I know I don't usually write about video games 'cos they're not my thing, but if the fighting game Spartacus: Legends is as eye-gougingly gruesome as the gladiatorial combats depicted in the early seasons of the show then it has to be a "must own" ... for those of you with Xboxes or Playstations, that is!
Due out early next year, the Starz website has this to say on the game:
"Spartacus Legends is a brand-new fighting game coming to Xbox Live and Playstation Network in early 2013.
"It follows the journey of gladiators, from gut-wrenching training to raw, visceral combat in the arena, usually ending in death.
"Impose your will on the competition, rise through the global ranks and become legendary in battle.
"Featuring thousands of ruthless weapon combinations and a robust skill system, Spartacus Legends allows you to customize your gladiators and mercilessly dismember your enemies, limb by limb.
"Challenge your friends, your foes or the worldwide leaderboards, online or offline, to forge your destiny and fight for your house honor. Two men enter the arena, will you come out alive?"