Horizon: Zero Dawn originally had you fighting robo-saurs with a machine gun

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Horizon: Zero Dawn originally had you fighting robo-saurs with a machine gun

What if instead of fighting with your bow, spear, and wits in Horizon: Zero Dawn… you just shot all the robot dinosaurs with a machine gun?That's how the earliest prototypes for Horizon played out, managing director Hermen Hulst explained in a conversation with Uncharted 4 co-director Neil Druckmann.

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An hour-long Prey demo is coming to consoles on April 27

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An hour-long Prey demo is coming to consoles on April 27

If you're still on the fence about Prey, the sci-fi game from Dishonored studio Arkane and publisher Bethesda, perhaps some hands-on time will help you make up your mind.Lucky you, you can have exactly that when an hour-long demo - appropriately titled "Prey Demo: Opening Hour" - arrives for Xbox One and PS4 on April 27.

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Check out these Overwatch Uprising tips before you try the new PvE event

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Check out these Overwatch Uprising tips before you try the new PvE event

The new PvE mode in Overwatch Uprising is a good time, but don't think it's easy just because you're fighting bots.Play the standard Uprising mode first, on normalUnlike Junkenstein's Revenge from the Halloween event, you don't have to play through Uprising with the four "canon" characters.

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How a Final Fantasy box-office bomb led to the strangely charming Blue Dragon

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How a Final Fantasy box-office bomb led to the strangely charming Blue Dragon

When it launched in the country in 2006, Blue Dragon did the seemingly impossible: it made Xbox 360 consoles sell.At the core of Blue Dragon sits smartly designed gameplay built from the most enduring of traditional RPG tropes.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild horses tips - tame your steed and bring it back from the dead

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild horses tips - tame your steed and bring it back from the dead

The world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is positively intimidating.Depending on just how wild a particular horse is, you’ll need to be prepared to quickly eat to stop it bucking you off.

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The 10 hardest Hard Modes in gaming - these will destroy you

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The 10 hardest Hard Modes in gaming - these will destroy you

Back in the earliest days of gaming there was next to no hand-holding, tutorials were completely unheard of, and even toggleable difficulty settings were extremely rare.For years games coddled us, we grew soft, and the days of brutal, unforgiving difficulty and real challenge faded into memory.

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The secrets and tricks Pokemon games never tell you about (but you need to know)

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The secrets and tricks Pokemon games never tell you about (but you need to know)

No, we're not talking about disturbing things in Pokemon; we've covered that already, along with the craziest theories about Pokemon.Well, if you're planning on using the li'l rat, you might as well swap it with your friends.

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8 secrets and clues you might have missed in that Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer

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8 secrets and clues you might have missed in that Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer

The first Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer has leaked ahead of Star Wars Celebration 2017.This trailer shows off footage of an unnamed Imperial soldier (who appears to actually be an officer), who fought at the battle of Endor.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer leaks and teases a Darth Maul vs Yoda battle

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer leaks and teases a Darth Maul vs Yoda battle

With only a matter of days until Star Wars Celebration, it looks like someone's been careless with that USB stick labelled 'Star Wars Battlefront 2 - IMPORTANT'.Check out the full leaked trailer above that shows plenty of Rogue One characters as well as a surprise appearance from The Phantom Menace's Darth Maul.

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Overwatch's Uprising event has new PvE modes, a selfie highlight intro, and more

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Overwatch's Uprising event has new PvE modes, a selfie highlight intro, and more

The new Overwatch Uprising event is, as McCree would say, your huckleberry.Even if you're less enamored with the competitive multiplayer modes, Blizzard knows how to make a mighty fine PvE experience.

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Meet the creators of Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic's glorious tribute to the N64

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Meet the creators of Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic's glorious tribute to the N64

The characters don't just have that luscious cartoon style, the stages aren't just filled with equally enticing collectibles.The game also sounds precisely like those classic Rare games Playtonic's staff had a hand in.

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PlayStation VR launch game Battlezone comes to Rift and Vive starting with a week-long beta

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PlayStation VR launch game Battlezone comes to Rift and Vive starting with a week-long beta

Battlezone, a modern twist on the 1980 classic about virtual tank warfare, is coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, starting with a closed beta that begins April 19.If you're interested in helping developer Rebellion bring the game to your platform, you can sign up and register as a beta participant until April 13.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is finally backwards compatible on Xbox One, and it's on sale too

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is finally backwards compatible on Xbox One, and it's on sale too

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the longstanding crowd favorite for Xbox One backwards compatibility, is finally having its day.If you don't already own it, you can buy it digitally for $19.

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Thimbleweed Park walkthrough and puzzle solutions guide

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Thimbleweed Park walkthrough and puzzle solutions guide

Taking place in the fictional town of Thimbleweed Park, the game has many mysteries for players to solve throughout its duration - with some being significantly more difficult than others to crack.That’s why we’ve decided to compile a guide to help you successfully navigate the game.

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has a release date of August 22, costs $40

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has a release date of August 22, costs $40

And how much will it cost to see Nadine Ross and Chloe Frazer team up to hunt down a long-lost treasure?Now, that may seem like a large price to pay for a standalone expansion, but Naughty Dog says that The Lost Legacy will be "a true Uncharted game.

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Xbox Spring Sale has up to 50 percent off on games like Dishonored 2

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Xbox Spring Sale has up to 50 percent off on games like Dishonored 2

The Xbox Store Spring Sale is on, with deep savings across the entire Xbox One catalog.Battlefield 1 - Normally $59.

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The 11 coolest alternate history stories in video games

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The 11 coolest alternate history stories in video games

It all changed when: Surprise, surprise: this divergent timeline involves an alternate end to World War 2, where Hitler lost control and Germany became the German Empire.It all changed when: The Nazis won World War II.

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Save $15 on building a custom Xbox One controller from now through April 17

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Save $15 on building a custom Xbox One controller from now through April 17

If you ever wanted to buy a custom Xbox One controller but balked at the price (or maybe you just really want a second one) your time has come.Microsoft is offering a $15 discount on its custom controller creation service from now through April 17, bringing the standard price down to $64.

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After 2016’s disappointing sequel sales, is it time for publishers to take more risks?

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After 2016’s disappointing sequel sales, is it time for publishers to take more risks?

Titanfall 2, Watch Dogs 2 and Dishonored 2 all underperformed in the sales charts last year.Team OXM debate why sequels might be losing their lustre and what this could mean for the future of Xbox games.

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With COD WWII rumoured this year, let’s look at the series' best World War 2 moments

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With COD WWII rumoured this year, let’s look at the series' best World War 2 moments

If the rumours are true then COD will be returning to World War 2 this year.With that in mind let’s take a look back at some of the series’ greatest WW2 moments.

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