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A world premiere of a premier Mystery Steam Reviews

I know you’re ready to put the Electronic Entertainment Expo to bed for a year. I am too. I’m looking forward to playing a video game this weekend, instead of watching trailers for things I can’t download yet. I still haven’t played Chicory yet, and all I’ve wanted to do over the last week is colour in pictures of cartoon dogs. But we can’t move on just yet. Read more

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Homemade Synth as Easy as Pi

Guitars are 3,000 years old and the piano dates back to 1700, so musical instruments are facing a serious crisis of modernity. Why not, then, create your own, new, musical instrument, and show Mozart what for? This is precisely what design engineer Simon Martin has done, by merging forty year old home computer technology with the Raspberry Pi 400. Via the Raspberry Pi blog.   Image 1 of 5 (Image credit: Raspberry Pi)Image 2 of 5 (Image credit: Raspberry Pi)Image 3 of 5 (Image credit: Simon Martin/Raspberry Pi Foundation)Image 4 of 5 (Image credit: Raspberry Pi)Image 5 of 5 (Image credit:…

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Alan Wake Remastered leaks on the Epic Games Store

By Sherif Saed 18 June 2021 12:17 GMT It looks like we’re getting an Alan Wake remaster.Today seems to be a big one for Epic Games Store leaks. After references to Final Fantasy 7 Remake were spotted in the store’s database, another unannounced game has appeared: Alan Wake Remastered.Watch on YouTubeEpicData, a website that tracks database updates for the Epic Games Store, has revealed the existence of the Alan Wake remaster. The unannounced project, developed by creator Remedy, looks to support cloud saves, judging by the strings of code discovered.Unfortunately, we don’t actually know anything more besides. That said, the…

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UK LoL caster Hiprain: “To finally get the offer, to actually be on the LEC… is a really bizarre feeling. I don’t think it’s quite hit home yet. I don’t think it will hit home until about five seconds before the break ends and I go on, to be honest!”

Jake ‘Hiprain’ Matthews is name many are familiar with in the UK, Ireland and European League of Legends (LoL) scene. The play-by-play caster has worked in many tournaments from the UKLC and NLC to the EU Masters and even Rift Rivals 2018 in Australia. But the top-tier LEC has so far eluded his stacked resume. Until now. Last week he was announced as one of several UK casters to be appearing as a guest on the LEC alongside many familiar names, such as Guldborg, Jamada and Troubleinc. Continue reading UK LoL caster Hiprain: “To finally get the offer, to actually…

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PC gaming UK deals to expect on Amazon Prime Day 2021

Amazon Prime day is happening a lot earlier than last year, settling back down to its traditional June spot as opposed to the Black Friday aperitif it was in 2020. It’s still running across two days though, with Monday June 21 and Tuesday June 22 being this year’s Amazon Prime Days. As usual, we’ll been running the rule over what’s worth your time and money when it comes to Amazon Prime Day PC deals, but it’s not just going to be Bezos’s besties shipping the bargains. There will be a host of other retailers looking to cash in on the…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator has improved the Nordics, complete with the Lego House

Another ‘World Update’ has landed in Microsoft Flight Simulator, this time focused on improving the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Along with updating the landscape with more detail, the update brings detailed models for landmarks ranging from bridges and wind farms to stadiums and… Lego House? Is this a real thing? This is a real thing! Check out that blocky building and more in the trailer below. Read more

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George R. R. Martin’s work on Elden Ring was finished “years ago”

It sounds like George R. R. Martin isn’t as involved in Elden Ring’s development as you might think.Had it not leaked ahead of time, the news that George R. R. Martin is working with FromSoftware on its next project would have been one of the all-time best surprises in games. But since Elden Ring was officially revealed, and we learned what role he played in its development, we haven’t really heard anything from the author about his work on the game.Watch on YouTubeMartin recently spoke to local news station WTTW during a trip to receive an honorary doctorate from his…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t leave Early Access this year ‘for sure’

It’s been a while since we heard from Larian Studios regarding Baldur’s Gate 3. There have been several hotfixes to the in-development RPG in the last few months, but the last substantial update was in February, when the druid class was added. Now, in a video interview with GameSpot, studio founder Swen Vincke has confirmed that Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t be leaving Early Access in 2021. “We are really trying to get the game done by next year,” he said. “It’s not gonna release this year for sure.” The studio is currently busy improving what’s in Early Access and completing…

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New Benchmarks Show Intel’s Iris Xe DG1 Is a Legit Budget 1080p Gaming GPU

A new review of Intel’s Iris Xe DG1 graphics card has popped up, putting Intel’s new discrete GPU through its paces and showing that it is surprisingly capable. While the Xe DG1 is far from being one of the best graphics cards on the market, the review shows that the entry-level graphics card holds some value in a time where the graphics card shortage is still going strong and pricing for Nvidia and AMD GPUs has skyrocketed. Based on a cut-down Iris Xe Max silicon, the DG1 arrives with just 80 execution units (EUs) or 640 shading units, depending on…

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ big Chains of Domination update goes live June 29

