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Gaming Season has begun!

Games Glore!

Gaming Season, as certain people like to call it has begun, with the big titles coming or have come out! Battlefield 3, MW3, 007 Goldeneye: Reloaded, Forza 4, Need for Speed: The Run, Soul Calinur V and Ace Combate: Asault Horizon are among the titles. This really looks one of the best years yet in terms of Gaming! I just can’t wait till these games come out.

Need For Speed:The Run

Tomorrow will see the release of the demo for Need for Speed:The Run for Xbox 360 and the day after for PS3. The next game in the Need for Speed franchise sees you race from San Francisco to New york for a $25 million reward. You, Jack seem to yet again be on the wrong side of the law in contrast to Need for Speed:Hot Pursuit where you could be part of the police force or the Racers.

Need for Speed:The Run

In this cross-country race there are no allies, no rules and winning is the only way out. You’re up against the most notorious racers from all over the world, racing through dense city centers, down icy mountain passes and along narrow canyons. The stakes have never been higher in a Need for speed game – you win the race or lose your life. It isn’t just as simple as winning the race though for you have a ruthless police force constantly on you tail to stop this underground race. They will use any means necessary, including lethal force. A weird change to the Need for Speed franchise is that there is out-of-car action, where you jump from roof tops in a chase and attack police.

This game truly is a race for your life! pre-order by November 18th (tomorrow) and get 3 exclusive free cars! There are 3 additional Packs that you can pre-order too with a challenge series inspired by a previous Need for Speed game (Most Wanted, Carbon and Underground) plus you will get 2 other cars to use from one of the games!

Forza Motorsport 4:Speedy Sequel

Two years ago saw the release of Forza Motorsport 3, It is a great game which I only discovered a few months ago. On the 14th October we will see the release of the sequel Forza Motorsport 4 (watch the E3 trailer) which has been co-released with the British television show ‘Top Gear’. So whats the difference? This game is everything about Forza 3 but even better! The solo (which is what I play) is all too familiar, travelling round to the world racing on famous tracks earning cash and experience points, but:

Forza 4-Mercedes SLS AMG

You will spot clearly better visuals, some of the best at the moment. With additional track side elements showing themselves. Brighter, more aesthetically pleasing scenery. Complementing 7-11 cars battling it out to win.

Cornering, Overtaking, Drifting, Slipstreaming, Tailgating, Speed etc. now get awarded by badges, which you can attached to your racer profile. Now when you level up, you get to choose from a selection of cars; you don’t get forced upon one.  You have a 500+ garage to choose from, which will keep you busy for a while.

Handling is ‘The pinnacle of the console driving experience’, each car handling differently. Using ‘Kinect’ with this game will make it much more enjoyable, as it will feel more like an intense simulator than a video game. You can play around with doors, bonnets, engines, etc. If you want, listen to a small monologue about the car and its parts from Jeremy Clarkson.

A new ‘Autolog’ rival system such as in ‘Need for Speed Hot Pursuit’ (another good racing game) has been put in to increase competitive spirit. There is a club system like ‘Clans’ in CoD were you can gather racers together and share cars and other resources. You can assign roles like tuner and vinyl designer and obviously take on other clubs!

This looks like a truly breath-taking game, one which I hope to play, it will be on my christmas list! The graphics and exotic locations really do it for me. The diversity of cars and difference between them looks awesome!

What car are you looking forward to driving? Leave your answer in the comments: