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SUNDAY NEWS nanoBITES > A strategy classic is about to make the leap to iOS in the form of M.U.L.E. Returns. Originally released for Atari systems, this sci-fi themed resource management sim should pop up in the app store early this week. This is just one of the stories in the latest instalment of nanoBITES, our regular column devoted to small but important new items. READ MORE
MONDAY JUST ANNOUNCED New Persona titles > It looks like Persona fans will be well catered for in the years ahead. As reported by Polygon, Japanese publisher Atlus is promising to expand the franchise with no fewer than four original titles, including its long awaited headline act Persona 5. Beyond the title, Atlus has revealed little about Persona 5, other than it will feature themes of slavery and emancipation. READ MORE
TUESDAY REVIEW Battlefield 4 > EA’s big battle bonanza is back for its fourth outing and once again it delivers an exceptional multiplayer experience. Jaw droppingly beautiful graphics, excellent FPS combat and sublime vehicular carnage make for an experience that is both enjoyable and unique to Battlefield. Unfortunately the game is let down a little by the subpar single player component. Honestly though, who buys Battlefield for the single player? READ MORE
WEDNESDAY NEWS Schilling still believes in Amalur > Red Sox baseball pitcher turned video game developer Curt Schilling may be the new Mayor of Crazy Town. After the recent collapse of the company he founded, 38 Studios, Schilling has proclaimed that his unfinished Amalur MMO could still be worth a packet. In fact, he believes that if someone were to buy it, they’d be sitting on a “billion dollar franchise”. READ MORE
THURSDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Jumpman Forever > If you happened to miss the release of the first Jumpman, which is quite likely if you were born in the 90s and beyond, you are in luck! Developer Davis Ray Sickmon Jr has realised a long dormant dream by obtaining the rights from creator Randy Glover to develop a new entry in the series, to be named Jumpman Forever. READ MORE
FRIDAY NEWS Microsoft blinks on Forza microtransactions > Forza 5 has launched to positive reviews and strong sales, but has been hit by a player backlash over its emphasis on in-game purchases. Citing issues with the difficulty of earning game currency to purchase and customise cars through play time when contrasted with the ease (but high cost) of purchasing this with real-world money, players have vented their anger in forums and articles across the interwebs. READ MORE