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July 2024 Archive

    1. Today's NYT Connections hint and answers (Thu, Jul 25)
    2. Wordle hint and answer today #1132 (July 25 2024)
    1. Elden Ring: Dragon Communion Priestess questline walkthrough
    2. How to use the performance overlay on the Steam Deck
    3. Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess review: a totally fine take on tower defence
    4. Elden Ring Hefty Cracked Pot locations
    5. All Cross locations in Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    6. Humble Games announce ‘restructuring’, laying off entire publishing team
    7. The Sims 4 now lets you set how jealous Sims will get when they catch their partner flirting
    8. An algorithm, among the many other things they ruin, is causing stability problems on Intel Core CPUs
    9. Campy Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami joint Shadows of the Damned: Hella Remastered gets Halloween release date
    10. Metal motocross shooter Motördoom is Rollerdrome’s dirtbag uncle
    11. Past Wordle answers
    12. NYT Connections hint and answers (Wed, Jul 24)
    13. Wordle hint and answer #1131 (July 24 2024)
    1. Tachyon Dreams Anthology review: '80s-inspired space questing that channels Sierra's heyday
    2. How to play Game Pass games on the Steam Deck
    3. Cataclismo is not about protecting your towns, it’s about protecting your beautiful staircases
    4. How to get Fingercreeper Ashes in Elden Ring DLC
    5. How to get Dancing Blade Of Ranah in Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    6. What to do with Gourmet Scorpion Stew in Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    7. Elden Ring Fort Laiedd walkthrough
    8. Elden Ring Lake of Rot walkthrough
    9. Elden Ring Leyndell walkthrough
    10. Blade Ball codes
    11. Should you devour Draconic Essence in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree?
    12. The best Katanas in Elden Ring and Shadow Of The Erdtree
    13. Best new spells in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree
    14. All Nameless Mausoleum locations in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree
    15. Counter-Strike 2 update plonks new crates on Dust 2, which could be game-changing
    16. Peroxide codes: Free Product Essence
    17. Stretcher Men is a comedy game about carrying a dying man across the hills without dropping him
    18. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree Spiritspring Stone locations
    19. Large catfish spotted chasing tiny little man around in Japanese folklore game, is terrifying, wonderful
    20. Critter Crops is a witchy Stardew Valley with pet squashes and forbidden grimoires
    21. Delayed Baldur’s Gate 3 patch notes reckon you've all been eating too much delicious, irresistible soap
    22. NYT Connections hint and answers (Tue, Jul 23)
    23. Wordle hint and answer #1130 (July 23 2024)
    1. Tiny Garden now has a Steam demo in which you can grow plants and customise your Polly Pocket
    2. Cyberpunk Edgerunners' Lucy is coming to fighting game Guilty Gear Strive in season pass four
    3. MultiVersus developers Player First have been acquired by Warner Bros. ahead of tomorrow's season two
    4. Roblox Kitty codes
    5. How to calibrate and customise gyro controls on the Steam Deck
    6. Ninja Legends 2 codes
    7. How to format a microSD card on the Steam Deck
    8. Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure review: a unique puzzle game that keeps things moving
    9. Anime Fighters Simulator codes
    10. Genshin Impact codes
    11. Heihachi rises from the dead as Tekken 8's third character DLC
    12. Solve an Outer Wilds-style time loop, grow tea on the Moon, and fish on Neptune in this indie game anthology
    13. Bethesda Game Studios developers "ecstatic" to announce a 241-strong "wall to wall" union
    14. Dead By Daylight codes
    15. Warframe boss thinks publishers should have more faith in burgeoning live-service titles instead of getting "terrified" when numbers drop
