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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.

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.

Sony no longer bans accounts for having offensive PSN IDs

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

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."

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

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

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 ;-;"

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."

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

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

Early-quit penalties are coming to Apex Legends

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

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.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is coming to PC

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

Driveclub servers will shut down in March 2020

DLC will be available until 31st August.

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."

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

Steam players have clocked up 5 million+ hours.

A new Sonic game is in development

Feeling Super Sonic.

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

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

Patent reveals design of an unannounced Google game controller

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

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

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

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."

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."

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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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."

Lawsuit settlement might see some Pokémon Go gyms and Pokéstops removed

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

A Final Fantasy 14 float is joining this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

"Online communities reinforce that we are not alone."

Activision Blizzard reportedly laying off "hundreds" of staff

The redundancies are thought to primarily affect sales and marketing positions.

PUBG scoops Game of the Year at the 2018 Steam Awards

Other winners include CD Projekt Red, GTA V, and Rainbow Six Siege.

Facebook accused of "friendly fraud" and intentionally misleading children

"It doesn't necessarily look like 'real' money to a minor."

DSFix patch creator Peter "Durante" Thoman launches PC port studio

"We have great expertise and size to deliver high-quality ports."

Contribute to Microsoft's Idea Drive and make your Windows 10 idea a reality

"Team Xbox wants your input on how to make gaming on Windows even better!"

New "very hard" levels are coming to Celeste in early 2019

"We never expected it to reach so many people."

Doom designer John Romero's next big project will be revealed tomorrow

...but could it really be a fifth Doom episode?

Art director shares concept art from a cancelled 2013 Silent Hill project

... and still won't tell us what's under Pyramid Head's helmet.

Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe puts his source code collection on eBay

"This game is so out of touch it should be wearing a leisure suit!"

Stardew Valley dev splits with UK publishing partner Chucklefish

"I'm at a point now where I'm ready to move forward on my own."