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Thomas Wilde's Articles


Xbox Preview - 'Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 15, 2004 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tensions rise as Fatal Frame 2 on Xbox boasts a new mode that allows the player to move through the lost village in the first person view. The player experiences limited sight leading to higher insecurities and an increased feeling of vulnerability in the most terrifying Fatal Frame mode to date.

PS2 Preview - 'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' is Bandai's upcoming PlayStation 2 action game based on the seminal anime series by Masamune Shirow. Featuring a stunning 3D game world and over 20 minutes of breathtaking CGI, the game allows players to assume the role of Major Kusanagi as she shoots her way through an army of tough as nails enemies.

PS2 Preview - 'Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 10, 2004 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Join Tak in an epic adventure, as he must learn new Juju magic to recover the Staff of Dreams and defeat Tlaloc once and for all. Tak’s role in the great Prophecy of the Pupanunu people isn’t over. Rather, it’s just begun!

PS2 Preview - 'Technic Beat'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 8, 2004 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Technic Beat, you listen to music represented in the game by radiating concentric rings of sound. Picking up the beat, you dance into the middle of the rings and try to "catch" the music. If successful, you achieve the power to manipulate the sound rings and create entirely new music. As you progress and gain skill, you are rewarded with spectacular visual displays, bonuses, and power ups.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'BloodRayne 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

BloodRayne is a dhampir, born from the unnatural union of vampire and human. Blessed with the powers of a vampire but cursed with the unquenchable thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight, Rayne is challenged with her most personal battle yet in BloodRayne 2.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Men of Valor'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 20, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Men of Valor: Vietnam is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Men of Valor: Vietnam immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era.

PC Preview - 'Full Spectrum Warrior'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 19, 2004 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Full Spectrum Warrior began as a training aid for the U.S. Army to reinforce Army doctrine and team effort within the troops. It is the most realistic portrayal of contemporary urban warfare. Players become the Squad Leader, commanding Alpha and Bravo squads. There is potential for danger down every alley, behind every window. It's not about how many kills you have, it's about getting your men home in one piece!

PS2 Preview - 'The Incredibles'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 15, 2004 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Incredibles tells the story of a family of undercover superheroes that are trying to live a quiet, suburban life, but are forced back into action in order to save the world. Use your superpowers against bombs, bullets, robots, and lasers. Your enemy controls them all. The only way to survive being The Incredibles is to truly be incredible.

Xbox Preview - 'SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos'

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 14, 2004 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The clash between the popular characters of SNK and CAPCOM comes to the Xbox. This time SNK takes the baton from the previously released "Capcom vs SNK" to again bring players the dream match of fighting games, all with the unique SNK touch. An incredible clash of 36 characters from world famous SNK and Capcom franchises such as Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, The King of Fighters and Street Fighter.

PC Preview - 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Multiplayer

by Thomas Wilde on Sept. 14, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl brings to life the actual Chernobyl terrain in the year 2012 - six years after a mysterious second explosion rocks the landscape. As a "stalker" exploring the vast "Exclusion Zone" to procure artifacts for the black market, players must survive mutant creatures, dangerous anomalous areas, competing "stalkers" and a military charged with quarantining the 30 square kilometer area.