    16. The Maw: what's new in PC games this week?
    17. NYT Connections hint and answers (Mon, Jul 22)
    18. Wordle hint and answer #1129 (July 22 2024)
    1. What's on your bookshelf?: deluxe redux reflux remastered edition
    2. Blox Fruits codes
    3. The Sunday Papers
    4. NYT Connections hint and answers (Sun, Jul 21)
    5. Wordle hint and answer #1128 (July 21 2024)
    1. Microsoft say it's "misleading" for the FTC to call the Game Pass experience "degraded" now it costs more
    2. FlatOut 1, 2 and Ultimate Carnage all get Workshop support, Deck verification in new updates
    3. Pacific Drive's summer update adds a photomode and is the first of a new roadmap of free updates to come this year
    4. What are we all playing this weekend?
    5. Wordle hint and answer #1127 (July 20 2024)
    6. NYT Connections hint and answers (Sat, Jul 20)
    1. There is an amazing Finnish fairytale at the heart of Alan Wake 2's forests
    2. All new armor in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree
    3. Astral viking city-builder Roots Of Yggdrasil sprouts a 1.0 release date
    4. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree Leda questline
    5. I enjoy Dungeons of Blood and Dream messy mystery more than I want to
    6. Doodle World codes
    7. Man, videogames really love using Debussy’s Clair De Lune don’t they?
    8. Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is misfiring with major stutter on the Game Pass version
    9. I set a bishop on fire in Norland and the sicko loved every second of it
    10. Honkai Star Rail codes [July 2024]
    11. Ro-Ghoul codes list
    12. New card battler Placid Plastic Deck blends Pokémon with Inscryption using the dark magic of ducks
    13. Forestrike is a tactical kung-fu roguelike that lets you orchestrate fights with time-bending powers
    14. FTC accuse Microsoft of breaking promise not to raise Game Pass prices after Activision Blizzard deal
    15. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands SHiFT codes
    16. Please go away I live in pet sim indie Bobo Bay now
    17. Judas and Bioshock dev Ken Levine thinks video game voice-acting has a problem with "turn-based dialogue”
    18. NYT Connections hint and answers (Fri, Jul 19)
    19. Wordle hint and answer #1126 (July 19 2024)
    1. Counter-Strike creator correctly holds the opinion that cs_siege is one of its best maps
    2. Streets Of Rogue 2's chaotic open world sequel delayed from August until October
    3. Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freeks is a twisted metal death rally with Orks coming in August
    4. Vultures - Scavengers Of Death is a turn-based roguelike that looks like a vintage Resident Evil game
    5. Horror game The Mortuary Assistant is turning into a job sim, thanks to an "endless embalming mode" update
    6. All free games on the Epic Games Store: What's free right now?
    7. Should you suggest Thiollier or Hornsent in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree?
    8. How to install Zenless Zone Zero on the Steam Deck
    9. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree: How to get a Thrusting Shield
    10. This week's GTA Online Podium Car
    11. Corpus Edax is a Deus Ex-style immersive sim with a frankly irresponsible number of violence-based verbs
    12. Portal-hopping shooter Splitgate 2 revealed, looks like the original cult FPS but with a lot more money
    13. Conscript review: sturdily crafted and gruelling WW1 survival horror
    14. Da Hood codes
    15. Anime Dimensions codes
    16. Horror game Slitterhead is The Thing vs The Thing and I really hope it's also a sandbox stealth game
    17. Got a desktop full of unfinished projects? That's okay, so does Square Enix creative Tetsuya Nomura
