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Colin McRae: DiRT 2 screenshot
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 screenshot

Tom Orry, Editor - DIRT 2, Xbox 360, PS3
I must have been in a tremendously bad mood a few weeks ago when I moaned about the menus in DIRT 2. Sure, they're not the most functional you're likely to see in a video game, but they look gorgeous. More importantly, the game behind the menus is bloody brilliant - so brilliant in fact that the game earned a superb 9/10 review score earlier in the week. I've always had a soft spot for rally games, with the thrill of sliding around bends being second to none in the racing game genre, and DIRT 2 delivers that in spades, along with some utterly sublime visuals. Pre-order it now.

The Beatles: Rock Band screenshot

James Orry, News Editor - Football Manager Live, PC & The Beatles: Rock Band
Well, this will come as a shock; I've actually played a game that isn't Football Manager Live this week. I spent what must have been at least 30 minutes showing Neon how to play guitar in The Beatles: Rock Band. After that brief moment of madness I quickly turned my attention back to FM Live and won my opening match in the Premier League. I've now had my best start to a season, with ten points from my opening five games - only losing to the the top team - I lost that 1-0, but put in a very respectable performance. If only there was a way to mix The Beatles with football management.

Mini Ninjas screenshot

Sebastian Ford, Video Producer – Mini Ninjas, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii
Ninininjas! That is apparently the sound made by adorable woodland creatures that have been magically turned into mindless samurai warriors. I mean it makes sense; if I was going to create an all powerful army, and I might, then the Animals of Farthing Wood should logically be my first port of call? Surely? Reassuringly, the animals do return to their previous, precious forms upon slaying the samurai drones that occupy them. Mini Ninjas has a really happy-go-lucky, family friendly, and all round cute charm about it… a charm that I suspect would dissolve quickly behind a trail of slaughtered bunnies, badgers and foxes.

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danik69

still playin dirt 2 demo and thats about it this week, still in 2 minds wether 2 get dirt or need for speed?!?
Posted 19:17 on 07 September 2009
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jakeistheman

Batman AA cod4 socom and RE5.
Posted 19:47 on 06 September 2009
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Endless

Mostly been playing Resi 5 and some SF4 to break it up. Tried Defense Grid and really enjoyed it, but i can't bring myself to buy it if it's going to end up as monumentally difficult and frustration as Crystal Defenders was.
Posted 18:11 on 06 September 2009
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bencrosaby

Been playing Guitar Hero 5... not too bad a game actually and for some reason it feels harder than GH4.

Tracklist isn't as bad as most predicted, but overall the game just 'feels' very well polished and plays superbly.

DLC from GH4 is compatible as well so I'm really chuffed to be honest.
Posted 10:58 on 06 September 2009
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dazzadavie@ altaranga

Saw you online last night but didn't see you switch to BF1943 might of joined you.

Finished Midnight Club

Some Fifa online and was getting my ass handed to me

Next week i get to play Batman and I hope Halo 3 once I have it
Posted 22:13 on 05 September 2009
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altaranga

Batman AA. Awesome game.

Battlefield 1943. Still loving it.

Halo 3. Still time to change my sucky skills into awesome VG staff killing skills.
Posted 20:56 on 05 September 2009
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Wido

Batman: AA still. Playing it on hard and then I have 100% trophies. Even playing the game on hard still feels like playing it for the first time.

DiRT 2 demo and IL Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey demo. < 100% getting DiRT 2 if the money is there and Sturm, has really surprised me.
Posted 20:00 on 05 September 2009
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CheekyLee

Wut? No Wes? No Neon? Anyhoos ....

My gaming time has been somewhat interrupted by the arrival of my daughter, and my partner's subsequent couple of days in hospital. Basically, I have been playing stuff on my iPhone, and have been absolutely flabberghasted by the variety of titles in the store. Some of which are MUCH better than I would have expected!

Picks? iDracula is everything that Alive 4 Ever should be. Mr. AahH! Lite is brilliant, and I honestly don't know why I haven't gotten the full version yet. (Possibly because there is just so much else to try first.) And Drop7 is pretty damn fantastic, too.
Posted 16:26 on 05 September 2009
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xboxlive

This week i have been playikng the list below:

>Trails HA- Trying to finish the last tracks.

>Rainbow vegas 2 - Started to play online again with this game."lots of fun til you get a spawn camper"

>Battlestations Pacific - Got this game on rent to gave it ago,Slow to get in to but a all round good game when you do.

>BF1943- Been playing alot of this game in the night afther a few cans.

>Dirt 2 demo - Loving this demo and thinking of getting this game next week.
Posted 14:28 on 05 September 2009
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thompo555@ renegade

Yeh sort of beat me there lol :D
Posted 14:06 on 05 September 2009
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renegade@ thompo555

Iv not had a PS3 for the last week lol :P
Posted 14:00 on 05 September 2009
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Mr_Ninjutsu

Socom: Confrontation, brilliant team play.
Little Big Planet, play my new level Dig! Sackboy! Dig!
Posted 12:38 on 05 September 2009
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rbevanx

Batman AA and a little bit of Fight Night 4
Posted 12:28 on 05 September 2009
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thompo555

I actualy havent turned my ps3 on in over a week :omg: lol
Posted 12:07 on 05 September 2009
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renegade

Batman AA!
Posted 12:02 on 05 September 2009

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Release Date: 22/07/2009
Publisher: LucasArts
Genre: Adventure
No. Players: One
Rating: TBC
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