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Fallout gets a post-nuclear board game from Fantasy Flight

There’s always been a problem with Bethesda’s Fallout games: they just don’t have enough hexes in them. Board game company Fantasy Flight clearly realized that shortcoming, because it announced a Fallout: a Post-Nuclear Board Game today, with a modular hex-based board making up the Wasteland and card decks designed to simulate Fallout’s roleplaying decisions. Game Informer got and laid out how it plays. The included hex pieces can represent locations from Bethesda’s Fallout games and …

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9 games that need a battle royale mode

Our assumption is that big publishers are looking at the success of PUBG and working out how they can take a piece of it for themselves. In a lot of cases, the potential exists within games that are already out there—pretty much every open world game with a competitive element could borrow the format of a shrinking competitive space, randomly distributed weapons and dozens of players, to variable results. Some would suit it better than …

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Make fake news in Orwell: Ignorance is strength

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The episodic political game Orwell is getting a second season, and it’ll tackle the rise of alternative facts and the so-called post-truth society. For more clever passion projects, check out the best indie games on PC. Orwell: Ignorance is Strength is inspired by the changing ways we consume information – through social media echo chambers, or after the rise of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’. You’ll play an official in …

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Big discounts on various digital PC games this week • Eurogamer.net

By Jamie Wallace Published 08/08/2017 A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. Look out for the Jelly Deals roundup of reduced-price games and kit every Saturday on Eurogamer. Recently, it’s become understood that each new week will bring with it a fresh set of PC game digital discounts. Perhaps that’s just the nature of …

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One of PUBG’s most expensive cosmetics – a purple miniskirt – is selling for nearly $500

A cosmetic item for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is selling for nearly $500 on the Steam marketplace. The item, a purple mini-skirt, is just one of a handful of in-game items selling for hundreds of dollars. Get yourself some chicken dinners with our PUBG guide. While the game’s full microtransaction system isn’t due to arrive until full release, the developers have been testing the system out by adding a few paid cosmetic items. A few of these …

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Hellblade is frustrating, confusing, and uncomfortable, but that’s the point

Hellblade’s binaural 3D sound design aims to mimic the sensation of someone suffering psychosis: ghostly whispers, guttural screams, pitchy wails, and demonic growls feel like they originate from within your skull. The voices simultaneously encourage, mock, and chastise, all of them speaking over each other, interrupting and contradicting, causing you to doubt yourself. Having been fed Norse tales through her childhood – like Ragnarok, an apocalypse where even the gods expire – our hero Senua …

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NCSoft Mobile Revenue Soars, PC Games Tumble

NCSoft has published its Q2 2017 earnings report that shows a huge increase in mobile games revenue and a fairly significant across-the-board drop in revenue generation for PC games. Lineage M is the juggernaut that drove profits up by approximately 8%, an increase both year over year and quarter over quarter. Lineage, Lineage II, Aion, Blade and Soul and Guild Wars 2 all generated significantly less income this quarter over Q1 2017. Lineage had a …

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Quake modders just built the most intricate map in the game’s 21-year history

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube There are modders who are still creating new maps for Quake despite it being 21 years old. The latest of which is one of the largest ever made – it’s significantly larger than anything the original game could cope with. It’s not just Quake, check out our list of old games that still hold up! Called the The Forgotten Sepulcher, it is loosely based on the old Quake classic map …

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Neither South Korea nor China have lost a single game in the Overwatch World Cup so far

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube In esports, teams from Asia are usually pretty dominant. And, by pretty dominant, I mean there’s a genuine fear for some people when their team goes up against some of the greats in that region. Turns out, Overwatch is no different: out of the three Overwatch World Cup group stages, both the Chinese and South Korean teams came out 12-0, not dropping a single game. What’s coming next in Overwatch? …

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Dropleaf has a dual-goal: Making it easier to find indie games and lift diversity | VentureBeat | PC Gaming

Dropleaf is a new subscription platform that wants to help people discover more indie PC games. The service will offer a hand-picked collection of games with an added focus on reaching out to more diverse game creators. It’s launching out of the summer batch of Y Combinator startups, and it’ll start at $5 per month for access to a little over 40 games with plans to add 10 to 20 new games per month. Discoverability …

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Dropleaf subscription offers “all-you-can-play indie games” on PC

Subscription based gaming is on the up, with PS Now allowing for PC gamers to get their hands on PlayStation exclusives and the more recent Jump service that aims to be “Netflix for indie games.” Now, another platform is throwing its hat in the ring, with Dropleaf aiming for “all-you-can-play indie PC games.” Dropleaf is pioneered by Microsoft veteran Zi Guo, who worked on the Holoens and Windows itself. His aim is to address the …

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Creators of Spelunky, Downwell, and more are coming together for a 50-game complilation

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube So, when we talk about bundles, it’s usually something like a Humble Bundle – 5-7 games, maybe more, all brought together. It’s typically a pretty good deal. How about 50 games in that bundle? That’s what UFO 50 is – a compilation of 50 unique games, all created in the style of the 8-bit era. Now there’s a serious addition to your library. Need more indie games, in case 50 …

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Hellblade is out tomorrow – here’s when you can play it

Ninja Theory, the developers behind Heavenly Sword and DMC: Devil May Cry, bring you their latest game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice on August 8th – that’s tomorrow, of course.  It’s a hard-hitting action adventure title for which the team have worked extensively with neuroscientists and those who experience psychosis to not only put you into the character’s shoes but into Senua’s fragile mind itself. Sound intriguing? Good, we’re here to tell you exactly when it goes …

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You can’t jump your eyes over your head in CS:GO anymore

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The most recent major on the pro CS:GO circuit was… enlivened by a bug that enabled players to peek over walls without exposing themselves to enemy fire. Despite first asking players simply to adapt, Valve have now announced that the bug will be fixed. Here’s what’s in the latest CS:GO update. The bug occurred near walls that were slightly taller than character models, which could be peeked over with a jump. The …

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Here’s why Rainbow Six: Siege’s upcoming patch is 42GB

Ubisoft have answered some questions about the patching process for the forthcoming Year Two Season Three patch for Rainbow Six: Siege. There are no details yet as to the content we’ll see when the update eventually drops, but today’s blog post provides some information about patch sizes and an update to texture quality. Rainbow Six: Siege is one of our best FPS games on PC. Ubisoft say that their plan for this patch is to …

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