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    • Image for The best Xbox Game Pass game costs less than the monthly sub
      CASH HAEMO ROYALE

      The best Xbox Game Pass game costs less than the monthly sub

      It achieves more with a handful of sprites and some clever psychology than most AAAs do with infinite budgets.

    • Image for Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is a Souls-like that gives you a helping hand
      FREAK KINGDOMS

      Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is a Souls-like that gives you a helping hand

      Dark Souls too lonely? Elden Ring too daunting? Game Pass has got your back. Kinda.

    • Image for The Callisto Protocol proves that crunch is dumb and doesn't work - The Thursday Nite Rant
      CRUNCH BREAK

      The Callisto Protocol proves that crunch is dumb and doesn't work - The Thursday Nite Rant

      Middling scores, poor user reviews, and myriad technical issues: did those 15 hour days really pay off?

    • Image for The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade: Should I Choose Raytracing or Performance?
      LIGHT TOUCH

      The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade: Should I Choose Raytracing or Performance?

      It's a long-awaited upgrade, but now console players are faced with a stark choice.

    • Image for Synced: Off Planet is another live service shooter set in an apocalyptic future
      DEJA VU

      Synced: Off Planet is another live service shooter set in an apocalyptic future

      If you like that sort of thing, 2023 is your year, it seems.

    • Image for NFS Unbound is great, why didn't EA tell anyone? The Thursday Nite Rant
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      NFS Unbound is great, why didn't EA tell anyone? The Thursday Nite Rant

      Need For Speed has finally found its identity, but the publisher almost seems ashamed of it.

    • Image for Midnight Suns is a surprise late contender for Game of the Year
      LAST MINUTE HEROICS

      Midnight Suns is a surprise late contender for Game of the Year

      Firaxis finally gives us an Iron Man Mode we can all enjoy.

    • Image for The Witcher 3 is getting a next-gen upgrade, but does it need one?
      GERALT OF NVIDIA

      The Witcher 3 is getting a next-gen upgrade, but does it need one?

      The original still holds up remarkably well, but there’s always room for improvement.

    • Image for 15 years of Assassin’s Creed: Why there’s never been a better time to replay the first game
      ALTA?R WE GO

      15 years of Assassin’s Creed: Why there’s never been a better time to replay the first game

      The game that changed everything.

    • Image for Pentiment shows the true value of Game Pass
      REQUIESCAT GAME PASS

      Pentiment shows the true value of Game Pass

      Games with niche appeal but of huge cultural value benefit from the subscription model.

    • Image for God of War: Ragnar?k casts Odin as a mob boss in a deft blend of The Last of Us and Skyrim
      EYE AM THE MOB

      God of War: Ragnar?k casts Odin as a mob boss in a deft blend of The Last of Us and Skyrim

      Once again, Kratos' latest adventure is a greatest hits package of AAA gaming.

    • Image for God of War: Ragnar?k loves your ?2000 TV
      PANDORA'S IDIOT BOX

      God of War: Ragnar?k loves your ?2000 TV

      The game ships with a suite of graphics options to make your OLED sing like a valkyrie.

    • Image for Classic TV themes in Trombone Champ
      PARP FOR THE COURSE

      Classic TV themes in Trombone Champ

      We are very, very sorry about this.

    • Image for I hate Marvel Snap and so does my toilet seat
      CAPTAIN SCIATICA

      I hate Marvel Snap and so does my toilet seat

      Why can't I stop? Why?

    • Image for Xbox Series S isn’t holding next-gen back, reality is
      POTATO, POTAHTO

      Xbox Series S isn’t holding next-gen back, reality is

      Devs will always have to cater for the lowest common denominator, which the Series S isn’t.

    • Image for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is brilliantly ambitious, but possibly too much for the hardware it has to run on.
      PIKACHU PERFORMANCE

      Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is brilliantly ambitious, but possibly too much for the hardware it has to run on.

      I hate to be a "we need a Switch Pro" guy but man, we need a Switch Pro.