    18. Until Then is the only visual novel game I've truly enjoyed
    19. I cannot unsee the dreadful, gurning planets of rapidfire space strategy game To The Stars
    20. Dungeons of Hinterberg review: a breezy action RPG that’s as pretty as a postcard
    21. NYT Connections hint and answers (Thu, Jul 18)
    22. Wordle hint and answer #1125 (July 18 2024)
    1. No Man's Sky's Worlds update adds walking houses, fancier weather and a touch of Starship Troopers
    2. Multiplayer FPS Over The Top WW1 guns for Battlefield's crown with 200-head battles and Mount & Blade-inspired melee
    3. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree: All dungeon locations
    4. Prime Day slashes up to 40% off Samsung’s 990 Pro, the fastest gaming SSD around
    5. Orcs Must Die! Deathtrap to continue killing Orcs in 2025 with new co-op thrills and roguelite progression
    6. Surprising nobody, the Logitech G502 Hero mouse is up to 64% off on Prime Day
    7. Flintlock: Siege Of Dawn review: a trim and sturdy Soulslite that's best enjoyed in the air
    8. A few different Xbox Wireless Controller colours are £20 off for Prime Day, and not just the ugly ones
    9. Combine Prime Day with vouchers to get one of the best Steam Deck docks dirt cheap
    10. You can get a better, RTX 4060-powered version of my gaming laptop for nearly £400 off this Prime Day
    11. Best Anti-Prime Day 2024 PC gaming deals - Day 2
    12. Best Amazon Prime Day 2024 PC gaming deals - Day 2
    13. If we just went an entire year where every game was as short, cheap, and existentially harrowing as Clickolding that’d be great, thanks
    14. NYT Connections hint and answers (Wed, Jul 17)
    15. Wordle hint and answer #1124 (July 17 2024)
    1. Baldur's Gate 3 patch 7 will add dynamic splitscreen, new evil endings, Dark Urge fixes and lots more kissing
    2. Prime Day’s 15%-off deal lets the RTX 4060 remember it’s a mid-range graphics card
    3. One of the best Prime Day SSD deals doesn’t need a Prime account: 2TB of NVMe storage for just £96
    4. World Of Stands codes
    5. The Lenovo Legion Go has dropped to its lowest-ever UK price on Prime Day 2024
    6. Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree: Dragon's Pit walkthrough
    7. How to get Dragon-Hunter's Great Katana in Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    8. Prime Day cuts the SanDisk Ultra 1.5TB microSD below £100 / $100, and you don’t even need Amazon
    9. Flock review: indulge in playful weirdness with a bunch of flying potatoes
    10. Star Citizen is free for the next few days, please don't accidentally buy a $300 spaceship
    11. A One Piece Game codes
    12. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 6 multiplayer early access and open beta dates revealed
    13. A former Fortnite tech artist is making the world's most advanced slime monster in Unreal Engine 5
    14. You're a better pilot than I if you can get this Mechwarrior meets HighFleet indie’s mech to do literally anything
    15. Manor Lords next update will switch over to Unreal Engine 5 and, more importantly, add fishing ponds
    16. At least 500 people will trounce you in Space Marine 2’s multiplayer at launch, because they’re already playing a torrent of the entire game
    17. Wordle hint and answer #1123 (July 16 2024)
    18. NYT Connections hint and answers (Tue, Jul 16)
    1. Once Human review: waiter, there’s some brilliant creature design in my big bland survival soup
    2. Swery's bloody gambling in Death Game Hotel won't be his only multiplayer game, he says
    3. Like a Dragon: Yakuza series actor sees Kiryu as a heroic character who’s “starved for love”
    4. Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree: Bonny Gaol walkthrough
