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MONDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Black Death > Parisian independent Darkworks has commenced work on its latest project. Black Death is a survival horror game set in a city overrun by a mysterious black smoke. While this alone sounds like a major public health concern, the authorities will have more to worry about than a few cases of smoke inhalation. Those unfortunate enough to be effected by the noxious cloud tend to mutate into barbarous monstrosities hell bent on wreaking havoc at every opportunity. READ MORE
TUESDAY NEWS Gears of War 3 > Try to picture yourself toiling away for years on what you sincerely hope will be a great game. Now, imagine how you would feel if your work was stolen months prior to its release date and made available free of charge. As reported by GameSpot, this is the unpalatable scenario currently facing Epic Games. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY NEWS Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception > Are you ready for your first taste of one of the year’s most anticipated PS3 exclusives? The Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer beta, which has thus far been restricted to PlayStation Plus members and purchasers of inFAMOUS 2, will be made available to all PSN users from today. By the time the beta concludes on 13 July, you’ll have had access to three maps and nine adversarial and cooperative game modes. READ MORE
THURSDAY NEWS nanoBITES 47 > Petroglyph Games has commenced an open beta for its forthcoming PC action strategy title Rise of Immortals. The latest contender for DotA’s crown is due for release later this year. 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 JUST ANNOUNCED Dishonored > Arkane Studios has been keeping things on the down low since its acquisition by Zenimax Media in August last year. That approach seems certain to change, with the today’s announcement that the developer has commenced work on Dishonored. The game will be co-directed by Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith, the lead designers of Arx Fatalis and Deus Ex respectively. READ MORE