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SUNDAY REVIEW Destiny > Destiny is a game that will polarise players. For some the excellent shooting and wonderful level design will allow them to have an amazing experience. On the other side of the coin, the empty areas, poor story, broken loot system and boring early game will be enough to put some off for life. It may be that Destiny is a proof of concept for future entries in the franchise and that the best is yet to come. READ MORE
MONDAY NEWS Bloodborne release date revealed > The next few months are set to be dominated by blockbuster sequels, but with the critically divisive Destiny now in the rear vision mirror, some are now slowly turning their attention to the next wave of original IPs. Few untested titles are generating as much hype as Bloodborne, a grisly fantasy action game from the studio responsible for the diabolical Dark Souls saga. READ MORE
TUESDAY FIRST TRAILER Triad Wars > Canadian developer United Front Games has announced the projected 2015 release of Triad Wars, an online multiplayer action game that will follow on from its 2012 hit Sleeping Dogs. Exclusively coming to PC, Triad Wars is described by Design Director Steve Ferreira as the “flip-side of Sleeping Dogs”, and will focus on the rise of players from Hong Kong gang enforcer to crime boss, stepping away from the undercover cop aspect of Sleeping Dogs’ protagonist Wei Shen. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY NEWS Titan cancelled > In what is likely to be regarded as the biggest cancellation news of the year, Activision and Blizzard have pulled the plug on their long awaited Titan MMO. In an interview with Polygon, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime has confirmed that the project, which the company has never discussed in detail, is being abandoned. “We didn’t find the fun,” Morhaime said. “We didn’t find the passion.” Titan had been in development for seven years. READ MORE
THURSDAY TRAILER First look at Battleborn gameplay > By now you have all probably heard about Gearbox’s next big game Battleborn. Something of a cross between Team Fortress 2 and a MOBA, this new game has been hard to describe to potential players with nothing but words. It is wonderful to see that Gearbox has recognised this issue and has decided to release an 18-minute gameplay trailer to the gaming public. READ MORE
FRIDAY NEWS Unity DLC will include Assassin’s Creed sidescroller > The Assassin’s Creed series has stayed true to the promise of a new game each year. After arguably losing its way a little over the past couple of instalments, it bounced back strongly with Black Flag and hopes are now running high for Unity. With Unity set to launch in November, details of the season pass have been released and it looks to be offering a wider variety to gamers than ever before. READ MORE