Final Fantasy 7 Remake playable at EGX this week

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake playable at EGX this week

Hello! With just two days to go to EGX, the UK gaming expo run by the folks here at Gamer Network, a playable title has just been announced - and it's an exciting one.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be available at the show in a hands-on demo ahead of its 3rd March 2020 release for PlayStation 4.

Craved by fans for what feels like decades, in development for years and announced back at E3 2015, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is one of those games that you can't quite believe is real now (see also: Shenmue 3). But real it is, and even more surprisingly, it looks great. It repackages the PSone epic with a new episodic format, real-time action gameplay and sumptuous graphical presentation, yet seems entirely faithful to the tone.

Fortnite Chapter 2 is live, exploring a whole new world

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Fortnite Chapter 2 is live, exploring a whole new world

After being swallowed by a black hole, Fortnite has now returned as Fortnite Chapter 2. Month. That’s a month, Epic. Month takes the battle royale action to a whole new island, one which (so far) doesn’t bear the scars of two years of mystical and cataclysmic events. Month even adds fishing, which now makes Fortnite […]

My nan taught me how to play Baldur's Gate

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My nan taught me how to play Baldur's Gate

My nans are the reason I got into gaming. Travelling to see my nan on my mother's side meant I'd get to spend the day playing Jak & Daxter while my parents gossiped over coffee. Sometimes she'd let me borrow a game to take home and play, and I'd always race to complete it before we visited again. I find myself with a strange muscle memory for those games now: I could probably recite off the top of my head where every collectible is hidden in Ratchet & Clank. (If only I retained knowledge from my degree as easily as I did those games.) The Jak & Daxter nan is still around - her most frequented game these days is Skyrim, which is a popular one amongst gaming grandmas it seems.

But this piece isn't really about her. As awesome as she is, it was my nan on my father's side who spent hours and hours of her time entertaining me with the PlayStation 2 as a kid. She looked after me a lot while my parents worked, and a lot of that looking after involved teaching me how to play my very first RPG.

Big FIFA 20 patch is packed with bug fixes, Career Mode improvements and more

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Big FIFA 20 patch is packed with bug fixes, Career Mode improvements and more

EA Sports has released a significant patch for FIFA 20 that makes much-needed improvements to the Career Mode, among other things.

Career Mode launched in a bit of a state - and the hashtag FixCareerMode found itself trending on Twitter.

EA Sports released a title update for the PC version of FIFA 20 today, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One patches coming out soon. The patch notes are over at EA's website, but it's worth picking out some highlights.

Saints Row 2 finally getting fixed for modern PCs

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Saints Row 2 finally getting fixed for modern PCs

After years of being a crashy pain in the arse, Saints Row 2 is finally getting fixed up to play nicely on modern PCs. Developers Volition announced last night that they’ve found the source code to their cheery open-world murder simulator after years of wanting, so they can give it much-needed love. 2008’s game is […]

Here's your first look at the new Fortnite skins

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Here's your first look at the new Fortnite skins

New outfits in Epic's battle royale game are rarely short of creativity, and the Fortnite Chapter 2 skins are no different. After an unprecedented spell of inactivity, where the entire game got sucked into a black hole in the Fortnite season X event, players all over the world are itching to dive back into Battle Royale, earn more Victory Royales and, most importantly, get some plush new Fortnite Chapter 2 skins.

New Details From the Pokémon Sword and Shield Anime Revealed

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New Details From the Pokémon Sword and Shield Anime Revealed

The new Pokémon Sword and Shield anime will start airing in Japan on November 17, but some new details have emerged ahead of the first episode.

Professor Sakuragi will be the Galar region’s professor, and he is accompanied by his daughter, Koharu, and her Galar Pokémon, Yamper. Sakuragi is only the region’s professor in the anime, however, as Professor Magnolia has been confirmed as the professor in the upcoming games.

Sakuragi and Koharu are located in Vermillion City, at the Sakuragi Research Lab, and Koharu is a childhood friend of Ash’s new companion, Go.

Fortnite Chapter 2 cinematic trailer and map have leaked

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Fortnite Chapter 2 cinematic trailer and map have leaked

Fortnite is slowly coming back to life after the end of existence a couple of days ago. There's an update ready to download, and the Chapter 2 page just went up on the official Fortnite site, though that might have been earlier than planned. The trailer link didn't work and now the page is gone. The good news is that the cinematic has already leaked.