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Creutz: ‘Mediocre’ COD Ghosts scores won’t ‘enormously impact’ sales

Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz has said that the comparatively lukewarm critical reception to Call of Duty: Ghosts is unlikely to dent the game’s sales. "By and large, most titles’ commercial fates are decided well before the first review comes out,” he said, as reported by CVG. Otherwise, we …

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VIDEO: Hitman Absolution launch trailer arrives, along with first review scores

With just days to go before its November 20th release, Square Enix has released its final launch trailer for Hitman: Absolution. The short also reveals the first review scores for the game, which are hugely encouraging. X360 magazine scored it 10/10 describing the title as one of the best games …

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Review Roundup – One day, two great games as XCOM gets big scores

Having recovered from their Dishonored love-in early this morning, critics are currently heaping praise on another of today’s releases – 2K Games’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Firaxis have proved, along with the similarly excellent Civlization Revolution, that games like this can work on consoles as well as PC,” CVG said in …

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Borderlands 2 looks to have exceeded expectations

2K Games’ Borderlands 2 hits UK retail this Friday – and if you weren’t excited before, the early reviews of the game may well change your mind. A rudimentary appraisal of the game is that Gearbox is simply super-sizing its 2009 sleeper-hit, giving players more – well, a super-tanker-load more …

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Critics hail PES 2013 as a return to form for series

We hear it every year, but early indications are that PES 2013 is genuinely the return to form that fans of the series have been craving. Even if you find learning Cruyff turns a turn-off, in PES 2013 there’s one button that it’s crucial to get to grips with, and …

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Developer Telltale caught fiddling Metacritic scores

At least two developers employed at Californian studio Telltale Games wrote glowing reviews for their new game under the guise of impartial consumers. A user interface artist at Telltale, as well as a cinematic artist, both gave their game a perfect user score on reviews aggregator Metacritic. One described the …

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary – review roundup

Tomorrow sees the release of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 exclusive Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. The game is an HD reworking of 2011 Xbox title sorts new visuals and new features, but is at core the very same game that established Halo as a gaming mega-brand ten years ago tomorrow. This is …

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Batman: Arkham City nets its best score yet – 6/5

As if you hadn’t already got the message, Warner Bros’ Batman: Arkham City is something rather special. So special, in fact, that it’s claimed the world’s first 100%+ review. Yahoo! Games awarded the title a time and space-splintering six out of five it its review. Your entire gaming life could’ve …

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PR firm in Duke Nukem outcry

In a remarkable public outburst, one US PR agency has threatened to withhold review code of upcoming game from media outlets who were particularly harsh on Duke Nukem Forever. Following the lifting of the US reviews embargo last night, the game’s Xbox 360 average on Metacritic has fallen to 48 …

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Strong reviews as Black Ops arrives at last

It’s finally here. As midnight struck around the world last night retailers opened their doors to usher in the arrival of what many in the industry is hoping will be the best selling game ever made – Call of Duty: Black Ops. The official Activision launch event, held at Battersea …

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