Multiplayer games are the best type of games, because they’re built around the most interesting components known to humans: humans. Men, women, and an awful lot of children. Internet strangers aren’t always the friendliest bunch, but they can surprise you in ways that a static system can’t. People form the living, beating hearts of the gaming moments I value the most. Join me, then, as I point at the games that encase those beating hearts best. Outwitting another human will always be more satisfying than outwitting an AI. The games on this list are geared towards competitive multiplayer, though do check out our roundup of the 25 best co-op games if you’d rather work with your neighbour than beat them up. You can change pages using the previous/next buttons above and below the text on each page, or by using your keyboard’s arrow keys. Onward is basically a slower-paced Counter-Strike in VR, and it’s every bit as exhilarating as that suggests. Two … [Read more...] about The 25 best multiplayer games on PC
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As you might have spied elsewhere on PCGamer.com, voting is now open for the 36th Golden Joystick Awards. Doing so automatically nets you a free e-bookazine worth up to £15.99, so I reckon you should. But only if you opt for PC Gamer's own Annual 2018, obviously. Otherwise you're dead to me. Head this way to cast your vote where you'll find 16 categories, including PC Gamer of the Year. There, you can choose from Battletech, Frostpunk, Into the Breach, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Opus Magnum, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, Subnautica, Surviving Mars, Two Point Hospital or Warhammer: Vermintide 2. That's a pretty impressive list—so much so I've gone back on two of my own first picks already. Decisions, decisions. Do let us know who you vouch for yourself in the comments below. Elsewhere, Forgotten Anne, Pillars 2, The Banner Saga 3, Unavowed and more compete for Best Storytelling; Dead Cells and Frostpunk lock horns in the Best Design category; and Forza … [Read more...] about The 10 nominees for PC Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards 2018
Pre-orders for a new Atari game console eclipsed $2 million in the first day they were offered through Indiegogo. The campaign proved so popular that it crashed the crowdfunding website for a portion of the day. Called the Atari VCS, the new console is available in three bundles. The $299 package features a real wood veneer on the front of the console and includes a Bluetooth-enabled, retro-styled Atari joystick controller. The $199 package includes an all-black version of the console, while a $229 package includes the black version with a joystick. Each console comes with more than 100 Atari games called the “Atari Vault” and will include titles such titles as Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, Gravitar, Missile Command and Yars’ Revenge. A similar collection of games sells on Steam for $9.99. A more modern, Atari-branded dual-stick controller is sold separately for $49. Now that it’s out in the wild, the pitch on Indiegogo sounds interesting. The VCS touts an … [Read more...] about Atari console pre-orders eclipse $2M in a single day on Indiegogo
Atari, once a forerunner of the video game revolution and now a primarily French-owned collection of related media companies, has plans for a new game console called the Atari VCS. After a false start last year, the company is ready to offer pre-orders through the crowdfunding website IndieGoGo on May 30. The VCS isn’t just a box for playing old Atari games. It’s a Linux-based living room PC, a sector of the consumer technology market that has seen more than its fair share of failures. So who actually needs this device? And why is a multi-million dollar corporation with global brand recognition resorting to a crowdfunding campaign to have it made? What’s in the box? The Atari VCS was first announced as the Ataribox. At the time, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais — who is also Atari’s largest shareholder — crowed that his organization was back in the hardware business. But the effort hit an unspecified snag in mid-December and the launch of the IndieGoGo … [Read more...] about Atari is crowdfunding a new console, but who is this device actually for?