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Co-op rat-smasher Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is free to play this weekend on Steam

Developer Fatshark’s excellent four-player co-operative rat-smasher Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is currently free to play on Steam, and will remain so until Monday, September 3rd. Vermintide 2, for the uninitiated, plays out a little like Valve’s classic Left 4 Dead series, albeit with particularly brutal combat, and a bunch of horrifyingly malevolent rat people to maim instead of zombies. In Vermintide, teams of four players – choosing from one of five distinct heroes, each offering three possible “career” classes – battle it out in a relentless assault of sword swings, axe…

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Eurogamer 

Fortnite is getting a mysterious new High Stakes event next week

Because Fortnite wouldn’t be Fortnite if it didn’t find a way to to be enticingly enigmatic at least once every couple of days, Epic has teased a mysterious new High Stakes event, due to begin some time next week. All we know about High Stakes so far comes from a tweet that Epic posted earlier today. “Suit up”, it said, before revealing that the event would consist of several different components: a new limited-time mode titled Getaway, special High Stakes challenges, and the new Wild Card outfit – which, let’s…

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Bossa Studios’ The Bradwell Conspiracy is a first-person narrative mystery about corporate chicanery and Stonehenge

Developer A Brave Plan has unveiled its new first-person narrative mystery The Bradwell Conspiracy, which is being published by Surgeon Simulator’s Bossa Studios. Set during Summer Solstice in the not-too-distant future of 2026, The Bradwell Conspiracy casts you as an employee of the outwardly benign (but almost certainly sinister) Bradwell Electronics. As the game begins, you awake to find yourself trapped amid the rubble of the prestigious Stonehenge Museum, having lost consciousness when disaster strikes during a presentation of an amazing technological breakthrough. Luckily, there’s at least one other survivor,…

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PSN Europe 

Battlefield V’s open beta starts on 6th September – here’s everything you need to know

The November launch of Battlefield V creeps closer. To ease the burden of waiting, there is an opportunity to play the game on your PlayStation 4 – and it’s just around the corner. The Battlefield V open beta will be available to the public on 6th September and will run until 11th September. Pre-order the game now and you can join the open beta early, on 4th September. Here are some key dates to jot down: Pre-load of open beta starts:3rd September, 10:00 AM (CET) Open beta early access starts:4th…

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Eurogamer 

For Honor’s Marching Fire expansion is getting a free “open test” weekend

Ubisoft’s melee-focussed multiplayer brawler, For Honor, is hosting a special free “open test” weekend for its upcoming content expansion, Marching Fire – starting next week on September 6th. More specifically, the open test will run from September 6th to September 10th, and will be available to everyone on PC, regardless of whether they currently own For Honor or not. Players can download the client ahead of time, from September 4th via Uplay. Those that participate in the open test will have access to all 22 of For Honor’s heroes, including…

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Trailers 

My Pet Dinosaur Trailer Goes Full Spielberg in the Best Way

Dinosaurs. Kids on bikes. Aliens. And a little bit of pure madness thrown in for good measure. What’s not to love about My Pet Dinosaur? This is almost like Stranger Things and Jurassic Park got together and had a big smiling baby. And it’s pure nostalgia magic all the way, if you’re into those kinds of things. Uncork’d Entertainment is proud to release the new trailer for My Pet Dinosaur, a Spielbergian-esque family film that premieres On Demand in October. This fantasy comedy adventure comes from Emmy winner Matt Drummond,…

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PSN Europe 

6 things you need to know about dark fantasy RPG Shadows: Awakening, out today on PS4

Hello PlayStation fans! I’m Peter Nagy, Creative Director at Games Farm, developers of the dark, story-driven RPG Shadows: Awakening which is released today for PlayStation 4. Shadows: Awakening sees you play as a soul-devouring demon, who must consume the souls of fallen heroes to extend his reach from the shadow realm to the world of mortals. In your quest to bring order (or chaos) to the Heretic Kingdoms, you’ll need to master a whole host of fun and innovative gameplay features. Which is where we come in! So without further…

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Trailers 

Final The Predator Trailer Lets the Hunter Go Wild in Gory New R-Rated Footage

Blood flows freely and F-bombs are dropped at an expedient rate in the final trailer for 20th Century Fox’s The Predator. If you were on the fence about seeing director Shane Black’s latest attempt at resurrecting this meandering franchise, this latest footage will surely push you over the edge. It’s got my full attention now, and it’s all thanks to this gore-soaked clip. Backed by a pulsing hip-hop soundtrack, the basic nature of The Predator is laid out in this two minute preview that swings like a bat and hits…

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Nintendo reveals more about Labo Vehicle Kit in extended video

We’ve previously seen a brief teaser for Nintendo’s latest Labo kit, but the company has now shared an extended video to give us more info on how the new additions work. Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit provides players with three new creations to build – a car, a plane and a submarine, which can be easily switched with the use of the Toy-Con Key. In the video, Nintendo shows a little more of the game’s adventure mode, where players can drive their vehicles around to explore everything from snowy mountains…

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PushSquare 

Poll: What Did You Think of the Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay?

You’ve all seen the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay by now, right? Well we’ve embedded it above just in case you haven’t, so get it watched and then you can join in on this super fun Friday poll. Clocking in at 48 minutes, there’s a lot to the big gameplay reveal, but now that it’s been available for several days, we want to know what you make of it. Has it left an impression? Has it lived up to expectations? Is it as hype as the games media made it out to…

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