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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:50 AM
     Huge new survival game and one of Steam's most wanted is blowing up

What do you want from a survival game? Crafting. Difficult combat. Exploration. Building. One of the most popular genres on PC has been especially extant during the last 12 months, thanks to the arrivals of Sons of the Forest, Palworld, and Soulmask, to name but a few. Now, a gigantic new survival epic, currently ninth on the global Steam wishlist chart, has a new playtest, and after just a few days it's blowing up majorly.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:23 AM
     Concord release date, upcoming beta, trailers, and more

When is the Concord release date? Originally revealed in May 2023, we got our first look at Firewalk Studios' 5v5 shooter, Concord almost exactly one year later at Sony's State of Play. Bearing a similar style to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, players take command of the Northstar crew, a mercenary 'guns-for-hire' group known as Freegunners.

There are plenty of Freegunners groups out there, all of them searching for risky jobs that pay well. It's up to your crew to stop them in their tracks, while earning a huge paycheck in the process. Concord gives you the freedom to pick the perfect set of soldiers to form the strongest crew available in the space game. However, with new updates set to add new Freegunners to the multiplayer game, you can expect the meta to shift regularly. Here's everything you need to know about Concord's release date, as well as the upcoming beta, the cast of characters, and more.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:19 AM
     FF14 Dawntrail is making a big and much-needed change to dungeons

As a Final Fantasy 14 newborn of just 200 hours, I've never been more excited for an expansion than I am for Dawntrail. The summer vacation vibes, new Viper and Pictomancer jobs, and party newcomer Wuk Lamat are making Tural an ideal 2024 getaway destination. I'm not just excited for the new stuff, though, as it looks like Square Enix, Naoki Yoshida, and company are making one massive quality-of-life change - here's hoping it sticks and even gets retroactively added to the rest of FF14.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:01 AM
     AMD's next-gen XTX graphics card spotted, sporting Navi 48 RDNA 4 GPU

Confirming what anyone remotely familiar with AMD's recent graphics card naming conventions would have suspected, AMD's upcoming new flagship RDNA 4 graphics card will sport the classic XTX suffix, if a recently leaked shipping manifesto is anything to go by.

The card, which will be AMD's next attempt to gain a top spot on our best graphics card guide, has long been rumored but this new transport document adds a touch more detail to the overall picture.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:00 AM
     Apple just made more games playable on Mac with this free update

Huge news for Mac gamers dropped during Apple's WWDC event, as the Game Porting Toolkit 2 (GPT2) was revealed, alongside 14 games that are getting official Mac ports thanks to its release.

No Apple Mac is among the best gaming PCs, but this new level of support for developers is part of a much longer process to change how gaming on a Mac product is viewed. This new GPT2 feature builds upon the initial release and brings AVX2 support which is set to expand the number of Mac ports that are now possible.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 6:26 AM
     Incredible and overlooked soulslike gets a huge sequel you can try now

Rats are often overlooked as ugly pests, but they're smart, determined, and in Tails of Iron 2: Whiskers of Winter, capable of soulslike combat. This sequel to the beloved Tails of Iron has the rats taking on armies of bats, with the flying foes adding a new level of difficulty to the already tough fights. Think Elden Ring, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne, but with a supremely stylish rodential twist.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 6:57 AM
     The 40 best Minecraft seeds for 1.20 June 2024

What are the best Minecraft seeds for 1.20 and 1.21? In essence, seeds are codes that Minecraft uses to generate worlds for you. With the right seed, you can live your every fantasy in this amazing game, like easy-access strongholds for speedrunning, beautiful landscapes for building, or rare structures for looting. Given the infinite nature of Minecraft seeds, we've scoured the internet and tested out own to find the coolest and most demanded seeds.

