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SUNDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Metro Redux > The Metro franchise is coming to next gen, or current gen, or whatever we’re calling it these days. To clarify, publisher Deep Silver has announced that ‘remastered’ editions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are in the works for XBO, PS4 and PC. READ MORE
MONDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Hunger > While the Australian Government has withdrawn support for local game developers in the latest budget, it is a different story overseas. Tarsier Studios, best known for making content for Sony’s Little Big Planet, has earned a 67,000 Euro (approx. $100,000 AUS) grant from the Nordic Game Program for their newest concept ‘Hunger’. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Return of the Obra Dinn > Papers Please was an interesting indie hit created by Lucas Pope. It succeeded with what would seem from the outside as hardly an entertaining concept, playing as a customs officer in a fictitious country. Despite this boring sounding idea, Papers Please was lauded for its choice based gameplay. Because of this, players everywhere have been anticipating Pope’s next game and that game has just been announced. Prepare for the Return of Obra Dinn. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Battlefield Hardline > Perhaps recognising that some players are tiring of endlessly recycled international conflicts, publisher EA is trying something a little different with this year’s Battlefield release. The newly announced Battlefield Hardline will instead explore, in the words of its developer, “the war on crime and the battle between cops and criminals”. READ MORE
THURSDAY NEWS Steam Machines delayed > It looks like the latest offerings from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will be afforded a little more room to breathe before they face their next big challenge in the marketplace. Valve announced this week that it no longer expects the first wave of third party Steam Machines to land on shelves this year. “Realistically we’re now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014,” wrote Valve’s Eric Pope. READ MORE
FRIDAY NEWS Mythic Entertainment closing down > Mythic Entertainment is joining Bullfrog, Westwood, Pandemic and many others in the glittering pantheon of studios purchased and subsequently closed by EA. The publisher provided Kotaku with a short statement confirming that the team responsible for Warhammer Online is being wound up. “We are closing the EA Mythic location in Fairfax, Virginia, as we concentrate mobile development in our other studio locations.” READ MORE