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ISSUE 15 •MAR/APR • 2010 • SOUTH AFRICA ONLY

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own dedicated 6-hour campaign. Players will take on the roles of American agent Archer, and Russian agent Kestrel (who works for Third Echelon’s Russian counterpart, Voron), in this prequel to the game. In this mode, players will be able to unlock and upgrade new weapons and gadgets, and perform manoeuvres designed specifically for two-player combat.

ontinuing on from the PSP-exclusive Splinter Cell: Essentials, Conviction sees protagonist Sam Fisher up against an enemy he’s never had to deal with before: Third Echelon itself. In his search for answers behind the death of his daughter, Fisher finds himself caught up in the middle of all sorts of devious plots and conspiracies. A few new gameplay mechanics make their way to Conviction, the most notable of which is the all-new co-op mode that takes place through its

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Prison Break: The Conspiracy Release Date: March ‘10 Publisher: Deep Silver Release: March ‘10 Publisher: Ubisoft

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have access to a number of new features, including an economic system that allows the purchase of new weapons, clothing, dyes, healing kits and other useful items. Many of the problems that players had with the first title have been rectified to create a fantastic experience that’s filled with plenty of new and interesting things to do.

fter suffering a delay last year, the PC version of Assassin’s Creed 2 is finally preparing itself for release. The game follows the flashbacks to the life of scoundrel, trouble-maker and heart-breaker Ezio Auditore da Firenze in 15th Century Renaissance Italy, once again through the eyes of Desmod Miles. Players will

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ox’s popular TV series Prison Break may be old news by now, but that hasn’t stopped Zootfly from pushing through financial difficulties to bring you the tie-in videogame. Conspiracy follows Company (as in, The Company) agent Tom Paxton as he attempts to get to the bottom of new fish Michael Scofield’s

Genre: Action Platforms: PC | Xbox 360 | PS3 sudden and convenient presence at Fox River State Penitentiary. It’ll be up to you to keep an eye on the tattooed genius without stepping on too many toes. Conspiracy follows season one of the show, and will see you interacting with many familiar characters and experiencing key events from his own perspective.

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place between 1939 and 1943 and will, for the first time in the series, allow you to live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person perspective (you’ll be able to walk through your submarine in first-person view). This will let you experience the tension and fear as felt by the crew firsthand and understand what it really felt like being inside a submarine during World War II.

ans of submarine simulators have probably already spent many hours prowling the ocean depths of the Silent Hunter series. This new title will put players in control of a German Type VII U-boat and pit them against Allied Forces in a number of renowned historic battles across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The campaign will take

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rash racer Blur looks set to finally recover from a few false starts that kept it off the 2009 shopping lists. If you enjoy titles like Burnout and Wipeout, this is the perfect combination of the two that brings power-ups and vehicular combat to high-speed

Genre: Racing Platforms: PC | Xbox 360 | PS3 arcade-style racing, all from the developers who brought you Project Gotham Racing. It also boasts some impressive multiplayer features, including tournament modes and four-play split-screen. This is one title not to be missed by arcade racing fans.

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Swordsman. As The Swordsman, players must avenge their fallen clan members by fighting their way to the leader of the Jackals, a character known as Payne. As with the first game, Red Steel 2’s action is seen from a first-person perspective and will see players alternating between sword swinging and gun slinging in order to take down their enemies. The swordplay will benefit from

he main character in Red Steel 2, a mysterious figure known only as “The Swordsman”, was once a member of a clan known as “The Protectors” – up until the point that a clan known as “The Jackals” decided that they were tired of sharing the game’s world with the Protectors and started killing them off until only one remained: The

the use of the Wii MotionPlus attachment, which will supposedly allow for 1:1 recognition of your wild swings of the Wii remote. You’ll be able to deflect enemy bullets using your sword and the control system will be customisable so you can tailor it to match your tastes. As you progress through the game’s story, new weapons and new abilities will be made available to you.

