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Top Steam releases for September include successful sequels and spooky spiritsOct 26, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunHear ye hear ye, here’s the top releases on Steam from the month of September. As ever, some big names like Marvel and Mafia are on the list, and so are some long-awaited favorites like Spelunky 2 and Serious Sam 4. More interesting though are the weird indie breakout games. Yup, Phasmophobia‘s on there and you can’t stop me from talking about it. (more…) Phasmophobia outsells Baldur's Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077 on SteamOct 26, 2020 - PCGamesNCo-operative haunted house sim Phasmophobia is still reeling in sales, and staving off some major competition in the process. The horror game is atop the Steam top-sellers list for the second week in a row, outdoing Baldur's Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077, and others on Valve's store. A little over a month from first release, the immensely popular ghost game shows little sign of slowing down. Two weeks ago, the co-op game broke into the top five most-played games on Steam, with over 85,000 players at once. Now, it's held onto the number one spot as Steam's top-selling game for two weeks, holding steady against competition from The Outer Worlds, which just came out on Steam, Grand Theft Auto V, and Among Us, which has become firmly embedded in third place. For many games, that wouldn't be so notable, but Phasmophobia was made by one person, and the fact developer Kinetic Games is bringing in more revenue - the measurement for the Steam top-sellers - than some of the largest, most respected studios in the industry is quite remarkable. What's more, between it and Among Us, you have four developers between two of the top three. It's nice to see small teams getting a look in among the juggernauts of the medium. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Games like Phasmophobia: the best ghost games Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanity Phasmophobia spirit box commands guide Games like Phasmophobia: the best ghost gamesOct 26, 2020 - PCGamesNEnjoying gaming's latest ghost game phenomenon, Phasmophobia? We can all agree that ghost games are better played together, right? That way, you can work together with your pals online and if things go south, sacrifice them and run away to safety. However, Phasmophobia isn't just a ghost game, it's also a detective game and a survival game, so it begs the question - are there other games like Phasmophobia? There's a lot to love in this new entry into horror games, whether that's the online co-op, the old-school investigative work, or the increasingly angry ghosts who don't want messing with their haunt. So, we've put together a mishmashed list of ghost games and games like Phasmophobia, that have either all or at least a few of Phasmophobia's key ingredients. If you enjoy piecing together clues while evading evil spirits, surviving with your team, and straightening your deerstalker as you hunt for clues and deduce hidden messages, then you've come to the right place. Here are the best games like Phasmophobia on PC Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia outsells Baldur's Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanity Phasmophobia spirit box commands guide Steam Global Top Sellers for the Week ending 25 October 2020Oct 24, 2020 - SteamDB * Phasmophobia; * Cyberpunk 2077; * Among Us; * The Outer Worlds; * Baldur's Gate 3; * Valve Index VR Kit; * Grand Theft Auto V; * Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout; * Hades; * Amnesia: Rebirth; View more information and data on SteamDBHow to use smudge sticks in PhasmophobiaOct 22, 2020 - PC Gamerhttps://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/ZfXCUbqFG7cNYkLuMSmiCK.jpg https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/ZfXCUbqFG7cNYkLuMSmiCK.jpg Trying to figure out how to use Phasmophobia smudge sticks? Cleansing the area near a ghost with them is often one of the goals presented to you during a job, so doing it properly is often a good way to net some extra cash. Remember to bring smudge sticks and a lighter with you on missions if the goal pops up on the truck's whiteboard so you'll be prepared to cross it off the list. When used properly, smudge sticks discourage ghosts from hunting you for a short period of time. Using smudge sticks could help you calm an overactive ghost or give you the confidence to goad a ghost into revealing itself so you can get a picture without being attacked. You may not always be quite sure if a cleansing has worked—this is the Early Access version of the game, after all—but don't let that stop you from trying. Here's how to use the smudge sticks in Phasmophobia. Phasmophobia smudge sticks: How to use them First, be sure to arrive prepared by bringing smudge sticks and a lighter on the job