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What Games Do You Game (06.12.08) by Anthony Barlow
December 6, 2008, 11:28 pm
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[By Anthony]

There was a break from What Games Did You Game last week and now we’re back…with a vengence. Sort of. I say vengence, there’s not even a hint of anything to be vengeful for here. The ammount of games out at this time of the year is great, there’s never nothing to play, what’s not to love, except, y’know…the economy. Anyway I’m here on my own this week but it’s still a damn good list. Continue reading

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What Games Do You Game by Anthony Barlow
November 23, 2008, 8:53 pm
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[By Anthony]

Hey there readers, sorry it’s a bit late but we’re back for the second (or third) week running with What Games Do You Game? This week I am joined by News and Video editor Ryan Gray as we run through the games we’ve been playing over the last seven days. You know the drill, hit the jump for the rest. Continue reading



What Games Do You Game? (11.10.08) by Anthony Barlow
October 11, 2008, 5:04 pm
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[By Anthony]

WGDYG? has been missing for the past couple of weeks but now it’s back! Due to time contraints i’ve not been able to post it but it’s here this week with just me. There’s three weeks worth of games for me to write about, so I better crack on. Hit the jump for the list. Continue reading



What Games Do You Game? (25.08.08) – Everything’s Late by Anthony Barlow
August 25, 2008, 3:57 am
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It’s the German Games Convention (or Leipzig) this week so it’s been a little hectic around here, because of this a lot of the regular ‘features’ are late. There’s been a lot of Sony news coming through to us over the past week bu yes we editors have had time to get some gaming done too. There might be a lot of stuff coming out over the next month or two but there’s still some cool stuff out now too. So after that boring lengthy intro it’s time for a late ‘What Games Do You Game?’.

[Anthony]

  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty (PS3 Via PSN) – Another highly anticipated PSN title out again last week and although it might not be the complete experience Insomniac have really pulled out all the stops on their 1st downloadable Ratchet & Clank mini-adventure. I’m only a couple of levels in to it and have already found it’s more puzzle orientated than the full priced Ratchet games, which for me is not a problem. The game is still really cool and hasn’t disapointed me, i’m gonna play a lot more of it over the next few days so be sure to look out for my review, yes a review people.
  • Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3) – Still kicks more ass than any FPS on the market. I stil can’t believe i’m playing it this long after release. I’ve seen some new footage for ‘World At War’ and I have to say, although it’s Treyarch developing it looks really cool. Can’t wait, but it would be better in a modern setting though.
  • Rock Band (PS3) – Still really cool, i’ve actually made it towards the end (I think) of ‘Band World Tour’ and i’m actually playing songs for the first time. Bring on Rock Band 2. Still needs more Manchester in there though.

A really short list this week and only one new title in there too. Things are getting patched with trophies soon so there’ll be some new additions to the list over the next few weeks but for me that’s it. I will try and make the next ‘WGDYG?’ appear on time next week.



What Games Do You Game (16.08.08) – It’s Late Again by Anthony Barlow
August 17, 2008, 2:39 pm
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An exciting week here at XeNonX. I’ve been joined by two new editors, Steve M and C.B. Those additions mean that there’ll be a small change in the format of this feature. Each editor will now have their own individual space within ‘What Games Do You Game?’, thus letting readers know what each of us have been playing over the past week.

[Anthony]

  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed (PS3 Via PSN) – This game is hard. I really do love this game but the difficulty is getting to me a little bit, often leading to me quitting the game through sheer frustration. Then again, i’ve probably not mastered all there is to the game yet so that’ll probably make it a little harder. This game is a steal at £6.99, I urge everyone to go out and but it, go on go now.
  • Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3) – How much more can I say about this game? I’m guessing not much because it’s already been said. Here’s a recommendation for ya – This game has been out for about 8 months and i’m still playing it. Yes that’s how good it is.
  • FIFA 09 (PS3) – I played this at M Festival (as most of you should know) and I have to say that it beats out any other footy game out right now and PES is gonna have to try a hell of a lot harder to beat EA on this one. Can’t wait for the game to come out in October!

That’s it for this week, from me at least. I can’t believe how short that list is, it’s usually jam packed with stuff. I also think that this is the first week since I got Rock Band that it’s not been in the list, shocking isn’t it. I’ll hand you over to Steve M for his 1st appearance on ‘WGDYG?’.

Well my first stab at contributing to WHAT GAMES DO YOU GAME? is a pretty limited affair this week, but I’ll endeavour to remember what exactly has been occupying my gaming time over the last seven days.

  • Battlefield: Bad Company (PS3) – With the introduction of the conquest mode, I’m finding the online portion of this game to be one of the most enjoyable experiences when played with friends.  Yes finding a game free from the curse of lag can be problematic, but for me Bad Company is fun title and one that should be experienced by any fans of the genre.
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed (PS3/PSN) – Only briefly started the game, and so far seems a fun little distraction.
  • Tiger Woods ’09 DEMO (PS3) – Well as i self confessed golfing nut, I took EA Sports latest for a test.  Have to say I’m suitably impressed with this years incarnation, subtle tweaking of the control system and an improved graphics engine have gone some way to ensure I’ll be spending a lot of time with the full game.
  • Vampire Rain: Altered Species DEMO (PS3) – Lets just not go through this again, if you really want to know what I thought then follow the link.

