Transformers: War for Cybertron

Transformers: War for Cybertron Features for PS3

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Tom Orry, Editor - Heavy Rain, PS3

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I'm months late, I know, but I've finally found time to play Heavy Rain on the PS3. I guess I'm about a third of the way through, and things are just starting to get good. I have one problem, though. Why did Shelby leave that baby with the mother and not call Social Services? I thought I could do what I wanted in this game, but there was no option for that. And what is it about people having showers? And why did Ethan put on the same pants he wore to bed? Do video game characters only have one pair of pants?

Martin Gaston, Staff Writer - Helsing's Fire, iPhone

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I'm usually quick to decry the concept of the iPhone as a gaming platform, but the 59p Helsing's Fire has been solidly glued to my hand for the last week. It's a puzzler through and through, with you clearing levels by illuminating certain on-screen baddies in the correct pattern. It's rarely super taxing (unless you tell it to crank up the difficulty), but it also never fails to keep your brain amused. In all likelihood I'll probably be clearing a few levels as you read this.

Emily Gera, Staff Writer - Thief II, PC

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I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Hey Emily, why are you playing Thief II 10 years after it was released. Hey Emily, are you from the past, or an alternate Sliders dimension where the only games that exist are highlights from the last decade? Hey Emily, should I send help?" And I know your feelings of worry conflict with your much more legitimate question: "Hey Emily, can your puny female brain not handle Alien Swarm?" To answer you, I'm playing Thief II because I can't find where I put Mass Effect 2 so I can replay it. So no, I'm not ten years behind the times, I'm seven months. Now who looks like an idiot? But no, Thief II is a brilliant and classic game of the Noughties. If you're remotely interested in first-person stealth and steam punk then definitely try it out. And it features one the best video game characters of the last ten years, the immeasurably cool Garett.

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer - Limbo, XBLA

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Despite being the darkest game I think I've ever played, Limbo is a little ray of light in an otherwise gloomy sea of guns, grenades and space marines. Limbo is beautiful, gory, clever, frustrating, satisfying, thought provoking, weird and wonderful in one glorious downloadable package. It's the kind of game I know I'll play through several times, which is something I seldom find myself doing these days. While it doesn't boast the profound and pretentious weight of the enigmatic Braid (which is up there with my favourite games of all time), Limbo is still a fantastic game. The fact that the words 'game of the year' are cropping up in discussions about it is more than reason enough to check it out. Do it now.

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CheekyLee@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

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I then played some more Pokemon Heart Gold

I also have started on Dragon Quest IX, and I think I may well have found the first RPG I will stick with beyond 5% in years!

I've been playing Phoenix Wright, and seem to still be playing it now.
You can't leave it alone, can you? It really has gone beyond tiresome now.

Technically, Pokemon Heart Gold is not a new RPG at all. It is precisely because the series has resisted the temptation to overdose on cut-scenes that I stuck with it for so long. I thought the last line of my post explained that pretty well, but I obviously reckoned without your continued determination to selectively misunderstand me. Or do I need to put in an addendum and description just for your benefit on every single post I make in future?

I'm a man of my word, Steg. As soon as you drop your tirade, I'll leave you be. You clearly have no intention of doing so.
Posted 10:11 on 26 July 2010

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Get2DaChoppa

XBLA arcade has come to my rescue this week:

Mega Man 9 (Damn you Dr. Wily)
Braid (completed it, amazing)
Monkey Island (really enjoying it)

Also MW2 with my mates, can't go wrong.
Posted 20:15 on 26 July 2010
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Fuzzynutz

I have been playing (To my wife's dismay lol.) BOARDERLANDS Zombile Island.
Posted 19:40 on 26 July 2010
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Woffls

Yeh I was gonna' say, nobody gives a ***** so just pm if you're having trouble understanding each other.
Posted 15:56 on 26 July 2010
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Bloodstorm

For gods sake man, take your sperging somewhere else.


