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Syberia 3 confirmed by Microids

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Syberia is cold. So cold, in fact, it causes the first "i" in any word to freeze into a "y" shape. And only when it's used in the word "Syberia." Yes, it's a very concentrated form of cold. French developer Microids' beloved point-and-click adventure series will get a third revisit to the mythical land of mammoths and machines sometime between 2014 and 2015, according to an announcement post on Facebook.

New XIII is a puzzle-based "interactive adventure"

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Recently, the gaming world worked itself into a cel-shaded tizzy over the announcement that comic-book-based series XIII was making a better-late-than-never comeback. More games, after all, should have guns that fire both bullets and bold proclamations of "BAOOMM." XIII: Lost Identity, however, does not look to be one such game.

New XIII game teased for November release

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Fun fact: the original XIII - a cel-shaded, comic book-based shooter released in 2003 - ended with a giant "TO BE CONTINUED" message. For those who've recently boycotted calendars or emerged from comas, it's now 2011. Something is wrong with this picture.

Now, though, a company called Anuman Interactive is teasing something XIII-related for release this November. Is it a sequel? A prequel? Something else entirely? It's tough to say. But it does exist, and that's a solid start, I think.

Now for the less encouraging news: The listed platforms are PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Here's hoping this isn't a quick-and-dirty "one size fits all" type of thing. I'm attempting to get in touch with Anuman to find out more.