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  1. tomo28

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    just got mine through the post thought i would give you a heads up on whats in it.

    1. New Tombraider game - underworld
    2. New look for street fighter (looks pretty funny and cool, cartoony 3d look)
    3. Secrets of the new GTA trailer
    4.Just Cause 2
    5.Guy trying to save manhunt 2
    6.Rant on area 51
    7. 1st screens of the new starwars game the forced unleashed (cant wait! we get to battle the huge thing luke fights at jabba the huts hideout)
    8.New look for HOME ( its a sunny open place now)
    9.Teaser Deus ex 3

    PREVIEWS
    10. Far cry 2
    11. Dark sector
    12. Top spin 3
    13. patapon
    14. Flatout: head on
    15. MGS4
    16. Rainbow 6 vegas 2
    17. Alone in the dark

    REVIEWS
    18. UT3
    19. GT5
    20. Time crisis 4
    21. Pain
    22. Castlevania
    23. The club
    24. Oblivion GOTY edition
    25. soldier of fortune
    26. everyday shooter
    27. NBA 08
    28. Toy home
    29. spider man 3
    30. piyotama

    on the demo

    31. Drakes fortune
    32. Timeshift
    33. blazing angles 2
    34. NFS pro street
    35. juiced 2
    36. Rachet n clank
    37. gundam warriors
    38. folklore
    39. fifa 08

    theres a few more little stuff but thats the main points for this month.
     
  2. catisfit

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    An OPM update that doesn't include review scores, thanks. Means I can read it properly when I get home.
     
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    You shouldn't read forum topics on a magazine before you read the magazine then!
     
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    Can the scores be added in white text like other spoiler info is?
     
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    Thanks to Legion for these

    Spoiler below:

    Unreal Tournamnet III 7 (import)
    Grand Tourismo 5 Prologue 8 (import)
    Time Crisis 6
    Pain 7
    Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles 4 (PSP)
    The Club 7
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles 8
    Soldier of Fortune (Import) 4
    Everyday Shooter 7
    NBA 08 5
    Toy Home 7
    The Golden Compass 5
    Piyotama 6
     
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    There is a Spoiler 'button' that should be used for spoiler info rather than white text as the forum background is not actually white.

    It is above the text box and looks like a smiley shooshing. :)
     
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    Ooh FlatOut is coming to PS3? Might have to hold back on that Burnout Paradise purchase.
     
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    No, its the review of the PSP version sadly!
     
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    I got mine today also.

    Resistance 2 exclusive next month.
     
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    Just out of curiosity why do people prefer not to know games review scores? It's never really ruined any surprises for me. Surely reading the body of the review helps formulate your own opinions better than any throwaway scoring system could?
     
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    if its ok mods can you please change the title to Official Playstation Mag Thread and i will update it each month of whats in the mag. Scores will be hidden of course.
     
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    Done.
    :thumbsup:
     
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    I get updates via RSS from this forum so it's very difficult to miss them unfortunately.

    I just like reading the review without knowing the score, otherwise when I read it, I feel like I'm just searching the review for the reason they gave the game a particular score.

    I subscribe to OPM but there are a fair few reviews which annoy me. Pro Evo 2008 vs FIFA 08 was a particular one. Every other magazine, and the review threads on here are praising FIFA and complaining about how Konami got Pro Evo so wrong. Even Seabass himself has said they are starting from scratch for Pro Evo 2009. But OPM are still sticking by their review of Pro Evo fawning over it, and moaning about FIFA being 'too hard to score'...!! Would the fact that the Pro Evo review was 'exclusive' have anything to do with it?!

    F1 Championship Edition was the worst example. Some of the best graphics on the PS3 so far, great fun with SIXAXIS steering, very good game. The reviewer slated it because they didn't particularly think F1 can translate into a game. Well done, you've harmed the sales of a great game because you decided to review the sport of F1 instead. Genius.

