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The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds review

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The Outer Worlds Companions guide - where to find them and how to unlock companion quest perks

Parvati is clearly Kaylee from Firefly and I'm totally okay with this

2 weeks ago

For the second year running, the Glaad awards look like they’re missing the mark on celebrating queer representation

Glaad (formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) have brought their media awards back for the 31st year, and for the second year in a row they're recognising video games "for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and the issues that affect their lives". Last year, Jay Castello wrote about how these video…

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3 weeks ago

Charity speedrunning marathon AGDQ 2020 begins this Sunday

The winter half of the yearly charity speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick kicks off this Sunday, January 5th. Donations to Games Done Quick will benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The week long marathon will cover a bunch of speedrunning mainstays along with some new additions from 2019.

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Play Sea of Thieves and Halo: Reach for pennies – Game Pass is only £1 right now

I’ve been spending the past few weeks playing co-op games with my BFF. I wanted to try Sea of Thieves, because when I’m not dreaming of being an astronaut, I’m dreaming of being a pirate. Being Scottish, I suggested we use Game Pass, Microsoft’s games subscription service, and was surprised to see that it was only £1. Then I was surprised to see that the…

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1 month ago

The Outer Worlds companions were mistaken for dead after falling from imaginary ladders

Party members were not being launched into space by cows then falling to their mock-deaths in The Outer Worlds, it turns out, but the truth isn't much less strange. Obsidian Entertainment last night released a big bugfix patch for their sci-fi RPG, including a fix for the problem of the game sometimes declaring you'd failed companion quests because your pal had died - even though…

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2 months ago

Feature: Parvati is clearly Kaylee from Firefly and I'm totally okay with this

The Outer Worlds Companions guide – where to find them and how to unlock companion quest perks

What's a holiday to The Outer Worlds without Companions to share the journey with? Obsidian's latest open-world(s) RPG provides you with six different Companions to bring aboard your ship, the Unreliable, and help you in the quests and battles you'll face time after time throughout your journeys. Each Companion has different personalities, skillsets, side quests, and combat powers - and our The Outer Worlds Companions…

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The Game Awards 2019 will reveal around ten unheard of games

The Game Awards are just around the corner, a week from today on December 12th. The show's host and producer, Geoff Keighley, is running an Ask Me Anything on Reddit today where he confirms that there are "around 10 new games/projects" being revealed at the show. To his knowledge, none of them have been leaked yet.

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The Outer Worlds Perks & Flaws guide – best Perks in each tier, all flaws explained

From the very start of the game, The Outer Worlds gives you a variety of systems to play around with to customise and develop your character. Prime among them is the Perks system, which gives you the chance on every second level-up to give your character a new Perk to help give them (and you) a slightly easier or more enjoyable journey through the game.…

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The Outer Worlds guide – 25 tips that beginners need to know

The Outer Worlds may not quite be the largest RPG we've ever seen, but it sure does have a great deal of stuff to explore and experiment with, from the first moments (or in my case, half-hour) of character creation to the many different quests, enemy types, combat mechanics, stories, and interconnected systems you'll encounter throughout your travels. Lucky for you, our The Outer Worlds…

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The Outer Worlds text size patch delayed to Monday

Patch 1.1.1.0 for The Outer Worlds, which was expected to launch this week, ended up delayed at short notice. Developers Obsidian Entertainment have pushed the patch back slightly due a situation that was out of their control, but thankfully only to Monday the 18th of November. I can tell you that the best fix of the entire patch is an increase to dialogue and subtitle…

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The Outer Worlds weapons – the best weapons revealed, damage types and special effects explained

The Outer Worlds weapons are pretty darn complex. They may give you a tonne of scope for choice and customisation, but each weapon has many more associated stats than we're used to seeing in games such as this - and that's not even taking into account weapon type buffs, damage types, special effects, mods, and each of the many other elements that may affect your…

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The Outer Worlds mods & Workbench guide – how to repair, tinker, install mods, and use the Workbench

The Workbench in The Outer Worlds, among many other useful things, gives you the ability to apply all sorts of powerful mods to your weapons and armor. This alone makes the Workbench one of the greatest tools available to you, and the best part is that you can find at least one in pretty much every region of the game, including your own ship, the…

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The Outer Worlds Armor guide – Armor Rating explained, Light vs Heavy armor

Armor in The Outer Worlds is one of the most important tools the game supplies you in order to stay alive in the treacherous and dangerous regions of Halcyon, Monarch, and all the other planets you'll hop between throughout your journey. Not only does equipped armor reduce the damage you take against oncoming attacks, but they also give you plenty of scope for customising your…

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The Outer Worlds skills & attributes guide – character creation overview

The very first thing that you're presented with upon starting a new game of The Outer Worlds is a wonderful selection of skills and attributes to choose from to customise your character, making it very clear that Obsidian know the best part of an RPG for many players is the character creation process. With this finely crafted array of skills, you can start to carve…

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3 months ago

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Check out the gorgeous loading screens in The Outer Worlds

I understand that Obsidian fans are sort of using the existence of The Outer Worlds to dunk on Fallout 76 (because OW is the real successor to New Vegas, right?). But before it was ammunition in a weeing contest, the game was a first-person space RPG where you did a shoot at extremely angry lizards. And, much like that one friend we all have, I…

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The Outer Worlds supernova – tips to survive the hardest difficulty

Did you find the main campaign in The Outer Worlds just a little too easy? Well the Supernova difficulty is where the real challenge is and if you're not prepared for the worst, you can easily die over and over, or even worse - lose your companions. Of course, you don't want that to happen, so we've played a little bit of the game and scoured…

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The Outer Worlds consumables guide – how to use items

With all the corporations in The Outer Worlds vying for your attention, it can be difficult to know how to effectively use them and which ones you should be seeking out. Some may have the same effects, but last far longer, while the bulk of products out there are just the same type of item repackaged.

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The Outer Worlds reputation guide – all reputation statuses defined

Diplomacy is a big part of The Outer Worlds. You can make or break your reputation with a faction based on decisions made, whether you were caught doing crimes, or other good and bad deeds. The game assigns statuses, but it can be a tad confusing trying to work out what each one gives you.

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A few Unreal tweaks to make The Outer Worlds better

I spent a good part of the weekend exploring The Outer Worlds. Just pottering about, as you do, looking for space adventures and feeling bad about the dead sprats (until I met a large and angry one, and now they all need to die). I also spent some of that time changing the game to my liking, and what I couldn’t do in the settings,…

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The Outer Worlds Holographic disguises – ID cartridge locations

Sometimes stealth is the answer for completing a quest in The Outer Worlds, but how do you get around without being seen? Sneaking behind boxes can only go so far and in space, cardboard boxes and cheaply made disguises won't cut it. You'll need the highly experimental holographic shroud.

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