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teenager named Hiccup. His tribe has made fighting dragons a part of their everyday lives, but Hiccup’s mannerisms do nothing

ased on the upcoming animated film of the same name (which is in turn based on a book), this title is a bit of a mystery at the moment. Set in a mythical world populated by Vikings and dragons, the tale follows the exploits of a Viking

but annoy the other members of the tribe – including his father, the chief of the tribe. After signing up for some Dragon Training, Hiccup sees an opportunity to prove his worth to his tribe. When he befriends an injured dragon, however, Hiccup attempts to convince his tribe that they don’t need to be dragon slayers.

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Clash of the Titans Release Date: March ‘10 Publisher: Namco Bandai

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over control of Earth. Over 100 different mythological foes await the would-be hero, as well as 80 customisable weapons and skills including melee, ranged and combo attacks. The game will also feature a two-player co-op mode in the main campaign, so you can take on the hordes on the underworld with a friend.

ased on the upcoming film of the same name, Clash of the Titans will see the player go up against a wide variety of mythological monsters in the ultimate battle between good and evil. Taking on the role of Perseus, players will lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades in an attempt to stop him from taking

Release Date: April ‘10 Publisher: Rockstar Games

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as Rockstar’s typical open-world sandbox treatment. Marston will have a variety of classic cowboy weapons at his disposal, including rifles, repeater pistols, throwing knives and even a Gatling gun or two. The game will also feature over 40 different types of animals that can be hunted, seasonal weather changes and the ability to ride trains.

eginning in 1908, during the final years of the Wild West, Red Dead Redemption sees you play as former gangster and outlaw, John Marston, as he attempts to bring former partner Bill Williamson to justice. The game will feature many of Rockstar’s recent innovations found in GTA IV, including NaturalMotion’s powerful Euphoria animation engine, as well

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once again see Slate and Shadow dishing out their own special brand of justice. A combination of ranged combat (including a cover system), melee brawling (with combo attacks, counter-attacks and disarm manoeuvres) and a few special abilities (like taking human shields) unleash Jack’s full potential in this title.

he Dead to Rights series’ first foray onto current-gen consoles will once again cast players as vice cop Jack Slate. Together with his dog companion Shadow, Slate fights to expose the seedy underworld figures of the once boom town, now slum-ridden Grant City. Dropping the old storyline in favour of a shiny new one, this new title will

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ontinuing the success of the series, Settlers 7 will give players all-new ways to conquer their enemies, with new victory conditions and a choice between three main points of focus: military, science or trade. There’s also a revised multiplayer mode including co-op team play modes, as well as a completely rebuilt graphics engine that will offer never-before-seen levels of detail in a Settlers title. On top of all of that, Ubisoft has been working hard to deliver 12 unique AI opponents to truly prepare you for battles against human foes.

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renowned tracks for you to rock out to, as well as 19 tracks from guest artists. Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen will all be available as playable characters when you choose to rock out to Van Halen’s hits.

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Release Date: March ‘10 Publisher: Activision he third of the band-specific titles in the ludicrously popular Guitar Hero series of games focuses on the work of the legendary band, Van Halen. As with the previous bandspecific games, this title will feature 25 of Van Halen’s most

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t’s been a long time coming (development of the game allegedly began way back in 2003, but it was only announced in 2007), but the first chapter of StarCraft II (the game was split into three instalments during development, with Wings of Liberty obviously being the first, while Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void will follow on at a later stage. Think of the latter two as expansion packs) promises to bring the StarCraft action that we know and love, and wrap it up in some fancy new packaging. Set four years after the events that transpired in StarCraft: Brood War, the game’s single-player campaign will follow Jim Raynor as he leads an insurgent group against the Terran Dominion. Expect to see many familiar faces in this sequel, together with a few unfamiliar folks (and locations). The multiplayer will offer up the same fast-paced competitive play (and team play, if you’re so inclined) that gamers loved in its predecessor’s multiplayer component, with the Terrans, Zerg and Protoss battling for online supremacy. Rest assured that, while the single player will only deal with the Terrans, the game will ship with access to all three races for the multiplayer.

