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Minecraft at 10: a decade of building things and changing lives

As the blocky exploration game and creativity tool reaches its first decade, our games writer – and the father of someone on the autism spectrum – reflects on the impact it has hadHidden away somewhere in my attic is an old Xbox 360 that I’ll never throw away. On its hard drive is a Minecraft save file that contains the first house my oldest son ever built in the game.…

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

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…

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Poll: What Do You Think of RAGE 2?

All the rage or just raging? RAGE 2 has been out for a good few days now, and so naturally we want to know what you lot think of it. The open world shooter was met with good-but-not-great critic reviews and to be totally honest, its arrival doesn’t seem to have made much of a splash, but that’s why poll articles like this one are important! Read the full article…

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Rumour: Next Year's Call of Duty to Be Developed by Treyarch, Black Ops 5 Set in the Cold War

Tension between developers. We don’t even have official confirmation of this year’s Call of Duty entry yet, but the rumour mill is already swirling about what to expect out of the 2020 iteration. According to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, the three studios that hand the franchise over to one another – giving each a three year development time – is to be scrapped next year in favour of Treyarch’s Black Ops…

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THQ Nordic Teases Two New Game Announcements for E3 2019

The return of beloved franchises. Invitations are starting to go out to press concerning E3 2019, asking them to come along to appointments where they can get hands on time with upcoming games. Publisher THQ Nordic is doing exactly that, and in turn, has revealed that it will be announcing two new games at the show. Each appointment a journalist can agree to attend comes with a small description in…

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Unity pulls tweet and blog post as gambling support is called "unethical"

Unity pulls tweet and blog post as gambling support is called "unethical" Video game engine Unity has pulled a tweet and a blog post about upcoming features for gambling games – sparking a debate about the company’s decision to support gambling in the first place.The tweet, now pulled, announced the delivery of 2019.1, the latest version of the popular game development creation technology that includes 300 features, “many of which…

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Console players have yet to defeat The Division 2's first raid – and now the community wants Ubisoft to step in

Console players have yet to defeat The Division 2's first raid – and now the community wants Ubisoft to step in The Division 2 players on console have called on Ubisoft to make changes to the game’s first raid as it remains undefeated two days after launch.The Operation Dark Hours raid was defeated in five hours by a team playing on PC – but no team has managed to defeat…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 272

RAGE 2, anyone? It’s been a busy week here at Push Square Towers, as we’ve been jet-setting around the UK, visiting studios and attending meetings. It’s time for a bit of rest and relaxation, as we kick back with some good ol’ fashioned video games this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor I’ve finally got the swing of Everybody’s Golf VR, and am agonisingly close to recording my first below par 18-hole…

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Mortal Kombat 11 PC to get 60fps option for certain parts of the game

Mortal Kombat 11 PC to get 60fps option for certain parts of the game Mortal Kombat 11 on PC will get a 60fps option for certain parts of the game.In a recent patch notes post on the Mortal Kombat subreddit, a Warner Bros. rep signalled the welcome addition:”Additionally, on the topic of having the certain parts of the game run with a framerate cap of 30fps, we hear you. We’re…

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

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…

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Predator VR pops up for PSVR

Predator VR pops up for PSVR Sony recently announced a surprise Predator video game for PlayStation 4 – but it appears the Sony Predator love-in doesn’t stop there.Trophies for an unannounced Predator VR game popped up on Exophase, a website that specialises in trophy and achievement tracking. A cursory glance at the list reveals trophies named after famous Predator quotes. You get the Sexual Tyrannosaurus trophy, for example, for clearing…

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Final Fantasy 7 patch fixes long-running music bug

Final Fantasy 7 patch fixes long-running music bug Square Enix has issued a patch for Final Fantasy 7 on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One that finally fixes a music bug that’s plagued the game across multiple platforms for years.An annoying looping music glitch that caused background music to restart after the end of each battle was present in prior ports of Final Fantasy 7, and, remarkably, resurfaced when the epic…

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Where video games and ASMR converge

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…

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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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God of War Art Director Has Been Drawing Realistic Smash Bros Characters

At least this take on Sonic looks good. These drawings are rather impressive aren’t they? Raf Grassetti, best known for his work as art director of 2018’s God of War, has been taking a stab at drawing Nintendo characters over on his Instagram account. It’s a very realistic take on members of the Mushroom Kingdom and wider Ninty franchises, and we recommend you check some of them out over on…

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Guide: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled FAQ – Everything You Need to Know

All your questions answered. Everybody’s favourite bandicoot is boosting back onto PlayStation 4 with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It’s right around the corner, and fans will no doubt be gearing up for this supercharged remake of PSone’s beloved CTR. There’s plenty of information to absorb about this chaotic kart racer, so without further ado, let’s go through all we know about Nitro-Fueled. What is the release date for Crash Team…

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Back in 1995 Is a Throwback to PSone Survival Horror, Releasing on PS4 and Vita Next Week

Glorious low res graphics. We all have fond memories of the original Resident Evil and Silent Hill experiences, but developer Throw the Warped Code Out is taking things one step further by releasing a title on PS4 and PS Vita next week that emulates those tense and dramatic survival horror moments. Titled Back in 1995, it looks just like a game straight out of the PSone 32-bit generation. “Explore a…

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Team Sonic Racing Launch Trailer Arrives So Fast It's Early

Now that’s Sonic speed. Launch trailers aren’t just for launch day, you know. Team Sonic Racing arrives on PlayStation 4 in a few days, but that hasn’t stopped SEGA from pushing out the final video for the co-op kart racer in advance. You can watch it above. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our review of the game. We had a lot of fun with it; the…

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