Tom Orry, Editor - Comic Jumper, XBLA

Comic Jumper screenshot

Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man is brilliant. I love that game. So when we got the follow-up game, Comic Jumper, in the office I was genuinely excited. While the game doesn't disappoint from a comedic point of view, offering some of the smartest dialogue and humour I've seen in a video game, the core gameplay is definitely lacking. It's old-school in design, but the punishing gameplay is often so frustrating you're no longer laughing. I can't help but think that an easier ride would have made for an all-round more enjoyable experience.

Neon Kelly, Deputy Editor - Duke Nukem Forever, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Duke Nukem Forever screenshot

No, I can't believe it either. I was 14 when this game entered production; in the time it's taken for the first playable code to show up, I've become an old man. Wars have started and ended, three billion babies have been born, and mountains have crumbled into dust. If you buried a pet cat (a dead one, natch) on the day the game was announced, its remains would have since turned into a reservoir of crude oil. Was it worth the wait? Yes, almost certainly - if only for the fact that the opening 30 seconds features interactive toilets and a turd you can throw at the wall. Check the site on Monday for our first impressions of the most overdue project in the history of video gaming.

Martin Gaston, Staff Writer – Assassin's Creed II, X360, PS3, PC

Assassin's Creed II screenshot

The following is written by a multicultural team of various faiths and beliefs. So, here goes: Brillante! Suona realmente italiano! Amo gli spaghetti bolognese! Carbonara! I finally got around to playing Assassin's Creed II, basically. I followed someone's advice (I can't remember who, sorry) and immediately switched the spoken language to Italian with English subtitles, and it makes the whole game amazing. Apart from those bits where you've got to play as Desmond and put up with Danny Wallace, but who gives a damn about those? I'm not a great lover of the open world, but Ubisoft's picturesque renditions of Renaissance Florence and Tuscany are absolutely gorgeous. Plus you can kill people by stabbing them through the eyes. YES PLEASE.

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer - Halo: Reach, Xbox 360

Halo: Reach screenshot

I feel sorry for my control pad. After dying for the hundredth time (depressingly, this is probably an accurate statistic), I chucked it at the ground in a fit of rage. Once the red mist had cleared from my vision, I picked it up, clicked the battery pack back in place, turned it back on, and tried again. The end of the Exodus level is a bitch on legendary. A real bitch. I've powered through the rest of the game with relative ease, but activating all those beacons at the end of this level is killing me. Quite literally. I nearly did it once; I'd cleansed the whole level of Covenant scum, bar one Brute who loitered around the last control panel I needed to activate. It had taken me about 45 minutes, all-in-all, and I was convinced I had the level in the bag. Active-camo on, I snuck into the control room with a rocket launcher, fired it, missed, and watched as the Brute swung his huge hammer over my head. You do not want to know the pain and abuse the control pad suffered after this.

Emily Gera, Staff Writer - FIFA 11, Xbox 360 and PS3

FIFA 11 screenshot

FIFA 11 is my all-time favourite way of pretending I have sport skills since FIFA 10. In reality I barely watch football. As a Canadian I come to it pretty green, but both FIFA 10 and 11 are actually what I think of as some of the best examples of how football is a genuinely beautiful game, even to the n00bs of Britsports. Because little is better than how fluid the game can be, especially when you’re the one planning out the strategies along the way.

Tom Pearson, Video Producer - Super Street Fighter IV, Xbox 360 and PS3

Super Street Fighter IV screenshot

I've recently picked up a copy of Super Street Fighter IV. I might be a little late to the party, but gladly, I'm a fast learner. Of the vast amount characters to choose from, I've decided to stick with the one burly man that stole my heart first time around: Gouken. This dude is an unusual choice by most. One con is that if you mess up, you can get punished incredibly easily. However choose your moves correctly, and they're in for a hard slap round the face. My personal favourites are his angled hadoukens and his counter attacks. People just can't reach me. The cherry on top is that setting up his ultra can be mind numbingly easy. I can only hope that when Hyper Mega Street Fighter IV Ultra Remix Super HD Edition comes out, that he will still be around.

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Fifa, fifa and more fifa. Was cheesed off that they reset the server stats! Will have to re-earn all my wins. Heard a fifa joke today aswell:

My girlfriend is like FIFA
Posted 11:16 on 10 October 2010

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Clockpunk

Pretty much entirely Dead Rising 2 - aiming to complete all the achievements by the end of this week. As Wido mentioned, co-op has been a LOT of fun!

