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The best Xbox Game Pass game costs less than the monthly sub

It achieves more with a handful of sprites and some clever psychology than most AAAs do with infinite budgets. ^Stay tuned for Jim’s video essay on the genius of Vampire Survivors. Teasing around the edge of the mob, moving in concentric circles so as to maximise the surface area of your garlic aura’s damage zone. An instinctive, brushing motion. Methodically scrubbing arcane horrors from the world as you would coffee stains from tooth enamel. Since the mobile release, both rituals conducted at once, either side of bed time. The life of a Vampire Survivors Enjoyer is, in essence, spiritual. And…

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Steam Replay 2022 is here, here’s how to check your annual Steam wrap-up

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It’s time to take a look at all our gaming achievements of the year gone by. We’ve seen our PlayStation 2022 Wrap-Up, and our Nintendo Year-in-Reviews. Now, it’s time for PC gamers and Steam Deck aficionados to take to the stage with their gaming feats and achievements, as the Steam Replay 2022 has now finally arrived. Valve made another daft trailer to accompany the Steam Replay 2022 announcement. Watch it here. As you may already expect, the Steam Replay 2022…

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Steam Winter Sale arrives tomorrow, here’s what to expect

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It’s once again time to spend our money on a dozen games we may never play. Steam sales often slash the price of many games on our wish lists in half, spurring us to commit to purchases we aren’t necessarily sure of. Every year, I use the Steam Winter Sale as an excuse to pick up a handful of games I’ve eyed up for months, but haven’t yet had the excuse to buy. It’s also a fantastic means of buying…

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Civilization 6 is getting a season pass that adds 18 new playable leader selections

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. New leaders, new takes on older ones. After it leaked late last week, 2K Games has announced the Civilization 6: Leader Pass, a new season pass that adds 18 new playable leader selections to the game. The Leader Pass features 12 new leaders and six new leader takes across six DLC packs. It is included at no extra charge for new and existing Civilization 6 Anthology owners on Steam and Epic Games Store. Each leader arrives with a suite of…

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Two Point Campus is set to receive mod support, beta coming soon

The latest Two Point title is taking strides that it’s predecessor didn’t, and I’m glad. Announced just last night via a blog post to Two Point County, it’s been revealed that Two Point Campus will soon be receiving mod support. The sequel to Two Point Hospital, the academic management simulator is already a huge improvement on its predecessor, as noted in my Two Point Campus review. With that in mind, seeing that Two Point Campus will support mods “very soon” made me feel a little glee. What is already a fun game as it is, constantly poking fun at the…

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The Sims 4 base game is going free-to-play in October

Tune in on October 18 for a special-edition Behind The Sims Summit. The Sims 4 will go free-to-play next month, EA and Maxis have announced. Starting October 18, the base game will be available to all new players to download for free on PC and Mac via Origin and Steam, as well as PlayStation and Xbox systems. Maxis said with the game going free, it’s “more dedicated than ever” to developing new experiences for players, and it will continue to develop and release packs, kits and Sims Delivery Express drops into the foreseeable future. The studio will share more on…

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Pokemon Go Fest: Sapporo will feature a Global Challenge and Ultra Unlock

While Trainers in Japan are participating in Pokemon Go Fest: Sapporo this weekend, you can join in from home by completing a Global Challenge. Should the Global Challenges prove successful, you and other Trainers will receive upgraded bonuses during the upcoming Bug Out event happening August 10-16. Plus, additional bonuses will be unlocked for Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day on Saturday, August 13. The Global Challenge will kick off alongside Pokemon Go Fest: Sapporo on Friday, August 5, and completing it will also unlock 2× Stardust for catching Pokemon during the remainder of the Global Challenge period, ending on Sunday, August…

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Steam Summer Sale kicks off today

Thousands of games on sale. The Steam Summer Sale has kicked off, and promises to save you a bit of coin. As usual, along with the sale, you will be able to acquire trading cards and craft badges for fun. There’s also some sort of mystery going on with a self-described time-traveling trickster named Clorthax. The character is selling “ten games from the far future” but for some reason can’t divulge the names of the games or “their exact location on Steam.” Instead, vague hints will be provided about the games. So, it’s some sort of seeking quest we reckon….