    This month, they review UT3 and mark it significantly down due to their love-in with CoD4. Don't get me wrong CoD4 is a very good game, but it is too short, too linear, and suffers from endlessly respawning enemies etc, so not perfect. Then they slate UT3 because the single player is just a series of bot matches, and the AI sometimes decides to do something that the reviewer didn't want them too (as if they have uber control over every online player!). It seems like most of the review is a big bot rant. For a predominantly multiplayer game. Strangely they didn't slate Warhawk for having zero singleplayer...

    Soldier of Fortune and The Club both get the CoD4 treatment, even their intro to the review section goes on about it. Sorry OPM but you should review each game on its merits, UT3 is not a direct competitor to CoD4, it's not trying to do the same thing, you've already written your CoD4 review now move on.
     
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    March 2008 issue MAIN FEATURE RFOM2

    The big 10 stories
    The Agency
    Blu - ray wins the format war
    COD4 history lesson
    Unlock every game instantly
    RFOM cathedral
    The big winners of 2007
    The real alyx revealed
    Darth vader in soulcalibar IV
    The worlds biggest HDTV
    Does every game need a online mode

    Previews
    Race Driver Grid
    The Bourne Conspiracy
    GTA IV
    Lego Batman
    Tiberium
    Highlander
    Rise of the Argonauts
    Project Origin
    Lost
    Tom Clancy's End War
    Legendary: The Box

    Reviews (scored below under spoiler)
    1. Condemned 2
    2. Devil May Cry 4
    3. Fire Pro Wrestling Returns
    4. Fifa Street 3
    5. Persona 3
    6. PES 08
    7. Lost PLanet
    8. Turok
    9. Pixel Junk Monsters
    10. Buzz! Jr Monster Rumble
    11. G-Police
    12. Realplay Racing
    13. Realplay Golf
    14. Destruction Derby
    15. Conflict Denied ops
    16. High Velocity Bowling
    17. Sky diving
    18. Patapon

    SPOILER SCORES ARE HERE!
    1. 8/10
    2. 9/10
    3. 9/10
    4. 6/10
    5. 9/10
    6. 8/10
    7. 8/10
    8. 6/10
    9. 7/10
    10. 7/10
    11. 3/10
    12. 2/10
    13. 4/10
    14. 2/10
    15. 6/10
    16. 6/10
    17. 4/10
    18. 9/10

    Demo
    Burnout
    Conan
    The Club
    Kane and Lynch
    Timeshift Multiplayer
    Fifa Street 3
    PES 08
    Tiger woods 08
    Sega Rally
    Rachet and Clank
     
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    Why are they reviewing PES 08 now? It's been out for nearly 4 months! and putting it on the demo disc, why????? and giving it 8/10, why?????
     
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    Its the PSP version. :thumbsup:
     
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    march issue contents are on page 1
     
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    Don't forget that playstation mag covers ps3, ps2 and psp.

    I sure that the wrestling game that is reviewed is for ps2.
     
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    Just received April 2008 Issue

    Main Article Aliens (Colonial Marines)
    Also GTA IV Preview.

    Includes Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Review!


    Reviews. Against my better judgement I have put the scores in spoilers under the review list for you jessies who don't like to know.

    God of War: Chains of Olympus - PSP
    Lost PS3
    Army of Two PS3
    Blacksite PS3
    NFL Tour PS3
    Flatout Head On PSP
    MX vs ATV PSP
    Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law PSP
    Buzz The School Quiz - PS2
    MX vs ATV Untamed PS3
    Metal Gear Solid - Portable Ops Plus PSP
    Rainbow Six Vegas 2 PS3
    Wild Arms 5 PS2
    Odin Sphere PS2

    With Scores (Spoiler Text)

