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SUNDAY NEWS Steam controller revised > Having revealed its plans for your living room in September last year, Valve followed up with the initial wave of PC-based Steam Machines in January. As reported by Engadget, the evolution of Valve’s plans continued this week with the unveiling of a new iteration of its innovative control solution. READ MORE
MONDAY NEWS Watch Dogs now R18+ > Ubisoft’s open world espionage game Watch Dogs has already endured a bumpy ride to retail. In October last year, a production delay robbed the new console generation of its biggest third party drawcard (unless you count Zumba Fitness: World Party). Now, months ahead of the game’s launch, it has emerged that (contrary to previous classification advice) stores will not be able to sell the game to Australians aged 15-17. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Gauntlet > Warner Bros today announced a new digital portfolio that will deliver spanking new downloadable games based on classic Midway and WB franchises as well as original IP. This digital only studio will kick things off with the return of the original four player co-op dungeon crawler, Gauntlet. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY NEWS VR coming to PS4 > The motion control arms race may be slowing down, but it will soon be replaced by a new set of peripherals promising to change the way we experience games. With the Oculus Rift headset generating tremendous buzz (particularly among PC gamers), it was already apparent that virtual reality would form one of the key battlegrounds of the next generation. As many speculated it would, Sony today revealed that it would be entering its own horse in the upcoming VR stakes. READ MORE
THURSDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Aztez > When you pick up a combat game, do you ever think to yourself ‘what’s missing is an empire management strategy facet’? If so, look no further because Colorblind, formerly Flash Bang Studios, has announced just such a game in Aztez. If you check out the teaser trailer (which is more like a gameplay trailer really), you’ll find a stylised black and white 2D side-scroller, with appropriate splashes (and splatters) of red. READ MORE
FRIDAY REVIEW Paper Sorcerer > Paper Sorcerer looks simplistic but is actually a new coat of paint on an old genre. Weaving new ideas and witty words throughout a tapestry of classic RPG elements, it offers something for both newcomers and diehard fans. Beware, though, a lot of time and dedication is required to get the most out of your experience! READ MORE