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Excel Esports sign UK former Fnatic Valorant player Moe and make other changes to roster

UK organisation Excel Esports has made some changes to its Valorant roster, with the signing of Norwegian/Chile player Rubino and UK player Moe40. Rubino joins from Team Heretics and Moe arrives after a stint at Fnatic. There, he played alongside former Excel vlogger Boaster, with whom he also played on SUMN FC before joining Fnatic. Excel, Davidp and B1GGY have decided to mutually terminate agreements, to allow them to pursue other projects in the Valorant scene. Continue reading Excel Esports sign UK former Fnatic Valorant player Moe and make other changes to roster

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Get hooked on angling and decorating in Luna’s Fishing Garden

Fishing is my absolute least favorite activity in any game that includes it. I say that, and yet Luna’s Fishing Garden looks absolutely adorable. This super sweet angling and collecting game has an archipelago of islands to decorate, a bunch of massive animal spirits, and the style of fishing minigame I do actually enjoy in spite of myself. I may well wind up hooked, especially since it’s just launched today. Read more

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Rainbow Six Siege UK Ireland Nationals returns for 2021 Summer Season with £25,000 up for grabs

Ubisoft has today announced the 2021 Summer Season for the Rainbow Six Siege UK Ireland Nationals (UKIN). The prize for the winning team will secure a place in the 2021 Challenger League and a chance to qualify for the 2022 European League. The group stage of the league will start June 29th 2021 and run until July 27th on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, for a total of seven playdays. The UK Ireland Nationals are back for Summer ‘21. Continue reading Rainbow Six Siege UK Ireland Nationals returns for 2021 Summer Season with £25,000 up for grabs

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Where to pre-order Metroid Dread standard and special edition

One of the biggest reveals of Nintendo’s E3 direct was Metroid Dread, the first 2D Metroid in nearly 20 years. It’s no Metroid Prime 4, but it should tide you over until we hear more about the title, and you can pre-order Metroid Dread now from the links below.Watch on YouTubeUS Metroid Dread standard edition pre-order Metroid Dread special edition pre-order UK Metroid Dread standard edition pre-order Metroid Dread special edition pre-order Metroid Dread Standard and Special edition pre-ordersMetroid Dread is the five mainline entry in the 2D Metroid games and will be released on the Nintendo Switch on October…

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E3 2021: 20 Games Missing From The Show

Silence screams volumes. Over the past five days, video game publishers have shouted announcements for the biggest games from the rooftops. But that chorus has been drowned out by the far more deafening din of what wasn’t announced at E3 2021. Of course, we had some inkling beforehand about which blockbusters wouldn’t show up. Ubisoft said from the jump that we’d see nothing from The Division or the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake. Deep Silver, the publisher behind series like Timesplitters and Dead Island, also said that it wouldn’t exhibit any games at E3. Activision, Sony, and EA…

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How a meme of Gandalf holding an AK-47 inspired survival sandbox Wizard with a Gun

“This is pretty much the image that started it,” says Patrick Morgan, whose title is “Business Doer” for Galvanic Games. The picture is of Gandalf holding an AK-47, a meme that inspired Galvanic to name their upcoming co-op survival sandbox “Wizard with a Gun.” A meme of Gandalf packing heat isn’t the very start of it, though. Galvanic (back in 2016 it there were just four of them) had been playing a lot of Klei’s Don’t Starve Together, and were kicking around the idea of a game about “gritty, western-style wizard gunslingers whose bullets came out in the form of…

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Todd Howard on Starfield exclusivity: focusing on two platforms will make for a better product

By Sherif Saed 16 June 2021 13:44 GMT Starfield will not be coming to PlayStation, and Todd Howard doesn’t necessarily see that as a bad thing.At the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, Microsoft made sure to let everyone know that Starfield, the highly-anticipated next game from Bethesda Game Studios is exclusive to PC and Xbox.Watch on YouTubeThis confirmation wasn’t entirely unexpected; Microsoft hinted at this being the case shortly after it acquired Bethesda for $7.5 billion, but many fans who don’t own an Xbox console or a capable PC were no doubt disappointed by this news.“You don’t ever want to leave…

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Investigate your neighbours in The Occupation devs’ new mystery

After snooping around offices in The Occupation and memories in Ether One, developers White Paper Games will soon offer the opportunity to snoop around a neighbourhood . During E3 they announced Conway: Disappearance At Dahlia View, where we’ll play a former detective in 1950s England who falls into spying on his neighbours after the disappearance of a young girl. The announcement trailer remind me a bit of Hitchcock’s Rear Window, spying on people out his flat window. Have a look for yourself below. Read more

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PUBG’s first full-sized map since Miramar is dropping next month

Next month, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting its first full-sized map in almost three years with the addition of a new arena, Taego. Announced as the first of two new maps last month, Taego (formerly Project Tiger) is the first 8x8km map to be added to PUBG since Miramar, the very first map to be added to the game post-release. Since then, PUBG has added a fair few arenas, but they’ve been smaller—forcing players into more compact 4×4 and 6×6 battlegrounds. More interesting than scale, however, is that Taego will supposedly introduce respawns to PUBG for the very first time. Popularised…

