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Blizzard boast of player abuse reduction in Overwatch

Instances of dillholes jerking up Overwatch multiplayer matches with abusive chat have dropped by around a quarter since Blizzard added player endorsement and looking for group‘ systems last month, according to numbers shared by game director Jeff Kaplan. As social engineering in this cyberhell goes, that seems a fair result. Blizzard still haven‘t replied to []

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Best gaming SSD 2018: Top SATA and NVMe drives for your PC

Buying an SSD can bea nightmare when there are so many models to choose from, but the good news is that there‘s never been a better time to buy one, as prices are down (especially if you‘re eyeing upAmazon Prime Daydeals right now) and availability is high - which is why we‘re here to help []

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MoonQuest is an attractive Terrariabut that just ventured onto early access

How many buts is too many buts? MoonQuest is a swell-looking procedurally-generated adventure game with roguelike and minecraftian gameplay that‘s screaming to be placed in the Terarribut genre, which is itself a subgenre of the Minecraftbut. Which is fine. When I say MoonQuest reminds me of Terraria but with more wizards and weirdness, that‘s high []

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Amazon sold pirate copies of Frostpunk and Surviving Mars, among others

That big shop on the internet, Amazon, has been selling pirated copies of PC games, some do-gooders have discovered (or rather, sellers using Amazon as a storefront have been selling the pirate goods). The dodgy games include icy societal survival game Frostpunk and dusty martian city-builder Surviving Mars, which were being sold for the suspiciously []

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best deals on PC games and hardware

The summer deals bonanza you‘ve all been waiting foris finally here - it‘sAmazon Prime Day. Amazon‘s big day o‘deals (or rather day and a half o‘ deals this year) begins today, and it‘s taking place right now in the UK. There is, I‘ll admit, quite a lot of trash on sale this year, but there []

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Steam Charts: Moderately Entertaining Edition

Hello! Goodness me, it‘s good to have you with us. If you‘re reading this sentence on Steam, then I simply implore you to click through to the site to read what has been described by Simon Pulitzer as the greatest games journalism the world has ever been blessed to receive.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC open beta coming in August

We‘ll get to try the near-future face-shooting of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 in a free multiplayer open beta weekend in August, developers Treyarch have announced. No, this won‘t include that new battle royale mode, Blackout. As a casual observer of Cod I am sorry to see the antics of wallrunning and jetpacking removed []

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Northern Springs brings frosty adventure to Fallout 4

Fallout 4 just got a massive new sector for explorin‘ and craftin‘ and murderin‘. As is the new normal for the industry, this stunning new bit of world and its storyline are all thanks to fan labour. A mod called Northern Springs, which is billed as being larger than any of the game‘s official expansions, []

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Terror terraforming tale Tether placed on indefinite hold

Tether is a game about terraforming Mars. Not for Elon Musk because I have something to prove reasons, but because the Earth is dying and the Moon got blown up. You know, it‘s surprising that Moon doesn‘t get blown up more. It doesn‘t do anything except regulate the tides and it‘s always just up there []

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Duncan Jones is making a Rogue Trooper movie

Here‘s a surprisingly fine thing on an otherwise somewhat bleak Sunday: Duncan Jones (director of Moon) is making a Rogue Trooper movie. What‘s a rogue trooper, you ask? I mean, it‘s all in the name. He‘s gone rogue. He‘s a trooper. He‘s blue and all of his dead friends live inside of his equipment and []

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The Culling 2‘s devs now face ‘some admittedly difficult discussions‘

Alright. So this kind of thing isn‘t particularly fun. I love games and I love the people that make games and oh god do I want to make sure that (especially) indie creators get every chance to see their products treated well. No matter how you slice it, there‘s bad news regarding the newest game []

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Silent Hills loses P.T. fan remake, gains a book and Fallout 4 mod

