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Newly discovered The Division 2 easter egg points to Viking-themed next Assassin's Creed

An easter egg recently uncovered in Ubisoft’s latest online shooter The Division 2 has ignited speculation that the next Assassin’s Creed game may well have a Viking theme.The easter egg in question can be found in The Division 2’s Potomac Event Center, and keen-eyed visitors (as initially detailed by user…

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The Division 2 Update 1.05 Patch Notes Reveal Changes to Weapons, Skills, Loot, and Enemy Damage

A lengthy list of tweaks.The Division 2’s 1.05 update deployed earlier today alongside the game’s first big content drop, and now we’ve got our hands on the official patch notes. As previously reported, there are a bunch of weapon buffs and nerfs, while skill mods have been overhauled along with…

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It Sounds Like the Next Assassin's Creed Will Be All About Vikings

Kick axe.Just the other day, players found what seemed to be a teaser for the next Assassin’s Creed game inside The Division 2. There’s a poster that advertises an opera called ‘Valhalla’ (a hall that welcomes warriors who die in battle in Norse mythology), and it features a character clad…

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Super Meat Boy Forever delayed, now launching "not too far after April"

Team Meat has announced that its upcoming Super Meat Boy Forever will no longer make its originally anticipated April 2019 release window, but says it “doesn’t expect too long of a delay”.Super Meat Boy Forever was initially announced all the way back in 2014, and was originally intended to be…

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Warframe's expansive Plains of Eidolon "remaster" out now on PC, on consoles soon

Digital Extremes has just released a major overhaul of Warframe’s gorgeous, but imperfect, Plains of Eidolon area on PC, further beautifying its already stunning vistas, adding new enemies and activities, plus a whole lot more.Plains of Eidolon – Warframe’s first foray into open-world design – initially released on PC in…

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World War Z Goes In-Depth with Rockstar Inspired Overview Trailer

There’s that commentary.World War Z is less than two weeks away from release now, but it’s not up until now that we’ve really had a solid idea of how the game is structured or how it plays outside of its co-op capabilities. With a new trailer that wouldn’t look so…

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The Division 2's Battle for D.C. Content Update and Patch Is Live

Fighting the good fight.Today’s the day, agents! The Division 2’s first big content drop, Battle for D.C., is now live on PlayStation 4 following a few hours of maintenance. The update adds a new Black Tusk stronghold, Tidal Basin, and World Tier 5, bringing an extra layer of difficulty to…

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Naughty! RAGE 2 Cheat Code Unlocks Cockney Geezer Danny Dyer as a Gameplay Commentator

You’re ‘avin’ a larf.Fair warning: the trailer above contains some strong language. Get a pair of headphones, you muppet!RAGE 2 just shot up our most wanted list. Why? Because the man himself, cockney actor Danny Dyer, in all of his cheeky glory, has given his voice to the upcoming open…

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How does the original Borderlands hold up today?

Oh dear loot shooters, how you’ve grown. We’ve had two Destiny games, two Divisions from Tom Clancy, Warframe is still going strong and even BioWare’s had a nibble with the divisive Anthem. Nowadays this is a sub-genre with well-defined rituals, core loops, challenges and, of course, highly involved loot systems. The loot shooter is such a known quantity, in fact, that it’s easy to forget how much it owes to Borderlands. The first instalment of the rambunctious franchise burst onto our screens in October 2009, just a whisker shy of five years before Bungie’s Destiny. At the time I remember…

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How does the original Borderlands hold up today?

Oh dear loot shooters, how you’ve grown. We’ve had two Destiny games, two Divisions from Tom Clancy, Warframe is still going strong and even BioWare’s had a nibble with the divisive Anthem. Nowadays this is a sub-genre with well-defined rituals, core loops, challenges and, of course, highly involved loot systems.…

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Soapbox: Sony's Done an Outstanding Job with PSVR

Credit where credit’s due.I remember prior to the release of PlayStation VR there was a lot of chatter on this site in particular that Sony would scrap the headset like previous platforms should it fall short of expectations. To be fair, the organisation’s track record isn’t great: the EyeToy was…

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God of War Adds to Trophy Haul by Sweeping the BAFTAs

