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Martin Robinson

Features and Reviews Editor

Martin is Eurogamer's features and reviews editor. He has a Gradius 2 arcade board and likes to play racing games with special boots and gloves on.

Mario Kart 3DS details

Hang gliders and underwater sections.

The 3DS's Mario Kart will introduce hang gliders, underwater sections and vehicle customisation, and it's releasing towards the end of this year.

Skyward Sword coming this holiday

New Zelda timed for 25th anniversary.

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, the new Wii installment of Nintendo’s long-running adventure series, will be launching the end of this year.

FeatureHitman: Absolution

Costume drama.

The art of quietly skulking in the shadows, treading softly and waiting in the wings for a stealthy kill has become incredibly loud over the past few years. Since 2006's Hitman: Blood Money, Arkham Asylum lent the stalk 'em-up genre the gravitas of an icon as well as a handful of new ideas. Meanwhile, last year's Splinter Cell: Conviction turned Sam Fisher into a primitive, snarling action hero.

FeatureTomb Raider

Alone in the dark.

After six years of conjuring elaborate puzzles, death traps and dungeons, and four years of drowning, maiming and fracturing every bone in the body of one of video game's enduring icons, Crystal Dynamics is, at long last, about to make its very first Tomb Raider game.

Sly 4 sneaks out

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time slated for 2012.

Sly 4, a long overdue follow-on to the fondly remembered PS2 series, has been announced at Sony's E3 conference.

Free-running for NFS The Run

On-foot sections detailed in live demo.

Need for Speed The Run is to feature on-foot free-running sections that will intersperse its behind the wheel action.

Kinect Fun Labs unveiled

Bite-sized Kinect games available on Xbox now.

Kinect Fun Labs, a hub for new, bite-sized Kinect experiences, has been unveiled at Microsoft's E3 conference – and is available on Xbox Live today.

Xbox Live TV announced

TV content, YouTube coming to Xbox 360.

Xbox Live TV, a service that brings TV content to the Xbox 360, has been unveiled at Microsoft's E3 conference.

Xbox 360 gets Modern Warfare 3 Exclusivity

Map packs and add-ons coming first to Microsoft’s console.

Xbox 360 will be getting exclusivity on Modern Warfare 3's map packs and add-ons, according to a low key statement at the end of a presentation at this morning's E3 2011 presentation.

FeatureF1 2011

He thought of KERS.

In F1, as in life, it's not about the result but the journey towards it. This is, after all, a sport that's just as in love with legends like Gilles Villeneuve and Stirling Moss - two drivers who would never get their hands on the championship - as it is with Fangio or Schumacher.

NGP's backwards compatibility unveiled

PSN's PSP titles to be given full support.

Sony's NGP will offer full backwards compatibility with the PlayStation Network's library of PSP games, and will offer an optimized experience for each one.

wipEout 2048 revealed

NGP racer features cross-platform play.

Sony has unveiled an all-new wipEout for the NGP, and it's the first game to feature cross-platform play between the forthcoming handheld and the PlayStation 3.

Sony’s NGP line-up revealed

Sound Shapes! Reality Fighter! Hustle Kings!

Sony's expanded its line-up for its NGP console, revealing a diverse range of software including new games from the developers of Invizimals and Everyday Shooter.

It's an Uncharted game, running on a handheld. That's impressive enough in itself, but to understand the implications of that simple statement you've got to appreciate what Naughty Dog has crafted - a series of light-hearted adventures based around solid third-person mechanics, all wrapped up in Hollywood production values and framed within this generation's most sumptuous backdrops.

FeaturewipEout 2048

Back to the future.

If there is one game that has defined the PlayStation brand throughout the ages it's wipEout. Psygnosis's 1995 original arrived alongside Sony's very first console, bringing with it a promise of the future - a vision that was as chic and urban as the twenty-somethings the game's marketing sought to seduce.

FeatureNGP Hands On

So does it do everything?

So much for pocket gaming. The first thing that strikes you about Sony's NGP (a name whose days are numbered, with a sexier and more practical alternative likely to be unveiled at E3) is its size. Larger by some measure than its competition, the NGP's closest comparison in handheld history is Atari's Lynx.

FeatureFIFA 12

Making an impact.

For fans of the beautiful game, the purchase of a new FIFA has become as much a seasonal ritual as the purchase of their team's new football shirt. It's safe to assume both products will be well-tailored and relevant for a whole 12 months, but when there's talk of one of them offering "revolution not evolution" there's a hollow ring of marketing speak.