For a game that never released and a Playstation-only demo for said game that now un-exists, there‘s been a sudden rush of (mostly) good news regarding Silent Hills on PC. No, not for the game itself, because that ship has long since sailed. But if you were enraptured by the spirit of the whole hullabaloo, []

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for pretending you‘ve got something better to do than play Pillars of Eternity II all day. I do not. Waypoint, collectively, used E3 as an opportunity to get studios talking about crunch. For the uninitiated, that‘s the widespread practice of expecting employees to work massive amounts of overtime in order to get a []

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Resident Evil 4 fan remaster is almost finished

Capcom were nice enough to release an HD version of Resident Evil 4 back in 2014, but it only really updated the textures of some stuff and not all the stuff, so a team of dedicated fans has spent the last few years picking up the slack. The Resident Evil 4 HD Project has two []

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A single typo wrecked Aliens: Colonial Marines and people are handling it fine

In what feels like The Games Story Of The Year, during the Steam summer sale the much reviled Gearbox title Aliens: Colonial Marines was marked down to a stupidly low three dollars. A modder happened to notice that in the INI file for the game, there is a single typo that is get this []

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Earthfall launches its gooey assault on Earthnow

It feels like it‘s been a hot minute since we had a new Left 4 Deadish type team versus hoarde game, and Earthfall has just fallen out of the sky to fill that void. You and some buddies, or AI-controlled bots, can team up together to take down naughty aliens who just don‘t know their []

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Resident Evil 4 fan remaster is finally available

Capcom was nice enough to release an HD version of Resident Evil 4 back in 2014. It‘s on Steam and such, but it only really updated the textures of some stuff and not all the stuff, so a team of dedicated fans has spent the last few years picking up the slack. The Resident Evil []

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The Rose Garden is about roses and probably other, complicated things

Charolette Madelon is a game designer from the Netherlands who enjoys making immersive art installations and their new game feels like an extension of that, in that I usually have to walk through a very pretty garden to get to an art museum. And this is a game about a very pretty garden. Will there []

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In roguelike chess adventure Chogue you hunt the king

I move the pawn on the far right side forward two spaces. That‘s my go-to starting move. It frees up my castle guy. I know many things about the Chess, including the names of all the pieces. Like Castle and Horsey and Pointyhat. I know things. That‘s why I know that something has gone wrong []

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Free games of the week

This week, we have a load of adventures and stories for you to play. You can be rude at a tea party while surrounded by a bunch of older folks, or become a dragon looking for dragon eggs. You can travel through space on a whale full of ghosts bugs, fight to reclaim your palace []

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What are we all playing this weekend?

With E3 finally out of my system (though I know our Brendy is still writing odds and ends about what games saw), Gamescom has jerked violently into my sphere of awareness. Slow down! We‘re fine. We‘re good. With over a month to go, I might even recover from E3‘s sleep loss in time. I like []

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Enter the Gungeon‘s delayed expansion is out next week

Time to shoot bullets with bullets made of bullets again. Charming roguelike shooter Enter the Gungeon is getting a major expansion next week, for the always-nice price of free. Announced as coming soon in August 2017, it‘s safe to saythisgot delayed a tad, butaccording to developers Dodge Roll on Twitter, the Advanced Gungeons Draguns []

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First-person puzzler The Spectrum Retreat is out today

First-person puzzle games with vague Portal inspirations are common enough, butThe Spectrum Retreat looks to be an especially polished and stylish take onthe sub-genre.Thematically,it‘s about escaping from a creepy sci-fi hotel staffed by faceless robots with the aid of a mysterious benefactor on the phone. Mechanically, it‘s about stealing and using colours, and it‘s out []

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The Joy of ignorance in Cultist Simulator

I am a lowly aspirant with nothing but my name and my failing body. I am uninitiated. I am a worm in the dark, crawling through the pages of the secret histories of the world. I‘m playing Cultist Simulator. This is ‘a game of apocalypse and yearning‘, in which players attempt to direct eldritch forces []

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