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For many virtual-reality evangelists, one of the first games you mention when you’re recommending titles for VR newcomers is Beat Saber. The title, which is available on PlayStation VR, Oculus platforms, and Vive, delivers fast-paced, rhythm-based action centered around swinging two lightsabers to the beat of the song you’ve selected. It’s an approachable title that
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Snipers hold a particularly romantic place in the hearts of the historically curious. Popular retelling paints them as stoic, dedicated masters of their chosen art, patiently waiting through blistering cold or sweltering heat for the perfect shot. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts continues the legacy. In a vast and deliberate departure from Ghost Warrior 3, the
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A few days ago, Valve announced that at long last, players would be returning to the Half-Life universe with Half-Life: Alyx. Today, more details on the VR project have emerged. Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, the game is scheduled to release in March 2020. The game charts the course of Alyx and
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Two and a half months ago, I was sitting in my office at an advertising agency contemplating what would be the biggest decision of my life. I had finally been accepted to Game Informer’s internship program; I stood on the precipice of realizing my dream of working at GI – one I’d had since cracking open the
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After a six-week Blue Peter appeal asking heroes to send in any Vex parts they might have kicked off time-travelling robots, Destiny 2 has finished building a gadget to begin the Final Assault of the Vex Offensive. It’s a very Guardian-y plan to stop a foe who exists in myriad timelines: just keep killing them
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Half-Life fans have long waited for a conclusion to Half-Life 2, and Valve may finally be coming around on the idea of returning to this beloved story. Valve announced on Twitter that it will unveil Half-Life: Alyx on Thursday at 10 a.m. PT, describing it as a flagship VR game. Outside of knowing Alyx Vance
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Today at Exilecon, Grinding Gear Games announced Path of Exile 2. It will feature a new campaign alongside Path of Exile and will feature a conjoined endgame with Path of Exile players, and all of your previous purchases like stash tabs and cosmetics will carry over, along with many of the Path of Exile existing league mechanics
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Halo fans got good news today as 343 Industries Community Director Brian Jarrard announced the long-awaited Halo Reach will launch on Xbox One and PC starting December 3. Bungie’s last foray into the Halo series takes place before the events of the first game and follows a group of Spartans attempting to stave off the Covenant’s forces and, subsequently, the planet’s ruin.
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Today at X019, Microsoft announced over 50 games that will be added to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service starting today and moving into 2020. The biggest additions are most of the numbered Final Fantasy games, three Yakuza titles (which will also be sold separately for people without Game Pass), and The Witcher 3: Wild
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Developer: Forgotten Empires, Tantalus Media, Wicked WitchPublisher: Xbox Game Studios Release: Out nowOn: WindowsFrom: Microsoft, SteamPrice: £15/$20/€20 Age Of Empires 2 is, as far as I’m concerned, the greatest real-time strategy game of all time. And with the release of Age Of Empires 2 Definitive Edition, it’s… well, it’s still that. But now, there’s a
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By my estimates, roughly seven trillion so-called roguelikes have come out since Edmund McMillan first offered up The Binding Of Isaac back in (oh no) 2011. But you can’t keep McMillan and his naked infant children out of the basement for long. The Legend Of Bum-bo, a strange deckbuilding/match-four mashup painted in cardboard, embarks on
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I’ve been thinking a lot about “weird games” lately. When folks call things weird it seems to be a shortcut for saying, “this is different from what I usually experience, and was, therefore, unexpected.” Sometimes it is dismissive, sometimes it is contentious, sometimes ‘weird’ is worn as a badge of honour. In a past life,
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Following the departure of chairman Shawn Layden, Sony has named Hermen Hulst, Guerilla Games’ director and co-founder, as the new head of Worldwide Studios and will be tasked to oversee software development across Sony’s 14 internal game studios. Guerilla promoted three people as co-studio directors: Michiel van der Leeuw, who was the technical director, Angie
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Lights on, lights off Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. The full title of this is Starman: Tale Of Light, apparently. I used to think the little person in this was an astronaut, because the title is Starman, but looking at it
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Terry Bogard, the baseball cap-loving combatant from SNK’s Fatal Frame and King of Fighters series, is now available as a DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo also released update 6.0.0., which brings hero balance tweaks, item adjustments, and new spirits in the Vault. Battle Arena also received a number of new features, including
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Digital subscribers to Game Informer can now learn all about Blizzard’s new slate of games announced at this year’s BlizzCon! Following last week’s cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsers, iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by
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Developer: Frontier DevelopmentsPublisher: Frontier Developments Release: Out nowOn: WindowsFrom: SteamPrice: £35/$45/€45 Planet Zoo is a game where you can build your own zoo. It’s buggy, intermittently opaque, frequently saccharine, and – barring an eleventh hour miracle – it’s my undisputed game of the year. Because here’s the thing: it’s a game where you can build
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Sundays are for recovering from a Halloween party. Perhaps by reading the best writing about videogames from the past week. Most writers for (ostensibly) sports website Deadspin quit on Wednesday, after its recently acquired buyers G/O Media insisted they “stick to sports” rather than write the kind of personal and political articles people liked them
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During the opening ceremonies of BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard announced both a new game mode and expansion for Hearthstone, its premiere strategy card game. Focusing on the fierce winged beasts, Descent of Dragons will feature dragons from Azeroth’s storied history. The newest expansion features 135 new cards for players to experiment with, along with a new Hero Card featuring Galakrond.
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While celebrating the 15-year anniversary of World of Warcraft today at BlizzCon 2019, the company also unveiled World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, an expansion coming in 2020 (the game can be pre-purchased now). Dead souls are no longer going to their appropriate resting place in the Shadowlands, but are instead being fed into The Maw thanks
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After a number of reported false starts, Blizzard were today finally ready to announce Diablo IV. Oh dear oh dear, someone’s only gone and released another ancient evil, so once again it’s up to us to click on monsters until their bellies burst with a blast of gold and swords. Lilith, the Daughter of Hatred,
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On December 20, the long-awaited Netflix adaptation, starring Man of Steel’s Henry Cavil, finally arrives. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s influential novels, The Witcher will cover material prior to the beloved CD Projekt Red games – meaning both fans of the games and newcomers will have something fresh to look forward to. Check out the enticing
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