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This week's games news

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Luigi's Mansion 2 | Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 | Ghost Recon: Anthology | Finding Nemo: Escape To The Big Blue Special EditionGames out this week include Luigi's Mansion 2 (3DS), the delightful puzzle game in which Mario's younger, slimmer brother trembles his way through haunted houses in search of...
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New Super Mario Bros U - review

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Wii U; Nintendo; £41.99-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewMario's evolution from barely-animated 8-bit lump, to shiny, immaculately drawn HD is now complete, and seeing his pastel-hewn world clearly for the first time is an oddly revelatory experience. The same can't quite be said for this game, which follows...
New Super Mario Bros U - review

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Knack | Watch Dogs | Killzone: Shadow Fall | Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Official Strategy Guide | NBA 2K13/MLB 2K13 Combo Pack | Tomb Raider Limited Edition ControllerFollowing a spectacular series of leaks, Sony's recent revelations about PlayStation 4 felt a bit muted. Games like Knack, a cutely enigmatic title...
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PS3 & Xbox; Codemasters, £22-£36

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PS3 & Xbox; Codemasters, £22-£36Grid 2 goes back to basics with its approach to racing, which means no plot, no customisation and a soundtrack that only kicks in on the last lap of championship races, leaving tormented tyre rubber the sole accompaniment. Its races demand drifting: screeching semi-controlled power-slides around...
PS3 & Xbox; Codemasters, £22-£36

Dishonored: The Knife Of Dunwall - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC; Bethesda; £6.80-£7.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewThe first story-driven downloadable content for Dishonored is The Knife Of Dunwall, putting you in the stealthy boots of Daud the assassin, the man responsible for killing the empress, thereby starting the whole dishonouring process. There are three...
Dishonored: The Knife Of Dunwall - review

Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale Of Redemption - review

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iPhone, iPad; Vlambeer; £1.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewDespite being almost destroyed during its development, with a clone by a rival developer released months earlier, Ridiculous Fishing is a work of perfection. It's divided into three phases. First, you cast your hook into the sea, letting it drift...
Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale Of Redemption - review

Gears Of War: Judgement - review

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Xbox 360; Microsoft; £37-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewGears Of War has a formula and Judgement isn't going to mess with it: one of your ludicrously proportioned musclemen kicks open a door to find a room littered with waist-high barriers; aliens with guns arrive; using the barriers as...
Gears Of War: Judgement - review

Rock Runners - review

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iOS; Chillingo; 69p; Apple App Store downloadReading this on mobile? Click here to viewLike many of the best iPhone/iPad games, Rock Runners' interactions are minimal, requiring a simple tap to make your runner jump. From this one point of contact the game invents dozens of ways to challenge you, from...
Rock Runners - review

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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D | Fast & Furious: Showdown | Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger | IL-2 Sturmovik: The Ultimate Edition | Worms CollectionGames currently doing the rounds include Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS) in which Nintendo's corpulent simian mascot deals with surprisingly harsh punishment in a stereoscopic remake...
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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC; Ubisoft; £10.99 - £11.99 (1200 MSP)Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewAlthough it uses Far Cry 3's game engine and mechanics, Blood Dragon has absolutely nothing else to do with it, eschewing all the attempted seriousness and hostage drama for a movie reference-laden story of...
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - review

Unmechanical - review

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iPhone, iPad; Teotl/Talawa; £1.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewTelling the story of a tiny hovering robot whose two glowing, quirkily wide-set eyes give it an immediate air of anthropomorphic innocence, Unmechanical is a charming physics-based puzzle game. Entirely wordless, it introduces its challenges by letting you experiment with...
Unmechanical - review

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag | Tomb Raider | Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm | Sim City | Total War: Shogun 2 Gold EditionThe announcement of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag was rendered a bit less exciting by the sort of comprehensive leaks now familiar to gamers, though many...
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The Last Of Us - review

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PS3; Sony Computer Entertainment; £39.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewA rogue species of fungus triggers the zombie apocalypse, leaving the world a bleak place of makeshift barricades, violent militia groups and incoherently howling former humans. Weapons and medicine are crafted from scavenged junk and there's less ammunition in...
The Last Of Us - review

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Wreck-It-Ralph | Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear | Hitman HD Trilogy | Omerta: City Of Gangsters | Wizardry OnlineReleases this week include Wreck-It-Ralph (Wii, DS, 3DS), an appropriately retro if largely uninspired 2D platform game to complement Pixar's delightful plundering of video game history; Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear (Xbox 360, PS3,...
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MotoGP '13 - review

