Games

Watch almost 20 minutes more The Outer Worlds gameplay footage

September 15, 2019

[embedded content] Some more footage of The Outer Worlds has shown up courtesy of the Tokyo Games Show. Almost 20 minutes of it, depicting early-game combat and questing. Unlike your standard trade show footage, this looks like how people will probably play the game—skipping through dialogue, sorting through the inventory, ignoring the quest marker to […]

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The creators of Zero Escape and Danganronpa are working on Death March Club

September 15, 2019

[embedded content] Too Kyo Games is a studio founded by Danganronpa series creator Kazutaka Kodaka and Zero Escape series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi, with several other staff who worked on the two popular series. Last year they revealed several projects including a game called Death March Club and gave some bare bones details, but now we’ve […]

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What book should be turned into a visual novel?

September 15, 2019

THE PCG Q&A One of the strengths of visual novels is that they’re typically character-focused, and often about choosing which members of an engaging cast you’d like to spend time with—whether romantically or otherwise—and how you’d like to see that play out. They’re games about people, and they let us get to know those people […]

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Gwent’s next expansion brings back Radovid, has a better trailer than some full games

September 15, 2019

[embedded content] Of all the current crop of card games, Gwent has the best art—especially the premium cards, which are animated. But even the standard ones are ridiculously nice. The high production values carry over to the trailers, like this one for the forthcoming Iron Judgment expansion. That’s the voice actor who played Radovid in […]

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Crapshoot: Two invasions from the Leather Goddesses of Phobos

September 15, 2019

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. Here, he spends a quiet evening investigating an army of ladies who want more than just your planet. People of Earth: Phobos needs talcum powder! Let’s be honest, the main reason anyone remembers Leather Goddesses of […]

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Randy Pitchford says Borderlands 3 has twice as many players on PC as Borderlands 2 did

September 15, 2019

Borderlands 3 launched on September 13, and I don’t know about you but my Twitter feed is full of people talking about it (and pictures of dogs, obviously). People having opinions about a game doesn’t necessarily translate into people playing it, but according to Gearbox CEO and part-time magician Randy Pitchford, “the launch day peak […]

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Dirt Rally is free to own on Steam if you download it before September 16

September 15, 2019

A couple of weeks ago you could get Codemaster’s Dirt Rally for free by subscribing to the Humble Store’s newsletter. Now you can the 2015 racing game for free simply by downloading it from Steam before September 16.  Once you do, it’s yours to keep forever. That’s hell of a deal for just clicking your […]

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Making your favourites kiss in The Sims

September 14, 2019

“If you don’t like it, why don’t you make something else that you do like?” is one of those questions that many inside fandom spaces have heard, especially when directed towards minorities, and will continue to hear probably until the end of time. It’s a crappy retort that, at its heart, pushes aside real, troubling […]

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Borderlands 3 system requirements, settings, benchmarks, and performance analysis

September 14, 2019

(Image credit: Gearbox) Early impressions of Borderlands 3 suggest that, despite seven years (and a raft of rival loot shooters) having passed since Borderlands 2, Gearbox has stuck to its however-many-millions of guns. At its core, Borderlands 3 is still about ganging up with a few friends, extinguishing a few thousand lives, and using the […]

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Gears of War 5 system requirements, settings, benchmarks, and performance analysis

September 14, 2019

(Image credit: Microsoft) Gears of War is back for another round and, as with the previous game, it’s launching simultaneously for both Xbox and Windows, so you don’t have to deal with the Windows Store since the game is also available on Steam. (Note that I’m testing the Microsoft Store version.) The arrival of Gears […]

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