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A Conversation with Bloodborne Creator Hidetaka Miyazaki

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Mar 20, 2015

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Okay, let’s make this 100% clear. When it comes to the Souls series – and the work of creator Hidetaka Miyazaki in general – I’m a proud, unabashed fanboy and I’ll happily assault anyone who comes within shouting distance with irrefutable testament. Duly, with From Software’s latest effort – the deliciously dark action epic Bloodborne – just a few days out from launch, I’ve got one last chance to jump on my sandbox and bang the drum ;)

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Until Dawn’s 5-step Formula for Successful Scares

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Jan 16, 2015

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Admission: I’m a bona-fide horror nut. I love it. Can’t get enough. You name it, I’ll watch it: past-their-sell-by-date franchise sequels, grotty Eastern European video nasties, creepy found-footage indies, cliché-ridden teen slashers, and everything in between.

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The Tomorrow Children: Dylan Cuthbert On His Weird, Wonderful PS4 Exclusive

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Sep 16, 2014

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Among the brand new PS4 games announced by Sony Worldwide Studios at Gamescom last month was The Tomorrow Children – a striking, unusual open-world adventure title from the reliably eccentric PixelJunk developer, Q-Games.

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Alienation on PS4: Pure Gameplay

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Aug 21, 2014

On a personal level at least, one of the most pleasing reveals in our Gamescom press briefing last week was a first glimpse at Alienation, the new game from Dead Nation creator Housemarque. As a huge fan of classic arcade gameplay, it’s great to see the studio back on the scene so quickly after the phenomenal Resogun.

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Counterspy: Interview with Creative Director David Nottingham

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Aug 14, 2014

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In just a few weeks’ time, on 20th August, you’ll be able to play Counterspy on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. In case you’re not up to speed, it’s a larger-than-life spy caper from Dynamighty, a talented new studio with serious pedigree – its ranks include Lucasarts and Pixar alumni.

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When Joel Met Ellie: The Last of Us Retrospective

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Jul 28, 2014

So, we’re just a day away from the PS4 launch of The Last of Us Remastered, the ultimate edition of Naughty Dog’s phenomenal post-apocalyptic survival epic. We talked you through Factions multiplayer and the game’s brand new Photo Mode last week, but today we’ve got something a little different for you.

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First Look: Driveclub’s Dynamic Weather in Action

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Jul 08, 2014

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Evolution Studios took the wraps off Driveclub’s dynamic weather system at E3 in Los Angeles last month and we were there to see it demoed live. Today we’ve got some new direct feed gameplay clips of the dynamic weather in action and an interview from the game’s Art Director Alex Perkins. This is all from an early demo of the game’s realistic – and fully customizable – weather system that will be included in Driveclub as a free update for all players just shortly after launch.

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Bringing Killzone Shadow Fall Heroine Echo to Life – Interview

Fred Dutton's Avatar + Posted by Fred Dutton on Jun 27, 2014

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One of the most pleasant surprises of E3 week earlier this month was bumping into Jamie Gray Hyder in the halls. Killzone fans should find that name familiar – she played one of Shadow Fall’s stand-out characters: half-Vektan/half-Helghast intelligence operative Echo.

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