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The Division 2 will be out by March 2019

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will be released before the end of this financial year, Ubisoft has said. So, that’s before the end of March 2019.The online shooter sequel was first announced back in March, although Ubisoft is keeping details close to its chest. We’ll find out more at E3 next month.This year Ubisoft has said it will launch three new “AAA” games before next March – The Crew 2 (coming next month), The Division 2, and an “unannounced franchise title”.Read more…

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Deadpool’s regenerative abilities could be closer than you think

Deadpool’s regenerative abilities could be closer than you think As we all know, Deadpool can regenerate tissues, organs,even entire limbs. How close is medical science to duplicating whayt Deadpool’s body can do? We’ve all read about ears being grown on the backs of mice, and engineering cells from one part of our body to rebuild another part of our body. But how close are we to seeing someone with Deadpool’s…

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Onrush is like being in a washing machine filled with cars

There are a bunch of variables to play with in Onrush, even in the current beta. For the opening hours of my first morning playing, however, none of them seemed to matter very much.There are vehicles to pick from, ranging from fast-and-light to slow-and-heavy. Each come with their own skills and their own gimmicks. There are courses, throwing you over sand dunes and past tumbledown churches or skipping across day-glo volcanic lakes, a sudden burst of rainbow colour amidst stinging gusts of snow, all of which conform to the basic Onrush ideal, which seems to be a wide, chummy donut…

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Onrush is like being in a washing machine filled with cars

There are a bunch of variables to play with in Onrush, even in the current beta. For the opening hours of my first morning playing, however, none of them seemed to matter very much.There are vehicles to pick from, ranging from fast-and-light to slow-and-heavy. Each come with their own skills and their own gimmicks. There are courses, throwing you over sand dunes and past tumbledown churches or skipping across day-glo volcanic lakes, a sudden burst of rainbow colour amidst stinging gusts of snow, all of which conform to the basic Onrush ideal, which seems to be a wide, chummy donut…

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Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Treyarch defends decision to ditch single-player campaign

Treyarch’s flashy reveal of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 amounted to a confirmation of what had leaked: this game breaks with tradition by not having a single-player campaign, but it does have a battle royale mode and expanded multiplayer to compensate.And yet, the reveal left us with more questions than answers. Earlier this year, Eurogamer heard the campaign – or at least the closest Black Ops 4 had to a campaign – had been scrapped and the game restructured to focus on multiplayer. Why did this happen?Battle royale’s inclusion in the game comes as little surprise. The phenomenally popular…

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Arrow: Star City Surrender

Arrow: Star City Surrender Man…I’m not sure what to think about the finale. There were elements I liked and some things that just left me feeling kind of unfulfilled.WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW Read more

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No Man's Sky's next big update adds multiplayer, out in July

No Man’s Sky’s next big update, which introduces a proper multiplayer mode to Hello Games’ ambitious space exploration sim, will launch on July 24th.The news comes via Hello Games’ Sean Murray, who made the announcement during an appearance on Microsoft’s latest Inside Xbox livestream. Murray also spent a few moments offering a broad overview of the update’s new multiplayer features.Next, as the update is known, was described as No Man’s Sky’s “biggest update so far” when it was revealed in March, and Murray says that it will fuse a “full multiplayer experience” to the game’s increasingly rich blend of survival,…

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Get To Know Neena Thurman AKA Domino With These 5 Lucky Reads

Sure, you could say Deadpool is having a huge summer. Don’t underestimate Neena Thurman, and don’t think of her as only Deadpool’s teammate. Imagine being able to control your fate, just by participating in the cause and effect of a situation. That’s the life of X-Force’s own Domino. The psionic mutant flips the odds in her […] The post Get To Know Neena Thurman AKA Domino With These 5 Lucky Reads appeared first on News | Marvel.com.

