GamesIndustry.biz News Round-Up

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On Thursday 11th September and Friday 12th September I covered the news for GamesIndustry.biz, and wrote the following stories…

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Review: Enemy Mind

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Click here to read my review of Enemy Mind, written for Short Game Reviews

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Less Bang For Your Buck: The Art of Powerlessness In Video Games

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Click here to read my thoughts on nuclear blasts, fatal accidents and the power of being powerless, written for Thumbsticks

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Review: The Fall

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The Fall
is perhaps more literally-titled than you’d expect – it begins with a space-faring soldier hurtling through the air and landing with a crunch on an alien planet. Unconscious and badly injured, his fate lies in the hands of the artificial intelligence installed in his mechanised suit. You play the AI – named ARID – and must find medical help for your passenger by any means necessary.
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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

finished 3In many ways, Guardians of the Galaxy is the ultimate test of Marvel’s seemingly unstoppable winning streak. A bizarre story of space crime, death-worshipping aliens and talking raccoons, based on a reboot of a comic with almost zero public brand recognition – even for a studio with this kind of momentum, it has to represent a serious risk. There’s a sense that if they can pull this one off, they can do anything.
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Review: Abyss Odyssey

Screenshot 1Abyss Odyssey is a strange beast, but no stranger than we’ve come to expect from ACE Team, the South American developer behind surreal brawler Zeno Clash and the Monty Python-esque Rock of Ages.
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Culture24 Round-Up

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Last week I wrote a number of articles for art and culture website Culture24, including:
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