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PSVR 2 coming holiday 2022, will use OLED panels – report

By Sherif Saed 16 June 2021 10:06 GMT The next PlayStation VR headset is a little ways off.According to a new Bloomberg report, Sony is planning to launch its next-generation VR headset, PSVR 2, sometime over the holiday period next year.Watch on YouTubeThe report, which isn’t actually about PlayStation VR specifically, also revealed that the headset will be using OLED panels. This is the same type of panel used in the original PSVR, but more and more manufacturers are moving to LCD instead. While lacking the colour accuracy of OLED, LCD panels are cheaper, and offer better picture quality at…

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Ibai banned on Twitch after guest moons on stream

Spanish streamer and former League of Legends caster Ibai ‘Ibai’ Llanos has been banned on Twitch after a guest flashed their buttocks on stream. This appears to be the reason for his latest ban, where a guest exposed themselves during a rap battle event. Ibai explained on Twitter: “During the weekend battles, one of the boys showed his ass. I desperately yelled a “NOOOO” as he turned around but I couldn’t help it. Continue reading Ibai banned on Twitch after guest moons on stream

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Have You Played… When The Past Was Around?

If I’ve learned one thing from Mojiken Studio’s beautiful hand-drawn point and click puzzler When The Past Was Around, it’s that I should never strike up a relationship with a violin-playing owl man unless I want my heart to get smashed into a thousand tiny pieces. Despite its bright and breezy art style, When The Past Was Around hits hard, wallopping your emotions with all the feels at every gosh-darned turn. To be honest, even if I wasn’t getting all teary-eyed at Owl and Eda’s blossoming romance, I’d probably be equally upset about having my lovely neat apartment trashed by…

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The 2021 Australian PC Awards kick off next week—here’s what you can win

The 2021 Australian PC Awards kick off next week, with a nightly livestream starting from 7:30PM AEDT on June 23, 24 and 25th. The APCAs celebrate the best PC hardware and components available in Australia, as voted by our expert editors across TechRadar, T3, PC PowerPlay and TechLife. If you’re keen to follow along live, you can tune in here come June 23. Why three nights? Because there are 26 categories, ranging best graphics card through to best reseller. It’s a big event, and to celebrate it, the APCAs are giving away AU$15,254 worth of PC gear—a big chunk of…

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The no-shows of E3 2021

This year, some publishers gave everyone a heads-up in advance about games that wouldn’t be shown at E3, a way of deflating the hype before it could spiral out of control. We knew not to expect Hollow Knight: Silksong, Gotham Knights, Suicide Squad, The Division: Heartland, Hogwarts Legacy, or Call of Duty: Vanguard. Same with Dead Island 2, Saints Row, Metro, or TimeSplitters. We didn’t expect to see The Elder Scrolls 6 either, given that Bethesda would be concentrating on Starfield (though fans are convinced a hint about it snuck into the trailer anyway), or games that are likely to…

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PC Gamer’s Best of E3 2021 Awards

Some of our Best of E3 2019 Awards are funny in hindsight. We said that Elden Ring was exciting, but didn’t put it in the list because we’d only seen a “pretty cinematic.” Meanwhile, we did include Cyberpunk 2077 (decent, but not everything we hoped for), Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (delayed indefinitely, quality TBD), and Empire of Sin (we gave it a 49%).  That’s how it goes sometimes: E3 awards are expressions of curiosity and surprise, a way to put a spotlight on games that got our imaginations going. Things don’t always turn out how we hope they…

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11 years overdue, UFO2: Extraterrestrials is finally out on Steam

The year was 2010 when we wrote on Facebook that the sequel to the turn-based strategy game UFO: Extraterrestrials, which “came oh-so-close to reproducing the X-COM magic, falling short mostly due to what must’ve been a painfully small budget,” was expected to be out by the end of the year. It missed that mark, badly, and was eventually bumped to early 2012. And then, nothing. I think it’s reasonable to say that once most games are overdue by a decade, there’s a natural tendency to write them off, as Redditor Yonzy did. “I was looking forward to this game for…

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Former Xbox exclusive The Medium is coming to PS5 in September

The Medium, the apparently timed Xbox console exclusive from Bloober Team that launched earlier this year, is coming to PS5 on September 3, 2021.This isn’t a complete surprise, though: the Entertainment Software Rating Board listed The Medium on PS5 back at the start of the month. Bloober Team’s third-person psychological horror title was first announced for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and was a day-one release through Xbox Game Pass. At no point had it previously been mentioned that it would end up on PS5.The PS5 version of The Medium will feature “full DualSense controller support,” according to a press release, so there’s some specific…

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Raspberry Pi BMO Handheld Plays Games Using RetroPie

Come on and grab your friends—this Raspberry Pi project was made for adventure! Lazuardi Rinaldi, an electrical and computer engineering student from the Georgia Institute of Technology, has created a playable handheld shaped like BMO from the cartoon Adventure Time. This BMO lookalike is a fully functional retro gaming console. Some of the best Raspberry Pi projects are made with portability in mind and this one is battery powered—ready for all of your on-the-go Adventure Time-themed gaming needs. Check out the animated version of this illustration on the official project page. (Image credit: Lazuardi Rinaldi)The components used in the design…