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Minecraft's ocean-expanding Update Aquatic is out now on Xbox One and PC

Minecraft’s long-awaited Update Aquatic has finally surfaced, and is now available on Xbox One, Windows 10, Gear VR and Oculus, mixed reality devices, and mobile. Update Aquatic, as its name suggests, is designed to add more life to Minecraft’s oceans. It’s a major update too – so big, in fact, that developer Mojang has elected to release it in two parts. The first is out now, while phase two is “coming soon”.Once the new patch is installed, Minecraft players on supported platforms will be able to enjoy a wide selection of new fish and other water-dwelling creatures, including salmon, cod,…

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Ubisoft delays open-world pirate adventure Skull and Bones

Ubisoft has announced that Skull and Bones, its upcoming open-world pirate adventure, will now launch during the 2019 financial year (so between April 2019 and March 2020), rather than this year as originally planned.Skull and Bones creative director Justin Farren offered a few more words on the delay in a post on the Ubisoft forums. “One year ago”, he explained, “we proudly announced Skull and Bones at E3 2017. Since then, we’ve been hard at work developing Ubisoft Singapore’s vision of the pirate fantasy while looking very closely at the feedback we’ve received on our forums and social channels. That…

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The Greatest Deadpool Team-Ups in History

In celebration of Deadpool’s big summer, which sees him kick off a new series with Skottie Young and Nic Klein’s DEADPOOL #1 on June 6, we thought we’d look back at the rare moments when Wade Wilson wasn’t being an unshowered good-for-nothing selfish jerk. Instead, we found a few favorite moments when he was just […] The post The Greatest Deadpool Team-Ups in History appeared first on News | Marvel.com.

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The Wild Storm: The Enemy Within Us

The Wild Storm: The Enemy Within Us After a short hiatus, The Wild Storm is back! Writer Warren Ellis has said there will be 24 issues in total, which would mean that we’re now officially entering the second half. Read more

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SUFFERIN' SUCCOTASH! MORE DC/LOONEY TUNES SPECIALS COMING THIS SUMMER!

SUFFERIN' SUCCOTASH! MORE DC/LOONEY TUNES SPECIALS COMING THIS SUMMER! Following the sales and critical success of titles like Batman/Elmer Fudd, more of Warner Bros classic cartoon characters will get the DC Universe treatment this August as DC revealed new quartet of DC/Looney Tunes special one-shot Read more

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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Battle Royale mode called Blackout, has vehicles

As expected, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 does indeed have a Battle Royale mode.In a show today to reveal the game, developer Treyarch confirmed the Battle Royale mode is called Blackout. It includes famous characters from across the Black Ops series and its zombies mode, and air, sea and land vehicles.Elsewhere, Treyarch confirmed Black Ops 4 does not have a traditional campaign. Instead, there are solo trials missions and you can play Zombies mode with bots.Read more…

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Kelly Thompson Announces the New West Coast Avengers

Kelly Thompson—writer of HAWKEYE, ROGUE & GAMBIT, CAPTAIN PHASMA, and more—is getting ready to reassemble a Marvel team from decades past! This week, we’re excited to announce WEST COAST AVENGERS, written by Thompson with art by Stefano Caselli! The ’80s book is back for an ongoing series run with another super group of Earth’s Mightiest […] The post Kelly Thompson Announces the New West Coast Avengers appeared first on News | Marvel.com.

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No Justice: A Beginner's Guide to Intergalactic Dendrology

No Justice: A Beginner's Guide to Intergalactic Dendrology Welcome to week two of four in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE, where things are going from bad to worse on a cosmic scale—though, really, that’s pro Read more

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Watch Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's live reveal here

Get your boots on the ground for 6pm UK time tonight, when Activision will rollll out the red carpet for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – or, to use its title in official marketing, Black Ops IIII. The game’s official unveiling is happening in a hanger somewhere in Los Angeles, California. Our resident COD fan Wes is in attendance.Eurogamer sources first broke word of Black Ops 4’s existence back in February, when we heard Blops 3’s full sci-fi focus had been dialled back a notch to fit the franchise’s recent desire for a more grounded feeling.Read more…

