Return to Monkey Island is a Switch console exclusive

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. There's more good news for everyone looking forward to Return to Monkey Island. Return to Monkey Island has more news to share, less than two months after its surprise announcement. The game was confirmed for Nintendo Switch today as part of a Nintendo Direct. The sequel to the iconic adventure series launches exclusively on Switch, alongside PC. Though today's trailer

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Elden Ring modder mounts Blaidd the Half-Wolf to demonstrate cut rider content

FromSoftware has evidently envisioned a more ambitious rider and mount system for Elden Ring during development. Elden Ring really is the gift that keeps on giving. Even if you look past the content already in the game, our evolving interpretations of it, and the different discoveries players continue to make this many months after launch, there's an untapped goldmine of cut features and content that we've been slowly uncovering. One such feature that seems to have gone through

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 + 4 Remasters canned by Activision after Vicarious Visions merger

After the success of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, you'd think a follow-up would be inevitable. Alas, Activision wasn't interested. Were you one of the 1 million people that enjoyed Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Remaster when it launched back in 2020? Did you think that – after becoming the fastest-selling game in the series – it would make sense for Activision to work on the inevitable sequel? Well, you were wrong. As were we all, apparently. As per comments from the birdman,

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Capcom putting this monster in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an unforgivable insult to me personally

Home Features Action Monster Hunter Rise You tricked me for a minute, Capcom. You joined this week's Nintendo Direct with a final trailer for Monster Hunter Rise's Sunbreak expansion, which hit both the Switch and PC this week, and got me all excited about taking down new monsters alongside human NPCs for the first time. You reminded me of how wildly acrobatic Rise's movement system is, and how sickeningly satisfying it is to vault over the handle of a greatsword and smash it into

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Naraka: Bladepoint devs “not at all” concerned about losing out on sales with Xbox Game Pass launch

We sat down and talked with Archer Wang about Game Pass and levelling the playing field. Naraka: Bladepoint, the third-person action battle royale from 24 Entertainment, has been holding a solid spot among the most popular games on Steam ever since its release almost one year ago. However, as you may have seen during Xbox and Bethesda’s not-E3 presentation the game is breaking free of the PC platform and heading to Xbox consoles. And it's available day one on Game Pass, to boo

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Crime caper Sunday Gold is half adventure game, half JRPG, and all style

Home Features RPG Sunday Gold (Image credit: Bkom, Team 17) My crew of misfits is breaking and entering the headquarters of future London's resident evil megacorp, and I'm all out of action points. I blew them searching the drawers of this office and picking the lock of a car in the parking garage, so now I've got none left to hack the workstation and move our heist forward. Hesitantly, I hit the button to end my turn, raising the security team's alert status an

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Lego and Nintendo collaborate once again to give us the best character, Blue Shy Guy

The latest character pack brings in eight new Mario characters to the world of Lego. Brick lovers gather round, as at Lego Con 2022, the plastic building company and Nintendo announced a new line of Super Mario character packs. Nintendo of America shared a first look at the new lineup of Lego versions of classic Mario characters. It's a mystery box kind of situation, with eight different characters to collect and build, including Nabbit, Purple Toad, Hammer Bro, Waddlewing, Toady

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Why wait for another Fire Emblem when you can play Shining Force instead?

With Shining Force 1 and 2 available via Switch Online’s expansion pack, here’s why Sega’s classic series is essential for tactical RPG fans. Fire Emblem may well have been one of the first, and most famous, tactical RPGs, despite the fact there would be over a decade between the series Japanese and international releases. However, for those of us in the West who fancied overhead wargaming in a fantasy setting, you could do worse than check out the just as good (and slight

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How to get the Divine Relic in Cuphead

Home Features Platformer Cuphead (Image credit: Studio MDHR) The Cuphead Divine Relic is the strongest charm in the game, letting you switch weapons by dashing, and granting you the benefits of multiple charms at once. However, it comes with a high price. First, you'll have to solve a puzzle, and then defeat a number of tough bosses with a pretty significant debuff.  But if you're up for the challenge, this charm can completely transform the game, and it even p

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And now, an adventure game about, uh, getting a divorce

Home News Adventure I've gotten married in a few games over the years—The Sims 4, Skyrim, My Time at Portia, stuff like that—but I don't have a lot of experience with virtual divorce. That'll change next month when I play adventure game My Divorce Story, which is being developed by a South Korean divorce lawyer and is based on actual divorce cases. The adventure (it feels a bit weird to call it that) kicks off when you receive an anonymous message that your spouse is cheating. "W

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Skull and Bones release is closer than you think, according to Xbox Store leak

You could be boarding ship as soon as November. Skull and Bones is the elusive pirate title from Ubisoft that has been in the works for a while now, although, it hasn't been the steadiest of rides. That being said, a leak from the Xbox Store, if valid, suggests that the game may be available to play as soon as November. If you need a refresher, here's the E3 2017 trailer for Skull and Bones. The game, which follows you and up to five others sailing across the Indian Ocean, was f

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Elden Ring's Leyndell looked unusually different before the day one patch

The Leyndell that shipped on Elden Ring's disc is different from the one we have today. If you've been keeping up with Elden Ring's various updates over the last several months, the game's minor evolutions should be familiar to you. FromSoftware has quietly changed the game's maps (several times), and made a number of other tweaks that rarely get mentioned in patch notes. And, it turns out, one of the game's most recongisable areas was being updated right up until the last minute

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Id won't do it, so hobbyists ported Carmack's final Doom game to PC

Home News RPG Doom (Image credit: id Software) Doom RPG is one of those odd side-stories in videogame history, a project born from id Software co-founder John Carmack's relentlessly tinkering nature. It was a mobile game from the pre-smartphone era, and the game's origins are as simple as Carmack's wife buying him a slightly better phone: which naturally set our boy to thinking. "Getting into this was really a sort of random event," Carmack told Eurogamer in 200

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Every new monster in Sunbreak and when you can fight them

Home Features Action Monster Hunter Rise (Image credit: Capcom) Conquer Elgado with these Sunbreak guides The Sunbreak monster list adds all sorts of fun and fearsome creatures to the world of Monster Hunter Rise, from giant crabs to vampiric elder dragons, and even pretty experienced players are going to have a tough time beating all of them. But the added challenge is the whole fun of master rank. Some monsters, like the Aurora Somnacanth or Pyre Rakna-Kadak

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Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is coming to Steam this week alongside the new Molten Mirrors DLC

Experience the Wonderlands on Steam. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands will arrive on Steam Thursday, June 23. Alongside the main game, all DLC will be made available, and this includes the latest content release, Molten Mirrors. For a limited time, Steam users will be able to pick up the game for a special launch price, and receive the Golden Hero Armor Pack until July 7. If you plan to move your game to Steam from the Epic Games Store, your save data can be transferred, but you will nee

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Fall Guys Free for All launches, immediately plagued with server issues

Mediatonic certainly didn't expect so many clumsy beans to jump into the game at once. Yesterday, Fall Guys did something that many of us had been wanting them to do for a while now. Mediatonic's clumsy title went free to play, arrived on Xbox and Nintendo Switch, and introduced cross-platform play. This is a big move for the title, which appears to have a copious amount of adoring fans who have been waiting for this day. Jump into Fall Guys Free for All now! Server issues permit

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Today's Wordle answer #376: Thursday, June 30

Home News Browser Games Wordle (Image credit: Nurphoto via Getty) Thursday has rolled around again, so let's take a look at the answer to the June 30 (376) Wordle. This is it, the end of the month. There's definitely been a few stumbles in my Wordling over the past few weeks, but I think I've managed to not embarrass myself—in fact I've even surprised myself a few times along the way, tapping out words I'd forgotten I'd known. However you've scored this month,

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Steam Summer Sale kicks off today

Thousands of games on sale. The Steam Summer Sale has kicked off, and promises to save you a bit of coin. As usual, along with the sale, you will be able to acquire trading cards and craft badges for fun. There's also some sort of mystery going on with a self-described time-traveling trickster named Clorthax. The character is selling "ten games from the far future" but for some reason can't divulge the names of the games or "their exact location on Steam." Instead, vague hints wi

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Wild West Dynasty looks like any other survival game until it turns into a city builder

Home News RPG There's a lot going on in Wild West Dynasty: roleplaying, survival, life simulation, resource management, and city building, according to the game's Steam page . You can see a bit of that (or a bit of some of that, anyway) in the first gameplay trailer above, which includes a cowboy shooting a boar before exploring a mine shaft, chopping down a tree, hitting a rock with a pickaxe, and then building a house.  Standard survival game stuff, in other words. But our rugged

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Destiny 2 cheat creators cough up $13.5 million to Bungie for damages to copyright

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Now that's a lot of glimmer. Nearly a year since Bungie first filed a lawsuit against cheat provider Elite Boss Tech, the illicit company has agreed to pay $13.5 million to the developers of Destiny 2 for infringing on their copyright. As first reported on by TorrentFreak, this marks the conclusion of a long and costly battle for the defendants, who have found themselves

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Archery in games is bad: here's how to make it better

Home Features Action Horizon Zero Dawn (Image credit: Blizzard Entertainment) Archery is among the most represented sports in games. Football and racing are up there, of course, but naming one action game without a bow and arrow somewhere in it is a difficult job. But for all the archery we see in gaming, very little of it hits the bullseye. Games don't need to be realistic to be fun, but as an actual archer I know there are real techniques and variables that co

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The Callisto Protocol looked to "real-life examples of horror and gore" during development

Mortal Kombat previously proved controversial due to similar methods of inspiration. It's sounding like The Callisto Protocol is going to go all out on gore for the game, as it's apparently been inspired by "real-life examples of horror and gore." The Callisto Protocol is set to launch at the end of 2022, and so far, it's not looking like a game for the faint of heart. Thanks to Geoff Keighley, we got our first look at gameplay last week at Summer Games Fest which had plenty of l

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Intel's official Arc A380 gaming benchmarks confirm it's on average 15% slower than a 3 year-old GPU

Home News (Image credit: Intel / Gunnir) Intel's first discrete graphics card, the Arc A380, has been released. In China, exclusively. That's a bit of a shame, but it has at least allowed Intel to stick to its aim of getting the discrete Arc GPUs released early this year. Even if it is just in a single region, and only via OEMs right now. The first benchmarks of Intel's mainstream card (opens in new tab) came out with the first reviews out of China, but now Int

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How to get the Rivers of Blood katana in Elden Ring

Home Features RPG Elden Ring (Image credit: From Software) There's no single best weapon in Elden Ring for every occasion, but the Rivers of Blood katana may just be the most popular sword in the whole game. That's because bleed damage is very strong in Elden Ring, and nothing makes 'em bleed like Rivers of Blood. This thing will make regular enemies and even bosses burst into blood fountains with just a few hits. Below is a guide to getting your hands on the Ri

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Hearthstone's next expansion will ask the players whodunnit

Home News Card Game Hearthstone Hearthstone, like most trading card games, is fundamentally about throwing down monsters and crashing their stats into each other. (It's also a game about making your opponent tilt off the face off the Earth by dealing a bazillion damage from hand, but that's a longer article.) So it continues to amuse me how the designers are able to come up with convoluted thematic reasons for that stat crashing, be it yearlong narratives about a plucky band of Me

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When Overwatch 2 releases in October it will replace the current live service game

The original Overwatch will be incorporated into the upcoming game. The original Overwatch's days seem to be numbered as a standalone product as it will integrate with Overwatch 2. Speaking in a recent AMA on Reddit, game director Aaron Keller confirmed what Blizzard stated previously when it said the Overwatch and Overwatch 2 clients will merge to avoid fragmenting the player base. "When Overwatch 2 launches on October 4, it will be a replacement for the current Live Service

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AMD has released new drivers for GPUs it no longer supports

Home News (Image credit: AMD) AMD moved a good chunk of its graphics cards to a "legacy support model" just over a year ago (opens in new tab) . You can pretty much read "legacy support model" as stopped supporting them, in fact AMD literally said: "No additional driver releases are planned to support these graphics products." But out of nowhere, it has released a new driver for its legacy cards. You can grab it from its site (opens in new tab) if you have an older

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Watch this Unreal Engine 5 video and tell us you're not desperate for Bloodborne 2

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Lots of gothic goodness in a gorgeous form. Sign us up! If you’re like us, the idea of Bloodborne 2 has us dreaming of what a hypothetical sequel to the excellent gothic action RPG would look like. What dark corners of the world would we explore? What horrors would await us there? It’s enough to make a person sick. Enter a recently released Unreal Engine 5 montage - w

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The Boys showrunner wants to team up with Hideo Kojima to make a game

Home News (Image credit: Amazon) The showrunner and lead villain of Amazon's superhero spoof series The Boys (opens in new tab) are eager to have it made into a videogame—and they want none other than Metal Gear (opens in new tab) and Death Stranding (opens in new tab) mastermind Hideo Kojima to make it happen. The idea came up over the weekend, when Kojima revealed that he'd actually been conceptualizing a dark superhero game of his own, but opted to shelve it

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Fall Guys goes free to play on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC today!

