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  • Dungeons & Dragons to return with online interactivity
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    Dungeons & Dragons to return with online interactivity

    By 20 May 2008

    Dungeons & Dragons has got to be one of the most iconic games in gaming history, with over 25 million players since it was first released as a board game in the 70s. Now, on 7 June, a new chapter will be launched in its video gaming vein, with the release...

  • Penny Arcade Adventures Episode One Available 21 May
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    Penny Arcade Adventures Episode One Available 21 May

    By 20 May 2008

    The first episode in the Penny Arcade Adventures is gearing up for its release on Xbox Live. Due for release on 21 May, Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will be the first episodic RPG-adventure game to grace the Xbox Live...

  • Final Fantasy Tactics for DS gets June release
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    Final Fantasy Tactics for DS gets June release

    By 19 May 2008

    Square Enix have announced a date for the new Final Fantasy game heading exclusively for the DS. Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift will be released across PAL territories on 27 June. The new game is set to turn your DS into a tactical battlefield,...

  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia details and screenshots released
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    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia details and screenshots released

    By 19 May 2008

    New details about the recently-announced Castlevania game for DS have been released. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is the third in the series for the DS, following on from the rather cheerily-named, Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin. This instalment...

  • Final Fantasy XI 2008 edition due out in May
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    Final Fantasy XI 2008 edition due out in May

    By 1 May 2008

    Square Enix have announced that the updated Final Fantasy XI 2008 edition will be available across Europe from May. Final Fantasy XI 2008 takes you into the world of Vana'diel during the aftermath of a big war, where your mission is to defend your people....

  • Etrian Odyssey to be launched across Europe in June
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    Etrian Odyssey to be launched across Europe in June

    By 30 April 2008

    It's taken long enough to make its way over here from Japan, but the wait is nearly up. If you're one for fantasy games, Etrian Odyssey sounds like it could be one for your to-buy list this summer. The new RPG game combines quest and combat with classic...

  • Final Fantasy IV all set for Nintendo DS
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    Final Fantasy IV all set for Nintendo DS

    By 28 April 2008

    Final Fantasy fans will be pleased to know that the game is set to make an impressive return this summer, exclusively to Nintendo DS. The new version features improved 3D graphics, fully-voiced dramatic cutscenes, an inspiring remixed score and additional...

  • New Lost Odyssey content on Xbox Live
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    New Lost Odyssey content on Xbox Live

    By 28 April 2008

    Microsoft have put new Lost Odyssey downloadable content onto Xbox Live. It's not quite the secret underground research facility content that Japanese gamers were treated to earlier this month, but for 200 points (about £1.70) you’ll get a triple bonus...

  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements – Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements – Xbox 360 review

    By 6 February 2008

    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, the PC original, was a brutally exciting, if a little repetitive, action title. Its major flaws were a combination of poor design choices (shallow character progression) and lack of play testing (some shocking bugs and...

  • Hellgate: London – PC review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Hellgate: London – PC review

    By 8 November 2007

    If you offered me the choice between that gorgeous Scottish city of Edinburgh, and the cockney filled, smog polluted hell-hole of London, you’d not be too shocked to spy me strapping on my kilt, affixing my sporran, and downing more alcohol in an evening...

  • Folklore – PS3 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Folklore – PS3 review

    By 23 October 2007

    Every PS3 owner out there realises that they’re still a little starved of real quality titles. Yes you have your Ghost Recon 2s, the glorious Colin McRae DiRTs, and the incredibly addictive Skate, but they are all titles that those dirty little Xbox...

  • Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions – PSP review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions – PSP review

    By 19 October 2007

    Spin-offs might be standard fare in the TV industry, but in the gaming realm they’re a little less common. Not that that is particularly a sorry state of affairs – who really wants the gaming equivalent of "Joey" after all? The Final Fantasy Tactics...

  • Two Worlds – Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 2 out of 5

    Two Worlds – Xbox 360 review

    By 20 September 2007

    I hate to use the term "rip-off" too cheaply, but have a glance at the screenshots for Two Worlds, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d slipped 2 years back in time and you were peeking at the initial screens of the incredible Elder Scrolls IV:...

