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Hello Games teases No Man’s Sky’s Origins update, out next week

Space exploration sim No Man’s Sky is expanding once more, with developer Hello Games now teasing its mysterious new Origins update, due to arrive on PC and consoles next week. There’s little in the way of specifics regarding the update at present, but Hello Games calls it “the beginning of something new, as No Man’s […]

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Ubisoft is bringing Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell to VR

In news both theoretically exciting and so detail-deficient it barely constitutes news, Ubisoft has announced it’ll be bringing its Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed franchises to VR. Ubisoft made the reveal as part of Facebook’s VR event earlier this week (where it was promptly superseded by other, considerably more substantial bits of news, hence why […]

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Bloodborne’s cut Great One Beast boss is now playable again thanks to new mod

Bloodborne fans have been tirelessly uncovering cut content inside developer From Software’s code, an absolute mountain of it in fact, since launch in 2015; and now one of these excised treats – the fearsome Great One Beast boss – has been made playable in a new mod. The Great One Beast is a cut boss […]

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As Far As The Eye is a thoughtful, soothing spin on turn-based strategy

Strategy is a staid and somewhat static genre, so it’s always a pleasure to see something come along and jumble it up a bit. As Far As The Eye is a strategy game – it’s about planting a base and gathering resources – but it’s a nomadic one, a Roguelike, and it’s largely pacifist, based […]

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This is how Xbox Series S backwards compatibility really works

While Microsoft has been very forthcoming about how backwards compatibility is going to work with Xbox Series X, it hasn’t been quite so clear in how the smaller, cheaper Series S console works in running games from prior Xbox generations. Last week, I had the chance to talk with the developers of the hardware and […]

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Treyarch deliberately buffed sniper rifles for the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha

If you, like me, have been playing the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha on PlayStation 4 this weekend, you may have noticed sniper rifles are pretty handy. I spent most of yesterday evening playing the alpha, getting a feel for the multiplayer portion of the game, its weapons and potential loadouts, and […]

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Amid PS5 pre-order chaos, scalpers are selling consoles with huge markups

Perhaps it was inevitable: pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 have been a bit of a mess – and scalpers are taking advantage. Pre-orders for the PS5 went live late on Wednesday night UK time – before Sony had officially announced they had begun. This sparked a scramble from those desperately trying to secure their pre-order. […]