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The GOG ‘We Love Games’ sale is now live

By Grace Curtis, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:50 GMT GOG are celebrating Valentine’s day with a romantically infused ‘Games We Love’ sale, which includes their biggest ever discount on the Witcher 3. The iconic slash n’ cast RPG is down 80% to just $9.99 for the Game of the Year edition. Cyberpunk 2077 is also down a tidy 10% to $53.99. If you’ve ever wanted to sample the meatiest games in CD Projekt’s catalogue, now’s your chance. Mixed in with the regular titles is an interesting little curio: the Commander Keen Complete Pack. Commander Keen is a classic id Software series that…

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Pokemon Go maker Niantic launches initiative to help Black game developers

Studios accepted into the program will receive five months of assistance. The developer of mobile title Pokemon Go, Niantic, is rolling out a scheme to support Black game developers.The Black Developers Initiative is a brand new effort by the studio, with the promise of people who are selected receiving five months of funding, mentorship and development support from Niantic’s “leaders” with the aim of completing a playable prototype of their game. The first team to be welcomed into the Black Developers Initiative is Wicked Saints, with its project World Reborn.The studio is looking to work with similar titles to its…

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The next free game on the Epic Store is… Torchlight 2!

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:04 GMT Epic’s second last free game is here, and as predicted, it’s the 2012 action-RPG Torchlight 2. Log into the Epic Store any time between now and 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm GMT tomorrow to download the game. You can also get the original Torchlight for half price on Epic and Steam. Download Torchlight 2 on the Epic Store Your quest, if you choose to accept it, is to pick from one of the four character classes and go plunging into a warren of randomly generated dungeons, battling monsters, building experience,…

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Secretlab are still offering discounts on their great big gamer chairs

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:33 GMT Let’s do a little experiment. Flex your shoulders back and count how many times your spine goes pop. Personally I’d put it at somewhere between fifteen and thirty, but that’s just me. Maybe it’s time to invest in a better chair – like those gigantic cushioned thrones they sell at Secretlab, which are currently on sale. This offer is actually a holdover from the Christmas sale, which has morphed into an end of year thing, meaning there’s still a few days left to place an order if your lower back is starting…

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Monster Hunter film director inspired by Metal Gear crossover

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 16:32 GMT The movie is set to launch later this month. The director of the upcoming Monster Hunter film, Paul WS Anderson, has said that the movie is inspired by Konami’s Metal Gear Solid franchise.Speaking on a recent Capcom USA Twitch stream, the director said that the decision to make the film’s protagonist – played by Milla Jovovich – a member of the military was the Hunting Quests side missions for PlayStation Portable title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. In this release, protagonist Snake has to first creatures such as Rathalos and Tigrex…

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Sony launches Black Friday sale on PSN

By Grace Curtis, Friday, 20 November 2020 19:31 GMT While the mad story of the PS5 launch continues to twist in bizarre directions – the latest development involving, among other things, a box of catfood – PlayStation fans can at least take comfort in a good old fashioned bargain. Black Friday has officially begun on the PlayStation Network, boasting discounts of up to 70% off on selected downloads.A few of the year’s top games are in the mix: The Last of Us Part 2 is going for $30, DOOM Eternal for just $20. It’s a comprehensive list, though PlayStation Plus subscribers should…

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Yakuza producer wants “to get involved” with a “completely different” Sonic the Hedgehog game

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio producer Daisuke Sato has stated that he’d “like to get involved” with a Sonic the Hedgehog game that would have a “completely different” feel to other games in the series.Ahead of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary in 2021, SEGA has conducted an interview with long-time Yakuza producer and Binary Domain director, Daisuke Sato.The developer was asked which non-Yakuza SEGA IP he would most like to get his hands on, given the opportunity – and his response was quite a surprise.“It’s an IP that I haven’t come to before. In the sense that I want to try…

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Demon’s Souls gameplay video shows off the lands of Stonefang

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 29 October 2020 13:34 GMT A new look at Demon’s Souls on PS5 shows off bosses, locales, and more. In this new gameplay video for Demon’s Souls, you get a look at the lands of Stonefang, which is one of the five realms in the game. The previous trailer showcased gameplay from the beginning of the game, in this one, you get a look at the various tunnels and molten areas of the environment which look rather precarious. Returning players will also remember some of the enemies in the area such as the Armored Spider and Flamelurker,…

