October 2021

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GoldenEye 007’s German ban has lifted, fuelling speculation it’ll arrive on Nintendo Switch Online

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. GoldenEye 007 is no longer banned in Germany, leading some to believe the game could arrive on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service. GoldenEye 007’s German ban has been lifted, leading some people to believe that the game could be set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service. As per a report from Eurogamer Germany (via Eurogamer), Rare’s classic Nintendo 64 shooter has been moved off the German list of games that cannot be…

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Here’s a bit about Haunted Chocolatier’s combat

The next game from Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone, creator of Stardew Valley, is called Haunted Chocolatier, a cute sim about a chocolate shop. Not much is known about the game yet other than that you run a haunted chocolate shop and go on adventures to collect ingredients. But ConcernedApe has posted a new developer diary on the Haunted Chocolatier website with some design details about his vision for how Haunted Chocolatier’s combat will go. The post is accompanied by a gif of the combat in action, showing how off-handed items like Shields will play out in fights to stun opponents who…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Happy Home Paradise is the game’s final paid DLC, introduces 8 new villagers

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC, Happy Home Horizons, will be the game’s last paid content drop, Nintendo has confirmed. Nintendo has revealed more information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ big 2.0 update, which will introduce Happy Home Paradise and eight new villaers to the game on November 5. First thing’s first: your new potential friends. Nintendo has revealed that eight completely new villagers will arrive in Animal Crossing: New Horizons early next month. Each of the villagers made…

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Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Powers YouTube Subscriber Counter

It has been less than a week since the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W debuted and makers have already begun to use the new board in exciting projects. Today we’re sharing a Pi Zero 2 W project created by Clemens with Elektor TV, part of Elektor Magazine, who is using the new module to power a YouTube subscriber counter. The Pi is connected to an 8-digit MAX7219-based 7-segment display which outputs the current subscriber count for a given YouTube channel in real-time. It also doubles as a clock for a little extra functionality. According to Clemens, the Pi Zero 2…

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This Week in PC Gaming: Call of Duty Vanguard, Unpacking, and Let’s Build a Zoo

Welcome to This Week in PC Gaming, a show where we take a look at the new games, updates, events, and more coming at you over the next week, every week, until the end of PC games as we know it.  This week we finally get a game about a forgotten war in Call of Duty Vanguard that’s bringing a new campaign, zombies mode, and Warzone goodies. Unpacking is a lovely puzzle game about unpacking stuff. Let’s Build a Zoo has you crossbreed adorable animals into adorable monsters.  The PC gaming forecast is all about the release of Intel’s 12th…

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Romance an eldritch horror in this kiss-a-Cthulhu dating sim from DreadXP

DreadXP, the publisher of the Dread X collections of indie horror hors d’oeuvres, is doing something a little different for its next game. It’s a romantic visual novel and dating sim called Sucker for Love: First Date, it’s coming in December, and we’ve got the very first, very weird, trailer. To be fair, it’s not all that different from what DreadXP has done previously: It’s actually an eldritch horror dating simulator in which you’ll pursue the women of your (literal) dreams—Ln’eta, Estir, or Nyanlathotep—by invoking rituals inspired by the Cthulhu mythos. It might even be familiar to fans: Sucker for…

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Almost half of boomers are gamers

They’re memed about (okay boomer), aren’t always thought of as gamers, and younger people are often called boomers as an insult, but it turns out more baby boomers are playing games than you might think. New data from analyst Newzoo has found that 42% of baby boomers are gamers. That’s according to its gamer consumer insights research as a weighted average across 20 different markets, tracking people who have played games on a PC, console or mobile device in the last six months. Continue reading Almost half of boomers are gamers

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Yep, Skyrim has spider grenades

The other week on the Skyrim subreddit, a player explained that, despite years of playing Bethesda’s vehicle for cool mods, they’d come across something they’d never seen before: craftable spiders you can throw at people. Spiders that explode into flame, jumping shock spiders, poison spiders, mind control spiders, and more. Over the next several days, players either admitted they hadn’t noticed them either, or crankily declared that everybody knows about the Skyrim mind control spider grenades, come on. One reason the spiders flew under the radar for many players is that they’re part of the Dragonborn DLC, and can only…

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Id Software is hiring, maybe for a new Quake?

The Zenimax website currently has a bunch of open job opportunities at the Texas branch of id Software, and several of them mention the positions will be involved in “the development of a long-running iconic action FPS.” Assuming that Wolfenstein remains with Machine Games and Rage with Avalanche, that leaves Doom and Quake as the only id games that fit the bill—unless your personal definition of FPS includes Commander Keen somehow. The job listings repeatedly mention “sci-fi and fantasy” when referring to environments, which sounds like Quake, and following this year’s remaster of the original, which came with a whole…

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Kick ass for the Lord in retro shooter Forgive Me Father

