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Quote of the day:

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. Anonymous

Jokes of the day:

Have you ever heard of a music group called Cellophane? They mostly wrap.

To whoever stole my copy of Microsoft Office, I will find you. You have my Word!

Top 10 news of the day:

Sonic Frontiers wrestles with taking the series’ essence to the Open Zone

Eurogamer goes hands-on with a new Sonic Frontiers Zone at Gamescom 2022, and talks to Takashi Iikuza of Sonic Team.

Back in May of 2018, I remember briefly asking Junichi Masuda, then of Pokémon developer Game Freak (and now chief creative officer at the Pokémon Company), whether Pokémon might one day follow the likes of Zelda and Mario into some kind of open-worl… [13389 chars]

Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s British Slang Is Infectious

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is in desperate need of a (British) urban dictionary

After being thoroughly underwhelmed with Digimon Survive’s insufferable dialogue and bland characters, I braved the time-consuming Japanese RPG waters once again by diving headfirst into its release date competitor, Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Although I… [4974 chars]

Video: Our Video Producer Showcases His Top Five Rarest Games

Yes, “you know what” is one of them — A few months back, our delightful video producer Zion was challenged by Jon Cartwrig…

A few months back, our delightful video producer Zion was challenged by Jon Cartwright from Good Vibe Games to showcase the top five rarest games in his collection. While he didn’t get around to it right away (hey, we’re a busy bunch, okay?) Zion has… [613 chars]

Electric Mini Cooper has to charge up in motorway Starbucks after car charging points stop working

An electric Mini Cooper traveling on the A1 from Heathrow had to be charged up in a motorway Starbucks after the car charging points stopped working.

An electric Mini Cooper had to be charged up in a motorway Starbucks after the car charging points stopped working. The car was supposed to be charged at a Genie Point charging point along the A1 at Thornhaugh, Peterborough, but they were faulted so … [2620 chars]

New Mafia Game Confirmed in Development

It’s official — Regular readers may remember a rumour that was doing the rounds back in May. The word on the street was th…

Regular readers may remember a rumour that was doing the rounds back in May. The word on the street was that Hangar 13 — the developer behind the Mafia series — was working on a new instalment. Fast forward a few months and here we are, with publishe… [914 chars]

Here’s the first footage of Battlefield 2042’s newest map Stranded

DICE has shown off new gameplay footage of Battlefield 2042’s latest map: Stranded. Set in the drained carcass of the P…

DICE has shown off new gameplay footage of Battlefield 2042’s latest map: Stranded. Set in the drained carcass of the Panama Canal, fitting the broader climate-apocalypse theme of the game, Stranded is a small-sized map with a focus on infantry comba… [1056 chars]

UK Sales Charts: Saints Row Claims the Throne, Sells Best on PS5

Horizon Forbidden West in second — Despite a lukewarm critical reception (though we liked it), Saints Row has surged to th…

@Ralizah It it really that dire vs expectations though? I can’t imagine a more niche game than Soul Hackers/Devil Summoner. Even LoH is more mainstream by comparison. Heck, even Disgaia is more mainstream these days. FWIW, I’m playing it, still in th… [1191 chars]

Pokémon Go’s found-footage Ultra Beast horror short films are great

Pokémon Go took inspiration from found-footage horror like Cloverfield and The Blair Witch Project for a surprisingly spooky series of vignettes based on Ultra Beast Pokémon.

On Saturday, Niantic and The Pokémon Company held the finale for Pokémon Go’s big Go Fest 2022 event, which spanned three months and culminated in players getting access to the mobile game’s Ultra Beasts. In the lead up to the finale, the folks behin… [1388 chars]

Review: Stan’s Flow MK4 Wheelset

How do they work?

Stan’s latest version of their Flow wheelset uses an updated aluminum rim profile, along with an entirely different (and very clever) hub design. That second point will be welcome news to riders that had issues with Stan’s Neo hubs in the past — thos… [7423 chars]

Rumor Suggests That Development On MARVEL’S AVENGERS Continues Relatively Unaffected

Marvel’s Avengers has had a challenging road, leading to speculation that it would stop being supported by Crystal Dynamics. However, a new rumor suggests a positive outlook for the game.

Marvel’s Avengers has had a challenging road, leading to speculation that it would stop being supported by Crystal Dynamics. However, a new rumor suggests a positive outlook for the game. It’s been a rocky road for Marvel’s Avengers. The project beca… [4241 chars]

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