    • Leon uses his knife against a Los Ganados in Resident Evil 4 Remake
      VIVA ESPA?A

      Resident Evil 4 Remake lets you move and shoot, but remains staunchly authentic

      How do you improve on perfection?

    • Image for Gotham Knights answers the question “Would Batman games be as good without Batman?” with: “No”
      THE MIDDLING JOKE

      Gotham Knights answers the question “Would Batman games be as good without Batman?” with: “No”

      A circus of Robins can’t fill the Bat-boots.

    • Image for A Plague Tale: Requiem will let you leg it to the end
      RAT RACE

      A Plague Tale: Requiem will let you leg it to the end

      Asobo Studio's blockbuster sequel wants you to know that stealth isn't everything.

    • Image for A Plague Tale: Requiem refines and expands on the original like every good sequel should
      THE MAD RATTER

      A Plague Tale: Requiem refines and expands on the original like every good sequel should

      The rat apocalypse gets a blockbuster encore in the style of Aliens or Terminator 2.

    • Image for What the hell is Scorn? This icky survival horror will leave Game Pass subscribers squirming
      DISGUSTENG

      What the hell is Scorn? This icky survival horror will leave Game Pass subscribers squirming

      Xbox decides to involve HR (Giger).

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      AGGRESSIVELY MID

      The First Descendant feels too generic to succeed

      High production values and competence can’t elevate bland ideas.

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      FIGHT CLUB

      Street Fighter 6’s online experience sets a new gold standard for players

      The battle hub is a perfect blend of high-concept social space and match lobby.

    • Image for We replaced Chris Pratt with Charles Martinet in The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer
      PRATT FALL

      We replaced Chris Pratt with Charles Martinet in The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer

      Mario's original voice actor has quite the range.

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      TRAIN BRAINING

      RAILGRADE is a railway management puzzler that's a train set for your inner child

      This miniature sim is a masterclass in how brilliant art direction can elevate a game from mid-tier to something truly memorable.

    • Image for The Invincible will ask much of the audience, but the rewards could be well worth it
      DOOMED PLANET

      The Invincible will ask much of the audience, but the rewards could be well worth it

      Adapting a landmark work of speculative fiction for the Fortnite age is as risky as space exploration itself.

    • Image for Modern Warfare 2: Can it recapture the glory days of Xbox Live?
      WAR CHANGES A LOT

      Modern Warfare 2: Can it recapture the glory days of Xbox Live?

      The original MW2 dominated a much less crowded marketplace.

    • Image for Sonic Frontiers may finally bring 'Sonic the Games' in line with 'Sonic the Phenomenon'
      HOG WILD

      Sonic Frontiers may finally bring 'Sonic the Games' in line with 'Sonic the Phenomenon'

      Bold, daft ideas are essential for Sonic's longevity.

    • Image for Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion: Does it work in a post-remake world, or is it too stuck in the past?
      CRISIS PHWOAR

      Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion: Does it work in a post-remake world, or is it too stuck in the past?

      We are once again revisiting the origin of Cloud’s strife.

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      FOXED OFF

      EGX: Marxist Handpuppet Interrupts Trade Show

      Sonic! Devs! Gaming celebs! Nobody is safe from the Red Fox!

    • egx vlog header
      VOXEL NOIR

      EGX vlog: you simply must play Shadows of Doubt

      There's no doubt about its quality.

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      BOWLED OVER

      Five reasons why PBA Pro Bowling 2023 is the best game ever

      Mind and pick up your shoes.

    • game pass deathloop header
      BEST SERVED COLT

      Deathloop comes to us all, here's some Xbox Series X gameplay

      The exclusivity deal left too many players out of the loop.

    • Street Fighter 6 characters Juri, Ken, and Kimberley
      'Ken 'ell

      Street Fighter 6: Twenty fist-pounding minutes of new hands-on PS5 gameplay

      Better fighters, better modes, better get some practice.

    • Image for Assassin's Creed Mirage proves that less is more
      CREED ALL ABOUT IT

      Assassin's Creed Mirage proves that less is more

      Mirage represents a Unity of past and future.

