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Preview: Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed - Wii U

15 November 2012 7:36 AM, PST

The Mario Vs. Sonic rivalry hasn't quite died yet. Sure, they get along just fine at the Olympics, but when it comes to Kart racing, Sonic is still looking to take the top spot.

Mostly.

What makes the All-Stars Racing series stand out is its use of Sega history. While Sonic's in the game title, it's not all about him. Characters and courses are sourced from all places, with surprising additions. Transformed features a Skies of Arcadia stage (and Vyse as a racer), and raceways born from Panzer Dragoon and Afterburner, of all things. For more contemporary cameos, the Starlight Carnival stage from Sonic Colours is included, which is just as mindbogglingly colourful as the original.

Transformed makes itself directly comparable to Mario Kart 7 by having the vehicles...you guessed it...transform (Michael 'the explosion' Bay will be all over this if there's to be a film adaptation!) However, while »

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The new series of Doctor Who: Fleeing from format?

15 November 2012 2:56 AM, PST

When Doctor Who returned to our screens in 2005, I was genuinely excited. Despite having grown up in the period following the cancellation of the classic series, I quickly became a fan through watching the repeats and collecting the stories on video cassette. Many a dark evening was spent watching this or that thrilling adventure (and some truly awful ones) in time and space with the Doctor, his companions, and his foes.

Despite the fact that many of the stories I watched were from the 1960s, '70s or '80s, and constructed on what was obviously a shoestring budget, I was not put off; I was captivated. By the sense of danger and adventure. By the bold ideas and the characters. By the horror and the action. By the sometimes humorous, sometimes cantankerous anti-establishment lead character. As a child I was very much under the impression that, if this was »

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Review: Pokedex 3D Pro

14 November 2012 5:10 PM, PST

If you're a Pokemon fan and you've wondered at what level your monster learns an attack - or have had the urge to read its Pokedex entry on the move -  then it's no doubt that The Pokedex 3D Pro was made just for you. This 3Ds app is an upgraded version of the 3D Pokedex that was released last year to coincide with the release of Pokemon Black and White.

Instead of linking to the internet and exchanging codes with friends to find the little critters, the new Pokedex 3D Pro has every single Pocket Monster available to view in fully rendered, stereoscopic 3D. Whether its the latest creatures you want to know more about, and their abilities, to the old school, original 151 monsters that started it all...it's at your fingertips.

Truly this is a paradise for anyone who really wants to be a true Pokeprophet. Countless hours »

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