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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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Devil May Cry 3's new Style Change system "allows you to experience the action through unique Styles"

“Will you prioritise speed or defense? Swordsmanship or gunplay?"

Buy Modern Warfare's Outback pack now and support the Australian bushfire relief

"Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected."

Happy Halodays! Here are two new pieces of Halo Infinite concept art

"The Halo hype train that kicked off two weeks ago with Halo: Reach will not be slowing down at all in 2020."

Ori and the Blind Forest devs are making an action RPG

Moon Studios' next goal is "to revolutionise the ARPG genre".

Achievements are finally unlocked on Google Stadia

Mobile app users will have to "hang tight!" until next year, though.

You can now beat stuff up with your fists in Star Citizen

"I couldn't imagine a better way to close out the year for Star Citizen."

PT camera hacker finally confirms the identity of P.T.'s protagonist

"Just to put any uncertainty finally to rest after all this time..."

A "noir-style" Telltale Batman Shadows Edition was announced and then unannounced last week

"This is just the beginning in a much more expansive plan to build on our catalog of Telltale Games titles."

PUBG thinks it's found a way to stop players camping in the middle of the safe zone

"Land, loot, and camp in the circle for the rest of the match no more."

Here are the next two DLC fighters coming to Tekken 7

"A new contender is set to enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament!"

Battlefield 5's custom "Community Games" servers go live tomorrow

"This feature has something for everyone."

Nintendo tempts new devs with behind-the-scenes details of how Breath of the Wild 2's reveal trailer was made

"We are seeking both the power to create play and the power to create art," the careers site says.

1v1 and 3v3 modes are coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Gunfight

There's no planned roll out yet, though. Sorry.

Patrice Désilets insists Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey didn't review well because critics "didn't play the game"

"So please don't take notes today as we talk, mainly because I don't know how to make a video game."

Cor blimey guvnor, Mario's next stop in Mario Kart Tour will be London

Hey look, kids. There's Big Ben, and there's Parliament.

Apex Legends' Pathfinder and Wraith are still too overpowered, says these Apex Legends players

While 91% of respondents think Mirage needs a serious buff.

Google Stadia users complain of "extremely hot" Chromecast Ultras

"You can't tell me that the problem doesn't exist when I clearly experienced it."

Magic the Gathering and MTG Arena users urged to change passwords following data breach

"We have no reason to believe that any malicious use has been made of the data."

Publishing boss leaves Double Fine just months after Microsoft acquisition

"I'm so proud of all the amazing things we've accomplished and really really sad to leave."

Fans celebrate Etika's life with 40-foot mural in NYC

"We all miss him. We all love him."

Tencent wants to work with Nintendo to attract "console game players in the U.S. and Europe"

"We hope to create console games with Nintendo characters."

Report: Nintendo wants to bring cancelled 3DS games to Switch

Plans could include a cancelled 3DS Fire Emblem game.

Get 66% off Two Point Hospital as things get spooky

"Apparently 666% wasn't a valid discount."

Report: Overwatch 2's new "PvE features" will be revealed at BlizzCon next week

Leaked document says Hero talents and in-game items are coming to Overwatch 2 PvE.

Ubisoft share price tumbles following delay of its 2020 releases

Developer revises its operating income down from €480 million to €20-50 million.

NBA 2K20 is America's best-selling game in 2019 to date

2K20 secures the highest launch month sales of any sports games in the US. Ever.

Cyberpunk 2077 will "probably not" be released on Nintendo Switch

"I guess we'll see," says CD Projekt Red.

Sony celebrates 3 years of PS VR with a massive sale and confirms The Playroom VR is Europe's most played VR title

Other EU favourites include Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.

New Overwatch YA novel, The Hero of Numbani, set to release next year

"All-new, original story" will focus on Efi Oladele.

New legal challenge accuses Epic of "knowingly" creating the "very, very addictive game", Fortnite

"If we knew it was so addictive it would ruin our child's life, we would never have let them start playing Fortnite."

NPCs will live or die depending upon your decisions in Death Stranding

"We really hope that the significance of the connection between people - how it is formed, how it develops - will be revealed."

Bully 2 "never got off the ground", says Rockstar source

Rockstar New England spent over a year working on the secret sequel.

The Writers Guild of America drops games writing category from its 2020 awards

"The category will be reinstated when there is a critical mass of video games covered by the WGA."

EA leaks the personal information of 1600 FIFA 20 Global Series competitors

"We deeply apologise that our players encountered this issue today."

Nintendo Switch Lite users affected by Joy-Con drift join class-action lawsuit

"I had only put like 20 something hours on it, and it started to show joy-con drift."

Learn to code with Microsoft

"You can dive straight into the areas that you're most interest in (or confused by!)."

The hardware needed to output Switch Lite to TV "does not exist" in the new device

"There's nothing there to interpret and put out any type of video."

Microsoft wants you to join its super-secret Alpha Skip-Ahead Xbox preview ring

"This ring's builds may not come to general availability for quite some time."

Capcom producer insists Resident Evil spinoff Project Resistance is "a great survival horror experience"

"If we just continue to offer up the same thing over and over again, people will gradually lose interest."

Here's when you'll be able to play the Nioh 2 open beta

...and nope, there won't be an easy mode.

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