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January 2019 Archive

    1. There's a way to disable New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe's infuriating mid-air spin-jump
    2. Free-to-play monster hunter Dauntless is migrating all player accounts to Epic Store
    3. Resident Evil 7's demo fails to be the next P.T.
    4. Oh, the tunes people are playing on Overwatch's new Parisian pianos
    5. THQ Nordic uploads, then quickly deletes Darksiders for Nintendo Switch trailer
    6. The story behind the Oblivion mod Terry Pratchett worked on
    7. As Silent Hill turns 20, we remember why it was great
    8. Mario Kart Tour delayed until summer
    9. Nintendo Switch sales smashed it over Christmas
    10. Today's big Fortnite update adds mobile controller support
    11. Sea of Thieves is making PC and Xbox One cross-play optional
    12. Crackdown 3 headlines Microsoft's first Inside Xbox of 2019
    13. Welsh police warn drivers not to stop to gawk at the "Dragon of Bethesda"
    1. Subnautica's arctic-themed standalone expansion Below Zero gets its first trailer
    2. Kingdom Hearts 3 plays best at 60fps - but which console gets closest?
    3. Destiny 2's latest lore provides a mind-bending nod back to Destiny 1
    4. Destiny 2 Forsaken walkthrough and guide to what's new in Year 2
    5. The Wii Shop Channel's closure marks the death of a piece of Nintendo magic
    6. New Fallout 76 patch reintroduces old problems, players report
    7. Slay the Spire review - a gorgeous blend of dungeon-crawler and card-battler
    8. PC and Xbox One Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players call League Play "first on PS4" timed exclusivity a "slap in the face"
    9. Changes of perspective are vital to representation in games
    10. Super Smash Bros Ultimate 2.0 is live, introduces first DLC character and a bit more besides
    1. Epic's latest PC exclusive is Metro Exodus
    2. Shadow of the Colossus-inspired Praey for the Gods enters Steam Early Access this week
    3. Delightful piano-themed rhythm game Deemo gets even more free new songs on Switch
    4. Heavy Rain studio Quantic Dream no longer making PlayStation exclusives
    5. Bloodstained and Bomberman headline February's Xbox Games with Gold
    6. BioWare reassures Anthem fans after "rocky" demo weekend
    7. PUBG app lets you discover if you killed a streamer
    8. EA buckles in Belgium, stops selling FIFA Points following loot box gambling pressure
    9. Kingdom Hearts 3 review - a grand finale that's both torturous and sublime
    10. Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption gets New Game Plus, chicken boss in February update
    11. Warframe's Fortuna-expanding Profit-Taker update comes to Xbox One and PS4 tomorrow
    12. Behind Sable's many masks: identity and storytelling in a sci-fi desert
    1. Stories Untold dev unveils prototype pigeon fighter Pekken
    2. Get 10% off everything at the AO outlet on eBay
    3. Resident Evil 2 remake gets free Ghost Survivors update in Feb
    4. Marvel's Spider-Man adds Fantastic Four costume crossover
    5. Resident Evil 2 remake's Tyrant is wonderfully terrifying - and he can do one
    6. Climbing ranks in Hearthstone is about to get easier
    7. Jon Shafer's At the Gates review - a 4X experiment more fascinating than fun
    8. Jagex moves to reassure RuneScape players after its Chinese owner considers sale
    9. Nvidia GeForce graphics cards set to support FreeSync displays
    10. Best gaming monitors of CES 2019
    11. 20,000 Leagues Above the Clouds waves goodbye to release plans
    12. Resident Evil 2 is Capcom's biggest launch since Resi 7
    13. Project Z is a new Dragon Ball action RPG
    14. Jiren, Videl and more confirmed as Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC characters
    1. Minecraft update temporarily enabled wallrunning
    2. BioWare opens up about Anthem's "rocky" demo but disputes it "under-planned" for server capacity
    3. Facebook accused of "friendly fraud" and intentionally misleading children
    4. DSFix patch creator Peter "Durante" Thoman launches PC port studio
    5. Ubisoft is "actively working" to address crouch and lean spam in Rainbow Six Siege
    6. On the awful thrill of a good maze
    1. Resident Evil 2 remake plays best on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X
    2. Surreal Soviet-era shooter Atomic Heart shows off ten minutes of gameplay
    3. Wargroove has cross-play
    4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout armour nerfed once again as Treyarch's search for that elusive sweet spot continues
