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MONDAY NEW TRAILER Dead Island > Dead Island hit the interwebs with a bang a couple of months back when creators Deep Silver released a cinematic trailer that was quite frankly the product of a George A Romeo induced nightmare. While the first trailer was undeniably special, it showed no gameplay footage leaving folks around the globe wondering if the game could ever come close to matching the promise this video showed. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 > After several days of rumour and speculation, Activision has formally announced what is certain to be among the most closely watched releases of 2011. If the brief teaser trailer released today is any guide, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will depict a conflict global in scale. The second game in the Modern Warfare subseries dispensed with any pretence at subtlety and even at this early stage, it appears that the third will continue in much the same vein. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Awesomenauts > Swords & Soldiers developer Ronimo Games has unveiled its latest project, a frantic online adversarial title known as Awesomenauts. Players will take control of one of several oddball combatants (deranged cowboy, monkey with jetpack, brain floating in tank, etc) and fight for supremacy across a variety of 2D environments. READ MORE
THURSDAY 1 INTERVIEW Shadows of the Damned > When someone describes their job history, it isn’t usual to hear them use the words “undertaker” and “game director” in the same breath, but with Sud51 that just so happens to be the case. It was during this morbid experience that he shaped his “perception of death” and began to establish some of his ideas that have popped up throughout his creative library. READ MORE
THURSDAY 2 NEWS NanoBITES 43 > A sequel to Warhawk is in production at LightBox Studios. Dubbed Starhawk, it will retain the chaotic vehicle based multiplayer of its immediate predecessor, but also restore a full single player campaign to the mix. This PS3 exclusive is due for release in 2012. 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 REVIEW Capsized > When you consider its high res graphics, immersive soundtrack and physics based gameplay, it’s tempting to view this interstellar action platformer as a thoroughly modern production. In many respects, however, Alientrap’s 2D adventure is influenced by the games of yesteryear. READ MORE