PS2 Roundup

The PS2 sits proudly in the centre of the Playstation family photograph, nestled comfortably between its bearskin-clad pioneer father and the powerful child it spawned, the child it knows that one day soon will beat it in an armwrestle and officially make it an old man. That day is yet to come though, and judging […]

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Empire Earth III

So, say you’re the Empire Earth franchise. You started out as a bit of a nerd; you had a fascination with history and got a little bit too excited about statistics sometimes, but a lot of people seemed to like you anyway. They appreciated your geeky side, and you got along just fine even if […]

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Virtual Console Roundup

It’s been a very quiet few weeks on the Virtual Console front, no doubt thanks to the arrival of a long awaited plumber, so hopefully you’ll forgive us the indulgence of rolling last week’s solitary release into this week’s roundup. Luckily, although the number of new games is nothing to write home about, this week’s […]

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PlayStation Store Roundup

Snakeball, Toy Home, High Velocity Bowling, Feel Ski. After a sluggish start, the European PSN Store finally seems to be picking up speed with more and more original games added. With Xbox Live Arcade’s regular Wednesday updates, and the Wii guffing out retro releases every Friday, does November’s batch of bite-sized PS3 downloadery have what it […]

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Naruto: Rise of a Ninja

This would normally be the bit of the review where I explain what Naruto is – but frankly, if you don’t already know, you’re reading the wrong review. All licensed titles rely on knowledge of their source material to some extent, of course – but with many of them, you can enjoy the game without […]

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Sight Training

You need your eyes tested. Once a day, if Nintendo has anything to do with it. Now our brains have been trained they’re out to improve our looks with Face Training, our bodies with Wii Fit and our vision with Sight Training. Who knows what’ll come next – blood pressure, lung capacity, vaginal elasticity? Let’s […]

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Dewy’s Adventure

You could be forgiven for thinking that Elebits was a cute, good-hearted piece of family fun, but it’s really very sinister. It’s all fun and games when you’re gamboling around a garden, smashing pots and uprooting plants and peeking under cars, or when you’re on a rampage in Dad’s study pulling books off the shelves […]

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Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command

ONLY WAR. Man, I never get tired of saying that. There’s something inherently hilarious about Warhammer 40,000’s knowingly twisted take on masculinity. “In the grim darkness of the future there is only war.” ONLY WAR. Now that’s selling your idea in a single sentence. No love. No talk. No morality. No nice sit down and […]

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