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What do you call a nervous javelin thrower? Shakespeare.
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Top 10 news of the day:
Classic puzzle roguelike remaster Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is out now
Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is a remaster of 2013’s classic puzzle roguelike, and the original is free to keep if you grab it anytime thsi week.
Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is out now. If you owned the original ten years ago, then you already own this remaster of the wonderfully sticky puzzle roguelike. If not, you’ll find it on Steam for £14.23/$17. The original Desktop Dungeons was a devilish … [1255 chars]
Ubisoft Might Extend XDefiant Closed Beta If Servers Stabilize
Ubisoft is considering extending XDefiant’s closed beta after server issues and patch rollouts have taken the game out of commission for several days.
Ubisoft may extend XDefiant’s closed beta if the game’s servers stabilize, according to Ubisoft San Francisco’s executive producer. XDefiant’s closed beta started on April 13, but it has been plagued with issues for several days such as progression n… [1418 chars]
Playdate has now sold 53,000 units, doubling initial sales expectations
Crank-based portable gaming curio Playdate has now sold over 53,000 units — more than twice the number its creator Pani…
Crank-based portable gaming curio Playdate has now sold over 53,000 units — more than twice the number its creator Panic had originally forecast. Playdate was initially announced back in 2019, promising a unique (and dinkily adorable) spin on portabl… [1652 chars]
Pokémon card heist goes terribly wrong… for the thief
What actually happened when stolen Pokémon Fusion Strike cards ended up at a Texas card shop? Polygon spoke with the owner to find out.
Pokémon fans around the internet have likely seen the photo by now: A table stacked with hundreds, maybe thousands, of rare cards from The Pokémon Trading Card Game, all sitting in tidy piles, alongside rumors of theft and conspiracy. The image emerg… [5164 chars]
Marvel Snap Weekly Balance Update (April 2023): All Buffs, Nerfs & More
Here are all the latest changes coming to Marvel Snap in the next update, including buffs, nerfs, and more.
Here are all the latest changes coming to Marvel Snap in the next update, including buffs, nerfs, and more. Marvel Snap balance has been a contentious topic of conversation ever since the game’s first game out. There is usually a certain card or a ce… [12181 chars]
Xbox One Users, What Do You Think Of The Console In 2023?
Are you still happy with it? — We’re now well over two years into the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S generation, but it’s…
I don’t mind the Xbox One. I’m content using it still today. I barely used it as much as my PS4 that I also barely used because I used my PS3 more but still did yes use the PS4 more than the Xbox One regardless. Never used cloud for the Xbox One or R… [4186 chars]
Have You Played A Great Switch Game We Missed? Let Us Know About It
Let us know what passed us by — Just four months into 2023, and well, it’s been a bit of a banger year for games so far, h…
Just four months into 2023, and well, it’s been a bit of a banger year for games so far, hasn’t it? So Nintendo has been a little bit quiet in the run-up to a certain Zelda game launching in May, but in terms of indie titles and smaller games, we’ve … [2624 chars]
The Sims 4 does greenhouses and grungy basements in two new Kit packs this week
The two opposing forces of light and dark smash merrily together later this week as The Sims 4 turns its attention to e…
The two opposing forces of light and dark smash merrily together later this week as The Sims 4 turns its attention to extravagant greenhouse suntraps and grungy, dingy basements in two new Kit DLC packs, both arriving 20th April. With spring now in f… [1266 chars]
Golden ratio ‘proves’ which cars are the best and worst-looking
Car and van dealer Vanarama used the ‘golden ratio’ formula to determine the most attractive motors from the 50 most-licensed models in the UK.
The Audi A3 is the best-looking everyday car, a study has suggested — while a Kia Picanto is the worst. Car and van dealer Vanarama used the ‘golden ratio’ formula to determine the most attractive motors from the 50 most-licensed models in the UK. Th… [3534 chars]
Has the cost of living crisis affected how you buy and play games?
Hello there! Apologies for the interuption. If you have three minutes to spare, we’d really appreciate your time fillin…
Hello there! Apologies for the interuption. If you have three minutes to spare, we’d really appreciate your time filling out our latest anonymous reader survey. This one has a slightly different focus, so it’s worth stressing once again these things … [1019 chars]