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The Sims 4 Werewolves Game Pack urges you to embrace the full moon

After plenty of teasing, Maxis has finally announced the Werewolves Game Pack for The Sims 4. In the game pack, you can create and fully customize your werewolf using Create a Sim. Werewolves can be “fierce, playful, dramatic, or cuddly,” and all start with a beast and a Sim form that are linked. This provides parity and matches up to the other form. But you can also create a beast of your very own by unlinking the forms and making them distinct by editing face structure, ears, eyes, tufts, and more. The pack is set in Moonwood Mill, a former…

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Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life-sim adventure game coming to consoles and PC

You can be the first to experience the game this summer as part of Early Access or Xbox Game Pass. Gameloft has announced Disney Dreamlight Valley, an upcoming free-to-play life-simulation adventure game. In the game, you will create a personalized avatar and go on a journey with Disney and Pixar characters. Arriving in the dream world of Dreamlight Valley, you will go on a quest to restore a once lovely village that has become desolate and is filled with of Night Thorns thanks to a mysterious event called The Forgetting. During your quest, you will uncover why you were led…

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Mac from Mad Lions begins selling his trademark ‘Guardian Lions’ ties made in the UK

James ‘Mac’ MacCormack, British League of Legends head coach for Mad Lions in the LEC, has made his trademark ties available to the public. Fans can now purchase his ‘Guardian Lions’ tie online, which is priced at €22.50 and available on the Mac’s Odds and Ends website. Mac has become known not only for elevating Mad Lions to a level not seen before, having won back-to-back LECs in 2021, but also for his smart dress sense and extravagant ties. Continue reading Mac from Mad Lions begins selling his trademark ‘Guardian Lions’ ties made in the UK

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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker delayed to December 7

Square Enix has announced a delay for the Final Fantasy 14 expansion, Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker. Originally slated to release on November 23, the expansion will instead release on December 7 with early access starting on December 3. According to producer and director Naoki Yoshida, the biggest factor behind the delay was his “own selfishness” to further improve the expansion’s quality due to it being the first major culmination of events (thanks, Gematsu). Yoshida apologized for the delay, and said that because Endwalker concludes the first major saga, he felt the team needed to push things to the limit that…

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Mad Mac and his coaching team renew Mad Lions contracts, with Pad taking on new responsibilities

Mad Lions’ British head coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack has extended his contract with LEC team Mad Lions, as have the other coaching staff at the organisation. Mad Lions, OverActive Media’s professional League of Legends franchise, have today announced contract renewals for all four of their coaches. This includes strategic coach Christophe ‘Kaas’ van Oudheusden, analyst Carlos ‘Aagie’ Carpio Cuenca and head of player development Patrick ‘Pad’ Suckow-Breum, who previously worked in the UK League of Legends scene with MNM Gaming and described this transition as ‘mind-blowing’. Continue reading Mad Mac and his coaching team renew Mad Lions contracts, with Pad…

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‘A new dawn has broken, welcome to the age of lions’ – Mad Lions British head coach Mac after winning back-to-back LEC championships

Image credit: Riot Games/Michal Konkol/Riot Flickr Mad Lions British head coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack says League of Legends esports has entered a new ‘age of lions’ after his team won the Summer 2021 LEC yesterday. Mad Lions, OverActive Media’s professional League of Legends franchise, have won back-to-back championships after Mad won the Spring 2021 LEC – an achievement that Riot said ‘marked the end of the dominance of G2 and Fnatic in the LEC’. Continue reading ‘A new dawn has broken, welcome to the age of lions’ – Mad Lions British head coach Mac after winning back-to-back LEC championships

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Mad Lions UK head coach Mac comments on burnout after reaching LEC Summer 2021 playoffs final: ‘I kept my mouth shut during the split when people were memeing us for being burnt out, but I’m glad we showed we could bounce back from that’

British League of Legends coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack spoke on the subject of burnout after his side beat Rogue 3-0 on the weekend to reach the LEC Summer 2021 playoffs final. Mac was speaking to LEC host Sjokz on the Post Game Lobby (PGL) show, who asked about the team speaking openly about burnout (for example, Mad top-laner Armut mentioned burnout recently). She also asked Mac about the somewhat negative reaction to this, made by some in the community. Continue reading Mad Lions UK head coach Mac comments on burnout after reaching LEC Summer 2021 playoffs final: ‘I kept my…