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    • Image for Game Pass is home to an indie gem that does magic brilliantly
      BREW IT TO YOURSELF

      Game Pass is home to an indie gem that does magic brilliantly

      If you want a game that celebrates all the good things about the world of magic in a pleasing, understated way, check out Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator.

    • Celtic Throwdown 2021 show floor
      HEART BREAKER

      Ireland’s biggest video game tournament is gone: here’s why that matters

      You've got to support and enjoy these things while they're around.

    • Image for What are you playing this weekend?
      GO ODD OR SAFE?

      What are you playing this weekend?

      Odd things, regular things, and musical things. The whole lot this week.

    • Image for The secret to Dead Space’s intense horror? The way it controls your breath
      ANOTHER LEATHER LUNG

      The secret to Dead Space’s intense horror? The way it controls your breath

      If you’re wondering how the Dead Space remake manages to get in your head and under your skin… check your breath.

    • Image for For one month, one of 2022's best games is free for PlayStation Plus members
      RISE AND GRIND

      For one month, one of 2022's best games is free for PlayStation Plus members

      Outside of Elden Ring and Pentiment and Tunic, there was another absolute ripper of a game released in 2022: OlliOlli World.

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.37: The best game with followers you would never hang out with IRL
      FRIENDS LIKE THESE

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.37: The best game with followers you would never hang out with IRL

      NPCs are annoying, needy, and dumb. But unlike your kids, you don't need to like them.

    • Image for Can Resident Evil 4 Remake fix the franchise’s biggest problem?
      SINS OF LEON

      Can Resident Evil 4 Remake fix the franchise’s biggest problem?

      It’s time the ride of Leon Kennedy’s life didn’t end with a sloppy finish –?but can Resident Evil 4 Remake deliver?

    • Image for The best modern PlayStation exclusive isn't what you think
      SEASON PASS

      The best modern PlayStation exclusive isn't what you think

      Season: A Letter To The Future is 2023’s first true GOTY Contender, and you should make time to play it.

    • Image for Would you watch a two-hour version of The Last of Us, Episode 3? Because it exists
      TO BE FRANK

      Would you watch a two-hour version of The Last of Us, Episode 3? Because it exists

      Didn't get your fill of The Last of Us, Episode 3? Well, you'll be pleased to know that there's a 2-hour version of it out there... somewhere.

    • John Cena in WWE 2K23
      FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE

      WWE 2K23 Preview: the first real step towards a bright future

      Is it WWE 2K's time right now? Is the path to a truly quality series in view?

    • Image for Hitman Freelancer is a fantastic bonus atop a modern masterpiece
      ROGUE'S GALLERY

      Hitman Freelancer is a fantastic bonus atop a modern masterpiece

      The latest update for the generation's best stealth game is here –?and it makes a perfect game even more interesting.

    • Street Fighter 6 modding header image
      CHANGE OF CLOTHES

      Street Fighter 6 modders are hard at work – months before the game is out

      Thanks to a familiar engine, it apparently isn't even that hard to do.

    • Image for Age of Empires 2 on Xbox: How AI helpers are giving the console real-time strategy genre a new lease of life
      I R WINNER

      Age of Empires 2 on Xbox: How AI helpers are giving the console real-time strategy genre a new lease of life

      Making an RTS work on console is no mean feat, but World's Edge has come up with some advanced tools that make the console experience as enjoyable as the PC one.

    • Image for Steam Deck proves, once again, that Skyrim will never die
      RUNNIN' ON STEAM

      Steam Deck proves, once again, that Skyrim will never die

      The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has seen yet another victory in 2023, as it tops the Steam Deck 'most played' charts –?will anyone ever get bored of this game?

    • Image for The 17 Best Co-op Games of all time [February 2023]

      The 17 Best Co-op Games of all time [February 2023]

      Whether you simply want some quick co-op fun or a lengthy campaign to embark on, we've got you and your friends covered with these co-op games.

    • Image for The Last of Us, Episode 3 marks the first major deviation from the game – and it couldn’t have gone better
      THE OLD BILL

      The Last of Us, Episode 3 marks the first major deviation from the game – and it couldn’t have gone better

      Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann took us on a journey of what it means to protect and risk in the latest episode – and provided nuance the game never could.

    • Image for Final Fantasy 7 at 26: Kitase on being inspired by Nintendo, discarded concepts, and Rebirth changes to come
      THINKING OUT CLOUD

      Final Fantasy 7 at 26: Kitase on being inspired by Nintendo, discarded concepts, and Rebirth changes to come

      In an exclusive interview, Yoshinori Kitase sheds some light Final Fantasy 7's development – and hints at changes to come in the Remake series' future.

