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Thomas Wilde's Articles


Digital Jesters Signs 'Bet On Soldier' - Screens

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has announced that it has secured the publishing rights to thrilling PC-based first-person shooter Bet On Soldier. With near-identical first person shooters flooding the PC shelves week in week out, developers need to present something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, Paris-based developer Kylotonn have that very thing.

'Phantom Crash 2050' (PS2) Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America, today unveiled Phantom Crash 2050 for the PlayStation2. Scheduled to ship in February 2005, Phantom Crash 2050 is bringing the mech combat genre online to the PS2 for the first time ever.

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance' Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment announced today that they would release the first handheld version of the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series with Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance for Game Boy Advance. For fans of Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero and Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance will take players beyond the open roads of Tokyo and onto the motorways of London and the freeways of Los Angeles.

'Savage Safari Hunt' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the upcoming release of Savage Safari Hunt, a hunting game that places gamers in the unexplored jungles of Africa where 'dinosaur-like' monsters lie waiting. Developed by Coresoft and scheduled for release in Q4 of 2004, Savage Safari Hunt will be available for next generation console systems.

Eidos Announces 'Snowblind' (PS2/Xbox)

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the dramatic intensity of the frontlines of a war through the eyes of the first of a new breed of super soldiers in this gritty and epic first-person action game. Players live the fantasy of being an elite special operations combat soldier with access to the most high-tech weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, presented with all the realism, emotional intensity, and valor found in the popular "War Games" shooter genre.

Xbox Preview - 'Van Helsing'

by Thomas Wilde on May 1, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Van Helsing, the third-person action game, transports players back to the macabre world of 19th century Transylvania - home to the legendary Dracula, Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster. As the renowned monster hunter Van Helsing, players must hunt down and destroy the evil that inhabits these ancient lands before darkness engulfs the world. We recently had a chance to check out an almost complete build at a Vivendi press event, read more for the verdict...

PS2 Preview - 'La Pucelle: Tactics'

by Thomas Wilde on April 27, 2004 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

La Pucelle: Tactics is a tale of betrayal and double cross, monsters in human form and humans in monster form, set in an alternate medieval Europe. The unlikely hero is a smart mouthed and undisciplined sixteen year old who just passed her exorcism exams and her comrades in La Pucelle, a demon hunting squad.

Xbox Preview - 'Hitman: Contracts'

by Thomas Wilde on April 13, 2004 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspense-filled missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect kill and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases your 'work' in brutal detail and brings the new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen.

PS2 Preview - 'Transformers'

by Thomas Wilde on April 8, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The year is 2010 and the war for supremacy between the Autobots and Decepticons continues. On Earth, a group of kids find a Transformer ship that crash landed long before the dawn of mankind. Accidentally, they activate the ship's long-dormant cargo of Mini-cons, not knowing that the Autobots and Decepticons once schemed to keep this ship and its payload from ever being found. We take a closer look at an almost complete build ...

PS2 Review - 'Nightshade'

by Thomas Wilde on March 29, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

This “side story” to SEGA’s popular “Shinobi™” invites players to live out the events following Hotsuma’s victory over Hiruko’s evil minions. But like all things, victory is fleeting, and an evil such as Hiruko’s is not so easily vanquished. Just as Tokyo begins the slow and tedious process of repairs, a new rift opens between Earth and the demon realm.