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Stardew Valley

New difficulty mod in Stardew Valley will purge your saves if you use a guide

It’s another case of life imitating art in the games industry.

If you run this Stardew Valley mod and then use a wiki for help, your entire save will be deleted.

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Cristina Alexander
Cristina Alexander
16 hours ago
Elden Ring DLC's fearsome Dancing Lion boss is just two big dudes in a suit

Elden Ring DLC's fearsome Dancing Lion boss is just two big dudes in a suit

The Shadow of the Erdtree expansion has some surprising secrets hidden in plain sight.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree's first main boss is a fearsome Dancing Lion. But as it turns out, the divine beast is just two big dudes in a suit.

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Kris Holt
Kris Holt
21 hours ago
A still from the Playdate game Touch Egg showing an unnaturally long finger extended horizontally toward an egg sitting on a nest/incubator while a scary man watches from behind

Touch Egg is the most ridiculous Playdate game I’ve tried yet, and I’m hooked

‘Turn that crank and touch that egg!’

Touch Egg, a Playdate game by Joelle Tindall, is simple: use the crank to poke the egg as many times as possible without the scary man in the room seeing you. It's absurd, mildly creepy and a lot of fun.

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Cheyenne MacDonald
Cheyenne MacDonald
06.23.2024

Latest reviews and previews

The Claw is MSI's first attempt at making a handheld gaming PC.

MSI Claw A1M review: A touch late and bit too pricey

At $800 for the Core Ultra 7 model, the Claw barely keeps up with cheaper rivals from ASUS and Lenovo.

At $750 for the Core Ultra 7 model, the Claw is more expensive than rivals like the ROG Ally and Legion Go while offering similar performance and not enough in the way of special features.

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Sam Rutherford
Sam Rutherford
06.21.2024
Tales of the Shire

Tales of the Shire is a cozy village sim where you can’t run, but you can skip

Bilbo Crossing.

The march of big-budget Tolkien fantasy has hit gaming yet again. While ignoring Gollum’s misadventures, another game, Tales of the Shire, offers a gentler, low-stakes way to play in the universe of Bagginses, lembas bread, and Gandalf.

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Mat Smith
Mat Smith
06.19.2024
Black Myth: Wukong

Black Myth: Wukong is pretty, intriguing and as challenging as it looks

Am I actually interested in a difficult game?

Black Myth: Wukong is gorgeous. It’s built up a lot of momentum, feeding trailer after gorgeous trailer, and at Summer Game Fest this year, We finally got to play it. Is it just a gorgeous tech demo with a heavy dose of Chinese mythology or your next gaming challenge?

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Mat Smith
Mat Smith
06.18.2024
Metaphor: ReFantazio

Metaphor: ReFantazio feels like a JRPG free from restraint and sanity

If you’ve been itching for a new Persona game, this is probably going to be your jam.

Atlus' giant fantasy RPG 'Metaphor: ReFantazio' has been a long time in the making. After rolling through a demo at Summer Game Fest last weekend, I’m dying to play it.

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Aaron Souppouris
Aaron Souppouris
06.14.2024
Neva

Neva hands-on: A grand achievement in emotional game design

And a stellar platformer.

Neva is going to make me cry.

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Jessica Conditt
Jessica Conditt
06.14.2024
Phoenix Springs

Phoenix Springs offers breathtaking beauty in a desolate neo-noir world

I desperately want to play all of it, right now.

Take me back.

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Jessica Conditt
Jessica Conditt
06.13.2024

The best gaming tech

The best gaming monitors

The best gaming monitors in 2024

Refresh rate, resolution and response times? Let Engadget help you demystify it all.

Choosing any computer monitor can be tricky, but it gets even more confusing when you want a new display for gaming. Here's everything you need to know before buying a gaming monitor, plus the best gaming monitors you can get today.

Ramattra in 'Overwatch 2'

The best free games in 2024 that you can start playing today

Some great games don't cost a thing.

These are the best free games you can play today, as chosen by Engadget editors.

The best Xbox games

The best Xbox games for 2024

Whether you have Series X, Series S, One X or One S, there's something here for you.

Here's a list of the best games for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, as chosen by Engadget editors.

The best PC games

The 20 best PC games you can play right now for 2024

Where to start with a juggernaut like PC gaming?

Here is a list of the best PC games you can get right now, as chosen by Engadget editors.

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