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Blood Dragons are back for Far Cry 5's Living Dead Zombies DLC

Far Cry 5’s next DLC offering – Dead Living Zombies – will release on 28th August 2018, and from a split-second tease near the end of its latest trailer, it seems Far Cry’s fan-favourite Blood Dragons are making a comeback.The latest DLC content promises a zombified version of Romeo and…

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Rainbow Six Siege's next two operators revealed

Rainbow Six Siege has fully unveiled its next two operators, adding a new attacker and defender to the game’s roster.The high armour, low speed Clash is the game’s first defender to operate a shield – a weapon-type previously restricted to attacking operators.The shield is intended to halt to progress of…

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U.S. judge agrees to block Grand Theft Auto 5 cheat programs

A U.S. federal judge has agreed to grant Take-Two Interactive an injunction against the creator of Grand Theft Auto 5 cheat programs, Menyoo and Absolute.As reported by Reuters (via Gamasutra), the parent company of Rockstar, Take-Two, issued a preliminary injunction against David Zipperer, from Georgia, USA, after it asserted the…

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U.S. judge agrees to block Grand Theft Auto 5 cheat programs

A U.S. federal judge has agreed to grant Take-Two Interactive an injunction against the creator of Grand Theft Auto 5 cheat programs, Menyoo and Absolute.As reported by Reuters (via Gamasutra), the parent company of Rockstar, Take-Two, issued a preliminary injunction against David Zipperer, from Georgia, USA, after it asserted the cheat programs griefed competitors without their consent or knowledge, causing “irreparable harm to [Take-Two’s] sales and reputation”.Although the court dismissed Take-Two’s complaint that the hacker’s “unfair competition” had lost the company half a million dollars, it agreed that an injunction would be in the public interest and prohibited Zipperer from…

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Blizzard wants you to try Overwatch for free again next weekend

Just in case you’re one of the six people left in the world yet to try Overwatch, Blizzard has announced another free weekend that perfectly ties in with the final pre-Christmas UK bank holiday of 2018.Running between 7pm (UK time) on 23rd and 8am (UK time) on 28th August, the…

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Tekken 7 Season 2 Characters Lei and Anna Launch in September Alongside Huge Gameplay Changes

Tekken it to the next level.The second season pass for Tekken 7 has a release date, and Bandai Namco has confirmed that it’ll launch alongside a slew of gameplay tweaks and changes, as well as balancing adjustments. What’s more, returning characters Anna Williams and Lei Wulong — both part of…

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Blizzard wants you to try Overwatch for free again next weekend

Just in case you’re one of the six people left in the world yet to try Overwatch, Blizzard has announced another free weekend that perfectly ties in with the final pre-Christmas UK bank holiday of 2018.Running between 7pm (UK time) on 23rd and 8am (UK time) on 28th August, the trial will be available across PC, PlayStation and Xbox One, and offer the full complement of 28 heroes, including new kid – well, hamster – on the block, Wrecking Ball.All modes will be available across all 18 maps, and you’ll be able to keep any progress you make should you…

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Forza Horizon 2 will reach "end of life" status next month and be removed from the Xbox store

If you’ve fallen hard for Forza Horizon 2 after Microsoft gave you the chance to try it for free this month, you’d better grab the extra content and DLC sooner rather than later – developer Turn 10 has confirmed the racer is now speeding towards its “end of life”.Tucked down at the bottom of a recent Forza-flavoured update post (via Engadget), Turn 10’s Brian Ekberg made the announcement, although stopped short of detailing why the game is being retired four years (to the day) after it was released. “A heads up for the Forza community: Forza Horizon 2 will reach…

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Hitomi, Leifang Debut in Dead or Alive 6 Alongside Giant Tentacle

Of course.Oh, it’s like that, is it? Team Ninja’s been talking about how Dead or Alive 6 is going to be a more mature take on the series, but here’s Hitomi and Leifang being, shall we say, tickled by a giant tentacle. Both characters were confirmed earlier in the month,…

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Here's a glimpse at Battlefield 5 battle royale

DICE has offered a glimpse – and I mean a glimpse – at Battlefield 5’s battle royale mode.The sneak peek came at the end of a recently-released trailer for the WW2-themed shooter, and shows a ring of fire – Battlefield 5’s version of Fortnite’s Storm Eye or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ blue…

