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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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"Upgraded" Nier Replicant announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Plus there's a new mobile game, Nier Reincarnation, too.

Steam broke its own concurrent record once again when 22m of us were online yesterday

"Global lockdowns and self-isolation due to COVID-19 has led to at-home gaming becoming a safe form of entertainment."

Rockstar rolls out homeworking across its international offices and studios

"We are confident we have a robust system in place for our teams to continue their work with a minimum of disruption."

Monster Hunter World Iceborne sales top 5 million worldwide

Franchise sales stand at 62 million units.

Testing for Halo 2 is coming to PC soon

"Building these games is a process and things can change."

Platinum's new in-house engine will "make bigger, more expressive games than ever before"

"We want to give artists and programmers even greater control to try things out with their creations."

Warframe is 7, so here's some free loot to celebrate

"Behind every year is an Arsenal of unforgettable memories and moments."

PUBG needs your help shaping its new competitive mode

"Feedback from this test will help us determine the ruleset for our upcoming Competitive Mode."

Some publishers may be abandoning GeForce Now, but Epic "is wholeheartedly supporting" the service

Epic boss Tim Sweeney insists "it's the most developer-friendly and publisher-friendly of the major streaming services".

South by Southwest cancelled due to coronavirus

"We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation."

The key to Nintendo's innovative spirit is "to make something you believe is fun", says Shigeru Miyamoto

"If you make something for the sake of selling then it'll have all kinds of failures."

2K joins Bethesda and Activision in pulling its games from GeForce Now

Floundering streaming service loses another publisher.

Here's how Star Citizen's survival mechanic "Actor Status" will work

"Star Citizen's not a survival game in the traditional sense."

EA reportedly cancelled a Star Wars Battlefront spin-off last year

"'Too many cooks' was a running theme," say sources.

Spawn is the next addition to Mortal Kombat 11

...and this action figure just might hint at what he'll look like.

Is Apex Legends' Revenant's hitbox broken?

"It's really frustrating feeling like he's made of tissue paper."

Boston mayor says Sony's decision to back out of PAX East "reinforces harmful stereotypes"

"As a leader in technology, you can show that you are motivated by facts, not fear."

The latest Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition mod fixes shadows and special effects

Latest update brings "many, many fixes and improvements".

Activision's deal with YouTube is reportedly valued at $160m - almost doubling its prior deal with Twitch

The agreement is thought to have included "significant incentive clauses for ad sales and viewership targets".

Sorry, but you can't use unearned attachments in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare anymore

Latest patch also addresses the CDL filter issue, too.

Meet Oryx and Iana, Rainbow Six Siege's Y5 S1 latest operators

Brace yourself for a "reworked" Oregon map, too.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue looks set to release on Xbox One later this month

A Microsoft store listing briefly popped up before it was promptly deleted again.

Report: System Shock 3 development team is "no longer employed"

Development of the sequel was reportedly "critically behind".

Platinum Games adds new stretch goals as The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter exceeds $1.5m

"Please keep cheering on The Wonderful 101: Remastered! Thank you!"

ESRB rating suggests Animal Crossing: New Horizons will contain in-game purchases

Full details are yet to be published on the ESRB website, though.

Steam just hit a record-breaking 18.8m concurrent users

Concurrent Steam users peaked at 18,801,944 earlier today.

Are you an economist or psychologist? Valve would like to work with you

"We believe that all game designers are, in a sense, experimental psychologists."

Metroid Prime 4 developer Retro Studios hires former DICE art director

Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and Battlefield 5 art director Jhony Ljungstedt joins the team.

There's another Silent Hill movie in development

A movie on Fatal Frame/Project Zero is also coming to the big screen, too.

Warcraft 3 Reforged is the lowest user-scored game on Metacritic

"Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy."

Report: Konami has two new Silent Hill games in development

UPDATE: Publisher "considering ways to provide the next title".

EA's reportedly working on a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic reboot

The game will allegedly "integrate elements from the first two games".

Kojima wants to expand into anime, manga, movies and "smaller projects" as well as his next "big game"

The Death Stranding creator is also considering digital-only and episodic games, too.

Ubisoft sues website alleged to have facilitated DDoS attacks against Rainbow Six Siege servers

"The DDoS attacks that Defendants enable are designed to disrupt and impede R6S servers."

Bloodstained's Switch port is now in a "nearly identical state for content" as PC and console

"This is an important step leading into the upcoming Zangetsu release."

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.

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