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Ubisoft give up on Heroes

From quite literally hero to zero, Ubisoft has officially announced that they are giving up on their plans to make a video game based on the superhero themed TV show Heroes. Exact reasons are currently unknown, but the TV show has seen deteriorating ratings while the Lost tie-in - also by developed by Ubisoft - was poorly rated and a commercial failure.

TIME rate Spore as one of the best inventions of 2008

In a bit of light news for the week, TIME has rated Spore 20th in their "Top 50 Inventions of 2008". TIME describe Spore as a game where you "take the entire evolution of a species - from a single-celled animalcule in a drop of water to a space-faring, galaxy-exploring sentient being - and turn it into a video game." Well isn't that nice to know.
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Code of Honor 2 - Conspiracy Island PC Review

Code of Honor 2 - Conspiracy Island isn't a title that I had heard of until today. I looked at the manual and thought that this game may have some potential. But in the first 5 minutes of playing, I soon thought, "how long it will take me to hurry up and complete the game?". My answer? Two hours.

F.E.A.R

A lot of titles managed to scribe their name through history, A lot more withered trying. Developers grinding gamers as if they are playing a large MMO game, that is life. Every one wants his idea to be the one. The "Neo" Idea. But (I don’t know whether to say sadly or say cheerfully enough…) only a handful have the ability to plot their names through history.

The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind (Game of The Year Edition)

It took me about three hours to just start writing the introduction for this review. For my intros I always like to go for a quote, a special metaphor, a very good aspect or even an event in the game. I wasn't sure what to do in this case. In fact until this moment I wasn't even sure if I could review Morrowind.

Worms 4: Mayhem

You can call it childish if you like, but you know in the end you will like it. You can’t deny the fact that those worms aren't only cute, but are funny as well. I mean if you want to impress a girl, you play worms - playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. certainly won't get you anywhere. But those little pink worms are meaner than you would think. So watch out, you don't want to mess with them.

Half Life 2 PC Review

After going through Black Mesa and getting teleported to another planet, fighting the leader of the Aliens and then being mysteriously "kidnapped" by the G-Man, I still knew little about this world. But I spent the next 4 years looking for another Half Life title to the point that I had dreams about it. Then it finally came: Half Life 2. I almost fainted just getting the CD case.

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Fallout 3 PS3 Review

When Fallout 3 was first announced to be in the hands of Bethesda, fans of the series were worried. After the cancellation of the "Van Buren" version of the game, the original Fallout 3 cancelled due to studio closure
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

The Metal Gear Solid series has always divided opinion. In one corner there are the people who dislike the snaking story, long cut-scenes and "interesting" controls. The other comprises those who love the tense gameplay, unusual characterisation and cinematic direction. The latest chapter, Guns of the Patriots is unlikely to move anyone from either camp.

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Army of Two

Developers have always taken note of growing trends, and the recent boom in co-operative games is no exception. Army of Two is one of the latest attempts at capturing the sense of working together as one and it partially succeeds. 

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Kane and Lynch: Dead Men Xbox 360 Review

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a game with a promising pedigree. Developed by IO Interactive, the makers of the widely successful Hitman series and published by Eidos the game shows real potential. The fact that co-op is fundamental to the game is refreshing and reflects the current trend towards working together.

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WALL-E

Beautiful. Thoughtful. Original. These words could be used to describe Disney and Pixar's latest film Wall-E. Sadly I can't say the same about the game adaptation. The inevitable tie-in manages to contain none of the film's humour, heart or charm which is quite an achievement in itself.

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Gears of War

With Gears of War 2 looming on the horizon, I felt it was worth a look at the game which helped to breathe new life into the third person action genre. Developed by Epic, veterans of the Unreal series, on a budget greater than the income of several small European countries, Gears is a revelation.

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Condemned: Criminal Origins

I was first introduced to the Condemned series after playing the recently released sequel and decided to find the original, which many claim is a superior title. Condemned: Criminal Origins is now surprisingly old and was amongst the Xbox 360 launch games but largely manages to avoid the curse of becoming a forgotten curiosity.

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The Bourne Conspiracy

Since the Bourne films were adapted into the highly successful film series several years ago, I was always surprised that there weren't any game adaptations. However, the Bourne Conspiracy is an adaption which loosely follows the plot of the first film as well as offering some new elements worked into the story as additional flashbacks.
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Guitar Hero II

After finally completing Guitar Hero III and allowing my hand to recover, I desperately needed a new fix for my guitar addiction. Tracking down a copy of Guitar Hero II for the 360 was ideal and the choice of an extra guitar or solo copy was also welcome.

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Bioshock

Bioshock was a game I was very intrigued with. Having bought a copy for the PC only to be plagued with technical problems, the minute I got a 360 it was the first game on my list.

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Halo 3

Having only just acquired an Xbox 360, naturally one of my first purchases was Halo 3. I have fond memories spending hours of my life playing the original round my mate's house. Warthog jousting, Blood Gulch sniping and mastering the campaign on Legendary were the perfect antidote to the stresses of life.

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Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis is the fourth title in the series developed by Frogwares Studios. I hadn't heard of the series until recently, however the story is self-contained so previous knowledge isn't required.

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Overclocked: A History of Violence

Overclocked is a game with a good premise. You play an ex-army psychologist, David McNamara who is tasked with investigating the case of 5 teenagers who all mysteriously appear with amnesia and are apprehended after violent outbursts. Interestingly the gameplay is "point and click", which is fast becoming a forgotten genre.

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Europa Universalis: Rome

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Europa Universalis: Rome. To tell the truth, the use of Latin in the title made me feel slightly intimidated alongside the fact it was a strategy game.

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Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

I saw Lost Planet: Extreme Condition in the local game shop and seeing that it was available for a pretty reasonable price I decided to give it a shot.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

I can still remember the look of amazement on my friends face when I told her I had never played any Call of Duty games. However, in my defence the computer I had couldn't run Minesweeper without slowdown and the console releases seemed to get average reviews.

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Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Firstly, I like survival horror games. In my opinion creeping down pitch black, dark industrial corridors filled with gibbering freaks is a pretty good way to unwind, so it is nice to see Condemned 2 delivering on these grounds.

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