PSone review: Tekken 2


File Size: 534MB
Price: $5.99
Developed By: Namco
Published By: Namco
Original Release Date: September 15, 1996
Short Review
Not Recommended.
Tekken 2 unfortunately shows its age. There’s a great deal of gameplay to be discovered in this treasured arcade classic, but the advances made by Tekken: Dark Resurrection are so significant that it’s difficult to appreciate the technical shortcomings of Tekken 2. Gamers will have to choose if they’d rather spend $6 for a great classic game, or $40 for an even better modern one.
PSP Fanboy Retro Review: 5.5 out of 10
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Source: PSone review: Tekken 2
Originally published on Sun, 31 Dec 2006 20:00:00 GMT

Briefly: MacNN reviews; games on demand


In brief: MacNN has reviewed the Saitek Eclipse II Backlit Keyboard ($70, shown at right), a keyboard with a silver casing and a weighted base with rubber feet to prevent unwanted movement…. MacNN has also reviewed the Kenpo Jacket for iPod ($100 on sale, regularly $190), a unique iPod accessory with a technological fabic control system sewn int…


Source: Briefly: MacNN reviews; games on demand
Originally published on Thu, 28 Dec 2006 18:25:00 GMT

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Pins Down Release Date


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. provides a dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where you oppose smart & dangerous enemies, a large set of diverse weaponry, possibility to control machinery, detailed and interactive game world, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, and multiplayer with numerous modes. A THQ release schedule reveals that STALKER, 5 years after its announcement, will launch March 16, 2007.
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Source: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Pins Down Release Date
Originally published on Fri, 29 Dec 2006 17:46:25 GMT

EA Announces C&C 3: Kane Edition

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Electronic Arts today announced Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars: Kane Edition, a numbered collector’s edition of the PC game set to hit in March.

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Kane Edition will come packed with a DVD featuring a behind the scenes documentary, deleted scenes and a blooper reel from the live action video shoots, a series of gameplay strategy videos from the game designers, five wallpapers and exclusive in-game content including five new multiplayer maps and three unique unit skins–one for each of the three factions in the game.

“The Command & Conquer fans are among the most dedicated in the world. It’s very exciting to be able to create a special bonus edition of C&C 3 with our fans in mind,” said Mike Verdu, Vice President and Executive Producer at EALA. “The exclusive maps, strategy tutorials, special unit skins and ‘making of’ video provide hours of enjoyment to anyone who loves Command & Conquer. The ‘blooper reel’ is just flat out funny. I can’t wait for Command & Conquer fans to get their hands on this game.”

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Source: EA Announces C&C 3: Kane Edition
Originally published on Sat, 23 Dec 2006 16:15:58 GMT

Addictive little online games


It’s the Friday before Christmas weekend. Stop pretending you’re trying to get any work done today. Your boss is either off on vacation already or has her feet up on the desk, waiting for the appropriate hour to sneak off for a “late lunch” and never come back. To help you in your final hours of pre-holiday work, I compiled a list of some addictive online games, easy to play but hard to master. Have hours of fun. Go on, you deserve it.

Line Rider – You know it, you love it. This is the new version, just released.

Winterbells – Jump a bunny from bell to bell.

Finger Frenzy – How fast can you type the alphabet? (My high is 8.54 seconds. (Slow typer.))

Sober Santa – Steer drunk Santa away from the rails.

Falling sand game – Part game, part physics experiment.

Throw Paper! – This would be more fun on the Wii.

Bejeweled – Billions of collective hours of productivity lost.

50 states map challenge – Place the US states on a map. (I got 92% accuracy.)

Cursor Thief – The short little dude wants to steal your cursor.

Mini golf – 18 holes. (Another version.)

Collapse – Kinda like Columns, if you’ve ever played that.

Fly the Copter – A simple one-button game.

Pingu Throw – Wherein a Yeti hits a penguin with a club to see how far it will fly.

Mission in Snowdriftland. Like Super Mario Bros, but with a snowman.

DoubleJeu – Balance a ball while playing Pong.

Chaos Theory – A bit like a chain reaction Missle Command.

Troyis – A chess-like puzzle game.

MotherLoad – I’m telling you, don’t get started on this one. Like crack, it is.

Domino Pressure – Knock down the dominoes to squish the tomato.

Dodge – Dodge the blocks with your mouse.

High scores to share? Other neat online games that people should know about? Taunt my slow typing skills? Leave ’em in the comments.

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Source: Addictive little online games
Originally published on Fri, 22 Dec 2006 17:21:47 GMT

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl to arrive Stateside next April


pokemon.jpgAfter the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl editions have ravaged wallets all across Japan, this marketing phenomenon will now make its way across the Pacific to the U.S., riding on sales figures that are about to breach the 4,000,000 mark. Of course, the Pokémon tsunami will not arrive until April 22nd next year, but this news is more than enough to get gamers into a frenzy as Diamond and Pearl will be the first proper Pokémon title for the Nintendo DS platform. Looks like the strange fetish of catching ‘em all has not abated – in fact, it seems as though the fever has spread all the more as long as the game developers keep on munching on magic mushrooms and designing new Pokémon to keep up with the demand.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl will feature both old game mechanics that made it a huge hit back in 1996 as well as new gameplay that will definitely enthrall beginners and seasoned veterans alike. The game will take place in a new region called Sinnoh, and as usual, you can start off as a double X chromosomed human or one of the XY variety who is raring to embark on the path of becoming the next Pokémon League Champion. Pokémon from Pokémon Diamond Pearl on the GBA can be transferred over via the GBA game slot, adding a totally new dimension to gameplay.

New Pokémon includes Munchlax and Weavile, while the availability of local wireless play enables up to eight other trainers get together for some time of quality fun. With a rating of E for Everyone, you can expect Pokémon fever to sweep across U.S. when April 2007 rolls around. I remembered my college days where I had plenty of fun trying to catch them all, and getting good ol’ Magicarp to gain enough experience to reach level 20 was a hoot. This will definitely be one of the hottest DS titles next year.

Source: Kotaku

Source: Pokémon Diamond, Pearl to arrive Stateside next April
Originally published on Thu, 21 Dec 2006 18:05:17 GMT