Popular board game Gloomhaven enters Early Access

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Popular board game Gloomhaven enters Early Access

Gloomhaven, the most highly rated game on BoardGameGeek, is a dungeon-crawler with a campaign that involves playing multiple games then opening secret envelopes containing new rules, placing stickers on the board that reflect your actions, and generally evolving it over the course of a campaign. It's a bit like Risk Legacy or the many games like it. 

Gravity-defying puzzle platformer Etherborn is out today

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Gravity-defying puzzle platformer Etherborn is out today

Etherborn is a puzzle platformer with a focus on gravity-defying traversal, and while it might not be the first game based on that premise, it's probably among the best looking. The nameless, voiceless protagonist inhabits a surreal world of floating structures, and is tempted through them by a bodiless voice. Once reached, this bodiless voice will apparently help the protagonist "understand [their] own existence". (Why not just send an email ffs?)

The Moon in Destiny 2 will be twice as big as it was in Destiny

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The Moon in Destiny 2 will be twice as big as it was in Destiny

Destiny 2 is going back to the Moon in the upcoming Shadowkeep expansion, a new locale it teased a couple of weeks ago with a brief teaser. Today, Bungie dove deeper into what players can look forward to in their new lunar excursions with a more detailed "developer insights" video that showcases how some of the familiar locations from the original game have been dramatically updated for Shadowkeep.

Gorn, the VR game about beating the crap out of gladiators, has left Early Access

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Gorn, the VR game about beating the crap out of gladiators, has left Early Access

When I put on a VR headset I'm after a serene experience, like soaring through ancient cities as an eagle, or exploring quaint fantasy worlds as a mouse. But if you'd prefer to brutally murder people in visceral gladiatorial combat, well, obviously there's a game for that. it's called Gorn, and it's reportedly very good if that's your thing.

The original Borderlands is free on Steam for the weekend

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The original Borderlands is free on Steam for the weekend

With Borderlands 3 on the horizon (it's arriving in September, which is already closer than you think), it's not a bad time to get acquainted, or re-acquainted, with the original. Well, a newer version of the original, anyway. Borderlands Game of the Year Enhanced is free for the weekend on Steam, which should give you enough time to sample at least a quarter-bazillion of the co-op shooter's 'bazillion' guns.

Cyberpunk 2077 will have a 'hardcore mode' with no UI, but not Lady Gaga

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Cyberpunk 2077 will have a 'hardcore mode' with no UI, but not Lady Gaga

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had adjustable difficulty levels ranging from "Just the Story" to "Death March," which I think are sufficiently self-explanatory that I won't bother getting into the details. (The previous Witcher games had variable difficulties too, but their descriptions weren't quite so evocative.) So too will Cyberpunk 2077, which will actually have a "Hardcore" mode that disables the user interface completely.