Gorgeous sci-fi roguelike shooter Beacon has got some fresh new updates

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Gorgeous sci-fi roguelike shooter Beacon has got some fresh new updates

Crash-landed on an alien world lately? No? Well, that’s convenient, because Beacon has gotten a lot of new guns and weird body parts recently. Beacon is a gorgeous sci-fi shooter with a stylish aesthetic that can’t be beat. In the last week Beacon got its big 2.5 “Pathfinder” update, bringing the game to its Early Access content close in preparation for launch later this year. With this update, Beacon now has 100 weapons and I can assure you that they are all extremely fun and good except for the flare gun, which to be honest, I get killed every time I pick it up so I can only assume it is the flare gun’s fault and not my fault. The Pathfinder update also overhauled the game’s pickup items, adding neat new passive pickups if you’re bad and forget to use the active ones. (Like me.) 

The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

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The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

January is over, which means that Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away, so if someone is expecting you to do something for Valentine's Day, you should probably be thinking about that—restaurant reservations go fast. But if no one is expecting anything from you for Valentine's Day, then hell yeah, do whatever you want, such as catch up on the week's PC gaming news:

BB-8 and its evil, droid-ball twin brother are coming to Star Wars Battlefront 2

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BB-8 and its evil, droid-ball twin brother are coming to Star Wars Battlefront 2

In December, Electronic Arts said that the Weeble-esque droid BB-8 and his bad-guy counterpart would, for some reason, be coming to Star Wars Battlefront 2 as a playable character. In a Community Transmission update posted today, the developers revealed more about what players can look forward to from their arrival (after a slight delay), and also that the game will be returning to the original trilogy in February with the Age of Rebellion.

Fallout 76 Wastelanders reputation system has seven levels of trust

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Fallout 76 Wastelanders reputation system has seven levels of trust

Bethesda has revealed some more information about the new reputation system headed to Fallout 76 when the Wastelanders expansion arrives (though we still don't know exactly when that will be). The reputation system, as outlined, doesn't feel particularly groundbreaking, but the idea of factions being introduced to Fallout 76 that aren't just robots and monsters you shoot on sight is, frankly, quite welcome at this point.

Black Book trailer reveals a shadowy world of Slavic myths and card-based combat

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Black Book trailer reveals a shadowy world of Slavic myths and card-based combat

Black Book is a card-based adventure-RPG about a young girl named Vasilisa, who is destined to become a witch. That sounds like a fairly straightforward setup for a tale of excitement and adventure, but Black Book is also set in the rural Russian countryside, and based on Slavic myths and folktales, and so things very quickly get darker than you might expect.