Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

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Tom Orry, Editor - Kane & Lynch 2: Dogs Days, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

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I'm not exactly a big fan of the original Kane & Lynch. I gave up about half way through as I just couldn't take the clumsy controls and cheap AI any more. I've been playing the sequel all week and it's unquestionably a better game all-round. You'll find out how good it is in my review next week, but if you've played the demo you'll already know if it's something you're interested in. For now I'll just say that it has the best blood-soaked male buttocks I've ever seen in a video game.

Tom Pearson, Video Producer - Monday Night Combat, XBLA

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I've been playing the Team Fortress look-alike Monday Night Combat. On first play the game comes across as cartoony and overly energetic; all that is required I guess. Similarly to Team Fortress, Monday Night Combat is overseen by a mysterious all knowing, all seeing man with a smooth voice and pleasant commentary. The game was primarily made for online modes which see you, in a team of four, facing off against a mirrored team in a race to destroy each other's base. So far I've been enjoying the assassin class which gives many devious abilities. My personal favourite has to be sneaking behind an unsuspecting foe and plunging a dagger deep into their neck. The fear in their faces.

Martin Gaston, Staff Writer - 432-PIECE STARCRAFT II PUZZLE

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Everybody and their dog knows that when you're given a 432-piece StarCraft II puzzle, the only possible outcome is for you to see it through to its epic conclusion. Fact. Adam, Will and myself were glued to this thing for weeks, despite the fact none of us have ever done a puzzle in our entire lives. Until now. The most upsetting moment was when we couldn't find the last piece - it was like being trapped in a cliché - and had to open up a second puzzle. Also, I really hope they release some video games soon.

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer - Marvel vs Capcom 3, Xbox 360 and PS3

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds screenshot

If there's one man I'd never want to exchange blows with in a fighting game, Ryota Niitsuma – the producer of Street Fighter IV and now Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 - would be him. This, however, is exactly what I did earlier this week as I got to try out the game first hand. Suffice to say, I got my arse handed to me on a plate, and left the event with the painful sting of inadequacy. While I used to be a dab hand at Street Fighter Alpha 3 back in the PSone days – my skills have diminished considerably over the years. Even though Niitsuma-san was going easy on me (really easy, I'd imagine), and even though I lost all three matches, I still had a fantastic time. This is one fighter I'll be picking up on day one come its release.

Emily Gera, Staff Writer - Simon the Sorcerer, PC

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Simon the Sorcerer is the almost quite-brilliant point-and-click adventure made by a tiny team of Brits back in the early Nineties. It's hideous in a way only the early nineties could muster but the game is fantastically funny. Unfortunately these days most people are too distracted staring at their copies of Monkey Island and putting another log on their burning effigy of Tim Schafer to bother playing Simon. But for a game made with such limited resources it manages to be one of the most well-written point-and-clicks of the last two decades.

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Karlius

Been playing Army of Two 40th Day. I absolutely hated the demo but the released game is ok if not good. Got it for £9.95 from blockbuster online and so far worth the purchase.
Posted 09:34 on 17 August 2010
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pblive

Zombie Infection and Moto GP on iPhone, had no time to even start up the consoles this week.
Posted 09:22 on 17 August 2010
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Endless@ Roland_D11

FF7 is always worth a try if you like RPGs and haven't already played it.

@Woffls are you actually still in Aeris' church? As i recall you need to talk to the shinra troops at the door and then make your escape out of the back door. Then you have to do a little mini-game-type sequence where you're separated from Aeris and have to drop barrels on her pursuers to stop her from being attacked. Once you're on the roof you run along the roof tops until you end up at a cross-roads where you go north towards Aeris' house.

If you're not still in Aeris' church then I don't know where you are other than Wall street :)

@Jamin indeed i really enjoyed X-2 and still have it, but the amount of grinding i'll need to do to beat the sisters is preventing me from playing it further :(
Posted 13:30 on 16 August 2010
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Roland_D11

I played some Starcraft 2 campaign and two multiplayer matches (got kicked pretty badly).

Some FFXIII, too. I got through the game easily, but I'm stuck at the penultimate boss. I don't know if I'll finish it now, I don't want to go back a few rooms and grind on the few opponents there. A question about FF VII: I have never played it before, do you think it is worth a try?

I played Madden 10, I got the game for a year and I was bored fast last year. But now I'm having fun.

