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Frozen Endzone announced by Mode 7 Games, a simultaneous turn-based strategy sports game

Evan Lahti at

Mode 7 Games has announced a sporty successor to Frozen Synapse, our 2011 Strategy Game of the Year, and one we continue to recommend as a kind of turn-based, top-down Counter-Strike. The British indie studio's new project is Frozen Endzone, and it's "meant to feel like futuristic, highly-stylized, exaggerated NFL football,” says Ian Hardingham, Frozen Endzone's lead designer and lead programmer.

Mode 7 is taking the simultaneous turn-based scheme used in Synapse and putting it into a futuresport played by robots. And despite the different theme, they aim to retain Synapse's strengths: replayability, randomly-generated terrain and player positions, and providing and visceral payoffs for players' chesslike planning.


Borderlands 2 to be announced at Gamescom?

Joe Russell at

So sayeth a shadowy source. Borderlands 2 is set to be officially announced by 2K in the near future, if that source - talking to Eurogamer - is to be believed. According to the unnamed person, the game is set to release sometime in 2012, and like its predecessor is due to release across PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

It's not the first time we've heard rumours of the co-op FPS/RPG getting a sequel; back in April Eurogamer also reported that the unannounced title had shown up on a developer's unprotected CV, leading to speculation that development was already underway. However, this is the first time anyone has come forward and claimed that the game is in production.