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PS2 Review - 'Mercenaries'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Mercenaries is a revolutionary third-person combat-action game that delivers the next level of free-form gameplay in massive interactive environments. The game gives players the opportunity to take on the role of a soldier for hire in an open-ended world.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Punisher'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a lone vigilante whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city’s high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods normally reserved for those on the wrong side of the law.Ripped from the pages of the darkest stories in the Marvel Comics’ universe, embrace the world of The Punisher! Where justice ends, Punishment begins!

Gamecube Review - 'Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Link's latest adventure starts as Vaati the wind sorcerer stirs trouble having been locked away long ago by the power of the Four-Sword. When Princess Zelda mysteriously goes missing, Link is tricked into releasing Vaati from his prison. Now our hero must use the power of the sword to split himself into four and once again lock Vaati away.

Xbox Review - 'Dead or Alive Ultimate'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 13, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Team Ninja has created the ultimate Dead or Alive fighting experience, Dead or Alive Ultimate, by coupling the original version of Dead or Alive with a completely redesigned Dead or Alive 2 on the Xbox to create one of the first 3-D online fighting games to date. Both games will be Xbox Live multi-player compatible enabling you to test your fighting skills against a vast community of gamers from around the world.

Have You Been Oppressed By Nintendo? Inquire Within ...

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 7, 2004 @ 5:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

I'm working on an article for Retro Gamer magazine concerning the old censorship rules under which Nintendo of America operated during the NES/SNES period. If you're a developer, translator, or writer who worked with Nintendo back then and ran afoul of these rules, I'd like to interview you for the article. If requested, anonymity is, of course, guaranteed. Prospective interviewees can contact me at

Xbox Review - 'Call of Duty: Finest Hour'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 7, 2004 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Call of Duty: Finest Hour takes console players to the frontlines of combat to experience the cinematic intensity, chaos of battle and epic moments of World War II across new campaigns across the North African, Western and Eastern Fronts.

PS2 Preview - 'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Hunted by Dahaka, an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution, the Prince embarks upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship - and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life.

PS2 Review - 'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 12:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming GoldenEye: Rogue Agent first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain.

PS2 Review - 'Shadow Hearts: Covenant'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Amidst the chaos of World War I over a year after the original Shadow Hearts ended, Yuri and Karin embark on an epic journey testing their power and magic skills to combat terrifying creatures and conquer the evil that Rasputin plans to unleash upon the world.

Xbox Preview - 'Crash 'n' Burn'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 12, 2004 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

You're at the back of the pack, grid position sixteen with fifteen cars ahead of you. Your primary objective is to take first place; your secondary objective is to run everyone else off the road. Crunch them into the barrier, rip, shred and tear sheet metal from their frames, leaving burning engine blocks and melted tires in your wake. The last driver with four wheels wins. Then do it again... online.