Grand Theft Auto 5 Features for Xbox 360

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Simon Miller, Editor In Chief - GTA 5, PS3

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Although you've probably ingested more GTA 5 information in the last 24 hours than you can handle and, to be honest, I only saw it rather than played it, it's my pleasure to say this is what I'm compelled to talk about this week. While Rockstar's latest demo was short, it gave enough away to convince me that it's going to the best game of the year and for good reason.

Weirdly, I'm not even that fussed about all the little things that are returning, such as being able to customise your clothes or take a yoga class. I like that the options exist, but if my San Andreas experience is anything to go by, I'll mostly ignore that side and just explore the ridiculously big world that exists. The fact those trinkets are there, though, just gives yet more evidence that Rockstar is attempting to offer up every side of GTA you can think of.

As an aside, what I'm not excited about is Remember Me. Keep it locked here on VideoGamer.com – say Monday – to find out why...

James Orry, News Editor – Rayman: Jungle Run, Android

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I've just entered the world of tablet gaming, and because I'm cheap went for a Tegra-class Android device over the super pricey iPad range. It's actually pretty great and I'm currently blasting through Rayman: Jungle Run.

The game looks and sounds amazing, but importantly manages to make platforming enjoyable on a touchscreen by bringing an endless runner style mechanic to the table, which does away with fiddly controls best left to dpads. For those still smarting at the delay to Rayman Legends, Jungle Run should ease the pain somewhat.

Steve Burns, Reviews and Features Editor - FIFA 13, Xbox 360

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It's not been a good week for me, thanks to the volcanic outburst of profanity and all-out, toddler-style, reputation-damaging nonsense that followed losing a game or three of FIFA to Miller.

Not that any of that was my fault, of course. If EA is going to make a game based around quick reactions where the players turn like oil tankers and have the intelligence of cows, how am I supposed to act in a reasonable manner? Exactly. Besides, the result was illegitimate, as anyone playing as Real Madrid are lower scum than Oddjob GoldenEye players. I'm off to sulk now. Bye!

Matt Lees, Video Production Editor - Luigi's Mansion 2, 3DS

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After weeks of playing Luigi's Mansion 2 in tiny bursts, I'm finally up to the second mansion. Personally, I blame public transport - trying to kill that massive spider while rocking about on a bus was an absolute nightmare, and it's nice to be back to exploring again. I'm really interested to see how the whole game pans out, and I'm really loving it so far.

Dark Souls Pants Man was eventful this week, but there's one bit I can't get out of my head. I kicked the Onion Knight off a cliff, and feel incredibly guilty about that. I blame Chris and the people in the live-chat for egging me on, but really I've only got myself to blame. I haven't caved to peer pressure in years, but on this week's live-stream I finally cracked. I'M SO SORRY, MR. ONION.

Chris Bratt, Video Producer - StarDrive, PC

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StarDrive still feels super unfinished and like most space strategy games it's all sorts of overwhelming when you first get started, but man, I am enjoying StarDrive.

My race of space bears (also called the Kulrathi, if you're being boring), have big dreams. They look at the stars and see only new worlds to conquer and pillage; planets to be stripped for resources; and lesser races that must be crushed beneath their boots. Do space bears wear boots? I hope so.

StarDrive has pinched a bunch of really good ideas from other titles, most notably the brilliant ship design tools of Gratuitous Space Battles, and its developer does seem keen to continue improving and hopefully fixing the game in the coming months. I just wish they hadn't released it quite so early.

Editor's Note: If you too are playing StarDrive, please let Chris know so he doesn't feel so alone...

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BC_Animus

Good seeing James' name on the list btw.

So what's Tom's role around the office nowadays anyways?
Posted 15:12 on 04 May 2013
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BC_Animus

I've been completely sucked into Neverwinter. Trying to squeeze in the odd half hour of some backlog games here and there, but yeah Neverwinter is pretty much consuming most of my non-work hours atm. With its Foundry system especially, I can imagine myself sticking with this game for quite a while.

Having said that, I'm finding myself already annoyed with chunks of the community. I've already run into quite a few players who would NEED-roll everything, rush to every single resource-nodes and refusing to share, teammates who would refuse to revive each other, even players who would drop out of a dungeon the moment the drop they wanted has been looted. MMO's reliance on gear and other loot is kinda bugging the hell outta me. Sadly this game still use the classic NEED/GREED system, and worse, it has a built in gearscoring system - which IMO only serve to create ad promote elitist bastards.
Posted 15:09 on 04 May 2013
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pblive

Finished Blood Dragon last week. Great fun, but still lots of trophies left to get to 100% it. Played Let's Fish on Vita, its terrible. Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion and Lego City on 3DS, but mostly Fire Emblem. That's about it for last week.
Posted 14:02 on 04 May 2013
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Woodfella

Maybe its just me being inept, but the fact you cant lock on is a massive hindrance, cant figure out how to fly planes either, just doesnt work. its really frustrating especially because the 360 pad has problems with it too.
Posted 12:20 on 04 May 2013
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MJTH

Still playing through Fire Emblem, Lego City and Runner 2, but my progress is slow, as my exams are growing ever closer. I've also decided to buy a used copy of Kid Icuras uprising from amazon. I usually tend to buy games new, even if they've been out for a while, but it's damn near impossible to find a new copy of that game anywhere online, let alone for reasonable price. It's not even on the eshop! The only new copy I could find was £34 on amazon, so I've bought a used copy instead.

@Woodfella, I found San Andreas, plays ok with Mouse and Keyboard on PC, but then again the game has aged quite a bit in it's control system, and I wouldn't call it the smoothest experience.
Posted 11:22 on 04 May 2013
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Woodfella

I have started playing the orig Deus Ex, because apparently it's totes amaze. Currently I've only experienced the basta*d hard side of it. Maybe it's down to my being awful with mouse and keyboard controls. Bought invisible war too.

Probably wont play it again for a week or so cos exams 'n that.

and GTA:SA is impossible to play on pc with mouse&keys
Posted 20:38 on 03 May 2013
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FantasyMeister

Defiance for me, as usual. EGO 2700-ish, and just had a patch that fixed a lot of progression bugs that have plateaued my leveling speed for the past few weeks, but now I can crack on with things again.

Daily life in Defiance is now Arkfalls, emergencies, co-ops, PvP and Shadow Wars or, if I fancy a change, I can continue with my 3rd playthrough of the main storyline (you can repeat it as often as you wish).

Or I can jump into my Dodge Challenger and just burn rubber, taking random turns, driving cross country, finding mad jumping spots and running things over as my whim takes me.

What keeps me going? As your EGO gets higher, the loot gets better. You might think little incremental improvements every few hundred EGO isn't worth it, but my recent 15:1 K/D streak in PvP might make you think again. That was fun.
Posted 19:45 on 03 May 2013

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Release Date: 17/09/2013
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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