PTOM Print Contributions March 2010 Issue

If you can still find a copy on news stands, check out the March issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine for my monthly PSN Games section write-ups in the back of the mag. This month I tackle Pixeljunk Shooter, Diner Dash, Call of Duty Classic, Revenge of the Wounded Dragon, a handful of PSP Minis and more! There’s some great stuff out on the PlayStation Network now and tons of new sizzle-tastic games coming out shortly. They’re a great way to fill in the down between mega-hit releases. Oh yeah, and check out that cover. Crysis 2? That’s freakin’ HOT!

Review: Lunar: Silver Star Harmony


“Epic struggles involving dragons, wizards, demons, and warriors never really get old, do they? The first entry in the Lunar series–a game that blended all of the aforementioned elements deliciously–has seen a lot of love during the past few decades. After making its grand debut on Sega CD in the early ’90s, it quickly grew to become one of the top-selling games for the system. It’s already been remade a handful of times for different consoles since then, but many years have passed since we last had a chance to take up a mighty blade and chase down the magic emperor while striving to become a world-renowned dragonmaster. Game Arts and XSeed saw fit to change that by lavishing the original adventure with cartloads of TLC. Indeed, Lunar: Silver Star Harmony on the PSP is the remake to top all Lunar remakes.”

Check out the full review here at GameSpot.

Top Downloadable Games: February 2010


“The downloadable gaming delights just keep coming, and February has a glut of new affordably priced games that are absolutely worth your time. This month’s top downloadable games list is packed with action. Grab onto your seats, as we go toe-to-toe with hovering space tanks, heavy metal monsters, firepower-packing towers, and musical block puzzles.”

Check out the full column here at What They Play.

Review: Shadow of Destiny


“When it comes to death, most people don’t get a second chance, or a third, or a fourth. However, they also don’t have a creepy disembodied entity watching over them and offering “friendly” advice on how to best stay alive. Armed with this insightful info and a device that lets you go back in time, you have nothing to lose in Shadow of Destiny – aside from your life. Warping between the past and the present to change your fate in Konami’s time traveling adventure doesn’t change the fact it’s a dusty port of a decade-old mediocre PS2 game.”

Check out the full review here at Cheat Code Central.

GTA :Chinatown Wars iPhone: The Best Version Yet? (YES)


“Throwing Molotov cocktails through storefront windows, curb-stomping passersby, dealing in illicit narcotics, popping caps from the open window of a speeding vehicle you just jacked, and running over pedestrians for thrills are among the many wicked pursuits that make being a cutthroat gangster in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars a truly badass experience. The good news is iPhone gamers can now get in on the virtual thug action, but is it the definitive version? Here’s the rundown.”

Check out the full feature here at GamesRadar.

First Details on Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands


“Like precious drops of life-giving water in a barren, dust-strewn landscape, details on Ubisoft’s new Prince of Persia game – slated to launch across all major gaming consoles in just a matter of months – have been excruciatingly scarce. Even the teaser trailer below left fans choking in the desert sands, desperate for real information. After chatting with Director of Level Design Michael McIntyre at a recent Ubisoft press event, however, we’ve managed to scavenge a few draughts of early intel on the game to temporarily slake your thirst.”

Check out the full story here at GamesRadar.

PTOM Holiday 2009 Print Contributions

After some hunting, I finally managed to track down a copy of the Holiday 2009 issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine. My review of Tornado Outbreak on PS3 appears on pg. 85 and the PSN section sports a two-page spread I wrote on the PSP Minis launch line-up. I’m pretty happy with the way both pieces turned out, and it looks like I’ll be contributing more heavily to the magazine shortly – particularly in the PlayStation Network Games section. Thrilling stuff. Check it out if you can.