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May 2011


CONTENTS

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FEATURES

06 ONE FOR ALL

Announcing our new partnership with One for All, the global leader in wireless control technology

08 BLUEANT

Stay in control with the Logitech range of driving wheels and Harmony remote controls

12 STEELSERIES

For the ultimate console gaming headset Managing Editor Danielle Govier Design Alex Maskell Sophie Hammond Production Support John Dunn Matt Andrews Peter Cox Gaming Feature Kristan Reed Publisher Gem Creative

Printed in the UK by Cadmium Multimedia www.cadmiummultimedia.co.uk

To place an order please call 01279 822822 between 9am-6pm Monday to Friday, or visit www.gem.co.uk to buy online*. To open an account please visit www.gem.co.uk or call our new accounts team on 01279 822800.

22 ROCKSTAR

The lowdown on this month’s release L.A Noire

ALSO THIS MONTH 10 LOGITECH

A look at Logitech’s Unifying technology, eliminating the need for multiple wireless receivers

15 KASPERSKY

Keep your money and identity safe with Kaspersky Internet Security

17 SAGE

Taking a look at the new Instant Payroll Extra from Sage

19 VIPRE

High performance antivirus from VIPRE

*Trade account needed

REGULARS Gem Distribution Ltd St. George House, Parkway Harlow Business Park Harlow, Essex, CM19 5QF

Telephone numbers Office: +44 01279 822800 Sales: +44 01279 822822

05 WE WANT ONE

So Simple. So Advanced. So Personal. - the Xsight Touch remote control for One for All

24 GAMES FOCUS

Taking a look at the month’s up and coming game releases including Duke Nukem Forever and Dirt3

Facsimile numbers Office: +44 01279 416228 Sales: +44 01279 412604

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For more information and to take advantage of these great offers, contact your Gem account manager or go online at www.gem.co.uk/promotions

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Xsight Touch So simple

Believe it, this remote is so incredibly easy to set up that the user will not even need a manual. The touchscreen enables effortless fingertip control and allows the user to scroll through its sensational capabilities in the easiest possible way.

So advanced

Xsight controls up to 18 devices equipment from virtually every brand you can think of. With activity control the user can even operate more than one device with a single touch. And via EZ-RC Internet set-up they can fine-tune advanced settings and make this remote truly theirs.

So personal

The touchscreen is easily personalised to suit every user in your home. Imagine a personal channel list, enhanced with the familiar channel logos you recognise from TV. Your way of viewing! Features • Touchscreen and touchslide control` • Nomanual required for set-up • Activity control • Create your own profile and screens, including channel logo’s • Operates up to 18 devices • Including stylish charging cradle Webcode URC8603 SRP £99.99

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For more information on the Xsight Touch and other products in the One for All range contact your Gem account manager on 01279 822822 or go online at www.gem.co.uk

TEL 01279 822822 FAX 01279 412604 WEB WWW.GEM.CO.UK

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NEWTOUS

ONE FOR ALL

The Global Leader in Wireless Control Technology Gem are pleased to announce their recent partnership with One for All, a subsidiary of Universal Electronics Inc. Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. is the global leader in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment devices, digital media and home systems.

With a range of products to suit all needs, Universal Electronics develop a whole range of wireless control capabilities from basic 2-device infrared to Wi-Fi enabled media server access and control; and as the leader in universal audio-visual infrared control, users can be assured that these products are of the highest quality and standard.

Dedicated to turning technology into solutions to make it easy for users to connect, control and interact with entertainment, information and other emerging servers, Universal Electronics is also the owner of the largest patent portfolio in this product category, and has a global reach with products sold in over 30 countries on six continents.

For more information on One For All products available from Gem contact your Gem account manager on 01279 822822 or go online at www.gem.co.uk

Working with a number of well-known brands, Universal Electronics provide remote controls that are compatible with a wide range of products from brands including Sony, Philips, Bose, Panasonic and Sky.

Product range

Here we take a look at a selection of products from the extensive range; giving an insight into the broad range of products that One for All designs and develops.

Slim Line 2 Ideal for replacing any lost remote controls include Freeview remotes, the Slim Line 2 comes pre-programmed for easy-setup and a search method that enables the user to search through all codes in the remote’s memory for easy access. Webcode URC3920 SRP £9.99

Essence 4 Universal Remote Control home entertainment with simplicity thanks to the Essence 4. With Combi Control, users can control their TV and set-top-box as if they were one; and with OneForAll SimpleSet, users can setup their device in 3 easy steps. Key Magic, a special feature, also enables the programming of extra function on the remote, while Search Method allows the user to search through all codes in the remote’s memory. Webcode URC3741 SRP £17.99

XSIGHT Touch The Xsight Touch enables effortless fingertip control and allows the user to scroll through its sensational capabilities in the easiest possible way. Xsight Touch controls up to 18 devices covering equipment from all major brands. With activity control users can operate more than one device with a single touch and users can fine-tune advanced settings and the touch screen makes it easy to personalise this remote to display all favourite channel logos. Favourite channels can also be grouped together to create personal profiles. The Xsight Touch also comes with a stylish charging cradle, to ensure that the remote never runs out of battery. Firmware upgrades also allows the remote to be updated via USB, so new features can be added in the future. Webcode URC8603 SRP £99.99

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ONE FOR ALL

Aerials With a range of indoor and outdoor aerials, One For All have something to suit all needs. Designed for crystal clear signal reception, there are aerials to cater for up to a range of 50km, and even full HD. Easy to install these antennas feature innovative technology that enhances picture quality and perfectly clear sound. SRP’s range from £9.99 to £69.99

Universal Charging Solutions Offering a charging solution for home, travel or car, One For All have developed a range of products that ensures users with always have a reliable charger that comes with a range of adapters to suit all needs. SRP’s range from £16.99 to £49.99

Cleaning Solutions

Wall Mounts

With safe and non-toxic removal of dirt, dust and fingerprints from all screens, including fine quality LCD, Plasma and LED screens, and discs, the extensive range of cleaning products from One For All ensure scratch-free cleaning, CD/DVD cleaning and the ability to restore valuable discs.

Available in a range of sizes from 32” to 65”, the “SMART” and “EXCELLENCE” wall mounts offer all different types of movement combined with excellent features and benfits such as, lightweight aluminium construction, full cable management, safety lock and easy installation solutions, to offer the best possible solution and maximise the flat TV experience.

