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PC Gaming Weekly | Aug. 29, 2019

It's the final week of August, but it sure looks like the fall game rush is in full swing -- Ancestor
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It’s the final week of August, but it sure looks like the fall game rush is in full swing – Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, Astral Chain, Control, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, and Remnant: From the Ashes all came out this week. I’ve been spending my evenings play working on a review, and we’re still covering new announcements. 
And folks said it was going to be a quiet year because of the lull that comes ahead of new consoles. 
One of the most intriguing games that came this week is Ancestors. You start as an early hominid (an ancestor of modern humans), and you struggle to survive and evolve. It sounds fascinating – but I have a hard time with survival games. I want to try it, but I also see it frustrating the heck out of me. But it’s getting a great deal of buzz. Try it if you like Ark, Rust, and it’s ilk. 
I’ve been tinkering with Remnant: From the Ashes for a bit now. It surprises me. It’s from the Darksiders studio, Gunfire Games, and as you’re exploring this postapocalyptic world, you’re learning about The Root, interdimensional invaders that look more like sentient plants than other life forms. You don’t die – you find yourself resurrected by a crystal-like artifact. It’s a mix of magic and technology, and it sure has some potential. 
As for new announcements, I’m keen on The Wheel of Fate. This RPG uses AI to generate dungeons and use your choices to influence the world. It has a “wheel” of choices, and as you make decisions, you may get more sub-decisions. All of this factors into the story you experience. It has the potential to present an RPG with thousands of choices. 
Drop me a line if you’re playing any of these – or other – new releases this week. I’d love to hear how these games are moving you. 
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– Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor

From GamesBeat
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game I've always wanted
Wheel of Fate is an RPG where AI builds the world based on your choices
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan review -- Save your characters even if they are annoying
Ubisoft: Steam's revenue model is 'unrealistic'
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World of Warcraft Classic has 1 million Twitch viewers minutes after launch -- and long log-in queues
Overwatch is the best it’s been in years
How Yager designed The Cycle for co-op or player-vs-player combat
How Patrice Désilets survived the odyssey of making Ancestors
RetroArch uses AI to translate Japanese to English in classic games
Bigben's acquisition of Spiders weaves a web of Double-A ambition
The DeanBeat: How Germany does gaming events right with Gamescom
Video of the Week
Intrigued by Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey? Check out how it all starts: As early hominids trying to survive and evolve.
Intrigued by Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey? Check out how it all starts: As early hominids trying to survive and evolve.
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Recommended Video
Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat plays the opening of The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan. (Note there are some minor spoilers here).
Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat plays the opening of The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan. (Note there are some minor spoilers here).
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