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It’s impossible really to imagine the world of video games without him. He’s yellow, he’s always hungry and he makes a noise that few wouldn’t recognise. There is no dispute at all that Pac-Man is a much loved and recognized icon of the gaming world. But that doesn’t necessarily give him unlimited potential to keep starring in games.

Ghostly Adventures 2 forgets almost everything you might remember about Pac-Man and instead places him in an aging platformer. The tutorial quickly sets about telling you all the controls and abilities that Pac-Man possesses in the most irritating way possible. You play through a very simple level and get constantly interrupted by game pausing pop-ups. On occasions you might get to play for 10 seconds before another break, sometimes it is literally about 1 or 2 seconds. By the end of the tutorial I was ready to throw my pad at the TV. It’s like someone took the worst parts of video tutorials and rammed them into the worst parts of playable tutorials.

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With that out of the way you’re free to explore the world of Pac-Man which is notably 3 dimensional. Running, jumping and button mashing are all pillars of this archaic throwback to games that have been dead and buried for years. The camera is awkward and can cause you to die whenever it pleases – is largely because it is totally fixed. Rest assured you will sit there ineffectively forcing the right thumbstick through the side of your pad in an attempt to see where you’re going to no avail.

I was constantly reminded of the frustrations and irritations I used to experience back in the PS One days and I can think of more than a few PS2 games that can do things better than Ghostly Adventures 2. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard myself screaming at my TV informing it of which buttons I pressed and when I pressed them. While the buttons are reasonably responsive for the most part it often makes little difference due to the fixed camera. On the few occasions you can see where you’re going it is entirely possible that the controls will just bail on you and yet again allow you to fall to your death.

There is no attempt to be clever or creative in any respect. You collect stuff, you press a button to chomp things to death and you awkwardly jump around on inexplicable platforms. There are ultimately only three different styles of areas and you’ll soon get bored of playing each one. Considering the gameplay is so frustrating and the areas so boring it becomes very difficult to remain interested after a couple of hours.

It certainly won’t be coming from plot or characterisation, big shocker there I know. The Ghostly Adventures 2 is based around a TV series of the same name which I’d never seen until writing this review. There is a reasonable tie-in going on but for those who don’t know the TV show The Ghostly Adventures 2 is going to contain mostly unknown characters. Although notably the main bad guy is called Lord Betrayus. Really? His parents obviously didn’t have high hopes for him from the start. But this is from the TV show so the game can’t really take all the blame.

There are token bosses wedged into each level that may mean something to fans of the show but to anyone other than fans Ghostly Adventures 2 has little to offer. There aren’t enough references to the original Pac-Man to make it anything but a game aimed at kids that watch the show.

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And that’s solidly were Ghostly Adventures 2 is aimed, at fans of the TV show. And for younger audiences this may be a decent distraction for a time. But the input lag may cause problems and the fixed camera can be hugely frustrating at times. But unless you’re a fan of the TV show there’s nothing here for you.

It’s a platformer that draws way too much of it’s inspiration from games several decades old. Ironically Pac-Man would be better off looking back at the 2D games from that era but ignores them for unnatural feeling 3D titles. It’s like if Mario was the star of The Last Of Us. It just doesn’t feel right. Unless you’re a fan of the show, or have kids that are, this is one to avoid. Pac-Man certainly can’t be proud of starring in Ghostly Adventures 2.

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Get ready for a little slice of retro Codies arcade racing like out of the nineties with our new game Toybox Turbos. It’s bursting with multiplayer fun to share with your friends and family, Toybox Turbos takes you to kitchen tables, pool halls and science labs in this manic, miniaturised table top racer!.

The game will be coming out for Windows PC from Steam on 12th November priced at £11.99 / €14.99/ $14.99 and will be coming soon to the Xbox Games Store for the Xbox 360 and to the PlayStation 3 via the online store.

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Each table top track is full of obstacles and shortcuts and filled with awesome and ridiculous power-ups. Use mines, machines guns and, of course, giant (well technically they are pretty small), car-mounted hammers as you race a selection of 35 super-fun toy vehicles, ranging from sports cars to moon buggies, diggers, ice cream vans and loads more.

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The Forza Horizon 2 launch trailer has debuted three weeks ahead of the game’s release, with a demo out for Xbox One on the 16th September.

The latest Forza Horizon 2 trailer offers an up-close look at some of the cars, as well as the game’s festival backdrop.

Players can also catch a glimpse of Forza Horizon 2’s Southern European setting and dynamic weather effects.

Forza Horizon 2 makes its Xbox One and Xbox 360 debut on 3rd October in Europe and the 30th September in North America.

Sean likes Minecraft and he’s going to show you how to move your Xbox 360 creations to Xbox One.