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Fishing Sim World Tries to Reel You in with New Trailer

All about that bass.At this point, the PlayStation 4 must play host to some of the nichest games ever created. Fishing Sim World joins the likes of Construction Simulator 2, aiming to deliver an online angling experience above and beyond any that’s come before. Due out on 18th September, the…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 233

“Maybe I should play some?”.After months of scorching weather, the grey clouds have descended on the UK, and it’s all feeling rather muggy outdoors. There’s never been a better time to stay in with a nice iced tea and a couple of video games, then, and fortunately the release schedule…

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Soapbox: Why I Love Shenmue

Sammy Barker recalls his history with Yu Suzuki’s hit series.Republished on Thursday, 18th August 2018: We’re bringing this article back from the archives in celebration of Shenmue I & II’s impending release on the PlayStation 4. The original text follows.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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A mortgage broker worked out the real world cost of a house in Skyrim

In the real world, house prices are so high that owning your own home is a pipedream for millions.But what would it cost to buy a house in, say, Skyrim, if it were in the real world? Well, all of a sudden house prices get a bit more realistic.Mortgage broker…

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This week's best deals: Two-Point Hospital, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Geforce 1060 and more

Time for another look at this week’s best deals – and just a few days until the Shenmue remasters hit! I’m unashamed to admit that I’m looking forward to playing through both Shenmue games more than I am most of this year’s big releases. Okay, maybe I’m a little ashamed to say that, but that’s just me. This week’s batch of gaming deals ranges from graphics cards to MicroSD cards, with plenty of things that aren’t cards also. As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work…

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This week's best deals: Two-Point Hospital, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Geforce 1060 and more

Time for another look at this week’s best deals – and just a few days until the Shenmue remasters hit! I’m unashamed to admit that I’m looking forward to playing through both Shenmue games more than I am most of this year’s big releases. Okay, maybe I’m a little ashamed…

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FIFA 19 is going big on the Spanish league

FIFA 19 is going big on the Spanish league with 16 brand new stadiums in the game.In FIFA 19 you can pick any of the officially-licensed LaLiga clubs and play in their stadium in Career and Kick-Off modes, or add the item to your FIFA Ultimate Team club. However, PES…

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Bungie makes a new, more accessible version of the hardest weapon to get in Destiny 2

Bungie has announced a plan to make a new, more accessible version of the hardest weapon to get in Destiny 2 – and now the community is questioning the very nature of the grind itself.Redrix’s Claymore is a legendary quality pulse rifle with a unique perk combo: Outlaw and Desperado.…

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Video games magazines and me

It’s fun to read angry reviews of rubbish things. But enthusiasm reads great, too. ‘Valve just hit the high note no other developer could reach,’ from Edge’s Half-Life 2 review has stuck with me since I first read it (thank you nameless Edge contributor!).It’s why all those annual Best-Ofs or…

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Video games magazines and me

It’s fun to read angry reviews of rubbish things. But enthusiasm reads great, too. ‘Valve just hit the high note no other developer could reach,’ from Edge’s Half-Life 2 review has stuck with me since I first read it (thank you nameless Edge contributor!).It’s why all those annual Best-Ofs or All-Time Top Tens are so satisfying. Yes, it’s often the usual suspects of Halos and Dark Souls, the sequence lightly tossed. But it’s a thrill to see someone take things so brilliant and familiar, and coil them into two or three sentences that spring on reading. Here’s another from Edge…

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Gamescom 2018 Opening Ceremony to Feature World Premieres

Announcements from Bandai Namco, THQ Nordic, more.It seems like the organisers of Gamescom 2018 have graduated from the renowned School of Geoff Keighley, as they’re bigging up some World Premieres set to debut during the Cologne convention’s opening ceremony. You’ll be able to watch the event unfold live from 10AM…

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Until Dawn Maker Trademarks Shattered State

Supermassive lining up Gamescom reveal?Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has trademarked a title called Shattered State, and with Gamescom 2018 right around the corner, we’d bank on some kind of reveal coinciding with the Cologne-based convention next week. Interestingly, the Guildford-based studio filed the trademark itself, suggesting that it won’t…

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Voice of Tekken's Heihachi and Many More Video Game Characters Unsho Ishizuka Passes Away

