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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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A Definitive Edition of Divinity: Original Sin 2 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in August - a three-hour demo is actually available now on Xbox One, for free, via Game Preview - and to PC as a free upgrade (although it will be considered a separate game). It's a similar deal to the Enhanced Edition for Divinity: Original Sin 1. We knew that; what we didn't know was how DOS2 will be enhanced, but now we know more.

There's been a cardboard explosion. Some kind of arts & crafts volcano has erupted in my home and spewed detritus everywhere. I can't move for tiny bits of cardboard sticking to my feet, hitching a ride into other rooms, and I've got a pile of discarded cardboard templates this high to try and ram into a shared recycling bin. Woe is me. My vacuum will never suck this lot up. Why did I bother with Nintendo Labo?

How did it come to this? Public executions are being made in the name of a divine ruler. Propaganda hangs from buildings. None of us in our right minds would implement these regimes, and yet in Frostpunk I did. What drove me there? I didn't suddenly lose my mind; I did it because it was better than the alternative. I did it to survive.

Patrice Desilets shows pre-alpha Ancestors: A Humankind Odyssey footage

It's a snake eats big cat eats croc eats ape world.

Patrice Desilets showed in-game footage of his new human evolution game Ancestors: A Humankind Odyssey on stage at Reboot Develop 2018 today. The presentation was shown off-stream and wasn't to be videoed or captured. It was a pilot for experiences in the game, and was a pre-alpha build.

Croteam announces Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass

Motorbikes! Sunshine! Enemies galore!

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass has been announced. Croatian developer Croteam revealed the new game on home soil this morning during the opening Reboot Develop 2018 keynote, where Eurogamer was in attendance.

Not Tonight starts at the end, with the London Eye snapped and bobbing in the Thames, and political party Albion First in control. You are a bouncer taking tickets at the British Museum of History celebration party until - suddenly - it blows up. This is dystopian Britain; this is Brexit.

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