Paul Reith's Articles


PC Preview - 'Civilization IV'

by Paul Reith on July 11, 2005 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages.

Xbox Review - 'Juiced'

by Paul Reith on July 11, 2005 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Juiced is the only racing to totally immerse you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, your main focus in life is to build up your own crew of "driving gods" and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City.

'Payload' (N-Gage) Developer Q&A

by Paul Reith on June 7, 2005 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Set in the distant future, players are members of courier teams hired to transport the precious crystalline mineral fuel source. As the players make their way to their goal, they will encounter gangs of marauders, and rival teams, attempting to steal their payload. Only successful runs will earn the cash and kudos required to progress through to the more challenging levels. We had a chat with Tantalus Interactive's CEO Tom Crago, and Producer John Szoke.

Xbox Review - 'Forza Motorsport'

by Paul Reith on May 22, 2005 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Forza Motorsport gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

Xbox Preview - 'Far Cry Instincts'

by Paul Reith on May 19, 2005 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Far Cry Instincts takes the PC version's signature locations, Full-Action Response A.I. (F.A.R. concept), and unprecedented view-distance, and combines them with improved gameplay scenarios that will challenge players to utilize an even broader range of strategies and survival tactics to uncover the many secrets within the beautiful, but deadly islands.

PS2/Xbox Preview - '187 Ride or Die'

by Paul Reith on May 19, 2005 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck (L. Tate), a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree (G. Black) from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez (N. Gugliemi), who are determined to take control of the streets.

PSP Review - 'WipEout Pure'

by Paul Reith on April 21, 2005 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Get ready to race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action. Wipeout Pure provides intense, hovercraft racing action as players choose from five different speed classes and race relentlessly around 16 futuristic, anti-gravity racing tracks.

Mobile Preview - 'Constantine'

by Paul Reith on April 12, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The "Constantine" mobile game features lush 3-D rendered environments, fast-paced action, an interactive supporting cast and mini-games strategically placed throughout the story to enhance the player experience. Armed with a variety of weapons and magic spells, gamers can delve into John's sordid history as he races against time to fend off half-demons howling for his blood.

Mobile Review - 'Jamdat Sports MLB 2005'

by Paul Reith on April 11, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Play as stars from all 30 MLB teams, updated to '05 rosters. Pitch, hit, field, throw & steal bases with precise, easy-to-use controls. Experience all the action with behind-the-plate and top-down views. Connect with a fastball, watch it fly over the fence. Play 3 or 9-innings, or rise to the challenge of a tough series. Great features include pitcher/batter match-ups, unique player skills, team management and realistic sounds.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Darkwatch'

by Paul Reith on April 4, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Darkwatch is a cinematic 1st person shooter with an original premise that blends Vampire-Horror and Western genres. They grind their enemies for fuel, fashion their skin into protective cloaks and create weapons designed to exterminate en masse, and they are the good guys. We got to spend some time with High Moon and its prime title, here are our updated impressions ...