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PS2 Review - 'Red Dead Revolver'

by Alanix on May 19, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Red’s family is slaughtered before his eyes, his mother burned, his father shot down. Red has only revenge on his mind. Red Dead Revolver is a blazing third person gun slinging action game, fueled by a revenge driven storyline punctuated with humor. The arcade style gameplay blends seamlessly with the elements of the Wild West era. Full motion capture cutscenes fuel the cinematic ambition of the game.

PC Preview - 'The Suffering'

by Alanix on May 17, 2004 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of horror-filled exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark world of The Suffering, creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells, chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most disturbing ways possible. As Torque, the main character, players encounter a cast of uniquely hardened criminals, prison guards and grotesque apparitions.

PC Preview - 'Thief: Deadly Shadows'

by Alanix on May 16, 2004 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Once again, Garrett finds himself without allies, standing alone between the City and the forces that would crush it. Will his skills be enough to save the dying City? Can he survive betrayal, assassins, and war in the labyrinthine city streets? Will he destroy or be destroyed by the evil he awoke? And finally, what must he do to get what he wants most of all: to be left alone plying his trade as the City’s greatest… Thief?

PC Review - 'Manhunt'

by Alanix on May 3, 2004 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down.

PC Review - 'Breed'

by Alanix on May 2, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the players perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both 1st and 3rd person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed both in orbit and on the Earths surface.

PC Review - 'Painkiller'

by Alanix on April 26, 2004 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance.

PS2 Review - 'Fight Night 2004'

by Alanix on April 17, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Get ready for the fight of your life as EA SPORTS returns to the world of boxing with EA SPORTS 'Fight Night 2004'. Built from the ground up to deliver all the drama and pageantry of a heavyweight title bout, EA SPORTS FIGHT NIGHT 2004 is the most authentic boxing experience to date, sporting a dramatic new-school attitude, a dynamic new cinematic approach, and revolutionary boxing gameplay.

PC Review - 'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword'

by Alanix on April 12, 2004 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The elite multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives returns in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword, the first mission pack of the wildly successful Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. They defeated the diabolical plot of a terrorist mastermind in the smash-hit PC game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. But a few desperate remnants of the organization remain - and Team RAINBOW won't rest until terror has been vanquished and the world is safe.

PC Review - 'CSI: Dark Motives'

by Alanix on April 10, 2004 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

CSI: Dark Motives is a first-person adventure game that will test players' nerves and intellect as they examine crime scenes, question witnesses and analyze evidence utilizing the latest in forensic equipment. The new CSI PC game features a number of gameplay improvements including in-depth evidence examination, scalable difficulty and more interactive lab functionality. CSI: Dark Motives will once again feature the likenesses and voices of the entire CSI cast.

'An Elegant Weapon, For A More Civilized Age'

by Alanix on April 4, 2004 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

It’s been a really long day. You’ve put in 10 hours on the job. The commute home was a nightmare. You were cut off no fewer than 5 times by self-important pinheads that seem to have Ericsson cell phones grafted to their skulls. Everyone you did business with today had a major superiority thing going on. You have an overwhelming urge to, as I say to my wife, “blow sh*t up.” You sit down at your PC or your console, you fire up your flavor-of-the-month, and you aim for the nearest thing that isn’t you…