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Soapbox: Games Are Allowing Players to Be More Expressive, And It's Ace

You’re in control.What was the story of E3 2018 apart from cross-play and an abundance of amazing late-generation games? For me, it was player choice. This is nothing new, of course – the promise that you can “play your own way” has been a buzzword espoused by developers for eons, and it was a particularly prevalent selling-point in last year’s game of the year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.But I feel like this kind of design philosophy is coming to the fore more, and it’s something that I personally enjoy. I’m having a wild old time with…

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Déraciné Harks Back to FromSoftware's Adventure Game Roots on PSVR

Miyazaki explains.Déraciné got a bit of a rough deal at E3 2018. This PlayStation VR exclusive developed by FromSoftware was announced just after Sony’s main press conference was over, and what could otherwise have been an interesting and memorable reveal was somewhat overshadowed. However, a new post on the PlayStation Blog delves into some details about this curious virtual reality adventure.You play as an invisible faerie in Déraciné as you navigate through an old-fashioned boarding school that’s been frozen in time. You’ll be able to interact with objects and inhabitants of the school, poking and prodding at the setting to uncover…

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Save on Games Old and New With Fresh Sales on European PS Store

Days of pay.Sony’s Days of Play promotion ended yesterday, and it’s promptly replaced it with a couple of new offers that discount both contemporary and retro titles.The first sale sees hundreds of PS4 games going for under £12/€15, and there are some big savings to be made. Rise of the Tomb Raider, Titanfall 2, and Dark Souls III are all reduced to £11.99, but you can also pick up games like Fallout 4, DiRT Rally, and Prey for less than a tenner.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Epic to remove accidental swastika from Fortnite

Epic will remove an accidental swastika from Fortnite.Redditor EuBestCityEu posted an image showing the accidental swastika on the Fortnite sub, which sparked a swift response from an Epic developer.It’s achieved by placing four metal floors next to each other and editing them into a circle. As EuBestCityEu explained: “We were…

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Fallout 76 beta begins first on Xbox One

Fallout 76 will get a beta – and it begins first on Xbox One.In a recently updated FAQ, Bethesda said the beta for Xbox One will begin first, followed by other platforms (PlayStation 4 and PC via Bethesda.net).Bethesda has yet to say when the Fallout 76 beta will kick off,…

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Games need to take a Minit and think about their huge worlds

Time limits are a much maligned bit of game design. A single level with a race against time is fine, Halo’s final warthog run or Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s desperate fight through a nuclear silo. But turn that into a whole game? People still argue over The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Dead Rising. The creeping pressure is quite the stress, and finding a balance that still pays off people’s potentially lengthy investment should they fail to meet certain actions in time is evidently not easy. Minit’s solution is right there in the name and it’s magic. Minit…

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Games need to take a Minit and think about their huge worlds

Time limits are a much maligned bit of game design. A single level with a race against time is fine, Halo’s final warthog run or Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s desperate fight through a nuclear silo. But turn that into a whole game? People still argue over The Legend of…

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Warriors Orochi 4 Thinks 16th October Is a Good Release Date

Who are we to argue?Koei Tecmo probably expects Warriors Orochi 4 to reach its target audience whenever it releases, but 16th October in North America and 19th October in Europe doesn’t necessarily seem like the best slot. That’s within days of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield V, and Red Dead Redemption 2.No doubt we’ll be able to coax a review out of resident weeb Robert Ramsey all the same. “Warriors Orochi 4 boasts a remarkable 170 playable characters from the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors universes – giving players an astounding number of options to choose from when…

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Michel Ancel Aiming For a Beyond Good & Evil 2 Beta 'End of Next Year'

Beta late than never.Beyond Good & Evil 2 is fast becoming the new The Last Guardian. We’ve seen some brilliant trailers for the game, and some impressive-looking footage from early tech demos, but it remains an enigma. We’re no closer to a release date, and it’s clear the game is nowhere near done.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Store Update: 19th June 2018 (Europe)

The aftermath.We may be in the midst of the E3 2018 hangover, but the European PlayStation Store sleeps for no one. There’s a lot of content this week – even if it is of a lower profile. Perhaps most noteworthy is The Crew 2’s open beta, but there are a handful of PlayStation VR titles worth paying attention to as well. PS4 GamesAnima: Gate of Memories – Arcane Edition19th JuneRead the full article on pushsquare.com

