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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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Chinese tech giant Tencent announced last week it had won the exclusive rights to publish and distribute PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China. Now, wasting no time with the hot commodity, it has announced plans to port the game to mobile platforms in China.

Last month Epic Games filed civil complaints against two alleged Fortnite cheaters. The pair were accused of being associated with the cheat provider Addicted Cheats, allegedly acting as support personnel for the site and using aimbot software "with the deliberate intention of ruining the game for other players and players who watch streamers".

FeatureGrowing up with and growing out of The Sims

A personal journey with EA's blockbuster series.

For 17 years I have been in a relationship with one of the best-selling PC franchises of all time. As all relationships can be, ours has been turbulent, to say the least.

The loot box debate has hit the mainstream media in a big way in the past couple of weeks, specifically due to their appearance in Star Wars: Battlefront 2, resulting in both Belgian and Hawaiian authorities calling for a ban and launching investigations into the practice. But what about the UK Gambling Commission, which has stayed fairly quiet about the issue. Will it launch its own investigation anytime soon?

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

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

Bluegleam is frozen machine fluid used as a new form of currency, alongside metal shards, in Horizon Zero Dawn's The Frozen Wilds DLC. Bluegleam is very rare and can be traded with special merchants, indicated by blue antlers, for powerful new weapons, Banuk boxes or outfits.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been undergoing a lot of changes recently as developer Bluehole prepares for the release of PC version 1.0 and an Xbox One release. While features such as vaulting, killcam and improved physics are being tested on the game's PTR, a release date still hasn't been confirmed for version 1.0 and the highly anticipated new desert map.

Valve unveils plans to tackle Steam review bombers

"Making helpful user reviews more helpful."

Steam has a serious problem with review bombing and it's an issue which has only been getting worse. However Valve has now unveiled plans to counter the practice and render the ratings of those who engage in it worth less than those who use the review system responsibly.

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