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Release Date: March ‘10 Publisher: Electronic Arts

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controlled UAV helicopter, among others. Despite boasting a 10-hour single player campaign, it’s the multiplayer side of things that will really help hold the public’s attention. Gold Rush Mode makes a return, simply dubbed Rush Mode, but is added to with the option for a quick 4v4 Squad Rush mode, if you can’t rope in enough friends. Players will be able to rank up a persistent online character to unlock new weapons, upgrades, attachments and equipment, and those who order the collector’s edition will nab six additional unlocks right from the start.

ad Company is finally making its way to the PC platform, and EA is set to take on the current reigning champs in the multiplayer segment. The game is a direct sequel to the first, consoleonly title, and throws in many technological advances including the impressive “Destruction 2.0” engine for far greater destruction of the game world. The game will also include a number of new vehicles, such as the UH-60 Black Hawk, an extremely nippy (although no-doubt not standard military issue) quad bike, a two-man patrol boat, personal watercraft and even a remote-

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harvesting. Instead, players will take control of a single, mobile production facility called a Crawler, which can provide support in the middle of a battle (or sometimes even front-line power). Harvesting has been moved to a fixed-in-place model similar to that of Red Alert 3, and the entire game system has been changed to encourage mobile strategies, although there will still support for a few defensive and support structures. The Scrin will make a return, as will C&C2’s Forgotten, although both races will be non-playable, leaving the GDI and NOD as the only playable factions.

trap yourself in: C&C is about to change in a big way. This next title in the series once again focuses on the ever-raging war between the Global Defence Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod, but will force these two long-running rivals to put aside their differences. When the fourth Tiberium War is sparked by extremists from both factions, however, it’s soon made quite clear that peace between the two sides was doomed to fail from the beginning. C&C4 will feature a radically re-engineered gameplay system. Massive and complicated fixed bases are out, as is Tiberium

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he first expansion pack for the brilliant Dragon Age: Origins has been announced, and it’ll bring with it more of the wonderful RPG awesomeness that players love about the original title. Set in a new area of the game world known as Amaranthine, Awakening promises to engage players in an epic journey to unravel the secrets of the Darkspawn and uncover the devious plot of a new, dangerous foe known only as the “Architect”. The expansion will bring new enemies (like a Spectral

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Genre: Role-Playing Game Platforms: PC | Xbox 360 | PS3 Dragon and an Inferno Golem), an increased level cap, the ability to respec (respecialise) character abilities, new spells, new items and new specialisations. In addition, five new party members will be introduced in the expansion, letting you continue on from where you left off in the parent title, or begin your new journey with an all-new party. You’ll be able to import your character from the original title, or you can start over as a Warden from Orlais, with a whole new origin.

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Release Date: April ‘10 Publisher: Electronic Arts

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World Cup, EA Canada is slaving to get the game done as well. While the game will be built on the FIFA 10 Engine (and there’s nothing wrong with that) it will carry the feel of a World Cup event. This isn’t about local competitions and leagues… this is the real thing, with 199 national teams competing for the most valued prize in the sporting world. Starting from the regional qualifiers, right through to the tense last minutes of the final,

orld Cup fever isn’t only gripping South Africa… it seems our friends at EA have also been bitten by the bug. It’s not every FIFA World Cup Event that enjoys a special edition of EA Sports’ FIFA football game, but the 2010 World Cup will be getting one. With FIFA 10 having sold around 10 million units, it’s no surprise that this modified version is coming out. And so, while South Africans rush to prepare for the

the official title for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will allow players to share in the excitement on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP and mobile. The game is set to capture the feel of this multicultural event perfectly, including streamers falling from the heavens, fireworks exploding overhead and confetti lying on the pitch. A tweaked AI and faithful representations of the 10 official South African stadiums will add to the realism of an

already excellent engine. Players will be able to take their favourite nation from regional qualification right through to the final, possible rewriting history on their virtual journey to football glory. The special edition FIFA World CUP 2010 title will be available in April, giving players plenty of time to warm up for the real thing. We’re guessing that an actual vuvuzela will not be included (although we trust you’ll hear them in the game.)