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BBC's PS4 iPlayer Updated with 4K Ahead of Inaugural England Match

Tunisia in.The BBC is killing it at the moment, with its PlayStation VR powered World Cup experience in particular dropping jaws. However, it’s not done kicking competitor ITV while it’s down just yet, as it’s just updated the PlayStation 4’s iPlayer app to support 4K streaming on the PlayStation 4 Pro ahead of England’s first match versus Tunisia.There’s some chatter about this being a beta roll out, with only a lucky few getting to stream in Ultra High-Definition. Either way, we’re watching Belgium now with added clarity; hopefully Marouane Fellaini will come on for the second half so we can…

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Check Out The Swanky Offices of Sucker Punch Productions

Fetching.It’s always fun to get a peek behind the curtain when it comes to game studios. With much of game development still shrouded in mystery, it’s very interesting when a company opens its doors to give us a glimpse inside.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Concern rises over World Health Organisation's new "gaming disorder"

A “gaming disorder” could become a proper medical condition should a draft of the updated International Classification of Diseases manual be approved unamended roughly a year from now.A proposed definition of “gaming disorder” appeared in the newest version of the International Classification of Diseases – the 11th revision of which…

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PS4 BBC iPlayer now has a 4K mode

The PlayStation 4 BBC iPlayer app now has a 4K mode.More specifically, an update that brings the app to version 2.0 is available now, just a few days into the World Cup and just a few hours before England kick off their campaign against Tunisia.We’ve downloaded the update and tested…

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Video games and the life of summer

Summer landscapes can be taken for granted as bright and breezy backdrops to games. However, what spring started, summer finishes. Following on from the rebirth of spring, summer further fuels and invigorates the landscape. Lands become majestically colourful, gorgeously lush and bursting at the seams with life as the peak…

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Review: The Lost Child (PS4)

Put the kids to bed.The first twenty minutes or so of The Lost Child set up an intriguing mystery, but once the game settles into a comfortable rhythm things become decidedly less compelling, and at times, an outright slog. The game begins in a Tokyo subway station with an investigative journalist who specialises in the occult named Hayato looking into a spate of mysterious suicides. People are throwing themselves in front of subway trains in record numbers, but are these open and shut cases of coincidental suicide, or is there something more sinister afoot?Hayato meets a strange girl at the…

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You can get a PSVR starter bundle with Superhot VR for £200 this week

With the PlayStation Days of Play sale winding down – by which, I mean, today’s the last day of that promotion – you may want to snap up one of the discounted PSVR headset bundles while you still can. Fortunately, Amazon’s just listed one of the better options we’ve seen…

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 beta "end of next year"

A beta version of Beyond Good & Evil 2 is due for release towards the end of 2019, creator Michel Ancel has said.Ubisoft Montpellier’s ambitious, currently-half-built open world multiplayer space opera thing got another showing at E3 this year – where we were treated to around 30 minutes of gameplay…

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Review: Illusion: A Tale of the Mind (PS4)

Lobotomy.Some games, no matter how much work the devs put into them, just never come together. While some elements could be great, the overall experience just doesn’t click in any meaningful way. Illusion: A Tale of the Mind, from Canadian dev Frima, is a title that suffers from this. While its virtual reality title Fated: The Silent Oath is one of the best narrative experiences currently available on PlayStation VR, Illusion does not earn such praise.Illusion: A Tale of the Mind is a fixed-camera puzzle game that focuses very heavily on visual puzzles, and light platforming segments. You play as…

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Dead or Alive 6 tones down female character sexualisation

The Dead or Alive series is infamous for the sexualisation of its female characters. That, and its breast physics.Dead or Alive 6, announced during E3, marks a shift in the fighting game series’ approach, with toned down female sexualisation and, Japanese developer Koei Tecmo said, more natural breast movement.The concept…

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Beyond Blue is a BBC-Backed Ocean Exploration Game From the Makers of Never Alone

Go fish.Remember Never Alone, that little game about Native Alaskan folklore from a few years ago? The team behind the snowy puzzle platformer has returned, and its latest game swaps the tundra for the seas in Beyond Blue.It looks a little like a more realistic ABZÛ, but the truth is that this game is a fair amount more involved than that. You play as a scientist in charge of a research team, aiming to uncover the secrets of the deep. Beyond Blue will have a story to play through as you explore the salty waters in search of weird and…

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EA Sports: FIFA 19 cross-platform play "a net benefit to users"