    5. PUBG Lite is free and for low-spec PCs - but it's Thailand-only for now
    6. Artist reimagines Hollywood stars as Mortal Kombat characters
    7. Fortnite: Save The World now lets you see what's in a loot box before you buy
    8. Playing True Dungeon: LARP, escape room, and D&D campaign all in one
    9. Subnautica's standalone expansion Below Zero enters PC early access next week
    1. Survive space together with this RimWorld multiplayer mod
    2. All EA games affected as publisher's server network struggles amid Anthem demo launch
    3. Superb Metroid-a-like Axiom Verge is Epic Games Store's next freebie
    4. Highlights of the GOG and Green Man Gaming sales
    5. Dead or Alive 6 hasn't toned down the sexualisation, it's just tucked it away
    6. Dragon Age II demo analysis
    7. NetherRealm unveils first gruesome gameplay footage of Mortal Kombat 11
    8. Cute iOS app Childhood's End back online after Pedobear mix-up
    9. The best peripherals unveiled at CES 2019: headsets, keyboards, mice and more
    10. Metroid Prime 4 development rebooted from scratch
    11. Resident Evil Netflix series in development - report
    12. Can video games save motorsport?
    13. Ubisoft changing Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC following forced relationship furore
    14. Fallout 76's new PvP mode Survival sounds like a griefer's paradise
    1. Endless Legend and Endless Space 2 are free to play until next week on Steam
    2. Bleak 14th century "single-player co-op" adventure A Plague Tale is out in May
    3. A bunch of Command & Conquer games get backward compatibility support on Xbox One
    4. Kingdom Hearts 3 director 'reconsidering' simultaneous worldwide releases after leak
    5. Why Resident Evil 2 is a remake done right
    6. Total War: Three Kingdoms turns the series on its head with a new kind of authenticity
    7. Avalanche's moody '80s robo-shooter Generation Zero gets a March release date
    8. Salisbury Novichok attack board game on sale in Russia
    9. Anthem adds social space for up to 16 players based on player feedback
    10. Meet the modder who's spent years trying to fix the "unfixable" Aliens Colonial Marines
    11. Fallout 4 mod seeks to give Fallout 2 a lick of fresh paint
    1. Ambitious indie space sim Star Traders: Frontiers is heading to iOS and Android
    2. Cosmic horror card oddity Cultist Simulator gets a major, "positively unfair" free update
    3. Farming Simulator sprouts esports league with €250k harvest
    4. Image & Form unveils fantasy deck-builder SteamWorld Quest: The Hand of Gilgamech
    5. Surprise! Wargroove is out next week
    6. It turns out playing Fortnite at 30fps puts you at a disadvantage
    7. Secret of Mana-esque RPG CrossCode is coming to Switch
    8. Player takes impressive stab at recreating cult corridor horror PT in Media Molecule's Dreams
    9. PUBG adds snowbikes, canted sights and northern lights on PC
    10. Ancient shark named after Galaga because its teeth look like the iconic video game spaceship
    11. Miyazaki shares his thoughts on much-requested Demon's Souls remaster
    12. Sci-fi grand strategy game Stellaris gets a February release date on PS4 and Xbox One
    13. Soulcalibur 6 fans are trying to work out unannounced DLC characters after codename leak
    14. The promise of a game world you can touch
    15. You can now fight Alien's Xenomorph Queen in Monster Hunter World
    1. Life is Strange 2's second episode gets a trailer ahead of this week's release
    2. Resident Evil 2 review - a masterly reimagining of a modern classic
    3. What's the deal with Trials Rising's microtransactions?
    4. Trials Rising's leaderboards and user-created tracks will be cross-platform
    5. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire getting a full-on turn-based mode this week