    5. Sandbox sequel Supraworld gets loose release date, bringing its shrunken hero to early access this year
    6. The First Descendant has "decided to make adjustments" to "barely-changed" Destiny 2 icons
    7. The Maw: what's new in PC games this week?
    8. Schim review: plopping between shadows as a polterfrog makes for a very comforting puzzler
    9. NYT Connections hint and answers (Mon, Jul 15)
    10. Wordle hint and answer #1122 (July 15 2024)
    1. What's on your bookshelf?: Special super secret bonus edition
    2. The Sunday Papers
    3. NYT Connections hint and answers (Sun, Jul 14)
    4. Wordle hint and answer today #1121 (July 14 2024)
    1. A big Steam sale of IGF award winners and finalists is now underway
    2. The closed beta for Concord, Sony's new hero shooter, is underway - and the open beta arrives on Thursday
    3. The Driver TV series is dead, but other "exciting projects" are in the works
    4. What are we all playing this weekend?
    5. NYT Connections hint and answers (Sat, Jul 13)
    6. Wordle hint and answer #1120 (July 13 2024)
    1. Dark fantasy sword-heisting sim Dungeonborne gets early access launch date
    2. Rappy Snappy beats Snap Tap rap, say click-clack manufacts
    3. Oh, hey, a touching free game about an alien whale
    4. Deck-building space sim Breachway re-emerges from warp with an August early access release date
    5. Black State is a glossy Metal Gear Solid-style shooter that's thinking with Portals
    6. Once Human is the centre of a storm of data privacy concerns over a policy line about collecting government ID
    7. Here are all the confirmed ray tracing and DLSS games so far
    8. Action Game Maker is RPG Maker’s sprintier, jumpier sibling
    9. Minecraft commands and cheats for 1.21
    10. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is getting a canonical prequel graphic novel starring everyone’s favourite jawless monologuing vampire
    11. Wordle hint and answer #1119 (July 12 2024)
    1. NYT Connections hint and answers (Fri, Jul 12)
    2. Anger Foot review: Two kicks forward, one kick back
    3. New colonial fantasy RPG Greedfall 2: The Dying World hits early access in September 2024
    4. Neva already makes me want to protect its magic wolf baby with my life
    5. Belurat Gaol walkthrough - Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    6. What to do first in Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    7. Planet Coaster 2 revealed with water parks and multiplayer park-building for 2024 release
    8. The Manor Lords publisher thinks we should all reject the "opportunistic and predatory" quest for a viral hit
    9. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree boss locations
    10. Here's a demo for Tako no Himitsu, a Game Boy Advance-style JRPG with music from Golden Sun's composer
    11. A Skate Story demo has me yearning for its knee-shattering flow state
    12. How to get Netherite in Minecraft
    13. 24 things to build in Minecraft
    14. Pizza Hero is Vampire Survivors with toppings as upgrades, and it’s free on Steam for a limited time
    15. Fortnite can run Doom now, making it officially as useful as gut bacteria and rat neurons
    16. Wordle hint and answer #1118 (July 11 2024)
    1. NYT Connections hint and answers (Thu, Jul 11)
    2. All Star Tower Defense codes list
    3. Taylew's Ruined Forge walkthrough - Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    4. If you want to play that whopping Fallout London mod you'll need to downgrade Fallout 4's "next gen" version
    5. Darklight Catacombs walkthrough - Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    6. Minecraft Mobs list for 1.21
    7. Why haven't Sonic Team made a Sonic RPG yet, asks Sonic Team boss
    8. How to find Diamonds in Minecraft 1.21
    9. The best Minecraft seeds 1.21
    10. Impostor codes
    11. Star Wars Outlaws gangs will send hit squads after you if you upset them
    12. All Ruined Forge Locations in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
    13. Zenless Zone Zero review: painfully cool animation can't save a superficial gacha
    14. How to complete every quest in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree
    15. Restaurant Tycoon 2 codes
    16. Arsenal codes
    17. PC and Xbox Game Pass are getting a worldwide price hike
    18. Shindo Life codes
    19. Driving Empire codes
    20. The King Is Watching’s free demo turns city building into a brilliant balancing act of feudal surveillance
    21. Dragon Age: The Veilguard’s companions can fall in love with each other, not just you
    22. EVE Vanguard gets extremely vague roadmap promising "major event" before early access launch
    23. Wordle hint and answer #1117 (July 10 2024)
    1. NYT Connections hint and answers (Wed, Jul 10)
    2. Elden Ring: All Scadutree Fragment locations
    3. Ruined Forge Lava Intake walkthrough - Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    4. Mistborn author Brandon Sanderson thinks you could apply Elden Ring storytelling to novels, comparing it to Dune and Watchmen
