Tom Orry, Editor - LittleBigPlanet 2, PS3

LittleBigPlanet 2 screenshot

After various problems with our LBP2 review code, I finally managed to sample some of the user-created content earlier in the week. Having tried to make a level myself it's really quite amazing to see what people are capable of, as for me even trying to make a ramp with a car on it proved too difficult. There will no doubt be more than a fair share of tripe uploaded to the community, but even if one quality new level is added every week there's going to be something to play for a very long time. If only I could turn on my PS3 and check out the latest uploads without having my disc in the drive, I'd be able to sample some levels while waiting to put on a Blu-ray.

Neon Kelly, Deputy Editor Marvel vs Capcom 3, PS3, Xbox 360

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds screenshot

I've always had a bit of a rocky relationship with Chris Redfield. Being the heretic I am, my first experience of the Resident Evil series was Resi 2, and so I've always had more of a preference for Leon S. Kennedy and his floppy hair. All the same, it's great fun playing as Chris in MvC3 - especially when he uses a high-calibre handgun to murder The Incredible Hulk. He's as cheap as a bottle of Poundland shampoo - and about as classy, too - but I find I'm developing a fondness for the heroic lunk. In other news, I managed to extend my unbeaten run against Martin this week, even though I was totally glugged up on booze at the time. It won't last, so I'll crow while I can.

Martin Gaston, Staff Writer - Dead Rising 2, 360, PS3

Dead Rising 2 screenshot

This week I have been making my way through Dead Rising 2. 72,000 zombies killed? Check. 1,000 of the walking dead bumped off barehanded? Check. 1,000 zombies killed by motorcycle? Check. Escorted eight survivors at once? Check. Reached level 50? Check. Defeated 10 psychopaths? Obviously. Tamed Snowflake? Check. Discovered the secret combo card? I checked online. Popped two paintings, a hat and a barrel on a zombie? Check. Used smash move on 100 zombies? Check. 50 followers saved? Getting there. Had 10 zombies with masks on at once? Check. Social life? Hang on, I'm sure I left it somewhere…

Coincidentally, if somebody could possibly help me get the Terror Is Reality Achievements then please do get in touch.

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer – Dead Space, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Dead Space screenshot

Pro tip: never stop playing a game when you're right near the end, and then expect to be any good at it when you return to it years later. In preparation for Dead Space 2, I put an evening aside this week to try and complete the original, which I stopped playing in 2009 due to university commitments. Re-familiariing myself with the controls didn't take too long, but learning which weapons do what and how best to tackle the terrifying Necromorphs didn't come back so easily. I died on the same checkpoint no less than eight times (best death animations ever, by the way), prompting me to pursue a less frustrating activity that night. I will go back to it, however, and I will complete it before starting the sequel – which is one of my most eagerly anticipated games in quite some time.

Tom Pearson, Video Producer - Dante's Inferno, Xbox 360 and PS3

Dante's Inferno screenshot

Sinning is bad; I could have told you that, Dante. Unfortunately, he's got himself into quite a pickle, and not because he was two-timing his wife with some raunchy wench. No, instead he decides to slay the Grim Reaper and refuse the depths of Hell as a punishment. How a mortal can dispatch a God is beyond me. I've killed far too many gods, Kings, and Barons in the last few months, and I'm starting to fear Christianity's future isn't so hot. I'm about an hour into Inferno and I've already kind of lost its story - something about levels of Hell and retrieving some bimbo, not too sure. All I can say is that it feels a bit of a mix between Castlevania, God of War 3 and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. That's not a bad thing, but my senses are telling me I've seen it all before. My primary reasons for playing this stemmed from my fondness for Visceral Games. I love Dead Space, and the soon-to-be-released sequel makes me shake with excitement, so passing the time with another of their bloodstained titles seemed like the obvious choice. Too bad it's just a little bit disappointing.

