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Assassin's Creed Syndicate hands-on: Top-hats, bobbies, and a bit o' ultraviolence

Wheel out the hidden blades and hoods--it's time for a new Assassin's Creed. This year's entry, Syndicate, finally brings the game's Forrest Gump-esque historical tourism into the modern era. We've done the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Colonial era, and now it's time for Victorian England, for "Please sir, can I ‘ave s'more?" and bobbies and steampunk without any of the cool steampunk stuff.

'Batman: Arkham Knight' (PS4) review

The Dark Knight walks across the room slowly, holding the cure to Scarecrow’s fear toxin, as the building around him begins to give way. Alfred offers him sage advice: “Master Bruce, you must get out of there. Save yourself...” If he leaves, Scarecrow’s toxin will cause the east coast of Gotham to tear the rest of the city apart. If he stays, the crumbling building will cost him his life. He says it with conviction: “Goodbye Alfred.”

Batman: Arkham Knight (PC) review: Holy squandered potential, Batman

Up front: There are going to be spoilers in this review. Or, at least, a few of you may deem them spoilers--I am going to actively discuss some of the villains in Arkham Knight. By name. And a few of the plot points. Why? Because there are very specific examples that I feel embody Arkham Knight's failings, and it's easier for me to just talk through them than talk around them.

New hardware spurs strong growth for video games sales in Australia

Research released by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) shows strong growth for video games sales in Australia in 2014. The research highlights sales of $1.214 billion in the traditional retail market for games, up 7 per cent over 2013’s figures, and $1.248 billion for digital sales, an increase of 39 per cent.

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