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These are your 25 favourite space games of all time

Earlier this month, we asked you to vote for your favourite space games of all time, and man alive did you lot come out swinging for this. Hundreds and hundreds of votes have been beamed in over the last few weeks, resulting in an overwhelming favourite that was (no word of a lie) several thousand points ahead of its nearest rival. Not hundreds. Thousands. When you see it, you’ll probably go, ‘Of course, of course that’s number one!’ but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Come and find out what other games made the cut as we count down your…

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Can bad games have good sequels?

In contrast to Hollywood, videogames usually improve with every iteration. The Best Games Ever Show Episode 54 Welcome to the Best Games Ever show Episode 54: the best game that’s a sequel to a bad game. Because we live in a meritocracy, rubbish things never get sequels. Except we don’t live in a meritocracy, we live in hell, and therefore rubbish things often get nine sequels and a spin-off TV show while good things are busy getting rejected in board rooms. Such is life. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing, because every now and then, sequels far outstrip their…

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LEGO’s Pac-Man Arcade is its greatest gaming tribute yet

LEGO has been doing good work in the gaming space, but it’s biggest throwback yet might just be the company’s strongest. In recent years, The Lego Group has undergone something of a transformation. Something clicked for the company with as much clarity as two classic 2×4 studded bricks snapping together; adults like this stuff just as much as kids. This realization has led to a new category of Lego, branded occasionally as ‘Adults Welcome’: clad in sleek black boxes and with eye-watering piece counts and prices, these sets are for the young-at-heart more than the young. And brilliantly, this realization…

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The Witcher 3 has sold over 50M copies: legendary saga among the best-selling games of all time

CD Projekt Red has announced the lastest sales figure for The Wither 3, and it’s a big number. According to the studio, the game has sold over 50 million copies worldwide, making it the ninth best-selling game of all time behind Red Dead Redemption 2. Minecraft is at the top of the list, with over 238 million sold as of the last count. Become Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer for hire taking on the greatest contract of your life- tracking down the Child of Prophecy. A figure for The Witcher Trilogy was also shared by CDP. According to the…

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Metal Gear Solid Δ looks pretty goofy written down, but which games have worse titles?

What’s in a name? Loads, actually. The Best Games Ever Show Episode 53 Welcome to the Best Games Ever show Episode 53: the best game with a terrible name. The video game industry has a long and legendary history of awful names. Several developers have spent literally millions of dollars on otherwise excellent games just to slap the most staggeringly awful title on the final product. Boring names are common enough, with tepid words like War, Quest or Royale thrown in there more as a tone setter than anything remotely interesting. Then there’s the wild stuff! Metal Gear Rising: Revengence…

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Alone In The Dark comes out this October, stars Jodie Comer and David Harbour

Survival horror reboot Alone In The Dark is coming out on October 25th, publisher THQ announced last night. This new game reimagines the haunted Derceto Manor from the 1992 original, this time with a fancier coat of paint, a third-person camera view, and some famous faces. And if you’d like an early teaser of what’s in store, there’s a free prologue chapter available now, letting you explore a slice of the Southern Gothic mansion. Read more

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Grab your Pip-Boy and dive into Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition – available for free on Epic Games Store

Enjoy some post-apocalyptic fun in the Mojave Wasteland. Your weekly freebie has arrived on the Epic Games Store, and it’s Fallout: New Vegas, considered by many as one of the best Fallout games ever made. Developed by Obsidian and published by Bethesda, this is the Ultimate Edition, and it comes with all base game content along with the full suite of add-ons. The add-on DLC consists of Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road, and the other add-on packs: Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners Arsenal. With Dead Money, you find yourself lured into a trap masquerading as…

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Uncharted actor Tati Gabrielle is slated to join Mortal Kombat 2 as Jade

The cast list is growing in numbers. Another big name appears to be gearing up to join the cast of Mortal Kombat 2, this time Tati Gabrielle who will reportedly portray Jade. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who said that Gabrielle is currently in “final negotiations” to join the cast for the sequel to 2021’s Mortal Kombat. She’s apparently signing on to portray Jade, an assassin and friend of Kitana, who was absent from the first film. Jade also funnily enough joined the series in the second Mortal Kombat game, as well as Kitana, so it’s possible that the…

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Alan Wake 2’s titular voice actor may have confirmed an October release

Just in time for Halloween! It sounds like we might know when to expect Alan Wake 2, as the voice actor behind the titular character said it’s “supposed” to release this October. Alan Wake 2 was announced about a year and a half ago, and we haven’t seen or heard much about it since then. We know it’s meant to be developer Remedy Entertainment’s first survival horror game (the first is more of an action game), and that it’s supposed to release this year, but we’re still waiting to see the game itself. While we’ll still have to wait a…

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Now you can play Doom over teletext

Add another one to the list of weird and delightful ways to play ye olde Doom: teletext. A new mod converts Doom to a teletext signal, letting you play the seminal shooter rendered in blocky teletext art on a telly. You can even control it with your TV remote. Have a look in the video below! I really, really like the smiley face replacing Doomguy’s gurn. Read more

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Prison Architect teases 3D sequel as it receives its final update

Prison Architect has received “the Sunset Update”, which developers Double Eleven say is “focused on improving the player experience as much as possible.” That’s because it’s their last update to the prison simulator originally created by Introversion Software. The update was also released alongside a trailer thanking fans for supporting the game, which also seemingly teases a 3D sequel. Read more

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Gingers? In video games? Who allowed this?

It’s a mutation. It’s a very groovy mutation. The Best Games Ever Show Episode 52 Welcome to the Best Games Ever show Episode 52: the best game with a ginger protagonist. Cal Kestis of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is just the latest in a long line of Gaming Redheads, an esteemed group that includes such celebrated characters as Official Femshep, Joanna Dark, and what’s-her-face out of Heavenly Sword. And it makes me swell with pride to see this proud tradition continuing. Listen. I’m not even a proper ginger, but my beard has the reddish hue of muddled European stock, and…

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Hawken Reborn is a bland singleplayer mech FPS built on a hostile free-to-play model

A sequel to Hawken was certainly not on my 2023 bingo card. Five years after the multiplayer mech FPS shut down on PC, now requiring a fan-made fix even just to play offline against bots, I didn’t expect to ever again dash around its cool sci-fi cityscapes as a charmingly scrappy little stomper. So I was excited when publishers 505 Games announced singleplayer follow-up Hawken Reborn on Monday then launched it into early access two days later. Having now played it, oh dear. You know, it’s okay for the dead to stay dead. Read more

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Netherrealm officially announce Mortal Kombat 1 and it’s coming this year

Mortal Kombat fans have been relentlessly teased these past few weeks with MK12 name-drops in the middle of an investor call, developer jokes online, and brief clips that hinted at a timeline reset (plus a nasty case of leakage). Developer Netherrealm have now ended the speculation and announced the next game in their brutal fighting series: Mortal Kombat 1. And it’s coming September 19th. Read more

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Latest Mortal Kombat teaser points toward a timeline reset or soft reboot

Warner Bros. Discovery casually name-dropped Mortal Kombat 12 earlier in the year, when an earnings call revealed the fighter was “set to release this year, with ambitious launch projections.” The relaxed announcement wasn’t followed by any flashy marketing (outside of a few funny Ed Boon tweets) until now. Developer Netherrealm have been dropping small teasers that potentially point toward a series reboot, or a timeline cleanse, or a return to the series’ past. Hey, the next instalment might not even be named MK12. Watch last night’s very brief teaser below: Read more