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The Binding of Isaac: Repentance draws over 60,000 concurrent players on Steam
The Binding of Isaac: Repentance draws over 60,000 concurrent players on Steam
The last DLC pack for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth released this week, and fans have flocked to try it. Over 60,000 concurrent players have been recorded, coming close to the indie game's years old record. Courtesy of SteamDB, at the time of writing, 60,780 players have been playing the horror game at once, just 10,000 short of the all-time record of 70,232, set back in 2015.
It's now easier to switch to Linux and play your PC games with an Nvidia GeForce GPU
It's now easier to switch to Linux and play your PC games with an Nvidia GeForce GPU
Nvidia loosens up the virtualisation divide between GeForce and Enterprise graphics cards.
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
Shadow Tactics, Mimimi Games' 2016 stealth-focussed strategy hit, is among the best RTS games on PC by our reckoning, and it's getting even more content later this year.
The best online board games to play with friends
The best online board games to play with friends
Looking for some online board games to try out with friends? The biggest advantage board games have over their video brethren is that you can reach across the table to give your friends a slap when they inevitably betray you.
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
We were excited last month to see that a new group of modders is taking up the project of recreating Half-Life: Blue Shift in the lovingly modernised Black Mesa, and now the introduction is available to play.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Games often have you pick up a suit of armour early on, but in next week's free PC game from the Epic Games Store, you are the suit.
Intel CPU roadmap shoots for the moon with Lunar Lake drivers hitting Linux years ahead of launch
Intel CPU roadmap shoots for the moon with Lunar Lake drivers hitting Linux years ahead of launch
At least we know the names of Intel's upcoming chips, if not much else.
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
In Stanisław Lem's classic sci-fi short story collection, The Cyberiad, there is a section called The Seven Sallies of Trurl and Klapaucius, two hyper advanced robots who are so advanced they can conjure anything from technology.
BattleTech mechs: tips for constructing the best build
BattleTech mechs: tips for constructing the best build
If you’ve spent any significant time with Harebrained Schemes' BattleTech  you’ve undoubtedly had a sense that just as much of the game takes place in the MechLab as on the field.
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Can you play the classic Pokémon games on PC? Err, probably, but we wouldn’t know anything about illegal activities like that.
NASA used the Surviving Mars soundtrack for the Perseverance landing stream
NASA used the Surviving Mars soundtrack for the Perseverance landing stream
The world watched in eager anticipation February 18 as the Perseverance rover made its descent to the surface of Mars after a nearly seven month voyage through space.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Another week means another batch of free PC games from the Epic Games Store, and another hint at what's to come next week.
A new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod is in the works for Black Mesa
A new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod is in the works for Black Mesa
Gearbox Software is most commonly associated with the Borderlands series nowadays, but decades ago it was also responsible for developing Half-Life: Blue Shift.
The best BattleTech mods
The best BattleTech mods
So, you want some BattleTech mods? Even if official development has now finished, it will always remain one of our favourite turn-based strategy games.
Shadow of Mordor’s nemesis system now successfully patented by WB Games
Shadow of Mordor’s nemesis system now successfully patented by WB Games
After several failed attempts. WB Games has managed to successfully patent its nemesis system from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Epic gives away a surprise triple-A free game – next week’s title revealed, too
Epic gives away a surprise triple-A free game – next week’s title revealed, too
By the time you can claim the latest free PC games from the Epic Games Store, the surprise is already gone, since those freebies are typically revealed a week in advance.
Rocket League adds new accessibility features after new arena causes seizures
Rocket League adds new accessibility features after new arena causes seizures
Rocket League's new arena, Neon Fields, is a cyberpunk-themed pitch that features lots of neon-on-black colours and flashing lights.
Dead Cells’ Fatal Falls DLC launches with a new anime style short
Dead Cells’ Fatal Falls DLC launches with a new anime style short
Dead Cells' second paid DLC has arrived, bringing with it a flying sword friend and a charming new animated short to introduce us all to the new biomes and characters arriving in this update.