    6. Activision is selling a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 smiley face reticle for £1.79
    7. Pikuniku review - a brilliantly breezy, genuinely funny puzzle platformer
    8. Eurogamer is looking for a new guides writer!
    9. It looks like Yakuza Kiwami has a February release date on Steam
    10. Indie-focused Nintendo Switch broadcast due tomorrow
    11. Today's Fortnite patch adds snowmen disguises
    12. Octopath Traveler's "HD2D" is now a Square Enix trademark
    13. Parliament wants your opinion on links between games and gambling
    14. Big FIFA 19 patch finally nerfs overpowered timed and finesse shots
    15. Fab rogue-like deck-builder Slay the Spire leaves Steam early access this week
    1. Cheaters force Ark dev's pirate MMO Atlas offline for a second time in less than a week
    2. Ark dev's pirate MMO Atlas goes offline after cheaters spawn in WW2 tanks, aeroplanes
    3. YouTuber sacrifices sleep to stream Donkey Kong 64, raises $340k for trans kids
    4. Ace Combat 7 earned series' best UK debut
    5. A sim racer just beat an ex-F1 driver in a real-life race
    6. Pokémon Go's new event receives mixed response from fans
    7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate nearly featured Decidueye instead of Incineroar
    8. Why Resident Evil 2's City of the Dead scares us
    1. Creepy new Layers of Fear 2 footage aired at PAX South
    2. Machinima pulls all YouTube videos saying it has "pivoted from distributing content on legacy channels"
    3. This fan-made Dragon Age: Origins mod fixes 790 bugs and restores hidden dialogue, story choices, and items
    4. Contribute to Microsoft's Idea Drive and make your Windows 10 idea a reality
    5. Here's what's coming in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update #4 for Xbox
    6. Earth Defense Force is a wonderfully scrappy series with a surprisingly dark heart
    1. Your Ghost Recon Wildlands AI teammates are surprisingly good at cheating
    2. Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets "modern aiming" option
    3. Ace Combat 7: a classic series evolves with stunning visuals
    4. FIFA 19's new and super powerful FUT Future Stars cards spark realism debate
    5. Mortal Kombat 11's most interesting new character can add or remove time from the round clock
    6. Impressive Skyrim multiplayer mod nears release
    7. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060: Ray tracing comes to the mainstream
    8. In Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout's next mode, all you'll find are sniper rifles and melee weapons
    9. It looks like Jiren is the next Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character
    10. It's not looking good for Overkill's The Walking Dead on console
    11. Video games: officially better than films
    1. Blizzard unveils Diablo 3's Season 16 for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch
    2. Europe's Dark Souls Trilogy Collector's Edition is pretty swish
    3. Fortnite begins countdown to winter event happenings
    4. Netflix sees Fortnite as one of its greatest threats
    5. Bungie says "vast majority" still working on Destiny
    6. Nvidia FreeSync support tested - and it's a game-changer
    7. Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
    8. Ace Combat 7 review - a stellar return for the skybound series
    9. The best email I've ever had
    10. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes review - a banal bore of a game
    11. Endless Space 2, Endless Legend getting new expansions at the end of the month
    1. Telltale Games delays The Wolf Among Us' second season into 2019
    2. Telltale to publish open-world survival game 7 Days to Die on consoles
    3. Rise of the Tomb Raider reveals Baba Yaga DLC in new trailer
    4. Sony offering refunds on H1Z1's alpha following complaints about "P2W" micro-transactions
    5. Alice: Madness Returns
    6. Game Freak's debris-manipulating platformer Giga Wrecker is heading to consoles
    7. Bethesda cracks down on Fallout 76 accounts with illicit "developer room" items
    8. The Division 2 is ringing in some big changes for The Dark Zone
    9. Where in the world is the Queen's golden Wii?
    10. The Grand Tour Game is a bad game, but an interesting vision for interactive TV
    11. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout gets respawn mode for the first time
    12. How Blood Bowl PC fanatics are taking player-run leagues to the extreme
    13. Westworld mobile game that Bethesda called 'blatant Fallout Shelter rip-off' is closing down
    14. Hitman developer IO Interactive is opening a new studio in Malmö, Sweden
    15. Ubisoft sorry for shock Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC twist which ignores player choice
    1. Excellent Souls-inspired side-scroller Salt and Sanctuary is finally coming to Xbox One
    2. The Division 2's private beta gets a February start-date on Xbox One, PS4, and PC
    3. We Happy Few, Shadow of Mordor among next Xbox Game Pass additions
