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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.

"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."

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."

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