    5. Total War: Pharaoh's enormous free Dynasties update gets a July release date and trailer
    6. The best low-profile TKL keyboard now has a mercifully more affordable cousin
    7. Elden Ring DLC: Should you tell Thiollier "I'm weary of life?"
    8. Tomoe is back in the free demo for Sekiro-like indie Bloodless
    9. Helldivers 2 players are escaping death by performing aerial salutes and hugs
    10. All new weapons in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree
    11. Spooky free-to-play open worlder Once Human is out today, and the devs have some crash and performance tips
    12. Apex Legends’ new Battle Pass plans promise greater rewards, but for more of your real-world money
    13. All Crystal Tear locations in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
    14. How to get to Enir-Ilim in Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    15. Embracer reportedly close down cult RPG maker Piranha Bytes, creators of Gothic, Risen, and Elex
    16. Dark strategy game Anoxia Station is Dwarf Fortress for oil drillers with a squirming helping of body horror
    17. NYT Connections hint and answers (Tue, Jul 9)
    18. Wordle hint and answer #1116 (July 9 2024)
    1. Disco Elysium-inspired RPG Hollow Home is a memory of Mariupol from before Russia's invasion
    2. The best microSD cards for the Steam Deck
    3. This weekend I grew a fungus daughter in eerie narrative RPG Mushroom Musume, which has a demo
    4. Even sticky keys can't stop Sekiro master and other speedrunners from raising $2.5 million for Summer Games Done Quick
    5. Iris Of Grace locations in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree
    6. Iris Of Occultation locations in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree
    7. Moody cyberpunk “Tech-Noir Tactics” All Walls Must Fall is now free to keep on Steam
    8. Long Dark dev criticises Manor Lords for lack of updates, Hooded Horse CEO replies that not every game needs to be "some live-service boom or bust"
    9. Fog Rift Catacombs walkthrough - Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree
    10. You can now play The Witcher 3's cut boat races thanks to modders
    11. The Maw: what's new in PC games this week?
    12. Wordle hint and answer #1115 (July 8 2024)
    1. NYT Connections hint and answers (Mon, Jul 8)
    2. What's on your bookshelf?: QWOP, Getting Over It, and Ape Out's Bennet Foddy
    3. The Sunday Papers
    4. NYT Connections hint and answers (Sun, Jul 7)
    5. Wordle hint and answer #1114 (July 7 2024)
    1. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available from GOG
    2. OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast hasn't been for sale in 14 years, but a fan is still updating it
    3. Besiege's expansion getting five free levels, extra challenges in response to player feedback
    4. What are we all playing this weekend?
    5. Wordle hint and answer #1113 (July 6 2024)
    6. NYT Connections hint and answers (Sat, Jul 6)
    1. Escape from Tarkov is offering players in-game currency as a bounty for reporting cheaters
    2. Factorio expansion Space Age and 2.0 update arrive this October, will cost as much as the original game
    3. Battlefield 2042’s Dead Space crossover just makes the absence of a Dead Space 2 remake hurt all that more
    4. Final Fantasy 14’s Dawntrail expansion has only been out a few days, and one of its new jobs is already being adjusted
    5. Consider Isles of Sea and Sky, the only sokoban game I've ever enjoyed
    6. How to record game clips on the Steam Deck
    7. I bought scratchcards from a dog in Zenless Zone Zero and it made me stop and look around
    8. Elden Ring area order
    9. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree progression route
    10. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree: Ancient Rauh Ruins Map Fragment location
    11. Keep your sword aflame and your enemies afloat in shadowy "juggle-based" metroidvania Nocturnal 2
    12. Did Miyazaki poke fun at this viral tweet from two years ago with an Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree secret boss?
