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Modern Warfare 3 is 'An Un-Game With a Core of Nastiness'

I've just this minute finished the single-player campaign for Modern Warfare 3. It leaves a very bitter taste at its climax. But perhaps not the same bitter taste that flavours it throughout. It is an enormously high-achieving action FPS, on a scale like nothing before it, turned to 11. And it's a bloodthirsty,… »11/22/11 6:00pm11/22/11 6:00pm

It's Operation: Guillotine—Eyes On with Battlefield 3's Single Player

Just two months ahead of release, Battlefield 3's singleplayer mode remains something of a mystery – oddly so, given this game is DICE's attempt to make their biggest franchise as appealing to lone gunners as team gunners. So getting eyes-on with a never-before-seen singleplayer level yesterday went some way to… »9/06/11 4:00pm9/06/11 4:00pm

They're Already Up To Might & Magic Heroes VI, and This is What it's All About

The series formerly known as Heroes of Might & Magic returns, with a confusingly rearranged name, to a post-King's Bounty landscape. Without access to publishers' long and tedious spreadsheets, I of course couldn't begin to guess whether 1C's good-natured, wilfully silly turn-based strategy/semi-roleplaying game… »8/09/11 4:00pm8/09/11 4:00pm

A Brave Attempt To Play a Game About Cleaning Up The Streets... the Boring Way

Discovering that this game existed was a moment of perverse joy for me. I knew that it would be deeply boring—it really is-–and that I would have to play it extensively for no reason other than to take joy in being quite deliberately boring. It's the kind of non-challenge I relish, and I gleefully set about compiling… »7/12/11 9:00pm7/12/11 9:00pm