Help make EGX the best show it can possibly be

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Complete this survey to share your thoughts on the future of ReedPop’s UK games show. EGX, next set to run at ExCeL London 22-25 September, needs your help. If you have attended previous EGX events or have thoughts about the show as someone who has been tempted but never been, we’ve got the survey for you. We want to know what you’re interested in seeing at a fut

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Watch Tokyo come alive with this real-time map of its transit system

Home News (Image credit: Akihiko Kusanagi) At 4:44 AM Tokyo time (nearly three in the afternoon here in Chicago) I am glued to my screen: a green block has just passed the map icon for the live feed I'm watching, and I'm curious what the time delay is. Seconds pass, and no train comes into view. At around 4:46 a Yamanote line train speeds past on the YouTube stream. Two minute delay—not bad for half a world away. Mini Tokyo 3D (opens in new tab) is a project by

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I can’t keep up with The Elder Scrolls Online’s fast-paced content drops – and that’s a good thing

I’m totally okay with lagging behind TESO’s content updates and timed events because Tamriel isn’t rushing me to the next raid. As we wait for The Elder Scrolls 6 to materialize one way or another, and endure a now-even-longer wait for Starfield, The Elder Scrolls Online remains Bethesda’s flagship all-you-can-eat title. And it’s not even developed by Bethesda Game Studios. There's a great Elder Scrolls game you can play as you wait for the next mainline entry in the s

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Hatsune Miku Project Diva MegaMix just landed on Steam and you should all play it immediately

Home News Music Hatsune Miku Project Diva MegaMix+ (Image credit: Sega) The Hatsune Miku Project Diva series has finally made its debut on PC, with Sega dropping MegaMix+ out of absolutely nowhere. Project Diva contains some of the greatest rhythm games I've ever had the pleasure of playing, and one of the main reasons my PlayStation consoles still get any love. It made its way onto Switch last year in the form of MegaMix, which appears to be the version PC user

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Capcom Fighting Collection is a real treat for super fans that oozes with style

If you've lost more hair than skill with an arcade stick over the years, this may title may just be for you. I don’t think there’s an entity in the video game industry with a more distinguished back catalogue of arcade classics than Capcom. Those are just the facts. The years where these titles reigned supreme in bowling alleys and various other homes of pixelated entertainment sparkle off rose-tinted glasses. As a fan of fighting games, both modern and classic, it’s the ol

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The next Pathfinder RPG might actually be a Starfinder RPG

Home News RPG Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous (Image credit: Owlcat Games) Enough people have been asking Owlcat Games "What's next?" that the developer of Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous put together a website to tease an answer that question: whatisnext.owlcat.games (opens in new tab) . Head there and you'll see a looping animation of three planets and an asteroid field, with a targeting display overlaid on it. Sure looks like t

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Why does vanilla, mod-less Oblivion still feel this good to play after 16 years?

You don't even need to dress The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion up with fancy patches and upgrades to make it one of the best RPGs ever made. Right now we’re all sitting on our hands, waiting for The Elder Scrolls 6. Wondering what delights it might hold for us. Whether the NPCs will be able to simultaneously move, talk, and come off like something close to humans. Dreaming of a world full of undiscovered quests, un-plundered chests, pristine sweetrolls. But the human brain doesn’t

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Project Palianytsia is a horror mystery game in the works at Frogwares

While not the game it wanted to work on next, the war in Ukraine has forced the studio to change its plans. Frogwares are currently working on a new horror game with the working title Project Palianytsia. While the first reveal should happen within a few months, the team decided to show off a bit of concept art ahead of time to get you interested. According to Frogwares, the war in Ukraine has forced them to suspend its next open-world game and shift the team over to something di

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How to unlock Solar 3.0 fragments in Destiny 2

Home Features FPS Destiny 2 (Image credit: Bungie) Want to unlock your Destiny 2 Solar 3.0 fragments? The Season of the Haunted has launched and the Solar rework (opens in new tab) is receiving a bit of a mixed response. The changes to Gunslinger are pretty darn good, but Titans and Warlocks seem a little less pleased with the overhaul. As with the Void rework, it’s all about aspects and fragments now, and choosing a line-up of perks that’ll synergise with

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Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted reveals Solar 3.0, a spooky Leviathan, and the Trespasser exotic sidearm

Launching today and running until August 23, Season of the Haunted is taking us back to a fan-favourite locale. Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted has been revealed today with a brand new trailer, showcasing the re-emerging Leviathan, the Solar 3.0 rework, and new exotic weapons for us to get our grubby hands on! The new season is launching today - May 24 - and will remain available for Guardians all over the world to take on until August 23. In addition, a vast variety of smaller

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Microsoft Flight Sim's Top Gun tie-in teaches you how to fly like a skillful maniac

Home News Sim Microsoft Flight Simulator (Image credit: Microsoft) Microsoft Flight Simulator is brilliant for a lot of reasons, but for me, it's pretty much just an opportunity to take leisure cruises through parts of the world I've always wanted to visit. With a new Top Gun: Maverick expansion released today, we're now invited to perform ridiculous, high-skill manoeuvres in a specially decked-out F/A-18E Super Hornet, thus eliminating every trace of "chill" th

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Upcoming horror game, The Chant, will only release on PC and next-gen consoles

The Chant will no longer be releasing on PS4 or Xbox One. The Chant is an upcoming horror game that is set to explore the dark side of spirituality. Set at a spiritual retreat, the third-person horror is going to require players to scramble to survive when things turn awry. You are expected to craft and fight your way out of the retreat, escaping the psychedelic horrors and cosmic terror that occurs when one ritual goes wrong. Sounds like an interesting take, right? Well, for pl

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New dinosaur named 'dragon of death' even though it doesn't look like one

Home News RPG (Image credit: Leonardo D. Ortiz David) As common and beloved as dragons are in the games we play, I am sad to report they aren't actually real. Trust me on this: I spent about an hour looking at the sky this morning and I only saw birds, airplanes, and a couple of hippogriffs up there. On the plus side, paleontologists have unearthed the next best thing to an actual dragon. The fossils of a huge new species of pterosaur have been discovered, and the

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The Witcher 3 next-gen version coming to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in Q4 2022

Originally slated to be released during Q2 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. CD Projekt Red has announced a Q4 2022 release window for the PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition. The next-gen version was originally expected sometime during Q2 before it was postponed until "further notice" back in April. The delay was announced alongside news that development had moved in-house, and the team was evaluating the "scope of work to be done

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Elden Ring's sexy wolf man Blaidd reads horny tweets from thirsty fans

Home News Action Elden Ring Elden Ring (opens in new tab) is not what I could call a sexy videogame, but it does contain one very sexy NPC: Blaidd, the stylish half-man, half-wolf warrior with the big, big sword. He's the guardian of Ranni the Witch and, with some small bit of effort, quite friendly with players as well. He's also made a major impression on an awful lot of very thirsty gamers. One of Blaidd's most appealing characteristics is his voice, a soft, smoky aural caress

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Halo fan’s Unreal Engine 5 project looks even better than the TV series

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Created by Infinite Forge, this demo allows you to explore an impressive alien environment with assault rifle in hand. Are you a fan of the Halo series, and the gorgeous alien worlds it takes you to? We’ve been to some great places in the series’ twenty years history: the dark forest and sprawling interiors of 323 Guilty Spark in Halo 1, the Forerunner Gas Mine in Hal

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gets an October release date

Home News FPS Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) (Image credit: Activision) Surprise! There's a new Call of Duty coming out later this year, and now we know exactly when. Modern Warfare 2, the sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot based on the 2009 original with the same exact name, will release on October 28. Activision announced the news on Twitter with a weird video (opens in new tab) featuring boats with art on them. I'm not sure what it all means, bu

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Animal Cross encyclopedia will teach kids about creatures and critters where Blathers failed to

The encyclopedia is coming to Japan only though. Japan is getting an incredibly wholesome looking Animal Crossing-themed encyclopedia that's meant to be an educational tool for kids. Blathers has plenty to say about all kinds of critters and creatures in the world of Animal Crossing, but we don't always want to hear it. For those who do want to learn a bit more though, there's an encyclopedia based on all of the non-anthropomorphic animals in New Horizon coming out later this ye

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Riot reveals new League of Legends Void champion, Bel'veth

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Not the kind of gal you want to take home to meet the folks. Riot Games has revealed details for its latest League of Legends champion through a cinematic trailer. The new champion, Bel'veth, is an empress and "God of Oblivion" coming from the heart of the Void in Runeterra. Bel’Veth is decribed as a "dark cancer" that has metastasized within the heart of the Void, and

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LotR: Gollum's gameplay reveal is as conflicted as its titular character

Home Features Action The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum (Image credit: Daedalic) The Lord of the Rings: Gollum seems to share Gollum's conflicted personality. In a 20 minute remote preview, I got to see its Gollum side—contextual stealth takedowns, ledge shimmying, and "Gollum vision"—but also its Smeagol side, an open-ended, combat-free platforming puzzle against a striking fantasy backdrop. Which one will ultimately win out is hard to say after such a short loo

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We never asked for this: Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal almost made Final Fantasy 15

While just a rumour up until now, a former art director at Eidos Montreal has confirmed it was real. Eidos Montreal was at one point in time apparently going to make Final Fantasy 15, which has now been confirmed by a former art director. Jonathan Jacque-Belletête, who used to work at Eidos Montreal, recently spoke with TrueAchievements confirming a longstanding rumour that the Canadian developer was working on Final Fantasy 15. "Eidos Montreal brought back Deus Ex. I was t

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Dragon's Dogma 10th anniversary website raises a lot of questions

Home News RPG Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (Image credit: Capcom) Released in 2012, Dragon's Dogma was a brilliant, rough around the edges RPG with some really interesting ideas. Chief among those was the Pawn system, which let you customize party companions and then share them online to be levelled up by other players, and vice versa. Oh, and you could climb enemies mid-combat, Shadow of the Colossus-style. Oh, and you could also pick people up and throw them of

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Teamfight Tactics: Dragonlands preview - A brilliant set built for long time fans

We were able to try out the latest TFT set early, and we think it's excellent. Teamfight Tactics has been trucking on for some time now; for almost two years in fact. As a result, it has grown to become a surprise hit for Riot Games. Nestled within its own corner of the League of Legends client, Teamfight Tactics has garnered its own community of dedicated players, some of whom have been along for the ride ever since its release. All this time later, can the latest update, Drago

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The latest Windows 11 preview feature is a Bing and Edge exclusive search box on your desktop

Home News (Image credit: Microsoft) Windows 11 preview updates have been bringing plenty of new features to test on the platform. Some are great like HDR sliders, and others not so much, like when it recently broke some Microsoft Store apps. But that's what preview updates are for, allowing Microsoft to test out ideas to see what works and what doesn't in front of a small batch of consumers. The current insider build holds one such feature, which many users are hopi

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Skyrim mod brings Shadow of Mordor's brilliant Nemesis system to Tamriel

The mod is currently a work-in-progress, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's best feature was easily the nemesis system, and an upcoming mod seeks to add it to Skyrim. If you're unfamiliar with Nemesis system, it works like this: enemies will remember the players actions, such as whether you had previously killed them or been killed by them, allowing them to move up and down the hierarchy. Get beat by a grunt often enough and it could work their way up the ladder, and they will bul

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Finally, Sonic has teeth again

Home News Sonic The Hedgehog (Image credit: Paramount Pictures) Sonic, the beautiful blue boy whom we all love, has appeared in two motion picture adaptations of his iconic adventures. They are the two highest-grossing videogame films of all time, and have impacted our culture immensely. What you may not remember is that CGI Sonic was originally intended to have a marvellous set of pearly white teeth, or "teefs," thick tufts of realistic fur, as well as the most p

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Genshin Impact version 2.7 is going live May 31 following its indefinite delay.

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It's been a long time coming, but version 2.7 of Genshin Impact is almost here. After what has felt like an eternity, we’ve finally got a date for the Genshin Impact version 2.7 release. It’s been a few weeks since the indefinite delay was announced alongside weekly complimentary primo gems, however it looks like the wheels are finally turning again. So if you’ve be

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Everything we know about Genshin Impact 2.7

Home Features RPG Genshin Impact (Image credit: miHoYo) Explore The Chasm with these Genshin Impact 2.6 guides Looking for details about Genshin Impact 2.7? After the version's initial delay, things are finally back on track with an update arriving a little later in the month. It may not be Sumeru, but there'll be new content in the form of an Archon quest, events, and two new characters: Yelan and Kuki Shinobu. Just as leakers predicted, Arataki Itto and

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Elden Ring's map has been quietly changing with every patch

FromSoftware has slyly made a number of changes to the world map of Elden Ring without telling anyone. Elden Ring has received a handful of patches since its release at the end of February. Developer FromSoftware made a number of improvements to the game's performance, fixed a few bugs, and rebalanced a whole host of skills and weapons in an attempt to tone down the most obviously overpowered options. As with many Japanese developers, FromSoft is guilty of making tweaks that do

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Songs of Conquest is a great tactics game that stole my heart with musical interludes

Home Features Strategy Songs Of Conquest (Image credit: Lavapotion) As someone who regularly pines for something like Heroes of Might Magic 3 to come and sweep them off their feet, Songs of Conquest is a treat. From familiar foundations, where you control powerful individuals known as Wielders, marching across a colourful map with your army in tow and duking it out in turn-based battles, it grows into something just new enough to feel like progress without sacri

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Evil Dead: The Game Review - A groovy gore-fest, but something is missing

Henrietta is out to try and swallow Ash William's soul again, and again, and again.... Evil Dead: The Game is an affectionate love letter to Sam Raimi’s horror franchise and its mass of loyal fans. I’ll hold my hands up and immediately say that I feel indifferent towards the Evil Dead movies. While I’m a horror devotee through and through, my love lies with the crass nature of Rob Zombie movies when it comes to those delicious horror/camp crossovers. That being said, I hav

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Genshin Impact codes: free Primogems and Mora for May

Home Features RPG Genshin Impact (Image credit: miHoYo) Looking for the latest Genshin Impact codes? With version 2.7 on the horizon and both Kuki Shinobu and Yelan on the way, you're going to need a lot of Primogems if you want to grab any of the new characters. There are plenty of ways to farm for primos of course, and lots of events in the new version, but codes are a good way of supplementing what you have. Explore The Chasm with these Genshin Impact 2.6 gu

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Does Xbox have a Game Pass gap to fill or does the Starfield delay not matter?

