Around the Network - farewell Feb edition

All the best gaming and tech headlines from around the web

It's the last day of the shortest month and with the days and nights lightening considerably, we're gonna call it, spring is nearly sprung. Fortunately after a fairly quiet time in gaming, March looks much more the ticket with South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dark Souls 2, Titanfall and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, all gamboling merrily onto the stage. It should be a good month! Elsewhere, the brave lads 'n lasses of games and tech have been perusing the web for your delectation, here's what they've uncovered this week:


Drac's back, but is this classic Castlevania or a case of 'fangs for the memory? Find out in our Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 review
Prepare for some light fingered larceny with our Thief

Games Radar

Want to know if Titanfall is the next big thing in the FPS genre? Check out our article on the ways Titanfall is reinventing the FPS and other ways it isn't.
Not interested in Xbox One exclusives. Well, check out these upcoming PS4 games coming in 2014.

Official Nintendo Magazine

We knew the creator of Mario had a valued opinion, but didn't quite know the extent of his influence - until Super Mario 3D World's director revealed that every Nintendo game proposal now has to follow "Miyamoto's Teachings".

As the original series of the Pokemon anime comes to Netflix, we run down our 10 favourite episodes.


The HTC One 2 is getting closer and now the company has teased the new handset in an official video
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is here and T3 gives its opinion on Samsung's new flagship smartphone


Samsung stole the show at MWC 2014 with its latest flagship, but just how good is it? Read our Samsung Galaxy S5 hands on review
Then go check out all the other news and reviews from MWC 2014

Tesco Tech

Fancy getting your hands on "Gravity", "Thor: The Dark World", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2"? One lucky winner will get them all in our exclusive Blu-ray blockbuster movies competition Enter now!

Nothing to watch on TV? Then check out blinkbox's Try TV offer. They've got free episodes of some amazing series up for grabs, including Breaking Bad, Hell on Wheels and Sons of Anarchy, but hurry: the offer ends on Monday 3rd March.

Total Film

Julianne Moore & Liam Neeson play Guess the Text Acronym in our Non-Stop interview

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer - James Gunn Breakdown: