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Konami is trying to sell eFootball 2022 DLC that won’t work till November

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Maybe don’t buy it just yet (pic: Konami) A £33 eFootball Premium Player Pack has gone up for sale on PSN and Steam – the only problem is that it won’t do anything even at launch. It seems fair to say that things are not going well so far, with Konami’s unveiling of PES replacement […]

Sony announce new WipEout game – see if you can guess the catch

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Oh. (pic: IGN) PlayStation fans have been waiting years for news of a new big budget WipEout game and… they’ll have to keep on waiting. So, yes. WipEout Rush is a mobile game. An iPhone and Android app due out in early 2022 and which is described as featuring ‘card-based racing’. It’s not really clear, […]

How video games can make you a better a person, but not a worse one

Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG key art

Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG – you’ll probably end up playing yourself (pic: Prime Matter) GameCentral talks to psychologist and author Dr Rachel Kowert about why we make the choices we do in games, and why they’re usually good ones. Modern video games allow for a huge amount of customisation, not just in terms of […]

Margaret Thatcher rises from her grave in Doom mod Thatcher’s Techbase

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The Cyberdemon has never looked more terrifying (pic: Jim Purvis) The late former Prime Minister and widely despised Margaret Thatcher is to lead the hordes of Hell in a new fan mod of Doom. Gaming has many memorable villains but none more so than the focus of new Doom mod Thatcher’s Techbase, which has the […]

N64 games coming to Nintendo Switch Online – new controller patent discovered

Is the Classic Mini N64 going to be revealed sooner than anyone thought?

Will the N64 revival begin on Switch? (pic: Alamy Stock Photo) A new rumour suggests that N64 games like Super Mario 64 and Zelda: Ocarina Of Time are coming to Switch – but only at a price. Unless they’re obviously fake, most video game rumours are a case of no smoke without fire, as is […]

Lawn Mowing Simulator had more viewers than Call Of Duty: Warzone on Twitch in August

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Honestly, this is a real thing that actually exists (pic: Skyhook Games) It didn’t last for long, but for a while at least Lawn Mowing Simulator was more popular than Warzone on Twitch, raising fears about Vanguard. The first thing to make clear here is that, yes, Lawn Mowing Simulator is a real game and, […]

Star Wars: Hunters in-game footage teased – doesn’t look great

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Destroy All Humans 2 remake video leaked by Sony

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Destroy All Humans 2 – it’s back, for some reason (pic: Twitter) Sony has accidentally leaked the reveal trailer for Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed but despite initial signs it’s not PS5 only. 2005’s Destroy All Humans is not the sort of game you would’ve expected to get a full remake but while the original […]

Interview: Sensible Software’s Jon Hare on Sociable Soccer and a changing industry

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Sociable Soccer is coming to console (pic: Tower Studios) Video games legend Jon Hare talks us through his new football game Sociable Soccer and charts how the industry has changed over the decades. In the 1980s, Britain emerged as a powerhouse in the world of video games development, and Jon Hare was a leading figure […]