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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Review (PS2)

November 29, 2001

The Birdman is back, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is everything we'd hoped for. New tricks (so you can actually skate like Mr. Mullen there) and online multiplayer are the big highlights this time around, but there are plenty of other things to get excited about, too. Click here.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x Review (Xbox)
The debate rages on, but true fans of the THPS series know that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x has enough goodies packed into it (like the entire original THPS game) to make it worthwhile. Sure, it's hard waiting for THPS3 on the Xbox, but life is hard. Deal with it. Click.
Civilization III Review (PC)
Our man, Paul, is not impressed with Civilization III. The new emphasis on culture is refreshing, but the new emphasis on discovering resources is frustrating, and that whole historical accuracy thing just has to go. Find out what's new and what's not. Click here.
Mad Dog McCree Review (DVD, PS2, Xbox)
Get ready to see that screen a lot. Mad Dog McCree is the rootinest, tootinest, most tedious-est laserdisc port to make it to DVD. It's not bad if you're on a console system, just repetitive. But it's full of campy goodness. Click.

Sign Up For C&C Renegade Beta Today Only

November 28, 2001

Westwood Studios is taking applications for beta testers who want to check out the new Command & Conquer Renegade multiplayer. Zip over to their site, fill in a form, and you may be chosen by lottery to participate. Click here for the details.
GameSpy Announces Online Multiplayer Support for Xbox
It's here! Granted, the setup is a little tricky and not quite as nice as we hope Xbox online multiplayer will become, but GameSpy at least lets us do it. You can play THPS2x, HALO, and NASCAR Heat 2002 online via your broadband connection right now. Click here for all the details.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein First Impressions

November 27, 2001

Activision and id software are back with a sequel to their classic FPS. Return to Castle Wolfenstein is great so far. Lots of nasty monsters, some zombified Nazis, and an arsenal of great weapons combined with nice graphics make this a welcomed return. Click here.
Wave Race: Blue Storm Review (GC)
Nintendo's flagship racer brings back a classic (for some) N64 game. Wave Race: Blue Storm is beautiful, challenging, and a heck of a lot of fun. The water is perfect (sometimes too perfect), and the waves are deadly. Check out the integrated tricks, too. Sweet!
Fuzion Frenzy Review (Xbox)
Microsoft's launch lineup includes a party game with none of that kiddie BS. Fuzion Frenzy is quick to get into, quick to get through, and quick to get out of -- perfect for a room full of actual adults. Add in the custom music features, and you are rocking and/or rolling. Click here.
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Review (DC)
It looks very pretty, and some parts of it, like those ambient sounds, are just great. But Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare is really just more of the same survival horror stuff we've seen in so many other games. Still, it is a Dreamcast title. You might want to check it out.

NFL Fever 2002 Review (Xbox)

November 25, 2001

No launch is complete without a set of sports games. The Xbox doesn't have Madden or NFL 2k2 yet, but it does have NFL Fever 2002. With a great running game, training camps, fantasy teams and fields, and a whole lot more, this bad boy is a blast to play. Click.
Grand Theft Auto 3 Review (PS2)
Believe us when we say that Grand Theft Auto 3 is an incredible game worthy of serious attention. It offers us options and freedom in gameplay that are so far unequalled, and manages to create a complete, detailed, living and breating metropolis for us to wreak havoc in. If there's anything better than wreaking havoc, we haven't found it yet. Click here.
The Weakest Link Review (PC)
Just think -- now you can be verbally abused and humiliated in your own home, just like the people on TV. The Weakest Link ends up being one of the weakest PC games, punctuated by long sequences of watching the computer play and jarring switches between video capture and rendered footage. Click here if you've got the guts.
D-Link DMP-210 Roq-It 32 MP3 Player Review
D-Link has released the latest in its DMP series of MP3 players, the Roq-It 32. It features 32MB of Flash memory, and LCD display, and comes with a nice little software suite for ripping and transferring songs from CD to PC to Roq-It. Check it out here.

Gamecube Coverage Continues

November 22, 2001

We've told you what we think of the Xbox, and we've given you a checklist for purchasing one. The same goes for the PS2, although that launch already seems ages ago. Now we've got the scoop on the Gamecube. Get our take on the system in Jeremy's Nintendo Gamecube: The Little System That Could. And if you're buying a GC for somebody else this season (parents, I'm looking at you), make sure you get the scoop on what you need in our Gamecube Checklist. It's not all in the box. Happy Thanksgiving, America.

Commandos 2: Men of Courage Review (PC)

November 20, 2001

The long awaited sequel to 1998's cult hit, Commandos 2: Men of Courage delivers about what you would expect -- beautiful visuals, deep, complex gameplay, and an insanely high difficulty factor. Load 'em up and move 'em out for this one. Click here.
Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes Review (GBA)
Dee Dee is at it again, and this time there are lots of her. Bam! takes the franchise in the right direction with Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes. With actually decent puzzles and Dexter's trademark humor, this is a GBA hit. Click heeeeeere.
MadCatz 900Mhz Wireless RF Controller Review (PS2)
MadCatz offers up a wireless controller that might just be the solution to that ratty mess in front of your entertainment system. The MadCatz 900Mhz Wireless RF Controller uses radio frequency to avoid line-of-sight problems, and comes with a handy charging unit to avoid massive battery bills. Click.
Five Chances to Win!
We introduced our Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Sweepstakes a few weeks ago, and the response has been great. However, we just found out that we can expect FIVE PRIZE PACKAGES, meaning that FIVE lucky GF! readers will win all kinds of great stuff. We were so excited we had to let you know. Now click here to enter.
Doctor Zhivago Review (DVD)
All the other sites, from to Cheat Code Central, are covering DVDs, so we thought we'd get our piece of the action. Since two of the three console videogame systems double as DVD players, we think it makes sense. So you can expect us to cover movies with the same insightful criticism we use on the games, and if that doesn't work we'll whip out some kung-fu. So let's start with a classic film newly released on DVD, David Lean's Doctor Zhivago. It gives me chills just thinking about it.

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