Pc game – Vietcong Game http://vietcong-game.net/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:13:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vietcong-game.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Pc game – Vietcong Game http://vietcong-game.net/ 32 32 Latest Windows 11 update fixes game crashing issues for some users https://vietcong-game.net/latest-windows-11-update-fixes-game-crashing-issues-for-some-users/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:02:39 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/latest-windows-11-update-fixes-game-crashing-issues-for-some-users/ An optional Windows 11 update (opens in a new tab) Fixes a handful of issues for some users who are experiencing game crashes or unable to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 11. This is part of the June 2022 Monthly Updates for Insiders, who can check out the patch before it is mass […]]]>

An optional Windows 11 update (opens in a new tab) Fixes a handful of issues for some users who are experiencing game crashes or unable to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 11. This is part of the June 2022 Monthly Updates for Insiders, who can check out the patch before it is mass released on July 12th for all.

According to a Microsoft blog post, the update “addresses an issue that could prevent you from upgrading to Windows 11 (opens in a new tab) (original version).” The message also notes that what prevents the upgrade is not a device eligibility issue but related to certain operating hours in the operating system.

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How Elder Scrolls-like The Wayward Realms will change RPG games https://vietcong-game.net/how-elder-scrolls-like-the-wayward-realms-will-change-rpg-games/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:07:29 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/how-elder-scrolls-like-the-wayward-realms-will-change-rpg-games/ Sometimes there’s a video game project so ambitious that it’s hard to imagine how it could become a reality in today’s industry. In 1996, for example, we never would have believed that an open-world RPG with multiple continents and thousands of cities was possible, but Julian Le Fay, Todd Howard, Ted Peterson, and the rest […]]]>

Sometimes there’s a video game project so ambitious that it’s hard to imagine how it could become a reality in today’s industry. In 1996, for example, we never would have believed that an open-world RPG with multiple continents and thousands of cities was possible, but Julian Le Fay, Todd Howard, Ted Peterson, and the rest of the Bethesda Class of ’95 did just that with The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, expanding our understanding of the genre and all that was possible within it.

26 years later, several Bethesda alumni, including Le Fay and Peterson, have gathered at OnceLost Games to work on something they hope will shake up RPG discourse once again.

Their game, The Wayward Realms, will have some similarities to Daggerfall. Set on a vast archipelago, it will also use procedural generation to create hundreds of cities nestled in diverse environments whose architecture and topographies reflect their place in the world. The map itself will be handcrafted, but much of it will be procedural.

One of the valid criticisms of Daggerfall – and procedural generation as a whole – is that it can be soulless, lacking the human touch that shapes the most memorable places in the best RPG games. It’s one thing to procedurally generate trees to flesh out the landscape (even Hidetaka Miyazaki admitted to doing this in the tightly crafted Elden Ring), but it’s another to entirely outsource buildings, cities, even entire questlines to algorithms.

But Wayward Realms CTO Julian Le Fay says the AI ​​generation can do a lot more than before.

“You don’t want to just have a bunch of houses, rotate them, change colors and slap them in there. It’s boring,” Le Fay told me. “Our algorithm will go further. Cities should be shaped by things like the climate, the history of the region, war, conflict, disease, trade and, very importantly, the level of poverty.

World lore, which is heavily handwritten, will also affect the algorithm, helping it create cities with culturally and regionally appropriate architecture, people, and social circumstances.

As a fantasy RPG, The Wayward Realms will provide many opportunities for the player to impact the world. But rather than just relying on scripted consequences depending on whether you make one dialogue choice or another, there will be something akin to an AI DnD-style dungeon master reacting to every action you specifically take.

Magic items such as a skull and potions on a table in the RPG The Wayward Realms

The idea is that everything you do can be its own algorithmic key in the workings of the game world‘s systems, dynamically creating bespoke experiences that – if it all comes together – we haven’t really seen in support yet. . Le Fay wants the world to be incredibly responsive. “When you’re a general manager and you’re building an adventure, there’s a process in your mind,” says Le Fay. “The steps you take, the things you look for, and how you go about it can all be simulated by a computer. It’s difficult and it takes time, but it’s doable.

