Sal Accardo – Selected Content

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND FEATURES

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DOOM 3: The Very First Look (5/22/02) – the world exclusive unveiling of DOOM 3, which ran on GameSpy.com the day before DOOM 3 was unveiled at E3 2002.
- On Location with DOOM: The Movie (9/19/05) – interviews with The Rock, Karl Urban and other members of DOOM (the movie) on-set in Prague.
- WoW at 60 (1/10/06) – “…a gigantic guide to World Of Warcraft at Level 60, which is, quite frankly, fascinating for virtual voyeurs who don’t even play the game, let alone high-level characters in Blizzard’s insanely popular MMO. … painstakingly compiled, well-illustrated” (GameSetWatch, Jan 06)
- On Location With S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (11/27/06) – a feature on the long-awaited shooter, including a visit to the developer in Russia and areas surrounding Chernobyl that inspired many game locations.
- Guitar Hero III Unveiled (7/27/08) – The Guitar Hero III setlist is revealed for the first time at an exclusive playtest at Neversoft alongside the world’s top players.
- Jeff “Tigole” Kaplan on Wrath of the Lich King (10/11/08) – A Blizzcon ’08 sit-down with WoW’s lead designer on the upcoming expansion.
- John Carmack on DOOM 3 (5/23/02) – A sitdown interview with id’s legendary co-founder and lead programmer.
- Lights, Camera …
Matrix (2/15/03) – interviews with Jada Pinkett Smith and several other actors from Enter the Matrix.
- On Location With:
Call of Duty (5/2/03) – a visit to a Southern California shooting range with the newly formed Infinity Ward for the first revealed information on the new Call of Duty franchise.
- Half-Life 2: The Very First Look (5/8/03) – Half-Life 2 is unveiled for the first time after 5 years under wraps.
- Rick Johnson on
Quake IV (8/15/03) – Raven’s lead programmer talks about the latest in the Quake series.
- On Location with
DOOM 3 (3/19/04) – a feature on voiceover sessions for DOOM 3 in Los Angeles with members of id Software on hand.
- Todd Hollenshead on
DOOM 3 (8/13/04) – An extensive interview with id Software’s CEO following the release of DOOM 3.
- Things I Think John Carmack Said (8/4/06) – an analysis of John Carmack’s QuakeCon 2006 Keynote.
- Rock Band 2: Expert Guitar Analysis (9/1/08) – A detailed analysis of all 84 songs in Rock Band 2 on Expert guitar.
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Rock Band 2: Expert Vocal Analysis (9/5/08) – A detailed analysis of all 84 songs in Rock Band 2 on Expert vocals.
- Inside the Guitar Hero Music Studio (10/24/08) – A visit to Neversoft for an exclusive hands-on tour of the new in-game composition tools.


REVIEWS
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- Call of Duty (10/29/03)
- Half-Life 2 (11/16/04)
- Halo (Xbox) (11/10/01)
- Guitar Hero II (PS2) (11/5/06)
- World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (1/26/07)
- Team Fortress 2 (10/10/07)
- Portal (10/10/07)
- Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (1/21/02)
- No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way (10/02/02)
- Unreal Tournament 2004 (3/11/04)
- F.E.A.R. (10/27/2005)
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC) (11/6/07)
- Rock Band 2 (x360) (9/14/08)

