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VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.42: The best game you could complete as your real self

Could you be… a plumber? Welcome to VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast: Episode 42 – The best game you could complete as your real self. Video games allow us to live our wildest power fantasies, such as “plumber”, or “murderer”. But what if you had to endure a game world not as some souped-up avatar, but just as yourself? You? Little, pathetic ol’ you, with your savings account, and your Nissan Qashqai? You wouldn’t last two minutes in the mushroom kingdom, mate. But if our panellists had a choice, which game worlds would they have themselves parachuted into? Somewhere nice?…

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Rocket League Season 10 launches March 10 – adds game mode wait timer and other limited-time features

10 seasons later, we’re still boosting and flipping around. Rocket League season 10 is coming out on March 8, bringing the Volkswagen Golf II GTI to the game alongside a selection of new in-game changes. Perhaps the most useful of new additions is an average wait time counter — which lets be honest doesn’t sound very exciting. However, it’ll give players a good idea of just how populated certain game modes are, which will save time otherwise wasted. That time can be spent in the lab, practising air control, something scrubs like me should take advantage of. Watch the new…

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Olympic Esports 2023 will include Just Dance, Gran Turismo, and WBSC eBaseball

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The event will take place in Singapore between June 22 and 25. First reported by the folk over at VGC, qualification for the Olympic Esports 2023 Series has now begun. Announced by the Internal Olympics Committee, the 2023 series of events will feature nine different virtual sports to participate in, all in collaboration with International Federations and game publishers. Catch the trailer for Sons of the Forest right here. Qualification for the Olympic Esports 2023 starts from today, with both…

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2023’s Olympic Esports Series will feature Just Dance, Gran Turismo, and Zwift

Congratulations to us! Games have now been recognised as a ‘real’ sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the organisation have announced that qualifications begin today for their Olympics Esports Series 2023. The IOC say “the four day-festival will showcase the very best of virtual sports,” featuring esports titans such as Just Dance and Zwift. Read more

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EA reportedly closing in on £500m deal to renew Premier League football license

EA Sports whips out the checkbook. Electronic Arts has signed a new deal with the English Premier League, solidifying the relationship between the two. According to a Sky News report, EA Sports is ready to sign a six-year deal with the Premier League that sits around the £488 million ($522 million) mark. The extension is said to be worth more than double the current deal. Experience football’s biggest tournament in FIFA 23 with all 32 teams and an authentic matchday experience. A club executive told Sky News the deal would provide the league with £80 million annually, with EA remaining…

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For one month, one of 2022’s best games is free for PlayStation Plus members

Outside of Elden Ring and Pentiment and Tunic, there was another absolute ripper of a game released in 2022: OlliOlli World. A lot of good games released in 2022; Elden Ring, Tunic, Pentiment, Grounded, The Callisto Protocol, Horizon: Forbidden West… the list goes on. Despite the disparate genres, the varying budgets, the different philosophies of the development studios, all of those games had one thing in common: they’re stressful. OlliOlli World is just one of a few cool games available on PlayStation Plus in February 2023. Whether you’re trying to break the circuits in a Thunderjaw’s fangs or avoid the…

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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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Knockout City servers are shutting down in June, with a private-server version incoming

Developer Velan Studios have announced that their team-based dodgeballer is being, well, knocked out. Season 9 of Knockout City will be its last and online services will be shut down on June 6th at 12PM GMT/6AM CST/7AM ET. Dodgeballers won’t be able to play Knockout after this date, but Velan have promised that a standalone, private-server version of the game will be coming to PC sometime after. Read more

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The Best Ways To Keep Your Overwatch 2 Healer Alive, As Told By Tired Mercy Mains

Angela “Mercy” Ziegler has long been one of Overwatch 2’s most iconic heroes, and after years of being the scapegoat for when things go wrong in a match, the players who main this airborne healer are sick and tired of your shit. Mercy is the caretaker of the heroes of Overwatch, and as she flies over a battlefield, she sees all that happens between a payload’s starting point and its destination. So I talked to some Mercy players about what they want tanks, damage dealers, and fellow healers to know about in order to better help them help you help…

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Cochise partners with Rocket League for this month’s Neon Nights event

Starting January 25, the artist will be getting their own in-game cosmetics. Rapper Cochise is partnering up with Psyonix for Rocket League’s upcoming Neon Nights event, which is returning yet again later this month. Going live on January 25, players will be able to play a series of returning limited time modes, as well as earn some exclusive Cochise and Neon Night themed cosmetics until February 1. Watch the trailer for the Neon Nights event here! The Neon Nights even will launch with a series of event challenges, which when completed will reward players with Cochise items. This includes the…

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VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.31: The best game that reminds you of Christmas

Special guests from across the games media join us in the spirit of togetherness. Welcome to VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast: Episode 31 – the best game that made reminds you of Christmas. Christmas is a time of togetherness, of sharing your table with family, friends, and strangers. In that spirit, we invited a number of our friends and colleagues from across the games media to contribute to this, our first ever Christmas edition of the VG247 Best Games Ever podcast. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it, and wish you all a…

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Immortals Fenyx Rising and Roller Champions release next week on Steam

Take on mythical creatures or skate and roll your way to glory. Ubisoft is slowly making its way back to Steam, and the next titles to arrive on the service are Roller Champions and Immortals Fenyx Rising. Releasing next week on December 13 and December 15, respectively, Ubisoft started its move back to Steam on December 6 with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Immortals Fenyx Rising World Premiere Trailer Announcing the move back in November, Ubisoft soon followed Valhalla with Anno 1800 on December 8. Immortals Fenyx Rising on Steam appears to be the Gold Edition, which comes with the Season Pass….

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Nintendo Switch Sports update adds Golf to the game

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Enjoy 21 holes from the Wii Sports series. Nintendo has released an update for Nintendo Switch Sports, adding Golf to the game. The free Golf addition adds 21 holes from the Wii Sports series and can be played locally with others or with up to eight players in Survival Golf online. Here the player who takes the most strokes each round will be eliminated. Nintendo Switch Sports – Golf Update + Overview Trailer This update also adds LAN functionality and…