We’ve been waiting a long time for the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands update Chains of Domination. “It sucks that World of Warcraft’s next big update feels so far off,” our resident Warcrafter said shortly after it was revealed in February. But it’s not so far off now: Blizzard announced today that Chains of Domination will go live on June 29. Chains of Domination will open up a new subzone in The Maw called Korthia, City of Secrets, and thanks to an invasion by the four Covenants, players will be able to use their mounts and (somehow) disable the Eye of…

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A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting optimized for Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 21:02 GMT A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting enhanced for Xbox Series X/S and the optimization will be available in July.Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive have announced that A Plague Tale: Innocence will come to Xbox Series X/S on July 6. Watch on YouTubeThis enhanced version will feature 4K UHD (only on Xbox Series X), 60 FPS, and 3D audio support. The upgrade is free for Xbox One owners of the game. The enhanced PS5 version is also expected in July. A cloud version of the game is also coming to Nintendo Switch.A…

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See Jack Sparrow in action in a new Sea of Thieves gameplay video

Rare announced during the Xbox E3 showcase earlier this week that Captain Jack Sparrow, the worst pirate you’ve ever heard of, will be coming to Sea of Thieves in its next big update. Today we got our first look at some actual gameplay in a new video teasing the upcoming Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life story campaign. The new adventure, playable solo or in a crew, begins with busting Captain Jack out of prison, which seems like a pretty natural place to start. From there, you’ll get an eyeful of the world’s greatest Pirate Treasure, which Jack has stolen,…

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Sorry, You Won’t Be Able to Buy a Radeon RX 6900 XT LC

AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled launched earlier this week, and in theory it should place near the top of our GPU benchmarks and earn a spot on our list of the best graphics cards. It has a one significant advantage when compared both to the company’s air-cooled reference design as well as custom graphics boards from board makers: faster memory. Unfortunately, DIY enthusiasts will not be able to get this card as it is a limited edition product that will only be supplied to select system integrators.  Unlike all AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards that are on the…

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Among Us Developers Say They ‘Burnt Out’ After Twitch Success

It’s weird to think about, but there was a time less than a year ago when Among Us wasn’t a household name. When it first launched in 2018, it wasn’t a failure, exactly, but it seemed destined to live out its days as quietly as a good imposter—except without the killing. Then, last summer, it blew up thanks to a small handful of popular Twitch streamers, who then spread it to every other popular Twitch streamer. Suddenly, all eyes were on Among Us’ then-three-person development team.

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Five Nights creator retiring following upset over political donations

Scott Cawthon, the creator of blockbuster indie horror series Five Nights At Freddy’s, has announced he’s retiring. He says he wants to focus his attention on his kids. This comes a few days after many fans were upset (particularly some LGBTQ fans) by the discovery that he had donated large amounts of money to politicians who have repeatedly opposed rights, protections, and support for queer and trans people. He and his family were also then doxed and threatened, which is obviously horrifying. But while he’s retiring, the series will live on. Read more

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Sea of Thieves new gameplay trailer shows off Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 19:41 GMT Here’s another look at the Pirate’s Life update for Sea of Thieves which features Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow.You can watch the new Sea of Thieves gameplay trailer below.Watch on YouTubeFree to all players as part of the Season Three update arriving later this month, A Pirate’s Life takes place over five Tall Tales charting a new threat in the game.“We’ve worked closely with the Walt Disney Games team throughout this whole process, crafting an original story which brings out the best elements of both Sea of Thieves and their beloved…

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WD to Settle SMR HDD False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit

WD has moved to settle one of its ongoing class-action lawsuits for false advertising associated with its SMR WD Red hard drives, according to a report from LawStreet. The proposed settlement comes after widespread criticism from WD’s customers about its surreptitious use of slower shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology in some of its hard drives without disclosing that fact in marketing materials or specification sheets. With the settlement, WD would agree that the WD Red NAS HDDs with SMR tech aren’t suitable for NAS and RAID usage. The negotiated terms come to $2.7 million, with complainants receiving $4 to $7 in cash…

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League of Legends esports now has its own sticker album as LVP Superliga partners with Panini for the first time

Sticker albums are largely associated with football here in the UK, but now they’re branching out into League of Legends and esports for the first time. Trading card manufacturer Panini has teamed up with LVP (MediaPro Group) to produce a sticker collection for The Superliga, the Spanish European Regional League (ERL). The Superliga album is now available in digital format, although fans who complete it will have the opportunity to purchase it in physical format as well. Continue reading League of Legends esports now has its own sticker album as LVP Superliga partners with Panini for the first time

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You can play demos of these 52 E3 games at Steam Next Fest right now

E3 is over for this year, but Steam has timed the next instalment of its games festival, now called Steam Next Fest, so you can immediately get your hands on demos of a large number of games across every showcase. Even if you try to play only the games shown off, you’ll likely have a hard time fitting it all in—most of the demos are only available until June 22— but this list should help you decide what games you absolutely have to try for yourself.  A Tale of PaperA side-scrolling adventure where you play a little paper person who…