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You’ve been idly sipping cocktails and sangria in the Balearic sun for six days now, only to realise that once the lingering, blazing ball of gas tucks under the horizon on the sixth night a sense of defeat overwhelms you. You’re going home. You’re leaving your idea of paradise to return to the doldrums of everyday life; of work, miserable weather and pining for your next escape to bliss before you’ve even left your final mark.

They’re the feelings Fallout 3 and all its downloadable companions have enlisted upon me, where an element of sadness couldn’t help but bear its presence from beginning to end of Mothership Zeta, the final chapter of one of this generation’s finest examples. The thought of leaving the post-nuclear-ravaged lands of Fallout must be how it feels to leave Walford. (more…)

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If there was ever a time a touch of research was needed prior to a purchase, it was this. Deleted scene, the item description promised. Unseen gameplay mechanics, Epic Games assured. More Gears, said everyone else. They all failed to mention, however, that not only does ‘Road To Ruin’ have little relevance to the storyline, it also has little in the means of actual play time and, in fact, all Epic wanted you to do was play more of its broken multiplayer and throw in a few ‘chieves to ensure it was worthwhile shelling out 1200 Microsoft Points on. I’m seething. Perhaps I’m an idiot though, and should’ve checked even Gearspedia before caving in to my good friend’s overtures and wasting valuable points on it. They could’ve been used for other pointless crap, for God’s sake! Or even the impending Earthworm Jim. ‘MEH’, said the interwebs! (more…)

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What with CES 2010 having come and gone before you can blink, the first electronic show that includes videogames is simply a memory. However, unlike Christmas, these shows happen more than once a year; whereas Santa Claus has only a solitary night to impress and deliver, games companies have to match that feat at least ten times. Santa doesn’t know how good he’s got it. With varying degrees of importance comes varying degrees of hype, expenditure and the symbolical annihilations that are the booth babes; where the visual delights of E3’s of the past have attracted huge industry interest and, up until 2008 at least, the LA-based expedition was undoubtedly the greatest (games) show on earth. In a chronologically arranged fashion, here’s an ‘essential guide’ to what’s on in the subsequent 326 days. (more…)

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