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Cuphead, Ruiner, and the joy of really hard games

It took me 14 tries before I reached the psychic carrot. First, I had to get past an incredibly angry potato, who hurled giant balls of dirt and worms my way at irregular intervals. When I finally defeated the spud, I moved on to an onion who cried a storm’s worth of damaging tears. But the carrot was the real challenge. Possessing the ability to both fire homing missiles (in the form of tiny carrots, …

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Welcome fall with these autumnal PC games

Overcast skies are looming, leaves are dropping from the trees, and there’s an icy chill in the air. Yes, it can only be autumn (or fall), the finest of all the seasons. And so, to celebrate, we’ve wrapped ourselves up in our thickest scarves to bring you a list of the best autumnal PC games to play whilst cradling a mug of hot chocolate, or whichever heated liquid you enjoy. Broken Sword: The Shadow of …

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Game Release Dates In October 2017

Fall 2017 will see a rush of big releases, and many of those are coming during October. With Bethesda releasing The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II in the span of two weeks, Destiny 2 making its much anticipated debut on PC, Nintendo launching Super Mario Odyssey, and Ubisoft launching its next big release for the Assassin’s Creed series–October is going to be a heavy month for gaming. Here’s a quick run-through of what you …

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Stardock strategy games headline the latest Humble Bundle

For those of you who don’t yet have enough Humble Bundles in your lives, the new one from Stardock is really quite good. For a minimum of $1, you’ll get Sorcerer King: Rivals, Fallen Enchantress, The Political Machine 2016, and The Corporate Machine. That’s a really good deal for a dollar. But it’s only the beginning.  Beating the average price, which for now is still well south of $6, and you’ll also claim Sins of …

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The best PC games we gave up on

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” Here at PC Gamer we have very much taken W.C. Fields’ advice to heart. With ever-expanding Steam libraries and another sale always on the horizon, it’s never been easier to walk away from a game in search of new thrills. But limitless choice doesn’t entirely explain why our writers chose to give up on …

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The C64 Mini is a SNES-a-like retro remake of the classic Commodore 64

Retro Games Ltd. are continuing the growing trend of retro reboots with the C64 Mini – a miniature homage to the Commodore 64 home computer. Expected to arrive in early 2018, the C64 Mini is only the start of Retro Games’ pixel-powered plans. Retro gaming bring back the urge to pick up a controller? Here’s our picks for the best gaming controller for PC. We’ve seen a resurgence in classic consoles since Nintendo successfully launched …

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There’s a whole Fallout game planned out that you’ll probably never play

Tim Cain says he’s been secretly harbouring a concept for a new Fallout game for 20 years. In an interview with Cain, who was lead programmer on the original game, he says he first had the idea for his game before development started on Fallout 2. Related: How did Fallout 1 ever get made? In our interview, Cain told PCGamesN “I’ve had a Fallout game in my head since finishing Fallout 1.” But despite having nurtured …

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Stardock team explains why it loves making space games for PC (video)

Here’s why game developer Stardock loves making space-based PC games. Stardock is a major name in the space community on PC, especially when it comes to highly-rated titles like Sins of a Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations. The company released a new video showcasing what its partnered developers and in-house teams enjoy the most about making games in the genre. Many of the game makers share the same enjoyment as players, including Paul Boyer, lead …

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Football Manager studio Sports Interactive is moving to new offices

The team behind Football Manager has plans to move from London’s Old Street to Shoreditch. As reported by Business Insider UK, Sports Interactive is relocating to the tech and creative campus at Here East Broadcast Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in spring 2018.  The developer joins companies such as BT Sport, Ladbrokes and fashion retailer Matches with this move. “We love the fact that Here East is right in the sweet spot where sport …

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds faces review bombing from Chinese audience

Battle royale blockbuster Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is the latest high-profile project on Steam to be subject to ‘review bombing’. This appears to be the result of unhappy Chinese players, who are angered by advertising appearing within the game. Ads for a Chinese virtual private network (VPN) service are present on the game’s home screen. Sponsored content has appeared on PUBG’s menu screen before; for example, the logo of Gamescom invitational tournament broadcast sponsor ESL was splashed …

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Games loading slow on my Windows PC

When it comes down to Windows PC video games, there’s a good chance you’ll come across the problem of a game failing to load correctly. This shouldn’t be a surprise since a Windows PC is made up of several components so that anything can go wrong. For many PC gamers, they tend to have a mostly error-free experience, but not everyone has the same luck. If you’re one of the unlucky folks facing issues, then …

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Cuphead has a storming launch, with at least 125,000 owners on Steam

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Keenly anticipated indie game Cuphead is off to a storming start. You might even say its sales runneth over.  What have been the other highlights of the year to date? Check out the best PC games of 2017 so far. SteamSpy estimates about 125,000 owners, though this is likely on the low side as they’re often behind the latest data. Last week’s Steam top ten indicates it was the fourth best-selling …

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Blizzard’s Kaplan: Dealing with Overwatch community is ‘downright scary and inti

The director of Blizzard’s smash hit team shooter Overwatch Jeff Kaplan has written an impassioned defense of his team. In a post on the Overwatch forums, Kaplan said that members of his team were finding it scary to take on more public-facing roles and engaging with the community due to its toxicity. The developer said that he feels there is no winning against the negative parts of the community and revealed just how intimidated he …

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Nioh, the dark Samurai Soulslike, comes to PC with all DLC next month

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Nioh, the Soulslike samurai ARPG and PlayStation 4 exclusive, is shortly to land on its second platform: your personal computer. Publishers Koei Tecmo have announced that Nioh: Complete Edition will come to Steam on November 7. Slay some more demons in the best RPGs on PC. The complete edition includes all three DLC expansions to the base game and can be played in two modes: action mode offers a stable …

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The original Battlefront 2’s multiplayer has been officially restored

EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront series, lavish and gorgeous as it is, still stands in the shadow of the original games bearing the name. That’s partly nostalgia talking, but it’s also true that original-style Battlefront is quite good. Now, multiplayer features for Battlefront II are back in business. Enjoy the best multiplayer games on PC. The restored multiplayer apparently comes from a partnership between Disney and GOG. Not only is multiplayer live again, but it’s live …

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