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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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Open-source flash emulator hopes to preserve a generation of Flash games

"We'll also be tracking which Flash games are touch screen friendly because they will work on mobile for the first time ever."

PewDiePie becomes the world's first solo creator to hit 100m subscribers

"What a month to celebrate and congratulate PewDiePie," says YouTube.

PlayStation reckons MediEvil remake "feels like Dark Souls"

"...though Dark Souls was never this irreverent."

Valve quietly rolls out Steam Workshop moderation

The approval process should be completed "in less than a day".

This Microsoft patent hints at plans to turn your smartphone into a handheld Xbox device

A patent for a charging device details "removable input modules" for smartphones.

15-year-old from Essex secures Ł1m in Fortnite World Cup winnings

"Then the dog ate his birth certificate and this is not a joke."

Try out JRPG Oninaki before it releases with this free demo

You can also carry your progress from Story Mode over to the full game.

Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience Part 2 will roll out next week

"Immerse yourself in the world of Kingdom Hearts like never before."

Porting Ubisoft games to Google Stadia is now part of the publisher's "pipelines"

"The extra cost to make sure the games work well on Stadia is not that high."

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce steps down

"We made games that we wanted to play."

Game Freak isn't recycling 3DS models in Pokémon Sword and Shield after all

Developer says all models have been made from scratch.

Here's how PUBG catches cheats

"We recently created a very sophisticated technical response."

Ubisoft wants to include your music in Watch Dogs Legion

"We are super excited to hear your music composition."

Valkyrie Anatomia developer teases new "large-scale" RPG for PlayStation 4

Development is due to kick off in August or September.

Would you be interested in a "single-player narrative-driven" The Division 2 spin-off?

"There's huge opportunity to tell some incredible stories."

Amazon UK leaks Batman Arkham Collection Steelbook Edition

UPDATE: Rocksteady confirms PS4 exclusives won't come to Xbox.

Digimon Survive delayed until 2020

Estimated time of Survival.

Server "congestion" remains after Final Fantasy 14 DDoS attacks

"Players may experience extended waiting times when logging in."

PUBG is "actively working" on a fix for Xbox One's Lost Connection error

Xbox players see an increase in disconnections.

Respawn promises Apex Legends' Season 2 will feel "way more rewarding"

"None of this Season's challenges will require a YouTube tutorial to figure out."

Bungie postpones Destiny 2 fixes to "preserve work-life balance" of team

"We try to be really careful about stuff like that."

US government blocks League of Legends for players in Iran and Syria

"Such restrictions are subject to change by the U.S. government."

Blizzard asks survey respondents if they're aware of plans to "squish" World of Warcraft's max cap

"How much would you like or dislike a reduction in total character levels?"

"I tried to cancel Fortnite," says Former Epic Games director

"That game would not have passed my bar."

Shenmue 3 dev is listening to fan "concerns" about Epic Game Store exclusivity

"We kindly ask all our fans to have some patience."

Price confirmed for Xbox Game Pass on PC

Confirmed games include We Happy Few, Forza Horizon 4, and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Kojima outlines key Death Stranding milestones

"In Jan 2016, Death Stranding only existed in my brain."

Here's what's coming to Hitman 2 in June

"Expect new gameplay opportunities that will change the way you play."

Download Minecraft: Story Mode now before it's delisted later this month

"We'd recommend checking you have all the episodes downloaded!"

Celeste's free DLC will contain over 100 levels

Still no release date, though.

Red Dead Online players find mass grave of dead horses

UPDATE: Rockstar says the issue has been resolved.

Overwatch's Anniversary event returns this week

Week-long free trial kicks off on Tuesday 21st May.

World Health Organisation will decide this week if "gaming disorder" should be a recognised illness

Industry leaders, however, want more "conversation and education" before a decision is made.

DICE disables Battlefield 5's battle royale duos mode again

"We're going to get back to the original plan today and we've disabled [its] matchmaking."

Outer Wilds becomes another Epic Games Store PC exclusive and some backers are not happy

"I would [have] preferred them asking for more money rather th[a]n timed exclusivity."

Xbox Game Pass Quests are now available in six additional countries

The feature's now live in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and Mexico.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will have "open-ended" levels like Dishonored

"It's quite different from what we have done before," says executive producer.

Respawn will ban persistent "piggyback" cheats in Apex Legends

"We'll start instituting temp bans for players that exhibit piggy-backing behaviour."

Xbox outlines the kind of things you can and cannot say on Xbox Live with its new community standards

"That was some serious potato aim. Get wrecked," is still okay to say. Phew.

Microsoft's Project xCloud streaming service moves to "take-home" testing phase

"Excited to get feedback from our internal teams ahead of public trials later this year."

17,000 Niantic players worked to collect 145 tons of rubbish in celebration of Earth Day 2019

"An effort like this highlights how much impact people can have when they work together."

Here's why Claptrap's voice actor has changed in Borderlands 3

"I insisted on getting paid for my performance and all of a sudden they couldn't afford me."

This dementia-detecting game has already generated the equivalent of 15,000 years of lab-based research

"The data set that Sea Hero Quest generates is truly unprecedented."

These mods bring stunning improvements to the PC version of Silent Hill 2

"The use of these enhancement packages makes for a definitive Silent Hill 2 HD experience."

Riot counters sexual discrimination lawsuits by insisting some plaintiffs have waived rights to sue

"Today's actions only serve to silence the voices of individuals who speak out."

Sony's latest PSVR patent wants to put an avatar of you in your friends' games

A second patent explores "anchoring" PSVR spectators at live events.

Sony no longer bans accounts for having offensive PSN IDs

Inappropriate names will be swapped for a temporary, inoffensive one instead.

Report: Sony stopped Bungie's plans to add cross-platform character transfer to Destiny 2

"We want people to associate Destiny with PS4 even if that means screwing over other players."

Final Fantasy 15 director's first independent game is an RPG about the Paralympics

"This is not just an ordinary video game about sports."

Ubisoft investigates reports signature ammo isn't dropping in The Division 2

"Specialist ammo to drop is as rare as finding a Legendary drop in Anthem ;-;"

Respawn tackles Apex Legends PC cheaters with hardware ID bans

"Let me know what I can do to bypass this so I can play normal."

A documentary about the development of For Honor is now available on Netflix

"Their dreams, fears, and relationships are at stake."

Early-quit penalties are coming to Apex Legends

But the feature shouldn't have gone live with Update 1.1.

This may or may not be new footage of the Ichiban Kasuga Yakuza game

Reporting anything on/around April Fool's is a nightmare, tbqh.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is coming to PC

Warning: "combat is accompanied by screams of pain".

Driveclub servers will shut down in March 2020

DLC will be available until 31st August.

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