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SUNDAY NEWS Gamescom Roundup: The Rest > TownCraft is a relaxed crafting and building sandbox by Sydney-based developer Flat Earth Games. It involves setting up a mediaeval town, starting from collecting basic resources such as twigs and stones, and gradually working towards more complex tools and constructions. READ MORE
MONDAY TEST TUBE Two hours with TownCraft > TownCraft is a relaxed crafting and building sandbox by Sydney-based developer Flat Earth Games. It involves setting up a mediaeval town, starting from collecting basic resources such as twigs and stones, and gradually working towards more complex tools and constructions. READ MORE
TUESDAY NEWS Second Eternals Kickstarter falls short > Back in May, a group of Silicon Knights refugees launched a Kickstarter campaign under a new banner, Precursor Games. They sought to fund a spiritual successor to their former studio’s most acclaimed property, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. Dubbed Shadow of the Eternals, the new project was designed to evoke the same mood and atmosphere as the GameCube original. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY FIRST TRAILER Lords of the Fallen > Polish publisher City Interactive and German studio Deck 13 have released the first trailer for the upcoming Lords of the Fallen. From the pre-rendered footage, you can see that one of the game’s locales, the Hand of God Mountains, is damn cold. Strangely, though, this snowy environment will also boast an enormous fiery monster. READ MORE
THURSDAY REVIEW Mars: War Logs > Mars: War Logs is a classic example of ambition over budget. It has a fascinating world, diverse characters and functional combat but is critically hampered by its scale as a downloadable game. While well worth your time and money it can’t quite escape the stigma of being a poor man’s Mass Effect. You’ll like its ambition, but it remains flawed at heart. READ MORE
FRIDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Nintendo 2DS > After confusing the mainstream with its Wii naming protocols (“Yeah, I want that Wii U thing for my Wii”), Nintendo is now determined to bring its very specific brand of insanity to the handheld space. Believe it or not, the next 3DS model will be known as the ‘2DS’. As the new unit’s name strongly implies, the 3D functionality has been stripped out in an attempt to hit a lower price point and (some have speculated) assuage parental fears regarding 3D displays. READ MORE