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Tom Orry, Editor - Singularity, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Singularity screenshot

I'd have bet a large sum of money on this being complete rubbish. The Raven developed time manipulating FPS has essentially been sent to retail to die by Activision, with barely any promotion. It even had to fight for sales against stable mate Transformers: War for Cybertron. Yet, it's surprisingly good, albeit quite dated visually and heavily reliant on set pieces. It reminds me of Half-Life 2 mixed with BioShock, which can't be a bad thing. It's a shame sales are likely to be poor as I'd love to see a sequel given Activision's full financial might.

Neon Kelly, Deputy Editor - New Super Mario Bros. DS

New Super Mario Bros. screenshot

As I mentioned last week, Mr DS is my best friend for getting through long-haul flights (along with his buddy Mr Gin-induced Slumber). Along with CivRev, my game of choice for this year's E3 trip was New Super Mario Bros. With hindsight, it may have been a mistake to dig out the old cart again. While I completed the final castle ages ago, I still have a whole world to unlock and dozens of coins to find – and now I feel suddenly compelled to finish the damn thing properly. I don't have time for this, particularly not when I've remembered that NSMB has an annoying save system and a couple of really gimmicky power-ups. By Nintendo's exemplary standards it's a slight let down, which is to say that it doesn't come close to touching Super Mario World or Super Mario 3. It's still pretty great though, and it's going to take a while for me to kick the habit once more.

Seb Ford, Video Producer - Transformers: War for Cybertron, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Transformers: War for Cybertron screenshot

Let's face it; the Transformers games of late have been, for lack of a better word, crap. The game worlds have been clumsy and convoluted, often resulting in your character transforming into some insanely quick vehicle, and slamming straight into the nearest wall or building. Perhaps more importantly, they were based upon Michael Bay's ridiculous interpretation of the series - you know, the one with the Decepticon, who was actually good, and used a walking stick, and then made Optimus Prime fly? You get the idea. War for Cybertron takes place on their home world, and it all fits. Picture a third-person Unreal Tournament with transforming robots and you have a reasonable idea of what you're looking at. It's dark and industrial; there aren't any civilians to worry about, and no marines forever barking orders at you. It's just you, a bunch of weapons, and a playground of destruction. Ah-woot-ta-toot!

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer - Robot Unicorn Attack, iPhone

Final Fantasy IV screenshot

I’ve been in Morocco the past week, and not wanting to be without some form of interactive entertainment, I carefully packed my DS and a copy of Final Fantasy IV. Bored on the transfer to the hotel, I decided to grind a few levels and start building up some Gil, the trouble was I forgot to charge the damn thing; my DS was dead as a dodo. I was therefore left with just my iPhone, and instead played the fantastic Robot Unicorn Attack all week. If you’ve not played the colourful side-scrolling flash game before, check it out for free here.If anybody’s up to the challenge, my top score is currently 37885 - feel free to beat it and embarrass me in the comments section below.

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There's a fine line between sarcasm and being a dick, Steg.

On topic: I've been playing Modern Warfare 2 quite a bit, now at lvl 42 on my 2nd prestige. I'm probably average at this game now, but I will only really have brilliant matches then terrible matches, usually in succession. If I'm playing well, I play better because of it. I have a rule now, where if I've been playing for a while then get a k/d of less than 1 three times in a row, I stop playing.
Posted 17:11 on 04 July 2010

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atheistium@ draytone

It's awesome so far. Could have done with a bigger budget but good fun :D
Posted 17:27 on 06 July 2010
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draytone@ atheistium

What did you think of Singularity?
Posted 15:01 on 06 July 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ guyderman

Thanks mate. Yeah PoP platforming is great. I especially loved doing the upside down clamber. Thought it looked rather cool indeed :D
Posted 14:58 on 06 July 2010
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chelskiboy247@ jtorry

I love the new image, although it took me at least 5 minutes to understand why Wez had been replaced by a jam jar.
Posted 16:16 on 05 July 2010
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Singularity and Settlers 7 atm :D
Posted 13:17 on 05 July 2010
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guyderman@ Mr_Ninjutsu

Congrats on BC2 mate! - PoP is a nice easy Plat if you want to go for another one :)

EDIT - btw I thought PoP was fantastic - combat is repetative but the platforming is some of the best i've ever played in the PoP series!
Posted 11:54 on 05 July 2010
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platinumed Bad company 2 woo!

Also been playing Prince of Persia (PS3)
Assassins Creed 2 (PS3)
and Street Fighter IV (PS3)
Posted 11:13 on 05 July 2010
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New top spot image btw - Seb spent like 5 mins making it.
Posted 10:52 on 05 July 2010
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Transformers WFC and not a lot else.
Posted 10:45 on 05 July 2010
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Just finished Splinter Cell Conviction - Great game thoroughly enjoyed it - only one minor nit pick with it - for a game with such a great story and strong voice acting the Lip Synch was terrible. Didn't affect my enjoyment of the game but I was just suprised that Ubi let it go as their presentation standards are normally so high.

Back onto Lego Harry Potter now (even if the game did me out of a trophy last night! - Didn't award me the trophy for finishing Prisoner of Askaban).
This is a great game - I've enjoyed all of the Lego Movie licences so far but I actually think next to Star Wars this is the strongest title yet. It's a lot less combat orientated with a stronger puzzle element - some great use of the Lego part of the title and Hogwarts is HUGE with an excuse to re-explore with each new magical ability learned. Great fun!
Posted 10:40 on 05 July 2010
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Been playing a lot of UFC 2010 this weekend and some Shadow Complex with the little bit of PGR4.
Posted 09:00 on 05 July 2010
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Generic-Username@ Woffls

He wasn't being sarcastic though....
Posted 21:49 on 04 July 2010
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Generic-Username@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

He's kinda right though. It can be hard at times, but that's part of the fun! It's fun trying out different tactics until you find the 'right one'. Well, I think it is at least...

Edit: I'm at the second boss in PW (the tank).
Posted 20:13 on 04 July 2010
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Lots and lots of Red Dead Redemption. And a little of LordofUltima (still!), but at least Red Dead broke LoU's stranglehold on my gaming time.

Also tried out the Crackdown 2 demo, which instantly managed to disperse my usual 'sequels are just more of the same so stay clear' philosophy, managed to make me buy the original Crackdown again, and managed to make me look forward to the sequel being released. Despite it being more of the same. Think it must be the 'Crack-' bit feeding my gaming addiction or something.
Posted 20:10 on 04 July 2010
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just been playing gta 4
and football manager on iphone
Posted 19:50 on 04 July 2010

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 05/09/2008
Developer: Firaxis Games
Publisher: 2K Games
Genre: Turn-based strategy
No. Players: 1-4
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 8,800 20
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