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Sunday, January 27th
Heavy Rain composer passes away aged 56 Deceased Polygon
Monday, January 28th
Bioshock Infinite teaser: Columbia: A Modern Day Icarus? Bioware, Trailer YouTube
Science fiction Grand Theft Auto is "very tempting", says Rockstar boss GTA, sci-fi Official Xbox Magazine UK
Wii U Virtual Console saves incompatible with Wii saves Wii, Wii U, Virtual Console JoyStiq
China's game console ban may soon come to an end Console, China Ars Technica
Owner of “gaymer” trademark says he's an underdog, not a bully Gaymer Ars Technica
Tuesday, January 29th
The Battle of Asakai, Massive EVE Online battle overview EVE Online Edge Online
Comparing PlayStation Plus to other console subscription services Sony, PS Plus Destructoid
Should single-player games always be playable offline? Single Player, Online Only PC Gamer
EA Joins HRC Business Coalition Seeking Defense of Marriage Act Repeal EA, Gay Rights Game Politics
Major League Gaming CEO says an MLG-created first-person shooter is inevitable MLG, FPS Penny Arcade
Disney closes Epic Mickey creator Junction Point Studios Disney, Junction Point Ars Technica
BioWare Co-Founder Warns of "EA Bear Hug" BioWare, EA IGN
Ubisoft Montreal's 'Osiris' Uncovered in Leaked Video Ubisoft, Osiris IGN
Ouya game jam produces more than 150 games in 10 days Ouya Destructoid
Wednesday, January 30th
Torchlight II Mod Adds New Class, Monsters, Raids PC Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Gabe Newell: Steam Box's biggest threat isn't consoles, it's Apple Console, Apple Polygon
Indie dev makes game about his s***** day job, gets fired Indie, Dev EuroGamer
Twitch Announces In-Game Twitch Broadcasting with Call of Duty: Black Ops II 360, PS3, PC Twitch Blog
Medal of Honor is 'out of rotation' following poor Warfighter scores EA, MoH JoyStiq
Riot Games' plan to standardize eSports Riot Games, eSports JoyStiq
Zynga's chief game designer departs Zynga Computer and Video Games
Nintendo cuts Wii U sales projections Wii U, Sales Ars Technica
EA CEO ‘Horrified’ by Gun Violence, Says Games Aren’t Linked EA, Guns IGN
Thursday, January 31st
GTA V delayed to September 2013 GTA, Release Rockstar Game
Adam Sessler on FoxNews.com Discussing Video Games Violence Violence YouTube
Why GTA V's delay could cause an industry-wide ripple effect GTA, Release Gamasutra
Gabe Newell: Reflections of a Video Game Maker Gabe Newell YouTube
PBS mini documentary on eSports eSports YouTube
Former THQ president says the firm had “every chance to survive had it not made massive mistakes” THQ VG247
Friday, February 1st
Notch earned $101 million USD from Minecraft in 2012 Notch, Sales Game Industry International
Why games need colour blind modes Colour Blind PC Gamer
Next PlayStation unveiled this month, shipping this holiday alongside next Xbox PS4, 720 Polygon
Xbox hack brings heavily armed cops to frightened family's home 360 NBC News
Microsoft confirms plan to cease XNA support 360, XNA Gamasutra
Indie Royale Release "The Evolved Bundle" Indie, Bundle IndieRoyale
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is still coming to North America in the first half of 2013 3DS Nintendo 3DS Blog
Ironclad On Why RTS Is Dying, MOBA Needs To Evolve RTS, MOBA Rock, Paper, Shotgun
German consumer group sues Valve over refusal to allow resale of Steam games Steam Polygon
GameStick ends Kickstarter campaign with just under $650K, meets all stretch goals Kickstarter, GameStick Polygon
Saturday, February 2nd
Countdown Site May Be Teasing Prey 2 Prey 2 Game Industry International

New Releases

Game Platform Release Date Reviews AVG/Metascore
Hitman HD Trilogy 360, PS3 01/29 Official PlayStation Magazine UK - IGN - EuroGamer - IGN - Official Xbox Magazine ★★☆☆☆ (66)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Revolution 360 01/29 Official Xbox Magazine - EuroGamer - Destructoid ★★★☆☆ (71)
Skulls of the Shogun 360, PC 01/30 PC Gamer - JoyStiq - GameInformer - Polygon - IGN ★★★★☆ (80)
Proteus PC 01/30 Edge Online N/A (N/A)
Antichamber PC 01/30 Polygon - GameInformer - IGN - GameSpot - PC Gamer ★★★★☆ (84)
Ikachan 3DS 01/31 Nintendo Life - Destructoid - Nintendo World Report - Game Revolution ★★★☆☆ (71)
Puddle PC, PS3, Vita, 360 01/31 XGN - Nintendo World Report - Nintendo Life - Destructoid - Official Nintendo Magazine UK ★★☆☆☆ (69)
Omerta: City of Gangsters PC, 360 01/31 PC Gamer - GameInformer - Computer and Video Games - Official Xbox Magazine - EuroGamer ★★☆☆☆ (62)

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