Have You Played… Murder By Numbers?

On paper, Murder By Numbers is pretty much my dream game. It’s a murder mystery visual novel (check) featuring lots of Picross-style nonogram puzzles (double check) with a soundtrack composed by Phoenix Wright‘s toe-tapping musical legend, Masakazu Sugimori (check check check). I enjoyed it a lot when it first came out last year, even if its actual puzzle images left me scratching my head more times than not once I’d completed them. There’s just something immensely soothing about working out where to put your noughts and crosses in these types of puzzles, especially when it’s surrounded by a fun cast of characters and an intensely catchy soundtrack.

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Hot Wheels Unleashed Speeds Onto Nintendo Switch This September

Following on from our previous story, Hot Wheels Unleashed has now been officially announced for Nintendo Switch. As expected, this action-packed arcade-style racer will be arriving later this year on 30th September. It’s being handled by the developer Milestone (an Italian-based racing game specialist that has worked on series such as Ride, MotoGP and Monster …

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Cory Barlog Reassures Fans That God of War Ragnarok is Coming ‘WHEN. IT’S. DONE.’

Today’s State of Play entirely centered on games coming within the next four months, and there was disappointment from some that God of War Ragnarok (not it’s official title yet, mind you, that’s just what everyone has taken to calling it) didn’t show up at all. The sequel to 2018’s God of War isn’t expected until …

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Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time PS5 and Xbox Series S|X improvements detailed

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:52 GMT We know that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is heading to PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S soon – but now we have more details about what to expect. Activision and Toys for Bob announced that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is landing …

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Deathloop’s new trailer has me fully on board for the first time

A few hours ago I wrote about the System Shock remake, and noted in passing that Deathloop doesn’t look much like an immersive sim versus Arkane’s previous games. And then, suddenly, here’s a new trailer of Deathloop where it looks wonderfully, thrillingly, like Arkane’s other games. Sneaking, stabbing, oodles of style, and for the first time, I’m fully on board. Watch it below.

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Introducing Sifu, an intense Kung-Fu experience coming in 2021

The Sloclap team has been working hard for the past two years and we are all very proud to announce Sifu, our new game coming to PS4 and PS5 this year. Play Video After releasing Absolver, we chose to build on our experience creating exciting and innovative martial arts gameplay, and used everything we learned …

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Oddworld: Soulstorm arrives on PS4 and PS5 April 6

Hi, I’m Lorne Lanning, co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants, and today I’m excited to share big news about Oddworld: Soulstorm and debut new footage in today’s State of Play.  When I start the creative process, I sometimes find myself dreaming of the day when I can share my creation with you. That dream is nearly a …

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New gameplay and story details revealed in moving Kena: Bridge of Spirits trailer

We know you have been waiting to learn more about Kena: Bridge of Spirits. We are excited to share our new trailer for the game, giving you a deeper look at gameplay, new locations, and some of the characters you will meet on your journey. Pre-orders are now available, and we can’t wait for you …

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade arrives on PS5 June 10, 2021

Today we’re excited to announce Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, an enhanced and expanded version of last year’s critically acclaimed adventure. Whether you’ve already completed Cloud’s journey on PS4 or are brand new to the world of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade has something to offer for everyone. Play Video The …

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Nvidia Hints at More GPU Mining Restrictions

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Getting a new GPU is almost impossible right now, with prices skyrocketing as supply continues to lag demand. Nvidia has already announced some steps to separate cryptocurrency applications into a new product category, and it’s even got a new gaming …

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Report: PlayStation May Be Phasing Out Sony Japan Studio, Developer Behind Ape Escape, Gravity Rush, Knack

With some high profile departures announced recently, new reports from VGC now suggest that PlayStation is winding down original development at Japan Studio. Speaking with sources familiar with the situation, VGC reports the the “vast majority” of development staff at Japan Studio have either been let go or not had their contracts renewed. According to …

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Destiny 2 Crossplay Will Be Added In Season 15

When Bungie added cross-progression to Destiny 2, Guardians were excited to be able to have more freedom regarding the platforms of choice. That being said, cross-progression is still limited to platforms that the player owns. For those that want to play with friends regardless of platform, the studio has confirmed that Destiny 2 crossplay is …

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US: Nintendo Download for 25th February 2021

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch BRAVELY DEFAULT II – Explore a new world as you dare to risk it all and recover the Crystals with a party featuring four new Heroes of Light in this strikingly beautiful RPG adventure. Balance risk and reward in turn-based battles with the …

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Destiny 2 expansion, The Witch Queen, delayed into 2022

Destiny 2 developer Bungie has announced the game’s next major expansion, The Witch Queen, has been delayed into next year. In a new blog post, the Destiny 2 developer noted that The Witch Queen (which was announced in the summer of 2020) will slip into 2022. “Last summer, we outlined our ambition for the next …

