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The latest game in the venerable Dirt series is coming to Xbox One and PS4, and it looks like a worthy conversion from the Steam Early Access version PC players have had for months. The target of 1080p and 60fps on both consoles even seems feasible, judging by what we've played. The best part is that this is a hardcore rally game, the likes of which we rarely see on consoles.

Dirt Rally is in many ways the game long-time Colin McRae Rally fans have been waiting for: a return to more authentic rallying, with narrow, demanding courses and impressively realistic handling. After Dirt Showdown, we will take basically anything that isn't Dirt Showdown.

From cars to scars with our next hand-picked Outside Xbox video this week, which investigates what dramatic video game scars reveal about their owners.

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The Overwatch beta is back on which means, naturally, that conversations with Chris Bratt about the Overwatch beta are also back on.

In this week's Eurogamer show, I sit down with Chris to hear about how one Overwatch's heroes - Bastion - has changed since the last beta and what that can tell us about the way Blizzard works.

Never mind all that, though - we've got a new video set! We painted the wall blue and got a sofa and everything. Take a look, it's nicer than the sofa in my living room.

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In the gaming world, it's hardly new practice to offer complete editions of previously released titles but, between CD Projekt RED's The Witcher series and now Techland's Dying Light, it's fair to say that nobody does enhanced editions quite like a Polish development house. Combining the experience and insight gained from the original release with new content is what has come to define the best enhanced editions and, with Dying Light: The Following, that's exactly what you're getting. Features galore, an entire new world to play in and a whole lot more awaits potential buyers here but as this is Digital Foundry, we were most interested in what this means for presentation and performance.

Since its initial launch last year, Dying Light has continued to receive patches - nine of them, in fact - with minor tweaks made on each platform in order to improve performance and image quality. For instance, Techland now offers users the ability to disable the film grain effect and choose from a large number of unique color filters. This includes things like macro mode, which attempts to mimic a tilt shift perspective complete with depth of field, or one of the print options, which give the game a comic book feel.

The sheer number of new modes and ways to play the game is also rather impressive here and adds a lot of replay value to the mix. The game's multiplayer mode is particularly interesting, though in our testing, we did run into some connectivity issues - not something one would expect in a definitive release. Still, this feels like the complete package - what could possibly go wrong?

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In 1096, a small, grubby, angry man on a donkey led twenty thousand men and women - most of them half-armed peasants - over the Straits of Bosphorus into Anatolia. The angry man, Peter the Hermit, had led this rabble across Europe. He'd blagged transport across the Straits from the Emperor of Constantinople. He and his mob were the vanguard of the First Crusade.

'Vanguard' is another way of saying 'they didn't wait for the actual army' - despite warnings from the Emperor and other wiser heads, who could plainly see what was going to happen. Twenty thousand half-starved peasants were about to take on the Seljuk Turks, the warrior dynasty which had conquered Persia, and that was never going to end well. Peter's lot - the 'People's Crusade' - did conquer a couple of cities, thanks to numbers and the element of surprise. Possibly the element of bewilderment. I can't imagine what the Turks thought what this rabble of idiots was trying to achieve. In any case, the Seljuks got over their bewilderment soon enough, set up an ambush, and comprehensively kicked Crusader arse. A few thousand People's Crusaders survived and fled back to Constantinople.

Peter survived too, of course, as his kind generally do. In fact he lived at least another twenty years. He'd won enough prestige that he served as a diplomat and adviser to the leaders of the First Crusade proper. He made it as far as Jerusalem before he went home. He lived out the rest of his life running a monastery in the Ardennes. It was a pretty good life.

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