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Larian doing significant work to Divinity: Original Sin 2 for console release

A Definitive Edition of Divinity: Original Sin 2 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in August – a three-hour demo is actually available now on Xbox One, for free, via Game Preview – and to PC as a free upgrade (although it will be considered a separate game). It’s a similar deal to the Enhanced Edition for Divinity: Original Sin 1. We knew that; what we didn’t know was how DOS2 will be enhanced, but now we know more.Apparently there are 45 pages of changes documented internally, developer Larian told USgamer at a preview event this week. Some of…

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This Week in Marvel Games: The Merc With A Mouth Deapool and Warrior General Okoye Go Mobile

True Believers, every week, make your way over to Marvel.com for a rundown of all this week’s Marvel Games news, from console game releases to…

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Time Travel with Cable on Marvel’s The Pull List

Celebrate New Comic Book Day with Marvel’s The Pull List! On this episode, Ryan and Tucker preview May 16’s new comic releases, including ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, CABLE, CAPTAIN AMERICA, STAR WARS: POE DAMERON, and all the other books that are waiting for you in stores right now! Watch the brand-new, bite-sized video version above, then dive […] The post Time Travel with Cable on Marvel’s The Pull List appeared first on News | Marvel.com.

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Dark Souls Remastered's network test puts the spotlight on Xbox One X

Dark Souls Remastered’s network test was conducted last weekend, giving our firs look at how the game operates across all consoles. We’ve already had a sizeable chunk of PS4 Pro preview footage to look at, of course. Running at a native 1800p and with something very close to a locked 60fps, first impressions are of a conservative, but satisfying remaster. What the network test finally gives us is a sense of perspective: how does the more powerful Xbox One X compare to the PS4 Pro? And equally, where does that leave the two base consoles?Well, first things first – the…

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Someone's built the island from Lost in Far Cry 5 Arcade and it's better than Ubisoft's own Lost game

The island from Lost, that TV show about polar bears and time travel, has been painstaking recreated in Far Cry 5’s Arcade map maker mode. As a huge fan of the show, I am genuinely in awe of YouTuber Un-Break-Able’s work. Having played Ubisoft’s dodgy official Lost game, it feels like he has done a better job of recreating the island than Ubisoft itself. There’s the beach camp with its tents and graveyard area. There’s its kitchen, and Charlie and Claire’s tent complete with a guitar and crib. Read more…

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Catch Up on Dormammu’s Past in a New Marvel 101

A notably powerful and persistent threat, Dormammu has been a dread presence for Doctor Strange since the Master of the Mystic Arts’ early adventures. Watch the new installment of Marvel 101 above to learn the important info on Dormammu and why he’s such a dangerous foe for Doctor Strange – and indeed for all of […] The post Catch Up on Dormammu’s Past in a New Marvel 101 appeared first on News | Marvel.com.

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In shocking news, Shenmue 3 won't release this year

Shenmue 3 will no longer be released in 2018, publisher Deep Silver has confirmed. In news which will surprise no one following the project, the game apparently requires a bit longer in development.”Deep Silver today announce that their upcoming release Shenmue 3 has been moved and will now release in 2019,” a statement posted to the publisher’s official site reads.Read more…

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DC All Access: Win a Batman Dark Days Prize Pack

DC All Access: Win a Batman Dark Days Prize Pack Thank You for Tuning in to DC All Access This Week! Read more

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Metro Exodus will no longer be released this year

The Metro Exodus release date has been moved back from autumn 2018 to Q1 2019.Publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games issued a joint statement this morning:”The development of Metro Exodus is progressing well; we are all really excited by what we are seeing. We have been constantly reviewing the games progress to ensure that we deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve, as well as keeping an eye on announcements from our competitor products. We want everyone to be able to experience what is the most ambitious Metro game to date at…

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New Project Cars game announced

