Super Meat Boy free for keepsies on Epic Games Store

Splendidly deadly platformer Super Meat Boy is free to keep on the Epic Games Store if you grab it now. This is the second of the freebies luring people onto Epic’s new store since its launch in December 2018, following Subnautica (and if the carrot doesn’t work, there’s always the stick of exclusive games). For now, hey, if you install Epic’s client and register an account, you can get Team Meat’s ace platformer free. Many of youse will likely have nabbed Super Meat Boy in one of the many, many…

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Meditations is a thought-of-the-day calendar for games

The holidays are over, and now we’ve got to remember how this ‘work’ stuff goes again – it’s stressful stuff. Meditations is like a mindfulness calendar but with games that may help soothe frazzled nerves. Organised by Rami Ismail of Vlambeer, each day the Meditations launcher serves up a short, personal game and a quote to accompany it – a little window into someone else’s mind, and what helps hold them together. It’s free, and you can snag it here, and enjoy a clever little digital distraction to start every…

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One Step From Eden goes crowdfunding with a challenging demo

Build decks, sling cards, dodge hundreds of bullets – One Step From Eden feels like a clever, twitchy little hybrid of excellent card-battling roguelike Slay The Spire and Capcom’s Mega Man Battle Network series. Developer Thomas Moon Kang has taken his deck-building roguelike shooter-thing to Kickstarter, accompanied by a surprisingly difficult and replayable demo on Game Jolt here. Four quick runs through the demo and I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it, although it demands a level of focus that I probably need more caffeine to…

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Priceless Play – 5 January 2019

It’s 2019 now. I know you know that — it’s been 2019 for at least several days or more by the time you are reading this. If you don’t know that it’s 2019, I hope that it is because by the time you’re reading this it’s actually 2020 or something equally as wild as the passing of time. In this new year, in this little bit of space where we are permitted to reinvent ourselves bit by bit, I hope you will grant me a smidge of cleaning-house sentimentality. I…

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11:45: A Vivid Life is an intense game of body archaeology

Do you ever think about the human body? Just like, really think about it? About how it’s a complete mess of systems that somehow manage to hold together, even in the face of incredible damage, except that it doesn’t have a super great way of restoring that damage fully, so over your life it becomes a journal of all the especially physically dramatic occurrences you’ve experienced, written in scars and stretch marks and all manner of odd lumps? Anyway, I played 11:45: A Vivid Life recently. 11:45: A Vivid Life…

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Space Scavenger is a neat DIY Spaceship builder with a free alpha

“Ooh, that looks a bit like Captain Forever“, I thought, when I spotted the Space Scavenger alpha this morning. It’s a streamlined take on Forever’s DIY spaceship building, where you pile on parts during distinct levels rather than roaming endless void. It’s more structured, more relaxing, and fundamentally more limited. It’s got good whumphing noises though, and I quite like it. You’ll need to join the game’s Discord channel to grab the download link. There was a big update last week, which you can read about here. You start off…

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Sonic Mania co-dev pitched a new Darkwing Duck, and you can play it

After giving Sonic the Hedgepig a retro revamp, one of the studios behind Sonic Mania hoped to have a crack at another 90s platformer: Darkwing Duck. Headcannon Studios had hoped to make a new game based on Capcom’s 1992 NES platformer, even making a demo and pitching it to the publishers, but Capcom didn’t bite. Games are pitched and rejected all the time, of course, but this is one you can not only see, you can download and play too. Here, you can watch it first. Headcannon say their pitched…

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Fallout 76 guide: tips and tricks, how to survive in Appalachia

Fallout 76 has been out for a while now and even though there are now players who have explored the entirety of Appalachia, there’s no better time to emerge from Vault 76 and make your mark in the world. This is not the typical Fallout game though, as this one is online, with a ton of other changes on top of that; from how Perks work to setting up your own CAMP. This guide hub will go over some of these major changes, as well as explains things like hunger…

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Artifact guide: tips for playing Artifact, game modes explained, booster packs

Artifact is Valve’s contender to the Tradeable Digital Card Game genre throne, currently dominated by Hearthstone. It takes inspiration from DOTA 2, and other MOBAs, with its three lane system and is a highly complicated game at first glance. However, now that Artifact has been out for a short time, there’s a fair few decks cropping up that are worth looking at if you wish to get a competitive edge. This guide hub will take you through the basics of how to play the game, as well as define some key terms,…

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The 50 best free games on PC

The best free games are on PC, and if you want to know what the best 50 are then you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find an entirely objective list of best games you can download and play right now. You’ll find links to each game, pointers towards similar games, and links to where you can read more about them on this very website. This list was published previously, but is being re-published now in a non-gallery format. The list of games remains unchanged for now – they’re…

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