The PC Gamer Show: Walking sims are now called ‘space explorers’

Welcome back to The PC Gamer Show, our weekly livestreamed podcast. You can catch the show live on Wednesdays at 1 pm PDT on our Twitch channel, or after the fact at any of the links below.  This week we’ll be talking about Supergiant’s new wizard basketball visual novel Pyre, the games we’re looking forward …

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Mighty No. 9’s belated Kickstarter reward includes a DIY build-a-box and too big manual

Home News Mighty No. 9 PC 3DS Mac PlayStation Vita Wii U PlayStation 4 Xbox One Xbox One X PlayStation 4 Pro It’s better than nothing. By Jeffrey Matulef Published 26/07/2017 When Keiji Inafune’s Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 launched its Kickstarter campaign way back in 2013, developer Comcept offered a cardboard box …

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Law Mower is a game about mowing lawns and killing anyone who tries to stop you

The best lawn mower I’ve ever owned was an old Lawn Boy 21″ commercial, which was basically a 427 Hemi stuck on top of four wheels and an adamantium blade. Its window-shaking roar frightened small children, and its complete lack of safety features frightened me; it could also cut down small trees with almost no …

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West of Loathing preview: the RPG adventure is a six-shooter loaded with comedy bullets

Not only did I receive a precious family heirloom—my grandmother’s briefcase full of snakes—and not only can I open that briefcase to extract either snake venom or snake-based medicine, but I can use a snake from that briefcase to whip an enemy during combat. In fact, I’ve done it. Against another snake. I whipped a …

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How my quest for photorealism in Skyrim turned it into a much better game

Like the rest of Earth’s population, I had a wonderful time with Skyrim when it released in 2011, and for hundreds of hours afterwards. Then one fateful Sunday I realised I’d spent six hours smithing weapons and mining for ore, and decided it was probably time to stop playing now.  It turns out I got …

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Mighty No. 9 physical editions finally ship, and they’re disappointing too

Things have not gone smoothly for Mighty No. 9, the game that was infamously billed as “better than nothing” last year. It was delayed multiple times. It wasn’t very good. And the boxed edition of the game, promised at the $60 Kickstarter tier, has been nowhere to be seen. Until now, that is: As reported …

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Switch Minecraft’s 1080p patch improves more than just resolution

Minecraft on Switch is one of the best uses to date of Nintendo’s hybrid design, delivering a complete rendition of the classic game with full four-player functionality – even when undocked and gaming on the go. But its launch was marred by two factors: a lacklustre 720p resolution even when docked with your HDTV, along …

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Cult classic XBLIG shmup Bleed is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Home News Bleed PC Xbox 360 Mac PlayStation 4 Xbox One Xbox One X PlayStation 4 Pro A bloody good time. By Jeffrey Matulef Published 26/07/2017 While the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility library is pretty solid these days, there’s one oft ignored section of the Xbox 360’s roster that hasn’t been carried over: XBLIG (Xbox …

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Solstice Chronicles: MIA trailer showcases a twin-stick shooter with a ‘tactical twist’

Solstice Chronicles: MIA, so its Steam page says, is a “tactical twist on twin-stick shooters.” I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely sure what that means, but there’s lots of gunfire and explosions, some grim, grimy environments, spots of silliness here and there, and a drone that promises to properly mix things up. It’s also got …

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Our favorite budget SSD, Crucial’s MX300 525GB, is on sale for $135

We chose Crucial’s MX300 525GB SSD as our budget pick among the best SSDs for gaming because even at its regular price, it’s a good value. Well, it’s an even better one now—you can snag this drive from Jet.com (owned by Walmart) for $135. Jet.com has a couple of coupon codes that you can apply …

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