Nier Replicant review – Nier-ly great

In the not-so-distant year of 2053, a young boy huddles in the ruins of a supermarket clutching a metal pipe. It’s summertime, at least by the old calendar’s reckoning, but snowflakes whip through the abandoned city streets. Shadowy figures approach, and the boy can think only of protecting his ailing younger sister. An ominous book […]

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NieR Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 Review

I missed out on Nier when it first arrived in 2010, so my experience going into Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 was a fresh one. I find myself rather thankful for that because if there’s one thing you need to know going into this new version of creative director Yoko Taro’s bold, genre-bending action-RPG, it’s that […]

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Diablo Immortal closed alpha kicks off with new class

Diablo Immortal, Blizzard Entertainment’s mobile take on the perennial RPG franchise, is now officially in closed alpha – and it’s added a bunch of new features to celebrate. The Diablo Immortal closed alpha kicked off yesterday (April 21) and added a massive amount of content to the game than we saw back during the first […]

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Gran Turismo and a Konami Baseball Game Are Now Olympic Sports

The International Olympic Committee has announced the Olympic Virtual Series, a new Olympics event centred on video games. The series will feature five virtual sports, including motorsport via Gran Turismo and baseball via Konami’s eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020. The Olympic Virtual Series will be made up of five international sporting federations, each of which […]

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Steam adds more granular ways to browse the store

Valve has added a number of new ways to browse the Steam store in an update, with a ‘New and Noteworthy’ menu and more added to the platform. If you were getting bored of looking at all the games available in the Steam store the same way, day in, day out, you’ll be pleased to know […]

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How Tales of Arise Reboots the Classic RPG Series

When Tales of Arise was first unveiled back in 2019, fans wondered if Bandai Namco was creating an open world reboot of the cult RPG series. It’s certainly the fashionable move among Japanese games these days, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Elden Ring being just two examples. But while producer […]

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Returnal: The Final Preview

After a few hours in PS5 exclusive Returnal’s first two areas I can already feel the signature Housemarque hooks sinking into me. But whether you’ve ever played a game from the Resogun developers before, Returnal’s heart-racing combat sequences against ever-threatening enemies are great to be in control of, and just as thrilling when finding yourself […]

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