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Matt Olsen's Articles


NDS Preview - 'Dragon Quest IV: The Chapters of the Chosen'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Get ready to journey through the lands, seas and skies of the vibrant Dragon Quest world with a trilogy of updates. With 3D graphics, newly animated monsters and dual screen presentation, the series promises to captivate an entirely new generation of players, as well as treat long-time fans to three beloved adventures.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe.

XBLA/PC Preview - 'Defense Grid: The Awakening'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Hidden Path Entertainment's Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels, featuring beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack.

X360/PC Preview - 'Left 4 Dead'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 6, 2008 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four “Survivors” in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying “Boss Infected” mutants.

NDS Preview - 'Chrono Trigger'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 4, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Hail to the Chimp'

by Matt Olsen on Aug. 30, 2008 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Hail to the Chimp is a politically charged party game where players battle one another to become the new leader of the Animal Kingdom. Players use the game's unique team-up mechanic, balancing cooperation with competition, to claw their way to victory.

PS2 Review - 'WALL-E'

by Matt Olsen on Aug. 6, 2008 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Players will take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the upcoming Disney/Pixar film. The game will allow fans to relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges.

Wii Review - 'Obscure: The Aftermath'

by Matt Olsen on June 29, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Obscure: The Aftermath follows the story of a group of friends attending college who discover that a mysterious black flower, with addictive hallucinogenic effects, also has the terrifying ability to transform people into hideous monsters.

PS2 Review - 'Silent Hill Origins'

by Matt Olsen on May 13, 2008 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Silent Hill Origins reveals many of the series' most hallowed secrets. Assuming the role of a lone truck driver trapped in Silent Hill while making a routine delivery, players must escape the city's horrific inhabitants and confront the strange hallucinations that have haunted him since childhood.

Wii Review - 'Manhunt 2'

by Matt Olsen on April 20, 2008 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Manhunt 2 an experiment at a secret research facility has gone catastrophically wrong. Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper are the only surviving subjects. The Pickman Project will stop at nothing to hunt them down and stop the truth from getting out.