Issue 30 of 360Zine for Xbox 360 gamers - click to download.

Issue 30 of 360Zine for Xbox 360 gamers - click to download.

Ah, it’s that time of week again where I have to shamelessly plug this week’s free magazine. 360Zine (Xbox 360 games) Issue 30 is out, and frankly if you’re an Xbox 360 gamer and you haven’t already clicked on the link then shame on you.

Well, if you need any convincing, above and beyond the fact it’s a professionally produced digital magazine for you to read for free, then how about a massive exclusive playtest preview of Prototype, the summer shoot ’em up coming from Activision. If you’ve ever wanted to throw an enemy at a tank, and then throw the tank at the helicopter (more…)

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The new MMO from Funcom promises something very different.

The new MMO from Funcom promises something very different.

Funcom has revealed its next MMO, called The Secret World. Details so far are sparse, with just a few screens and a cinematic trailer released, though, let’s be honest, what a trailer. If the game delivers gameplay that can match (albeit not in graphical terms), the settings and surprises of the trailer, then The Secret World will be amazing.

So, what do we know? We know that Funcom has been working on the game for “years”, which should mean that the game is actually some way down the development path, rather than being vapourware as some announced MMOs turn into.

Also of note, the game announced for PC and Xbox 360. But, how many MMOs have been announced for the Xbox 360 now and never arrived? Age of Conan, from Funcom themselves for one, not to mention Champions Online (still to come), something from Turbine (probably LOTRO) and any number of cancelled ones. However, if this does come to Xbox 360, we’ll be pleased. (more…)