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What’s behind that disclaimer at the start of Battlefield V’s new trailer?

EA’s video, posted on Wednesday to announce the upcoming World War 2-based Battlefield V, began with an unexpected disclaimer: ‘No weapon, gear or vehicle manufacturer is affiliated with or has sponsored or endorsed this game.’ The publisher, like many that create military-themed games, has in the past worked with arms and vehicle manufacturers to include licensed products in its games. In 2012 EA hosted links to the websites of companies that sell and make assault weapons and tactical gear on the Medal of Honor Warfighter website, and sold a limited…

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Valve slammed over “horrendous” Steam school-shooting game

Just a week after the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas that saw 10 people fatally shot and 13 others were wounded, Valve has come under fire for a Steam school-shooting game that encourages you to “hunt and destroy” children. Active Shooter, which at the time of publication is live on Steam and due for release on 6th June, is described by its developer as “a dynamic S.W.A.T. simulator”. The idea is you’re sent in to deal with a shooter at a school, but you can also play as…

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YouTuber John “TotalBiscuit” Bain dies aged 33

YouTuber and video game critic John Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit, has died aged 33. Bain publically announced he had bowel cancer in October 2015 but continued to produce videos and podcasts on his popular YouTube channel right up until his death, which was announced through his official Twitter account at midnight last night. John Peter BainJuly 8, 1984 – May 24, 2018 pic.twitter.com/XchUMNDYXC — TotalBiscuit. (@Totalbiscuit) May 24, 2018 Known for his criticism of mainstream games and media, and the championing of indie titles, Bain had attracted more than…

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Dark Souls Remastered has launched a day early on Steam

Dark Souls Remastered, the spruced-up version of From Software’s methodical action classic, is now available on Steam – a full day ahead of its originally announced May 25th release date. No such luck for console players though. The newly remastered version of Dark Souls (which includes the excellent Artorias of the Abyss DLC) features a number of changes, mostly of the graphical variety; there’s enhanced lighting and texture work, for instance, and the game runs at 60fps, rather than the 30fps seen in the original edition. Elsewhere, Dark Souls’ multiplayer…

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Far Cry 5’s Vietnam-themed Hours of Darkness DLC gets a June release date

Far Cry 5’s first bit of post-launch DLC, Hours of Darkness, will be coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on June 5th, Ubisoft has announced. Hours of Darkness is the first of three rather bizarrely themed bits of DLC planned for Ubisoft’s enormously successful open-world shooter, and sees Far Cry 5 trade its usual Montana setting for the Viet Cong. The connecting thread is Wendell “Red” Redler, soldier and citizen of Hope County, “who must find and rescue his fellow squad members from hostile forces during the Vietnam…

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Nintendo’s ridiculous puzzler Sushi Striker now has a Switch demo on eShop

Nintendo’s upcoming, utterly ridiculous 3DS and Switch puzzler Sushi Striker – AKA the game with the best theme song of 2018 – now has a Switch-only demo on eShop. Sushi Striker, for those unaware, is a kind of rice-based match-3 puzzler, in which you’re tasked with joining up like-coloured plates of sushi, as they trundle along three conveyor belt lanes, in order to stack them up ready to fling at your opponent – both in its solo story campaign, and its local and online multiplayer mode. Much of Sushi Striker’s…

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Battlefield 1943 is now backward-compatible on Xbox One

Microsoft has announced that DICE’s multiplayer WW2 shooter Battlefield 1943 is the latest title to join its heaving backward-compatibility list on Xbox One. Battlefield 1943 was a console-only, digital-only effort and launched on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2009. It was DICE’s second stab at a WW2 shooter, arriving seven years after the original Battlefield 1942, and offered an economically designed, laser-focussed take on the series’ classic multiplayer action. Set during WW2’s Pacific Theatre of Operations, Battlefield 1943 cast players as either United States Marine Corps or the Imperial…

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Xbox Game Pass’ June additions include Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, Wasteland 2

Microsoft has unveiled the newest arrivals to its Xbox Game Pass service for the month of June, and they include Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 and Wasteland 2. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 released last year, and caps off the work that Capcom started with its original Mega Man Legacy Collection. This second offering is slightly less generous than its predecessor, gathering together the latest four mainline Mega Man games. That’s Mega Man 7 on SNES, PlayStation’s Mega Man 8 (both featuring some gorgeous sprite work), and the two 8-bit-style…

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Wolfenstein 2 deliberately caters to speedrunners, and Bungie hires them

Apparently speedrunning – racing to finish a game as fast as possible – is quite popular. Of course it is – where have you been? Haven’t you heard of the charity speedrunning marathons Games Done Quick? Speedrunning involves not only knowing every nook and cranny of a game but also how to cut its corners and even break it, if needs be. Take Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus – speedrunners discovered you can skip an entire boss fight with the Citadel/Zitadelle by simply running right past it. But the discovery…

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A vote of confidence for new arcade co-op shmup I Hate Running Backwards

I love Broforce and I’m constantly looking for games like it – fast and fun arcade games I can play with someone else at home. Well, one was released yesterday which fits the bill. The game is I Hate Running backwards, published by Devolver and made by Croatian team Binx Interactive, and it’s available on PC (£11), PS4 and Xbox One (both £12). It’s a top-down, vertically scrolling shoot-’em-up for two players (on the same machine). I Hate Running Backwards’ twist is instead of facing enemies coming from the top…

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