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How blood essence works in V Rising

If you're trying to figure out how to get blood essence in V Rising, you're in luck. The top-down vampire survival game has just entered Steam's Early Access, and favourable comparisons to Valheim are already being made. V Rising has…

How we test PC gaming hardware

We put a whole heap of different technological goodies through their paces here at PC Gamer, and we work hard to make sure that all our testing is reliable, repeatable, trustworthy, and ultimately fair.  It's not just about how fast…

Where to find whetstone in V Rising

In V Rising, you'll need to seek out all manner of items if you want to craft the best gear, including the valuable whetstone. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a high-risk, high-reward situation as whetstones are often dropped by the…

The best HDMI cable for PC gaming

The best HDMI cable is likely the least tangled one you have close to hand when you're setting up your new TV or console. However, there is such a thing as a 'good' HDMI cable. A good quality cable won't…

Darktide will have a playable psyker class

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is following in the footsteps of the Vermintide series, which are four-player co-op games where players choose from various thematically appropriate classes. While we saw an ogryn, a zealot, and two veterans in the release date trailer,…

Blizzard nerfs $25 Hearthstone card

A new Hearthstone balance patch brings a number of changes to Blizzard's long-running CCG, most notably to Drek'Thar, which has been nerfed considerably: Its battlecry now summons just one minion from a player's deck, instead of two. It's a notable…

Best light gaming mouse in 2022

The best light gaming mouse turns one of the most used parts of your gaming setup into one of the slickest experiences. Normal gaming mice have their place, but light gaming mice can have a huge impact on how fast…

Borderlands 3 goes free on the Epic Store

Last week's Epic Games Store freebie was a big one, and this week's is even bigger. The “mystery game” locked behind the vault in last week's tease has been revealed as Borderlands 3, Gearbox's multi-million-selling off-world looter-shooter. The Epic giveaway…

The best G-Sync monitors in 2022

The best G-Sync monitors make playing games smooth like butter. They link your graphics card up to your monitor and the result is an experience that will ruin any attempt to try to play on another setup. Since 2013, this…