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The Games To Get For A First Time PC Gamer

Late last week, a guest reader put forth a question. They’ve just joined the world of PC gaming, and they were quite looking forward to the upcoming Steam sale. Question is: what games should they buy?

And that can be a difficult question to broach. There are so many different genres. First-person shooters. Third-person shooters. Survival horror. Survival roguelike. Turn-based strategy. Real-time action strategy. MOBAs. Tower defence. Sports. Co-operative multiplayer. Competitive multiplayer. Simulations. Adventure puzzlers. Point-and-click puzzlers. The list goes on and on.

But we’re here to help. New to PC gaming? Look no further.


Steam Sales Are Back

Batten down the hatches.

Break out the rations and the baked beans. Tell mother it’s gonna be a rough month.

Steam sales are back.


SUPERHOT's Oculus Rift Exclusivity Backfires Horribly On Steam

Exclusives never rub you the right way. Originally, you just had to worry about having the right console, but for VR enthusiasts, having the “correct” headset is fast becoming an issue too. No game better reflects this than SUPERHOT, which has seen its Steam review score plummet as players show their disdain for its Oculus Rift exclusivity.


The 20 Most WTF Magical Items In Dungeons & Dragons

Every Dungeons & Dragons character seeks magical items for their abilities. But some wizards aren’t interested in making powerful relics; they’re interested in making nonsense, because they’re crazy, or things that will screw your character over, because they’re jerks. The result? These ridiculous artifacts from D&D’s golden days.


Today Might Not Be The Best Day To Buy Games On Steam

You’re probably all aware by now, but there’s a giant Steam sale going on right now. It’ll go on throughout most of the first week of July as well. And that’s excellent — because as it turns out, today might not be a great day to be buying games in US dollars.


Here's Today's Big Discounts In The Steam Sale

Surprise: another big Steam sale has arrived. And while different deals will pop up, it’s often the case that you can find plenty of interesting discounts on the opening day. So here’s a big list of games to help you determine what’s worth buying.


The Five Australian Women Making A Video Game About Sex

All-male studios are common. All female studios? Less so. At last count, women only made up 8.7% of game developers in Australia. But Blush Box, a new initiative made up of five female developers, is bucking that trend.

This is a story about five women getting together to make a video game about sex, romance and everything inbetween. This is a story about spies, dinosaurs, beauty pageants and a strap-on named Havel.


Here's Six Generations Of NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Compared

With the GeForce GTX 980 celebrating its second birthday soon, in the world of GPUs that puts it squarely over the hill. To further confirm that notion, we have its successor: the new GeForce GTX 1080 offers 60% more performance at what should eventually be a $US50 ($68) price premium.


The Last Guardian's Designer Explains How He Stayed Motivated For Nine Years

It’s been nearly 10 years since development started on The Last Guardian, designer Fumito Ueda’s long-anticipated follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. I caught up with Ueda at E3 to talk about his lengthy journey.


Why That Game Was Refused Classification In Australia

Yesterday we reported that MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death, a dungeon crawling JRPG, was refused classification in Australia. Considering the game was rated ‘Teen’ (13 and above) in the US and ‘B’ (12 and above) in Japan, it seemed strange.

We’ve managed to get hold of the full classification report, which goes into detail on the specific reasons why MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death didn’t make it past the board.


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