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Review: NHL 19 (PS4)

The NHL series is a weird one. Years ago, when 2K had its own NHL series, there was a competition for attention between the two franchises that drove both series’ forward as time went by. But without the competition that NBA Live deals with or the massive install base of Madden, NHL usually comes off as the series that is generally overlooked. This is by no means feels the fault of developer EA Canada either – the series often feels restrained by a teensy budget and small team. Unfortunately, it…

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Hands On: Man of Medan Is a Return to Form for Until Dawn Dev

Developer Supermassive Games has been treading water for far too long now. After its 2015 title Until Dawn became a bit of a cult hit that deserved a lot more love, it overloaded itself with PlayStation VR projects, most of which missed the mark by a big margin. The likes of Bravo Team and The Inpatient seem to be behind the studio now, though, with its latest project hoping to capitalise on what made Until Dawn tick. The Dark Pictures Anthology will be a series of short stories based on…

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The Walking Dead’s Clementine Voice Actor Signs Off with Heartfelt Message to the Fans

Over the weekend, news broke out that Telltale Games, the studio famous for narrative adventure games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, was laying off almost its entire staff, effectively shutting down. This has left hundreds of people out of work, and all future projects have been cancelled. It’s a shocking development that has left many dumbstruck. Melissa Hutchison, the voice of Clementine and an actor who has lent her talents to Telltale’s adventures for over a decade, delivered a bittersweet message via Twitter recently. In it,…

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Devil May Cry 5 Has Microtransactions for Some Stupid Reason

Capcom, why? You were doing so well! Just when you’re on the verge of thinking Capgod is back, the Japanese company does something really stupid to remind you that yes, this is still modern Capcom. Aside from the divisive and now controversial Dante battle theme saga, Devil May Cry 5 has been shaping up brilliantly. It looks immaculate, it supposedly plays superbly, and Nero actually seems pretty cool. But then GameSpot goes and, er, spots the option to buy character upgrades with real money in the latest build of the…

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TGS 2018: Death Stranding Continues to Confound with the Man in the Golden Mask

Oh, this is good – this is very good. Kojima Productions simply can’t resist showing off Death Stranding, and as part of its TGS 2018 stage show, it’s put up an 80 second clip introducing Troy Baker’s character, who’s aptly known as “the man in the golden mask”. The newcomer – who’ll be voiced by Satoshi Mikami in Japan – seems like a potentially ominous foe (or is he?), as he uses his face gear to summon an Eldritch enemy that would impress even H.P. Lovecraft himself. We really do…

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Review: RGX Showdown (PS4)

RGX Showdown’s promise of a new arcade racer from the creators of Burnout and Split/Second is a fairly empty one. It’s a minuscule indie racing game with some impressive talent behind it, and while it certainly evokes elements of your old favourites, it isn’t really in the same class. RGX Showdown’s online only races see you facing off in head to head sprints from A to B, tearing across futuristic highways in anti-gravity vehicles. Every hour, a new tournament begins, and you’re tasked with climbing the leaderboard by competing in…

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Looks Fast and Brutal in New PS4 Gameplay

After a surprisingly tempered reaction to the game when it was announced at E3 2018, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is looking really impressive with each new video. This latest snippet of gameplay from PlayStation Underground drives home that, despite a plethora of gameplay changes, this is every inch a FromSoftware game. Its combat appears to be much faster, and movement has been massively expanded; your grappling hook allows you to slingshot to higher ground or cross large gaps, and you can even take a stealthier approach to taking down enemies.…

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Takes PS4 to Court in 2019

Yes, you read that right — Capcom’s beloved Ace Attorney series is making the jump to PS4 with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Releasing in early 2019, the game packages the first three titles together, marking the first time the courtroom visual novel series has been released on a PlayStation system. Playing as the eponymous Phoenix Wright, a young defence lawyer, it’s your job to defend your clients from false accusations regarding various murder cases. As witnesses make their statements, you’ll need to measure up what they say with evidence…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 238

The weekend has arrived in earnest once again, which means that it’s time to play some good old fashioned video games. As we’re on location at EGX 2018 this week, this is shorter than you’re regularly scheduled WAYP – but we weren’t going to skip it, were we? Alex Stinton, Reviewer This weekend, I’ll be at EGX partaking of all sorts of gaming goodness. The Division 2, The Man of Medan, and Untitled Goose Game are all on the docket, as well as my annual hunt for the some crazy-insane…

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