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Just before the Christmas rush, the makers of Until Dawn released Hidden Agenda, a choose-your-own-adventure cop show. It's an entertaining romp for the most part, involving a Saw-esque killer on the loose and a dirty police department.

But rather than simply trying to unmask the killer, there's also a competitive mode where players get tasks encouraging them to force certain outcomes as the narrative unfolds. It sounds neat in theory, but in practice it ruins the pacing of the game and spoils the fun.

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Do you too enjoy sitting back and watching your friends do bad karaoke without the benefit of a friendly reverb or autotune in your house? Congratulations! Singstar is back this week, although this time you don't need to own a crappy microphone; you can just use use your broken smartphone.

And for those who prefer playing anything else, it's a bit of a low-key week. It's mostly dominated by Sony's PlayLink games, with Hidden Agenda and indie titles.

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A new original game from Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games was quietly dropped at the beginning of Sony's pre-show. It's called Hidden Agenda, and it's described as "a gritty crime thriller" supporting one to five players. The best part is, the devs looked at how people were playing Until Dawn and, with their next game, worked those trends into the gameplay of the new title.