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SUNDAY REVIEW The Castle Doctrine > The Castle Doctrine is a multiplayer home-invasion simulator from provocative designer Jason Rohrer. The challenge is to stay alive as long as possible, and continue to develop clever home security measures to protect your family and savings. Naturally, home defences are funded by stealing from other households trying to do the same. It’s an off-putting scenario and not handled tactfully, but might appeal if you’re looking for something different. READ MORE
MONDAY NEWS The Last of Us heading to the big screen > After enthralling PS3 owners on the small screen, Naughty Dog survival horror epic The Last of Us may soon make the jump to the big screen. As reported by Deadline, the live action film rights have been entrusted to Screen Gems. A Sony subsidiary (much like Naughty Dog itself), Screen Gems is best known to genre fans as the company responsible for the Underworld and Resident Evil film franchises. Oh well. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Space Noir > Space is all the rage at the moment. From the enduring popularity of EVE Online to the crowd funding triumphs of Star Citizen, it’s clear that the idea of leaving terra firma still holds tremendous appeal. The latest game to reach for the stars is Space Noir, from developer N-Space and publisher Unity Games. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Costume Quest 2 > In the last three years, Double Fine Productions has issued no fewer than a dozen titles. This year is shaping up to be just as busy, with Broken Age already on the virtual shelves and the likes of Massive Chalice and Hack ‘n’ Slash still in production. Tim Schafer’s studio isn’t done just yet though. As reported by IGN, Double Fine is teaming with publisher Midnight City for a sequel to its whimsical fantasy RPG Costume Quest. READ MORE
THURSDAY NEWS The Witcher 3 delayed > Those who have been following The Black Panel for a long time will know my passion for the Witcher series. I loved the second instalment and it is easily one of my favourite games of the last five years. When The Witcher 3 was announced I was almost giddy with joy. The brutal, complex combat and engrossing and mature tale would be coming to an open world setting and I couldn’t be happier. However it seems I am going to have to wait a little longer to get my hands back on Geralt and crew because CD Projekt has announced a delay to the game’s release. READ MORE
FRIDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Grey Goo > This week Petroglyph unveiled a new sci-fi RTS known as Grey Goo. According to the press release, Grey Goo “draws on the best aspects of base building, unit management and all-out warfare for an all-new space saga, removing the tedium and frustration often associated with the genre and focusing on deep, engaging tactical systems modeled on vintage RTS gameplay.” READ MORE