Xbox 360

Looking for Burnout

The best car/ driving/ racing/ speeding/ adrenaline/ wheels game of all time is Burnout 3: Takedown (2004, PS2, Xbox). Its impeccably crafted highways that demand excessive speed or you feel like you’re doing them a disservice, its kilometer-long drifts, its

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Looking for Burnout

The best car/ driving/ racing/ speeding/ adrenaline/ wheels game of all time is Burnout 3: Takedown (2004, PS2, Xbox). Its impeccably crafted highways that demand excessive speed or you feel like you’re doing them a disservice, its kilometer-long drifts, its

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Halo 4 (Xbox 360)

Day 1. Campaign. This localisation thing is beyond stupid. Forcing Finnish players to use the Finnish text? Really? Fixed by changing your console’s locale to, say, the UK, but come on. It would be a single menu option to change

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Halo 4 (Xbox 360)

Day 1. Campaign. This localisation thing is beyond stupid. Forcing Finnish players to use the Finnish text? Really? Fixed by changing your console’s locale to, say, the UK, but come on. It would be a single menu option to change

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Rocksmith (Xbox 360)

Rocksmith’s appeal is entirely up to your background. Mine follows: when Rock Band came out in Europe in January 2008, I first picked up a plastic guitar controller. (I’ve had four since.) Two years ago I picked up a real

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Rocksmith (Xbox 360)

Rocksmith’s appeal is entirely up to your background. Mine follows: when Rock Band came out in Europe in January 2008, I first picked up a plastic guitar controller. (I’ve had four since.) Two years ago I picked up a real

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Max Payne 3 (Xbox 360)

Hong Kong cinema blood spurts. That’s what it all comes down to. All this technology and setting (gloriously riffing off Man On Fire) and accomplished storytelling, and it’s the theatrical blood spurts that bring it home. Max Payne 3 is

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Max Payne 3 (Xbox 360)

Hong Kong cinema blood spurts. That’s what it all comes down to. All this technology and setting (gloriously riffing off Man On Fire) and accomplished storytelling, and it’s the theatrical blood spurts that bring it home. Max Payne 3 is

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Ridge Racer Unbounded

I’ve been working in the games industry for four years now at Bugbear and on the last day of March, my first game was released for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and the Windows PC. It’s a re-imagination of

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Ridge Racer Unbounded

I’ve been working in the games industry for four years now at Bugbear and on the last day of March, my first game was released for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and the Windows PC. It’s a re-imagination of

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Skyrim (Xbox 360)

My wife got me Ready Player One for Christmas. It’s pretty good for a kid born in the 70s, and its themes of virtual worlds and their relation to the real world gels really well with a science fiction thing

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Skyrim (Xbox 360)

My wife got me Ready Player One for Christmas. It’s pretty good for a kid born in the 70s, and its themes of virtual worlds and their relation to the real world gels really well with a science fiction thing

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Kane & Lynch 2 (Xbox 360)

I found the first Kane & Lynch an important game. It was not very good as an action title – although by no means bad, either – but it was very interesting. Games should generally be more interesting. What made

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Kane & Lynch 2 (Xbox 360)

I found the first Kane & Lynch an important game. It was not very good as an action title – although by no means bad, either – but it was very interesting. Games should generally be more interesting. What made

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What’s wrong with Bioware? (Mass Effect 2)

I used to think that Bioware was the coolest studio out there. They were putting out games I absolutely loved: mainly

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What’s wrong with Bioware? (Mass Effect 2)

I used to think that Bioware was the coolest studio out there. They were putting out games I absolutely loved: mainly

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Driver: San Francisco (Xbox 360)

Before Driver: San Francisco, I thought that maybe you just can’t do engaging storytelling in a car game. Rockstar had given it a shot, and while I really enjoy Midnight Club: Los Angeles, the storytelling is really very bad and

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Driver: San Francisco (Xbox 360)

Before Driver: San Francisco, I thought that maybe you just can’t do engaging storytelling in a car game. Rockstar had given it a shot, and while I really enjoy Midnight Club: Los Angeles, the storytelling is really very bad and

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Games of the year 2010

As usual, I’ve missed out on several “game of the year” candidates in 2010, only getting to them some time later, if ever. These include Red Dead Redemption (which I will get), Mass Effect 2 (will play), the new Call

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Games of the year 2010

As usual, I’ve missed out on several “game of the year” candidates in 2010, only getting to them some time later, if ever. These include Red Dead Redemption (which I will get), Mass Effect 2 (will play), the new Call

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