Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas review video

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas for Xbox 360In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas the stakes are high when the world’s most elite counter-terrorism unit enters Las Vegas, where over 36.7 million men, women and children visit each year. “Sin City,” the home of the famous Las Vegas Strip, flashy hotels, high-rolling casinos and world-famous celebrities, becomes the setting for a terrorist threat of global proportions. What happens when one of the world’s most famous cities is held hostage by terrorists?

A welcome shooter packed to the brim with copious amounts of customization and features. Find out more in this Rainbow Six Vegas video review.

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Ridge Racer 7 review video (PS3)

Ridge Racer 7 for PS3Ridge Racer 7 once again whips the racing series in a frenzy, with movie-quality visuals and a stronger online component from that of the Xbox 360 game, Ridge Racer 6. Director Masaya Kobayashi, assistant producer Hideo Teramoto, and sound director Hiroshi Okubo all worked on the successful PSP and Xbox 360 Ridge Racers, and are aiming to use RR for PS3 as a showcase of the system’s power and capabilities. Expect 5.1 sound, blistering speed and graphics, 20 courses to racer on, online play for as many as 14 racers, implementation of cool Nitro system showcased in the last two versions, car customization options for at least 200,000 car variations per vehicle, and significant improvements in online play (including cooperative team play.) Best of all, Reiko Nagase returns in Ridge Racer 7, bringing back the racing queen of your dreams!

Does this one end up on the showroom floor, or is it strictly parking lot material? Find out in this Ridge Racer 7 video review.

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Tony Hawk’s Project 8 review video

Tony Hawk's Project 8 for Xbox 360Tony rides again in a totally redesigned next-gen Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game from Activision. Tony Hawk’s Project 8 challenges players to experience the intensity and pressure of skating against some of the world’s top pros in true to life competitions as they aim to become the #1 skater. With an entirely new gameplay engine, the trick-based gameplay features amazing, detailed character animations that react realistically on and off their boards, a new physics system, an innovative bail mode and the ability to move ramps and rails throughout the city.

Beautiful graphics and some excellent new features make for one thrilling day at the skate-park. Find out more in this Tony Hawk’s Project 8 video review.

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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent review video

Splinter Cell: Double Agent for Xbox 360Veteran agent Sam Fisher is back in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent. But he’s never faced an enemy like this before. To stop a devastating terrorist attack, he must infiltrate a vicious terrorist group and destroy it from within. For the first time ever, experience the relentless tension and gut-wrenching dilemmas of life as a double agent. As you infiltrate a terrorist organization in its American headquarters, you must carefully weigh the consequences of your actions. Kill too many criminals and you’ll blow your cover. Hesitate too long and millions will die. Do whatever it takes to complete your mission, but get out alive.

The fourth game in the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series thrusts players into a new breed of gameplay that promises to innovate and revolutionize the Splinter Cell franchise. Ubisoft takes the saga of Sam Fisher into entirely new territory, expanding the story and depth of his character.

The stealthy Sam Fisher returns, but is his latest adventure worth the risk? Find out in this Splinter Cell: Double Agent video review.

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New video game releases week 41

Here’s a list of this weeks US game releases. All the websites are listed for you to check out. Clubhouse, MK, God Hand & Golf all look great! Monday: Clubhouse Games (DS) Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (PC, DS) Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Xbox, PS2) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade (PC) Tuesday: …

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Rockstar announces LA Noire detective game

LA Noire characterRockstar Games today announced a partnership with Team Bondi (formerly supported by Sony) to publish the ground-breaking next generation crime thriller L.A. Noire. Developed by Team Bondi, a new Australian based studio founded by Brendan McNamara, of The Getaway. In this case next-gen meant the game’s a PS3-exclusive.

L.A Noire is an interactive detective story set in the classic noir period of the late 1940’s. L.A. Noire blends action, detection and complex storytelling and draws players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders. Set in a perfectly recreated Los Angeles before freeways, with a post-war backdrop of corruption, drugs and jazz, L.A. Noire will truly blend cinema and gaming.

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Brand new PS3 RPG! White Knight Story [working title] Official Trailer

Sony made a huge surprise announcement when they unveiled a brand-new RPG by the makers of the Dark Cloud series, Level 5. Also known for the cancelled Xbox MMORPG True Fantasy Online and the upcoming PS2 RPG Rogue Galaxy, Level 5 takes their RPG chops to Sony’s newest PS3 console. In the official trailer for …

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Spore coming to Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 says game creator Will Wright

After EA was previously planning Spore to go from PC to handhelds. In an interview this week Spore creator Will Wright was quoted as saying: “We’re looking at all the platforms for Spore, because we’re thinking about Spore as a franchise, not as a PC game. We’re going to do the PC game first, but …

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Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection review video (PSP)

Tekken 5 on PS2Tekken: Dark Resurrection arrives on the PSP based on the arcade expansion. New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast such as Jin, Heihachi, Paul and Law in the battle to be crowned King of the Iron Fist Tournament. An all-new intro movie lets you dive into the midst of the world of Tekken, this time with ad-hoc multiplayer mode to fight against friends as well as more items to customize your favorite characters. The beauty of Tekken is re-created on the handheld console, delivering one of the most realistic graphics on a handheld platform.

A variety of destructible objects pump up the action on 19 stages. Play as one of over 30 characters, including classics Jin, Heihachi, Paul, Law and more. New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast with all-new fight styles and moves. Collecting victories to lead your character to become king rewards you with ending movies for each character. Use your fight money to customize your characters – with more than double the items seen in Tekken 5. Using Wi-Fi connectivity of the PSP platform, you can battle against your friends – take your customized, original character against theirs and let the battle unfold. Mini-games provide a little breather from heart-pumping fighting action for more fun against friends.

Is Dark Resurrection worthy enough to carry the Tekken name? Find out in this Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection video review.

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion review video

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for Xbox 360The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a single-player Role-Playing Game that takes place in Tamriel’s capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. With no true Emperor, the gates to Oblivion (the equivalent of hell in the world of Tamriel) open, and demons begin to invade Cyrodiil and attack its people and towns. It’s up to you to find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.

In keeping with the Elder Scrolls tradition, players have the option to experience the main quest at their own pace, and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the vast world and make your own way. Numerous factions can be joined, such as the thieves or mages guilds, and each contains its own complete storyline and the chance to rise to the head of the faction and reap further rewards.

Oblivion features a groundbreaking new AI system, called Radiant AI, which gives non-player characters (NPCs) the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them. They decide where to eat or who to talk to and what they say. They sleep, go to church, and even steal items, all based on their individual characteristics. Full facial animations and lip-synching, combined with full speech for all dialog, allows NPCs to come to life like never before.

One of the most engaging and visceral role-playing games ever created. Get the full details in this The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion video review.

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Fight Night Round 3 review video

Fight Night Round 3 for Xbox 360EA Sports Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing videogame experience to the virtual ring. On the way to becoming boxing’s greatest legend, train to fight like the best including Muhammad Ali and Oscar De La Hoya or create a boxing style unique only to your boxer. Go toe-to-toe with greats such as Ali, De La Hoya, Joe Frazier, Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. Outside of the ring, gamers can establish intense rivalries through pre-fight events putting purpose and passion behind every hit.

Next-gen graphics have finally arrived to boxing games. Find out all about it in this Fight Night Round 3 video review.

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