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We don’t get to review too many Nintendo DS games here at GameGuide, and there’s a reason for that.  With the exception of some re-born old school platformers, we just haven’t found anything worthy to waste hours of our day that is available on the DS.  That is until now.

That was until Super Scribblenauts turned up on my desk.  The cover art along with the tag-line – Create anything, solve everything – had me writing this off as a child’s game.  Whilst it is, for the most part a child’s game, it is also damningly addictive for adults.

The essential premise is that you play a character named Maxwell who has to solve numerous problems.  These start out easy, but soon require you to really use your brain.  Not in the sensible way either, but often in an offbeat creative way. 

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Eurogamer has discovered an interesting little fact; Gran Turismo 5 will offer over 1000 cars to race – what’s more, they have made a detailed list of all the cars!

P denotes a premium car, and S standard – all cars are in the game and do not require extra payment. Standard means it’s a GT4 car improved with no cockpit view. Premium means it has a cockpit view ala GT5: Prologue.

So if you’ve got a couple of hours spare, and you really want to know every single car that will be in GT5, get ready for a lot of scrolling after the jump…

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Rockstar have just released the first trailer for its 2011 detective drama, L.A. Noire. We don’t know too much about the game, but at least the trailer gives us some sense of what the game might have in store. 

This is what Rockstar have told us thus far:

L.A. Noir is developed by Team Bondi in conjunction with Rockstar Games, L.A. Noire is a dark and violent detective thriller set against the backdrop of Los Angeles in the post-war years of the late 1940s, the most corrupt and violent period in the city’s history.

Based on groundbreaking performance capture technology that goes beyond traditional methods to render every subtlety and nuance of an actor’s facial expressions and emotions, L.A. Noire is the first game to truly explore what it means to be a detective, offering players the opportunity to solve crimes through a blend of classic action, clue-finding and interrogation, allowing players to analyze every subtle nuance of an actor’s performance in order to get to the truth. 

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Right, it’s time for the first giveaway on the new look GameGuide.  We’ve got a few more giveaways up our sleeves, so stay tuned over the next couple of weeks.  All you have to do to go in the draw to win a copy of Vanquish for the XBox 360

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Released back in 2008, Fallout 3 was almost unanimously raved about as being one of the best open-world role playing games ever created.  The positive buzz was so constant that I decide to put my dislike of RPG’s aside, and jump into the post nuclear American wasteland.  Two years later and I was still exploring undiscovered areas and amassing a fortune of ill-gotten gains.

The only reason I retired Fallout 3 was the imminent arrival of Fallout: New Vegas.

I’d had a couple of months break between Fallout games, but as soon as I awoke at the start of New Vegas, It felt like I was back home.  This was the Fallout world that I had fallen in love with.  It was almost as if Bethesda had released another DLC add-on.  But no, New Vegas was much bigger than that.  It was a vast expense just waiting to be explored. 

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joystiq just published an interesting little story about a game that we’re secretly excited about at GameGuide.  Ever-since we saw the video preview earlier this year, we’ve been doing everything we can to make 2011 come quicker (which as it turns out, is nothing.  Apparently game reviewers can’t speed up time).  We’re very intrigued about one little tidbit, but we’ll get t that after you’ve read the story:

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An international conspiracy has placed the UK’s most secretive bio-chemical project into deadly hands, and only Her Majesty’s most lethal agent, James Bond, can unravel the mystery. To navigate through layers of corruption, you, as Bond, will embark on a global chase that will have you battling on land, sea, and air through Athens, Istanbul, Monaco, and Bangkok.

Hell yes, Bond is back!  And what’s better, its the Daniel Craig version, so there’s no messing around with stupid gadgets, it’s just get in there and get the job done.

Of course there is a downside, Dame Judi Dench has come along for the ride as well, but fortunately you get to play Bond, not M. 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops launches next week and a clever first commercial has for the PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii game has been revealed.

Instead of showing in-game or pre-rendered footage, the 60 second commercial called “There is a Soldier in All of Us’ creatively stars a cast of ordinary people along with one NBA superstar and some night show talk host / comedian.  The commercial was created by Omnicom Group’s TBWA and directed by Rupert Sanders.  It is clearly a nod at the appeal the Call of Duty games have to everyone from different walks of life. 

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It’s been a while since I played SIMS, it was probably pre-XBox days when I last controlled the destiny of these little plastic people and their pixilated nudity.  BUt now EA has decided to unleash God-like powers to us mere mortal console owners.  What was once the domain of the PC elite, is now available to those of us who have chosen the way of the console.  

Essentially SIMS 3 for the PS3 plays pretty much the same as on a PC.  It was easy enough to pick up and play right off the bat.  The only issues were getting used to the controls.  This can be a bit tricky but the game does a good job of teaching you the basics, and it’s not long till you’re in familiar territory – you know, like burning down the kitchen whilst trying to cook dinner or forgetting that your SIM needs sleep if they’re to get up for work in the morning. 

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