By the way, that's not aimed at one person, it's aimed at all of you.
Posted 15:49 on 26 July 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ CheekyLee

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once a genre I really enjoyed into a self-congratulatory mess with too much story-telling in.

Demon's Souls would have gotten my vote for GOTY

You're making no sense, you've gone off RPG's yet Demon's Souls is your GotY. You never play RPG's for more than 5% but you've played Pokemon for like a bazillion hours.

I just started my New Game+ on Demon's Souls and oh boy, it's so much more fun. The first playthrough of it was too easy, but I've just done Tower Knight and it took about 10 minutes to do, where as last time I done it in about 2. I've even actually needed to roll at last!
Posted 15:47 on 26 July 2010
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El-Dev@ CheekyLee

Well, either way he ended up on your end.
Posted 15:22 on 26 July 2010
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CheekyLee@ El-Dev

I told him to get off my dick.
Posted 15:20 on 26 July 2010
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atheistium

Dragon Quest IX :D

IS AWESOME!
Posted 15:01 on 26 July 2010
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El-Dev@ CheekyLee

To be fair, you did tell him to sit on your dick last week. Pretty reasonable insult for him to throw back at you.
Posted 14:23 on 26 July 2010
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Bloodstorm

Emily, understand, we dont (or rather, i dont) care, everyone knows the best games are older ones.

Quake 2 for example, i've been addicted to it all week, the music, the action the brutality of the strogg NEVER fails to amuse me in ways 99% of modern FPS' can never achieve.
Posted 14:18 on 26 July 2010
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CheekyLee@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

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You're so gay.
What a nice human being you are. I have never said I don't play RPGs, I have just said I have gone off them as they have evolved from what was once a genre I really enjoyed into a self-congratulatory mess with too much story-telling in. Dragon Quest IX is more like what I want from an RPG.

Demon's Souls would have gotten my vote for GOTY last year had I gotten it before Xmas Day. It is the best PS3 exclusive in my opinion, hands down. I have even considered getting a UK version alongside my import copy.
Posted 14:13 on 26 July 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ CheekyLee

You're so gay. All I did was point out that you play Pokemon all the time yet claim to never play RPGs, which is a contradiction.

And don't you play Demon's Souls? What do you think of that anyway? I'm up to the very end and have found it really easy, but still incredibly fun and fun enough for me to play through it again right away.
Posted 10:21 on 26 July 2010
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CheekyLee@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

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Originally Posted by No contradictions here
I then played some more Pokemon Heart Gold

I also have started on Dragon Quest IX, and I think I may well have found the first RPG I will stick with beyond 5% in years!

I've been playing Phoenix Wright, and seem to still be playing it now.
You can't leave it alone, can you? It really has gone beyond tiresome now.

Technically, Pokemon Heart Gold is not a new RPG at all. It is precisely because the series has resisted the temptation to overdose on cut-scenes that I stuck with it for so long. I thought the last line of my post explained that pretty well, but I obviously reckoned without your continued determination to selectively misunderstand me. Or do I need to put in an addendum and description just for your benefit on every single post I make in future?

I'm a man of my word, Steg. As soon as you drop your tirade, I'll leave you be. You clearly have no intention of doing so.
Posted 10:11 on 26 July 2010
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Wido

Gears 2, Halo 3 & Wars, Sonic and Assassins Creed 1. Got Assassins Creed 2 to play after finishing the first one.
Posted 09:32 on 26 July 2010
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Clockpunk@ squidman

As I understand it, Trials of St. Lucia is mainly a horde mode as well? Thanks for the honest opinion! I was tempted by Dark Forest, but shall now forgo its meagre addition!

I just hope the mai game lives up to its reputation now I finally (hopefully) have a chance to play it. ;)
Posted 08:24 on 26 July 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 25/06/2010
Developer: High Moon Studios Inc.
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Action
Rating: TBC
Site Rank: 15,666 70
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