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2010: a vintage year
for shoot-’em-ups?

Forget peace on Earth for all men – next year looks more likely to offer a bumper crop of first-person shooters instead.

Red Dead Redemption goes wild

If the Wild West, replete with gun slinging at dawn, bar room brawls and moustachioed, Stetson wearing cowboys, fills you with excitement then Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption may be exactly what you’re looking for.

'Uncharted 2' leads game award nominations

Sony's adventure blockbuster 'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' has seized a leading eight nominations for this year's Video Game Awards, Spike TV announced.

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Games Review: Uncharted 2:
Among Thieves

PS3, £49.99

Borthwick's all-action game leaves Quinns looking lifeless

Harlequins 9 Saracens 22

Games Review: Contra: ReBirth

Wii, £7 (1000 Wii points)

Games Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum

PC, PS3, Xbox 360, £29.99 - £49.99

Games Review: Terminator: Salvation

PS3, Xbox 360, PC, £39.99

Games Review: Ghostbusters:
the Video Game

PSP, £29.99

Games Review: Donkey Kong:
Jungle Beat

Wii, £29.99

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For Nato to be staging manoeuvres, albeit modest ones, in Georgia sends several messages at once. It tells the Georgian leadership that its desire to join the North Atlantic alliance has not been forgotten, even if its application for the time being has been put on ice.

Games Review: The Maw

Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft, £6.80 or 800 MSP
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