Red Dead Redemption 2 goes home empty handed.God of War rounded out its impressive trophy haul by sweeping the BAFTAs, securing an eye-watering five awards on the evening. Sony Santa Monica’s epic PlayStation 4 exclusive scored for Best Music, Best Narrative, and Audio Achievement. Meanwhile, voice actor Jeremy Davies took…

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Ubisoft says no more physical toys for Starlink following lower-than-expected sales

Ahead of Starlink: Battle For Atlas’ big free Spring update, coming later this month, Ubisoft has confirmed that it won’t be releasing any more physical toys for the game, due to lower-than-expected sales.When Starlink was first announced during E3 2017, Starlink’s big gimmick was its accompanying range of real-life plastic…

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Fab tabletop-RPG roguelike For The King gets a May release date on consoles

Developer IronOak Games’ delightful tabletop-RPG-meets-digital-board-game For The King is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch this May.For the King initially launched on PC last April, following an extended early access development period, and has been expanded with numerous free DLC updates since then. It’s received new nautical-themed escapades,…

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Indie Anti-Gravity Racer Formula Fusion Changes Name to Pacer, Comes to PS4 in 2019

Pace yourself.Formula Fusion has been the name of R8 Games’ WipEout-esque racing game for years, but the studio has made the decision to change the title altogether. Now called Pacer, the anti-gravity racer is still a work in progress, but as you can see from the new trailer, it’s shaping…

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BioWare's Casey Hudson tells staff that solving studio's problems is "top priority"

Following a damning report on BioWare’s company culture earlier this week, studio general manager Casey Hudson has written to all staff acknowledging the problems outlined in the article, promising that “it’s our top priority to continue working to solve them”.According to the initial investigation by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, many BioWare…

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Sony details 3dRudder foot-based motion controller for PSVR, out in June

If you’ve been enjoying your time with PSVR but remain disappointed by the lack of foot-based motion-control peripherals with which to wobble and jiggle your way to success, you might be interested to learn more about the officially-licensed 3dRudder, coming to PS4 in June.The device (which has actually be available…

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Snooker 19 Sinks a 17th April Launch Date Ahead of the Worlds

147 heaven.Ripstone Games is chalking up Snooker 19 for release ahead of the Betfred World Championships at the “world famous” Crucible this coming 19th April. Available to pre-order both physically and digitally now – with an added 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus members purchasing through the PlayStation Store…

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Swindle dev's Ben and Dan Adventures will continue in new game Lair of the Clockwork God

The Ben and Dan Adventures will continue this summer, on PC and consoles, in a brand new game called Lair of the Clockwork God.Ben and Dan Adventures refers to a series of games made by Size Five Games, which you might know better for The Swindle, a 2015 against-the-clock, side-on,…

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Fans Are Freakin' Out As Ape Escape's Website Just Updated

Anniversary approaching.Sony has no shortage of dormant intellectual properties these days, but we reckon Ape Escape would sit somewhere near to the top of fans’ most requested list. The last mainline entry in the series launched almost 15 years ago on the PlayStation 2, while there have been various spin-offs…

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Patch 1.20 Adds Custom Gear Loadouts, Support for Next DLC, and More

Atlantis beckons.A new update is available to download for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.20 is around 4.4GB in size, and it’s mainly being deployed in order to add support for the title’s next DLC, The Fate of Atlantis. The first episode of which, Fields of Elysium, is…

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Hob's clockwork world is beautiful and bittersweet

The world is under threat in plenty of video games. In Hob, the world is broken, a vast mechanism that has been gummed up and misaligned. Your job is to save it by fixing it, wielding a sword that looks like a key and tinkering with locks and escapements and cogs and gears, realigning, repositioning, sliding crucial pieces back into place.There is a thing out there in the world these days called lock sports: people love locks and keys and spend their spare time learning how to mess with them, how to play with tumblers and get the pins bouncing.…

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Hob's clockwork world is beautiful and bittersweet

The world is under threat in plenty of video games. In Hob, the world is broken, a vast mechanism that has been gummed up and misaligned. Your job is to save it by fixing it, wielding a sword that looks like a key and tinkering with locks and escapements and…

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Hands (and head) on with all the big upcoming PSVR releases for 2019

Before last week, I’d never been to New York but, as I wandered its streets and stared at its sights, it certainly felt like I had. New York is a city I’ve visited countless times in video games past. It’s a place I associate with characters like Max Payne, the…

