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Tomb Raider hands on preview – can it beat Uncharted at its own game?

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at 08:00am July 12 2012
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Watching a young Miss Croft embark on the most traumatic gap year of all time was agonizing enough when someone was holding the controller – the youngster’s subjected to tortures that’d make Chuck Norris brace – but finally getting hands-on with Tomb Raider is an infinitely more extremity-numbing experience.

The Last Of Us video preview – we look over Naughty Dog’s latest

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at 05:26pm July 10 2012
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Here’s Leon and Ben to cast an eye over The Last Of Us’ gameplay in this video preview. What do we think of the game, Ellie’s new look, the violence and more.

Black Ops 2 preview – reinventing the wheel. And then shooting it.

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at 01:00pm July 6 2012
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It’s set 13 years in the future, features sandbox gameplay, a non-linear narrative and multiple endings. Oh, and it’s also the biggest game of all time. If you had any fears that Treyarch was going to be resting on its (admittedly impressive) laurels in the wake of Black Ops’ success, consider them dispelled.

Metro Last Light preview: A shooter that takes risks

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at 09:00am July 4 2012
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We’re not saying shooters play it safe or anything (we totally are) but the whole ‘ruined metropolis’ thing is getting as familiar to FPS fans as a walk to the corner shop, and most of the time it’s every bit as nerve-jangling. Been there, shot at that. Last Light’s crumbling soviet cityscape is a bit different though.

Epic Mickey 2 preview – Warren Spector talks magical paintbrushes and The Power Of Two

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at 01:00pm July 3 2012
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With the original Epic Mickey only available on Wii and not even a glimpse of the king of the House Of Mouse on PlayStation since Kingdom Hearts II, we’ve had no excuse to don a giant pair of ears this generation. But prepare your chin for that elastic strap as Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two arrives on PS3 this year, helmed by none other than Deus Ex creator Warren Spector.

God Of War Ascension video preview – can Kratos cut it again?

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at 01:00pm July 2 2012
God Of War Ascension E3 gameplay demo screens

Leon and Joel look over God Of War Ascension’s single and mutiplayer gameplay in this video preview and discuss what Kratos has to offer this time.

Quantum Conundrum PS3 hands on preview: fluffy, heavy, fluffy, heavy, SLOW!

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at 01:00pm June 19 2012
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Having played through around a quarter of this physics puzzler from Portal creator Kim Swift, we can confirm that anyone who enjoyed learning how to think with portals will feel right at home here, although this time you’re thinking in dimensions.

Hitman: Absolution E3 demo – how 47 killed all Hope

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at 01:30pm June 7 2012
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Hitman: Absolution’s E3 demo is an impressive and huge level that sees 47 take on five targets in a small American town called Hope. It’s classic Hitman action and should finally silence any doubts that the original gameplay is back. Y’all enjoy your stay now.

PES 2013 hands-on preview: how it could beat FIFA this year

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at 10:00pm June 5 2012
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We get hands-on with PES 2013 (In Brazil, no less) to find out how it’s battling to turn the tide of footy gamers’ favour and beat FIFA 13 – and as it turns out, the Konami title makes a pretty good case for itself.

Dead Space 3 E3 2012 Preview: co-op, action and Half-Life? All your questions answered

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at 10:00pm June 4 2012
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Dead Space 3 has been officially announced at E3 2012 with a February 2013 release date, and we’re on hand to ply you with all the screenshots and new details after seeing the game in action at EA Redwood Shores. Is it really like Lost Planet now? How’s the co-op going to work? Is it still scary? We answer all your queries…

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