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Pick-ups and play: How Monster Hunter gets loot right

Loot is the new level up. A few years ago, people posted about their fourth prestige on Facebook, most probably humming Call of Duty's butt-rock progression jingle as they did so. Come 2015, and my Twitter feed is cut with great swathes...Show More Summary

Microsoft severs ties with Phantom Dust developer Darkside Game Studio

The Phantom Dust remake's future is looking uncertain as Microsoft has ended its working relationship with the game's developer Darkside Game Studio. The publisher confirmed this in a recent statement to Eurogamer, but it also noted that the game will remain in development sans-Darkside. Show More Summary

Here's what playable Beast Ganon looks like in Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors is getting new DLC in Japan next week that lets you play as series' villain Ganondorf (or Ganon for short) in "beast" form. As reported by Japanese gaming site Games Talk (via Gematsu), this upcoming DLC will cost ¥500, which is about £3 or $4.99. Show More Summary

Square Enix's new Humble Bundle includes Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs

Square Enix has released its second Humble Bundle and it might be even better than its last one. Pay what you want for Hitman: Absolution, Supreme Commander 2 and Hitman GO for Android. That may not be the most impressive lineup on its...Show More Summary

Paranautical Activity resurfaces on Steam after its dev threatened Gabe Newell

FPS roguelike Paranautical Activity is back on Steam, despite one of its developers threatening Gabe Newell's life over a marketing snafu back in October. The developer in question, Mike Maulbeck, has since apologised for the Twitter outburst that caused Valve to remove the game from sale. Show More Summary

Video: Let's Play the Xbox One Screamride Demo

The Xbox exclusive / Health and Safety nightmare Screamride now has a demo up on the Xbox One marketplace, and Ian's taken it for a rather dangerous test drive. There are three game modes on offer in the demo; Screamrider mode allows...Show More Summary

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has shipped over 3m copies worldwide

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has sold over 3m copies to retailers worldwide, Capcom has announced. The series has been massively popular in Japan since its inception in 2004, though it's historically failed to spark much interest in the west. Show More Summary

Shadowrun: Hong Kong's Kickstarter concludes at $1.2m

Shadowrun: Hong Kong's Kickstarter campaign has ended at $1,204,646. While that's not quite as much as the $1.8m developer Harebrained Schemes raised for its cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun Returns, it's still mightily impressive. In some ways it's even more impressive when one factors in how little Harebrained Schemes was asking for. Show More Summary

Alien Isolation, Watch Dogs 60% off in huge Xbox sale

Microsoft has discounted dozens of titles in its latest Ultimate Game Sale, with savings live for the next seven days. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny are both a third cheaper, while Telltale's five game collection is 40 per cent off (or half price if you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber). Show More Summary

The Evil Within's first DLC is due next month

Survival horror revival The Evil Within will receive its first DLC expansion next month with The Assignment, Bethesda has announced. As teased in the trailer below, The Assignment will star protagonist Sebastian Castellanos' partner Juli Kidman. Show More Summary

Xbox One universal apps will run in the background - report

New details on the Xbox One's upcoming universal apps have revealed that the Windows 10-based programs will be able to run in the background. This could allow third-party music apps to play while another game is running, for example....Show More Summary

Rise of the Tomb Raider puzzles "will take you longer to solve", Crystal Dynamics promises

Xbox One and Xbox 360 timed-exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider will feature a greater emphasis on puzzles than its predecessor, developer Crystal Dynamics has pledged. Fans criticised Crystal's 2013 Tomb Raider reboot for a lack of the series' trademark puzzle-based platforming. Show More Summary

Ironfall Invasion review

Eurogamer has dropped review scores and replaced them with a new recommendation system. Read the editor's blog to find out more. I keep going back to Ironfall Invasion. Not, sadly, because its a compelling and rich game that constantly...Show More Summary

Square Enix invites devs to pitch ideas for Gex, Fear Effect and Anachronox

Square Enix has invited developers to pitch ideas for new games based on the Gex, Fear Effect and Anachronox franchises. The company said it's not necessarily looking for straight-up sequels to those games. Rather, it wants to see different takes on those universes. Show More Summary

Quake-inspired retro shooter Strafe gets playable pre-alpha

The developer of Strafe, a Kickstarter hopeful rapidly nearing its deadline, has released a playable alpha build of the game. Pixel Titans had previously said that it wasn't ready to release any playable code, but has changed its mind in order to draw more attention to the project. Strafe currently sits on $159,000 of its $185,000 goal with just 49 hours to go. Read more…

Limo-spinning Roundabout turns to Xbox One this Friday

Bizarre driving puzzler Roundabout arrives this Friday, 20th February on Xbox One, developer No Goblin has announced. Best described as a mix of Kuru Kuru Kururin and Crazy Taxi, Roundabout sees you attempt to control a continually-spinning limosine. You must navigate the vehicle through the landscape while picking up fares. Read more…

New Rock Band 3 DLC hints at series return

Harmonix has announced a pair of Rock Band 3 DLC tracks with teasing titles that hint at a full return for the series. The new songs are Tenacious D's Rize Of The Fenix and Weezer's Back to the Shack. "They are awesome songs with great titles," Harmonix community manager Aaron Trites commented, whistling nonchalantly. "Rock on!" Read more…

Video: Pretty in Pixels - the best fan made stuff in #IDARB

Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to #IDARB and its collection of tiny but wonderfully effective customisation tools. With only 128 pixels to play with, talented artists have been creating miniature homages to their favourite games and movies that are short in stature, but looming large with personality. Show More Summary

Terraria: Otherworld is Terraria in an alternate dimension

Re-Logic and Engine Software have announced Terraria: Otherworld, a new version of the sandbox game set in an alternate dimension. Terraria: Otherworld fuses the sandbox gameplay of the hugely successful original with role-playing and strategy elements. Show More Summary

Fallout owner Zenimax forces Fortress Fallout name change

The long arm of Zenimax's lawyers has extended its reach yet again, this time slamming a cease-and-desist down on a mobile game that uses the word "Fallout" in its name. Jordan Maron, aka CaptainSparklez, is a popular YouTube personality...Show More Summary

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