Jump in on the fun at the exact release time today, just don't let your boss know. Fall Guys is going free to play today across PlayStation, Xbox, Steam and Nintendo Switch. This family friendly battle royale platformer, which is excellent by the way, will be downloadable free of charge with cross play and cross-platform progression, meaning beans both hardened and fresh will be able to dive back into the games with zero barriers to entry. What time will Fall Guys be free? If yo

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AMD's next gen cards will come with higher power levels, but not as high as Nvidia's

Home News (Image credit: AMD) There's still a good chunk of time to go before AMD and Nvidia’s next generation cards are launched, and details remain scarce for the most part. But if there’s one thing I know, it’s that relative power consumption will increase. Both RTX 40 (opens in new tab) and RDNA 3 (opens in new tab) cards are set to push graphics card power consumption to even higher levels. While TDPs of 450W or more at the high end will get the pre-rel

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Bungie suing person responsible for multiple fraudulent Destiny 2 DMCA takedowns

To the tune of $7.7 million. Bungie is suing the person behind several bogus Destiny 2 DMCA takedowns. March 2022 saw Bungie and various YouTubers hit with a DMCA takedown. At the time, it wasn’t clear who was issuing the takedowns, but Bungie eventually found out who the malefactor was, and has filed a lawsuit. According to the filing, the offender's name is Nicholas Minor who goes by Lord Nazo on YouTube. Apparently, Minor was issued a takedown notice by Bungie on YouTube, w

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Lollipop Chainsaw is coming back from the dead, in some shape or form

Whether it's a sequel, remaster, or remake is currently unclear. Lollipop Chainsaw is apparently coming back in some shape or form, which is probably one of the more unexpected revivals of the year. This year seems to be all about bringing back games that no one ever thought would get a second chance. Lollipop Chainsaw seems to be joining the likes of Kao the Kangaroo with a new 'something', but what that something currently is isn't particularly clear. Yoshimi Yasuda of Dragami

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Dragon's Dogma 2 is real

Capcom has finally stopped dodging and officially announced Dragon's Dogma 2. Dragon's Dogma fans finally got some big news today. Ten years later, a sequel to the cult classic Action RPG has been announced: Dragon's Dogma 2. The game was confirmed to be in development as part of the Dragon's Dogma anniversary video, which also talked a great deal about the history of the franchise and how it came to be. Series director Hideaki Itsuno will be returning to helm the project, and

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V Rising sold 2 million copies its first month in Early Access

For the dead travel fast. Swedish game developer Stunlock Studios has announced that V Rising, its open-world vampire survival game, has hit the 2 Million sales mark. Released one month ago, the Early Access title sits on Steam with 88% positive reviews from the 31,300 available. “We at Stunlock are very proud of the amazing start V Rising has made since launching on Early Access,” said CEO Rickard Frisegard. “Our goal is to make the best vampire game possible, and this is

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The best graphics cards in 2022

Home Features (Image credit: AMD and Nvidia) It's not been easy work finding the best graphics card in stock lately, but things are finally looking up. From the ultra high-end frame rate machines to slimmer price-to-performance champions, all manner of graphics card is now approaching MSRP again. Finally. The best graphics card for PC gaming is capable of hitting silky-smooth frame rates, offers great value for money, and is easy to get your hands on. That last

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Overwatch 2 will feature a Battle Pass, no Loot Boxes, a new hero every other season, more

Roadmap outlines what to expect for Seasons 1-2 and future plans. Overwatch 2 is releasing on October 4 as a free-to-play live experience, and the game will feature regular seasonal updates and a Battle Pass. The Battle Pass will feature new content including new heroes, game modes, maps, cosmetics, and more. Blizzard said Overwatch 2 going free-to-play is "a natural step forward" for both the game and players. "Free-to-play removes the barrier to entry, allowing anyone, any

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Escape Academy does an impressive job of recreating the escape room experience

Home Features Puzzle (Image credit: Coin Crew) The best thing about escape rooms is being physically present in a completely unique space: a twist on the classic secret passage-filled mystery mansion. Escape Academy (opens in new tab) , which I played at last week's Summer Game Fest, can't recreate that physical presence in videogame form. But it did put me in a room with rising water that would drown me if I didn't solve its puzzles quickly enough, and that is so

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 announcement gives Dragon’s Dogma its highest concurrent player count in 6 years

Dragon's Dogma was a popular choice for PC gamers over the weekend, as the announcement of a second game reignites interest. Last week, we saw something happen that many gamers have been braying for for years: Capcom finally stopped dodging the question, and officially announced Dragon's Dogma 2 . It was a momentous day, and something that fans have been waiting for since the original game launched way back in 2012. And it seems that announcement has got the world at large exc

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ESA is finally updating Mars Express Windows 98-based software

Home News (Image credit: Private Division) The European Space Agency (ESA) has finally decided to give the Mars Express probe a software update. It's been running on a 20-year-old operating system all this time, and the organisation figured an update might increase its chance of discovering the secrets of the red planet. Together with its friendly water probe, the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS), the Mars Express' mission is to un

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Why Splatoon 3 should cement the quirky shooter as Nintendo’s best modern franchise

Despite seemingly little changes with the formula, Splatoon 3 shouldn’t be overlooked: it’s likely to be the defining entry in Nintendo’s best modern IP. Why do I live in the UK? A cluster of lands glued together by wobbly agreements, littered with people trying to shun attractive Europeans, and led by a law-breaker who still refuses to use a comb. Worst of all (at least, for the summer), this is a hype wasteland for Splatoon 3 . We have an ink-ling that this one might b

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Warzone Season 4 players agree: great new map, jury's still out on balance changes

Home News FPS Call Of Duty: Warzone (Image credit: Raven Software) Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific got its big season 4 update (opens in new tab) yesterday, and the game received the usual slew of sandbox tweaks alongside a new map for the Resurgence game mode. I'm already sold on that new map, Fortune's Keep, a Mediterranean fortress-island complete with a castle, winery, and smuggler's cove. It has a vibrant, colorful look, and I'm impressed by its density and

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The Steam Summer Sale has begun, and it's a little weird this year

Home News Indie Steam sale dates (opens in new tab) are no longer the closely guarded secrets they used to be, but the arrival of the Steam Summer Sale (opens in new tab) still represents one of the biggest days on the PC gaming calendar. The 2022 event, which is now officially underway, is no different: There's the usual mountain of discounts on a huge range of games, plus Summer Sale trading cards, badges, something called Clorthax, and—for the first time ever, I believe—an

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Amazon is handing out Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Grid Legends, and more free games for Prime Day

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Amazon will give away 30 games in total leading up to Prime Day. July is just around the corner, which means Amazon Prime Day is looming, and what better way to celebrate than by grabbing a bunch of games for free. Prime Day is July 12-13, and Amazon will be handing out Grid Legends, Need for Speed Heat, and Mass Effect Legendary Edition to all Prime members. You will als

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Nightingale wants to provide “more agency” for survival games, says ex-Bioware dev Aaryn Flynn

We talk to former Bioware manager Aaryn Flynn on what exactly sets Nightingale apart from its peers. It already feels like an age since the Summer Game Fest peeled back the curtain on a sleek selection of upcoming game releases to get the pistons on everyone’s hype engines pumping again. Of the reveals, Nightingale certainly stood out thanks to its promise of bringing the survival genre to a more fantastical setting. But an interesting aesthetic can only get you so far – what

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Following Intel's graphics card misadventures is like watching a slow motion freeway pile-up

Home News (Image credit: Bililbili | Shenmedounengce) Intel's first discrete graphics card of the Arc generation—its first attempt at a gaming graphics card in many a long year—is finally out. In China. For an unfathomable price (opens in new tab) . Which also means we're getting independent performance reviews of the discrete Arc A380 Alchemist GPU. And it doesn't look good. Honestly, I'm still trying to figure out exactly why Intel took this approach. But what

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Overwatch 2's new tank hero Junker Queen is a bowling ball of carnage

Home News FPS Overwatch 2 Overwatch 2's (opens in new tab) Junker Queen has a devastating set of abilities as revealed by Blizzard in a recent blog post (opens in new tab) . The new tank hero will spend a lot of her time racing toward enemies, utilizing life steal and high melee damage to stay in the fray. Many of her abilities resemble damage heroes in original Overwatch, but in Overwatch 2's 5v5 world (opens in new tab) , tanks can dish out damage too. You've heard her yell at

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Go to infinity and beyond with the new Lightyear Minecraft DLC pack

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. No playing around on this space adventure. Are you (or your kids) hungry for a space adventure like you’ve never experienced before? If so, Minecraft may be the best place to find your next intergalactic journey with the new Lightyear DLC that’s just been added to the Minecraft Marketplace. Tied in with the Lightyear film that’s currently in cinemas, this content pa

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Modder builds the world's first PS5 slim

Home News We've featured DIY Perks' incredible builds before, including a huge TV that was bright enough to use outside (opens in new tab) . Matt's latest build is something a bit closer to home though: he's taken a Sony PlayStation 5 (opens in new tab) and made his own slim version of it. Obviously, it's nothing as simple as rehousing it in a new case, there's a whole feat of engineering on display here. As he points out at the start of the video, Sony usually releases a slim version

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake surprise releasing on Steam later today

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. After six months of exclusivity on EGS, FF7 Remake finally heads to Steam. After a period of time as an Epic Games Store exclusive, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is now finally coming to Steam - and it’s in about eight hours (as of 11pm, Thursday, UK time). Square Enix revealed the expansion of the PC version’s release today as part of a live stream celebrating the 25th an

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Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE wireless gaming mouse

The Dark Core is a great all-around wireless gaming mouse with excellent connectivity and great ergonomics, but its heaviness won't work for twitch shooters and the battery life isn't great. For Excellent build ergonomics Great connectivity Beautiful RGB Against Very heavy Lackluster battery life The Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Wireless Gaming Mouse is the antithesis of modern gaming mice in so many ways that it’s a wonder it exists at all. First off, it’s abs

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Don't worry, Sonic won't be kissing any more human women

Sega's Takashi Iizuka notes that the publisher has learned its lesson, and there'll be no more human-on-hedgehog romance. Remember the infamous kiss in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)? You know, the one where Knuckles stands awkwardly in the background as Princess Elise the Third plants her delicate human lips on Sonic's tiny little hedgehog face? Well, if Sega's Takashi Iizuka has his way, that'll never be happening again. Iizuka has been with Sega since 1994, meaning he's worked on t

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This indie strategy game is like a tiny Total War that only takes an hour

Home News Strategy Roma Invicta I like an indie strategy game, especially if it only takes about an hour to wrap up a campaign. Indie Roma Invicta hits that sweet spot with a game of little pixel art Romans fighting little pixel art Gauls and marching all over a little pixel art Europe eating little pixelated bushels of pixel art wheat. Roma Invicta is solo developer Puntigames (opens in new tab) first outing, a miniature strategy game that that wouldn't look out of place alongsid

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Grounded will see a full release in September

Obsidian Entertainment has announced that after two years in Game Preview and Early Access, its backyard survival adventure game Grounded releases in September. Since its launch two years ago through Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access, over 10 million players have ventured into the backyard and provided feedback which helped develop the game. Grounded is a co-op survival game where four children get shrunk in size and must defend their backyard from bugs by crafting and buildin

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Ubisoft to host an Assassin's Creed event in September

It's part of Ubisoft's 15th anniversary celebrations for Assassin’s Creed. Ubisoft is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Assassin’s Creed with "surprises, collaborations, rewards, community activities, and more" for the months to come. The celebration has its own dedicated website, and a livestream is going on right now. As part of the celebrations, Ubisoft recently updated Assassin's Creed Origins with 60 fps support on both Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. If you hav

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Legendary Japanese studio Treasure is on the comeback trail

Home News (Image credit: Treasure) If you're of a certain age and inclination, then the Tokyo-based Treasure is a name that always retains its lustre. Founded in 1992 by Konami veterans that were sick of working on sequels, the studio focused on original designs and over the 90s and 00s produced a string of all-time great shoot-em-ups including Gunstar Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, Bangai-O, Sin Punishment, and Ikaruga. As the requirements for high-end development incr

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Dune early access update spices things up with multiplayer

Home News Strategy Dune: Spice Wars Dune: Spice Wars (opens in new tab) received its first big early access update today, pitting players against each other as they fight over the spice and try to avoid becoming lunch for some big worms.  Arrakis's would-be rulers can now work together in 2v2 multiplayer matches, or go it alone in a 4v4 free-for-all. If you can't find three other players to beat up, Dune will fill in any gaps with AI opponents, each with a customisable difficult

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N64 classic Pokemon Snap is coming to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The original Snap comes to Switch. The original Pokemon Snap is coming to Nintendo Switch next week on Friday. It is just the latest in a round of Nintendo 64 games to be released for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers. In Snap, you travel to Pokemon Island to meet Professor Oak. You will then go on safari using a motorized buggy and take the best possibl

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Today's Wordle answer guide #365: Sunday, June 19

Home Features Browser Games Wordle Sundays are lazy days, unless you're scrabbling around for the answer to the June 19 (365) Wordle. Wait, 365? That's a serious milestone—there's now an official Wordle puzzle for every single day of the year. That's incredible; it's hard not to think of Wordle as the hot new puzzle game on the internet block. Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it? Today feels like it would be the perfect day to take a look at our Wor

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Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward is hiring for an open-world RPG

The job listing is for a narrative director, but it's now been taken down. A recent job listing at Infinity War Poland is suggesting that the studio is working on an open-world RPG. While Infinity Ward Poland is more of an assist studio to the one in LA, focussing more on research and development, it looks like the studio has some bigger plans. A job listing mentioning an unannounced, AAA, open-world RPG went up recently. It's been taken down now, but Twitter user Faizan Shaikh w

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Resident Evil 4 Remake shown off at Capcom showcase with an extended trailer

Imagine Resident Evil 4 except you don't need to stand still to shoot anymore. And Leon looks even more handsome. Last night, the Capcom showcase slowly descended into the Resident Evil showcase, as it became RE announcement after RE announcement. We've a Village DLC on the way, Re:Verse, next-gen patches for RE 2, 3, and 7, and finally, a Resident Evil 4 Remake is arriving on March 24, 2023. After having unveiled what the Resident Evil Village Winters' Expansion was set to inclu

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Please don't change anything for Dragon's Dogma 2

Home Features RPG Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (Image credit: Cappcom) It's official! Dragon's Dogma 2 is on the way (opens in new tab) . Here's what we're hoping to see in the sequel. Sequels are meant to be innovative, allegedly, justifying their existence with big new features that'll make you forget all about its predecessor. Maybe it will blow minds with creepy, realistic teeth (opens in new tab) . Or be 10 times the size of the original. There's alw

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Sony's Gran Turismo movie to be directed by Neill Blomkamp, theatrical release set for August 2023

