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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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Price confirmed for Xbox Game Pass on PC

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

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Kojima outlines key Death Stranding milestones

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

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

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

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

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

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Red Dead Online players find mass grave of dead horses

UPDATE: Rockstar says the issue has been resolved.

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Overwatch's Anniversary event returns this week

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

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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.

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

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

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Respawn will ban persistent "piggyback" cheats in Apex Legends

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

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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.

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Sony no longer bans accounts for having offensive PSN IDs

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

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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."

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

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

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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 ;-;"

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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."

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

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

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Early-quit penalties are coming to Apex Legends

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

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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.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 is coming to PC

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

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Driveclub servers will shut down in March 2020

DLC will be available until 31st August.

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One more character will drop before the end of Apex Legends' first battle pass season

"Two new characters will launch over the course of the season."

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is already Steam's fourth most-played game

Steam players have clocked up 5 million+ hours.

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Blade Symphony goes free-to-play and some players really aren't happy about it

"How much you wana milk this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game."

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Patent reveals design of an unannounced Google game controller

So no, that image you've seen online isn't real.

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Artists forced to temporarily drop Fortnite dance lawsuits following Supreme Court ruling

"We will continue to vigorously fight for our clients' rights."

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition comes to PC and PS4 next month

"A variety of characters and weapons are also available for individual purchase."

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Activision-Blizzard tells investors recent redundancies "could negatively impact [its] business"

"The implementation of this restructuring plan may also be costly and disruptive to our business."

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Some of World of Warcraft Classic's demo bugs were not bugs at all

"The gameplay was the same in the demo as in the original 1.12 WoW."

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Will there be a Vampire: The Masquerade announcement at next month's GDC?

"We must be ready for San Francisco on March 21st."

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Microsoft employees fight Army's plans to use HoloLens tech to "increase lethality"

"These engineers [are] finding themselves implicated as war profiteers"

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Far Cry New Dawn music player locations: How to complete the Audiophile mission

Where to find all music players in Far Cry New Dawn.

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Far Cry New Dawn photo locations: How to complete the A Thousand Words mission

Where to find all photo locations in Far Cry New Dawn.

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This Amnesia mod offers a new tale without the "chases, scares, or mind-bending monster encounters"

"A Lovecraftian tale, woven tightly into a framework of Occultism, Necromancy, and Gothic Horror."

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Lawsuit settlement might see some Pokémon Go gyms and Pokéstops removed

Who's responsible for Pokémon Go trespassing; players or Niantic?

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