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Resident Evil 7 had absolutely perfect pacing – and it’ll be tough for Village to beat

Resident Evil 7 isn’t perfect, but if you ask me, it’s pretty damn close. That’s part of the challenge that Resident Evil Village has – it’s not just following up on an entire beloved series, but also on a specific, excellent game – one that twisted or flipped various franchise traditions. But you know what the single best thing is in Resident Evil 7? The power creep.Power creep is a standard feature of most video games, of course. As you progress through a game, you get better abilities or equipment and face bigger, badder challenges. The genres where this isn’t…

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Kevin Hart signs on to play Roland in Borderlands movie

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 20:53 GMT Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has signed on to play Roland in the Borderlands movie.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart has signed a deal to be in the Borderlands movie, a deal which has been in negotiations since December to play Roland.Eli Roth is directing the Borderlands movie and said in a statement he is “thrilled” to be working with Hart.“Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing…

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum release pushed into 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:55 GMT The game was slated to be released this year.The Lord of the Ring: Gollum will not be released this year after all, and will instead arrive sometime in 2022.Alongside the news, it was announced that NACON and Daedalic Entertainment signed a co-publishing and distribution agreement for the game. The two companies decided to join forces to “ensure that the game will meet the expectations of fans”. In this story-driven action-adventure, you play as Gollum, trying to find his Precious. You will climb, leap and sneak your way past dangers or into…

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New 80s-themed trailer shows off Apex Legends Season 8’s chaotic new character Fuse

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:35 GMT New content is dropping with a bang!Our latest look at the upcoming Apex Legends Season 8 is, well, pretty chaotic.The 1980s-styled trailer for the new content – dubbed Mayhem – showcases the new playable character entering the fray, Fuse, whose whole thing seems to be that he’s Australian, a bit mental, and really into explosions. Like, he’s basically Apex Legends’ version of Junkrat, right? Oh and – spoilers – but the trailer ends up with him straight up bottling Mirage, which I can get behind to be honest because Mirage is…

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Biomutant release date set for May, collector’s editions announced

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 17:23 GMT Biomutant has a release date.Alongside a release date of May 25, two collector’s editions for Biomutant were announced.There’s’ the Atomic Edition which comes with a Diorama, the game, steel book, t-shirt, oversized mousepad, artwork on fabric, and the soundtrack all included in a premium box. It will run you €399.99/$399.99/£349.99.Then there’s the Biomutant Collector’s Edition for €109.99/$109.99/£99.99 for PC and €119.99/$119.99/£109.99 for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.It comes with the game, a hero figurine, artwork on fabric, and the soundtrack in a premium box.The THQ Nordic-published game was unveiled back at gamescom…

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Take-Two shuts down GTA Online cheat maker

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:07 GMT Company donating proceeds to a charity of the publishing giant’s choosing.Video games giant Take-Two Interactive has killed a website that made and distributed exploits for GTA Online.As spotted by Eurogamer, LunaCheats has been shut down after having had “discussions” with – read: legal threats from – Rockstar’s parent company. This has resulted in the outfit closing down its business, with its website saying that it will be donating proceeds from selling GTA Online cheats to a charity of Take-Two’s choosing.“After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, we are immediately ceasing all maintenance, development,…

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Fall Guys Season 3.5 update will introduce a new level, 40+ level variations and more

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 20:31 GMT Fall Guys Season 3.5 is bringing some pretty big changes to the quiz show-inspired battle royale game for the game’s mid-Season update.Though developer Mediatonic has not given us an exact date for the new patch we’ve been given more information about specifically what will be added into the game in the next big update (which, by the way, is called “stop with the yeets name it anything else just don’t include the word yeet please im begging you”).The multiplayer PS4 and PC hit launched back in August 2020 and has since gone on…

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Dragon Age 4 setting revealed in BioWare art book

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 19:32 GMT It looks like Dragon Age 4 will be taking BioWare’s esteemed RPG series to Tevinter, a location in the world of Thedas the studio has never explored.A few key details about BioWare’s upcoming sequel have been revealed in BioWare: Stores and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development, a new art book that takes readers on a tour of BioWare’s colorful history.Eurogamer managed to get its hands on the book, and clocked one key Dragon Age entry within its pages that confirms “the long-awaited follow-up to Dragon Age: Inquisition […] will…

