Planetoid Pioneers now automatically adds top Steam Workshop items to your game

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Planetoid Pioneers now automatically adds top Steam Workshop items to your game

You may recognize Data Realms as the developers of Cortex Command, a physics-based action strategy game that has been a part of every indie bundle known to humankind. They’ve got a new game in Early Access called Planetoid Pioneers, which ditches the strategy for pure old school action. They’re also putting together a very interesting way of showcasing mod content.

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New blueprints will be downloaded from the Steam Workshop and automatically injected into the game. Items with positive ratings will then appear in item shops, and as vehicles, weapons, and NPCs on appropriate planets. Items you’ve subscribed to will be awarded in a “Steam altar,” which is often what I call my PC.

Pokemon Go’s new plan for exclusive raids doesn’t fix monetization

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Pokemon Go’s new plan for exclusive raids doesn’t fix monetization

If you’ve followed any of MOP’s Andrew Ross’ coverage of Pokemon Go over the last year, you know that he’s been critical of the MMOARG’s “exclusive raids,” which have been a buggy mess since at least this past summer. Good news, though: Niantic says it’s been listening to feedback and is working on the mode. Specifically, the company says it...

Best PC games of all time

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Best PC games of all time

There are more wonderful games being released on PC each month than ever before. In such a time of plenty, it’s important that you spend your time as wisely as possible. Thankfully, we’re here to help. What follows are our picks for the best PC games ever made.

Darkfall: New Dawn launches on January 26, 2018

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Darkfall: New Dawn launches on January 26, 2018

At this point, it’s an odd year when Darkfall isn’t launching. Darkfall: New Dawn has announced that the game will launch on January 26th, 2018, complete with a new launch trailer to celebrate the upcoming milestone. There’s also a series of improvements to the game’s official site, including the option to pre-order via buying several months of subscription time in...

Right now is probably the best time to buy an SSD

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Right now is probably the best time to buy an SSD

For the past few years, SSDs have been a great pickup on Black Friday, regularly dropping to their lowest prices of the year. That's the case right now—Samsung SSDs (our favorite brand) and others are hitting all-time lows on Amazon and other retailers.

'Hidden scaling' in Destiny 2 may be drastically reducing XP gains

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'Hidden scaling' in Destiny 2 may be drastically reducing XP gains

A dedicated Destiny 2 player and redditor by the name of EnergiserX has raised some interesting questions about the way the game grants XP, and more importantly, how it may be curtailing XP gains, particularly for players who "power-grind." What's happening, according to his testing, is that the game indicates XP increasing at a normal rate using the bar on-screen, but your actual progression can occur at a much slower rate. 

Loot boxes do not meet the legal definition of gambling, according to UK commission

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Loot boxes do not meet the legal definition of gambling, according to UK commission

The controversy over loot boxes has gotten big enough for mainstream, and the cries for regulation of loot boxes as gambling have been loud enough for government officials to start taking notice. Belgium’s Gaming Commission is still investigating the matter, and US senators are promising action. But the UK Gambling Commission suggests their hands may be tied.

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In a news post on the official Gambling Commission site, executive director Tim Miller says that loot boxes cannot be regulated under current UK gambling laws. That’s because in order to classify something as gambling, the potential rewards must either be money or “money’s worth.” In other words, they must have value outside of the game itself.

The Black Death adds co-op housing, teases female model

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The Black Death adds co-op housing, teases female model

When there’s a virulent plague on the loose, the best course of action is to find some of your best friends and ask if they will be your roommates. After all, if you’re going down, you might as well take those mooching slackers down with you! Medieval sandbox The Black Death recently added the ability to share a house thanks...

Los Santos is having a Black Friday sale in Grand Theft Auto Online

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Los Santos is having a Black Friday sale in Grand Theft Auto Online

Rockstar is bringing Black Friday straight to the streets of Grand Theft Auto Online, in what may well be the first example of a fictional video game city having its very own Black Friday celebrations. I probably wouldn't be willing to put money on that fact though.

As of today, select outlets across Los Santos have started slashing prices, offering savings of between 50-75% on what Rockstar is describing as "essentials". That'll be "essentials" like hangars, bunkers, biker businesses, executive properties, and vehicles.

The full list of Black Friday bargains in GTA Online looks a little something like this: