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

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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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100% FINALLY!!!! Lego Harry Potter done and dusted - Whoo Hoo!!!!
Posted 00:35 on 13 July 2010
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Still really enjoying BOARDERLANDS i'm addicted...Playing Dr Neds Ziombie island.
Posted 18:20 on 12 July 2010
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atheistium@ Ghost5

ALREADY!? Mental!
Posted 12:58 on 12 July 2010
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Crackdown 2!

500/500 Agility Orbs...

Now for the last 30 Hidden Orbs :|
Posted 12:43 on 12 July 2010
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Bad Company 2's Onslaught mode is delicious!
Posted 12:43 on 12 July 2010
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chelskiboy247@ Neon-Soldier32

Incredibly difficult and frustrating. But it was the last achievement I needed and I really liked the game so I stuck with it. I seem to remember that using stasis a lot was key but it was a while ago now and I don't remember much else. However, I do seem to remember finding the game more frightening on the hardest difficulty, I guess it was because I was constantly afraid of taking damage as it cut my health by so much!
Posted 09:24 on 12 July 2010
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Been playing Red Dead and loving it.
Posted 08:37 on 12 July 2010
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still playing Lego Harry Potter - just got one student in peril and 4 Gold bricks to find to 100% it - and I'm getting frustrated not being able to find or get them :cursing:
Posted 08:29 on 12 July 2010
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Still BC2.
A bit of Read Dead.
Some Pacific Rift.
The Ballad of Gay Tony (which I'm not overly impressed with so far).
Posted 00:04 on 12 July 2010

Neon-Soldier32@ chelskiboy247

...What the hell?!?!?!?

How was doing it on the hardest difficulty?

Well done btw
Posted 00:02 on 12 July 2010
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More Transformers War For Cybertron for me. Looking forward to the DLC.
Posted 00:01 on 12 July 2010
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Wido@ Ghost5

Haha fun times indeed.

Crackdown 2... A lot!
Posted 22:58 on 11 July 2010
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chelskiboy247@ Peake-a-boo

Dead Space is a great game, I liked it so much I earned all 1000G on it.
Posted 21:53 on 11 July 2010
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This week I finished RDR and Dead Space, have to say Dead Space blew me away! what a great game and so cheap.
Posted 21:45 on 11 July 2010
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Can't fit any other games in...RDR claims another.
Posted 20:29 on 11 July 2010

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