Mafia 2 has all of the trappings of a classic gangster flick — fedoras, Tommy guns, and enough "Jimmies" and "Vinnies" to choke a meatball.

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• In Mafia 2, whacking someone isn't a simple affair anymore — you need to sneak, shoot, or smack your way through hordes of henchmen to reach your target. I'm saddened that this trailer doesn't show the game's exquisitely executed marinara-sauce-tasting side mission.

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Continue after the break for a bleary-eyed developer's tour of Disciples 3: Renaissance, the reveal of a new threat facing the heroes of Red Faction: Armageddon, and the benefits of extra weaponry in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

 

• While tactical-RPG Disciples 3 looks intriguing, this developer's vapid expression and stumbling delivery didn't help at all. Presentation is half of the effort, people — it can make or break your game!

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• After sealing their victory on the surface, Mars' inhabitants must venture underground to battle ferocious creatures in Red Faction: Armageddon. Robotic fighting suits and giant insectoid monsters — where are the Starship Troopers when you need them?

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• Don't call it Tomb Raider — Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a new take on the classic action adventure franchise. I'm not sure if handing a gun to the Kahlùa guy is such a good idea, Lara. [GameTrailers]