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Soccer season arrives…

…And the soccer mad out there can take part.  Show your support for your country (or favourite team) with officially licensed football kits that will be available for you 360 avatars from tomorrow. From tomorrow – the start of the World Cup in case you have been under a rock – until Sunday 11th July, Microsoft kicks off its ‘Summer…

UFC Undisputed 2010: Review [PS3]

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Overview

With the massive success of UFC Undisputed 2009, the Yukes developed MMA game probably scared off any competition [have you played EA’s MMA? Me neither] with the excellently designed gameplay. THQ hit a Royal Flush by grabbing Yukes to develop a game for the ever-growing popular sport. UFC Undisputed 2010 is back and it looks to pick up where 2009 left off and take it further. Much further.

Tiger Woods 11 Demo Is Live

In case you missed it, the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 demo is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace and Playstation Network. Players get to participate in a fully customizable Ryder Cup match that includes three holes on Celtic Manor Resort, the host venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup. The demo will also feature multiplayer modes via Xbox LIVE…

EA Shames The Quitters

One of the most annoying, if not the most annoying aspect of playing sport games online, has to be these quitters. They pull the plug or simply quit on you as you are on your way to victory. I think it is ironic that online sport-games lack the partaking of actual sportsmen and women, or good ones for that matter.…

Splinter Cell: Conviction (X360 Review)

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By Clinton “dreddsix6six” O’Shea

Overview

I’ve never been a massive Splinter Cell fan – too much sneaky sneaking around for my liking.  I’ve always been a shoot everyone ask questions later kinda guy – a little more Jack Bauer than our Sam Fisher.  When SC:C was announced (and delayed and delayed again) I got really excited – the list of features were rather appealing – “immersive” single player campaign, co-op prologue, solo and co-op extra missions.  And now it’s out…so how does it shape up?

The World Seems To Like Our Game

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The internet is already filled with reviews of our World Cup game, and I looked and looked, but unfortunately not one ‘Chakalaka’  flavoured, ‘Vuvuzela’ inspired South African review.

So I got a few quotes from some of the big international sites so that you know what you are in for. And it is looking good!

Forza Motorsport 3: Road & Track DLC

Despite the name of the new Forza Motorsport 3 DLC, there will be no roads or tracks available. Apparently the DLC has been released in co-operation with Road & Track magazine, hence the name. The DLC will contain 10 new cars for your 400 Microsoft Points, but the cheap folk (like me) can get the Mini Coupé Concept as a…

Red De(l)a(ye)d Redemption

Another one hits the “wait a little longer” pile.  This time the open-world cowboy action adventure thingy Red Dead Redemption is the guest of (dis)honour. Originally due for release on April 27th, it has been pushed back a month to May 21st…according to Take-Two’s investor report. Yes, it’s only a month.  Yes, there are plenty of titles to keep one…

Could Fifa 11 Solve The ‘Quitters’ Issue?

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One of my ‘pet peevs’ with one of my favorite past times, sport online games, has to be a firm hate amongst many. I am of coarse talking about the bad losers that quit when you’re 3-0 up. I can handle it for a week or two but the moment I get to frustrated I end up giving up on the game all together. I remember chasing a ’50-online win achievement’ in UFC 2009 and I struggled so much to get past the quitters that I ended up selling the game when I had around 44 wins. I just kept getting one quitter after the other for around a week and I was just about ready to snap my disc out of frustration. I never touched the game again.

Well now it looks like EA Canada is obviously concerned of this ongoing problem with the Fifa series and is said to be working on ways to stop people quitting out of online matches. In a recent 2010 FIFA World Cup preview, the line producer Simon Humber told Eurogamer that the FIFA 11 team was considering rewarding people for completing matches rather than quitting out which might tempt them to stick around.