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11 action heroes that deserve their own game

With every movie getting multi-million dollar game adaptations, a few action movies didn't get a fair shake in videogames. Here are 11 action heroes that deserved better.

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Saints Row 2: New screens

Saints Row 2 continues the gun-toting, car-crashing, mean-street-walking character of the original game, but now in a city with even more cars and guns to enjoy.

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In pictures: Bionic Commando

Everyone’s (second) favourite retractable-armed hero is back after a 20-year hiatus. Inspector Gadget lawsuit pending

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In pictures: Skate 2

The sequel to EA’s Tony Hawk challenger is due to hit the pavement early next year. With double the moves and tricks -- both on and off the board -- it promises to be one of the most realistic skate games yet.

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The 44 greatest moments of Metal Gear Solid 4

Metal Gear Solid 4 is the game that changed everything we thought we knew about video games. Joining Old Snake for yet another mission in MGS4 is a life changing experience, and it's filled with hours of awesome moments -- Raiden's rematch with Vamp, Metal Gear Rex facing off against the superior Metal Gear Ray, Snake's last fistfight with Liquid Ocelot, and many more. With the help of our MGS4 photo album, we're bringing you the 44 greatest moments in this epic title.

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The 28 best Wii games!

Nintendo's most popular home console since the 16-bit era is providing some amazing new gameplay experiences. Here's 28 games no Wii fan should miss.

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The 8 lamest Mii rip-offs

If you can't beat Nintendo, plagiarise them! These 8 games tried to capture the magic of Miis with generic alternatives, but failed.

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In pictures: Godfather II

The Godfather II is a new action-strategy game produced by Paramount Digital Entertainment and Electronic Arts. Inspired by the film and Mario Puzo’s Corleone family drama, it allows players to build a vast criminal empire across Florida, Cuba and New York. For all the latest screenshots, check out the following slideshow.

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SBK: Superbike World Championship

Designed for the Xbox 360 by Conspiracy Entertainment, SBK: Superbike World Championship is a motorsports race along challenging tracks. The game features super-realistic close-up shots of racing hardware and riders for a more immersive experience. It doesn’t have a release date yet so pass the time by checking out these screenshots!

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LOTR Online makers open the doors to Moria

Expanding on the popular MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, the Mines of Moria allows players into the abandoned dwarven mines to find the enemies lurking in the darkness.

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Beyond 2-D: 3-D monitors that wear the glasses for you!

Beyond Gaming and Internet Cafe in Sydney has partnered with 3D Motion to give punters the chance to experience true 3-D gaming. The monitors use auto stereoscopic technology, which allows users to view 3-D images without having to don daggy glasses.

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In pictures: Bayonetta

Scheduled for release in early 2010, Bayonetta is an interesting action game that promises to “blow the doors off the action genre”

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Mercenaries 2: US propaganda or good ol’ fashioned fun?

The sequel to the shoot-'em-up Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames heightens the excitement of destroying the environment around you with improved physics, fire effects and overall graphics. Players assume the role of one of three mercenaries as they become a part of a war for power, oil and money in Venezuela. With sandbox-style gameplay and destructible surroundings, players have the chance to ally with any of the factions taking part in the war. The game is currently slated for a 5 September release on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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