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Said to be based on a true story. Sony has attached an August 11, 2023 release date to its upcoming Gran Turismo film. According to Deadline, the film will be based on a true story where a teenage boy who loves playing Gran Turismo wins a series of Nissan competitions to become a professional race car driver. The film is to be directed by Neill Blomkamp (District Nine,

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Home Features Adventure The Quarry (Image credit: Supermassive Games) Want to find out how to save Nick in The Quarry? Supermassive's newest narrative horror game is a minefield of choices and knock-on events that can often lead to the unforeseeable and gory deaths of its cast. Working out how to save any specific character is a challenge, let alone trying to work out how to get them all through the night. In this guide, I'll walk you through the key choices and

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Valorant is removing Split from the map pool

The map should hopefully return sometime in future, but there's no telling when. Valorant revealed a lot of fresh information about what to expect from the upcoming Act 1 of Episode 5, which kicks off on June 22. Not only did they reveal a new underwater map, PEARL, but they also announced some changes to the map pool were being made, and this includes the removal of Split. In this video, myself and Dorrani discuss our first impressions of new Valorant map, PEARL. Via the PlayVal

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Gamers are spoiled for choice in 2022—there's no shortage of genres and experiences for any style or preference. Every day there are new games released that promise hours of endless entertainment.  But sometimes some of the newest titles from the biggest studios can almost feel a bit stale. Thankfully the world of indie developers are steadily delivering innovative, unique, high-quality games that are sure to please any gamer.  Shiro Unlimited is an indie game publisher built from the exper

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Remake, Rebirth… and what next? A little investigation into what Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3 could be titled. So, Final Fantasy Remake Part 2 is real. It’s officially called Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and it’s coming ‘next Winter’. That gives us plenty of time to prepare by playing the newly-announced Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 remaster, getting primed on the story, and learning who Zack Fair is, and what he has to do with Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Red XIII and the extend

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Switch tops hardware, Elden Ring returns to number one slot on software chart - NPD May 2022

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Elden Ring switch places. The NPD has released its May 2022 report covering video game hardware, software, and accessory sales in the US. According to the NPD, total videogame industry spending declined 19% year-over-year (yoy) to $3.7 billion. May 2022 had the lowest monthly spending total since February 2020's reported $3.5 billion. Year-to-date, consumers have spent $21.9 billion across the board, a decline of 10% yoy. Subscription conten

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If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The new update launches next month, July 21. Sea of Thieves is getting a big new update next month that will introduce a range of new features, like naming your boat, and more. Season seven of Rare's online pirate adventure game is launching July 21, bringing with it plenty of new features that are sure to make fans happy. Presented in a musical fashion, the trailer for

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Dataminer discovers 2 major Elden Ring bosses may have once had their own questlines

Home News RPG Elden Ring Souls series dataminer Sekiro Dubi has released two videos detailing unused Elden Ring quests related to some late-game bosses: Vyke (opens in new tab) , Knight of the Roundtable, and Mohg (opens in new tab) , the Lord of Blood. In the finished game, Vyke shows up as an NPC invader in Liurnia, as well as an Evergaol boss in the Mountaintops of the Giants. Vyke was a Tarnished like the player character, and one who almost made it to becoming Elden Lord. He's

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It must be nice to have a game created as a send-up to a beloved slice of your childhood – that’s exactly what Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will be for a subset of folks in their thirties. To have a place in your heart for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of the 1980s, and see that property revived with ample reverence and modern advances, must feel great. It's like a gaggle of Canadians made a game just for you.I wasn’t alive back in 1987 when the le

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Home News Dark Souls (Image credit: Bandai-Namco) For all that Elden Ring is now FromSoftware's biggest seller (opens in new tab) , the Dark Souls series is still the one that put them on the gaming map, and definitely has millions of fans. Well, here's one for those who really liked the Dark Souls comics, or who are generally connoisseurs of tie-in novels, because Dark Souls is getting one. Normally that'd be guff, grist for the fandom mill, but the upcoming Dark

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For the Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate folks. You can play Assassin’s Creed Origins, Dead Island Definitive Edition, and I Am Fish for free this weekend if you are an Xbox user. Starting today, June 16, and running through June 19, all three titles can be played for free if you are an Xbox Live Gold member or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber. If you like what you play, you can take advantage of limited-time discounts on Assassin's Creed Origins and Dead Island Def

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Kepler Interactive's unique publishing model is quite the "dream scenario" for partner developers. The business of video games changes so much that it can sometimes be hard to keep up with. Game publishing, in particular, has seen so many new and evolving models in just the last five years. But one in particular is unique in the opportunities it offers developers, and in the way it's set up. Kepler Interactive operates an interesting model that could best be described as co-op p

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SpaceX fires at least 5 employees who criticised 'free speech absolutist' Elon Musk

Home News (Image credit: Chesnot via Getty images) This year in tech has Elon Musk's presence looming large over it, thanks mainly to his proposed acquisition of Twitter in a deal that could be worth about $44 billion (opens in new tab) . That all seems to be going a bit awry, with critics divided over whether Musk is trying to drive down what seems like an over-inflated price, or back away from the deal entirely. One of the reasons the Twitter deal has been such ne

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If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Talking guns, goop, and much-needed humour. Sign us up. High on Life has been revealed at the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda showcase. It’s a sci-fi FPS from Squanch games where you must go out and take down an alien drug train where humans are the drugs. There are billboards and everything - it looks like it’s a big deal. To help you stop this alien drug cartel from turning

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Takashi Iizuka has reassured fans that the game is shaping up well. After a hashtag, #DelaySonicFrontiers, was trending earlier this month, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka has affirmed that Sonic Frontiers won't be delayed. Speaking to VGC as part of an upcoming interview with the outlet, Iizuka spoke about the reactions to the footage that has been revealed so far. So far, fans have had a variety of opinions on Sonic Frontiers, with many concerned about how it will actually play.

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Why A44 chose to launch both of its games into Game Pass. It’s hard to say how and when it started, but there’s this running theory that part of why so many new games launch into Xbox Game Pass is that games don't sell very well on Xbox, so you may as well make money on Microsoft’s platform where you can. Evidence of this apparent phenomenon is rare, and often amounts to anecdotal experience from some developers who participated in the program. But it’s something many wo

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Home News (Image credit: Getty | South_agency) The last few days have seen a cryptocurrency bloodbath, and the declines may not be over. Put simply, the world economy is going to hell, and crypto is coming with it. There are a combination of factors behind the precipitous drop. Wider economic issues are certainly a major factor. Rising inflation and the rapid raising of interest rates to combat it are adding major cost of living pressures. Wages aren’t rising enou

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If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. First announced 10 years ago, Routine finally makes a comeback. Routine is a not-so-brand-new game horror game from Lunar Software, published by Raw Fury. Some big sci-fi horror vibes are emitting from this one, but most interestingly is that this game was first announced 10 years ago. But with this re-reveal comes the news that Doom Eternal composer Mick Gordon is attac

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Fantasy survival sandbox Frozen Flame launches this fall

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If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It would be the perfect opportunity to discuss part 2 of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Square Enix will host a Final Fantasy 7 25th Anniversary Celebration stream next week. Airing on June 16, the stream will last around 10 minutes, and while we have no idea what Square has in store, there may be some news on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2. You never know. Regardless, Final

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You will have to wait a bit longer. Gearbox Publishing and Blackbird Interactive have delayed Homeworld 3 from Q4 2022 to the first half of 2023. The game is the latest upcoming standalone game in the Homeworld series, and it continues the story generations after the events of Homeworld 2. "Delivering Homeworld 3 at the highest quality is the top priority for Gearbox Publishing and Blackbird Interactive because we recognize the special place this series holds in the hearts of pla

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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 has one of the most classic and notable soundtracks in video game history. But in the latest 'definitive' release of the game, included as one of several games in Sonic Origins , its full and classic music won't be present. And with that confirmation, what was once one of gaming's most enduring pieces of development gossip is confirmed to be at least partially true. I had been hoping that Sega might’ve resolved the issues around this soundtrack for this release, like

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The least necessary remake in history. Following a leak on the PlayStation Direct Store, a remake of The Last of Us for PS5 has been confirmed - dubbed The Last of Us Part 1. Eager fans will are now able to pre-order the game ahead of its September 2 release. Rumours of the remake have been floating around for months. Earlier today, ResetEra user Modiz posted a link to the PlayStation Direct Store, which seemingly went live ahead of time. The listing reads, "Experience the em

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Fort Solis puts the voice talents of Troy Baker and Roger Clark on Mars

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The first title from Polish studio Fallen Leaf. Fort Solis is a brand new sci-fi "third person thriller" featuring the voice talents of Troy Baker (The Last of Us) and Roger Clark (Red Dead Redemption 2). A short new trailer showed off Fort Solis, a brand new title from Polish studio Fallen Leaf. Not much was shown in the reveal trailer, but there certainly is a pretty s

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The Modern Warfare 2 campaign is going to take us to a new setting. As promised, Infinity Ward delivered our first proper look at the highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The reveal merely consisted of a single-player campaign trailer, which showed off a few snippets of gameplay, alongside the usual mix of in-engine cutscenes. The trailer delivers, offering a look at the full, modern version of the classic Task Force 141 fans of the original Modern Warfare series sh

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Home News (Image credit: Vielight) Who knew that blasting your nasal capillaries with light could make you a better gamer? At least, this is what Vielight appears to be claiming in its marketing material. The transcranial-intranasal photobiomodulation (PBM) device comes in a few different forms, but essentially it's a light therapy kit you're meant to stick up your nose. For reasons.  The goal is to increase nitric oxide (NO) levels in your tissues and improve oxyg

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Minecraft Creator devs speak on maintaining a safe platform, while Roblox continues to attract criticism

In a talk with Games Industry.biz, Aaron Buckley speak about their Minecraft Marketplace and keeping things safe for kids. Minecraft Creator Marketplace head, Aaron Buckley, has revealed more about their approach to supporting fan creations via the platform, as well as steps taken to keep everything safe for a younger audience. This comes following an increase in negativistic reports into competitor title Roblox, which has garnered some ire due to the lack of regulation and unsa

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PlayStation 5 has sold 20 million units worldwide

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Sony says it's planning "a significant ramp-up in PS5 production" this year. Sony has announced PlayStation 5 has sold 20 million units worldwide. The figure was shared with GI.biz, with Sony stating it plans to ramp up production so that more people can get their hands on the console. "We are thrilled to share that Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than 20 mil

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The Modern Warfare 2 reveal trailer has leaked hours ahead of its official reveal

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. So close, but this ship has taken on water during the final stretch. A shortened version of the Modern Warfare 2 reveal trailer has leaked online, only hours before the official livestream where it was to be shown off in full. According to uploads of the trailer, it comes from a Hulu advertisement that went live a day early. In this trailer, we see a series of scenes from

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Aliens: Dark Descent is a top-down cooperative bug blaster, coming 2023

Home News Action Aliens: Dark Descent You're all spoilt for choice when it comes to blasting Giger's bugs with your pals. Not a year since the release of Aliens: Fireteam Elite, the franchise returns with a top-down take on team xenomorph hunts with the newly announced Aliens: Dark Descent. And no, I don't imagine that subtitle isn't an Amnesia reference (opens in new tab) .  While most of the trailer reintroduces us to the well-worn phallic monsters, the team co-op bent had us th

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Diablo Immortal microtransactions have sparked a brutal backlash

Home News Action Diablo Immortal (Image credit: Blizzard) It's been less than a week since Diablo Immortal (opens in new tab) launched on mobile devices and PC (in open beta), and the game is already facing a furious backlash from players over its in-game purchases. Numerous threads criticizing the monetization have appeared in the Diablo Immortal subreddit (opens in new tab) , while the iOS version languishes with an abysmal 0.6 score across nearly 1,700 user

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EA denies report that Battlefield 2042 is run by a skeleton crew, despite all signs pointing to the contrary

EA has refuted a report that said Battlefield 2042's development is in "abandon ship" mode. This week, the starved-for-content Battlefield 2042 community received some big news. DICE officially unveiled Zero Hour, the game's first season, but the response has been less than enthusiastic. The new season kicks off today, bringing one new map, two vehicles, two weapons, a gadget and a new Specialist. The season had previously been delayed, and arrives almost seven months after launc

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Home Features Sim Little Witch In The Woods (Image credit: Sunny Side Up) Little Witch in the Woods is exactly what it says on the tin. Ellie, an apprentice witch, is on her way to the city of Highlion to continue training when her train shudders to a halt. The conductor warns that she's allowed to get off, so long as she returns by morning. Ellie explores the woods and finds an abandoned witch's house, where she spends the night—and gets left behind. It's a l

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Dying Light: Definitive Edition out tomorrow, brings seven years of content to an end

All good things must come to an end. Dying Light: Definitive Edition will release tomorrow, June 9, and it marks the end of new, active development on the title. This edition contains the base game and 26 DLCs, including skin bundles and expansion packs. It will be available digitally on all platforms for discounts of up to 70% off, and current Platinum Edition owners will be upgraded to the Definitive Edition for free. The Nintendo Switch digital and physical release will come

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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo now available for Switch

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Take on the role of a lone mercenary on a quest for answers. Nintendo has released the Switch demo for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. In the demo, you guide a mercenary who was "meant to fade from the pages of history" after suffering a brutal defeat at the hands of the mysterious Ashen Demon. Join Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude, and other Fire Emblem: Three Houses charact

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Home Features (Image credit: Future) The best PC fans play a significant role in your gaming rig's performance. When it comes to building a PC or even upgrading one, the last thing you'd probably think about is the fans. It's always good to remember when it comes to your GPU and CPU, cool means optimal gaming. Whenever there's an issue with performance, one of the first things you should do is check if all your fans are working. The best PC fans are reliable, bu

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Final Fantasy 16 gets Summer 2023 release window at State of Play

Square Enix has dragged the next mainline Final Fantasy game back into the spotlight at Sony's big PlayStation event. We've been waiting a while, now, for Square Enix's next big Final Fantasy game. Despite having been in development for a while, Final Fantasy 16 was announced back in September 2020 for PlayStation 5 only. Since then, Square Enix has intentionally been staying quiet about the game so that it doesn't "say something that’s half baked and cause speculation on the t

