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Halloween savings hit GOG and Humble Store alongside free games

The clock is ticking on your ability to play horror games at a seasonally appropriate time, but if you don’t have a thing to play don’t worry – GOG and the Humble Store are offering a wide selection of horror favorites on discount, and they’re giving away free stuff to boot. On the Humble side, the giveaway is Guns of Icarus Online, a steampunk airship online arena that allows you to build custom vessels and …

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The biggest issues with Steam in 2017, according to 230 developers

Image via Youtuber Retro4214 In the past, PC Gamer has interviewed developers about what it’s like to release a game on Steam as a small team, and written about what we think Valve needs to do to make Steam a better store for PC gamers. We’re publishing the results of this developer survey to give you more insight into the business of releasing games on Steam, and how developers feel about the biggest PC game …

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Noir puzzle series Framed coming to Steam next year

Framed, a two-part series of noir puzzles games built around rearranging comic book-like panels to change the flow of scenes, is coming to Steam next year with the release of the Framed Collection. Developer Loveshack Entertainment says it will release in early 2018, but an exact release date has not been confirmed, nor has a price.  For reference, Framed and Framed 2 currently cost $8 on mobile platforms, so it’s reasonable to expect the Framed …

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Best chess games | PC Gamer

The best chess game was played between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky in 1851, but the best chess videogames are something else entirely. The rules of chess are simple, but it’s one of the most demanding tests of foresight, tactics, and mental endurance there is. Because there multiple reasons to play software chess—roughly split between causal fun, studying, and competition—there are many different kinds of programs and games out there. This guide will introduce you …

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Visceral’s Star Wars game was to be a gritty heist story with multiple protagonists

EA shut down Visceral less than two weeks ago, leading to tons of speculation around the publisher’s mandates and whether there would be a future for single-player games there – or in the industry as a whole. But according to a massive new report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier built from interviews with anonymous former employees, Visceral’s Star Wars project may have been doomed from the beginning. Console yourself with the best Star Wars games on …

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is set to break even more than three months ahead of schedule

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube   Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is set to break even months ahead of schedule. In an interview with Venturebeat, the game’s chief creative director Tameem Antoniades says sales have been better than expected. Players loved Hellblade’s depiction of mental health. Antoniades says “I think it’s almost broken even, or it’s about to break even in the next couple of weeks.” That’s much faster than the team were expecting, as Antoniades goes …

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Destiny 2 is the perfect game for us filthy casuals, despite its rep as a time hog

Destiny 2 only came out on PC this week but, and I hope you can forgive us, we have been playing it for little while already. On the consoles. We know! We have been giving ourselves the customary 40 lashes each night as punishment, but in the process have learned something worthwhile. Which is: Destiny 2 can not only be played casually as a co-op campaign shooter, but in fact – whisper it – is …

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How CD Projekt Red found the road that took them to The Witcher

We’re celebrating ten years since the first The Witcher game was released in Europe. This is the third of four articles looking at the ever-popular series – tune in throughout the week for more. Crossroads have been a fixture of The Witcher for ten years – present in quest names, implied by the signpost markers on Wild Hunt’s map, and of course, seen everywhere in the meandering highways of the games themselves. They have become …

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Intel talks Coffee Lake, esports and Brexit

Fresh off the launch of its brand new Coffee Lake CPUs, PCGamesInsider caught up with Intel UK sales director Steve Shakespeare.  How would you say the last year has been for Intel’s games business? Games are an increasingly important part of business and it’s an area that, actually, we find very energising and exciting. We have seen really big growth in the gaming CPU market. Overall, the sector’s growing by double-digits. In terms of volume …

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Riot bans a League of Legends player after he attacked his girlfriend live on stream

Professional League of Legends player Li ‘Vasilii’ Wei Jun, has been suspended from all play following his arrest for domestic abuse. He has also been fired from his professional team, Newbee. Content warning: This story contains content related to domestic abuse and physical violence. Vasilii’s contract with @NewbeeCN is terminated immediately for unprofessional and immature behavior.https://t.co/qg9NzZUrb4 — Newbee LoL (@NewbeeLOL) October 26, 2017 Vasilii was streaming League of Legends last night, when his girlfriend criticised …

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Telltale: 2018 is going to be our biggest year yet

Telltale Games is maybe one of the luckiest game developers out there. Having made a name for itself with its The Walking Dead series, the team has had the chance to work on a variety of top-notch entertainment properties. It’s adapted big-name film properties like Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the biggest name on TV in Game of Thrones and even the video game behemoth that is Minecraft. Last year it even started making a …

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Publishers will soon be able to send games directly to Steam Curators

For the past couple of weeks PC Gamer has had access to a ‘pre-beta’ of Steam’s upcoming new Curator features. They aren’t publicly available just yet—Valve says they’re coming after “at least a couple” more weeks of closed beta—but when they are they’ll significantly expand the Curator program. Anyone who uses Steam can become a Steam Curator, allowing them to assemble a collection of recommended games which can be viewed in a list, as well …

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The Steam Halloween Sale lurches to life with deals on scary PC games, VR, and movies

The Steam Halloween Sale lurches to life with deals on scary PC games, VR, and movies | PCWorld Hide your wallet. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Brad Chacos Senior Editor, PCWorld | Oct 26, 2017 11:17 AM PT Valve/Steam “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); Valve’s got a treat for gamers in the mood for tricks. The annual Steam Halloween Sale kicked off on Thursday, bringing …

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Digital Extremes have “hit the pause button” on The Amazing Eternals development

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Digital Extremes have been around for well over 20 years now, having worked on everything from Epic Pinball and Unreal Tournament to a licensed game based on the Star Trek reboot. But these days they’re best known for F2P powerhouse shooter Warframe, and they were looking to follow up that success with a hero shooter called The Amazing Eternals. But it seems this latest project won’t be coming to fruition. …

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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus PC review

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube There are bits of Wolfenstein 2 that I can hardly believe exist. I have come to terms with the alt-history, the Nazi super-tech, the weird juxtaposition of hyper violence, melancholy, and humour that now defines the series. But the sequence of reveals, shocks, and cinematic moments that make up this thrill ride are exquisite, and nigh impossible. They could not happen in any other medium, they would not fit any …

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