Professional in game

Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.

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Photograph gross aliens in Cellular Harvest, out now

Photograph gross aliens in Cellular Harvest, out now

A couple of weeks ago I watched EEK3, a digital showcase for indie games with that Haunted PS1 aesthetic, complete with its own virtual showfloor. Among the games that caught my eye was Cellular Harvest, which is about an auditor sent to an alien planet to document its lifeforms. It’s out now, I’ve played it, and it’s good.

The backstory is that in the future we seed worlds with life, then come back much later to figure out if they’re worth harvesting for consumer goods. Maybe this weird slug’s shell can be ground down to make something that’ll get the grout of your tiles. Did you know shellac is made from a resin secreted by bugs? Carmine dye comes from insects as well, but rather than a resin we can just scrape off trees it’s made by boiling cochineal bugs. It’s still used to make food look red, just casually

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Risk of Rain 2 will increase in price on launch this August

Risk of Rain 2 will increase in price on launch this August

Risk of Rain 2 exploded into Early Access last year, selling more than one million copies in its first month. The game has been going strong ever since, despite a slight delay on the full release, with new areas to blast through and new characters to blast as. Recent...

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Photograph gross aliens in Cellular Harvest, out now

A couple of weeks ago I watched EEK3, a digital showcase for indie games with that Haunted PS1 aesthetic, complete with its own virtual showfloor. Among the games that caught my eye was Cellular Harvest, which is about an auditor sent to an alien planet to document...

Here’s how many copies Satisfactory has sold on Steam and Epic

First-person engineering sandbox Satisfactory launched in early access on Epic last March. A month ago it became available on Steam as well. In the interests of transparency, Jace Varlet, community manager at Coffee Stain Studios (who are also responsible, lest we...

Action RPG Mortal Shell opens its beta due to “overwhelming demand”

Citing "overwhelming demand," the development team of upcoming action-RPG Mortal Shell has decided to turn its previously closed beta into an open one. The beta is now freely available on the Epic Games store. Previously available only to a select few, the beta...

The Team Fortress 2 Classic mod is a skillful homage to ’08-era TF2

Ambitious and much-wanted mod Team Fortress 2 Classic released today. It's a delicious serving of retro TF2 to those who hanker for such things, or a heady throwback to times long-lost for those who never experienced it. Per its developers, Team Fortress 2  Classic is...

Risk of Rain 2 will increase in price on launch this August

Risk of Rain 2 exploded into Early Access last year, selling more than one million copies in its first month. The game has been going strong ever since, despite a slight delay on the full release, with new areas to blast through and new characters to blast as. Recent...