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Claim Victory in Two New Maps for Freeze Tag on Roblox

Hey there, Roblox fans! We’re back — this time with a chilly winter update for an experience that’s perfect all year round: Freeze Tag, created by Roblox developer ConnorVIII! Inspired by the classic outdoors game, players can now run, hide, and tag their way across two new maps on Xbox: Rocky Mountain and Pristine City. …

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New Trailer for PS5 Exclusive Returnal Showcases Its Unique Shape-Shifting World

Housemarque has released a brand new trailer for its PlayStation 5 exclusive, Returnal, showcasing its unique and intriguing shape-shifting world. Without further ado, check out the “Atropos” trailer below. [embedded content] Returnal‘s protagonist Selene has crash landed on Atropos, and needs to safely navigate the remnants of an ancient civilization to escape. However, every time …

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Steam Remote Play Together will let you play with pals who don’t have Steam

Steam’s nifty feature that lets you play local co-op games online with your friends is getting even niftier. In Steam’s beta client, Remote Play Together can now be used to invite anyone to play games with you, even if they don’t have a Steam account – all they’ll need to do is install an app.

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This “Cyberpunk” Battery Pack Might Be The Ultimate Companion For Your Nintendo Switch

Portable power banks are a fact of life in 2021, because we all own smartphones, wireless headphones and other portable devices which are so power-hungry they need charging on an almost daily basis. Keeping this in mind, it takes something truly special to grab our attention, and the recently-Kickstarted Storm 2 does just that – …

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Take in A Journey Beyond Time with the latest Aery experience

It may have passed you by but slowly and rather surely EpiXR Games have been building their Aery franchise beyond what anyone could have originally expected. In fact, from today there are no less than four separate Aery games available to play, with the latest taking you on A Journey Beyond Time.  The Aery series …

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been updated to version 1.8.0

Another Nintendo game has received an update tonight. This one had also been announced recently, but unlike the Splatoon 2 update, this one is even larger. As Nintendo promised, Nintendo has released an update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Once you update, the game should be at version 1.8.0. This is the big Animal Crossing: …

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PUBG Studio Announces The Future Of The Battle Royale Franchise With PUBG: New State

Krafton, Inc has revealed the next step for the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds franchise with PUBG: New State. Developed by the PUBG Studio, New State aims to recreate the original battle royale experience and evolve it into a new, futuristic adventure for both new and veteran players on both iOS and Android platforms.  PUBG: New State is the …

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Splatoon 2 Version 5.4.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

Last week, Nintendo ended its Direct broadcast with the announcement of Splatoon 3. It’s splashing onto the Switch in 2022. This doesn’t necessarily mean it’s done with Splatoon 2 just yet. As discovered last week, there’s a new update for the second game and it’s now available. This latest patch will bump your own copy …

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PlayStation CEO Throws Shade at Messy Cyberpunk 2077 Launch, Says Sony ‘Ships it When it’s Right’

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan was busy recently with a boatload of new PlayStation announcements from an interview with GQ, and in it he tossed a bit of shade at CD Projekt RED and the messy Cyberpunk 2077 launch. When talking about launch dates for PS5 games and how the Covid pandemic has created a lot …

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Illinois Rep Introduces Bill to Ban Sales of All Violent Video Games in the State in Misguided Effort to Prevent Real Violence and Crime

Violent video games are once again taking the stage of political controversy as Illinois Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. introduces legislation that would ban all sales of violent video games in the state. The bill would make amendments to an existing 2012 law that regulates the sale of violent games to minors, and expand it …

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Ronaldo and Rashford share the limelight in FIFA 21 Team of the Week #22 – 24th February 2021

It’s that time of the week where we find out the FIFA 21 Team of the Week (TOTW) once more. EA have picked the best players from those that have been performing to a high standard in the real world over the last seven days. Take a look at the official FIFA 21 Team of …

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Steam is encouraging developers to care about controller users

In total, 48 million players have used a controller for a game on Steam at some point. Valve have shared that and other big numbers in their breakdown on some new Steamworks tools that help developers see the type and prevalence of controller use for their games. For us routine controller users, that could mean developers investing time in better controller support on PC. Or just reassurance that no, we are aren’t the only ones dedicated to our gamepads.

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Henry Cavill is Teasing a ‘Secret Project’ That Looks Like a Mass Effect TV Series

Henry Cavill may be teasing a Mass Effect TV series or similar project via a post on Instagram. The actor posted a picture of himself reading a blurry paper, with the caption “Secret project? Or just a handful of paper with random words on it…. Guess you’ll have to wait and see. Happy hump day …

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