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It feels like every indie game we've been following has just released or is right around the corner, Overland (opens in new tab) and Untitled Goose Game (opens in new tab) being just a couple that came out this week. We also weathered some esports drama, yet another game launcher, and an RPG which involves using the corpse of a goblin as a vehicle. Here's your weekly recap:

Get in on this broken Borderlands 3 legendary loot spot before Gearbox fixes it (opens in new tab)

Or maybe Gearbox won't fix it? The Borderlands games historically haven't minded much when broken builds or other ungodly ways to gain power show up. This trick does seem a bit excessive, though.

This player beat Minecraft without ever taking a single step (opens in new tab)

The Ender Dragon didn't stand a chance against his rowboat movement tactics and a pig named Little Timmy.

Hearthstone pro caught playing Auto Chess during Grandmasters league match after making huge mistake (opens in new tab)

It wasn't the best idea, but it is kind of funny.

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The big Steam library update is now available to everyone (opens in new tab)

You have to enable the beta client to try our Steam's new smart sorting and library design. It's a bit busy, but some of the new features are nice.

Rockstar has released its own game launcher (opens in new tab)

Rockstar already had a launcher in its Social Club client, sort of, but this is much more the real deal. You get a free copy of GTA San Andreas for installing it, if for some reason you have never played the incredibly popular 2004 game.

Suspect who DDOSed World of Warcraft Classic is arrested (opens in new tab)

DDOSing a game for no reason is not wise.

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Around the office

Chris played a very strange RPG, Hardland, in which rolling around in the corpse of the Goblin King as if it were a hamster ball isn't the weirdest thing he did. See a gif from his important investigation below.

Meanwhile, Morgan checked out the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta (opens in new tab) and enjoyed some of the Rainbow Six Siege-like elements that have come along. But, as he discovered, killstreak rewards have a way of blowing up attempts at sneaky tactical play with large missiles.

Speaking of Siege, I played it a little at launch, but quickly decided it wasn't for me—I just didn't have the reflexes for it, I figured. That's silly though, because I can hold my own in Ratz Instagib (against non-godlike players, at least). Having gotten back into Siege now, I see what I was missing—that it's more about information than speedy shooting, even if the latter helps. I've been playing it every night, to the slight detriment of my Rocket League abilities. It's worth checking out if you originally bounced off it, too. I'm still bad at it, but there's been improvement.

For a very different flavor of shooting, James continued gunning around in Borderlands 3, and found some pleasantly broken builds (opens in new tab) if you feel like one-shotting bosses.

And now it is time for the weekend. Have a great one, and may none of the Sea of Thieves outposts you visit have Chris on them (opens in new tab).

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Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.