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Xbox Review - 'Samurai Shodown V'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 18, 2006 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Samurai Shodown series has also been known for its willingness to tinker with its unique fighting system, and has resulted in a number of changes over the years. This installment is no different and offers several new features for the dedicated player. Characters can meditate in the heat of battle to affect their stats, and even slow down time for their opponent. Old faithfuls return, and talented gamers can throw their weapons down and fight unarmed.

PS2/Xbox/PC Review - 'Sniper Elite'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 7, 2006 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory.

PSP Preview - 'Half-Minute Hero'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2009

Half-Minute Hero is a bold new concept of having the player save the world, 30 seconds at a time. The player must fight, shoot, summon, and protect in four distinct modes, each containing a different perspective and unique gameplay style, across a total of 120 varied stages. The 8-bit graphics and story elements provide a unique style and humor, while the hard-rocking soundtrack keeps pace with the breakneck speed of gameplay.

Xbox Review - 'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 27, 2005 @ 12:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft...

PSP Review - 'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

PS2 Review - 'The Warriors'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

New York City, 1979. A battle on the streets of New York. The armies of the night number 60,000 strong, and tonight they’re all after The Warriors -- a street gang wrongly accused of killing a rival gang leader. The Warriors must make their way from one end of New York to their turf on the other side of the city. All that stands between The Warriors and their survival are 20 miles and thousands of street gang members.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'The Outfit'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

THQ and Relic Entertainment take explosive World War II combat to the next generation in an all new 3rd Person Action Game. Combining intense squad-based combat and easy to use strategic gameplay elements, The Outfit takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of combat missions.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure combines combat, action, adventure and stealth, using a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom. A thug, an outcast, a rebel...the lead character, Trane, is all of these in Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 9, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green is a FPS featuring zombies, frightening effects, and key environments seen in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead horror film. The game sets players in the midst of a gruesome adventure in which they battle to save themselves – and a quickly-diminishing living population - from an army of the dead bent on spreading a zombie plague.

X360 Preview - 'Saints Row'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 30, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

An evolution in open world gaming, Saints Row provides an unprecedented amount of freedom to experience the game as the player sees fit. The game, based in the fictional urban surroundings of Still Water, is action adventure with its core as a third-person shooter.