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Jordan Van Nest's Articles


Xbox Review - 'The Suffering: Ties That Bind'

by Jordan Van Nest on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is an action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the slums and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Caleb Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family.

Xbox Review - 'Tecmo Classic Arcade'

by Jordan Van Nest on Oct. 23, 2005 @ 3:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tecmo Classic Arcade will have gamers everywhere getting nostalgic and wishing for the yesteryears of the arcade era when it hits store shelves nationwide this September and only on the Xbox. The compilation includes eleven of Tecmo’s best arcade games including Tecmo Bowl, Rygar, Solomon’s Key, Bomb Jack, Tecmo Cup, Pleiads, Senjyo, Star Force, Strato Fighter, Swimmer, and Pinball Action.

Xbox Review - 'Fantastic Four'

by Jordan Van Nest on July 23, 2005 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fantastic 4 film's storyline and expands the adventures by letting players stretch, control fire and use invisibility and brute force to defeat evil Super Villains in new environments and familiar comic book locales. Challenged to master the individual powers of each Super Hero and combine them to level even more devastating attacks, players must battle some of Marvel's most notorious Super Villains, including, the ultimate evil - Doctor Doom - to save the human race from disaster.

Xbox Review - 'King of Fighters: Maximum Impact - Maniax'

by Jordan Van Nest on July 18, 2005 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The first ever 3D version of the most popular fighting franchise in history, The King of Fighters Maximum Impact comes to the Xbox Video Game System. Gamers from around the world will be able to battle it out across the Xbox Live network and play as their favorite SNK character in full 3D with beautifully rendered backgrounds and full flowing animation.

Xbox Review - 'Madagascar'

by Jordan Van Nest on July 2, 2005 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

Xbox Review - 'Batman Begins'

by Jordan Van Nest on June 30, 2005 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. Gamers will play as both Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman, hunting evil-doers from the shadows, using strength, intellect and an array of high tech gadgets to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.

Xbox Review - 'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel'

by Jordan Van Nest on March 28, 2004 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-nuclear world of Fallout. Challenged by hordes of ghouls, mutants and other radioactive nightmares, players utilize a combination of intense combat strategies including melee, ranged weapons and explosives to fulfill their daunting task of defeating the mutant army in hopes of restoring humanity in a nearly unlivable universe. Welcome to the wasteland.

PC Review - 'Korea: Forgotten Conflict'

by Jordan Van Nest on March 7, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Korea: Forgotten Conflict is a tactical game taking place on the Korean peninsula between 1950-53 during the conflict between North and South Korea. You will control 5 best-of-the-best soldiers (ranger, sniper, sapper, medic, Korean). Each of these unit members will have his own specialization, you will have to carefully plan the action and coordinate its execution for the successful completion of the 15 huge and various missions. You will be able to use the authentic military equipment, which will be possible to seize control over during the operation.

PC Review - 'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc'

by Jordan Van Nest on March 4, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Brandish your sword and prepare for battle with Enlight's upcoming action/strategy title Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc. Developed and led by Trevor Chan's creative, Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc will take players back into the medieval fury of the Hundred Years War. Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc is set for release this holiday season and will present players with the opportunity to experience a unique blend of RTS and action elements through four player controlled characters.

Xbox Review - 'The Sims Bustin' Out'

by Jordan Van Nest on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy!