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John Wick Hex releasing October 8

John Wick Hex releasing October 8

Arriving hot on the heels of the third entry in the excellent film series, John Wick Hex is releasing on PC and Mac on October 8.

John Wick Hex is the 'out of left-field' video game adaptation developed by Bithell Games, the talented developer behind Thomas Was Alone and Volume. Instead of being a typical shooter, Hex is a strategy game where players must plan out their moves ahead of time with menu-driven choices. Players will then be able to essentially press play on their plan of attack to watch how their decisions pan out.

Ian McShane and Lance Reddick are back to reprise their film roles and will be joined by voice actor veteran, Troy Baker in the titular role of the game's villain, Hex. It looks like Keanu Reeves may have been too busy working on Cyberpunk to lend his vocal talent, but we're yet to receive confirmation. It's certainly an unexpected direction for a game based on such an action-packed series, but I'm intrigued to see if Bithell and his team can pull it off.

Check out the release date announcement trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Terminator: Resistance announced for PS4, XBO & PC

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Terminator: Resistance announced for PS4, XBO & PC

Terminator fans will be getting not one, but two entries in the franchise this year.

While the film Terminator: Dark Fate releases October 31, a new game will be hitting platforms just a few weeks after.

Publisher Reef Entertainment today announced Terminator: Resistance, a first person shooter that offers an original story based on the film rights for The Terminator and T2: Judgement Day.

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E3 2020 could be a festival for media & influencers

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E3 2020 could be a festival for media & influencers

Next year's E3 could be a very different event if a leaked proposal is adopted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

As reported by GameDaily, the gaming expo could be shifting to a "fan, media and influencer festival" for 2020.

The changes come as part of feedback from industry publishers that want to lean harder into influencers and paid celebrity deals, and would work with talent agencies such as United Talent (UTA) and Creative Artists (CAA).

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The MediEvil remake has now gone gold

The MediEvil remake has now gone gold

Other Ocean Interactive, the studio behind the upcoming MediEvil remake has announced that the game has gone gold. With the final launch build being complete, the game will now go on to manufacturing for its physical release on October 25 for the PlayStation 4.

The eagerly anticipated remake is a ground-up reworking of the original that came out over twenty years ago. We've seen a few big remakes lately, but this one holds a particularly special place in my heart. I was a massive fan of Sir Daniel Fortesque's adventure as a kid so I can't wait to see what improvements Other Ocean Interactive has made.

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Bungie details Shadowkeep's release roadmap

Bungie details Shadowkeep's release roadmap

Bungie's latest weekly update has revealed a new roadmap for content releases coming to next month's expansion, Shadowkeep.

The calendar (see below) details content updates for both free-to-play and Season Pass holders, including launch dates for the first raid, exotic weapon quests, and the upcoming event Festival of the Lost.

Addition information was teased by Bungie, which hinted at a video documentary releasing this week that will cover more of Year Three's content.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake to feature 'classic' battle mode

Final Fantasy VII Remake to feature 'classic' battle mode

Square Enix has tweaked a few mechanics while remaking Final Fantasy VII, but that doesn't mean fans of the original can't still enjoy that classic experience.

The developer has noted that a 'classic mode' will be available in the remake that will make combat the same as the original title.

Previous gameplay shown at the Square Enix E3 2019 Showcase revealed that players could fill their ATB bars by attacking enemies like many modern action titles.

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Massive chunk of Death Stranding gameplay shown at TGS

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Massive chunk of Death Stranding gameplay shown at TGS

Death Stranding is easily one of the most anticipated games right now, but information on the PlayStation exclusive's numerous systems and gameplay has been scarce up to this point.

Director and all-around gaming visionary Hideo Kojima (yes, I'm a bit of a fan) took to the stage at this year's Toky Game Show to show off an expanded look at what players can expect when the game releases. Check it out below!

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OtherSide reveals pre-alpha footage for System Shock 3

OtherSide reveals pre-alpha footage for System Shock 3

System Shock 3 developer, OtherSide has released some new pre-alpha gameplay of the upcoming title.

