F1 2013 – classic cars and tracks from the 80s and 90s return for a virtual victory lap

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at 02:00pm July 15 2013

Codemasters has unveiled F1 2013, to no-one’s surprise. But among the usual list of tweaks, minor additions and improvements comes an all-new mode that brings legendary drivers in their iconic cars back into the game, along with a handful of retired but treasured tracks. For an annual release series, it’s a surprisingly substantial addition.

Batman Arkham Origins preview – first hands-on with the controversial return of PS3′s greatest superhero

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at 11:01am July 8 2013
Batman Arkham Origins E3

We get hands-on access with Batman Arkham Origins, the shocking not-developed-by-Rocksteady threequel that takes place early in the Wayne story when the local townsfolk aren’t even sure he isn’t an actual bat flying through the air, and hear from senior producer Ben Mattes.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified PS3 preview – origins story bows to the power of squad almighty

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at 01:00pm May 13 2013

It’s been nearly 20 years since the first XCOM game, and yet we still don’t know how the organisation came about – the shadowy extra-terrestrial fighters were seemingly born into the world fully-grown, a bit like one imagines Channing Tatum was. Well that’s all set to change with The Bureau.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified PS3 screens – alien blasting from a whole new perspective

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at 01:00pm May 13 2013

Here’s a new batch of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified PS3 screens showing these aliens wearing fetching neck collars. They also contain evidence of the game’s tactical shooting, all new user interface, and – praise the Sectoids – the game’s revive ability.

FIFA 13 preview: career mode, new transfer system,mini-games and more

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at 10:28am September 10 2012

With just 18 days until FIFA 13′s release date (here in Europe anyway) we dissect EA Sports’ soccer thoroughbred, putting career mode, mini games and the new transfer system in various petri dishes, dabbing the iodine of critical analysis on them and assessing its chances of fending off PES 2013 for best footie game of 2012.

Dead Space 3 hands-on preview: despite the changes Isaac is DEFINITELY back

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at 09:00am July 25 2012
DS3 Weigh Station 6

Well, guess what? The latest slice of Isaac Clarke’s adventure looks a whole lot more like the previous two games. Out with the snow, in with the dimly lit space station corridor. I’m not anti-snow, anti-co-op or even anti-cover shooter – it’s just that seeing all those new elements at once was at Dead Space 3′s reveal was like discovering Black Ops II will be a text adventure set in NATO conference rooms.

PES 2013 preview: six things it does better than FIFA 13

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at 12:00pm July 24 2012
PES 2013

This season’s title race is already over, right? Not necessarily. After hands-on time with both FIFA 13 and PES 2013 the former still looks like the odds-on favourite for the coming season, but there are definitely things new Pro Evo does better than its longstanding rival – suggesting it still has a shot at glory when both games release later this year. Here are a half-dozen of those plus points…

Metal Gear Rising hands on video preview: it’s “crazy fun”

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at 01:00pm July 23 2012
Metal Gear Rising PS3 Platinum

Metal Gear Rising is apparently “crazy fun” according to Joel, who’s one of the lucky few to have played it. Here he is with Leon to talk about the recent gameplay video and how slicing things up really works.

Sleeping Dogs hands-on preview: getting to grips with 2012′s biggest surprise package

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at 05:00pm July 16 2012
Sleeping Dogs PS3

It looked like Sleeping Dogs might never happen – back when it was called True Crime: Hong Kong and then went all quiet, anyway. But Square Enix’s nefarious open worlder is back, with more substance, more detail and more slow-mo uzi fights on motorbikes than anyone was expecting – this could be 2012’s biggest sneak attack.

Borderlands 2 hands on preview: it just keeps piling on the crazy

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at 01:00pm July 13 2012
Borderlands 2 preview PS3

We go hands on with possibly the most mentally deranged shooter gaming has ever seen. Borderlands 2 is completely off it’s rocker but in the best possible way and has ‘cult classic’ written all over it. In crayon.

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