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Vic Hood


Vic is a news reporter for Eurogamer. She was an intern but wouldn't leave, so we were forced to keep her like a stray cat. Often found writing news, trying to convince others to appreciate The Sims or spamming PUBG articles.

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RecommendedPurrfect Date review

Curiosity killed the cat.

FeatureThe big interview: the Gambling Commission on loot boxes

"We don't yet understand enough of what the actual risks are."

FeatureGrowing up with and growing out of The Sims

A personal journey with EA's blockbuster series.

Horizon Frozen Wilds Bluegleam - how to get Bluegleam easily in the Horizon DLC

Our guide to The Frozen Wilds' new form of currency.

Xbox Live Games with Gold December lineup announced

Back to the Future! Warhammer: End Times - Verminintide! More!

Valve unveils plans to tackle Steam review bombers

"Making helpful user reviews more helpful."

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp releases this week

UPDATE: Available to download now.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes investigated by Belgian Gaming Commission

UPDATE: EA says Battlefront 2's loot crates “are not gambling”.

There's a Hitman TV series in the works at Hulu

And two more Hitman games in development.

Skate 3 to be enhanced for Xbox One X

Alongside Mirror's Edge and Gears of War 3.

What we learnt from Blizzcon's Overwatch Archives panel

Including the Jetpack Cat that never was.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds dev introducing tougher anti-hacker measures

"We would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by the cheaters."

Octodad is jetting its way onto Nintendo Switch

This should octopi your time.

FeaturePlayerUnknown reveals Battlegrounds Xbox One release date, and a major difference to PC

"Right now the two builds are on slightly different road maps."

The government finally responds to gambling in video games petition

And the response isn't as bad as we expected.

Shadow of War expansion pass details released

Features Outlaw and Slaughter Tribe DLCs.

Twitch Halloween loot crates contain temporary emotes

Which resemble Japan's illegal Kompu Gacha.

Monument Valley designers' next game Florence is about first love

"An interactive story about love and life."

Subsurface Circular comes to iPad today

When the truth is buried, go underground.

15 years on, Syberia 1 gets Switch release date

UPDATE: And now, so does Syberia 2.

Game Dev Tycoon coming to iPhone, iPad next month

Unfortunately no loot box DLC.

Online petition forces government response to loot boxes

Labour MP asks Secretary of State for in-game gambling response.

Overwatch's Halloween event returns next week

UPDATE: Yet more skins leak.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds studio sorry for server issues

Pledges "will do our best to improve".

SNES Classic - games list, controllers and specs, UK pre-order, release date and everything else we know about the mini SNES

An unreleased Star Fox game, longer cables and everything else we know about Nintendo's blast to the past.

Developers rally together to raise money for UK charity

One Special Day raises money for SpecialEffect.

Wii Shop Channel shuts down in 2019

Shop til' it's dropped.

Xbox Live Indie Games gets stay of execution

Microsoft looking into preserving titles.

Xbox Games with Gold October lineup includes Gone Home

Plus The Turing Test, Medal of Honor: Airborne and Rayman 3 HD.

You can now play Super Mario 64 online with others

UPDATE: Nintendo pulls Patreon and videos.

Bizarre mod adds GTA character to Zelda: Breath of the Wild

All we had to do was follow the damn Oaki, CJ.

Destiny 2 is down for hours again today

The darkness is coming.

There's an ugly Call of Duty PlayStation 4

Camouflage doesn't hide everything.

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