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Been away all week, but managed to play some Fallout: NV when I got back, still got a shed load of things to do and i'm almost 40 hours in.
Posted 19:46 on 23 January 2011
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xboxlive

Played Alan wake,which was a realy good game.Other then that ive been playing alot of black ops.
Posted 19:30 on 23 January 2011
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draytone

Borrowed Fable 2 off of a friend and played it for a few hours yesterday. I'm quite enjoying it and it's nice to play a game that's a bit different.
Posted 11:15 on 17 January 2011
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Endless

Resonance of Fate...STILL. Game is immense and i'll actually have to force myself to send it back to boomerang before i get into the side-quest dungeons or I may have to actualy buy the damn thing lol.

played a little but of Rock band 3 till i realised how out of shape I am and had to stop lol.

30 days and counting to Marvel vs Capcom 3!!
Posted 10:36 on 17 January 2011
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Get2DaChoppa

Just Fallout: New Vegas, can't stop playing it, however, I think it was Neon-Soldier 32 who said there was a bit too much to do and I agree in a fashion, but it's definitely keeping me occupied.
Posted 20:51 on 16 January 2011
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Final Fantasy IX, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Black Ops. The usual.
Posted 20:27 on 16 January 2011
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reynoldio

Quite a bit of GT5 for me this week, am enjoying the seasonal events. Touch of zombies on blops too. Tempted by Dante's Inferno after reading about it again, had a blast with that before Christmas up until I met Cerberus. He annoyed me...
Posted 19:56 on 16 January 2011
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dav2612

Been playing a lot of Fallout New Vegas. And on the odd time when I wasn't playing it I was off bagging the platinum trophy on Need For Speed Hot Pursuit.
Posted 19:40 on 16 January 2011
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altaranga

Blops... until something magical happened on Tursday. And then...

Heavy Rain (until it broke, sadly)
God of War 3
ModNation Racers
Blur
with a bit of SingStar and Lips last night.

It's been a pretty good week. ;) Many thanks to the VG crew.
Posted 18:37 on 16 January 2011
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CheekyLee

This was the week I finally got round to unzipping the MAME shmups special version.

Yeah, that was a mistake... Ketsui is terrifying!

Other than that, I also got Donkey Kong Country Returns, put it into the Wii, and promptly flew through World 1 having an absolute blast! Why they just didn't call it DKC 4 is beyond me.
Posted 18:25 on 16 January 2011
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FantasyMeister

Eragon for me this week. Yes, Eragon. I'm just wracking up an allegedly easy 1000 GS but I'm struggling with the flying sections. If I wasn't working silly shifts I'd have nailed this in a day and moved onto something more fun but hey ho, the plus side of working is that my 'to get around to' pile is now growing ever faster and being looked at enviously by some professional mountain climbers.

I have two days off after today so hopefully something more interesting will occur next week.
Posted 17:49 on 16 January 2011
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pblive

Fighters Uncaged. Yeah, thanks VG, it was an experience ;)

Loads of iPhone games.
Posted 16:09 on 16 January 2011
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Wido

@Pearson - Dante's Inferno like Lara Croft: GoL? In what way...

Overall I have been playing quite a few games this week.

Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
Split/Second
Splinter Cell: Conviction
Fallout: New Vegas
Dead Space

Really am enjoying Dead Space at the moment. Cannot wait for Dead Space 2.
Posted 15:40 on 16 January 2011
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dazzadavie

Mafia 2, Got a 1000 gamerscore at the start of the week. There is a lot of driving in the main story but very much enjoyed it. While I getting all the wanted posters I found places I had never seen before.

Fallout 3, I was thinking about going back and finishing off the Karma achievements with an old save but blowing up Megaton was a bad idea and couldn't level my karma so will start that again. Also found out I've out 127 hours into it.

Battlefield Bad Company 2: Found myself all alone on a server so blew up the all the M Com stations and got a badge I couldn't get. Once someone did join had some great car and mouse moments.

@Martin I'm going to start on my Dead Rising 2 game and I know a few others have been playing too so sure we can all muster up a game a TiR
Posted 15:14 on 16 January 2011
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Fallout New Vegas - Kept thinking to myself this game isn't as good as it should be, then checked my save and my play time for far is 45 hours!! the game must be doing something right.

Medal of Honor - Fun but very short! glad it was only £15, wouldn't have been happy if I had paid £40.
Posted 13:17 on 16 January 2011

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