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Everybody's Golf VR's Caddies Will Feed You Chocolates

Malteaser trailer.Everybody’s Golf VR is a perfect fit for PlayStation VR, and yet it’s also unlike previous entries in the series. Played from a first-person perspective with either a PlayStation Move motion controller or DualShock 4, this instalment will do away with the familiar click-click-click action of old, favouring a…

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Apex Legends reportedly wiping player progress after latest update

UPDATE: Respawn has issued a fix for today’s Apex Legends 1.1 update, remedying instances where players were logging on to discover all their account progress seemingly reset.As explained in an official thread on the Apex Legends’ subreddit, today’s 1.1 update inadvertently moved players to servers “that didn’t have their persistence”,…

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Review: Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs – A Short But Competent Adaptation to PSVR

Two pigs with one bird.Angry Birds was a massive hit when it launched on mobile devices several years ago, and since then it has spawned many different spinoff titles, such as Star Wars, Transformers, Rio, etc. The latest of which, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, is a virtual reality…

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Hands On: Trying To Be a 100% Actual Human in Speaking Simulator

Bringing new meaning to swallowing your tongue.Nestled in an out-of-the-way corner of PAX East hid a curious little booth. A papier-mâché human head with an alarmingly long tongue signified the booth for Australian developer Affable Games’ Speaking Simulator. It was such a bizarre booth setup that our curiosity was certainly…

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Battlefield 5 introduces premium currency tomorrow

It’s been five months since Battlefield 5 first emerged on store shelves, but one thing that’s been conspicuously absent ever since is premium currency. This will not be the case for much longer, as Battlefield 5 is finally introducing paid currency tomorrow. With the inspiring name of… Battlefield Currency, the…

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R-Type Final 2 is real and very much not a joke

Apologies for being slow to this – it’s partly because I still can’t believe it’s real. Some 16 years after the last proper game, an R-Type has been announced, courtesy of Granzella – a developer composed of various alumni of Irem, the developer behind the original and much-loved side-scrolling shmup…

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Devil May Cry 5's Bloody Palace is the perfect counterpoint to Sekiro

Some things just go perfectly together, even if they’re so very different. Strawberries and black pepper. Bacon and syrup. Watermelon and feta. Okay, I haven’t tried that last one, but I’m told it works. Sekiro and Devil May Cry 5 have a fair few similarities – they’re both early contenders for game of the year, and both products of Japanese developers at the top of their game – but they come from opposing ends of the action spectrum. Sekiro, as you may well know, updates the long neglected Tenchu formula, demanding patience, exquisite timing and controlled bursts of aggression. Devil…

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Devil May Cry 5's Bloody Palace is the perfect counterpoint to Sekiro

Some things just go perfectly together, even if they’re so very different. Strawberries and black pepper. Bacon and syrup. Watermelon and feta. Okay, I haven’t tried that last one, but I’m told it works. Sekiro and Devil May Cry 5 have a fair few similarities – they’re both early contenders…

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The five best things we played at PAX East

Last week, Aoife and I flew out to PAX East (which is run by Eurogamer’s parent company ReedPOP) to sample some lobster and play some video games, although not necessarily in that order (they were interspersed). Since this is Eurogamer and not Eurocrustacean, here are the five best games we played at PAX East and not the five best times we ate lobster in Boston. Rad is a new project from Double Fine that’s all about being a teenager with a baseball bat in the post-post apocalypse. With humanity having suffered not one but two cataclysmic events, you might think…

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Borderlands 3 PC is an Epic Games store exclusive until April 2020

As expected, Borderlands 3 comes out on 13th September 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – and the PC version does indeed launch on the Epic Games store exclusively for six months.The video below announces the release date and carries the Epic Games store logo, as had been…

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Borderlands 3 Release Date Confirmed, Gameplay Reveal Teased for Next Month

New trailer released.Not that it’s any sort of secret anymore, but Gearbox has finally confirmed the release date for Borderlands 3. As expected, the cel-shaded shooter will launch on 13th September 2019. There’s a new trailer to watch too, if you fancy.In the above tweet, the studio also teases that…

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A Plague Tale: Innocence Goes Gold Ahead of Release on PS4 Next Month

