Hell Let Loose debuts urban combat and new animations for a free weekend

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Hell Let Loose debuts urban combat and new animations for a free weekend

Tactical shooter Hell Let Loose is free this weekend on Steam alongside a new update that overhauls the game's animations, sound, and adds its first significant urban combat map. The WW2 shooter's Update 7 - Battle of Carentan introduces a hellish-looking urban combat map the developers showed off last month. It's about as terrifying as you'd expect, and that's a good thing, because it is a fun change of pace from the hedgerows and forests of prior maps. Here's the update trailer: 

Caves of Qud introduces a sprawling new dungeon: The Tomb of the Eaters

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Caves of Qud introduces a sprawling new dungeon: The Tomb of the Eaters

Science-fantasy roguelike Caves of Qud has a huge new update with a massive, 12-level dungeon called the Tomb of the Eaters. The Tomb is a pretty big dungeon that adds a lot to Qud's elaborate histories because it deals with The Eaters, a long-lost precursor to Qud's civilization of weird mutants and people and animal hybrids.

The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

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The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

I spent my free time this week reading 2006 science fiction novel Blindsight—a story about the nature of consciousness that involves a spaceship commanded by a vampire—playing Slay the Spire's daily challenges, and watching Hannibal, the 2013 show in which everyone refuses to point the finger at the creepy guy whose name rhymes with the crime being committed. This has proven to be an intoxicating psychic combination, so to take my mind off of spires, aliens, and Mads Mikkelsen sniffing people, here's some PC gaming news:

This FMV game trailer was so poorly received the publisher took the whole announcement back

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This FMV game trailer was so poorly received the publisher took the whole announcement back

Yesterday, publisher Wales Interactive announced a new "FMV thriller" called Gamer Girl that will put players in the role of a moderator of an up-and-coming streamer named Abicake99. You'll moderate comments in her stream, reward good behavior and ban trolls, and work to increase subscriber numbers and earn likes to keep Abicake99 in a good mood and her career on track.

EA is scrubbing Washington's team name from Madden NFL 21

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EA is scrubbing Washington's team name from Madden NFL 21

After years of resistance, Washington's National Football League team announced earlier this week that its name will be changed to something that isn't a racial slur. A new name hasn't been settled on, though, which leaves the next iteration of the Madden series in an awkward limbo. EA announced it will make the team "generic" in the upcoming Madden NFL 21, until the new name and logo are decided.

These 40 WoW Classic players beat the most iconic raid boss completely naked

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These 40 WoW Classic players beat the most iconic raid boss completely naked

Onyxia, the broodmother of the Black Dragonflight, is one of World of Warcraft's most memorable raid bosses ever. Back in 2004 she was one of two raids first released with the MMO's launch, and her Bellowing Roar, which would inflict a fear aura that set the entire 40-person raid running away in terror, was despised because unprepared raiders would tend to flee into the dozens of eggs surrounding her lair. Each time an egg was touched, it would break and spawn a whelpling, and enough of those added to the battle would quickly overwhelm a group.

Turn-based tactical RPG Fae Tactics launches on July 31

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Turn-based tactical RPG Fae Tactics launches on July 31

We checked out Fae Tactics in June at the PC Gaming Show, where developer Endlessfluff Games showcased the "menuless" strategy game about a young magic user named Peony who casts spells, summons allies, and makes friends (and probably a few enemies) as she roams a world devastated by a magical calamity. The studio said at the time that the game would be out sometime this summer, and today it nailed the release down to July 31.