New Assassins Creed II gameplay released.

September 5, 2009 by Victoria Wilkins  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

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So when the debut Assassins Creed II trailer was shown at E3 earlier this year, many of us gawked in awe at the new perks and moves that the new protagonist ‘Ezio’ could do. Living up to ‘Altair’ would be a hard task indeed, but ‘Ezio’ seems better in every way possible.

Yesterday, the team behind the game, Ubisoft, officially released another gameplay video. In the video we are enlightened with more of the moves that can be conducted by the player including lots of bashes to the head – I don’t think a smoothie could cure that in the morning. At the beginning of the video a collection of sculptured shots take us through a variety of painted portraits, including the famous “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”, again enforcing the themes of Da Vinci and his works.

To see the gameplay footage, click here.

Assassins Creed II is released 20th November and is available to preorder now on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

Forza 3’s epic scope, scale and proportion.

September 4, 2009 by Victoria Wilkins  
Filed under News, Xbox

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So with Forza 3 racing into stores in October, Turn 10 spokesman Steve Beinner was quick to share some of the main features of the third instalment of the racing series at Gamescom this year. After wincing at my own abysmal attempts at playing Daytona in my R8 we were on the receiving end of some Forza 3 perks.

Some of the main announcements include a ‘rewind’ feature which enables both hardcore and new gamers alike to rewind their game play. So, if you have ever, like me completed 29 out of 30 laps perfectly, and then on the last corner you find a Ford Focus comes out of nowhere and shunts you into the shameful sanded outskirts, don’t worry! Your solution to shame is here. Just click a button and watch your game play rewind and then you should consider changing your driving path.

Another cool feature is the “one finger” racing for those who don’t gel to well with racing games and the massive multiplayer online which is planned to be even bigger than Forza 2. The only downside is that due to Forza 3’s huge graphics and engine step up, designs made in Forza 2 will not be able to be transferred.

Also, if your a graphic nerd like me, your thirst will be quenched by Forza’s 60fps graphics with 4x Texture and did I mention that 360hz graphics engine which makes the game refresh every 0.8ft? I think it’s safe to say that Forza 3 will be epic. Yes, even more epic than the microwave room on MGS4. I rest my case.