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Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Review (PS2)

May 6, 2002

We'll reserve our massive archive or pirate-themed main page blurb jokes for a different pirate game. As it is, Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat has a lot going for it (mainly, pirates), and a lot holding it back. With a little luck we might see someone improving on this idea soon. Click here.

Triple Play 2002 Review (PS2)

11-01.jpg (6042 bytes)EA Sports brings us Triple Play 2002, a baseball game for the novice players out there. Folks looking for an easy to pick up ball game could have a good time, but some tricky controls and button response issues prevent it from being the afficionado's choice. Click here for more.

E3 Goodness Galore

Oh, the good stuff in store for us at E3. How big is the Electronic Entertainment Expo? This big. The nice folks who put it on have compiled a handy rundown of the statistics. And what to expect from E3? We got a hold of Interplay's lineup, and in addition to Icewind Dale II, Black Isle will announce a brand new title. Sega will show off 20 titles, including the resurrection of the ninja, Shinobi for PS2, and Shawn's drooling over Shenmue 2. And our buddies, Kemco, will display an MP3 player for GBA, amidst more Batman and Woody Woodpecker titles. Tres chic.

That Time of Year

May 2, 2002

It's that time of year again, when people begin posts, letters, phone calls, and whatnot with the phrase, "It's that time of year again." And when you hear that in the game industry you know that E3 is right around the corner. As the regulars know, we enjoy the Electronic Entertainment Expo. We go, play all the new games for the next year, and bring you back a highly detailed report. This year will be our biggest E3 so far, so make sure you keep one eye on E3 Central for the next couple months. Until the show (May 22-24) we'll bring you previews, and after the show we'll deluge you with hands-on reports and the latest news. Click here to get hyped.

Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions Review (Xbox)

What idiots could possibly confuse Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions with GTA3? Even us idiots can see that the two are completely different games, and being completely different games, they can both be appreciated on different levels. Appreciate the chaos, stunning graphics, and arcade action with us. Click here.

Underlight Review (PC)

Our man Aaron takes a closer look at an old-school MMORPG, Underlight, keeping a presence amidst the competitors. With all it has to offer, plus a little technical buffing, this game could be one to keep an eye out for in future versions. Click here.

Unofficial "Demo" Code for Pro Race Driver Circulating

It looks like somebody leaked some early code for Pro Race Driver to the Web, and Codemasters wants to make perfectly clear to you gamers that the official demo has not been released. Click here for the full story.

Barbarian Coming This Summer

Titus will release Barbarian this summer. It's not quite a fighter, and not quite an RPG. It's a little something unique, which is fine by us. Check it out here.

Battlebots: Beyond the Box Coming to GBA

For those of you who just couldn't get enough Battlebots on TV, they're coming to a pocket system near you. Majesco will show off Battlebots: Beyond the Box in a couple of weeks at E3. We'll let you know the full story then. Click here for now.

Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza Review (PC)

April 29, 2002

Sierra Studios brings us a videogame recreation of the original Die Hard. Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza puts you in the role of John McLane as he struggles to prevent a bunch of terrorists from ruining a perfectly good Christmas party. Polish up your one-liners and click here.

Agent Under Fire Review (GC)

Bond is back, but he ain't better than ever. James Bond: Agent Under Fire is full of contrived gameplay and hack plot. Without story there is multiplayer, and although the GC version sports the excellent addition of bots, it isn't enough to pull this game up. Click here for a complete debriefing.

New Legends Review (Xbox)

THQ and Infinite Machine have teamed up for a nice little release that, unfortunately, shows a lot more promise than it delivers. New Legends is a brawler set in retro-future China. The game packs some good gameplay and a pretty cool story, but the whole thing lacks pizazz. Click here for details.

TimeSplitters 2 Coming to Xbox and GC

The FPS generating a ton of buzz on console systems these days is TimeSplitters 2, which promises to be a very good game. Eidos has recently announced the title will appear on all three next-gen systems, making everyone smile. Check out our original preview of TimeSplitters 2 for even more new screens.

Infogrames to Acquire Shiny Entertainment

Infogrames, the massive French conglomerate, has announced they will acquire Shiny Entertainment, and along with the company they will gain the publishing rights to the series of games to be based on The Matrix and its several sequels. Click here for all the news.

Ubi Soft to Bring Sum of All Fears to PC

Ubi Soft will bring the movie and Tom Clancy novel, The Sum of All Fears, to PCs around the globe. The game will be in the same vein as Rogue Spear and Rainbow Six. Click for more.

Rollercoaster Tycoon II Coming Soon

Infogrames has announced that Rollercoaster Tycoon II will be coming soon to videogame stores and local Wal-Marts. We know, you can hardly wait. Neither can we. Click, click!

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is very popular

LucasArts' latest offering, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, has set sales records across the US, UK and Germany. Everyone wants to be a Jedi. Click here.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Review (PC)

April 25, 2002

It's THPS day here at the old GF! First up is Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 for PC. The PC version sports all the same goodness as the console versions, plus a little. New multiplayer modes like capture the flag add to the online experience. PC skate fans click here now.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Review (Xbox)

The Xbox version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 has given me a callous on my thumb that is different from the callous worn into my thumb by the PS2 controller. Some folks (babies) complain (whine like little girls) about the Xbox controller and how it throws them off their game, but I don't see it. Click here for the review.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Review (GBA)

And what fun would the world be without portable THPS? Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on the GBA is another remarkable achievment that makes you glad to own the little device. Sporting pro videos, extra characters and levels, plus a whole lot of good play, this is a must have for anyone with a GBA. Click here.

Rygar Returns to the PS2

Tecmo has announced that they will release Rygar: The Legendary Adventure for the PS2. They say a little bit more about the game, too, which brings back the wildly popular NES character and, presumably, his killer yo-yo thing. Sweet!

TDK Mediactive Secures Muppets License

TDK Mediactive is planning a set of games using their newly acquired Muppets License. Fans of the Muppets (and who isn't) may begin holding their breath now... Click here.

Ubi Soft Unveils Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Ubi Soft has just announced the development of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, which brings you into the would of counter terrorism (just like that guy on 24). We'll bring back more info about this game from E3. In the meantime, read this.

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