Sam Hargrave

Associate Editor (Content)

Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.

At the time of joining The Direct, Sam was studying Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where he resides, and running a gaming YouTube channel.

Sam can be found on Twitter where he often shares his latest articles and additional thoughts on recent news.

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Sam Hargrave's Latest Stories

GameStop Stock Drastically Pivots Due to Reddit

In an unprecedented move, Redditors have managed to sway the US stock market, providing retail giant GameStop, with a new all-time high stock value.

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10 PlayStation Games That Could Be Adapted For Movies & TV Shows

Recent comments from Sony have confirmed there are ten TV and movie adaptations in the works of some of their famous PlayStation exclusives, but what are they? Here are some of our top picks!

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Resident Evil Franchise Reveals Re:Verse, a New Multiplayer Shooter

During their Resident Evil showcase event, the Capcom team have revealed a slew of major details regarding their upcoming projects in the universe.

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Fortnite Leak Reveals Terminator & Sarah Connor Skins For Season 5

An accidental listing on the PlayStation store in some regions has seemingly revealed the first looks at Sarah Connor and T-800 skins from the popular Terminator franchise coming to Fortnite.

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The Last of Us Director Really Wants To Make Marvel Punisher Video Game

With the upward trend in video game adaptations of major franchises, even the Naughty Dog co-president seems ready to jump on board, as he shares his list of IPs he'd want to work on most.

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The Last of Us Director Teases Naughty Dog's Next Video Game

A recent tweet from Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann has revealed the studio is currently in the progress of hiring developers for their next project described as "something very cool".

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Sony Announces New PS5 Release Dates For Pragmata, Returnal & Other Exclusive Titles

Today saw the annual CES tech conference taking place — as an online event — as a part of this, Sony held a presentation to showcase upcoming PlayStation releases which included new release dates.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Will Use PS5 DualSense Controllers To Enhance Weapons

In a recent interview with GamesRadar, Rift Apart game director, Mike Daly, commented on the upcoming sequel's use of the DualSense controller features and how it enhances the immersion of the title.

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Why Xbox Controllers Still Use Batteries

The UK Duracell marketing manager has revealed details of a Microsoft partnership explaining the companies persistent use of batteries as most competitors to rechargeable models.

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God of War: Ragnarok Could Still Be Coming To PS4

Former God of War developer, David Jaffe, has recently commented on the last generational future of the God of War franchise, stating his belief the upcoming sequel will still be available on PS4.

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God of War's Original Trilogy Story Will Continue In New Comic Series

Dark Horse comics are ready to answer the unexplained questions of the God of War franchise with an all-new comic series titled God of War: Fallen God, beginning March 2021.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales: 10 Costumes Get Their Own Funko Pops

Following the hit release of Insomniac's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Funko has revealed a vast line-up of Pop Vinyl figures based on Miles' various looks in the game, set to release this April.

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Tom Holland's Uncharted: New Movie Images Reveal Key Artifacts & Locations

In a special New Year's Day teaser, the official Uncharted movie Twitter account published a selection of teaser images from the upcoming adaptation, providing new clues towards the plot.

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Vin Diesel Helped Fix Video Game Bug For Ark Franchise That He's Starring In

In March, the ARK team released an update to fix a relatively minor bug reported by members of the community, it has now been confirmed the sequel's star Vin Diesel was among the bug reporters.

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GTA 6: Rockstar Rumored To Have Cancelled Bully 2 For Grand Theft Auto Development

A recent rumor has claimed a sequel to Bully was at one point in development however, was canceled to allow Rockstar to focus on GTA 6 and other projects.

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Resident Evil Reboot: Sony Shares New Photo To Celebrate Filming Wrap

A tweet from the Sony Pictures Twitter account has confirmed the 2021 Resident Evil reboot — directed by Johannes Roberts — has wrapped production and teased the setting of the movie.

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Gotham Knights Release Date: WB Montreal Teases Summer 2021 Debut

A holiday message from WB Montreal may have teased a possible release date for the highly-anticipated Batman: Arkham successor, Gotham Knights, set to release July 2021.

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Samsung Joins Epic Games In Promoting 'Free Fortnite' Surprise Campaign To Influencers

In a package sent to IGN host, Greg Miller, Samsung have shown their solidarity with the Free Fortnite movement through an assortment of slogan branded merchandise sent in partnership with Epic Games.