    13. Sci-fi coffee sipper Satisfactory gets a 1.0 release date, boasting its toilets will be fully flushable
    14. An absolute beginner’s guide to getting started with Total War: Warhammer and Immortal Empires
    15. All cookbook locations in Shadow Of The Erdtree
    16. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree: Thiollier's Concoction
    17. No new seasonal content planned for ailing dino shooter Exoprimal
    18. Kerrang! TV died this week, and a small part of my baggy-jeaned, eyeliner-clad soul died with it
    19. Gardening sim Horticular is an isometric Viva Pinata featuring a dead planet and loads of gnomes
    20. How to get the Backhand Blade in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree
    21. Storeroom Key location in Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree
    22. Elden Ring's latest patch says your mouse might be to blame for performance issues
    23. Avowed's combat wasn't ready to show at reveal, Obsidian admit, but they've made it "feel more juicy" since
    24. How to record game clips with Steam
    25. Free Lovecraft horror game developers Bit Golem raise $50,000 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine
    26. NYT Connections hint and answers (Fri, Jul 5)
    1. Wordle hint and answer #1112 (July 5 2024)
    2. The Rally Point: Spice Wars, Imperium, and the trouble with a Dune strategy game
    3. The 11 best JRPGs on PC in 2024
    4. Wordle hint and answer #1111 (July 4 2024)
    1. NYT Connections hint and answers (Thu, Jul 4)
    2. Tiny Garden plants a charming, cozy farming sim inside virtual Polly Pocket toys
    3. New Transformers game Galactic Trials is part racing game and part roguelike battler, out this year
    4. GTA Online update pops a quality-of-life feature behind the GTA+ paywall, making it unavailable on PC
    5. VA-11 Hall-A devs’ next game is a modern successor to horror strategy classic Parasite Eve, and that has me unreasonably excited
    6. Tales of Kenzera: Zau studio, founded by Assassin’s Creed Origins actor, lay off staff less than three months after debut game
    7. Destiny 2: The Final Shape is a bizarre DLC, and all the better for it
    8. How the checklist conquered the open world, from Morrowind to Skyrim
    9. Steam isn't the only place having a summer sale, as Itch.io launches its own sunny deals
    10. Wuthering Waves was unleashed on the Steam Deck, but only for one day
    11. Nexon say sorry for The First Descendant launch bugs and performance issues with free cosmetics and boosters
    12. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree Spirit Ashes
    13. Dragon Age: The Veilguard’s customisable difficulties look genuinely great for accessibility
    14. Star Citizen devs Cloud Imperium fined for discriminating against autistic programmer over work-from-home request
    15. Your paper RPG character sheet itself is under attack in CrossOver: Roll For Initiative
    16. Wordle hint and answer #1110 (July 3 2024)
    1. NYT Connections hint and answers (Wed, Jul 3)
    2. Zenless Zone Zero next Banner and Banner schedule
    3. All painting locations in Shadow of the Erdtree
    4. How to get Smithscript Greathammer in Elden Ring DLC
    5. How to kill Winter Lanterns in Elden Ring
    6. New Resident Evil game confirmed, with the director of Resi 7 at the helm
    7. You can grab both Fear & Hunger games for 30% off each in the Steam Summer Sale and you either absolutely should or absolutely should not do that
    8. Demon-battling escort 'em up Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess gets a demo on Steam
    9. Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster gets a Steam release date. Also confirmed: graphics
    10. NYT Connections hint and answers (Tue, Jul 2)
    11. Wordle hint and answer #1109 (July 2 2024)
    1. Elden Ring: All Revered Spirit Ash locations
    2. I turned my PC off during the "don't switch off" symbol in five different games to see what would happen and boy was this an annoying experiment
    3. Modders uncover a last-minute Yennefer betrayal in The Witcher 3 cut content
    4. Noisy shooter Selaco gets a big patch that adds weapon upgrades, mutators, and more
    5. Bee Swarm Simulator codes
    6. Today's NYT Connections hint and answers (Mon, Jul 1)
    7. Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree has a hidden item that lets Torrent headbutt your enemies
    8. Black Myth: Wukong is a pleasantly surprising Soulslike, even if it's given me an enemy for life
    9. The Maw: what's new in PC games this week?
    10. Wordle hint and answer #1108 (July 1 2024)