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Conquest: Frontier Wars Review (PC)

December 6, 2001

Ubi Soft brings us a real-time strategy game that allows you to move in all three dimensions. Conquest: Frontier Wars will have you fighting in huge space battles and commanding fleets of cool ships. Space combat and RTS fans should check this one out. Click.
State of Emergency Preview (PS2)
We wondered what Rockstar would do if it turned out that irony really was dead after 9/11. After all, they're located right in NYC. Well, a few small things were changed in their lineup, but Rockstar has stuck to their guns (literally). The success of Grand Theft Auto 3 has proven that irony is not dead, and we're really hungry for transgressive games. So, being the socially conscious crew they are, Rockstar kicked us down some brand new screens for State of Emergency because they knew you were dying to see. If GTA3 shocked you, get a load of this. Click here.
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival Review (GBA)
Capcom doesn't want you to be Street Fighter-less on any system. Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival is a very nice Game Boy Advance title that puts classic 2D action in the palm of your hand. Lots of modes and pretty graphics make this one to check out. Click here.
Max Payne Preview (PS2 and Xbox)
Max Payne is a great game (check the PC review if you don't believe me). We've been waiting for it to come to both PS2 and Xbox, and to tide us over Rockstar gave us some (lots of) new screens. Get your Max Payne fill right here.
Spyhunter Review (PS2)
Midway offers up a healthy dose of nostalgia and some great improvements with Spyhunter. Of course you've played this game before, but possibly not quite like this. It's pretty simple, and a hell of a lot of fun. Check it out.
Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace Review (GBA)
Activision gets this baby out well before the movie is due in Spring 2002. Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace offers up some great web-slinging action and makes the GBA look very good. If only it were a bit longer... Click for the review.

Dark Age of Camelot Review (PC)

December 2, 2001

Mythic Entertainment brings us a MMORPG to renew our faith in MMORPGs. Dark Age of Camelot is a lot of fun, and just as addictive as EQ. Competing realms, lots of character classes, and streamlined gameplay equal more fun and less hassle. Click here.
Rune Sword II Review (PC)
Why settle for playing the game when you can just make it? Rune Sword II gives RPG fans a chance to play gamemaster once again. Offering a load of possibilities and good gameplay, you could be working on this game for years. Check it out here.
Ms. Pac Man: Quest for the Golden Maze Review (PC)
The lady is back, and this time she's taking on dots and ghosts in Egyptian-esque mazes. Ms. Pac Man: Quest for the Golden Maze is pretty much what you'd expect: old-fashioned dot chompin', ghost munchin' excitement. Whee!
Empire of the Sun Review (DVD)
Spielberg's classic comes to DVD newly remastered and looking and sounding pretty as hell. Empire of the Sun is based on the JG Ballard's semi-autobiographical novel and is a breathtaking bit of film. Accompanied by a great documentary, this is an excellent value. Click here for more.
The Matrix Revisited Review (DVD)
How much Matrix advertising can you stand? If you answered, "A lot," then this might be the DVD for you. The Matrix Revisited is little more than an interim hype-fest to get you ready for the anime series and the two sequels to The Matrix. For the whole rundown, click here.

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.

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