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Xbox 360 and PS3 games for kids

The last-gen formats have reached the age where they’re being handed down to younger siblings, with the Xbox One and PS4 taking pride of place under the main TV instead. Both consoles have also fallen in price heavily over the past year or so, making them affordable (and...

How to fix gaming’s most abused licenses

In a time when review scores matter more than ever, most publishers and developers are putting some long overdue attention into their licensed games. A few duffers do still slip out though, in hope that people will buy them based on name alone. We’ve put our thinking caps...

Guild Wars 2 slices the competition

The anticipated Guild Wars 2 has managed to ‘do the business’ for NCsoft, arriving at #1 in the UK chart. It’s the first PC game to go straight to the top spot since Football Manager 2011 back in November 2010. Sleeping Dogs moves down to #2. Then at...

Metacritic’s worst of 2011

This’ll be the third year running that we’ve rounded up Metacritic’s worst games of the year, so we assume it’s a tradition for us now. This year though we’ve left out downloadable games because otherwise this article would be based mostly on incredibly bad DSiWare and WiiWare games,...

Something for the weekend?

With the average game length estimated to be 10 hours, you could probably finish 90 percent of the games out there during the space of a weekend if you have a jug of coffee and a big bag of sweets by your side. But what if you have...

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Activision must have been pleased with how High Moon’s Transformers: War for Cybertron turned out – the studio has been allowed to continue their good work here, albeit in a slightly more casual fashion. This makes them the only studio that has been let loose on the Transformers...

Optimus Prime Time

It must have been a slow week for sales last week. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 makes #7 in the top 40 UK chart yet Chart Track claims launch sales have been the lowest for any Harry Potter game. Even lower, believe it or not,...

“Autobots, roll out”

The good news is that the highest new entry in this week’s chart isn’t the new Transformers tie-in but rather F.E.A.R 3 which makes a chart debut at #3. Optimus and the others have to make do with #17. No doubt it’ll be in the top 10 next...

Time for the Transformers to truck off?

Wowsers – there’s a lot to get through this week. EA’s Shadows of the Damned and Warner Bros. F.E.A.R 3 are the two big hitters. General opinion on Shadows of the Damned is that it’s good but slightly lacking polish, with scores including a 7 from Eurogamer and...

Wait! I still function!

UK Charts There isn’t a single game in the top 10 chart this week that’s in the same place it was last week. Mostly notably, the jolly decent Toy Story 3 has risen from #5 to #1, DS-exclusive Dragon Quest IX enters at #10 while Crackdown 2 drops...

Crackdown 2 still on top

UK Charts Usually we grumble about movie tie-ins selling well, but word has it that Toy Story 3 is surprisingly inventive so we have no issues with it entering at #5 in the chart. But what’s this? Dance on Broadway has gone from #4 to #2, pushing LEGO...

The bear necessities

UK Charts Christ on a moped – this week’s chart is a bit of a shocker. LEGO Harry Potter has gone straight to #1, pushing Red Dead Redemption to #2. Naughty Bear enters at #5 (early reviews suggest it’s pretty unbearable, crap pun intended), the ace Demon’s Souls...