Without Starfield and Redfall, and no other first-party games announced for 2022, what can be done? Bethesda has moved AAA mega-hit-in-waiting Starfield into 2023 along with the intriguing but less likely to sell large numbers Redfall. While the latter had no date, it had been expected to be released this year, at some point before Starfield. With those two games now off the year’s release schedule, what else is on the horizon for Game Pass, and does Xbox have a small problem

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Sega is aiming for high reviews scores with Sonic Frontiers

In a recent QA, Sega spoke of its high hopes for the next Sonic game. After years of mostly average review scores for Sonic games, Sega is aiming high with the upcoming Sonic Frontiers. We all love the fastest hedgehog around, we just don't all love his games. But it seems like Sega is targeting high review scores for the next entry in the beloved-but-flawed series. As shared by VGC, during a recent analyst and investor QA, the company was asked if it had any targets in mind for

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TikTok's trying to get into games in a big way

Home News (Image credit: Pixabay) TikTok is gigantic—the video-sharing app, particularly popular among the younger demographic, has more than one billion active users and is forecast to turnover around $11 billion this year. The app is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese firm, and was initially launched in 2016 before a re-branding and global launch in 2017, since when it's exploded in popularity to the extent that some days it challenges Google as the world's most popu

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Amazon Prime Day 2022: Everything we know so far

Here's our guide to Prime Day 2022 It's soon going to be that time of the year again: Amazon Prime Day! It's when Amazon celebrates its subscription service with two days of discounts across hundreds of different products across all categories. It's a way for the company to ensure you're getting the most out of your subscription with exclusive discounts. You'll find everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day on this page, including information on how to spot the best disc

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What are you playing this weekend?

With a Saturday in the rain, here comes the weekend. It's been a long week, but it's finally over. Huzzah! The end of the workweek means it's time to kick back and play some games, and that's exactly what we intend on doing. We may even make some pasta, garlic up some bread, and pour a nice glass of Moscato if the mood strikes us. Then again, that sounds like work. Best just to get some takeout instead. This week we're conquering civilizations, getting into some cyberpunk, and d

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Ace Combat scores the dream collaboration with Top Gun

Home News Action Ace Combat Ace Combat recently celebrated 25 years (and announced a new one's in the works). While reporting on that I mused about how the best thing Bandai Namco could do for Ace Combat 7 would be the fantasy collaboration with Top Gun: Maverick. Well, clearly someone over at Bandai Namco is a PCG fan because those beautiful suits have done it. The Top Gun: Maverick collaboration launches on May 26 alongside the film, and will feature three aircraft—though the t

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Netflix shows off two new joyful trailers for its live-action Resident Evil series

The Umbrella Corporation is up to no good once more in the next live-action outing of Resident Evil. Netflix has released a pair of trailers giving us our first proper look at its upcoming live-action Resident Evil series. Earlier this week, Netflix gave us more of an in-depth taste of its next Resident Evil project that focuses on series mainstay Albert Wesker. The first trailer introduces us to Billie and Jade, new characters to the franchise and Wesker's children. It shows th

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Dying Light 2 studio is developing an open-world action RPG in a fantasy setting

Techland is currently hiring for the unannounced project. Techland, the studio behind Dying Light and Dying Light 2, has announced the development of a new triple-A project. The studio said it has a team dedicated to the unannounced title, which is an open-world action RPG in a fantasy setting. With the success of Dying Light and the great opening for Dying Light 2, Techland felt now was the time to announce it has a new title in development, and that it is hiring folks to help f

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Here's where you can pre-order Gotham Knights

Here's the best and cheapest places to pre-order the next Batman game. Gotham Knights is an upcoming game from DC and Warner Bros Games Montréal that's expected to be released on 25th October 2022. It was recently announced that Gotham Knights will not be released on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One due to quality reasons, and will only be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The new open-world, third-person action RPG is set in Gotham City, immediately after the death of Batman.

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Here are the current and next Genshin Impact banners

Home Features RPG Genshin Impact (Image credit: MiHoYo) Want to find out about the latest Genshin Impact banners? The open-world gacha game relies on its roster of loveable characters and fresh faces as it adds ever-more powerful heroes to the game. You can recruit these Genshin Impact characters by using Primogems to wish on banners, as well as grabbing their unique weapon.  With the Genshin Impact 2.7 livestream having finally aired, we now know when the upda

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Save 10% on Switch OLED consoles and bundles at Very

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Almost the same price as a Standard Switch. The Nintendo Switch OLED has been out for eight months now, and it has kept well in stock in the UK so we're seeing some great bundles as well as discounts appearing at various retailers. The Switch OLED is £50 more expensive than the standard Switch with a retail price of £309, but for that money you get a bigger OLED screen

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SpaceX allegedly paid $250K to cover up Elon Musk sexual misconduct claim

Home News (Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) A Business Insider article published today claims that a contracted SpaceX flight attendant was paid $250,000 by the company to keep quiet after she reported that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk had exposed his penis and propositioned her during an in-flight massage. The flight attendant herself is allegedly under a non-disclosure agreement. The story and related documents were brought to Business Insi

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This Elden Ring mod lets you hang out with your favourite NPCs

Yes, Blaidd is on the list of NPCs you can buddy up with. There are plenty of spirit ashes for you to hang out with in Elden Ring, but a new mod lets you summon your favourite NPC or boss. Despite Souls games often having strong themes of a solitary struggle, they do frequently let you summon other players and certain NPCs to help out every now and then. Of course, when it comes to in-game NPCs, this is generally limited to very specific characters, so unfortunately for you, if y

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Stardew Valley has sold over 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms

That a nice, round number. Stardew Valley has hit another sales milestone by moving 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms. The newest figure is valid as of March 2022, and 13 million of those copies were sold on PC alone. Just eight months ago, it was revealed the game had sold 15 million copies, which means an additional 5 million copies were sold since the figure was reported in September. Speaking with PC Gamer, the game creator Eric Barone called the 20 million copie

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Discord, Twitch, 4Chan and more to be investigated in wake of Buffalo terror attack

Home News (Image credit: NurPhoto (Getty Images)) Update: A Discord spokesperson provided the following statement: "Our deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families. Hate has no place on Discord and we are committed to combating violence and extremism. "We are continuing to do everything we can to assist law enforcement and the investigation remains ongoing. What we know at this time is that a private, invite-only server was created by the susp

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Borderlands 3 is free on the Epic Games Store for the next week

The first of four freebies being handed out over the next few weeks. The Epic MEGA Sale has kicked off on the Epic Games Store, and the first of four free games being offered during this time is Borderlands 3. You can download Borderlands 3 from today through May 26 at 11am ET. If you have never played the looter-shooter before, it's free, so now there is no excuse. Borderlands 3 is set on the planet Pandora seven years after the death of Handsome Jack. In the interim, twin sibli

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V Rising doesn't make me feel much like a vampire

Home Features Survival V Rising (Image credit: Stunlock Studios) I remember my first night in Minecraft, hiding in a hole I'd dug in the ground, waiting for the sun to come up while zombies mumbled and grumbled outside. V Rising reverses that. I spend my days in the dark, then come out at night to hunt. Emerging from my lair, I transform into a wolf and search the land for veins to tap: veins of rich copper ore. As a survival game it was inevitable V Rising woul

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Roller Champions, Ubisoft's free-to-play PvP roller skating game, launches May 25

Strap your skates on bud, you're up! Roller Champions, the free-to-play PvP roller skating game coming from the minds at Ubisoft, is launching on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC via the Ubisoft store on May 25. This news comes alongside a new cinematic trailer showing off some of the characters featured in the fast-paced sports action game. For those who’d like to get their hands on the title but aren’t a fan of those particular platforms, the game will also be launching on the Ni

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Last year's best strategy game finally comes to Steam

Home News Strategy Old World Old World had our resident strategy buff frothing at the mouth, in excitement I hasten to add, at a 4X that was actually doing some new things. In our review Fraser described it as "a brilliant 4X, and one that I'd actually recommend over Civilization at the moment. It feels like a genuine step forward for the genre, boasting so many inventive, smart design decisions." The game was released in July last year as an Epic store exclusive, and impressed us

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Soulstice looks like it wants to be the next Devil May Cry, and gets an autumn release window

This new action game from Modus Games looks to be an icy take on a classic genre. There's a new gameplay trailer for the very cool looking Soulstice, which also confirms an autumn release window. Italian studio Modus Games has shown off a roughly 11 minute long look at the action adventure game Soulstice, which has some very strong Devil May Cry vibes. The game stars a pair of sisters, Briar and Lute, who have been "reborn as a chimera." According to the description for the trail

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Gaming PC build guide

Home Features (Image credit: Future) Congratulations! You've decided that now is the perfect time to build yourself a gaming PC. Consider this gaming PC build guide your companion on your thrilling journey into the world of PC gaming, PC gamer. I've recommended a set of components for a new system that balances pricing and performance. We should get something out of the way first. The Great GPU shortage makes building and upgrading a PC pretty difficult right now.

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Finished Elden Ring but never played Dark Souls? Now's the time

If your business with the Erdtree is finished, it's time to return to the roots. So, you've finally completed Elden Ring. After dozens of deaths to every one one of dozens of bosses. After untold moments where that infernal golden tree looks like it's just over the brow of the next hill only for you to get waylaid up a mountain – or for a whole new land to emerge between you and your goal – your beautiful, arduous journey is over. The completion of a From Software game can b

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Chivalry 2 gallops onto Steam this June with new maps and mounted combat

Home Features Action Chivalry 2 Finally, my Steam friends can experience the thrill of chasing down archers with a greatsword like a medieval Jason Voorhees. After a year of Epic Store exclusivity on PC, Chivalry 2 is releasing on Steam on June 12. At the same time, all platforms will get a major free update with a new faction, new maps, and the long-faced, four-legged creatures I've been looking forward to since my first play session. (See the teaser video embedded above or on You

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Resident Evil Village has sold over 6.1 million copies worldwide, franchise moves past 125 million units

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Capcom shared new sales figures for Resident Evil Village in its latest financials release. According to the presentation (slide 20), the game has sold 6.1 million units since its May 2021 release. Resident Evil Village shipped over 3 million units in its first four days of release, becoming the third-fastest-selling title in the series, tied with 2019's Resident Evil 2. By J

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Bungie boss says Sony acquisition won't 'muzzle' the studio's political opinions

Home News FPS Destiny 2 (Image credit: Bungie) Bungie was one of the first game studios to speak out in support of "essential healthcare rights" for women following the leak of a drafting ruling indicating that the US Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade this summer. Sony, on the other hand, utterly botched an attempt to avoid any controversy, and while it eventually tried to clean up the mess it had made, it did so in the strangest possible fashion by

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Insomniac 'fought hard and did not win' argument with Sony to publicly support abortion rights

Home News (Image credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI (Getty Images)) As reported by the Washington Post, Spider-Man developer Insomniac is planning to donate $50,000 to the Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP), to be matched by parent company Sony. This initiative was communicated to Insomniac employees through a companywide confidential email by Insomniac president Ted Price. Even as the company makes this donation and considers an initiative to offer financial

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Silicon Power XS70 2TB NVMe SSD review

The Silicon Power XS70 is an excellent all-round drive, though the competition never stands still. For Attractive heatsink PS5 compatible Excellent performance Price competitive Silicon Power is a brand that probably doesn’t get a lot of attention compared to the likes of Samsung or WD, but when you look at its latest XS70 NVMe SSD with its high-end specifications, it's clear that the brand name isn't everything. Armed with the latest Phison controller and high-performan

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 gaming deals: Here's what to expect

The deals we'd like to see on consoles, games and essential gaming accessories. Amazon Prime Day 2022 is taking place in July, meaning we can expect a huge range of price reductions across almost every department. Of course, we're only interested in all things gaming, such as games and consoles, as well as accessories like monitors, keyboards and headsets. We've compiled a list of products we saw reduced last year and what we can expect this year in terms of discounts for each c

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – Could this be the series' best expansion yet?

With the changes coming to Monster Hunter: Rise in Sunbreak, one of Capcom's best games is going to get even better. It's no secret I'm really into Monster Hunter: Rise: as well as pumping over 100 hours into the game on Switch, I started playing the most recent addition to the action-RPG series even more intently when it came to PC earlier this year. A quick rundown of all the information we've learned about Sunbreak over the last few months. Sure, it doesn't quite have the de

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Cyberpunk games that are better than Cyberpunk 2077

Home Features (Image credit: CD Projekt) On a holographic billboard a Japanese lady sips Spicy Metaverse flavor Mountain Dew and turns to smile, before abruptly glitching out to be replaced by anticorporate agitprop. In the street below a hardboiled detective sighs over a corpse with a grossly distorted head, the Funko Pop Killer's latest victim, while above a drone repeatedly blares, "A new life awaits you in the off-world bitcoin mines!" Cyberpunk is a sci-fi subg

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Is EA SPORTS FC another potential scrap in the licensing battle between FIFA and UEFA?

There's a new age of football games coming – and they'll be taking over a messy legacy. The announcement of EA SPORTS FC has shown yet again that the fiercest competition in football isn’t the Premier League title race, but the licensing battle between UEFA, FIFA and the top leagues around Europe. Maybe it’s just because my team is having an awful season, but it really feels like football is melting. The end-of-year football game rush will be odd this year. I’m n

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Which horror movie would make a great videogame?

