Be a real fungi in lovely free text adventure Mushroom Hunt

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Be a real fungi in lovely free text adventure Mushroom Hunt

Made with the promising Adventuron engine, Mushroom Hunt is a cute, small text adventure that lets you explore a mysterious woodland in some detail. You live in a hut with your grandma in said woodland, and she's tasked you with finding three mushrooms to help her with dinner. There are actually quite a few more than that scattered around, but finding even the required three will involve a good deal of exploration and text-based puzzling.

Bungie details Destiny 2 pinnacle weapon changes and PvE perk nerfs

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Bungie details Destiny 2 pinnacle weapon changes and PvE perk nerfs

In the final This Week at Bungie update before Destiny 2 makes the big move to Steam, Bungie detailed some of the changes it's making to the game's combat, player progression, economy, and more. The update digs deeper into how the studio intends to address the out-of-control damage stacking that game director Luke Smith discussed in his big state-of-the-game analysis in August, which will see pinnacle weapons nerfed and the effect of damage-dealing perks reduced in PvE.

New Borderlands 3 patch makes KillaVolt significantly easier

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New Borderlands 3 patch makes KillaVolt significantly easier

KillaVolt sucks, and now it's official. As one of the earlier side mission bosses in Borderlands 3, he proves a much more formidable opponent than he should. It even prompted James to write this guide. One of his attacks involves electrifying the whole surface of the arena, and this especially hurt if you didn't happen to have a weapon with great splash damage and, say, Amara's health regen ability.

The Masters of Doom television series casts Carmack and Romero

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The Masters of Doom television series casts Carmack and Romero

When USA Network announced in June that it had ordered a pilot for a series based on Masters of Doom, the non-fiction account of the creation of the groundbreaking FPS and the people who made it, Brenda Romero had one simple question: Who will play John's hair? Today we have our answer: The roles of the Johns will be filled by Eduardo Franco, who as far as I can tell is not related to James and Dave, and Patrick Gibson, star of the recently canceled Netflix series The OA.

Nvidia's RTX Broadcast Engine boasts AI accelerated streaming and improved quality

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Nvidia's RTX Broadcast Engine boasts AI accelerated streaming and improved quality

This weekend at TwitchCon, Nvidia is showing off its next generation streaming enhancements, dubbed the RTX Broadcast Engine. It turns out those GeForce RTX graphics cards aren't just about ray tracing in games. Leveraging the Tensor cores on the RTX series Turing GPUs, Nvidia is able to provide real-time effects like virtual greenscreen, AR avatars, and style transfer filters. And thanks to the improvements in NVENC (Nvidia's hardware accelerated video encoding engine), you can also get improved stream quality without tanking framerates—all running from a single PC without a bunch of extra dedicated hardware.

Blizzard teases a Halloween-themed Hearthstone event and a 'shakeup' of Standard

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Blizzard teases a Halloween-themed Hearthstone event and a 'shakeup' of Standard

Blizzard shared some of its plans for the future of Hearthstone today in a blog post revealing a fun change to Standard play, new class portraits, quality of life changes, and more events—the first of which is set to begin in a couple of weeks. The event will feature "Dungeon Run-inspired Tavern Brawls, dual-class Arenas, Legendary quest rewards, and some meta-shifting changes," and while no specifics were revealed, Blizzard teased—very subtly—that it will "have more to share on this sensationally spooky event on October 4, but in the meantime... try not to lose your head!"