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February 2018 Archive

    1. Blizzard confirms Torbjörn's daughter Brigitte is the next Overwatch hero, offers first details
    2. Capcom's cult classic Killer7 is making a return, courtesy of Suda51's Let It Die
    3. Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX operator ReedPOP
    4. H1Z1 hits back: forget Battle Royale, meet Auto Royale
    5. Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank make for one of PlayStation Plus' biggest months yet
    6. Peter Molyneux's The Trail out on Nintendo Switch
    7. Controversial Crytek boss Cevat Yerli steps down
    8. 3D Realms' new but old-school FPS Ion Maiden on Steam Early Access now
    9. The Magic Circle developer reveals co-op horror game The Blackout Club
    10. Now outfits from The Sims are coming to Final Fantasy 15 on PC
    11. Horizon Zero Dawn shifts a whopping 7.6m copies
    12. A duck, a boar and a human walk into Funcom's new mutant strategy game
    13. Gran Turismo Sport gets new cars and a fix for online griefing
    14. Hearthstone announces Year of the Raven
    15. UK electronics chain Maplin in administration, too
    16. There's another console that lets you play SNES games in HD
    17. 80 Days developer shows off Heaven's Vault
    18. Kirby developer HAL Laboratory's delightful mobile game Part Time UFO is finally out in the West
    19. Overwatch hero 27 in the spotlight as the teasing begins
    20. Oops, Sega released Yakuza 6 for free
    21. Why are turn-based games so good at creating stories?
    1. Epic teases jetpacks for Fortnite, launches limited-time Legendary-weapons-only Solid Gold event
    2. Square's classic Super Nintendo RPG Chrono Trigger is now available on PC
    3. Does Switch's new Doom patch improve performance?
    4. Monster Hunter World's next Horizon Zero Dawn crossover quest starts tomorrow on PS4
    5. The Witcher 2, Crackdown and Fable are being enhanced for Xbox One X
    6. How Human: Fall Flat rose up to become a smash hit
    7. ESRB will add warning labels to games with microtransactions
    8. Surprise! Outlast is out now on Nintendo Switch
    9. Our best look yet at the charming Yoku's Island Express
    10. VATS a lovely-looking Fallout 3 remade in Fallout 4
    11. Film animator's gorgeous mouse RPG is finished five years later
    12. Moss review - PlayStation VR's finest game to date
    13. Pokémon Go still has the power to bring people together
    14. Pokémon Go Gen 3 artwork leaks on App Store, suggesting launch imminent
    15. Pokémon Go's next Community Day event dated
    16. Warframe's TennoCon 2018 convention is happening in July, tickets go on sale this week
    17. Russian TV station mistakenly airs footage of ARMA 3 during report on war in Syria
    1. Rare is already immortalising players' most memorable achievements in Sea of Thieves' world
    2. Super Lucky's Tale and Rise of the Tomb Raider added to Xbox Games Pass
    3. Hundreds of FUT 18 players get ratings boost
    4. Sea of Thieves and the Rare revival
    5. Metal Gear Survive flops at UK retail
    6. It looks like Konami staff left a secret message in Metal Gear Survive
    7. New Shenmue 3 screenshots show more dead-eyed faces
    8. Turok and Turok 2 hit Xbox One next week
    1. Ryzen 3 2200G/ Ryzen 5 2400G review: triple-A gaming without a graphics card?
    2. Fear the Wolves turns STALKER into PUBG, spectators into weather gods
    1. The Papers, Please short film is out now
    2. PUBG mobile analysed: top-end smartphones compared with PC
    3. Sim Society: DARPA, serious simulation, and the model that stopped a flood
    1. Sea of Thieves is having another beta-style Scale Test this weekend
    2. Little Nightmares' final DLC story episode The Residence is out now
    3. Big Call of Duty: WW2 patch nerfs quickscoping, speeds up gameplay
    4. Yes, you really do have to pay for an extra character slot in Metal Gear Survive
    5. Xbox chief Phil Spencer: "Microsoft needed a reboot"
    6. Watch: We went hands-on with Assassin's Creed: Origins Curse of the Pharaohs DLC
    7. Metal Gear Survive: every console version tested
    8. Pokémon Go legendary creatures return for new event
    9. Metal Gear Survive review - surprisingly enjoyable horror spin-off
    10. Super Mario Odyssey Power Moon locations - how to find and collect Moons in Odyssey's many Kingdoms
    11. Crytek's multiplayer swamp horror Hunt: Showdown is now available in Steam Early Access
    12. Rare shows off Sea of Thieves' intense, multi-crew cursed skeleton fort encounters
    13. Detective Pikachu amiibo lets you unlock cutscenes faster
    14. Harvest Moon creator's latest game combines dragon rearing and restaurant management
    15. Castle Crashers dev's outlandish turn-based strategy Pit People leaves Early Access next week
    16. Fortnite's massive Season 3 update is out now, adds hoverboards, hand cannons, and more
    17. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is getting a fishing tournament
