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Feature: Croft in transit

Shadow of the Tomb Raider appears to be beautiful but a little vacuous

In the course of 45 minutes with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft gatecrashes a fiesta, scales a cliff, wrestles an eel, levels a temple, steals a magic dagger, murders a bunch of dudes in Mariachi skullpaint and drowns a city after triggering the apocalypse. That's quite the evening's work, especially if you factor in all the times I accidentally impaled her on rebars,…

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider is fighting the apocalypse

Lara Croft will be sticking her toffee nose into the Mayans' business to prevent their apocalypse in Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Square Enix confirmed today as they started showing more of the game. Typical colonial invaders: thinking they know best, that they can and should solve everything. Hey, pal, that's not your apocalypse. Butt out. And don't think I didn't notice you slip that…

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Otherworldly adventure Forgotton Anne launches in May

We've all lost socks to some bizarre interdimensional vortex, but thanks to ThoughLline Games' upcoming 'cinematic adventure' Forgotton Anne, we also know that these lost and mislaid items have their own world, where they've been granted sentience, mobility and (in some cases) snazzy hats, which are probably also sentient. Not all is well in the land of these 'Forgotlings', however. For starters, more things are…

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Chrono Trigger’s first patch is a step in the right direction

Even after peeling away the shell of nostalgia, Chrono Trigger is a truly classic JRPG, so it's understandable that people were a bit miffed when the recent PC release of the game was a messy port of the Android edition of the game with no shortage of technical issues. Today, it received its first major patch, which goes a long way to getting the game back…

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Final Fantasy XV getting four new DLCs in 2019

Final Fantasy XV has already seen some story based DLC this year, but at PAX East there was an announcement from Square Enix regarding four add-on story packs coming to the game in 2019. The Dawn of the Future DLC hopes to set itself apart from other story-based add-ons by creating an entire season of alternate plot branches, building towards (what appears to be) a…

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Feature: Listen or we'll make you listen

Podcast: Good game, bad story

“I love to shoot the men!” you shout, as you pump 100 bullets into the prostrate torso of a dead soldier in Far Cry 5. “I’m so glad there are no cutscenes to-- THWOCK. “Oh no.” And lo, the lord delivered unto ye a sermon of the highest tedium, and the Four Ubisoft Writers of the Apocalypse rode over the earth and reaped the souls…

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Square Enix promise fixes for Chrono Trigger on PC

Chunky pixels are on their way back home, according to Square-Enix, as the first of a wave of improvements coming to Chrono Trigger's wonky PC port. Promising several patches over the coming months, the publisher/developer are starting with addressing probably the most immediately obvious flaw with the genuine JRPG classic's PC version: The graphics.

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Dragon Quest XI is bringing the grandpa of JRPGs to PC

There are few games more influential on the JRPG genre than the Dragon Quest series. Classic all-ages tales of swords and sorcery adventure, held together with traditional turn-based combat in a world of charming monster & character designs from Dragon Ball artist Akira Toriyama. While a pair of spinoffs have made the jump already (Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2, which I still insist are two…

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Final Fantasy XV mod makes car radio play your music

It was a good day when the director of Final Fantasy XV told us modding would be supported for the PC version of the regal road trip JRPG. Since then we’ve had some plain costumes, as well as some much-needed graphical aid. But now someone has made a mod that lets you import your own music to the car radio. The Regalia’s radio normally just…

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Octahedron wants you to climb-dance your way to Heaven

There's a new psychedelic rhythm-synced action platformer on the market today. Octahedron let's you surf through a pulsating, underground world on platforms pulled from thin air in this challenging psychedelic action game that has you defying gravity to a pumping beat. I always love to platform upwards, and there simply aren't enough dance platformers in the world today.

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Feature: Good Lara, bad Lara

Have you played… Rise of the Tomb Raider?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. A very good game wearing the skin of not a very good game. Peel that skin away, or at least try to ignore it, and find the golden bones underneath. Alternatively, just play the survival mode DLC and experience Rise of the Tomb Raider's best bits…

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider coming in September

The next Lara Croft adventure will be Shadow Of The Tomb Raider and it's coming on September 14th, with no period of console exclusivity this time round. Square Enix have been bunging corks into their leaky reveal barge over the last couple of days, but now the teaser trailer is officially here. It contains all of your expected Lara action: she climbs a vertical cliff-face,…

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider springs quite a few leaks

Update: Big surprise! It's finally now official. Now, keep this between us - quiet, alright? Just between you and me, I think there might be a new Tomb Raider game in the works. I also think that it might be called Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and that it might be released this September, and that it'll feature scenes a lot like the completely-unrelated-we-assure-you image…

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Final Fantasy XV mod fixes jitters and long load screens

Good news, boy fans. A modder has offered a quick solution to a couple of Final Fantasy XV’s technical problems. The JRPG stag do performs generally well on PCs but that doesn’t mean there aren’t issues. Some players using a gamepad (myself included) have found that the game keeps detecting your mouse and keyboard even when you don’t want it to, flipping the on-screen prompts…

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Feature: A flawed but fantastic fantasy

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition review

The story of Final Fantasy XV is a tricky one to unpick. There's the story about how it took ten years to actually come out, transforming from a Final Fantasy XIII spin-off into the boyband roadtrip-stag-do adventure we know today. There's also the story of what happened after it came out, where a large chunk of its third act was almost completely rewritten and streamlined…

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Feature: The inevitability of "Bury Your Gays"

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm can’t escape the first game’s use of harmful tropes

Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for the entirety of both Life Is Strange and Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. Life Is Strange: Before The Storm is, in its own right, a very good game. But it can’t avoid the fact that it’s a Life Is Strange game, specifically a prequel to the original. And in the original, one of its central characters is…

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The boys are back! Final Fantasy XV released on PC

Guess who just got back today? Them wild-eyed boys that had been away. Fifteen months after starting their journey on console, the anime boyband road trip stag party of Final Fantasy XV have finally arrived on PC. It's out now. The boys are back in town. We've only just got the game ourselves so our review will take a while, though I'm sure we'll have…

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