The Saboteur Hands-on Preview

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You can download the new issue of 360Zine for free. In this issue we have a hands-on preview of the new action/adventure game by developers Pandemic, The Saboteur. In which main protagonist, Sean Devine an angry Irishman in Paris who has one sole objective. Stop the Nazi threat to the capital by any means necessary! This new open world game is filled with entertaining content and action on every street and it promises to be a little different to all the usual World War games out there. Along with this preview we have an exclusive interview with Tom French, one of the developer’s from Pandemic to talk about the exciting features of the upcoming game.

We also have a huge review for the new RPG, Dragon Age: Origins by developers BioWare, which promises to contain a fair bit of blood, gore and violence, as you protect the world from a whole host of bad-tempered creatures, monsters and dragons. BioWare have put a lot of detail in to the game, with each class getting a unique story to unravel  and different experiences to enjoy as you journey through this mammoth adventure.

Plus there’s much more packed inside this issue with first looks at Saw, the new horror game with brutal traps and puzzles to overcome. LEGO Rock Band and Alien Breed Evolution. As well as previews for the potential game of the year, Modern Warfare 2 and the ever enjoyable zombie killer, Left 4 Dead 2. We also have massive reviews for the impressive looking DJ Hero, Rock loving Brutal Legends, Forza Motorsport 3 and the latest instalment from Konami, PES 2010.

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Click on the cover to download this issue of P3Zine for free.

You can download the new issue of P3Zine for free. And in this months issue we have a full and in-depth review for the new and original game – Brutal Legend by famed creator Tim Schafer and his development team Double Fine Productions. Brutal Legend is a 3rd person action game in which you play in a huge heavy metal fantasy world, filled with groupies, angry demons, legendary rock stars, unique musical scenery and one particular roadie called Eddie Riggs. Eddies a man on a mission, to help save the world from evil using his trusty guitar ‘Clementine ‘ and the power of rock!

There’s not much longer to go until the release of Assassins Creed II and we have one last hands-on preview of this highly anticipated sequel before it hits the store shelves.  Alongside this preview we have new and exclusive screens, one of which displays a certain Leonardo Da Vinci,  who’s working in his study preparing a new gadget for Ezio to play with. Plus we managed to have an exclusive 5 page interview with one of the games producers Sebastien Puel, who tells us what to expect from this exciting new title.

That’s not all though as we have first looks at the huge online game MAG, Army of Two: The 40th Day the new sequel to the popular co-op game and The Saboteur which takes place during World War II in Nazi occupied Paris. Then there’s hands-on previews for the eagerly anticipated Modern Warfare 2 and the new turn table game,DJ Hero. As well as full reviews for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, FIFA 10, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes.

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Crysis LiveAnd its a bumper news round-up today as it includes all the news from yesterday as well. We begin with the news that executive producer Gavin Raeburn has decided to leave developers Codemasters after several successful years there producing some popular rally driving games. The Old Republic Beta registration is available again, after the website had to be taken down due to overwhelming interest from fans of the new MMO. Sony’s new hand-held console the PSPgo has gone on sale today worldwide, which you can buy for £224.99. If you a fan of the Band Hero game then you’ll pleased to know that there are new improved instruments on the way, which will be available to buy in November.

Ever fancied wearing that famous Crysis nanosuit? Well if you go to the Nottingham’s GameCity event you’ll apparently be able to just that, as they create a live-action game for players to enjoy. We find out if Funcom’s new MMO The Secret World is still in production after a trading statement revealed development staff in Oslo were being laid off. It’s official developers Sports Interactive have the most scouts in football, as they try to get the most detailed database of players in their Football Manager series. And you can read more about the latest instalment of Football Manager in the first part of our are exclusive interview with Studio Director Miles Jacobson, and we also now have the 2nd part up as well. And lastly lead developer Tim Schafer believes Activision ‘never’ had a case against them after the huge developers/publishers tried to block the release of Brutal Legend.

Brutal LegendIn an online survey Britain tops Europe with the most gamers, with an impressive 73% of the country playing games. We’ve got the second part of our exclusive interview with developer Tim Schafer, the man who’s currently working on the upcoming rock-action game Brutal Legend, featuring the voice of actor Jack Black. And if you’re looking forward to the new MMO – Allods Online, which is currently in closed beta, you can read our two features on the site which include a campaign playtest as well as a look at all the races and characters available in the MMO.

Army of Two: The 40th DayThe ban on Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia has been appealed by Valve, which will offer hope to any Aussie gamers who wanted to get their hands on the title. Developers EA Montreal have been giving their reasons for not releasing Army of Two: The 40th Day before Christmas, stating it would be silly to compete with Modern Warfare 2. The release date for new point and click game Machinarium by developers Daedalic Entertainment has been confirmed as the 16th of October. And you can now read the 1st part of our exclusive interview with games developer Tim Schafer about his upcoming game Brutal Legend and what his thoughts are on a Psychonauts sequel.

Brutal Legend LawsuitThe two large game developers Activision and Double Fine Productions have agreed to settle the Brutal Legend lawsuit out of court. Michael J Griffith from developers Activison has confirmed that their new racing game Blur will hit the stores in November. PC gamers will have to wait an extra three weeks for Batman: Arkham Asylum, as the release date is moved back so that they can incorporate the PhsyX technology into the game. Sadly European fans of the Guitar Hero franchise wont get there hands on Guitar Hero: Van Halen until 2010. Fancy featuring in the new MAG trailer? All you need to do is write a inspirational battlefield speech for the impending war game, more details for this competition can be found in the full news article.

The Plague of Video Games. A Fun Plague, But A Plague Nonetheless.

The Plague of Video Games. A Fun Plague, But A Plague Nonetheless.

Everyone knows that Call of Duty isn’t a name to be taken lightly. Analysts have been repeatedly quoted as saying that Modern Warfare 2 could end up being the most successful game of all time (until Modern Warfare 2 of course). That’s not at all surprising given the success of the first Modern Warfare title, and Infinity Ward’s tremendous showing at E3 this year.

Of course, it strikes me as a bit suspicious that after E3 showcased so many great games slated for a 2009 release, we are now stuck with significantly fewer games than originally anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, what we have is great. Brutal Legend, Borderlands, Assassin’s Creed 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Halo: ODST and of course the juggernaut that is and will be Modern Warfare 2.

As of right now, at least one game’s delay can be attributed to Modern Warfare 2, Singularity, a time-bending shooter set in a derelict former Soviet base was delayed to next year, and a spokesperson for Activision was not afraid to say why: