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Martin Taylor

Designer

This is my public bio. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My public bio is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my public bio is useless. Without my public bio, I am useless.

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Medal of Honor: Rising Sun

Is EA taking the Rise?

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Pikmin

Review - some Pikmin are on the pitch - they think it's all over! Squish. It is now!

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Virtua Tennis (N-Gage)

Martin serves out with a look at the N-Gage version of a Sega classic.

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Splinter Cell (N-Gage)

Martin assumes the role of a diminutive Sam Fisher. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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Red Faction (N-Gage)

Made by stoned monkeys?

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crushing License Blatant Cash-in, more like.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

If I could turn back time, I wouldn't jump into that spike trap.

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Apocalyptica

When we told Martin to go to hell, he took it literally.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

The best N-Gage launch title?

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Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death

Martin IS the law. As for Judge Dredd...

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Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire

Gotta flipper them all!

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Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge

Martin takes a look at another Rare thing.

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Worms 3D

Pink and angry, Martin checks out Team 17's latest.

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Space Colony

We get bored of Martin and send him into space.

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Commandos 3: Destination Berlin

Martin heads behind enemy lines to do battle with Pyro's World War II strategy beast.

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Sim City 4: Rush Hour

Martin takes Sim City 4's first expansion for a test drive.

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Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

Should Kuju head back to the Games Workshop?

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Chrome

Martin gets to grips with Techland's shiny new FPS.

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Ghost Recon: Island Thunder

Martin goes online with a cheap, standalone upgrade to Ghost Recon.

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Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire

Martin moves up from hamsters.

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Tron 2.0

When we get bored of Martin, we try to fit him inside the computer. Sadly, he won't fit through the floppy port. This will have to do.

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Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak

Martin goes on an adventure with some furry little friends.

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Play It budget titles

Pinball, Road Trip Adventure, Seek And Destroy - are they worth Ł10 each?

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Neighbours From Hell

Martin has neighbours from hell in real life, too. He wants to do bad, bad things to them.

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Summer Heat Beach Volleyball

Martin indulges himself on the beach with some shiny ladies.

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Chaser

The lemon you suck after playing Quake II.

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Wing Commander Prophecy

Martin gets into a lot of fights. In space, this time.

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PlanetSide

Martin bites several bullets in a massively-multiplayer battlefield.

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Armored Core 3

This is the closest Martin's ever been to being big and heavy.

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Ghost Master

And on Friday 13th as well! Funnily enough, we didn't plan that. Anyway, the game...

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Martin gets paid to play Vice City all week. Git.

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Conflict: Desert Storm

Pivotal kicks up a GameCube storm.

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Rygar: The Legendary Adventure

Martin doesn't get to go to E3, but he does get to go on a Legendary Adventure. Snigger.

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Postal 2

Originally the deadline was a bit harsh, so Martin shot us. With his bare hands.

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TOCA Race Driver

TOCA's back, and on the PC, and Martin reckons it's improved

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Delta Force - Black Hawk Down

Martin heads into Mogadishu. We give him all the best assignments.

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

Martin wonders why ravens need shields

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Steel Battalion

What happens when you cross a JCB with Optimus Prime?

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Shenmue 2

Martin sinks back into a familiar role

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

Martin delves into Kojima's MGS-shaped toybox

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IGI2: Covert Strike

Review - Martin gets his stealth on for Innerloop's second Project

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Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome

Review - EA's quick sharp expansion for BF1942 arrives on our desks, and Martin promptly steals it

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Sim City 4

Review - Maxis city builder gets an update, and it's a good one

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Simpsons Skateboarding

Review - cowabunga! EA reels off another Simpsons-based marketing exercise

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Review - 2D fighting on Boxing Day? It's A Wonderful Life

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Summoner 2

Review - Volition refreshes its action RPG series and Martin dons the metallic brazier

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James Bond 007: Nightfire

Review - Martin can't seem to Bond with this one...

