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New UK Research Links Loot Boxes With Gambling

Loot Boxes have long been the subject of controversy, so much so that a number of countries have already placed restrictions or regulations on games selling Loot Boxes, including Belgium banning them entirely in 2018. Now, new research has been […]

Bethesda
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Bethesda Officially Joins Xbox

After receiving approval from the European Commission for the deal, Microsoft goes ahead with it’s $7.5 billion purchase of Bethesda’s parent company Zenimax, bringing Bethesda and other studios under the ownership of Microsoft. “This is an exciting day for Xbox. […]

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Chivalry 2 Release Date And Closed Beta Announced

In a recent announcement, Chivalry 2 was given an official release date of June 8th, 2021, almost 9 years after the launch of the original title. The Closed Beta going live from March 26th – 29th. Pre-ordering the game on […]

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Microsoft U-Turn on Xbox Live Gold Fee Increase

Recently, Microsoft announced a price increase to it’s Xbox Live Gold membership, to the point that the cheapest option for an annual membership would be the purchase of two 6-month memberships for $60 each, which was twice the cost of […]

Game of the Year 2020
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GameRVW Writers’ Game Of The Year Awards

Welcome, everyone, to the annual GameRVW Writers’ Game Of The Year Awards. We asked some of our brightest and best to give their personal choice for the coveted Game of the Year title and why, with the different selections covering […]

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8 Must Watch Anime From 2020

With this no-good terrible year coming to a close, it is time to look back at the anime that offered some small bastion of escapism amidst the dire circumstances. Although production was understandably affected by COVID, there was still an […]

Game of the Year 2020
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Blazing Sails | Early Access Review

Note: This review was written on the 6th December 2020 on version 1.1.6 of the game. All the information about the game at this stage was accurate to the best of the reviewer’s knowledge. You’d be forgiven for not being […]

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Sony And Microsoft Claim Their Biggest Console Launches Yet

On Tuesday, Sony’s Playstation Twitter account confirmed that the PS5 launch was the biggest in company history. This announcement comes two weeks after Microsoft similarly stated that the Xbox Series S/X launch was the “most successful debut in our history”. VGChartz estimates that […]

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Nintendo Shuts Down Online Super Smash Bros Tournament

The upcoming Super Smash Bros tournament, The Big House, has been canceled following a cease and desist from Nintendo of America. In a statement, Nintendo clarified that they took issue with the fact that the tournament was going to be run with “illegally copied versions […]

Blood Bowl 3
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Blood Bowl 3 Closed Beta Launches Early 2021

The third instalment of the Blood Bowl titles, based off Games Workshop’s fantasy football parody tabletop game will be dropping in early 2021, after a delay earlier this year. Those who are itching to try the latest title as early […]

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Sony Announces That PS5s Will Only Be Available Online At Launch

With the release of the Playstation 5 fast approaching, Sony has announced that the console will only be available through online retailers on launch day. The next-generation system will be available on November 12th or November 19th depending on your region. This […]

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Watch Dogs: Legion Bug Causes Save Files to Become Unplayable

Ubisoft’s recent Watch Dogs release seems to be a mixed one. Watch Dogs: Legion is an innovative game, but one that seems to need more polish than it currently has. In particular, a game-breaking save corruption bug is affecting thousands […]

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For Fans Of Among Us: Town of Salem

Among Us is undoubtedly the unexpected smash hit of 2020, despite it’s 2018 launch date. It has had enormous viewership on Twitch, sold extremely well on Steam, and has dominated various subreddits with its memes. The title’s simplicity and its […]

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Ex-Bioshock Devs New Game Purportedly in Later Stages of Development

After several years of radio silence from Ghost Story Games, it appears that we have an unofficial development update on their first title. A job listing on a Take-Two careers page stated that the game is “in later stages of production.” While […]

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Sony Elaborates on Backwards Compatibility Specifics for PS5

About a month after Sony Playstation CEO Jim Ryan stated that “99 percent” of the Playstation 4 library will be backward compatible on the Playstation 5, Sony has updated their support site with the specifics for how their new console will handle […]

Among Us’ Massive Success, Two Years After Launch

Gamers who spend any time on Twitch or Reddit will doubtless have seen some gameplay of Among Us, or at least encountered the memes spreading throughout various subreddits. It’s one of the biggest, and certainly most recent examples of a […]

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An Interview With Kyle Marquis

Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines 2 is set to finally release sometime in 2021. It’s already been 16 years since the release of the original Bloodlines, so World of Darkness fans are no strangers to waiting, but with the new game so […]

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Microsoft Has Acquired Bethesda Softworks

In a move that is sure to shake up the industry, Microsoft announced today that they have acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. Microsoft now owns Bethesda and all of its studios — Bethesda Game Studios, id […]

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Swords ‘n Magic And Stuff | Early Access Review

Over the past several days, I’ve found myself engrossed in a fantastical world. A world that I’m also very much looking forward to staying engrossed in for quite some time. On September 8th, Kindred Games released Swords ‘n Magic and […]