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RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Diablo 4's horse armour costs four times the price of Oblivion’s controversial horse armour
Long ago, Oblivion's infamous horse armour caused quite the stir. Looking back, it feels quaint, considering what's actually on sale in Diablo 4.
If Fable is at the Xbox Showcase you'll see in-game or in-engine footage
“None of our first party games in the show are full CG trailers," says Aaron Greenberg.
TOP OF THE DROPS
The 20 Best PlayStation Plus Games on PS4 and PS5 [June 2023]
Our top picks for Sony's money-saving subscription service!
PASS THE GAMES
The 30 Best Game Pass Games on Xbox and PC [June 2023]
Our top picks of the greatest games on gaming's best subscription service.
The 10 best open-world games [June 2023]
It feels good to take the path less travelled, sometimes.
Starfield: Everything we know so far
Here’s everything you need to know about Starfield.
PICK OF DESTINY
Tenacious D's new song oozes love for Zelda, Red Dead Redemption, and Fallout
Jack Black and Kyle Gass hit #1 trending on Youtube with the short but sweet ode to gaming.
Starfield’s ESRB rating reveals details of sex, drugs, and intergalactic violence
Talk about seeing stars… we’ll experience more than just extra-terrestrial sightseeing in Starfield.
Xbox June 11 Showcase: Xbox desperately needs a win that isn’t Starfield
Despite having the best value proposition, setback after setback has kept the good ship Xbox stuck in drydock. And that’s not good for anyone.
Mark your calendars: Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct set to reveal epic content on June 11
BLACK HOLE FUN
Between Zelda and Star Wars, Redfall's launch trailer reminds us that it's also coming out soon
With a very video game trailer cover of a Soundgarden track too.
Hi Fi Rush struck a chord with its Game Pass stealth drop – here’s how Tango Gameworks made music matter
Director John Johanas speak to us about the origin of the idea, the gruelling task of using licensed music , and Game Pass.
The 15 best VR games to play in 2023
There are some stellar experiences to be had in VR. Here's what you should check out.
LORE AND ORDER
What makes Redfall different to other Arkane games? It’s all comes down to trust
Conversations with friends? No, this isn’t a Sally Rooney novel, but an intriguing mechanic in Arkane’s latest sci-fi romp.
Stalker, Far Cry 2, and, well, Arkane: Redfall proudly wears its most obvious influences on its bloody sleeve
The trailers don’t do it justice: Redfall looks great, feels great, and promises something great – if Arkane can overcome an age-old problem.
Oblivion: Somehow, 17 years have passed since The Elder Scrolls went mainstream and changed gaming forever
From Fallout to The Witcher, Oblivion paved the way for console-friendly RPGs to become the dominant force they are today.
Starfield’s latest tease shows that Bethesda is embracing its fantasy roots
On the one hand, their space bound epic depicts a realistic sci-fi future. On the other, it’s got a big swirly thing in it.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.41: The best game that you can't forgive
When a video game annoys you for the last time, the grudge stays with you forever.
With Baldur’s Gate 3 heading to PS5, could it be a bigger deal than Starfield?
Larian’s most high-profile project to date could be its Witcher 3 moment.
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Starfield superfan creates 400+ page document on the game...and it isn't even out yet
Someone pay this man.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.39: The best game that completely flopped
Being the best is no guarantee of success. Just ask my bank manager.
Oblivion's connection to Discworld is a legacy worth celebrating
From The Elder Scrolls to Tomb Raider, Terry Pratchett had a profound influence on the world of video games.
FRIENDS LIKE THESE
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.37: The best game with followers you would never hang out with IRL
NPCs are annoying, needy, and dumb. But unlike your kids, you don't need to like them.
RUNNIN' ON STEAM
Steam Deck proves, once again, that Skyrim will never die
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has seen yet another victory in 2023, as it tops the Steam Deck 'most played' charts – will anyone ever get bored of this game?