When we talk about how this emergent playstyle might manifest in gaming, Le Fay demonstrates a sequence of events that begins with one of the big flaws of most RPGs: enemy AI. “If there are about 20 enemies and you’ve killed 19 and there’s one left, why is he still fighting when he’s clearly not going to win?” thinks Le Fay. “They should get a sense of self-preservation, maybe live to fight another day and learn from encounters.”

A dead man sits on a throne surrounded by blue flames in RPG The Wayward Realms

In The Wayward Realms, an orc may flee upon seeing you slaughter their friends and continue to exist in the world. Later in the game, this means you may come across a village that is being razed to the ground by that same orc, now in charge of a warband bent on destroying the humans. This is the kind of complexity that Le Fay aims for. “Systems and procedural generation aren’t hard, but the trick is to make them do the kind of thing a person would do,” Le Fay tells me. “It has to have meaning, it has to have consequences.”

Le Fay is acutely aware of the blind spots of modern RPGs, which he seeks to address in The Wayward Realms. There will be no overarching “karma” system in the game, and your reputation will only be affected if people see you stealing a shiny jewel or murdering a hapless peasant in an alley.

Le Fay believes that the way news and gossip spread should also be systemic. “If someone saw you doing something you shouldn’t, what are the chances of it spreading, who hears about it, how long does it take?” explains Le Fay. “It’s another way to break away from traditional RPGs. If you do something and quickly travel to a city two weeks away, people won’t immediately know what happened. Information should scatter through the world, given certain conditions so to speak.

A lighted door in an underground tunnel in RPG The Wayward Realms

And on the fast travel note, it’s no surprise to hear that Le Fay thinks modern RPGs have made things too easy. He does, however, reserve praise for Fallout 4 for allowing players to fast travel using a Vertibird. “I like this system because it was reasonably fast – you can see everything while you’re traveling, but you have to use a flare and wait a bit,” he says. “There was a cost and a bit of time, but it wasn’t boring. I wish I had something like this in The Wayward Realms.

When I suggest that gamers may have been spoiled a bit by the conveniences of modern RPGs – as well as popular “RPG-lites” like Assassin’s Creed – to have the patience for a fast-paced, immersive journey, Le Fay responds with casually: “Yeah, fuck ’em. The problem is that people don’t always know what they want,” he says. “They say they want it to be convenient, like ‘I want a lot of loot, I want to travel anywhere right now, a button to do this and that’. I’m like, ‘OK, at this point , how about a button that would win you the game?

Le Fay doesn’t want everything in The Wayward Realms to feel like a slog, but also thinks some friction is essential to retain a sense of scale and time flowing in the world. It’s a good balance between calming and the kind of disruptive, pioneering experience that Le Fay helps create OnceLost Games, “but somewhere in between those two things,” Le Fay tells me, “lies the truth.”

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The Wayward Realms is still a long way off, but it’s a prospect that seems to challenge the formulaic systems genre and current ideas of what procedural generation and a systems-driven world are capable of. It’s clear that something of such ambition will take time, but to create a game with a seemingly endless array of possibilities, does a few years really matter?

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RIP Heroes of Newerth, once LoL’s biggest competitor https://vietcong-game.net/rip-heroes-of-newerth-once-lols-biggest-competitor/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:40:35 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/rip-heroes-of-newerth-once-lols-biggest-competitor/ In April 2009, two lane pushing games entered beta in the same month. Heroes of Newerth and League of Legends went head-to-head for more or less the same Dota fanbase. It wasn’t initially clear which would be the most successful, but LoL’s free-to-play model saw it gain huge momentum and quickly become the most played […]]]>

In April 2009, two lane pushing games entered beta in the same month. Heroes of Newerth and League of Legends went head-to-head for more or less the same Dota fanbase. It wasn’t initially clear which would be the most successful, but LoL’s free-to-play model saw it gain huge momentum and quickly become the most played game in the world.