Home Features (Image credit: Saber Interactive) There are now 10 videogames based on the Evil Dead series, not counting games Ash has cameos in like Dead By Daylight and Poker Night 2. That's a decent number, although the Alien series has it beat, especially counting the various Alien vs. Predator games. There have been four Blair Witch games, each developed by a different studio, and even Texas Chainsaw Massacre was made into an Atari 2600 game back in 1983. Mean

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Gotham Knights will only launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Co-op DC action brawler from WB Games will skip Xbox One and PS4 The first official gameplay for two of Gotham Knights' main characters – Nightwing and Red Hood – was revealed by Warner Bros. Games and DC today, but alongside the new look at how the game plays, we also learned that the title is only set to arrive on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. A closer look at Red Hood and Nightwing in Gotham Knights. That makes the upcoming open-world, third-person action-RPG game o

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Here's a demake of Portal... for the N64

Home News Puzzle Portal Demakes are super fun and cool, as most recently was exemplified by Bloodborne PSX, a demake that captured the imagination of lots of us. Well, here's my new obsession to watch: Programmer James Lambert is working on a demake of Portal that runs on real N64 hardware. The jagged-edged polygons of Lambert's portal demake are a delight to watch, and this is the first video to include a working portal gun—just a month ago he had little more than graphics. Over

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A fan is making the Metroid 64 game that never was

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nintendo might not have ever made one, but that doesn't mean it can't exist. A fan has shared his take on what a Metroid game might have looked like if it came out on the N64. The Metroid series did have some 3D entries on the GameCube and Wii, but Nintendo did skip a generation in the transition from the SNES to the N64. But ultimately one never actually released on the

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Leak shows what Duke Nukem Forever was like 10 years before its disastrous release

The leak shows off a playable section of the game, and the full source code is expected to follow suit. It looks like an original build of Duke Nukem Forever from 2001 was leaked online, the final release of which had an infamously long development time. Everyone likes to make jokes about Kingdom Hearts 3 taking a long time to come out, but more people need to remember the story of Duke Nukem Forever, a game that took a grand total of 14 years to develop. It was first announced i

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Cantata is fascinating but sometimes ponderous logistics porn

Home Features Strategy Cantata (Image credit: Afterschool Studios) There are some games where I only need to see the briefest of glimpses to know that, oh yes, this is for me. Cantata is on that list. One look at its kaleidoscopic map full of funky little troops and alien topography was all it took for me to desperately need to know more—to see what all these evocative units and strange buildings do, and find out what this striking sci-fi war is all about.  I

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A Mafia prequel is reportedly in development, as multiple bosses depart Hanger 13

The report comes after studio head Haden Blackman leaves the studio after seven years. A new report claims that a new Mafia game is in development, as multiple bosses leave the studio Hanger 13. According to Kotaku, Hanger 13 studio head Haden Blackman is departing the studio after seven years at the company, as announced by 2K Games earlier this week. The report states that 2K Games wrote in an email to staff that Blackman is going to "pursue his passion at a new endeavor," and

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Pokemon Home update adds Pokemon Legends: Arceus along with Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

The update will also introduce Strange Balls. The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have announced Pokemon Home v.2.0, which will add two additional games to be mutually compatible with the cloud service app. With the newest version of Home, you will be able to connect Pokemon Legends: Arceus as well as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl alongside past games Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee, and Pokemon Go. The update will launch in the coming

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Ubisoft founders considering partnering with private equity firm to acquire the company

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Trying to stave off a potential buyout. The Guillemot family, founders of Ubisoft, are considering working with a private equity firm to acquire the company and keep potential buyers at bay. This is according to a Dealreporter report (thanks, SeekingAlpha) which states the deal would allow the Guillemot family to maintain control of Ubisoft. At present, the Guillemot fami

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Who will step up to fill the Starfield-sized black hole at the end of this year?

Home Features RPG Starfield (Image credit: Future) Starfield is delayed to 2023, and whether you really thought that it would launch on time or are not surprised at all, the end of this year is now a big black hole. Starfield's delay has shaken our confidence in the other big games that we've been expecting to arrive by the end of this year. Will other big launches fall into the gravity well of such a major delay, taking the opportunity to announce their ow

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I cannot stress enough that Overwatch 2 isn't 'Overwatch 2'

Home Features FPS Overwatch 2 (Image credit: Blizzard) When Blizzard announced Overwatch 2 in 2019, my eyes squinted and my head tilted a few degrees to the right. We're in the age of service games—a time when "old" games get updated for years after release and challenge the need for sequels at all. Overwatch was among the first to kick off the trend in 2016, and now there's going to be another one? How do you sequelize a game that isn't supposed to end? Almos

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The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Sony's acquisition of Bungie now too

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. This follows the FTC's investigation over Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. While Sony is claiming that it won't make Bungie games exclusive to its consoles, it's still getting investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission. Sony announced it would be buying Bungie for a whopping sum of $3.6 billion earlier this year, which has obviously drawn the attention

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Everything we know about World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Home Features MMO World Of Warcraft (Image credit: Blizzard) Now Blizzard has confirmed that Wrath of the Lich King Classic is arriving this year, it's time to get excited all over again for one of World of Warcraft's most beloved expansions. The original WotLK launched at the end of 2008, essentially bringing Arthas Menethil, as the Lich King, front and centre for the first time since Warcraft 3. Like Burning Crusade Classic before it, WotLK Classic won't be ex

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An hour of new footage for Half-Life spin-off Ravenholm has been released

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The canned game from Dishonored's developer. Footage of Arkane's Half-Life spin-off, Ravenholm, has been posted online by Noclip, the YouTube channel known for producing some really great documentaries on games. In the hour-long footage, you are shown the build Arkane created to show the current progress of the game to Valve. This means what you see is not a finished tit

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Resident Evil Re:Verse shows signs of life, on Stadia of all places

The multiplayer game was delayed into a vague window of 2022, but a new age rating in Europe implies news might be coming soon. Resident Evil Re:Verse could possibly, finally be coming out soon, as it recently received a rating in Europe for the Stadia version of the game. As spotted by Gematsu, the silence in Resident Evil Re:Verse news has been broken by an 18 rating from PEGI for the game on Stadia. That's pretty much it, but we haven't really heard anything about the game si

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This gamer true crime show featuring Discord sleuths is certainly a way to spend 2 hours

Home News Perfect World: A Deadly Game is a true crime documentary about a group of gamers that helped catch a murderer via an MMO and Discord in 2019. The two-part show on Peacock Premium isn't bursting with cliche—there's no conflation of videogame violence with real life violence or anyone explaining what videogames even are—but there's not much else going on either. The mini series focuses on a group of friends that played on a private server based on the Chinese MMO Perfect W

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Elden Ring's Living Jars are the nightmare fuel that just keeps on giving

How would you like to spend eternity crammed into a sentient jar? Because, in the Lands Between, that's probably quite a likely fate. I can’t stop thinking about Elden Ring’s Living Jars – and not in a wholesome way. Yes, I was swept along in the initial wave of pot-worship, aaawing at their little arms and legs and wanting to pinch their clay cheeks like some over-familiar, boundary-ignorant grandma. But now, I see them for the ceramic horrors they are, Milkshake Ducks wi

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This 29-year-old pro football manager trained on Football Manager

Home News Sim Football Manager (Image credit: William Still) William Still is the assistant manager of one of the great French sides, Stade de Reims, before which he was the manager of Belgian sides Lierse and Beerschot. All of which is remarkable given that he's 29 years of age, which for a professional football manager is extremely young. Still's had an interesting route through football, and Sportsbible recently ran a profile about how he went from coaching P

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Halo Infinite Season 2 started off a bit "bumpy" according to 343 Industries

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. To make things up to players, the studio is offering up some free XP and Challenge Swaps. 343 Industries has admitted things haven't gone as smoothly as planned with the launch of Halo Infinite Season 2. One of the things that didn't go according to plan was the buggy challenges, which should now be fixed. "This week has been bumpy," said Joseph Staten, head of creative f

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AMD's bringing its friends to Computex but Jen-Hsun's nowhere to be seen

Home News (Image credit: Taitra) When Computex kicks off this month it may well be the place where we find out all the details of the next generation of gaming hardware. Those new slices of silicon nirvana which promise to deliver frame rates beyond our wildest dreams. Or, alternatively, it could be a huge anti-climax where both AMD and Nvidia nod to their new technologies without giving us anything more tangible than some chips shown off on stage, or an anonymous b

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What are you playing this weekend?

Despite it being nice outside and your lawn probably needing mowed, you'll be playing games inside. We just know it. May is finally here, which means the flowers are in bloom, the grass is no longer brown, the trees have buds, Robins have returned from their wintering grounds to get in arguments on your lawn, and bunny rabbits are hopping around the place more often than not. While spring technically started in March, April was such a cold, wet month, that it didn't really feel l

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Of course Starfield is delayed—what did you expect?

Home Features Action Starfield (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks) Earlier today, Bethesda confirmed what almost seemed inevitable: The much-vaunted Starfield, the developer's next big project and first new series in forever, will not make its launch date of November 12, 2022. Instead, both it and Redfall, the new game from Arkane Austin, have both been delayed into the first half of 2023 in order to deliver "the best, most polished versions" of both. Bethesd

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Mr Bean NFTs launched at the same time as the crypto crash: coincidence?

Home News (Image credit: ITV) On May 9, Yahoo Finance reported that Mr Bean, the mute buffoon from British television co-created and played by Rowan Atkinson, would make his NFT debut in a joint venture between FOMO Lab and Banijay. "I think that this is a great idea," Atkinson said about the project. "Any initiative which not only draws attention to but actually enables access to the fabulous artwork associated with the Mr Bean Animation series, I welcome with open

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Here's where you can pre-order Gotham Knights

Here's the best and cheapest places to pre-order the next Batman game. Gotham Knights is an upcoming game from DC and Warner Bros Games Montréal that's expected to be released on 25th October 2022. It was recently announced that Gotham Knights will not be released on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One due to quality reasons, and will only be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The new open-world, third-person action RPG is set in Gotham City, immediately after the death of Batman.

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Trek to Yomi review

A gorgeous game with frustrating combat and glitchy exploration, Trek to Yomi is the definition of style over substance. Trek to Yomi copies the style of Akira Kurosawa's iconic black and white samurai films: rice fields blowing in the wind, villages burning, a great black swirling vortex in hell. Okay, so Trek to Yomi goes to some places Kurosawa's films didn't. But the path there is littered with glitches, and I only stuck it out through the finicky, floaty combat to see where my samura

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BioWare store listing implying Shepard returns in Mass Effect 5 was "a mistake"

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The listing was written by folks unfamiliar with the game. Looks like a listing for a Mass Effect N7 day lithograph detailing the storyline for Mass Effect 5 was incorrect, leading many to believe Commander Shepard would return in the game. In the listing, a synopsis for the still-unnamed next Mass Effect read: "The show goes on... Shepard's final quest may have ended the

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EA's new Lord of the Rings game isn't a Return of the King remake

The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is set to be a mobile only, collectible, turn-based RPG. EA has announced that it's partnering with Middle-earth Enterprises to make a new, free-to-play Lord of the Rings mobile game. The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is a "collectible role-playing game that brings the fantasy and adventure of The Lord of the Rings to existing fans and new audiences alike in a strategic, social-competitive experience," according to EA (v

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xQc, Hasan, and Nic Cage's faces have been turned into fleshy VTuber skins

Home Features Nobody asked for the ability to wear the faces of xQc, HasanAbi, and Nicolas Cage as VTuber models, but now you can, thanks to streamer Fofamit. Each model stretches and deforms along with your facial movements like your face is made out of Play-Doh. All you need is a camera or an iPhone and a facial capture app to replicate the horror. Fofamit has made several cursed models, but the most popular of them was her haunted xQc mask. She made it in response to xQc and other

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FIFA diversifying its gaming rights, will release new non-sim football games alongside EA Sports franchise

Non-exclusive games model allows new titles to launch ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. FIFA has announced that for the first time, it will launch a new football game developed with third-party studios and publishers, and several non-simulation titles are already in production. The body noted in the release that it has granted an extension to EA Sports for the simulation football category only, which will allow the release of FIFA 23 later this year. FIFA also said it is engagi

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AMD reveals the first games to support its FSR 2.0 upscaling tech

Home News (Image credit: Bethesda, Arkane) To coincide with the launch of the RX 6650 XT, RX 6750 XT and RX 6950 XT, AMD is launching version two of its FidelityFX Super Resolution image upscaling technology. FSR 2.0 is designed to boost frame rates without the loss of image quality. The first game to receive support will be Deathloop, via a patch expected to be released on Thursday, May 12th. Deathloop has been heavily featured in AMD’s FSR 2.0 presentations, so

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Elden Ring sold 13.4 million copies in a month

From Software's Elden Ring just keeps on selling, even in the months after its release Publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware have had a bumper year with Elden Ring so far. Only in March did we hear the game had sold 12 million units, and now – as per Bandai Namco's most recent earnings call – we've learned that the title has surpassed 13.4 million in sales. Want to start (or restart) Elden Ring? Let us help you. The latest IP from the esteemed developer just kee

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Your motherboard can't handle Samsung's chonky new 512GB RAM modules

Home News (Image credit: Samsung) Samsung is laying the groundwork for servers to pack in tens of terabytes of system memory with a world first: a 512GB PCIe 5.0 DRAM module. This is what the Compute Express Link (CXL) memory module was designed for, and allows for massive amounts of memory to be jammed into a system, operating over PCIe 5.0 rather than a standard memory slot.  This is the first memory device that supports the PCIe 5.0 interface for data center and

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Elden Ring map has the best order of exploring The Lands Between

If you ever feel lost in the world of Elden Ring, this map will guide you. The vast world of Elden Ring can be overwhelming to navigate for new and veteran players alike. While the game attempts to nudge you into the path you should be following, not everyone is going to pick up on those admittedly subtle hints. One of the most common questions since Elden Ring's release has been how you’re supposed to navigate its vast map; where to go after you emerge, and what to do after de

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Overwatch 2 pro team punished for 'illegal' maneuver that even Blizzard admits was fun

Home News FPS Overwatch 2 (Image credit: Blizzard) A clever play by Overwatch 2 esports team the Florida Mayhem was ruled as an 'illegal maneuver' by Blizzard over the weekend. The team surprise-attacked opposing Paris Eternal players by teleporting up and over a rooftop, and were forced to redo the round as a result. They won the match in the end, but even Blizzard admits that the banned play was fun to watch.  The Florida Mayhem's strategy was based around Me

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It sure looks like Sonic 3 won’t have its original soundtrack in Sonic Origins. Here’s why

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 has one of the most classic and notable soundtracks in video game history. But chances are, that full soundtrack won’t be present in the new version of the game included in the upcoming Sonic Origins compilation release. Will Sonic Origins contain some choice tracks from the original Sonic 3 release? I had been hoping that Sega might’ve resolved the issues around this soundtrack for this release, like many Sonic fans and game history nerds. The soundtrack has see

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Best Razer gaming laptop deals

Home Features (Image credit: Razer) Are you looking for a new Razer gaming laptop? We've reviewed all the best Razer gaming laptops and found that Razer makes, hands-down, some of the best gaming laptops on the market you can buy. However, when it comes to buying one, you also want the best Razer gaming laptop deals to save yourself some cash. So we've scoured the web to find the best Razer deals around. These premium gaming laptops combine both style and performa

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FIFA 22 cross-play test coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Online Seasons and Online Friendlies will be the modes tested. Electronic Arts has announced that "in the near future," it will be testing FIFA 22 cross-play functionality in Online Seasons and Online Friendlies. The testing will occur on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. PC was not mentioned in the announcement. Online Seasons and Online Friendlies are the only modes bei