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Minecraft has made it’s way onto the Xbox One which offers worlds 36 times bigger than the previous gen and 8 player cooperative creation.

If you, like the millions of other users on the 360, have worlds already made you can simply transfer them over.

This includes any texture packs and characters skins you’ve already purchased. In this video I show you how simple it is in two easy steps.

What is the coolest thing you have created in Minecraft? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

2K Games recently announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, being developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia – and at Gamescom I sat down with them to talk all things WUB WUB.

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This game takes place between the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2 and focuses on Borderlands 2 bad guy Handsome Jack. Oh, and it’s set on the moon!

Over to James Lopez from Gearbox Software and Joel Eschler from 2K Australia:

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available in Autumn 2014 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

What do you think of it? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Here are a few nice screenshots for Ubisoft new Assassins Creed Rouge coming to Xbox 360 and PS3.

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Set in the middle of the 18th century during the Seven Years’ War, Assassin’s Creed Rogue gives players new locations across North America to explore, including the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, players experience the Assassin’s Creed universe through the eyes of a Templar. As Shay Patrick Cormac, players suffer the brotherhood’s betrayal and transform into an Assassin hunter. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available on 11th November for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

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Today Games with Gold for September has been announced for Xbox Live Gold member.
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Super Time Force
began with a simple concept: merge side-scrolling classic Contra with a “time-reversal” hook to create a unique action-shooting experience. Super Time Force throws a lot of enemies and projectiles at you at once, but don’t despair – if you mess up, you can press a button to rewind to a point where you can do it all over again, the right way. But that’s not all; your “ghost” (the replay of the playthrough where you just died) will continue to fight alongside you for the new try, turning even your screw-ups into helpful teamwork opportunities. You might say that’s mighty neighborly of… yourself.

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Today Codemasters has announced the road map for its award-winning FORMULA 1 series of video games with two new titles set to appear across the console generations.
F1 2014 will arrive on 17th October 17 for the Xbox 360, Windows PC and the PlayStation 3.  Codemasters will then introduce a new FORMULA 1 title in 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and the Xbox One.

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With F1 2014 is the culmination of five years of experience developing, the award-winning FORMULA 1 video games and delivers fans the most accessible experience yet.F1 2014 will incorporate this season’s seismic rule changes – the most significant in the sport’s 60 year history – including new aerodynamic regulations and turbocharged power units. All but two teams have changed their driver line-ups and new circuits have been added to the roster. Players will experience how 2014’s radically different new cars feel to drive as the season’s cars, circuits and teams are authentically represented.

F1 2014 also delivers a range of enhancements to create the most accessible FORMULA 1 video game from Codemasters to date. A new driver evaluation system quickly identifies player ability and tunes game settings to an appropriate level, whilst re-graded difficulty settings enable players to compete at incrementally higher levels as they become more experienced. Experienced gamers, who enjoy a more serious simulation of the demands placed upon FORMULA ONE drivers, can customise their settings to provide a true challenge.

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delivering all of these changes, F1 2014 will make for an exciting and refreshingly different experience. Additionally, with the new driver evaluation system analysing each player’s skill level and suggesting appropriate game settings, plus re-graded difficulty levels including a brand new Very Easy setting, we aim to deliver a thoroughly rewarding F1 experience for players of all abilities, from the novice to the seasoned pro.”

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“Our title for the new generation formats will mark a huge step forward for the F1 series. We want to be out there earlier in the season and deliver new season content updates digitally as the 2015 season progresses; it’s very exciting for the series and our players.”

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BANDAI NAMCO Games UK today announced today PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS for release on the 3rd October 2014 for the UK, and the 14th October in North America.

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PAC and His Friends Return to Defend Pacopolis with New Worlds, New Characters and New Power-Ups.

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Playground Games and Microsoft revealed a list today of the first hundred cars that will be playable in the game, and have promised more to come in the weeks ahead before launch.

The game features a variety of cars to collect, customize and drive, including Group B rally legends, offroaders, American muscle cars and fancy foreign vehicles, including the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan that appears on the cover.

1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S

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Prior to 1973, Alpine was its own make, purveyed by Jean Redele, who had achieved notable success racing Renault 4CVs, including class wins at the Mille Miglia and the Coupe Des Alpes. In 1954, Redele formed the Societe Anonyme des Automobiles Alpine and the Alpine was born. Alpine always worked closely with Renault and always utilized Renault mechanicals, so the assimilation of the two was a natural progression. The Alpine scored international recognition as it took several wins throughout Europe in the first international rally championship and would later win the first World Rally Championship. Set aside the Alpine’s astounding championship winning performance and you still have a sleek, mid-engine Berlinetta with flowing body lines that demand attention.

The full list of cars is as follows.