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Home Features (Image credit: AMD and Nvidia) Graphics cards have had a tough couple of years. Stock shortages and booming cryptocurrencies have made good cards hard to find. The best graphics cards in 2022 have often been the ones you can get your hands on for something approaching reasonable money. Things are finally returning to normal though, and even the best graphics cards are approaching their MSRPs again. Finally. The best graphics card for PC gaming is c

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Pokemon Violet and Scarlet have a series first: different professors depending on your version

Game Freak and The Pokemon Company has revealed a new trailer for the upcoming mobile games, confirming a slew of new features. A new trailer has been released for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet – the new mainline games set in a region of the Pokemon world that closely resembles Spain. Game Freak has previously described the games as an "evolutionary" step forward for Pokemon, noting that they feature an "open world where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wild

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Minecraft ditched fireflies in the 1.19 update so kids' real pet frogs won't croak

Home News Survival Minecraft (Image credit: Mojang) Minecraft 1.19 launches today, loading up the Wild Update's new biomes, mobs, and technical changes. It's the final push of (almost) all the new features that were originally presented to players during Minecraft Live in 2020 and the last of three pretty major updates. As ever, there are no secrets hiding away on launch day, Minecraft game director Agnes Larsson and developer Ulraf Vaknin assure me. Mojang i

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Mafia 3 developer Hangar 13 faces more layoffs following recent lead departures

Since Mafia 3 launched in 2016, Hangar 13 has received two rounds of layoffs, making this the third in recent years. Things aren't looking so good for Mafia 3 developer Hangar 13, as the studio receives more layoffs following recent lead departures. Earlier this month, a report detailed that Hangar 13 is working on a new Mafia game, this time a prequel, and that multiple big departures had taken place at the company. Studio head Haden Blackman was one of them, alongside chief ope

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 skimps on new gameplay, but not on teasing the future

We didn't get new Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 gameplay today, but maybe we will soon. The reveal of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 in last December's Game Awards was easily one of the show's biggest surprises. A sequel to the cult classic third-person shooter is in development at Saber Interactive, a studio with an abundance of knowledge in the genre. During today's Warhammer Skulls showcase, Saber reminded us that it continues to work hard on the game, but stopped just sh

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Best mechanical keyboards in 2022

Home Features (Image credit: Future) The best mechanical keyboards share one trait; they feel great to type on. The beauty of mechanical switches over anything else is the satisfying and responsive feel after each keypress. If you spend a lot of your day writing emails or simply working on a computer, using a mechanical keyboard will feel leagues better than whatever keyboard your IT guy pulled from a closet. As great as a mechanical keyboard feels to type on, t

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PlayStation Plus June games leak looks set to build hype for God of War Ragnarok

Another month, another PlayStation Plus leak. Another month, another PlayStation Plus monthly games leak, this time for the month of June, this time favouring the fighting game fan. As reported by Spanish site Areajugones (thanks, VGC), this time the batch of games include a pretty big name title, 2018's God of War. As well as that, the Smash Bros Melee inspired platform fighter Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is reportedly featured, as well as arena fighter Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi

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For the price of one AAA game, you can get hundreds of queer indies in this bundle

Home News Indie (Image credit: itch.io and individual game authors) It's pride month, folks, and the indies of itch.io are doing their giant Queer Games Bundle again. The Queer Games Bundle 2022 (opens in new tab) , of over 500 items, 374 of which are videogames, is intended to give a funding boost to queer indie creators and teams. The rest of the bundle is made up of tabletop games, comics, books, art—you know, game stuff. Last year's bundle was pretty neat,

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Claustrophobic cooperative shooter Space Beast Terror Fright has exited Early Access

Home News FPS Space Beast Terror Fright (Image credit: nornware AB) Eccentrically named cooperative shooter Space Beast Terror Fright (opens in new tab) has launched on Steam following a long sojourn through Early Access, bringing its cooperative horde shooter and roguelike horror energy to the masses. In it, you and a team of marines (read: your friends) must board a disabled spacecraft, recover the data stored on its drives, and disable to reactor coolant sys

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Stray release date confirmed for July 19

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The kitty adventure isn't far off. BlueTwelve Studio has announced a July 19 release date for its cat adventure game, Stray. The date was accidentally leaked by the PlayStation database last week, and the date lines up. The third-person game was announced in 2020 and was originally slated for release in October 2021. In Stray, you play a lost kitty alone in a cybercity in

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Best AMD motherboards in 2022

Home Features Best AMD motherboard in 2022 (Image credit: Future) The best AMD motherboard extends the power of a speedy AMD Ryzen CPU to all parts of your gaming PC. There are a ton of chipsets available out there: X570, B550, A520, X470, and B450. The differences can be confusing, but we've broken down what to look for and which to choose depending on your budget. The last thing you want is your motherboard to prevent you from locking in your new build or upgr

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Tunic is coming to PS4 and PS5 in September

Play as a fox exploring a wonderous and dangerous land. Tunic, the isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure, is coming to PlayStation consoles on September 27. Revealed during the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing and available now on PC and Xbox systems, in the game, you play as the fox who is stranded on a mysterious beach. Armed with only your curiosity, you will confront large beasts, collect strange and powerful items, and unravel secrets on your adventure. While

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Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and For Honor coming to Xbox Game Pass in June

You already knew about Assassin's Creed Origins and For Honor, but confirmation is always nice. Microsoft has announced the first batch of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in June. Tomorrow, June 1, will see the release of For Honor: Marching Fire Edition for PC via the Ubisoft Connect app and the cloud. The console version has been upgraded to the Marching Fire Edition. The Marching Fire Edition of For Honor contains the Marching Fire Expansion and the base game, allowing you to p

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All Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Shift codes and how to redeem them

Home Features FPS Tiny Tina's Wonderland (Image credit: Gearbox) Looking for some Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Shift codes? Tiny Tina's Wonderlands well underway and there are all-new Shift codes to redeem. There's a big ol' chest in Brighthoof, home of Queen Butt Stallion, and you'll need a Skeleton Key to open it, which you'll get from a Shift code. There's no telling what loot is stashed away in the chest but rest assured, it'll be some powerful stuff. With that i

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Boltgun asks the question: What if boomer shooter but with a Warhammer 40,000 Bolter?

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun does not actually come on a floppy disk, but maybe it should. It's safe to say that we're witnessing a renaissance in the indie shooter scene; the kind that attempts to recreate, and sometimes exceed, the specific brand of 90s shooters. Or, as the community has come to call them, boomer shooters. If you're happy to forgive some etymology nonsense, you'll find a wealth of those satisfying shooters on Steam and elsewhere, so it's about time Warhammer 40,00

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Nintendo explains why Switch Sports took so long, and reveals unused character concepts

We could've been bowling as robot burgers. I don't know about you, but I've been having a hell of a time playing Nintendo Switch Sports with friends and online lately. In his review, Alex describes the game as one of the "most fun games of the year", and I have to agree. The only thing Switch Sports is lacking is more sports. In a recent Ask the Developer, Nintendo spoke about the previous character concepts that they looked into before settling on the more stylised Mii character

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Capcom is aware of that big Street Fighter 6 roster leak

"As residents of Metro City, we’ve all seen things we weren’t supposed to see." Street Fighter 6 was properly shown off earlier this week, and was quickly followed by some pretty big leaks, though Capcom isn't ignoring them. As part of PlayStation's State of Play, Capcom gave us our first actual look at the next entry of Street Fighter. However, unfortunately for Capcom, what seems to be the entire base game roster has leaked online, showing off designs for 22 characters. Th

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Resident Evil 4 Remake announced

Home News Survival Horror Resident Evil 4 Remake At today's PlayStation State of Play event, Sony started off with a bang: the Resident Evil 4 Remake, coming March 24, 2023 to PlayStation 5, Xbox, and Steam. The debut trailer for RE Remake offers a mighty familiar, though far more detailed, snapshot of the beloved game. We've got Leon Kennedy in his trademark jacket and the village from the opening area. But it also looks to depict some scenes we don't actually see in the original

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Don’t expect Dying Light 2 story DLC “to take you to space or something like that”… yet

Dying Light 2 lead designer, Tymon Smektala, hints at where Techland's undead action game may be heading over the next five years. Techland really has bolted out the gate with Dying Light 2; the follow-up to the hugely popular undead survival-cum-parkour game has already sold five million copies. And that was just in its first month! The series as a whole clearly has appeal, too, surpassing 20 million sales in its lifetime. Dying Light, it's fair to say, is a franchise that's he

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Session: Skate Sim rolls out of Early Access in September

Home News Sports Session (Image credit: Nacon, crea-ture Studios) With Skate 4 development well underway, Skater XL attracting a solid indie crowd, and the Tony Hawk's series pulling its best trick since its earliest outings (by releasing remakes of those earliest outings in 2020), the skating genre is in a fine place. But the landscape was very different just a few years ago in 2019, and during a barren period for the skating games it was Session that kept thin

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Sonic Frontiers trailer gives you a small taste of gameplay

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The game gives you the opportunity to explore an open-zone realm. SEGA has released a trailer for Sonic Frontiers showing off a bit of gameplay footage. This small preview of Sonic Frontiers trailer is an IGN First, and you can view it below Announced at The Game Awards 2021, Sonic Frontiers is slated to come out this holiday for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC. It's t

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6 Skyrim unsolved mysteries The Elder Scrolls 6 should leave well alone

What’s at the heart of these decade-old Elder Scrolls secrets? Sometimes it’s better not to know. In creative writing class, they teach you: show, don’t tell. Todd Howard and his clan at Bethesda Game Studios obviously took notes on that, because Skyrim is all about stumbling into enigmatic scenes and being drawn to figure out what took place here. It shows you a dead body somewhere unusual, an incongruous set of objects around it, and it knows you’re pulled into the narr

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Super Bomberman R Online is shutting down after just 18 months

Home News Battle Royale Super Bomberman R (Image credit: Konami) A little over a year after release, Konami has announced it's calling time on Super Bomberman R Online. The bomber battle royale was launched as a free-to-play game in May 2021, but it's struggled to find and maintain an audience. SteamDB (opens in new tab) shows that the game has been hovering around 200 concurrent players since September, with the game's all-time peak being around 7,000 at launc

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Game Freak's co-founder and managing director has left the studio for senior role at The Pokemon Company

They're leaving one Pokemon company for another. Game Freak's managing director, Junichi Masuda, has left the Pokemon game studio. Masuda left the studio he co-founded on May 31 to join The Pokemon Company as its chief creative fellow. He has supported the Pokemon series for many years since the development of Pokemon Red and Green, and in his new position, he will be involved in the development of new services and products at The Pokemon Company. "From Pokemon Ruby Sapphire to P

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Dreams on PC: all the rumors in one place

Home Features Adventure Dreams (Image credit: Sony) 2020's Dreams is like nothing else. The PlayStation game is an incredibly powerful and flexible creation tool, a platform for building art, film, even videogames. Dreams is so cool, it's a shame everything made in it is trapped on the PlayStation. Before release, one of Dream's lead developers claimed the game would come to PC someday. But as of mid-2022, we're still waiting. Here's what we know about Dreams' P

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Secretlab's new armrests are the plush upgrade I didn't think my forearms needed

Home News Secretlab, the makers of some of our favourite gaming chairs, has released its PlushCell memory foam armrests (opens in new tab) . They're compatible with all of Secretlab’s Titan Evo 2022 chairs. The Titan Evo 2022 is one of the best gaming chairs we’ve ever had the pleasure of parking our butts in. I reviewed the larger XL version over at our sister site, TechRadar (opens in new tab) and my opinions match up with Jacob’s review here at PC Gamer (opens in new tab) . A

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Looks like Dino Crisis may be coming to the PlayStation Plus Classics catalog

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. PlayStation Plus subscribers in Asia spotted the artwork. It looks like PlayStation One classic Dino Crisis will be included in the PlayStation Plus Classics catalog if an image of the game's main protagonist is any indication. Various folks on social media have posted images of the artwork showing Regina online. The image came from the PlayStation Plus storefront in Asia

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Summer Game Fest will feature over 30 publishers and developers

Expect plenty of world premieres and updates. Summer Game Fest 2022 is right around the corner, and today organizers announced that 30 developers and publishers are to take part in the celebration of everything games. Hosted by Geoff Keighley, the show will feature world premieres, trailers, news, and updates from developers and gaming platforms. Last year’s Summer Game Fest Live event took place on June 10 and featured the world gameplay debut of Elden Ring by FromSoftware, t

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Use musical scales and magical melodies to solve puzzles in Sonority

Home News Puzzle Sonority Taking a step away from the usual spatial, programming, and logic challenges that most commonly appear in adventure puzzle games, Sonority is a clever new indie that focuses instead on the basics of music. The building blocks of puzzles are instead music notes ranging, quite literally, across the scale. As you play the notes are combined into melodies and ranges that create magical effects. (Image credit: Hanging Gardens Interactive)

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Xbox Games with Gold June: Super Meat Boy, The Aven Colony, Project Highrise, more

Get your freebies for the month. Microsoft has announced the June Xbox Games with Gold lineup. The games for June are Aven Colony, Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition, Super Meat Boy, and Raskulls. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. On June 1, city-building strategy game The Aven Colony arrives and will stick around until June 30. In the game, your job is to develop Av

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I wasn't prepared for how evil you can be in Let's Build a Zoo's dinosaur park DLC

Home Features Sim Let's Build A Zoo (Image credit: Springloaded) "I've been present for the murder of every little creature on this island." That's something the evil version of Dr. John Hammond, founder of Jurassic Park, might say if he were devoted to using dinosaurs to make steak dinners instead of populating a zoo. Dr. Hammond is already pretty evil, at least via neglect: A hell of a lot of people have died as the result of him cloning dinosaurs and sticking

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Pokemon Go Season of Go sees the return of Mewtwo, Kyogre, Groudon and Adventure Week

There will also be a Pokemon TCG crossover event. The Season of Alola is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean the fun will stop in Pokemon Go. Niantic has announced the Season of Go in which some Pokemon favorites return to five-star raids, new seasonal bonuses, different Pokemon appearing in both hemispheres, and more. During this time, Trainers will be able to enjoy some nice seasonal bonuses such as increased friendship bonus damage during raids, increased damage for Pokem

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After a year of silence, Blizzard president says Warcraft 3: Reforged info is coming 'soon'

Home News RTS Warcraft 3: Reforged (Image credit: Blizzard) Blizzard president Mike Ybarra has responded to a fan request for information on Warcraft 3: Reforged (opens in new tab) , saying that the team will say something in the next month. "You'll hear something from them soon (in June)," Ybarra posted on Twitter. (opens in new tab) Why are fans asking? Because nothing new has come out around Warcraft 3: Reforged since the last patch in April 2021, now well

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An Elden Ring player embodied One Punch Man to defeat every boss in one hit

BushyGames managed to develop a build that let him beat any boss in basically one punch. An Elden Ring player has managed to make such a powerful build that they can take down every boss in one hit. It already seems like a lifetime ago that Elden Ring launched, but no, it was February. In that time however, players have managed some ridiculous feats, such as Twitch streamer BushyGames who managed to develop a build that lets him one shot every boss in the game (thanks, Kotaku).

