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Justin's Articles


GBA Review - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl'

by Justin on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

It's mutiny on the high seas as you steal, barter and pillage your way to riches in the video game that accompanies Disney's major live action film for Summer 2003. Search for treasure as you defend your pirating skills with cannons, artillery and swords in an all out battle for the ultimate in pirate booty!

PC Review - 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

by Justin on July 28, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Pirates of the Caribbean game "transports players to the 17th century, where they can experience life as a pirate in any way they see fit," said executive producer Todd Vaughn. "Whether they want to be feared by all and welcome nowhere, or just enjoy compelling missions or a life at sea, we're creating a game that fits their gameplay style."

GBA Review - 'Jet Grind Radio'

by Justin on July 23, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The hip-hop Dreamcast hit makes its way to the Game Boy Advance. "Jet Grind Radio" returns in true 3D, blasting through exciting and diverse levels with a complex AI engine that brings huge game levels, spanning over five different city environments, alive. The game features over 10 playable characters each with their own style, personality, and abilities. The Dreamcast game was a hit, so read more to find out whether the GBA version matches up ...

Xbox Review - 'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter'

by Justin on July 18, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter takes place hundreds of years in the future, where both human and alien settlers are rapidly colonizing the galaxy. The player will assume the role of an ex-Special Ops officer, Mace Griffin. Against a backdrop of corporate, political and religious intrigue, Mace Griffin is framed for being involved in his comrades’ deaths.

PC Review - 'MotoGP 2'

by Justin on July 4, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MotoGP 2 offers eight different racing modes including: stunt, GP, time trial, training challenges, tag, live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. All sounds delicious so it was time to take it to the tracks and put this puppy to the test!

PC Review - 'BloodRayne'

by Justin on June 26, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

At the end of World War I, a group of Nazi war criminals fled to South America. There, they heard rumors of strange creatures in the area … and what they uncovered promised to give them the ability to reclaim their intended glory. For almost 20 years, they have developed an immense facility near the coast of Argentina to excavate an ancient temple containing horrific powers.

Xbox Review - 'Speed Kings'

by Justin on June 25, 2003 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

It will take nerves of steel and lightning fast reflexes to make your way through these crowded streets. Introducing Speed Kings, the full-on adrenaline rush of street motorcycle racing, right in your living room. It’s a mixture of Burnout meets Road Rash that will have players weaving through traffic, pulling off insane stunts, running from police and racing to the finish line. Do you have what it takes to be a Speed King? Does the GAME have what it takes? Read more and find out!

Xbox Review - 'Midnight Club II'

by Justin on June 21, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

When it comes to racing games, the Xbox seems to have all bases covered. It launched with the excellent, original Project Gotham Racing, which took street racing to heights previously unseen. Then there was the strangely fun Rallisport Challenge, featuring an arcadey feel mixed with a fair amount of physics. Then THQ's excellent motorcycling simulation, MotoGP, hit the bullseye on gameplay and also started up an online community, being the first racer playable on Xbox Live. And just earlier this year, we saw the excellent Burnout 2. Now, Midnight Club II attempts to join the ranks of the best racing titles.

Xbox Review - 'Stake: Fortune Fighter'

by Justin on June 20, 2003 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Stake boasts a deep action combat experience, intriguing characters and superior graphics. This game represents the essential elements of a fighting game but goes beyond that with multiple power-up weapons, lots of collectable items, insane combo attacks, special tricks, secret characters, inspiring graphics, 3-D isometric camera views, exciting locations and multiple multi-player modes. Sound like it could be good!? Read more and find out if it actually IS.

Xbox Review - 'The Hulk'

by Justin on June 19, 2003 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Troubled scientist Bruce Banner and his enraged alter ego, Hulk, battle against the terrifying forces of the Leader - a gamma villain intent on using the Hulk’s gamma energy to unleash a relentless army of gamma creatures on the world. Betrayed by his long-time colleague and mentor, Professor Crawford, Bruce releases the essence of Hulk into the Orb (the successor to Bruce’s Gamma Sphere – used in the film). Read more for the verdict!