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PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, PC; PQube; £35.90-£42.48Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewBy default, MotoGP '13 assists you with acceleration, steering, braking, changing gear and adjusting your rider's position on the bike. Until you've learned about the extreme care and attention needed on two wheels, turning off even...
MotoGP '13 - review

Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - review

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PlayStation 3; Namco Bandai; £39.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewReleased more than a year ago in Japan, Ni No Kuni has benefitted from a staggeringly long localisation process, possibly most evident in your beguilingly undiplomatic sidekick, Drippy. Easily the Welshest videogame character in history, he calls good things...
Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - review

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Far Cry 3 | Chain StoryPC gamers missing the visceral thrills of Far Cry 3 will be overjoyed at the patch currently available for download, which adds an extra-hard difficulty level and lets you reset the game's enemy outposts. Although not part of the plot, the process of observing then...
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War Games: WOPR | EMERGENCY | Vampire Season - Monster Defence | MicroMinersIt's a barren, tumbleweed-blown wasteland for game releases, although anyone with a smartphone or tablet will always be able to unearth plenty of fresh playthings. War Games: WOPR (iOS & Android, 69p) is a match-three game, set in...
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This week's new games

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Nick Gillett rounds up the news from the biggest gaming show of the year, E3E3 is the international games industry's annual bunfight, a jam-packed gathering for which new announcements are hoarded and luminaries duly trundled out. This year's show lacked really big news, with Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony all simply...
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ZombiU - review

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Wii U; Ubisoft; £39.99-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewIt's London's turn to host the zombie apocalypse in this unexpectedly gritty undead outing for the Wii U. Taking control of a lone survivor, you eke out an existence amidst the rubble and small crowds of the howling infected, starting...
ZombiU - review

Best Buy snags Starbucks tech guru

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The man behind popular innovations at Starbucks, like free WiFi and payment via smartphone, is being tapped to help the electronics retailer. FORTUNE -- Stephen Gillett, the Starbucks chief information officer who revamped the retailer's technological approach to selling coffee, is joining electronics giant Best Buy. The 36-year-old former college...
Best Buy snags Starbucks tech guru

WWE'13 - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Wii; THQ; £24.99 -£44Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewAmerican wrestling inhabits its own parallel universe of aggressive bodybuilder soap opera. WWE games are just as inscrutable to outsiders, involving trundling your stiff-limbed muscle-dummy around the ring and its immediate locale, grappling, pounding and stomping on...
WWE'13 - review

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge - review

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Wii U; Nintendo; £44.99-£48Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewStreets Of Rage was an early-90s game in which you strolled through city streets laying waste to a steady flow of assailants via button mashing. Ninja Gaiden is its spiritual successor, and while the urban scenery and multiple attackers remain,...
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge - review

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Destiny | Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires | Transport Simulator | Skyrim PS3 DLC: Dragonborn, Hearthfire and DawnguardReading this on mobile? Click here to viewBungie, creator and former developer of the Halo series, has announced its new game, Destiny, which it describes as a "shared-world shooter". Which means that while it...
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Wonderbook: Book of Spells - review

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PS3; Sony; game plus Book of Spells, £24.99; game plus Book of Spells, Eye Camera and Move Controller, £59.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewWonderbook has patterns on its cardboard pages that PlayStation's camera recognises, creating an augmented reality view on screen that shows a magical animated book with...
Wonderbook: Book of Spells - review

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Kinect Sesame Street TV | Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers | 007 Legends | Grand Theft Auto: Vice City | Agricultural SimulatorMicrosoft has announced a second season of Kinect Sesame Street TV. It's described as a "two-way TV experience", which means as well as watching Elmo and friends, your little ones...
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Nightsky - review

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Nintendo 3DS; Nicalis Inc; £8.99; Nintendo eShop downloadReading this on mobile? Click here to viewSilhouetted against a set of serene multi-coloured sunsets and introduced only by a lonely paragraph or two of text, NightSky is an unusually atmospheric and beautiful set of physics puzzles that involve rolling a ball from...
Nightsky - review

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Wii Channel | Injustice: Gods Among Us | Papo & Yo | Deadly Premonition: Director's CutFollowing the launch of Wii U earlier this year, Nintendo has confirmed that many of the Wii's online services will be switched off at the end of June. This sees the death of Mii Contest,...
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Earth Defence Force 2017 Portable - review

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PS Vita; Namco Bandai; download £35Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewEarth Defence Force 2017 Portable exists for one reason: to let you and two carefully chosen weapons from your arsenal loose on a relentless alien horde. As they pour out of vast motherships, it's an exercise in crowd...
Earth Defence Force 2017 Portable - review
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