    18. This year's BAFTA Fellowship award goes to...
    1. Super Mario Odyssey guide, walkthrough and tips: A complete guide to Mario's huge Switch adventure
    2. Super Mario Odyssey Music List - How to unlock the 82 songs in music gallery
    3. Super Mario Odyssey Souvenirs list - souvenir prices and how to unlock every Mario souvenir in Super Mario Odyssey
    4. Super Mario Odyssey Hats list - hat prices and how to unlock every hat and cap in Super Mario Odyssey
    5. Super Mario Odyssey Stickers list - sticker prices and how to unlock every sticky label in Super Mario Odyssey
    6. Super Mario Odyssey Purple Coin locations - how to find regional coins in every area
    7. Super Mario Odyssey Outfits list - outfit prices and how to unlock every costume, outfit and suit in Super Mario Odyssey
    8. Warcraft 3 gets a big update as remaster rumours swirl
    9. The great Kinect art heist
    10. Half-Life returns in Final Fantasy 15 on PC
    11. Kingdom Come Deliverance on PC offers huge upgrades over console
    12. Abandon Ship takes the FTL formula to the seas with great results
    13. Pop-up Pilgrims review - a beautiful VR game lacking in challenge
    14. Norway says Nintendo is breaking the law over eShop refund policy
    15. The back catalogue of Zuntata, Taito's legendary house band, just hit Spotify
    16. Vampyr's parasitic promise is plagued by conflict
    17. Super Mario Odyssey free update adds a new mini-game
    18. Bungie delays Destiny 2 mod improvements, exotic repetition reduction, more
    19. Epic is making big improvements to building in Fortnite's upcoming Season 3 update
    1. Elite Dangerous' third season kicks off next week with a massive free update on console and PC
    2. The strange appeal of non-sports sports games
    3. The new Assetto Corsa bags the Blancpain GT licence
    4. Warhammer 40,000's Adeptus Mechanicus finally get a video game of their own
    5. Camelot Unchained finally gets a beta date
    6. My PlayStation is a new browser version of your PSN profile
    7. No, Burnout Paradise Remastered doesn't have microtransactions
    8. Grabbing the unlikely "sleeping giant" of gaming audiences
    9. Sprint Vector review - intensely physical VR racer
    10. Lost Sphear review
    11. Assassin's Creed Origins adds New Game Plus today, with a secret new reward
    12. Sonic the Hedgehog movie has a release date
    13. What medieval bestiaries tell us about Monster Hunter World
    1. Total War: Rome 2's Desert Kingdoms expansion launches next month, brings four new factions
    2. Shinji Mikami's classic cover shooter Vanquish is now backward compatible on Xbox One
    3. The Batmobile comes to Rocket League next month as part of the DC Super Heroes DLC pack
    4. Burnout Paradise Remastered is real and coming to Xbox One and PS4 next month
    5. Microsoft shows off nearly two hours of upcoming Minecraft Bedrock Edition for Switch
    6. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to get third map within the next four months
    7. Superhot headlines Xbox's free Games with Gold for March
    8. Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword
    9. Doom on Nintendo Switch updated with motion controls
    10. Cities: Skylines mods arrive on Xbox One
    11. The good, bad and ugly of Call of Duty: WW2
    1. Sea horror SOMA's no-death Safe Mode is now available on PS4
    2. Ex-Lionhead devs' collectible card game Fable Fortune leaves Early Access this week
    3. Mega Man Legacy Collections 1 & 2 are coming to Switch in May
    4. Adorable PSVR platformer Moss finally unearths release date
    5. Bayonetta 2 physical Switch launch down on Wii U
    6. Rainbow Six Siege "will be here for the next 10 years"
    7. The retro gaming industry could be killing video game preservation
    8. System Shock reboot put on "hiatus", 18 months after it raised $1.3 million on Kickstarter
    9. Florence is so much more than a love story
    10. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition review - RTS revival doesn't go quite far enough
