Tom Orry, Editor - LocoRoco 2, PSP

LocoRoco 2 screenshot

While sat in a B&B during a short break to York I used my incredible gaming skills to help my girlfriend complete a tricky section or two in LocoRoco 2. It really is a wonderful game, that for the most part can be played without worrying. I know you can change LocoRoco, but the yellows will always be my favourite - they're just much cuter than all the rest. I did have their infectious tune stuck in my head for the rest of the day though.

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - Marvel vs. Capcom 3, PS3

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds screenshot

One of the biggest lines at E3 2010 was for Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom 3, a fighting game that sees two of my favourite brands coming together in my favourite video game genre. Going hands-on with the game behind closed doors was a thrilling experience - the game is a lot faster than Street Fighter IV, but compared to the Dreamcast's MVC2, it's positively pedestrian. This is a clever move by Capcom: slowing down the pace of the game makes it more manageable, and hopefully more accessible. Wicked.

Neon Kelly, Previews Editor - Civilization Revolution, DS

Civilization Revolution screenshot

The original Civilization was one the first games I ever finished. I was about 10, and it took an age due to my Atari ST crashing under the strain, but eventually I conquered the world by sending marines into Mahatma Gandhi's palace. Some 17 years later, I still find it amazing that I can play a version of Civilization on my DS. Revolution is a quicker, streamlined version of regular Civ; it may lack some of the depth of its PC and home console cousins, and the DS graphics may be fairly simple, but it's a great way to chip a few hours away from a Trans-Atlantic flight.

On the way to E3 Wez even played along with me for a bit, with the two of us taking turns to guide the growth of our budding empire. Then he got bored and decided to watch Shutter Island. Which is a bit crap, by the way.

Seb Ford, Video Producer - Mass Effect 2, Xbox 360

Mass Effect 2 screenshot

I finally finished it, a mere five months after starting. My total play time was in the order of 42 hours, longer than most I hear, but I really do feel like I squeezed every last drop of excitement out of that game. I recall people complaining that Mass Effect 2's ending didn't live up to the splendour of the main storyline. I wholeheartedly disagree. Part of this is down to playing the final mission in a gaming chair - the kind that blasts the epic soundtrack into yours ears, and shakes your torso with powerful, warbling bass. However, the main reason that I loved that last mission was because I spent every moment worrying about my team. Did I make the right decisions? Who, if any, would perish on this crazy suicide mission? When the credits rolled, I paused for breath, processing everything I had just taken in. I want to forget all of it. Why? Because I need to do it all over again.

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dazzadavie@ Peake-a-boo

Cheers for reminding me, I've also been playing Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit. This game is a bitch it get working on vista but my good its good. This is all in prep for Hot Pursuit.
Posted 21:33 on 28 June 2010
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Peake-a-boo

Burnout Paradise, in preparation for Criterions Need for Speed!
Red Dead Redemption, currently killing everything that moves lol
Posted 18:16 on 28 June 2010
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rbevanx@ Karlius

Nah I'm dead serious mate
Posted 17:23 on 28 June 2010
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GeNeCyDe1993

Lots of Red Dead, i will 100% it if it kills me. Havnt finished the main plot yet. loving the DLC.
Posted 15:53 on 28 June 2010
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Karlius@ rbevanx

That has to be the gayest comment I have ever heard. Pull your finger out Bevan.

PS I didn't TD.
Posted 13:49 on 28 June 2010
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WhoIsThePresidentNow@ jtorry

Could do a small animation with all of you jumping on the sofa like Tom Cruise like.
Posted 12:05 on 28 June 2010
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jtorry@ El-Dev

There will be something different.
Posted 11:36 on 28 June 2010
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Karlius

I MISS MY XBOX. Iphone eases the pain but not the same.
Posted 10:49 on 28 June 2010
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El-Dev

Will there be a new picture for VG.com plays now that Wez has departed?
Posted 10:40 on 28 June 2010
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IndoorHeroes

Transformers War For Cybertron competitive multiplayer. Been nailing it this weekend and loving it.
Posted 10:21 on 28 June 2010
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El-Dev@ guyderman

Or Demon's Souls...

They need to pull the finger out.
Posted 10:21 on 28 June 2010
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guyderman@ El-Dev

I've played about an hour of it so far when It arrived - and first impressions are really good - the magic aspect really fits in well with the lego part. Hogwarts seems like a great setting too and each of the characters I've used so far have very different uses - Hermione translates spells, Ron can use scabbers to get into small places etc.

I'm suprised there hasn't been a VG review yet..... or for Transformers.
Posted 10:16 on 28 June 2010
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El-Dev@ guyderman

Let me know what you think of Harry Potter.
Posted 10:08 on 28 June 2010
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guyderman

Just finished Transformers & about to start Lego Harry Potter.
Posted 08:21 on 28 June 2010
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thompo555

Battlefield Bad Company 2
Need For Speed Hot persuit 2
Energy Airforce
IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of prey

Slow week this week. Most likely pick up after i get a job :)
Posted 19:08 on 27 June 2010

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