Author: Eurogamer

Eurogamer is a British video game journalism website owned by Gamer Network, both formed alongside each other in 1999. Its editor is Oli Welsh.

Over four months after publisher Bandai Namco pulled online PvP support for the Dark Souls series on PC following the discovery of a serious security vulnerability, FromSoftware has said it’s “currently in the process of restoring” the games’ online servers. PvP servers for Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls 3 were “temporarily deactivated” back in January after reports the games were vulnerable to Remote Code Execution exploits began to make headlines. Several weeks later, Bandai Namco offered an update, saying that “due to the time required to set up proper testing environments, online services…

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Budding urban planners that somehow still haven’t found their way toward Colossal Order’s enormously entertaining city builder Cities: Skylines now have no excuse. You can pick up the base game and almost all its DLC on PC for around £16 in the latest Humble charity bundle. Cities: Skylines was a solidly entertaining city builder when it released all the way back in 2015, but seven years of expansions and other post-launch DLC haved created a game of truly amazing scope. However, getting your hands on absolutely everything that’s released thus far is, inevitably, an extremely pricey undertaking even…

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Developer IronOak Games’ wonderful tabletop-RPG-meets-digital-board-game adventure For The King is getting a sequel, and it’ll be making its way to PC some time next year. The original For The King, if you’re unfamiliar, was a thoroughly entertaining (if sometimes brutally challenging) blend of familiar RPG stables – think dungeon crawling, questing, turn-based exploration and combat, loot acquisition, and so on – streamlined into a light-hearted, optionally co-operative rogue-like adventure. More than anything, it was a wonderfully designed little story generator – encompassing everything from haunted carnivals to suffocating jungles – with enough potential combinations across its moving…

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Temtem, developer Crema’s massively multiplayer riff on Pokémon, will be leaving early access and getting its full PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, and PC release on 6th September. Temtem, you might recall, entered Steam early access back in January 2020, selling over half a million copies in its first month of release. Crema has been steadily expanded the game’s core creature-collecting and battling action since then – introducing the likes of new Temtem, new islands to explore, and new social and competitive features, not to mention launching an early access version for PS5 – and update 1.0 is…

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Everything you need to know about why I bounced off Halo Infinite shortly after launch can be encapsulated in a single word: crossplay. I’m an ardent, long-time fan of the franchise, but it’s profoundly aggravating that I can’t opt out of it, not least because at its best, Halo’s multiplayer – whilst not without its issues – remains incredibly good fun. I’ve long considered it one of the fairest of its ilk, a game that awards not time spent but skill, effectively levelling the playing field. It’s you, it’s them, and it’s standard loadouts and a handful of…

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Hello! Welcome back to the Video Game City Week. In this piece, Aamir makes the case for including Shenmue 3’s wonderful Hotel Niaowu in our ultimate video game metropolis. Hotel Niaowu My parents used to take me on various holidays when I was a child. The hotels we stayed in were odd — simultaneously cosy and alien, a place to rest and eat with family while also encountering a swarm of strangers in a far too polished environment. I don’t think I’ve come across a hotel in a game that captures this cosy yet alien sensation quite as well…

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Asmodee Digital’s video game adaptation of acclaimed co-op board game Gloomhaven is, after more than two years on Steam, finally coming to consoles. Although Flaming Fowl Studios developed the PC version – which came out of early access at the end of last year – Saber Interactive will seemingly be handling the console port. “We’re excited to bring Gloomhaven to new players around the world with Saber Interactive,” Asmodee Digital CEO Pierre Ortolan confirmed to press. “Partnerships like this are one of the great advantages we have available to us now as part of Embracer Group, and we look…

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MultiVersus offers up a huge roster of characters from Warner Bros. franchises like Batman, Adventure Time and Scooby Doo. There are 16 characters to enjoy in MultiVersus at launch, with more planned later down the line. Players have even been able to try out the game early as part of a closed alpha test. To help you prep for the ultimate multiversal showdown, we’ve detailed the entire character roster in this guide. We’ll take a look at who’s included in the closed alpha, and who will be available once the game launches. On this page: MultiVersus full character list There…

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If you’re in the mood for a spot of space domination this weekend and somehow haven’t yet given Paradox Interactive’s galactic empire builder a whirl in the six years it’s been out, now’s the perfect time to do so, given it’s free to play for the next few days. Stellaris, a sort of space-faring amalgam of grand strategy and 4X action, burst onto the scene back in 2016 to significant acclaim. Six years on, it’s a substantially different beast, with Paradox having made some sweeping changes along the way, most notably in its radical 2.0 release. The many faceted road…

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We were all left to pick our jaws up from the floor when it was announced that Embracer had purchased the rights to big franchises such as Tomb Raider and Deus Ex from Square Enix earlier this month. It seemed to be the bargain of the year, if not century, for the holding company. Now, in its financial report, Embracer has highlighted its hopes for the future following this acquisition (including potential remakes of some classic titles) saying, “after the end of the quarter, we further strengthened our development capabilities and IP-portfolio by entering into an agreement to acquire Crystal…

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