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Best gaming desk in 2022

Home Features (Image credit: Future) The best gaming desks carry the weight of your everyday gaming use. They have to give you enough room for your keyboard, mouse, and your monitor. They're the backbone for your entire setup and the best ones should be ergonomic and sturdy. Whether it's a standing desk or a regular one, a good gaming desk is something you don't want to cheap out on. Pair it with a good gaming chair and you'll be set. Choosing the best gaming desk a

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The PUBG Mobile x Baby Shark crossover has us dazed and confused

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nothing screams kids appeal like blowing someone's head off. You read that right, the latest crossover coming to PUBG Mobile is with Baby Shark. This song (and accompanying dance of course) has been hugely popular for children since it emerged from the depths back in 2016, and has since spread its tendrils across the internet through several follow-up songs, animations, a

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The best wireless gaming headset in 2022

Home Features (Image credit: Future) The best wireless gaming headset untethers you from your gaming PC and lets you move around your room freely. On top of that, it'll keep running for days without charging, and even when you do need to juice it up, it'll do it quickly. A wireless gaming headset shouldn't be fussy and should deliver excellent audio too. The features that matter most for the best wireless gaming headset are great battery life and a supreme wireless

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Final Fantasy 14's director says that the next expansion's story is already underway

Despite patch 6.0 not being finished yet, Naoki Yoshida has already got to work on 7.0. Director of Final Fantasy 14 Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that progress is already underway on the story for the next expansion. Last year, Final Fantasy 14 finally wrapped up the story it's been building towards since its relaunch in 2013 with the expansion Endwalker. The story has been developing for almost a whole decade, with four expansions and many patches slowly telling the grand advent

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The big games from the last decade we forgot ever existed

Home Features (Image credit: Epic) Sometimes a game crashes and burns so loudly that it's impossible to ignore. But for others—following a flashy marketing campaign, maybe some preview events or E3 presentations—the release date passes, and soon after that they might as well cease to exist. They're played and reviewed, sure. And someone, somewhere, probably even loved them. But for the rest of us, they're forgotten until years later when someone mentions their n

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"A spiritual successor to a project that helped define Rocket League" - Chatting with Psyonix on Knockout Bash

The latest twist on the Rocket League formula, we sit down for a quick interview on Knockout Bash. In case you’ve not been keeping up with Rocket League, the football driving hybrid that’s been trucking along with its own distinct community over the past few years, you may have missed the launch of Knockout Bash mode. While only available for a limited time, this event shifts the focus away from goals and footballs and towards a more combat-centric experience. The development

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Here are all the free games you can grab right now

Home Features (Image credit: Asmodee Digital) There are lot of free games floating around there right now, from Epic's weekly freebies to publisher promos on Steam, GOG sale giveaways, and more. But staying on top of them all can be a real chore, and you might be missing out on some good stuff. So we here at PC Gamer have decided to help, with this running list of every free game that crosses our screens. The goal is to help you find and claim games that usually cos

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Sifu's first major content update now available with new difficulty settings

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. A year’s worth of free content updates is in the works. Sifu, the Kung Fu hit from developer and publisher Sloclap, has received its first content update on PC and PS5 alongside its retail release. The Sifu Spring 2022 content contains new features ranging from difficulty settings, and an advanced training mode allowing players to train against any opponent, ncluding bo

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Someone tweeted at Microsoft to release the 27-year-old source code to 3D Movie Maker, so they did

Home News (Image credit: Microsoft) Foone, a self-described "hardware/software necromancer" and chaotic keyboard maker, convinced Microsoft to release the source code for 3D Movie Maker—apparently, all we needed to do was ask. The 27-year-old animation program is now out there, neatly archived and available for anyone who wants tinker with it.  hey @Microsoft give me the source code to 3D Movie Maker. You released it in 1995 and I want to expand and extend it.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film is now the top-grossing video game adaptation of all time

It broke the record set by the first film. SEGA has announced Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has surpassed $331.64 million at the box office worldwide, surpassing the $319.71 million record set by the previous film. This makes it the top-grossing video game-based film ever in the US, where it has so far topped $162.74 million, surpassing the first film's $148.97 million. It also recorded $168.9 million internationally, and has yet to release in Japan where it will arrive in theaters on Au

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Tennocon, the annual Warframe mega event, will be returning July 16

A purely digital affair, Tenno will be able to tune in for major updates later this summer. Tennocon, the annual Warframe event, will be returning July 16 as a digital only event. The annual celebration of all things Warframe will bring with it community giveaways, future content reveals, panels and more; all of which can be viewed via streaming platforms for free from the great white north. Last year, Tennocon received over a million viewers both in-game and tuning in online on

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Double Fine joins Bungie in standing up for women's healthcare rights, calls for donations to pro-choice orgs

Home News (Image credit: Christian Petersen (Getty Images)) Psychonauts studio Double Fine Productions has joined Bungie in expressing support for "essential healthcare rights" for women following the leak of a drafting ruling earlier this week that revealed US Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v Wade later this year. "We at Double Fine Productions stand steadfast in our support of essential healthcare rights for all," the studio said in a message on Twitter. "We

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Square Enix keeps Just Cause, Life is Strange, and Outriders

Despite offloading some of its most notable IP to Embracer Group, Square Enix will retain some of its Western titles Yesterday, we heard the landmark news that Square Enix has agreed to the sale of Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Lara Craft Go – along with the studios that make the games – to the Embracer Group. The company – which has been on something of a purchasing spree lately – has agreed to acquire three of Square Enix's Western studios (Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, a

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Kanye West once pitched Miyamoto a videogame

Home News (Image credit: Stephane Cardinale-Corbis via Getty) Former IGN journalist and current Twitch employee Zachary Ryan has shared an anecdote about an E3 meeting of minds between two great creators: videogame legend Shigeru Miyamoto and musician Kanye West. It's been known before that the meeting took place—former Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime has mentioned it in previous interviews—but this is essentially Miyamoto's account. It should be taken with

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League of Legends challenges are launching tomorrow - here's how they work!

Could you become your server's best Scuttle Crab hunter? You'll be able to find out soon enough... League of Legends is finally getting challenges starting tomorrow May 7. As the popular MOBA’s answer to achievements, players will be able to go out and earn tokens on over 300 unique missions. Each challenge comes with its own rank, with the combination of completed challenges adding together to form a shiny new rank for you to show off to your mates and randoms in solo queue.

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Bill Gates on Musk, Twitter, and the conspiracy theorists that shout at him in public

Home News (Image credit: Leon Neal via Getty) In an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Bill Gates spoke on a range of topics including the various conspiracies about him, lies on the internet, and Elon Musk's proposed Twitter takeover, all of which have at least some degree of crossover. Gates has been on a round of interviews recently in order to promote his new book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic. Gates was once the richest person in the world: Now he'

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Infinity Ward confirms what everyone knew: this year's Call of Duty is Modern Warfare 2

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Well, at least now it's official: Infinity Ward is working on Modern Warfare 2 for a 2022 release date. Infinity Ward has finally revealed the first official logo for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Continuing the odd naming convention that takes past relesaes wholesale, Infinity Ward has confirmed that it's working on a sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare reboot (not a rema

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How PlayStation’s The Getaway managed to outdo, yet fail against, GTA 3

The ambitious PS2 action game is still revealing secrets to this day. “In many ways GTA 3 was inferior to what we had created,” Mike Rouse says, “and this was emboldening.” That might sound like hubris or denial coming from a developer on The Getaway. As GTA 5 celebrates its third major launch across a third console generation, it’s safe to say that the pre-release competition between Sony’s Team Soho and Rockstar North is now long-settled in the latter’s favour. Th

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Halo Infinite's Season 2 launch has been 'bumpy' admits creative lead

Home News Action Halo Infinite (Image credit: 343 Industries) Launching a live service game can't be easy. It's hard to remember any games-as-service launch where everything went as planned but normally, as the game updates and time goes by, things get more stable. Unfortunately the release of the second season of Halo Infinite hasn't been all that smooth either. Our Halo expert Nat Clayton previously said the first season was a bit of a mess, and I had hoped th

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Apex Legends: Newcastle breakdown - Gameplay overview for the game's next defensive powerhouse

Newcastle, the latest character coming to Apex Legends, shows off his defensive capabilities. Newcastle, the newest Legend coming to Apex Legends with the release of the new season, has finally had their abilities detailed in the latest trailer leading up to the official release. A highly defensive legend that takes up a powerful support role in team compositions, Newcastle is able to jump to the rescue of his teammates unlike any other character in the game. We’ve listed out

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The best gaming chairs in 2022

Home Features The best gaming chairs as recommended by PC Gamer (Image credit: Future) The best gaming chairs are much more than the ridiculous looking thrones of yesteryear. Nowadays, gaming chairs are often built with ergonomics in mind, and comfort has taken precedent over style. Don't get me wrong, you'll still find plenty of gaming chairs with outlandish designs and color schemes out there, but they should be comfy for long gaming or an eight-hour work day now,

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak gets a digital event with new gameplay info May 10

The even will also cover "monsters and more," and will feature director Yoshitake Suzuki. Capcom has announced a Monster Hunter Rise live stream that will be all about the upcoming Sunbreak DLC. Announced on the official Monster Hunter Twitter account, the event will feature "exciting reveals of new gameplay info, monsters and more, in the next Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Digital Event!" It's set for May 10 at 3pm BST/ 4pm CEST, and will be presented by director Yoshitake Suzu

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You could win a custom LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga-inspired Xbox Series S from Microsoft

There are 12 consoles based on iconic characters from the nine Star Wars Skywalker Saga films on offer. To celebrate Star Wars Day, Microsoft and LEGO have teamed up to offer you a chance to win one of 12 Xbox Series S consoles inspired by LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The Xbox Series S custom console and controller designs include BB-8, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Finn, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Rey, Stormtrooper, and Yoda. Each console also comes

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5 reasons why every gamer needs AMD under the hood

Home Features Building or buying an AMD system gives you more than just the performance benefits of Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs. From desktop machines to built-for-gaming laptops that deliver performance optimisations and energy efficiency across the board, the combination of AMD specs unlocks a whole suite of smart technologies and software advantages that bring more out of your favourite games.   1. AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition pushes your hardware even further Just by hitting

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Destiny 2 player creates real life Rhulk action figure

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. With movable legs for big kicks. A recent Destiny 2 heartthrob Rhulk has been recreated in the real world as an action figure. Created by Reddit user LookslikeVespa, the final boss from the Vow of the Disciple Raid has been beautifully brought to life along with adjustable legs to kick any oncomers. Over the last week, Vespa had been posting updates to the Destiny 2 reddi

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Halo Infinite removes weird melee quirk that didn't make much sense

Home News FPS Halo Infinite (Image credit: 343 Industries) Halo Infinite's second season has begun, bringing a clutch of new maps, modes and tweaks to the game—including, oddly enough, making the Warthog 170 pounds heavier. Some of the more notable changes that will change-up the game's feel are in melee, and there's one change buried in the patch notes that is weird in its own way: seven months on from launch, Infinite is changing one of the principles of up-

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Revolution: The Spark is shaping up to be unique steampunk RPG

Home Features (Image credit: V Publishing) Amidst the choking chimneys and endless expansionist schemings of an empire at the height of its powers is Alex, a military veteran who returns from war to find his country rotting from within. His brother is missing, discontent simmers among the downtrodden, and injustice haunts every district of this sprawling steampunk city. Will you foment the fires of revolution, or mediate peace in this most fractured of places? Tha

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Destiny 2 Warlocks dominate as they head towards their first guardian games win

While there's still time for an upset, it looks like Warlocks are this year's favourites. The Guardian games are well underway in Destiny 2, the annual olympics-esq competition that pits each class against each other over the span of three weeks, and it looks like Warlocks are the current favourites to win the whole thing. Logging into Destiny 2 right now, banners representing the progress of each class are clearly seeable at The Tower, and they hint at a big W going to the game

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Overwatch 2 PVP Beta impressions: Has it come a little too late?

Dorrani sat down with the game for a while now. Here's what he thinks. Overwatch 2 has had its closed PvP beta out for a little while now, providing everyone invited with an avenue to try the next big step for the colossal Activision Blizzard hero shooter. The first big opportunity to see the game and all its changes, this beta marks an important moment for the sequel. After all, everyone knows that first impressions are hard to shake. Dorrani, our in-house Overwatch player and video cr

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G.Skill Z5i PC case review

G.Skill has made a mini-ITX chassis that's easy on the eye and almost as easy to build into. Only some minor quirks around the PSU, pricing, and the last-gen riser cable really hold it back. For Sleek, black aesthetic Easy access via hinged doors Space for large AIO coolers Plenty of GPU space Against Tight around PSU cables No extra cable routing High price I love a swinging tempered glass side panel. And when you throw me a mini-ITX chassis that has two of th

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Genshin Impact update 2.7 sees a delay for the first time since the game launched

The update is currently delayed indefinitely. Genshin Impact update 2.7 has been delayed for an unspecified amount of time, developer miHoYo has announced. Announcing the news through the official Genshin Impact Twitter account, reasons for the delay weren't specified. And it's the first time the game has seen a delay like this, which is surprising considering it launched in the first year of the pandemic. The tweet announcing the news said, "Dear Travelers, Due to project progr

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Elden Ring Darth Vader mod is impressive... most impressive

Home News Action Elden Ring (Image credit: FromSoftware) Why not, eh? Modder Xelerate decided that what Elden Ring was really missing is the galaxy's most famous Sith Lord, and thus the Darth Vader Elden Ring mod was born (thanks, GR+). The mod replaces the in-game Confessor Set with Darth Vader's outfit, though sadly doesn't come with its own lightsaber: you'll need another Xelerate mod for that. Here's some footage of Darth Vader fighting Godrick the Grafted,

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet news could be on the way as Nintendo launch new sign-up page

Here's to hoping that we might get to see some gameplay soon. Nintendo have launched a brand-new web page where anyone can register their interest in the upcoming Pokemon games, Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. Destructoid were the first to spot the new page, and although it doesn't give us any further information about the games just yet, we can anticipate that something might be coming soon. The new page can be found on the Nintendo UK Store website, but fans from any regi

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Best gaming motherboards in 2022

Home Features The best gaming motherboards of 2022 (Image credit: Future) The best gaming motherboard is like a skeleton for your gaming PC build. Useless on its own but vital for connecting the pile of expensive PC components together. The motherboard has one of the most critical roles for any new PC build; it determines what parts you can and should buy. Knowing what components are compatible with your motherboard ahead of time will save you a lot of trouble later