SRP’s range from £7.99 to £14.99

SRP’s range from £29.99 to £179.99

TEL 01279 822822 FAX 01279 412604 WEB WWW.GEM.CO.UK

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EMBRACE WHITE HOT SOUND.

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The BlueAnt Embrace enhances peoples’ mobile entertainment experience by offering the absolute best sound that is not artificially manipulated. The headphones provide a listening experience that is true-to-life and enables users to adjust EQ settings to match their personal preferences.

The BlueAnt Embrace also works with a multitude of devices including the latest mobile phones, tablets, MP3 Players, laptops/netbooks, handheld gaming devices and even walkmans.

Made for iPad, iPhone and iPod, the Embrace comes with a 36” cable with Apple Remote and Mic for speech device control, which enables users to make and receive calls and control their compatible device without taking it out of their pocket or bag. Supplied with multiple accessories including a 1/4” stereo audio with 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter, a protective leather case, and a computer multi-tip for use with headphone and microphone simultaneously, it also comes with a two-prong airplane plug, so users can expect the best user experience.

For more information contact your Gem account manager on 01279 822822 or go online at www.gem.co.uk


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BLUEANT

BEST SOUND With sealed-leather pads that keep noise out and ensures that all the audio detail and range are kept intact.

INVENTIVE AND SMART The ultimate in music enjoyment, Embrace features highly optimised and refined drivers keeping music sounding rich, pure and incredibly detailed. Boasting 40mm custom tuned high performance drivers to deliver the fullest range of absolute best sound that is sure to enhance the mobile entertainment communication experience.

PRECISION DESIGN Engineered with comfort in mind the BlueAnt Embrace has the best fit and longwearing style, including conforming ear pads and headbands that have been made from the most luxurious materials; ensuring the best mobile entertainment experience. FEATURES: • Minimum compression and distortion • Metal and sealed-leather construction • Maximum comfort for extended listening • 36” cable with Apple Remote and Mic for speech device control • Audio cable with gold-plated 3.5mm plug • ¼” Stereo audio with 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter • Easily switch between the standard and stereo audio cable • Fold flat design for convenient storage • Protective leather storage case The perfect companion for iPad, iPhone and iPod – True to life audio lets you decide how your content sounds

TEL 01279 822822 FAX 01279 412604 WEB WWW.GEM.CO.UK

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Plug it. Forget it. Add to it. Logitech Unifying receiver ®

Logitech Notebook kit Mk605 The Logitech Notebook Kit MK605 is a complete solution that lets the user pick from the accessories included to suit what they are doing and where they are doing it.

The ideal wireless accessories for your notebook Logitech’s Unifying Receiver, included in all Unifying enabled peripherals, eliminates the need for multiple wireless receivers for keyboards and mice; the single tiny USb receiver provides wireless control of up to six devices. This new, convenient and clutter-free way for notebook users to connect wireless keyboards and mice to their computers is so small that it can even stay in the laptop when users are moving around, a single Logitech Unifying Receiver can be paired with up to six compatible Logitech mice and keyboard – freeing up valuable USB ports and enabling users to mix, match and add to their existing setup, no matter where they are. Setting up the Unifying receiver and Logitech peripherals is fast and easy – just plug in the receiver and the mouse or keyboard is recognised in seconds.

A Unifying receiver is perfect for everyone who: • Uses more than one wireless device (or wants to) • Values their USB ports • Moves around with their notebook – leaving the receiver plugged in • Works in multiple locations – users can leave their favourite devices where they use them most With plenty of compatible products, users have everything they need to create the perfect combo; The Future takes a look at a selection of products available in the range, that will ensure that everything needed it fast, reliable and close at hand.

For more information on Unifying technology and compatible products contact your gem account manager on 01279 822822 or go online at www.gem.co.uk/logitech

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The Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX works wherever the user does, thanks to Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking that offers users precise cursor control on virtually any surface, even glass tables where optical and standard laser mice fail. While the compact size enables the user to take it anywhere and be sure that they will get things done more comfortably with its sculpted design, and hyper-fast scrolling. Webcode 910-000873

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Logitech

Logitech WireLess nuMber Pad n305 The Logitech Wireless Number Pad N305 gives the user reliable, convenient number entry for notebooks, with up to three years of battery life, users will be ready to crunch numbers whenever and wherever. With its wireless connection and sturdy design, the Wireless Number Pad N305 allows users to work confidently and quickly with advanced wireless connectivity. Webcode 920-002338 SRP £24.99

Logitech WireLess tracKbaLL M570 Offering users a different kind of comfort, the Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 lets users work – and play – wherever they want thanks to precise cursor control and an adjustable laser sensor that gives users a wider range of cursor speeds and the perfect amount of control. The 18-month battery life also ensures that users can work for longer without worrying about changing the batteries. Webcode 910-001882 SRP £59.99

The accessories included are the Logitech Wireless Mouse M505, Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340 and the Logitech Notebook Riser N110. Webcode 939-000223

SRP £69.99

Logitech WireLess Mouse M325 Enjoy precision, comfort and control with the Logitech Wireless Mouse M325. Combining Logitech’s best-selling design with new micro-precise technology, the Wireless Mouse M325 is specifically designed to improve users online navigation experience. No matter how much time the user spends on the computer, the wireless mouse M325 keeps their hand happy thanks to its feel-good shape and textured rubber grips. Webcode 910-002142

SRP £29.99

Logitech WireLess Keyboard K350 Logitech anyWhere Mouse MX

Designed specifically for comfort, the Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 has a distinctive wave design with constant curve layout that guides the users hands into just the right position and conforms naturally to their fingers, allowing the user to type with ease and confidence. With a three-year battery life, users won’t have to worry about replacing the batteries; and an indicator light enables the user to keep an eye on the level of charge. Webcode 920-002012

SRP £49.99

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STEELSERIES

For the ultimate console

GAMING HEADSET

SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB Wireless Xbox 360 Headset

SteelSeries Siberia v2 PS3 Headset

SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB Headset is the wireless headset designed for Xbox 360 gamers. The SteelSeries Spectrum 7XB combines advanced wireless technology with SteelSeries ExactSND and LiveMix features, interchangeable earcups, and innovative audio options with SteelSeries’ award-winning, signature features like the retractable, unidirectional mic, four-piece breakdown and 50mm drivers.

The SteelSeries Siberia v2 for PS3 is a wired multi platform console and PC headset, based on the award winning design continuing on from the Siberia line of headsets, combined with the LiveMix technology from the Spectrum line. On Playstation, the headset is connected through USB for chat audio, and analog for game audio. PC connectivity is through USB or analog connection.