You can leave your world generation completely up to fate, but if you're unlucky, you could spend hours looking for a Minecraft village, an ancient city, desert temples, or whatever else you want to experience in the sandbox game. So that you don't waste time exploring a bad seed, keep reading our comprehensive list of 40 cool Minecraft seeds, or use the handy jumplinks to find the specific experience you're looking for. Unless otherwise stated, these seeds work for Minecraft Java version 1.20, the latest version of the game, so make sure your Minecraft launcher is set up for version 1.20 before heading into the game, or you may get different results. You will use these seeds in Bedrock edition thanks to parity, but some structures may differ.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:59 AM
     Cities Skylines 2 rent problems destroy the game, but CO has a plan

I remember when Cities Skylines 2 was first being publicized, worrying that I wouldn't be able to handle the enormous amounts of financial responsibility. When the city building sequel landed, it brought a lot of challenges - the normal burdens of garbage disposal, road management, and sensible zoning - but I also felt like it was cheating me somehow, like no matter what I did, the Cities Skylines 2 economy was designed to unfairly catch me out. It's been one of the worst problems in CS2, besides performance - the economic simulation feels somehow broken, especially in regards to rents. But now Colossal Order has a big plan to fix things.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:37 AM
     When is the next Steam sale?

When is the next Steam sale? It feels like one Steam sale has just ended when the next one begins, but with some events offering better discounts than others and genre-specific sales, it's a good idea to keep these dates to hand.

Fortunately, we've got a complete list of all the Steam sale dates coming up, so you can make a dent in your wishlist without breaking the bank. Whether you're looking for new PC games to sink your teeth into or simply the best PC games of all time, there's something for everyone on Steam. Smaller publisher sales can introduce you to new favorites if you get to the bargains in time, while seasonal sales can weeks, with more games, DLC, and bundles available at chunkier discounts.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 6:23 AM
     How to make a Minecraft brush

How do you craft the Minecraft brush tool? The 2023 Trails and Tales update expanded Minecraft yet again, and took us back to the past when the archeology mechanic was finally introduced to the sandbox game. Digging and recovering rare artifacts is the name of the game here, but you need a specific piece of equipment to ensure what you find remains intact.

As you explore the sandbox game - appropriate - you'll come across mysterious suspicious blocks; these are actually other objects encased in sand or gravel, and require a brush to carefully dislodge the buried item from its natural casing. We've had a dig around to find out exactly how to craft the brush tool in Minecraft and when to use it.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 6:03 AM
     How to take part in the WoW The War Within beta

How do you access the World of Warcraft The War Within beta? If you just can't wait to experience the first instalment of The Worldsoul Saga, here's how you can explore the subterranean depths of Azeroth before the full expansion arrives this year.

The War Within release date is due later this year, but in the meantime, the beta is now live. For players who preordered the Epic Edition, you can access the live beta now, but you can also opt-in separately if you signed up for the beta ahead of time. Successful applicants were sent an invitation to participate, so if you want to be in with a chance to experience the next World of Warcraft expansion ahead of launch, here are the steps to launch the beta.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:21 AM
     Destiny 2 Salvation's Edge raid guide

How do you complete Destiny 2 Salvation's Edge raid? This tricky raid is stumping even the most experienced raiders. There's no shame in seeking a little helping hand, as the fastest cleared time in the World's First race was just shy of 19 hours due to the complexity of the mechanics.

Destiny 2 has long been famed for its raid races, which sees fireteams of six gather together to try to complete the raid on "day one" which recently became two days to encourage Guardians to stay healthy, get rest, and not stick to their desks for 24 hours straight. With the raid race taking so long, you may also struggle outside of contest mode, even if you've got the best Prismatic build around.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:05 AM
     NBA 2K24 codes June 2024 - all locker codes

What are the active NBA 2k24 codes? Every new game in the 2K sports series has a selection of freebies given away, and the latest in 2K's basketball games is no exception. There are plenty of NBA 2K24 locker codes to redeem for new player cards, XP boosts, and MyPlayer gear, among others. However, you'll need to be quick to snag them for yourself.

This is because many of the early NBA 2k24 codes are exclusive to relatively small thresholds of players. Some freebies in this series of sports games come and go like whispers in the wind, so you need to act fast. However, we're starting to get some freebies that are sticking around for longer, so we've gathered these NBA 2k24 locker codes to give you a little boost.

PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 6:16 AM
     Nine essential Steam Next Fest demos to play before they're gone

Steam Next Fest is upon us once again, and a delectable candy shop bursting with game demos is now open. As always, there are myriad demos to taste and not enough time to try them all, so I got a bit of a head start to help you choose only the most promising picks.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:16 AM
     Diablo 4 Season 4 end and Season 5 release date

When does Diablo 4 Season 5 start? A much-loved feature from Diablo 3 makes its return in D4 with the (re)introduction of seasons, adding everything from new questlines to items, gameplay mechanics, and more. Expanding on the rich, gothic world of Sanctuary, Blizzard makes sure players have plenty to sink their teeth into, whether you're a fresh-faced player taking their first steps into Sanctuary or a grizzled veteran of the Burning Hells.

Just like every other seasonal event, expect Season 5 to add a whole bunch of new content to explore in Blizzard's action RPG game, no matter whether you're a level 100 player who's been around since the Diablo 4 release date or someone who is considering jumping into the game now it's on Game Pass.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 11, 2024 6:58 AM

AI nowadays is big business and it's pretty terrifying, honestly. FACEMINER captures both of these things well, as it sees you build a biometric data processing empire from scratch. And most scary of all, is you'll relish upscaling your organisation as you mine mugshots. I mean, I went from, "Hmmm, this is dubious", to a sicko excited by the fact I didn't have to click much to harvest strangers' portraits. Nic wrote about it a while back, but I'd like to draw attention to it again as it's very good.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:38 AM

What a thrill! Oh, wait, actually no. It's just a release date. We get those all the time. Still, I'm not entirely un-thrilled to learn that stealth action game Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater could be arriving as soon as the 17th of November this year, according to a hastily scrubbed X post by retailer GameStop. Thankfully, the folks at the (good, handsome) Ian Games Network grabbed the offending information square before it was deleted. Here's said square:

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:28 AM

The playable area in Caravan SandWitch's Steam Next Fest demo isn't all that big, but within seconds you're plonked at the rusty wheel of an offroading motorhome and let loose to roam it. It's a figurative "Go nuts," and given how much more this narrative-heavy, third-person exploration yarn seemingly has to give, it's an attitude I'm seriously hoping holds firm throughout the full game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:05 AM

It's a well known phenomena by now that if you want to level up very quickly in Elden Ring, the best place to do so is a cliff's edge by Mohgwyn Palace. Nearby to this now-famous site of grace camps a merry band of blood-cursed Albinaurics, as well as a stupid gross bird you can trick into killing itself over and over again. I do not give a single solitary biscuit about that leperous avian, but I'll be damned if I'm going to waste my new-found position of prominence on this glorious website by not moralising at you heartless rune-hoarders about the unconscionable violence you keep inflicting on my bulbous, shiny frog sons. With Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree out soon, the amount of violence the community is collectively inflicting is breaking my tiny heart.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:05 AM
Breaking the (plastic) mold

Twinfinite Tuesday, June 11, 2024 6:21 AM
Here's hoping Black Ops 6 incorporates at least one of these things.

Twinfinite Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:31 AM
Nihil! Nihil! Nihil!

Twinfinite Tuesday, June 11, 2024 3:49 AM
BangBang Survivor or Survivor.io - which is better?

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:13 AM
     How to farm Pale Heart red border craftable weapons in Destiny 2 The Final ShapeThe Final Shape is full of legendary weapons that are certified bangers. You probably want them as much as I do, so here's how to farm red border Pale Heart craftable weapons in Destiny 2: The Final Shape. How to farm Pale Heart red border weapons in Destiny 2 Screenshot: PC Invasion The most consistent way to farm red border weapons is by completing Overthrows in the Pale Heart. You can do this anywhere, although The Landing is arguably the easiest. There's a small chance you'll find red border weapons in any chest you open, but your target is the boss's chest. Once you've reached Overthrow level 3 and defeated the boss that spawns, the chest it drops has a decent chance of containing a red border. You'll usually find an Ergo Sum Exotic Sword as well. You get points toward Overthrow levels by defeating enemies, but you'll earn much more by completing challenges. Some challenges, like the Offering chests, are more cryptic than ot...

WGB Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:31 AM
     A selection of classic PS1 and PSP titles on PlayStation Plus Premium have been updated to include full trophy support.

WGB Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:12 AM
     Sly Cooper, Tomb Raider: Legend and Star Wars: The Clone Wars have all landed on PlayStation Plus Premium, complete with full trophy support.