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MONDAY l REVIEW l Bulletstorm > From its chunky character designs to its post-apocalyptic landscape, Bulletstorm is sure to remind you of its Epic Games stablemate Gears of War. However, the new release features a far more detailed shooting mechanic and an emphasis on handling multiple enemies. The plot is silly and the multiplayer modes don’t add a lot to the experience, but if you’re looking for over the top action, this is a great place to start. READ MORE
TUESDAY l REVIEW l Spare Parts > Whether you are eight, 80 or anything in-between Spare Parts is not the game for you. That is, unless your idea of good time is to play something bland, uninspired and almost entirely devoid of genuine challenge. Yes you encounter palatable concepts such as robotic combat, upgradable abilities and cooperative play but the developers clearly have no idea what to do with them. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY l NEWS l Gun Loco > Square Enix has confirmed that its mildly anticipated third person shooter Gun Loco has gone the way of the dodo. The publisher has provided no explanation for the decision, merely stating that it has “ceased development” on the project. An Xbox 360 exclusive, Gun Loco had been mooted for a Q1 2011 release. READ MORE
THURSDAY l NEWS l nanoBITES 34 > Aussie iOS developer Firemint has announced Agent Squeek, a rodent themed spy game that requires players to “sneak, sprint and strategize”. The latest offering from the creators of Flight Control is scheduled 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 l NEWS l Spiral Knights > The free-to-play phenomenon shows no signs of abating, with SEGA announcing that it will publish Spiral Knights. A cooperative online action game for up to four players, Spiral Knights takes place in a world known as Clockworks. As the brief announcement trailer demonstrates, players will not only have to cope with marauding enemies, but also with environments jam packed with steampunk inspired puzzles. READ MORE
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