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Pokemon Go Fest 2022 tickets are now available - here's everything you need to know about the event

The event takes place in June, and there will be plenty of things to do - and many Pokemon to catch. As you know, Pokemon Go Fest 2022 will take place June 4-5, and today, Niantic Labs has announced what to expect over the course of the weekend. If you play Pokemon Go, you'll have the chance to encounter the Mythical Pokemon Shaymin during the event. On the second day, a certain Pokemon will be making its debut in five-star Raids and to help you catch it, you will be able to acqu

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Interview: Warframe's Rebecca Ford on Angels of the Zariman's biggest features

Player housing, new mission types, and evolving weapons. Angels of the Zariman, the latest major content update for Warframe is nearly here. It’s lined up to be a special one, taking place directly following the events of the climactic New War quest that shook the community, and introduces yet another hub for players to socialise in and explore. What secrets are hidden in the darkened corners of this long-lost ghost ship? I have no idea. No one would tell me. We’ll have to f

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Start your own Human Instrumentality Project with this Evangelion-themed RTX 3090

Home News (Image credit: ROG) Asus is going to release a limited edition RTX 3090 24GB GPU inspired by the most confusing and depressing anime ever, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Just how limited, you ask? Well, Taiwanese retailer, CoolPC (thanks @momomo _us)  has opened pre-orders on the card and will only be selling 15 of these GPUs.  The Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3090 O24G Evangelion Edition costs TWD $63,990 or $2,185 USD which is only slightly more expensive t

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Sony to require limited-time game trials for PlayStation titles priced $34 and above - report

Some developers will be required to produce two-hour long demos for the PlayStation Plus Premium tier. A new report states that going forward, Sony will require some developers to create time-limited demos for any game that costs consumers $34/€33/¥4000 or higher. This would see subscribers to PlayStation Plus Premium receiving demos of all major titles. According to sources speaking with Game Developer, studios creating games that are lower cost will not be required to crea

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VESA to release an adaptive sync compliance program for monitors

Home News (Image credit: Future) When you're looking to buy a gaming monitor, you'll come across models that support Nvidia's G-Sync or AMD's FreeSync adaptive sync technology, both of which aim to reduce or eliminate screen tearing and artifacting that occurs when the GPU's frames per second output and monitor refresh rate aren't aligned. Multiple standards can get a bit confusing on top of all the other specifications and acronym overloads that can happen when loo

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Steam has a new hub for roguelikes, roguelites, soulslikes, and metroidvanias

Home News Roguelike Steam (Image credit: Valve) Valve's latest experiment with Steam's hubs is Going Rogue: A Festival of Persistence,  featuring sales and discounts aplenty on roguelikes and their many adjacent, well-blended genres. You know, roguelikes, roguelites, soulslikes, and metroidvanias. The event will last for a week, from May 2-9. Headlining the festival are genre staples like Dead Cells, Hades, and a sale on soulsy games Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice a

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Sifu lets you become the student or the master with new difficulty options update

The difficult brawler gets two new difficulty options tomorrow, May 3. Sifu is getting some new difficulty settings this week, and developer Sloclap has shown them off in a new video. One of the main selling points of Sifu was that it's a tough game, but for some it might just be a bit too hard, and for others it might not be hard enough. Now, in a free update, Sloclap is adding two new difficulty options to the game that either chills things out or ups the ante depending on wha

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Nintendo Switch Sports review: a simple, formulaic nostalgia-fest – and one of the most fun games of the year

It may not exactly be reinventing the wheel, but Nintendo Switch Sports is exactly what I wanted from the Wii Sports' successor. Let’s not mince words. Wii Sports is one of the best and most important games of all time. Sure, over time it became a poster-child for ‘waggle’, a breed of motion control where it often feels like your movements don’t really matter as long as you’re giving the controller a shake – but for a few years there, back in the mid-2000s, this was t

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Pimax's 5k and 8k VR Headsets are going cheap in this flash sale

Home News (Image credit: Pimax) In-home virtual reality gaming has come forward in leaps and bounds over the past few years. The great success of easy to use wireless units like the Oculus Quest 2 has proven that VR is finally relatively easy to use for almost any level of consumer. But VR is also an experience, and for those who want a higher quality version of that experience will have to pay a bit more and go something like a Pimax instead. The good news is that

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Warzone's Season 3 update has wasted the Sniper meta - here's the community reaction

Following some hard hitting patch notes with the latest season, snipers got hit hard. Here's the rundown on what exactly happened. Warzone Pacific Season 3 has gone live with some major changes, both to the Island of Caldera itself as well as the highly contested weapon meta. However, among all the expected tweaks and slight adjustments to certain problem weapons, the most significant changes seems to have hit the Sniper Rifles. These weapons have been an almost permanent place

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Raven Software QA workers allowed to move forward with union vote

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The National Labor Relations Board filed the ruling allowing the workers to proceed. The National Labor Relations Board in the US has ruled in favour of allowing Raven Software's quality assurance workers to vote on unionising. As reported by Polygon, the NLRB ruled on Friday (April 22) that the 21-person team will be able to vote on whether a union is formed or not. Rave

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Now you can play Morrowind multiplayer and in VR

Home News RPG Morrowind The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind is 20 years old, and to celebrate that, multiplayer Morrowind tool TES3MP has been updated to merge it with OpenMW VR (which you can see in action minus the multiplayer above), meaning that, yes, now you can play Morrowind with your friends in VR. Even if you don't have a VR headset yourself, you can join players who do on the same server. While playing in VR means you can see the position of your hands—which are personalized

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New Apex Legends Saviors trailer introduces Newcastle as the 21st Legend

We get an early look at Newcastle's kit alongside some Bangalore story development and Mirage dance moves. A new cinematic trailer has been released, showing off the upcoming Apex Legends season, alongside our first look at the game’s newest character. The new season, titled Saviors, seems to be coming with monstrous changes to Storm Point as that’s where the events of the trailer takes place. However, while an altered map is in the background, Newcastle takes centre stage a

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Sonic Frontiers is "still set to come out this holiday" despite only having one trailer

With more news set to arrive "soon." While we've only received one actual trailer for it, Sonic Frontiers is still apparently planned for a release this coming winter holiday. This year might not be moving quite as fast as everyone's favourite hedgehog, but it is steadily getting closer to the holiday season (sorry for reminding everyone it's May now). But the holidays themselves apparently aren't struggling to keep up with the hog. As spotted by Nintendo Life, Sega of America's

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This D&D campaign has been running for 40 years

Home News RPG Dungeons Dragons The latest episode of Wired's Obsessed series profiles Robert Wardhaugh, the Dungeon Master of a DD campaign that's been running continuously since 1982. Most campaigns are lucky to last more than a few months, so making it to the 40-year mark is quite an achievement. The focus of the video is on Wardhaugh's setup, which takes up the entire basement of a house he bought with this sizeable gaming area in mind. It's got room for his collection of 30,000

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This is the most bonkers game trailer of the decade so far

Home News FPS Outpost Outpost's the name, and blowing your eyebrows off with high-octane action seems to be the game. Revealed during the Steam Enter the Dragon showcase, which highlights upcoming games from China, the trailer starts with a bang and never lets up. By the end you're not sure if this is going to be the best game ever, or just one of the best. The trailer, which is embedded above and also viewable on the game's Steam page, begins with a Red Alert-style notification vo

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“In-your-face functionality and immersion” Why Sharkmob chose PS5 for Vampire Bloodhunt’s lead platform

In our second interview with the Sharkmob team, we discuss the technical side of the PS5's latest battle royale. One of the best things going for Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt, at least in terms of the game’s initial wow factor, is its presence on just the PS5 and PC rather than any of the previous generation consoles. This has allowed it to push the bar in the genre, at least technically, with all the bells as whistles leaving older platforms behind. To find out more about

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You could fit the data from 25 million 1TB SSDs on this 5cm diamond wafer

Home News (Image credit: Future, Saga University, Adamant Namiki) Researchers in Japan say they've concocted a new method of creating wafers out of diamonds able to store mammoth amounts of data on them. We're talking 25 exabytes of storage, which is a 25,000 petabytes. Or 25,000,000 terabytes. Or 25 billion gigabytes. It's a dizzying amount of data, that's for sure. If you assume there's roughly 50,000 games on Steam and each one is around 80GB, which to be complet

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With PS+ Premium, I hope everyone gets to experience the joy of game demos again

Game demos are a strain on developers. But as a consumer, they’re an incredible tool. My family wasn’t particularly well off when I was a kid. I picked up my PlayStation from an uncle that had gotten bored of Tomb Raider and its sequels, and most of my games were inherited from family friends that ‘grew out of’ Digimon, or ‘didn’t have the patience’ for Final Fantasy. Shame on them. In a small village somewhere on the outskirts of the UK’s grey, drizzly hinterland

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How to have the best Fallout New Vegas experience in 2022

Home Features RPG Fallout: New Vegas (Image credit: Obsidian Entertainment) Combining the best of Fallout 3’s 3D open world with the nuanced roleplaying of the original two isometric games, Fallout: New Vegas is one of those classic PC RPGs that must be played—just not in its original form, unless you happen to enjoy suffering, frustration and confusion. Notoriously buggy and unpolished at launch, New Vegas improved a lot through updates and top-notch DLC, b

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Save $300 on this HP Omen gaming laptop from Best Buy

With an RTX 3060 and 144Hz display. HP's Omen line is one of the more premium in gaming hardware, as the company combines flashy style with great, powerful components. The HP Omen 16 is another example of this, and this particular gaming laptop is available for $1199.99 from Best Buy, a reduction of a significant $300. The processor powering everything is an Intel Core i7 11th gen chip, which has eight cores and sixteen threads. This is plenty to run modern games and to handle CP

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Valve says a few games being blocked from installing on Steam Deck was just a 'technical issue'

Home News (Image credit: Future) Valve's long-stated ambition with the Steam Deck is to make every game on Steam playable on the handheld, but some players were concerned this week when at least one game on Steam seemed to be expressly prohibiting installation on the Deck. A tweet circulated on Tuesday highlighted that JRPG Demon Gaze Extra was "configured to block" the Steam Deck, even though users confirmed that they could copy the game's files over and play jus

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Ubisoft shuts down online multiplayer services for 90 of its older games

Offline features for each game are still available, but the games can no longer be played online. Ubisoft has shut down online multiplayer services for 90 of its titles, and player statistics have also been disabled. For games that used Ubisoft Connect services, Units and Challenges will also be disabled, and this means you will no longer be able to earn Units by completing Challenges for the game. You can still unlock rewards in particular games, but you will not be able to rece

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Today's Wordle answer #314: Friday, April 29

Home Features Browser Games Wordle (Image credit: Nurphoto via Getty) Have you been looking for the Wordle April 29 (314) answer? I like to change up my opener from time to time—to try and lock in a common letter early, or know for sure I'm not going to get tripped up by an awkward "V" or "Z" at the end. It doesn't always help on the day, but sometimes a little experimentation can lead to a string of successes later on. Do you try to strategize, or are your gu

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“They were tired of America”: Why ex-Division devs chose Prague for Vampire Bloodhunt’s classy backdrop

With Bloodhunt releasing today, we sit down with art director Erik Nilsson on Prague and bringing Vampires to the modern day. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt is out today, bringing with it an updated look at the dark and mysterious world the franchise is set in. With this instalment, not only are we getting an updated look at vampire society almost twenty years after Bloodlines, but we’re seeing them in a largely unrepresented part of the world in Prague. To dig into both th

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How to complete Rogier's questline in Elden Ring

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Epic Games might have revealed Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves is coming to PC this June

The date was listed on a recent blog post, but has since been removed. Epic Games appears to have accidentally revealed the PC release date of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. The Legacy of Thieves Collection made its way to PS5 earlier this year, and reviewed pretty exceptionally well across the board. But the PC release of the game hasn't received an official release date up to this point. Though a recent Epic Games blog post highlighting the biggest upcoming PC re

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Outriders' Worldslayer expansion adds a new campaign, new subclasses, and a new endgame

Outriders' big expansion is not far off, and it promises a hefty chunk of new content. As part of a special presentation earlier today, People Can Fly, and Square Enix unenvied Worldslayer, the new expansion coming to Outriders on June 30. Worldslayer was teased towards the end of last year when People Can Fly released the free New Horizon update. Unlike that one, however, Worldslayer is a paid expansion, releasing on all platforms where Outriders is currently available. Worlds

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NZXT H1 V2 mini-ITX PC case review

It's a lot of money if you're thinking about it as just a chassis, but with a bundled 750W PSU, liquid cooling, and routed cabling, it's your best bet for a quality minimal fuss, mini-ITX gaming PC build. For Great to build into Extra cooling Routed cabling is a blessing Against Doesn't support tall RAM modules I was a big fan of the original NZXT H1 mini-ITX chassis when it first came out. But then, mine never caught fire, which is a good thing because I've been u

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Battlefield 2042's 4.0 update brings VOIP and countless fixes, but don't expect new content or major overhauls

Battlefield 2042's biggest update is here, but it's probably too late to care. As promised, the major Battlefield 2042 patch DICE has been talking about for weeks is here. Update 0.4.0 arrived this morning on all platforms, boasting a long list of changes, fixes, and a new feature or two. The patch's biggest new addition is VOIP for parties and squads, which arrives months after release. The recently added traditional scoreboard now also appears at the end of round. That pretty m

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Nvidia GeForce Experience rewards for Genshin Impact are the stingiest yet

Home News (Image credit: Future) As a bit of a Genshin Impact fan I'm always stoked to hear about any in-game freebies that are on offer. While some of Genshin Impact's resources are notoriously difficult to attain at higher levels, there are a lot of little web events to help provide them here and there. Things like the daily check in page can really help to put a few more Mora and Primos in your pocket when you need them. Right now, Nvidia and Genshin Impact hav

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How to complete Blaidd's quest in Elden Ring

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Lost Ark community manager asks for civility following continued community backlash

In a post on the forums, community manager Shadow Fox requests respectful conduct from the community in a heartfelt post. Following months seemingly filled with back-to-back hot button topics within the Lost Ark community, one of the community managers on the official forums has posted a lengthy post requesting increased civility from the community when it comes to expressing their feedback on the game. It’s worth noting that this comes right off the heels of a recent update t

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Bethesda adds older Elder Scrolls titles to Steam and they are free to play

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory too. Betheda has made a few of its older games free to play on Steam, so if you haven't given them a try yet, you no longer have an excuse not to. Again, they are older titles, so they won't be as spiffy as Skyrim or newer Fallout titles. Still, free is free, and you should take time out of your day to play them, because why not? The titles made free to play are The Elder Scrolls: Arena, The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall (you should really give this one

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Today's Wordle answer #313: Thursday, April 28

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Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt Preview: An exciting attempt to feed off the battle royale greats

Having sat down and played the latest build for Bloodhunt, I came away cautiously optimistic ahead of the April 27 release. It’s been some time since we’ve been able to explore the dark alleys and treacherous halls of Vampire the Masquerade’s secretive society, but that’s soon to change, as Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt is dropping tomorrow. A battle royale set in the world of nightcrawlers and various powerful vampire clans, this title seemingly aims to summon the IP

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The best builds in Elden Ring

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Overwatch 2 needs to pull its story out of the past

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We still don't know much about Starfield, but its music is on point

Home News RPG Starfield Another day, another cinematic, softly-lit video of Bethesda developers pitching us on the big picture artistic drives of their upcoming space RPG, Starfield. For the third episode of the "Into the Starfield" series, audio director Mark Lampert sits down with composer Inon Zur to discuss their creative processes and goals for the game. Previous episodes covered the game's "NASA-punk" art style and some more conceptual back-and-forth on its gameplay, like h

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Something has to be done about the quantum computer security threat

Home Features (Image credit: D-Wave) When it comes to technology, revolutionary is a word that gets overused. But if there’s one thing in the world of 21st century computing that will deserve being described as such, it’s a fully functional quantum computer. It's no exaggeration to suggest that quantum computers have the potential to change the world as we know it. Quantum computers are coming sooner than you might expect, in fact there are already functional,

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You're telling me we could have had reversible USB cables all along?

