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3 days ago

Resident Evil 3 remake announced for April 2020

Continuing their streak of redoing their vintage survival horror series for modern systems, Capcom today announced a "completely reimagined" Resident Evil 3. That's the one from 1999, set during the fall of Raccoon City, where Jill Valentine is chased around by the clomping great mutated Nemesis. Whispers of a RE3 remake have been around for a while so today's announcement isn't a big surprise, but…

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Final Fantasy VII Remake is a PS4 exclusive only for one year

Over the four years since Square Enix announced their Final Fantasy VII Remake for PlayStations, they've been mighty vague about where else they might release it and when. They still haven't confirmed a PC release but they have now made clear that the PS4 exclusivity is exactly one year long? After that? Oh, who knows. They'll probably just bin it. No strong feelings for anything…

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Plague Inc now simulating the viral horrors of fake news

In the spirit of the week known to the people of Britain as "Oh God, oh Jesus, oh God, oh Jesus," infection-spreading simulator Plague Inc: Evolved recently added a simulation of "fake news". It is a game of how things transmit between people, only this time we'll be trying to disseminate harmful information. Even the term "fake news" itself has more facets than one game…

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4 days ago

Now everyone can try the GOG Galaxy 2.0 client beta

After months of invitation-only testing for the shiny new version of their client, digital store GOG today launched GOG Galaxy 2.0 into open beta testing. More than a downloader and launcher, the optional client tries to draw together game libraries, friends lists, achievements, and more from loads of different stores and even consoles into one single place. You can admire virtual shelves full of all…

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Starbreeze’s future prospects are looking brighter, and full of Payday

After a difficult financial year which saw them face a very real threat of shutting down, Starbreeze have survived a reconstruction process (roughly the Swedish equivalent of administration) and agreed a plan to pay off their debts. They're still not in great shape, what with those debts and all, but the court have approved their proposal to complete the reconstruction process so there is hope.…

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A new BioShock is being made at 2K’s new studio

Pretty pop-philosophy FPS series BioShock is to return, 2K announced today, with a new game coming from a new studio. 2K don't reveal even the name of the new game, let alone in which sort of strange city it'll (surely?) be set, but it's official: BioShock is back, baby. 2K have muttered about resurrecting it several times in the years since the release of BioShock…

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5 days ago

Black Mesa’s full Xen chapter and ending is now playable in beta

After fifteen years of development in one form or another, Black Mesa is almost finished. A new public beta build of the Valve-sanctioned Half-Life fan remake unveils the final chapters of Xen, the alien world much-maligned in Half-Life and absent from the initial release of Black Mesa. With this, the game can now be played in full from beginning to end. And damn, their expanded…

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Valve froze Valley Of Gods, Riot paying out for discrimination, and more of the week’s news

This week, Campo Santo confirmed In The Valley Of Gods was frozen at Valve, Riot Games agreed to pay out millions to a class-action lawsuit over gender discrimination in the workplace, and you should have played Skeal by now. I've been away from my beloved newsface this week, sent into the feature factory instead to work on 'game of the year/decade/Willenium' bits, but news did…

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6 days ago

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Red Dead crash fixes, Conan horsies, DayZ bears, and more of the PC patches

This week, Red Dead Redemption 2 fixed more crashes (but not enough), Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare started its first season of new content, Rocket League ditched locked loot boxes, and DayZ graduated to real video game status by adding fishing. Read on for more of the week’s PC gaming patches in The Weekly Updates Update.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends development on hold

Bethesda have indefinitely halted development on The Elder Scrolls: Legends, the free-to-play card game set in their RPG world of swords and shouts. The game is still up, you can still play it, and Bethesda will still run events in it, but no new content substantial updates are being worked on or planned.

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What are we all playing this weekend?

We've started opening the doors of the RPS Advent Calendar, revealing our favourite games of the year. We also declared our fifty favourite PC games of the decade. Each is missing things I'd like to see (and I already voted tactically to jam in some niche favourites) but ah, that's a lot of good video games there. And I am glad to be getting back…

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7 days ago

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Steam launch has not gone smoothly

After one bad launch for Red Dead Redemption 2 with its PC debut on Rockstar and Epic's stores in November, I had thought Rockstar might make the most of the second chance for a smooth launch presented by its belated Steam release last night. They have not. Along with the crashing and performance issues still suffered by all players, the Steam release seems to have…

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1 week ago

Destiny 2 reveals the Season Of Dawn ahead of next week’s start

With Destiny 2 now in the final week of its Season Of The Undying, Bungie have shared a look at the what's next: a return to Mercury in the Season Of Dawn. The Cabal have big plans to rewrite history while our old pal Osiris has been fiddling with Vex tech to save legendary Titan hardarse Saint-14. Along with picking up story strands, the season…

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Dicebreaker is a new tabletop gaming site from our corporate siblings

Have you ever looked at your computer table with its keyboard, mouse, monitor, gamepad, and mousemat and thought "These are some nice lumps of gaming plastic, but what if I had dozens more and they were tiny?" For you, reader dear, our corporate family at Gamer Network today formally launched Dicebreaker, a new site and YouTube channel dedicated to covering tables in slabs of cardboard,…

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2 weeks ago

This is your annual reminder to play Skeal this Christmas

Miseltoe and wine. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Hanging up your stockings on the wall. Children playing, having fun. Giving someone your heart. All these and more are sung about as signs Christmas is coming, yet these ancient tunes miss the greatest modern marker of Christmas: me posting about Skeal, reminding you to play this classic-to-be. Wrap up warm, strap on your skis, and…

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Battleborn’s ending, Slightly Mad and Bitmap Brothers were bought, and more of the week’s PC news

This week, 2K announced the shutdown of Gearbox's Battleborn, many many many many games and objects went on sale in all the Thanksgiving blowouts, and a fair few companies were bought up too. Read on for more of the week's PC gaming goings-on in our News Digest, and do also check out Weekly Updates Update for some of the week's big patches.

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Total Warhammer 2’s next DLC stars a possessed goth elf and a deadly rat

A demon-possessed Dark Elf and a legendary Skaven assassin will face off in the next Total War: Warhammer II DLC in December, developers Creative Assembly announced today. The Shadow & The Blade is one of their smaller 'Legendary Lords Pack' DLCs, adding two new factions with unique leaders, options, and units. Being possessed by a demon brings the possibility of great power, at a cost,…

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Facebook have bought the makers of Beat Saber

The Oculus lords at Facebook have bought Beat Games, the makers of VR breakout hit Beat Saber. That's the rhythm game where you gogg up to slash through blocks representing beats of a song - Guitar Hero meets Star Trek in cyberspace. Y'know, one of the games that people recommend a lot as a getaway to VR. That one. It's Facebook's. Beat Games say they'll…

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