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Cancelled Marvel MMO screenshots have some strong Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse vibes

A designer on the game has given us a taste at what the game might have looked like. After the announcement of its cancellation last week, some images have appeared online of the unnamed Marvel MMO project. Last week, publisher Enad Global 7 announced that the unnamed Marvel MMO had been cancelled, with resources now moving across other long-term projects. Nothing had been shown off about the game since its announcement, but now some art shared by one of the game's designers has

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Free fan game Pocket Crystal League offers up Pokémon by way of Inscryption

Home News Card Game (Image credit: moodytail) Pocket Crystal League (opens in new tab) is a Pokémon-style card game, but it's not, you know, the Pokémon Card Game. This free project on itch.io by independent developer moodytail retrofits colorful, Pocket Monsters fun to the addictive structure of last year's indie card game hit, Inscryption. Like Inscryption, players draw from one deck for resources, and one for units, in this case using various amounts and ty

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Elden Ring seamless four-player co-op mod goes into public beta this week

Game progression is shared between all players. A mod that allows up to four players to engage in co-op fun in Elden Ring will enter public beta later this week. While Elden Ring already supports three-player co-op to a point, this mod allows each player to stick around with others for as long as they like. Because the mod uses a separate launcher that runs the game without launching Easy Anti-Cheat, you don't have to worry about getting banned because it doesn't connect to

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What's the oldest game you still play?

Home Features (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks) Think of the hardy videogame perennials you keep installed to pop back into when the mood strikes you, or replay every year or two like a personal ritual. Which one of them dates back the furthest? I've got Pool of Radiance, a downright ancient DD RPG from 1988, on the go at the moment—a game I restart on the regular without ever finishing it as I try again and again to find the perfect party balance of elven fi

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Stray's release date might've been accidentally leaked by the PlayStation database

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Aligns with summer release. It looks like the release date for Stray may have been leaked. According to files found within the PlayStation database by PlayStation Game Size, the third-person cat adventure will be released on July 19. While the date could be a placeholder, the date lines up with the game's scheduled summer release. Originally slated for release in October

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What Wordle answers have been used?

Home Features Browser Games Wordle (Image credit: Josh Wardle) Looking for a recent Wordle answer? Though you might not see quite as many green and yellow squares on your Twitter feed, the simple word puzzle game is still hugely popular, with a whole heap of players taking time out of their days to puzzle out the daily word or even turn it into Townscaper buildings (opens in new tab) . That said, we've decided to curate an archive of every Wordle answer over the

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The next Sims 4 kits let you cosy up outside, or dress up for a night out on the town

Little Campers and Moonlight Chic offer up a couple of different night time activities. Maxis has properly revealed the next two kits coming to The Sims 4, with a cosy looking camping kit, and one that will let you decorate with a more Parisian aesthetic. The kits were first teased earlier this month, and were expected to release some time this month. Now, Maxis has confirmed that these two kits, called Little Campers Kit and Moonlight Chic Kit, both of which will be released on

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The Embracer Group is now collecting historical games in addition to developers

Home News (Image credit: Embracer Games Archive) The Embracer Group, a massive conglomerate formerly known as THQ Nordic AB, has recently announced a game preservation initiative called the Embracer Games Archive (opens in new tab) with the stated goal to "archive and save as much of the videogames industry as possible." The Embracer Group has made a name for itself in recent years with a rush of high-profile studio acquisitions, including Gearbox, Coffee Stain, an

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Soul Calibur and Soul Calibur 2 HD both quietly delisted from Microsoft Store

Step back onto the stage of history... oh wait. The Legend will never die! Oh, wait... It looks like both Soul Calibur and Soul Calibur 2 HD have been taken down off the Microsoft Store over the weekend, with no official word from publisher Bandai Namco at the time of writing. In a tweet from Jon Cartwright, later confirmed by VG247, it seems that the games have both been delisted from the digital storefront, meaning that if you didn't buy them before now, you are unable to purch

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Two PlayStation live service games to be released before March 2023

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. If you were already struggling to juggle all the live service titles out right now, you'll want to sit down. It looks like we’ve still got two more live service titles coming from Sony this financial year, according to Sony president, Jim Ryan. First reported by VGC, Jim Ryan revealed this information during a business briefing, stating that while MLB The Show was one l

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Acquiring Elden Ring's most powerful summon previously involved being possessed by a Mimic Tear

The Mimic Tear is arguably the most powerful Spirit Ash in Elden Ring, but the path to earning it seems to have been a lot less straightforward. Anyone who played Elden Ring for any length of time will extol the virtues of Spirit Ashes - the AI warriors and monsters you can summon to aid you. The game has plenty of these designed for different scenarios, and players have been bringing them along to major boss fights and challenging areas. But one summon in particular has been...

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Valve says it sees 'how large' Team Fortress 2's bot problem is, and will actually do something

Home News FPS Team Fortress 2 (Image credit: Valve) Valve continues to low-key maintain Team Fortress 2, but it remains one of the biggest games on Steam regardless—as I'm writing this, just over 75,000 people are playing. Not bad for a 15 year-old title, and the Team Fortress 2 community knows two things: it loves their game, and it hates bots. A recent Youtube video (opens in new tab) about the bots attracted widespread attention from a bunch of players tha

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Vampire survival game V Rising sells over 500,000 copies within three days

And it's only in Early Access. Swedish game developer Stunlock Studios have announced V Rising, its open-world vampire survival game, has sold over 500,000 copies after releasing on Steam Early Access. The feat was accomplished within three days, as the game went live on the service May 17. As of press time, there are currently 112,906 folks playing V Rising on Steam, which is currently the highest it's peaked. We look for more folks to join in on the vampire fun over the weekend

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The PC Gaming Show returns this year on June 12

Tune in for updates and a look at upcoming PC games. The PC Gaming Show returns this year, and it will take place on Sunday, June 12. In its eighth year, the PC Gaming Show will feature a mix of world premiere announcements, new trailers, and interviews with developers. This year’s show will be hosted by PC Gamer’s 2010 “Gamer of the Year,” Sean 'Day' Plott, and Mica Burton, an actress, digital content creator, live event presenter, and professional cosplayer. Last year

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Hearthstone's newest mini-set arrives next week

Home News Card Game Hearthstone (Image credit: Blizzard) A new mini-set is coming to Hearthstone (opens in new tab) as part of the next major update that's set to arrive on June 1. The Throne of the Tides mini-set will include 35 new cards—four legendary, one epic, 14 rare, and 16 common—that can be found in Voyage to the Sunken City (opens in new tab) card packs, or purchased all together in standard or Golden sets. "The fight for the Throne of the Tides

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With a snap of their fingers, Bungie has ignited excitement among Warlocks in Destiny 2

With the introduction of the solar 3.0 rework, Warlocks have a hot new melee ability that's has us feeling faint. It’s release day for Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted, and we've already seen numerous bits of content revealed such as a range of exciting new weapons, an explorable Leviathan, and a new dungeon coming Friday May 27. However, it was the solar 3.0 rework that caught the eye of the community, especially Warlock players, who've excitedly spotted their newfound finger

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What we know about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Home Features Action Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Image credit: Electronic Arts, Respawn Entertainment) Cal Kestis and crew have been called back up for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Electronic Arts had been referencing plans for a Fallen Order sequel since 2021 and, as of the Star Wars Celebration event in May 2022, has put an official name and year on Respawn's solid Sekiro-like. While details are still a little thin on the ground, we do know that Survivor will be a

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Sony wishes to triple PC revenue over the next 12 months, plans to have a third of its titles on PC by 2025

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It's finally warming up to putting its titles on PC thanks to growing revenue. Sony has shared PC sales figures for the prior fiscal year ended March 31 and is impressed enough with sales that it plans to have a third of its titles available on PC by 2025. In a financial briefing, Sony said it expects exponential growth to be sustained by PC titles beyond its current fisc

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Here are all the free games you can grab right now

Home Features (Image credit: 2K) There are lot of free games floating around there right now, from Epic's weekly freebies to publisher promos on Steam, GOG sale giveaways, and more. But staying on top of them all can be a real chore, and you might be missing out on some good stuff. So we here at PC Gamer have decided to help, with this running list of every free game that crosses our screens. The goal is to help you find and claim games that usually cost money, so f

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How the spirit of Bloodborne lives on in Elden Ring

It may not be Bloodborne 2, but one secret location in The Lands Between comes close. Despite the rumour-mongering over the years, I can promise you there will never be a Bloodborne 2. It’s just not really been Hidetaka Miyazaki’s style (yes, he did direct Dark Souls 3, but then that was Bandai Namco’s IP, and you always got the sense that he grudgingly returned so he could snuff the bonfire out for good). Besides, seven years later, the best PS4 exclusive remains perfect

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Help make EGX the best show it can possibly be

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Complete this survey to share your thoughts on the future of ReedPop’s UK games show. EGX, next set to run at ExCeL London 22-25 September, needs your help. If you have attended previous EGX events or have thoughts about the show as someone who has been tempted but never been, we’ve got the survey for you. We want to know what you’re interested in seeing at a fut

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Watch Tokyo come alive with this real-time map of its transit system

Home News (Image credit: Akihiko Kusanagi) At 4:44 AM Tokyo time (nearly three in the afternoon here in Chicago) I am glued to my screen: a green block has just passed the map icon for the live feed I'm watching, and I'm curious what the time delay is. Seconds pass, and no train comes into view. At around 4:46 a Yamanote line train speeds past on the YouTube stream. Two minute delay—not bad for half a world away. Mini Tokyo 3D (opens in new tab) is a project by

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I can’t keep up with The Elder Scrolls Online’s fast-paced content drops – and that’s a good thing

I’m totally okay with lagging behind TESO’s content updates and timed events because Tamriel isn’t rushing me to the next raid. As we wait for The Elder Scrolls 6 to materialize one way or another, and endure a now-even-longer wait for Starfield, The Elder Scrolls Online remains Bethesda’s flagship all-you-can-eat title. And it’s not even developed by Bethesda Game Studios. There's a great Elder Scrolls game you can play as you wait for the next mainline entry in the s

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Hatsune Miku Project Diva MegaMix just landed on Steam and you should all play it immediately

Home News Music Hatsune Miku Project Diva MegaMix+ (Image credit: Sega) The Hatsune Miku Project Diva series has finally made its debut on PC, with Sega dropping MegaMix+ out of absolutely nowhere. Project Diva contains some of the greatest rhythm games I've ever had the pleasure of playing, and one of the main reasons my PlayStation consoles still get any love. It made its way onto Switch last year in the form of MegaMix, which appears to be the version PC user

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Capcom Fighting Collection is a real treat for super fans that oozes with style

If you've lost more hair than skill with an arcade stick over the years, this may title may just be for you. I don’t think there’s an entity in the video game industry with a more distinguished back catalogue of arcade classics than Capcom. Those are just the facts. The years where these titles reigned supreme in bowling alleys and various other homes of pixelated entertainment sparkle off rose-tinted glasses. As a fan of fighting games, both modern and classic, it’s the ol

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The next Pathfinder RPG might actually be a Starfinder RPG

Home News RPG Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous (Image credit: Owlcat Games) Enough people have been asking Owlcat Games "What's next?" that the developer of Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous put together a website to tease an answer that question: whatisnext.owlcat.games (opens in new tab) . Head there and you'll see a looping animation of three planets and an asteroid field, with a targeting display overlaid on it. Sure looks like t

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Why does vanilla, mod-less Oblivion still feel this good to play after 16 years?

