Battlefield 3

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Simon Miller, Editor-In-Chief - Batman: Arkham Asylum, Xbox 360

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Why have I gone back to Arkham Asylum when there's so much good in the gaming world to enjoy? Because I'm preparing myself for Arkham Origins which comes out in but a few weeks. I still rate the two Batman titles we've received this generation as some of the best that are on offer, and while I feel City is the stronger of the two, Asylum remains a wonderful Dark Knight related experience.

It's far too harsh to say it's a linear focused game - the 'nuthouse' opens up to a fair degree after the first few hours - but it certainly has more claustrophobic moments with its tight corridors and low ceilings. I'd say that's intentional, though, and only adds and builds to moments such as when The Scarecrow appears (which still hold up as some of the best gaming has to offer).

The combat is certainly not as refined as it became in the sequel, but remains an absolute delight to toy around with. Why more developers haven't just stolen the idea I'll never know. The majority of brawling systems are… rubbish.

Steve Burns, Reviews and Features Editor - Battlefield 4 Beta, PC

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Like everyone else, I decided this week to have a little go on the Battlefield 4 beta. But not on console. Pshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. On PC: where it's meant to be.

Of course, it didn't work, constantly hanging me at the loading screen. So I've had to play GTA 5 instead, where I've been investing all my cash in the stock market, watching it all slide away, and scuba diving like a psychopathic Jacques Cousteau. Lovely.

Tom Orry, Editorial Director - FIFA 14, PS3

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After what seemed like an eternity, I finally ended my goal drought in FIFA 14 this week. Once again playing as Spurs against Arsenal, I managed to lose 1-2, but Soldado did net with a brilliant header following a great cross from Sigurosson on the wing. Then, the following night, I achieved a magnificent 2-0 win over... Crystal Palace.

The fact that I'm so terrible at the latest game from EA Sports wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't currently running a sports website, but seeing as I'm meant to know what I'm talking about, it's not great. In truth, I simply haven't had time to play FIFA 14 enough. It feels different enough to 13 that it's hard to make the switch. Thankfully I've avoided VideoGamer league matches, so I've still got time to improve and hopefully register a win at some point in the near future.

David Scammell, Deputy News Editor – Battlefield 3, Xbox 360

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There isn't any point in pretending any more: Simon may as well go ahead and rename my part of VG Plays 'Diaries of an Achievement Hunter'. This week I set myself the task of ranking up to Battlefield 3's Colonel level, 1) because I thought it would be a nice way to send off BF3 before the arrival of next month's sequel, and 2) well... because there's a decent little achievement for doing so.

Colonel is only level 45 - not that grand a task in the scheme of other shooters - but here it seems to take an eternity. I'm close now, just about crossing the midway point of level 44 last night. But when you consider that I'm not even close to the halfway point of BF3's level cap and that, according to Raptr, DICE's shooter is my most played game in the last five years, you can't help but be astounded by the level of commitment of those level 100 players you encounter at almost every turn. It's just a shame that any sense of admiration soon turns to anger as their high-level aircraft unlocks blast you out the sky...

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Been a busy week so I only got around to playing a bit of GTAV but not in depth, focused a bit on Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, got most trophies for it now, felt nice to defeat the secret bosses, enough of a challenge to keep me on my toes, so I started KH: ReCoM, a bit weaker but the card battle system is getting better as time goes on.

Started doing Dishonoured : GOTY, trying to be as silent, non-deadly as possible, which is a bit of a shame of since the combat is really fun. Finally get to see the Daud DLC soon, which has been reviewed well, more stelth woo!
Posted 17:34 on 11 October 2013


Not had a lot of time to play at all recently actually, but I have been enjoying *some* GTA single player, and also the GTA Online loading screens fairly extensively.
Posted 16:32 on 11 October 2013
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I played a bit of F1 2013 this week, I am on to race 4 of my career. It's been going nicely for my Lotus, except that rain race in Shanghai. Started 3rd, finished 12th. The game itself runs great on PC, but I don't know how long I will stick with it.

The Pants Man Demon's Souls stream made me start a new Dark Souls playthrough, my very first pure strength build. I finished the game many times with Dex builds and one faith build, but being a hulking knight is new for me. And tomorrow is the UK beta for DS2, I got lucky and got an invite. I am very excitied to see how the game feels.

And since the hockey season has begun I started a new season in NHL 14. My Freezers (my local team) are doing pretty good so far, 10 games into the season (7-3).

Oh, and I make 300,000,000,000,000 cookies per second at the moment. Damn you, CookieClicker.
Posted 16:29 on 11 October 2013
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I'm deep into a turf war in Life is Crime on Android. One guy has been nipping at my health for weeks and thinking I'm inactive, so I snapped and killed him, then started attacking all his territories at once.

It's quite tactical, I'm feinting some attacks at what he considers strategic locations whilst at the same time levelling up on his other territories without him noticing. Either that or he's planning a magnificent counter-move on the sly. But really I think he's just stupid. Et voila, as I type I get whacked at by some completely unknown random guy from China, which sets my whole campaign of retribution back by 30 minutes and gives my real opponent time to recover.

Ah well. My cat just watches me disapprovingly as I tap on this little flat box thing from time to time and I'm sure he wonders what all the fuss is about. He might be on to something, but then I remind him about what he's like with a shoelace and we're even again.

Also, GTA Online. I haz a helicopter with rocketz. Fear my inaccuracy.
Posted 12:18 on 11 October 2013


I startet playing Pokemon today, couldn't resist.
And Sonic is coming this Month too if I'm not wrong, so I will paly that too.
Posted 11:11 on 11 October 2013

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 28/10/2011
Developer: D.I.C.E
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 966 126
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