Vive la France.We’ve been keeping a watchful eye on A Plague Tale: Innocence, the bleak adventure game set in 14th century France. Developer Asobo Studio looks to have crafted something quite unique, with a relentless swarm of plague-carrying rats and enemy soldiers to avoid as you guide Amicia and her…

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Borderlands 3's Box Art Goes Biblical in Brilliant Fashion

Your lovin’ is Bible.Borderlands has always had good box art, but you’ve got to give the Borderlands 3 cover a hearty round of applause. As with everything else pertaining to this long-awaited sequel, it’s already leaked online, with renowned Twitter bot Wario64 sharing it on his account. It basically depicts…

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Mortal Kombat 11 custom variation scaled back for online ranked play

Mortal Kombat 11 will scale back the custom variation system for online ranked play.As part of the Game Informer Mortal Kombat 11 cover reveal, developer NetherRealm confirmed each character will have at least two pre-built variations for use at tournaments and in online ranked play.Mortal Kombat 11’s custom variation system…

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice releases on Switch next week

Soon you’ll be able to willingly experience some nightmares in bed, as Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is releasing on Switch next week.Originally announced for the platform back in February, Ninja Theory has now unveiled the port will be available on 11th April. It’s due to cost £24.99 and will be a…

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The Sega Mega Drive for connoisseurs: Analogue Mega Sg review

Sega’s retro reboot is no mere gimmick. It’s a joyous gift to make you a child again – but with all of 2019’s HD trimmingsThose…

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Everybody's Golf VR Will Swing to PSVR on 21st May

Nice shot.Crikey, the upcoming slate of PlayStation VR software looks utterly superb, doesn’t it? We can’t wait for the likes of Iron Man VR and Blood & Truth, but there’s another Sony published title that we’re itching to play. That is, of course, Everybody’s Golf VR – an adaptation of…

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Hands On: Beyond Blue Helps Bring BBC's Nature Series To Gaming

Da-Ba-Dee, Da-Ba-Die.Scattered among all of the big titles at PAX East 2019 is a veritable treasure-trove of indie games. One of the titles that grabs our attention right away is an aquatic adventure title, Beyond Blue, from E-Line Media, the team behind the absolutely wonderful Never Alone. A game that…

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Review: MLB The Show 19 – Sony's Flagship Sports Series Keeps Getting Better

The Bryce is right.With no competition and an unexciting elevator pitch , we were ready to pinch hit on MLB The Show 19 until next year’s instalment. Long-time fans of this franchise will know not to sleep on developer Sony San Diego, though, as the studio tends to throw acclaimed…

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BioWare admits there's "room to improve" after new report reveals worrying impact of crunch during troubled development of Anthem

BioWare has said it’s looking at ways to improve the studio’s culture after a new report revealed worrying crunch issues during the troubled development of Anthem.According to Kotaku, many BioWare staff members suffered brutal crunch during the development of Anthem, which was critically panned upon launch earlier this year.BioWare is…

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Iron Man VR Looks Sick, Is a Full Game with a Deep Sandbox and Story

Stark stuff.Last week’s trailer for Iron Man VR did not paint the game in the best possible light, but as soon as we learned that it’s a collaboration between Sony and Marvel Games – the same fruitful partnership which ultimately resulted in last year’s Marvel’s Spider-Man – we knew that…

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Painterly PS4 Exclusive Concrete Genie Has Not One, But Two PSVR Modes

Different strokes.Concrete Genie might be one of Sony’s lesser known PlayStation 4 exclusives, but it’s looking really rather good. Though it’s been in development for a long time, we’re starting to understand why that is as the publisher is slowly revealing more about the colourful adventure title. On PlayStation Blog…

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Devil May Cry 5 patch pulls lens flare butt cover-up on PS4 – but not in Europe

It’s another puzzling situation for Devil May Cry 5, this time for European PlayStation 4 users.MILD SPOILERS FOR DEVIL MAY CRY 5 AHEAD.Capcom issued an update for the game that adds the Bloody Palace mode, and with it pulled the lens flare butt cover-up that was included with the 18-rated…

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You Won't Get a Game Over for Failing Missions in Cyberpunk 2077

