Archive for 26 September 2011


EA’s Origin follows PSN in removing legal rights

EA’s digital download platform Origin is following Sony’s PlayStation Network  (PSN) in forcing users who sign the terms and conditions to waive certain legal rights.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Extended Assassin’s Creed: Revelations trailer has more Ezio

You might have to play a bit of spot the difference with this ‘new’ Assassin’s Creed: Revelations cinematic, because it’s pretty much the same as the one shown at E3.

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A Valley Without Wind in beta, available to purchase

Arcen Games’ latest title, A Valley Without Wind is now in beta and available for early-purchase at 50% off.

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Fallout: New Vegas ‘Lonesome Road’ Review

So this is the end. One final hurrah, and the last piece of the DLC puzzle (save for some ‘Gun Runners’ firearm packs) before Fallout: New Vegas’ neon lights fade softly into the digital night.

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Check out the Skyrim skill tree

Prepare yourself… it’s big.
An extensive list of skills, perks and abilities have appeared on the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fansite TheElderScrollsSkyrim.com following a compilation effort by players at a recent public demonstration of the upcoming RPG.

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Modern Warfare 3’s achievements revealed

Warning: possible spoilers.
The full list of Xbox 360 achievements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 have been uncovered.

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It’s ‘official’, puzzle/quiz games are most popular genre

49% of us are playing them, apparently.
A new survey of UK gamers published today by the UK’s Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) claims that puzzle and quiz games are “the most popular type of game.” Their research shows that 49% of us play them. 
Seeing as how this particular genre features rarely in the console/PC sales charts, the vast majority of people playing these titles must be doing so via mobile devices, web-based applications and/or digitally downloaded PC/Mac games.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

What kind of gamer are you?

New research puts us all into little boxes.
According to a new study by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) for the UK, ‘gamers’ fall into seven distinct categories.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Where’s our PES 2012 review?

Behind the iron curtain of an embargo, that’s where!
In case you’ve not noticed, our review of Fifa 12 went live early this morning in line with the official UK embargo of 26 September.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

This week’s releases (30/09/11)

Fifa 12, Res Evil, Child of Eden, Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection.

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PC Chart: Everybody loves F1

World of Warcraft, Football Manager and The Sims remain in top 10.
Having not quite managed a top spot entry in the UK all-format chart, F1 2011 makes up for it by becoming the best selling game on PC this week.

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UK Chart: Gears 3 explodes onto top spot

F1 2011 also impresses, Zumba out of top three for the first time ever.

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Xavi, Messi, Iniesta and Robben are Fifa 12’s best players

Plus, Vidic is ‘officially’ the best defender in the world.
Almost as interesting as the gameplay improvements made to Fifa with each successive release are the rankings the development team have bestowed upon each player.

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Fifa 12 – The Best Players

If you love sports games, you probably love numbers; especially numbers relating to players’ abilities.

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