With cross-platform play once again in the spotlight after it emerged you can’t use your Epic account on the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite if you’ve used it on the PlayStation 4 version, many within the FIFA community have also wondered whether the feature might come to the world’s biggest…

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UK Sales Charts: God of War Returns to the Top Amid Days of Play Promotion

The highest peak in all the realms.It’s a day late, but this return to the No.1 spot on the UK charts is a great Father’s Day gift for the Ghost of Sparta. God of War is back on top after a few weeks lower down the top 10, largely due to Sony’s Days of Play sale which saw discounts on Santa Monica Studio’s latest and greatest.The sale also bumped a few other titles up the charts, too: Fallout 4 is third and PlayStation VR Worlds jumps to fifth. Assassin’s Creed Origins and Call of Duty: WWII reappear at the tail end of the top 10 as well,…

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Guide: Metro: Exodus – Everything We Know So Far

Open world, release date,.We’ve known about Metro: Exodus for some time, but we learned a ton of new information during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference. We learned the official release date, how it will differ from the previous two entries, and some plot details.In this guide, we’ll round up everything there is to know about Metro: Exodus. We’ll also update this as we learn more, so keep checking back, and feel free to use the comments section for discussion and speculation.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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More bad news for Telltale as ex-boss sues company

There’s more bad news for Telltale, the company behind the Walking Dead and Minecraft: Story Mode series of adventure games, with its ex-boss suing the company.The Marin Independent Journal reports Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner, who became CEO in January 2015, filed the suit in late February, claiming breach of contract…

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Report: AMD's Next-Gen Graphics Tech Is Being Built Specifically for PS5

Sony is leading the charge.Sony’s less eager to talk about the PlayStation 5 than its competitor, but murmurs coming out of E3 2018 suggest that work is well underway. In fact, exclusive reports by both WCCFTech and Forbes claim that AMD’s next-gen graphics architecture Navi has been created specifically for the Japanese giant’s upcoming console. To be clear: this isn’t a case of the console maker commissioning existing tech – it’s being made specifically for Sony’s system.According to reports, AMD pulled two-thirds of its engineering staff onto the project, which ultimately had a negative impact on the development of AMD’s…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 224

E3 hangover club.E3 2018 has almost killed us, so here’s a not-so brief WAYP to remind you that it’s the weekend. You didn’t think we were going to miss it, did you? Never.Robert Ramsey, Deputy EditorI’ll be continuing Fallout 4 in between watching various World Cup matches. Let’s hope that the weekend’s footie is a little more exciting!Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Why Ninja Theory's Leaving PlayStation

In its own words.If there was one thing at Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference that stung most for PlayStation fans, it was the announcement that Ninja Theory – the cult favourite developer of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, and Hellblade – had become part of Microsoft Studios. Despite over a decade of games on Sony hardware, this undoubtedly means the studio will no longer be releasing games on PlayStation consoles. In the aftermath of the announcement, many voiced their disappointment, calling the developer a “traitor” that has abandoned its own independence. The studio has, after all, been outspoken about its fondness for independence in the past,…

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Final Fantasy 7 remake "actually in development"

The Final Fantasy 7 remake was conspicuous by its absence from Square Enix’s awful E3 2018 media briefing – so, should we be worried about its development? Is it even in development?Speaking to IGN, Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the game, moved to reassure concerned fans, insisting people at Square…

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Bungie says Destiny 2 expansion Forsaken really does kill Cayde for good

Bungie has killed Cayde-6, Destiny’s wise-cracking chief Hunter character. It’s an emotional moment for fans of the game. Cayde, voiced by Nathan Fillion, has been with Destiny players since the first game came out in September 2014. Now, he’s dead, as revealed by a new story trailer released for upcoming…

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It turns out the man behind the wonderful fake Kaz Hirai Twitter account is a scouser

The man behind the wonderful fake Kaz Hirai Twitter parody account has finally revealed himself – and it turns out he’s a scouser.The @KazHiraiCEO Twitter account, which for a number of years parodied roasted Sony while being followed by 128,000 accounts that include top PlayStation executives such as Shuhei Yoshida,…

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This week's best deals: God of War, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One X bundles, and more

Once more, we close the book on yet another E3. Whether or not you feel like you saw what you wanted to see, it was certainly the annual spectacle we’ve come to expect. At the very least, we’ve seen some Death Stranding and as such, it seems we now have…

