PSA: Beware! Friday the 13th: The Game’s servers are a total mess right now

Friday the 13th: The Game finally launched today after a couple years of waiting and several delays. As of May 26th, the game's servers are in total shambles meaning players can only access the game's menus and that's it. — Friday the 13th Game (@Friday13thGame) May 26, 2017Things are slowly rolling out; we've migrated to new server package for more people around the world. — Friday the 13th Game (@Friday13thGame) May 26, 2017This is not an immediate process, and restarting your game and connect

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This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming

The highsAndy Kelly: Wild open spacesAfter watching the trailer for Far Cry 5 and reading our first look , I am officially a bit excited. The outposts in the last few Far Cry games have been some of the most fun I’ve had in a PC shooter. Far Cry has always been a virtual photographer’s dream, and the brief glimpses we’ve had of the new setting so far hint at some pretty glorious scenery waiting to be snapped. A lot of major game series are being shelved or killed off lately, so I’m glad to see F

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Golf Story looks like the Mario Golf/Stardew Valley mash-up I need right now

If you grew up on Nintendo handhelds in the '90s, you probably remember Camelot's unsung Game Boy Color adaptation of Mario Golf. It was more than just a golf game. Enter Golf Story, a golfing adventure from a small team called Sidebar Games, and it looks like everything I've ever wanted. Between this and Stardew Valley hitting Nintendo Switch soon, I'm going to be up to my eyeballs in retro-inspired updates to my favorite classic games. If all goes well, Golf Story should arrive on Nintendo Swi

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Preview: Dead Cells is the Early Access game you need to be playing right now

You might be thinking “just another Souls-like game” when you first get a look at Dead Cells, and to be fair, you wouldn’t be wrong. Here’s what you need to know about Dead Cells. This is where the rogue part of Dead Cells cells comes in. Dead Cells may be PC-only, but you can run the game at an optimal capacity across a broad range of laptops. Dead Cells is available now on Steam Early Access.

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6 ways going hands on with Crash Bandicoot’s N. Sane Trilogy made me Ooga Booga

After twenty years, the best orange marsupial on PlayStation - shut up about him being the only one - has returned for the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Going by the fact that we can actually see the individual strands of his fur now, I'm going to hopefully go with the former. Bringing back a twenty year old icon isn't easy, but Vicarious Visions has ushered him into the 21st century with one thing in mind. From the moment you pick up your DualShock 4, the trilogy feels like the Crash Bandico

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Meet the indie dev who spent two years making a game in youth hostels abroad

"The timeline was: I quit my job in 2014 and then a month later Geneshift got Greenlit," Johnson tells me. "A month into travelling I got an email from Steam telling me the game had been Greenlit and that started the wheels in my head. "Up until I got to Peru, the game was strictly multiplayer—it has single player now but before that it didn't. Johnson is now back in Australia, Geneshift has now launched into Early Access and feedback so far has been good. "At the same time," he says, "I also th

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Remembering Far Cry 2, the open-world game that wasn’t afraid to break the rules

Initial reviews weren’t terrible, but Far Cry 2 did not initially appear to have reached the heights that it had aspired to. The cult-favoriteBut over the following months and years Far Cry 2 slowly grew into a cult classic. It was perfectly possible to play Far Cry 2 like a generic first-person shooter. The legacy of Far Cry 2In the years since Far Cry 2, numerous other games have more explicitly sold themselves on the promise of discovery and open-endedness. At a time when open-world games wer

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The Humble Spring Sale Encore is running until Monday

You thought the Humble Store Spring Sale was over? The Humble Spring Sale Encore is now live, and it's a collection of the best selling games from the past couple of weeks of sales on the Humble Store. Highlights of the encore sale include Dark Souls III Deluxe Edition, Dishonored 2, and The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition, all for 50 percent off. Dozens more games are on sale, and you can choose to give part of your payment to any number of great charities. Some online stores give us a smal

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Far Cry 5 seems to be tangling with bold, contemporary issues, but I’m not sure how seriously it takes them

Not to mention the conceptual precedent set by Far Cry Primal leaping back to the prehistoric era last year. Far Cry 5 is set in modern-day Montana, a vast, sweeping, picturesque landscape presenting perfect fuel for Far Cry’s predilection for combining stunning natural beauty with sprawling, explorative freedom. But it’s not just in the physical make-up of its setting that Far Cry 5 hits a clash between the everyday and the unusual. Far Cry 5 – trailer, release date, villainous cult-leaders, an

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The Don’t Starve series is going cheap this weekend

Whenever I think of the ever-growing list of permadeath games that line the modern landscape, Klei Entertainment's Don't Starve first springs to mind. The Don't Starve series is now subject to a weekend-long sale on Steam, which means if you've yet to experience Klei's survival 'em up now's the time to give it a bash. From now through Monday 10am PST/6pm BST, the Don't Starve base game is going for just £2.74/$3.74 with a 75 percent reduction. Its standalone multiplayer expansion—the aptly named

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