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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Street Fighter X Tekken – Review

A fine portable version of one of this generation's best fighting mash-ups.

Halo 4 – Review

Combat good, but distinctly unevolved

Skyrim Dragonborn expansion confirmed with debut trailer

You didn't think you were the only Dragonborn did you?

Assassin’s Creed 3 dominates the gaming all formats chart

Connor Kenway's debut confirmed as Ubisoft's biggest ever launch title.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter – Review

The season of the formulaic first-person shooter is upon us.

Zone of the Enders HD Collection dated

Classic shooters bundled with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo.

Grand Theft Auto V confirmed for Spring 2013

'We can’t wait to share it with fans,' says Rockstar Games' Sam Houser.

Assassin’s Creed 3 – Review

Assassin’s Creed 3 survives its continental transplant with flying red, white and blue colours.

Medal of Honor breaches all formats games chart

EA's shooter storms into number one leaving FIFA 13, Forza Horizon and Professor Layton in its wake.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories – Review

Memoirs hardly worth remembering.
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