Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie review video

King Kong for Xbox 360Working very closely with Peter Jackson and Wingnut Films, Ubisoft’s Montpellier studio (Beyond Good & Evil), its Montreal studio (Splinter Cell), and game director Michel Ancel have created a game reflecting the visual interpretation, character dynamics and dramatic narrative of Jackson’s epic take on the classic King Kong story.

In Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, you will experience the fateful legend of Kong from the perspective of both man and beast. Survive Skull Island as unwitting hero Jack Driscoll in first-person shooting action, and unleash the staggering power of the 25-foot-tall King Kong in third-person action sequences. Use everything in the jungle to your advantage, exploiting the natural food chain of the prehistoric predators and grabbing objects from the environment to kill those hunting you. Use weapons, traps, and your team wisely to survive in first-person as Jack. Break jaws, slam enemies, and throw massive objects in Kong’s colossal third-person battles.

Is it a classic, epic adventure? Find out in this King Kong video review.

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Perfect Dark Zero Xbox 360 review

Perfect Dark Zero for Xbox 360Perfect Dark Zero was one of Microsoft’s big guns for the launch of the Xbox 360 on November 18th, 2005. A first-person shooter from developer Rare who were famed for their previous action-shooter games GoldenEye 007 and the original Perfect Dark.

The sci-fi game (a prequel to the original Nintendo 64 hit) had literally hopped from platform to platform and had been in development or rumored to be in development for over five years. Originally slated to hit the Nintendo GameCube before Rare was bought out by Microsoft for US$377 million, it then heading to Xbox where it was a year away from release, before it was finally rushed to the Xbox 360 at launch.

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PS2 Review: Final Fantasy X. Yuna and Tidus tell a love story like no other

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Square. What comes to your mind when you hear that word? Is it merely a shape? Or memories of epic storylines filled to the brim with drama, plot twists and romance as you try to save a world that’s on the brink of ultimate annihilation?

Final Fantasy XFor any fan of role-playing games, the very name of Final Fantasy developer SquareSoft (Now known as Square Enix, or simply “Square“) fills fans the world over with countless magical memories of the many wonderful worlds, universes and stories that this amazing developer has been able to consistently pump out for two decades.

Square fans are an extremely devoted bunch that froth at the mouth for practically every new project Square Enix comes up with. And with good reason. As Final Fantasy X demonstrates, it doesn’t look like Square’s quality of gaming will ever cease to be great.

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New Platform/Game System Pages

The alert ones among you may have noticed that over the past week or two the pages (which you can reach by clicking on the links to the left of the site) to the left have slowly been fleshed out and new pages have been added. We are working to have basic information of every …

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Quake 4 review video

Quake 4 for Xbox 360Quake 4 is the first game to utilize id Software’s revolutionary DOOM 3 engine. In the Xbox 360 and PC game, you are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad and Earth’s valiant invasion force. Fight alone, with your squad, and in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission into the heart of the Strogg war machine. But, in this epic war between worlds, the only way to defeat the Strogg is to become one of them. Battle through early missions as a deadly marine, then after your capture as a marine-turned-Strogg with enhanced abilities and the power to turn the tide of the war.

Quake 4 is a solid fps that will definitely take you on a fun ride. Find out more in this Quake 4 video review.

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Xbox360 Japanese launch failure, sells only half of what Xbox sold

While the Xbox360 is sold out everywhere in America & Europe, of an estimated 159,000 units shipped to retail in Japan, Enterbrain reports that 62,135 of them were sold to customers Saturday and Sunday. However, perhaps most surprising is that Enterbrain’s research found a game-to-system tie ratio of only .91, meaning that a number of people bought the system with no game at all. These numbers are by no means final, however. Another report by Media Create cited only 41,817 units being sold in the system’s first two days.

According to Enterbrain, the best-selling 360 game of the weekend was Namco’s Ridge Racer 6, which sold 29,891 copies. The runners-up were lagging far behind, however–Perfect Dark Zero came in second with 14,897 games sold, and Need for Speed Most Wanted took third place with 6,842 moved out the door.

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The Xbox 360 Launches in Japan! Microsoft’s tri-launch Plan Apparently a Success

Microsoft’s near-simountaneous worldwide launch of the Xbox 360, which included North America and Europe, finally culminated with the release of the system in Japan.

The eastern nation’s support is considered crucial to the success of Microsoft and the Xbox line of systems in the video game realm. While the system has done amazingly well without major Japanese support in Western nations, the support of Japan for the original Xbox was dismal in Asian nations, including Japan, whose consumers weren’t accepting of the American outsider and it’s Western-style console, which was considered much to big and clunky for the Japanese living space, and whose game library lacked Japanese-style games, especially RPG’s, a genre that’s been vital, around the world, to the success of Sony’s systems .

Now Microsoft is doing everything in it’s power to dramatically improve the situation with the 360, and so far initial impressions of the Japanese launch seem to be suprisingly better than expected, or at least that’s how early reports so far have seemed to point.

Microsoft held a 360 pre-launch party for hardcore Xbox supporters at the Xbox 360 Lounge, a nice, plush, brand-spanking new building built solely to give Japanese gamers a chance to check out the 360 early and showcase upcoming Microsoft events. The pre-launch party was only for the hardest of hardcore fans, who’s attendees were made up of invite-only Xbox Live subscribers who had been lucky enough to score a ticket to get in. It started on Friday and ran up until the actual launch of the 360 Saturday morning. By 9pm more than 80 people had already gathered outside the Xbox 360 Lounge to get in. The crowd grew as the hour neared, and it seemed that most of the 120 lucky winners were lined up before the doors opened.

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories review video

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for PSPIt’s time to return to Liberty City, the town where all the rules were broken as Grand Theft Auto 3 revolutionized gaming and made the GTA series the biggest franchise on the planet. The PlayStation Portable edition is an all-new game with an original storyline and new missions set in the seedy, sprawling underworld of Liberty City. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories features the interactive, open environment, voice talent and diverse music that have become pioneering trademarks of the series.

The story takes place three years before the events of GTA III and centers on Toni Ciprini, who has just returned to Liberty City after laying low for four years. He killed a rival mob boss, after all, and leaving town is simply the smartest thing to do. Anyway, he strolls into town and lands in the warm embrace of Don Salvatore Leone, who quickly places him under the command of “capo” Vincent Cilli. From here, Ciprini embarks on a journey filled with more blood, explosions, and executions than a stack of Schwarzenegger movies.

As revolutionary as GTA3 was on the PS2. Find out more in this Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories video review.

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