E32010 archive

  • 2010: A year in review, June
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    2010: A year in review, June

    By 28 December 2010

    Creeping up on us like a Pantomime villain, 2011 promises a whole lot of tech fun and gadgetry sequels. The list of expected products and digital tomfoolery even reads like a Saturday afternoon's football results: iPad 2, iPhone 5; Android 3, Samsung...

  • First Look: Medal of Honor review
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    First Look: Medal of Honor review

    By 25 June 2010

    If Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was a challenge to Modern Warfare’s domination of the military shooter genre, then the new Medal of Honor is a full-on, slap in the face attack. The series has been quiet since 2007, when Medal of Honor: Airborne made a...

  • Kinect for Xbox 360: Everything you need to know
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    Kinect for Xbox 360: Everything you need to know

    By 23 June 2010

    Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 is now official. However while the concept of Kinect, previously called Project Natal, has been around for over a year now, many of the details and features are only just being discovered following the company's launch event...

  • Fable III - quick play preview
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    Fable III - quick play preview

    By 23 June 2010

    With a cast including John Cleese and "director" Peter Molyneux behind the "camera", Fable 3 is looking to be one of the biggest titles of the year repeating the success of the first and second outing. But can it really be that good? We went hands on...

  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 - quick play preview
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    Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 is one of the new wave of games that will use the PlayStation Move controller when it comes out in the US and the UK in September. While you'll be able to get the game before then, we checked out the new motion controller with...

  • Kinect Adventures - quick play preview
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    Kinect Adventures - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    Kinect Adventures is like Indiana Jones, but with you as the controller. Can it work, should you just get a "real" game? We go hands on with the adventure game to see if it really does feel like pretending to be Indiana Jones. We goes hands on to find...

  • Tron: Evolution - quick play preview
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    Tron: Evolution - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    Tron Legacy is due to hit cinemas in December and you know exactly what that means don't you? A Tron game for your PC and console so you can get ready for the fun or enjoy the movie once again after you've watched it. So is this another cash-in or have...

  • Kinect Sports - quick play preview
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    Kinect Sports - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    Feeling fit and able? Good, because you are going to have to be if you want to play Kinect Sports when it comes out later this year. That's the claim from Microsoft, but can it really be that energetic? We threw on some "jogging pants" (trackie bottoms...

  • SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs - quick play preview
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    SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs is yet another forces fighter game for the PS3, so what makes it so different? Optional PlayStation Move support brings in another dimension to the gameplay, but is it enough to make Socom stand out from the crowd. We go hands...

  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - quick play preview
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    Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    Ready to get fit? Thought you were, which is handy as Your Shape Fitness Evolved is just about that, getting you fit while playing a video game. So can Your Shape get you fit? We have a quick go to find out. Name Your Shape: Fitness Evolved What platform...

  • Sports Champions - quick play preview
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    Sports Champions - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    Sports Champions is Sony's sports games meets motion controller effort, but can it compete against Nintendo's Wii Sports and Microsoft Kinect Sports titles? We go hands on to find out whether Sony's PlayStation Move really will move you at this year's...

  • Dance Central - quick play preview
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    Dance Central - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    How good a dancer do you think you are? No really? Enough to strut your stuff and have your entire body tracked and then rated and scored. Well if that sounds like your thing, then Dance Central is likely to be the game for you. We grabbed a hands-on...

  • Kinect Joy Ride - quick play preview
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    Kinect Joy Ride - quick play preview

    By 22 June 2010

    Microsoft's Kinect lets you become the controller, but can a racing game really work with just your arms and no controller? What about boost, what about turning. And are you just going to end up holding a plate instead? We go hands-on at this year's E3...

  • LittleBigPlanet 2 - quick play preview
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    LittleBigPlanet 2 - quick play preview

    By 21 June 2010

    Media Molecule wowed the gaming world with LittleBigPlanet, but can they do it for a second time, or was the first outing just a one hit wonder? We go hands on with a couple of levels, including multiplayer, at the E3 gaming convention in LA to find out. ...

  • Time Crisis Razing Storm - quick play preview
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    Time Crisis Razing Storm - quick play preview

    By 21 June 2010

    Time Crisis is back and this time packing support for the new PlayStation Move, but will it make your gaming easier or harder? We go hands on at E3 in Los Angeles to see what the game is like and how it works with the PlayStation Move. Read on to find...

  • Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - quick play preview
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    Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - quick play preview

    By 21 June 2010

    Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has been detailed at E3 in Los Angeles, plus we got to play with a demo level, plus it now supports the Wii Motion Plus controller on the Wii Remote. That's the good news, the bad news is that it's not going to be out until...

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns - quick play preview
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    Donkey Kong Country Returns - quick play preview

    By 21 June 2010

    Donkey Kong Country Returns sees Donkey Kong on the Nintendo Wii for yet another outing. But will the game, that's scheduled for release later this year, really appeal to the Nintendo Wii gamer? Is he still pissed at losing his bananas? Read on to find...

  • Kirby's Epic Yarn - quick play preview
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    Kirby's Epic Yarn - quick play preview

    By 21 June 2010

    Kirby hasn't seen the light of day on a console for your TV since the N64, so what can a long rest and a new platform, the Nintendo Wii, bring to the mix? We grabbed some hands on time at this year's E3 to find out whether this is one to have on your...

  • Rage - quick play preview
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    Rage - quick play preview

    By 21 June 2010

    First announced in 2007, Rage from id, has been a long time coming, and hopefully will soon be with us. So can the creators of Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein get it right yet another time around? We got hands on behind the closed doors of E3 to find out....

  • Driver San Francisco - quick play preview
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    Driver San Francisco - quick play preview

    By 21 June 2010

    Over a decade in the making, the latest iteration of Driver sees it head over to San Francisco for some driving action, but can a "shift" in gameplay refresh the franchise? We went hands on at this year's E3 games convention in Los Angeles to find out....

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - quick play preview
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    Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - quick play preview

    By 21 June 2010

    Is it more a case of Assassin's Creed 2.5 than a true sequel? Will this stand-alone episode continue the storyline of the first two outings? Is Ezio still the main protagonist? So many questions, and we have some of the answers. We haven't played all...

  • First Look: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit review
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    First Look: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit review

    By 21 June 2010

    We don't think many would contest that, after the brilliant Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the classic racing series lost its way. Need for Speed: Carbon? Mediocre. ProStreet? A bad experiment. Undercover? Don't even ask. Sure, last year's Shift was actually...

  • Tron glowing controllers to make you feel you're in the film
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    Tron glowing controllers to make you feel you're in the film

    By 20 June 2010

    With Tron the video game due out later this year - the same time Tron Legacy hits cinemas - you just know that the world will be going a bit Tron mad. And marketers will be trying their very best to get fans of the movies to buy into anything that glows...

  • Crysis 2 - E3 quick play preview
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    Crysis 2 - E3 quick play preview

    By 18 June 2010

    Crysis had a massive following on the PC, so can a follow up sequel - which comes to the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles for the first time - continue to carry the torch? EA certainly hopes so, ensuring that it was shown in 3D at its E3 press conference and...

  • E3: 27 real life gaming characters strut their stuff
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    E3: 27 real life gaming characters strut their stuff

    By 18 June 2010

    Whether it's Pac-man or Harry Potter, games are all about the characters. 10 years ago that would have meant just a handful of recognisable faces like Sonic and Mario, but today with the storyline more important than ever, the video games characters of...