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storyline (which, for those of you unfamiliar with the series, draws inspiration from Greek mythology). If the trailers and recent demo of the game are anything to go by, the title will have bigger, more dangerous enemies, tons of visual detail, an engrossing soundtrack and of course, the same GoW gameplay that we instantly fell in love with the moment we loaded up the first GoW title on the PS2. Here’s some of the stuff that you can expect to see in the game when it finally hits store shelves in March: Kratos will once again have access to a number of abilities and weapons that he acquired in the previous titles. His trademark Blades of Athena will of course be among these, together with

his is a big one. The fact that it received the award for “Most Anticipated Game of 2010” at the 2009 Spike TV Video Game Awards should be enough indication as to just how big this game is going to be. The third and final chapter in the current God of War storyline looks to be more epic, more violent and more bloodsoaked than either GoW title that preceded it. Bear in mind, however, that while this may be the end of the current storyline, that does not mean that this will be the last GoW title. For his debut on the PS3, angry anti-hero Kratos returns to continue his journey to destroy Olympus. Gods, monsters and men will perish in your wake as you slice, chop and bludgeon your way through the game’s

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his bow and a new weapon, the Cestus: a pair of gauntlets that augment Kratos’ strength and will allow him to smash stuff even more effectively. The wings of Icarus and the Golden Fleece, both of which Kratos got his hands on during his journey through GoW II, will make return appearances in this title. The demo of the game also sees Kratos using the head of the god Helios in similar fashion to the way he utilised the heads of Medusa and Euryale in previous titles. While the power of the heads of Medusa and Euryale revolved around stone, the power of Helios’ head revolves around light, and waving the head around (Kratos is a playful guy – even when he’s toying with something as brutally unsettling as a severed head) will reveal secrets,

uncover hidden passages, daze enemies and serve as a light source in the darkest of areas. The developers have promised that new weapons will be announced at a later stage, all of which will be more user-friendly than the weapons from previous titles. The game will feature attack combos from the previous titles, as well as a few new ones. The number of on-screen enemies at any given time has been increased to 50, a huge increase from the 15 of previous titles, meaning that battles will get even more intense. An Ultimate Trilogy Edition of the game has been announced, which comes packaged with a sculpted replica of Pandora’s Box, a God of War art book and exclusive digital content.

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Release Date: Feb ‘10 Publisher: Sony

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attempts to save the royal lass and inadvertently gets transformed into a legendary White Knight. Hey, weirder things have happened. As well as real-time combat, WKC will feature some snazzy multiplayer components including a usergenerated town that other players can visit to engage in quests, purchase items or just hang out.

rom the developers of Loco Roco, Echochrome and Patapon comes White Knight Chronicles, a JRPG that boasts close to one hundred hours of gameplay time. When the princess of Balandor’s coming-of-age celebration is violently interrupted by the evil corporation known as Wizard, a young boy named Leonard

Release Date: March ‘10 Publisher: Konami

Genre: Action Adventure Platforms: PS2 | PSP | Wii

This reimagining of the original title in the Silent Hill series retells the tale of Harry Mason’s search for his daughter Cheryl in the creepy town of Silent Hill. Using the Wii’s unique controllers (for the Wii version, at least), the developers are looking to tell the original, psychologically terrifying story in a new way that utilises

today’s technology to enhance the experience. The Wii remote is used as a cell phone, a torch and as a means to manipulate in-game items to solve puzzles. The game will constantly evaluate the way you play the game and use that data to alter monster encounters, character attitudes and other aspects of the gameplay.

Release Date: Feb ‘10 Publisher: Sony

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xperimental development studio Quantic Dream is set to continue where they left off with 2005’s Fahrenheit. Many of the gameplay mechanics will make a return, but this is a sequel in spirit only, and will feature an entirely

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Genre: Adventure Platforms: PS3 new cast of characters and events for you to become intertwined in. In Heavy Rain, players will take control of four seemingly ordinary individuals as they all play their role in the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murders of the

“Origami Killer.” Through a series of quick-time events, dialogues and good-old adventure-gaming, you’ll eventually get to the bottom of the mystery and experience a rollercoaster ride of emotions while you’re at it.

