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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Sep
30

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Steam review score plummets over Chinese VPN issues

Despite seeing enormous success and unprecedented concurrent player-counts in recent months, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops for Battle Royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Over the past few days, Battlegrounds’ Steam review score has dropped significantly, seemingly due to the inclusion […]

Sep
30

Microsoft’s space combat/strategy hybrid Allegiance relaunches free on Steam

Microsoft’s Allegiance, first released in the year 2000, was a game ahead of its time. This ambitious-but-accessible game of space combat, strategy and large-scale teamwork was designed for online play in an era where many were still limited to a […]

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Sep
30

How did Fallout 1 ever get made?

Tim Caine was at PAX when he first saw Vault Boy as a living, breathing entity – it was a cosplayer of 16 or 17 years old, hair gelled to replicate that distinctive swirl. ‘This is weird’, he thought. Feargus […]

Sep
30

X-Com Apocalypse gets a new lease of life through moddable Windows port OpenApoc

The third game in the classic X-Com series, Apocalypse, was a strange duck. A hybrid of real-time and turn-based combat, a setting more reminiscent of Judge Dredd than The X-Files and a bundle of ambitious gameplay systems that never quite […]

Sep
30

The Humble Gems Bundle 2 combines cat-cafe dating, blocky horror & space-mech salvaging

The latest from Humble – the Humble Gems Bundle 2 – is a strange grab-bag of easy indie recommendations, covering the gamut from 16-bit horror adventure, a cat-cafe dating sim and one of my favourite action-roguelikes in recent years. With […]

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Sep
30

The 7 worst PC building crimes and how to avoid them

Building your own PC is incredibly easy and a very satisfying way to spend a weekend/your future children’s inheritance. It also becomes a bonding experience between you and your gaming rig, and might make you more forgiving of its inevitable […]

Sep
30

Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.1 brings drama and a return to the world of Final Fantasy Tactics

With the industry moving towards free-to-play as standard, some might balk at the idea of playing a subscription MMO, but Final Fantasy XIV has always been very good about letting you know where your subscription money is going in the […]

Sep
30

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fallout with a free copy of the original game on Steam today

The Fallout series has become one of the cornerstones of modern gaming, and while hard to argue that it hasn’t changed a lot over the years, the setting remains tried and true and compelling to this day: A pulp sci-fi […]

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Sep
30

The best MMORPGs on PC

What’s the best PC MMORPG experience? Is it one with spell-slinging and demon-slaying? Working your way through the stars as a miner or a corporate bigwig? Solving ancient conspiracies and fighting Lovecraftian horrors? Maybe it’s all of them. If you […]

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Sep
30

QWOP creator’s new game is meant to hurt you

Even though it’s a nearly a decade old at this point, just hearing the name QWOP is apt to make your fingers convulse in keyboard-tossing rage. Such an innocuous game of controlling a runner’s body as they engage in a […]