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Doom Eternal VR may have been revealed by Australian ratings board

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 18:00 GMT The Australian game classification board has provided a rating for a game that may well end up being Doom Eternal VR.Doom Eternal may finally be out on the Switch, but now it looks like iD Software and Bethesda could be targeting yet another platform for the game.A new listing from the Australian classification board (thanks, PCGamesN) has rated a mysterious title called ‘Project 2021A’. As per the listing, this interesting, unannounced title is classified as ‘virtual reality’, and is listed under the authorship of iD Software (with Bethesda on publishing duties)….

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Vili or Trygve | Who should you choose as Snotinghamscire Jarl?

Sometimes in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the hardest choices are between friends. As Eivor travels to Snotinghamscire, the seat of Hemming Jarl, it quickly becomes apparent that they have to steer the fate of a kingdom once more and choose a successor from their old friend Vili and the worthy Trygve. This is different from most of the other choices in the game, chiefly your puzzle over Hunwald and Aelfgar for who should be Lincolnscire Ealdorman, because no one’s at odds with one another. Without bad blood to sort the good guys from the baddies, it’s a tough call to make….

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Hunwald, Aelfgar, or Herefrith? | Who should you choose for Lincolnscire Ealdorman

Across the twisting tale of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the task of kingmaker once again falls on Eivor’s weary shoulders. This time, the fate of Lincolnscire is in their hands, as they cast the deciding vote in the Althing between Hunwald, Aelfgar, and Bishop Herefrith. The decision of who should be the Ealdorman in Lincolnscire is one of the toughest in all of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.It would take a heart of stone not to consider the sentimental choice, Hunwald, heir of the last Ealdorman, hopeless romantic and all-around nice guy. But the game constantly gnaws at your conscience by suggesting that…

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Tekken director keen to make another Pokemon fighting game with Pokken sequel

Tekken veteran and Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada would like to work with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company on a Pokken sequel.Pokken Tournament is one of many Pokemon spin-off games, and it ended up being quite popular amongst fighting game aficionados for its creative, 3D-fighter take on the Pokemon brand.The game, which was first introduced to the world in Japanese arcades back in 2015, ended up being ported to Wii U and Nintendo Switch and has attracted a loyal fanbase over the past few years. We have a good relationship with Nintendo and Pokemon Co., Ltd., and POKKÉN has had…

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Someone has completed Hitman 3’s Dubai level in 9 seconds

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 15:54 GMT Hitman 3 only came out this week, and already we’re seeing players absolutely smash the completion time of its first level.If you’ve looked at the leaderboards since the game officially came out, you’ll know that some enterprising players are already smashing the six levels in the game, but Dubai in particular seems to be attracting some particularly quick attempts.Currently, the world record completion for the level stands at a frankly baffling nine seconds. Nine! Verified by (via PCGamesN), two speedrunners completed the any% category for On Top of the World…

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Dying Light 2 Collector’s Edition may have leaked via European retailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 11:23 GMT It looks like what appears to be a Dying Light 2 Collecter’s Edition has leaked via a European retailer, suggesting the game may be coming soon after all.Dying Light 2 developer Techland had promised, very recently, that it will share some “exciting news” on the game “soon.” But a listing that was uploaded by a retailer in the Czech Republic (image below), we may have seen more than we were supposed to at this stage of the game’s marketing campaign.The supposed Collector’s Edition of the game (thanks, Resetera) comes with a variety of extras…

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Skyblivion, the Oblivion remake made in Skyrim’s engine, shows off some early gameplay

If you’re eager to get your hands on a remake of Bethesda Game Studios’ iconic RPG, Oblivion, an unofficial fan remake may be your best bet.As the world holds its breath in anticipation of the admittedly far-from-release next entry in the Edler Scrolls series, The Elder Scrolls VI, another big Elder Scrolls project has been gaining momentum in the background.Skyblivion – a fan-made mod project that’s in the works for almost a decade – is the effort of an ever-growing development team that’s eager to give The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion a bit of spit and polish, remastering the game…