    4. What games can learn from surrealism
    5. EA's open-world Star Wars game canned in favour of smaller project
    6. Onimusha Warlords review - An aging Samurai classic returns
    7. Zelda 2 is great, and you should try it on the Switch
    8. Forget the cube, Fortnite fans are now pondering a mysterious floating sphere
    1. Pioneer, the space exploration game teased in Watch Dogs 2, is reportedly dead
    2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode Blackout is getting a seven-day free trial
    3. Arabian Nights-inspired first-person rogue-lite City of Brass is coming to Switch
    4. Fortnite's being sued again, this time by Orange Shirt Kid's mum
    5. Nintendo won't fire Russian boss after investigation into workplace conduct
    6. Resident Evil 2 Remake takes Capcom's RE engine to the next level
    7. Next Pokémon Go event returns fan-favourite raid bosses
    8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe launch sales 25% higher than on Wii U
    9. Detention dev unveils Devotion, a first-person historical horror inspired by East Asian folk culture
    1. Rocket League now features full cross-platform play between PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC
    2. Fortnite's controversial glider redeploy mechanic is making a return
    3. Flashy Battlefield 5 trailer teases chaotic new modes
    4. Aladdin, Yoda and Rocket star in cancelled Disney Infinity 4.0 footage
    5. Awesome Games Done Quick raises whopping $2.39m for charity
    6. Reduced games round-up: Gears of War 4, Injustice 2, Last Guardian, Forza 4 and more
    7. Fortnite was the most-played Nintendo Switch game in Europe last year
    8. Celeste DLC will miss game's anniversary, but will be free
    9. Monster Hunter World's Witcher collaboration event now has a start date
    10. Resident Evil 2 Remake trailer shows off two fan-favourite characters
    11. Ketsui Deathtiny review: arcade, perfected
    12. Razer Phone 2 review: as smooth as silk
    1. Through the Dragon Age: Inquisition tarot cards I found art
    1. Kingdom Hearts 3 epilogue and secret ending are free launch week DLC
    2. Epic Games Store now offers a refund policy similar to Steam's
    3. Resident Evil 2 remake players have found easy workarounds for the demo's 30-minute time limit
    4. Bungie had to give Destiny 2 players a clue before they finally solved the Niobe Labs puzzle
    5. BadCupid: Procedural romance in a digital world
    1. Fallout 76 players are nabbing unreleased items from a secret "developer room"
    2. Puyo Puyo's spruced-up Sega Ages arcade conversion comes to Switch this February
    3. Get Overwatch, Tekken 7, Mafia 3 and Project Cars 2 on Xbox for £40
    4. It looks like the Dark Souls Trilogy collection could finally be coming to Europe
    5. Jackbox follows Edith Finch as next Epic freebie
    6. Battlefield 5 vs RTX 2060 - can Nvidia's mainstream GPU deliver ray-traced visuals at 1080p60?
    7. Rayman Raving Rabbids and Fuel get Xbox One backward compatibility support today
    8. THQ Nordic is at it again, acquires IP rights to classic sci-fi action-adventure Outcast
    9. Bungie announces split from Activision
    10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe hides a secret playable character
    11. Next weekend, Pokémon Go will debut a new kind of global event
    12. Wargroove delayed to first quarter of 2019
    13. Eurogamer Q&A: Our EGX recommendations
    14. EGX 2018: The best games from this year's show
    15. Starbound developer's Advance Wars-like Wargroove headed to Nintendo Switch
    16. 50 game releases to look forward to in 2019
    17. The Irishness of The Witcher 3's Skellige
    1. Destiny 2 Machine Gun Frame quest steps: Weapon Core locations, Black Armory Crates and Powerful Enemies explained
    2. Fallout 76 patch kills item duplication and makes bobby pins lighter
    3. Catherine Classic out now on PC via Steam
    4. Final Fantasy 10 / 10-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy 12 finally have Nintendo Switch and Xbox One release dates
    5. Bury Me, My Love review - strength, spirit, and life as a Syrian refugee
    6. Fallout 76 players can now download the Fallout Classic Collection on PC for free
    7. Blizzard adds cool Stan Lee tribute to World of Warcraft
    8. PUBG banishes a further 12 pros over reported "radar hacking"
    9. Bungie unlocks gated Destiny 2 DLC after players spend over 24 hours failing to solve a puzzle
    10. Gris review - an evocative, ethereal experience you don't want to miss
    11. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 surprise launches on Xbox Game Pass
    12. Metro Exodus' Artyom Custom Edition is so fancy, only ten have been made
    1. Switchblade arrives this month
    2. Dark Devotion is a brooding, action-heavy rogue-like side-scroller due "early" this year
    3. Lovecraftian cult management sim The Shrouded Isle comes to Switch next week
    4. AMD announces Radeon 7 graphics card with 16GB VRAM at CES 2019
    5. The Division 2 won't be on Steam, but it will be on the Epic Games store
