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MONDAY l NEWS l Bizarre Creations > The team responsible for some of the more compelling driving games of the past decade is no more. As reported by Edge, parent company Activision has made good on its November 2010 promise to close the UK studio unless it could secure a buyer. READ MORE
TUESDAY l NEWS l Risen 2: Dark Waters German developer Piranha Bytes has commenced work on Risen 2: Dark Waters. An island based action RPG like its 2009 predecessor, the latest instalment will see you investigating a series of cataclysmic monster attacks. As you strive to halt the seemingly inevitable fall of humanity, you’ll delve deep into the murky depths of pirate society. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY l NEWS l Dead Island > Whenever the zombie phenomenon appears to be slowing down, it seems to find new legs (arms, torsos, etc) to feed its insatiable appetite. Dead Island is the latest offering to shamble up to the plate. If its pre-rendered announcement trailer is any guide, Polish developer Techland will be aiming for a level of pathos largely absent from existing titles in the subgenre. READ MORE
THURSDAY l NEWS l nanoBITES 30 > Ultra violent sci-fi sequel Gears of War 3 will arrive in the third week of September, Microsoft has announced. The concluding chapter (we’ve heard that before) in the trilogy was originally expected in April. This is just one of the stories in this week’s edition of nanoBITES, our ongoing feature devoted to small but important news items. READ MORE
FRIDAY l NEWS l Mortal Kombat > Publisher Warner Bros Interactive today confirmed that the new Mortal Kombat game has been refused classification. Though previous titles in the franchise have been released with little fuss, the Australian Classification Board has ruled that the forthcoming series revival cannot be accommodated under an MA15+ rating. As the Australian classification system has no provision for R18+ rated games, Mortal Kombat has effectively been banned from sale. READ MORE