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MONDAY NEW TRAILER Dark Souls > It’s time to dig those broken controllers out of the cupboard and smack them into working condition, because the release of From Software’s Dark Souls is only around the corner! Well, actually it’s not for a while yet, so that’s a perfect amount of time for you to go out and buy all new controllers. Because if the newly released footage is anything to go by, I think you’re definitely going to need them. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Hitman: Absolution > Known in recent years for its work on the controversial Kane & Lynch titles, Danish developer IO Interactive is returning to the franchise that put it on the map. Hitman: Absolution will be the fifth game in the third person stealth action series. The very brief announcement video reveals little beyond the fact that Agent 47 hasn’t altered his approach, or his hair style, since last we saw him last. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Soul Calibur V > Notwithstanding the lamentable decline of the arcade scene, there has probably never been a better time to be a fighting game fan. The past year alone has seen the release of new versions of Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Dead Or Alive, BlazBlue and Marvel vs Capcom. We can now add Soul Calibur V to the list, with Namco Bandai revealing that work has commenced on a new edition of its popular weapon based fighter. READ MORE
THURSDAY NEWS NanoBITES 42 > Sony has announced an Australian release date for hotly anticipated super hero sequel inFAMOUS 2. Cole will return to shelves on Wednesday 8 June, with original developer Sucker Punch again at the helm. 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 Garshasp: The Monster Slayer > Dead Mage and co have seen fit to serve up a shameless God of War clone that somehow misses everything that made Sony’s trendsetting epic enjoyable. Bad graphics, awful controls and a shocking amount of bugs are the order of the day, with the only positives being some decent sound and okay level design. The best part of Garshasp: The Monster Slayer is its short length. READ MORE
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