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This week's best deals: God of War, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One X bundles, and more

Once more, we close the book on yet another E3. Whether or not you feel like you saw what you wanted to see, it was certainly the annual spectacle we’ve come to expect. At the very least, we’ve seen some Death Stranding and as such, it seems we now have the video game version of Kevin Costner’s The Postman we’ve all quietly wanted for years. On top of all of that, we’ve got another batch of this week’s best deals to check over.As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some…

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The best moments of E3 2018

E3 is the sort of thing that publishers and developers spend the whole year planning for. It’s grand gestures and big reveals. But sometimes it’s also something much more appealing – quirky little moments in games, fleeting instances where you glimpse something truly human happening. Here, then, are the best…

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The best moments of E3 2018

E3 is the sort of thing that publishers and developers spend the whole year planning for. It’s grand gestures and big reveals. But sometimes it’s also something much more appealing – quirky little moments in games, fleeting instances where you glimpse something truly human happening. Here, then, are the best individual moments of E3 2018, with GIFs where appropriate. The Cyberpunk 2077 commuter with his head on fire Is the follow-up to The Witcher 3 channelling Blade Runner? No – it’s channelling Robocop, and this beautiful, comical, horrifying moment proves it.Read more…

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E3 2018: The Last of Us' Fantastic Factions Multiplayer Will Return

Part II will have competitive online play.All of the enthusiasm for The Last of Us: Part II is focused squarely on the sequel’s single player campaign, but let’s not forget that the multiplayer in the original – superfluous as it seemed – was bloody good. For many it’s one of the better competitive modes on consoles, and it’s certainly in the conversation – there hasn’t really been anything like it since.The good news is that it’s coming back. “Factions is coming back,” co-director Anthony Newman told GameSpot. “Multiplayer is coming back. We’re not going to talk details yet about what…

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Rumour: Is PlayStation Now Getting a Download Option?

Game pass.PlayStation Now could be about to get a whole lot more desirable, but we’d hold your horses before getting too hyped. An image has popped up on Reddit showing a screenshot from the streaming service’s user interface, and it appears to imply that a ‘Download’ option is being added to the application. Theoretically, this would imply that subscribers will be able to download software to play natively, similarly to PlayStation Plus games.Not every part of this rumour adds up, though. Firstly, it shows the ‘Download’ button on what appears to be a PlayStation 3 game, and seeing as the PS4…

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Guide: New PS4 Games Releasing in 2018

All 2018’s PlayStation 4 release dates.What new PS4 games are coming out? We’ve got you covered with a full list of 2018 PlayStation 4 release dates. We’ll be updating this article all year long, rotating in new titles so you always know which upcoming PS4 games are on the way. In the aftermath of major exclusives like God of War and Detroit: Become Human, the likes of Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2 are right around the corner.PS4 Games Release Dates 2018<release-dates system=”ps4″ from=”2018-06-15″ group=”month”>Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Feature: Watching the World Cup with PSVR Feels Like a New Frontier for Sports

Back of the net.When the BBC announced that it would be broadcasting the World Cup in virtual reality this year, we expected a novelty experience akin to PlayStation VR’s Cinematic Mode, where you’re placed inside a swish interactive environment with the game playing on a television screen larger than the one in Cristiano Ronaldo’s guest room.The reality, if you’ll excuse the pun, is far beyond that. Available only in the UK, a new app allows you to actually take the trip to Russia, and sit in one of the executive suites or behind the goals to get a life-like view…

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Feature: E3 2018 Game of the Show – Ghost of Tsushima

As voted by you.The votes are in, and Push Square’s E3 2018 Game of the Show has been decided. Hundreds of you had your say in our poll yesterday, and we have to admit, there’s a lot of diversity in the results. Loads of titles, both old and new, were shown during this year’s event, and we think the results reflect just how varied the selection really is.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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E3 2018: A New Gameplay Trailer for Ace Combat 7 Has Landed

Chocks away.Bandai Namco recently revealed a few screenshots for its upcoming arcade flight sim, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, and that’s just been followed up by a brand new gameplay trailer. Check it out above.The dialogue is wonderfully cheesy as we’ve come to expect from the series, and the game itself is looking great. The weather conditions should add an extra layer of challenge to proceedings, and it gives dogfights a more dangerous edge. Graphically, it’s looking lovely, too.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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We think we've figured out The Elder Scrolls 6's location