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GTA 6: Rockstar Teases Future Single-Player Plans For Grand Theft Auto Universe

Seven years later, GTA 5 and its online experience remains one of the most popular titles in gaming and Rockstar have teased they have no intention of leaving behind single player experiences.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Changes Tune on Refund Offer

A CD Projekt Red conference call has revealed that despite the promise of refunds issued by the developer, this was seemingly done prematurely with no consultation with either Sony or Microsoft.

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Star Wars Video Games Have Exciting Future, Teases Lucasfilm Employee

In a tweet, Lucasfilm creative executive — Matt Martin — has teased the future of Star Wars in gaming hinting at his extreme excitement for what is to come.

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Naughty Dog's Last of Us Part 2 Wins Best Video Game of 2020 at The Game Awards

After a long wait through a show of reveals and surprises, the 2020 Game of the Year has been declared in the concluding moments of the Game Awards presentation.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Gameplay Shown at The Game Awards

During The Game Awards show tonight, Treyarch and Activision revealed the first gameplay trailer from Black Ops Cold War and Warzone's Season 1 content update.

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Fall Guys Season 3: Announcement Trailer Brings the Holiday Cheer

As a part of the Game Awards showcase, Fall Guys developer, Mediatonic, have revealed the first look at the upcoming season three update for the knockout-platformer, confirmed to release December 15.

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Halo Infinite: New Screenshots Reveal First Look at Multiplayer Map, Weapons & More

A blog-post from 343 Industries has offered some new looks Halo: Infinite including images of a new map from the free-to-play multiplayer, along with confirmation of a Fall 2021 release date.

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Cyberpunk 2077: Trailer Easter Egg Reveals Free DLC Coming Soon

CD Projekt Red are back with some of their old tricks having hidden a message inside the Cyberpunk 2077 launch trailer giving the first teases at the post-launch content, set to begin in 2021

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Destiny 2: Bungie Announces Crossplay For Next Year, Armor Updates & More

Destiny 2 is set to offer some big changes in the new year as Bungie have confirmed cross-play support is on its way to the title in 2021, coming on the heels of the next-gen release today.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Causing Epilepsy Issues Among Gamers

With only a few days to go until the release of Cyberpunk 2077, a report from Game Informer has issued an epilepsy warning for those who suffer from the condition.

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Dragon Age 4: New Concept Art Revealed Ahead of The Game Awards Announcement

After years of waiting for a proper look at the long-awaited Dragon Age sequel, a special look is set to be shown next week during the Game Awards showcase.

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Call of Duty Delays Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 1

In a shocking development, Treyarch and Activision have delayed the release of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone's season 1 update along with giving major new details on the content set to arrive.

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God of War Director Cory Barlog Reacts To Fortnite's Kratos Skin Reveal

After a week of rumors and speculation, Kratos from God of War has joined the world of Fortnite following the release of a new trailer and his addition to the item shop.

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Dead Island 2: Publisher Teases Upcoming News For Sequel Installment

After years with no update, publisher Deep Silver brought life back to the highly anticipated Dead Island 2 with a cryptic tease confirming the title is still on the way.

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The Last of Us Part 2: New Trailer Packs Emotion With Focus on Abby

With just a week to go until the biggest gaming award show of the year, PlayStation has released a new story trailer for The Last of Us Part II, highlighting Abby, one of the title's key characters.

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Fortnite Leak Reveals God of War's Kratos For Season 5, Confirmed By Epic Games

Following a leak earlier today, a Fortnite teaser posted on the official PlayStation Twitter account has seemingly confirmed a leak that God of War star, Kratos, will be joining Fortnite soon!

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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Unused Concept Art & Character Designs Released

Following the release of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the developers at Insomniac Games released an assortment of concept art from the game's development showcasing several suits for Miles.

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Xbox Game Pass Teases Remedy's Control Coming To Service

It appears another highly requested fan favorite game will be joining Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass library next month as a cryptic tweet from the company appears to tease its incoming arrival.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Orders Beating Out The Witcher 3 With Mostly Digital Sales

While discussing the pre-orders of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red revealed pre-orders are higher than their last title, The Witcher 3.

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Cyberpunk 2077 DLC & Story Expansions Delayed

After previously hearing CD Projekt Red was intending to reveal Cyberpunk 2077 post-launch DLC prior to release, it has now been announced the reveal will instead be coming some time after launch.

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PS5 Leak Reveals Next-Gen Virtual Reality Set With Touch Technology

A patent recently filed by Sony seems to reveal a next-generation model of the PS VR is in the early stages of development.

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Sony Promises More PS5's For Retailers This Year

In a tweet from the PlayStation Twitter account, Sony has confirmed more PS5 units will become available by the end of the year.

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