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Release Date: March ‘10 Publisher: THQ

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the choices the player makes during the campaign, the result of which may lead to complete conversion to chaos and the betrayal of the human race. Two new environment types, as well as new units for all the races, round off what looks to be an excellent extension to the Dawn of War franchise.

haos Rising takes place one year after the events of Dawn of War II, and showcases the corruption and power of the Chaos army. The Blood Raven heroes make a return, as well as Chaos Lord Eliphas from DoW1’s Dark Crusade. The game’s campaign will make use of a corruption system that will be affected by

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ollowing on from last year’s successful UFC 2009, Undisputed is the next in THQ’s line of mixed martial arts simulators, featuring fighters from the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the stars of the game. The new title will feature new fighters (like Kimbo Slice) and is looking to improve on the gameplay of the original in a

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of different ideals, and hideous mutants prowl the dark corridors in search of prey. Players will need to scavenge weapons, barter for supplies and equipment (using the most precious commodity – ammunition), and explore the dangerous depths of the underground if they intend to survive.

ake to the Russian underground in this post-apocalyptic action/ horror/survival shooter. Based on the novel of the same name, Metro 2033 sees players experience an entire underground world that was built up while the nuclear fallout settled on the world above. Massive gangs, called nations, have formed between people

Genre: Fighting Simulation Platforms: Xbox 360 | PS3 | PSP number of ways. It’s said to boast a more professional feel featuring inverted submissions, the ability to use the cage walls of the octagon ring to pressure the opponent and a more polished ground game that’ll allow for more advanced grappling. Southpaw stances, absent from the last game, will now be featured.

Release Date: March ‘10 Publisher: THQ

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Release Date: 21 May 2010 Publisher: Microsoft

Genre: Survival Action Platforms: Xbox 360

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weapon. The enemies, called Dark Forces, will be harmed by any form of light so it’s in the player’s best interests to set up light-emitting traps, activate generators, make use of flashlights and flares, and keep the enemy at bay however possible. Remedy is also going to include a day/night cycle in the game to create added suspense and drama. During the day, Wake can talk to other NPCs in the town and relax a little, but when night falls, all bets are off. The game will be highly story-focused while still attempting to give players plenty to explore.

hen bestselling thriller writer Alan Wake finds himself in a rut of writer’s block, his wife decides that he needs a change of scenery. Off they go to the delightful town of Bright Falls to help him recover his creative flow. Then one day, his wife vanishes without a trace, and Wake finds himself trapped in a nightmare world that is created from the very pages of his last book, which he has no memory of writing. This game will be the first episode in a series. In this dark and scary reality, light is Wake’s most powerful

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that will be instantly recognisable to fans of Mass Effect (and other RPGs), except that instead of spaceships and laser rifles, you’re now going to be dealing with secret agents and lots of spy stuff. Numerous firearms, hand to hand combat and a plethora of top-secret, spy-type gadgets will be in your bag of tricks. The game boasts a unique dialogue system, dubbed DSS

ookie CIA field agent Michael Thorton gets into a spot of bad luck when one of his missions goes awry and he is cut off from his contacts, betrayed by his superiors and hunted by the US government. His only choice is to operate undercover and unravel this conspiracy that he suddenly finds himself a part of. That’s the basic story behind Alpha Protocol, a game

(Dialogue Stance System), which requires that you choose your overall stance (like “professional” or “suave”) during dialogue rather than specific dialogue choices. Expect all the usual character customisation, advancement and stat increases that you’re used to seeing in RPGs, together with weapon (there will apparently be loads of weapons in the game) customisation.