The headsets wireless transmitter, no larger than a deck of playing cards, utilises a 2.4 GHz proprietary radio interface which powers the wireless functionality of the headset. The transmitter connects directly into the Xbox 360 console and is equipped with connections for USB, 3.5mm and RCA jacks allowing the user to choose their preferred connection.

Offering extreme comfort during long sessions, the Siberia v2 headset features a lightweight headband suspension with closed type leather padded headphones for passive noise reduction.

The Spectrum 7XB will operate up to 32 feet away from the Xbox 360 transmitter and features a smart LED to notify when the headset is connected.

While integrated volume and microphone control located on the headset cord, and an “invisible”, retractable, uni-directional microphone, ensures that users have everything within easy reach, so they never have to be distracted from the task or battle in hand.

Features • Interchangeable hear-through cloth and noise-dampening leather earcups • Easily dismantles into 3 separate parts • Retractable unidirectional microphone • Independent game and voice volume controls • Optimised and adjustable soundscape for high, low and mid-tones • Sound and voice compatible with Xbox LIVE

Features • Interchangeable hear-through cloth and noise-dampening leather earcups • Easily dismantles into 3 separate parts • Retractable unidirectional microphone • Independent game and voice volume controls • Optimised and adjustable soundscape for high, low and mid-tones • Sound and voice compatible with Xbox LIVE chat settings

WEBCODE 61262 SRP £169.99

WEBCODE 61266 SRP £109.99

For more information on SteelSeries contact your Gem account manager on 01279 822822 or go online at www.gem.co.uk TEL 01279 822822 FAX 01279 412604 WEB WWW.GEM.CO.UK

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Offer available until 13th May 2011 Terms and conditions apply Independent offer only In order to qualify for these great savings please quote the following promo reference code: ABC123 to your Gem account manager. Savings available online without quoting reference code.

For more information on this offer and to buy today, contact your Gem account manager 01279 822822 or go online at www.gem.co.uk/promotions

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KASPERSKY

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Built with the user in mind We know the main concerns of our mass market consumers • Security should just work and protect me when I do my online banking or shopping • Don’t slow my PC down! • Fix all problems even if they were on PC to start with • Easy to use • Don’t bother me with stupid questions • Support should help me if I have problems

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 3 USER Webcode - SRP £49.99 KL1837UXCFS (DVD) KL1837UBCFS (Retail Box)

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SAGE

New

Sage Instant Payroll Extra Sage Instant Payroll Extra is a simple and cost effective annual payroll solution. It’s designed for small businesses employing 1 to 10 employees who want control over how and when they pay their employees. Sage Instant Payroll Extra gives customers the peace of mind that their payroll software is constantly up to date and that they’re compliant with the latest legislation. It also means that users have added reassurance of a complete package of support and advice on hand for their business, whenever they need it. Sage Instant Payroll software requires no in-house payroll expertise and it enables users to process employee payroll quickly and accurately. It is accredited by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) so it meets the latest legislation requirements. With Sage Instant Payroll users can: • • • • • •

Manage payroll for up to 10 employees in any given financial year Automatically calculate National Insurance and statutory payments Manage holiday schemes and employee records Pay by cash, cheque, BACS or e-Banking Step-by-step guides to help manage Payroll Year End Submit in-year and year-end forms online to HM Revenue & Customs

What does Sage Instant Payroll Extra include? Legislative compliant software Payroll Year End Pack containing everything customers need, including a new CD with all the legislation changes. Users also have access to a dedicated Payroll Year End website which can help guide them through their payroll management. Telephone support Sage’s team of over 350 UK based experts are ready to guide customers through tasks or help them explore the software’s possibilities. Email support Email support enables users to email their questions at a time that suits them.

Ask Sage If customers are asking: “How do I...?” they can check out jargon-free answers to questions about Sage software. HR Advice Standard Sage’s online HR advice service helps customers make sense of employment law and how it relates to their business. Monthly emails and alerts will also keep them up-to-date with legislation changes. Webinars Log in to view demonstrations of Sage software by a technician covering a range of topics chosen by customers. Regular updates Includes Sage's customer magazine plus emails and online daily news round-ups to keep users up-to-date. Sage is focused on providing relevant solutions that make it easier for customers to manage their business processes. As a result their range of software and services is continually evolving as they constantly innovate. There will soon be even more services available in Sage Instant Payroll Extra, such as Priority telephone support and Call back. Customers who buy Sage Instant Payroll Extra will automatically benefit from any new additional services that are introduced during the life of their annual licence plan.

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Remote support Technicians can either talk users through what needs to be done or, with their permission, can access their PC remotely to help answer any queries quickly and easily.

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INCLUDES.. 5 x VIPRE Unlimited Home User License 5 x VIPRE Lifetime Service Counter Top Display Unit Shelf Wobblers Posters

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STARTER PACK PROMOTION Offer available from 2nd May - 29th May 2011 Independent offer only. Terms and conditions apply. Maximum of 2 orders per retailer. For more information and to take advantage of the Vipre Starter Pack Promotion contact your Gem account manager on 01279 822822, or go online at www.gem.co.uk


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VIPRE

VIPRE

High Performance Antivirus Developed with the user in mind, VIPRE Antivirus is a high-performance antivirus software that doesn’t slow down the users’ PC like older, traditional security products. Using nextgeneration technology, VIPRE protects the computer from all types of malware threats including viruses, adware, spyware, worms, rootkits, and more. Ranked one of the top performing antivirus products in the world for malware detection, VIPRE detects, removes and blocks all types of PC threats.

FEAtURES: High performance threat protection with low impact on system resources Users told us that their biggest frustration with antivirus programs is bloat and high resource usage. VIPRE Antivirus has been completely written from scratch to run seamlessly without impairing system performance. Users report amazing results after replacing their existing antivirus with VIPRE – it’s like they have a new system. All-new technology delivers a powerful antivirus and antispyware engine At VIPRE’s core is an antivirus and antispyware engine that merges the detection of all types of malware into a single efficient and powerful system. The new technology was developed exclusively by GFI, without building on older generation antivirus engines. VIPRE uses next-generation technologies making it the future of antivirus programs.

Advanced anti-rootkit technology VIPRE’s all-new anti-rootkit technology finds and disables malicious hidden processes, threats, modules, services, files, Alternative Data Streams (ADS), or registry keys on a user’s system.

