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GBA Review - 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 29, 2004 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban videogame, releasing in conjunction with the next movie, Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasley? and Hermione Granger return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As teenagers back for their third year of study, they are engaged in the mystery surrounding Sirius Black, who has recently escaped from the infamous wizard prison Azkaban.

Hardware Review - 'Xbox Cordless Precision Controller'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 21, 2004 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The newest member of the Logitech cordless controller family utilizes powerful 2.4GHz technology - developed specifically for the demands of the gaming environment. This gives gamers complete freedom of movement anywhere in a room while also eliminating the "line-of-sight" hassle found in most other cordless gamepads on the market today.

PC Review - 'Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 14, 2004 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon throws you in even more dramatic battles of WWII. Burning Horizon offers a huge 18-missions-campaign around General Rommel, giving you the opportunity to play famous battles like Ardennes, Tripolis, Tobruk, El Alamein, Sicily and, of course, Normandy. Furthermore, the add-on contains 8 single missions, with an entire new nation at war: Japan.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Def Jam: Fight For New York'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 11, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Def Jam Fight For NY challenges players to step into the shoes of a ruthless street fighter battling for control of the hip-hop underground. The game features an all-new fighting engine including weapons, interactive environments and five unique fighting styles that can be combined to form dozens of customized hybrid styles for the ultimate edge on the streets.

PS2 Preview - 'Final Fantasy XII'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 7, 2004 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Bringing with it a wide array of new gameplay elements, Final Fantasy XII will change the way players think about the Final Fantasy series. Numerous possibilities abound within each scenario, allowing for a less linear, more unique experience for each player. True to the series’ tradition of progress and change, Final Fantasy XII will move the role-playing genre forward and establish itself as another landmark title for Square Enix.

PS2 Preview - 'WWX: Rumble Roses'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 30, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Starring the sexiest female models ever to grace the ring, Rumble Roses - the first and only all-female wrestling game - is a sexy grappler set to deliver intense girl-on-girl wrestling action with jaw-dropping graphic detail. Each of these vicious vixens comes with an arsenal of moves, as well as a little jiggle in all the right places, that will knock gamers off their feet.

PC Preview - 'The Roots'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 18, 2004 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Roots is a third-person perspective fantasy-role-playing, action-adventure experience. The game leans heavily on classic role playing within a mystical world where arena style turn-based, real time combat action is coupled with exploration to create an intriguing and fantasical adventure.

PC Preview - 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 3, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl brings to life the actual Chernobyl terrain in the year 2012 - six years after a mysterious second explosion rocks the landscape. As a "stalker" exploring the vast "Exclusion Zone" to procure artifacts for the black market, players must survive mutant creatures, dangerous anomalous areas, competing "stalkers" and a military charged with quarantining the 30 square kilometer area.

Xbox Preview - 'SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 31, 2004 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The clash between the popular characters of SNK and CAPCOM comes to the Xbox. This time SNK takes the baton from the previously released "Capcom vs SNK" to again bring players the dream match of fighting games, all with the unique SNK touch. An incredible clash of 36 characters from world famous SNK and Capcom franchises such as Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, The King of Fighters and Street Fighter.

'Nintendo' Pre-E3 Conference

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 21, 2004 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

I didn’t make it to the Microsoft or Sony pre-E3 events, but if they were half as intriguing as the Nintendo keynote speech I just attended, which came to its crescendo as an impossibly youthful Shigeru Miyamoto (decked out in elven garb) performed some basic Link-style maneuvers in front of a captivated audience – his visage exponentially magnified on giant plasma screens hanging overhead -- then, well, it’s probably safe to assume that I missed a lot.