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

Aliens: Colonial Marines
 – Review

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

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.

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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150 years after it was outlawed...

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The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
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