1 USER VERSIon also now available

Removing rootkits is supplemented by VIPRE’s FirstScan which runs at the system’s boot time. FirstScan bypasses the Windows operating system, to directly scan certain locations of the hard drive for malware, removing infections where found. Real-time monitoring with Active Protection VIPRE’s Active Protection delivers real time monitoring and protection against known and unknown malware threats. Active Protection works inside the Windows kernel (the core of the operating system), watching for malware and stopping it before it has a chance to execute on a user’s system. Full protection against email-borne threats VIPRE Antivirus includes comprehensive protection against email, viruses, with direct support for Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Mail; and support for any email programme that uses POP3 and SMTP (Thunderbird, IncrediMail, Eudora, etc.). Unlimited Home User License Webcode P412IEXUS00 SRP £49.95 Lifetime Service Webcode P412IEXYS10 SRP £59.95

VIPRE Antivirus Single User 1yr (DVD) Webcode P411IEX1S00 SRP £19.95 VIPRE Premium Single User 1yr Webcode P412IEX1S00 SRP £29.95 Get VIPRE today and give your customers the peace of mind that comes from using the world’s most-loved Antivirus product – Contact your Gem account manager today on 01279 822822 or go online at www.gem.co.uk

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roxio Video Lab HD

Easy, powerful video editing and DVD creation software – Now with 3D Video Lab HD has all the tools needed to produce high-quality movies to view and share anywhere. Complete with a 32-track video editor for full directorial control, plus amazing video effects and transitions, it will deliver movies with the professional touch. Features: · Advanced video editing in both 2D and 3D format · Enhance videos with stylish effects and transitions · Create Hollywood-style DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and output to other video formats · 2D to 3D conversion, with support for standard and 3D TV's (3D glasses included) · Capture streaming web videos direct from the Internet & convert to other formats · Share 2D and 3D videos on Facebook, YouTube and more · Small and portable, easy to set up For more information contact your Gem account manager on 01279 822822 or visit www.gem.co.uk (c) Copyright 2011 Rovi Corporation Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Roxio Logo is trademark of Rovi Corporation Inc. All other logos are the property of their respective owners.


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L.A NOIRE

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fter more than eight years in the making, Rockstar's next summer blockbuster hits the streets on May 20th - and it's been well worth the wait. Billed as "an intense blend of action and real detective work," L.A. Noire will defy standard genre conventions to create a totally unique and captivating action-thriller videogame. PUBLISHER Rockstar FORMAT Xbox 360 / PS3 RELEASE DATE 20th May 2011

REASONS TO STOCK • The latest Rockstar action-adventure classic. • Eight years in the making. • Groundbreaking MotionScan technology. • Triple A marketing push. • Unique detective gameplay.

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Set amid the post-World War II boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, LAPD detective Cole Phelps finds himself thrown headfirst into a city "drowning in its own success." With rampant corruption and the drug trade exploding, the city's murder rates have hit record levels. As Phelps tries to climb the career ladder and battle the city's crippling crime problems, he must seek out the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders. Along the way, he will come face-to-face with the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that "could shake the city to its rotten core." Rockstars latest new IP looks certain to be its most mature and ambitious title yet, and will deliver gamers an action-packed detective drama, filled with gripping, hard-hitting and truly cinematic storytelling. L.A. Noire is groundbreaking both in terms of technology and gameplay, and is a seamless blend of crime-solving, clue-finding, car chases and shoot-outs with Team Bondi's revolutionary interrogation-based gameplay. Visually, the game is far and away one of the most impressive games ever made, with a level of atmospheric conviction that redefines what we mean by 'cinematic'.

Quite simply, it raises the bar in spectacular fashion. For the first time ever, the facial detail of the game's characters is so convincing that players will be able to actually 'read' the emotions of characters to tell whether they're lying or not. This industry-leading 'MotionScan' technology transfers every tiny nuance of an actor's performance into the game. Every subtle facial expression down to the last detail is replicated, and it's no exaggeration to say that it is a true revolution, and delivers easily the most convincing acting performances ever seen in a videogame. With this groundbreaking new animation technology providing such a solid platform for drama, the game can convincingly blend the intense action of car chases and shootouts with clue-finding and authentic detective work to deliver what Rockstar says is "an unprecedented interactive experience." But L.A. Noire isn't simply a show pony for cunning new technology; the acting performances themselves are the kind of top-tier drama we're used to in big budget TV shows and the cinema. To underline the point, Rockstar has hired some of the best names in the business, including Aaron Stanton, who plays Ken Cosgrove in Mad Men, and the game features the kind of cast that has long been a hallmark of Rockstar's successes down the last decade. In a city where everyone has something to hide, L.A. Noire is a dark and violent action-adventure experience quite unlike anything ever attempted. Delivered with Rockstar’s signature attention to atmosphere and detail, this has future classic written all over it. Demand is expected to be huge - contact your Gem account manager now about this superb title.


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Quite honestly, we can't write enough superlatives to describe how fresh and invigorating it is to play TotalVideoGames

I'm hugely excited by what I've seen of L.A. Noire so far. There looks to be genuine innovation here, both in terms of design and in the supporting technology Videogamer

The mix of gameplay mechanics, branching investigations, and intriguing overarching narrative looks to be marrying up well with L.A. Noire's impressive technology Gamespot

We are genuinely thrilled to see how L.A. Noire turns out.. This is one detective story you’re probably not gonna want to miss PlanetXbox

Just like Red Dead made you feel like a cowboy, L.A Noire will make you feel like a detective CVG

L.A. Noire

Eight Years In the Making After the completion of Sony's PS2 exclusive The Getaway at the end of 2002, creative lead Brendan McNamara left London and returned to his native Australia to form new studio, Team Bondi, named after the iconic beach in Sydney. Work commenced on L.A. Noire in 2003, initially as a PS3 exclusive for Sony, and was formally announced in 2005 before switching publisher to Rockstar the following year. The game's first trailer in late 2006 gave rise to the hope that the game would be out not long after, but development on the game was to stretch out a further four years before Rockstar was ready to take the wraps off its next great opus. The reaction was one of general astonishment at the groundbreaking MotionScan facial technology, and Rockstar rightly hopes to repeat the stellar success of Red Dead Redemption by scoring another huge summer blockbuster.

