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3 weeks ago

First Fate Of Atlantis Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC is free if you nab it now

"Assassin's Creed Odyssey finally has DLC worth paying out for" said Alice L in her Fate Of Atlantis vid. Joke's on her: if you own the base game and download the first episode of the three-part series before September 1st, you won't need to spend a penny. The first instalment lets you poke around Elysium's eternal idyllic afternoon, stabbing alien gods while marvelling at how…

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Watch 30 dam impressive minutes of Dying Light 2

Rage, rage against the delaying of the light. I've wanted to write that ever since Dying Light 2 was announced, but developers Techland seem stubbornly on track to zombify early 2020. Look, here's thirty minutes from a middley point in the game, replete with grappling hooks and parkour and decisions. It's the same thirty minutes I already saw and liked at E3.

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1 month ago

Feature: A right huff

Ion Fury review

I probably didn’t grow up when you did. I feel the need to get that out of the way early, because this review is largely going to be about how Ion Fury’s old-school sensibilities clash with my own. Not all of them, I should stress. Shooters have trended towards a slower pace, while I'm a nippy boy. It feels good to shoot and hop. I’m…

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Terry Cavanagh on why he believes Dicey Dungeons is his best game yet

Terry Cavanagh is known for making difficult games, including the likes of Super Hexagon and VVVVVV, two tough-as-nails gauntlets that challenge digital dexterity and reaction speeds. They're crucibles where the sting of failure is treated by the balm of an instant restart. They're not, notably, deckbuilding roguelikes that revolve around dice manipulation. That would describe Dicey Dungeons, Cavangh's latest and (according to him) greatest game.…

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Feature: Drone on

Have You Played… Starcraft 2?

Spacebar: hammer out five drones. Page Up: slap down a refinery, place a bunker for protection. 2: Scout. Have a quick poke, pull back. Home: marines queued, rallied to the bunker. Spacebar: hammer out more drones. Never stop building drones. Lament your lack of pylons. I wonder why I stopped playing Starcraft 2.

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for moving house, except you're not really moving house, you're just moving out of one. Don't ask. Read the best writing about videogames from the past week. Stephen "thecatamites" Gillmurphy blogged about the market, whatever that is. Parts of his post cut at the language people wield against market forces that don't serve their interests, when the language itself stems from dynamics that…

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Hades adds a final battle, is still really good

Hades can be hell to play. This is Supergiant's early access roguelite, a different beast from the story-rich fare of previous games Bastion and Pyre. I've been dipping in and out for months, compelled to batter the end-game hydra once with every weapon. Then an update from a while back added a new area that kept grinding me up under the wheels of demonic chariots,…

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Ooblets developer responds to harassment over timed Epic exclusive

Glumberland's Ben Wasser, one of two people developing Ooblets, has written a response to the wave of harassment that's been crashing over his studio during the past week. It includes numerous examples of the hateful messages they received in response to their announcement that Ooblets would be a timed Epic Store exclusive. The announcement's ill-judged tone meant the team received a disproportionate backlash compared to…

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Apex Legends will soon get to fight on their lonesome

Me, Astrid and Brendy recently spent six straight hours of our Sunday playing Apex Legends. We ran around getting shot at till our Apelegs nearly fell off. We emerged better, stronger and closer. It was marvellous, and to some extent a reflection of how the game truly shines when intersecting abilities meet excellently-supported team co-ordination. You can usually only play in teams of three, and…

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Age Of Wonders: Planetfall plummets out

Hark, for the dawn of another wondrous age approaches. Or at least a competent one. Nate and Astrid have both taken a good hard look at Age Of Wonders: Planetfall and have declared: (in different, longer words)'yeah, that's pretty good that is'. It's a 4X game that pans down into small-scale tactical combat, wedding gross imperialist strategy to itty bitty unit bossing through the medium…

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A cult has formed around Team Fortress 2’s Watchers

The first report arrived five days ago. Three figures: recorders in hand, cameras in beard. While we fought, they watched. Crouched in their corners. Minding their own business, scrutinising ours. We'd be hypocrites to call them hostile, but could you blame us? Nobody knows what they want. Even I don't, and I'm the only Team Fortress 2 player who's managed to make contact.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare to hold a cross-platform open beta

It's nearly time for more war. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - a much more modern shootbang than 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - is opening up a cross-platform beta from the 21st to the 23rd of September. Hurray, we get to shoot at console rubes. Boo, platform factionalism is weird and bad and it's hard to see that being a fair fight…

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2 months ago

Fortnite Season 10 has added mechs

All of time is happening at once, like in that Doctor Who episode but with less odious Churchill jokes. This is Fortnite Season 10, where timey-wimey portals have opened up passages to content of Christmases past, as well as snazzy two-person mech suits. They've called it "Season X", but you can't just leap into roman numerals whenever it sounds cool. Then where would we be.

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Spawn Point: What on earth is an auto battler?

What is an auto and how do I battle it? This is going to be a tough one. Seriously, why are all the cool kids suddenly talking about level three Dragon Knights? That would be because they are playing Dota Underlords, the best of the auto battlers. At least for beginners.

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Meet Zane, a semi-retired hitman hero of Borderlands 3

I've already played a bit of Borderlands 3, back at E3 in June. It's a lot like Borderlands 2, only with bumslides and multiple planets. If the borders Borderlands has borne so far are yet to bore, then you will probably like this. You will probably also like Zane, a lovable Irish rogue with holographic decoys and deployable shields. Look, he's so lovable he's got…

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The Blackout Club emerges from the horrors of early access

If your cult leans into a certain kind of kooky, pop culture has taught me there's a good chance some kids will come after you. The brave stalwarts of The Blackout Club have spent the past eight months defending humanity from the weakened prism of early access, but now the game's properly out and they'll have to step up their game. The spooky, co-opey stealth…

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Why Dota Underlords is a good board game

Most of the board games I like are exciting. They're about betrayals, surprises, audacious cunning. They're games that weave drama around humans rather than systems, driven more by the delights of psychology than the dryness of systems. They pop because humans, at least when they're onto you, are hard to control - but that can be exhausting. Board games cater for less aggressive competitions, too.…

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