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Sam Quirke (kintaris)

Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.
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Dead or Alive 6 Stream Pulled for Suggestive Content, Demo Weekend Announced

We're not normally cynical around here, but the timing of these two Dead or Alive 6 events seems pretty convenient. We've just received word of a demo coming soon amid a new controversy around its suggestive content.

Posted 9 hours ago, 3 comments

Fornite Island is Starting to Crack Open Ahead of Season 8

One of Fortnite's continual draws is not the gameplay but the shared meta-narrative, with dramatic events occurring across all play instances at the end of each season. The approach to Season 8 is no different.

Posted 11 hours ago, 1 comment

PES 2019 No Longer Allows myCoins Purchase in Belgium Following Loot Box Ruling

Konami has removed PES 2019's myClub Coins from sale in Belgium after conceding the Belgian Gaming Commission's interpretation of local law.

Posted 12 hours ago, 0 comments

BioWare Plan to Get Back To Mass Effect (Eventually)

In an interview with Polygon, senior BioWare staff have confirmed that they have every intention of returning to the Mass Effect universe at some point in the future, once a couple of big projects are out of the way.

Posted 13 hours ago, 0 comments

Dead or Alive 6 Trophy List Leaked

DeftonesBand is back with another trophy list leak which we expect to be very similar to the achievement list. This time it's the turn of Dead or Alive 6, which appears to have a relatively short and straight forward list.

Posted 15 hours ago, 0 comments

Anthem Short Movie Isn't Really a Movie

A couple of days ago a teaser revealed that director Neill Blomkamp was working on a short movie for BioWare's upcoming Anthem. That's turned out to be a little misleading...

Posted 2 days ago, 0 comments

Catherine: Full Body Gets a Western Release Date

Catherine: Full Body has finally been given a Western release date by Atlus, along with a new English Language trailer. The final cut will have additional recorded audio from Troy Baker as well as dual audio options.

Posted 2 days ago, 6 comments

Red Dead Online Beta Update Goes After the Griefers

Red Dead Online is still trying to find ways to reduce unwanted player aggression in its expansive Wild West world. This latest update introduces reduced blip visibility over distance and changes to the bounty system.

Posted 2 days ago, 2 comments

Resident Evil 2 Gets Three New DLC Stories This Week

Resident Evil 2's DLC is due to drop tomorrow. Ghost Survivors tells three stories from the perspective of alternative protagonists: A shopkeeper, the mayor's daughter and an Umbrella soldier.

Posted 2 days ago, 1 comment

Trials Rising is Getting an Open Beta This Month

Trials Rising is the latest in a series of 2.5D stunt biking games from Ubisoft, and this latest evolution of the idea is apparently significant enough to earn itself an Open Beta period before release. Will you try it out?

Posted 2 days ago, 1 comment

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 Review

Life is Strange 2 is the long-awaited sequel to a game that has over time become a fan favourite for its emotional narrative about love, loss and nascent superpowers. How does the first true sequel stack up against expectations?

Posted 5 months ago, 6 comments

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is supposed to be the culmination of Lara Croft's journey into her adventuress form. Yet the game, while fun and competent, fails to reach new heights and goes out with a fizzle rather than a bang.

Posted 5 months ago, 15 comments

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Poll: Has PlayStation's 2018 Success Changed Your View on VR?

The PlayStation VR has had an undeniably good run in the past few months, and the latest industry data shows that it's pretty much dominating the VR headset market. Has its success changed your mind on the headset?

Posted 22 days ago, 12 comments

Wandersong Trophy List Revealed

We have just picked new trophies for Wandersong. There are 20 trophies, all of which are hidden

Posted 24 days ago, 0 comments

Ten DLCs That Totally Changed The Story

While the relative merits and disadvantages of substantial extra content can be debated, there's certainly been a few expansions that are near-essential to the main game's narrative. Here are some of the most significant.

Posted 28 days ago, 10 comments

Poll: Which Game Studio Would You Like To See Split From Their Publisher?

One of the biggest stories of the day is the fact that Bungie have not only parted ways with Activision Blizzard, but they have managed to do so while retaining the Destiny IP. Which studios would you love to see follow suit?

Posted 1 month ago, 21 comments

The Easiest PlayStation 4 Platinums of 2018

2018 was a banner year for expansive AAA titles, bold new indies and inventive VR -- but it was also a year chock full of quick and easy trophy lists for those of us inclined to chase that silverware.

Posted 1 month ago, 16 comments

The Top Five Most Played PS VR Games of 2018

It's been a bumper year for PlayStation VR, surprising many pundits with a variety of deep and entertaining games that improve upon classic mechanics. But there are few surprises in this year's top five most played titles.

Posted 1 month ago, 7 comments

The Top 10 Most Played DLC of 2018

DLC isn't the most beloved aspect of modern gaming, but it can certainly extend the experience for a game that we just don't want to say goodbye to. Here's the DLCs that the TT community played the most in 2018.

Posted 1 month ago, 2 comments

What Games Are You Looking Forward To in 2019?

2019 is already shaping up to be an interesting year for games. Of course there are plenty of rumours -- from long-awaited PS4 exclusives to a brand new console reveal -- but for now, we're interested in what we already know.

Posted 1 month ago, 23 comments

Top 10 Most Played Games of 2018

As the year draws to a close, we're looking at our site stats to determine what our community have been up to in 2018. We're starting with a look at new games with the most players in 2018.

Posted 1 month ago, 4 comments

Poll: If PUBG Comes To PlayStation 4 Next Month, Will You Play It?

There are strong rumours that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is headed to PlayStation 4 next month, but it's been a long time since PUBG was the Battle Royale game on anyone's mind. Will you be picking it up?

Posted 3 months ago, 22 comments

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