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VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.39: The best game that completely flopped

Being the best is no guarantee of success. Just ask my bank manager. Welcome to VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast: Episode 39 – The best game that completely flopped. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how good something is, it just never gets the right break, or it arrives at entirely the wrong time. An artist may die a pauper, unappreciated in their time, but be considered among the greatest painters in history in the centuries following their demise. This is a form of cruelty we call “existing”. Anyway, this is a podcast about Shenmue and things. It’s good. Check out VG247’s…

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VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast: The 6-month Inquisition Special

After 26 episodes it’s time to look back at some of the awful decisions Jim has made. The VG247 Best Games Ever Podcast has been going for six months! Can you believe it? The show that was spawned out of a random Slack message has gone from mild strength to ever-so-slightly-less-mild strength. To celebrate this milestone I sat down with host Jim Trinca to berate him about the choices he’s made so far. Welcome to VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast: The 6-month Inquisition Special. Check out VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast on Apple Podcasts and subscribe. Or listen on…

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You guessed it: Deathloop and Dishonored are set in the same universe after all

Deathloop’s director Dinga Bakaba recently confirmed the connection on the Xbox Podcast. After some speculation from fans, Deathloop director Dinga Bakaba confirmed that the game is in fact set in the same world as Dishonored. Arkane’s games all tend to have some similarities here and there, being one of the few big developers to actually make immersive simulators, but Deathloop and Dishonored obviously shared some DNA in more obvious ways. But according to Deathloop’s director himself, the games are both in fact in the same world, something likely to please fans that have theorised as such. Bakaba confirmed the connection…

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Deathloop strikes again on Game Pass and the Microsoft Store next week

Arkane’s time-rebooting shooter Deathloop is coming to Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming and the Microsoft Store on September 20th. The addition to the Green Team’s subscription service was announced during this morning’s ID@Xbox livestream at Tokyo Game Show. All the game’s updates from the past year will be present, plus a new update called Goldenloop. That adds a new weapon, ability, enemy types and an extended ending. Oh, and there’s crossplay across all platforms and stores too. Watch the new trailer below. Read more

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Deathloop creators may never make a linear campaign like Dishonored again, and that’s fine

Arkane Studios’ back catalogue shows a team that’s constantly growing, changing and learning from their past – something that has never been clearer than in their most recent game, Deathloop. The studio’s latest feels at once unique and distinct – and yet clearly carries that Arkane DNA, which has been fine-tuned with each successive release. It’s an ethos encapsulated by the game’s own time loop, in which protagonist Colt Vahn relives the same day again and again as he searches for a way to break free of it – an idea that was, among other things, designed to encourage something…

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FSR 2.0 tested: AMD’s new upscaler closes the gap on DLSS

AMD’s FSR 2.0 upscaler is out now – in only one game, Deathloop, but still. This is a big moment for the heavily upgraded FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution), as it’s basically attempting to fight Nvidia’s rival DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) with some of its own tactics. There’s none of Nvidia’s machine learning enhancements, but whereas FSR 1.0 was a simple spatial upscaler – meaning data used for upscaling a frame could only come from within the frame itself – FSR 2.0 uses a temporal upscaling technique similar to that of DLSS. This allows it to draw data from previous…

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I can’t get enough of Deathloop’s alternate reality arcade cabinets

Much to my great shame, I never got round to playing Deathloop at the end of last year. Ironically for a game about a never-ending timeloop, I just never had enough minutes to fit it into my schedule. But! I have been rectifying that this week, and cor, it’s a bit good, isn’t it? I’m particularly enjoying just letting rip with its big chunky guns when I mess up trying to be all sneaky-like. In my painstaking attempt to do a completely clean, blood-free ghost run in Dishonored 2 all those years ago, I’d sort of forgotten just how powerfully…

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Best of 2021: Halo Infinite, and Alex’s other GOTY picks

With Metroid Dread, Deathloop, Hitman 3, and Nier Replicant as noteworthy runner-ups! If you’d asked me the status of my Halo fandom at the start of 2021, I’d have described myself as a ‘lapsed’ Halo fan. Ask me again now, at the end of the year, and I’m like that guy from that old viral video where he’s singing the Halo theme to some random woman in a parking lot. “You’re a monk!” she exclaims. And yes. I am a monk of killing, precise with a Battle Rifle. My love of Halo Infinite is split pretty evenly between its campaign…

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The Game Awards 2021 winners: It Takes Two walks off with Game of The Year

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Plenty of awards were handed out last night. Here are the winners. The Game Awards 2021 took place yesterday evening, and along with plenty of reveals, news, and trailers, awards were handed out. This year’s Game of the Year nominees were Deathloop, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Resident Evil Village. Deathloop, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, It Takes Two, and Psychonauts 2 lead the pack with the most nominations. Below you will…

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Deathloop has made NPC AI a lot more aware of you with a new patch

Arkane’s sneak-o-shooter Deathloop is a good game, but maybe not quite as stealthy as you might expect from the studio behind Dishonored. Even our Deathloop review said “stealth is just the thing that goes wrong before a good fight”. Well, you might want to be a bit sneakier now, as the game’s second major update has arrived and it makes NPCs a fair bit smarter. The patch addresses some common complaints about the PvP Invasion mode too. Read more

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The Joy of playing Deathloop as the pettiest man in existence

Hello! How was your day? Oh, me? Well, I spent the morning scheduling a crank wheel delivery to Updaam. Had lunch. Went back in the afternoon, disabled a few turrets, then hid behind a bin for a bit. All solely to turn off an oxygen pump and asphyxiate a bubble-encased band that I could have easily shot in a few seconds. Tomorrow, I may climb to the top of a three story building just to plummet, machete first, on the face of a guard that killed me once a few loops back. Hello. My name is Colt, and I am…

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Colt’s squishy vulnerability is stopping me from enjoying Deathloop’s action

Let’s try action. Let’s try action. Let’s try action. This is the Deathloop I’m in at the moment, but I’m slowly beginning to think it’s worth breaking the cycle and taking the stealthy approach as often as I can. I’m confused, you see. In many of the game’s pre-release teasers, we saw Colt bursting into action. Stealth? No no, this is more of an FPS. The music flares, enemies die, it is carnage. But when I actually give action a go in the game, I’m mostly left dead in seconds. Either that, or I meekly duck behind some cover and…

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Deathloop PC update adds more descriptive crash messaging, fixes issues with achievements

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. A couple of things for PC players. An update for Deathloop has been released on PC which resolves an achievements issue and includes better descriptions for errors. According to the notes posted on Steam, there was an issue where certain achievements were not unlocked for players. This has been fixed. The update also includes more descriptive error messaging for some users experiencing crash issues upon launching the game. This is caused by CPUs that do not meet the minimum requirements,…

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Deathloop Queen of Riddles and all Yerhva quiz answers

The baffling riddle game has an even more unbelievable reward. The Deathloop Queen of Riddles side quest is one of the trickier and more deceptive parts of the game. Secret quizzes such as the Yerhva Quiz are common fare for Arkane games, but this one’s a bit different. Solving it takes a great deal of time and exploration, and at the end, you might find it wasn’t worth your time after all. Deathloop Queen of Riddles | All Yerhva quiz answers You’re supposed to find and document the Yerhva quiz answers by discovering all the Blackreef information documents around the…