The War of the Worlds

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The War of the Worlds Review

The War of the Worlds Review

Global disaster.

"The street was pitted with craters and blocked with smashed vehicles, but without weapons to fight back, all we could do was run and try to keep a few paces ahead of their heat-rays."

Sir Patrick Stewart, national treasure, beloved space-faring thespian and mocker of overweight comedians reminds me for not less than the 30th time that a brilliant idea, horribly executed, will always sink lower than consistent mediocrity.

Picard's involvement with The War of the Worlds has been well-publicised in advance of Other Ocean's release of its imagining of the classic HG Wells novel. A scrolling 2D platformer that combines remarkable visual styling with a mixed bag of precision platforming, puzzle-solving and, yes, crate-stacking, this game sounds like a dream come true.

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Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update

Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update

Daytona, WOTW, Toy Soldiers DLC, more.

Sega's updated port of Daytona USA, the Patrick Stewart-narrated War of the Worlds game and new DLC for Toy Soldiers: Cold War headline the latest Xbox Live release schedule update.

Xbox Live mouthpiece Major Nelson has firmed up the rest of this month's Marketplace release schedule, including a new alien themed add-on for last year's World of Keflings and a paranormal-themed pinball table for Pinball FX 2 - free for a limited time over Halloween.

Gamers can also expect savings on Halo Reach map packs and Dead Rising 2 standalone episodes Case Zero and Case West.

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War of the Worlds release date

War of the Worlds release date

Stylish platformer due on XBLA this month.

The eye-catching new 2D platformer based on H G Wells' sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds is up for purchase on Xbox Live Arcade from 26th October.

The game, which has a tempting whiff of seminal '90s jumpers like Another World and Flashback about it, is developed by Other Ocean - the same team responsible for the fun DSiWare Dark Void de-make, the recent Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection and the PSN conversion of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

The game's story roughly follows that of Wells' original tale, but introduces a new story arc, characters, locations and sub-plots.

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