The footage features some taunting dialogue from the rogue AI system known as SHODAN, as well as some of her nightmarish creations.

Throughout the game, players will be able to explore the ship however they want, while specialising in stealth, hacking, melee and other abilities.

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Control update fixes major performance issues

Control update fixes major performance issues

Remedy's Control released to positive reception among both players and critics alike, with our reviewer Baz stating that "Control is a mesmerising dive into the warped world of the supernatural that sets a new high bar for world design alongside its bizarre, yet compelling story, and power fantasy combat."

Despite receiving high scores, the game previously suffered from terrible performance issues across all platforms. Thankfully, Remedy is now rolling out a significant update which should see some much-needed stability fixes to the slideshow-like framerate. The update is out now on PlayStation 4 and is coming soon to the Xbox One and PC versions.

In a blog post on Remedys website, the studio states that they have "improved general frame-rate performance through optimisations made to multiple systems and content" and have also added the ability for players to toggle the games motion blur and film grain effects on and off

Friday 20 September

Borderlands 3 Review
Review
Borderlands 3 Review
If it ain't broke...
John Wick Hex releasing October 8
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John Wick Hex releasing October 8
“How good to see you again so soon, Mr. Wick.”

Thursday 19 September

Daemon X Machina Review
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Daemon X Machina Review
It's been too long since the last great mech game. Can DXM fill that void?
E3 2020 could be a festival for media & influencers
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E3 2020 could be a festival for media & influencers
Will it be enough to boost numbers?
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The Sinking City Nintendo Switch Review
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The Sinking City Nintendo Switch Review
Peer over the rim into a fathomless chaos of eternal night.
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Gears 5 Review
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Gears 5 Review
Can The Coalition breathe new life into the almost fifteen year old series?

Wednesday 18 September

The MediEvil remake has now gone gold
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The MediEvil remake has now gone gold
Sir Daniel Fortesque has never looked better
NBA 2K20 Switch Review
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NBA 2K20 Switch Review
Has 2K made the best sport sim on the Switch so far?
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Tuesday 17 September

Bungie details Shadowkeep's release roadmap
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Bungie details Shadowkeep's release roadmap
Plus weapon changes to resurrect guntypes

Monday 16 September

Final Fantasy VII Remake to feature 'classic' battle mode
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Final Fantasy VII Remake to feature 'classic' battle mode
Out with the new and in with the old

Friday 13 September

Massive chunk of Death Stranding gameplay shown at TGS
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Massive chunk of Death Stranding gameplay shown at TGS
I'm still confused, but more excited than ever.
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Thursday 12 September

Greedfall Review
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Greedfall Review
Can Spiders fill the massive Bioware void we're all feeling right now?
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OtherSide reveals pre-alpha footage for System Shock 3
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OtherSide reveals pre-alpha footage for System Shock 3
SHODAN has been busy.

Wednesday 11 September

Control update fixes major performance issues
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Control update fixes major performance issues
Out now on PS4 and coming soon on Xbox One & PC.
Rage 2's first expansion releases this month
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Rage 2's first expansion releases this month
Give rise to the ghosts.

Tuesday 10 September

New trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC drops ahead of TGS
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New trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC drops ahead of TGS
Freindly Re Minder to re-install
Project Resistance looks to be a team-based RE title
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Project Resistance looks to be a team-based RE title
From multiplayer to multi-slayer.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Review
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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Review
Evolution deniers turn back now...
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review
“Just because something works, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.”
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Friday 6 September

New Game Plus coming to Days Gone this month
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New Game Plus coming to Days Gone this month
New difficulties and trophies also being added
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Return of the Obra Dinn coming to consoles
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Return of the Obra Dinn coming to consoles
High seas & mysteries.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Review
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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Review
Can Supermassive top the hugely successful Until Dawn?

Thursday 5 September

Ghostwire: Tokyo's creative director leaves studio
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Ghostwire: Tokyo's creative director leaves studio
Heading off to a "new world"
It looks like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Rogue are coming to Switch
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It looks like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Rogue are coming to Switch
What shall we do with a shrunken sailor?