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Cocoon, Tomb Raider 2, and the pros and cons of being stuck in a game world

By Christian Donlan - Eurogamer | Oct 01, 2023 - 11:00

One of the many things I've heard said about games that is always bobbing around in my head is a line from Tim Schafer, of Monkey Island and Double Fine fame. He was talking at a Develop conference i...

Wordle today: Hint and answer for #834 Sunday, October 1

By PC Gamer | Oct 01, 2023 - 05:07

A hint to help you out and today's Wordle answer if you need it.

Darktide's new talent trees let you throw an 'Ogryn-sized' grenade with a blast radius of 16 meters

By PC Gamer | Oct 01, 2023 - 02:10

The upcoming class overhaul looks like one to return for.

Get in the robot, kill some space angels, in this turn-based tactical mecha battler

By PC Gamer | Oct 01, 2023 - 02:01

Elements of base defense and deckbuilding make Arc Seed an interesting prospect.

Ion Fury’s Aftershock expansion is out on October 2

By Zoey Handley - Destructoid | Sep 30, 2023 - 23:40

As part of the Realms Deep event, 3D Realms and Voidpoint have announced that the long-awaited expansion to 2019’s Ion Fury, Aftershock, will be released October 2, 2023. Happy Monday! Ion Fury is...

Explosive shooter Prodeus is getting an expansion that adds a spear and a grappling hook

By Graham Smith - Rock Paper Shotgun | Sep 30, 2023 - 23:37

My love of '90s first-person shooters is not matched by my enthusiasm for modern throwback 'boomer shooters'. Of all the recent gib-fanciers, I lasted longest with Prodeus. It looked stunning, it fel...

Fallen Aces looks like pulp comics Dishonored in a new extended gameplay trailer

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 23:26

Men trying to kill me? Get in line, pal.

Hunt: Showdown's update roadmap includes an engine upgrade in early 2024

By Graham Smith - Rock Paper Shotgun | Sep 30, 2023 - 23:10

Hunt: Showdown is one of our favourite multiplayer games. If you love dying in bushes, it might be one of yours, too. Developers Crytek have now outlined their roadmap of coming updates between now a...

Phantom Fury The Next "Boomer Shooter" | New Gameplay Today

By Kyle Hilliard - Gameinformer | Sep 30, 2023 - 23:00

"Boomer shooter" is a recent video game genre term used to describe contemporary games that exist as throwbacks to the Doom-inspired era of first-person shooters where speed and firepower are...

Roguelike first-person shooter Gunhead set for November on PC, PS5

By Joseph Luster - Destructoid | Sep 30, 2023 - 22:47

Alientrap, the devs behind Cryptark, are back for more. This time, it's taking its experience with procedural generation and giving it a first-person twist with a sequel titled Gunhead. Described as...

Ark: Survival Evolved's official servers switch off in just a few hours, paving the way for remake

By Graham Smith - Rock Paper Shotgun | Sep 30, 2023 - 22:32

Ark: Survival Evolved's official servers will switch off later today, at midnight UTC on September 30th (1am BST October 1st). The closure is part of paving the way for the piecemeal remake Ark: Surv...

Carrion meets Castlevania in Necrofugitive—a 2D stealth-action game where your enemies can set traps and learn from your slaughter

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 22:04

The Thing, but make it fantasy.

Long delayed Kingpin: Reloaded now has a release date of December 5

By Zoey Handley - Destructoid | Sep 30, 2023 - 22:00

As part of the Realms Deep stream, 3D Realms and Slipgate Ironworks have announced a release date for the remaster of Kingpin: Life of Crime. Named Kingpin: Reloaded, it’s set to release on December...

Our favorite mini-Morrowind is adding a mysterious realm ruled by a clockwork god in its next update

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 21:47

Dread Delusion continues to be a worthy torchbearer for the Weird RPG.

Prodeus' new expansion hands you a spear and a grappling hook before sending you to attack and dethrone god

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 21:14

Or it sends you somewhere that looks very much like heaven, anyway, which is basically the same thing.

One of the best shooters of 2022 just surprise dropped its first new level since launch

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 20:48

I have been eagerly awaiting more Cultic.

Twisted Tower takes BioShock and turns it into a deadly game show run by a disturbed toymaker

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 20:03

What if Willy Wonka and Andrew Ryan fused their brains together?

