04/05/06 | XB360
| Tristan Mayshark
Monster has produced a series of cables for the Xbox 360 console, and without hesitation it can be said that they are the best 360 A/V cables presently available. The design is very nice, the cables are quite long, and the signal quality is excellent. But are they worth the extra bucks? Check in with Tristan's review to find out.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is the movie tie-in for the major motion picture of the same name. It's got cuteness and some personality, but in general it fails in pretty much all the ways that counts: It's probably too short, too simple and too repetitive for all but the youngest of children. Read a full consideration of Ice Age 2: The Meltdown in Laurie's review.
04/02/06 | PSP
| Matt James
Ys: Ark of Napishtim is the latest iteration of Konami's anime-RPG franchise. This time Ys makes its debut on the PSP, bringing a PS2-style traditional RPG experience to the best little PS2 emulator out there. The game makes the transition from home console to portable title fairly well, except for the PSP's monstrous load times and a complete lack of any portable-friendly game pacing. Get the good and the bad on Ark of Napishtim in Matt's review.
03/30/06 | NDS
| George Holomshek
Since the release of the Nintendo DS gamers have been anticipating the DS-exclusive, Metroid Prime: Hunters. Featuring a funky touch-screen control style, Metroid-classic adventure gaming and a robust online multiplayer mode, Hunters might just be all it's cracked up to be. This is the first time the GF! staff has been so addicted to online multiplayer in a handheld shooter; a revamped friends system and voice chat enhance the experience in many ways. Our resident Nintendophile George found time to write up this review of Hunters in-between sessions of spanking GF! Assistant Editor, Aaron Stanton in online bouts. (7-0 Aaron? Are you sure you're qualified for this job?)
03/28/06 | XB360
| Aaron Stanton
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter is the first Tom Clancy-based title to make it to the Xbox 360. With Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six still in the development pipeline, Ghost Recon gets to prove to the world what Ubisoft can do with an excellent game franchise and the first next-generation console. The result is the best Ghost Recon to date, despite some issues with the controls and an apparent lack of Co-op interest from the developers. Easily one of the prettiest games on the Xbox 360, Ghost Recon is also one of the best experiences the system has to offer.
03/27/06 | XB360
| Shawn Rider
Boxing fans around the world rejoice with the release of Fight Night Round 3, EA's boxing juggernaut. Featuring amazing graphics, even on current-gen systems, and excellent strategic boxing gameplay, Fight Night is a fighter unlike any other. For real fans of the dance, Fight Night is the only way to go. Get the full rundown in Shawn's review.
03/26/06 | XB360
| Tristan Mayshark
Attention Burnout fans, Revenge has arrived intact on the XBox 360 with a host graphical changes and some minor tweaks. Fans of the series should be so pleased with this Xbox 360 version that their pants, along with their socks, might just get blown off. Tristan can tell you why.
03/23/06 | NDS
| George Holomshek
Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball Max'd brings all the splatter-y excitement of the paintball arena to the Nintendo DS. First-person shooters are always popular, and the paintball games have been appreciated by parents who aren't comfortable blowing up their kids into meaty chunks, but still want to play some fun virtual tag. So George was excited to try out GHTP Max'd on his favorite handheld. The verdict? Well, you'll have to read the review for that.
03/19/06 | NDS
| Laurie Taylor
Finally, the Princess has come into her own: Super Princess Peach marks the first time longtime Mario world fave, Princess Peach, has played the lead role in her own platformer. Incorporating the touch screen and the microphone found on the Nintendo DS, Super Princess Peach offers up a great spin on classic Mario-style gaming, with an excellent level of quality. It might be a bit easy for the hardcore, but for retro fans, new gamers, and anyone looking for a hip girly game, Super Princess Peach is a must-play. Get the full details in Laurie's review.
03/17/06 | PC
| Chris Martin
GT Legends takes the gameplay essentials of GTR and throws them into the golden era of racing: the 1960's and 70's. With a steep learning curve and a perplexing lack of information about how to race (even in the manual), GT Legends still offers a great simulation-style gaming experience for anyone willing to push through the difficulties at the starting line. If you don't mind figuring out for yourself when you have to stop for a pit, or that receiving a False Start warning means you have to pit after the first lap in order to avoid disqualification, then GT Legends will be worth your time.