You don't even need to dress The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion up with fancy patches and upgrades to make it one of the best RPGs ever made. Right now we’re all sitting on our hands, waiting for The Elder Scrolls 6. Wondering what delights it might hold for us. Whether the NPCs will be able to simultaneously move, talk, and come off like something close to humans. Dreaming of a world full of undiscovered quests, un-plundered chests, pristine sweetrolls. But the human brain doesn’t

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Project Palianytsia is a horror mystery game in the works at Frogwares

While not the game it wanted to work on next, the war in Ukraine has forced the studio to change its plans. Frogwares are currently working on a new horror game with the working title Project Palianytsia. While the first reveal should happen within a few months, the team decided to show off a bit of concept art ahead of time to get you interested. According to Frogwares, the war in Ukraine has forced them to suspend its next open-world game and shift the team over to something di

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How to unlock Solar 3.0 fragments in Destiny 2

Home Features FPS Destiny 2 (Image credit: Bungie) Want to unlock your Destiny 2 Solar 3.0 fragments? The Season of the Haunted has launched and the Solar rework (opens in new tab) is receiving a bit of a mixed response. The changes to Gunslinger are pretty darn good, but Titans and Warlocks seem a little less pleased with the overhaul. As with the Void rework, it’s all about aspects and fragments now, and choosing a line-up of perks that’ll synergise with

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Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted reveals Solar 3.0, a spooky Leviathan, and the Trespasser exotic sidearm

Launching today and running until August 23, Season of the Haunted is taking us back to a fan-favourite locale. Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted has been revealed today with a brand new trailer, showcasing the re-emerging Leviathan, the Solar 3.0 rework, and new exotic weapons for us to get our grubby hands on! The new season is launching today - May 24 - and will remain available for Guardians all over the world to take on until August 23. In addition, a vast variety of smaller

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Microsoft Flight Sim's Top Gun tie-in teaches you how to fly like a skillful maniac

Home News Sim Microsoft Flight Simulator (Image credit: Microsoft) Microsoft Flight Simulator is brilliant for a lot of reasons, but for me, it's pretty much just an opportunity to take leisure cruises through parts of the world I've always wanted to visit. With a new Top Gun: Maverick expansion released today, we're now invited to perform ridiculous, high-skill manoeuvres in a specially decked-out F/A-18E Super Hornet, thus eliminating every trace of "chill" th

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Upcoming horror game, The Chant, will only release on PC and next-gen consoles

The Chant will no longer be releasing on PS4 or Xbox One. The Chant is an upcoming horror game that is set to explore the dark side of spirituality. Set at a spiritual retreat, the third-person horror is going to require players to scramble to survive when things turn awry. You are expected to craft and fight your way out of the retreat, escaping the psychedelic horrors and cosmic terror that occurs when one ritual goes wrong. Sounds like an interesting take, right? Well, for pl

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New dinosaur named 'dragon of death' even though it doesn't look like one

Home News RPG (Image credit: Leonardo D. Ortiz David) As common and beloved as dragons are in the games we play, I am sad to report they aren't actually real. Trust me on this: I spent about an hour looking at the sky this morning and I only saw birds, airplanes, and a couple of hippogriffs up there. On the plus side, paleontologists have unearthed the next best thing to an actual dragon. The fossils of a huge new species of pterosaur have been discovered, and the

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The Witcher 3 next-gen version coming to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in Q4 2022

Originally slated to be released during Q2 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. CD Projekt Red has announced a Q4 2022 release window for the PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition. The next-gen version was originally expected sometime during Q2 before it was postponed until "further notice" back in April. The delay was announced alongside news that development had moved in-house, and the team was evaluating the "scope of work to be done

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Elden Ring's sexy wolf man Blaidd reads horny tweets from thirsty fans

Home News Action Elden Ring Elden Ring (opens in new tab) is not what I could call a sexy videogame, but it does contain one very sexy NPC: Blaidd, the stylish half-man, half-wolf warrior with the big, big sword. He's the guardian of Ranni the Witch and, with some small bit of effort, quite friendly with players as well. He's also made a major impression on an awful lot of very thirsty gamers. One of Blaidd's most appealing characteristics is his voice, a soft, smoky aural caress

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Halo fan’s Unreal Engine 5 project looks even better than the TV series

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gets an October release date

Home News FPS Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) (Image credit: Activision) Surprise! There's a new Call of Duty coming out later this year, and now we know exactly when. Modern Warfare 2, the sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot based on the 2009 original with the same exact name, will release on October 28. Activision announced the news on Twitter with a weird video (opens in new tab) featuring boats with art on them. I'm not sure what it all means, bu

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Animal Cross encyclopedia will teach kids about creatures and critters where Blathers failed to

The encyclopedia is coming to Japan only though. Japan is getting an incredibly wholesome looking Animal Crossing-themed encyclopedia that's meant to be an educational tool for kids. Blathers has plenty to say about all kinds of critters and creatures in the world of Animal Crossing, but we don't always want to hear it. For those who do want to learn a bit more though, there's an encyclopedia based on all of the non-anthropomorphic animals in New Horizon coming out later this ye

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Riot reveals new League of Legends Void champion, Bel'veth

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Not the kind of gal you want to take home to meet the folks. Riot Games has revealed details for its latest League of Legends champion through a cinematic trailer. The new champion, Bel'veth, is an empress and "God of Oblivion" coming from the heart of the Void in Runeterra. Bel’Veth is decribed as a "dark cancer" that has metastasized within the heart of the Void, and

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LotR: Gollum's gameplay reveal is as conflicted as its titular character

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We never asked for this: Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal almost made Final Fantasy 15

While just a rumour up until now, a former art director at Eidos Montreal has confirmed it was real. Eidos Montreal was at one point in time apparently going to make Final Fantasy 15, which has now been confirmed by a former art director. Jonathan Jacque-Belletête, who used to work at Eidos Montreal, recently spoke with TrueAchievements confirming a longstanding rumour that the Canadian developer was working on Final Fantasy 15. "Eidos Montreal brought back Deus Ex. I was t

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Dragon's Dogma 10th anniversary website raises a lot of questions

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We were able to try out the latest TFT set early, and we think it's excellent. Teamfight Tactics has been trucking on for some time now; for almost two years in fact. As a result, it has grown to become a surprise hit for Riot Games. Nestled within its own corner of the League of Legends client, Teamfight Tactics has garnered its own community of dedicated players, some of whom have been along for the ride ever since its release. All this time later, can the latest update, Drago

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The latest Windows 11 preview feature is a Bing and Edge exclusive search box on your desktop

Home News (Image credit: Microsoft) Windows 11 preview updates have been bringing plenty of new features to test on the platform. Some are great like HDR sliders, and others not so much, like when it recently broke some Microsoft Store apps. But that's what preview updates are for, allowing Microsoft to test out ideas to see what works and what doesn't in front of a small batch of consumers. The current insider build holds one such feature, which many users are hopi

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Skyrim mod brings Shadow of Mordor's brilliant Nemesis system to Tamriel

The mod is currently a work-in-progress, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's best feature was easily the nemesis system, and an upcoming mod seeks to add it to Skyrim. If you're unfamiliar with Nemesis system, it works like this: enemies will remember the players actions, such as whether you had previously killed them or been killed by them, allowing them to move up and down the hierarchy. Get beat by a grunt often enough and it could work their way up the ladder, and they will bul

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Finally, Sonic has teeth again

Home News Sonic The Hedgehog (Image credit: Paramount Pictures) Sonic, the beautiful blue boy whom we all love, has appeared in two motion picture adaptations of his iconic adventures. They are the two highest-grossing videogame films of all time, and have impacted our culture immensely. What you may not remember is that CGI Sonic was originally intended to have a marvellous set of pearly white teeth, or "teefs," thick tufts of realistic fur, as well as the most p

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Genshin Impact version 2.7 is going live May 31 following its indefinite delay.

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It's been a long time coming, but version 2.7 of Genshin Impact is almost here. After what has felt like an eternity, we’ve finally got a date for the Genshin Impact version 2.7 release. It’s been a few weeks since the indefinite delay was announced alongside weekly complimentary primo gems, however it looks like the wheels are finally turning again. So if you’ve be

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Home Features RPG Genshin Impact (Image credit: miHoYo) Explore The Chasm with these Genshin Impact 2.6 guides Looking for details about Genshin Impact 2.7? After the version's initial delay, things are finally back on track with an update arriving a little later in the month. It may not be Sumeru, but there'll be new content in the form of an Archon quest, events, and two new characters: Yelan and Kuki Shinobu. Just as leakers predicted, Arataki Itto and

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Henrietta is out to try and swallow Ash William's soul again, and again, and again.... Evil Dead: The Game is an affectionate love letter to Sam Raimi’s horror franchise and its mass of loyal fans. I’ll hold my hands up and immediately say that I feel indifferent towards the Evil Dead movies. While I’m a horror devotee through and through, my love lies with the crass nature of Rob Zombie movies when it comes to those delicious horror/camp crossovers. That being said, I hav

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Genshin Impact codes: free Primogems and Mora for May

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Without Starfield and Redfall, and no other first-party games announced for 2022, what can be done? Bethesda has moved AAA mega-hit-in-waiting Starfield into 2023 along with the intriguing but less likely to sell large numbers Redfall. While the latter had no date, it had been expected to be released this year, at some point before Starfield. With those two games now off the year’s release schedule, what else is on the horizon for Game Pass, and does Xbox have a small problem

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Here's our guide to Prime Day 2022 It's soon going to be that time of the year again: Amazon Prime Day! It's when Amazon celebrates its subscription service with two days of discounts across hundreds of different products across all categories. It's a way for the company to ensure you're getting the most out of your subscription with exclusive discounts. You'll find everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day on this page, including information on how to spot the best disc

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Ace Combat scores the dream collaboration with Top Gun

Home News Action Ace Combat Ace Combat recently celebrated 25 years (and announced a new one's in the works). While reporting on that I mused about how the best thing Bandai Namco could do for Ace Combat 7 would be the fantasy collaboration with Top Gun: Maverick. Well, clearly someone over at Bandai Namco is a PCG fan because those beautiful suits have done it. The Top Gun: Maverick collaboration launches on May 26 alongside the film, and will feature three aircraft—though the t

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Netflix shows off two new joyful trailers for its live-action Resident Evil series

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Dying Light 2 studio is developing an open-world action RPG in a fantasy setting

Techland is currently hiring for the unannounced project. Techland, the studio behind Dying Light and Dying Light 2, has announced the development of a new triple-A project. The studio said it has a team dedicated to the unannounced title, which is an open-world action RPG in a fantasy setting. With the success of Dying Light and the great opening for Dying Light 2, Techland felt now was the time to announce it has a new title in development, and that it is hiring folks to help f

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Save 10% on Switch OLED consoles and bundles at Very

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SpaceX allegedly paid $250K to cover up Elon Musk sexual misconduct claim

Home News (Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) A Business Insider article published today claims that a contracted SpaceX flight attendant was paid $250,000 by the company to keep quiet after she reported that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk had exposed his penis and propositioned her during an in-flight massage. The flight attendant herself is allegedly under a non-disclosure agreement. The story and related documents were brought to Business Insi

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This Elden Ring mod lets you hang out with your favourite NPCs

Yes, Blaidd is on the list of NPCs you can buddy up with. There are plenty of spirit ashes for you to hang out with in Elden Ring, but a new mod lets you summon your favourite NPC or boss. Despite Souls games often having strong themes of a solitary struggle, they do frequently let you summon other players and certain NPCs to help out every now and then. Of course, when it comes to in-game NPCs, this is generally limited to very specific characters, so unfortunately for you, if y

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That a nice, round number. Stardew Valley has hit another sales milestone by moving 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms. The newest figure is valid as of March 2022, and 13 million of those copies were sold on PC alone. Just eight months ago, it was revealed the game had sold 15 million copies, which means an additional 5 million copies were sold since the figure was reported in September. Speaking with PC Gamer, the game creator Eric Barone called the 20 million copie

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Discord, Twitch, 4Chan and more to be investigated in wake of Buffalo terror attack

Home News (Image credit: NurPhoto (Getty Images)) Update: A Discord spokesperson provided the following statement: "Our deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families. Hate has no place on Discord and we are committed to combating violence and extremism. "We are continuing to do everything we can to assist law enforcement and the investigation remains ongoing. What we know at this time is that a private, invite-only server was created by the susp

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Borderlands 3 is free on the Epic Games Store for the next week

The first of four freebies being handed out over the next few weeks. The Epic MEGA Sale has kicked off on the Epic Games Store, and the first of four free games being offered during this time is Borderlands 3. You can download Borderlands 3 from today through May 26 at 11am ET. If you have never played the looter-shooter before, it's free, so now there is no excuse. Borderlands 3 is set on the planet Pandora seven years after the death of Handsome Jack. In the interim, twin sibli

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V Rising doesn't make me feel much like a vampire

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Roller Champions, Ubisoft's free-to-play PvP roller skating game, launches May 25

Strap your skates on bud, you're up! Roller Champions, the free-to-play PvP roller skating game coming from the minds at Ubisoft, is launching on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC via the Ubisoft store on May 25. This news comes alongside a new cinematic trailer showing off some of the characters featured in the fast-paced sports action game. For those who’d like to get their hands on the title but aren’t a fan of those particular platforms, the game will also be launching on the Ni

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Last year's best strategy game finally comes to Steam

Home News Strategy Old World Old World had our resident strategy buff frothing at the mouth, in excitement I hasten to add, at a 4X that was actually doing some new things. In our review Fraser described it as "a brilliant 4X, and one that I'd actually recommend over Civilization at the moment. It feels like a genuine step forward for the genre, boasting so many inventive, smart design decisions." The game was released in July last year as an Epic store exclusive, and impressed us

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Soulstice looks like it wants to be the next Devil May Cry, and gets an autumn release window

This new action game from Modus Games looks to be an icy take on a classic genre. There's a new gameplay trailer for the very cool looking Soulstice, which also confirms an autumn release window. Italian studio Modus Games has shown off a roughly 11 minute long look at the action adventure game Soulstice, which has some very strong Devil May Cry vibes. The game stars a pair of sisters, Briar and Lute, who have been "reborn as a chimera." According to the description for the trail

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Gaming PC build guide

Home Features (Image credit: Future) Congratulations! You've decided that now is the perfect time to build yourself a gaming PC. Consider this gaming PC build guide your companion on your thrilling journey into the world of PC gaming, PC gamer. I've recommended a set of components for a new system that balances pricing and performance. We should get something out of the way first. The Great GPU shortage makes building and upgrading a PC pretty difficult right now.

