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Jelly Deals: Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition down to 30 before launch

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The Gold Edition of Resident Evil 7 isn't due out until Tuesday, 12th December, but you can already snap up a copy with a discount by pre-ordering about a month early. Head over to Tesco Direct today and you'll be able to pre-order a copy of the Gold Edition on Xbox One or PS4 for 30.

For that price, you'll be getting the base game, naturally, along with every bit of DLC packed onto the disc. That includes the two already-available Banned Footage packs as well as the upcoming 'End of Zoe' episode and the free 'Not A Hero' content which lets you play as Chris Redfield.

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FeatureResident Evil 7's latest DLC is lightweight, but varied

Slim, overpriced, and way too interesting to ignore.

With Resident Evil 7's previous DLC pack, Banned Footage Vol. 1, I suggested that Capcom would need to "pull out some new tricks" in order to keep us interested in its smart but slim pseudo series reboot. With its latest add-on, Banned Footage Vol. 2, Capcom hasn't strayed far from the well by delivering an expansion that's even slighter than its first, yet costs 50 per cent more. That's not to say that this latest add-on isn't entertaining - as it's still quietly captivating - but rather that it's inessential and only caters to Resi 7's most devoted fans.

When Capcom announced that it would be releasing its first paid DLC pack a scant week after the game's launch, it drew equal parts excitement and scepticism from the community. On the plus side: we only have to wait a week for more Resident Evil! On the downside: isn't that a little soon? Clearly this was prepared ahead of time and should have been included in the game, right? Both perspectives are reasonable and indeed this first batch of DLC, Banned Footage Vol. 1, doesn't add much. What it does add, though, is a delight.

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FeatureWhat I think after five hours of Resident Evil 7

No Chris, no Jill, no Wesker - just pure survival horror.

Perhaps it was the shark-jumping boulder punching that did it. "Resident Evil 5 was, for me, a big step towards being able to develop something like Resident Evil 7," says Jun Takeuchi, executive producer of the latest Resident Evil game.

FeatureEurogamer's best of E3 2016

Five games. No winner.

We've decided to take a slightly different tack with our E3 awards this year. Rather than pick a single game of the show, or nominate games to other sub-categories based on genre or achievement in some specific area of technology or design, we've simply picked five games that particularly impressed us this week and presented them with our Editors' Choice Awards.

UPDATE 8/7/16 9:19: Capcom has been in touch to reassure us that the game runs at full 1080p: "Resident Evil 7 biohazard utilizes a locked Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 in all areas, with the exception of the found footage, which implements a lower resolution to portray an appropriately VHS-like quality for dramatic effect. The refresh rate is 60Hz throughout"

FeatureResident Evil 7's demo fails to be the next P.T.

Tired tropes and unfocused vision leave a baffling first impression.

In theory Resident Evil 7 is easy to appreciate. After a series of increasingly action-focused entries trying to capture the magic of Resident Evil 4 - and falling short to varying degrees - Capcom has finally listened to its fans and scaled back the shooty bits in favour of an eerie slow burn through a funhouse of horror cliches. Based on the publicly released 20 minute demo of Resident Evil 7, there isn't even a weapon to be found. Yet this minimalist first-person entry doesn't seem like a return to the series' roots either, but rather the restless folks at Capcom chasing a different trend: that of the minimalist sensory horror experience.