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PSA: Football Manager 2013 Demo Now Available

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Matt Gardner
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PSA: Football Manager 2013 Demo Now Available

Sports Interactive's hugely addictive management sim is out this Friday, and a demo for Football Manager 2013 went live at the end of last week on Steam, giving payers the opportunity to  play out half a season for themselves and get to witness all of the new little tweaks and the streamlined interface features.

We'll have a review for you mid-week, but rest assured football fans, this year's game is utterly essential.

Miyamoto: Retro Studios-Developed Zelda "Could Be Possible"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Nintendo, Retro Studios, Shigeru Miyamoto, Zelda

Miyamoto: Retro Studios-Developed Zelda "Could Be Possible"

Shigeru Miyamoto has responded to fan suggestions that they'd like to see Retro Studios - the Texan-based developers responsible for the fantastic Metroid Prime - take on another Nintendo franchise: Zelda.

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UK Games Charts | 27th October 2012

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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EA, FIFA 13, Forza Horizon, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, UK Games Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 27th October 2012

EA's decision to withhold review copies until the day before launch seems to have paid off, since the incredibly mediocre Medal Of Honor: Warfighter has unseated FIFA 13 to take this week's top spot on the strength of its pre-orders. It's also the fastest week-one seller in the entire MoH series, according to UKIE. Flashy trailers seem to count for a lot, which expertly hide the mess of glitches, gameplay issues and dearth of imagination inherent in EA's annual shooter offering. You can read our take on it in our 5/10 Medal Of Honor: Warfighter review.

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At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 22nd October - 28th October 2012

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance, Game news, News Roundup, October 2012, Weekly Roundup

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 22nd October - 28th October 2012

Reviews include the almost laughably under-par Medal of Honor: Warfighter, that has a patch fix list length akin to Skyrim's. Pokemon is still going strong as shown in Jon's review of the latest title where they've run out of colours and have been forced to put a 2 on the box. Speaking of things Black and White, Carl reviews the latest Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. Our features this week include hands-on sessions with Insomniac's Fuse and the upcoming Platnetside 2. Matt also sat down with Criterion for a chat about Need for Speed: Most Wanted, you know, the one that's got Burnout Aceness written all over it? No earth-shattering news this week apart from us laughing at MOH a bit, Dragon Age III showing its wares, a judge telling PS3 gamers they can't sue Sony and I get very annoyed at the new PSN Store.

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Limb Lopping Returns to Ninja Gaiden on the Wii U

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Brendan Griffiths
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Ayane, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Ryu Hayabusa, Tecmo Koei, trailer, Wii U games

Limb Lopping Returns to Ninja Gaiden on the Wii U

Have you been looking at the Wii U line-up and thinking there aren’t enough titles that let you hack people’s limbs off? Well, you might have a few issues, but at least Tecmo Koei want to indulge you, as Ninja Gaiden Sigma 3: Razor’s Edge brings back the butchery after the PS3/360 versions were criticised for toning down the violence. As well as being a bit rubbish.

Ryu will be getting a host of new weapons in the Wii U version including a heavy staff and a demented new fangled weapon that from what we can tell (it moves very fast) is something sharp and nasty on the end of a chain. Ayane makes an appearance too as an exclusive playable character with her own missions.

Despite the game being a launch title in the states, we won’t be seeing it until January 11th. Looks like we’ll have to settle for Zombi U for our launch day bloodletting. Check out the new trailer for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge after the break.

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New PSN Store Makes a Mess of Things

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Firmware 4.30, New look PSN Store, PS3, PSN, PSN Store, Sony

New PSN Store Makes a Mess of Things

The recent 4.30 PlayStation 3 patch included a complete overhaul for the PSN Store, which now resembles the clunky setup on the Xbox 360. I’ve been waiting for a few days, just in case any tweaks were made, but now it seems this is what Sony are happy with. So how does it compare with the old store?

Well, I’ve logged on a few times since the re-launch, at different times of the day, and I’ve waited on average about 40 seconds each time to get the store to load up. The previous version usually took under ten.

