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SUNDAY JUST ANNOUNCED SkySaga: Infinite Isles > A year after forming new a studio known as Radiant Worlds, British development legends the Oliver Twins have announced their next project.Revealed with a colourful cinematic trailer, SkySaga: Infinite Isles looks to be an online fantasy action game with strong crafting elements. Each player will take possession of an island in the clouds, mine or trade for materials, and take on other players in gladiatorial combat. READ MORE
MONDAY REVIEW Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare > Another year, another CoD, but in something of a surprise new developer Sledgehammer Games has brought us the best entry in the franchise for years. A futuristic setting, a cheesy yet enjoyable sci-fi story and a host of improvements to movement make the single player portion a blast. The multiplayer is also top notch, acting almost like a ‘best of’ collection of CoD features. All this makes Advanced Warfare the best round of CoD since Modern Warfare. READ MORE
TUESDAY REVIEW Lords of the Fallen > Proving that ‘derivative’ doesn’t have to be a dirty word, Lords of the Fallen is an enjoyable action RPG that initially promises controller-throwing levels of difficulty before petering out due to a lack of balance in the latter half. While it may pale in comparison to the titles it imitates, it does enough to warrant interest from anyone looking for a ‘Light Souls’ experience. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY REVIEW Halo: The Master Chief Collection > The numbered Halo titles have touched down on the Xbox One and all in one big convenient package! More than just a port from previous console generations, The Master Chief Collection has seen a glossy finish added to every facet of the originals. This one is a great pick-up for both fans and newcomers to the series. READ MORE
THURSDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Thimbleweed Park > While he has been reasonably prolific in recent years, Ron Gilbert is still best known for his contributions to LucasArts classics like Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island. It is to fans of these games that Gilbert is appealing to fund his latest venture, a traditional point-and-click PC adventure game known as Thimbleweed Park. READ MORE
FRIDAY NEWS Maulbeck back at Code Avarice > Just weeks after departing the indie studio he helped found, Mike Maulbeck has been welcomed back into the fold by his Code Avarice colleagues. Maulbeck was forced to resign from Code Avarice in October after threatening to kill Valve founder Gavel Newell in a Twitter post that he later clarified was not intended to be taken seriously. READ MORE