Teslagrad 2 promises more magnets-and-electricity platforming in brand new realm

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Teslagrad 2 promises more magnets-and-electricity platforming in brand new realm

Teslagrad is a side-scrolling puzzle-platformer about a young man who is definitely not Nikola Tesla and his adventures in "a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe." There's an ancient conspiracy and a despotic king and weird Teslamancer technology, and by all reports it's really quite good, with a 77 aggregate rating on Metacritic and a "very positive" overall user rating on Steam.

This upcoming Amnesia mod explores one of Dark Souls 3's spookiest areas

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This upcoming Amnesia mod explores one of Dark Souls 3's spookiest areas

An upcoming Amnesia: The Dark Descent mod might retroactively fix the most disappointing area in Dark Souls 3. The Profaned Capital mod will make perfect sense to Dark Souls players, but even if you're not a Dark Souls series expert, you gotta admit that a horror game set in dark fantasy post-apocalypse sounds pretty rad. 

Genshin Impact, an ambitious Chinese RPG inspired by Breath of the Wild, is out today

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Genshin Impact, an ambitious Chinese RPG inspired by Breath of the Wild, is out today

Three and a half years after Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, open world games with the same freedom of traversal are starting to show up. Ubisoft's Immortals Fenyx Rising is very Zelda-esque, with a light dusting of RPG mechanics, but Genshin Impact, out today from Chinese developer Mihoyo, is something different. It's a bigger, more ambitious blend of Zelda's open world, an actiony JRPG, and a mobile "gacha" game, with co-op play tossed in on top. And it's free-to-play.

End of an era: FarmVille is finally being put out to pasture

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End of an era: FarmVille is finally being put out to pasture

There was a time when FarmVille was one of the biggest games in the world. It became a massive hit on Facebook shortly after it launched in 2009, and helped make a behemoth out of social game company Zynga. But entropy consumes all, and by 2011 its fortunes began to fade, and with the loss of Flash support looming—Adobe is pulling the plug on December 31—Zynga has decided that it's time to take the old girl behind the barn. "Gramps, why have you got your shotgun?"

This gaming PC with a 10th-gen Intel CPU and GTX 1660 Super is $850 right now

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This gaming PC with a 10th-gen Intel CPU and GTX 1660 Super is $850 right now

Building your own desktop is typically cheaper than buying a pre-built machine, but there's definitely a reason why consoles are so popular. Some people would rather buy something that works out of the box, and sales can also turn pre-built PCs into a better value. That's certainly the case with the ABS Challenger gaming PC, which is down to just $849.99 on Newegg right now, even though it has the newest Intel Core i5 CPU and a capable GPU.

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War Zombies reveal coming this week

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Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War Zombies reveal coming this week

Last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot did not have a Zombies mode, because apparently hordes of the walking dead are incompatible with the "authentic, realistic feeling world" that developer Infinity Ward was trying to create. Activision confirmed in August that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War will bring them back, however, and we'll get our first look at them later this week on Wednesday at 10 am Pacific.

Sabrent's super-fast 2TB NVMe SSD is $50 off right now

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Sabrent's super-fast 2TB NVMe SSD is $50 off right now

Sabrent produces some of the best SSDs around, though drives from Western Digital or ADATA usually win out in value. However, Sabrent's 2TB 'Rocket Q' drive has now dropped to just $199.99 on Amazon, a $50 discount from the usual price. That makes it one of the cheapest 2TB NVMe drives you can get, while still offering excellent performance.

You can probably fix Genshin Impact's super slow download speed by just turning it off and on again

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You can probably fix Genshin Impact's super slow download speed by just turning it off and on again

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play RPG that looks like a clone of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but with a gacha-style progression system where you unlock new characters and loot from random drops. Despite those mobile game roots it has a huge open world, a fully voice-acted story, and the combat is pretty fun, too. It released just today on PC, mobile, and PS4 (with cross-save support between PC and mobile), but if you're trying to download it you might be running into some dismal download speeds.

The next Hearthstone patch resets Battlegrounds ratings and nerfs two problem cards

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The next Hearthstone patch resets Battlegrounds ratings and nerfs two problem cards

Hearthstone next patch has just been announced by Blizzard, and it's a juicy one. Known as version 18.4 to its friends, the update brings the start of the Masquerade Ball limited-time event, the return of Dual-Class Arena, and a new Hearthstone Book of Heroes featuring Rexxar. It also adds elementals as a new Battlegrounds minion type while simultaneously resetting everyone's Battlegrounds rank (more on that in a moment), and delivers a couple of balance updates aimed at Standard. Phew. Let's get into it.