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Game Buzz | Episode 6: Danger Close

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Dragon Age III, Game Buzz, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Nintendo, Planetside 2, Podcast, PWNCAST, Sony Controller

Game Buzz | Episode 6: Danger Close

This week is all about Gangnam Style again! Just joking...for episode six it's mainly about the first big drop in this year's FPS battle for supremacy. EA's Medal of Honor: Warfighter launch week has been anything but smooth, and we rip apart the mountain of gaffes, not to mention the game itself. Elsewhere, Carl details his holiday in Planetside 2, we grumble a little bit about Dragon Age III, and have a nervous giggle at some rather epic corporate trolling.

Game Buzz: Episode 6 - Danger Close: October 26th, 2012

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

Click the banner at the top to play the file, or right click and select 'Save Link As' to download the file onto your hard drive.

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Silent Hill: Downpour Patched, Seven Months After Release

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Horror games, Konami, Patch, PS3 games, Silent Hill: Downpour, Survival Horror Games, Xbox 360 games

Silent Hill: Downpour Patched, Seven Months After Release

A brisk seven months after lurching onto consoles, Silent Hill: Downpour is finally getting a badly needed patch. While PS3 gamers will have to wait a few weeks, 360 players are able to download the patch now.

Click through to read what Konami have fixed.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted Launch Trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Criterion Games, EA, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Racing Games, trailer

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Launch Trailer

By this time next week, you’ll be rubbing your thumbs after the first of many intense nights’ racing with Need for Speed: Most Wanted. EA’s launch trailer is making the wait for Criterion’s open-world racer all the more unbearable.

Matt recently had a chinwag with Matt Webster, the game’s executive producer and you can read that interview here. Jon has an E3 preview for you too. Click through for the launch trailer and check-in again soon for our review.

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Vita Launch Trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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Party games, Platform games, Platformers, PS Vita games, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, trailer

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Vita Launch Trailer

The Super Monkey Ball series hasn’t really found a home since the days of the GameCube. But from the looks of this new launch trailer, the PS Vita may be a perfect match for the series.

Featuring optional tilt controls, lots of touchscreen elements and a grand selection of minigames and local and online multiplayer modes this looks very promising. You don’t need me to tell you that everything’s better with monkeys. And this has Monkey flippin’ Bingo. Aces.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is out on the PS Vita now and you can see the trailer by clicking the link below.

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New Hitman: Absolution Trailer Shown at Golden Joystick Awards

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Brendan Griffiths
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New Hitman: Absolution Trailer Shown at Golden Joystick Awards

Attendees of yesterday’s Golden Joystick Awards were privy to an exclusive new Hitman: Absolution trailer. While a little light on gameplay, it ramps up the excitement with a cinematic build-up as we edge closer to the game’s release. OPM and OXM are the only publications with reviews so far and they both score the game 9/10 ahead of the November 20th release.

We’re super excited for Agent 47’s return, check out Jon’s hands-on preview to see why. Enjoy the trailer after the jump.

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Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Video Shows Off Touch Controls

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Brendan Griffiths
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Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Aveline, PS Vita games, Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Video Shows Off Touch Controls

Check out this interview with Richard Farrese, writer of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, to see lots of gameplay involving the PS Vita’s touchscreen and touchpad controls. The screen can be used to paddle a canoe and rear pad brushes let you sneakily pick the pockets of people around town.

We also get to see the new chained kills system, where Aveline builds up a metre by being stealthy, before pausing the action, allowing you to tap multiple targets to take out in spectacular fashion. We’ve not been excited for a Vita game in quite some time, but this is certainly looking like the best we’ve seen since Drake. See the video after the jump.

