Synthetik: Arena is a free condensed take on an intense roguelike shooter

Narrowly missing my games-of-the-year shortlist, Synthetik: Legion Rising was one of my more pleasant surprises of 2018. A sci-fi roguelike shooter with an unusual focus on semi-realistic weapon handling. A bit like Nuclear Throne by way of Vanquish, it’s loud, fast, hard and great in co-op. Now you can try it free, as developers FlowFire Games have intriguingly made their wave-survival expansion – Synthetik: Arena – free and standalone. The dungeons may be gone, but the frantic combat and fumbling to reload mid-firefight are unchanged. Grab it here on Steam,…

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Fortnite week 6 challenges – Horde Rush, Fortnite Season 9 challenges tips

Week 6 in Fortnite’s ninth season has also brought the horde of monsters with it for a limited timed event, complete with its own mutant slaying challenges. With the daily updates to the Fortbytes, that means a whole lot of stuff you might miss out on, and so we’ll be cataloguing all of the challenges that will appear in this Season; yes, including the Fortbytes. Now into its ninth season, Fortnite is a global juggernaut when it comes to just how popular it still is. There’s still a lot to…

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