    11. There's a Tomb Raider Barbie doll
    1. Secret of Mana's 3D remake is good fun - but won't impress retro purists
    1. Farming Simulator 19 reveal trailer introduces dog, handsome farmer, barn
    2. Can Kingdom Come Deliverance's tech deliver its ambitious vision?
    3. Dynasty Warriors 9: the lowest performance we've seen on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X
    4. Here's how PUBG on mobile phones compares to the original game
    5. I owe everything I am to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday
    1. Stellaris' Apocalypse expansion and free 2.0 Cherryh update detailed in new video
    2. Overwatch is free to play again this weekend
    3. Delightful piano-themed rhythm game Deemo gets 24 free new tracks on Switch
    4. Civilization 6's sexist leaders are getting tweaked
    5. Valve overhauls Steam wishlists with new filters and sorting options for greater user control
    6. Pokémon Go has a Lunar New Year event, and another new shiny Pokémon
    7. Deadly Premonition creator teases next project The Missing
    8. Fortnite's latest update brings impulse grenades, secret treasure shrines, new outfits, and more
    9. Fe review - uneven indie from EA Originals
    10. Assassin's Creed Origins has a new $500 figurine
    11. Stardew Valley creator says new multiplayer features are "done", still hopeful of spring beta
    1. Dystopian surveillance thriller Orwell is back for a second season later this month
    2. You can play Xbox One and 360 online multiplayer for free this weekend
    3. Now Dragon Ball FighterZ players are coming up with solo Touch of Death combos
    4. The video game industry's loot box problem isn't going away
    5. Ultima spiritual successor Shroud of the Avatar finally has a release date
    6. Meet Double Fine's Tim Schafer at EGX Rezzed
    7. Sea of Thieves' kraken leaks
    8. Dynasty Warriors 9 review - long-awaited reboot falls flat
    9. Watch: We hosted a live show at Vault Festival and had a lovely time
    10. Team Rocket blast off into Pokémon Go's wardrobe
    11. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 comes out on PC in March
