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The worst villain in gaming lurks in a hugely popular match-3 game

Who is the worst villain in gaming? Whatever clever answer you have is wrong. There is a truly malicious presence I must warn you about. That’s right, I’m talking about Austin the rat bastard butler from Gardenscapes and Homescapes. If you’re not one of the millions of people who play Gardenscapes and Homescapes, you’d probably recognize how to play it immediately if you saw it. It’s ... Read More »

The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

Welcome to another weekly news round up. We’ve seen alien invasions, a few fun controversies, and footage that may have ruined Toy Story for us forever. Let’s get to it. • GTA’s new Casino update is unavailable in more than 50 countries Games continue to run afoul of differing regional approaches to gambling rules. Regulators are still making their minds up about ... Read More »

Forward Gaming Shutters Doors Ahead of TI9

“With a heavy heart I regret to announce that Forward Gaming ceases to exist. As of today, all employees’ contracts are being released and our players become free agents,” Dashtoyan wrote in a Twitlonger post. He also revealed that he had to “close the company with the debt remaining owed to the players,” to the tune of $36,000 in prize ... Read More »

Build your own Prime Day gaming PC for $770

There’s a tradition we have at PC Gamer where we try to build a great gaming PC for as little as possible every Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday. This year, the deals on components are quite strong, and no doubt the arrival of new AMD CPUs and GPUs has helped push down prices on existing parts. Just because parts are now ... Read More »

The Best Gaming Routers of 2019

When it comes to gaming routers, speed kills. GETTY There is one thing that is the enemy of all gamers everywhere, and it’s not that kid in Fortnite who seems to be able to snipe you from across the map as soon as you touch down in Tilted Towers. It’s lag. Gamers know the scenario well—you’re deep into a match, ... Read More »

Bocchi joins Gravity Gaming, leaves within six hours

Gravity Gaming announced that “Bocchi” would join its team as a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player on July 6. Less than six hours later, Bocchi tweeted that she had already parted ways with the organization. Hello everyone. Me and @GRV_NA after further discussion have decided to not sign a contract. It was nothing against their org and just me, as i believe i was too hasty ... Read More »

EA thinks gaming subscriptions will lead to weirder, more creative games

Nearly every video game publisher wanted to talk about subscription services last week at E3, but some top executives know some will inevitably fail. In an attempt to stand out, however, more game publishers may rely on developers to make innovative, experimental games designed for these services. Mike Blank, EA’s senior vice president of player networks and the man who ... Read More »

The Black Shark 2’s pressure-sensitive screen makes mobile gaming better

Gaming on a touchscreen is one of my least favorite things to do. One-handed games that are a natural fit for a phone aren’t an issue for me, but tapping and swiping in games with complex control schemes can be maddening. The Black Shark 2, a Xiaomi-made gaming phone released in China earlier this year, reduces that friction with its MagicTouch ... Read More »

10 most exciting PC games spotted at the PC Gaming Show 2019

The PC Gaming Show 2019 was definitely epic at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles ahead of E3 2019, and we have the E3 trailers of the top 10 games shown at this PC game-dedicated showcase. Our PC Gaming Show games list would be too much to fit on one page if we added everything, so we’ve whittled it down to ten, including ... Read More »

Watch E3’s PC Gaming Show 2019 Right Here on June 10

The 2019 PC Gaming Show, which takes place once again in Los Angeles at The Mayan Theater on June 10 from 10 AM to 12 PM PT, can be watched live on twitch.tv/pcgamer, and on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. Sponsored this year by Epic Games Store, the event will be hosted by award-winning eSports presenter Frankie Ward and famed gamer Senan “Day[9]” Plott, and ... Read More »