Revolutionary MotionScan Technology MotionScan is the very latest in performance capture technology and uses 32 high-definition cameras in order to completely surround the actor and capture their performance in 3D at 30 frames-per-second. MotionScan provides a level of realism, detail, performance and emotion never seen before in a videogame, and brings the digital performances actors to life. "This marriage of gameplay and technology allows players for the first time ever to truly feel like a detective, reading the emotional behaviour of every character," says Rockstar.

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ail to the king, baby: the return of the greatest alien arse-kicker of all-time is almost upon us!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF

DUKE NUKEM FOREVER

Easily one of the most anticipated games of all time, Duke Nukem Forever promises to be an explosive, action-packed first person shooter with its tongue wedged firmly in its cheek.

PUBLISHER 2K Games FORMAT Xbox 360, PS3, PC RELEASE DATE 10th June 2011

Following on from the chaotic alienzapping, babe-saving fun of the 1996 classic, Duke Nukem 3D, Gearbox picks up from where 3D Realms' all-time classic left off. In short, it's exactly the kind of irreverent and deliciously non-PC first person shooter that fans have been waiting for all this time.

Armed with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons and gadgets, gamers can expect a riotous non-stop feast of action, with unprecedented levels of interactivity. Putting the F-U into fun, players can "obliterate enemies in style while giving them the Duke Nukem one finger salute." Yep, it's the usual badass assortment of shotguns, RPGs, pipe bombs and shrink rays. It wouldn't be a Duke Nukem game without them. As well as the promise of kicking arse and taking names, interactivity is king in Duke Nukem Forever: players will get to shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards and take a leak. He won't, however, pick the poop out of the toilet...

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APRIL 1997

SUMMER 1998

DUkE NUkEm 3D RElEASED ON PC tO RAPtUROUS APPlAUSE.

DUkE NUkEm FOREvER ANNOUNCED, wItH A PROPOSED RElEASE DAtE OF 'mID 1998'.

FIRSt E3 tRAIlER REvEAlED. GAmE SwItCHES FROm QUAkE II ENGINE tO EPIC'S tECHNICAllY SUPERIOR UNREAl ENGINE.

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SEPT 2004

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NEw E3 tRAIlER wOwS AttENDEES, AND lOOkS YEARS AHEAD OF ItS tImE, bUt HOPES OF A RElEASE ARE DASHED AGAIN.

RUmOURS tHAt tHE DOOm 3 ENGINE wAS NOw bEING USED DENIED bY 3D REAlmS.

3D REAlmS' GEORGE bROUSSARD SAYS DNF wAS NEARING COmPlEtION. tAkE 2 OFFERS $500k bONUS IF tHE GAmE GEtS RElEASED bEFORE tHE END OF 2006.

DEC 2007

MAY 2009

JUNE 2009

FIRSt GAmEPlAY tRAIlER IN mORE tHAN SIx YEARS RElEASED.

FUNDING ON tHE PROjECt DRIES UP AND DEvElOPmENt FORmAllY SUSPENDED.

NINE Ex-3D REAlmS EmPlOYEES FORm tRIPtYCH GAmES AND tEAm UP wItH GEARbOx SOFtwARE tO FINISH tHE GAmE AND PORt It tO CONSOlES.

Set to deliver Duke's classic brand of "babe-lovin’, cigar-smoking, beerchugging and arse-kicking action," the Rayban-wearing hero flexes his considerable muscles once again to save the world in the only way he knows how. Once again, the aliens are up to their old tricks: trying to invade the world and steal our chicks and babes. And, as ever, only one man can put the pig cops and enormous alien bosses back in their place, and he's come prepared.

REASONS TO STOCK • Huge anticipation for the return of a legend. • Massive brand awareness. • Long-awaited sequel to an all-time classic. • Triple A marketing push. • Biggest shooter release of the summer.

JUNE 1996

As one of the biggest and most recognisable brands in the interactive entertainment industry, Duke Nukem Forever is set to be one of this summer's biggest titles. It's big, it's brash, it's the most notoriously un-politically correct game around, and it knows it! Get in touch with your Gem account manager today and don't miss out on this momentous release. To see how this fantastic sequel is looking, visit www.gem.co.uk/2kgames to view the latest gameplay trailer.

SEPT 2010

JAN 2011

GAmE OFFICIAllY RE-ANNOUNCED At PENNY ARCADE ExPO AND SHOwN OFF IN PUblIClY PlAYAblE FORm FOR tHE FIRSt tImE IN ItS 14 YEAR HIStORY.

SHIP DAtE CONFIRmED! DUkE NUkEm FOREvER IS DONE!


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PRESSBUZZ Duke Nukem Forever was always going to be about saving women, booting alien heads between goal posts and all sorts of crude-yet-effective toilet humour – and on that front Gearbox looks set to deliver in spades BIT GAMER

The fact we’re finally getting it after all these years is a delightful treat PLANET XBOX 360

This is a game people are going to be talking about. Or shouting, perhaps. Hopefully with lots of delicious profanity thrown in for good measure VIDEOGAMER

When your morbid curiosity about this 13year-old game eventually dissipates, the chances are you will look back on the experience with amusement and a certain amount of affection EUROGAMER

It is a game that will already be nostalgic for itself on the very day it comes out THE ESCAPIST

It's anachronistic, for sure, but this strange blend of comic misogyny and superhero strength still has an appeal in a climate so very different to the one in which it was born IGN

Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition • Collectable Duke Nukem bust. • Numbered, limited-edition certificate of authenticity. • 100-page hardcover book: The History, Legacy & Legend: Duke Nukem Forever Art from the Vault. • Postcard series. • Radioactive emblem sticker. • Collectable comic book. • Foldable paper craft. • Poker chips. • Mini-card deck. • Radioactive emblem dice. LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE CONTACT GEM NOW!

EARLY DEMO ACCESS VIA BOARDERLANDS To get early access to the Duke Nukem Forever playable demo before its general release, 2K Games has created the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club. To gain access, players must either own Borderlands on Steam, or use the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club membership certificate included in the Borderlands Game of the Year edition.

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DIRT 3 PUBLISHER Codemasters FORMAT Xbox 360 / PS3 RELEASE DATE 24th May 2011 SRP £49.99 REASONS TO STOCK • Proven brand pedigree. • Most exciting racing game release of the year to date. • Huge increase in content over the previous version. • Return to the game's rally roots. • New Gymkhana-style showpiece driving events.

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riving game supremos Codemasters tear up track again this May with the release of DiRT 3 - yet another exciting and stylish offering that will leave the competition choking on dust.

The much-anticipated follow-up has a long list of exciting features including "more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series." Keen to stay right at the top of the pile, Codies has doubled the number of tracks in the game, and included more than 50 of the most desirable rally cars, representing the very best from the last five decades of the sport. Building a career has always been a key part of the DiRT experience, but this time, players will actually start off at the top as a professional driver. But the Britsoft veterans says "this top-flight career in competitive off-road racing will be complimented by the opportunity to express themselves in Gymkhana-style showpiece driving events." As players aim to enhance their global reputations, they'll be forced to push their cars to "spectacular limits" in the intense weather-beaten rally stages of Europe, Africa and the US, including the addition of all-new locations Finland, Kenya, Norway and Michigan. With testing driving showcases and brutal career challenges to face, this is real "blood, sweat and gears" stuff!

While gamers battle through their career as an elite off-road professional driver, new features offer a challenge like never before. As well as the new jaw-dropping damage system, players will now have to face-up to the unpredictable nature of race-changing environments that's set to make already tough track conditions even more of a challenge - whether you're driving on gravel, tarmac or snow. One of the most exciting new elements of the heart-stopping package is the Gymkhana-style showpiece driving events. In this crazy new mode, drivers will be challenged to push their cars to their limits around purpose built arenas, racking up combos and style points by pulling-off reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes, figure 8s and other highly advanced skills. Players can also face friends in split-screen or online multiplayer and become gymkhana stars, and then share their most spectacular result on YouTube. Set to raise the bar for authentic and accessible off-road racing again, DiRT 3 is another masterpiece in the making from Codemasters. Don't miss out on this incredible title - get in touch with your Gem account manager today.


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PRESSBUZZ

A BRIEF HISTORY OF

CODEMASTERS’ RALLY TITLES

In pole position to take 2011's racing crown CVG Unlike conventional rally racing, this is freeform in nature - allowing you to drive anywhere within an environment, stringing together tricks and moves as you go VIDEOGAMER It's all combining to form a package that will delight fans old and new, and even the imminent barrage of off-roaders shouldn't stop DiRT 3 from being the definitive rally game when it launches next year IGN

January 1998

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September 2007

The genRe Defining Colin mCRae Rally ReleaSeD To WilD aCClaim on PlaySTaTion anD PC

Colin mCRae Rally 3 goeS 'nexT gen' on PS2, xbox anD PC...

Colin mCRae Rally 2.0 ReleaSeD on PlaySTaTion anD PC

Colin mCRae Rally 04 ReleaSeD on PS2, xbox anD PC, anD gainS an 87 PeR CenT meTaCRiTiC aveRage.

DiRT 3 is on course to deliver the immense amount of fun you'd expect from the series EUROGAMER More courses, better cars, upgraded physics and interesting new game modes have bumped DiRT 3 way up on our most wanted list GAMES RADAR You really are getting the most diverse off-road driving game ever. And it also promises to look better and handle better than ever before NOW GAMER One thing's for sure - with gymkhana now included in the game, rally aficionados are going to have a serious challenge on their hands GAMESPOT

Colin mCRae Rally 2005 ReleaSeD on PS2, xbox anD PC, WiTh an 83 PeR CenT aveRage.

afTeR almoST ThRee yeaRS aWay. Colin mCRae DiRT aRRiveS on 360, WiTh a bRanD neW nexT gen 'ego' engine, anD a gReaTeR vaRieTy of off-RoaD RaCing. ReleaSeD laTeR on PC anD PS3, anD aveRageS 83 PeR CenT.

September 2009

DiRT 2 aRRiveD on 360, PS3 anD PC, buT alSo Wii, DS anD PSP. 87 PeR CenT aveRage.

KEN BLOCK DIRT 3 Technical Consultanton Gymkhana “The gymkhana stuff got started for me as a simple way to get extra seat time to practice for rally. for me gymkhana is an amazing feeling because it’s very similar to the things i love in rally, like sliding the car at speed. having a gymkhana element in a game like DiRT 3 just adds a whole new aspect of fun ways to do things with the car. going through a course and trying to do it for a time or for style points is always fun but on top of that feeling you [can] use those courses to go out and learn the techniques of driving those cars, and to be able to just kinda hoon around.”

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PUBLISHER Codemasters FORMAT Xbox 360, PS3, PC RELEASE DATE 21st April 2011 REASONS TO STOCK • The most accessible offering in the acclaimed series yet. • Exhilarating, authentic combat that takes players closer to real-life war situations. • Four player, dropin, drop-out co-op gameplay. • Proven, best-selling first person shooter brand. • Mainstream PR and marketing push.

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Operation Flashpoint: Red River T

he third in Codemasters' best-selling tactical shooter series arrives on April 21st, and promises to bring gamers an "authentic and intensely personal" infantry experience. In Operation Flashpoint: Red River, players will enlist as one of the four members of a US Marine Corps fireteam and battle their way through a challenging campaign mode, as well as standalone Fireteam Engagements. Developed internally at Codemasters' renowned Stoneythorpe studio in the UK, the game's near-future setting focuses on contemporary geopolitical themes that unfold over three distinct acts in both single player and co-operative play.

After the US Marines deal with civil unrest in Tajikistan, the People's Liberation Army of neighbouring China prompts an ugly flashpoint by ordering them to leave. From there on, players will "feel the tension, brutality and carnage of modern conflict from the perspective of a marine fireteam on deployment in a hostile country, thousands of miles from home." Following on from the success of 2009's Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Red River boasts a whole host of improvements, such as a "deeper narrative-led campaign," "streamlined inventory and control system," as well as more convincing enemy behaviour and better squad AI system.

On top of that, customisable XP upgrades and loadout choice, close-quarters combat, new air support options and comprehensive tutorials help provide a more rounded experience. Co-op play has been placed front-andcentre in Operation Flashpoint: Red River, with additional modes promised. Codies promises that each will test players’ tactics and teamwork in distinct ways, whether they're escorting a convoy to safety under heavy fire, or falling back from the enemy against almost insurmountable odds. All modes will be playable by up to four players, with seamless drop-in and dropout play online.


