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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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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.

Bethesda reveals a new Doom-inspired vodka

"Luge it ice cold through a bone always impresses."

Blizzard recovers from sustained DDoS attacks against World of Warcraft Classic servers

Blizzard says it will "continue to actively monitor" for further attacks.

You can (kind of) play Guitar Hero in Warframe now

It's the mashup you didn't dare dream was possible.

Find out what's waiting for you in The Outer Worlds' colony, Halcyon

"Can you pass a basic aptitude test? Then Halcyon is the place for you!"

Chucklefish responds to allegations it exploited Starbound volunteers

"Contributors were under no obligation to create content, work to deadlines or put in any particular number of hours."

In-game currency is now available for Minecraft Earth Android beta testers

"Rubies are linked to your Xbox Live account and will stay with you through Early Access and beyond!"

Here's everything we know so far about Apex Legends' next event, Voidwalker

I was disappointed it wasn't a Destiny tie-in, too.

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."

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