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Rebecca Smith (punkyliar)

Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.
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World of Tanks Begins 12 Days of Tanksmas

'Tis the season for games to start holding limited time winter-themed events to keep players amused over the holiday period. World of Tanks is no exception as Wargaming.net has just begun the 12 Days of Tanksmas.

Posted yesterday, 9 comments

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Gallipoli Update Live Now

The first part of the "Turning Tides" DLC has arrived for Battlefield 1. While only Premium Pass members have access to the new DLC for now, everybody has to download the update that arrived with it.

Posted 3 days ago, 8 comments

Dying Light: Bad Blood Standalone Expansion Revealed

Taking inspiration from the many Battle Royale modes that have sprung up over the last few months, developer Techland has revealed a standalone expansion for the survival horror title Dying Light: "Bad Blood".

Posted 6 days ago, 10 comments

Devil May Cry HD Collection Announced for Xbox One

After four years, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's time for a new DMC title. Well, you'd be right... sort of. It's not a brand new title, just an even more HD version of 2012's HD Collection.

Posted 6 days ago, 20 comments

Happy Dungeons Infinite Adventure Update Arrives

ToyLogic has released the latest major update for their free-to-play dungeon crawler. The Infinite Adventure update brings a variety of new features and other elements.

Posted 7 days ago, 8 comments

Everspace Adds Hardcore Mode

Everspace already had a Hard difficulty mode. Apparently this wasn't difficult enough for some, though, because Rockfish Games has added a new Hardcore mode to the game.

Posted 7 days ago, 1 comment

Destiny 2 The Prestige Achievement Now Needs DLC

One of the game's achievements released with the base game now relies upon people owning the DLC. If you do not own the DLC, you can't reach the required 330 light level for taking on the required activities.

Posted 7 days ago, 60 comments

Ubisoft Delays Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2

Ubisoft had some bad news to deliver today. The publisher has delayed the release dates for two of their upcoming titles: Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2.

Posted 7 days ago, 38 comments

World of Tanks War Stories Runaway Tiger Campaign Launches

Launched just over three months ago, the War Stories update adds new story campaigns to World of Tanks on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Today, the fifth campaign, Runaway Tiger, has been released.

Posted 7 days ago, 5 comments

The Pillars of the Earth Sows the Wind in Book Two

Developer Daedalic Entertainment has now announced the details for the second book to be released on console at the start of next year.

Posted 7 days ago, 3 comments

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A Hat In Time Review

Gears for Breakfast's debut title largely smashes any misconceptions by delivering a charming and fun platformer that's only let down by some minor technical issues.

Posted 2 hours ago, 0 comments

8-Bit Adventure Anthology (Volume One) Review

A common sight of this console generation has been HD remasters of older titles. It's extremely unusual for one of those remakes to come from the cartridge era of games and this is what makes this anthology so unexpected.

Posted 1 month ago, 29 comments

Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Review

This standalone adventure takes the player on a journey into the depths of the ocean, although the similar gameplay will mean that players of previous Artifex Mundi titles will know exactly what they're getting into.

Posted 1 month ago, 6 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 2: Brave New World Review

It's difficult to tell a compelling story in a game where players already know how it's going to end. Despite this, Episode 2 answers some lingering questions but also introduces many more.

Posted 1 month ago, 24 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 1 Review

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm may well take place before the literal storm but that doesn't mean that events run smoothly and it looks like we have a fascinating story to follow.

Posted 3 months ago, 15 comments

Eventide 2: Sorcerer's Mirror Review

Fans of the publisher and their output will by now know exactly what to expect, even if this title tries to switch things up a little. Those who are new to the publisher can look forward to a solid casual point and click title.

Posted 3 months ago, 7 comments

Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure Review

Was it worth the wait for Demetrios to arrive on consoles? Well, that depends on whether you love toilet humour or whether it repulses you.

Posted 4 months ago, 7 comments

Black The Fall Review

Sand Sailor's title is intended to be a rebellion against an oppressive and corrupted system, deeply influenced by the four decades of communism endured by the studio's native Romania. In this, it definitely succeeds.

Posted 5 months ago, 16 comments

Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan Review

With no direct relation to Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride, Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan allows both Artifex Mundi veterans and newcomers alike to enjoy the game.

Posted 5 months ago, 5 comments

The Town of Light Review

You wouldn't think that a walking simulator would need a viewer discretion warning, but then The Town of Light has an uncomfortable and disturbing point to make.

Posted 6 months ago, 19 comments

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Grow a Variety of Crops With Pure Farming 2018

Early next year, Pure Farming 2018 will be joining the fray. If this title is to stand out from the crowd, it needs to offer something different and developer Ice Flames is looking to do exactly that.

Posted 13 days ago, 7 comments

Create Your Own Platforms to the Beat in Octahedron

Demimonde's upcoming title adds a bit of a twist to the platformer genre. While the levels do indeed contain all of the expected traps and enemies, it's up to you to place the platforms that will get you to the end.

Posted 15 days ago, 4 comments

Yoku's Island Express Uses Pinball Mechanics in a Different Way

Pinball games are becoming more popular but they offer the more traditional pinball experience. Villa Gorilla's upcoming title is aiming to be different.

Posted 19 days ago, 7 comments

Q.U.B.E. 2 Improves Upon Its Block Extrusion Gameplay

The original Q.U.B.E. was released on PC in 2012 before arriving on other platforms. Now a sequel, Q.U.B.E. 2, is on its way to Xbox One and Windows 10 and it seeks to improve upon the first title in every way.

Posted 27 days ago, 5 comments

Fear Effect Sedna Brings A Long Lost Franchise Back to Life

When the Square Enix Collective was formed, one of the aims of the initiative was to relaunch some of the long lost IPs through smaller studios. This is where we are today with Sushee Games and Fear Effect Sedna.

Posted 1 month ago, 16 comments

PLAY Expo Manchester 2017: A Classic Returns With Tempest 4000

While retro may well be the main focus of the PLAY Expo events, modern gaming isn't left out completely. It was rather fitting to find that one of the latter titles was Llamasoft's upcoming Tempest reboot.

Posted 1 month ago, 9 comments

Lost Words Brings a Story to Life

To a lot of people, their journal is the most private possession that they own. Despite this, we're going to commit that ultimate sin and invade the privacy of a young girl in Lost Words.

Posted 1 month ago, 14 comments

EGX 2017: Relax and Explore With Skye

Abertay University runs a game development competition called Dare to be Digital. In 2016, the team now known as Puny Astronaut won the competition with a relaxing exploration title called Skye.

Posted 2 months ago, 3 comments

EGX 2017: You Decide the Fate of the Country in The Occupation

White Paper Games is a developer that won't shy away from discomforting topics. For their second title, The Occupation, players are put in the role of a whistleblowing journalist in 1980's north-west England.

Posted 3 months ago, 4 comments

EGX 2017: Figment Makes Nightmares Look Endearing

Figment is a title whose charm and personality should endear it to both children and adults alike as they fight fears and nightmares that are often pushed to the dark recesses of the human mind.

Posted 3 months ago, 1 comment

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