GOG adds 'a hot selection' of visual novels, Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius is free

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GOG adds 'a hot selection' of visual novels, Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius is free

In the wake of Valve's now-rescinded crackdown on games and visual novels containing sexual content on Steam, publishers MangaGamer and Sekai Project have announced that they're bringing their games to GOG. And while Steam seems a little iffy about the whole "sex" thing, even after rolling back the threat of immediate removal, GOG appears to be embracing it, promising "a hot selection of stylish visual novels" at the top of its main page. 

Mike Bithell's new game Quarantine Circular is another weird text adventure

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Mike Bithell's new game Quarantine Circular is another weird text adventure

Three years after the release of Thomas Was Alone, and just one year after Volume, developer Mike Bithell discussed plans for two new games: a "smaller" project and a "seismic, massive" one. Last year, Bithell released the smaller project on that list: Subsurface Circular, a short text adventure headlined by some strange robots. It seems he found room for another small game, because today Bithell abruptly released Quarantine Circular, a completely separate but equally short text adventure. You can get it on Steam for $6 (or $4.79 if you buy by May 29). 

Save 20 percent at Monoprice today with this coupon

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Save 20 percent at Monoprice today with this coupon

Monoprice is good place to go shopping for different types of cables, many of which are nice and cheap, though it also sells computer monitors, headsets, and a bunch of other stuff. If you haven't checked the site out, today's a good day to do so—Monoprice is pushing 20 percent coupon code (MAY22) that its says works with "almost everything" on the site.

This 120GB SSD is just $30 right now

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This 120GB SSD is just $30 right now

Solid State Drives continue to become cheaper and cheaper. Last month, Kingston's 128GB SSD dropped to just $36 on Amazon, and now there's an even cheaper drive—the Team Group L5 LITE 3D.

Hearthstone's latest round of nerfs are now live

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Hearthstone's latest round of nerfs are now live

The latest round of Hearthstone balance changes is now live: That means a big jump in the Naga Sea Watch Mana cost, a smaller increase to Spiteful Summoner, a significant nerf to the amount Dark Pact heals for, and a change to the Quest Rogue quest reward that should make it a little less brutal against slow decks (but will still probably be annoyingly strong).

Nexus Mods launches system to pay modders, seeds it with $100,000

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Nexus Mods launches system to pay modders, seeds it with $100,000

Nexus Mods, the long-running and popular repository of mods for PC games like Skyrim, The Witcher 3, Stardew Valley, and hundreds of others, has implemented a system that will allow mod authors to earn money for their work. The system is designed to award mod makers donation points based on the number of unique downloads their mod files receive each month—and those points can be traded for cash. To seed the program, Nexus Mods has put up $100,000, which it will use for payments to participating mod authors over the next 12 months.