Age 67.Veteran Japanese voice actor Unsho Ishizuka has passed away age 67. Ishizuka was the voice behind dozens of video game and anime characters, from Tekken and Call of Duty to Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z. Perhaps most relevant to this website, Ishizuka voiced the iconic Heihachi Mishima in Tekken.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Guacamelee! 2 Looks Spicy in 20 Minute Gameplay Demo

Mexican wave.Oh, damn – Guacamelee! 2 is coming out, isn’t it? The long-awaited sequel to Drinkbox’s super-stylish action platformer is looking every inch as tight as its predecessor in this 20 minute PlayStation Underground gameplay demo. We’ve currently got senior staff writer Stephen Tailby equipped with a sombrero and we’re…

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Blockbuster Games Get More Affordable in North American PS Store Sale

Extra savings for PS Plus members.The never-ending string of PlayStation Store sales will take your wallet hostage yet again this weekend, with the Attack of the Blockbusters promotion on the North American plaza. As you may expect, this mostly consists of behemoth brands like Call of Duty and God of…

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Super Seducer Creator Would 'Love to Make' a Game Like Bloodborne or Dark Souls

He’s a big fan.Super Seducer developer and star Richard La Ruina’s a big fan of FromSoftware’s games, apparently. Speaking to Game Industry in a rather revealing interview, La Ruina says that he and his wife Kate, who’s producing Super Seducer 2, “really like FromSoftware games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls”.Read…

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H1Z1 PS4 producer on spectacular launch, balancing and what comes next

It’s no secret H1Z1 hasn’t had the easiest of rides. Despite being one of the first games to develop a battle royale mode, H1Z1’s PC version suffered a huge dip in player numbers when competitors such as PUBG and Fortnite emerged. Meanwhile, the H1Z1 community has often complained about the…

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Fallout 76 Trailer Gives a Little More Insight into How Multiplayer Works

Friend or foe.Listen, we’re still not quite sold on the idea of an always online, always multiplayer Fallout game, but we won’t deny that there’s potential in the concept. Whether Fallout 76 can deliver, however, is yet to be seen, but at least this latest Vault Tec infomercial presents a…

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Far Cry 5 Goes to the Movies with Final DLC, Dead Living Zombies

Available soon.The season pass for Far Cry 5 has been pretty crazy. Not only does it give you Far Cry 3: Classic Edition, but the first two DLC packs have both massively changed things up, going from the Vietnam war all the way to Mars. The third and final DLC,…

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Buy a PS Plus Sub for Three Months of Netflix Free

PS Plus and chill.Sony regularly offers PlayStation Plus promotions on the PlayStation Store, and its latest offer will see you score a three month membership to Netflix for free when you add 12 months to your current subscription. The deal – which is live across Europe right now – ends…

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Poll: Are You Hyped for Gamescom 2018?

And what games do you want to see?Gamescom was once thought of as Europe’s equivalent of E3, and given the size of the annual event we suppose that still holds true to some extent, but it feels like the Cologne-based convention has fallen off the radar just a tad over…

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Soapbox: 1979 Revolution: Black Friday Honours the Past With a Political Deep Dive

Iranian learnings.During the late 1970s, Iran underwent a radical transformation as continuous protesting managed to overthrow Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last Shah of a monumental 2500 year long reign by the Persian monarchy. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday puts you in the midst of those demonstrations, and it’s an experience that…

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Hands On: What Kind of Side-Content Is in Marvel's Spider-Man?

Extra activities.Marvel’s Spider-Man will see the eponymous superhero battling the Sinister Six over the course of the campaign, with hundreds of henchman recruited to get in the web-slinger’s way. You can expect a dense storyline in Insomniac Games’ latest, exploring Peter Parker’s life as a scientist, as well as his…

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Cooler Will Slam into Dragon Ball FighterZ in Late September

Cool.Frieza’s big bro was officially announced as the next additional Dragon Ball FighterZ character at EVO 2018, but until now, there’s been no word on when Cooler will actually launch. According to the latest issue of Japanese publication V-Jump, the big purple bruiser is due in late September.Read the full article on…

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Take 15% off any purchase over £20 on eBay today

eBay is doing the voucher thing again! As has happened numerous times before, you can take 15 per cent off any purchase over £20 when you enter the code PIGGYBANK during checkout. That means everything from consoles to TVs to home appliances.The offer is live right now but ending at…

