Insomniac Games have refocused their expertise in storytelling and delivered a brand new multi-format IP called, Fuse. With a huge focus on co-op play, the third-person shooter puts players in charge of one of four OverStrike 9 special agent operatives in a near-future fight against a terrorist organisation. It’s not out until May 30, but you can read more about it here.
Elsewhere, it’s a big week for TV releases with the arrival of the fifth series of True Blood and the first season of The Newsroom. The latest installment of TV’s steamiest supernatural saga has polarised fans but is still addictive viewing, while Aaron Sorkin’s impassioned critique of news broadcasting is the best thing he has done since The West Wing. However, our pick of the week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases is the gleefully gruesome Brit comedy Sightseers, the hilariously dark tale of a serial killer and his new girlfriend on an unforgettable caravan holiday.
On the music front, this week we urge you to check out new album from Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood, Black Pudding, which is the perfect late night record. Other key releases this week include Bibio’s lovely third LP, Silver Wilkinson, the Dillinger Escape Plan’s furious One Of Us Is The Killer and the haunting electronics of Impersonator from Canadian duo Majical Cloudz.
Don’t forget, too, that we’ve got new exclusive content on the STACK website this week, including an interviews with WWE star Santino Marella and Marcus Dunstan, director of the splatter fest The Collection. There is also an extended version of our print interview with Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie, plus a Q&A with Kiwi singer-songwriter Matt Langley, whose sophomore album Virginia Avenue was released earlier this month.
Game of the Month: BIOSHOCK INFINITE
Telling a story is easy. Telling a story people want to listen to is the challenge. Building that tale into a believable setting in a video game, well, that’s where visionaries like the dexterous Ken Levine come into their own. It’s been
six years in the making, but boy has that wait been worth it....