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Andrew Hayward's Articles


Wii Review - 'Excite Truck'

by Andrew Hayward on Dec. 18, 2006 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In the grand racing tradition of Excitebike, get ready for a big-air experience like no other as players rocket their trucks across dynamically changing terrain at break-neck speeds. Treacherous roads and death-defying jumps can mean only one thing, Excite Truck.

PSP Review - 'Dave Mirra BMX Challenge'

by Andrew Hayward on Dec. 13, 2006 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dave Mirra BMX Challenge features 17 levels with 9 different environments and 9 bikes from which to choose. Up to 4 players can compete via ad hoc wireless play. Player characters are customizable, and Dave is the featured rider.

PSP Review - 'Lumines II'

by Andrew Hayward on Dec. 8, 2006 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Lumines II you control squares made of four smaller block pieces that are dropped into the playing field one at a time to form same-color squares. Unmatched blocks pile up, and the game ends when the pile gets to the top of the playing screen.

Wii Review - 'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam'

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 30, 2006 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Downhill Jam delivers a skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents in such locations as San Francisco, Machu Picchu and Hong Kong.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Call of Duty 3'

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Call of Duty 3 is a WWII FPS that, through a seamless narrative, delivers the rush of unrelenting battle and breathtaking action. Assume the roles of four ordinary Allied soldiers—American, British, Canadian and Polish—and are thrust onto an authentic, living battlefield for an unprecedented variety of combat.

'Rogue Warrior' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Q&A

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 26, 2006 @ 11:44 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Rogue Warrior, developed by Zombie Studios, is a story-driven tactical FPS putting you in the boots of a Navy SEAL who leads a team behind enemy lines in North Korea on a covert mission to assess the threat posed by the country's nuclear arsenal. Bethesda PR guru Pete Hines sheds some light on the recently announced new title ...

Wii Review - 'Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz'

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 26, 2006 @ 8:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

An all-action extravaganza of unique new puzzles and madcap multiplayer gameplay, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz takes the ground-breaking Nintendo Wii controller and shows the world exactly what it can do!

PSP Review - 'Gunpey'

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 19, 2006 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

From the mind of game industry legend Gunpei Yokoi and Q Entertainment, Namco Bandai America announces Gunpey, an exciting, innovative and challenging puzzle game with dynamic music that changes as you play. Gunpey will test your reflexes, stretch your mind and dazzle your senses.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Tony Hawk's Project 8'

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 18, 2006 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tony Hawk’s Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and extremely responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail.

PSP Review - 'Gitaroo Man Lives!'

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gitaroo Man Lives! is the sequel to 2002's Gitaroo-Man, now optimized for the PSP with ad hoc multiplayer, although no online, and a new Duet mode for co-op or head-to-head play. Gitaroo-Man Lives!'s music and vocals will be provided by well-known Japanese pop stars.