Narrowing years of gaming experiences down to a favourite ten titles is something that’s taken me years to get comfortable with, but I’m finally doing it.

My number five spot goes to…

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Narrowing years of gaming experiences down to a favourite ten titles is something that has itself taken me years to get comfortable with, but I’m finally doing it.

My number eight spot goes to…

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Over the next ten weeks I’ll be sharing my top ten games of all time.

A near impossible task for any gamer, I set myself this challenge a few years ago, and I am only just now comfortable with how it reads, so let’s get into it before I lose my nerve.

My number ten spot goes to:

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I used to think the Playstation 3 was bad with its install and updates with games, but  Xbox One seems to be worse.

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Sonic-Sega-All-Stars-Racing-box-artMario Kart Klone 2.

Like ModNation Racers and Cars 2, Sonic & Sega: All Stars Racing borrows many ideas from (and owes it’s very existence to) the Mario Kart franchise.

Unlike ModNation Racers and Cars 2 however, S&SASR brings virtually nothing new to the party.

Everything in the game is lifted from Mario Kart, but if you’ve played MK to death and you’re looking for something new- there is quite a bit of fun to be had here.

The game is available on DS, Wii, PS3 and 360. It looks prettier on PS3 and 360 of course, and in the 360 version you can race with Banjo & Kazooie.

There’s plenty of tracks to choose from, plenty of characters and nicely balanced weapons and karts to race with.

The tracks are also fun and have a good range of difficulty. It’s pretty much everything you want in a Mario Kart klone -including a 4 player split screen mode, and it’s one of the few games to come remotely close to capturing the essence of Nintendo’s franchise.

The omission of any multiplayer “cup” or tournament mode is baffling, however, and going back to the menu every time you want to race a new track is quite annoying.

The sequel, All Stars Racing Transformed fixed many of this game’s niggles, going on to be the best Mario Kart Klone of all, but this first entry is still worth picking up.

Thanks to retryquit.com for the box pic.

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bigwps4bundleWhile $568 is still a ludicrous amount of money to spend on a games console, if you’re in the market for a Playstation 4 right now, have a look at this bundle from Big W.

You get the PS4 console in black or white, as well as physical copies of Mortal Kombat X, The Last Of Us Remastered, Bloodborne, and The Order 1886.

There’s not a shovelware title in sight, and while The Order 1886 didn’t exactly set the world on fire, you’re getting the crowd-pleasing Mortal Kombat X, a universal opportunity to showcase your new PS4 to every person who comes near your television.

You’re also getting PS4’s best game in Bloodborne, and one of Playstation 3’s best games in The Last Of Us.

The Last Of Us becomes one of Playstation 4’s best experiences after you tack the word “Remastered” on to the title, and slightly upgrade the graphics.

I don’t begrudge Sony having a port as one of their machine’s flagship games when the PS4’s controller is so incredible to hold and use.

The DualShock 4 is such an immense improvement on the DualShock 3, you’d go and play your entire PS3 collection again with it, if Sony would just let you.

Anyway, this is a pretty impressive bundle. In fact, it’s probably one of the best I’ve ever seen, even if the general price of the PS4 is still a bit high.

The offer is valid until at least Wednesday May 20.

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resistance2boxWorld goes green.

Yet another blockbuster first person shooter at a time when the space felt over crowded, and it was getting seriously difficult to stand out. Especially if you were set post apocolypto.

Resistance 2 certainly stood out, and not only is it one of Playstation 3’s best games, it’s one of the finest shooters ever created.

The game offers a massive post apocalyptic world full of awesome enemies, insane weapons and over the top action.

No one really cares about the story in a shooter, but here it’s told elegantly and with just enough information given by the characters and cut scenes to keep you interested.

Then the wide variety of missions, including some truly incredible set pieces that still look fantastic today. There’s a riveting siege level set in an old house that you’re guaranteed never to forget.

For me, Resistance 2 an overall better single player game than the super popular and reasonably similar Killzone 2The scale of this game will blow you away and for anyone who’s even a moderate FPS fan, I say you absolutely have to play it.

Did you play Killzone 2? Leave a comment!

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The latest addition to the Mortal Kombat X line-up, wild west gunslinger Erron Black, bears a striking resemblance to another video game gunslinger, the unnamed protagonist others call “The Swordsman”, from Ubisoft’s Wii exclusive, Red Steel 2.

It turns out the character of Erron Black appeared in a Mortal Kombat comic book series, and that version of Erron bears even a great resemblance to The Swordsman.

Take a look at these pictures and disagree.

The unnamed hero, or "The Swordsman" from Red Steel 2

The unnamed hero, or “The Swordsman” from Red Steel 2

Erron Black from Mortal Kombat

Erron Black from Mortal Kombat

I suppose in the days of the old West it was hard (and probably dangerous) to be an individual when it came to fashion. Just ask John and Cole:

Colton White from GUN

Colton White from GUN

John Marston from Red Dead Redemption

John Marston from Red Dead Redemption

I’m being facetious about Erron and The Swordsman, and two pics don’t tell an entire story, but do a quick Google search and you’ll see what I mean.

Thanks to www.designntrend.com, gematsu.com,  and lady-eklipse.livejournal.com for the pics.

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I’ve told you before that Jurassic Park is my favourite film franchise of all time, so my excitement for LEGO Jurassic World went through the roof when I saw the trailer.

It’s coming to every platform, including Wii U and 3DS.

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Is it me, or is there something not quite right about the facial animations and lip syncing in the new MKX trailer?

The faces seem stiff and expressionless, and the movements of the mouths in relation to what the characters are saying are unconvincing.

I’m not hating, I’m a huge Mortal Kombat fan and I’m as excited as all get out about the new game, but it just seems a bit last generation-y to me.

Is this the best the new consoles can offer at this stage? Surely not, but I’m pretty sure I saw comparable work in gamed like Uncharted 3 and GTA5 on older machines.

I get it’s only a trailer and there’s time to tweak things, but gross NetherRealm. Fix it please.

Also, here’s the fanboy alternative to the fourth sentence in this post:

“Is this the best the new consoles can offer at this stage? Surely not, but I’m pretty sure I saw comparable work in Dead Space Extraction on Wii six years ago.”

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