KOTOR is dead, long live Knights of the High Republic
KOTOR is dead, long live Knights of the High Republic
It's been a few weeks since Disney announced the revival of LucasArts in the form of Lucasfilm Games, and rumours abound regarding what new Star Wars games are to come.
Half-Life 2 speedrunners beat the game backwards in 13 minutes
Half-Life 2 speedrunners beat the game backwards in 13 minutes
Speedrunners will routinely dazzle you with the technical mastery they have over their chosen games.
Don’t Starve developer “will retain autonomy” as Tencent buys majority stake
Don’t Starve developer “will retain autonomy” as Tencent buys majority stake
Klei Entertainment, the developer of Don't Starve, says Tencent buying a majority stake won't change a whole lot for the studio.
Truck Simulator devs try to not offend anyone during COVID-19 cargo event, do not succeed
Truck Simulator devs try to not offend anyone during COVID-19 cargo event, do not succeed
A new event is underway in both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 called Hauling Hope: a series of challenging missions in which you'll attempt to safely deliver COVID-19 vaccines to various destinations.
Prison Architect’s next expansion goes eco-friendly
Prison Architect’s next expansion goes eco-friendly
Prison Architect has seen some creative ideas over the past year or so, and the third expansion takes things in another new direction.
Linux founder lambastes Intel for 'pushing shit to consumers' and not promoting ECC RAM
Linux founder lambastes Intel for 'pushing shit to consumers' and not promoting ECC RAM
Linus Torvalds went on a rant about a special kind of PC memory and how Intel should have been pushing it
Valve's made Cyberpunk 2077 playable on Linux
Valve's made Cyberpunk 2077 playable on Linux
Some characters might not have a face, but it works.
ScourgeBringer review
ScourgeBringer review
ScourgeBringer review A well-crafted arcade slash ‘n’ dash that throws the player fewer bones than its roguelite contemporaries, with plenty of wall-running and double-jumping thrown in Developer: Flying Oak Games, E-Studio Publisher: Dear Villagers, Yooreka Studio Release: Out now On: Windows, Mac, Linux From: Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store Price: £13.50/€17/$17 Comparisons to Dead Cells […]
A Linux update may have let slip AMD Big Navi's mammoth core specs
A Linux update may have let slip AMD Big Navi's mammoth core specs
AMD's Sienna Cichlid and Navy Flounder GPU details for all to see.
Desperados 3 is now on Mac and Linux, and its first DLC is out
Desperados 3 is now on Mac and Linux, and its first DLC is out
Here’s a fun computing fact for you: the Linux term root is derived from the cowboy term rootin’ tootin’, because the console cowboys who clip-clopped on their mechanical keyboards like a bucking bronco and listened to Fields Of The Nephilim would cry “Yeehaw!” and wave their leather Stetsons when they got system admin rights.
Intel defends its 'magic instructions' against Linux founder's criticism
Intel defends its 'magic instructions' against Linux founder's criticism
Raja Koduri says "we understand Linus' concerns."
Cloud computing is making Linux a more tempting target for hackers
Cloud computing is making Linux a more tempting target for hackers
Security report highlights why Linux threats are becoming more common.
Linux founder tells Intel to stop inventing 'magic instructions' and 'start fixing real problems'
Linux founder tells Intel to stop inventing 'magic instructions' and 'start fixing real problems'
Linus Torvalds offered up some harsh comments on one of Intel's CPU technologies.
Transform Into Monsters Using A Walkman In Pokémon Fusion-Inspired Cassette Beasts
Transform Into Monsters Using A Walkman In Pokémon Fusion-Inspired Cassette Beasts
Coming to PC and consoles from Brighton UK-based indie devs Bytten Studio, Cassette Beasts is an ‘80s-flavored RPG in which players transform and fuse together creatures using the awesome power of cassette tape technology.