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Take 15% off any purchase over £20 on eBay today

eBay is doing the voucher thing again! As has happened numerous times before, you can take 15 per cent off any purchase over £20 when you enter the code PIGGYBANK during checkout. That means everything from consoles to TVs to home appliances.The offer is live right now but ending at 8pm (BST) tonight, so you’ve only got a matter of hours to find something you feel like picking up. Once you do (and you use the PIGGYBANK code during checkout), keep in mind that this voucher is a one-time use code, meaning you can use it on a single basket…

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Layers of Fear Dev Teasing New Game, Project Méliès

Scary movie.We rather liked Bloober Team’s trippy horror game Layers of Fear, but we were less taken with its cyberpunk follow-up, Observer. At the very least, the developer comes up with some interesting settings and narratives for its creepy titles, and its next game looks to continue that trend.Project Méliès…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is getting some promising changes based on beta feedback

Treyarch has outlined changes coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 based on feedback to the recent beta – and a lot of them sound promising.First up we have a nerf to the controversial body armour gear item. As I’ve reported before, one aspect of Black Ops 4 that…

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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Delayed to November

Gnasty.With such a crowded release schedule over the next couple of months, something had to give. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy was down for launch on 21st September, but Activision and Toys for Bob have announced that the retro remake will be pushed back almost two months. The trilogy will now release…

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F1 2018 review – marginal gains make for Codemasters' best F1 game to date

Strip a modern F1 car of all of its sponsorship decals, goes the well-worn saying I’ve been guilty of bandying around myself, and you’d be hard pushed to tell any two models apart. So strictly defined is the modern rule-set, so homogeneous the designs, that underneath that lick of lurid paint every car is almost exactly the same – and it’s an accusation you could well level at F1 2018, the 10th mainline outing of Codemasters’ official take on the sport, and one of its most gently iterative outings yet.To get a handle on what’s new you’ll need a cheat…

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F1 2018 review – marginal gains make for Codemasters' best F1 game to date

Strip a modern F1 car of all of its sponsorship decals, goes the well-worn saying I’ve been guilty of bandying around myself, and you’d be hard pushed to tell any two models apart. So strictly defined is the modern rule-set, so homogeneous the designs, that underneath that lick of lurid…

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Review: F1 2018 (PS4)

Trulli awesome.Codemasters’ newest instalment in its celebrated F1 franchise is finally here, promising high-speed thrills, new modes and improved racing mechanics.Essentially, however, F1 2018 is a polished version of F1 2017. Last season’s effort already impressed, but small changes to the 2018 instalment have elevated the game to the most…

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy delayed to November

Activision has delayed the Spyro Reignited Trilogy to 13th November 2018. It had been due out 21st September.In a blog post, Paul Yan, co-studio head of developer Toys for Bob said the decision was made to help get the remastered trilogy right.Here’s the statement:Read more…

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Unreleased Psygnosis Shooter Launches on PS4, PS Vita Next Year

DICE’s Project Hardcore originally made for Mega Drive.A story that’s sure to have editorial overlord Damien McFerran perspiring like former SEGA America chief Tom Kalinske at a 90s PlayStation press conference, Strictly Limited Games has announced that it’s resurrecting an old 1994 shooter that was originally created for the Mega…

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Has a Metal Gear Solid V-Style Recruitment System

Bag ’em.You know how in Metal Gear Solid V you can snag non-playable characters if you like the look of them? Adding them to your army back at base? Well you can kind of do that in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey as well, as if the game didn’t have enough to keep you…

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Road Redemption Rides onto PS4 This Fall

Biker brawler.This is something we could definitely get behind. Road Redemption is billed as somewhat of a successor to Road Rash, that old school, violent racing game that saw bikers clobbering each other with various weapons. Going by the above announcement trailer, it looks like it absolutely nails this.Sure, it’s visually a little muddy, but it could be a rollicking good time. PS4 is slowly gaining arcade racers, and Road Redemption was…

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El Presidente Makes an Important Tropico 6 Announcement

Dictating the news.In non-politically motivated news, El Presidente has decided to delay Tropico 6 into January 2019. The game was originally scheduled to release later this year, but our wondrous ruler would like to reassure you that this has nothing to do with Red Dead Redemption 2. Or Fallout 76.…

