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The best PS3 games of the year so far – 2013′s top 10 to date decided by reader vote

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at 11:20am May 8 2013
The Cav

We wanted to know what the best games of the year so far are, so we asked you. Here, according to reader vote, are the top 10 games of 2013 so far.

Why your review is wrong: the psychology of internet commentary

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at 12:39pm May 3 2013
why your review is wrong

This all started with the phrase, ‘Buying it anyway’. Three little words that appeared as the first comment on our 7/10 Assassin’s Creed 3 review. Several hundred well reasoned words and expert opinion formed from time spent with the game brushed away with one dismissive sentence fragment. This response, and many like it, appear constantly in the world of game reviews. And rarely as politely phrased. Belief and unsubstantiated opinion seem to far outweigh experience when a score doesn’t match expectation. Curious to find out more I spoke to Jamie Madigan, the psychologist behind the psychologyofgames.com.

8 games that changed gaming – historical titles that changed how you play

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at 10:30am May 2 2013
Resident Evil

When was the last time you loaded up a game that changed the very way you play? It’s been a while hasn’t it? We line up a few historical PlayStation titles that changed perceptions or introduced new mechanics you now take for granted.

8 of the best game intros of all time – opening moments that lasted forever

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at 10:06am April 23 2013
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Some games are built off their intro – surprise, action, checking if you invert the Y-axis. Done with skill a game’s opening moments can set the tone for the next 8-10 hours. Here are a selection of PlayStation’s most memorable beginnings.

7 ideas Telltale Games could tackle after The Walking Dead. The TV shows, manga and books it could bring to life

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at 10:30am April 19 2013
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Telltale Games quickly become one of the most highly regarded studios in gaming last year, with the release of the greatest downloadable series on PlayStation – The Walking Dead. Having successfully turned both that smash TV show and classic ‘80s film franchise Back To The Future into episodic gaming series, we offer up seven more telly faves we’d love to see the California-based studio bring to PSN at some point in the future

The best horror games on PS3 in 2013 – the best scares heading your way this year

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at 10:17am February 25 2013
The Last of Us

Now that Dead Space 3 and Aliens: Colonial Marines have failed to deliver significant scares – or much of anything when it comes to the latter – it’s time to look at what the year has in store for those craving horrors in the dark and an, er, moist controller.

Best adventure games on PS3 in 2013

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at 11:27am February 20 2013
Castlevania

Finn and Jake are nowhere to be seen but it’s adventure time on PS3 in 2013. We take a look at the best of what’s on offer this year.

7 reasons why Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the comeback Sam deserves

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at 10:17am February 5 2013
blacklist

It’s hard being a spy. All that world saving and not being able to tell anyone. After a few experimental reboots with Double Agent and the non-PlayStation Conviction mixing up the black ops formula Splinter Cell Blacklist is both a return to form and a new start. Here’s why it’ll put Sam back on top.

PlayStation’s biggest makeovers – gaming characters who changed their look

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at 10:08am December 14 2012
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From classic characters with snappy new looks to last minute in-development tweaks, we present the biggest character changes in PS3 history.

10 last minute Christmas gifts for the PlayStation gamer

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at 10:21am December 6 2012
gift guide

Not sure what to get the gamer in your life? Here’s a quick list of gifts that should please just about every PlayStation fan out there. No need to thank us. It’s our gift to you.

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