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PS2 Preview - 'Gladius'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Gladius, players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula, from the northern land of Nordagh, is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperia's greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god, which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated, but it came at a great cost of many lives. This gave rise to an uneasy peace that has existed for decades between the two lands. Now the two young heroes must fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war.

PS2 Preview - 'Kill.Switch'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 10, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

kill.switch™ is an innovative military shooter that emphasizes realistic cover tactics and awesome firepower for the ultimate experience in combat gaming. Featuring the unique Offensive Cover System, and utilizing the Blindfire combat mechanic, kill.switch demands the use of conventional warfare tactics, forcing players to utilize surrounding environments, and quickly adjust on-the-fly through each intense and challenging mission.

PS2 Review - 'Silent Hill 3'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 10, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Silent Hill 3 continues the series' trademark brand of psychological horror and terrifying gameplay. As a teenage girl named Heather, players must explore and unravel the mysterious connection between the god-forsaken town and her inner fears. With enhanced graphical detail, a more complex storyline, and even more grotesque monsters than the previous games, Silent Hill 3 promises to be the best horror adventure ever. Read more to find out whether it kept its promise ...

PS2 Review - 'K-1 World Grand Prix'

by Thomas Wilde on July 30, 2003 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A growing combat sport that has taken Japan by storm, K-1 brings together the toughest practitioners of karate, kickboxing, Tae kwon do and Kung Fu to create the world's most challenging fighting competition. And now, players can step in to the virtual ring and feel the sweat on their brow in Konami's new videogame, K-1 World Grand Prix - the most realistic recreation of the sport ever. It sure sounds interesting, so we had to get in the ring and fight it out!

PS2 Preview - 'I-Ninja'

by Thomas Wilde on July 29, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

I-Ninja is an adrenaline-charged adventure game. An ultra-cool ninja with major attitude meets extreme sports game play, I-Ninja is the consummate warrior who has spent years mastering his weapons and honing his skills. In true gravity defying game play, I-Ninja can scale buildings, "shred" on extreme rails, hover great distances with a "sword copter", ride drifting roller spheres and utilize specialized manga-style ninja moves to navigate through each dynamic environment. We had a chance to take a look at a build, read more to find out how it went...

Gamecube Preview - 'Soul Calibur II'

by Thomas Wilde on July 16, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Soul Calibur 2 features 13 historic fighters return plus all new combatants including Necrid, specially designed by Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc. The Gamecube version will, exclusively, have Link from the infamous Legend of Zelda series as a playable character in the game, wielding his Master Sword with gruesome accuracy. With seven exciting modes of play including Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master, Soul Calibur II is set to be another GAMECUBE must buy. Read more and find out if you should start saving your pennies or not...

GameCube Review - 'Wario World'

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2003 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Deep within Wario's castle lies a treasure room filled with the spoils he has plundered during his many adventures. A mysterious black jewel, ensconced among the treasures, has a strange power to transform gems into monsters. While Wario rests in his castle upstairs the jewel begins to morph his treasure trove into a host of monsters, turning the basement of Wario's beloved castle into a bizarre parallel universe. Awakening the next morning to monsters instead of treasure, Wario must step into that alternate world to win the treasure back.

PS2 Review - 'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter'

by Thomas Wilde on July 14, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Players will aid Mace Griffin's search for revenge and the truth by taking on an extensive variety of bounty missions. For example, in either space or on the ground, the player will be able to destroy massive space stations, stop rustlers from stealing alien super cattle, infiltrate and sabotage organizations, salvage smuggled technology and protect crime lords. The mix of missions will require speed, agility, skill, accuracy, brutality and powers of deduction. It all sounds very appealing, now read more to find out if it actually is ....

PS2 Preview - 'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward'

by Thomas Wilde on July 11, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' is a 3rd person action-shooter set in the fantasy world of White Wolf role-playing, players act as human monster-hunters protecting and defending lives of the innocent. One to two players choose from 5 playable Hunters, each possessing a vast array of weapons, edges (spells) and supernatural abilities. The nice folks over at Vivendi sent over a build so read more to find out how our hunting trip went ...

PS2 Preview - 'Sphinx and The Shadow of Set'

by Thomas Wilde on July 4, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sphinx is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Travelling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to find out how our preview adventure went ...