with you. If you're alone, add both the smudge sticks and lighter to your inventory. While holding the sticks, press the secondary action button (F by default) to light them. If you're with a teammate, have them hold out the smudge sticks then turn on your lighter (right-mouse button by default). With your reticle pointing to the smudge sticks, press your secondary action to light them. It can be a bit finicky, so you may have to try clicking multiple times—you'll know it's working once the smudge sticks start smoking. Lighting the smudge sticks alone is less tricky, but that takes up more precious inventory space. In a pinch, you can also light smudge sticks with a lit candle. In short: Hold your lighter and turn it on. Point your reticle at the smudge sticks. Use the lighter's secondary action (F) to light them. Throw 'em on the ground. Once they begin smoking, you can safely chuck those smudge sticks on the floor or walk around with them in your hand. Whichever makes you feel safer, pro ghost hunter. If your ghost is nearby, it shouldn't hunt you for a short period of time. Now that you know how to successfully perform a cleansing, you'll be able to deter ghosts from hunting you once you've found them and earn a few extra dollars while you're at it. Win win.Phasmophobia's ghosts may begin refusing to answer if you don't ask proper questionsOct 19, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunCo-op ghost hunting game Phasmophobia has enthralled a lot of players and I am one of them. It’s a total riot to play with pals—which I’ve done almost every single night for a week and a half. In that time, I’ve already progressed from tiptoeing meekly through haunted houses to boldly taunting ghosts by name as soon as I cross the threshold. For those like me, good news then that Phasmophobia is planning some changes to make ghosts a bit scarier and trickier to pin down. (more…) Steam Global Top Sellers for the Week ending 18 October 2020Oct 17, 2020 - SteamDB * Phasmophobia; * Baldur's Gate 3; * Among Us; * Cyberpunk 2077; * Valve Index VR Kit; * Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition; * Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout; * EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21; * Grand Theft Auto V; * Hades; View more information and data on SteamDBPhasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanityOct 14, 2020 - PCGamesNPhasmophobia sanity provides a measure for how scared each individual in your ghost-hunting team is. You'll enter a hunt completely sane and unafraid of the myriad things that go bump in the night. However, the longer you spend in a haunted location the lower your sanity level will go, and depending on how you spend that time you'll find yourself either relatively unscathed or a hallucinating, fraught bundle of nerves - both in-game and in real life. Sanity is also measured as a group average, and if your average drops below a certain point the ghost will start initiating haunts and even hunts to start picking you off one by one. Naturally, you'll lose sanity as you're exposed to paranormal activity, so it's important to accept this is going to happen as a part of your investigation, but learn how to deal with it when you are at low sanity. So, how do you gain or lose sanity during your investigations, what happens when you hit 0 sanity, and what tips can we offer to deal with this mechanic? Join us as we disassemble everything we know about the Phasmophobia sanity effects. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia spirit box commands guide Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use them Phasmophobia ouija board questions - how to use a ouija board Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanityOct 14, 2020 - PCGamesNPhasmophobia sanity provides a measure for how scared each individual in your ghost-hunting team is. You'll enter a hunt completely sane and unafraid of the myriad things that go bump in the night. However, the longer you spend in a haunted location the lower your sanity level will go, and depending on how you spend that time you'll find yourself either relatively unscathed or a hallucinating, fraught bundle of nerves - both in-game and in real life. Sanity is also measured as a group average, and if your average drops below a certain point the ghost will start initiating haunts and even hunts to start picking you off one by one. Naturally, you'll lose sanity as you're exposed to paranormal activity, so it's important to accept this is going to happen as a part of your investigation, but learn how to deal with it when you are at low sanity. So, how do you gain or lose sanity during your investigations, what happens when you hit 0 sanity, and what tips can we offer to deal with this mechanic? Join us as we disassemble everything we know about the Phasmophobia sanity effects. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia spirit box commands guide Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use them Phasmophobia ouija board questions - how to use a ouija board Phasmophobia spirit box commands guideOct 14, 2020 - PCGamesNHow do you talk to ghosts in Phasmophobia? By now you've probably realised that the ghosts in Phasmophobia are a chatty bunch, or more like, they enjoy your soft whimpers into the dark corners of whatever house they've chosen to haunt. As Phasmopobia is an online multiplayer game, where you can play with up to three friends. There's a lot of lively debate about the best course of action, but as you ghost hunters deliberate how best to rid the area of the unwanted spirit, they are actually listening in on your every word. If that wasn't scary enough, they will also respond to some of the pretty obvious things you'll say as you stumble blindly around corridors grasping a torch and clutching your chosen ghost-slaying device. Out of the devices you can choose is the spirit box, a nifty tool that can be used to discover more information about the ghost you're hunting. Bear in mind that Phasmophobia's voice recognition can be a little off, but in our opinion, it's well worth the investment as a more subdued way of teasing your ghost out of its hiding spot. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanity Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use them Phasmophobia ouija board questions - how to use a ouija board Phasmophobia spirit box commands guideOct 14, 2020 - PCGamesNHow do you talk to ghosts in Phasmophobia? By now you've probably realised that the ghosts in Phasmophobia are a chatty bunch, or more like, they enjoy your soft whimpers into the dark corners of whatever house they've chosen to haunt. As Phasmopobia is an online multiplayer game, where you can play with up to three friends. There's a lot of lively debate about the best course of action, but as you ghost hunters deliberate how best to rid the area of the unwanted spirit, they are actually listening in on your every word. If that wasn't scary enough, they will also respond to some of the pretty obvious things you'll say as you stumble blindly around corridors grasping a torch and clutching your chosen ghost-slaying device. Out of the devices you can choose is the spirit box, a nifty tool that can be used to discover more information about the ghost you're hunting. Bear in mind that Phasmophobia's voice recognition can be a little off, but in our opinion, it's well worth the investment as a more subdued way of teasing your ghost out of its hiding spot. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanity Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use them Phasmophobia ouija board questions - how to use a ouija board Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use themOct 14, 2020 - PCGamesNHow do you use smudge sticks in Phasmophobia? For anyone that doesn't know, smudge sticks are neatly tied herbs used for healing, or in this case, warding off evil spirits. In real life, they can contain all manner of ingredients from rosemary to garlic and are often wafted through the air once lit to rid the area of a bad aura. Using smudge sticks in Phasmophobia isn't about healing, though, it's about staying alive and these little garlicky parcels are super handy to cleanse an area of apparitions and buy yourself some more time for hunting. Smudge sticks are used in a lot of objectives and can be purchased from the menu using the in-game currency you've collected from previous missions. You can carry up to four smudge sticks, and will also need a lighter to use them. Smudge sticks also interact with some of the ghosts in Phasmophobia in different ways: using it on a Spirit will prevent it from attacking and using it on a Yurei will prevent it from moving. Here are the other ways you can use smudge sticks in Phasmophobia. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanity Phasmophobia spirit box commands guide Phasmophobia ouija board questions - how to use a ouija board Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use themOct 14, 2020 - PCGamesNHow do you use smudge sticks in Phasmophobia? For anyone that doesn't know, smudge sticks are neatly tied herbs used for healing, or in this case, warding off evil spirits. In real life, they can contain all manner of ingredients from rosemary to garlic and are often wafted through the air once lit to rid the area of a bad aura. Using smudge sticks in Phasmophobia isn't about healing, though, it's about staying alive and these little garlicky parcels are super handy to cleanse an area of apparitions and buy yourself some more time for hunting. Smudge sticks are used in a lot of objectives and can be purchased from the menu using the in-game currency you've collected from previous missions. You can carry up to four smudge sticks, and will also need a lighter to use them. Smudge sticks also interact with some of the ghosts in Phasmophobia in different ways: using it on a Spirit will prevent it from attacking and using it on a Yurei will prevent it from moving. Here are the other ways you can use smudge sticks in Phasmophobia. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanity Phasmophobia spirit box commands guide Phasmophobia ouija board questions - how to use a ouija board Phasmophobia ouija board questions - how to use a ouija boardOct 13, 2020 - PCGamesNWhat are the questions you can ask the ouija board in Phasmophobia? Something we'd never thought we'd ask ourselves, but here we are in 2020, where online co-op games are the best way to link up with pals - and what better way than hunting ghosts in the dark, armed with a radio and some precarious equipment? And what better way to find a ghost than to use the paranormal equivalent of WhatsApp: the ouija board. You might be slightly frustrated by Phasmophobia's voice recognition, it can be a little clunky to use, but preserve and you can utilise not only the spirit box in Phasmophobia, but also the ouija board. By asking your aloof apparition some questions in order to coax out some answers, you can tick off objectives to complete the mission of finding out which ghost you're hunting. Of course, that's not all there is to it, you can't simply walk up to the ghost and say, "hey buddy, why don't you cool it with all the haunting, yeah?" That's not going to go down well. Firstly, it will anger it and it will hunt you and your sanity will slowly deplete until you're a snivelling wreck in the corner, or dead. So, here's how to use a ouija board and the questions you can ask. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanity Phasmophobia spirit box commands guide Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use them Phasmophobia ghost types - all ghosts in the gameOct 13, 2020 - PCGamesNWhat are all the Phasmophobia ghost types? If you're trying to sniff out and vanquish all the ghosts so the hunters don't become the haunted - then you'll need to know exactly what you're up against. This online multiplayer game can be played with up to three of your friends, and like in the best co-op games, you'll need to work together to understand what kind of ghost you've got on your hands. Of course, you can do this by collecting evidence using the Phasmophobia spirit box to talk to the undead, as well as different ghost-hunting equipment such as cameras, a ouija board, and torches. Then there's the more cautious approach, throwing down a crucifix in Phasmophobia to ward off a ghost, for example. You'll need to piece together all your findings in the investigation and slowly build up an idea of who and what your ghost is. There are 12 different ghost types in Phasmophobia and all of them behave differently, with their own strengths and weaknesses. Here are all of the ghosts you'll encounter and what to look out for in their behaviour. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanity Phasmophobia spirit box commands guide Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use them Phasmophobia hit Steam's top five most-played games this weekendOct 12, 2020 - PCGamesNPhasmophobia, the co-op horror game made by a single developer, has broken into the top five most-played games on Steam this weekend. According to GitHyp, the ghastly horror game peaked at 86,491 concurrent players over the weekend. As with most horror games these days, the haunted house vibes and creepy aesthetic drew initial comparisons to cult demo PT. However, the game involves some incredibly unique mechanics that redefine the co-operative experience. Players can only hear each other if they are within earshot - and yes, that means doors and walls muffle the sound of your comms. This becomes increasingly scary when unnatural beings take out the walkie-talkies you use for long-distance communication, and suddenly you feel very isolated and alone. Much like other recent cult hits Among Us and Fall Guys, the game has also been incredibly successful on Twitch, peaking at just under a quarter of a million viewers on its first weekend. It's safe to say that streamers love to be scared, and people just love to watch someone else jump out of their skin at regular intervals. Phasmophobia ticks both of those boxes, and has soared in popularity because of it. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use them Phasmophobia ouija board questions - how to use a ouija board Phasmophobia ghost types - all ghosts in the game Phasmophobia dirty sink guide - how to get dirty waterOct 12, 2020 - PCGamesNHow do you get dirty water in Phasmophobia? The optional side quest can deliver a nice wad of cash and it's pretty easy to complete, once you know how. It won't put your life in too much danger, but just enough to make you think twice before plucking it from the whiteboard at the beginning of the game. Here's a quick way to get dirty water in Phasmophobia, and how to get in and out before you're gobbled up by a ghostie, or your sanity levels are sent plummeting through the creaky floorboards. To make dirty water in Phasmophobia, you need to make sure you're moving as a unit, so group up and grab the camera, as you need it to snap a picture of the dirty sink. There are plenty of sinks in Phasmophobia, found in either a bathroom or the kitchen depending on the building you're investigating, sometimes if you're lucky, they're already brimming with dirty water, but other times you need the help of a ghost to make this happen - the filthy phantoms. If you interact with the tap, clean water will flow, and it's only if a ghost is super angry or interacts with the sink itself, that the water will turn brown. So, here's how to get dirty water in Phasmophobia. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia ghost types - all ghosts in the game Phasmophobia hit Steam's top five most-played games this weekend Games like Phasmophobia: the best ghost games Phasmophobia, a Co-Op VR Horror Game Made by 1 Person, Just Cracked Steam's Top 5 Most Played ListOct 12, 2020 - GitHypOver the summer, we saw the meteoric rise of indie games like Fall Guys and Among Us while gamers searched for new ways to socialize during the Covid-19 lockdown. Now, with Halloween just a few weeks away and gamers still stuck indoors, a new 4-player co-op horror game called “Phasmophobia” is seeing similar explosive growth on Steam. During its second weekend on Steam, Phasmophobia's player counts peaked at 61k concurrent players – placing the game as high as #6 on Steam's list of most played games. And in its third weekend, the game saw a new peak of 86k concurrent players that placed it at #5 on Steam. Although Phasmophobia doesn't require VR to play on PC, such high player counts for a game with a VR-focus is extremely rare on Steam. And despite its janky mechanics and numerous bugs, players seem to be loving the PT-esque experience with Overwhelmingly Positive reviews from 13k owners who paid $13.99 for Early Access. Similar to Fall Guys and Among Us, another huge factor in Phasmophobia's success has been its popularity on streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Over the weekend, Phasmophobia easily topped other popular new releases like Crash Bandicoot 4 and Star Wars: Squadrons, hitting #1 on Twitch with a peak of 247k concurrent viewers. But what's most impressive is that the new ghost-hunting game's developer, Kinetic Games, consists of only a single developer - something that probably won't last long now that the scary game is a huge success.Steam Global Top Sellers for the Week ending 11 October 2020Oct 10, 2020 - SteamDB * Baldur's Gate 3; * Phasmophobia; * Among Us; * Valve Index VR Kit; * STAR WARS™: Squadrons; * Cyberpunk 2077; * Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout; * EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21; * Hades; * Red Dead Redemption 2; View more information and data on SteamDBPhasmophobia has certainly possessed a lot of playersOct 7, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunGhost hunting simulation Phasmophobia has certainly scared up a rising player base. Despite the somewhat janky quality of its early access version, folks seem to be pretty possessed by the supernatural spooks. It’s been climbing in concurrent Steam players and Twitch viewers this month, leaving even known weenies like me curious enough to consider playing with friends. (more…) Phasmophobia's peak player count just hit 64k on SteamOct 7, 2020 - PCGamesNPhasmophobia, Kinetic Games' multiplayer co-op horror fest, only launched a few weeks back, but the indie game's already attracting a sizeable player base on Steam. The horror game's SteamDB tracker indicates the title hit its all-time peak player count over the past 24 hours (as of this story), and it's into the tens of thousands - just under a whopping 65k, in fact. The exact figure - a peak of 64,830 concurrent players, according to SteamDB's charts, or 64,793 based on SteamCharts' numbers - is a pretty impressive feat for the new PC game. The former site also has a rundown of the (current) most-played games on Valve's platform, and if you order the list by 24-hour peak in descending order you'll see the new paranormal horror title's scooped a place in Steam's top fifteen over that period. Sure, Phasmophobia's sat a little lower than some behemoths of the multiplayer games genre, like Dota 2, CS:GO, PUBG, Destiny 2, and - of course - the just-released (and very successful) Early Access Baldur's Gate 3 - but at number 14, it's currently higher up the list than Fall Guys, Warframe, Rust, and Dead by Daylight, which is a respectable feat. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Phasmophobia sanity effects guide: what happens when you hit 0 sanity Phasmophobia smudge sticks - how to use them Phasmophobia ouija board questions - how to use a ouija board