(Image credit: 1C Entertainment)Right now in Early Access you can only play Forgive Me Father as a gun-toting priest, but the finished game should also give you the option to play as a journalist. Its most immediate, compelling draw is the striking aesthetic—a blend of 2D and 3D art with hand-drawn comic-style figures and foreground assets that make great eye candy, especially when they’re drenched in bloody tentacles.  As with most Lovecraft-flavored stories, everything takes place in an early 20th century New England coastal setting with a strong fishing economy. Scattered notes paint a Dishonored-esque picture of the town of…

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Unearthing a shareware disc from 1995

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random obscure games back into the light. This week, a mixed bag of 1990s… well, classics may be a strong word. Games that existed? Yes, let’s go with that. 1990s games that existed. Before the internet became omnipresent, before the indie game revolution, there was a model called ‘shareware’. The idea was that developers could release new games cheaply, leaving distribution to fans and companies willing to act as distributors. Gamers meanwhile could get huge chunks of free game—for a long time, a third…

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Which PlayStation-exclusive do you want on PC next?

God of War is coming to PC. So is Uncharted 4 and its spin-off The Lost Legacy. We’ve already got Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone, and it’s presumably just a matter of time until Square Enix owns up to Final Fantasy 16 getting a PC release and puts a date on it, and Final Fantasy 7 Remake too. But there are still plenty more PS games that would fit the PC, that would be suited to mods and running at 60fps or higher on a fancy monitor. Which one are you holding out for? Which PlayStation-exclusive do you want on…

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Are Intel’s new Alder Lake 12th gen processors good for esports? UK PC seller share their views

Intel has finally lifted the lid on its new Alder Lake 12th generation processors, and the performance gains are looking good for gamers. The chips will be shipping to buyers from November 4th 2021 in new PCs and are also available as standalone items, though availability is limited. We asked the expert, technical consultant/guru Alex Theodossi from Alpha Beta PC, for the lowdown in our latest monthly video interview, which you can watch above. Continue reading Are Intel’s new Alder Lake 12th gen processors good for esports? UK PC seller share their views

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Resident Evil Village to receive free DLC

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Resident Evil Village players will get some free DLC at some point in the future. News of free DLC coming to the game was mentioned in Capcom’s latest integrated corporate report included with its Q2 FY2021 financial results. The DLC was mentioned by Capcom’s director and executive officer, Yoichi Egawa, speaking regarding the company’s development plans (page 49). Egawa starts off by discussing how the company will be allocating 80% of its development investment budget to steadily develop popular IP…

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That controversial gamer skincare line is no more

A controversial line of gamer-marketed “blue light protection” skincare products associated with content creator Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter has been cancelled after strong negative backlash last week. The Rflct website is gone, replaced with a short message to those who were associated with the brand” “RFLCT is no longer available. Thank you to all who played important roles to conduct research, develop products, create a brand and serve as partners along our journey. While we believe in the formulations created, after further reflection, have decided to move forward on new paths, effectively terminating the RFLCT brand,” the site says. (Image credit: Rflct)Rflct…

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Xbox Games with Gold November – Kingdom Two Crowns, Lego Batman 2, more

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Four new games are available with Gold and Ultimate. Microsoft has announced the Games With Gold lineup for November. Also available for Game Pass Ultimate members, as usual, there are four games that will be made available for the entire month. One of the games is the physics-based moving simulator Moving Out and it will be available November 1-30. In it, you have started a career as a Furniture Arrangement and Relocation Technician with the company Smooth Moves. Your goal…

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Skyrim: Anniversary Edition features some Morrowind content and a new Mythic Dawn encounter

Nothing like a nice bit of nostalgia. Bethesda has provided details on some of the new content coming with the Skyrim: Anniversary Edition, which it calls the “most comprehensive edition” of the game released to date. As previously reported, it comes will 500 Creation Club mods along with new quests and fishing. One of the new quests added with this edition is Saints & Seducers which includes an additional storyline across two quests complete with side quests. It also contains additional armor sets, weapons, enemies, and much more. Basically, it features some of the largest amounts of content included in…

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AOC Gaming introduces new gaming mice and headset, plus new AGON PRO monitors up to 240Hz under the AGON by AOC brand

Promoted article (contains affiliate links) PC gaming hardware and accessories specialist AOC has expanded its gaming line-up across the entry-level AOC Gaming, levelling up brand AGON by AOC and professional grade AGON PRO brands. This entire ecosystem across mice, keyboards, headsets and monitors aims to give players and esports fans everything they need to get gaming. First up, AGON by AOC is expanding its gaming peripherals portfolio with two new mice (AOC GM510 and GM530) and a wireless headset (AOC GH401). Continue reading AOC Gaming introduces new gaming mice and headset, plus new AGON PRO monitors up to 240Hz under the AGON by AOC…

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The weird folk horror of Mundaun

One of the first things that may strike you about Mundaun, a very unsettling horror game that released earlier this year, is just how comfortable with weirdness it is. There are hay people hunting you in the night, monstrous masks inspired by traditional Swiss carnival costumes, and the decapitated head of the goat Allegria, bleating and chattering from your backpack. Many horror games either try to establish a sense of mundane familiarity in a recognisable, contemporary world before shattering that familiarity, or else rely on the dusty, done-to-death setting of haunted manors. In most cases, neither approach does much to…