Now that’s role-playing.It sounds like Cyberpunk 2077 is taking its role-playing very seriously, as a recent developer interview on German site GameStar (thanks Reddit for the translation) reveals an interesting detail regarding mission design.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Auditioning with live ammo in Obsidian's The Outer Worlds PAX demo

Obsidian Entertainment demoed sci-fi role-playing game The Outer Worlds live at PAX East over the weekend.A 20-minute demo, narrated by an Obsidian panel (co-game directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky; narrative designer Megan Starks; and lead designer Charles Staples), showed us the kind of city-based escapades we’ll find ourselves in.In…

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The voice of NBA Jam is a Rage 2 pre-order bonus

If you played NBA Jam back in the early 90s, as I did, you’ll instantly recognise the voice of Tim Kitzrow.Kitzrow’s bellowed basketball commentary became synonymous with NBA Jam, his “he’s on fire!” and “BOOMSHAKALAKA!” lines iconic for a generation of video game players. Here’s how it looked:Now, 25 years…

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Xbox One deals roundup: Spyro, Crash and titles under £10

Spring’s finally here, and in its wake the games deals have started to trickle in. Whether you’re looking for Lego dinosaurs or fancy being a berserk marsupial, we’ve got you covered. Lets take a look at early April’s best Xbox One games deals – including a title or two for under £10. First up, the big games. Adorable purple dragon jaunt Spyro Reignited Trilogy is down to £17.85 at Base, while the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is £19.85 over at the same retailer. Additionally, Lara’s latest outing Shadow of The Tomb Raider has crept down to under £20 at…

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Pre-owned game sales are in freefall in the UK

Pre-owned video game sales are in freefall in the UK, according to a new report.Ukie – the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry – released new data today revealing pre-owned software sales were down 30.8 per cent year-on-year in the UK, from a value of £98.2m…

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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is getting new Alcatraz-inspired Blackout map tomorrow

Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, AKA Blackout, is getting a brand-new map on April 2nd, and it’s inspired by everybody’s favourite San Franciscan prison island, Alcatraz.It is, in fact, named after Alcatraz too, and Activision has offered a first look at the map’s correctional ambience by…

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Guide: New PS4 Games Releasing in April 2019

Every upcoming PlayStation 4 release date in April 2019.What new PS4 games are releasing in April 2019? It’s a slightly quieter month on the PlayStation 4 this time, but there are two big titles waiting at the end of it: Days Gone and Mortal Kombat 11. The former is the…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Gets an All-New Blackout Map, Launching Tomorrow for Free

Take no prisoners.Here’s some fairly big news that isn’t an April Fools gag: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is getting a brand new map for Battle Royale mode Blackout, and it’s releasing tomorrow for free. Set on Alcatraz island, you can get a taste of what’s to come in…

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Hands On: Can Crash Team Racing Compete with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

We go head-to-head in Activision’s remaster.Crash Bandicoot’s re-emergence has been one of the highlights of the PlayStation 4 era, with Sony’s former mascot now very much a part of the mainstream gaming furniture again. With the PSone’s seminal Crash Team Racing representing one of the few times the Mario Kart…

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Battlefield 5 for under £20 and more PS4 game deals

The hour has moved forward and the very first hints of spring are emerging. Stick with us for the best PlayStation 4 games deals we’ve dug up for the start of April, including titles big, small and definitely cursed. Let’s begin with this week’s big-hitter price drops. World War 2…

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State of play: 3 things we learned at 2019's Game Developers Conference

From Steam’s weakening monopoly to the tyranny of sales figures, the same game-changing issues were highlighted by leading figures in an industry teetering on transformationNever…

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Sega Mega Drive Mini retro console arrives in September

Following similar consoles from Nintendo and Sony, Sega is bringing its 1990s Mega Drive back with 40 games, including SonicSega has announced a release date…

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Dangerous Driving represents the road not taken by Burnout 4

Dangerous Driving is Burnout, but what kind of Burnout is it? This question shouldn’t be easy to answer because, like Tetris, Burnout is one of those games that was always, secretly, reworking itself. Burnout 3 introduced takedowns, for example, the ability to strike a rival once you had crashed, steering your own wreckage through the thick, sparking air for fun and profit. Burnout 4 took that idea and turned it into traffic-checking, which meant that any cars you hit that were travelling the same way as you would suddenly begin to bounce down the road, taking out anything and everything…

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