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Here's where you can keep an eye on all updates and gaming news for October, 2009

  • October 29, 2009

  • 1-on-1: Modern Warfare 2 vs Left 4 Dead 2

    Can Valve’s grab-bag of southern comfort and zombie goodness overturn Infinity Ward’s steamroller of an action blockbuster? Click on for our pre-release feature face-off.

  • October 29, 2009

  • Arcade Adventures: Music GunGun!

    We hit the game centres to see what’s out there beyond forty million Tekken and Street Fighter cabinets, gambling and walls of Answer X Answer quiz machines populated by smoking middle-aged men.

  • October 29, 2009

  • Game Center CX returns to our screens!

    Season 12 of the awesome Shinwa Arino-presented “Game Center CX” programme kicked off on October 13th – tune your TV to Fuji Terebi TWO now!

  • October 29, 2009

  • 5 essential PlayStation games to download from J-PSN

    If you nip along to your local conbini and buy a 3,000 yen PSN ticket, what will you spend your credit on? Stuck for ideas? Here are five absolutely sublime 32-bit PlayStation games available in the Game Archives area of the Japanese PS Store for just 600 yen each…

  • October 28, 2009

  • GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony Review

    Is the Grand Theft Auto IV series finale enough to maintain our interest in Liberty City? It’s time to come out of the closet.

  • October 28, 2009

  • It’s the all-new Kikizo

    We’re back with an improved look, a new name, loads of new content, as well as four ALL-NEW game sites and a new business site too! Full details…

  • October 27, 2009

  • Borderlands Review

    Gearbox’s Loony Tunes riff on Fallout 3 is bordering on greatness.

  • October 27, 2009

  • Forza Motorsport 3 Review

    Forza 3 gets a free holiday season as a certain Sony racer gets stuck in the pit lane. Does Turn 10′s finely tuned beast have the BHP to take first place?

  • October 26, 2009

  • Gaming Idols: Top 50 We Ever Interviewed

    Interviews have long been a strong passion for us at Kikizo. Today, in celebration of our relaunch into Video Games Daily, we name the 50 best interviewees of the site to date.

  • October 26, 2009

  • Feature: The History of First-Person Shooters

    As FPS Gamer clears leather, Kristan Reed turns in the ultimate retrospective: the evolution of the first-person shooter genre from Maze War to Modern Warfare 2.

  • October 26, 2009

  • Nanikore? – Boku No Natsuyasumi 3

    Welcome to Nanikore? – an occasional series where I pick something random that I don’t understand off the shelves and hope that it turns out to be good, funny, or both. This time…

  • October 23, 2009

  • How to find the Nintendo Building!

    Every Gaijin in Kyoto’s top pilgrimage is to the proud white HQ of Nintendo Co. Ltd. Here’s how you get there…

  • October 19, 2009

  • Need for Speed: SHIFT Review

    After a lengthy stay in the pits, the multi-million selling Need for Speed franchise is once again gunning for a podium spot. But is it a match for the latest models?

  • October 19, 2009

  • The History of First-Person Shooters: Part 5

    2006 to present. The “real” next-gen arrives, Crysis blows retinas, Bioshock goes deep, Left 4 Dead reinvents the co-op mode and Infinity Ward washes its hands of the 1940s.

  • October 19, 2009

  • Metroid Prime Trilogy Review

    The Wii FPS landscape is desolate to say the least, but Nintendo has given us three reasons to go exploring.

  • October 13, 2009

  • The History of First-Person Shooters: Part 4

    2001-2005. The war between console and PC reaches its height, Valve excels itself, World War 2 becomes the setting of choice and Bungie gives birth to a big, helmeted baby.

  • October 7, 2009

  • Assassin’s Creed 2 Preview

    Ubisoft’s much-touted Assassin’s Creed was one of this generation’s greatest disappointments. Is the sequel a killer app or a stab in the dark?

  • October 7, 2009

  • Preview: MAG beta

    Zipper Interactive play the numbers game. You and 255 of your friends are invited.

  • October 1, 2009

  • Halo 3: ODST Review

    Master Chief has some big shoes to fill. That’s why it takes a whole team of grizzly, tobacco-chewing, alien-ass kicking, quick-shooting tough guys to do the job. And you, obviously.



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