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Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.

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FeatureInXile acquired by Microsoft: the interview

"We've had one hand tied behind our back; now, no longer."

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PlayStation 4 worldwide sales reach 86.1 million

The most popular controller colour REVEALED!

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Oh my RPG, Microsoft is buying Obsidian Entertainment and inXile

"To fully realise their creative ambitions."

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FeatureWorld of Warcraft and the masterplan for Sylvanas

"I've heard on the internet 'she's going off the rails', but is she?"

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FeatureHow World of Warcraft is changing Warcraft 3: Reforged

A simple remake wouldn't have taken Arthas long.

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FeatureDiablo Immortal is surprisingly good, what little consolation that may be

UPDATE: Lead designer delivers personal message, reiterates "multiple projects".

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FeatureThe big Overwatch BlizzCon interview with Jeff Kaplan

"We have our next six heroes planned out right now."

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It's our first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in Netflix's The Witcher

UPDATE: Triss Merigold actress revealed as well.

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Toys R Us comeback tease infuriates former unpaid staff

"Geoffrey I got three words for you..."

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Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime steps down

Statements mention "several new games" in development.

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FeatureThe future of GOG: mod support, Steam rivalry and problematic tweets

"Every game you buy which includes DRM is, in a way, inferior."

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Last-gen RPG The Last Remnant is being remastered for PS4

Which explains why it disappeared from Steam.

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Yakuza team's Judge Eyes and the rest of this morning's PlayStation Lineup Tour announcements

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles being remastered for PS4 and Switch!

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Remember Uwe Boll? Someone's made a documentary about him

"I don't have a lot of respect to other people."

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Esport "killer games" aren't right for Olympics, says IOC

"We cannot have ... a game which is promoting violence."

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Gabe Newell refuses to say the number 3 in surprisingly funny Dota 2 voice recording

"You've killed more than two people and less than four."

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Nintendo Switch version of Football Manager 2019 Touch confirmed

Sarri but will be released a little later than other versions.

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DayZ gets an Xbox Game Preview release date

Yes, it's still in Early Access on PC.

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Dying Light standalone battle royale game in Early Access next month

Fingers crossed Bad Blood is not A Negative.

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 announces first DLC Shadows over Bogenhafen

Grandfather Nurgle with test heroes like never before.

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Rage 2 won't have multiplayer but will have "a social component"

"We understand connecting with other gamers is important."

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Jonathan Blow shows more footage of his new Sokoban-inspired game

And all but rules out The Witness for Switch.

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FeatureFace to face with the President of Virtual Reality

"I am championing the rights of the people."

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Mafia 3 once had an opening so controversial all trace of it had to be erased

"It has been burned from our servers. It literally does not exist."

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Fired Guild Wars 2 writer says she was given no warning

"The whole thing was highly unprofessional."

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ArenaNet fires two Guild Wars 2 writers over Twitter exchange with YouTuber

"Their attacks on the community were unacceptable."

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Don't get your hopes up for mods in Skyrim Switch

"We are not actively doing that."

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A Way Out studio's new game will be published by EA

"But nobody f***s with the vision," says Josef Fares.

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Starfield being next-generation means hardware and gameplay, says Todd Howard

"It has a lot of new systems we've been thinking about for a while..."

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Yes, Todd Howard and team have settled on The Elder Scrolls 6's region

"You can rule some things in. And you can rule some things out."