G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

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Trials HD screenshot

Tom Orry, Editor - Trials HD, XBLA
Could this be the most fun I've had with a game this year? Trials HD just has that something special that makes you want to keep playing, no matter how many times you crash and burn. It's the first XBLA game since Geometry Wars 2 that I feel compelled to keep playing beyond playing it for the review. At one point during the week Seb had practically given up trying to get past a near vertical wall of tyres, so I grabbed the controller from him and proceeded to show him how it should be done. 250 odd tries later that tyre wall was history.

Trials HD screenshot

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor – Trials HD, XBLA
For me, the brilliance of Trials HD lies in the funnies. The rag doll physics are wonderful, not because they’re particularly processor pushing, but because your bike rider often ends up in such silly positions post crash. His head might be stuck on a platform, his back might be snapping on a jut or his hand might be stuck in a wall. Then, gravity takes hold, and his body will hilariously slide off of a ledge, spiralling to his doom and exploding barrels miles below. Seb’s put together a great video feature with some of our best Trials HD moments. I urge you to check it out.

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Neon Kelly, Previews Editor - Disaster: Day of Crisis, Real Life
Okay, so I'm taking slight liberties here. The truth of the matter is that I've barely had any time to play games this week because I've been sorting stuff out in my new house. So, why pick Disaster: Day of Crisis? Well, on Thursday I was woken up by my flatmate with the news that our shiny new pad was flooded. One of our neighbours had left a tap running, and as a result water was pissing into my bathroom and through a light-fitting in the kitchen below. The damage wasn't too bad, but I had to spend most of my morning sorting out an electrician to check that we weren't about to fry ourselves. I know that none of this is remotely video games-related, but I had to write about something. I'll do better next week: we'll all be in Cologne by then, attempting to see every big game for the next year or so. It's going to be a mission, but I'm well up for it.

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James Orry, News Editor - Football Manager Live, PC
Not wanting to follow the other lemmings and chat about Trials HD I've chosen to mix things up, do something a little different and talk about Football Manager Live. Well, I would if I had anything of interest to chat about. I'm about a third of the way through the season and the Danglers find themselves in 15th position only one point from the drop zone. At least I have some real football to help pass the time in the months ahead - COYS.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition screenshot

Sebastian Ford, Video Producer – Oblivion, Xbox 360, PS3, PC
God I love this game. Any who have me on their friends list will probably have noticed that I spend the majority of my evenings ploughing through this truly epic example of interactive entertainment. Until recently, said ploughing had slowed to a meagre trickle with level progress going painfully slow. It was my saviour of a brother who ended up guiding me back onto the glorious path of productivity, gaining me something like four or five levels in the space of about an hour (“Seb you’re doing this wrong. Seb you’re doing this wrong”). Maybe I’m just stubborn but I’m reluctant to find answers on the net, and somehow getting someone to complete it for me doesn’t feel like cheating, especially if they’re related.

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CheekyLee's Avatar


This week I have been exploring the wonderful world of the app store for my noo iPhone. And, I have been somewhat blown away by the sheer amount of titles on offer. It is quite bewildering. But, I remembered some titles, and took advantage of some offers. Zenonia is as good as the review said it would be, Space Invaders Infinite Gene is just glorious, and Doom Resurrection received a price-cut for Quakecon, dropping to £1.59 which made it unmissable.

The other really good thing is that I got Little Kings Story for a birthday present, and I fell in love within seconds. Any game that opens with Ravel's Bolero has to be great.
Posted 15:35 on 17 August 2009
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This week i have been playing:

Trals HD - lots of fun to be had with this game,enjoying it loads.

Call of duty 4 - I have got back in to online play with this game "but i take it you still got team killers"
Posted 09:59 on 17 August 2009
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Trials HD has to be a definite XBLA GotY and a bit of inFamous - going through as evil this time
Posted 09:34 on 17 August 2009
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thompo555@ Mr_Ninjutsu

none taken lol
Posted 11:42 on 16 August 2009
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Finished the majority of my games in the PS3 pile and it wasn't looking so bright on the 360 side either.

I have been at Bloodstock on friday and come back late last night. During the week I got some RE5, Mario Kart DS and Pure and Ninja Gaiden Sigma and even thrashing Brazil on FIFA 09 round my friends house.

Pure I picked up really cheap. Im not a big fan of ATV's but this is a acception. Pure, is made by Disney Interactive and its really fun. I have played the 360 demo numerous of times in GAME when waiting for my friends to hurry up and etc. I shall give this a recommendation in the rec-thread.
Posted 11:32 on 16 August 2009
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ thompo555

oh crums yea forgot about you(no offense like)
Posted 15:25 on 15 August 2009
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thompo555@ Mr_Ninjutsu

I play MGO!!! Mainly played Warhawk and CoD4 this week.
Posted 15:19 on 15 August 2009
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Red Faction, Bad Company and Prototype (ps3).
Posted 15:14 on 15 August 2009
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Hours upon hours of Burnout Paradise and many more to come, me and my frined take it inturns to complete the last 80 odd more challenges left to obtain the prestigious Elite Burnout License. It will be mine.

Also recently played Little Big Planet, my friend let me download the inFAMOUS costume which is awesome.

Wanting to MGS4 online but no one on this forum really plays it apart from Jedi. Anyone?
Posted 15:03 on 15 August 2009
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cod4,socom,red faction,and oblivion.
Posted 13:41 on 15 August 2009
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ashes and arma 2
Posted 13:39 on 15 August 2009


Left 4 Dead Virtua Tennis 09 Trine and Im back to Warcraft ;) Alliance Hellfire if you must know
Posted 13:10 on 15 August 2009

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 07/08/2009
Developer: Double Helix Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 4,834 6
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