However, Heroes of Newerth still found a dedicated following, and a large enough following to sustain it for almost a decade of updates (the last major update came in 2019). At the time, this was clearly an update for the end times, adding tributes to staff members for their hard work over the years and making one last major rebalancing fix.

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Lockdown brings a great party game to PC https://vietcong-game.net/lockdown-brings-a-great-party-game-to-pc/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 21:02:17 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/lockdown-brings-a-great-party-game-to-pc/ In 2018, Awaken Realms released the board game Nemesis. Inspired by the Extraterrestrial franchise, Nemesis sees players take on the role of crew members on an alien-infested spaceship trying to survive. The game quickly became a modern classic thanks to its high production value, beautiful miniatures, and thematic gameplay. Four years later, Awaken Realms created […]]]>

In 2018, Awaken Realms released the board game Nemesis. Inspired by the Extraterrestrial franchise, Nemesis sees players take on the role of crew members on an alien-infested spaceship trying to survive. The game quickly became a modern classic thanks to its high production value, beautiful miniatures, and thematic gameplay. Four years later, Awaken Realms created a standalone expansion for the game, Nemesis: containment. It retained the suspenseful gameplay of the original while taking players to a new location and adding many new mechanics.


A few days ago Nemesis: containment has been released in Early Access as a digital board game. The objective of Nemesis: containment is to complete one of two objectives that each player receives at the start of the game. Each has different goals, one personal and one given by a shadow society, and no one knows what the other players’ goals are. After completing their objectives, each player has two characters to choose from. After that, the game begins with players exploring a secret multi-level facility on Mars while avoiding making too much noise and attracting aliens.

Related: Five Unique Fantasy RPGs And What They Do Better Than D&D


What makes that Nemesis unique games is the way goals don’t necessarily lead to cooperation. Whereas Nemesis is apparently a cooperative game where everyone tries to survive and escape, the only path to real victory is to complete an objective. It leads to Nemesis act similar to a social deduction game like Among us. However, instead of having dedicated teams, Nemesis keeps betrayals organic and random. A player may suspect that someone is out to get them, but that doesn’t mean they actually are.

The video game version of Nemesis: containment retains the same gameplay and mechanics as its tabletop counterpart, but also provides graphical detail and immersion simply not possible in a board game. The game is beautiful. Rooms and interactive objects are fully detailed, and each character pawn is fully animated and programmed to move realistically. The graphics do Nemesis: containment looks less like a digital adaptation of a board game and more like a turn-based strategy game. Aside from the visuals, one of the best features of Nemesis: containment is the event log that keeps track of every action players take and what happens during endgame events.


Related: How Music Can Make a Tabletop Game More Immersive

The digital adaptation of Nemesis: containment is not, however, without flaws. Due to its early access status, there is no in-game tutorial to speak of yet, and while there are tutorial videos available, the game is much easier for players who already know what theyre doing. There are very few tooltips or explanations of what the characters, objects, or interactables actually do, which makes learning the game while playing even more difficult. Thankfully, the developers said they are working on including an in-game tutorial and more tooltips as their first priority.


Nemesis: containment is easily one of the most impressive digital adaptations of a board game. It puts other digital board games to shame with its level of quality, perfectly encapsulating the details and polishing the board game. For anyone interested in playing Nemesis: containment, but can’t afford to drop $150 for the physical version, the digital adaptation offers a chance to experience this amazing game. Just be sure to learn how to play first, otherwise its complexity will cause a lot of confusion and frustration.