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Spyro 2: Season Of Flame

Review - Martin gets on with Digital Eclipse's portable dragon

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RollerCoaster Tycoon 2

Review - life is a rollercoaster, and Martin gets to ride it

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Blade II

Review - Martin pretends to be Wesley Snipes with varying degrees of success

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Duke Nukem Advance

Review - hail to the King, baby

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Battlefield 1942

Review - we send Martin to war

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Conflict: Desert Storm

Review - Pivotal's long-awaited tactical shooter sneaks into view

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Beach Life

Review - build a package holiday with Eidos

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Sum Of All Fears

Review - Rainbow Six, only cheaper, shorter and without the feeling

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Delta Force: Urban Warfare

Review - Sony's veteran console goes back into action one last time

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Freedom Force

Review - Holy super hero action-strategy game, Batman

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4x4 Evo 2

Review - Take 2's latest racer suffers an identity crisis

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Spider-Man: The Movie

Review - digitised FMV and slick animation, but how does the game play?

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Gitaroo Man

Review - an innovative and enjoyable rhythm-action game? Seriously?

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Deus Ex: The Conspiracy

Review - console ports of PC games are not all good, and this isn't all good, but it's close

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Die Hard : Nakatomi Plaza

Review - cinematic action game or cheap cash-in?

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Burnout

Review - in the absence of top-draw racing titles, Cube owners get to make do with this

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Mr. Moskeeto

Review - another quirky Japanese oddity from Eidos' Fresh Games label

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Review - the birdman returns, this time on GameBoy Advance

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Parappa The Rapper 2

Review - forget musical chairs, Parappa is back

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Sled Storm

Review - EA Sports BIG has returned, with a game that's a lot like SSX

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Rogue Spear

Review - Mouse takes on his arch-enemy Tom Clancy in today's review

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Ghost Recon : Desert Siege

Review - we take a covert look at the first official Ghost Recon add-on

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Toki Tori

Review - an oddball Dutch platformer for the GBC which proves to be surprisingly good

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Airblade

Review - futuristic competition for SSX, or lousy Renderware demonstration?

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Rez

Review - Musical mouse turns his attention to Sega's bizarromatic melody-buster-em-up

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Driven

Review - awful Stallone movie turned into decent GBA motor racing game

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Rally Trophy

Review - rally driving goes retro in Bugbear's 70's racing game

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Gothic

Review - a mixture of action, adventure and role-playing in a dark fantasy world

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Wario Land 4

Review - Nintendo's latest crack at the platform genre arrives on the GameBoy Advance

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Review - the best skateboarding game to date?

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Ghost Recon

Review - Martin is dropped behind enemy lines to investigate Tom Clancy's latest tactical shooter

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Zoo Tycoon

Review - it's a case of monkey see, monkey do as Microsoft try to emulate Rollercoaster Tycoon's success with their new zoo simulator

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NY Race

Review - Filth Element-inspired futuristic hover-taxi racer - but no cheeky redheads

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Rogue Spear : Black Thorn

Review - is Red Storm's latest addition to the Rainbow Six franchise an add-on too far or another choice morsel?

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Toon Car

Review - another attempt to clone Mario Kart on the PC falls at the first hurdle

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Evil Twin

Review - Mouse investigates a twisted fantasy platform adventure game, which may or may not be set in a child's head

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Weakest Link

Review - another quiz show comes to the PC, this time with Anne Robinson at the helm

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2

Review - Tarrant's back, and this time he's asking the questions

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Echelon

Review - Buka's sci-fi flight combat game comes under the spotlight

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Rayman Advance

Review - perky platform pretender Rayman waddles onto the GameBoy Advance

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Review - skater kiddies rejoice, Mr. Hawk is back

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KuruKuru Kururin

Review - absurdly addictive abstract puzzle game on GameBoy Advance

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Sonic Adventure 2

Review - Sega hurl blue hedgehog at ailing Dreamcast once more

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Typing of the Dead

Review - a great message for the younger generation - it's easier to kill with words than guns

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Insane

Review - is Codemaster's multiplayer-focused motor racing game insane or simply brain dead?

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Project IGI

Review - another top FPS title for the turn of the millenium

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Metropolis Street Racer

Review - one of Sega's killer apps for this Christmas, nothing on the PS2 can even compete...

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SWAT 3 : Elite Edition

Review - Sierra's tactical combat game goes online

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Speedball 2100

Review - we take a look at the PlayStation sequel to the classic Amiga futuristic full-contact sports game

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Review - is that your final review? Are you absolutely sure? Final review?

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Review - one of the most addictive games of this year?

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Action Bass

Review - fishing on the PlayStation? Sounds like a killer game concept. No really!

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