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  • Behind Dust 514 - Understanding CCP's PS3 exclusive MMO shooter

    If you were watching Sony's E3 presser in 2011 you may recall the announcement from CCP, the Icelandic studio behind the spaceship MMO EVE Online, of a PS3 exclusive called DUST 514. Company CEO Hilmar Pétursson revealed the title as a persistent shooter focused on ground combat and planetary...

  • Hands-on with PS Vita Indies - Big Sky Infinity, Knytt Underground and Panic!

    There’s a shed load of cash ploughed into videogames in order to create blockbuster multi-million pound franchises that deliver epic encounters and blur the lines between fantasy and reality, but Indie developers have long been creating games that are just as much fun to play as those big-budg...

  • Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Preview

    Full Frontal Assault, the next installment of the highly-championed Sony exclusive Ratchet & Clank series, which is doing a second outing on the Playstation Network here in the US, seems to have found a love for tower defense. This new gameplay flare is not only much needed, but seems to fit wel...

  • The Unfinished Swan Hands-on

    There’s something quite therapeutic about holding the PlayStation Move controller in the palm of your hand and magically flicking black blobs of paint onto a white canvas, but Giant Sparrow’s The Unfinished Swan isn’t just a game with a gimmick. At the start, players use black pai...

  • DOA5 hands-on showcases much more than jiggling breasts

    Dead or Alive’s female characters are simply stunning to look at, but there’s much more to Team Ninja’s brawler than just curves, jiggling breasts and fluttering eye-lashes. In our behind-the-scenes look at Dead or Alive 5, in the company of series producer Yosuke Hayashi, we also...

  • FIFA 13 hands-on: 5 match day changes that make it the best FIFA yet

    The FIFA boys have gone and done it again with yet another fine installment of its football franchise that once again steps things up another notch. Based on our hands-on time with FIFA 13 at Gamescom this week, here's the five match day changes that I feel take the venerable series to a whole ne...

  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted hands-on showcases dirty dodgem car tactics

    At Gamescom, Criterion Games showcased the diversity of Need for Speed: Most Wanted's gameplay by enrolling us in a fast-paced multiplayer session that frequently turned into an aggressive dodgem-style battle between our opponents. Criterion was quick to stress the freedom of exploring the open g...

  • Hands-on with Tomb Raider - the best looking game at GamesCom

    Survival and exploration are at the heart of the latest Tomb Raider videogame and our hands-on time with Lara Croft at GamesCom proves that she's just the right person for the job. At GamesCom, we kicked off our hands-on time with Tomb Raider, stranded on a tropical island with no weapon at ha...

  • Assassin's Creed III preview - hands-on with the open seas

    One of the most impressive additions to the Assassin's Creed franchise was the inclusion of naval battles, showcased via a live gameplay demo during E3 that captured the intensity of a fierce cat-and-mouse fight on the turbulent Caribbean seas. At GamesCom we got a chance to go hands-on to test ...

  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Preview

    LittleBigPlanet was a revelation when it was released on PlayStation 3 back in 2008. Developed by Guildford-based Media Molecule, it spawned the unique tagline “Play. Create. Share” emphasising that it was much more than just a platform game. The unique and colourful world of LBP, clever...

  • Hands-on with LBP Vita: Sackboy takes platforming to another level

    Having already re-invented the platformer and captivated PlayStation gamers with its addictive and infinitely playable ‘Play, Create and Share,’ gameplay, the LittleBigPlanet franchise is are about to take its next step on its Sackboy adventure with LBP Vita. The closed beta of LBP Vita...

  • Pro Evo defectors listen up, PES 2013 hands-on proves Konami has awoken

    This is the first year since EA Sports massive overhaul of the football genre in 2009 that Konami has taken its hands well and truly out of its pockets and decided it actually wants to do something about it. Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) still sells very well year after year and is championed mostly i...

  • Spec Ops: The Line impresses with great audio work and fierce gun battles

    In terms of cinematic impact, 2K Game’s Spec Ops: The Line isn’t likely to compete against the big spending shooter franchises, such as Call Of Duty and Battlefield, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeves that have impressed us so far. We’re about three hours into the campai...

  • E3 2012: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Preview

    Spin-offs to popular franchises rarely work; just ask anyone who played Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City. So, when we heard that one of PlayStation’s biggest names, Metal Gear Solid, was being turned into a hack ‘n slash game our hearts immediately sank. Following some hands-on ti...

  • E3 2012: Metro: Last Light preview

    "Are you mourning the death of first-person shooter single-player campaigns?" asks Huw Beynon, head of communications at THQ as he begins a hands-off demo walkthrough of a new 15-minute section of its survival horror shooter, Metro: Last Light. "This is our bid to combat shooter fa...

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