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Vikki Blake

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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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Celebrate one year of being habitually terrified with Phasmophobia's Anniversary Update

"Phasmophobia is one of the highest-rated games on Steam which is incredible and something I never imagined happening."

New rumours reckon Quantic Dream is making a Star Wars game

"They now finished their contract with Sony and will be signing with Disney."

Cult UK TV show GamesMaster is back later this year

"The series will see celebrities, gaming stars and super fans all take part in challenges, races, and epic fights."

The Jackbox Party Pack 8 is out next month

The latest instalment features five "incredible" new party games.

Apex Legends servers are seeing three times more disconnects than usual

"A full return to normal may take until our next planned patch on Sept 22."

League of Legends players face new punishments for leaving matches and being AFK

Riot says 9 per cent of players worldwide "engage in consistent AFK behaviour".

Sonic 30th Anniversary Symphony is available to stream now

Listen on Apple Music and iTunes now, with other streaming platforms rolling out "by next week".

Jagged Alliance 3 is coming "soon" to PC

"Fans have been waiting for decades to see the third edition of the legendary strategy franchise."

Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals' new villains are so powerful, they're breaking into the original game's source code

"We can't stop them. Need your help. 89.🁢 🀫🀰■🀫🀰◼︎🀫 7🀫■."

Google Stadia's director for games leaves to join Google Cloud

"Gaming is one of the key verticals we are investing in."

Fall Guys introduces a "No Teams" playlist

"Please enjoy the sole reliance on your abilities."

Xbox uses its social media reach to encourage players to get their COVID-19 vaccinations

"The vaccines don't contain microchips or magnets, they don't alter your DNA, they don't give you COVID-19, and there is no evidence they have any impact on pregnancy or fertility."

WWE 2K22 will release in March 2022

"Redefined from the ground up."

Metal Gear Solid movie star says he loves the "strangely isolated, mournful, lonely" game

"Can you explore those themes in a really interesting way on film?"

You can read the full script of American McGee's Alice: Asylum right now

McGee hopes it will see a new Alice instalment "funded and greenlit for development".

Crossbones is headed to Marvel's Avengers

"Crossbones has some of the most iconic comic dialogue ever because he just enjoys himself so much."

Assassinations have been temporarily removed from Halo Infinite because "people just turn them off"

"We actually really love assassinations... but what happens at a lot of levels is people just turn them off."

Yes, Spider-Man is still coming to Marvel's Avengers for PS players later this year

Crystal Dynamics says a 2021 release is "still on track".

It looks like that rumoured Alan Wake sequel has gone into "full production"

Plus a "second, smaller-scale game" remains in "full production mode", too.

The Steam Deck will perform equally well whether you're mobile or have it docked

"We didn't feel we should target going after the dock scenario at higher resolutions."

Pre-order link hints at Insurgency Sandstorm's Xbox One and PS4 release date

After a three-year delay, the shooter looks set to release on console in September.

Half-Life 2 Remastered Collection is fan-made but reportedly has Valve's "consent"

It's the next iteration of the free mod, Half-Life 2: Update.

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