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SUNDAY REVIEW Rocksmith 2014 > The gamified guitar tutor is back and it is certainly better than ever before. Ubisoft has taken the surprisingly successful first Rocksmith and improved upon it in almost every way. It teaches the guitar so well it is almost a crime to consider it a game. There is still a question mark over how well a complete guitar newbie will handle it, but for someone with even the smallest amount of guitar in their past, Rocksmith 2014 is a rock god. READ MORE
MONDAY PODCAST Black Panel Podcast 73 > In the latest instalment of Australia’s grooviest gaming podcast, the gang talk: Uncharted for PS4, Assassins Creed IV, early XBO units, remote play limitations, Sleeping Dogs, recycled CoD assets and much more! READ MORE
TUESDAY REVIEW Dragon’s Crown > Dragon’s Crown may look beautiful, but its fatal flaw is that it never really develops beyond first impressions. The blend of beat-em-up and RPG styles is an exciting idea, but it’s never really taken as far as it should be, resulting in a little bit of entertainment and a lot of frustration at what could have been. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY NEWS New Media > Presented in glorious alphabetical order, New Media is your indispensible checklist of this week’s retail and downloadable games. What will you be playing? READ MORE
THURSDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Hand of Fate > Brisbane based studio Defiant Development is the latest in a long line of developers to travel down the Kickstarter road. Defiant’s goal is to raise $50,000 by Friday 13 December for its fantasy action game Hand of Fate. The funding drive is already halfway there, so it’s looking like we’ll be seeing this hybrid title in the not too distant future. READ MORE
FRIDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Obduction > What is Obduction? Well apart from being a made up word it is the latest Kickstarter success story. A new project from the creators of the classic puzzle titles Myst and Riven, Obduction had a fairly lofty Kickstarter goal of US $1.1m. Well it seems there are a lot of old school puzzle fans out there because they ended their campaign with $1.3m and change. READ MORE