The Elder Scrolls 6 location possibilities are… pretty vast. Or at least they are on first inspection of that super brief E3 2018 teaser trailer we saw – but we actually think it might be possible to narrow them down.Below, we’re going to run through a series of potential locations…

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Never Alone team returns with Blue Planet collaboration Beyond Blue

Never Alone was inspired – both a beautiful game and beautiful collaboration with Native Alaskans to show a culture we otherwise wouldn’t see. It touched hearts, it won awards, and now creator E-Line Media is back with something new.This something grew from from a creative discussion with the BBC during…

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Reaction: Great Games Rule Supreme at E3 2018

Content is king.The story of this E3 2018, as far as we’re concerned, has been great games. We all have lapses in our excitement for the medium – it’s natural. But if you went into this year’s event feeling a little fatigued, then no doubt you’ll have found something somewhere to rekindle your enthusiasm. Whether it’s the hushed whispers propagating through the press about Cyberpunk 2077’s super-secret demo, or something on a significantly smaller scale, like the free Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit episode, it feels like there’s been something for everyone.Mercifully, it’s been a less tetchy show than 2017…

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E3 2018: New Ace Combat 7 Screenshots and Details Nosedive into View

That’s ace.Bandai Namco has released a whole bunch of new screenshots from Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, along with some new details about the story and gameplay.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Guide: How to Watch the World Cup with PSVR

Every match in virtual reality.How do you watch the World Cup with PlayStation VR? This year, the BBC is giving you the chance to watch Russia’s World Cup 2018 in virtual reality, courtesy of your PSVR headset. All 33 of the BBC’s televised games can be live streamed straight into your device, but what do you need to do to set things up? We’re going to show you how to watch the World Cup with PSVR in this guide.How to Watch the World Cup with PSVRHere are the steps you need to take to watch the World Cup with your PlayStation VR…

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Eurogamer's best of E3 2018

In all honesty, we weren’t expecting much from E3 this year. Ahead of time, it bore all the hallmarks of an E3 the year before people start talking about new consoles. With the platform holders manoeuvring behind the scenes and the biggest games in development quietly readjusting their schedules as…

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Here's What a French Product Designer Thinks PS5 Will Look Like

The console of tomorrow.It’s when conversation begins to circulate about next generation hardware that we start to see concept art from designers, whether professional or not. French designer Joseph Dumary has released a few images of what he thinks the PlayStation 5 will look like, and gives some detail on how it will work, too.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Rage 2 sees Avalanche and Id pull off what could be the perfect double-act

It is, if nothing else, quite the double act. There’s Id’s Tim Willits, diminutive in stature yet towering in presence, and a man that, if you’d let him, would surely happily never stop talking. He’s pacing to and fro around a meeting room on the upper floors of Avalanche’s main…

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Rage 2 sees Avalanche and Id pull off what could be the perfect double-act

It is, if nothing else, quite the double act. There’s Id’s Tim Willits, diminutive in stature yet towering in presence, and a man that, if you’d let him, would surely happily never stop talking. He’s pacing to and fro around a meeting room on the upper floors of Avalanche’s main studio, asking everyone assembled if they’ve got any good jokes about Stockholm, putting on a short one-man show before rattling his way through a presentation on Rage 2, the game his own studio Id is assisting Avalanche with. And then there’s Avalanche’s Magnus Nedfors – a towering man whose height…

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Guide: FIFA 19 – Everything We Know So Far

The beautiful game.EA announced the inevitable FIFA 19 during its E3 2018 press conference, along with a ton of information about what we can expect from this latest entry. The biggest new feature ties into EA’s recent acquisition of the Champion’s League licence, which provides a new mode based on the hottest European competition.In this guide, we’ll run you through everything we know about FIFA 19, including what’s new, the release date, and any potential PS4 Pro Enhancements. We’ll continue to update this guide as we learn more, so keep checking back. Feel free to use the comments section for…

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Guide: Battlefield V – Everything We Know So Far

Battlefield Royale.EA finally revealed Battlefield V at its press conference during E3 2018, and it’s pretty much as you expected it. It takes place during World War 2, features one of those crazy popular Battle Royale modes, and a bunch of systems have been tweaked to emphasise team play.In this guide we’ll run you through everything we know about Battlefield V so far, including the release date, new features, and what that Battle Royale mode is all about. We’ll update this as we learn more information, so keep checking back. Feel free to use the comments section for speculation and discussion.…

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