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    Dishonored quick play preview

    By 24 August 2011

    Even when you’re a veteran games journalist, made grumpy and cynical by endless clones and hyped-up mediocrities, some games are still a case of love at first sight. You couldn’t take your first look at Uncharted, Gears of War or Bioshock without...

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    First Look: Rage review

    By 23 August 2011

    Coming from a company often accused of recycling its unmatched heritage, Rage is a surprisingly ambitious game - arguably the most ambitious iD has produced since the glory days of Quake. From its open desert landscapes to its dingy, mutant-filled caverns,...

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    Inversion quick play preview

    By 22 August 2011

    Inversion is a game that doesn’t so much defy your expectations as - literally - turn them upside down. What looks like a straightforward third-person shooter in the Gears of War mould turns out to have a distinctive twist. Using advanced, alien technology...

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    Resistance 3 quick play preview

    By 19 August 2011

    Resistance is the perennial nearly man of the blockbuster sci-fi FPS crowd. The original suffered for being a disappointing PS3 launch title, and for looking and feeling rushed. The sequel was a vast improvement, but had its thunder stolen by the more...

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    The Darkness II quick play preview

    By 19 August 2011

    The Darkness is one of the most under-rated FPS games of this generation. Coming from StarBreeze, makers of the excellent Chronicles of Riddick games, the comic-book adaptation was a crazed mix of violent action, Mafia saga and dark fantasy, starring...

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