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The Star’s Ultimate Xmas Game Guide will include the paper’s top 40 games of the year, divided into eight categories including Shoot-em-up, Sports, Girls, Action/Adventure and Family.

Other sections in the eight-page supplement will include a top ten gaming gifts guide, a feature on the future of gaming and a ‘what games say about you’ discussion with a leading psychologist, as well as a focus on girl and celebrity gamers.

“Gaming is a massive industry which exerts a huge influence over popular culture,” Daily Star gaming editor Paul Vale told MCV. 

“The Daily Star Ultimate Xmas Computer Game Guide reflects the hunger for game-related news and features amongst the public, while providing a handy guide to what's hot this Christmas.”

The 40 winning games in the ‘Star’s Top Fives’ section include Gears Of War, Guitar Hero II and Pro Evolution Soccer 6.

“In recent years, the industry has managed to broaden its appeal so that the non-traditional gamer, whether that's women, children, or the yet-to-try, are now an integral part of any publisher's canon,” added Vale. “As such, more and more column inches are being devoted to gaming in the National Press – and The Star is proud to lead the way.”

The Star’s top 40 games of the year list reads:
 
Shoot 'em ups:
Gears of War
Call of Duty 3 
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter
Half Life 2: Episode 1
 
Sports:
Pro Evolution Soccer 6
FIFA 07
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
Tony Hawk's Project 8
Football Manager 2007
 
Action/Adventure:
Scarface
Canis Canem Edit
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Dead Rising
Saint's Row
 
RTS:
LOTR: Battle For Middle Earth
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
Medieval II Total War
Rise and Fall: Civilisations at War
Company Of Heroes
 
Racing:
Need for Speed: Carbon
Ridge Racer 6
PGR3
MotoGP 06
Formula 1 06
 
Family:
Wii Sports
Guitar Hero II 
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Party Edition
Ice Age 2
Wii Play
 
Kids:
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Cars
Nintendogs
Viva Piñata
Happy Feet
 
Girls:
The Sims 2: Pets
Tomb Raider: Legend
Nintendogs
Animal Crossing: Wild World
SingStar

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