The Crew 2 gets a free weekend

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The Crew 2 gets a free weekend

Easter. Eggfest. Chocstock. The big eas-y. Whatever you call it (and maybe don't call it that last one), the occasion has long been synonymous with a) Jesus Christ, b) hollow confectionery, and last but certainly not least, c) not-very-well-received online racing games from Ubisoft. By now, I take it, you've got the first few things covered, and Ubisoft has your back with the latter. They've made The Crew 2 free from April 9 (yesterday) to April 13 (Monday), giving you a long weekend's worth of racing to do, without having to spend a penny in the process. Lovely stuff.

Card-battling RPG Ancient Enemy available now

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Card-battling RPG Ancient Enemy available now

Too bad nobody ever made a game about my ancient enemy: the act of walking downhill. Which, after a certain age, play havoc with the knees, I can tell you. Other people, admittedly, have more threatening nemeses, such as the mysterious antagonist you find yourself up against in Grey Alien Games' Ancient Enemy.

The Procession to Calvary out now, an adventure game made from beautiful Renaissance paintings

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The Procession to Calvary out now, an adventure game made from beautiful Renaissance paintings

The good thing about everyone from the Renaissance being dead is that they won't mind if we muck about with their paintings. And by 'we' I mean Joe Richardson, and by 'Joe Richardson' I mean the guy that made Four Last Things, a sumptuous adventure game made out of Renaissance-era art, cut up and sutured back together. Joe's just released a follow-up in the form of The Procession to Calvary, and it looks just as gorgeous, just as silly as its predecessor: as if Terry Gilliam's cut-up animation had been updated in HD, and turned into a game.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer hints at PC version

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer hints at PC version

While Final Fantasy VII Remake hasn't yet been announced for PC, Square Enix has tossed more fuel on the rumour fire with a new trailer that hints at a PC version. In the video, Yoshinori Kitase, producer on Remake, delivers a "launch message" for the game, in which he basically explains the team's intent, and what people can expect from it. It's a short, not particularly essential watch—except for one tiny detail, which you'd be forgiven for not noticing on first viewing.

The Dread X Collection, an anthology of 'playable teasers', includes new game by Dusk creator

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The Dread X Collection, an anthology of 'playable teasers', includes new game by Dusk creator

Of all the ephemera of gaming's past to make a comeback in this modern era, I'm surprised and pleased to see demo discs once more, which have been unshackled from the front of magazines and plonked on the internet, most notably in the form of the Haunted PS1 Demo Disc. Following on from that grab-bag of polygonal weirdness, here are more horror-tinged pseudo-demos from the likes of Faith developer Airdorf, and Dusk creator David Szymanski, both of which will feature in the upcoming Dread X Collection, coming "very soon".