One word is likely at the top of every team, player, and spectator’s mind after the start of the second season of the Overwatch League. And that word is “GOATS.” Competitive games like Overwatch are often defined by trends in play. The all-encompassing layer of strategy that dictates and guides anything from hero picks to positioning and rotations is called the “metagame,” or simply the “meta.” Meta is often just the strategy with the most proven or consistent success in a given state of the game, or at least there’s the perception that a currently popular meta is dominant, which makes everyone try it. GOATS is simply the name of an approach that’s very popular, and effective, in competitive Overwatch right now. Here’s what you need to know: GOATS refers to a strategy that includes three tanks and three healers, and some very vocal fans hate it because it leads to less immediately satisfying action during big matches. … [Read more...] about What is GOATS in Overwatch, and why are fans so upset with it?
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Games are, more often than not, escapist power fantasies about taking on a superhuman role and doing things that would be impossible in any other context. That makes The Stillness of the Wind all the more striking. It’s a game that gradually takes away your choices, inexorably leading you to your own final breath. In The Stillness of the Wind, you play as Talma, who tends to her goats and her garden on a remote patch of land. She’s living through her final days as she always has, as a subsistence farmer living off the crops she can raise and the cheese she makes from her goats’ milk. It’s the end of the world. Developer Memory of God says The Stillness of the Wind begins with a kind of sandbox-like freedom, where you’re given the ability to explore the game’s world and its systems however you like. But as time moves ever forward, Talma starts receiving increasingly upsetting letters from her friends and family who have moved away from her village to … [Read more...] about New games: The Stillness of the Wind is a story of life, loss, and goats
The Stillness of the Wind is a "minimalist, melancholy farming sim about a goat-herding grandma," as Austin put it last year, that follows on Where the Goats Are, also a minimalist, melancholy farming sim, but about a different goat-herding grandma. It tells the story of Talma, who in her final years tends her small homestead as she always has, living a simple, solitary way of life. "Breed and look after your goats, make cheese from their milk, grow vegetables, water your plants, collect eggs, scare off the birds. It’s a hard but simple life of peaceful subsistence," the Steam listing says. "Trade cheese and other items in return for hay for your goats, seeds to plant, fables, exotic items and shotgun shells, whilst exchanging conversation with the travelling merchant, your only human interaction." The farming sim elements are very similar to Where the Goats Are, but it's the underlying narrative that makes The Stillness of the Wind intriguing. Talma's village has … [Read more...] about The Stillness of the Wind, a farming sim meditation on life and loss, is now on Steam
With the Black Friday portal now closed, the PC Gamer team gathers to share what they brought back from their trip to the Deals Dimension.Dell 27" 1440p 144Hz G-Sync monitorI finally took the plunge into 1440p gaming after seeing this bad boy on sale at Best Buy Canada for a steep discount, and it's been nothing short of a revelation. I didn't think I'd appreciate the different from 1080p, but I do, and having the extra high refresh rate is incredible for FPS games. I'm in love. —Steven MessnerRazer Firefly Chroma ClothI have a sickness. After finally building a new PC with LED built into the case, hardware, and some of my peripherals, I've lost all control and took the liberty of buying an LED mouse pad and LED strips to place behind my monitor. That last item hasn't arrived, but twice now my girlfriend has caught me standing in dark hallway at night staring at the beautiful ice-blue glow emanating from practically every device connected to my PC. It's wonderful. —Steven … [Read more...] about What PC Gamer bought over Black Friday
A MUMMIFIED iceman ate a high-fat final meal of wild goat, scientists have revealed. Ötzi, a Neolithic male, was found by a German couple in the Otztal Apls of southern Tyrol, Italy in 1991. Now researchers have conducted an in-depth analysis of his stomach-contents. They found he chowed down on a final meal of animal fat, mostly from a wild goat species known as the Alpine ibex. The first challenge for scientists was finding his stomach, which was pushed up under his ribs. As well as being full of wild goat, Otzi had also eaten red deer, einkorn wheat, and traces of toxic fern, according to the scientific report. Originally it was thought the ancient man had been vegetarian. Study author Frank Maixner said: "Under a microscope it was clear it was an omnivore diet." Trailer for Iceman starring Jürgen Vogel, Susanne Wuest and André Hennicke His team tested the stomach contents' DNA and proteins to determine the exact species. Frank added: "“It was … [Read more...] about Ötzi the Iceman chowed down on fatty final meal of wild goat, scientists reveal