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6 days ago

Feature: New year, old games

Our favourite games of 2020

What's up gamers? It's 2021 and that means it's time to round up the team's favourite games of 2020. You'll already know our selections if you read our annual Advent Calendar, but this post gathers all those words and games together in one convenient package.

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2 months ago

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The mainstream FPS only knows one kind of Latina

I cried when I first saw Sombra at the 2016 BlizzCon opening keynote. I remembered feeling uncomfortable as a child when I saw Tetra transform into Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker; I saw how the change was framed as an upgrade from an unremarkable brown pirate to an ethereal pale princess worth Herculean and Hyrulian efforts alike to save. Any pride…

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6 months ago

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Our 15 favourite PC games of 2020 so far

Halloo, gentle reader. Since we're half way through the entire year of 2020 (yet somehow it is also still March?), we decided to run down, lasso and tie up some of our favourite games from the last six months, and force them into a nice list for you. 2020 still has plenty of new PC games to come, of course, but these are the ones…

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7 months ago

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People’s private names for Valorant map spots are delightful

Valorant is great, when it isn't making me sad. So goes my Valorant review. Friends are a key component of Riot's snazzy new wizard FPS, primarily because they won't (usually) swear at you when you do something stupid. A nice side benefit, though, is that you wind up with your own private and superior ways of describing parts of the map. These are important, because…

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9 months ago

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The beeping of the bomb is one of Valorant’s best tricks

Beep. I'm the only one left alive, so everything is about to be my fault. Beep. The enemy has planted the Spike, and I know I don't have long to defuse it. Beep beep. It's guarded by three enemy gun wizards, but they can only watch one angle each. Beep beep. I've got a chance. Beep. I start moving. Beep beep. I jump around a…

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10 months ago

Feature: The best battle wizards in town

Valorant makes a compelling case for a hybrid of CS:GO and Overwatch

Freelancer Cian Maher has already taken a look at Valorant. He called it, not without reason, "CS:GO with an Overwatch reskin".Riot's first ever shooter pinches its format and insta-killing weaponry from Counter-Strike, then sprinkles in Overwatch-style abilities. Cian liked it, overall, but felt it needed to be more distinct. "It’s not as good at doing what either of those games specialise in", he said, "and…

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Riot’s first-person shooter Valorant aims to take Counter-Strike’s crown

I skulk through a bottleneck boulevard before pausing to launch my newly-charged sonar arrow at a wall. Its my signature ability, and reveals the locations of all enemies within a small radius. As the timer winds down, I decide it’s time for a last-ditch effort to plant the spike. I launch myself around the corner and ru-Bang! I don’t see where it comes from, but…

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1 year ago

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Best PC games 2020: great games to download right now

Below you'll find the list of the best PC games we recommend you play right now. These are games that are new, that are being freshly updated, or that are stone cold classics of their respective genres. This is a living list, which means we'll be updating it throughout 2020 as we fall in love with new games.

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