Michael Plant

Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.

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Review: 'Gears of War: Judgement'

Some solid shooting done well, but there's precious little new here

Assassin's Creed III is up for Audio Achievement, Online-Multiplayer, Original Music and Performer.

Journey, The Walking Dead and Far Cry 3 lead the way in the Bafta Videogame Awards 2013

Thought you'd seen the last of the those face-shaped trophies for another year? Think again, as the British Academy sets its sights on gaming.

Aliens: Colonial Marines
 – Review

Like the ruined husk of Hadley's Hope however any signs of life are missing.

Videogame cameos we’d love to see in 'Wreck-It Ralph' - Disney’s latest animation

The heroes and bad guys that we'd love to see in the film, even if just for a split second.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced for PC and ‘high-end’ platforms

CD Projekt confirms 2014 release of the studio's final game in the Witcher series.

Grand Theft Auto V pushed back to September 2013

Rockstar end GTA V release specualtion, but fans face a longer wait than they'd thought.

The Console: Scribblenauts Unlimited is an ambitious creation – but it needs a bit of help to become a true classic

Scribblenauts Unlimited, £39.99 Wii U, 3DS, PC Nintendo

Nintendo and Sony shares surge at rumours of China console ban reversal

The official China Daily newspaper quotes an unnamed source from the Ministry of Culture as saying 'We are reviewing the policy...'

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Review

Studio Ghibli and Level-5 combine to create a beautiful gaming experience designed for you to spend hours exploring.

Nintendo announce new Zelda, Super Mario games and Virtual Console service for Wii U

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed a huge number of new games and services coming to Wii U over the coming months.
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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before