Sunday, March 22, 2020

Canoe-based VR stealth game Phantom: Covert Ops finally has a release date

Would you believe me if I told you that this week's episode of Ian's VR Corner featured a stealth game based around a...

Here's further proof P.T. really is the most frightening horror of all time

I'm very sorry about what you're about to see. Intrepid modder Lance McDonald is back with perhaps the most unsettling P.T. hack yet.Beyond swivelling the...

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition has mysteriously disappeared from Steam

Kuriouser and kuriouser. Warner Bros. has quietly removed Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition from Steam.As spotted by members of ResetEra and reported by our friends at...

Is Animal Crossing one of Nintendo Switch's most successful launches ever?

Animal Crossing New Horizons might be the third biggest launch in the Nintendo Switch's history.In a series of tweets, independent video game analyst...

Even without Alyx, Half-Life's VR legacy is written in stone

There's a sense Half-Life Alyx will be VR's moment in the sun, the "killer-app" that Halo was to Xbox or that Shenmue should...

The bright side of coronavirus: goodbye video game backlog! – Reader’s Feature

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild – time to explore (pic: Nintendo)A reader tries to look at the positives of self-isolation,...

The next gen console wars are off to a very boring start – Reader’s...

Xbox Series X – at least we know what it looks like (pic: Microsoft)A reader is frustrated that the PlayStation 5 was first...

Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: next gen console sequels

GTA 5 – what will number 6 look like? (pic: Rockstar Games)GameCentral readers imagine what their favourite games are going to look like...

Sony pulls Super Mario from Dreams after Nintendo complaint

Sony has pulled a popular Super Mario character model from PlayStation 4 game Dreams after a complaint from Nintendo.As spotted by GoNintendo, Dreams...

Blizzard offers staff drive-through care package amid US Coronavirus lockdown

Blizzard has sent staff in its California and Texas offices to work from home amid the Coronavirus outbreak - and opened drive-through care...

Doom Eternal analysis: how id Tech 7 pushes current-gen consoles to the limit

Doom 2016 revitalised the fortunes of both id software and the classic Doom franchise, delivering a phenomenal, exhilarating focus on high-speed combat, extreme...

Doom Eternal off to a flyer on Steam despite DRM gaffe

Doom Eternal has launched strong on Steam.Id Software's fast-paced FPS saw over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam. At the time of publication, 75,869...

With cinemas closed, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets an early digital release

The digital release of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been brought forward, Paramount Pictures has announced.The movie launches digitally on 31st March...

Tomb Raider 2013 free to keep forever as part of Stay Home and Play...

Square Enix is making Tomb Raider 2013 free to keep forever on Steam as part of a Stay Home and Play campaign.Following reports...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are putting memes, anime and… some very nasty stuff...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out yesterday for the Nintendo Switch and if you're partial to a spot of social media you'll know...

Call of Duty: Warzone sees 30m players in 10 days

Call of Duty: Warzone has seen over 30 million players in 10 days, Activision has announced.The free-to-play battle royale came out on 10th...

Valve plots Artifact reboot

Valve plans to reboot Dota 2 card video game flop Artifact."First off, we wanted to say thanks for all of your tweets, emails...

Understanding world-building in games

I've watched Inception once a year ever since its, er, inception. While no film ages perfectly once you can quote it in real-time...

Why I ditched Zelda for indie games on Nintendo Switch – Reader’s Feature

Moonlighter – not Breath Of The Wild (pic: Digital Sun)A reader explains how he’s grown to value indie games above bigger budget titles...

The 5 best video game consoles ever made – Reader’s Feature

Xbox 360 – one of the best consoles ever (pic: Microsoft)A reader details the five consoles that have meant the most to him...

Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: next gen console sequels

God Of War – imagine what the next one will look like (pic: Sony)GameCentral readers imagine what their favourite games are going to...

Warframe's Operation: Scarlet Spear gets new trailer, out next week on PC

Heading to consoles "soon". Warframe's latest adventure, Operation: Scarlet Spear, is heading to PC next week, and Digital Extremes has released a fresh clutch of...

PS5 will run ‘overwhelming majority’ of PS4 games insists Sony

Maybe Mark Cerny should’ve been a little clearer first time round (pic: Sony)Sony has been forced to hit back over the increasingly delicate...

Sony clarifies "overwhelming majority" of PS4 games will be backward compatible on PS5

Following confusion earlier this week. Earlier this week, confusion arose when PlayStation 5 lead architect Mark Cerny appeared to suggest that only a limited number...

Spyder is an Apple Arcade exclusive where you play as a Bond gadget

Sonic Racing developer Sumo Digital has unveiled its next project - an Apple Arcade exclusive named Spyder, available as part of the subscription...

Binding of Isaac creator's Stay Inside bundle gathers up a stellar bunch of games...

If you're searching for some weekend stay-indoors entertainment, Edmund McMillen, creator of the much-loved Binding of Isaac series, has gathered together a stellar...

Gamers will ‘feel silly’ about arguing over PS5 tech specs, says The Order: 1886...

Order 1886 looked fantastic on the PlayStation 4. Pity about everything else (Pic: Ready at Dawn)After the lukewarm response to the recent PlayStation...

Premier League games to be held in FIFA 20 tournament, raising money for clubs

Not a bad alternative, is it? (Pic: EA)With the coronavirus forcing all Premier League games to be suspended, 128 teams will be competing...

What is Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch and how do you play...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – a very cheerful game (pic: Nintendo)The biggest Nintendo Switch release of the year is out now but what...

World Of Warcraft predicted the coronavirus pandemic 15 years ago

You couldn’t make this up (Pic: Blizzard)World Of Warcraft once had a pandemic of its own, one that bore a lot of similarities...