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My seven favourite moments in video game history – Reader’s Feature

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Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night – one of the best surprises in gaming (pic: Konami) A reader offers a very personal list of the most iconic moments in gaming, from the relatively recent SOMA to that moment in Final Fantasy 7. So I thought I’d write this feature based on some of my favourite moments in games. The point of this is not to talk about the obvious moments in gaming, although there’s definitely one in there, but my own memorable moments, be it story driven, emotionally affecting or just plain weird and fun, which sums up playing games pretty well I’d say. Some spoilers are ahead, so please be aware. 1. The ending of SOMA I really enjoyed this game, the setting and thought-provoking story was incredible to me, I was fully invested start to finish. The notion of transferring a human consciousness into artificial beings isn’t new but I’d say the developers handled it very well. At first, I was just surprised that that’s what it’s about and then the genuine horror of t

Weekend Hot Topic: The Game Awards 2022 hopes and predictions

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Spider-Man 2 – will we see more next week? (pic: Sony) Readers discuss what they expect to see announced at The Game Awards next week, from Star Wars Jedi: Survivor to Final Fantasy 16. It’s The Game Awards on Thursday night, the biggest reveal event of the year and, hopefully, a chance to see previously announced games in greater detail and some brand new titles for the first time. There’s little clue as to what will be there but lots of readers are hoping for Spider-Man 2 and some more Sony announcements, as well as another glimpse at Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom from Nintendo. Final chance I don’t really care what I see as long as it’s something new from Sony. I don’t know what they’ve been playing at this year, but it’s not been working for me. No news, no announcements, no communication basically. Spider-Man 2 is supposed to be out next year, and we know nothing about it. There’s been whispers that Wolverine is further along than thought and yet we’ve heard even less on t

Fortnite creator and Michael Madsen are teasing a new crime game for The Game Awards

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The website URL points to this place being called Rockay City, but that doesn’t tell us anything (pic: 505 Games) A mystery city and Michael Madsen have left people scrambling to figure out what Epic Games’ reveal at The Game Awards is going to be. While there have been surprisingly few leaks related to The Game Awards , at least so far, there remains plenty of speculation and teasers pointing to potential announcements. Final Fantasy 16 is expected to make an appearance since producer Naoki Yoshida is confirmed to be in attendance (there are also rumours of pre-orders going live the same day) and a recent Hideo Kojima tweet has fans thinking Death Stranding 2 will be revealed. One of the few guarantees though is the reveal of what looks to be a new IP from Fortnite maker Epic Games and publisher 505 Games. One that may involve Michael Madsen for some reason. Recently, 505 Games shared a clip on Twitter – one which tags both Keighley and Epic Games – of Madsen (who calls him

Fortnite Chapter 3 finale: Fracture event start time and what to expect

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Say goodbye to the island as you know it (pic: Epic Games) You can expect another major shake-up following Fortnite Chapter 3’s finale event this weekend, as Chapter 4 looms. Even though it only began last December, Fortnite Chapter 3 is already close to wrapping up after just four seasons, making it easily the shortest chapter in the battle royale’s history. Fans will likely never get an official explanation from Epic Games about why it’s already moving onto Chapter 4, but that only makes the upcoming season finale event even more intriguing. With said event close to dropping, here’s a rundown of everything you need to know beforehand and answers to any pressing questions you may have about the event and what’s to follow. Fortnite Chapter 3: Season 4 finale – what time does the Fracture event begin? The finale event, called Fracture, is scheduled for tomorrow on Saturday, December 3 at 4pm ET, which is 9pm GMT for UK players. A new trailer is scheduled to go live about an

Monster Hunter Rise for PS5 and Xbox is official but still no crossplay

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Monster Hunter Rise – good news indeed (pic: Capcom) Following a couple of leaks, Capcom has admitted it’s bringing Monster Hunter Rise to PlayStation and Xbox consoles next month. Just a couple days ago, it was claimed that Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise would see a PlayStation and Xbox port in January. It was also suggested that Capcom wouldn’t announce it until either December 7 or December 8, the latter date being the same day as The Game Awards. If this was the case, something must’ve changed behind the scenes as Capcom dropped the news itself late last night, adding a specific release date of January 20. Capcom’s announcement corroborates the previous report as it confirms ports for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, as well as the game being on Game Pass. Plus, it’ll be available for PC users via Windows. Currently, PC users can only download the game through Steam. It’s worth noting that the news first broke via the German Xbox Twitter acco

The Callisto Protocol review – dead ringer

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The Callisto Protocol – survival horror in space (pic: Krafton) GameCentral reviews the spiritual successor to Dead Space, by the original creator, but is too similar to the original or not enough? It won’t be so obvious to more casual gamers, but every survival horror fan already knows that The Callisto Protocol is Dead Space 4 by any other name. EA’s old survival horror franchise is back in fashion at the moment, with an official remake of the first game due early next year. From its grim, industrial looking sci-fi setting to its penchant for traumatic dismemberment, The Callisto Protocol certainly looks the part but there are key differences, and not all of them are positive… For most, the Dead Space series peaked with its second instalment , before the franchise took a turn towards action rather than scares, in the co-op focused Dead Space 3 . The Callisto Protocol is directed by Glen Schofield, the creator of the original game (but who didn’t work on any of the sequels), an

Games Inbox: Not getting a PS5 for Christmas, The Callisto Protocol price, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor date

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Not a cheap present (pic: Sony) The Friday letters page is pleased to hear about the Sonic Frontiers DLC, as one reader has some ideas for the Uncharted roller coaster. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@metro.co.uk Christmas present Like most people I’m struggling a bit at the moment in terms of finance. The rent has gone up, we’re having to keep the heating on for longer now the weather is colder, and food prices are getting ridiculous. Christmas is coming too and while I was planning to get a PlayStation 5 that’s now been put on the backburner. My kids need their Christmas to be good more than I do, so that’s my priority. Game prices also play a part and, to be honest, I’ve considered getting an Xbox Series S and Game Pass, but I’m not sure I’ve liked any Xbox exclusive, ever, while almost every Sony one seems to strike a nerve with me. The PlayStation 5 is what I what and I’ve got to accept that I can’t afford it. I guess I’m still in a privileged