Xbox head Phil Spencer discusses recent Microsoft layoffs, Activision Blizzard acquisition, and more
Microsoft recently laid off roughly 10,000 of its employees.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.35: The best game that shouldn't be made into a TV show
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Xbox in 2023: Starfield is Game Pass’ killer exclusive, and the barren years may finally be over
It’s been a slow start to the generation for Xbox, but the fallow years might finally be at an end as Starfield kicks everything off.
Bethesda and Xbox to host Developer Direct presentation on January 25
Find out more on Redfall, Minecraft Legends, and more
Starfield has a dedicated showcase in the works
Absent from the Xbox and Bethesda developer showcase announced today, the RPG is getting the stage all to itself.
NEW YEAR, NEW SHOW
Xbox Showcase reported for later this month, featuring Redfall, Forza, and more
The showcase is currently expected to air in late January.
Jedi Fallen Order, Fallout 76, and Axiom Verge 2 are out on PlayStation Plus Essential right now!
The January games for PS Plus Essential are sure to kick off the new year with a bang.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.32: The best game of 2023
Can our panellists predict the future? No, obviously.
MISTLETOE AND WHINE
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.31: The best game that reminds you of Christmas
Special guests from across the games media join us in the spirit of togetherness.
THE PAST OF US
2022 Games of the Year: Pentiment, and Jim’s other picks
A time-machine fuelled by the power of art, a comic book epic about sharing your feelings, and one of the most inventive RPGs we’ve seen in decades.
KLINGON TO SANITY
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.28: The best game to play while you wait for Starfield
It's time to boldly go and find another excuse to talk about Bethesda games that aren't out yet.
THE TAMRIEL MCCOY
Shocking no one, Todd Howard knows something about The Elder Scrolls 6 release date
We don't know specifically when it's coming, but Mr. Bethesda wishes we all had it right now. Awhh.
START IN THEIR SIZE
The Elder Scrolls 6 is only a ‘mid-size’ game in Microsoft’s eyes
Xbox's biggest upcoming exclusive, Starfield, is only a mid-size game – as far as Microsoft is concerned.
Skyrim modders are working to bring DLSS, FSR2, and XeSS upscaling to the game
Give your dragon adventure a performance boost.
Starfield was meant to launch today — are we all feeling a little sad right now?
It's fun to think about what this year would have been like with Starfield slapped in Novembe
MESSY BACK AND FORTH
Mick Gordon releases tell-all statement on Doom Eternal OST
The lengthy blog post hosts claims of intense crunch, delayed pay, mismanagement, and a brutal legal battle.
YOUR VERY LIVES!!!!
IRL Skyrim Talos roleplayer overshadows "fire and brimstone" Christian preacher
I don't know about you, but I know who I'm listening to.
Falling Into Place
Fallout 4 getting a new-gen upgrade in 2023, bringing best-boy Dogmeat to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
Plus, some more bug fixes, which is always nice.
Obsidian CEO says it's "not even a question" if the studio would do another Fallout
Someone get Todd on the phone!
LOTS OF CHATTER
Starfield features over 250,000 lines of dialogue, which is more than Skyrim and Fallout 4 combined
The game also has a "super fun" trait system.
REACH FOR THE STARS
Starfield team is over twice the size of Fallout 76's, says ex-Bethesda dev
There are reportedly over 500 people on the team.
Celebrate 25 years of Fallout with weekly festivities throughout October
Yeah, we don't feel old at all (grabs cane).
I didn’t need another reason to replay Skyrim, but then the Anniversary Edition arrived on Nintendo Switch
They released Skyrim… again?
BEST SERVED COLT
Deathloop comes to us all, here's some Xbox Series X gameplay
The exclusivity deal left too many players out of the loop.
Colt in our stars
Deathloop is back and better than ever – and it’s the year’s most important addition to Xbox Game Pass
Once a PlayStation 5 exclusive, Arkane’s tightest game yet is now on Xbox – and it’s Day One, too. That’s hugely important for Microsoft.
respect your elders
Why The Elder Scrolls 6 should look to the past to create a better future for the series
Despite all the modern game design ideas and tech innovations available, the key to making the sixth Elder Scrolls an all-timer lies in its own past.
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