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Game: English? Norsk? Nederlands? Svenska? Dansk?

Gamer: English, please.

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A fair amount of clock-ticking has passed since I last updated this web space, so what better than making a return with a self-indulgent and slightly bitter overview (read: self-loathing) of the consequences of modern gaming?

Having recently developed an unexpected tirade of enthusiasm for Xbox Live head-to-head matches of FIFA 10, two things have consequently struck me: one is that my interest in football has increased despite my beloved Cardiff City emphatically missing out on promotion to the Premier League at the hands of the disciplined, balanced, organised, effective, gutsy and ‘lowly’ Blackpool. (more…)

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Reporting back from duty, sir!

And, er, there’s not a lot to say really. The turnout was surprisingly decent, probably much more than the GAME staff anticipated, reducing the launch knockout tournament to half a match per pairing. What with my number, assigned to me on store entry along with a FIFA 10 demo disc (which I have since lost, somehow), being 20, I’d hazard at least 30 excited ‘gentlemen’ turned up in total. Originally I was meant to be facing a chap called Dave, but as fate would have it I ended up playing my mate Kyle, which was actually disappointing! Considering we play against each other all the time, it would’ve been refreshing to play a random Joe face-to-face, mano-a-mano (ie. not on Xbox Live).

Dont mess with these angry firemen.

Don't mess with these angry firemen

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After an unintended hiatus, where distraction with my other project (also in its early stages) has deterred me from my gaming habits, it’s  fair to conclude that not a lot of the ‘major’ variety has happened in the world of videogames (don’t say that to Sony) in the previous fortnight, but here’s a brief round-up anyway:

Ruffian Games have shown off Crackdown 2 a little; the much-anticipated sequel to the astounding take on the GTA formula. Once again it’s set in Pacific City, although worryingly it’s reported to be identical to the original’s, where the Agency continue their daytime job of gangster cleansing, while by night they’re forced to reckon with, er, freaks (the bolted-on enemies found in Shai Gen’s labs), where presumably someone continued the work of Dr. Baltazar Czernenko to a more threatening extent. While wishing to refrain from prematurely criticising the idea, (more…)

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