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Gamescom 2020's streaming-only showcase begins August 27

Like every other video game expo this year, Gamescom had to either adapt to the pandemic or bail. That meant shifting from a physical gathering with way too many people in Cologne to a worldwide, all-digital event with "world premieres, new...

 
 
 
 
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Norway is taking Nintendo to court over an eShop policy

The German Consumer Protection Authority (VZBV) will be taking legal action against Nintendo for its harsh eShop "no refund" policy. Currently, users that buy items from the Nintendo eShop will not be able to request a refund for any reason...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Truberbrook is the next handmade adventure game to watch

I'm admittedly late on covering this one but it's much too special to pass up for that reason alone. Trüberbrook is a sci-fi mystery adventure game set in 1960s Germany that owes inspiration to The X-Files and Twin Peaks. Best of all, ...

 
 
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Three games that ditch standard controllers

Last week, I went to the PLAY creative gaming festival, which takes place every year in Hamburg, Germany. PLAY17 was both entertaining and educational, with something for people of all ages, including workshops, talks and even a game-t...

 
 
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German magazine leaks THQ Nordic's Biomutant

An advertisement from a German gaming magazine (now archived on Reddit) has spoiled the announcement of a brand new open-world action RPG from THQ Nordic. Called Biomutant, the game features a post apocalyptic setting with anthropomorphic c...

 
 
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All the fun of Das Boot, now in VR form!

Wolfgang Peterson's 1981 epic WWII movie Das Boot, about a disenchanted German U-boat crew fighting pain and mental anguish during a stormy winter, is to be adapted as a VR game.The combination of an iconic brand like "Das Boot" with an exc...

 
 
 
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Beautiful Half-Life 3 troll greets gamescom attendees

Half-Life 3 is not confirmed, despite what you may see out of Germany. A giant, orange banner outside of gamescom reads, "Half-Life: 3" in large print. Beneath it lies arcane, inscrutable text (what the fuck is "redakteure"!?) that is meant...

 
 
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Criminal Girls 2 denied rating (and release) in Germany

The sexual-punishment-themed Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors jumped some hurdles in its localization for a western audience that included, "redrawn art, terminology changes, no native language dialogue, and no motivation scene dialogue." Th...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Man drugs girlfriend so he can keep gaming

A 23-year-old German man has been fined $746 after drugging his girlfriend so he could continue playing video games with his friend. His girlfriend had just came home from a 10-hour shift when he slipped "four or five drops" of some undiscl...

 
 
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Konami's releasing a new Yu-Gi-Oh! game

IT’S TIME TO D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-delve in to the German ratings board’s latest classifications, as they include something of interest to those rare few who’re still in to Yu-Gi-Oh!. Konami have apparently had time off fro...

 
 
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Germany's PS4 launch was dangerous chaos

Clearly PS4 lust has been germinating in the country for some time, because Germans went crazy for the PS4 launch last week. It's like store owners were poking them with electric cattle prods outside the gates as if they were rodeo bulls. ...

 
 
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God of War: Ascension director joins Crytek

Todd Papy, as some may recall, recently left his position at SCEA Santa Monica (where he worked as game director for God of War: Ascension) without revealing what he'd be up to next, except that he'd be relocating to Germany. Well, a m...

 
 




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Seymour

Anyone else felt the desert/Snifit City area of The Origami King was a lull point? I just defeated the Vellumental boss a bit ago and both the gameplay and writing have taken a backseat and am only seeing exploration as a possible saving

 
LegendPenguin

Someone give me a reason as to why Vicarious Visions being absorbed into Blizzard is a good fucking You put out bangers like THPS 1+2 and the Trilogy, then get forced to fart out the rest of your legacy in the WoW

 
dephoenix

I randomly thought last night about a Mortal Kombat game in the style of God of War (2018) with Scorpion and his Just a father and son bonding before heading home to an absolute

 
Parismio

Ps5 Best buy just got em in stock and isndoin em in waves

 
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Another day, another box opened! What could it be? Look below!

 
Boxman214

Why does it always have to be 2 steps forward, 1 step back with Microsoft? Why?

 
Dere

My personal favorite

 
indigit4l

Picked Bloodborne back Played it like a boss until I got to that first Died swiftly He rushes me so hard, I suppose Im supposed to retreat, wait for him to come at me and then blunderbuss stun him? Hes so fast and its dark

 
Flegma

Speaking of giants, I started Project Zero 5 to try and find a picture of Hasshaku-sama I had taken in the but did the game even have a photo album? (Right, forgot the flimsy a photo with a phone camera will

 
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