    • Image for What are you playing this weekend?
      STAY OUT OF THE COLD

      What are you playing this weekend?

      It may be cold, but you can always stay inside and play some games.

    • Goldeneye image with the Xbox Live logo over the top of it.
      Perfect Solution

      Want to play GoldenEye 007 multiplayer online on Xbox? There is a way – sort of

      If this week's Xbox Game Pass release has left you a little disappointed, you ought to read this.

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.36: The best game that really needs a remake
      SPRUCED UP

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.36: The best game that really needs a remake

      Games tend to age badly, and sometimes that's a tragedy.

    • Dead Space remake official shot (Issac down hallway)
      ROMP AND STOMP

      Dead Space Remake is stompy, quiet, and faithful to the original – here’s how EA Motive made it so good

      You'll always have Peng, now and forever.

    • Image for As GoldenEye 007 hits Xbox and Switch, please stop dumping on other people's nostalgia
      BOND MEMORIES

      As GoldenEye 007 hits Xbox and Switch, please stop dumping on other people's nostalgia

      It's OK to not like something, but sometimes you really did have to be there at the time.

    • Image for In remaking Like a Dragon: Ishin, the devs wanted to make everything faster – here’s why
      ISHIN FOR A FIGHT

      In remaking Like a Dragon: Ishin, the devs wanted to make everything faster – here’s why

      RGG Studio director Hiroyuki Sakamoto explains why the remake of a game that never made it West improves on the original version.

    • Image for I was supposed to play loads of Like a Dragon: Ishin, but I spent two hours in chicken racing instead
      WINGIN’ IT

      I was supposed to play loads of Like a Dragon: Ishin, but I spent two hours in chicken racing instead

      Like a Dragon: Ishin keeps the Yakuza tradition of amazing mini-games alive, with a touch of human soul.

    • Image for Xbox's Hi-Fi Rush has that Dreamcast era vibe, and it could be one of the best games of the year
      A RUSH, A PUSH

      Xbox's Hi-Fi Rush has that Dreamcast era vibe, and it could be one of the best games of the year

      The latest Xbox Game Pass surprise drop has a really retro feel to it – and that is a very good thing.

    • Image for After the success of Pentiment, you need to try this unassuming new Game Pass addition
      EAT YOUR ART OUT

      After the success of Pentiment, you need to try this unassuming new Game Pass addition

      If you’re thinking “I know about the quirky manuscript game on Game Pass,” you’re probably thinking about something else – this is Inkulinati.

    • Image for The DualSense Edge is Sony’s best controller ever – and gives the Xbox Elite a run for its money
      EDGE LORD

      The DualSense Edge is Sony’s best controller ever – and gives the Xbox Elite a run for its money

      Move over, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – there's a new king of premium handsets in town.

    • Image for The best Life is Strange game is on PlayStation Plus right now – and it’s not what you think
      MAELSTROM PRIVILEGE

      The best Life is Strange game is on PlayStation Plus right now – and it’s not what you think

      There is a lot of prestige attributed to Dontnod its Life Is Strange, but perhaps one of the best games in the series comes from somewhere else entirely.

    • Image for Xbox Game Pass is the best thing to ever happen to Monster Hunter
      EYES ON THE RISE

      Xbox Game Pass is the best thing to ever happen to Monster Hunter

      Letting your mates in on the secret that is Monster Hunter is no longer a costly endeavour – and I can’t wait for more people to discover the joys of hunting.

    • Image for Fire Emblem Engage has some refreshing representation, especially by Nintendo standards
      TONE POLICING

      Fire Emblem Engage has some refreshing representation, especially by Nintendo standards

      Without making a big deal of it, Fire Emblem Engage just casually presents a diverse fantasy world - and it's better for it.

    • Image for Here’s how to make Forspoken less irritating
      LOAD OF OLD CUFF

      Here’s how to make Forspoken less irritating

      Just like High on Life last year, Forspoken relies a bit too much on inane chatter – but at least you can turn the frequency of it down.

    • Image for Meddling with GTA 5's underwater mod was a titanic challenge – and probably something you shouldn’t do
      DROWN AND OUT

      Meddling with GTA 5's underwater mod was a titanic challenge – and probably something you shouldn’t do

      Installing, running, and 'enjoying' a flood mod in Grand Theft Auto 5 seemed like it would be a lot of fun – but after dipping my toes in, I realised my mistake.

    • Image for The Last of Us TV show is doing one thing very differently from the games – and I love it
      JOEL’S HOUSE PARTY

      The Last of Us TV show is doing one thing very differently from the games – and I love it

      In moving from game to television, HBO had to make some things more realistic – and it benefits the show a lot.

