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Xbox One digital releases for 25th – 29th September, 2017

<b>Here’s the full lineup of video games coming to the Xbox One Games Store between 25th – 29th September, 2017.</b><p>You wait ages for an Xbox One exclusive, …

Xbox One

PlayStation Store releases for 26th September, 2017

<b>Here’s the full lineup of PlayStation 4 and PS Vita games coming to the PlayStation Store on 26th September 2017.</b><p>It’s another jam-packed week on the …

FIFA 18

Super Mario Run update adds a new world, and Princess Daisy

<b>Super Mario Run is getting a huge new update next week.</b><p>An extensive new update for Nintendo’s mobile platformer <i>Super Mario Run</i> will be released on …

Super Mario Run

The Witness is now out on iOS 11

<b>Get ready to hate Jonathan Blow on the bus, on the train, on your lunch at work, in the queue at the post office…</b><p>Apple have been quietly going …

Game Development

The Acer Predator Triton 700 laptop launches next month

<b>The next Nvidia Max-Q laptop, the Acer Predator Triton 700, launches worldwide in October.</b><p>Nvidia Max-Q is the marketing spiel for an unusually thin …

Laptops

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom preview

<b>The beating breath of a world can live or die in the tiniest of brush-strokes. The difference between loving one pirate city and hating another is a</b> …

Anime

Nintendo to publish Mario + Rabbids in Japan and Korea

<b>Ubisoft have confirmed that Nintendo will publish Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle in Japan and Korea.</b><p>Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. …

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

The Final Fantasy XV multiplayer update gets a release date

<b>The boys are back in town this October.</b><p><i>Final Fantasy XV</i> is a bit good, perhaps far better than it probably had any right to be. I thoroughly enjoyed …

Final Fantasy XV

Full Gear.Club Unlimited roster revealed

<b>Gear.Club Unlimited is a mobile port to the Nintendo Switch that looks surprisingly positive. Here’s what you’ll get to drive.</b><p>You wouldn’t go as far …

Trucks

Versus Evil to publish Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

<b>Obsidian’s cRPG sequel Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire finds a publisher.</b><p>The sequel to the critically acclaimed – and mostly well-received – <i>Pillars</i> …

Game Development

Dontnod's Vampyr is delayed until 2018

<b>Technical issues push Dontnod Entertainment’s Vampyr into next year.</b><p><i>Vampyr</i> is the upcoming RPG from the studio behind the first season of <i>Life is</i> …

PlayStation 4

Pillars of Eternity - PlayStation 4 review

<b>Pillars of Eternity has made the long journey from its native PC to console, to the PlayStation 4, but has it been waylaid?</b><p>It’s an odd proposition, …

RPGs

Farewell to the Summer Drought

<b>A full twelve months of video games.</b><p>The video games industry has finally done it. For years many people – myself included – have called for releases …

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Wario: Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish

<b>The game manual for Wario Land 4 used to be permanently lodged in my pocket so I could draw pictures of Wario whenever and wherever I …

Super Mario

Play Battlefield 1 for free on Xbox One this weekend

<b>Xbox Live Gold members can play Battlefield 1 for free on Xbox One this weekend.</b><p>The free-play weekend runs from September 22 – 24 as part of the Xbox …

Battlefield 1

Surprise! There's a Final Fantasy IX PS4 re-release

<b>Square Enix and Sony announce and release the Final Fantasy IX PS4 re-release on the same day.</b><p>There have been a lot of announcements at Sony’s TGS …

Final Fantasy

Nintendo eShop releases for 21st September, 2017

<b>Here’s your weekly round-up of Nintendo eShop game releases for the Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U.</b><p>It wasn’t long ago that these Nintendo eShop …

Nintendo Switch

Editing your PUBG ini files? That's a banning

<b>The rules and regulations of competitive, online games are a fluid, dense fog. The latest evidence: the PUBG ini files.</b><p><i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> …

Banned

Destiny 2 sets PlayStation Store sales record

<b>Not everyone loves Destiny 2, but whatever its post-release controversies, there’s no escaping that the game is a big hit.</b><p>This time last week news …

Destiny 2

The Week in Video Games – 17th September, 2017

<b>This week in video games: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sets another new record, Samus returns on 3DS, and Overwatch players had better start</b> …

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Xbox One digital releases for 18th – 22nd September, 2017

<b>Here’s the full lineup of games coming to the Xbox One Games Store between 18th – 22nd September, 2017.</b><p>It’s another full week on the Xbox One with 15 …

Marvel vs. Capcom

PlayStation Store releases for 19th September, 2017

<b>Here’s the full lineup of PlayStation Store releases coming to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on 19th September 2017.</b><p>There’s another robust list of …

Marvel vs. Capcom

Sega announce Yakuza 6 fan art competition

<b>Sega to run an art exhibition in honour of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.</b><p>Sega is teaming up with Los Angeles art exhibitor Nucleus, plus a range of …

Art

Fallout Shelter reaches 100 million players

<b>Bethesda Softworks announce that Fallout Shelter has reached 100 million users.</b><p>Two years after its surprise unveiling and release at E3 2015, <i>Fallout</i> …

Xbox One

It's official: Grand Theft Auto V is the best selling game of all time

<b>NPD Group’s games sales analysis says Grand Theft Auto V is now the best-selling game of all time.</b><p>Four years after its initial release it appears …

Grand Theft Auto

Want more regular Overwatch content updates? Stop being jerks

<b>The latest developer update pins the blame for the rate of Overwatch content updates on toxic player behaviour.</b><p>Anger, abuse, and aggro mar the online …

Overwatch

Watch Bungie watch Destiny 2's Leviathan raid get beaten

<b>It took just six hours for a fireteam to beat Destiny 2’s Leviathan raid, and Bungie were watching.</b><p>In the first <i>Destiny</i>, its first raid, Vault of …

Destiny 2

There's a FIFA 18 demo out now, by the way

<b>The FIFA 18 demo is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. No Switch for you!</b><p>You could argue that the tranche of incremental games – be they sports …

FIFA

Everything announced September’s Nintendo Direct

<b>If the sight of Mario’s nipples knocked you out cold, here’s a reminder of everything announced in September’s Nintendo Direct.</b><p>We’re a little late to …

Super Mario Odyssey