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SUNDAY NEWS Single player Titanfall not on the cards > Only the most avid of Titanfall enthusiasts would argue that the game’s campaign mode was anything more than an afterthought. The story was relegated to melodramatic audio snatches layered over multiplayer sessions featuring the same maps and modes found elsewhere in the game. No, this was a multiplayer focused experience through and through. READ MORE
MONDAY NEWS Robot clarifies comments on toxic players > The studio responsible for the forthcoming Orcs Must Die: Unchained has clarified the remarks of one of its employees. In a recent interview with Polygon, Robot Entertainment designer Jerome K. Jones suggested that players perceived as overly aggressive are “not going to go away” and “honestly I don’t think you want them to.” According to Jones, these players are actually “driving the game” and “giving it longevity”. READ MORE
TUESDAY NEWS Oculus buys Carbon > It seems that Oculus VR has already started spending some of that fat Zuckerberg cash. It didn’t have much time to burn a hole in their pocket as they have agreed to purchase the Carbon Design Group. Who are Carbon Design you ask? Well making the fairly safe assumption that you are a gamer there is a fair chance you have one or more of their products laying around the house. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Underworld Ascension > t’s a case of out with the new and in with the old, with Otherside Entertainment forming with the aim of rebooting classic franchises. The studio will begin by revisiting the Ultima Underworld series from the early 90s. With EA owning the Ultima brand, the new game will be known as Underworld Ascension. READ MORE
THURSDAY NEWS Airtight closes > s reported by GeekWire, Airtight Games has closed after 10 years in the industry and a week after debuting its latest offering Murdered: Soul Suspect. Little is known about the reason behind the studio’s sudden closure, as there has been no official statement from company executives or even mention of it on their official website. It now appears laying off 14 employees earlier this year may have been a last ditch effort to keep the studio afloat. READ MORE
FRIDAY REVIEW WildStar > A colourful and engaging new entry in the crowded MMO arena, WildStar is a cracking experience that will engage veterans of the genre and newcomers alike. An exciting world, amazing amounts of customisation and satisfying combat set this game apart from the increasingly generic pack. It is still let down a little by some MMO staples such as grinding but don’t let that keep you from diving into this first rate experience. READ MORE