Resident Evil 7: Biohazard review – Grisly and intimate horror that's daft enough to ensure we're having fun

The result is something vastly more intimate and earthy than the globe-trotting gunfest that Resident Evil had become. It starts with a shift in viewpoint, converting to a first-person perspective that brings its grisly milieu of an apparently derelict Louisiana estate that bit closer. This is the Baker plantation; a cluster of looming, creaking houses buried within the American wilderness. ...

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Don't take the ESA's games industry numbers at face value

The Entertainment Software Association has issued its 2017 gaming industry snapshot, a report conducted by Ipsos MediaCT which surveyed “more than 4,000 American households” to paint a picture of growth and prosperity for gaming. I enjoy these yearly reports—who doesn’t love data—but surveys like the ESA’s are often cited uncritically and used to defend dubious positions. And they definitely shouldn’t ...

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Animal rights group Peta calls upon Warhammer game to stop making its characters wear fur

Instead, Peta wants the company to stop making plastic/resin models of characters that appear to be wearing fur. "From the mighty Leman Russ and Horus Lupercal to Chaos Warriors and the Sisters of Silence, Warhammer features an abundance of characters who wear what appear to be animal pelts, which just doesn’t add up," reads a statement on the organisation’s website.  "The ...

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Ghost Recon Wildlands – Ubisoft on building an open-world Bolivia

True enough –  we tend to form a romanticised image of a place in our mind. We still get video games now where English characters all sound like Danny Dyer got dropkicked through a Charles Dickens novel, and that kind of handling in some cultures could be problematic. Visiting real-world locations is clearly an advantage for understanding culture, then, and ...

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Creative Assembly explores Total War: Warhammer's Bretonnia at the PC Gamer Weekender

Shortly after this year’s hugely successful PC Gamer Weekender in February, Creative Assembly released its eighth playable race into Total War: Warhammer—the Bretonnia.  A couple of months on, you may already be familiar with the Arthurian kingdom of chivalrous knights as it appears in the turn-based strategy fantasy, however the following video is still packed with interesting information fed straight ...

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G2A rep does live Q&A at Reboot conference, gets blasted by developers

Between run-ins with Gearbox, claims that it sold $450,000-worth of tinyBuild’s games without reimbursement, subsequently butting heads with the Punch Club developer at GDC—G2A has rubbed more than a few people the wrong way over the last several months. Today, the game key reseller’s tumultuous reception continued as a representative faced a live Q&A at the Reboot: Develop conference in Croatia.  ...

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