    12. Mike Bithell's Subsurface Circular coming to Nintendo Switch
    13. Nintendo Labo lets you see through the Joy-Con's hidden camera
    14. Sea of Thieves closed beta players can set sail again tomorrow
    15. Sicario 2 director in talks to make the Call of Duty movie
    16. A Plague Tale: Innocence wants to be The Last of Us with rats
    17. Rita Ora joins the cast of the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie
    1. Psyonix unveils new Rocket League Spring dev road map, Tournament Mode now due April latest
    2. The Evil Within 2 now has an official first-person mode
    3. Twitch Prime members can get the first Devil May Cry free on PC later this month
    4. Is Bayonetta on Switch the definitive console version?
    5. Call of Duty WW2's Gun Game is awesome, but it has a serious AFK problem
    6. Jelly Deals: Lunar New Year Sale from Fanatical features Tekken 7, Laser League and more
    7. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp just got its biggest update yet
    8. The Overwatch League has its first female player
    9. Behind the sunless scenes
    10. Overwatch the game versus Overwatch the esport
    11. Sega's fifth Make War Not Love event lets you play a bunch of PC strategy titles to win free games
    12. Civilization 6: Rise and Fall review
    13. Crossing Souls review - pitch-perfect 80s nostalgia trip
    14. Tech-noir tactics game All Walls Must Fall leaves Early Access next week
    15. de Blob owner THQ Nordic buys Saints Row and Dead Island owner Koch Media for 121m euro
    16. Sea of Thieves' character creator won't be for everyone
    17. Home Alone, Harry Potter director Chris Columbus is helming the Five Nights at Freddy's movie
    1. Mafia 2 and the original Prey are now backward-compatible on Xbox One
    2. Sci-fi horror Dead Space is currently free on PC
    3. Ancient history shines in Assassin's Creed's new Discovery Tour - but it's the gaps that are truly thrilling
    4. Persona 5 DLC schedule - Costume images, Picaro Sets, Japanese voices and when all free DLC will release
    5. The Sea of Thieves endgame sounds super cool
    6. Poundland now sells video games for a fiver
    7. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT review - fan-service fighter is charming but chaotic
    8. New Fear Effect sequel comes out in March
    9. The Sea of Thieves premium shop will sell pets
    10. Cult genital-swinging hit Mount Your Friends gets 3D sequel this month
    11. Watch the two official Chinese mobile versions of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in action
    1. Here's more mousy gameplay from adorable PSVR platform puzzler Moss
    2. Friday the 13th developer shows off gruesome Hitman-inspired single-player challenge mode
    3. GAME concessions are coming to Sports Direct shops
    4. Here's Blanka electrifying Street Fighter 5
    5. PlayStation's official Nike shoe launch laced with problems
    6. It's 2018 and people are still blaming Grand Theft Auto for speeding
    7. PS4 Pro and Xbox One X processors compared at the silicon level
    8. Cat romance sim Purrfect Date collars iPhone, iPad launch
    9. Kingdom Come: Deliverance has a hefty day-one update
    10. Splatoon 2's main stars are getting their own amiibo
    11. PS4 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus tops chart
    12. Being adopted by a Monster Hunter veteran is brilliant
    1. Final Fantasy 12 on PC delivers 60fps - but system requirements are high
    2. Super Nt review: a SNES for the 21st century
    3. PS4 Pro's new super-sampling tested: big boosts for 1080p users
    4. Max Payne 3 and the conflict at the heart of Rockstar's game design
    1. Yes, Bandai Namco is working on Metroid Prime 4
    2. Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition looks beautiful but at what cost?
    3. Epic reveals latest roadmap and feature goals for next few months of Fortnite development
    1. There's a Dishonored 2 graphic novel out this month
    2. Xenoblade Chronicles 2's massive New Game Plus mode update is due next week
    3. Monster Hunter World gets new patch, Capcom still struggling to fix Xbox One online woes
    4. Sources: This year's COD is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
    5. Roll7's Laser League discounted for Early Access launch
    6. The problem of farming, and the rise of video game gardens
    7. Next week, Destiny 2's Nightfall becomes more like Destiny 1's
    8. Shadow of the Colossus fans working to solve mysterious new PS4 puzzle
    9. Cities: Skylines is currently free to play on Steam
    1. Media Molecules' Dreams will let you build and share your own PSVR games
    2. Deadly Premonition director is taking a second stab at crowdfunding his cat-based murder mystery
    3. Splinter Cell: Conviction is now backward compatible on Xbox One
    4. For Honor's Season Five launches next month, introduces long-awaited dedicated servers
    5. Fire Emblem Warriors' second chunk of character DLC arrives next week
    6. Pokémon Go's last big wave of Gen 3 creatures arrives tomorrow
    7. Blimey, Pillars of Eternity 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch
    8. How to make movies with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds replay mode
    9. Mojang's Scrolls finally shuts down next week
    10. Sea of Thieves open beta mentioned in latest datamine
    11. Destiny 2 Valentine's Day event revives fan-favourite Destiny 1 map
