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Splinter Cell Conviction Competition – Win a Copy of the Game

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Ubisoft, electro-candy are pleased to be  able to run a competition to win one copy of Splinter cell Conviction for the xbox 360 and three runner up prizes of a Splinter Cell Conviction projector torch.

In order to win the competition all you have to do is be over 18 yrs of age and able to give the  answer to the following simple question.

In Matt’s review, which you can find here, what quiz show does he make reference to ?

Please email your answer to

The winner will be chosen on 30 April 2010 at 7pm


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Gears of War 3 Announced for April 2011

The spectacular conclusion to one of the games industry’s most memorable and celebrated sagas, “Gears of War 3,” is poised to take the world by storm next spring. At this time next year, fans around the world will experience the epic story finale to the “Gears of War” trilogy when the third instalment in one of the biggest franchises in Xbox history arrives in stores April 8, 2011 in Europe.

“When we released ‘Gears of War’ more than three years ago, we set out to tell the world an unforgettable story of bravery and sacrifice in the face of insurmountable odds, and a year from now, players will get the chance to experience the final chapter in the story of Marcus Fenix and his companions in Delta Squad,” said Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director at Epic Games. “This is definitely the biggest and most dramatic chapter yet in the ‘Gears of War’ saga, and we can’t wait to deliver it.”

Developed by acclaimed studio Epic Games and available only on Xbox 360, “Gears of War 3” plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood that will conclude the current story arc for “Gears of War.” With the last human city destroyed and the remaining survivors stranded, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race from the jaws of extinction.

“Gears of War” is a blockbuster entertainment franchise that has inspired a full line of toys and collectibles, apparel, an upcoming film, graphic novels and a book series by New York Times best-selling author Karen Traviss. The award-winning video games have sold more than 12 million units worldwide, and due to their riveting multiplayer action, are some of the most popular games ever played on Xbox LIVE.

To accompany today’s announcement, Microsoft and Epic Games unveiled “Ashes to Ashes”, the first trailer for “Gears of War 3.” Created in Unreal Engine 3 by the same team behind the iconic “Gears of War” video spots (“Mad World,” “Rendezvous,” and “Last Day”), the video captures a desperate three-way battle between Delta Squad, the Locust Horde, and the fearsome new Lambent.

Additionally, fans who want to share their excitement on Xbox LIVE will be able to choose from new Avatar items, available on Avatar Marketplace starting April 20, including the new COG armor introduced in “Gears of War 3.”

For the latest developments on “Gears of War 3” and a video stream of the “Ashes to Ashes” trailer, visit or share updates with your friends on Twitter with #gears3.

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Splinter Cell Conviction – Tom Reed Video

Ubisoft have released a new video for Splinter cell Conviction, introducing Sam’s enemy in the game- Tom Reed.

Check it out here

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Train 2 Game

Ever played a game and thought my word I could have done a better job?

Maybe you have had an idea for a game and cannot understand why it has never been made into a game.

Well perhaps a Train 2 Game course might be the answer. These are courses designed by the Industry for the Industry and fully endorsed by TIGA.

Catch the full trailer during The Gadget Show on Fiver tonight

If you want to find out more information

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Trials 2 SE Only £1.30

RedLynx, the creators of the award-winning Trials HD, are practically giving away it’s predecessor, Trials 2 SE, on their site as a thank you for Trials HD winning Best Arcade Game of 2009.

They’re not giving it away, but at $1.99 (£1.30) until April 14th, it is bloody cheap, too cheap to miss out on. Just click the picture at the top of the screen to be taken directly to the game’s page.

For a big Trials HD fan, like myself, it was a must-buy. The game plays just like Trials HD although the controls are not as polished, needing a good hour of practice to master the jumps. The game does give you plentiful tutorials and even has a great feature that gives you an example run of every level, showing the keys being pressed in the bottom right of the screen.

It does lack the medal system that made Trials HD horribly addictive, but it does have an online leader-board with over a hundred thousand players on it – hopefully more after the sale is over.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and buy this great little game, it’s cheaper than a Starbucks!

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Alan Wake (xbox 360) Launching ahead of Schedule


The psychological action thriller, exclusive to Xbox 360, will be in stores across Europe from 14th May

Microsoft advised earlier that they were delighted to announce that Alan Wake will be hitting stores across Europe on Friday 14th May – a full week ahead of its original release date.

“Fans in Europe have been crying out to get their hands on Alan Wake since it was first announced and we’re thrilled to be able to deliver it to them early,” said David Gosen, VP of Strategic Marketing and LIVE for Xbox 360 EMEA.

In this long-awaited title, exclusive to Xbox 360, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling crime writer suffering from writer’s block, who escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife. An intense psychological thriller from Remedy, the creators of Max Payne, Alan Wake looks to raise the bar for future games, creating a true cinematic experience.

Rated PEGI 16+, Alan Wake will be available for an estimated retail price of €69.99 or £49.99.

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Ghost Recon Future Soldier – Ubisoft – Live Action Trailer

Live Action Trailers – you either like them or loathe them.

Ubisoft have recently released a live action trailer for Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Have to say its quite impressive and revealed a few details about features we can expect to find within the game.

Have a look at the video and please post in the comments what you think about the new features.

One important thing mentioned at the end is that buying Splinter Cell Conviction will gain you access to an exclusive Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta.

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