The Foxer

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The Foxer

Sorry, warm-up foxers are suspended for the duration. You only get a main feature this week.

The Flare Path: No Respite

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The Flare Path: No Respite

War-weary after fourteen days of communal Combat Mission battle reports? Today’s competition and collection of news stories probably won’t help. Apart from a bit of Deadstick pre-alpha footage, and a poor-quality phone snap of two de Havilland beauties I encountered on a recent excursion, everything in today’s FP indirectly celebrates state-sanctioned murder.

State of Decay 2: Xbox One X looks better than S - but frame-rate is lower

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State of Decay 2: Xbox One X looks better than S - but frame-rate is lower

Exclusive to Xbox One and PC, State of Decay 2 blends four-player online co-op with a well-worn zombie apocalypse setting - and the concept is sound. Survival is the name of the game: you explore a seamless, open area for weapons and items, claim safehouses, and scout new spots for your community of survivors to migrate to. It expands on the original's ideas, but the technology behind it gets a full reset this time. Built on Unreal Engine 4, State of Decay 2 abandons the CryEngine 3.1 of the original game - perhaps partially explaining the five-year development time. It's a fundamental overhaul in rendering technology, but with that transition comes a fair share of teething troubles, requiring some pretty fundamental work in improving what is clearly a lacklustre showing.

Adeptus Titanicus cross-pollinates 40K and BattleTech

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Adeptus Titanicus cross-pollinates 40K and BattleTech

There’s an inherent sense of All This Has Happened Before And All This Will Happen Again when you’ve spent as many years as I have writing about videogames, but I got proper head-spinning deju vu when I read about Adeptus Mechanicus: Dominus today. Didn’t I only just post about an XCOMish Warhammer 40,000 turn-based strategy […]

Dauntless invites everyone to slay some poor animals in its open beta

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Dauntless invites everyone to slay some poor animals in its open beta

“Dauntless is Monster Hunter for people who fear grind”, said Edwin Evans-Thirlwell when he wrote about Dauntless last year. Hey! That describes me! After years spent smiling and nodding while people told me about how absorbing Capcom’s previous games were, I was confident I’d get sucked into the same dino-trouserfying loop with Monster Hunter: World […]

Mirage: Arcane Warfare pulled from sale due to GDPR

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Mirage: Arcane Warfare pulled from sale due to GDPR

With the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect today, hopefully spelling an end to e-mails from companies begging me to stay subscribed to their newsletters, another game has chosen this moment to throw in the towel. Torn Banner Studios have removed first-person brawler Mirage: Arcane Warfare from sale and will […]

Battlefield 5's premium currency is for cosmetics only

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Battlefield V will have a premium currency available for purchase with real-world money. The currency will exist alongside a so-called “grind currency” which can be earned solely through gameplay. Both currencies can only be used to buy cosmetic items, which will feature heavily in the game.

The Battlefield V reveal event suggested that the game would include more customisation options than any other Battlefield game, with soldiers in your company able to feature unique face paint and clothing. Weapons, tanks, and airplanes can also all be customised.

Battlefield V returns the series to WW2, but what are some of the best war games on PC?

BBC Three will broadcast Dota 2 matches this weekend

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BBC Three will broadcast Dota 2 matches this weekend

The semi-finals and grand final of Dota 2’s first UK major, ESL One Birmingham, will be broadcast on BBC Three on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th. This marks the first time a Dota event will be broadcast live on the digital network.

That’s right - anyone with a TV license can tune in to see a dozen world-class teams compete for a $1m prize pool. There are also 1,500 Dota Pro Circuit points available at the tournament, allowing for a crucial boost for teams before The International 2018, which takes place in Vancouver in August.

BBC Three’s ESL One coverage will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter Julia Hardy alongside pro casters Gareth and Shaneomad. The livestream will also feature interviews with players to get fans closer to the action.