Disintegration beta testing begins later this month

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Disintegration beta testing begins later this month

Disintegration is a sci-fi FPS being developed by V1 interactive, a studio founded a few years ago by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto and SOCOM director Mike Gutmann. We got our first look at it last summer, although there wasn't much to see; a gameplay trailer released a couple months later revealed more about the action, which includes "grav-cycles," AI-controlled troops, and a world so messed up by climate change and war that people are transplanting their brains into robot bodies. Fun!

Stardew Valley is cheap in the Humble Sweet Farm Bundle

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Stardew Valley is cheap in the Humble Sweet Farm Bundle

The Humble Sweet Farm Bundle is, as the name suggests, concerned with a life of raising crops and tending herds. But "farming," in this case, is defined very loosely. At the $1 tier, for instance, you get Niche, a "genetics survival game" in which you create and evolve your own species; MagiCat, a platformer about a cat in a hat (but not the hat); and Evergarden, a narrative puzzle game set in a magical forest.

Indie game dev sees big boost in sales after he uploads it to The Pirate Bay

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Indie game dev sees big boost in sales after he uploads it to The Pirate Bay

My default position on piracy is that it's bad and you shouldn't do it. Entertainment has value, and if you are entertained then you should be willing to pay for it. That said, I also acknowledge that it's not always a simple, black-and-white situation. Which brings us to the story of Danger Gazers, "a post-apocalyptic roguelite top-down shooter" released earlier this month that saw a big boost in sales after its developer uploaded it to The Pirate Bay.

Finally, ISPs can't charge you for using your own router

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Finally, ISPs can't charge you for using your own router

There are several benefits to buying your own modem or router: It's generally better than what your ISP provides, and should you want to switch providers or upgrade your connection, you don't need a new modem or router. Plus, using your ISP's equipment comes with an extra monthly fee, and who wants to tack that onto their internet bill? 

Check out four new cards coming in Hearthstone's next solo adventure

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Check out four new cards coming in Hearthstone's next solo adventure

Ahead of the launch of Hearthstone's new solo adventure Galakrond's Awakening next week, Blizzard has released a new Hearthside Chat video recapping the events leading up to it, and what players can expect when it goes live. Most of it is stuff we already know, but it gets a little more interesting around the halfway point, when designer Dean Ayala shows off a few of the new cards coming in the adventure.