Home News (Image credit: Future) What the hell, guys, why haven't we had reversible USB cables on our peripherals for years? I mean, I get that with USB Type-C it no longer matters which way around you plug in your cable—unless you're some absolute monster, that is—but we could have had that all along with the classic, 'normal' USB plugs. Or did everyone else already know this, and my astonishment at finding this Lightning cable-looking bastard in the box of a

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The best wireless gaming keyboard in 2022

Home Features Best wireless gaming keyboard 2022 (Image credit: Future) The best wireless gaming keyboard can keep up with its wired counterparts, while banishing the wirey mess on your gaming desk. Not only is it the neater-looking option, it gives you the freedom to play in the bedroom or on the couch, without any hassle. Wireless keyboards have seem plenty of improvements over the years; you can hardly tell the difference between a wired gaming keyboard and a

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 pre-orders, editions and where to buy

Here's the best and cheapest places to pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will mark the eighth entry in Monolith Soft’s Xeno franchise, and the fourth installment of the Xenoblade saga. Set in the warring world of Aionios, the story takes place after the events of the previous games and features a new cast of characters, including two playable protagonists, Noah and Mio. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will release on 29th July 2022 for the Nintendo Switch- not lo

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Saints Row: Here’s an in-depth look at customization

Get a look at the customization of weapons, gangs, bases, cars, and of course the player character in the Saints Row reboot. If you’re looking forward to the upcoming reboot of Saints Row, we’ve got a bit of a treat for you - a very in-depth look at the character and ride customization in the game courtesy of VG247 video whizz Dorrani. In the video you can get a look at the six default character options, the fully-fledged character creator where you can get hyper weird and wonderf

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I can't wait to relive F1's chaotic driver helmet cam in F1 22 VR

Home Features Racing F1 22 (Image credit: Formula One) One of the best additions to recent seasons of Formula One and the global coverage of the sporting event has been the new helmet cam. If you haven't seen it, I recommend checking out Fernando Alonso's lap around Spa from last season, or Charles Leclerc's onboard from his Bahrain Gran Prix tussle with Max Verstappen. There's no greater example I've seen of what an F1 driver is capable of doing than watching

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These intricate Sims 4 builds basically look like Dragon Age: Inquisition screenshots

Home News Sim The Sims 4 (Image credit: Maxis, custom build by KawaiiFoxita) There's yet to be a Dragon Age 4 release date in sight, and we're all coping in our own ways. I'm eyeing my copy of Tevinter Nights for a second read. Meanwhile, a more industrious Dragon Age fan, KawaiiFoxita, is recreating Dragon Age Inquisition locations inside The Sims 4, and these gorgeous builds are making me wistful for Thedas. I've been reminded of KawaiiFoxita's Inquisition-i

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If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. In a world of delays, it's nice to see a game coming earlier than expected. Originally slated to be released in September of this year, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will instead arrive July 29 on Nintendo Switch. A reason for the early arrival wasn't provided, but it's at least good news instead of bad. The latest entry in the long-running RPG series, which connects the futures

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Elden Ring dataminer sheds more light on the Lands Between's mysterious coliseums

Home News Action Elden Ring Elden Ring dataminer Sekiro Dubi has dug further into those massive, inaccessible arenas dotted throughout the Lands Between first highlighted by fellow Souls hacker Lance McDonald. Sekiro Dubi restored a Site of Grace and some enemies slated for the areas, shedding more light on their intended use. In Lance's original video, he passed through the locked entrance of the Limgrave arena with a free cam tool to take a look inside, revealing extensive seat

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Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball, Shining Force 2, and Space Harrier 2 added to Switch Online library

More SEGA Genesis games arrive for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. A trio of games have been added to the SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online library. These games are Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball, Shining Force 2, and Space Harrier 2. You can play them all right now with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. In Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball, Dr. Robotnik’s fortress is a giant pinball machine. You will need to help Sonic spin, bounce and bump through fo

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Hyper Light Breaker publisher Perfect World is now Gearbox Publishing

Home News Hyper Light Breaker (Image credit: Heart Machine) Perfect World Entertainment, which publishes Torchlight, the Neverwinter MMO, and the upcoming Hyper Light Breaker, recently announced its acquisition by the Embracer Group. The publisher will adopt Gearbox branding, though it says no changes have been made to personnel, stating: "All of our games will continue to be published by the same group of enthusiastic gamers. Though the company name is changing

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Revamped PlayStation Plus service launches June 13 in the Americas and June 22 in Europe

Sony has provided dates for the rollout. Sony has announced launch dates for its revamped PlayStation Plus service. According to the company, the service will roll out in Asian territories May 23, in Japan June 1, the Americas on June 13, and in Europe on June 22. Additionally, it is also expanding cloud streaming access to the following locations for a total of 30 markets with cloud streaming access. The following markets will also offer the Premium tier from PlayStation Plus a

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Latest Horizon Forbidden West patch fixes it to where you no longer get stuck in the bathroom

No one likes being stuck in the bathroom. Guerrilla Games has released patch 1.12 for Horizon Forbidden West, and contains plenty of fixes for quests, machines, and other multiple issues. There are some known issues the patch doesn't fix that the development team is working to address. These include continuing to make tweaks to reduce visual shimmering, the inability to trade with Abadund, the inability to complete the Frostclaw-related quest, issues with progression in some miss

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Valorant's next agent controls nightmare ink, shadow monsters

Home News FPS Valorant Riot's hero shooter Valorant is gearing up to begin Episode 4 Act 3 in the next week or so. At the same time, a new agent will be joining the Valorant roster. Her name is Fade, she's from Turkey, and she fights with shadow powers. Fade's abilities involve manipulating a goopy, sticky-looking substance that is apparently "nightmare ink", which she can use to recon enemies, limit their movement, and impair their vision.  Here's Riot's description of Fade's p

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Valorant Episode 4 Act 3 announced with Fade, Battlepass and RGX 2 bundle revealed

Valorant players are in for a treat this upcoming Act. That time has rolled around again. Players are rushing to complete their Battlepass and earn a higher rank as the latest Valorant Act is due to come to an end in just a couple of days. With every new Act, Riot deliver a new Battlepass, cosmetics bundle, and if we're lucky, a new Agent or map. As Episode 4 Act 3 slowly creeps up on us, we've been incredibly lucky this time around. New agent, Fade, had an official gameplay reve

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AMD's AM5 platform won't support DDR4 at launch

Home News (Image credit: AMD) Rumours abound that AMD's AM5 platform, due for release later this year, won't support affordable DDR4 at launch. Instead, the Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 chips will exclusively support the more expensive DDR5 memory standard. Potentially good news from a performance perspective, but bad news for your wallet. Our sister site Tom's Hardware has been talking to motherboard manufacturers who state that the Ryzen 7000 chips will be supported by X670

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Raven Software QA workers allowed to move forward with union vote

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The National Labor Relations Board filed the ruling allowing the workers to proceed. The National Labor Relations Board in the US has ruled in favour of allowing Raven Software's quality assurance workers to vote on unionising. As reported by Polygon, the NLRB ruled on Friday (April 22) that the 21-person team will be able to vote on whether a union is formed or not. Rave

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How to complete the Patches quest in Elden Ring

Home Features RPG Elden Ring (Image credit: FromSoftware) Want to finish the Elden Ring Patches quest? Though it doesn't offer any especially great items for completing it, there are a few unique gestures you can get from Patches, as well as Tragoth's Bull-Goat armor set, and the Magma Whip Candlestick. If you aren't interested in his quest, you can also get a +7 spear and a cool-looking armor set by killing Patches right at the start of the game. The Patc

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Sony and Microsoft said to be working on ad placement program for console games

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It's thought the companies will start off offering ad placement in free-to-play titles. Sony and Microsoft are both devising programs that would see ads appear in PlayStation and Xbox games, according to a report. According to sources speaking with BusinessInsider, Sony is currently testing with adtech partners to help developers insert ads in free-to-play games as a way

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Elden Ring's Ranni is the true hero of the game

It's easy to argue that you, player, are not the true protagonist of Elden Ring – that honour instead goes to Ranni. FromSoftware’s games have never been about heroes. The Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls games have typically starred lowlifes rising up to overcome their fate – or in the case of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, a stoic Shinobi just tried to protect his master, all against backdrop of decaying worlds where everyone’s at each other’s throats. Elden Ring change

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You can now update your DualSense controller using a PC instead of PS5

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Sony has announced you can now update the firmware for the DualSense controller using your PC instead of a PS5 console. To get started, you will first need to download the Firmware updater for DualSense on your PC and save it to your desktop or other location. You can download it from here. You will need to make sure you are running Windows 10 (64 bit) or Windows 11 in order

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Connect traincars in puzzler Railbound from Golf Peaks and inbento makers

Afterburn is quickly becoming one of my favorite puzzle developers, and if I'm honest, it's mostly because they keep coming up with somewhat surprising concepts. Their latest will be Railbound, a "relaxing puzzle game about fixing train connections" that sounds like it'll be just up my alley too. Railbound is set to release this year, and it'll come out on computers, mobile, and Switch. To me, that looks like a primo title to play on Steam Deck. In Railbound, players will solve puzzles by chang

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7 Days to Die, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, Unsouled, more coming to Xbox Game Pass

F1 2021 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered are heading to the cloud. Microsoft has announced the next round of games coming to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass in April. Released today for cloud are EA Play games F1 2021 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered alongside Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. In Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, out now for cloud, console, and PC, you take control of a turnip seeking a way to pay his debts to a corrupt mayor who happens to be an on

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No Man's Sky's Outlaws update features emboldened space pirates, the first new ship in years, more

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Sucker Punch isn't "actively working" on any more patches for Ghost of Tsushima

The studio confirmed this its final planned patch for the game. Ghost of Tsushima won't be receiving any more planned patches, as confirmed by Sucker Punch in the notes for the most recent patch. Earlier this week (April 12), Sucker Punch released patch 2.18 for Ghost of Tsushima, and according to the developer, it has no more plans for patches. In the patch notes, Sucker Punch said it isn't "actively working on any additional patches at the moment," though it did say that it wo

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Riot MMO producer vows not to ship the game if it's bad

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Sega says NFTs are a "natural extension" of the future of gaming, is wrong

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The company also thinks the same of cloud gaming. In a recent interview, Sega has said that it believes that NFTs and cloud gaming are a "natural extension" of the future of gaming. This week's example of a gaming company being wrong about NFTs is Sega, courtesy of an interview with executive VP Shuji Utsumi translated by VGC. The listing is featured on Sega Japan's recru

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Lost Ark gets a battle pass, new class and new continent in its April update

Home News MMO Lost Ark Lost Ark, Smilegate and Amazon's intensely popular MMOARPG, has had another growth spurt this month. The April update—live now—is a chunky one, introducing a new advanced class, the Glaivier, and a whole new continent, South Vern.  The Glaivier wields a spear and, naturally, a glaive, with each weapon giving her a different stance and set of skills. "The shorter spear is used to unleash a furious barrage in the Focus stance, while the longer glaive har

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Rainbow Six Siege players head to Northern Ireland with the game's newest map

Emerald Plains is the first new map to be added in three years. Rainbow Six Siege players are heading to the Emerald Isle with the newest map. Set in the rolling hills of Northern Ireland, the map features the Emerald Plains country club and private ranch. Here, you will be able to explore the grounds to develop the best approach for your matches. This could mean rappelling through the skylight, using the three interior stairs, or seeking cover beside the fireplace atrium. T

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Making frogs happy is a full time job in the delightful Time on Frog Island

Home Features Adventure Time On Frog Island (Image credit: Half Past Yellow) The original name of indie sandbox adventure Time on Frog Island was Trading Time. And after playing it, I can see why. As a tiny, gruff sea captain, I've been shipwrecked on a colorful little island after a storm, and the only way to fix my busted ship is to help out a bunch of giant frogs. If I give a frog something it wants, it'll give me something in return. It's all about tradi

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PC builder creates leaning tower of RAM, somehow PC mostly still boots

Ever wondered how many RAM risers you could add to a PC and have it still operate? Didn't even know there was such a thing as a RAM riser until now? The answer to the first question, according to one PC builder's tests, is five. And the answer to the second question is yes, there are. Why you'd want to increase the height of your RAM is another thing entirely, but they do in fact exist. Experimental PC builder mryeester is who we can thank for this newfound knowledge. They used what appears to

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World of Warcraft players will soar to the Dragon Isles in the Dragonflight expansion

The dragon aspects have returned home to reclaim their rightful kingdom. Blizzard has announced Dragonflight, the latest expansion for World of Warcraft which brings dragonriding and more to the game. The expansion will take you to the Dragon Isles, which is the original home and origin place of dragonkind. After 10,000 years of dormancy, the dragon aspects have returned home and this includes the once destructive black dragonflight. With an increased max level of 70, you will le

