Late Night Consoling

By Alec Matias, May 23, 2005 8:00pm PDT Hollah! The cliche "there's no place like home" has never rung truer for me. It felt so amazingly good to not have to be on my feet the majority of the day. I was able to relax, finally catching Episode III and watching the DVD of The Life Aquatic that I had bought the evening before I left. In the coming days, even more of my game impressions will roll in along with a huge post mortem report that I'll split up into two versions, each focusing on different aspects of the trip. As a side note, until we get this fixed, all Xbox 360 media will go in the Xbox section and I'll just stick (X360) to differentiate those titles from the regular Xbox ones. Also, I could use some fresh suggestions of the Console Game of the Evening. Good to be home! =D
  • Nintendo to Reveal All by End of Year

    [nintendo]

    The "announcement" of the Revolution at E3 was as weak as they come, but Nintendo promised that gamers will know all by the end of 2005. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Reuters, "We plan to give details on when we will launch it, what the price will be, what the controller will look like and how games can be played on it by the end of the year." It's rumored that this will take place at a Spaceworld around the end of summer, a Nintendo-coordinated event that's been shelved since 2001.

  • SEGA, Silicon Knights Partner Up

    SEGA has been on a quest to create positive relationships with Western-based companies and they announced their latest partnership with developer Silicon Knights. SEGA will publish their next-gen title based on an original franchise. Recent works of Silicon Knights are Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes and Eternal Darkness.

  • Factor 5 Switches from Xbox 360 to PS3

    It was rumored that at least a handful of companies have switched their Xbox 360 development efforts over to Sony's PS3 after seeing the console in action. One of them went on record as Factor 5's president, Julian Eggebrecht, told C|Net that the PS3's Cell processor offered more power to work with. "The choice boiled down to performance. The additional performance allows the gang at Factor 5 to more easily simulate the real world for a better game experience."

  • Too Human for Xbox 360

    [xbox]

    Silicon Knights and Microsoft are teaming up to bring the oft-delayed Too Human to the Xbox 360. Originally a PlayStation title and then shifted to GameCube, Too Human was likened to Blade Runner in its style and story. The game is being planned as the first part of a trilogy on the console.

  • Misc. Q&As/Features

    [ps2] [xbox]

    TeamXbox has a few choice quotes from the Microsoft engineer working on backwards compatibility for the Xbox 360. GameSpot talks with SCEA's executive vice president, Jack Tretton.

Misc. Media/Previews

PS2

The Magic Box serves up some shots of Top Spin. GamesAreFun shares their impressions of Soul Calibur III. A trailer of We Love Katamari is at 1UP.

Xbox / Xbox 360

GamerFeed takes a look at The Outfit (X360). TeamXbox shows images for Demonik (X360) and Ninja Gaiden BLACK . They also preview Amped 3 (X360). 1UP has screens of Chrome Hounds (X360).

GameCube

GameSpot has a huge look at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Images for Battalion Wars, Super Mario Strikers, and Mario Baseball are at The Magic Box. Game Informer has media for Mario Party 7 and Geist. Planet GameCube has images of Kirby.

Portable

GamerFeed previews MediEvil Resurrection (PSP). GamesAreFun details their time spent with Trauma Center: Under the Knife (DS). The Magic Box hosts shots of Sonic Rush (DS). Game Informer has media for Electroplankton (DS). Planet GameCube shares impressions of Gunstar Super Heroes (GBA).

Multi

The Magic Box delivers shots of Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PS2, Xbox). GamesAreFun discusses Shadow the Hedgehog (PS2, Xbox, GCN). TeamXbox posts videos of StarCraft: Ghost (PS2, Xbox, GCN). 1UP previews The Godfather (PS2, Xbox). Game Informer sticks up media for 25 to Life (PS2, Xbox) and Tomb Raider Legend (PS2, Xbox). EuroGamer previews Final Fight: Streetwise (PS2, Xbox).

Console Game Of The Evening [Submit Yours!]

Eternal Darkness for the GameCube. "A game I didn't appreciate much at first. After completing it, I've come to realize what a masterpiece the storyline really is." (submitted by NERodgers).

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