    • Image for Are Tomb Raider and Deus Ex now out of the wilderness?
      DEUS EX-CHANGED

      Are Tomb Raider and Deus Ex now out of the wilderness?

      Lara Croft was always too hip to be Square.

    • Image for Cyberpunk 2077 is getting some brand new content, but there's bad news for old-gen players
      Leaving the past

      Cyberpunk 2077 is getting some brand new content, but there's bad news for old-gen players

      In a new video, Jim looks at the old gen Cyberpunk owners who'll be tragically DLC-less.

    • Image for Does Steelrising provide a much-needed Bloodborne fix?
      Rising?

      Does Steelrising provide a much-needed Bloodborne fix?

      Jim and Connor talk about Steelrising, and whether it can provide that souls-like juice we've been craving.

    • Key artwork for Valorant map, PEARL.
      Vitamin Sea

      Here's our hands-on first impressions of Valorant's new map, PEARL

      We got to spend some time with Valorant's new map, PEARL, and here's what we thought.

    • Image for Gotham Knights: Should you care about the DC game that doesn't star Batman?
      wax and wayne

      Gotham Knights: Should you care about the DC game that doesn't star Batman?

      Gotham Knights is a Batman game without Batman? And that's not as implausible as it might sound...

    • Image for Elden Ring 2 Wish List: What do we want to see from the next Elden Ring game?
      MORE MAIDENS

      Elden Ring 2 Wish List: What do we want to see from the next Elden Ring game?

      We've been thinking about what we want to see when it comes to the future of The Lands Between.

    • Image for Saints Row: Here’s an in-depth look at customization
      PIMPED OUT

      Saints Row: Here’s an in-depth look at customization

      Get a look at the customization of weapons, gangs, bases, cars, and of course the player character in the Saints Row reboot.

    • Image for Should you care about Square Enix's next big RPG experiment, Forspoken?
      cuff love

      Should you care about Square Enix's next big RPG experiment, Forspoken?

      Forspoken, in the works for PS5 and PC, could be Square Enix's biggest risk of 2022 – are you excited about it?

    • Image for Lost Ark: How, when and why to counter attack
      Feeling Blue

      Lost Ark: How, when and why to counter attack

      One of the MMO's most important combat features is easy to miss. Here's how it works.

    • Image for 23 things I wish I'd known before playing Lost Ark | Beginner's Guide
      Helping Hand

      23 things I wish I'd known before playing Lost Ark | Beginner's Guide

      Jumping into Lost Ark a bit late? No worries! We've got a video that'll take you through everyone you need to know.

    • Image for Is Elden Ring a bad game? We investigate the lowest scoring user reviews
      score quality

      Is Elden Ring a bad game? We investigate the lowest scoring user reviews

      It turns out not everyone loves Elden Ring... but can the reviews that give the game a low score really be trusted? We investigate.

    • Image for Top games releasing in April 2022: Chrono Cross, Nintendo Switch Sports, Lego Star Wars and more
      a sporting chance

      Top games releasing in April 2022: Chrono Cross, Nintendo Switch Sports, Lego Star Wars and more

      What new games are coming to PS5, Switch, Xbox Series X and PC in the coming months? We've got the best ones here for you.

    • Image for Starfield: 14 things we know so far about the Xbox exclusive Bethesda RPG
      out of this world

      Starfield: 14 things we know so far about the Xbox exclusive Bethesda RPG

      Bethesda and Microsoft are releasing Starfield later this year, and whilst information is still thin on the ground, we do know a little about this interstellar adventure.

    • Image for Tunic feels like what you remember Zelda playing like when you were younger – Video
      Fantastic, Mr Fox

      Tunic feels like what you remember Zelda playing like when you were younger – Video

      Zelda-like adventure game, Tunic, is the 'break game' you need from all those behemoth 80+ hour titles out there.

    • Image for Check out 10 minutes of new GTA 5 ray tracing footage
      slick reflections

      Check out 10 minutes of new GTA 5 ray tracing footage

      An option in the new PS5 and Xbox Series X/S ports, raytracing goes a long way in making Los Santos gorgeous

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