  1. 2002 Acura RSX Type-S
  2. 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  3. 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde
  4. 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
  5. 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  6. 2010 Aston Martin One-77
  7. 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
  8. 2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
  9. 1995 Audi RS 2 Avant
  10. 2006 Audi RS 4
  11. 2011 Audi RS 5 Coupé
  12. 2013 Audi S4
  13. 1997 BMW M3
  14. 1991 BMW M3
  15. 2012 BMW M5
  16. 2011 BMW X5 M
  17. 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
  18. 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
  19. 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  20. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
  21. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  22. 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  23. 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
  24. 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409
  25. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
  26. 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
  27. 1957 Ferrari 250 California
  28. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
  29. 1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
  30. 2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta
  31. 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
  32. 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
  33. 1980 Abarth Fiat 131
  34. 2010 Abarth 500 esseesse
  35. 2013 Abarth Punto Supersport
  36. 2009 Ford Focus RS
  37. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  38. 2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
  39. 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R
  40. 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
  41. 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
  42. 1997 Honda Civic Type R
  43. 2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
  44. 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
  45. 1956 Jaguar D-Type
  46. 1961 Jaguar E-type S1
  47. 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE
  48. 1945 Jeep Willys MB
  49. 2011 Koenigsegg Agera
  50. 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
  51. 2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
  52. 1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
  53. 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
  54. 2010 Lexus LFA
  55. 1956 Lotus Eleven
  56. 2012 Lotus Exige S
  57. 2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S
  58. 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  59. 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
  60. 2013 McLaren P1
  61. 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
  62. 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
  63. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
  64. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
  65. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  66. 1965 MINI Cooper S
  67. 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
  68. 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR
  69. 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
  70. 2010 Nissan 370Z
  71. 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
  72. 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  73. 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  74. 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
  75. 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
  76. 2012 Pagani Huayra
  77. 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
  78. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
  79. 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455
  80. 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
  81. 1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S
  82. 2003 Renault Sport Clio V6
  83. 2010 Renault Megane RS 250
  84. 2011 RUF Rt 12 S
  85. 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
  86. 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
  87. 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  88. 2011 Subaru WRX STI
  89. 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  90. 2013 Toyota GT86
  91. 1995 Toyota MR2 GT
  92. 2005 TVR Sagaris
  93. 2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR
  94. 2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
  95. 2013 SRT Viper GTS
  96. 1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16v Mk2
  97. 2010 Volkswagen Golf R
  98. 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
  99. 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R
  100. 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe

Forza Horizon 2 will ship to stores this September for both Xbox One and the Xbox 360.

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This year Activision has been teasing that this years Skylanders: Trap Team would let you capture Kaos since the very first reveal trailer.

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The company has now made it official, with the announcement of a “Dark Edition.”

Just like last year’s Dark Edition for Swap Force, this years Trap Team’s will include dark repaints, but this year the major feature is the “Ultimate Kaos Trap.”

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It will allow you to trap the series’ chief antagonist, when you beat him in battle of course.

The set also comes with dark Snap Shot, Wild Fire, and Food Fight, plus a poster, stickers, and trading cards. A different variation on the Kaos trap will be sold separately for those who don’t get the Dark Edition.

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It will cost $99 not Gamestop exclusive in North America although a UK price of £72.99 on GAMES (is a UK exclusive) website for the Dark Edition, and will be available 5th October in North America and 10th October in the UK, on all the same platforms as the standard version: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the Wii and Wii U.

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The first of a series of DLC drops for Sniper Elite 3, launching today on all Microsoft and Sony platforms, why not read our review of Sniper Elite 3.

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The much-anticipated Hunt the Grey Wolf DLC (previously available free of charge with  poses the question; did Hitler really die in Berlin?  Experience an assassination attempt like no other  as you infiltrate a German stronghold, solving the riddle and taking your shot. With an expansive city environment, randomised clues and SEVEN different ways to take down Hitler, no two play throughs will be the same!

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The Hunter Weapons Pack comes complete with a pack of three high power hunting weapons for use in single and multi-player modes including a SVT40 rifle, Trenchgun shotgun and Revolver M1917 pistol. 

 

The Camouflage Weapons Pack has three camouflaged or silenced weapons for use in single and multi-player modes including a Mosin Nagant (camo) rifle, the MP44 (camo) SMG and a high standard HDM (silenced) pistol.

 

The Allied Outfits Pack is a pack of characters for use in Sniper Elite’s competitive multi-player modes.  The characters include Allied Urban Sniper, US Army Rifleman and Indian Division Soldier.

 

The Hunter Weapons, Camouflage Weapons and Allied Outfits packs are available on PSN and Xbox Marketplace for £2.55 each and the Hunt the Grey Wolf DLC is available for £6.79.

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