Project Cars, the motorsport racing series from Slighty Mad Studios, is getting a mobile spin-off. It’s called Project Cars GO – yes, just like Pokémon – and is in development at US developer Gamevil.Project Cars GO is pitched as “an authentic and enjoyable mobile racing game”. The announcement is thin on other details, but there will be licensed cars and vehicle customisation. Read more…

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We are living in a new golden age of video game music

More than twenty years ago, Donkey Kong Country taught me what the ocean sounds like. Its “Underwater Ambiance” is just that – drawn out, ambient sounds, melancholy minor chords and a relaxing melody at a leisurely beat. It captures perfectly what you see on screen; a level that isn’t beaten through quick reactions, but by floating towards your next target and seeing where the current takes you.In my teens, I sang my first song at a karaoke competition – it was one of Hikaru Utada’s theme songs for Kingdom Hearts.I have sat wet-eyed with nostalgia at a video game concert…

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Breaking News: Alfred Takes the Stage in New EPIX Series "Pennyworth"

Breaking News: Alfred Takes the Stage in New EPIX Series "Pennyworth" Who would Batman be without Alfred Pennyworth, his loyal butler and constant companion in crimefighting? Considering Alfred’s unyielding assistance to both Bruce Wayne and the Dark Knight, the answer is probably not much. Read more

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The Flash: Diggle Drops In

The Flash: Diggle Drops In The Flash was the very first current generation #DCTV show to feature a crossover. Barry Allen made his debut appearance on Arrow a year before his own eponymous show launched. Read more

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Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd’s “Pray for Me” Music Video ft. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Earth’s Mightiest Show

In a special bonus installment of Earth’s Mightiest Show, get a first look at a music video inspired by Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd featuring their song “Pray for Me” with new animation and scenes from the film. You can watch the new bonus episode of EMS at the top […] The post Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd’s “Pray for Me” Music Video ft. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Earth’s Mightiest Show appeared first on News | Marvel.com.

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Eat the Universe with John Urschel

Travel the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard on today’s episode of Marvel’s Eat the Universe! In this installment, John Urschel—former NFL player and current mathematician—joins the show to make some Cosmic Yogurt! John, a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at MIT, teams up with your host, celebrity chef Justin Warner, to calculate the craft of this special extraterrestrial snack. […] The post Eat the Universe with John Urschel appeared first on News | Marvel.com.

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A Delusion Starts Like Any Other Idea in Tuesday’s New ‘Legion’

Last week on “Legion,” we saw several different lives David Haller (Dan Stevens) could have led, along with more of the events that led to him first going to Summerland, setting into motion everything that’s occurred since on the series. In Tuesday night’s new episode, “Chapter 15,” the story continues, as a delusion starts like any […] The post A Delusion Starts Like Any Other Idea in Tuesday’s New ‘Legion’ appeared first on News | Marvel.com.

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Deathstroke Endures: The Many Shades of Slade Wilson

Deathstroke Endures: The Many Shades of Slade Wilson There are a lot of villains in the DC Universe and all of them are pretty unique. Read more

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Donny Cates Discusses the Future of Venom

A primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York City, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers. On stands now, writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman‘s VENOM #1 has launched a groundbreaking new era for the symbiote. Watch the exclusive interview above, as Cates […] The post Donny Cates Discusses the Future of Venom appeared first on News | Marvel.com.

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THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE WELCOMES SERIES ARTISTS!

THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE WELCOMES SERIES ARTISTS! Read more

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Here's our first look at Rage 2 gameplay

Guns, mohawks and that weird little fidget spinner weapon thing – yes, this is Rage 2. Leaked last week, confirmed yesterday, Bethesda now has an official gameplay trailer for you to see.We also now know a very vague release window – “2019”.Some areas of the game look a lot like the original – a sunbaked wasteland with glowy-eyed mutants and visuals straight out of Mad Max. But, this time, it looks like we’ll be exploring a much bigger open world, with forests and mountain areas, and there’s hints of the dayglo punk colour palette previously seen in the game’s logo…

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This week's Xbox Live Deals with Gold include Mass Effect Andromeda for £6