- Madden NFL 2000 (PC) (10/2/99)
- NBA Live 2000 (PC) (10/2/99)
- The Wheel of Time (11/17/99)
- Half-Life: Opposing Force (11/22/99)
- High Heat Baseball 2001 (PC) (4/3/2000)
- Triple Play 2001 (PC) (4/10/2000)
- Microsoft Baseball 2001 (PC) (4/10/2000)
- Timeline (11/20/00)
- Counter-Strike (11/25/00)
- Midtown Madness 2 (11/29/00)
- Return to Castle Wolfenstein (11/29/01)
- Command and Conquer: Renegade (2/15/02)
- Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast (4/4/02)
- Global Operations (4/23/02)
- Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix (5/20/02)
- Grand Theft Auto III (PC) (6/4/02)
- Madden NFL 2003 (PC) (9/15/02)
- Battlefield 1942 (9/24/02)
- Project Nomads (11/5/02)
- Shenmue II (Xbox) (11/21/02)
- Unreal 2: The Awakening (1/31/03)
- Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome (2/4/03)
- Delta Force: Black Hawk Down (2/4/03)
- I Was An Atomic Mutant (3/24/03)
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC) (5/10/03)
- Enter The Matrix (PC) (5/26/03)
- Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (6/16/03)
- Planetside (6/20/03)
- Star Trek: Elite Force II (6/24/03)
- Midnight Club II (PC) (7/12/03)
- Madden NFL 2004 (Xbox) (8/13/03)
- TRON 2.0 (8/27/03)
- Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (10/5/03)
- Contract J.A.C.K. (10/10/03)
- The Simpsons Hit & Run (PC) (11/10/03)
- XIII (11/24/03)
- Far Cry (4/12/04)
- Spider-Man 2 (PC) (7/7/04)
- DOOM 3 (8/6/04)
- DOOM 3: The “Director’s Cut” Review (8/6/04)
- Call of Duty: United Offensive (9/13/04)
- Star Wars: Battlefront (9/24/04)
- Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (10/5/04)
- Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (10/6/04)
- Myst IV: Revelation (10/13/04)
- Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (PC) (3/18/05)
- S.W.A.T. 4 (3/28/05)
- DOOM 3: Resurrection (4/4/05)
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (6/13/05)
- Serious Sam II (10/12/05)
- Quake 4 (10/22/05)
- Call of Duty 2 (11/3/05)
- NHL 06 (11/16/05)
- Lemmings (PSP) (5/26/06)
- SiN Episodes: Emergence (5/31/06)
- Half-Life 2: Episode One (6/1/06)
- Prey (7/12/06)
- Bad Day L.A. (9/13/06)
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PC) (9/18/06)
- F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point (10/31/06)
- Guitar Hero Rocks the ’80s (PS2) (7/24/07)
- Bioshock (8/24/07)
- Medal of Honor: Airborne (9/14/07)
- Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (10/11/07)
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (x360) (10/20/07)
- Gears of War (PC) (11/7/07)
- Rock Band (x360) (11/20/07)
- Rock Band: The Monster Review (x360) (11/20/07)
- Unreal Tournament III (11/21/07)
- Crosswords DS (5/23/08)
- LEGO Indiana Jones (x360) (6/2/08)
- Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (x360) (6/30/08)
- LEGO Batman: The Videogame (PC) (9/25/08)
- Guitar Hero: World Tour (x360) (10/26/08)
- Call of Duty: World at War (PC) (11/11/08)
- F.E.A.R. 2 (2/10/09)

PREVIEWS
- F.E.A.R.: World exclusive first preview (5/11/04)
- Myst V: End of Ages (5/31/05)

INTERVIEWS
- Tim Willits and Fred Nilsson on DOOM 3 (8/12/02) – id’s lead designer and animator talk about their upcoming game.
- Kevin Cloud and Paul Wedgwood on
Quake Wars (8/3/06)

GUIDES
-
Half-Life: Opposing Force Walkthrough (via PlanetHalfLife)
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Half-Life: Blue Shift Walkthrough (via PlanetHalfLife)
-
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory strategy guide
-
Rock Band 2 Tour Challenges Guide
-
Rock Band 2 Achievements Guide

 OTHER FEATURES
- State of the PC: 2005
- State of the PC: 2006
- Title Fight!
- John Carmack 2008 QuakeCon Keynote (8/5/08) – a lengthy recap and analysis of the annual keynote.

Quotes in Mainstream Media
Activision Poised to Score With Guitar Hero 3” – Reuters, Oct 2007