    6. Best gaming laptops revealed at CES 2019: RTX graphics, 8th-gen CPUs and more
    7. EA added the strongest card in Ultimate Team history to FIFA 19 as part of its soul-destroying Team of the Year promotion
    8. There's a new Final Fantasy spin-off on the way
    9. Pokémon Go fans collaborate to pin down missing shiny Pokémon
    10. How New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe on Switch improves over Wii U
    11. Fox says more Alien games are coming amid mobile game backlash
    12. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is for the hardest of hardcore Mario players
    13. There's a new Alien game starring Amanda Ripley
    14. Assassin's Creed Odyssey will finally let you tinker with its auto-levelling
    15. Dirty Bomb scraps microtransactions as development winds down
    16. Zelda 2, Blaster Master are your next Nintendo Switch Online games
    17. Gang Beasts for Xbox One delayed yet again
    18. Yoshi's Crafted World, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn get March release dates
    19. Another central Overwatch character has an LGBT backstory
    20. How games can help to explore the many colours of grief
    21. From sheds light on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's mysterious progression system
    1. OlliOlli 1 and 2 are being bundled up for a Switch release next month
    2. Paradox Interactive picks up the rights to Prison Architect
    3. Resident Evil 2 remake demo lasts just 30 minutes and then it's game over forever
    4. Orcs Must Die! Unchained and Hero Academy games close their doors in April
    5. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen headed to Nintendo Switch
    6. FIFA 19 streamers buying thousands of pounds worth of FUT Team of the Year packs reminds us the odds are very much against us
    7. Island life sim My Time at Portia leaves Steam Early Access next week
    8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout game puts 100 people straight into the last circle
    9. Fortnite answers fan prayers with plane, Boom Box nerfs
    10. Facebook blocks Gris ad, blaming nudity
    11. Civilization 5 narrator William Morgan Sheppard dies aged 86
    12. Tropico 6 delayed again
    13. Humble now sells Nintendo Switch and 3DS games in US
    14. Overwatch team discovers female player was an imposter
    15. Watch: Grief and video games
    16. Dead or Alive 6 delayed by two weeks
    17. Here's a first look at the long-awaited third episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season
    1. Devil May Cry 5 is getting a second demo next month
    2. Awesome Games Done Quick's latest speed-running charity event is underway
    3. Super Mario Odyssey down to a £39
    4. Valve banhammer strikes record number of players after CS:GO goes free-to-play
    5. Netflix's Carmen Sandiego looks pretty different to the games
    6. Console modding can now land you a prison sentence in Japan
    7. 15 years on, infamous Nintendo Easter egg discovered in Pikmin 2
    1. Turn Stardew Valley into a battle royale with this PC mod
    2. Doom Eternal composer wants you to join his "heavy metal screamers" choir
    3. Nintendo may move away from home console development, says company president
    4. 20th Century Fox teases new Amanda Ripley Alien game
    5. Home is a book, a puzzle, and a clue as to why some games are so fascinating
    1. Twitch re-bans Fortnite player who allegedly assaulted his pregnant partner on-stream
    2. Nintendo pooh-poohs Bowsette
    3. Unreal PT is another impressive PC remake of Hideo Kojima's lost playable teaser
    4. Huge and ambitious Dark Souls 1 mod reimagines and expands FromSoftware's masterpiece
    1. Hitman Absolution and Blood Money remastered for PS4, Xbox One
    2. How Xbox One S is falling behind - but also defining the future
    3. Valve writer Erik Wolpaw rejoins company
    4. The original version of Catherine looks set for PC
    5. Lego Lord of the Rings games removed from Steam, Xbox and PS4 stores
    6. What Remains of Edith Finch free next week on Epic Games Store
    7. Ex-Hearthstone team working on Marvel game
    8. Treasure Hunter Simulator and the surprising allure of metal detecting
    1. The British Army needs "binge gamers", "snow flakes" and "me me me millennials"
    2. UK video game sales now 80% digital
    3. The video games that tried (and failed) to predict 2019
    4. I think I like Below the most when I'm not actually playing it
    1. Life is Strange 2 coming to Xbox Game Pass this month
    2. Looks like the very first Pokémon movie is getting a CGI remake
    3. Last minute Christmas gift ideas for Nintendo Fans
    4. PlayStation Plus January 2019 games include Steep, Portal Knights
    5. Shower sim Rinse & Repeat banned on Twitch
    6. Floss dance creator Backpack Kid suing Fortnite now too
    7. How we decided Tetris Effect was Eurogamer's best game of 2018
    8. HMV will accept your gift cards despite administration
    9. Fallout 76 to get player vending