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Twisted Metal Gets Flak 

August 30, 2001

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is mad. They take exception to the portrayal of the mentally ill in Sony's Twisted Metal Black and Mattel's series and toys based on Max Payne. What's all the hubub? Check it here.
Sega and Synovial Partner
Sega and Synovial have teamed up to bring Sega's games to wireless handheld devices. That means your cell phone might double as a Virtual Game Gear, and Snakes will no longer be the reigning champ. Click here.

Tribes 2 Labor Day Gaming Event 

August 29, 2001

D-Link, Sierra™, and VitalStream today jointly announced that they will be running a free to the public Tribes 2 Labor Day Double Elimination Arena Tournament on Sunday September 2nd. Individuals who sign up for the tournament ( will be randomly assigned to one of four servers. Each Gamer will then fight their way towards the prize round, where they can receive Tribes 2 Summer Games 2001 T-Shirts.  Click here!
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Shatters Sales Records
Blizzard Entertainment(R) announced today that Diablo(R) II: Lord of Destruction(TM) has surpassed 1 million units sold worldwide, according to NPD INTELECT* and key retail accounts from around the world.  Over two million units of the game have been shipped to retail to satisfy demand for the fastest selling expansion set in PC game history.  More here.

Max Payne Review (PC)

August 20, 2001

Max Payne is a story-driven third-person action game with Film Noir themes that follow a lone man's gritty descent to the violent night of New York City, from graffiti-scarred alleys and cockroach crawling hotel rooms to sleek and sexy skyscraper heights; the wail of police sirens are constant and a restless echo stirs in the darkness. Get the lowdown here.
IOGEAR releases new i.Link Battle Hub for PS2
This compact six port hub allows Sony PlayStation 2 enthusiasts to link together multiple machines for head-to-head challenges. The hub allows up to six players to compete and is now available from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets.  Click here!

Spike Wireless Technology Set to Transform Gaming

August 9, 2001

The folks at Eleven Engineering have got a new technology that we thought you'd all be interested in: Prepare yourselves for Spike, the latest in cross-platform wireless controller tech. Use any Spike enabled controller with any system, and do it all without a tether. The future is now. Click here.
Arc the Lad Collection Preview (PSX)
Working Designs is bringing us a whole trilogy of great RPGs. The Arc the Lad Collection will be an RPG fan's delight. Hours and hours of gameplay in a world full of great characters, catchy graphics, and excellent dialogue gets me all in the mood to spend hundreds of hours alone with my PlayStation. Click!

NASCAR Heat 2002 Review (PS2)

July 31, 2001

NASCAR season is upon us, and somewhat more visible this year thanks to certain notable passings. Of course, NASCAR Heat 2002 isn't a game for NASCAR-weenies like me. It's a game for hardcore NASCAR simulation fans, like our man Jake. Check it out.
Chu Chu Rocket Advance Review (GBA)
4P_CHU~1.jpg (11046 bytes)Sega's excellent puzzle title, Chu Chu Rocket Advance, brings plenty of gaming goodness to the GBA. With thousands of puzzles, infinite replayability, tons of options, and a level editor, this is one bad, bad time hog. Go ahead, just play one round. We dare you.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Review (GBC)
Disney's animated hit comes to the GBC, and it isn't half bad. Atlantis: The Lost Empire allows you to control several of the characters from the movie, using their various talents to succeed at saving that thing that needs saving. We haven't seen the film, but we played the game. Click here.

WarJetz Review (PS2)

July 26, 2001

Continuing their World Destruction League series, 3DO brings us WarJetz. Take command of a sweet airplane loaded with weapons and blow the competition right out of the sky. Or don't, if you take the advice of our man Jeremy. Apparently this is one to pass on. See for yourself.
Matchbox Emergency Patrol Review (GBC)
Who needs imagination? Nobody! At least, not when you've got a GBC. What fantasies could equal the reality of its little screen? Matchbox Emergency Patrol will have you putting out REAL fires and catching REAL crooks, rather than just pretending in mom's flower garden. Sweet. Click here.

MX 2002 Featuring Ricky Carmichael Review (PS2)

July 24, 2001

THQ has carved a niche in the freestyle motocross genre, and they've got that niche filled up with their latest, MX 2002 Featuring Ricky Carmichael. With some 30 racers, lots of tracks, and tons of tricks, this is one to check out for sure. Get to the starting line.
Spec Ops: Ranger Elite Review (PSX)
Take Two's "Got Game" line has been hit and miss. Some, like Darkstone or Action Bass, have been pretty decent. But the Spec Ops series hasn't. Last summer, Brandon wrote a hilarious review of Spec Ops. This summer our newest writer, Dave Logan, came up with an equally hilarious review of Spec Ops: Ranger Elite. Click here.
Summoner Review (PC)
Originally planned for the PC, Summoner is a Playstation 2 port-- the PC version was temporarily abandoned in order to make the PS2 launch. The good news is that there was no need to worry-- there's plenty of gaming goodness with a unique fighting system and some bonuses specific to the PC platform.  Follow me!

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