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Red River also features new player class roles, and this allows gamers to play the way they want. Players can now hone skills in their chosen fields, rank up through the new XP reward system and then unlock new weapons, skills and customise their loadouts to suit their preferred style of play. And because the unified XP system encompasses both solo and co-op modes, players will gain experience wherever they choose to play. Codemasters has also pledged a number of technical enhancements that promise to enhance the experience. Building on the famed graphical fidelity of the EGO engine, players can expect epic landscapes, and authentically modelled equipment, as well as providing a more engaging, convincing narrative-driven experience. Injuries, for example, will now have serious repercussions, with players forced to bandage themselves to stem the blood before they can re-enter a combat situation. And with teamwork such a key focus, it truly amps up the co-operative nature of real war. Promising to set a new high water mark for authentic and intense tactical combat, Operation Flashpoint: Red River arrives on 21st April on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Don't miss out - get in touch with your Gem account manager today.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF

OPERATION FLASHPOINT 2001

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis released on PC to universal acclaim, and sells over one million copies.

2002

Red Hammer and Resistance expansion packs released on PC.

2005

Xbox version of Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis released.

2009

PRESSBUZZ Red River seems like a much clearer game: avoid being slave to the realism of battle, and focus on getting the feel of it right PC GAMER

Long awaited sequel, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in October, followed by two DLC packs.

2011 Third game in the series, Operation

Flashpoint: Red River, released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in April.

Red River promises to be the most brutal game in the series yet. Thankfully, the team is also aiming to make this the most accessible Flashpoint ever GAMESPOT

Codemasters has tried to design Red River to be more accessible not necessarily by making it a more "casual" shooter, but by allowing you to play it as you like JOYSTIQ

Red River's shaping up to be a brilliant game: a shooter which balances rewarding gunplay with a tactical thoughtfulness that simply wouldn't be possible with much in the way of obvious scripting. Authentic? I have no idea. Convincing? Absolutely EUROGAMER

Solid and engaging, with enough of its own character to warrant a closer look PLAY.TM

The new streamlined command trees, improved visuals, and series of options they've added make this a more approachable shooter IGN

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Steel Diver

Dead or Alive: Dimensions

FORMAT Nintendo 3DS RELEASE DATE 6th May 2011 PUBLISHER Nintendo

FORMAT Nintendo 3DS RELEASE DATE 27th May 2011 PUBLISHER Tecmo Koei Europe / Team Ninja

Originally a tech demo for Nintendo DS, Steel Diver has been redeveloped for Nintendo 3DS. Steel Diver is a 3D action game that sees you take control of a submarine and guide it through three different types of stages: Missions, in which you must navigate an obstacle course and get the submarine to complete certain objectives; Periscope Strike, in which you will use the motion sensors of the Nintendo 3DS to locate enemy ships and sink them; and Steel Commander, where you must use strategy to locate enemy ships and try to sink them. Using the touch screen in novel ways for each mode, Steel Diver gives you an insight into the inside of a submarine with levers and switches to control the vessel for

Mission and Periscope Strike modes, offering you the ultimate stimulation. Immersing you in amazing 3D environments full of branching paths, split-second decisions and attacks from enemy ships makes for a thrilling undersea adventure. The mix of 3D game play and one-of-a-kind controls – using the gyroscope and touch screen of the Nintendo 3DS system – makes for a unique combination that must be experienced to be believed. Reasons To Stock • Unique Touch Screen controls for each mode • Control a submarine to fight sea battles in 3D • Battle friends in Steel Commander mode using Download Play

The newest instalment to the world-renowned fighting game franchise, Dead or Alive Dimensions (DOAD) makes its way onto the Nintendo 3DS. With the Nintendo 3DS bursting with new interactive features which will enhance gameplay, this newest instalment is tipped to be one of the most dynamic ever. Containing 25 playable characters, you will be able to use the StreetPass feature to fight with AI controlled fighters. Make enough use of this function and you will be able to unlock prize character figurines as rewards.

have been accustomed to, has been developed so players can intuitively perform complex fighting combinations utilising the Touch Screen to create an exhilarating new Dead or Alive experience – all of which are performed within a fully 3D rendered environment. Reasons To Stock • Fast-paced, stylish fighting in 3D • Uses the Nintendo 3DS for wireless battles with friends, and supports StreetPass • Features an in-game move list on the Touch Screen for easy combinations

The fast paced and stylish gameplay which fans of the Dead or Alive series

Other Nintendo 3DS titles to stock.... Nintendogs™ & Cats 3D – Available now There's nothing quite like taking home an adorable puppy or kitten. Teaching, caring for, and loving your furry new friend is an experience unlike any other. With the Nintendogs™ + Cats game on the Nintendo 3DS™ system, you can take that experience anywhere you go—in eyepopping, glasses-free 3D!

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition – Available now The ultimate version of Street Fighter® perfected and refined for Nintendo 3DS™ with Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition. The console experience is now in the palm of your hand. Packed with 35 playable characters, bonus stages and cinematic Ultra combos, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition expands the action by allowing you to fight your friends locally or across the globe.

Pilotwings Resort – Available now Put yourself in the pilot's seat like never before in this 3D update to the Pilotwings™ series! Import your Mii™ characters from the Nintendo 3DS Mii Maker™ and explore Wuhu Island by plane, hang glider and rocket belt. Pilotwings Resort features a breadth and depth of field that can only be achieved with the 3D effects of Nintendo 3DS, offering a feel and style of play never before seen in an aerial sports game.

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel FORMAT X360, PS3 RELEASE DATE 15th July 2011 PUBLISHER Ubisoft SRP £49.99

relevant plot.

The third game in the award-winning Call of Juarez series, Call of Juarez: The Cartel brings to the best elements of the Wild West into modern times with a very gritty and

As with past Call of Juarez games, Call of Juarez: The Cartel has a deep and realistic storyline that begins with a fictional drug cartel bombing a U.S. law enforcement agency, devastating the building and killing hundreds of people. The attack is a surprise, leading the U.S. to believe that cartel members had somehow infiltrated agencies. In a last-ditch effort, the U.S. puts together a special task force to hunt down and stop the drug cartel.

variety of challenges that take them on a journey from Los Angeles, California, through Arizona and New Mexico to Juarez, Mexico. To complicate things further, Kim, Eddie and Ben each have their own personal challenges and demons to face, which makes for a complex and high-adrenaline gaming experience driven by a rich storyline evident through the Call of Juarez franchise. Reasons To Stock • Three player online co-op • Wide variety of maps and missions • Each character has his/her own unique story and ending

The task force consists of Kim Evans, a gang-affiliated street kid-turned-FBI agent; Eddie Guerra, a DEA agent with a chronic gambling habit; Ben McCall, a brutal LAPD detective and descendant of Ray McCall from the original Call of Juarez. As the task force trio searches for the head of the cartel, they’re confronted with a

Child of Eden FORMAT X360 RELEASE DATE 17th June 2011 PUBLISHER Ubisoft SRP £39.99

If Tetsuya Mizuguchi's celebrated ‘Rez’ or ‘Lumines’ has been in your gaming repertoire at some point in the past, it is inevitable that you’ll be highly anticipating Mizuguchi's new effort, ‘Child of Eden’. What makes these games so exciting is that their incomparable to any other games. They are unique, exciting and conversant. Child of Eden will be an odd yet gripping experience and truly a must have game. Making full use of the Xbox Kinect, your body creates visual and musical effects in the midst of the games absorbing storyline. Child of Eden thrusts you into the centre of a battle to save Project Lumi, a mission to reproduce a human personality inside Eden, the archive of all human memories. As the project nears completion, the archive is invaded by an unknown virus. Now you’re mission is to save Eden from the virus, restoring hope and peace.

