In Face Off, PC Gamer writers go head to head over an issue affecting PC gaming. Today, Chris Livingston and Tom Marks debate whether or not classic games are worth playing today. Chris Livingston: YES. They’re worthwhile both for people who never played them and those who haven’t played them in years.For younger gamers, or people who only recently started playing games, classic games are a great chance to visit the inspiration for many of today’s games. Plus, when older gamers start talking wistfully about the old days, you’ll no longer have to get out your phone and stare at it in boredom because you don’t know what they’re talking about, you can get out your phone and stare at it in boredom while knowing exactly what they’re talking about. For older gamers, like myself, the classics are a great chance to revisit the games that made us fall in love with gaming in the first place. Tom Marks: NO. Just because a game was revolutionary at the … [Read more...] about Face off: Are classic games worth playing today?
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I can confidently say that Goat Petting Simulator is the best goat petting simulator released today. I don’t want to overstep my bounds but it may be the best goat petting simulator this week. Unfortunately, Simulator: Goat Petting still holds the title for best Goat Petting Simulator released this month. Goat Petting Simulator drops you in an open world populated by trees, rolling hills, and paddock. In the centre of the tall-fenced paddock is a single small goat. It knows what to do. You know what to do. Let the petting happen. Clicking the left mouse button has your phantom hand pet. Direct it over the goat and you will pet the small bleating creature. Amazingly, this richly detailed simulation of petting a goat is free. Another miracle is that developer Chris Hall has managed to fit all this functionality into a single 200mb download. This game is a must for those living in goat-deprived areas or those who are recovering from a goat-related trauma and require a virtual … [Read more...] about Goat Petting Simulator is the best goat petting simulator you’ll play today
Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who has made a fortune selling a range of enterprise products, is "disturbed" by the way in which video games cause some children to stay indoors all day."I am so disturbed by kids who spend all day playing video games," Ellison said during the HCM World conference in Las Vegas this week as reported by PC World. "When I was a kid the sun rose, I was on my bike, and if my parents were lucky I was home before dark."Ellison argued that children are drawn to video games, as opposed to real-world activities, because they are easier to take up."People have chosen games where there's a virtual ball rather than a real ball, and they prefer virtual games to real games because they're easy," he added.Ellison's daughter Megan Ellison served as a producer on Spike Jonze's future-set movie Her, which posits a future of highly sophisticated and all-encompassing artificial intelligence systems. The movie also depicts video games as more seamless and engaging than … [Read more...] about Billionaire tech exec is “disturbed” by kids who play games all day
Day 2 of the League of Legends [official site] Mid-Season Invitational brought with it the best games of the tournament so far, when Europe’s Fnatic and LMS’s AHQ took on Korean side, SK Telecom T1. SKT had dominated the first day of proceedings but Fnatic were the first team to ruffle their feathers and it looked like the European side might actually take a win off the Koreans. Meanwhile, at the other end of the leaderboard, North America’s Team SoloMid continued to crumble despite the chants and support from the home crowd.I sat down with shoutcaster Trevor “Quickshot” Henry to take stock of the day’s proceedings and get his take on the MSI so far. The first question: What the heck is TSM’s problem?“I think they massively choked,” says Quickshot. “Team SoloMid came into this tournament looking better than they ever have. They also won an international tournament a couple of months back [the IEM World Championships in … [Read more...] about “This is a guy who plays a different champion pool entirely, some better than Faker” – Quickshot on MSI Day 2
Battleborn, Gearbox Software’s hero shooter meets MOBA, goes free-to-play starting today in what the studio is calling a “Free Trial” with no planned end date. The Steam and Xbox One versions are free now. The PS4 version is free now in the Americas and will be free in Europe and Japan starting June 13, according to the company.People who already own Battleborn will be promoted to “Founder” and receive a slew of free content to offset some of their purchase price.Battleborn’s open-ended Free Trial grants players unlimited access to competitive multiplayer modes and maps without time limit or level caps. The games 30 heroes will be available to play using a weekly rotation of six heroes at a time, something common to many free-to-play MOBA games. Progress with those heroes will be saved so when they’re once more available for free, your progression will still be there.The game is also getting a new matchmaking queue designed specifically for new … [Read more...] about Battleborn goes free-to-play today, owners get bonus content