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Tencent have bought a majority stake in Don‘t Starve developers Klei Entertainment

Klei Entertainment, developers of indie hits Don‘t Starve and Oxygen Not Included have announced today that they‘ve agreed for Tencent, the media conglomerate that‘s been doing quite a lot of buying, to purchase a majority stake in the company. Klei founders say that they will keep full autonomy of creative and operations across all aspects []

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BioWare share artwork from the cancelled Jade Empire 2

A long, long time ago in video game years, before BioWare were known primarily as the Dragon Age and Mass Effect studio, they were working on a sequel to their action RPG Jade Empire. After multiple internal reboots from Jade Empire 2 to Jade Empire Modern, to spiritual successor Revolver, the project was eventually cancelled []

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Asus ROG Gladius II Core review

The Asus ROG Gladius II Core is probably one of the oddest gaming mice I‘ve tested in a while. Its modest DPI range of just 200-6200 puts it firmly at the lower end of the gaming mouse spectrum, but its comparatively high price of 50 / 46 suggests otherwise. Indeed, its DPI range might not []

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These Hitman 3 speedruns happen so fast I hardly know what happened

Hitman 3 has now been out for just a couple days, so naturally speedrunners have already managed to beat its levels in under a minute.I really like puzzle-y stealth games but I approach them as I do a game of chess: thoughtfully, slowly, and badly. That makes me the exact opposite of the folks who []

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Nuts review

Nuts review Nuts is a benign indie mystery in the same vein as Firewatch, about using cameras to track enigmatic squirrels. It‘s solid, if you can handle the sheer amount of trudging about involved. Developer: Joon, Pol, Muutsch, Char Torfi Publisher: Noodlecake Release: February 4th 2021 On: Windows From: Steam Price: TBC/TBC/TBC In Nuts, []

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Hades romance options: who can you romance in Hades, and how?

Hades does many things right, but it really excels when it comes to the characters of the underworld, and the relationships you can strike up with them. The idea that you can pursue a romance in a roguelite sounds ridiculous, but in Hades this is very much an option. If you‘re interested in plumbing the []

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Apex Legends Season 8 is totally demolishing Kings Canyon

When Respawn said last week that the Apex Legends‘ map Kings Canyon would be obliterated in Season 8, I thought perhaps this meant they were going to whack a giant crater somewhere and call it a day. After seeing the new Season 8 launch trailer, I think I wildly underestimated their resolve. Kings Canyon looks []

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Hitman 3 server room: how to acquire admin privileges

In the Dubai mission in Hitman 3, you might need to go into the server room in order to rearrange the meetings of your targets and get them alone in a room. However, a bit of the mission I got stuck on is the part where you have to acquire admin privileges in the server []

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Mystery Steam Reviews goes to the movies

Every Monday, on The PC Gaming Weekspot, Colm and Matthew test each other‘s game knowledge in a weekly quiz called Mystery Steam Reviews. You can probably guess the format of the quiz but if not: we read out Steam reviews and guess the game they‘re about. Video Game Land was pretty quiet until LucasFilm Games []

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Galactic Civilizations III is free on the Epic Games Store

A new week, a new chance to conquer some planets. That‘s right readers, 4X space strategy game Galactic Civilizations III is free to keep on the Epic Games Store for the next week. Definitely one to consider if the idea of colonising an entire galaxy for precisely zero pounds appeals to you.

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Hitman 3 Dubai walkthrough: all mission stories in How the Mighty Fall

The first mission in Hitman 3 - Dubai - has three Mission Stories‘ available to you. Some bits and pieces are less self-explanatory than we might like though, so we‘ve put together a nice, easy, step-by-step guide on how to complete them. Just follow these steps and you‘ll be able to complete all mission stories []

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Cyberpunk 2077 mods let V use NPCs‘ cool cyberware

One of the things I was most disappointed with when I first started Cyberpunk 2077 was the lack of cool cybernetic implants and body modifications to choose from in the character creator. I‘m not knocking the few shiny wires and lines we could choose to embed in V‘s face, I think those are very good []

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How hard is it to make your video game dog pettable?

