Sonic Unleashed Features for Xbox 360

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Tom Orry, Editor - Sonic Unleashed, Xbox 360 and Wii
I really don't know why I get excited about new Sonic games. Pretty much every game in the series since Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast has been extremely disappointing, yet I can't help but think that the next one is going to be good. I even managed to have some hope for SEGA's latest, Sonic Unleashed, despite the fact that Sonic Team had decided to make Sonic turn into a werehog at night. The intro to Unleashed demonstrates exactly what I think people really want from a modern Sonic title: stunning visuals, insane speed and plenty of action. In parts the new game manages to pull this off, but that damn werehog just had to ruin the party.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix screenshot

Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Xbox 360
What else? It feels like I've been waiting for Capcom to release this game all my life, and in many ways I have. Ever since online gaming went mass market I've dreamed of playing Street Fighter II, my favourite game of all time, lag free against people all over the world. This week, this Wednesday, more specifically, this dream became a reality, and that's because an online match feels just as smooth as a local one. Of course you run into the odd game with teleportation, that's inevitable, but it's consigned to one in ten matches. This magical net code has provided, for me, gaming nirvana. I've been up well past midnight since the game's release, bloodshot eyes darting and blistered thumbs pumping combo after combo after combo into ranked match after ranked match after ranked match, winning around twice as many games as I lose, which I reckon is a respectable record. The beta felt like it dragged on for ages. I'm delighted it did. Scratch that. I'm absolutely delirious.

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James Orry, News Editor - You're in the Movies, Xbox 360
If there's one game I'm convinced will go down a storm this Christmas with the family, it's You're in the Movies. Yes, the Xbox LIVE Vision camera doesn't provide the best quality. Yes, the movie trailers created using your insane mini-game antics do look cheap and tacky. But I think all this just adds to the experience. We had the game on in the office, myself, Wez, Neon and Seb taking the lead roles and I'll admit that the mini-games were basic, but seeing my expressionless face along with Neon's overacting in the trailer for B-movie horror 'Cold Blooded' did raise a smile and perhaps a small chuckle from all those gathered for the premiere. It should certainly prove more entertaining than being forced to listen to my mum screech her way through Duffy's 'Mercy' - must remember to forget to take Lips home for Xmas.

You're in the Movies screenshot

Neon Kelly, Previews Editor - You're In The Movies, Xbox 360
It's been a bit of an odd week for me: I've had plenty to do, but I've not gotten around to playing many games - a crying shame, given how many great ones are about. A late contender for my favourite moment of the week arrived on Friday afternoon, when I watched Wez attempt to eat a Wii Remote after botching some rock-hard heart surgery on Trauma Centre: New Blood. That aside, I also enjoyed our team effort on You're In The Movies. As our review said, the game itself is pretty patchy - but there's still plenty of pleasure to be had from messing around when you're supposed to be miming out the game's actions. If you find yourself playing with the family on Boxing Day, I highly recommend that you moon the camera and grope your fellow players at every opportunity. If you do this enough your final "film" will resemble a particularly artful Eurotrash masterpiece. Okay, so it probably won't - but you'll probably have some fun, all the same.

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Fuzzynutz

Ive been playing Resistance 2 whitch i think rules plus i have been collecting the final secrets and stickers in Big Little Planet (Man this game rocks), And tonight im gonna get back on Battlefield Bad company to get all the trophies yeah baby i havent got work tomorrow some im gonna have a late nite to nite.(If my wife will let me lol).
Posted 18:50 on 03 December 2008
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South_East_Jedi

SSFIITHDRemix! Wow, I'm out of breath! was going to take it online and pummel a friend of mine then my net connection went berserk and died - no net since Thursday :(. Agree with Ginger_Jesus COD 5 is ****. having trouble getting into this so stuck back on 'Death from Above' from COD4! IMO best level ever conceived in a game!
Posted 17:27 on 01 December 2008
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Iain_McC

Predictably, I've been mainlining Wrath of the Lich King all week, plus dipping into Call of Duty World At War a little for a change of pace. Ah, the Browning Automatic Rifle, how I missed you...
Posted 12:15 on 01 December 2008
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xboxlive

um.... well i have been playing a lot of "A Kingdom for Keflings" which i love.and also beenn plying some gears of war 2.
Posted 12:06 on 01 December 2008
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Ginger_Jesus

Traded in COD5 as got boring very quickly! Been playing Dead Space on the 360 and a bit of Home Beta thanks to Sony for sending the invite.
Posted 20:46 on 30 November 2008
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sakshamthegreatest

Gta san andreas, NFS carbon,undercover, Cod5, quantum of solace, mirror's edge and finally some cricket and football with pes2009, cricket 07 and fifa 09.
Out of them GTA san andreas is the greatest. I've completed it just 7 % but my stat read 3 hours so I am wondering how long it will be. carbon is great. It refreshes my good memories of most wanted. Undercover is not that bad as told in reviews. All others were also great. Next week- GTA IV pc waitin' for it
Posted 18:35 on 30 November 2008
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Ghost5

MGS3 Subsistence... Ta Mulac for letting me borrow it :)
Posted 20:41 on 29 November 2008
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bencrosaby

Guitar hero 4! I really should stop playing it too much...
Posted 16:31 on 29 November 2008
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FantasyMeister@ Bloodstorm

I've been playing with the 'Play from the Harddrive' option on the New Xbox Experience, no more freezes in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007 and a blisteringly fast next hole load screen, Kameo probably benefitted but I find the game too boring to get into so I didn't pay much attention, and now I'm learning to speed read because The Last Remnant Disc 1 is installed and 3 seconds isn't enough time to read the hints on each in-between screen.

Overall this week I've become utterly convinced I need to upgrade my gaming TV from 32" SDTV to 32"+ HD, if only because more and more new games seem to be refusing to support SDTV or expect you to have telescopic vision when it comes to reading tiny fonts. It's a global consipracy I tells ya.
Posted 15:57 on 29 November 2008
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Wido

Just come off playing Resistance: FOM as I got the game back in the summer and needs to be finished off before I start Resistance 2!

Played some Gears 2 today as well for a long while, and some C&C Tiberian Wars on the 360 plus some PC gaming a bit Red Alert 3 and some Generals go down as a treat. Been hoping off each console and the PC I own today as of nothing to do, and its one of them days to get some games done which I haven't finished off yet. Like Fable 2 and speaking of Fable 2, I think tonight sounds good to get it finished or near as of completetion of main storyline and then all side quests and etc.
Posted 15:55 on 29 November 2008
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Bloodstorm

Fancy a game of street fighter 2 tomorrow Wesley? Cant be tonight since company is coming over.

For me this week it is.....Virtua fighter 5, Star Ocean First Departure (soooo good!) Tekken 5 D.R and ofc Street fighter 2 (not brave enough to go online yet)
Posted 14:57 on 29 November 2008

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 28/11/2008
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Action
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 7+
Site Rank: 3,009 20
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