Tom Orry, Editor - Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Xbox 360 and PS3

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands screenshot

It's fair to say that I wasn't blown away by the preview build we received of Ubisoft's latest PoP title, but having invested a few days into the review copy, I'm glad to report that things are looking up. For one, a proper tutorial makes a hell of a difference, and the water manipulation that was nothing more than a gimmick is now coming into its own to provide some amazing platforming sequences. I'm still not sure if it'll better the quite brilliant 2008 game, but who knows what the rest of the game has in store. Check back next week for the full review.

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - Star Wars: The Old Republic, PC

Star Wars: The Old Republic screenshot

At EA's spring Showcase event I managed to snag some time with what some reckon will be the MMORPG to topple World of Warcraft. I played around with the Bounty Hunter class, firing off missiles and torching enemies with a flamethrower. Functionally, it works like other games in the genre: you pick up quests from NPCs and then set out to complete them. Followers of the game will know that The Old Republic's hook is that it's fully voice acted and you have multiple dialogue options to choose from during conversations. But, despite these cool features, my hands-on was a pretty familiar experience. The game feels like it's been in development for years, so I hoped to see how group questing will work. This is where The Old Republic could genuinely revolutionise the genre, so why hasn't BioWare lifted the lid? Come on guys, the world is waiting.

Neon Kelly, Previews Editor - LittleBigPlanet 2, PS3

LittleBigPlanet 2 screenshot

We all knew that LittleBigPlanet 2 would happen, even at the end of last year when a Media Molecule employee stated that a sequel would be "counter productive". All the same, it still feels as if LBP2 has come out of nowhere, crashing down upon us like some kind of user-generated asteroid. Or not. At heart it still looks like the same four-player free-for-all (only quite a bit prettier), but this time around there's going to be an insane amount of potential for creative genius. You see, the gist this time is that you can make your own games; that may not sound like that big of a deal, but when you see LBP2 levels that look like kart racers, Bust-a-Move clones and fully-working RTS games, even the most lemon-faced cynics may experience a change of heart.

Sebastian Ford, Video Producer - Skate 3, Xbox 360 and PS3

Skate 3 screenshot

EA held a pretty nifty launch party earlier this week. We were promised lots of free booze and the chance to win some cool stuff so… of course most of the office got involved. Now, I'm not one to brag but I basically brought my Skate 3 A-game. 'Hall of Meat', the challenge mode I played, is a competition based on injuring your skater. I hope my guy liked hospital food because I broke damn near every bone in his body. For a while I held the highest score of the night, until the final competition, where it was topped by, like, two points. Either way I scored a copy of the game, a massive Etnies shirt and a wallet. Add all that to the free booze and it was basically a night filled with success.

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FantasyMeister

Still playing Lord of Ultima. Only posting this now as the servers are currently down for maintenance! I also managed to fire up Saints Row 2 in between resource management sessions just to get in an open-worldy mood for Red Dead Redemption when I get my mitts on it.
Posted 07:06 on 19 May 2010
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tecky919

legend of zelda: a link to the past
super mario kart
donkey kong country 2
Posted 04:11 on 19 May 2010
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scaz2244

replayed gears of war 2 on hardcore going to do it on insane next
bit of pro evo 09 and fifa 09(need to get 10)
a bit of crackdown
Posted 14:08 on 17 May 2010
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Endless@ dazzadavie

Poor Dazza :( Still reading the tutorial to the best game life has to offer ;)

This week i've been mostly playing.....SSF4. And phailing at sleep, but sadly not because i've been overdoing it on SSF4, if only, I might actually be C+ or B rank by now otherwise!
Posted 10:53 on 17 May 2010
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dazzadavie

Nothing :crying:
Posted 10:11 on 17 May 2010
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SexyJams

Pretty much just Alan Wake.
But Episodes of Liberty City before that.
Posted 09:56 on 17 May 2010
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cousinwalter

Skate 3 since Friday and loving it.... apart from there doesnt seem to be any offline multiplayer which is a bit of a loss
Posted 23:09 on 16 May 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu

Fable II and Skate 2 and 3 demo. A bit of BC2.
Posted 21:10 on 16 May 2010
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II-Rossco-II

Fifa10, LBP, killzone and a few others
Posted 20:50 on 16 May 2010
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thompo555

Lots of BC2 and smudge of RE5 and a game called revision... Bloody crap game lol
Posted 20:13 on 16 May 2010
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Clockpunk

Trying to enjoy Just cause 2 - but sadly failing, as it is so clumsy and clunky, mechanics-wise.
Guitar Hero 5 - trying to 'up' my backlog of missing achievements.
Ballad of Gay Tony - abominably got passed over for something else, so time to return to Liberty City.
Looking forward to Red Dead Redemption coming (hopefully) on Fri.
Posted 20:09 on 16 May 2010
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MJTH

Red Steel 2
Pokemon Heart gold (well friends one, during school time)

Ok, it hasn't come yet, but I need to check my competion I've match planned for soon.
Posted 19:59 on 16 May 2010
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Get2DaChoppa

More Halo: Reach beta
AvP
SSFIV
Posted 19:37 on 16 May 2010
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Ed2287

SSFIV till my eyeballs have been bleeding!
A little Alan Wake.
New 3v3 reach mode.
Posted 19:36 on 16 May 2010
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Neon-Soldier32

Alan Wake
Uncharted 2
Street Fighter IV - PS3
SoulSilver
Halo 3 / ODST
Reach BETA
Yakuza 3
World In Conflict
Posted 19:34 on 16 May 2010

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