Around the Network - Late Jan edition

It's late January and despite all indicators to the contrary, it's actually been pretty mild. Hoorah for global warming we say. Not much to report on the games front currently as the industry goes through one of its periodic fits of hibernation. Still you could do worse than check out our Broken Age review or get the very latest on Thief. Elsewhere, there's plenty going on in the world of games and tech and here's what our brave lads 'n lasses have discovered this week.


We're feeling a bit light fingered this week, so check out our Thief final hands-on preview
Firing a broadside in the ongoing console war, is our games of 2014 Titanfall preview

Games Radar

Find out why LotR's Shadow of Mordor is Batman meets Assassin's Creed in the coolest way in our full preview.
We looked into our crystal ball and saw the future. Check out our 10 bold Microsoft gaming predictions for 2014.

Official Nintendo Magazine

The man behind the Wii U-exclusive Scram Kitty & His Buddy On Rails says that Nintendo are "tremendous to work with".
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has had a rough ride online, so we sent our blogger to take on the YouTube flamers in Alex Jones vs. The Internet.

Official Xbox Magazine

Dragon Age: Inquisition - five places we can't wait to visit
Watch Dogs interview: Chicago's secrets, amoral characters and the future of DLC


Welcome to the house that T3 built: The ultimate connected home
A feature to sink your teeth into: The best electric toothbrushes to buy in 2014


The Pros and the woes. Celebrating 30 years of Apple's Mac
Is this the vision of the future? Read our full
Google Glass review