PUBG 'Metal Rain' event has eight-player squads, flare guns and falling UAZs

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PUBG 'Metal Rain' event has eight-player squads, flare guns and falling UAZs

This week's PUBG event, dubbed Metal Rain, takes us to Erangel, where eight-player squads (up to 12 squads in total) get to fight over flare guns hidden throughout the map's usual loot locations. And no, you won't be fighting with the flare guns, that would be silly. Instead, you'll use them to call down "heavily-armored UAZs". That's one in the picture above: they don't look like they'll blow up easily.

Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some games

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Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some games

A recent study of loot boxes in 10 videogames by the Netherlands Gaming Authority has concluded that four of them are in violation of the country's gambling laws and must be changed. The regulatory body didn't reveal which games were included in the investigation, but warned that "enforcement action" will be taken against them if the loot boxes aren't modified to meet legal requirements by June 20. 

Assassination party game Murderous Pursuits is holding an open beta this weekend

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Assassination party game Murderous Pursuits is holding an open beta this weekend

Ahead of its upcoming April 26 release, Murderous Pursuits, a game where you try to murder other players while disguising yourself as an NPC to avoid being murdered, will hold a final beta this weekend. The open beta begins on Friday, April 20 at 7 pm Pacific (10 pm Eastern) and runs through Sunday, April 22 at 9 pm Pacific (12 am Eastern). To join in the killing, just keep an eye on the game's Steam page. 

Build the most confusing furniture store possible in Assembly Required

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Build the most confusing furniture store possible in Assembly Required

Assembly Required is a management sim that's all about engineering the dreaded feeling of emerging from a furniture store, wondering what day it is and absolutely despising the smell of leather. You play as the manager of a furniture store, and it's your job to create a maze of displays and merchandise that no customer can escape without losing some of their money, and any good mood they may have entered with. 

The Steam VR Spring sale is on now

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The Steam VR Spring sale is on now

If you blew all your money on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and then realized you had none left over for games, this is your chance to stock up. The Steam VR Spring Sale (hey, that's a new one) is running through Monday at 10 am Pacific, and offers some hefty discounts on some of the most popular VR games.