Army of Two: The 40th Day

Army of Two: The 40th Day Features for Xbox 360

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Tom Orry, Editor - Army of Two: The 40th Day, Xbox 360 and PS3

Army of Two: The 40th Day screenshot

The 40th Day is a bizarre game at times. It's a combination of Michael Bay-style action and supposedly challenging morale choices. At one point in the game it's possible to make a breed of tiger extinct, simply by making the wrong choice. It's not quite as profound as the game would like to think it is, though, with the repercussion videos shown after each decision often being funnier than they are affecting. At another point it's possible to see a young boy massacre a group of people with a gun. Morale decisions in games are a good thing, but so few manage to carry it off in a way that hits home. Army of Two: The 40th Day is a perfectly decent action game - just don't buy it for the deep story.

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor – Dark Void, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Dark Void screenshot

With Capcom's Dark Void due out next week, we've found ourselves reminiscing over Bermuda Triangle video games. Now, let's see… well there's Bermuda Triangle, which, according to Wikipedia, is "a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by SNK in 1987. You control a fighter jet and shoot enemies, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels. The game is also known as World Wars". Then there's Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral, on Wii, which, according to Amazon, features "beautiful hand drawn graphics", "easy yet challenging game play" and "addicting [sic] new style of puzzle game". And then there's the obscure PC game Lost Secrets Bermuda Triangle, in which you "play as Rachel as you unravel the mystery behind a missing relative in Lost Secrets Bermuda Triangle". And then there's… well there's… and don't forget… oh, and of course… and we're done. Oh well. If nothing else, Dark Void can confidently lay claim to being the best Bermuda Triangle game ever.

Neon Kelly, Previews Editor - BioShock, Xbox 360, PC and PS3

Bioshock screenshot

Earlier this week I went to visit an ill friend of mine who recently picked up an Xbox 360. Seeing as he's spending most of his time in bed at the moment, I figured I'd bring him something to play - and BioShock. As I watched my chum survive the initial plane crash and embark upon his unforgettable descent in the bathysphere, I was suddenly struck by an odd thought: how the hell did Andrew Ryan build Rapture, anyway? The whole city is meant to be a big secret that no-one knows about, but it must have taken thousands upon thousands of labourers to build a metropolis at the bottom of the frickin' sea. Did he just get them all to sign non-disclosure agreements, or what? And we're told that it was built in 1946 - ie right after the end of WW2. Anyone who's got the physical conditioning to help build a city underwater has clearly got to be in good shape - so in all probability most of the workforce would have just been discharged from military service. Most of the builders had probably just spent more than five years fighting the Axis forces (or maybe the Allies - I'm not sure who Ryan employed). So I guess they came home to their wives and were like, "Hi honey! Nice to be home. I'm afraid I can't stay for long because I've just been offered a job to go and build a secret city on the ocean floor. Oops, I'm not supposed to mention that - please don't tell anyone!"

Or maybe Ryan largely used contractors from nations that didn't take part in WW2. Yeah, that makes sense - builders from Switzerland. But even then, the necessary construction materials must have been really hard to come by; all the world's supplies had been used up to fuel the global war machine, and rationing was in full-effect in most places.

In conclusion: I gather that Rapture was supposedly built by a bunch of Swiss labourers using nothing more than a few sacks of powdered egg. Try that out at home in the bath, and see how far you get…

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Whoa, my first post. Been busy...being ill, but still had time to play...

Modern Warfare 2 - online, I'm still just average

Darksiders - absolutely loving it! Recommend it to anyone who enjoys Zelda, God of War, Devil May Cry and especially Soul Reaver.

Army of Two: 40th Day - My guily pleasure. Yes, it's basically what happens when Micheal Bay has a wet dream, but it's still fun.

Borderlands - Love it! Playing split screen co-op at work. Playing awesome games between making not-so-good ones. Oh well. Games development is not easy people!
Posted 14:45 on 20 January 2010
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Phoenix Wright WiiWare :D
Posted 12:05 on 18 January 2010
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Forza 3
The Saboteur
GOW Chains of Olympus
Posted 12:03 on 18 January 2010
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Fallout 3. This game is awesome.

Also some AC2, BF1943 and Trials HD.
Posted 11:33 on 18 January 2010
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Mass Effect , Socom Confrontation , gta 4 & lego rockband.
Posted 11:29 on 18 January 2010
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Been playing
Fallout 3: The pitt
And My nut eating mate left Forza 3 so I'm not enjoying that.
Posted 10:24 on 18 January 2010
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Just finished Darksiders on the PS3 (fantastic game).
Started playing the God of War collection - might as well have a refresher on the story before GoW3 comes out.
Posted 10:11 on 18 January 2010
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AC2(sooo much better than the first)
MGS1(almost beat it, then i can replay MGS2)
Cod4(still prefer it to MW2)
Posted 18:37 on 17 January 2010
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Left 4 Dead 2 or 1?
Posted 18:25 on 17 January 2010


Bioshock - Xbox
Left 4 Dead - Xbox
Demon's Souls
Modern Warfare 2 - PS3
Posted 18:12 on 17 January 2010


Bioshock - Xbox
Left 4 Dead 2 - Xbox
Demon's Souls
Modern Warfare 2 - Playstation
Posted 18:11 on 17 January 2010
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MJTH@ thompo555

How did you know, are you doing the same ones?
Posted 17:58 on 17 January 2010
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xboxlive@ SexyJams

Tell you the turth mate,i dowt ill be getting Natal, i got a wii for games were i will have to stand up and move around,just not my kind of thing.
Posted 17:19 on 17 January 2010
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What's IL2?
NFS Shift may be good with a wheel, xboxlive,
but imagine (with the help of my friend Natal) playing without any controller at all.
You get to pretend you have a wheel?
Now won't that make you look cool?
I can;t imagine anyone looking like an absolute dick when they're pretending to drive...
Posted 16:49 on 17 January 2010
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thompo555@ MJTH

Chem and physics?
Posted 16:47 on 17 January 2010

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Release Date: 12/01/2010
Developer: EA Montréal
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 5,870 31
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