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First-Person Puzzle Adventure Game Backfirewall_ Coming to Consoles and PC in 2022 — MP3 and PNJ https://vietcong-game.net/first-person-puzzle-adventure-game-backfirewall_-coming-to-consoles-and-pc-in-2022-mp3-and-pnj/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:10:03 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/first-person-puzzle-adventure-game-backfirewall_-coming-to-consoles-and-pc-in-2022-mp3-and-pnj/ First person puzzle adventure game Backfirewall_ will make its way to a device near you later this year. Revealed on Sunday PC gaming fair, the game published by All in! Games and developed by Naraven Games finds the player taking care of a phone’s operating system only to find that the phone has other plans. […]]]>

First person puzzle adventure game Backfirewall_ will make its way to a device near you later this year.

Revealed on Sunday PC gaming fair, the game published by All in! Games and developed by Naraven Games finds the player taking care of a phone’s operating system only to find that the phone has other plans. A trailer can be viewed below.

Julia Jean, Creative Director at Naraven Games, had this to say about the game:

“We want gamers to feel like they’re starring in a Pixar movie while reflecting on the rather insane way we interact with our everyday digital devices. If you think twice about updating your phone after playing Backfirewall_, our job is done!”

Raul Nieto, Marketing Manager at All in! The games also said:

Backfirewall_ is a truly refreshing take on a narrative adventure and we’re thrilled to bring such a fun and wholesome experience that everyone can relate to. Naraven Games has tapped into something with real originality that addresses our daily connectivity on algorithmic digital platforms and our recurring relationship with our smartphones.

Backfirewall_ will be coming to PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. A demo is available on Steam right now.

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Dune Spice Wars update revealed at PC Gaming Show https://vietcong-game.net/dune-spice-wars-update-revealed-at-pc-gaming-show/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 22:00:06 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/dune-spice-wars-update-revealed-at-pc-gaming-show/ During the PC Gaming Show, gamers received a quick update regarding the release of Dune: Spice wars from Shiro Games. The new title, which is currently part of the Steam Early Access program, is a sci-fi RTS game that places players in the world of Dune. We recently reviewed Dune: Spice Wars, and with the […]]]>

During the PC Gaming Show, gamers received a quick update regarding the release of Dune: Spice wars from Shiro Games. The new title, which is currently part of the Steam Early Access program, is a sci-fi RTS game that places players in the world of Dune. We recently reviewed Dune: Spice Wars, and with the new announcement, we’re happy to see some new content coming to the RTS title.

Players were able to dive into the world of Arrakis with Dune: Spice Wars not too long ago, but there was something missing from the game. The Shiro Games title is in early access, so there were some expected additions. But today we received a surprise.

Less than two months after it hit the Steam Early Access program, we received our first update during the PC Gaming Show. We reviewed Dune: Spice Wars back in April, and one of our biggest issues was the lack of multiplayer. With this announcement from Shiro Games, that concern has been officially resolved.

Return to Arrakis and battle your friends in this sci-fi RTS

The multiplayer mode that supports up to four players will currently feature two match types with a free-for-all mode and a 2v2 team mode. Additionally, the developers at Shiro Games have also added co-op against AI opponents, which we’ll definitely prefer. Finally, this new update will also add a new synergy system that opens up brand new strategies that will help you crush your opponents. Expect this update to release in June.

With rapid updates adding the game modes we’ve been looking for, there seems to be a lot more Shiro Games and their RTS version of Dune: Spice Wars. You can read our Dune: Spice Wars review to learn more about the Shiro Game title. Then you can head over to Steam and grab it from their early access program for $29.99. Finally, you can also find out more about the developers and other ongoing projects at Shiro Games by visiting their development page.

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Xbox & Bethesda Showcase LIVE: Starfield, Forza, Halo and all the latest Xbox news https://vietcong-game.net/xbox-bethesda-showcase-live-starfield-forza-halo-and-all-the-latest-xbox-news/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 00:12:59 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/xbox-bethesda-showcase-live-starfield-forza-halo-and-all-the-latest-xbox-news/ Refresh 2022-06-11T00:07:39.422Z (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks LLC) While it’s unclear which Microsoft-owned studios have a spot at Sunday’s showcase, MachineGames, best known for its work on Wolfenstein games, could be among those featured. MachineGames has now commented on the upcoming Xbox and Bethesda games showcase, fueling speculation of an appearance during the show. “We are […]]]>

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While it’s unclear which Microsoft-owned studios have a spot at Sunday’s showcase, MachineGames, best known for its work on Wolfenstein games, could be among those featured. MachineGames has now commented on the upcoming Xbox and Bethesda games showcase, fueling speculation of an appearance during the show. “We are so excited for Sundays [sic] showcase,” the developer said via LinkedIn. “Hope you’re all ready for this!”

