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Companies waved the Pride flag but gaming is still far from queer inclusive

This year’s Pride month had a greater presence in gaming than any before it. Several companies adopted pride colours over their well known logos, PlayStation sponsored London Pride and The Last of Us 2’s lesbian kiss took centre stage at E3, the world’s biggest gaming event. The talk online seemed…

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PSVR FPS Unearthing Mars 2 Bends Time from 18th September

Time twister.Unearthing Mars 2 will expand upon the scope originally hinted in last year’s game, bringing a full first-person shooter campaign with PSVR Aim Controller support to PlayStation VR next month. Due out on 18th September, the title will see you travelling back in time, where you’ll need to face…

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Guide: All PlayStation VR Aim Controller Compatible Games

Which titles support Sony’s new gun?Sony’s virtual reality solution PSVR already requires significant investment, but the PlayStation VR Aim Controller really is worth owning if you’re – ahem – aiming to get the most out of the headset. While the peripheral is only supported by a handful of games thus…

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J. Jonah Jameson Lays into Spider-Man in New Open World Trailer

Not a fan.It seems that Marvel’s Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are locked in a furious war for trailer superiority, and while Lara Croft’s currently on top, Peter Parker ain’t giving up without a fight. This brand new open world trailer, debuting exclusively on IGN, reveals many of…

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Lara Croft Thinks on Her Feet in Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer

There’s a Lara blood shed.Here is Lara Croft doing Lara Croft things in a new Shadow of the Tomb Raider mini-trailer. We suspect that the clip, which is titled ‘Makeshift Arsenal’, is meant to highlight all of the creative combat options the heroine will have in battle – but it…

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How you can get a PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited edition at retail price

I’m going to let you in on a method that will guarantee you get a PS4Pro 500 million at close to retail price. Okay, here goes. PS4 Pro 500 million special limited editions have pretty much sold out everywhere online so don’t bother wearing out your mouse or keyboard clicking around looking to buy one from a reputable store. But if you are desperate and a little stupid, you could…

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Gamescom 2018 Awards Nominations Include Some Curious Entries

Just what is Project Mephisto?Gamescom 2018 gets underway next week, and a “jury consisting of German and international games journalists” as well as a handful of YouTubers have nominated a series of games for awards across a variety of disciplines. There are some oddities here, like the mysterious inclusion of…

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Gone Home moves to Nintendo Switch next week

Gone Home is the latest indie game port due for release on Nintendo Switch, publisher Anapurna Interactive has announced. The narrative adventure is out soon, too – next Thursday, 23rd August.First released back in 2013 on PC and later for consoles, Gone Home is a engrossing tale with a spooky…

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How Concrete Genie Uses Creativity to Conquer Bullying

Another brick in the wall.Concrete Genie is shaping up to be yet another special PlayStation 4 exclusive, and Sony has released a new video explaining how the PixelOpus developed product hopes to battle bullying. The game essentially sees you assume the role of Ash, who likes to create street art.…

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Japanese Sales Charts: Yakuza 3 PS4 Remaster Punches Its Way to Number 1

Kaz is back again.Whenever a new Yakuza game launches in Japan, it usually jumps straight to the top of the software charts, and the PlayStation 4 remaster of Yakuza 3 has done just that. That said, it only moved 26,000 copies, which is very low for a Yakuza title, but…

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RAGE 2's Open World Map Will Be Fully Explorable From the Start

Anywhere and everywhere.Many of you reading this will have played open world games that aren’t really all that open. Huge maps that are segmented into zones, and in order to gain access to those zones, you need to either work through the story or fulfil some kind of level requirement.…

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Won't Make You Grind Side Quests to Level Up

Lots of other stuff to do.We really liked Assassin’s Creed Origins, going as far to say that it’s just about the best game in the series, but a common criticism of last year’s outing centred around its levelling system. Parts of its huge open world would be all but inaccessible…

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Ubisoft Games Going Cheap in US PlayStation Store Sale

Assassin’s greed.Got some spare cash burning a hole in your pocket? Missed out on any of Ubisoft’s big titles on PS4? Good news: the publisher’s catalogue of current gen games is currently on offer on the North American PS Store, and all the games you’d expect are available at reduced…

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The battle with FIFA was lost long ago, but PES soldiers on

My cab driver is a fiery, sunburst-haired Celtic fan who has plenty to say about the current state of Scottish football.As we drive from Glasgow airport to Celtic Park to play PES 2019, the latest version of Konami’s long-running football video game series, he mentions a player who arrived to…

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Fortnite update finally adds heavy sniper, brings back Sniper Shootout

The latest Fortnite update has dropped, and this time, it’s all about skillful long-distance shooting. Not good news for me, then. In the notes for update v5.21, Epic finally announced it’s added the heavy sniper rifle, which was originally discovered by dataminers on StormshieldOne several weeks ago. The weapon deals…

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TimeSplitters has a new owner, and plans are afoot

Beloved British shooter series TimeSplitters has been bought by Koch Media, and it sounds like something is in the works.TimeSplitters was created by the Nottingham-based Free Radical Design back in 2000 by many of the team behind the legendary Goldeneye. It spawned two sequels – the best of which was…

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Lovely Planet and the joy of frustration

Jerks, that’s what they are, plain and simple. I’m talking about the cube-shaped villains that populate the vivid world in Lovely Planet, a speed-running game that’s haunted me ever since I purchased it in a Humble Bundle over three and a half years ago. Yet for some reason, I decided to buy it again a few months back, this time for the Xbox.Playing difficult games for the sake of being frustrated is nothing new, even in recent years as we all secretly agree games are much easier than they used to be. For example, something that’s always struck me about…

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Tactical FPS Sensation Rainbow Six: Siege Is Free on PS4 This Weekend

Pre-load the client now.Fair play to Ubisoft and Rainbow Six: Siege, because it’s blossomed into one of the biggest first-person shooters in a very competitive market. The game obviously sets itself apart from the likes of Call of Duty by being infinitely more tactical, and if you’ve always been eager…

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This PSone Theme for PS4 Deserves a Commercial Release

Kutaragi would be proud.Truant Pixel’s been churning out awesome PlayStation 4 dynamic themes for some time now, with its amazing PlayStation 2 animated wallpaper frequently topping the PlayStation Store charts. Sometimes the developer will upload unofficial concepts that it’s been working on behind-the-scenes, and this PSone theme simply has to…

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Call of Duty Black Ops 4's battle royale Blackout beta gets a September start date

Activision has announced that Blackout, Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s so far only briefly seen battle royale mode, will begin its private beta testing schedule on September 10th.The caveat here is that the Blackout beta start date only applies to PlayStation 4 users at present; it looks like interested…

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