Starfield's digipick mini-game is now available as a fan-made browser game

By Vikki Blake - Eurogamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 19:32

Obsessed with – or need more practice at – Starfield's lockpicking mini-game? Then I have good news – you can now Digipick to your heart's content courtesy of a new Digipick simulator browser game....

Dying Light 2's content roadmap includes cross-gen saving, nightmare difficulty, and firearms, too

By Vikki Blake - Eurogamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 18:55

Techland has pulled back the cover on what's coming up for its zombie shooter, Dying Light 2 Stay Human. In a new trailer outlining its content roadmap, the studio vowed to keep supporting the game...

The Pokémon Company apologises for the "disappointment" caused by scalpers buying up all of its Van Gogh items

By Vikki Blake - Eurogamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 18:35

The Pokémon Company has apologised to fans after scalpers besieged the Van Gogh Museum earlier this week, buying up most of the Pokémon Center x Van Gogh special edition products and almost immediate...

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty finally makes me feel like the cyber ninja I always wanted to be

By Andrea Gonzalez - Destructoid | Sep 30, 2023 - 18:30

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is here with the 2.0 update, reinventing the game's progression again. The new skill trees present are Cyberpunk 2077's second overhaul after the 1.5 update initially...

Missing faces, levitating bodies, and NPCs with no respect for personal space: A celebration of Bethesda jank

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 18:12

Starfield’s NPCs are the wrenches in the open-world machine I’ve come to crave, thanks to a long history of janky Bethesda RPGs.

If you’re not talking to animals in Baldur’s Gate 3, what even is the point?

By Nicole Clark - Polygon | Sep 30, 2023 - 18:00

Image: Larian Studios via Polygon ‘Hiss! I say: HISS!’ Baldur’s Gate 3 gives players so many possibilities to roleplay and express creativity. But within that astounding freedo...

PUBG: Battlegrounds' Halloween Battle Royale is now live

By Vikki Blake - Eurogamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 17:57

PUBG: Battlegrounds' Halloween event is back. After jumping off the "Ghost Ship" you'll enter a spooky Erangel where you’ll need to "loot the land of the dead, craft ghoulish weapons, grow stronger,...

Despite flaws, Destiny 2 is the best multiplayer Warhammer 40K game around

By Jonathan LoChiatto - Destructoid | Sep 30, 2023 - 17:30

Destiny 2 is known for its dynamic action, longstanding narrative, and impressive weaponry, but it's also one of the best multiplayer Warhammer 40K experiences around. While there are plenty of surf...

As CDPR resurrected Cyberpunk 2077, it focused on one word: 'believability'

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 16:02

Cyberpunk 2.0's changes to police, cyberware and skills all came from the same key objective.

Both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 come with a free game this weekend

By Alice Newcome-Beill - Polygon | Sep 30, 2023 - 16:00

Graphic: James Bareham/Polygon New owners can kickstart their collection with this weekend’s deals There’s never been a better time to join the current console generation, than...

EA Sports FC 24 Review - Squad Overhaul

By Louis Livingston-Garcia - Gameinformer | Sep 30, 2023 - 15:19

Reviewed on: Xbox Series X/S

"Strategic crafting shooter" United 1944 invites you to try its second playtest

By Vikki Blake - Eurogamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 14:53

"Strategic crafting shooter" United 1944 invites you to try before you buy and participate in its beta playtest. The beta – which is live now and runs until 7am on 2nd October UK time (midnight PT)...

Sony's live service pivot "may not pay off the way Jim Ryan had once hoped", says industry insider

By Vikki Blake - Eurogamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 14:22

Sony is reportedly "uncomfortable" about outgoing PlayStation boss Jim Ryan's pivot to games as a service. That's according to Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, who reported yesterday that "even Bungie's...

Qrth-Phyl and rethinking how we remember video games

By Christian Donlan - Eurogamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 11:00

Game preservation is one of those topics that we keep returning to with greater and greater frequency. In a week like this, and a year like this, it's not hard to see why. Marvel's Avengers, a mega-b...

What are we all playing this weekend?

By Alice Bell - Rock Paper Shotgun | Sep 30, 2023 - 10:00

Though there's many a huge RPG to play at the moment (recite the littany: Baldur's Gate 3, Starfield, Cyberpunk 2077) many of us in the treehouse have retreated to smaller, or at least less garganuta...

NYT Connections hint and answers today: September 30 (#111)

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 07:00

C'mon, it's time to start the weekend with an NYT Connections win.

