Happy Valentines Day! Make yourself comfortable with the special person in your life tonight and do something incredibly romantic, like reading the best PC gaming news of the week to each other. It will be sexy as hell. Trust me.
The following hit the roof, fan, and front page this week:
Eric Barone, also known as ConcernedApe and the creator of Stardew Valley, casually mentioned that he was working on not just one, but two new games. When you make a hugely successful and popular game, people tend to get excited about occasional mentions of future projects, especially if you're related to Stardew Valley. Barone asked people to rest a little and "not be overplayed at this stage". We will try.
Macs are now infected with adware twice as often as PCs
Well, times have certainly changed. One of the many draws of Macs versus PCs in the past was that malware was simply not an issue. While we installed all of the garbage antivirus programs and performed routine sweeps, Mac users were almost completely free of these worries and could only concentrate on playing the four or five games they had available. These days, however, Macs have a larger share of the OS market and, according to Malwarebytes Labs, have become a more regular target for Cybercrooks and their adware.
PUBG gets an 8v8 team deathmatch mode
This is PUBG's second attempt at team deathmatch, and this time the action will be reduced to a selection of small cards that will hopefully lead to closer battles. It is currently on the test server if you are looking for a break from the standard Battle Royale.
Half-life: Alyx has a release date
We knew it was due next month, but Valve tightened the window by announcing that it will arrive on March 23. Also, and that's kind of funny, one of the new screenshots contained a literal error.
Activision Blizzard games were obtained from GeForce Now
I don't quite understand how such an accident can happen, but Nvidia says it was basically a misunderstanding and Activision Blizzard's games shouldn't be included in the first place. That's a pretty big whoopsie.
Even more romantic news
In the office
At PC Gamer, we don't just report news: we also occasionally play games. Andy tried the physics comedy game Table Manners, but didn't find it funny and didn't want a second date. On the plus side, he's having a good time building tiny houses in The Sims 4, and they don't have much room to take anyone home anyway. And he has put together a beautiful tribute to the most fascinating worlds of PC games, which you can see below.
Jake Tucker decided that the real meat in Escape From Tarkov is not the fight, but the modding and selling of weapons. Steven tried Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, but found the role-playing game to be less revolutionary and more than a bit buggy.
What else? Well, Jody took a nostalgic ride on the legendary Half-Life train, one of the greatest PC gaming moments of all. And Joe Knoop got their hands on Outriders, the upcoming shooter role-playing game from the makers of Bulletstorm.
In the meantime, Phil is still playing games like Destiny 2 and Guild Wars 2, and is grateful to the theorists who keep finding the best builds so that he can stand on their shoulders and enjoy the loot of their work.
We checked things too! Through the Darkest of Times is an "uncomfortable and important strategy game," says Luke Kemp. LUNA: The Shadow Dust is an enchanting adventure that will leave some players baffled, says Rachel. And Sam Horti found that the Razer Dethadder V2 is the best wired mouse currently available – though it will cost you.
That was & # 39; s for this week. I wish you a happy Valentine's Day and even if you have a hot date, never forget your only true love: PC games.
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