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MONDAY l REVIEW l de Blob 2 > In a world where games have become ‘serious business’, it’s refreshing to see that a character like Blob can still find a place on our shelves. Delivering solid humour in a colourful package, de Blob 2 is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Combining simple platforming with a fluid control system and hours of reachable achievements, this is a title the whole family can enjoy. READ MORE
TUESDAY l REVIEW l Torchlight > The debut release from Runic Games is like the perfect hors d’œuvre. A focused little dungeon crawler, it offers a good mix of combat, customisation and loot. It may lack the weight of a full meal, but it’s moreish enough that you can end up taking bite after bite (even after you think you might have had enough). If you’re looking for something to whet your appetite in the lead up to Diablo 3, you can’t go past Torchlight. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY l NEWS l Dragon’s Dogma > Six years into the current generation of consoles, Capcom is still prepared to launch ambitious new properties. The latest project from the publisher is a third person fantasy action game Dragon’s Dogma. While it features a virtually incoherent voiceover and a laughably anachronistic guitar solo, the announcement does trailer does suggest that you’re in for a visual treat. READ MORE
THURSDAY l NEWS l nanoBITES 37 > Capcom has announced plans to release a remixed version of Dead Rising 2 featuring original series protagonist Frank West in place of sequel star Chuck Green. Due on 360, PS3 and PC in spring 2011, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will also boast some new missions and environments. 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 Jerry Lawson > The video games industry is mourning the loss of one of its great innovators. As reported by Wired, Gerald ‘Jerry’ Lawson was 70 years old when he passed away in a Californian hospital on Saturday 9 April. Lawson was best known to gamers as the creator of the Fairchild Channel F. Released in 1976, the Fairchild was the first cartridge based console to hit the market. READ MORE