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SUNDAY NEWS Cyanide’s Stealthy Styx Surprise > As reported by PC Gamer, developer Cyanide Studios and publisher Focus Home Interactive have recently released Christmas themed teaser hinting at a sequel to their game, Styx: Master of Shadows. Near the end of the trailer, the following words appear, “Styx will be back in a new adventure, without his Santa hat… Stay tuned!” READ MORE
MONDAY NEWS Get That Omnipotent Feeling in January > Getting a little tired of the holidays? Have you ever thought that perhaps, if you were God, you might do things a little differently? Well, you just might get that chance when indie developer Squatting Penguins release their new God-like game called, The Mims Beginning”, on Steam Early Access on January 14th next year. READ MORE
TUESDAY NEWS Cry On for What Might Have Been > As covered in Destructoid, Mistwalker game design studio founder, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has recently posted a long trailer for their cancelled game, Cry On. The Mistwalker crew had worked on the game with the now disbanded Cavia (known for work on franchises such as Ghost in the Shell and One Piece). READ MORE
WEDNESDAY SUMMARY 2014: The year in reviews > The end of 2014 has finally arrived, so it’s a great time to take a look back at the 57 games reviewed by the Black Panel over the course of the year. When something works, why change it? The list is once again ranked in order of best (at being close to the beginning of the alphabet) to worst. READ MORE
THURSDAY REVIEW Assassin’s Creed:Rogue > A last hurrah for the series on previous generation consoles, Assassin’s Creed Rogue plays like a highlights reel of the American story arc, showcasing gameplay mechanics and characters in a way that feels a little bit like fan service that unfortunately went over the head of this newcomer. As an Ubisoft game it adheres rigidly to the formulas the studio has put in place and will keep players entertained, provided they aren’t currently playing any other Ubisoft games. READ MORE
FRIDAY NEWS S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Developer GSC World Make a Comeback > Way back in 2010 we reported a small snippet mentioning that Ukrainian developer GSC Game World had begun work on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. Their hope was to deliver the game in 2012. READ MORE