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Next-gen THQ Conan confirmed

X360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round Six

Digital FoundryX360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round Six

Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed and many more. Ding!

Eurogamer is back for its latest tour of duty at the frontline of the console war with this new instalment in our rolling series of PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360 cross-platform face-offs.

You know the form by now. We take an impartial look at a range of games that appear on both consoles, providing additional comment to the reviews already published on the site. Technical differences are highlighted, with any impact on the basic gameplay being of primary concern.

As usual, backing up the analysis is a range of comparison screenshots of each game, losslessly extracted with full 24-bit RGB precision from the HDMI ports of the Xbox 360 Elite and PlayStation 3 courtesy of a Digital Foundry HD capture unit. 720p shots are provided as standard for all games, but where the PS3 version supports 1080p (either scaled or native), we supply additional 'True HD' screengrabs to compare the games' respective performance for those privileged enough to have access to top-end displays.

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Macho man, randy savage.

I've just untied a female slave from a tree and she doesn't have much to cover her modesty. Her alarmingly inflated breasts are bouncing excitedly in the jungle air, while all that stands between the cruel elements and her delicate minnie-moo is a slender scrap of cloth roughly the size of a child's sock.

A very small child's sock.

Despite her inappropriate attire, and the fact that she's been tied to a tree by lusty pirates and presumably manhandled something rotten, she doesn't seem too upset with her situation. In fact, she seems quite...excited. "Oooh! Where are my clothes?" she purrs, arching her back and jiggling those painstakingly rendered bosoms in my direction. Needless to say, I've only got one thing on my mind: please don't let my wife walk in right now.

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May contain scenes of a sexual nature. And button mashing.

Warning: Conan, the new action adventure from THQ for PS3 and Xbox 360, may contain scenes of a sexual nature. In fact, it most definitely will contain scenes of a sexual nature according to Tom Smith, who's working as creative manager on the game.

Next-gen THQ Conan confirmed

Next-gen THQ Conan confirmed

For Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2008.

After several months of waiting, THQ has finally uncovered the oiled muscles of a Conan game for PS3 and Xbox, which is due for release in early 2008.

Conan, in development at Nihilistic Software, will be an action adventure title with a "deep and gratifying" combat system, based on the world created in Robert E. Howard's original stories.

The grunt of next-generation technology is promised to be fully utilised, touting a cinematic experience when smashing through hordes of brutal enemies.

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Conan action game dated

Due in Q1 08 from Nihilistic.

Details of THQ's Conan action game are starting to become apparent several months after the publisher signed it up.

THQ acquires Conan rights

PC, consoles, handhelds, mobs.

THQ has announced that it has signed an agreement with Conan Properties International to produce games featuring Conan the Barbarian for a wide range of platforms.