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock has had a touch, as has Pinball FX in anticipatio of the sequel coming out on Wednesday. High anticipation. Borderlands I have decided to save until the New Robolution patch comes out. Though after reading James' news post, I think I will pull out The Darkness tonight.
Posted 09:33 on 11 October 2010
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cousinwalter

Played through Mafia 2 this weekend, really enjoyed it and feel it may lead to watching the godfather 1 and 2 again this week
Posted 23:41 on 10 October 2010
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rbevanx

Quantum Of Solace - Completed and Ok for 4 quid

Forza 3 and I really want GT5!!!!!!
Posted 13:55 on 10 October 2010
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omfg-bbq

The AC:brotherhood beta is all I have been playing,does anyone know when the alliance mode is coming up also if anyone wants to play with me check my profile.
Posted 13:54 on 10 October 2010
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altaranga

Uncharted 2
Fallout 3
Lego Star Wars
Enslaved
Posted 13:06 on 10 October 2010
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Generic-Username

I've been playing Fallout 3, Age Of Empires II (with the expansion), Donkey Kong Country, and yesterday I started playing No More Heroes again on bitter difficulty.
Posted 12:52 on 10 October 2010
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scaz2244

been playing some pes and fifa 10 ( as im too poor to buy fifa 11)
and been on reach of course
Posted 12:16 on 10 October 2010
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CheekyLee

Halo : Reach (360) - Completed the solo campaign on Heroic, because I'm just not yet ready for the masochism that will be Legendary. I've dipped my toes in matchmaking, but only a couple of Rumble Pit matches so far, as a way of learning the maps.

Trainyard EX (iPhone) - Absolutely brilliant free puzzler. A soon-to-be-iPhone-essential!

Angry Birds - New update, DONE. 3 stars in all levels? Pfft, not even close yet.

Final Fantasy : The 4 Heroes of Light (DS) - It's quite interesting, but I'm not sure I'll be playing much of it. The gorgeous art style and "Baby's First RPG" trappings hide something more old-school and challenging, but I've not yet been GRABBED by it.

Starcraft II (PC) - Damn, I wish I had more time to sink into this one! I may never be brave enough to play multiplayer...
Posted 12:03 on 10 October 2010
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Get2DaChoppa

Halo: Reach - Completed the campaign on legendary, now having fun with the multiplayer.

LIMBO - Finally got round to spending my cache of MS points, and what a game, Tom was right when he said it makes you feel like a genius when you solve a puzzle.

Shadow Complex - Not very far through, but a very enjoyable game so far.
Posted 11:45 on 10 October 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II

I've been playing Dead Space, it's pretty fun.
Posted 11:43 on 10 October 2010
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El-Dev

Fifa 11 - Mostly career mode.
Posted 11:39 on 10 October 2010
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GeNeCyDe1993

Fifa, fifa and more fifa. Was cheesed off that they reset the server stats! Will have to re-earn all my wins. Heard a fifa joke today aswell:

My girlfriend is like FIFA
Posted 11:16 on 10 October 2010
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clangod

It's been all F1 2010 and Dirt 2 for me lately.

I have been very tired over the last couple of days so not as much game time as is usually the case. Plus I have watched a few movies which fill spare time as well...
Posted 11:06 on 10 October 2010
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Wido

Jealous of you Neon!

Been playing a lot of Dead Rising 2 since I have had it. Currently going through co-op with Clockpunk. Certainly had some funny moments. A pitchfork powered by a drill motor, and on the end of it a Zombie goes nuts, as in spinning around.

Currently playing Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow. I liked the demo and it was the first part of the game. Sets the tone, and being on 2 discs. I can see myself enjoying this bundle of joy. You can replay chapters and do these trials. I liking the idea as it adds a lot of replay value.
Posted 10:50 on 10 October 2010
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reynoldio@ Neon-Soldier32

I've had the peggle long-loads this week a bit too, never used to... here's hoping it goes away again so I can complete Nights :)

Been playing quite a bit of Fifa11, having an online dabble with a mate - not yet ready for unknowns, think I'd get trounced. But if anyone fancies a game on PS3 feel free to add me and challenge!

Played real footy yesterday morning, got home with sausage & chips at about 12.30 and the wrapper sat on the floor next to me until I binned it at about 11pm after turning off Red Dead. To say I got engrossed is an understatement! Just one more mission.... Properly loving it now, more today methinks!
Posted 10:27 on 10 October 2010

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Developer: EA Canada
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