Naughty Dog, famous for developing the early Crash Bandicoot games and the Jak and Daxter series, are back again, this time with a third volume of critically acclaimed adventure/platformer, Uncharted. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is due for release on the 2nd November, but is only available on PS3 due to Naughty Dog being a part of Sony.
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Do you want to hear something interesting? The Madden franchise is one of the best-selling video game franchises ever. Seriously, it's right up there with Final Fantasy, Call of Duty and Zelda. Isn't that strange considering that the series has never been very big in the UK (the third biggest consumer of videogames in the world)? It's a shame really because the Madden games have seen a level of quality on par with video game franchises like FIFA and NHL.
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Need for Speed has perhaps been the most consistently great racing game franchise over the past decade, from NfS Underground 1 and 2, to Most Wanted and more recently, Hot Pursuit, with maybe the exception of Pro Street. On November 18th, EA will be adding another title to that long list of success, in the form of Need for Speed: The Run.
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Batman fans, get 21st October in your diaries, the release date for Batman: Arkham City, the long awaited sequel to the award winning Batman: Arkham Asylum. Arkham City is the maximum security home for Gotham City's Best (or Worst) thugs, gangsters and criminal masterminds. Since Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison shut down, the new mayor of Gotham, Quincy Sharp demanded that all the inmates are moved to Arkham City.
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On 8th November 2011 the gaming world will explode into life with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The Call of Duty franchise is one of the biggest in gaming history, selling over 50 million copies of their games, and MW3 looks set to continue the success. With previous hits such as CoD: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 and last year's CoD: Black Ops, MW3 appears ready to break more records.
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Assassin's Creed was a breath of fresh air when it first came along in 2007. There wasn't many games documenting assassins from centuries ago, and since the first release, the sequels have got better each time. And for the first time, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood featured online, to rave reviews. The next edition of the Assassin's Creed franchise comes out on Tuesday 15th November and is called Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
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The feeling of falling into a great RPG is one of the most remarkable sensations that our beloved medium can provide. Recent time-sponges include Final Fantasy XIII, Fallout 3 and Mass Effect 2: All absorbing adventures that had people booking weeks off work on launch day. White Knight Chronicles 2 is a game that could so very nearly be included in that list but has too many fundamental problems to be considered anything more than competent.
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The original Infamous wasn't nearly as popular as it should have been, despite being a great mix of superhero charged 3rd person combat and open-world urban exploration it just didn't capture people's imagination in a way that similar titles such as Assassin's Creed managed to. We can all be thankful however that it sold enough copies to justify Sucker Punch bringing us a sequel, as Infamous 2 manages to improve upon the formula in nearly every way and is a colourful and accomplished game.
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior is a strange game to behold. Most first person shooters have a sniping section in them and they are usually regarded as a bit of a treat; a welcome break from the chaotic action usually going on all around you. Sniper: Ghost Warrior is a game made up entirely of sniping sections with a couple of chaotic action scenes thrown in to break up the generally quite slow pace.
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SOCOM, the crack US Navy Seals unit that's been with us since the early days of the Playstation 2, has returned to kick some more third-person behinds in this attempt to rekindle the series' success after a few recent misfires. With updated graphics, new characters and a decent sized single player campaign (as well as the usual bevy of competitive and cooperative online multiplayer modes), SOCOM: Special Forces is a solid tactical shooter that doesn't mind firing off a few clich's every now and then.
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The heavyweight champion of boxing games returns for its fifth round on the PS3, with an all new champion mode and plenty of tweaks and improvements to the usual bevy of features. Fight Night Champion is the slickest and best looking boxing sim currently available and the closest you'll get to feeling like Ali without having to ruin your good looks.
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Gran Turismo has long been the racing game of choice of petrol heads and car geeks the world over since its appearance on the PlayStation in the late 90s. Unlike other racing games that may attempt to dazzle with spectacular graphics and slow motion high-speed crashes, the Gran Turismo series is all about the driving experience. As the byword for realistic driving simulation and car modelling, fans of the series will be delighted to find out that despite the long wait, Gran Turismo 5 is no exception. With a clutch of new features and impressive online play it's the best instalment yet, but some niggling interface issues, huge load times and disappointing gameplay glitches mar what could have been the perfect racer.
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We all know now how the guitar hero craze was rocking the gaming world even going so far as prompting the makers of South Park to dedicate an episode to it. All well and good then but what about the hip hop and dance fans? They like music games too right? Thank heavens then for DJ Hero, a spin-off of the Guitar Hero franchise.
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Since it arrived on the PlayStation 2 in 2004, the Singstar franchise has been the undisputable daddy of the karaoke game, impressively racking up over 80 different versions so far. Spawning countless imitators and pretenders to the crown, Singstar has managed to hold onto the top spot thanks to its great selection of tunes, ease of use and friendly interface. No wonder that it has found its way into living rooms around the country as the party game par excellence. In these latest releases Sony is, for the first time in the series' history, bringing fresh new gameplay elements to the table in the form of plastic instruments in Singstar + Guitar and dancing, thanks to the new PlayStation Move, in Singstar + Dance.
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PES or FIFA, FIFA or PES? It's the ongoing battle of the footie sim heavyweights, and after the release of the best FIFA yet can Konami's kicker still compete? Long ago there was no contest, the sheer responsiveness and colourful graphics of the PES experience was leaps and bounds ahead of the stale and traditional FIFA games. In the last few years however the gameplay gap has narrowed considerably and with the weight of official club and national licensing on FIFA's side, the pressure is on Konami to deliver a sequel that overcomes a lack of licensing with sheer playability. Look no further as PES 2011 is here, in a fresh new kit and with some great new features and options to tinker with. Come on London United!
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Sony release a high voltage street racer married nicely with some light hearted Kung Fu action. Kung Fu Rider takes advantage of the new PlayStation Move motion controller as well as the PlayStation Eye camera for a super interactive experience.
Kung Fu Rider sends you on a wild ride through the busy streets of Hong Kong. Taking on the role of private detective Toby or his assistant Karin, you find yourself on the outs with the mob. When Toby and Karin are confronted by mobsters at their detective agency, you have no choice but to grab your office chair, hold on tight and slide through the streets in order to make a daring escape. Utilizing the PlayStation Move motion controller, you must steer, jump, dash and power dash through the city while avoiding obstacles and evading attacks in this comical and fast-paced action arcade game.
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We bring you a sneak peek at 2K Games new gangster epic Mafia II - feel the thrill of clawing your up the legions of an organised crime world starting out in 1940's America.
Mafia II will be available to buy on Sony PlayStation3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 on August 27, 2010.
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Fuelled by money hungry concerns, often rushed and frequently devoid of any imaginative spark or creative gameplay elements, the movie licensed game has a poor track record. We reside in the golden age of computer games, a place where for every Modern Warfare or Assassin's Creed there's a quick cash-in production or a cheap spin-off around the corner waiting to sucker an ill informed punter into parting with their cash. Even more nefarious is the TV show tie-in game, rarely if ever have these been anything more than badly thought out exercises in boredom and frustration (see 24, The Sopranos and Lost). Yet these games are still being made, in such a market oriented culture this can only mean that they are still profitable. Enter Prison Break: Conspiracy, the latest result of market research that proves that people who really enjoy a TV-show will buy any old rubbish as long as the show's logo is plastered on it. Nice one.
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