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player engages with the world, with the big and small aspects of the place and characters. They’re a co-conspirator in the narrative. I hope it’s as exciting and challenging to play as it was to write. Iron Man 2 presented me with the challenge and opportunity to work with both SEGA and Marvel on creating something wholly unique - a story that exists at the cross-roads of the comic I write, the film universe which I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute to, and a wholly- immersive interactive experience like a game”

his isn’t just another movie tiein. The Iron Man 2 videogame will feature enemies not seen in the film, and the developers are working hand-in-hand with both the film producers and comic writer (Matt Fraction) to ensure that the game has a story that can stand on its own. Players will have a chance to feel the powers of Iron Man with new destructible environments, crazy enemies and innovative hand-tohand combat. According to Fraction: “A game presents an entirely new challenge, where the audience/consumer/

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ico Rodriguez is back! This time, the secret agent that can leap out of an aeroplane, hijack a helicopter on his parachute trip down to the ground, engage in a high-speed helicopter/car chase, then leap out of the helicopter and liberate a sports car without his feet ever touching the ground will be heading to the fictional island of Panau in Southeast Asia. His goal: to overthrow the evil dictator Baby Panay and settle the score with his former handler/ boss, Tom Sheldon. The game will feature new weapons (such as a rocket launcher that fires laserguided rockets), new vehicles

Genre: Action Adventure Platforms: PC | Xbox 360 | PS3 (like a Boeing 737) and crazy new stunts (we say again – you can hijack a helicopter in midair), all of which will be packaged together using the same open-world, sandbox gameplay structure that we experienced in the original. The vehicles in the game will have more diverse handling (a sports car won’t handle well on a dirt road, for example) and they (along with the weapons in the game) can be upgraded as you progress through the story.

Release Date: February ‘10 Publisher: SEGA

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walls and ceilings. The Predators are the stealthy, sneaky hunters with access to a bunch of hightech, high-powered weaponry and gadgets – they’re able to cloak, fire shoulder-mounted plasma launchers and collect trophies from more epic kills. The game will also feature multiplayer (both competitive and cooperative modes), so you can bite, hunt or be scared of your friends online. It’s going to be violent, scary (when playing as the marine, at least) and action packed by the looks of things, and that’s exactly what we’d expect from an AvP game.

ebellion Developments, the studio behind Aliens versus Predator for the PC back in 1999, are back in the driver’s seat for this new title in the franchise. As it was with the original title, players will be able to experience the game from the perspective of each of its three factions: marines, Aliens and Predators. The marine segments will play sort of like a first-person survivalhorror game, with you trying to fend off against the brutal assault of the other two races. The aliens are all-out killing machines, able to slash, bite and claw at enemies when they’re not running on

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Release Date: March ‘10 Publisher: Square Enix

Genre: Real-Time Strategy Platforms: PC | Xbox 360

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United Earth Federation, the Aeon Illuminate and the Cybran Nation) shattered by a single bullet. It takes place 25 years after the events of Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance. Experimental war machines, huge super units and large-scale battles will all make a return in the sequel.

upreme Commander’s epic scale, huge units, heated battles and innovations in the RTS genre made for plenty of good times for people who didn’t mind the slower pace of the game. The story of the sequel sees the fragile peace forged by the game universe’s three factions (the

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extra cost. New game modes will offer the player rewards for their driving style. The career mode will let you take part in the MotoGP world championship and manage your team of engineers, managers and press officers, all of whom have an impact on your career as a racer.

romising to be “the most comprehensive MotoGP game to date”, this latest MotoGP title will boast all the bikes, riders and tracks from the 2009 championship. You’ll also have the opportunity to update your game data with real-world content from the 2010 championship at no

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and play as the opposing side, as well as standalone scenarios that depict some of Napoleon’s most well-known historical exploits. Many weather and environmental effects will have real affects on the battle, including rain that jams up gunfire-based weapons, panicking horses and cannon balls that leave dents in the ground.

aking place over three singleplayer campaigns, Napoleon Total War will follow the exploits of the tiny general in his three greatest campaigns: the Italian, the Egyptian, and the Mastery of Europe. There’s also added support for drop-in/drop-out versus play, to allow anyone to enter your single player campaign

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he sequel to the 2007 Wii hit, Mario Galaxy 2 will include a few returning features from the original (such as the bee suit) but is reported to have 95% new content, including all-new galaxies. Mario will also be able to ride Yoshi, using the dinosaur’s tongue to swing from point to point and

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