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Vikki Blake


When​ ​her friends​ ​were falling in love with soap stars, Vikki was falling in love with​ ​video games. She's a survival horror survivalist​ ​with a penchant for​ ​Yorkshire Tea, men dressed up as doctors and sweary words. She struggles to juggle a fair-to-middling Destiny/Halo addiction​ ​and her kill/death ratio is terrible.

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I've been staring at the cursor flashing on my screen for a while now, silently aggrieved by its cheerless, eyeless blink. I'm perilously close to my deadline, but I'm trapped in a mindless cycle of typing, hesitating, reading, grimacing, deleting, and starting over. What I want to say about Gris isn't coming to me in fully formed sentences; it's just snatches of sentiment coming in dreamy, ethereal wisps, a warm, gloopy mess of incomplete sensations and emotions. There are disparate words I can use - soft, delicate, fragile, beguiling, soothing, melancholic, hypnotising - but strung together like that, I know they're unhelpful. I know I'm not making much sense. Which I guess is kind of fitting because, on paper, Gris doesn't make much sense, either.

Art director shares concept art from a cancelled 2013 Silent Hill project

... and still won't tell us what's under Pyramid Head's helmet.

Yes, it's been almost twenty years, and yes, we're still banging on about Silent Hill 2, but we're still learning new things about the seminal psychological horror game. This time, art director and creature designer, Masahiro Ito, has made a startling revelation about one of gaming's most terrifying antagonists: Pyramid Head's head is not the helmet itself.

Latest Quake Champions patch nerfs all damage dealing abilities

Light Champions get a little boost, though.

Quake Champions' latest update signals a new rotation of weekly Arcade Modes, plus "a ton of Champion and weapon balance changes". The changes include nerfing every damage dealing ability and dropping the Max AP and Overmax AP of Heavy Champions from 150 to 125, and 225 to 200 respectively.

Diablo creator slams Blizzard in livestream

"We don't know if any of this is the case. However, you can easily imagine this."

One of Diablo's original creators, David Brevik, has accused Blizzard of caring about profits more than its staff.

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