MachineGames has joined Xbox as part of its acquisition of Bethesda, with work underway on an Indiana Jones game licensed with Lucasfilm. The show could provide an update on the project after its reveal in 2021, if it coincides with the next Indiana Jones movie slated for next June. It’s also speculated that a third installment in the modern Wolfenstein series may be in the works, following the 2017 release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. — Matte brown

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Those who have been speculating about how long the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase will last need wonder no more. The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase will last approximately 95 minutes, according to a new Twitter post from Xbox Chief Marketing Officer Aaron Greenberg. That’s just over an hour and a half of non-stop announcements and trailers for upcoming Xbox games.

Although we now have a running time, we still have to guess which games will appear this Sunday. Don’t forget that Microsoft is hosting an extended showcase on June 14, lasting around 90 minutes, which should provide a deeper dive into some of the games shown during the main event. —Zachary Boddy

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels

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A few weeks ago, I discussed what Playground Games might be planning for Forza Horizon 5’s first DLC expansion. Now, days before the Xbox and Bethesda games showcase, a premature Steam listing update from the game has leaked a Hot Wheels-themed Forza Horizon 5 expansion.

Although Microsoft quickly removed the promotional items, you cannot remove them from the Internet. It looks like Playground Games is once again teaming up with the Mattel brand on a Hot Wheels crossover, reminiscent of the days of Forza Horizon 3.

Nothing has been officially confirmed yet, but it seems likely that Forza Horizon 5 will make an appearance during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase to unveil the new DLC. We can also expect more details on what’s included and when the expansion will be available. —Zachary Boddy

Samsung Xbox Cloud Gaming TV App

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Xbox Cloud Gaming continues to grow at a rapid pace, with mobile, PC and Xbox consoles now connected to Microsoft’s streaming platform. The TVs are the latest to join its growing cloud empire, thanks to a new Xbox TV app coming to Samsung’s 2022 TV lineup from June 30. “, posing a more affordable entry point into the Xbox ecosystem.

Microsoft continues to make Xbox Cloud Gaming its next major innovation, delivering Xbox games over the internet with low latency, in tandem with its Xbox Game Pass subscription service. These now fall under “Xbox Everywhere,” an umbrella term for its burgeoning ecosystem, a break from traditional console hardware.

Xbox Cloud Gaming will likely play a pivotal role during the Xbox and Bethesda games showcase, helping its future catalog of games reach the widest possible audience. Expect Xbox Cloud Gaming to make frequent appearances this weekend, alongside its latest Xbox Series X|S consoles. — Matte brown

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Microsoft is heading to the Xbox and Bethesda games showcase this weekend after committing to at least five new games over the next 12 months. In a statement released ahead of Sunday’s broadcast, the company said it expects to “match or exceed” the number of new games released in its last fiscal year. This implies that Xbox and Bethesda will deliver five or more projects before June 2023.

The announcement suggests we could see more firm release dates at Microsoft’s June 12 conference, including titles slated for later this year. Following the Starfield and Redfall delays, Redmond has found itself with a hole in its content schedule for the rest of 2022. Forza Motorsport could help fill the void, and we hope to hear more about other titles to come in a near future. — Matte brown

Cheers! It’s an incredibly exhilarating time of year for Xbox and PC gamers, with the highly hyped Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase just around the corner. I’ll update this space with all the latest announcements and reveals as we receive them, and I might also share some of my own thoughts.