So that really is it for my gaming this week, nothing too extensive and can see it remaining that way throughout the rest of the month.  Things should get a little busier over the next few months as we start to see the summer gaming drought finally ending.

[Steve M]



What Games Do You Game? (10.08.08) by Anthony Barlow
August 10, 2008, 1:24 pm
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It’s late this week, I know but i’ve been organising for Monday. Between the organising I have been gaming some games. There’s not much new stuff here but an old favourite has returned and i’m loving playing it again. The full list is below.

  • Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (PS3) – I couldn’t resist grabbing some trophies here and i’ve pretty much got all of ’em. This game still looks amazing and is still one of the best games on the PS3. I can’t wait to see what happens at Leipzig and if that rumored ‘Uncharted 2’ announcement is real. Trophies are definitely an incentive for me now, but they’re not the be all and end all.
  • Buzz!: Quiz TV (PS3) – I actually think that this has only been in the list once (in the week I bought it) and it’s a shame really because this game is really cool. Once again the PS3’s new trophies have become a big incentive to play this game but I can see me playing this for ages even if I do get all the trophies.
  • Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3) – Sniping in this game is awesome! People I play with will know that in COD4 sniping is my forte and I can’t stand people sniping when they’re using assault rifles and if they can’t hit anything. Leave the sniping to the pro’s people. I say it every time this game is in the list, it is the best FPS on any console and I don’t think anything will be beating it for a while.
  • PixelJunk Eden (PS3/PSN) – This was one of my most anticipated PSN games of the year and it hasn’t disappointed. I’m loving it and you can play it for hours without even noticing. That’s gotta be a great recommendation.
  • UEFA Euro 2008 (PS3) – When is an EA footy game not in this list? (Answer: NEVER!). EA Sports have stepped their game up and are now absolutely battering Pro Evolution Soccer. I’m playing FIFA 09 on Monday (@ M Festival) and will definitely be giving my impressions. From what i’ve seen FIFA 09 looks like it’s using the same engine as this game which can’t be a bad thing.
  • Rock Band (PS3) – Still the best rhythm game out there. The DLC hasn’t been the best over the last couple of weeks but hopefully Harmonix will step it up and add some really good stuff. Joy Division is a must for this game.

So that’s it for this week. The list is fairly similar to last weeks but there is some new additions there. August looks like it might bring some new games to the list with BCR and Ratchet coming out on PSN August looks like a good month.



What Games Do You Game? – Two Weeks Worth Right Here by Anthony Barlow
August 1, 2008, 12:26 am
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Sorry I haven’t been as active with the postings this week but It’s not all my fault. It’s the week after E3, there isn’t much news. Well that was a bit off topic, anyway here we are again for a double dose of WGDYG? and hey there’s a lot this week.

  • PixelJunk Eden (PS3 Via PSN) – Now this might be the newbie of my game collection but it’s gotta be one of the most played games this week, even if i’ve only had it (it being the full game) a matter of hours. The game is simple but great the concept might not have been welcomed with open arms by the general public (probably because we had no clue what it was) but now with the demo and the game out there on the PSN why would no one try this? It’s a great game and will be played by me, and probably everyone else who bought it, for a long time. Plus it’s the second game to support the PS3’s new trophy system, another great reason to pick this one up.
  • Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3) – Ah, another old favourite has crept in again. Call Of Duty 4 has got to be the only game that after being out for almost 8 months is still great fun to play online. I’ve got to admit sniping a rank 10 (prestige 10) player from across the map and hearing his reaction on Crossfire will never get old.
  • UEFA Euro 2008 (PS3) – Not a week (or two) goes by without a footy game being in this list and it’s unsurprising because EA have pulled out all the stops on their last two footy games. I really do hope that they don’t drop the ball on FIFA 09, it won’t be long before I find out.
  • Rock Band (PS3) – Guitar Hero eat your heart out, Rock Band is the number one music rhythm game out their right now. I love GH but the tracklist for RB is immense. I was playing the game today and came across songs i’d never played before. It’s always nice to see that there’s undiscovered stuff in a game you’ve been playing for a while. I wish Harmonix would bring some Joy Division to the game though, that’d be more than sweet.
  • Battlefield: Bad Company (PS3) – This is one from last week as i’ve not really played it this week. The single player seems really short as i’ve not been playing long and i’ve nearly finished it. Online is still cool but with only one mode I can see it getting old fast. It’s unlikely this’ll last very long for many people after August.
  • NBA 2K8 (PS3) – Another oldie on the list again. I don’t know why but every once in a while this game just grabs me and almost makes me play it. The ‘association’ mode is sweet and lasts ages and is great to play with a lower rated side (I chose the Portland Trailblazers). It’s still great and I can’t wait to see what 2K do with the latest edition.

Well that’s it from WGDYG?. I’ve played a lot of games over the past two weeks and it’s surprising that only two of them are relatively new. I have let the blog slip a little after E3 but normal service will resume next week.