With compelling gameplay and an intriguing genre of a rhythm action game, you can expect destruction by means of music to guide you through the different colourful worlds of Mizuguchi’s very open mind. Levels are referred to as ‘Archives’ in Child of Eden and each differs in contrast of musical themes, colours and tasks. Let your hands guide you through archives completing tasks in order to cleanse a human memory of viruses. Each of these archives are replay-able, changing every time the player has another go depending on their style of play in the previous run. This makes the gameplay inexhaustible; you will want to replay a level immediately after completing it! Reasons To Stock • Compose music and visual effects with either your hands for the controller • Arguably the most creative game yet for Xbox Kinect • Limitless gameplay

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20th May 2011 IT’S A REVOLUTION "Fable III" is the latest instalment to the action-packed and critically acclaimed Xbox 360 and Windows franchise that has sold more than six million copies. Fans new and returning will now embark on an epic adventure, where the race for the crown is only the beginning of your spectacular journey. Five decades have passed since the events of "Fable II," and Albion has matured into an industrial revolution, but the fate of the kingdom is at peril. In "Fable III," you will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss while defending your throne. In your quest to seize power and defend your kingdom, the choices you make will change the world around you, for the greater good or your own personal gain. Who will you become? A rebel without a cause, the tyrant you rebelled against, or the greatest ruler to ever live?

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Very few games are as original, atmospheric, and consistently brilliant at Limbo 9/10 IGN Trials HD - This exciting racing game is full of spectacular crashes and addictive time challenges 8/10 Gamespot Splosion man - One of the most addictive and challenging games to come out on Xbox Live so far. To put it simply, it’s a blast 9/10 Team Xbox For more information contact your Gem account manager on 01279 822822 or go online at www.gem.co.uk


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Fit & Fun: Your Virtual Personal Coach

Dungeon Siege 3

FORMAT Wii RELEASE DATE 17th June 2011 PUBLISHER Funbox Media SRP £19.99

FORMAT Xbox 360, PS3, PC RELEASE DATE 17th June 2011 PUBLISHER Square Enix SRP Xbox360/PS3 – £49.99 PC – £34.99

Keep motivated and witness the benefits with Fit & Fun – Your Virtual Personal Coach. Elaborating on the previously successful Nintendo Wii fitness games such as Wii Fit, Fit & Fun is an adult orientated fitness simulation which still manages to be fun as well as serious. Fit & Fun has been developed with help from fitness experts which ensures that you’re getting a high standard workout, without having to pay for a personal trainer at the gym. Exercise properly and understand what you’re doing with the aid given in the game. It also allows you to create your own workout planner based on your preferences in a range of areas including muscle training, body shaping or fun and recreation. Therefore you can strengthen your weaknesses and have your say in what routines you enjoy. With six innovative minigames – each with fifteen levels, alongside 50 different

exercises you’ll be enjoying working out and won’t believe how long you’ve been going. Go hang gliding, bobsledding, play badminton and much more with Fit & Fun’s recreational games. Reasons To Stock • Get fit and have fun simultaneously with a workout that suits you • Produced alongside fitness experts for a genuinely effective workout • Fun minigames that keep you active

The 10th Legion has fallen. Its fall has brought corruption of order and has caused the death of many innocent people. You must search the land of Ehb and find Venerable Odo, the last living legionnaire of the city, in order to save Ehb from the corrupt leadership of Jeyne Kassynder. Play with four enchanting characters, all of which have a unique storyline, each as compelling as the other. The intelligent story and the game’s environment is subject to change depending on what actions your character decides to take, which gives you an extremely vast gameplay.

Experience the fantastic multiplayer which can either be online co-op with 4 people or split screen at home with your friends. This way you can share the adventure and use teamwork to bring harmony to Ehb. Whether you decide to play solo or co-op you will be captivated by the fight to save Ehb and defeat the corruption that has flooded it. Reasons To Stock • Great environment and storyline that is dependent on your actions • New weapons, spells and special moves • Fantastic multiplayer options to share with your friends

Dungeon Siege 3 has new and better weaponry for you to take down your enemies. There is also an array of special moves and spells to fascinate players throughout the story. Understanding your character and your enemy will make you a powerful warrior which will see many rewards.

Karaoke Revolution: Glee vol.2 FORMAT Wii RELEASE DATE 13th May 2011 PUBLISHER Konami SRP £29.99

Turn it up and take centre stage with Karaoke Revolution: Glee Volume 2! Feel like a part of the world’s most popular glee club and sing alongside the likes of Finn Hudson, Kurt Hummel, Rachel Berry and the rest of the Glee Club as you perfect your vocals and performance. Returning with an all-new lineup, the newest edition of the Karaoke Revolution series features 20 of the best songs and show moments from part two of Season One from the award-winning hit television series. In addition to Karaoke Revolution’s proprietary voice recognition technology, which accurately recognises and scores vocal pitch and rhythm, volume 2 comes fully equipped with all-new audio features and voice applications. A newly added vibrato indicator will help you hit those high notes and improve vocal skills, while

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independent volume controls are available to adjust the vocal and instrumental noise levels on each track depending on the singer’s preference. With these new features you can be a star performer in no time. Volume 2 includes many of the show’s biggest hits such as Bad Romance, Gives You Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Like a Prayer and many more. You can be assured that you will sing until your throat can’t sing anymore. But there’s no need to worry because there is extended footage of performances and special clips NEVER seen before in any of the Glee series! Reasons To Stock • Sing the club’s classics with your favourite Glee characters • Improve your performance with pitch and rhythm scores and the new vibrato indicator • Adjust the instrument and vocal levels to make the song your own


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