In case you’ve not noticed by now, Microsoft changes its batch of weekly Deals with Gold each and every Tuesday. Every now and then, the current Spotlight Sale will also change. All of these are fancy ways to say ‘there are some discounts on Xbox games again this week.’ So hey – there are some discounts on Xbox games again this week. Most notable of which is Mass Effect Andromeda’s standard edition, which Xbox Live Gold members can pick up for its cheapest price yet – just £5.94.In addition to that bit of intensely cheap gaming, you can also pick…

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Leaked image shows an Xbox accessibility pad with two giant buttons

A leaked image image of what is reportedly a new accessibility controller for Xbox has appeared.The image shows a white, flat, rectangular pad shaped a bit like a NES controller (quite an old reference now isn’t it?), with two huge circular pads for buttons A and B. Presumably these are programmable, and it looks like you’ll be able to switch between stored configurations for them by pressing the small white button by the three-light display above the d-pad.Elsewhere, across the top of the pad, are a string of icons denoting ports behind them for linking up to other equipment to…

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Konami's Zone of the Enders 2 remaster has a release date

The Zone of the Enders sequel remaster, bizarrely subtitled The 2nd Runner – M∀rs, will launch for Steam and PlayStation 4 on 6th September.The remaster is notable for its new first-person VR mode, which you can mess around with on PC, or PS4 via PlayStation VR. The full game is available to play in VR, and there’s also some extra VR baubles to try such as a Jehuty hanger area, a 3D model viewer and a cinematic theatre to re-watch cut-scenes after completing the game.Read more…

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Cliff Bleszinski announces closure of LawBreakers developer Boss Key

LawBreakers and Radical Heights developer Boss Key is closing its doors, according to a statement from studio co-founder Cliff Bleszinski on Twitter.”As of today, Boss Key Productions is effectively no more”, the statement reads. “Four years ago I set out to make a world class video game studio and I hired some of the best talent in the videogame industry. They worked tirelessly to produce quality products and, while we had our ups and downs, I’d like to think we had fun doing it.”Boss Key’s first game, hero shooter LawBreakers, launched last August to solid acclaim but, as Bleszinski puts…

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Stardew Valley finally launches on PlayStation Vita next week

Phenomenally popular farming life sim Stardew Valley is coming to PlayStation Vita on May 22nd, designer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has announced.As you might expect, the Vita version will offer the same calmingly compulsive farming and flirting experience – in which you attempt to turn your grandfather’s ramshackle old farm into a thriving agricultural centre, and socialise with your new neighbours when time permits – as it currently does on other platforms.Notably, however, the Vita version won’t be getting Stardew Valley’s forthcoming 1.3 update, which adds co-operative multiplayer to the game. Instead, Stardew Valley on Vita will be a strictly solo…

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Rage 2 confirmed via leaked teaser

UPDATE 2: Rage 2 is developed by Avalanche Studios, its official website has revealed.”Developed in association with Avalanche Studios, trading as Fatalist Entertainment AB,” reads the small print at the foot of the Rage 2 website.The phrase “in association” suggests other studios are involved, no doubt Rage developer id Software.Read more…

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Fortnite's Thanos Infinity Gauntlet event ends tomorrow

Fortnite’s super fun Thanos event comes to an end tomorrow, Epic has announced.You’ve got until then to grab the Infinity Gauntlet and play as the Mad Titan.Thanos was playable in the supremely popular battle royale game for just a week, but what a ride it’s been. In the space of just a handful of days, the Marvel supervillain had a bit of a nerf / buff merry-go-round, with Epic tweaking his stats a few times to try and nail his super-powerful but not unfairly so sweet-spot.Read more…

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Overwatch's second anniversary brings back Seasonal Brawls