    • Image for It’s time for Marvel Snap to cater to its real audience and get horny on main
      DON'T KINK SHAME ME

      It’s time for Marvel Snap to cater to its real audience and get horny on main

      Marvel Snap should really offer its core fans something a little more raunchy, because it can get away with it.

    • Image for What are you playing this weekend?
      NOTHING NEW, REALLY

      What are you playing this weekend?

      We're pretty much sticking with the familiar this week.

    • Image for Why Obsidian’s Grounded is the blueprint for survival games’ future
      UP THE GARDEN PATH

      Why Obsidian’s Grounded is the blueprint for survival games’ future

      An unassuming Xbox exclusive that many have overlooked could hold the key to the success of survival games' to come.

    • SF6 official art with cracked effect over it.
      I'M CRACKED

      Street Fighter 6 has a serious crack problem

      With players jumping in and playing months early, how will this affect the game long term?

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.35: The best game that shouldn't be made into a TV show
      IDIOT BOX

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.35: The best game that shouldn't be made into a TV show

      Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

    • Image for Heading into Lightfall, Destiny 2 needs to make some drastic changes to survive
      (LIGHT)FALLING APART

      Heading into Lightfall, Destiny 2 needs to make some drastic changes to survive

      Bungie's perennial space shooter has been alive for over five years now. Half a decade later, it's starting to buckle under its own weight.

    • Image for Apple Arcade is quietly one of the best things happening to mobile gaming, ever
      ARCADE’S FIRE

      Apple Arcade is quietly one of the best things happening to mobile gaming, ever

      Apple pretended that it didn’t really care about games for the longest time – and then it did something extraordinary with Apple Arcade.

    • Image for I hope Starfield’s financial system is as oppressive as real life

      I hope Starfield’s financial system is as oppressive as real life

      Exploitative banking might be just the thing to make Starfield’s grounded, believable and relatable spacefaring world ring true to us back here on Earth.

    • Image for If you want a taste of what Final Fantasy 16 will play like, you need to try this PlayStation Plus game right now
      HELL IS FOR NEROS

      If you want a taste of what Final Fantasy 16 will play like, you need to try this PlayStation Plus game right now

      The Final Fantasy 16 dev team is packed with talent – and there’s one specific game that’s free to try for subscribers right now that really shows that off.

    • Image for Persona 4 Golden’s new port is a perfect Japanese RPG time capsule, but as for Persona 3? It’s complicated
      AGE BEFORE BEAUTY

      Persona 4 Golden’s new port is a perfect Japanese RPG time capsule, but as for Persona 3? It’s complicated

      Atlus' first proper mainstream hit JRPG is back with a bang, and now that it's on Game Pass, you have no excuse not to play it. Just don't mention Persona 3.

    • Image for Bella Ramsay is incredible in HBO's The Last of Us rollercoaster opener
      SAVED BY THE BELLA

      Bella Ramsay is incredible in HBO's The Last of Us rollercoaster opener

      The Last of Us TV show is off to a strong start – and that’s thanks, in no small part, to the talent of its leading actors.

    • Image for Even more than Elden Ring, Wo Long is one of the most accessible Souls-likes – and not just because it’s on Game Pass
      WO-LONGING FOR IT

      Even more than Elden Ring, Wo Long is one of the most accessible Souls-likes – and not just because it’s on Game Pass

      Game Pass is getting one of the most accessible Souls-likes with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, and Elden Ring fans and non-fans should take note.

    • Image for What are you playing this weekend?
      GAME TIME!

      What are you playing this weekend?

      You have a couple of days off. Celebrate it.

    • Image for The sadness and uncertainty of a destroyed community: The final days of Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier
      THE LAST SOLDIERS

      The sadness and uncertainty of a destroyed community: The final days of Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier

      With Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier’s servers being shut down this week, we talk to those left behind about their time with ill-fated FFVII experiment.

    • Image for Xbox in 2023: Starfield is Game Pass’ killer exclusive, and the barren years may finally be over
      SPACEMAKER

      Xbox in 2023: Starfield is Game Pass’ killer exclusive, and the barren years may finally be over

      It’s been a slow start to the generation for Xbox, but the fallow years might finally be at an end as Starfield kicks everything off.

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.34: The best game that suffers from bloating
      GIRTH OF THE WILD

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.34: The best game that suffers from bloating

      Whether it's mince pies or side-quests, you can always have too much of a good thing.

    • Image for Final Fantasy 16 could be as great as the golden era FF games – if it fixes the mistakes of the modern era
      CLIVE AND LET DIE

      Final Fantasy 16 could be as great as the golden era FF games – if it fixes the mistakes of the modern era

      The golden era of Final Fantasy games has gone, but the latest entry in the long-running series has what it takes to tickle the nostalgia glands.

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