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February 19, 2015 5:00 PM Games Inbox: Game review anger, The Order: 1886 pre-orders, and ScreamRide

The evening Inbox tries to psychoanalyse Peter Molyneux, as one reader laments the lack of mummies in games. As expected Finally had the chance to play Dying Light on a friend’s PlayStation 4, after three solid hours I found it to be the same bad-looking, buggy, awkward mess that I’ve come to expect from the folks at Techland. I was hoping Dying Light 16

February 19, 2015 1:32 PM a 30-year love affair is rekindled - IOL SciTech

Washington - On the scale of artistic achievement, perhaps the rarest feat a person or group can accomplish is to create a genre. Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has done just that. He is a modern version of Homer, the mythical sire of long-form, dramatic verse. Though Miyamoto will always be tied to his creation of Mario - the world's most recognisable 24

February 19, 2015 1:30 PM Sega continues mobile push with new investments

Sega Networks has announced the acquisition of Demiurge and investment in Ignited Artists and Space Ape Games as its parent company renews its focus on mobile gaming. Sega has announced its continued focus on mobile gaming with investment in three independent game developers located in the US and UK. While Sega, founded as Service Games, is these days best known 24

February 19, 2015 1:30 PM Sega Buys Shoot Many Robots, Marvel Puzzle Quest Dev Demiurge

Sega recently announced a re-alignment of its priorities, putting more focus on mobile and PC gaming. The company, which recently announced major layoffs and a move from its long-time western headquarters in San Francisco, has just acquired a new studio. The company announced today it has purchased Demiurge, the Boston-based developer behind Shoot Many Robots 18

February 19, 2015 1:19 PM The Best-Looking Console Game Ever. And Yet...

As Galahad, a centuries-old, almost-immortal defender of justice, you’ll face werewolves and other evil whatnot in a fight to uncover a conspiracy at the heart of Her Majesty’s round table. It’s dark, silly and fun. And yes, it plays like an interactive movie. There is little exploration, there are no side-missions or quests, and you’ll have very little 18

February 19, 2015 10:55 AM Sega acquires Demiurge, invests in Space Ape

Marvel Puzzle Quest developer Demiurge Studios has been acquired by Sega. The Sonic the Hedgehog creator has also invested in UK studio Space Ape and established a majority stake in US studio startup Ignited Artists. The moves come after Sega last month announced the cutting of 300 jobs and a shift in focus from console to digital and mobile 18

February 19, 2015 10:04 AM The Order 1886 and the 10 most powerful beards in video games

The Order: 1886 is Sony and Ready At Dawn's gritty and violent new IP about an alternate reality's knights of the realm battling evil people and evil beasties in 19th century London. Street Fighter's mad Russian is a body hair anomaly. He has a mohawk, shaped and styled chest hair and inexplicably hairy shins for some reason. His beard however is a thing 20

February 19, 2015 2:31 AM Mullins calls for prize money to be doubled at Cheltenham

Willie Mullins has called for a dramatic increase in prize money at all the major jumps meetings. The champion trainer was speaking at a press morning in his Co Carlow yard that was organised to promote next month's Cheltenham Festival. He suggested that a third victory in the £440,000 Champion Hurdle for his 11-year-old Hurricane Fly would be "a dream 19

February 19, 2015 2:18 AM Willie Mullins calls for big prize-money hike

Willie Mullins has warned that national hunt racing is “at a crossroads” unless prize-money for the top races is increased significantly. The Closutton genius believes that too much of racing’s revenue in general is swallowed up by the gaming industry and should instead be redirected to make it more viable for the chief protagonists – owners, trainers 19

February 19, 2015 1:00 AM Games Inbox: Terminator Genisys game, discovering Suikoden II, and Zelda sales

The morning Inbox hopes that console and mobile games can coexist, as one reader asks whether The Order: 1886 is based on a true story. Back to the Terminator Since we’ve been a bit of a nostalgia trip with Star Wars and Star Trek games lately I want to bring up the subject of why we’ve still not had a decent Terminator game. There was Bethesda’s Future 26