Overwatch turns two years old next Thursday and to celebrate, Blizzard is putting on an anniversary event featuring a new Deathmatch map, a bunch of new cosmetics and most of the previous Seasonal Brawls. It kicks off from the 22nd May.In total, there’ll be 50 new cosmetic items, with 11 of those being skins. But what you actually need to know is this: one of the legendary skins is Pirate Junkrat. Sea below.Alongside the return of the Seasonal Brawls, you can also get your hands on any seasonal cosmetics you’ve missed out on. Didn’t manage to nab Witch Mercy first…

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Superhot JP is a Japan-set, Japan-made alternate take

Acclaimed time-only-moves-when-you-move shooter Superhot is getting a sort-of sequel made especially for Japan.Currently code-named Superhot JP, it’s described as an “alternate story campaign” and is being developed by Japanese studio GameTomo rather than the original Superhot team.15 or so new levels will be set around Japanese environments such as samurai castles, karaoke bars and bullet trains. One newly-released screenshot promises you’ll be able to “dodge bullets while soaking in a hot spring”:Read more…

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Conan Exiles review – a handsomely sculpted survival game

The survival game bandwagon is looking more and more like a plague cart these days, with the stillborn corpses of quickly forgotten Early Access titles tumbling to the muddy wayside with every jolt along the genre’s increasingly rutted pathway. But it rumbles dutifully on, some not-quite-dead-yet deliveries still to be made before the axle inexorably splinters and the wheels fall off, sloping into decay on some forsaken hillside. After the island horror of The Forest, the latest stopover on survival gaming’s painful journey from domineering towards indifference (and, eventually, no doubt, back again) is the Hyborian Age. Devised way back…

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Resident Evil film director making a Monster Hunter movie starring Milla Jovovich

There’s a Monster Hunter movie in the works.Paul W.S. Anderson, the director of the Resident Evil movies, is at the helm, and he’s working once again with Milla Jovovich.According to Variety, the Monster Hunter movie has a $60m budget and goes into production this September. It shoots in South Africa, in and around Cape Town.Read more…

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In Theory: Could Sony produce a PS4 Switch-style console hybrid?

Nintendo’s Switch has carved out a sizeable share of the gaming market by offering something genuinely unique – a state-of-the-art handheld that also doubles up as a decent home console. Despite a spec disadvantage in terms of pure performance, it’s been a genuine pleasure to chart the progress of the console. When we first saw it way back in January 2017, it was easy to dismiss it as a portable Wii U. Now we know it’s much, much more – and its success begs the question: could Sony or Microsoft follow suit with console hybrids of their own?Well, if we’re…

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Four years later, Destiny players reckon they've finally worked out who the Exo Stranger really is

In vanilla Destiny, one character in particular embodied the Frankenstein’s monster-style story Bungie had patched together after tearing up the plot during development: the Stranger.The Stranger, an exo character who teleported in and out of the world like a robotic Doctor Who, was a character who led the player during the campaign, uttering nonsensical riddle-like phrases throughout. At one point, the player desperate for some exposition, the Stranger says: “I don’t even have time to explain why I don’t have time to explain.”The phrase became something of a joke, an inadvertent embodiment of Destiny’s development troubles and the resultant mess…

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This week's best deals: GeForce 1080, PS4 Pro, gaming monitors and more

One more week into May, one more week of questionable British weather – and whether you’ve had more of the fickle patches of sunshine or the random torrential downpours, at the very least we are one week closer to being able to play all those fancy new video games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Vampyr and, um, Dark Souls Remastered, I suppose.Nevertheless, as usual, there’s another weekly list of the best deals from around the internet right here for your perusal. It’s got games in it, it’s got tech in it, it’s got lots of lovely things. Let’s have a…

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This week's best deals: GeForce 1080, PS4 Pro, gaming monitors and more

One more week into May, one more week of questionable British weather – and whether you’ve had more of the fickle patches of sunshine or the random torrential downpours, at the very least we are one week closer to being able to play all those fancy new video games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Vampyr and, um, Dark Souls Remastered, I suppose.Nevertheless, as usual, there’s another weekly list of the best deals from around the internet right here for your perusal. It’s got games in it, it’s got tech in it, it’s got lots of lovely things. Let’s have a…

