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Thomas Wilde's Articles


PS2 Preview - 'Suikoden IV'

by Thomas Wilde on June 2, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The mysteries surrounding the Rune of Punishment will be answered in the newest installment of the hit RPG series, Suikoden IV. Follow the plight of a young knight as he struggles with a powerful Rune that slowly steals the life of its bearer. The oceanic environment filled with huge ships and vast oceans is brought to life with a captivating score, dynamic lighting effects and highly detailed 3D models.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The King of Fighters 02/03'

by Thomas Wilde on June 1, 2004 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

This eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes it way to the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. We had a chance to check out a build of one of the oldest & most favorite fighting games, read more for out initial impression...

Hardware Review - 'Game Boy Advance SP Game Changer'

by Thomas Wilde on May 28, 2004 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Radiks Game Boy Advance SP Game Changer is one of those products that, at first blush, you wonder why it was invented. The Game Changer is sort of like a CD turntable for your Game Boy Advance SP. You can plug the SP into it, and up to three games, allowing you to switch between those games with a switch on the side of the unit. We recently had a chance to check one out, read more to find out the final verdict ...

PS2 Preview - 'KOF: Maximum Impact'

by Thomas Wilde on May 21, 2004 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The annual King of Fighters tournament is set to begin in one week. As the gala festivities begin, turf wars are breaking out among the underworld street gangs. The conflict is so severe that it threatens to drag the participants of the KOF tournament into the fray. The honor and tradition of the tournament is at stake. The gangs must be stopped at all costs.

Various Konami E3 Previews

by Thomas Wilde on May 18, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

On May 11th, 2004, Konami unveiled their E3 2004 lineup in a pre-show, held at the Los Angeles Public Library and Auditorium for a select audience of industry journalists. Of course we were present and got to check out various of the upcoming Konami titles, without the stress of the actual show. We have impressions for :

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Red Ninja: End of Honor'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Japan in the1500's, the power of the samurai class is fading and the use of the Ninja has become necessary to hold any political power in this chaotic time. Kurenai a young girl who’s world is destroyed when she and her father are attacked by the deadly Black Lizard Clan, who captures her and brutally hangs her by a wire and left to die. Miraculously, she survives and is rescued and adopted into a clan where she obtains complete mastery of her unique weapon, the wire. Kurenai has pledged her undying loyalty to her new family. She now lives to avenge her father’s death and will go to any means necessary to destroy the Black Lizard Clan.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Predator: Concrete Jungle'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Predator: Concrete Jungle unfolds the gripping tale of the alien's history on Earth between two separate time periods, 1930 and 2030, as the Predator embarks on a mission of revenge upon a Mafia organization and its leader who seek to expose its very existence. Taking inspiration from the popular film franchise, the game allows players to roam a vast city landscape while stalking human prey with weapons of annihilation, cloaking technology, and various vision modes.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Bard's Tale'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

PS2 Preview - Cold Winter'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level. Just another day in paradise... Anti Social, Anti Normal, Anti Bond, Anti Hero...It's a bitter, cold winter.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' (ALL) Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will ship in October 2004. Developed for the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA and PC CD, TMNT 2 features an-all new experience in the form of four-player cooperative play - a trademark of the legendary arcade games and a first for the next-generation franchise.