Dogs. We all love to pet them. And in the game. And thanks to the Twitter account Can You Pet The Dog?, we know where to find them. Pettable dogs where they weren‘t before can make gaming news. But of course, can you pet the dog? is only one question. Why can you pet the []

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Have you played Planet Zoo?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. It was a real surprise to me when Planet Zoo started to truly click. It doesn‘t happen often, with games this high on the complexity ladder. There‘s such an incredible amount of stuff to learn about []

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Resident Evil Village will release in May, comes with RE: Verse multiplayer game

The Resident Evil Showcase aired today at 10pm GMT/5pm EST/2pm PT, with new footage of Resident Evil Village, a release date announcement, and some brief details on a new multiplayer game called RE: Verse that will be bundled with Village. You can watch the livestream below, alongside a few extra details.

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Resident Evil Village will release in May, watch first gameplay here

The Resident Evil Showcase is starting in a few minutes time, at 10pm GMT/5pm EST/2pm PT. It promises to deliver new gameplay footage from Resident Evil Village - aka Resident Evil 8 - plus other updates on various Resident Evil projects. The livestream is embedded below, if you want to watch along with me to []

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Watch the Resident Evil Showcase here, with new footage of Resident Evil Village

The Resident Evil Showcase is starting in a few minutes time, at 10pm GMT/5pm EST/2pm PT. It promises to deliver new gameplay footage from Resident Evil Village - aka Resident Evil 8 - plus other updates on various Resident Evil projects. The livestream is embedded below, if you want to watch along with me to []

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Opera bought Game Maker to form the basis of Opera Gaming

On Tuesday, I reported on game development tool Game Maker being acquired by Opera, makers of the Opera internet browser. Opera have now officially announced the acquisition, saying that Game Maker would be paired with Opera GX, their dedicated gaming browser, in forming the basis of a new division of the company called Opera Gaming.

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Ocean‘s Heart is out, uses this one extremely common key art composition I can‘t resist

Ocean‘s Heart is a Zelda-like, in the sense that it‘s a 2D, top-down sword swinger in the vein of Link To The Past. That means you‘ll never see the kind of vista that‘s in its key art (top left, above). You‘ll never see that beautiful blue sky. And yet, and yet, I cannot resist the []

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Puzzle Quest 3 revives match-3/RPG mash-up after ten years away

Puzzle Quest is returning after a ten year absence. Puzzle Quest 3 will again combine match-3 and RPG mechanics together with the original designer Steve Fawkner at the helm, but this time it‘ll be - possible uh-oh - free-to-play.

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Skul: The Hero Slayer lets you swap skills by swapping skulls, is out now

Maybe you miss Hollow Knight, or you‘re dead tired of Dead Cells. Then Skul: The Hero Slayer might appeal. It‘s a side-on stabrawler roguelite that‘s just left early access in which you can swap skulls to swap skills, and also lob your noggin at enemies. It‘s nice, from my brief play of it, and there‘s []

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Kathy Rain: Director‘s Cut will revamp the adventure game

2016‘s point n‘ click adventure game Kathy Rain is returning this year with a new, rebuilt, expanded Director‘s Cut. Along with more puzzles and chat, it‘ll have touched-up looks and bonuses like controller support. I quite liked it, as far as I can remember, and have forgotten enough that I‘m game for another go when []

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This 1000 ring lets you propose the Skyrim way

When you want to marry an NPC in Skyrim, you propose using an Amulet of Mara. In real life, you can now buy an official 10-karat gold ring based on the amulet‘s design. For 1000, you can make your proposal hella Skyrim. I have previously heard of at least one person proposing with a custom []

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The Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 125: the best sneakings in games special

Welcome once again, gentle listener, to the Electronic Wireless Show podcast. This week‘s episode demands that you tread carefully and quietly, in case you disturb Nate, or awaken the Ken Loach he has trapped in a shipping container in his garden, for we are discussing the best sneakings in games. Our favourite stealthy-me-dos. We also []

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