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Don’t say that Insomniac never gives you anything. More than half a year since the company launched Marvel’s Spider-Man, the developers are still adding new content. Today, two brand new suits inspired by Spider-Man: Far from Home have been added into the game. This, as you might have guessed, is a nice piece of Spidey synergy
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Dell has released its new XPS 15 laptop, which was unveiled last month at Computex. The base model, running the 9th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB memory and 256GB SSD, will set you back $1,099.99, but Dell is also offering more souped-up versions at the price points of $1,549.99, $1,949.99, $2,099.99, and $2,649.99
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Release Date: June 18, 2019Platform: PS4 (reviewed), XBO, Switch, PCDeveloper: ArtPlayPublisher: 505 GamesGenre: Metroidvania Platformer Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is such a beloved game that it, along with strange bedfellow Super Metroid, inspired a whole subgenre of platformers focused on exploration and backtracking. Today, Metroidvania games are as relevant and popular as ever, but one of the OGs of
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Despite the hopes of many, Google is shooting down rumors that Stadia games will be cheaper or that they will immediately inspire developers to lower their prices.  “I don’t know why it would be cheaper,” said Google Stadia’s Phil Harrison in a roundtable interview attended by Eurogamer. “The value you get from the game on
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In response to a Twitter thread discussing the Epic Store’s controversial pursuit of exclusives, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney explained that the aggressive pursuit of such titles is really one of the only ways to change the digital distribution status quo which he believes is often unfair to developers.  “We believe exclusives are the only strategy
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We previously talked about the release of a Commodore 64 Mini that we were less than enthusiastic about at the time. It turns out the final release of that console was indeed somewhat disappointing as it didn’t even feature a fully-functional keyboard. Now, however, there is a Commodore 64 Mini alternative that may just fill
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Release Date: June 27, 2019  Platform: PC (reviewed), PS4, XBO, Switch Developer: Frogwares  Publisher: Bigben Interactive  Genre: Action/Adventure  At its best, The Sinking City embodies the best of the greatest (or at least most notable) detective games of the last 10 years or so. It’s got the big budget and cinematic cases of L.A. Noire, the supernatural twists of Murdered: Soul Suspect, the attempts at
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might finally be giving Star Wars fans what they want — a story-focused game set in the galaxy far, far away sans loot boxes — but it’s also impossible to ignore how familiar it looks. Scheduled for release this holiday, Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure game developed by Respawn, makers
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Electronic Arts‘ Kerry Hopkins, the company’s VP of legal and government affairs, has defended EA’s use of loot boxes, stating that these microtransaction-assisted game mechanics are “quite ethical and quite fun.” Hopkins seems to like the term “surprise mechanics” as an alternative to “loot boxes.” It’s worth remembering that the abundance of loot boxes in
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2005’s Psychonauts may not have been a runaway commercial success, but it is regularly cited as one of the greatest examples of creative design in video game history. The game focuses on a camp of students who learn to use their psychic abilities to visit the minds of various people. Those minds are represented by
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This article is part 2 in our History of PC Gaming series.  The evolution of PC gaming features ups, down, important characters, and many, many chapters. And these chapters are not always so clearly defined. There is much debate about which pivotal moments define the history of PC gaming. There is no universally agreed upon series of
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This article comes from Den of Geek UK.  Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2002, and faced an uphill battle leading up to its release. Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda, who’s directed several installments in the series, has openly admitted that these Gen-3 Pokemon games were “very stressful” to make, presenting one of the
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Release Date: June 25, 2019Platform: PS4Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku StudioPublisher: SegaGenre: Action-adventure Sega is advertising Judgment as a very different spin-off to its long-running Yakuza series. In reality, Judgment still feels a lot like a Yakuza title for better or worse, but a strong story and solid gameplay make it one of the best games released in 2019 so far. Whereas the
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In a candid interview with GameDaily.biz, EA CEO Andrew Wilson opened up about the state of Anthem, which has faced several issues since its launch in February. According to Wilson, one of the game’s problems comes down to the expectations of different types of players — ones who came for BioWare’s signature brand of story content and
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In a candid interview with Video Game Chronicle, PlatinumGames’ studio head Atsushi Inaba suggested that he’s disappointed by what he’s seen of the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.  “It’s OK. And by that I mean, I’m sure that things will move faster, graphics will be better and maybe it will be easier with less wait times… that’s
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The best PC games of 2019 reveal the changing nature of PC gaming and the gaming industry as a whole. The lines between platforms are becoming blurred. Microsoft is embracing PC gaming once again as it aims to bring Xbox to the masses, Japan making more PC ports than ever before, and even Nintendo adopting more
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With all due respect to 2019 and its lineup of great titles, the best video games of 2020 are shaping up to be some of the best offerings in recent years. So we’ve started a guide to the titles you absolutely need to play next year. As Sony and Microsoft eye the next generation of
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The annual E3 conference in Los Angeles sees games developers assembling in one place with a simple goal: to try and outdo each other with the big reveals. And now that E3 2019 is nearing its end, let’s have a look at how this year’s revelations compare to the classics that have come before. There