I lead much of the Minecraft, Forza Horizon, and Forza Motorsport coverage here at Windows Central, but I’m also a fan of all things “video games,” and in particular Xbox. I can’t wait to see what awaits us in the weeks to come. — Zachary Boddy, Windows Central Gaming News Editor

Image of Red Team 141 from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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In case you missed it, Summer Game Fest, the not-E3-but-still-sort-of-E3 season’s inaugural gaming event, recently brought a handful of new game announcements ahead of the Xbox and Bethesda showcase. . You can keep up to date with all the Summer Game Fest announcements in our full event roundup.

Highlights of the event for Xbox owners included the first gameplay demos for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and The Callisto Protocol, as well as a new trailer for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Xbox Game Pass also received several new additions from day one, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge on June 16, and Routine, an upcoming sci-fi horror game with a score from DOOM’s Mick Gordon.

Microsoft’s limited display also suggests it’s holding back those heavy hitters, only raising expectations for the June 12 showcase. — Matte brown

Welcome everyone and thank you for joining us! It’s that time of year again, and we’re just two days away from the Xbox and Bethesda games showcase.

We’re expecting some big reveals from Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks this weekend, including highly anticipated updates on upcoming projects like Starfield, Forza Motorsport, and Redfall, plus a handful of surprises. If you’re an Xbox fan, you don’t want to miss this.

We are just beginning our live coverage for the weekend. This Friday, we’ll be discussing the latest news so far, with an exclusive look at what’s to come from Microsoft over the next few days. You can expect regular updates to follow before things get mad day. — Matt Brown, Windows Central Senior Game Editor

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Laptop games: 10 best low-spec PC games https://vietcong-game.net/laptop-games-10-best-low-spec-pc-games/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 01:14:26 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/laptop-games-10-best-low-spec-pc-games/ This list of laptop games won’t melt your computer and most of them are pretty cheap to buy on Steam, GOG or another digital storefront. If you are looking laptop games, You have come to the right place. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a PC that could power a passenger plane, so we’ve […]]]>

This list of laptop games won’t melt your computer and most of them are pretty cheap to buy on Steam, GOG or another digital storefront.

If you are looking laptop games, You have come to the right place. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a PC that could power a passenger plane, so we’ve put together a list of some nice ones. laptop games that won’t melt your computer. They might still melt your brain, but that’s on you.

Almost any PC will play these games, and most of them are cheap enough to pick up on Steam, GOG, or another digital storefront. You might even survive Netflix’s price hike now.

Whether you’re new to gaming or a seasoned pro, here are some of the best PC games right now. Appearances can be deceiving, you know.

don’t starve

Minimum requirements:

• Memory: 4GB

• GPUs: AMD Radeon HD 5450

• CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.70GHz

• File size: 500 MB

Survive in a Tim Burton paper world where everything tries to kill you and nothing makes sense. The world of Don’t Starve is a real ecosystem and you are waaaay at the bottom of the food chain. Build a base, craft survival tools and see how long you can last. Every time you think you feel comfortable, you’re sure to find a new way to die. Once death inevitably arrives, you must start from scratch, only this time you will be armed with more knowledge, ready to face this alien and incomprehensible landscape once more.

Play it now:

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Minecraft

Minimum requirements:

Memory: 2 GB

GPUs: Intel HD 4000

CPU: Intel Core i3-3210

File size: 1 GB

The game that is all games. Build a pub with your friends and spit out a few pints. Create a complex mining operation to extract ore from the earth. Craft powerful weapons and travel through portals to battle interdimensional threats. Build a massive castle protected by traps. Participate in fun mini-games. The only limit to your fun in Minecraft is your own imagination, as long as what you imagine is made entirely of blocks.

Play it now:

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Stardew Valley

Minimum requirements:

Memory: 2 GB

GPUs: Intel HD 3000

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

File size: 500 MB

Become a master fisherman, chat with the locals, and grow crops in this charming little farm life simulation. Start with a dilapidated farmhouse and turn it into a capitalist nightmare. Or not. There are many ways to enjoy Stardew Valley aside from weeding and planting vegetables. Maybe you will become a monster hunter and spend most of your time in the mines. Or maybe you’ll just be a massive flirt and try to marry the townspeople.