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Want a job in games? You should check out the GamesIndustry.biz Academy Magazine

Any advice you need about finding a job in games can be found in a new 100+ page magazine from the folks at GamesIndustry.biz Our friends over at GamesIndustry.biz have launched a brand new 100+ page magazine, dedicated to giving you advice about how to find a job in the games industry. The new publication, which has been put together from GamesIndustry.biz's fantastic 'How to get a job' series, has been designed to help young people find out about programming, QA, journalism, a

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If anything can bring back lapsed WoW players, it's probably dragons

Home Features MMO World Of Warcraft: Dragonflight (Image credit: Blizzard) To be a bit cynical about it, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is exactly the kind of expansion you'd expect from an MMO whose popularity is in decline. It's like a DJ spinning up Party Rock Anthem after their moody Chicago house tracks failed to move the dancefloor. A desperation play? Maybe. But you know you want to party rock just a little.  Everyone likes dragons, and Dragonflight n

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Hello Neighbor 2 has a release date, pre-orders and beta available today

Everyone is hiding something in Hello Neighbor 2. Hello Neighbor 2 finally has a release date, and the good news is that you won't have to wait too long before uncovering skeletons in the closet once more. The sequel is to be released on December 6, 2022, on Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox, and PlayStation stores. In Hello Neighbor 2, you'll be returning to the peculiar town of Raven Brooks once more. This time, however, you won't be trying to make your way down into your creepy N

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'Locked' AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D overclocked to 5.14GHz

Home News (Image credit: Future) For a chip that is supposedly "locked," the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D seems to spend a lot of its time since release being overclocked. The latest comes from MSI's internal overclocker, TSAIK, who has managed to push the chip up to 5.14GHz using the MSI X570 Godlike motherboard. And it's that $699 motherboard that looks to be key to the latest impressive overclock. In case you missed it, the AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D was released last week a

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Mountain Everest 60 gaming keyboard review

Mountain has taken all it's learnt from its first keyboards and created the best-feeling, most usable 60% gaming keyboard I've ever used. It's solid, reliable, responsive, and offers the best typing experience around. It's also good-looking and surprisingly expandable with the numpad accessory, alternative switches, and PBT keycaps. For Great typing feel Reassuringly robust Responsive Optional modular numpad is great Against Base Camp software remains a minor weak point

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Is Bungie secretly teasing its next game in Destiny 2?

Coming from a tweet from game director Christopher Barrett, the future of Bungie might be hiding in plain sight. An easter egg for the next Bungie game may already be out in the world, or rather, one of the worlds that make up the Destiny 2 universe. This rumour comes from Christopher Barrett, a game director for an as of yet unannounced title at the sony-owned studio, who has caused a stir in the Destiny community thanks to a cheeky tweet over the weekend. Christopher, who twee

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Battlefield 2042 update 4.0 goes live next week with over 400 fixes, QoL improvements, and more

Rao and Paik will also have their traits updated. Update 4.0 for Battlefield 2042 is set to go live next week, and according to DICE, you can expect over 400 individual fixes, bug squashing, and quality-of-life improvements. While the patch notes will go live at the start of next week, community manager Kevin Johnson shared a bit of what to expect on Twitter. For one, Rao and Paik will have their traits updated. Also, Sundance has received fixes to their Grenade Belt, which will

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Elden Ring speedrun under 13 minutes puts us all to shame

It relies upon a glitch that lets players zip across the map. Elden Ring speedruns are getting faster and faster, with the latest world record managing to get a time under 13 minutes. If you haven't been paying attention to Elden Ring Any% Unrestricted speedruns, it's time to get on it. The current world record is from Distortion2, and comes in at 12 minutes and 13 seconds. Just two weeks ago, the speedrunner had a time of just over 22 minutes, which means Distortion2 shaved off

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Intel’s flagship Raptor Lake CPU could run at up to 5.8GHz

Home News (Image credit: Intel) Intel's Core i9 12900KS is out in the wild, complete with a two-core boost clock of up to 5.5GHz. But even that clock speed appears to be just a taste of what's to come. New rumours point towards a whopping 5.8GHz boost clock for Intel's flagship 13th Gen Raptor Lake model. The news comes from a tweet from @OneRaichu via El Chapuzas Informatico. It states that Intel can add 200-300MHz over the 12900KS. Though it remains to be seen

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Apex Legends’ Unshackled Event is bringing back the popular LTM Flashpoint

The limited-time event will feature the return of Flashpoint game mode, new cosmetics and more. Apex Legends players will soon be able to enjoy the all-new Unshackled Event, which will run from April 19 through May 3. The event will see the return of the LTM Flashpoint. In it, healing items are removed from the loot pool and replaced by large “Flashpoint Zones,” which heal all Legends inside them. You will also be able to enjoy Unshackled Themed Cosmetics. Therw will be

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Remembering Starglider, the flight sim series that gave rise to Star Fox

Home Features Sim From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random games back into the light. This week, the Egrons are invading Noveria in wireframe spaceships, and that's all the plot you need... though not all the plot there actually is. I could never work out why flying too low in space kept damaging my ship. Turns out I was flying over a planet the whole time. In retrospect, I guess I should probably have rea

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Knock Elden Ring's Malenia out of her unfairly OP attack with this simple method

Arguably the most devastating attack in Malenia's arsenal can be negated with the right tool. Elden Ring has its fair share of ultra-tough bosses, many of which are optional. But one boss fight in particular still has people talking, weeks after the game came out. That being, of course, the Malenia, Blade of Miquella battle, which is quite the unusual skill test. Malenia is hidden away deep in a secret area that you can only reach after solving a puzzle in a different hidden are

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No More Heroes 3 is coming to PC this fall

Home News Action No More Heroes 3 (Image credit: Grasshopper Manufacture) Publisher Xseed Games has announced that it is bringing No More Heroes 3 to PC and current-generation consoles this fall. Xseed has previously released PC ports of the first two No More Heroes games. The offbeat 3D action series began its life on the Wii, and is arguably Grasshopper Manufacture, and its eccentric lead, Suda 51's best-known work. No More Heroes stars misanthropic dork Tra

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Dying Light 2's New Game+ mode coming "by the end of this month"

Techland is "working hard" on the upcoming patch. Techland has confirmed that a New Game+ mode will be coming to Dying Light 2 by the end of April in the game's next big patch. The official Dying Light Twitter account has provided an update on when players can expect the third patch for Dying Light 2. "It will be one of the biggest patches we've released so far," wrote the official Twitter account. "Apart from many fixes for both multi and single-player mode, it will also introdu

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Forget guns, just kick the crap out of everyone in FPS Anger Foot

Home Features FPS (Image credit: Free Lives) Kicking enemies is great. Kicking down doors? Also great. Using that math, kicking down doors so hard they fly into enemies is doublegreat. FPS Anger Foot is full of doors and enemies, and all you have to do is kick one into the other.  Anger Foot has been around for a while, the product of a 2020 game jam challenge to create a first-person game in seven days, which was followed by a proper alpha in 2021. For the p

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League of Legends challenges are headed to the rift May 11

Coming in patch 12.9, over 300 challenges are being added to the game to spice things up a bit The League of Legends team at Riot Games have revealed more info about the upcoming challenges system, which is set to go live in-game with patch 12.9 on May 11. This system brings over 300 individual challenges to the game, offering some goals aside from increasing your rank and increasing champion mastery score for those invested in the MOBA. Challenges were first teased back at the

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China bans livestreams of unapproved videogames

Home News (Image credit: Future) In March, the Chinese government announced plans to expand its restrictions on online gaming for minors to include livestreaming and social media. At the time, the government was seeking public feedback on a draft document of proposed changes, but it appears that some aspects of the crackdown are now being adopted: A Reuters report says the country's National Radio and Television Administration has banned livestreams of unauthorize

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Will there be a Horizon Forbidden West sequel? The game’s creative director certainly seems to think so

It sure sounds like we’re going to be getting more Aloy (and friends) in the future Have you finished Horizon Forbidden West yet? I promise you, it’s quite good – the perfect sort of game if you like sprawling open worlds, always-intense bow-based combat, and stories that twist and turn as you pluck away at their secrets and mysteries. If you have indeed finished the game, you’ll know that there’s a big ol’ cliffhanger right at the end – a scene that suggests that A

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Save $300 on the premium ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. One of the best laptops you can buy right now. For the past couple of years, ASUS' Zephyrus line has made some of the best gaming laptops available, balancing specs, value and a sleek design to stand out from the rest of the pack. The Zephyrus G14 is one of the most packed 14" gaming laptops you can buy right now, and it's currently available at Best Buy for $1249.99, a s

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Curing Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters' plague with fire and bullets

Home Features Strategy Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters (Image credit: Frontier Foundry) There's something very cathartic about playing Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, an upcoming turn-based tactics game with Space Marines tackling a devastating cosmic plague by beating the shit out of it. Bolters, flamethrowers and heavy boots are very effective remedies, it turns out.  Here's the setup: You're in command of the Grey Knights, a Sp

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Should you care about Square Enix's next big RPG experiment, Forspoken?

Forspoken, in the works for PS5 and PC, could be Square Enix's biggest risk of 2022 – are you excited about it? Forspoken was first unveiled way back in June 2020, and when we first got a look at the game – which was previously known as Project Athia – players were instantly divided. Some thought it looked great; like a playable version of the Agni's Philosophy tech demo we saw developer Luminous Productions put out years ago. Others thought it looked like a cynical cash-in on a f

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New World is running a free weekend right now, ahead of a violent rabbit rebellion

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Now is a great chance to jump into the Amazon Studios MMORPG, before the community starting tearing their hare out. If you’ve not tried out New World yet, or maybe fell off the hype train at some point over the past few months, now may be a great moment to jump into the game once again as the Amazon Games MMORPG is in the midst of a free weekend right now! Those who’

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Cracking a nut with a sledgehammer in Age of Empires IV

Home Features Strategy Age Of Empires 4 (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios) Diary This diary first appeared in PC Gamer magazine issue 367 in March 2022. We do one every month, taking on new challenges and approaching our favourite games from entirely new angles – and letting you know how we got on. Who bought PC Gamer issue 13? Hands up. The longer-lived among readers might remember the Warcraft: Orcs and Humans demo contained on one of its cover floppies.

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League of Legends 12.7 patch notes are out and Pantheon players have reason to celebrate at last!

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. It's also buffing Wukong, nerfing some key items, and adding a new line of Arcana skins. Patch notes for League of Legends 12.7 are out, and are packed with substantial changes for a range of champions and items that have been in need of a touch up for some time now. In addition, there’s a new skin line for those looking splash some cash around too, which is always nice

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The best cheap gaming keyboards

Home Features (Image credit: Future) The best cheap gaming keyboard should give your fingers the same satisfying clickety clacks you get from more expensive models without dropping any extra cash. A budget keyboard helps bring down the overall cost of getting a new gaming rig so you can spend more money on components like the best graphics card. Also, when we say "cheap," we mean cost, not quality. Trust us; tons of cheap keyboards aren't worth your time. This l

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Sony is investing $1billion into Epic Games to further the metaverse

The Lego Group holding company Kirkbi will also be investing the same amount. Epic Games has announced that it is receiving $2billion in funding from both Sony and Kirkbi, the holding and investment company of The Lego Group. Announced on the Epic Games blog, the Fortnite and Unreal Engine developer revealed that Sony and Kirkbi would be investing $1billion respectively into the company. In the post, Epic Games wrote that the three companies "aim to create new social entertainme

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Nvidia just dropped prices for a handful of RTX 30-series graphics cards in 'restocked and reloaded' sale

Home News (Image credit: MSI) You don't need me to tell you that times have been tough for PC builders needing a graphics upgrade. Graphics cards have been tough to come by, and those that were available were massively overpriced. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, and we're beginning to see the signs of a GPU market coming back to life.  Case and point: Nvidia has announced deals on a handful of its latest RTX 30-series graphics cards on sites like Ove

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Warframe Devstream 161 recap: Angels of the Zariman release date, features and more

Devstream 161 has just concluded. Here's everything we learned from the latest Warframe livestream The Warframe Devstream 161 has just concluded, bringing with it new information on the upcoming Angels of the Zariman update. This time around, we’ve gotten a solid April 27 release date for the patch, as well as a detailed look at the new Gyre Warframe as well as a variety of new features coming soon. Angels of the Zariman, which takes us to the Zariman Ten Zero ship directly fo

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Sick of playing Skyrim? Soon you'll be able to enjoy the first two Elder Scrolls games on Steam, instead

The Elder Scrolls Arena and Daggerfall are coming to Steam soon, following the shuttering of Bethesda's PC launcher "A lone prisoner must travel to Tamriel's most famous and dangerous sites to collect the shattered Staff of Chaos, save the Emperor and free the Empire." Doesn't that sound like a better premise for a fantasy game than waking up as a prisoner then battling a series of dragons? No? Fair enough. But it's still a bloody good game – and the premise of The Elder Scroll

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Hello Games' next project isn't a No Man's Sky sequel, but it's just as ambitious

Home News Sim No Man's Sky (Image credit: Hello Games) No Man's Sky got its latest major expansion today in the form of Outlaws , but that's by no means the last: Hello Games has repeatedly promised ongoing additions to the procgen space adventure. In an interview with IGN , founder Sean Murray promised that work on No Man's Sky won't slow, despite Hello Games' next project being a big one. How big? Probably on par with No Man's Sky. "For a while now we've b

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Save $300 on this packed ASUS gaming desktop with an RTX 3080

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. A rare deal for a pre-built gaming PC. Deals on gaming desktops don't come round often, especially pre-builds from the most well-known manufacturers like HP and Lenovo. However, this ASUS PC with an RTX 3080 is available at Best Buy. This ROG gaming desktop is equipped with some of the best components around, and is currently available for $1799.99. This is a huge $300 di

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AMD's new Ryzen 7 5800X3D prioritises gaming above all else

Home News AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D (Image credit: AMD) As of today, we can now talk about AMD's newest chip, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. You can check out the full review for what will probably be the last hurrah for its AM4 socket, but it's worth highlighting one thing about AMD's new chip: it's a CPU so focused on gaming above all else, that it's slower than its predecessors when it comes to more serious applications.  It's not just a touch slower either, it's as much as

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Cyberpunk 2077 passes 18 million sold, first expansion coming next year

