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Patrick Garratt

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Simply sets up summer sizzler

Advertising Feature: Simply Games announced cheap offers for the sunny season today, giving you even less reason to get up, go to work, leave the house, etc.

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FlatOut

What do you do after making a precise rally game with classic cars? You throw your toys out of your pram and smash everything up, obviously.

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Catwoman

Sometimes the kindest thing you can do is put them to sleep, you know. They go to cat heaven. Apart from Catwoman, which will roast in the most virulent fires of hell. Shame. Nice coat.

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FeatureMidnight Club 3: DUB Edition

Rockstar powers upwards and onwards with its dubbed-up free-roamer, but can it stand the heat from the EA juggernaut and its insatiable Need for Speed?

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Juiced ready for September triple whammy

Mod car three-way action gets hot for autumn, but cagey competition keeps specifics under wraps.

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FeatureRockstar Speaks: The Art of GTA San Andreas

Rockstar North’s art director, Aaron Garbut, gives the rarest of interviews on the look of the biggest game of all time. Pray silence, for the man in charge of the San Andreas style.

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FeatureDan Houser: The GTA San Andreas interview

Rockstar won’t talk to nobody, fool. You can’t see Rockstar. Until now. Eazily Dan approach, the microphone because he ain’t no joke…

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Nintendo cautious on PS3 announcement, Revolution prepares for war

Nintendo Europe has added a word of calm to hysteria sweeping the Web.

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World War Zero: Ironstorm

The war's different, but the tactics are the same.

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No European date as Microsoft shows online EyeToy equivalent for Xbox

The first images of Video Chat, the system combining an Eye-Toy style webcam and Xbox Live, have been released in Japan, but there’s no news for PAL owners as yet.

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Millar brothers enter Lion's den

Chez Molyneux, Lionhead Studios, has confirmed that Blizzard power duo Ron and Chris Millar are onside as the developer prepares for meteoric ascendancy.

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Dirty Harry rumours start feeling lucky, punk

Warner Bros is apparently touting its world famous cop franchise to developers, asking them to pitch to take control of the most powerful handgun in the world.

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Galleon sinks

Eight years in the making, the subject of more coverage than the world’s largest duvet and Lara Croft’s inflated chest couldn’t even save it from drowning in the choppy waters of the UK chart.

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Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2

Japanese tennis brings hardcore RPG action to the hallowed greens of the All England Club, if you can believe that. New balls, etc.

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FeatureWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

Relic, a company that makes un-rubbish strategy games, causes men to regress and squeal like infants over small plastic figures. Exclusive shots of PC strategy action inside.

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Vivendi clams on PS2 Riddick

Sources have seen it running, but the publisher of the game of the moment has nothing to say. The real question is, just how well will PS2 manage to render the baldest head in entertainment?

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NHL Eastside Hockey Manager beta demo available now!

Eurofiles and Sports Interactive team up to deliver a brand new taster from the greatest sports management development team on the planet. You wait: why?

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FeatureBlack

When people come running in during an E3 presentation to complain about the noise, you know the guns are pretty loud.

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Singstar

Brings out the soft side in all you big men out there? Sicher...

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Full Spectrum Warrior

The most promising, least sensitive war simulation ever made. See what lots of American government money running on an Xbox looks like.

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Outrun 2: first Xbox shots and details!

The practically mythic Sega racer that they said would never happen... is happening. And it's been transformed from the arcade version in the UK, no less.

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Muckybaby goes back to school

Muckyfoot may have gone on to the great university in the sky, but its baby brother is just about to graduate with a School Daze clone. Seriously.

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EA to air pre-show sextet in CA

The world's largest publisher is showing off some of its biggest upcoming titles at its San Franciscan headquarters tomorrow, prior to E3 next month. Burnout 3, anyone?

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Shield sex shock for Sammy

Point of View's adaptation of Fox's hard-hitting good-cop-bad-cop drama will push the acceptability envelope at E3 next month, says the developer, while talk of a 24 game is hushed.

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Sega: 'Six brand new games at E3'

Exclusive: A new Sonic game won't make the year's biggest show say pundits, but Sega is looking bullish for E3 with PSP and DS games...

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This Is Football 2004

Unless you're from Sweden, you probably won't have much cause to celebrate this evening. Still, at least now you can go online and seek revenge!

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Red Dead Revolver series confirmed

Rockstar has admitted that previously Capcom-owned cowboy PS2/Xbox action-fest will be part of a full series. First details inside.

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'Major Darth Vader game' rumoured

Is LucasArts polishing the ultimate helmet?

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GDC: First Serious Sam 2 shots!

World Exclusive: Croteam makes the first ever showing of the true sequel to its frantic shooter. We have the shots to prove it.

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GDC: Half-Life 2 faces up to new screens

Exclusive: Valve goes for the facial at the Game Developer's Conference in San Jose, and we have the close-ups direct from the showfloor.

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No Tomb Raider for E3

Crystal Dynamics may well have Eidos' gaming doyenne up and running for the seventh in the mammoth, teetering series, but she's skirting LA in May.

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LucasArts joins GameCube exodus

Following Codemasters' admission yesterday that it has no GameCube titles in development, two more majors show Cube-phobia. LucasArts, stand up and tell the group...

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Euro 2004 kicks Cube into touch

There will be no blockbusting Euro 2004 football action for GameCube this year, EA and Codemasters confirmed today, with the latter admitting no internal development for the machine is ongoing in any form. Ouch.

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Thief III steals Euro release date

Eidos comes clean on when you're going to be playing both Xbox and PC versions.

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Lucas brings Half-Life 2 Havok with Pandemic's Mercenaries

South East Asia is soooo this year. The Star Wars boys get in on the action with a first showing of Mercenaries in London.

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Exclusive: Euro PSX confirmed for 2004

The all singing, all dancing Sony super-console prepares for European launch with a Hannover showing at CEBIT this week, while SCEE finally gets solid on a release date.

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Tekken 5 ready for E3

Namco will show the latest in the Tekken series at E3, according to UK sources.

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De Niro and Pacino square up for Godfather

EA is targeting Hollywood superstars Robert de Niro and Al Pacino for involvement in its Godfather games. Notice the plural, you schmuck.

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