  • Pokemon Pearl - Nintendo DS review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Pokemon Pearl - Nintendo DS review

    By 20 July 2007

    As the saying goes, you wait for a bus and then three turn up at once, and the same can be said for Pokemon on the DS. Having gone through a drought you've now got three titles to play; Ranger, Pearl and Diamond. So is Pearl worth your cash? We get playing...

  • Untold Legends Dark Kingdom - PS3 review
    Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Untold Legends Dark Kingdom - PS3 review

    By 8 June 2007

    Not every game on the PS3 is racing or another first person shooter, Untold Legends Dark Kingdom is a swashbuckling Elves, warriors and mages battle of good and evil by fantasy author Keith Baker, writer of several best-selling Dungeons and Dragons novels....

  • GAME refuses to sell Oblivion for PS3
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    GAME refuses to sell Oblivion for PS3

    By 30 April 2007

    Video game retailer GAME won't be stocking Ubisoft's latest PS3 title due to a spat between the two companies. According to our sistersite Gamesdog.co.uk retailer, GAME has said that it won’t be stocking The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the PS3 in...

  • Crackdown - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Crackdown - Xbox 360 review

    By 21 March 2007

    Publishers can be crafty devils. They’ll do anything to make us poor downtrodden reviewers try any old game. A classic trick is to bundle potentially rubbish titles with early versions of guaranteed best sellers, so when Crackdown arrived sellotaped...

  • Dungeon Siege Throne of Agony - PSP review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Dungeon Siege Throne of Agony - PSP review

    By 10 March 2007

    When I first encountered Dungeon Siege on the PC some seven years ago it took over my life for quiet some time. So can a PSP version with a new quest do the same? We took a closer look. For those not aware of the Dungeon Siege series, its RPG meets live...

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice For All - Nintendo DS review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice For All - Nintendo DS review

    By 1 February 2007

    Objection! Overruled! The plantiff will answer! And so on. Sorry, we’ve been watching too much Law and Order. Legal games may not be the top of your list, but last year’s DS hit, Phoenix Wright - Ace Attorney sold by the trolley load. While it was...

  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion to get Shivering Isles expansion pack
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    The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion to get Shivering Isles expansion pack

    By 18 January 2007

    Fans of The Elder Scrolls will be glad to hear that there's a new expansion pack on the horizon – Shivering Isles for the IV edition of the game. The official expansion pack for Oblivion will be released for the Xbox 360 this spring, with details of...

  • Final Fantasy XII - PS2 review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Final Fantasy XII - PS2 review

    By 18 January 2007

    Mention the name "Final Fantasy" to a gamer and the vast majority will go all misty eyed as they fondly remember the initial train journey that pre-empted Cloud’s quest through that PS1 classic Final Fantasy VII. We do urge you to back slowly away from...

  • Hellgate: London multiplayer to be fee-based
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    Hellgate: London multiplayer to be fee-based

    By 11 January 2007

    EA has announced that the online multiplayer aspect of its upcoming titles, Hellgate: London will be a subscription-based game. According to Bill Roper, the CEO of developer Flagship Studios, talking to Shacknews, the multiplayer game will be based on...

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance - Xbox 360 review

    By 21 November 2006

    Woo hoo, the whole Marvel gang are here for another action RPG by Raven Software. You know, they who shocked us all with a fantastic title by the name of X Men Legends a few years back. This time we’re not restricted to merely those mutant X men. There’s...

  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories - PSP review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories - PSP review

    By 14 November 2006

    In our ever so humble opinion, Vice City is still the best GTA bar none. The 80s soundtrack, the first sighting of 3D GTA bikes and glorious dialogue all adds up to a title that’ll go down in history as one of the best ever. With Rockstar’s money...

  • Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy for PS2 out in time for Christmas
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    Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy for PS2 out in time for Christmas

    By 9 November 2006

    Rockstar Games has announced that it will release its Grand Theft series in a Trilogy pack for the PS2 in time for Christmas. Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be released as Grand Theft Auto: The...