Matt Gander

The God squad

Four new titles in the top ten – that’s not bad going, considering how quiet the last few weeks have been. God of War II has taken the top spot, with PC-thing Lord of the Rings Online in at #2. Oblivion on PlayStation 3 comes in at #3...

What’s wrong with chips and dips?

Sony’s PR team haven’t been at their best recently, what with the fake blogs and all, but they’ve really managed to outdo themselves this time. It has come to light that during the God of War II launch party – held in Athens around a month ago –...

Flipper Critters

This pinball game is as deceiving as a fluffy kitten with a fistful of semtex shoved up its arse. The first reason is that although it features cute and cuddly characters, there’s a very dubious overtone – according to the manual the big nasty boss man enjoys wearing...

PlayStation 2 strikes back

There’s nothing out on Wii or PlayStation 3 this week, and the only title out on 360 is the Game-exclusive Tetris Evolution. The humble PlayStation 2 is literally ‘sorted’ for new releases though. God of War II is the biggest thing to appear on the console for a...

Chain, chain, chain, chain letters!

It wasn’t a secret that God of War was heading to PSP – the back page of the God of War II manual told us so. A video has now magically appeared on the internet, revealing Ready at Dawn as the developers. They worked on the Daxter spin-off...

Metal Slug Anthology

It’s been ten years since Metal Slug first stuck two fingers up to the world of polygons. To mark the occasion this compilation offers the first home version of Metal Slug 6, and it’s also the first time that many will have been able to play Metal Slug...

Arse farm

Corks must be popping at Nintendo: four of the titles in the top ten are Nintendo exclusives. Pokemon Ranger is on top of the pile at #1, knocking TMNT down to #2; Wii Play is up from #23 to #3; Harvest Moon DS is in at #4 on...

Cool runnings

Slim pickings this week, folks. Diddy Kong Racing is the most prolific release, though reviews have been mixed. The touch screen controls don’t work too well, the graphics aren’t as smooth as expected and the character voices are still as annoying as before. Apparently though Rare had to...

Better living through chemistry

Jeff Minter has confirmed on his Live Journal that his trippy shooter Space Giraffe is now finished and should be ready to download on Xbox Live Arcade soon for a paltry 400 points. He’s not a one man code machine, you know – the excellently named Ivan Zorzin...

TMNT

Yes, we’re reviewing another Turtles game. The third this year, if you’re keeping count; as well as the home console versions based on the recent movie, Ubisoft and Konami collaborated to bring the legendary Turtles arcade scrolling brawler onto Xbox Live Arcade. Even though it’s still perfectly playable,...

Cover version

During a recent radio interview, John Madden let slip that Vince Young is going to be on the cover of Madden 08. Not that interesting you might think, but apparently American football fans in the US place bets as to who the next cover star will be. Not...

M.A.C.H.

Codemasters’ Heatseeker has been dubbed ‘Burnout in the sky’ because of its fancy motion blur and impact cam, but this airborne racer is more deserving of that label. Not only because it is a racing game – whereas Heatseeker is an arcade-style combat game – but because boost...