Welcome to VideoGamer.com Plays, our weekly feature where we give you the inside track on what's been whirring in our disc drives this week. We'll be honest (so if we've been playing Superman on the N64 we'll tell you). But if we've been hammering the latest billion-selling blockbuster we'll let you know about that too.
Tom Orry, Editor - Battlefield: Bad Company, Xbox 360, PS3.
I love first-person shooters. While there are usually endless posts on gaming forums moaning about the announcement of yet another identikit FPS, I'm more than happy to run around firing guns, whether it be in space, the trenches of WWII or the politically charged modern day. Bad Company's big point of difference is destruction. You can blow walls off buildings, smash through fences and generally cause massive explosions. Although I'd been excited about the game's single-player mode it's the multiplayer that turned out to be its highlight. With buildings likely to fall apart all around you you're never safe in Bad Company. CoD4 allowed you to shoot through certain walls, but this takes things to a completely different level.
Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, PSP.
Yes I know I picked this one for last week's VideoGamer.com Plays, but I'm doing it again. With the game done and dusted I'm now concentrating on clearing the many, many side missions, available from any save point in the game. Most of these play out in recycled environments against enemies that start to look the same after a while, but for some reason I'm hooked. It's the classic 'gotta catch 'em all' motivation at play, with a dash of 'just one more turn' thrown in for good measure. After finishing one mission you get a 'New mission available!' message and I just can't help myself. I'd better get something good for finishing all of these...
James Orry, News Editor - Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Xbox 360.
Hadouken, Hadouken, Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku, Hadouken, Shoryuken. You've guessed it. This week I've been dabbling with Capcom's impressive Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix on Xbox 360. Truth be told I've only had the odd bout, having to prise Wez away from the online Tournament mode for a local vs. battle over lunch. My efforts to win a round have been hampered somewhat by a bizarre association of Ken's Hurricane Kick sound - Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku - with Michael Jackson. I have no idea why, but every time the words come out of his mouth I can't help but think it sounds like something the King of Pop would blurt out while on stage. Yes, I know you're all thinking I've gone mad, but next time you're playing I bet you understand what I'm going on about. Either that or I need to up my medication.