    God of War: Chains of Olympus - PSP 10
    Lost PS3 5
    Army of Two PS3 6
    Blacksite PS3 5
    NFL Tour PS3 4
    Flatout Head On PSP 9
    MX vs ATV PSP 6
    Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law PSP 5
    Buzz The School Quiz - PS2 7
    MX vs ATV Untamed PS3 5
    Metal Gear Solid - Portable Ops Plus PSP 7
    Rainbow Six Vegas 2 PS3 8
    Wild Arms 5 PS2 7
    Odin Sphere PS2 8
     
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    like legion i just got my new issue through the post, just got in with little daughter so just had a quick scan, will have a read when she goes bed later, altough looked on the big 10, number 2 is motorstorm 2 and it says by the time you are reading this you will have already seen the new trailer, and altough its all cgi , it gives some indicating of where the series is going, so anyone hoping for ingame footage next week, hard look, over all i think this months issue looks good, cant wait to have a read later.
     
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    whats on the demo disc this month??
     
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    NBA 2K8
    Skate
    Everybody's Golf World Tour
    Burnout Paradise
    FIFA Street 3
    Kane and Lynch
    The Simpsons Game
    Uncharted Drake's Fortune
    Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter 2
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    aliens sounds amazing with 4 player online co op and there is a huge article on gta IV (the review is next months)

    also the haze delay is explained, it was due to the mantel guys weapons were to powerful and easily outclassed the mercenaries but now its evened up, also mentions timesplitters will benifit alot from this.
     
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    Another Motorstorm CG trailer :eek:

    I read that it was all in game, is this true what nbkicker says?

    Any rumours in the magazine?

    Also, do they mention how GTA4 runs on the PS3 in their preview?
     
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    yeah i went on neogaf forums and they all still think its gonna be ingame stuff shown, just because a friend of a friend of a friend reckons they saw it running recently :rotfl: ill go with the mag and expect cgi trailer, considering the game is not gonna be out till xmas they are not gonna show ingame video this early. i still havnt read through the mag yet, my daughter just gone back to her mothers tonight so will have a read through later tonight or tomor while on tea brea.
    Quick look through on rumour machine and" ps3 version of gow3 wont be out till xmas 09", "the bbc reckons sony has a amazing secret game in the works for 2009. we say its not so secret", "sony already has ingame version of ps3 xmb up and running", "capcom is developing dead rising for mutiple platforms, including ps3"
    one that got me is the game that bbc saw and opsm saying game not so secret, so what game could this be??
     
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    just got a email saying i am getting this months mag late around the 22nd, its because of the gta review, but they said it will feature a new tom clancy game and the latest on TIMESPLITTERS 4!!!
     
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    yep i got the following email as well

    Dear Subscriber,

    We're sending you this email just to let you know that you'll be receiving your next issue of Official PlayStation Magazine on or around 22 April. The slight delay is a result of securing the exclusive review of Grand Theft Auto IV - meaning you'll be getting the verdict on this year's biggest game before any other magazine.

    In this issue you'll also find a hands-on feature with the amazing Mirror's Edge, comprehensive analysis of how Blu-ray won the HD war (and how to tweak your home cinema kit), plus first looks at Tom Clancy's Hawx, Alpha Protocol and Sonic Unleashed. Oh, and we've got the latest on Timesplitters 4. Yes, really.

    So mark the date in your diary, and look forward to what we're confident is the best issue yet.

    Cheers,

    Team OPM

    dont mind the delay as long as the 22nd isnt when it appears in the shops as well.
     
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    The new Tom Clancy game would be H.A.W.X ( High Altitude Warfare X ).
     
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    good job guys, i used to get the mag, but as i can get most demo's off the store. Gotta urge you to post any downsides it mentions about e.g. framerate issues on gtaiv. I have the bonus of being able to get in on xbox or ps3, and i want to know if it's going to be a pro evo or orange box situation all over again!

    any comments it makes on the comparison between the 2 consoles would be much appreciated.
     
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    il do a list of pros and cons about the review, and put the score up (covered by a spoiler)
     

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