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PaRappa Rhyme Contest Winner Announced Today

April 8, 2002

A big congratulations goes out to Siva Bhavani, our fourth and final Finalist. His rhyme was great. But of all the excellent rhymes we got, nobody could touch the amazing Kapt. Buzz. El Capitano threw down rhymes and beats so fat that we had to give him a PlayStation 2. Don't believe us? Check it out here. Visit the PaRappa the Rapper 2 Rhyme Contest page to see the champ, the Finalists, and a couple of honorable mentions. Click!

Giants: Citizen Kabuto Review (PS2)

April 4, 2002

Interplay ports their PC hit to the PS2, and the results are a bit mixed. On the one hand, Giants: Citizen Kabuto retains all of the great story elements and humor that made the original version such a hit. On the other hand, those graphics are starting to show their age. Still, this is a must-play for them there thinkin' gamers. Click here.

Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force Review (PS2)

A cult hit on the PC, Majesco has ported Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force to the PS2. Again, those graphics look dated, but the gameply remains solid. Fans of the Trek should definitely check this one out. The storyline is definitely worthy of the series. Click here.

CT Special Forces Preview (GBA)

LSP Games brings out their first in-house developed title, and CT Special Forces looks pretty decent. Combining shoot-em-up platform action with shoot-em-up helicopter action, plus a 4 player link mode, this could be just the thing to fill the Metal Slug void in your life. Click here for more.

Capcom Announces Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny

This should leave Tom Hanks quakin' in his boots: Capcom will release a sequel to Onimusha called Onimusha2: Samurai's Destiny. The game is out in Japan and racking up the big sales. Here's the part you may have missed about Onimusha, and the part that will spook Mr. Hanks, who has made numerous comments about virtual actors. The main character, Jubei Yagyu, is modeled on the deceased Japanese actor, Yusaku Matsuda. Creepy, huh? Click here for more details.

Ubi Soft and Fox Interactive Put AvP on the GBA

One of the scariest and best FPS series of all time has got to be Aliens vs. Predator. Ubi Soft and Fox Interactive will release a Game Boy Advance version of the game, which means you'll now be able to spook the hell out of yourself in public places -- even on mass transit. Yippee! Click here for more.

Maximo Review (PS2)

April 3, 2002

Capcom's American development house has done much more than a revamp or even a revival of Ghosts and Goblins. Maximo: Ghosts to Glory is an incredibly solid game. Wax zombies, snow monsters, zombies, hammer pigs, and more zombies. And check out the fly lingerie. Tres chic. Click here.

Nightcaster Review (Xbox)

Microsoft's stab at a genre-bending fantasy action title with heavy RPG influences is a mixed bag. On the one hand, Nightcaster packs some decent gameplay. On the other hand, your character keeps yelling and there's that incredibly bad faux-Irish poetry to contend with. If you're WAY into fantasy, click here.

Legends of Wrestling Review (PS2)

Check it out -- Hulk Hogan and the Iron Shiek squaring off in the ring one more time. Legends of Wrestling either lets you relive the glory Sundays of your childhood or offers you a glimpse into the world of wrestling before it was on four nights a week. Hulkamaniacs click here.

Genma Onimusha Review (Xbox)

Zombie samurai and super- powered blade weapons all mixed together in an Edo Japan gone to the undead? Sounds like Genma Onimusha to us. Hack, slash, and spin yourself in circles as you make your way through a quest to save all of Japan. Dramatic. Click here.

State of Emergency Review (PS2)

April 2, 2002

Stick it to da man in Rockstar's latest offering, State of Emergency. Make your way through hordes of innocent people as you blow up, mow down, and generally try to break sh*t. Sometimes working for the good guys is a dirty job. Not for the weak of heart or mind, this is another Rockstar classic for your PS2. Click here.

Third PaRappa Contest Finalist Announced

Did you forget about the PaRappa the Rapper 2 Rhyme Contest? Of course not. But you've been slacking off, and now there's only a week left for you to enter our little contest. What will you do? First, check out   these three rhymes on the contest page (we announced a new Finalist today -- congrats to Nicholas Papke). Second, bust out that microphone. We'll be taking entries until Friday, April 5. Click to win.

EOE: Eve of Extinction Review (PS2)

Eidos brings us a story-based hack and slash game called EOE: Eve of Extinction. It's the future and through some bizarre bit of luck your girlfriend's mind is transferred into a really tough weapon. Oh, and you've got to take out the evil corporation and save the world, too. Click here.

WWF Raw is War Review (Xbox)

Feel the rawness! Actually, the only things that are really raw after playing WWF Raw is War are the chapped hides of so many wrestling gamers out there. After loads of promises and tantilizing pre-release information, the game just doesn't deliver on its promises. Click here.

NFL Quarterback Club 2002 Review (GC)

It's not the greatest football game out there, but NFL Quarterback Club 2002 for the Gamecube packs some fun play, especially in the multiplayer. Go up against three of your best buddies in QB Challenge mode, or just play a little "float and hope" style. Click here.

First Two Finalists Announced

March 26, 2002

Our PaRappa the Rapper 2 Rhyme Contest has been going really well. We'd like to congratulate the Birgin and Tru Playa on their entries, and we've awarded them the first two finalist slots. Remember, there is room for four finalists and a champion in this competition, so the battle is not over yet. Listen to these two rhymes on the contest page and if you think you can do better, bust out that microphone. Only a week left to enter, so quit putting it off! Click to win.

Drakan Review (PS2)

Sony brings us another really cool title (they're on a roll lately) called Drakan: The Ancient Gate, which is not a port of Drakan on PC. Offering a pleasant mix of action and RPG gaming, along with the chance to fly around and roast stuff on the back of your personal dragon, this is a title no fantasy fanatic can miss. Click here.

Commanche 4 Review (PC)

NovaLogic, well known for their excellent flight simulators, brings us Commanche 4. This title is not a simulation as much as it is a "more than arcade" shooter in which you get to blow things up left and right. Lots of action, pretty graphics, and big explosions make this game just about perfect. Check it out.

Command and Conquer: Renegade Review (PC)

March 20, 2002

Providing a unique experience that goes beyond the traditional FPS, Command and Conquer: Renegade is a game all you action fans do not want to miss. A great storyline, excellent gameplay, and amazing multiplayer have got us all hot and bothered about this one. Click here for the whole review.

Jak and Daxter Review (PS2)

Naughty Dog shows us how they got their reputation with Jak and Daxter. The first PS2 title to eliminate load times between levels, this game creates a seamless world for you to interact with. Great visuals and fun gameplay make it an absolute must-play title for folks the least bit interested in 3D platformers. Click here for the review.

TimeSplitters 2 Preview (PS2)

Free Radical Designs and Eidos will bring us the highly anticipated sequel to last fall's best PS2 FPS title. TimeSplitters 2 promises to make the most of the design team's experience with other great titles like Goldeneye on N64. A good sense of humor, involving gameplay, and all the bells and whistles we want should build this into the FPS for PS2. Click!

Time Is Running Out -- Enter the PaRappa Contest Now

Our PaRappa the Rapper 2 Rhyme Contest has gotten some great entries, but we want to hear a lot more. Break out those mics and drop some rhymes on us. Four winners will walk away with a copy of PaRappa the Rapper 2, and one big winner will get a brand new PS2 to go with their copy of the game. How can you even think of passing this up? Click to win.

Mall Tycoon Review (PC)

The whole "tycoon" world is a vicious scene. It takes some serious skills to compete, and Mall Tycoon just doesn't have them. Simple gameplay and mediocre everything else give this title a seriously lackluster sheen. Click here for the details.

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