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MONDAY l NEWS l Renegade Ops > SEGA has announced that it will publish the first downloadable title from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios. A four player cooperative shooter, Renegade Ops will challenge you to bring down a powerful terrorist organisation headed by a man known only as Inferno. READ MORE
TUESDAY l NEWS l Anno 2070 > Though technologically sophisticated, the world of Anno 2070 is staring down the barrel of environmental disaster. While the Gillard Government hopes to have the Carbon Price legislation through parliament by the end of 2075, players may be forced to take matters into their own hands. At the heart of the game is the choice between carefully managing the environment and slashing and burning for maximum profit. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY l NEWS l Unpleasant Horse > Casual giant PopCap Games is preparing to explore its darker urges. After more than a decade of churning out squeaky clean fare such as Bejeweled, Bookworm and Peggle, the developer has unveiled Unpleasant Horse. At first glance, the game looks reasonably harmless, if not a little saccharine. Then you encounter the meat grinder. READ MORE
THURSDAY l NEWS l nanoBITES 36 > The recent change of government in Victoria may not have done the push for an R18+ rating any favours. As reported by The Age, newly appointed Attorney General Robert Clarke has called for further “scrutiny and public debate”. 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 REVIEW l Swarm > A strange blend of Lemmings and Super Meat Boy, Swarm is an addictive and macabre downloadable platformer. It has a strong sense of style and gameplay that feels almost completely unique. While it is let down to some extent by its high price, short length and game crashing bugs, Swarm will make a solid addition to any indie collection. Just try not to get too attached to your flock. READ MORE
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