Bungie’s creative director Joseph Staten has been talking about the frustration in developing Halo 3: ODST due to the games initial expansion pack beginnings. The new online PS3 game MAG is out this month and we’ve got a list of all the trophies you can win and how to acquire them. The US NPDs have arrived showing the sales figures for the gaming industry last month, and dominating the market was Nintendo with both their Wii and DS consoles. Developers Activision have confirmed that there is a DJ Hero 2 in development. Plus we bring you all the changes and tweaks made to the current character rooster in Super Street Fighter IV. And if you’ve got 5 minutes to spare and you’re a fan of the Final Fantasy series then why not watch the new trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII.

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NCsoft the developers of Aion have announced new double XP weekends in a bid to help members level up a little quicker, which has been a major area of complaint from current players. We have an in-depth preview for Heavy Rain’s second major scene – The Mall, again this will contain some spoilers so don’t read if you don’t want to know anything until the games release. Plus we also preview EA Montreal’s new co-op game, Army of Two: The 40th Day. In which we go through all the new changes implemented by the developers in a bid to improve the co-op experience. We also carry on our GamerZines Game Of The Year Awards, as today we look at the best shooting Game of the year. Lastly we have a new trailer for Rockstars upcoming Wild West game Red Dead Redemption, you can watch the narrated trailer here.

Click on the cover to download this issue of 360Zine for free.

Click on the cover to download this issue of 360Zine for free.

You can download the new issue of 360Zine for free. In this months issue we have hands-on previews for three of the biggest games this year, that will all be vying for top spot this Christmas. First up we look at Assassins Creed II the eagerly sought after sequel set around new Italian assassin Ezio. Next up is another sequel, to probably one of the most popular games released in recent times Modern Warfare 2. And lastly we take a look at DJ Hero , the new game from Activision that will release the inner DJ in you.

At GamerZines we like our exclusive interviews and in this issue we talk with highly acclaimed Lead Director Tim Schafer, the man behind such classic games as Grim Fandango, PsychoNauts and Full Throttle. About his upcoming title Brutal Legend, and one thing about his new action game that you can definitely say is that its highly original and  er very unique! As you play in a Heavy Metal inspired fantasy world in which roadie Eddie Riggs is on a mission to save the world with a little help from some famous rock legends, a demon-slaying guitar and a his beast of a hotrod!

And if your curious to know what else we’ve packed into this months issue then read on as we have first looks at arcade racer- Blur, the new skate boarding game – Tony Hawk: RIDE and the very brutal hack’n’slash – Fairytale Fights. Plus we have a preview for the GTA DLC – Ballad of Gay Tony and full reviews for racing sim – Need For Speed: Shift, the new RPG – Risen and the highly anticipated Halo 3: ODST.

You can download the magazine now and read it whenever you choose, which we would recommend doing because it will look a lot better or if you prefer you can read the magazine directly in your browser.

Halo 3: ODST Live Action AdvertThe Halo 3: ODST live action advert was aired last night on the FX channel, but not to worry if you missed it as you can watch on our site by clicking on the link! Worms developers – Team 17 believe that scrolling shooters are “lost on today’s audience” and they went on to say that there are no current plans for a remake of Project-X. Plus they revealed that their latest game, a remake of Alien Breed has been in development for 5-6 years due to problems with 3rd-party publishers. You can now get your hands on the demo for the quirky game – Katamari Forever, which is available off the PSN. And would you be interested in a VidZone premium service? Well that’s what the company wish to find out as they posted the question on Twitter.

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:

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