John Wick Hex video game coming to PS4 this May

John Wick Hex – not the sort of tie-in you’d expec (pic: Good Shepard) One of the best licensed video games of recent years – and one of the most innovative strategy games – is coming to consoles next month. John Wick Hex is not what you’d normally expect from a video game based on Keanu Reeve’s all-action movie franchise. For a start it’s really good, which certainly goes against the grain for most licensed games, but it’s also essentially a strategy game, albeit a very fast-paced one that’s not…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 1.1.2 bug fix out now with full patch notes

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – now with less of the bad kind of bug (pic: Nintendo) Although they’re not known for their online games, Nintendo seem to be making a real effort with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has just had its third patch in less than two weeks. Predictably it doesn’t add any new features, but it does fix some serious bugs that people were complaining about (and not the kind you catch with a net). It has nothing to do with Bunny Day though, the game’s equivalent of…

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Xbox Series X will not be delayed, Halo Infinite is only launch exclusive

Halo Infinite – still on schedule for this year (pic: Microsoft) Phil Spencer has once again said that he doesn’t expect a delay for the next gen Xbox, but he still won’t be drawn on the console’s price. One of the key skills for anyone in charge of a major games company is being able to say as little as possible without anyone realising. IGN had Phil Spencer for a whole hour and we’re in awe at how he managed to say almost nothing new, and yet still seem like…

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Video game companies help fight coronavirus as Sony donate £80 million

Covid-19: treat it like an end-of-level boss (pic: New Scientist) As major companies like Sony and Microsoft help with coronavirus, publishers such as Rockstar and CD Projekt are also doing their part. Sony has set up a ‘Global Relief Fund for Covid-19’, worth the equivalent of £80 million, to help people around the world affected by the pandemic. The money is meant for three main areas: helping those engaged in frontline medical and first responder efforts, support for children and educators working remotely, and support for employees in the entertainment…

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Zelda: A Link To The Past map recreated in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and it looks amazing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – or is it A Link To The Past? (pic: Reddit) An enterprising fan of both Zelda and Animal Crossing has created the ultimate homage, as they terraform their entire map in tribute. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been out for almost two weeks now and that means some people have started to unlock the game’s most advanced features, including the Island Designer that lets you change the course of rivers and create or remove cliff edges. With those tools you can basically recreate the island…

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Games Inbox: Best video game of 2020, family friendly Switch games, and fixing Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Doom Eternal – game of the year? (pic: Bethesda) The Thursday Inbox is not happy with Platinum Games’ attempt at an April Fool, as one reader asks for PS4 Metroidvania recommendations. To join in with the discussions yourself email [email protected] First quarterSo, I hate to say it but the years is now one quarter done. I know, right? I think it’s safe to say that at this point it’s probably not going to go down as a classic year for gaming, or anything probably. But we have had some good…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered review – COD dammit

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered – Soap has scrubbed up well (pic: Activision) After more than a decade, Modern Warfare 2 is remastered for modern consoles but is it worth when there’s no multiplayer? After months of endless rumours (all of which have proven suspiciously accurate, as if Activision themselves were behind them all) the remaster of Modern Warfare 2 is finally out… and we still don’t know why. There was a remaster of the first Modern Warfare (i.e. Call Of Duty 4) but that was way…

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Bethesda cancels digital showcase in June, will not have E3 equivalent

The replacement for the E3 cancellation has been cancelled (pic: Bethesda) E3 is already cancelled but it seems some publishers won’t even have an online-only alternative, as Bethesda struggles with the coronavirus. The cancellation of E3 last month forced publishers to tear up all their plans for revealing new games (and in Microsoft’s case consoles) this year but many of them quickly promised that they’d figure out some kind of online alternative. Bethesda though has admitted they won’t even be able to do that, and frontman Pete Hines has said…

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare April Fool is the world’s worst playlist

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare – at least this April Fool is quite funny (pic: Activision) Infinity Ward may have come up with a genuinely funny April Fool’s Day gag this year, with a playlist that’s nothing but the game’s most hated map. Probably because of the coronavirus, April Fool’s Day has been much more subdued so far this year, although not all of America has woken up yet so the worst may be yet to come. The best though, is probably the two new playlists that were added last…

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How to get cherry blossom petals in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – it’s really blossomed into a great game (pic: Nintendo) Cherry blossom is on all the trees in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but how do you get the petals to craft the outdoor picnic set? For almost the next two weeks it’s going to be Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the game’s equivalent of the Easter holidays. That means there’s lots of egg-themed items to find and craft but it’s not the only thing that’s changed since last month. All the non-fruit trees have…

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