Play it now:

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kill the arrow

Minimum requirements:

Memory: 4GB

GPUs: NVIDIA GeForce 8300GS

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.00GHz

File size: 1 GB

Don’t like card games? Don’t worry, Slay the Spire will cost you dozens of hours anyway. Simple on the surface, it’s a game that reveals its complexity in layers, dishing out new maps and playstyles at a pace that keeps you hitting the start for one more round. Before you know it, you’re divorced.

Play it now:

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GOG

In the breach

Minimum requirements:

• Memory: 1 GB

• GPUs: Intel HD 3000

• CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.70GHz

File size: 400 MB

If you couldn’t forget that Slay the Spire is a card game, how about a strategy game with massive mechs and killer kaiju instead? Taking turns on a grid, think of Into the Breach a bit like chess, if chess lets you punch giant ants through mountains. If you don’t like it, consider checking your pulse to make sure you’re still alive.

Play it now:

Steam

GOG

Disco Elysee

Minimum requirements:

Memory: 2 GB

GPUs: AMD Radeon HD 5450

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Q6867

File size: 20 GB

Where most RPGs want you to fight and defeat a god, Disco Elysium puts you in the shoes (once you find them) of a deadpan cop who rushes into the abyss. Originally banned in Australia for its depiction of drug use, this isn’t a game that does stuff just for shock value. He has something to say about addiction, the human condition, aging, and every political trend under the sun. The writing there is beautiful.

Play it now:

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papers please

Minimum requirements:

Memory: 2 GB

GPUs: ATI FireGL T2-128

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.50GHz

File size: 100 MB

Another game with something to say. Papers, Please puts you in the role of a border agent for a fictional Eastern Bloc country, stamping papers or refusing entry. You get paid like crap, your family is starving, and everyone who comes to the border has a personal reason for wanting to cross. How do you reconcile your own needs with your conscience?

Play it now:

Steam

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Hotline Miami

Minimum requirements:

Memory: 512 MB

GPUs: ATI FireGL T2-128

CPU: Intel Atom Z515

File size: 250 MB

The sequel to this was banned in Australia, but the original is a superior game anyway. Hyper violent, super stylish and darker than a pint of Guinness, Hotline Miami sees you pull off a series of brutal gang slays. Every bullet kills, every blow is fatal. Once the dust settles, you’re forced to walk back through the carnage you’ve created so you can reflect on what you’ve done.

Play it now:

Steam

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prison architect

Minimum requirements:

Memory: 4GB

GPUs: NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600

File size: 300 MB

The American prison system is big business and you are a cog in the machine. Build your prisons to maximize profits, support your inmates, and suppress any uprisings. Do you want to solve institutional problems that exist in real life, or do you want to do this paper? It’s your call.

Play it now:

Steam

GOG

Moonlight

Minimum requirements:

Memory: 4GB

GPUs: ATI Radeon HD 5770

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9705

File size: 4GB

On the surface, Moonlighter is a simple dungeon crawler – head to ancient ruins, fight monsters, and escape with loot. But what happens outside the dungeon is arguably more important here. You see, you are a trader specializing in rare items. When you don’t dig deep, you sell your loot. Watch your customers’ reactions to determine the price of each monster component and watch your profits soar.

Play it now:

Steam

— Written by Kirk McKeand on behalf of GLHF.

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Frigato Shadows of the Caribbean announced for PC and consoles https://vietcong-game.net/frigato-shadows-of-the-caribbean-announced-for-pc-and-consoles/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 05:18:17 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/frigato-shadows-of-the-caribbean-announced-for-pc-and-consoles/ Frigato Shadows of the Caribbean will be coming to PC and consoles, allowing players to take to the high seas. Frigato: Shadows of the Caribbean, developed by Mercat Games and published by Ultimate Games (Ultimate Fishing Simulator, Thief Simulator), is an upcoming real-time tactical stealth game set in the high seas of the Caribbean. Scheduled […]]]>

Frigato Shadows of the Caribbean will be coming to PC and consoles, allowing players to take to the high seas.

