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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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Blizzard outlines plans to merge its less-populated World of Warcraft servers with more populated ones

"World of Warcraft is best when you have a community of other players around you."

Splinter Cell creative director Maxime Béland resigns from Ubisoft after misconduct allegations

Ubisoft pledges to continue to investigate the allegations made against him.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players complain of "fake" double XP awards this weekend

"This is not some stupid 'conspiracy theory' that I have, It's actually true."

Star Wars: Squadrons' HUD and customisation options are entirely optional, says EA

Creative director says "we totally get" it if you want "hide everybody else's cosmetics".

Tencent's new Californian studio will "focus on the development and publishing of AAA titles"

"We're ushering a new era of game culture by combining world-class development with a stress-free work environment."

Square Enix will announce "several" new games over the next few months

"Several [new titles will] debut around July to August."

Tales of Monkey Island is for sale again on Steam and GOG

LCG Entertainment is credited as the developer and Athlon Games as its publisher.

Here is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2's release date

The sequel will feature two-player co-op mode.

Dr Disrespect insists "Twitch has not notified" him on why he's been banned

"Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time."

Xbox is "sorry to get your hopes up" about the new Perfect Dark and Fable Twitter accounts

Insists "it's standard practice to secure social handles for our IP".

Ubisoft has reportedly put "several" staff on admin leave as it investigates misconduct allegations

"These are under investigation, so we are not commenting further at this time."

Little Devil Inside developer apologises for "racist stereotypes" in its reveal trailer

Studio denies referencing "any real African and/or Afro-American human tribes".

These are the most wanted items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons right now

Related: I need the Ironwood bed and clock recipes, kthxbai.

PlayStation CEO says Sony is emphasising "value as opposed to price" when it comes to the PS5

Sony says it must "ensure that we focus on getting the value equation right".

AT&T puts Warner Bros. Interactive up for sale

Take-Two, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard have all expressed an interest.

Activision Blizzard cancels World of Warcraft: Shadowlands livestream

"More important voices than ours need to be heard."

Riot is "prototyping" Valorant on consoles but only if it's certain the port "can deliver the experience"

"We're not entirely sure Valorant translates completely to console play."

One of the PS Vita's best games has unexpectedly gone offline

UPDATE: False alarm! Servers are back up.

Story leaks haven't affected The Last of Us Part 2 preorders, says Sony

Demand outstrips that of Spider-Man at the same point ahead of launch.

PC testing for Halo 3 kicks off next month

You say Halo, I say good buy!

"Hundreds of thousands" of us are playing DayZ since it joined Xbox Game Pass

"It confirms that DayZ still remains an unmatched and unforgettable survival experience."

Tokyo Game Show is the latest trade event cancelled due to coronavirus

"We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation."

Sony's PlayStation Store has been suspended in mainland China

There's no confirmation on when it's expected to return, either.

Unhappy Xbox player files lawsuit against Microsoft for "stick drift" claims

Plaintiff believes Microsoft “failed to disclose the defect".

A new "Zero XP" bug is preventing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players from levelling up their battle passes

"Whatever got messed up on the back end of this update needs to be fixed."

Hackers may have been behind those devastating The Last of Us Part 2 leaks

"Hackers found a security vulnerability and used it to get access to ND's servers."

Sega wants to give you Total War: Shogun 2 for free as a thank you for staying at home

"The past few weeks have presented unimaginable challenges to many of us."

Fireteammates of Destiny 2 cheaters may be banned, says Bungie - even if they didn't cheat themselves

"We want you to find new friends, but be sure they have your trust before you go."

Oh no - Nintendo has nerfed money-making bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

That's creepy-crawly bugs by the way - not game glitches.

Here's how you can help us get the Seinfeld point-and-click game we all deserve

"All this melds perfectly with the point-and-click formula!"

This Death Stranding-inspired anorak will set you back £1500

"Developed in close collaboration with Hideo Kojima."

Console crossplay is "important" to Apex Legends, says Respawn

"We'd love to do that and party up on the weekends. I think it's an important thing to get to."

GameStop ordered to close in Massachusetts, USA, after retailer resisted closure demands

Employees were told to "wear gloves or even tape plastic bags over their hands".

E3 2021 dates confirmed

Expect a "reimagined" show.

GameStop is closing another 300+ stores this year

"These closures are part of our de-densification plan."

These latest Fortnite glitches almost guarantee a win

All you need is a Choppa and a grapple gun.

"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."

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