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Minecraft might be the biggest-selling video game of all time now

Microsoft has already revealed Minecraft Earth and shared a wonderful new map featuring a huge interactive museum themed around the game’s first decade, but the celebrations for Minecraft’s 10-year anniversary aren’t over yet. Mojang has now confirmed the title has now sold 176 million copies, probably making it the biggest-selling game of all time.In a post on Microsoft’s official website, Minecraft’s creative director Saxs Persson casually revealed that the game…

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Rage 2 tech analysis: is 1080p60 the best use for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro?

Rage 2 arrives on consoles slathered in hot pink highlights, mutant entrails and the fingerprints of a new development team. Avalanche Studios picks up the series’ reigns, joining id Software to create something rather unique – a fast-paced first-person shooter combined with a large open world. From my perspective, it’s a special experience and the dual-studio collaboration pays off handsomely – but the technical decisions behind the game are intriguing,…

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Where video games and ASMR converge

It’s 2019 and relaxing is near impossible. There’s debt, soul-crushing jobs that we hate, and that one jerk who wakes up at 4am to mow his lawn. How the hell is anyone supposed to relax in this day and age?For me, the answer used to be video games. After a gruelling day of being a child and feeling the pressure of society on my little shoulders, the thought of getting…

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Best PS4 and Xbox One games deals

The May sales are in full force and there’s plenty of great games deals to get stuck into right now. Lets take a look at the best Xbox One and PlayStation 4 titles on sale. First up, the wonderful Kingdom Hearts 3 has been reduced down to £19.99 at Argos on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – saving you a not too shabby 28 per cent. Shoot ’em up…

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Team Sonic Racing review – a smart spin on the character kart formula

Here’s hyperbole for you. Just as Sonic Mania saw a group of talented fans going wild with Sega’s icon to create something as good as, if not better than the very best 2D Sonic games, then the enthusiasts at Sumo Digital have worked similar magic here. Not that it’s saying particularly much, but this might well be the best 3D Sonic in a generation or two.Maybe that shouldn’t come as…

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Rage 2 review – sparkling combat is let down by a hollow open world

For all its promise of anarchic mayhem and its striking punk palette, Rage 2 is a surprisingly vanilla experience. Though on paper it delivers a lot of the contemporary triple-A features we’ve come to expect – meaty combat, open-world exploration, sassy (if occasionally grossly stereotypical) NPCs that offer secrets and side missions, unlockable fast travel, and a perfectly serviceable, if somewhat derivative, post-apocalyptic story – it sometimes feels as though…

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is now just £30 on Xbox One

Picking up a copy of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice feels like a significant investment. Even if you can bob and weave your way through Sen’s Fortress or swiftly dispatch Father Gascoigne in Bloodborne, you know many deaths and mistakes await in Miyazaki’s latest.So, what better way to take the sting out of that upcoming barrage of punishment than to save a bit of cash on the game in the first…

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey's 'best' ending is its weakest

This piece contains spoilers for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The main quest of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey isn’t really about fighting an evil cult. It’s not even about settling the fate of the Greek world, though, hey, if you’re passing through why not sort that out yeah? Odyssey is a tale of family. Its title evokes the tale of Odysseus trying to return home, and so too is Kassandra. (Oh please, like…

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Where is our Rage 2 review?

The review embargo for Rage 2 has just lifted, and you’ll likely be seeing pieces from other sites going live around about now. Unfortunately, we only received code this morning, a handful of hours before the embargo, so we’ll be unable to bring you our own review until later this week. It’s a slightly frustrating state of affairs, though not exactly a new one. You might recall a handful of…

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