Disney Speedstorm roadmap includes Frozen and The Little Mermaid tracks

By Chris Penwell - Destructoid | Sep 30, 2023 - 06:01

Gameloft has teased that Frozen and The Little Mermaid are a part of the Disney Speedstorm roadmap over the next four months. Frozen's Arendelle and five new characters from the popular animated fra...

Today's Wordle hint and answer #833: Saturday, September 30

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 05:02

Wordle today: The solution and a hint for Saturday's puzzle.

The Pokemon Company apologizes for Van Gogh Museum collaboration mess

By James Herd - Destructoid | Sep 30, 2023 - 03:33

It never fails to amaze me when massively popular companies host events with products they know will be massively popular with their base, but then act surprised when the event is, surprise, massive...

Call of Duty continues aggressive Fortnite-ification with new skins from Diablo, Spawn, and He-Man

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 01:34

Special Operator Sasuke Uchiha is waiting in the wings.

Justice for melee weapons: a Cyberpunk 2077 modder has rectified the game's biggest oversight for stealth play

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 00:52

Stabbing is good. Quiet stabbing is better.

CCP's CEO on life, the universe, and EVE Online: 'It's worthwhile to spend our lives taking care of it'

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 00:39

Hilmar Veigar Pétursson on everything from the other CCP to the war in Ukraine.

Warzone 2's coolest gun ever is a low-framerate recreation of a super classic we all know and love

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 00:36

The iconic super shotgun will come to Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 in October as part of the Doom bundle.

Craft-your-own-guns shooter United 1944 is having a three-day playtest that's live right now

By PC Gamer | Sep 30, 2023 - 00:16

The beta test will include a brand new map and game mode.

Are PS Plus And Game Pass Worth It In 2023? | Spot On

By Tamoor Hussain - Gamespot | Sep 29, 2023 - 23:58

It's no secret that the price of PlayStation Plus has risen substantially. Just this past month, all three of the subscription service's tiers saw a 30% cost increase, with the highest tier now costin...

Cyberpunk 2077 patch will fix bug corrupting PS5 saves, improve performance

By Andrea Gonzalez - Destructoid | Sep 29, 2023 - 23:52

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting another patch just a couple of weeks after the 2.0 update dropped. Despite receiving a slew of gameplay overhauls and bug fixes, it can still be a glitchy game. CD Projek...

Players Are Having Trouble Activating The Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion’s Final Mission

By Kenneth Shepard - Kotaku | Sep 29, 2023 - 23:40

Cyberpunk 2077 and its Phantom Liberty expansion have a problem with wasting your time. CD Projekt Red’s open-world RPG has a feature where you have to wait an undetermined amount of time for certain...

Factorio: Space Age brings many improvements to trains and rails

By Steven Mills - Destructoid | Sep 29, 2023 - 23:24

Over the last week, Factorio developer Wube Software has revealed two big updates coming to the way rails work in the upcoming Factorio: Space Age expansion. According to the posts, new rails will d...

Doom's Iconic Super Shotty Looks Right At Home In Call Of Duty

By Kenneth Shepard - Kotaku | Sep 29, 2023 - 22:54

Call of Duty’s collaborations this year have cast a wide net, ranging from putting rapper Nicki Minaj in as a playable character to adding cosmetics that are based on the Diablo series. Next month, th...

Citizen Journalist Elon Musk Livestreams Mexican Border In Dead Space T-shirt

By Ashley Bardhan - Kotaku | Sep 29, 2023 - 22:45

South African-Canadian immigrant Elon Musk promised on September 27 that he’d test livestreaming on X (you know it as Twitter) “with some silly stuff,” he said, like a Diablo IV speedrun with no power...

You’ll never play every part of Baldur’s Gate 3 — that’s where TikTok comes in

By Cass Marshall - Polygon | Sep 29, 2023 - 22:40

Image: Larian Studios My feed is full of great moments from Faerûn Baldur’s Gate 3 has become more successful than anyone could have predicted; players are still excitedly chat...

If the phrase 'open world survival shopkeeping game' intrigues you, let Saleblazers take over your weekend

By PC Gamer | Sep 29, 2023 - 22:18

Explore the world, fight monsters and bad guys, all in service of running your own shop.

Cyberpunk 2077's next patch promises to fix the 'Johnny vision' bug and other in-game headaches

By PC Gamer | Sep 29, 2023 - 22:02

The 2.01 update is "coming soon."