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If your business with the Erdtree is finished, it's time to return to the roots. So, you've finally completed Elden Ring. After dozens of deaths to every one one of dozens of bosses. After untold moments where that infernal golden tree looks like it's just over the brow of the next hill only for you to get waylaid up a mountain – or for a whole new land to emerge between you and your goal – your beautiful, arduous journey is over. The completion of a From Software game can b

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Chivalry 2 gallops onto Steam this June with new maps and mounted combat

Home Features Action Chivalry 2 Finally, my Steam friends can experience the thrill of chasing down archers with a greatsword like a medieval Jason Voorhees. After a year of Epic Store exclusivity on PC, Chivalry 2 is releasing on Steam on June 12. At the same time, all platforms will get a major free update with a new faction, new maps, and the long-faced, four-legged creatures I've been looking forward to since my first play session. (See the teaser video embedded above or on You

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Resident Evil Village has sold over 6.1 million copies worldwide, franchise moves past 125 million units

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Capcom shared new sales figures for Resident Evil Village in its latest financials release. According to the presentation (slide 20), the game has sold 6.1 million units since its May 2021 release. Resident Evil Village shipped over 3 million units in its first four days of release, becoming the third-fastest-selling title in the series, tied with 2019's Resident Evil 2. By J

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Bungie boss says Sony acquisition won't 'muzzle' the studio's political opinions

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Insomniac 'fought hard and did not win' argument with Sony to publicly support abortion rights

Home News (Image credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI (Getty Images)) As reported by the Washington Post, Spider-Man developer Insomniac is planning to donate $50,000 to the Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP), to be matched by parent company Sony. This initiative was communicated to Insomniac employees through a companywide confidential email by Insomniac president Ted Price. Even as the company makes this donation and considers an initiative to offer financial

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Silicon Power XS70 2TB NVMe SSD review

The Silicon Power XS70 is an excellent all-round drive, though the competition never stands still. For Attractive heatsink PS5 compatible Excellent performance Price competitive Silicon Power is a brand that probably doesn’t get a lot of attention compared to the likes of Samsung or WD, but when you look at its latest XS70 NVMe SSD with its high-end specifications, it's clear that the brand name isn't everything. Armed with the latest Phison controller and high-performan

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 gaming deals: Here's what to expect

The deals we'd like to see on consoles, games and essential gaming accessories. Amazon Prime Day 2022 is taking place in July, meaning we can expect a huge range of price reductions across almost every department. Of course, we're only interested in all things gaming, such as games and consoles, as well as accessories like monitors, keyboards and headsets. We've compiled a list of products we saw reduced last year and what we can expect this year in terms of discounts for each c

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – Could this be the series' best expansion yet?

With the changes coming to Monster Hunter: Rise in Sunbreak, one of Capcom's best games is going to get even better. It's no secret I'm really into Monster Hunter: Rise: as well as pumping over 100 hours into the game on Switch, I started playing the most recent addition to the action-RPG series even more intently when it came to PC earlier this year. A quick rundown of all the information we've learned about Sunbreak over the last few months. Sure, it doesn't quite have the de

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Cyberpunk games that are better than Cyberpunk 2077

Home Features (Image credit: CD Projekt) On a holographic billboard a Japanese lady sips Spicy Metaverse flavor Mountain Dew and turns to smile, before abruptly glitching out to be replaced by anticorporate agitprop. In the street below a hardboiled detective sighs over a corpse with a grossly distorted head, the Funko Pop Killer's latest victim, while above a drone repeatedly blares, "A new life awaits you in the off-world bitcoin mines!" Cyberpunk is a sci-fi subg

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Is EA SPORTS FC another potential scrap in the licensing battle between FIFA and UEFA?

There's a new age of football games coming – and they'll be taking over a messy legacy. The announcement of EA SPORTS FC has shown yet again that the fiercest competition in football isn’t the Premier League title race, but the licensing battle between UEFA, FIFA and the top leagues around Europe. Maybe it’s just because my team is having an awful season, but it really feels like football is melting. The end-of-year football game rush will be odd this year. I’m n

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Which horror movie would make a great videogame?

Home Features (Image credit: Saber Interactive) There are now 10 videogames based on the Evil Dead series, not counting games Ash has cameos in like Dead By Daylight and Poker Night 2. That's a decent number, although the Alien series has it beat, especially counting the various Alien vs. Predator games. There have been four Blair Witch games, each developed by a different studio, and even Texas Chainsaw Massacre was made into an Atari 2600 game back in 1983. Mean

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Gotham Knights will only launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Co-op DC action brawler from WB Games will skip Xbox One and PS4 The first official gameplay for two of Gotham Knights' main characters – Nightwing and Red Hood – was revealed by Warner Bros. Games and DC today, but alongside the new look at how the game plays, we also learned that the title is only set to arrive on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. A closer look at Red Hood and Nightwing in Gotham Knights. That makes the upcoming open-world, third-person action-RPG game o

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Here's a demake of Portal... for the N64

Home News Puzzle Portal Demakes are super fun and cool, as most recently was exemplified by Bloodborne PSX, a demake that captured the imagination of lots of us. Well, here's my new obsession to watch: Programmer James Lambert is working on a demake of Portal that runs on real N64 hardware. The jagged-edged polygons of Lambert's portal demake are a delight to watch, and this is the first video to include a working portal gun—just a month ago he had little more than graphics. Over

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A fan is making the Metroid 64 game that never was

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nintendo might not have ever made one, but that doesn't mean it can't exist. A fan has shared his take on what a Metroid game might have looked like if it came out on the N64. The Metroid series did have some 3D entries on the GameCube and Wii, but Nintendo did skip a generation in the transition from the SNES to the N64. But ultimately one never actually released on the

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The leak shows off a playable section of the game, and the full source code is expected to follow suit. It looks like an original build of Duke Nukem Forever from 2001 was leaked online, the final release of which had an infamously long development time. Everyone likes to make jokes about Kingdom Hearts 3 taking a long time to come out, but more people need to remember the story of Duke Nukem Forever, a game that took a grand total of 14 years to develop. It was first announced i

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Cantata is fascinating but sometimes ponderous logistics porn

Home Features Strategy Cantata (Image credit: Afterschool Studios) There are some games where I only need to see the briefest of glimpses to know that, oh yes, this is for me. Cantata is on that list. One look at its kaleidoscopic map full of funky little troops and alien topography was all it took for me to desperately need to know more—to see what all these evocative units and strange buildings do, and find out what this striking sci-fi war is all about.  I

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A Mafia prequel is reportedly in development, as multiple bosses depart Hanger 13

The report comes after studio head Haden Blackman leaves the studio after seven years. A new report claims that a new Mafia game is in development, as multiple bosses leave the studio Hanger 13. According to Kotaku, Hanger 13 studio head Haden Blackman is departing the studio after seven years at the company, as announced by 2K Games earlier this week. The report states that 2K Games wrote in an email to staff that Blackman is going to "pursue his passion at a new endeavor," and

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Pokemon Home update adds Pokemon Legends: Arceus along with Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

The update will also introduce Strange Balls. The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have announced Pokemon Home v.2.0, which will add two additional games to be mutually compatible with the cloud service app. With the newest version of Home, you will be able to connect Pokemon Legends: Arceus as well as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl alongside past games Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee, and Pokemon Go. The update will launch in the coming

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Ubisoft founders considering partnering with private equity firm to acquire the company

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Trying to stave off a potential buyout. The Guillemot family, founders of Ubisoft, are considering working with a private equity firm to acquire the company and keep potential buyers at bay. This is according to a Dealreporter report (thanks, SeekingAlpha) which states the deal would allow the Guillemot family to maintain control of Ubisoft. At present, the Guillemot fami

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Who will step up to fill the Starfield-sized black hole at the end of this year?

Home Features RPG Starfield (Image credit: Future) Starfield is delayed to 2023, and whether you really thought that it would launch on time or are not surprised at all, the end of this year is now a big black hole. Starfield's delay has shaken our confidence in the other big games that we've been expecting to arrive by the end of this year. Will other big launches fall into the gravity well of such a major delay, taking the opportunity to announce their ow

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I cannot stress enough that Overwatch 2 isn't 'Overwatch 2'

Home Features FPS Overwatch 2 (Image credit: Blizzard) When Blizzard announced Overwatch 2 in 2019, my eyes squinted and my head tilted a few degrees to the right. We're in the age of service games—a time when "old" games get updated for years after release and challenge the need for sequels at all. Overwatch was among the first to kick off the trend in 2016, and now there's going to be another one? How do you sequelize a game that isn't supposed to end? Almos

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The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Sony's acquisition of Bungie now too

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. This follows the FTC's investigation over Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. While Sony is claiming that it won't make Bungie games exclusive to its consoles, it's still getting investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission. Sony announced it would be buying Bungie for a whopping sum of $3.6 billion earlier this year, which has obviously drawn the attention

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Everything we know about World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Home Features MMO World Of Warcraft (Image credit: Blizzard) Now Blizzard has confirmed that Wrath of the Lich King Classic is arriving this year, it's time to get excited all over again for one of World of Warcraft's most beloved expansions. The original WotLK launched at the end of 2008, essentially bringing Arthas Menethil, as the Lich King, front and centre for the first time since Warcraft 3. Like Burning Crusade Classic before it, WotLK Classic won't be ex

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An hour of new footage for Half-Life spin-off Ravenholm has been released

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The canned game from Dishonored's developer. Footage of Arkane's Half-Life spin-off, Ravenholm, has been posted online by Noclip, the YouTube channel known for producing some really great documentaries on games. In the hour-long footage, you are shown the build Arkane created to show the current progress of the game to Valve. This means what you see is not a finished tit

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Resident Evil Re:Verse shows signs of life, on Stadia of all places

The multiplayer game was delayed into a vague window of 2022, but a new age rating in Europe implies news might be coming soon. Resident Evil Re:Verse could possibly, finally be coming out soon, as it recently received a rating in Europe for the Stadia version of the game. As spotted by Gematsu, the silence in Resident Evil Re:Verse news has been broken by an 18 rating from PEGI for the game on Stadia. That's pretty much it, but we haven't really heard anything about the game si

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This gamer true crime show featuring Discord sleuths is certainly a way to spend 2 hours

Home News Perfect World: A Deadly Game is a true crime documentary about a group of gamers that helped catch a murderer via an MMO and Discord in 2019. The two-part show on Peacock Premium isn't bursting with cliche—there's no conflation of videogame violence with real life violence or anyone explaining what videogames even are—but there's not much else going on either. The mini series focuses on a group of friends that played on a private server based on the Chinese MMO Perfect W

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Elden Ring's Living Jars are the nightmare fuel that just keeps on giving

How would you like to spend eternity crammed into a sentient jar? Because, in the Lands Between, that's probably quite a likely fate. I can’t stop thinking about Elden Ring’s Living Jars – and not in a wholesome way. Yes, I was swept along in the initial wave of pot-worship, aaawing at their little arms and legs and wanting to pinch their clay cheeks like some over-familiar, boundary-ignorant grandma. But now, I see them for the ceramic horrors they are, Milkshake Ducks wi

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This 29-year-old pro football manager trained on Football Manager

Home News Sim Football Manager (Image credit: William Still) William Still is the assistant manager of one of the great French sides, Stade de Reims, before which he was the manager of Belgian sides Lierse and Beerschot. All of which is remarkable given that he's 29 years of age, which for a professional football manager is extremely young. Still's had an interesting route through football, and Sportsbible recently ran a profile about how he went from coaching P

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Halo Infinite Season 2 started off a bit "bumpy" according to 343 Industries

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. To make things up to players, the studio is offering up some free XP and Challenge Swaps. 343 Industries has admitted things haven't gone as smoothly as planned with the launch of Halo Infinite Season 2. One of the things that didn't go according to plan was the buggy challenges, which should now be fixed. "This week has been bumpy," said Joseph Staten, head of creative f

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AMD's bringing its friends to Computex but Jen-Hsun's nowhere to be seen

Home News (Image credit: Taitra) When Computex kicks off this month it may well be the place where we find out all the details of the next generation of gaming hardware. Those new slices of silicon nirvana which promise to deliver frame rates beyond our wildest dreams. Or, alternatively, it could be a huge anti-climax where both AMD and Nvidia nod to their new technologies without giving us anything more tangible than some chips shown off on stage, or an anonymous b

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What are you playing this weekend?

Despite it being nice outside and your lawn probably needing mowed, you'll be playing games inside. We just know it. May is finally here, which means the flowers are in bloom, the grass is no longer brown, the trees have buds, Robins have returned from their wintering grounds to get in arguments on your lawn, and bunny rabbits are hopping around the place more often than not. While spring technically started in March, April was such a cold, wet month, that it didn't really feel l

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Of course Starfield is delayed—what did you expect?

Home Features Action Starfield (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks) Earlier today, Bethesda confirmed what almost seemed inevitable: The much-vaunted Starfield, the developer's next big project and first new series in forever, will not make its launch date of November 12, 2022. Instead, both it and Redfall, the new game from Arkane Austin, have both been delayed into the first half of 2023 in order to deliver "the best, most polished versions" of both. Bethesd

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Mr Bean NFTs launched at the same time as the crypto crash: coincidence?

Home News (Image credit: ITV) On May 9, Yahoo Finance reported that Mr Bean, the mute buffoon from British television co-created and played by Rowan Atkinson, would make his NFT debut in a joint venture between FOMO Lab and Banijay. "I think that this is a great idea," Atkinson said about the project. "Any initiative which not only draws attention to but actually enables access to the fabulous artwork associated with the Mr Bean Animation series, I welcome with open

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Here's where you can pre-order Gotham Knights

Here's the best and cheapest places to pre-order the next Batman game. Gotham Knights is an upcoming game from DC and Warner Bros Games Montréal that's expected to be released on 25th October 2022. It was recently announced that Gotham Knights will not be released on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One due to quality reasons, and will only be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The new open-world, third-person action RPG is set in Gotham City, immediately after the death of Batman.

