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State of Decay 2: Xbox One X looks better than S – but frame-rate is lower

Exclusive to Xbox One and PC, State of Decay 2 blends four-player online co-op with a well-worn zombie apocalypse setting – and the concept is sound. Survival is the name of the game: you explore a seamless, open area for weapons and items, claim safehouses, and scout new spots for your community of survivors to migrate to. It expands on the original’s ideas, but the technology behind it gets a full reset this time. Built on Unreal Engine 4, State of Decay 2 abandons the CryEngine 3.1 of the original game – perhaps partially explaining the five-year development time. It’s…

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Microtransactions, battle royale and Wake Island – the Battlefield V interview

Well, who would have thought it. There’s a new Battlefield game coming out this year, and it uses World War 2 as a backdrop for DICE’s chaotic multiplayer sandbox, while also folding in features such as a new co-op mode and character customisation – both of which were the focus point for the reveal trailer – and doing away with the series’ long-standing premium pass. Shortly after yesterday’s reveal event, I got the chance to sit down briefly with DICE’s creative director Lars Gustavsson, a long-standing member of the team and part of the franchise since its very beginning, to…

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Nintendo Switch consoles for £240 and more in TheGameCollection's sale

Up-and-coming online retailer of video games and pop culture stuff, TheGameCollection, has made a habit of hosting a monthly range of discounts dubbed as Pay Day Price Drops. Despite the fact it’s not technically pay day for everyone, it’s certainly not a bunch of discounts to scoff at.Perhaps the biggest price drop to be found in this month’s batch of Pay Day Price Drops is the Neon version of the Nintendo Switch console, which is down to £239.95 while stock lasts. That’s one of the biggest discounts on a Switch console since launch, so I’d expect stock to dry up…

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Battlefield V Tiger 1 tank

EA have taken attention to detail to a new level with Battlefield 5;  as so they should and no doubt had to. Games are upping their games so fast, developers have to put even more into their games to make them stand out from the crowd. EA spare no expense or resources in achieving this. It’s even more important when you have to maintain the standards of a sixteen year…

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Two and a half glorious minutes of Battlefield V

Two and a half glorious minutes of Battlefield V. Here it is, fresh from EA, the first official Battlefield v trailer. The colour, the detail in motion, the action, the gritty realism, the smoke, the blood, the violence. It’s all there enticing you to pre-order. I had to watch it twice to take it all in. If they can keep those levels of crisp detail with all that action going…

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Lonely worlds: gaining insight when surrounded by nothing

One of the most frustrating endings I’ve ever witnessed belongs to the excellent film A Separation, by Asghar Farhadi. The film’s about a couple’s pending divorce, their struggles navigating through adjusted lives and multiple court appointments, and it ends with their young daughter choosing which parent she wants to stay with. I can’t say any more, but I can say that the frustration I felt was topped two years ago when The Witness was released, which took hours and hours (and hours) from many of us, giving us the job of deciphering mundane-looking line puzzles. There’s absolutely no doubt about…

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Red Dead Redemption down to £8.24 in this week's Xbox Deals with Gold

If you’re an Xbox owner that is currently struggling with the five-month wait for Red Dead Redemption 2, you can run the risk of treating yourself to the original RDR and spoiling your proverbial dinner later in the year. That said, a copy of Red Dead Redemption – which is not only backwards compatible, but enhanced in 4K for Xbox One X as well – for less than £9 is hard to pass up.Red Dead is down to £8.24 at the moment, while the Undead Nightmare DLC pack will set you back another £6.75. Worth it just for that Bigfoot…

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How gamers with disabilities shaped the Microsoft Adaptive Controller

Solomon Romney was 15 when he realised video games had finally beaten him. Born with no fingers on his left hand, he’d managed just fine through the 1980s, hanging out in the arcades, benefiting from the limited inputs of those classic coin-ops with their one-stick-two-button set-ups. “My dad was a late night talk show host so I didn’t spend much time with him,” he explains. “But gaming was something we had. We’d go to the movies, then we’d go to arcades. That was where I was happiest, that was where I realised gaming was an empowering activity. It’s always been…

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This week's best deals: 4K TVs, PS4 Slim bundles, PC discounts and more

It’s been an emotionally charged week here at the Eurogamer office, as we said goodbye to a now-unnamed video producer. All things change in time, however, and the same is true for the weird, wonderful and occasionally troubling world of gaming deals. All of which is to say – hey, it’s time for another roundup of the week’s best deals.As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started.This week’s GOG sale…

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