the enclosed CH Control Manager software and offering no less than a whopping 350 button positions if so configured, the system is ideal for precise control of multiple engines, flaps, fuel mixture, lights, and much, much more. [More...]