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Hitman player discovers Potato Jesus Easter egg two years after it was added to the game

Two years after developer IO Interactive stealth added a Potato Jesus Easter egg to Hitman, a player has finally found it.”Just noticed this in Sapienza,” wrote u/tanstaafl in a post on r/Hitman.Included in the post is an image of a picture on a wall that’s quite clearly a take on…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 242

All together now.The nights are drawing longer and the gaming news is drying up as new releases ship, but no one could ever complain that there’s nothing to play. The release calendar is absolutely stacked right now, so here’s what we’re playing this weekend.Sammy Barker, EditorI’m so close to 100…

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Soulcalibur 6 players are fighting online with their (NSFW) nightmarish penises

Soulcalibur 6 came out yesterday – and already people are fighting online with their penises.The game has a character creation mode that’s… well, it lets you make some pretty nightmarish concoctions.Twitter user Nordaenn is credited as coming up with the Soulcalibur 6 penis, but it’s this tweet, below, that’s gone…

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Outspoken FIFA 19 pro quits game after EA ban for abusive behaviour

A professional FIFA player who was also an outspoken critic of EA has quit the game after receiving a ban.Kurt “Kurt0411” Fenech, from Malta, was banned from competing at EA’s FIFA 19 esports tournaments for two months for “abusive behaviour” towards FIFA players and others in the community.Fenech published a…

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How game design encourages order and chaos in equal measure

A while ago I’ve had a discussion with a certain Spelunky-loving editor of this website in which I argued that most roguelikes, Spelunky in particular, were too chaotic for me to handle. I like the orderliness of a JRPG or a round-based strategy game, games where after a while things follow a reliable pattern. However, there’s a flaw in my argument, which is that game design, no matter what type of game you prefer, is all about learning patterns. It’s only through learning these patterns that emergent play, the chaotic and unexpected stuff, can actually happen. On the box, The…

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Is This Our First Look at Red Dead Redemption 2's Dual Discs?

Install or nothing.We’re not entirely sure why Rockstar hasn’t just come out and told everyone that Red Dead Redemption 2 will ship on two Blu-ray discs, but here’s what appears to be our first look at the title’s dual set-up. The photos come courtesy of a Canadian YouTuber and seem…

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Insomniac Pokes Fun at Spider-Man PS4's Puddles with New Stickers

:clap:.Oh we love this! You may recall prior to Marvel Spider-Man’s release there was some controversy regarding the title’s puddles – or lack thereof. The hot button gaming drama of the time, many forum goers complained that the amount of H2O in a particular scene had been reduced, prompting shouts…

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Warframe's massive open-world Venus expansion, Fortuna, is out next month on PC

Developer Digital Extremes has announced that Fortuna – Warframe’s massive open-world Venus expansion – will be launching on PC in November, with an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 release due “soon after”.Fortuna was first unveiled during Warframe’s third-annual TennoCon, which took place in July this year, and it looks spectacular.…

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Spider-Man PS4 Adds Brand New Features with 1.08 Patch

The game that never sleeps.There was a mix-up with the latest update for Marvel’s Spider-Man this week, but v1.08 is available now. This patch actually bundles v1.07 in as well, and it includes an absolute slew of free new features, including New Game + and Ultimate difficulty. It also incorporates…

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Fly Through Two Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Missions

Top gun.To be honest, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is shaping up to be exactly what you’d expect it to be – but that’s a very good thing. These two new gameplay videos – showcasing Missions 6 and 7 respectively – confirm as much, as dodgy dialogue and cheesy music…

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Usain Bolt Could End Up in FIFA 19

An especially pacey winger.Usain Bolt, the world record holding sprinter who, in his prime, was pretty much the fastest human on the planet, may soon end up in FIFA 19. The former athlete, now 32 years old, has been pursuing a career as a professional footballer over the last few…

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Agent 47 can dress up as a sinister scarecrow in Hitman's free Hallowe'en DLC pack

IO Interactive has announced that it’s releasing a special Hallowe’en-themed DLC pack for Hitman on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 – and it’s completely free.Hitman’s free Hallowe’en DLC offering should already be available to download on all platforms, and brings with it a selection of somewhat seasonal tricks and…

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Soulcalibur 6 review – a return to form that's not without its flaws

My fondest memories of Soulcalibur, the long-running 3D fighting game from Bandai Namco, are playing on Sega’s Dreamcast and Nintendo’s GameCube, parrying until I felt like I could parry blindfolded. I’ve always loved Soulcalibur’s parry – a clash of weapons, a spark, a cling! Predict your opponent’s move, time the…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Can Now Be Preloaded on PS4

The West awaits.If you’ve pre-ordered Red Dead Redemption 2 digitally on PlayStation 4, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now download the title ahead of its 26th October release date. Those of you with slower internet connections may want to get it done sooner rather than later, because…

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Legendary UK Magazine GamesMaster to End After 25 Years

Multiformat publication GamesTM also axed.It’s been a rough decade for games magazines, and two more casualties have been claimed. Legendary publication GamesMaster, which has been running for a whopping 25 years, will end on 1st November, as will its multiformat accomplice GamesTM. Staff from both magazines will be redeployed throughout…

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Everybody's Golf VR Takes a Shot in Virtual Reality Next Year

Hole in one.One of Sony’s oldest franchises will make the transition to its newest piece of hardware next year, as Everybody’s Golf VR lines up a Spring 2019 release. In development at Clap-Hanz and Japan Studio, the PlayStation VR exclusive will move the series’ classic gameplay to an all-new perspective,…

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UK mags GamesTM and GamesMaster shut down

Veteran UK video game magazines GamesTM and GamesMaster are to close. Both mags are in the process of publishing their final issues, Eurogamer’s sister site GamesIndustry.biz announced this morning. Future, the publisher of both magazines, said staff would be “redeployed” at the company. GamesTM launched in 2002 at Imagine Publishing,…

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PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone delayed

Days Gone will now release on 26th April 2019 instead of its previous release date in February.It’s probably for the best. As well as gaining a couple of extra months in development, Days Gone’s previous release date would have seen it launch directly against Anthem, Crackdown 3 and Metro Exodus.The…

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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales review – a card game with the heart of a blockbuster

I had concerns about Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. What worried me most was the story. It’s the most important thing; the premise the game is sold on, and a chance to return to the world of The Witcher. How could Thronebreaker possibly follow on from the outstanding The Witcher 3:…

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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales review – a card game with the heart of a blockbuster

I had concerns about Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. What worried me most was the story. It’s the most important thing; the premise the game is sold on, and a chance to return to the world of The Witcher. How could Thronebreaker possibly follow on from the outstanding The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? When I first played, I wasn’t sure it could. The queen whose royal sabatons I was filling left me cold. I couldn’t relate to her stuffy world of advisors and generals, and I didn’t like them. Her mission to reclaim gold stolen by bandits? Hardly mutant monster-hunter Geralt…

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