Mark Crump's Articles


Reporting In From 'MMOG' Land - 'Star Wars Galaxies: Battle for Restuss'

by Mark Crump on July 16, 2006 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

he Star Wars Galaxies online game series is designed to immerse players in the rich Star Wars universe. Star Wars Galaxies will feature dynamic role-playing ground-based adventures across multiple planets in the classic Star Wars timeframe. With SWG: Battle for Restuss LucasArts is trying to appeal to high level players with new quests and content.

PC Preview - 'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes'

by Mark Crump on July 13, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with a vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology.

PC Preview - 'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising'

by Mark Crump on July 3, 2006 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Gods and Heroes, players become classic heroes of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, each player will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

PC Preview - 'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning'

by Mark Crump on June 19, 2006 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

After two years of development Climax's Warhammer Online was cancelled after which Games Workshop granted its license to Mythic Entertainment. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is an MMO game for PC and console set in the fantasy world of Warhammer.

PC Preview - 'Tabula Rasa'

by Mark Crump on May 20, 2006 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A heroic task awaits you. Just beyond your galaxy, an ancient malevolence has embarked upon a covetous rampage. This demonic juggernaut seeks nothing less than the total enslavement of every world it encounters. Your world could be next.

PSP/PC Preview - 'Stacked with Daniel Negreanu'

by Mark Crump on April 18, 2006 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, Stacked utilizes an advanced learning artificial intelligence system that adapts to each player's style of play and a detailed tutorial mode to deliver a thrilling and realistic poker experience.

PC Review - 'Battlefield 2: Special Forces'

by Mark Crump on Feb. 16, 2006 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Battlefield 2 Special Forces takes the intensity and quality of Battlefield 2 behind the scenes of news headlines, showcasing the most elite and deadly forces in the modern military world. Using accurate special forces weapons, gadgets, and vehicles, these covert armies battle to control key military and strategic locations.

PC Review - 'Sid Meier's Civilization IV'

by Mark Crump on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The fourth title in the series of turn-based strategy games, Sid Meier's Civilization IV expands on the beloved gameplay of its predecessors with countless new gameplay changes and improvements, including religion, great people and for the first time in the Civilization series, a full 3D engine.

PC Review - 'Battlefield 2'

by Mark Crump on Aug. 23, 2005 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC.

PC Preview - 'War Leaders: Clash of Nations'

by Mark Crump on July 5, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

War Leaders: Clash of Nations will expand upon the RTS genre by placing gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory on the battlefield.