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Battle Bandits in PS4 Beat-'Em-Up Uppers This Year

No PS Vita version.As has been rumoured for a little while now, Marvelous is bringing former PlayStation Vita brawler Uppers to the PlayStation 4 this year. Fully remastered in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, the beat-‘em-up sees you assume the role of “up to 13 characters in perpetual combat against battle…

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Resident Evil 2's UK Collector's Edition contains a 12" Leon

Capcom has confirmed the existence of a fancy (if familiar) Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition for PS4 and Xbox One in the UK – which contains, among other things, a poster, some keys, and a 12″ Leon.Resident Evil 2’s UK Collector’s Edition is admittedly not quite as fancy as the…

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Next Sniper Ghost Warrior game announced

CI Games has announced the sequel to its disappointing Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. As expected, it will ditch the series’ failed attempt at open-world gameplay. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, due to launch in 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, will distill the series’ scope back to smaller environments…

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Warriors Orochi 4 English Gameplay Shows the Power of the Gods

Divine blessings.Koei Tecmo’s released a new trailer for Warriors Orochi 4, this time showcasing a nice chunk of English gameplay. The video features several fresh characters, including Greek Gods Zeus, Athena, and Ares. Perseus is also along for the ride, and even Odin puts in an appearance.The gameplay’s going to look…

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Battlefield V's Explosive New Trailer Teases Battle Royale Mode

Ring of fire.We said yesterday that Battlefield V’s Gamescom trailer would be bombastic, and here it is, featuring all the explosions you could possibly squeeze into two minutes. It looks visually stunning and chaotic on a grand scale — something of a series trademark.Perhaps the most notable thing about this…

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 announces first DLC Shadows over Bogenhafen

The first additional downloadable content for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has been announced. It’s called Shadows over Bogenhafen and will be released 28th August on PC and Xbox One. Vermintide 2 isn’t yet available on PS4 but will be at some point later this year.There’s not much known about Shadows over Bogenhafen yet – and the trailer barely reveals anything – except it will apparently, according to a press release, test heroes like never before. The baddie behind the mayhem is Plague Lord Nurgle, also known as Grandfather Nurgle (and a string of other names).Bogenhafen, in the world of Warhammer, is…

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The Quiet Man Makes Some Noise with New Trailer and Details

Cheaper than you might think.The Quiet Man was one of those announcements that got a little lost under the ruckus of E3 announcements a few months ago, but the PlayStation Blog is here to serve our needs with a new trailer, with you can watch above, and more details in…

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PSVR Passes Three Million Units Milestone

Almost 22 million pieces of software sold.PlayStation VR has sold over three million units worldwide since its launch in 2016, with over 21.9 million virtual reality games and experiences sold to date. That means each headset owner purchases an average of seven pieces of software, which is a pretty high…

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Switchblade is a vehicle combat MOBA from Lucid Games

The next title from Lucid, the studio founded by ex-Bizarre Creations developers, is a MOBA-style vehicle combat game called Switchblade.Switchblade comes out as an Early Access title on PC via Steam and on PlayStation 4 on 28th August. Two teams of five battle against each other, and you’re able to…

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Review: We Happy Few (PS4)

Joy to the world?We Happy Few is a confusing game at first glance. It’s got the trappings, grand scale, and look of a AAA title. But dig a little deeper, and it’s really an indie title masquerading as one of the “big boys”. Given that just about everyone in the…

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Tropico 6 will now arrive in January 2019

Dictator simulator series Tropico will release its next instalment in 2019 – a little later than previously planned.Tropico 6 has been set for a January 2019 release date on PC, Mac and Linux. Console versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will then follow on in the summer.A previous teaser…

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The FIFA 19 leaks continue – this time it's new celebrations

FIFA 19 recently held a closed beta which was under embargo – but that hasn’t stopped images and videos leaking out.Hot on the heels of the leaked image that showed new FUT chemistry ratings for players, new videos have shown a raft of new celebrations for some of the most…

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Telltale sets a date for all three remaining Walking Dead episodes

In a bit of a first for episodic game developer Telltale, the company has revealed release dates for all four instalments of its latest, and final, season of The Walking Dead games.In the past, Telltale’s series have followed a wildly changeable release schedule, which could see new episodes release up…

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