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Trek to Yomi review

A gorgeous game with frustrating combat and glitchy exploration, Trek to Yomi is the definition of style over substance. Trek to Yomi copies the style of Akira Kurosawa's iconic black and white samurai films: rice fields blowing in the wind, villages burning, a great black swirling vortex in hell. Okay, so Trek to Yomi goes to some places Kurosawa's films didn't. But the path there is littered with glitches, and I only stuck it out through the finicky, floaty combat to see where my samura

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BioWare store listing implying Shepard returns in Mass Effect 5 was "a mistake"

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The listing was written by folks unfamiliar with the game. Looks like a listing for a Mass Effect N7 day lithograph detailing the storyline for Mass Effect 5 was incorrect, leading many to believe Commander Shepard would return in the game. In the listing, a synopsis for the still-unnamed next Mass Effect read: "The show goes on... Shepard's final quest may have ended the

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EA's new Lord of the Rings game isn't a Return of the King remake

The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is set to be a mobile only, collectible, turn-based RPG. EA has announced that it's partnering with Middle-earth Enterprises to make a new, free-to-play Lord of the Rings mobile game. The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is a "collectible role-playing game that brings the fantasy and adventure of The Lord of the Rings to existing fans and new audiences alike in a strategic, social-competitive experience," according to EA (v

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xQc, Hasan, and Nic Cage's faces have been turned into fleshy VTuber skins

Home Features Nobody asked for the ability to wear the faces of xQc, HasanAbi, and Nicolas Cage as VTuber models, but now you can, thanks to streamer Fofamit. Each model stretches and deforms along with your facial movements like your face is made out of Play-Doh. All you need is a camera or an iPhone and a facial capture app to replicate the horror. Fofamit has made several cursed models, but the most popular of them was her haunted xQc mask. She made it in response to xQc and other

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FIFA diversifying its gaming rights, will release new non-sim football games alongside EA Sports franchise

Non-exclusive games model allows new titles to launch ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. FIFA has announced that for the first time, it will launch a new football game developed with third-party studios and publishers, and several non-simulation titles are already in production. The body noted in the release that it has granted an extension to EA Sports for the simulation football category only, which will allow the release of FIFA 23 later this year. FIFA also said it is engagi

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AMD reveals the first games to support its FSR 2.0 upscaling tech

Home News (Image credit: Bethesda, Arkane) To coincide with the launch of the RX 6650 XT, RX 6750 XT and RX 6950 XT, AMD is launching version two of its FidelityFX Super Resolution image upscaling technology. FSR 2.0 is designed to boost frame rates without the loss of image quality. The first game to receive support will be Deathloop, via a patch expected to be released on Thursday, May 12th. Deathloop has been heavily featured in AMD’s FSR 2.0 presentations, so

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Elden Ring sold 13.4 million copies in a month

From Software's Elden Ring just keeps on selling, even in the months after its release Publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware have had a bumper year with Elden Ring so far. Only in March did we hear the game had sold 12 million units, and now – as per Bandai Namco's most recent earnings call – we've learned that the title has surpassed 13.4 million in sales. Want to start (or restart) Elden Ring? Let us help you. The latest IP from the esteemed developer just kee

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Your motherboard can't handle Samsung's chonky new 512GB RAM modules

Home News (Image credit: Samsung) Samsung is laying the groundwork for servers to pack in tens of terabytes of system memory with a world first: a 512GB PCIe 5.0 DRAM module. This is what the Compute Express Link (CXL) memory module was designed for, and allows for massive amounts of memory to be jammed into a system, operating over PCIe 5.0 rather than a standard memory slot.  This is the first memory device that supports the PCIe 5.0 interface for data center and

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Elden Ring map has the best order of exploring The Lands Between

If you ever feel lost in the world of Elden Ring, this map will guide you. The vast world of Elden Ring can be overwhelming to navigate for new and veteran players alike. While the game attempts to nudge you into the path you should be following, not everyone is going to pick up on those admittedly subtle hints. One of the most common questions since Elden Ring's release has been how you’re supposed to navigate its vast map; where to go after you emerge, and what to do after de

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Overwatch 2 pro team punished for 'illegal' maneuver that even Blizzard admits was fun

Home News FPS Overwatch 2 (Image credit: Blizzard) A clever play by Overwatch 2 esports team the Florida Mayhem was ruled as an 'illegal maneuver' by Blizzard over the weekend. The team surprise-attacked opposing Paris Eternal players by teleporting up and over a rooftop, and were forced to redo the round as a result. They won the match in the end, but even Blizzard admits that the banned play was fun to watch.  The Florida Mayhem's strategy was based around Me

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It sure looks like Sonic 3 won’t have its original soundtrack in Sonic Origins. Here’s why

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 has one of the most classic and notable soundtracks in video game history. But chances are, that full soundtrack won’t be present in the new version of the game included in the upcoming Sonic Origins compilation release. Will Sonic Origins contain some choice tracks from the original Sonic 3 release? I had been hoping that Sega might’ve resolved the issues around this soundtrack for this release, like many Sonic fans and game history nerds. The soundtrack has see

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Best Razer gaming laptop deals

Home Features (Image credit: Razer) Are you looking for a new Razer gaming laptop? We've reviewed all the best Razer gaming laptops and found that Razer makes, hands-down, some of the best gaming laptops on the market you can buy. However, when it comes to buying one, you also want the best Razer gaming laptop deals to save yourself some cash. So we've scoured the web to find the best Razer deals around. These premium gaming laptops combine both style and performa

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FIFA 22 cross-play test coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Online Seasons and Online Friendlies will be the modes tested. Electronic Arts has announced that "in the near future," it will be testing FIFA 22 cross-play functionality in Online Seasons and Online Friendlies. The testing will occur on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. PC was not mentioned in the announcement. Online Seasons and Online Friendlies are the only modes bei

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Best gaming desk in 2022

Home Features (Image credit: Future) The best gaming desks carry the weight of your everyday gaming use. They have to give you enough room for your keyboard, mouse, and your monitor. They're the backbone for your entire setup and the best ones should be ergonomic and sturdy. Whether it's a standing desk or a regular one, a good gaming desk is something you don't want to cheap out on. Pair it with a good gaming chair and you'll be set. Choosing the best gaming desk a

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The PUBG Mobile x Baby Shark crossover has us dazed and confused

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nothing screams kids appeal like blowing someone's head off. You read that right, the latest crossover coming to PUBG Mobile is with Baby Shark. This song (and accompanying dance of course) has been hugely popular for children since it emerged from the depths back in 2016, and has since spread its tendrils across the internet through several follow-up songs, animations, a

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The best wireless gaming headset in 2022

Home Features (Image credit: Future) The best wireless gaming headset untethers you from your gaming PC and lets you move around your room freely. On top of that, it'll keep running for days without charging, and even when you do need to juice it up, it'll do it quickly. A wireless gaming headset shouldn't be fussy and should deliver excellent audio too. The features that matter most for the best wireless gaming headset are great battery life and a supreme wireless

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Final Fantasy 14's director says that the next expansion's story is already underway

Despite patch 6.0 not being finished yet, Naoki Yoshida has already got to work on 7.0. Director of Final Fantasy 14 Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that progress is already underway on the story for the next expansion. Last year, Final Fantasy 14 finally wrapped up the story it's been building towards since its relaunch in 2013 with the expansion Endwalker. The story has been developing for almost a whole decade, with four expansions and many patches slowly telling the grand advent

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The big games from the last decade we forgot ever existed

Home Features (Image credit: Epic) Sometimes a game crashes and burns so loudly that it's impossible to ignore. But for others—following a flashy marketing campaign, maybe some preview events or E3 presentations—the release date passes, and soon after that they might as well cease to exist. They're played and reviewed, sure. And someone, somewhere, probably even loved them. But for the rest of us, they're forgotten until years later when someone mentions their n

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"A spiritual successor to a project that helped define Rocket League" - Chatting with Psyonix on Knockout Bash

The latest twist on the Rocket League formula, we sit down for a quick interview on Knockout Bash. In case you’ve not been keeping up with Rocket League, the football driving hybrid that’s been trucking along with its own distinct community over the past few years, you may have missed the launch of Knockout Bash mode. While only available for a limited time, this event shifts the focus away from goals and footballs and towards a more combat-centric experience. The development

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Here are all the free games you can grab right now

Home Features (Image credit: Asmodee Digital) There are lot of free games floating around there right now, from Epic's weekly freebies to publisher promos on Steam, GOG sale giveaways, and more. But staying on top of them all can be a real chore, and you might be missing out on some good stuff. So we here at PC Gamer have decided to help, with this running list of every free game that crosses our screens. The goal is to help you find and claim games that usually cos

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Sifu's first major content update now available with new difficulty settings

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. A year’s worth of free content updates is in the works. Sifu, the Kung Fu hit from developer and publisher Sloclap, has received its first content update on PC and PS5 alongside its retail release. The Sifu Spring 2022 content contains new features ranging from difficulty settings, and an advanced training mode allowing players to train against any opponent, ncluding bo

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Someone tweeted at Microsoft to release the 27-year-old source code to 3D Movie Maker, so they did

Home News (Image credit: Microsoft) Foone, a self-described "hardware/software necromancer" and chaotic keyboard maker, convinced Microsoft to release the source code for 3D Movie Maker—apparently, all we needed to do was ask. The 27-year-old animation program is now out there, neatly archived and available for anyone who wants tinker with it.  hey @Microsoft give me the source code to 3D Movie Maker. You released it in 1995 and I want to expand and extend it.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film is now the top-grossing video game adaptation of all time

It broke the record set by the first film. SEGA has announced Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has surpassed $331.64 million at the box office worldwide, surpassing the $319.71 million record set by the previous film. This makes it the top-grossing video game-based film ever in the US, where it has so far topped $162.74 million, surpassing the first film's $148.97 million. It also recorded $168.9 million internationally, and has yet to release in Japan where it will arrive in theaters on Au

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Tennocon, the annual Warframe mega event, will be returning July 16

A purely digital affair, Tenno will be able to tune in for major updates later this summer. Tennocon, the annual Warframe event, will be returning July 16 as a digital only event. The annual celebration of all things Warframe will bring with it community giveaways, future content reveals, panels and more; all of which can be viewed via streaming platforms for free from the great white north. Last year, Tennocon received over a million viewers both in-game and tuning in online on

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Double Fine joins Bungie in standing up for women's healthcare rights, calls for donations to pro-choice orgs

Home News (Image credit: Christian Petersen (Getty Images)) Psychonauts studio Double Fine Productions has joined Bungie in expressing support for "essential healthcare rights" for women following the leak of a drafting ruling earlier this week that revealed US Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v Wade later this year. "We at Double Fine Productions stand steadfast in our support of essential healthcare rights for all," the studio said in a message on Twitter. "We

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Square Enix keeps Just Cause, Life is Strange, and Outriders

Despite offloading some of its most notable IP to Embracer Group, Square Enix will retain some of its Western titles Yesterday, we heard the landmark news that Square Enix has agreed to the sale of Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Lara Craft Go – along with the studios that make the games – to the Embracer Group. The company – which has been on something of a purchasing spree lately – has agreed to acquire three of Square Enix's Western studios (Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, a

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Kanye West once pitched Miyamoto a videogame

Home News (Image credit: Stephane Cardinale-Corbis via Getty) Former IGN journalist and current Twitch employee Zachary Ryan has shared an anecdote about an E3 meeting of minds between two great creators: videogame legend Shigeru Miyamoto and musician Kanye West. It's been known before that the meeting took place—former Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime has mentioned it in previous interviews—but this is essentially Miyamoto's account. It should be taken with

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League of Legends challenges are launching tomorrow - here's how they work!

Could you become your server's best Scuttle Crab hunter? You'll be able to find out soon enough... League of Legends is finally getting challenges starting tomorrow May 7. As the popular MOBA’s answer to achievements, players will be able to go out and earn tokens on over 300 unique missions. Each challenge comes with its own rank, with the combination of completed challenges adding together to form a shiny new rank for you to show off to your mates and randoms in solo queue.

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Bill Gates on Musk, Twitter, and the conspiracy theorists that shout at him in public

Home News (Image credit: Leon Neal via Getty) In an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Bill Gates spoke on a range of topics including the various conspiracies about him, lies on the internet, and Elon Musk's proposed Twitter takeover, all of which have at least some degree of crossover. Gates has been on a round of interviews recently in order to promote his new book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic. Gates was once the richest person in the world: Now he'

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Infinity Ward confirms what everyone knew: this year's Call of Duty is Modern Warfare 2

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Well, at least now it's official: Infinity Ward is working on Modern Warfare 2 for a 2022 release date. Infinity Ward has finally revealed the first official logo for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Continuing the odd naming convention that takes past relesaes wholesale, Infinity Ward has confirmed that it's working on a sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare reboot (not a rema

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How PlayStation’s The Getaway managed to outdo, yet fail against, GTA 3

The ambitious PS2 action game is still revealing secrets to this day. “In many ways GTA 3 was inferior to what we had created,” Mike Rouse says, “and this was emboldening.” That might sound like hubris or denial coming from a developer on The Getaway. As GTA 5 celebrates its third major launch across a third console generation, it’s safe to say that the pre-release competition between Sony’s Team Soho and Rockstar North is now long-settled in the latter’s favour. Th

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Halo Infinite's Season 2 launch has been 'bumpy' admits creative lead

Home News Action Halo Infinite (Image credit: 343 Industries) Launching a live service game can't be easy. It's hard to remember any games-as-service launch where everything went as planned but normally, as the game updates and time goes by, things get more stable. Unfortunately the release of the second season of Halo Infinite hasn't been all that smooth either. Our Halo expert Nat Clayton previously said the first season was a bit of a mess, and I had hoped th

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Apex Legends: Newcastle breakdown - Gameplay overview for the game's next defensive powerhouse

Newcastle, the latest character coming to Apex Legends, shows off his defensive capabilities. Newcastle, the newest Legend coming to Apex Legends with the release of the new season, has finally had their abilities detailed in the latest trailer leading up to the official release. A highly defensive legend that takes up a powerful support role in team compositions, Newcastle is able to jump to the rescue of his teammates unlike any other character in the game. We’ve listed out

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The best gaming chairs in 2022

Home Features The best gaming chairs as recommended by PC Gamer (Image credit: Future) The best gaming chairs are much more than the ridiculous looking thrones of yesteryear. Nowadays, gaming chairs are often built with ergonomics in mind, and comfort has taken precedent over style. Don't get me wrong, you'll still find plenty of gaming chairs with outlandish designs and color schemes out there, but they should be comfy for long gaming or an eight-hour work day now,

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