    12. Abandon Ship hits Steam Early Access this month
    13. Relic leaves Dawn of War 3 behind as it moves on to new projects
    14. New three-day Metal Gear Survive beta kicks off next week
    15. Monster Hunter World has so much to teach other big budget games
    16. Pokémon Go rips up its Mewtwo raid rulebook
    17. Hallucinatory horror game Layers of Fear is coming to Switch later this month
    1. Switch rhythm game Voez just got another 14 free new songs
    2. Warframe's Shrine of Eidolon update launches this week, brings two new titan boss fights
    3. Fortnite unveils new Valentine's event details, skins, and crossbows
    4. Watch: Here's all the new Civs in Civilization 6: Rise and Fall
    5. Failbetter Games delays Sunless Skies following lay-offs, low sales
    6. Here's our first look at The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kicking ass in Injustice 2
    7. Making History is the first expansion for Kerbal Space Program on PC
    8. New Hearthstone update is a Wild thing
    9. The worst player in the Premier League is the best player in FIFA 18
    10. FTL team's Into the Breach will be released this month
    11. Fortnite's on its way to being the world's biggest game, and here's what makes it special
    12. Former STALKER team announces Chernobyl-set battle royale game
    13. For the first time, Evo won't have a Marvel game
    14. The Surge 2 announced
    15. The Switch's first Dragon Quest in the west shows how to build upon a great
    1. Quantic Dream: allegations of unhealthy studio culture are a "smear"
    2. Ubisoft shares more details on Rainbow Six Siege's new zombie-themed Outbreak event
    3. Rainbow Six Siege is holding a free play weekend later this month
    4. Middle-earth: Shadow of War gets new story expansion and big free features update
    5. Looks like Sega is teasing Puyo Puyo Tetris for PC
    6. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy PC and Nintendo Switch leak comes from an unlikely source
    7. Looks like Pokémon Go is getting in-game story quests
    8. Jelly Deals: Street Fighter 30th anniversary retrospective discounted this week
    9. Switch Bayonetta 2 is a turbo-charged Wii U port
    10. Big layoffs at Capcom Vancouver, new Dead Rising reduced in scope
    11. The quest for Shadow of the Colossus' last big secret
    12. Nintendo finally confirms the truth about Toad's head
    13. Evidence of new Sonic Racing game mounts
    1. This month's Splatoon 2 Splatfest would like a word about gherkins
    2. Konami says it has no idea why Metal Gear Solid 5's nuclear disarmament event just unlocked
    3. Why the founder of Traveller's Tales released a director's cut of an old Sonic game 25 years later
    4. The closed Sea of Thieves beta had 332,052 players
    5. Star Wars' Donnie Yen says Sleeping Dogs movie in production
    6. The question of fidelity and Shadow of the Colossus
    7. Sleep Is Death was ahead of its time
    1. Ark: Survival Evolved's ugliest dinosaurs are getting a makeover in the new TLC update
    2. DF Retro: PowerSlave/ Exhumed - the brilliant legacy of Lobotomy Software
    3. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds details long-awaited new anti-cheat measures
    1. Overwatch on Xbox One X: does its dynamic 4K scaler hold up?
    2. In praise of video game castles
    1. Crytek offers a closer look at Hunt: Showdown in its closed alpha tutorial video
    2. Yakuza 6 has been delayed
    3. This War of Mine follow-up Frostpunk will be released by the end of March
    4. Blowing yourself up is all the rage in Dragon Ball FighterZ
    5. Far Cry 5 season pass will take you to Vietnam and Mars
    6. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's new garden event improves on the last
    7. Kraken news! Sea of Thieves closed beta update gives clues about what's to come
    8. Bungie is making Destiny 2 faster and more lethal
    9. Sea of Thieves is an overdue antidote to content farming
    10. PlayStation 4 passes 75m milestone
    11. Battalion 1944 developer apologises, acts quick to fix shaky launch
    12. Kaz Hirai to step down as Sony boss
    13. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets update to improve divisive desert map experience
    14. PUBG, Fortnite Battle Royale and the question of how new genres form
    15. Botanicula developer's gorgeously deranged adventure Chuchel is out in March
    1. Hero shooter Gigantic will shut down in July following mass lay-offs at studio last year
    2. Red Dead Redemption 2 now has October release date
    3. Arms keeps swinging with another new update
    4. Shadow of the Colossus PS4 review
    5. Monster Hunter World tested: four consoles, eight games modes - but which is best?
    6. Promising-looking strategy game Surviving Mars comes out in March
    7. Pokémon Go got Stephen Fry to narrate its new trailer
    8. Raging Justice is a nostalgia-fuelled trip down the Streets of Rage
    9. Why I love sailing alone in Sea of Thieves
    10. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite flops
    11. SNES mini sales pass 4m
    12. My adventures in Nantucket, a game about hunting Moby Dick
    13. Nintendo confirms Mario movie
    14. Nintendo Switch paid online service finally arrives September
    15. Bungie issues new Destiny 2 roadmap
    16. Nintendo announces Mario Kart Tour for smartphones
    17. Call of Duty: WW2's first DLC pack is just what the game needs - and that's why it should be free