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.

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Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay TonyJessie Stern the story writer for Infinity Ward describes how he and his fellow writers come up with the plot line behind the popular Modern Warfare games. Warren Spector the famous games designer who’s currently working on the Disney Epic Mickey game has been quoted in a recent interview that he would like to return to Deus Ex. And we have a new feature on the GamerZine website in which we play an hour of a game and then give you our initial impressions, we’re starting off with the recently released GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Dragon Age: OriginsDevelopers BioWare have admitted that they thought about adding a multiplayer component in the early stages of development for the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins. Could the DLC’s for Modern Warfare 2 include Special Ops missions? well Infinity Ward’s Creative Strategist Robert Bowling has hinted at it being a possibility. And lastly you can read the second part of our exclusive Dragon Age Interview with Mike Laidlaw on our site now.

GTA IVYou can now download GTA IV on Xbox LIVE Games on Demand, last years game of the year can now be bought and downloaded for £19.99. Developers Infinity Ward have dismissed rumours suggesting that their highly anticipated game Modern Warfare 2 will be pushed back to Christmas. You can now found out what the levels are for the 5 campaigns in the upcoming sequel Left 4 Dead 2. For this week only you can buy World of Goo for as little as a penny as the developers are letting you choose how much you think you should pay for the game. And you can now read our 2nd part of our Assassins Creed II exclusive interview which is on our site now.

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.

Champions Online

If your fan of the new superhero MMO Champions Online then you’ll be interested to know that we’ve got a small contest in which were giving away free code for the Benign Symbiote in-game item. And the third and final part of our interview with Todd Alderman the Lead Multiplayer Designer for Modern Warfare 2 is now up on the site for you to enjoy!

MW 2 Interview: Part 1
MW 2 Interview: Part 2
MW 2 Interview: Part 3

Assassin's Creed IIThe PC release date for Assassins Creed 2 has been moved back to early next year so that developers Ubisoft can ‘deliver the best quality game’ to you. Anyone who has pre-ordered Left 4 Dead 2 will be able to play the demo on October 27th, those of use who haven’t will be able to play it on the 3rd of November. Sony have confirmed the release date of Gran Turismo 5 in Japan which will be in March next year. And if you have some spare time to have a little read then why not take a look at our exclusive interview with Todd Alderman the Lead Multiplayer Designer for Modern Warfare 2 :-

MW 2 Interview: Part 1
MW 2 Interview: Part 2