Frigato: Shadows of the Caribbean, developed by Mercat Games and published by Ultimate Games (Ultimate Fishing Simulator, Thief Simulator), is an upcoming real-time tactical stealth game set in the high seas of the Caribbean. Scheduled to release in 2023, the game is expected to come to PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch. Expect the demo of the game to be released during the Steam Next Festival in June.

Frigato: Shadows of the Caribbean is a real-time stealth tactical game with an isometric view, focused on single-player gameplay. The player will command a crew of sea wolves and face a wide range of challenges. A wisely prepared plan and a tactical sense will be the key to success. In the game, players can gain notoriety as an elusive pirate-gentleman, but he can also become known as a bloody terror in the Caribbean. In short, players have control over how they will present themselves in the game. The game will feature different approaches to solving the game’s objectives, with plenty of side quests and secrets to uncover.

“In Frigato,” says Jakub Brzeziński, Game Designer at Mercat Games, “we combine elements of pirate adventures, ark legends, and rowdy humor into a single world. so-called golden age of piracy – the 17th and 18th centuries. Game-wise, it should appeal to fans of games like Shadow Tactics, Desperados, Commandos, War Mongrels and Partisans 1941.”

Frigato: Shadows of the Caribbean – features:

  • real-time tactical stealth game;
  • a fascinating world of pirate adventures and legends;
  • many paths to success;
  • high level of difficulty;
  • side quests and secrets;
  • The Caribbean in the Golden Age of Piracy;
  • Original Sound Track.

Being a fan of Shadow Tactics myself, I’m looking forward to the game’s demo later this month so I can try something similar on the high seas. I’m also a big fan of pirates, so hopefully this game will be able to relieve the pirates of long time Sid Meier! itch I had.

Interested? You can now wishlist the game on Steam through the game’s Store page.

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Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions are no longer…separately https://vietcong-game.net/minecraft-java-and-bedrock-editions-are-no-longerseparately/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 13:55:11 +0000 https://vietcong-game.net/minecraft-java-and-bedrock-editions-are-no-longerseparately/ We hope you’re not too attached to either of the Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions of one of the best building games on PC, as Microsoft and Mojang have confirmed that both will cease to exist on June 7 – and will be replaced by the Minecraft Java and Bedrock Edition, so you no longer […]]]>

We hope you’re not too attached to either of the Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions of one of the best building games on PC, as Microsoft and Mojang have confirmed that both will cease to exist on June 7 – and will be replaced by the Minecraft Java and Bedrock Edition, so you no longer need to use them separately.

Whether or not you are a fan of the phenomenal sandbox game, you may still be confused by the presence of two different versions of Minecraft on PC – Java and Bedrock editions. PCGamesN has a handy guide explaining the difference between the two, but whatever – if you paid for one, you didn’t get access to the other. Which is kinda crazy.

Mojang and Microsoft clearly agree, as they’ve now announced (thanks Neowin) the Minecraft Java and Bedrock Edition – a one-time purchase version of Minecraft on PC that replaces the separate editions. This will go on sale on June 7 and will become “the standard, only vanilla Minecraft offering on Windows PC.”

Anyone who owns the Java or Bedrock editions will see that they’ll be upgraded to the combo edition with no further purchases required, which should happen automatically – although “it may take two to three days for the game to appear when we We’re rolling it out to all eligible players, and Minecraft players should be able to play between versions without hassle.

Mojang confirms that otherwise “Java and Bedrock will remain separate games with their own distinctive features”, the only difference being that you don’t have to buy them separately and you can access both from the same Minecraft launcher. Good news for all, really, except those who recently purchased the two separately. Either way, this should make downloading Minecraft much easier.

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