FIFA 10 screenshot
FIFA 10 screenshot

Tom Orry, Editor - FIFA 10, Xbox 360, PS3
We've been playing the review build of FIFA in the office this week and there's no question about it: I'm the best. With my unpredictable Spurs team I ripped through Wez's defence - Aaron Lennon causing the most damage down the right wing. I may have taken victory through some bad goal keeping and some terrible defending, rather than crafting out my own chances, but a win's a win. I am now officially the FIFA 10 champion, retired in my prime, forever to be remembered and idolised.

FIFA 10 screenshot

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor – FIFA 10, Xbox 360, PS3
We've played this game a lot in the office this week, and it's thrown up some great matches. Most are Chelsea (me) versus Spurs (Tom or James) games. Chelsea are great, but Spurs' speedy winger Aaron Lennon causes me constant problems. If I get in too tight when defending against him, one quick turn and he's away and bearing down on my goal. If I stand off him he gets the ball to feet and plays in a striker. It seems either way I'm screwed. Any useful tips VideoGamers?

FIFA 10 screenshot

James Orry, News Editor - FIFA 10, Xbox 360, PS3
A delicate lob/chip from Robbie Keane over a stranded Craig Gordon secured an impressive 2-0 victory for Spurs, in what was only my second full game in FIFA 10. Wez claims he chose Sunderland in order to keep the match fair (I'm not sure if that was meant to insult my skills or those of my beloved Spurs), but it was a match that ended up as one sided as a stroke victim with only one arm. You might think that was a little offensive - try listening to Wez playing FIFA and then tell me what's offensive.

Assassin's Creed II screenshot

Neon Kelly, Previews Editor - Assassin's Creed 2, Xbox 360, PS3
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I have an unfortunate tendency to piss about. Seconds before I wrote this mini-article, I danced about in front of Wez as he played FIFA 10 - causing him to concede a goal. Often this habit will interfere with my attempts at "serious" video gaming, and to be honest most of my favourite games are the kind that let you muck around with the AI. From what I've seen so far, Assassin's Creed 2 will offer plenty of worthwhile opportunities in this area. By chucking a handful of coins on the floor, you can easily distract a massive crowd of civilians, allowing you can pick their pockets. Or to rugby tackle them into a stall. Or shove them to the ground. Or punch them in the back of the head. Naturally, much of me is dead keen to delve into Assassin's Creed 2's proper missions, but its still reassuring to know that the game will offer other, stranger pleasures - like getting chased around the map by a crowd of 12 angry Venetians.

Halo 3: ODST screenshot

Sebastian Ford, Video Producer - Halo 3: ODST, Xbox 360
I'm currently about two and a half hours into the campaign on Heroic, and as yet nothing has made me so much as sit up to be like "Whoa that was hella dope" or like "Wow that looks amazing!" In fact the whole thing feels mind bogglingly mediocre, and even downright shoddy in some places. Take the opening sequence, when Buck walks in for the first time his face looks bloody terrible, and then take a look at Dare's pony tail; you'll see what I mean. I fully understand why Wez gave it a nine with all the extras like Firefight and Halo 3 multiplayer, but for me the single-player campaign is the meat of a game like this - and of the meat there is, I'm finding it bland and chewy in places. Shame.

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This week i have been trying to finish off some games.
Dirt 2 - Best looking racing game i have played so far.
Race pro - A good racing sim for hardcore racers.
Posted 10:29 on 05 October 2009
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i have been playing gears 2 all weekend lol but some map making in farcry 2
Posted 16:29 on 27 September 2009
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assassin creed 2 looks sweet cant wait
Posted 16:27 on 27 September 2009
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Only games i been playing this week is dirt 2 and forza 3 demo.
both good games.
Posted 12:04 on 27 September 2009
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uncharted 2, Burn Zombie Burn (forgot how good that game is!) and i am wanting to carry on with Fallout 3. Oh and MAG, which is fairly average but on a huge scale.
Posted 09:48 on 27 September 2009
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Gears online ive been reset back to level 1 AGAIN!!!!!
Posted 08:43 on 27 September 2009
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Street fighter 4, had some pretty good matches, won 3 championships in a row.

Had a go on the UC2 demo, pretty nice.
Posted 23:19 on 26 September 2009
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GeNeCyDe1993@ bencrosaby

Dont know who thumbed down you ben so ill give you TU to counter it :)

And alot of Halo: ODST and Gears 2 for me :) with a pinch of Left4Dead;)
Posted 23:13 on 26 September 2009
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Dirt 2, looking forward to fifa 10
Posted 20:07 on 26 September 2009
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my abox gamer tag is IIDSx RiiCO uk rbevanx ty for the chat :D
Posted 20:07 on 26 September 2009
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Posted 20:04 on 26 September 2009
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rbevanx@ IIDSxRiiCO-uk

Hiya IIDSxRiiCO-uk
Posted 19:55 on 26 September 2009
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oh and im english :)
Posted 19:53 on 26 September 2009
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howdy im new and happy lol ;) i have xbox 360 live mostly play gears 2
Posted 19:50 on 26 September 2009
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Forza 3 demo
Ninja Gaiden 2 demo
MAG Beta
Posted 18:53 on 26 September 2009

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