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James Dominguez Are you ready to make with the funny? Think you can write the funniest caption for this image?

Friday Question: What are your favourite in-game animals?

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James Dominguez Occasionally, a video game will feature an animal character who captures our hearts. Which are your favourites?

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Your Turn: October winner

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James Dominguez A packed month of user-submitted articles and reviews has made judging the winner a very tough job.

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Mad Max video game will finally be a reality in 2014

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James Dominguez A quarter of a century after Beyond Thunderdome, Mad Max is finally getting the video game treatment, and Screen Play spoke to one of the people behind it.

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Call of Duty Ghosts: Postmodern warfare

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James Dominguez It may not be terribly deep or clever, but the single-player campaign for Call of Duty: Ghosts delivers huge action setpieces, nail-biting tension, and frenetic shooter action.

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Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag: A swashbuckling return to form

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James Dominguez After several games' worth of declining quality and originality, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag has made the franchise fun again.

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Tuesday Newsday: Crytek reverses sexist decision, and next-gen consoles waiting for features after launch

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James Dominguez In the news this week, Crytek has reversed a controversial decision to make female characters in Warface highly sexualised, and both PS4 and XBone look set to wait until after launch for some...

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Pokémon X and Y: Delightful

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Jason Hill Pokémon X and Y finally feels like a new beginning for the astonishingly successful series.

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Caption This! #2

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James Dominguez Bring on the funny. Can you think of an amusing caption for this image from Battlefield 4? Share your wittiness with the rest of us.

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Friday Question: What are the games you just can't leave alone?

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James Dominguez With all the new games coming out, nobody has time to be replaying old ones, and yet that is exactly what many of us do. Which are the ones you can't walk away from?

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Dream projects for the next generation of gaming

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James Dominguez Every now and then, the perfect studio gets to make the perfect game, a match made in nerd heaven. Here is a wishlist of studio and project pairings for the impending next generation.

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Your Review: Hearthstone, the impending obsession

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Screen Play reader Andrew Masters World of Warcraft has a new spin-off coming, a trading-card game in the vein of Magic: The Gathering. A few lucky players have early access, including our own Andrew Masters.

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Batman Arkham Origins: No originality, but still entertaining enough

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James Dominguez Batman: Arkham Origins builds very little that's new on the established Arkham foundation, but it is saved by the strength of its formula.

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Your Review: The Stanley Parable

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Screen Play reader Luke Justus Today, reader Luke "Aljay" Justus presents his review of the bizarre and thought-provoking new indie game The Stanley Parable.

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Tuesday Newsday: GTA V makes up half of September game sales, and Wii U picks up some pace

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James Dominguez GTA V made up 50% of US software sales in September, and the same figures showed the Wii U tripled its August sales.

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Beyond Two Souls: Blurry

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Jason Hill Beyond: Two Souls sees ambitious auteur David Cage having another crack at blurring the boundaries of film and game.

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Caption This! #1

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James Dominguez The jigsaw is having a break for a while as we try a new Friday activity: writing silly captions for a game screenshot. Will it work? Come and find out!

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Friday Question: Are you bothered by the lack of women in GTA V?

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James Dominguez In light of Grand Theft Auto's three playable characters, the fact that none of them is a woman seems like a mistake.

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Batman: Arkham Origins, getting back to Batman's roots

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James Dominguez Eric Holmes, creative director on Batman: Arkham Origins and life-long Batman fan, talks about how this game is the story he always wanted to tell.

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Your Review: Transport Tycoon iOS Edition

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Screen Play reader Jonathon Kaesler Transport Tycoon, the timeless cult favourite of obsessive PC gamers all over the world, has been re-designed for Apple touch devices, and here is Screen Play regular Joka's review.

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