And I finished Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Amazing game (thanks for the recommendation), but the nightmare-sequences were infuriating. I don't know if my Wii remote would have survived them without the wrist-strap...
Posted 12:20 on 16 August 2010
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Woffls@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

It looked like there was a tunnel type thing at the top with a light coming through it (I think) but I swear I walked into it from every angle about a million times and it wouldn't let me through :( I've now sent FFXIII back and bought a copy instead, and unless there's some insane difficulty spike then I'll definitely complete it. I'll play FFVII this year at some point as well.
Posted 11:47 on 16 August 2010
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dazzadavie

Ive been playing

Splinter Cell :- I have the deniable ops to finish in realistic, plus the DLC and challenges
Fifa World Cup 2010:- had a mate over so we played lots of this, still the best footie game on the market.
Split/Second:- I am half way though the SP and still loving it, but also played split screen which was fun.
Rainbow Six Vegas:- Not bad for £1.99, completed it on PC and thought why not.
Alan Wake:- I've started to play the signal, but not finished it yet.


I've noticed I have alot of games to finish, with the 5 above I also have Just Cause 2, 2 Fallout 3 DLC's, Need for Speed undercover, Forza 3 and I have The Orange box turning up today. So many games and so little gaming time!
Posted 10:52 on 16 August 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ Woffls

You were at the part where you have to sneak out of Aerith's house and go to the wall market and couldn't figure out wich way to go? But...the way to go is so obvious. It's the only bright part of that area.

If you're enjoying XIII (which you shouldn't be) then you should enjoy the part you're up to in VII. I've got so much nostalgia for it.

I've been playing Dragon Age and Phoenix Wright. Dragon Age sure does drag-on.
Posted 10:37 on 16 August 2010
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Neon-Soldier32@ scaz2244

The original BioShock's DLC is decent, although, once you've figured out how to play them, then there's not much replay value. And unless you like the multiplayer in Bioshock 2 then the only other DLC is the protector trials, which, for £3.19, is brilliant and provides at least a couple of hours of entertainment.
Posted 09:44 on 16 August 2010
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dav2612

I've been playing:

Dante's Inferno
Super Mario Galaxy 2
New Super Mario Bros
Madworld (which cost me £3 for a new copy, bargain)

And the highlight must be getting beat on Wii Sports bowling by my 4 year old and my wife. Stupid family friendly console with its stupid family friendly games.
Posted 09:33 on 16 August 2010
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Jamin

X-2 is one of the most underrated games of all time. No idea why everybody was so down on it -- the battle system was inspired.
Posted 22:58 on 15 August 2010
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Endless@ Woffls

Wall street? or before that?

I got to gran pulse on FF13 before totally losing interest. It's so far the only FF i've played that remains unfinished, which is a shame. Oh thats a lie I haven't finished FFX-2, though mainly because I managed to blast through the game and get to the three sisters boss (originally from FF3 or something i think) and i'm too low a level to beat them. Anyway.
Posted 22:42 on 15 August 2010
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scaz2244

i think if its the ps3 then yeah its all in 1080p
been playing a lot of bioshock and pgr 4 recently
tempted to get the new bioshock dlc if not all of them
Posted 22:38 on 15 August 2010
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Woffls@ Endless

All I remember is I got to this town after falling through the church, I spoke to everyone in the town, went in every direction, and couldn't get anywhere. I'll give it another shot soon, though, because I'm really enjoying FFXIII, but mostly because of the ridiculous visuals. Speaking of which, are the cutscenes rendered in 1080p? Because there's lots of visible detail.

@rbevanx - something about the title of that video is discouraging me from watching it :P It hurts just thinking about it.
Posted 22:18 on 15 August 2010
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Endless@ Woffls

Couldn't find out where to go on FF7? o.O

I've been playing Magna Carta 2 ALOT. the save file shows i've spent 58 hours on it so far and i've been TRYING to play it quickly because it's a rental and my wife is fed up of hearing the one liners from the combat lol.

I MIGHT also be playing a fair bit of Monday Night Combat if i can get into it and find a class i click with.
Posted 22:00 on 15 August 2010
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rbevanx@ Woffls

Hang in there Woffls

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Posted 21:51 on 15 August 2010

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Release Date: 20/08/2010
Developer: Io Interactive
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 513 83
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