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Indiescovery Episode 11: Our favourite indie games of 2023 so far

Somehow it's June already, which means it's time for the Indiescovery crew to suppress our existential dread at the fleetingness of existence and take a look at our favourite indie games from the first (almost) half of 2023! Don't worry, we very quickly realise that June has such a slammed line-up we can probably give it a best-games episode all of...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 14:04
XCOM and Civilization studio Firaxis Games suffers a round of layoffs

The widely admired studio behind XCOM and Civilization, Firaxis Games, have undergone a round of layoffs affecting around 30 employees, according to a report from Axios. Publisher 2K Games later confirmed the news and said the job cuts were due to a “sharpening of focus, enhancements of efficiencies, and an alignment of our talent against our highest...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 13:51
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged ups the chaos and vehicular destruction this year

Arcade racer Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged is speeding our way on October 19th, developer Milestone have announced. Like the first surprisingly great game, you’ll race over 130 toy cars through real-world locations, zooming past dinner tables, out of windows, and across gardens. Seems like more good fun, whether you’re a five-year-old or...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 12:25
Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer review: a boisterous Hypnospace spin-off that's an obnoxious gem

I put olives in my bolognese. Olives, objectively, do not belong in a bolognese. But without fail, I’ll dunk half a jar of those salty little bad boys into my bubbling wok without hesitation. Peppers? Why not. Carrot? Absolutely. Spinach? Don’t mind if I do. My bolognese is about as authentically Italian as Super Mario, but it doesn’t matter....

Thu Jun 1, 2023 12:03
What's better: An enemy which can't see you but can sense you, or it only moves when you're not looking?

Last time, you decided that a silent protagonist is better than combat style ratings. Not by much! It was a 60/40 split, and I'm surprised/glad it was this close. We are now one decision closer to knowing the best thing. This week, I ask you to choose between a matter concerning movement, and what an enemy does in response to when and how you move....

Thu Jun 1, 2023 01:48
Get 16GB of Crucial DDR5 RAM for £34

DDR5 RAM used to be expensive - but fast forward a year or two and now it's possible to pick up 16GB for a little more than three of your British tenners. That's right, you can now get a single 16GB stick of DDR5-4800 for £34, or two for £68 - quick maths. This is by far the best choice when it comes to raw price versus performance, and allows you...

Thu Jun 1, 2023 01:32

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