Tom Orry, Editor - Naughty Bear, Xbox 360 and PS3

Naughty Bear screenshot

It takes a lot to actually make me angry. I can usually put up with a lot and just get on with things, but Naughty Bear, with its utterly terrible camera and frame rate, made me want to do bad things to whoever allowed this onto store shelves. It's so poorly made, so lacking in even the base level of quality control, that it ranks as the worst game I've played this generation. Even if the box art looks interesting as you're browsing the latest releases in your local shop, don't take the risk. Avoid at all costs.

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer - Heavy Rain, PS3

Heavy Rain screenshot

Crack open the champagne! I've finally completed Heavy Rain! I'm now part of that exclusive club of people who know who the Origami Killer is. Did I see it coming? Not even slightly, and the build up to his/her unveiling was handled with the care and attention to detail that no video game's narrative has been treated to before. The convergence of the four main characters' stories created such a fantastic sense of tension, and I was genuinely blown away by the game's tear-inducing ending. Admittedly this emotion was derived from the fact that I fumbled a QTE near the end, and one of my characters subsequently met a grizzly death; but I wouldn't change it for the world. I won't say any more for fear of spoilers, but if you happen to fall into that unfortunate group of people who haven't played the game yet, you owe it to yourself (and others) to check it out.

Martin Gaston, Staff Writer - Demon's Souls, PS3

Demon's Souls screenshot

It actually feels more like Demon's Souls has been playing me, as I've had very little else on my mind over the last week. I'm lucky I'm single at the moment, because if I had a girlfriend she'd definitely dump me for the amount of time I've spent obsessing over the perfect attack strategy. The game manages to make me feel both powerful and pathetic, often at the same time: I generally consider myself to be a fairly competent gamer, but Demon's Souls keeps thrashing me to the point that it's getting embarrassing. My worst death so far has been in a level where, after spending half an hour killing everything in the stage, I promptly proceeded to fall down a giant, gaping hole. Smooth.

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chelskiboy247's Avatar


Been playing a lot lately: Red Dead Redemption
Super Mario Galaxy 2

I apologise in advance as I have a feeling I posted the exact same thing last week.
Posted 20:08 on 11 July 2010
Woffls's Avatar


Played a lot of Alpha Protocol and really enjoyed it.
Also rather enjoying Dead to Rights Retribution. Very solid game, nothing special, but headshots feel DAMN good ^_^

Also playing Pokemon Soul Silver as usual. Finally beat the Elite Four with 4 lvl45~ Pokemon and a lvl 60 Lugia which completely destroyed the final challenge xD Now I'm wandering around Kanto on my way to the Power Plant :D
Posted 16:20 on 11 July 2010
thompo555's Avatar


Little big planet, IL2 sturmovik and BFBC2. Awesome games lastnight on BC2 :D

Ohh and a smidge of mgs4.
Posted 16:08 on 11 July 2010


Red Faction Geurilla - Finished it, love it! PS3
Modern Warfare 2 - Xbox
Bioshock - PC
Counter Strike Source - PC
Posted 15:57 on 11 July 2010
rbevanx's Avatar


Lovin the plays photo :p

Played about 10 mins of Forza 3 and a couple of hours on Mirrors Edge.
Posted 15:43 on 11 July 2010
jeffyboy40's Avatar


Split second,it reminds me of the old Burnouts,and crackdown 2
Posted 14:55 on 11 July 2010
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Lmao, Wes got replaced with 'Jamin" haha :p
Posted 13:57 on 11 July 2010
scaz2244's Avatar


GTA 4- gna try complete it this week.
ratchet and clank demo
Posted 13:56 on 11 July 2010
Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar


Little Big planet, Platinumed it :D
and now Blur :P
Posted 13:09 on 11 July 2010
Ghost5's Avatar


Crackdown 2 with Wido

Fun fun times...
Posted 13:00 on 11 July 2010
El-Dev's Avatar


Forza 3 - Slowly, in terms of lap times, getting back in to it. Unfortunately it has met it's demise online though, stop f*cking playing MW2 and play this instead!
Posted 12:57 on 11 July 2010

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