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Golden Joystick Awards 2012 Round-Up

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Carl Phillips
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Golden Joystick Awards 2012 Round-Up

All The Winners And Robots

This afternoon saw yet another barrage of Golden Joysticks handed out to celebrate the best in the games industry. The hour-long show, hosted by a fairly on-form Ed Byrne, may not have had the production value of other award ceremonies (the canned applause in particular was awful) but the focus on the awards and the games themselves were commendable.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the big winner, picking up three Golden Joysticks in total, and EA picked up an outstanding contribution award for their continual work on the FIFA series. The highlight of the show was a robotic Stephen Fry, controlled by the man himself from a different location, handing out an award.

That was about it.

We have the full list of winners for you right after the jump.

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Watch Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 4 Right Here

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Matt Gardner
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News
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343 Industries, Halo 4, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Master Chief, Microsoft Studios, Videos

The fourth episode in the live action Halo series - Forward Unto Dawn - is now live, and you can watch it above, courtesy of Machinima. This episode sees Sierra 117 stand shoulder to shoulder with the series' earnest cadets in the fight against the Covenant.

You can get up to speed here, and be sure to check out our Halo 4 hands-on preview too. We'll have the review for you next week.

Rayman Legends Gets New 5-Way Multiplayer Trailer

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Matt Gardner
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Rayman Legends, Trailers, Ubisoft, Videos, Wii U games

Rayman Legends Gets New 5-Way Multiplayer Trailer

It's asynchronous multiplayer time, folks! Ubisoft have  dropped another trailer for Rayman Legends, showing off more of the co-operative action that will see up to four players platforming via Wiimote while another pokes, prods, sweeps, and strokes their way around a GamePad in a support role.
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PSA: Golden Joystick Awards YouTube Live Stream At 3PM Today

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Awards, Golden Joystick Awards 2012, Livestream, Public Service Announcement, Youtube

UPDATE: The livestream is now embedded above.

A quick note for you all;  This year the Golden Joystick Awards will be streamed live on Youtube. As well as providing everyone with the chance to see the winners receive their awards as the action happens, there are promises of special reveals for upcoming games, and a "special appearance that's gonna blow you socks off" (which is nice.)

You can go directly to the GJA Youtube page by hitting the link here, but we will be sure to update this post with an embed of the livestream shortly before 3PM for your convenience.

Gangnam Style Coming To Dance Central 3

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Dance Central 3, DLC, Gangnam Style, Harmonix, Microsoft Studios

Well, we called it.

PSY's global extravaganza Gangnam Style is coming to Dance Central 3 as DLC, along with a host of other groovy tunes to get funky to, including Call Me Maybe .

According to Joystiq, there are also tracks from Justin Bieber, One Direction and LMFAO on their way. Harmonix have said that the latest DLC pack will feature "authentic choreography", so maybe we'll finally be able to perfect that awkward, leg-waggling, sideways moonwalk shuffle that PSY pulls off in his revolutionary music vid.

343 And Microsoft Announce Halo 4 Map Pass

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Matt Gardner
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News
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343 Industries, DLC, Halo 4, Map packs, Microsoft Studios

343 And Microsoft Announce Halo 4 Map Pass

Halo 4 arrives on November 6th November, and Microsoft and 343 Industries have unveiled the roadmap for post-launch content, outlining three large War Games map packs to be released across December, February and April, offering a Map Pass to get all three for 2000 MSP, at a saving of 15% against buying them separately.

In addition, Map Pass purchasers will receive two bonus in-game helmets, as well as a unique in-game emblem.

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Nintendo Direct Trailer Blowout: Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing!

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Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Trailers

Nintendo dropped a whole bunch of 3DS video awesomeness today during their Nintendo Direct presentation, with trailers for Fire Emblem Awakening, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf amongst others. They also announced the arrival of Suda 51′s Liberation Maiden on the North American eShop. It's pretty damn brilliant, as Jon revealed in his review.

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Bethesda Announce Dunwall City Trials DLC For Dishonored

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Arkane Studios, Bethesda Softworks, Dishonored, DLC, Dunwall City Trials

Bethesda Announce Dunwall City Trials DLC For Dishonored

Bethesda have announced Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials, the first slice of DLC for Arkane's outstanding stealth-em-up, which will include ten challenge maps designed to test players' skills to the limit.

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