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‘PowerWash Simulator’ players are aiding mental health research

‘PowerWash Simulator’ players are aiding mental health research

PowerWash Simulator players can actively take part in a research project studying the link between gaming and mental health. All they need do, is download the Steam beta titled ‘Research Edition 2022.’ While some publishers are obsessed with pushing new technological boundaries within their games and chasing awards, others are more concerned with helping players relax and unwind for a few short hours. PowerWash Simulator definitely belongs to the latter bracket....

By London, UK
Stray publisher raises money for actual cat charities

Stray publisher raises money for actual cat charities

The publisher of new hit video game Stray has partnered with several charities to raise money for real life homeless cats. I’m not crying, you are. If you’ve somehow avoided the constant promos and viral videos of pets acting up at television screens, Stray is finally out on PlayStation and PC. Published by Annapurna, the game puts the player in the furry pads of a cat as it traverses a dystopian...

By London, UK
Resale bots are still fuelling next gen console shortages

Resale bots are still fuelling next gen console shortages

It’s been more than a year since next gen consoles first launched, and yet their supply still appears extremely limited. This is because aspiring resellers are using purchase bots to instantly gobble up units whenever and wherever they’re restocked. Gone are the days when you could frivolously splash your paycheque on a next gen console. More than a year since their respective release dates, any feasible chance of landing either a...

By London, UK
The continued threat of ‘swatting’ in 2022

The continued threat of ‘swatting’ in 2022

Within streaming and gaming ‘swatting’ is largely regarded as the ultimate hoax. Since the infamous 2017 case of Tyler Barris, US states have attempted to stamp out the practice for good – though instances are still occurring in 2022. The gaming community can feel pretty toxic at times. If you’ve played competitive multiplayer games for any significant period of time, you’ll almost certainly have received threatening messages from disgruntled opponents. The levels...

By London, UK