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Fortnite and PUBG are so big, gaming headset sales are through the roof

Gaming headset sales have skyrocketed – and it’s down to the battle royale craze.The phenomenal popularity of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has seen massive 185 per cent increase in revenue at Turtle Beach, which accounts for nearly 46 per cent of the gaming headset market share.Turtle Beach boss Juergen Stark told Variety battle royale has fuelled a surge in popularity for his company’s headsets – a surge so big it will spend more than $4m this quarter on air-freighting new stock into the US.Read more…

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider cost $75-$100m to make

We know big triple-A video games cost a lot to make, but it’s rare for a video game developer to put a figure – even a roundabout figure – on it. But that’s exactly what Eidos Montreal, maker of the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider, has done.In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Eidos Montreal boss David Anfossi said Shadow of the Tomb Raider cost $75 to $100m to develop, but that’s just production. Slap another $35m on top of that for promotion. So, in total, Square Enix is looking at splashing out up to $135m on the new Tomb Raider.Here’s…

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FIFA 19 Champions League leak comes from an unlikely source

FIFA 19 has the official licence for the Champions League and the Europa League – according to a leak from an unlikely source.Last month, Konami announced its 10-year deal with UEFA would come to an end after this year’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. It means Pro Evolution Soccer’s decade-long run as the exclusive Champions League rights holder for video games is over.The announcement led to speculation that EA Sports had nabbed the Champions League licence for FIFA 19, which is due out later this year. Well, according to a Dutch commentator, EA Sports has done exactly…

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Inti Creates reveals 8-bit Castlevania-a-like Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

Brilliant developer Inti Creates has revealed Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, an 8-bit Castlevania-inspired spin-off of the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. It’s out this month on Switch, 3DS, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, and PC.Inti Creates is an absolute master when it comes to authentically retro-styled action platformers. The team, founded by ten ex-Capcom employees over 20 years ago, already has an impressive back catalogue, including the likes of Mega Man Zero and ZX, Blaster Master Zero, and Mighty Gunvolt Burst. That in itself is enough of a reason to get excited about the prospect of a classic Castlevania-inspired…

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How Blizzard created the Overwatch fandom – and how the fandom left Blizzard behind

If you want to know the difference between an Overwatch fan and a member of the Overwatch fandom, ask them which characters are LGBTQ+. Attentive fans will likely know that Tracer has a girlfriend, Emily, based on a dialogue line she has on a single map and a comic released…

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How Blizzard created the Overwatch fandom – and how the fandom left Blizzard behind

If you want to know the difference between an Overwatch fan and a member of the Overwatch fandom, ask them which characters are LGBTQ+. Attentive fans will likely know that Tracer has a girlfriend, Emily, based on a dialogue line she has on a single map and a comic released separately from the game. It’s less likely, but possible, that they will have seen the Tweet from lead writer Michael Chu and know she was confirmed to be a lesbian specifically. Ask a member of the fandom and they’ll probably have a list. Pharah and Mercy are usually dating, as…

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Sony dates and details this year's PlayStation E3 showcase

Sony has dated and detailed this year’s PlayStation E3 showcase, which begins on Monday, June 11th.More specifically, as outlined in Sony’s announcement post on the PlayStation blog, this year’s proceedings will get underway on Monday, June 11th, at 6pm PT – which equates to 2am on Tuesday June 12th in…

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Laser League review – an instant modern-day multiplayer classic

Forget the name, first off – it’s the only foot developer roll7 really puts wrong in this, the latest from the team behind OlliOlli, and perhaps the studio’s most ambitious project to date. Laser League invites awkward comparisons to Rocket League, and given how this is also a straightforward yet deceptively deep multiplayer experience, it’s too easy to dwell on that. To make that assumption is to miss the point, though, and it sells what roll7’s concocted here more than a little short.This is a game born from the perfect black void of the early 80s arcade, from the rowdy…

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