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This is what the PC Gamer forum has been chatting about this week

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This week in the PC Gamer forums (opens in new tab), first impressions of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the best video game quotes, the month's best contributors as picked by our moderators, games we love that have been overlooked, and a discussion on the first game our members remember finishing.

Our competition for PC Gamer's best PC builds (opens in new tab) has been extended until May 4th! We've challenged our community members to submit the best performing builds for the lowest price. If you think your specs meet the criteria, then head on over to the thread and post the details of your build. If you're a winner you'll be featured on the PC Gamer homepage. 

We also have a giveaway (opens in new tab) for the newly released Swamps of Corsus DLC for the action RPG Remnant: From the Ashes (opens in new tab). The DLC includes a new zone called The Iskal Rise, a new brutal survival mode, and a bunch of new items and skins. To enter you'll need to sign in to the PC Gamer forum and leave a comment on the giveaway thread saying what you're most looking forward to in the DLC. There are 20 free codes up for grabs, so head on over to check out more details about Swamps of Corsus.

Here's what our community have been enjoying this week:

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla (opens in new tab) was officially announced this week, confirming our suspicions that the next game in the RPG series would be all about Vikings. So far, we know that we'll be able to lead a Viking warband in Saxon England (opens in new tab), that our badass Viking will be able to dual wield shields (opens in new tab), and that, just like Odyssey before it, Valhalla will give you the option of playing as a female warrior (opens in new tab). If you're after more of the latest details, there's plenty more info in our Assassin's Creed Valhalla (opens in new tab) information round-up. 

Tell us what part of Assassin's Creed Valhalla you're most looking forward to over on the forum. Frindis (opens in new tab) has set up a thread where you can jot down your thoughts about the reveal and react to the trailer. 

The cinematics was ok, I guess. What stomped me was how they have borrowed from a couple of scenes from the series Vikings. It just took me off guard and with that gold edition steelbook at the end, I dunno, I dunno... I'm a bit pessimistic, but that comes from somewhere, so prove me wrong, Ubisoft.Fridis (opens in new tab)

Trailer looks amazing, I loved Vikings (the TV show) so am super hype for this!SWard (opens in new tab)

Here is the thread (opens in new tab)

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Favourite Gaming Quotes

Has a character said something in a game that has just stuck with you since playing? Zloth (opens in new tab) has created the perfect thread celebrating the best quotes in games, from heart-swelling inspirational speeches to lines that made you split your sides from laughing. If you have any quotes you'd like to share, check out the thread. Bonus points if you can find a YouTube video that shows the character saying it. 

I wish I could somehow link to it, but the "Burn in the fires of damnation!" from certain enemies in Sacred is so iconic, it still pops into my head sometimes even though it must be at least 5 years since I last played the game. Another one (opens in new tab) that's known to all my friends.—Pifanjr (opens in new tab)

The Enrichment Center reminds you that the Weighted Companion Cube cannot speak. In the event that the weighted companion cube does speak, the Enrichment Center urges you to disregard its advice. - GLaDOS.I Will Haunt You (opens in new tab)

Here's a link to the thread (opens in new tab)

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April Community Showcase

Our PC Gamer community keeps on growing and this month we've seen some great content on the forums. Our community manager Mknott (opens in new tab) has once again picked out some members of the community who have created some great threads and discussions this month. Congrats to all those who were showcased!

As always, huge thanks to everyone here for making the PC Gamer Forums such a great place! This month we want to recognise three people who have been helping a lot of people out when it comes to hardware and getting the most bang for your buck in building a rig to last. Their posts really embody what I've always loved about gaming forums which are a real insight into the technical side in a friendly and readable way.—Mknott (opens in new tab)

Here's the link to the community showcase thread. (opens in new tab)  

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What game do you love that you think has been overlooked?

Over on PC Gamer, we have plenty of articles about overlooked RPGs (opens in new tab), overlooked strategy games (opens in new tab), and overlooked shooters (opens in new tab), but what games do you love that have been cast aside? Chris' midweek question asks the community to give a shout out to the games you enjoy but feel have been overlooked by the gaming world. Leave your answers in the thread.

It's Quake Champions for me. The game deserves a big success, but it's not popular, unfortunately (816 players on average in the last 30 days). It mixes classic arena shooter gameplay with heroes that have unique powers.—Sarafan (opens in new tab)

Heroes of the Storm... Gets some attention but not enough for such an accessible and beautifully constructed game. The matchmaking can sometimes be imbalanced but mostly the rounds are thrilling. Deserves way more cred.—Rubycube99 (opens in new tab)

Here's the thread (opens in new tab).  

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What's the first game you remember finishing?

Jody's weekend question (opens in new tab) for the community is about the first game you ever finished. Do you remember the first time you saw the credits roll on a game? If you can't cast your mind back far enough, how about the first game you remember playing? Be sure to let us know by leaving a comment in the thread, your comment might be picked for the round-up on the website. 

The first game I actually remember completing was either Silver (opens in new tab)(1999) or Outlaws (opens in new tab)(1997). Back then, I didn't have a large library of games, so I would tend to finish a game before moving onto the next. I also mainly played demos, as I didn't have the full games (I still have a couple of CD Gamer demos from 98-99 in my collection), and unless it was my Birthday or Christmas, there was no way of me getting any new games.Dan (opens in new tab)

The first game I can remember playing from start to finish is Pandemonium! on PlayStation. It's all a little fuzzy, but I recall winding levels, plenty of platforming, and a man in a skin-tight jester's outfit that still haunts me to this day. I'll give a shout out to Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, as well. I can't remember if I ever finished it, but I sure remember trying to for many, many hours. —PCG Jacob (opens in new tab)

Here's the thread (opens in new tab).  

Here's a quick list of the forum's top threads:

Can real-time strategy come back from the brink of death? (opens in new tab)
Help, I can't finish RPGs anymore (opens in new tab)
Weekend Question: Which RTS series deserves a comeback? (opens in new tab)
What's your favourite cRPG? (opens in new tab)
What was the first video game you remember playing? (opens in new tab)

Rachel Watts
Rachel Watts

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.