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Henry Halfhead is an adorable puzzler that lets you possess literally everything

What’s the ultimate video game fantasy? I’m guessing playing as a bald half-head that’s been separated from every body part is pretty low on the list, but after seeing the trailer for Henry Halfhead, you’ll probably change your mind. Announced as part of the weekend’s MIX Showcase, Henry Halfhead is an upcoming indie where you take control of the titular half-head (the top half) and possess everyday items to solve puzzles. It’s aiming for a PC release next year, and it just looks delightful. Read more

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Goofy bridge-builder Poly Bridge 3 is coming in May

Physics-based bridge-building indie Poly Bridge is coming back for a third entry, developer Dry Cactus have announced. Poly Bridge 3 is releasing on May 30th for PC and it’ll continue the series’ tradition of unstable bridge construction, with a hint of Trials Fusion’s topsy-turvy physics. Your goal here is to get your vehicle from one side of the level to the next, hoping to dear god that your recently-built bridge doesn’t collapse. Read more

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Cities: Skylines reveals its last content roadmap after 8 years of support

After 8 years of mega city-building, developer Colossal Order are moving onto their sequel Cities: Skylines 2, but the first game isn’t done just yet. Paradox have announced a roadmap for Cities: Skylines which will receive its last few content drops over the next few months. After taking us to Korea, Cities: Skylines will continue its world tour with three new Content Creator Packs on March 22nd – next Wednesday – and a Colossal Order-developed mini-expansion in May. Read more

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Minecraft 1.20 Update is now the Trails & Tales Update

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Ride your camel across the land. The Trails & Tales Update will be released to Minecraft players later this year, Mojang has announced. Previously known as Update 1.20, it is about “self-expression through representation, storytelling, and world-building.” Minecraft Monthly – Minecraft 1.20 Name Reveal – Trails & Tales You can already try out the Trails & Tales features in Bedrock betas, previews, and Java Snapshots. You can sniff for seeds with the sniffer, trim your armor, perform archeology, run around…

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Sons Of The Forest shows off multiplayer and slimy mutants ahead of its early access release

Survival sequel Sons Of The Forest is only a few days away as it launches into early access on February 23rd, and the team is celebrating with a final pre-release trailer, exposing us to some nasty sights. Sons Of The Forest was originally going to launch into a full 1.0 release this month, but the team ultimately decided on an early access release since it worked so well for the game’s predecessor The Forest. Read more

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Is PS VR2 the last time we’ll get a Mario 64 moment?

Gaming tech hasn’t seen a revolution for a long time, but Sony’s latest hardware could be one. Tom’s a bit smitten with PS VR2, but I, a Virtual Reality Sceptic, have my doubts. So Tom donned the headset in an attempt to convince me that yes, Sony’s newest VR platform is the real deal, and well worth the buy-in. In fact, he says, it’s the most exciting leap forward in gaming since Mario 64. But I have to wonder if this costly peripheral is more akin to the Mega Drive’s 32X — an impressive add-on, but fiddly to use, and…

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Core Keeper’s Quality of Love update adds Valentine’s content, instruments, and a visual overhaul

You can even learn to play the ocarina. Core Keeper is the adorable mining sandbox adventure that is constantly adding new content. For those of you who are big fans of Stardew Valley, and even bigger fans of spending hours upon hours going deeper into the mines, this is the perfect game for you. In Core Keeper’s latest update, coined Quality of Love, the focus is quite clearly on quality of life improvements, with a coat of love and affection just in time for Valentine’s Day. From today, until February 28, new seasonal content has been added to the game…

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Lightyear Frontier won’t have a full town like Stardew Valley, but you can befriend its NPCs

It takes a particular type of farming game to really hook me in these days, but Lightyear Frontier‘s crop-planting mechs might just be the thing I’ve been looking for. Everything I’ve seen of Frame Break’s futuristic life sim looks delightful so far, and in a recent ID@Xbox showcase, the developers told us a bit more about how it’s going to operate, and whether those Stardew Valley comparisons are on the money. When asked whether players would be able to befriend NPCs like other Stardew-likes, Frame Break’s CEO Joakim Hedström told us: “In short, yes. We don’t have a full town…

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VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.37: The best game with followers you would never hang out with IRL

NPCs are annoying, needy, and dumb. But unlike your kids, you don’t need to like them. Welcome to VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast: Episode 37 – The best game with followers you would never hang out with IRL. Video Games often, through necessity, make us hang out with people we wouldn’t necessarily want to in any other context.. Looking after rich idiots? Helping demon-possessed adventurers find peace in hell? Chatting with disembodied skulls who have terrible behavioural issues? (it’s amazing how often that last one crops up). NPC followers or party members might be useful in a scrape, usually, but…

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RPS GOTY Revisited: 2010’s Minecraft is the ultimate survival sandbox

Revisiting Minecraft to discuss whether it deserved the GOTY award back in 2010 is a hard task, in the same way that discussing the importance of sliced bread is hard. It’s so significant that, when ranking the significance of other similar things, we all forget it until someone goes “wait wot about Minecraft” and then everyone unleashes a collective “oooo yeahhh”, guaranteeing it the top spot. To echo AliceB’s sentiments upon revisiting Portal, it’s fuckin’ Minecraft. In fact, I think I could take her Portal revisited intro, replace every instance of “Portal” with “Minecraft”, and call it a day. It’s…

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I was supposed to play loads of Like a Dragon: Ishin, but I spent two hours in chicken racing instead

Like a Dragon: Ishin keeps the Yakuza tradition of amazing mini-games alive, with a touch of human soul. “I know the type,” says the Chicken Race Receptionist. “The true gamblers. The stallions at the track. The cocks in the henhouse.” He is, of course, referring to me: Like A Dragon: Ishin player character, Sakamoto Ryoma. On a quest to find out who really murdered his father, Ryoma has landed in the Japanese capital of Kyo, intent on sniffing out any leads he can in a world full of political intrigue and social unrest, on the cusp of a new age….

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Have You Played… Planet Zoo?

Snow leopards are my absolute favourite animals in the world. I would die happy if I ever got the chance to see one in real life (from a great distance of course, lest it de-grundle me). Alas, the closest that most of us will get in our lives is to play Planet Zoo – easily the best zoo simulator out there right now. Read more

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Meddling with GTA 5’s underwater mod was a titanic challenge – and probably something you shouldn’t do

Installing, running, and ‘enjoying’ a flood mod in Grand Theft Auto 5 seemed like it would be a lot of fun – but after dipping my toes in, I realised my mistake. Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC isn’t short on water modsm so turning Los Santos into a sunken metropolis should have been easy. But what I got instead was an aquatic, corpse-heavy nightmare that even James Cameron couldn’t capitalise on. At the risk of sounding like an old-school Bond villain, I’ve long had an interest in flooding Grand Theft Auto 5’s world. Back when the PlayStation 3 was…

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VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.33: The best game that could have been made by an AI

Humans have wondered for decades if artificial intelligence will lead to their doom, but could it have invented DOOM? Welcome to VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast: Episode 33 – the best game that could have been made by an AI Join our panel of gaming experts as they discuss and debate the greatest video games of all time. Each week, we’ll tackle a new theme and share our picks for the best games in that category. This week on VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast, we have a special treat for you! In the spirit of the holiday season, our host…