Surgeon Simulator is getting a sequel

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Surgeon Simulator is getting a sequel

Indie frustration-peddler Surgeon Simulator was the game we were all swearing at in 2013 (shout-out to anyone who remembers when it was actually called Surgeon Simulator 2013). The initial version was made in 48 hours for the Global Game Jam, and Bossa Studios spent a further 48 days on getting the commercial version ready.

There are "seven or eight" Dungeons & Dragons videogames in the works

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There are

Dungeons & Dragons may be enjoying a cultural relevance it hasn't seen since the 1980s, but while its fifth edition has flourished it hasn't been well represented in videogames. The Neverwinter MMO continues receiving updates, and in 2017 we got a clicker called Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms and adaptations of the board game spin-offs Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation and Lords of Waterdeep, but pickings have been slim.

Indie FPS Receiver is getting a sequel

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Indie FPS Receiver is getting a sequel

Remember Receiver, the indie shooter from 2013 that models every step of reloading your gun with a separate keypress for each action? It's getting a sequel, Receiver 2, which will be out early next year.

The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

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The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

The Game Awards are always part awards show, part trailer showcase, but this year's ceremony went all in: there were nearly two dozen trailers and announcements during the event, and that's only counting the stuff that has something to do with PC gaming. We collected all of the relevant Game Awards trailers and announcements here. Below are a few highlights, as well as some PC gaming news that didn't come out of the Geoff Keighley show.

The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

about X hours ago from
The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

The Game Awards are always part awards show, part trailer showcase, but this year's ceremony went all in: there were nearly two dozen trailers and announcements during the event, and that's only counting the stuff that has something to do with PC gaming. We collected all of the relevant Game Awards trailers and announcements here. Below are a few highlights, as well as some PC gaming news that didn't come out of the Geoff Keighley show.

Planetside Arena is closing in January

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Planetside Arena is closing in January

Planetside Arena went into Early Access on Steam in September, but seemed to run into trouble less than a month later when developer Daybreak Games laid off an unspecified number of employees, including members of the Planetside Arena team. Two months on, the studio has announced that that the game is not working out, and so servers will be closed in January.

The Outer Worlds is getting DLC next year

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The Outer Worlds is getting DLC next year

The corporate nightmare sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds was a big hit for Obsidian. It's not the deepest roleplaying experience ever, but it's gorgeous, sharply written, and maybe most impressive of all, it's relatively bug-free. It's just a really fun game: We called it "an entertaining, uncomplicated RPG in a colorful universe" in our review, and that really nails it.

Turns out the new $6000 Mac Pro isn't a very good cheese grater

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Turns out the new $6000 Mac Pro isn't a very good cheese grater

Apple is now two for two with its Mac Pro designs: Specifically, it has a perfect record of making Mac Pros that look like everyday household objects, but do not actually function as those objects. In 2013, Apple designed a very sleek, cylindrical Mac Pro that looked like Darth Vader's trashcan. But you couldn't put trash in it! Disappointing, but not as disappointing as this 2019 Mac Pro redesign. This year Apple went back to the tower design, making a system that looks a lot more like a PC and the Mac Pros of old... except with a cheese grater on the front?