A couple of weeks ago, I put my mental and physical endurance to the test with four epic hours in Sykrim VR.
Between Emily and Corvo's quest for revenge in Dishonored 2 and Agent 47's episodic antics in Hitman, 2016 has been pretty kind to stealth game protagonists. They're a special bunch, when you think about it - surviving a stealth game requires cunning, poise and nerves of steel. In other words, being the hero or heroine of a stealth game isn't for everyone.
As Eurogamer commenters are very keen to remind me, I don't often look cool. As a result, I'm all the more grateful when a video game makes me feel like I am capable of doing something impressive, however temporarily.
After all that worrying over nothing about Doom (thanks, multiplayer beta), the game released last week and surprised us all with an absolutely cracking campaign,
I've just realised it's Friday the 13th today. What an incredibly appropriate day to release a video game about murdering a never-ending army of bloody thirsty hell-spawn.
Greetings, Eurogamers. It's a bank holiday in the UK and if "time immemorial" is anything to go by, this means relentless rain for all three of our days off. Conditions are therefore perfect for parking yourself in front of three of our videos.
After Doom's disappointing multiplayer beta, my excitement for the reboot of id's classic first person shooter was at an all time low.
Occasionally we are invited to play a first-person shooter in multiplayer matches against people who make it their business to be very good at them. Take the video below, in which Mike and Andy sample the purposefully retro sensibility of multiplayer in the rebooted Doom.
Unless you got access to the super secretive Alpha, chances are you've never seen Doom's multiplayer mode in action. All that is set to change at 3.30pm today, when I'll be streaming ninety minutes of multiplayer from Doom's closed beta.
Expect guns, guts and gore galore. Probably a lively discussion on the correct pronunciation of beta, too.
Be there or be a filthy Hellspawn!
Aoife, Johnny, Oli and Tom are all over in Los Angeles right now, taking in all the delights of E3 which kicked off in earnest last night with Bethesda's conference. There was Fallout - lots and lots of it - plus a proper look at Doom and the pleasant surprise of a Dishonored 2 announce. Oh, and something about Battlecry too, if that's your thing.