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Sea of Thieves, Hunt: Showdown, and Warhammer: Chaosbane are free to play with Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:03 GMT Starting today, you can play three games for free with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.Microsoft is offering three games to play for free this weekend with Gold: Sea of Thieves, Hunt: Showdown, and Warhammer: Chaosbane.In Hunt: Showdown, you will not only be battling monsters but other players as well in the Louisiana swamps as a bounty hunter. The game was recently updated with a new solo PvE mode called Trials which let you complete challenges and earn new rewards.Warhammer: Chaosbane finds you battling Chaos hordes in a world…

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Crysis Remastered tech trailer shows the original compared to 8K visuals

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 20:38 GMT Crytek has today released a new tech trailer demonstrating the visual upgrades and optimizations featured in Crysis Remastered.The Crysis Remastered video you will see shows footage of the original in comparison to the remastered version, displaying in 8K.Crysis Remastered takes advantage of current generation hardware and technology advances to include a range of visual features such as ray tracing, global illumination (SVOGI), rippling caustics, up to 8K textures, including an 8K Nanosuit, enhanced particle and explosion effects, and more.Earlier this month, Crytek revealed the minimum and recommended PC specs, and they are…

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2: where to find all alien plushies and unlock secret Roswell Alien skater

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 has a handful of secret unlockable skaters for you to get your hands on, but it’s the secret Roswell Alien that’s the hardest to get hold of.Once you unlock the Roswell Alien you’ll be able to play as it, and it comes with its own deck and special moves including Warp Speed, Beam Me Up and Telekickflipsis. It also comes with fully maxed out stats.In order to unlock the Roswell Alien you’ll need to collect all the alien plushies in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. There are 19 in total, with…

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Research or make a coat out of a Legendary Gator this week in Red Dead Online

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 17:29 GMT Hey Naturalists, there is a new Legendary animal in town this week in Red Dead Online. Head outside of Saint Denis this week and find the Legendary Banded Gator this week in Red Dead Online. Harriet has heard the creature has a taste for “human flesh” so it’s best to stay as far away as possible while trying to tranquilize and research the creature. The new Sighting Mission is available for Naturalists at Rank 5 and above.You can choose to sedate it for Harriet, or just shoot the thing and bring…

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Sega is releasing a new game starring Hatsune Miku

By Cian Maher, Sunday, 23 August 2020 22:44 GMT Sega is launching a mobile rhythm game starring Hatsune Miku in Japan on September 30. The news comes from Player Powers, where a report on the the game was recently published. It’s called Project Sekai and it’s a rhythm game being developed collaboratively by a variety of studios, including Craft Egg, which is known for the popular Bang Dream series.Set in Shibuya, Tokyo, the game sees its protagonist – Hoshino Ichika – encounter virtual musician Hatsune Miku on a television while wandering the streets. After making her way home, she discovers…

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WB Games Montreal posts another teaser for its possible Batman game

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 16:40 GMT WB Games Montreal has posted yet another teaser for its possible Batman game.This is the second teaser in as many days for what is presumed to be a new Batman game from the studio.Yesterday’s tease was centered on the word Redacted, which took folks to the website r3dakt3d.comToday, a tweet asking folks to enter the code 761 on the website appeared, and when you do, well, it just tells you to come back tomorrow, August 19, and a gif pops up saying “One Step Closer.” INPUT 01 MISSING. REFER TO ATTACHED…

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We chatted with Dave Miotke about The Sims Spark’d (and more)

By Alice Liguori, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 15:00 GMT We sat down (virtually) with Dave Miotke, AKA Sim Guru Ninja to talk about the future of Spark’d, the new game pack leak, the Sims 5, and much much more in this Sims 4 interview. The Sims 4 is six years old, The Sims is over 20 years old, and there’s a new Sims reality TV show out in the wild, so it seems as good a time as any to chat about all things Sims. Of course, Sim Guru Ninja can’t go into too much detail about the new Sims…