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Prey may unashamedly be influenced by the likes of System Shock and Dead Space, but honestly, we could do with more of these sorts of games. With the title's May release fast approaching, publisher Bethesda has been ramping up the content drops. First we got a healthy chunk of gameplay and now more details about the characters and narrative, courtesy of the developers at Arkane Studios.

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While Blizzard's more recent releases haven't exactly been modder-friendly, in the past the company was happy to bundle its games with powerful creation tools, with the Warcraft and StarCraft real-time strategy games being prime examples. But Blizzard hasn't given up on providing players with ways to generate their own content, with Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan stating the developer is "open-minded" about the issue.

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Set far in the future of humankind, Mass Effect: Andromeda chronicles the journey of a group of intrepid pioneers who become the first humans to travel outside our galaxy. Yet even as it builds this unknown world, Mass Effect never forgets those who are pioneering today, throwing in a handful of loving references to SpaceX and the ESA, among others.

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I've played every Call of Duty for the last decade, dropping countless hours into the multiplayer modes of Activision's first-person shooters, always ranking my accounts up to the maximum Prestige level. But Infinite Warfare's microtransactions make me think I'm going to break that streak.

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If you haven't caught up on Season Two of Telltale's The Walking Dead or missed Assassin's Creed Revelations, Xbox Live's Games with Gold has you covered for April. Paying subscribers to Xbox Live can grab these four games for "free" if they have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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Years after Diablo III's seasons first started, they're finally coming to consoles. Just as PC players begin clicking their way through the game's 10th season, those who decided to go with the superior version of Diablo III will get to start seasonal characters on Friday, March 31.

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Hey, there's a new Mass Effect game out this week! How about that. While Mass Effect: Andromeda tells a story independent of the original trilogy, there's enough existing lore, jargon and backstory that you probably want to brush up before you dive in. I'm here to help.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda sprawls and sprawls, eagerly offering you so much to see and do, that it nearly loses itself in the process. In this massive and uncertain voyage into an alien galaxy, the best way to center yourself is to hold on to other people, and trust that the mission will accomplish at least some of its ambitious goals.

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Forget the face animations, forget the glitches, forget the amazing open world. This is a travesty. Mass Effect Andromeda's character creator is the most restrictive and disappointing of any modern Bioware game, in a game series where character customisation is incredibly important to many players.

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Mass Effect Andromeda is a huge game. I've played for a little under 20 hours now, haven't progressed too far in the plot, and I feel I could easily play for another 60 hours before I had to return to the main plotline. More than that, I feel like I wouldn't mind playing for another 60 hours without progressing in the main plot. Andromeda may be a new galaxy for humanity, but its world is far from empty.