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There have been smidgens of review scores from PSM3's Christmas Edition, but not so much has been seen of the news section in the magazine. And oh, there are a bunch of treats held within its pages. There is news on Resistance 2, and next-gen outings of Hitman, Prince of Persia, and Syphon Filter. Carry on reading over at Ripten.com

For those of you that missed PSM3's review scores, this is for your benefit:

PS3
Assassins Creed - 81
Call of Duty 4 - 94
Need for Speed ProStreet - 79
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga - 80
Beowulf - 41
The Simpsons Game - 70
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men - 58
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - 90

PS2
Crash of the Titans - 62
Thirllville: Off the Rails - 69
Jackass: The Game - 60
Singstar R&B - 70
The Sims: Castaway - 55
High School Musical: Sing it! - 32

PSP
Silent Hill Origins - 82
SOCOM Tactical Strike - 78

A lower than expected review score for Assassin's Creed, but make sure you come back here for our thoughts on that game next week. Now we've got that out of the way we can move onto the good stuff. Within the pages of this Christmas Edition lies nuggets of insider news. From Warhawk downloadable content, to EA working on a snowboarding game...which just might be a next-gen SSX.

However, there's more exciting stuff. Firstly, Infinity Ward are rumoured to be working on an all new IP, expected to hit in 2009. Second, a next-gen Hitman should be coming in the Summer of 2008, and thirdly Ubisoft Montreal are bringing Far Cry to the PS3 in 2008, possibly even early 2008, but at the moment are working on Prince of Persia (!).

Yet, perhaps even more exciting than this is that Insomniac are in full swing with Resistance 2, with its global unvieling happening early next year and Insomniac hoping to release the game late 2008. That is insane. A strong PS3 game every year without fail just shows how incredibly talented those guys at Insomniac are. At this rate Resistance 2 might even release before Metal Gear Solid 4 (I jest). Finally, the magazine states that Sony is busting their butts to have Syphon Filter for PS3 ready to release in 2009.

So there you have it, lots of exciting things going on away from the publics eyes. Here is PSM3's remaining insider news:

- Street Fighter 4 won't look like the teaser trailer.
- NBA Ballers 3 in April 2008.
- Sega have selected Eurocom to develop the official 2008 Beijing Olympics game.
- Lego Indiana Jones to tie in with the new movie release date.

Resistance 2 in 2008, Syphon Filter PS3 in 2009 According to PSM3


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