New on PS Store this week: Ghost Recon Wildlands beta, Psychonauts VR, Malicious Fallen

It’s a busy week on PlayStation Store, with new releases across a wide array of genres. Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin sees Double Fine’s treasured series return in a new adventure for PlayStation VR; fan favourite action JRPG series Malicious and Ys both have new outings on PS4, colourful indie romp Night In The …

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For Honor PC hotfix targets Easy AntiCheat and Steam Controller issues

For Honor’s first post-launch patch is due today and it’s exclusive to PC.  In his overall positive review, Andy described Ubisoft’s latest history-defying fighter as a “tense, tactical medieval brawler that will reward anyone with the patience and will to master it.” Andy’s issues lay with the game’s mechanics outside of fighting—where it becomes “needlessly …

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The origins of Resident Evil 7’s haunting ‘Go Tell Aunt Rhody’ theme song

Michael A. Levine Michael A. Levine is an American composer, screen writer and music producer who has lent his talents to a number of movies, TV shows and videogames. Prior to RE7, he worked with singer Lorde on her rendition of Everybody Wants to Rule the World in 2014—which later featured in The Hunger Games: …

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Dozens of purported retail Ryzen CPUs star in unofficial photo shoot

These are the final days before AMD releases its Ryzen desktop processors (Summit Ridge) to retail. The pre-release hype is at a level that is perhaps the highest it’s ever been for an AMD processor launch, but rather than add to it with more leaked benchmarks and product information, here is a look at trays …

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Halo Wars 2 launches without competitive multiplayer ranking

Halo Wars 2 has launched without a competitive multiplayer ranking system. The developers at 343 Industries and Creative Assembly said they made the decision to hold competitive multiplayer ranking from launch in order to continue to work on game balance. Halo Wars 2 does have skill-based matchmaking working under the hood, but it does not …

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Strafe feels like ballet with guns, but its shooting needs work

In case the unsubtle trailers have passed you by, Strafe is a forthcoming first-person shooter in the vein of early-to-mid ‘90s classics like Doom and Quake, only it’s a roguelike with procedurally generated levels. The blocky architecture and spiky polygonal enemy-models conjure the 1990s effortlessly, and the combat approach mostly does too: circle-strafe, shoot, and …

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Randy Pitchford, Jeff Kaplan, and other devs will face off in a 16-player Quake tournament

The annual DICE Summit is an opportunity for game makers of all stripes to come together to share ideas, talk about new technologies, take part in roundtable discussions—and, for 16 famous developers including Feargus Urquhart, Jeff Kaplan, Randy Pitchford, and Tim Willits, to blow each other to pieces in a one-on-one, winner-take-all Quakeworld tournament.  The …

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Grim Dawn’s new Illusionist NPC will let you change your look—for a price

It’s the age-old bane of RPGers everywhere: You discover a new piece of armor that’s incredibly powerful, perfect for your class—and ugly as sin. It’s too good not to wear, but you hesitate anyway because, let’s be honest, you look like an absolute clown in that thing. To help alleviate your sartorial shame in the …

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Rogue Legacy devs announce Full Metal Furies, a four-player co-op brawler

Rogue Legacy developer Cellar Door Games has announced its new project, and it is not, as we thought it might be, Rogue Legacy 2. It is instead a team-based, co-op brawler called Full Metal Furies, featuring RPG mechanics, secrets, puzzles, customizable equipment, and a very strong focus on teamwork.  “In multiplayer, everyone picks one hero …

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