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The legacy of Cyan's puzzle-solving Myst series mightn't be obvious these days, but for those of us who were around when it was first released in 1993 -- and subsequently blown away by the graphics and animation -- it's certainly not forgotten. After some hard work securing the rights for its legacy titles, Myst developer Cyan Inc. has announced plans to update all its games for modern systems.

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In what will probably be the first and last time I'm excited for anything involving Rabbids, the biggest release this week is comfortably the unusual cross-over between Mario and Ubisoft.

But the list of big hitters doesn't stop there: the first episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm drops this week, ARK: Survival Evolved comes out of Early Access, and RedOut gets a well-deserved console release. It's a big week in games, people.

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If you played Myst, chances are you'll remember the absolute agony that the Maze Runner puzzle. It was a nightmare involving a cart, four directions, and some weird sounds that initially didn't make a whole lot of sense.

At the time, it was one of the game's most heavily criticised puzzles. And yet Myst creator Rand Miller loved the hell out of it.

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It's been a long, long time coming. But after a long Kickstarter campaign, troubles with publishers, delays and just about everything else, the makers of the Myst series have finally released the spiritual successor to the iconic first-person puzzle series.

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Hayley took the limelight earlier this week and when he returns from self-inflicted baby duties, Mark will join in the fun. But in the interim, let's take a break from the open-world RPGs, the torturous punishment of Dark Souls and venture in the weird world of games in 2016 that I'm excited for.