Skyrim player completes game using only a torch

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Skyrim player completes game using only a torch

Every week, YouTuber Mitten Squad finds a way to complete a game in an unusual, improbable way. This week, it was Skyrim's turn, and he set out to beat the main quest using only a torch—it turns out that it's not only possible but, with the right setup, it's actually fairly straightforward.

Pro Fortnite teams beg Epic to scrap mechs for competitive play

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Pro Fortnite teams beg Epic to scrap mechs for competitive play

Ever since the start of Fortnite's Season 10, players have been venting about the addition of a powerful two-player mechs. Yesterday, Epic Games announced plans to nerf the mechs, but revealed that they'd remain in the game for competitive play—and the pros aren't pleased. A group of esports teams responded to the news with one voice, begging the dev team to scrap the mechs for Fortnite tournaments.

The best programs and tools for students

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The best programs and tools for students

Computers are obviously a critical component  of schoolwork, but beyond the usual web browsers and office programs, you might not be aware of other tools that can help lighten your workload. There are also plenty of free alternatives to popular paid software, so you could even end up saving a bit of money.

Killing Floor 2 will offer 'paid weapon' DLC in future content updates

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Killing Floor 2 will offer 'paid weapon' DLC in future content updates

Killing Floor 2 has been around for close to three years now (longer if you count the Early Access period), and during that time developer Tripwire Interactive has been pretty generous with free content in updates like Back and Kickin' Brass, Season's Beatings, Infinite Onslaught, and the Summer Sideshow. Unfortunately, we live in a world where making games requires making money, and so Tripwire is going to change things up a bit in the next update.

Outer Wilds publisher says 'we're not going anywhere' following bankruptcy speculation

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Outer Wilds publisher says 'we're not going anywhere' following bankruptcy speculation

Annapurna Interactive has published some great games over the past few years, including What Remains of Edith Finch, Gorogoa, Donut County, and the widely acclaimed Outer Wilds. But its parent, the film company Annapurna Pictures, isn't faring quite as well. According to Hollywood Reporter, the company is exploring bankruptcy options following the poor box office performance of films including The Sisters Brothers (which I thought looked fun) and Destroyer.

Loot boxes are a matter of 'life or death' for problem gamblers, says researcher

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Loot boxes are a matter of 'life or death' for problem gamblers, says researcher

Speaking at a panel during the FTC's recent workshop on videogame loot boxes, York St. John University research Dr. David Zendle stated unequivocally that loot boxes are connected to problem gambling. As reported by GamesIndustry, Zendle acknowledged that the causal relationship between the two isn't clear, but said that the connection "is a clear cause for concern" that should not be trivialized.