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. CDP also announced The Witcher 3 has sold over 40 million units as of April 14, 2022. In its latest financial report, CD Projekt announced Cyberpunk 2077 has sold over 18 million copies as of April 14, 2022. The last figure shared was back in December 2020 when it was reported the game had surpassed 13 million copies sold worldwide. SuperData estimated that 10.2 million w

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Today's Wordle answer #299: Thursday, April 14

Home Features Browser Games Wordle (Image credit: Nurphoto via Getty) Have you been scouring the internet for the solution to the April 14 (299) Wordle? I think it's quite satisfying to pull a great five letter word out of thin air, but it doesn't count for much in this game unless it's useful, right? Still, I like to see that as another game—maybe I can use it somewhere else during my day's typing.  I'm sure some of you have already breezed through today's

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Deep Rock Galactic Season 2 release date, free battle pass, and DLC revealed

Season 2 is just around the corner, and you've got your work cut out for you. Creators of Deep Rock Galactic, Ghost Ship Games, announced Season 2 all the way back in December 2021. Finally, a few months later, a six-minute trailer has dropped for a free season pass. Via the roadmap update released back in December, players learnt that the second season of Deep Rock Galactic was to be expected between March and April this year, and here we are, Season 2: Rival Escalation will go

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Kingdom Hearts 4 officially revealed, as well as a new mobile game

The next two Kingdom Hearts games are on the way, with one getting a closed beta later this year. Kingdom Hearts 4 has been officially revealed as part of the series 20th anniversary event, as well as a brand new mobile game. Square Enix has officially revealed that Kingdom Hearts 4 is in development, and boy howdy does it look different from previous games. A seven minute long trailer was released showing it off alongside a new mobile game called Kingdom Hearts: Missing-Link,

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American Truck Simulator returns to its roots in the upcoming Montana expansion

Home News Sim American Truck Simulator (Image credit: SCS Software) You won't find many more prosaically-named videogames than Euro Truck Simulator and its transatlantic cousin American Truck Simulator. They are exactly what it says on the box: Trucking sims set in the Europe and the US. (They are also exceptionally good.) But before SCS Software decided to take a more serious approach with its games, it released a bunch with somewhat more dramatic titles, lik

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Gundam Evolution Preview: A faithful fling for fans, with room to soar for Overwatch runaways

Having played the closed beta test, Gundam Evolution may just be the next hit the genre needs. Gundam Evolution is a cool game to get your hands on, let’s start with that. If you’ve been a fan of the series between now and the release of Mobile Suit Gundam all the way back in 1979, you’ll get a kick from the loving recreations of your favourite suits, weapons, and the overall feel of these gigantic mechas shooting and smashing into each other. However, does this game provi

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ASRock Z690 Aqua gaming motherboard review

What a motherboard! ASRock's Z690 Aqua stuns with its attention to detail but its $1,400 price tag means it has little relevance out in the real world. For Stunning build quality and attention to detail Mega VRM Dual Thunderbolt 4 Against It's $1,400. Seriously Only three M.2 slots Back up VRM heatsinks would be nice What a motherboard! ASRock's Z690 Aqua stuns with its attention to detail but its $1,400 price tag means it has little relevance out in the real wor

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Save 25 per cent on Logitech's G435 wireless headset at Amazon US

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. A stylish, multi-platform gaming headset with great features. Logitech have been making some of the best PC and gaming accessories for years, and their gaming branded products have gone from strength to strength. That includes their headsets, and right now the excellent G435 wireless headset is down to just $59.99 at Amazon US, a 25 per cent saving over the usual RRP. It

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Deus Ex art director reveals new game about the horrors of humanity

Home News Action Hell Is Us (Image credit: Rogue Factor) Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, known for his work as art director on Eidos Montreal's Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, is heading up a new game called Hell Is Us at Rogue Factor, the developer of Mordheim: City of the Damned and Necromunda: Underhive Wars. Hell Is Us is Rogue Factor's "most ambitious project to date," and unlike its previous releases, it is not a licensed Warhammer g

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If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. In a galaxy not so far, far away, critics have weighed in on the latest in the LEGO Star Wars franchise. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is out today, and so are the reviews. So far, the game is receiving generally favorable reviews, with many critics loving the graphics and humor, and some are even calling it one of the best LEGO games made. In LEGO Star Wars: The S

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Bugsnax is finally releasing on Steam, also coming to Game Pass

Home News Adventure Bugsnax Bugsnax is about catching snack food-themed bugs—sandopedes, grapeskeetos, weenyworms—and feeding them to grumpuses, furry explorers who crave bugsnax and whose body parts become the bugsnax they consume. It's a cute, sweet, charming body horror game that released on PlayStation and the Epic Games Store back in 2020, and now it's finally about to hit other storefronts.  On April 28, Bugsnax will release on Steam and PC/Xbox Game Pass. At the same

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review: A meme-laden mosey through a galaxy far, far away

This retelling of a story from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away is funny, good-looking and easy enough that you won't need to Force your way through it. Not by accident, the LEGO Star Wars video games are a lot like the physical LEGO Star Wars sets: expensive, nostalgia-tugging exercises in snuggling down with the iconic parts of our favourite adventures – and we all love them for it. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a whistle-stop tour through all 9 core films

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There are hints that Intel will return to the HEDT market with Alder Lake-X

Home News (Image credit: Intel) The high end desktop market (HEDT) has been quiet for some time. Intel's last HEDT products were released back in 2019, while AMD's Threadripper 5000 series has so far been restricted to the professional market. Is Intel preparing a new Alder Lake HEDT series? The release notes (opens in new tab) for AIDA64 6.60.5944 (via Tom's Hardware (opens in new tab) ) list preliminary support for a CPU series going by the name of Alder Lake-X

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Lost Ark has a botting problem. This won’t come as a shock to anyone who has booted up the game since its launch earlier this year, regardless of whether they’re a Mokoko Seed Hunter, a gold-broke Tier 3 gear honer, or your humble casual player levelling at their own pace and exploring the world of Arkesia in no rush at all. Whether it’s inflated item prices on the auction house, illicit spam in area chats from Rethramis to Papunika, or bundles of Berserkers zooming through questing zo

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Wingspan: European Expansion arrives on May 5

Home News Strategy Wingspan We liked Wingspan a lot when we reviewed it in late 2020, calling its digital recreation of the bird-based board game "a must play" in our 90% review (opens in new tab) , and users on Steam (opens in new tab) seem to share that feeling: It's rated as "overwhelmingly positive" across more than 4,100 user reviews. And soon there will be more, as developer Monster Couch announced today that the long-awaited European Expansion will arrive on May 5. If you

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LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga player finds that you can fly if you hit young Anakin

It’s one way to go about using the Force, I guess. Accidentally coming across exploits in a game is nothing new - or seeking them out, for that matter - as we saw very recently with Elden Ring’s wrongwarps and other glitches. The case is no different for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The game has been out in the wilderness for two days, and players have already found a rather amusing, yet practical, exploit to play with. Red Orb took to Twitter to share the exploit and

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Fortnite Ukraine fund raises $144 million in just over two weeks

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Running alongside the launch of Chapter 3 Season 2, the battle royale from Epic Games has raised an astounding amount of money After just over two weeks of fundraising, $144 million has been raised for humanitarian aid in Ukraine by Epic Games. This huge amount of money, all of which is headed to those who need it most right now, was raised entirely through Fortnite via i

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Save on a PlayStation Plus Premium subscription with this PS Now workaround

Get a new PlayStation Plus subscription by purchasing an old PlayStation Now sub. Last month PlayStation announced they are changing PlayStation Plus to a tier-three system as an answer to Xbox's Game Pass. When the new PlayStation Plus subscriptions arrive, the PlayStation Now service will be removed and anyone with remaining PS Now time will be transferred over to the PS Plus Premium plan with no increase to their current subscription fees at launch. The annual PS Plus premium

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Magic: the Gathering's latest set is a noir city of crime families

Home News Card Game Magic: The Gathering (Image credit: Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro) Having gone to the cyber future, the new Magic the Gathering set, Streets of New Capenna, is going to the past. Our real world past, that is. Drawing on tales of gangsters and noir metropolises, the newest entry details five demon crime families—the Brokers, Obscura, Maestros, Riveteers, and Cabaretti—fighting over control of a dwindling magical resource known only as 'Hal

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Xbox Games with Gold April: Another Sight, Hue, MX vs ATV Alive, more

Microsoft has announced the April Games with Gold lineup. Coming in April to the Xbox Games with Gold lineup are four titles, and each one is rather different from the next. On the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, you can play Another Sight, Hue, Outpost Kaloki X, and MX vs ATV Alive. As usual, the games are available to Xbox Live Gold members and Xbox Games Pass Ultimate subscribers. First up is Another Sight which will be available for the entire month. In this steampunk world, yo

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Today's Wordle answer #292: Thursday, April 7

Home Features Browser Games Wordle (Image credit: Nurphoto via Getty) Have you been trying to hunt down the answer to the April 7 (292) Wordle? Then you've come to the right place. Some days this little puzzle is a welcome wake-up for your brain, the two working in harmony to create some fun. Other days, you and Wordle are so far apart it may as well be asking you to conjugate a dozen Sumerian verbs before breakfast. Maybe you're not here for today's Wordle at

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Our favourite gaming chair is AU$35 off right now

Home News (Image credit: Secretlab) I know it's April Fools, but this deal is no joke. Secretlab has some incredible offerings on its gaming chairs right now, including the one slap bang at the top of our best gaming chairs (opens in new tab) list: the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022. Our top chair in standard black has a $30 (opens in new tab) saving right now, and you get the same savings whether you go for the SoftWeave Plus fabric, or Hybrid Leatherette finish, tho

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Destiny 2 cosmetic event pits mechs against monsters this April

With stellar skins on both sides, the player base has been torn in two by this annual vote. It’s that time once again - the Destiny 2 annual skin clash is back and this time has a new and improved selection of monsters vs mechs, with the winner securing a spot in the Destiny 2 cosmetic store in the near future. Every Destiny 2 player willing to sign up for emails from bungie will be able to vote for their team of choice, with the winner being added into the game later this year

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Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp pre-orders, price and release date

Here are the best places to pre-order Advance Wars 1+2 for the Nintendo Switch. Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp is a remake of two of the most original Nintendo games ever, and a highly anticipated title coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. The Advance Wars games were each released two decades ago, the first in 2001 and the sequel in 2003, both for the Game Boy Advance. They're turn-based strategy games, unusual not just for the Game Boy Advance, but also for being games pub

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Total War: Warhammer 3's first big patch is here, and so are mods

Home News Strategy Total War: Warhammer 3 While smaller hotfixes for Total War: Warhammer 3 followed its release, more significant changes have been saved for its first major update. That update is now live (opens in new tab) , bringing the final game in Creative Assembly's spectacle-strategy trilogy up to version 1.1.0. As well as fixes for bugs like the Alt-Tab crash, it includes some pretty big changes to the campaign mechanics.  Warhammer 3's Realm of Chaos campaign has been

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Save up to 80 per cent on games in the Ubisoft spring sale

Huge discounts on Far Cry, Assassins Creed, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, and more. Ubisoft Store launched its huge spring sale in the US today with discounts as big as $409! Whether you've been eyeing up any Assassins's Creed, Far Cry or Tom Clancy games, or perhaps you're after some extra DLC, there's a bunch of deals worth checking out. We've picked some of our favourites for you below. Assassin's Creed Animus Pack If you're a fan of the Assassin's Creed games but missed a few of

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Overwatch player builds motorized glove to become the ultimate Mercy main

Home News FPS Overwatch (Image credit: Blizzard) Six years of playing Overwatch have taught me that PC players will always go above and beyond to earn the slightest advantage against the other team. Some will master every hero so they can fill any role, others will get so scary good at one particular hero that they can't be beat, and some will just install a few cheats. I thought I'd seen it all, until I witnessed a motorized Mercy player. Last weekend, Overwa

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Is Tiny Tina's Wonderlands a must-buy for D&D fans? An expert definitively answers: "maybe"

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a love letter to our favourite RPG, but can the game scratch the same itch as a proper tabletop game? Giant mushrooms twist about each other, rising like trees as they block out the sunlight. Corrupted crystals bleed from the earth, glinting with malice. Mist circles your feet as you stand in the Banshee’s lair. Captain Valentine’s voice rings out: ‘Watch out, she’s going for a total party kill!’ What do you do next? Well, you grab your shotg

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The best gaming laptops in Australia for 2022

Home Features (Image credit: Razer, MSI) It's already been a fantastic year for the best gaming laptops, and we're only just getting started. AMD has blessed us with Ryzen 6000-series mobile processors, and Intel has is pushing back with 12th Gen Alder Lake mobile chips. New mobile GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia have arrived too, including a new king of mobile gaming: the RTX 3080 Ti. All this makes for some powerful and even sleek gaming laptops today. The newest po

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At long last, Halo Infinite Season 2 ‘Lone Wolves’ kicks off in May

The long awaited second season is bringing new maps, modes, and limited time events to the game next month. Halo Infinite is finally receiving its second season of multiplayer content on May 3, bringing with it new maps, game modes, and a battle pass. Titled ‘Lone Wolves’, a new trailer shows off just a glimpse of what we can expect from the sci-fi shooter next month. While we’re lacking details on exactly what we can expect, the main new map we see appears to be in some

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With the sequel, Sonic has made the most successful jump from games to films ever. If you’d have told me that I’d be sitting in a screening of a second Sonic the Hedgehog film, on opening day, and hear the end of the film greeted with cheering easily as loud as those I heard at the closing of a midnight screening of Avengers Endgame, I’d never have believed you. If you’d told me it after that disastrous first trailer for the first Sonic movie, I’d have had you sectioned

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Total War: Warhammer is free this week on the Epic Games Store

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Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer will be free for two weeks starting tomorrow

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Try out multiplayer in Call of Duty: Vanguard for two weeks for free, including new Season Two maps, a new objective mode, and a featured Playlist. Bascially, Activision has extended its Free Access period by two weeks starting on March 30 and ending on April 13. What's included is Season Two maps Casablanca and Gondola. Vanguard also includes other maps popular with the comm

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If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Halo, the television adaptation of the popular Microsoft franchise, has set a record for Paramount+ by becoming the most-watched premiere for the streaming service. The show's premiere knocked 1883 out of the top slot, which is no large feat considering the series is a prequel for the rather popular show Yellowstone. Both shows were heavily marketed, and while 1883 had an as

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Overwatch 2 UI leak features early battle pass and more

Via a post on Artstation, some early UI shots of the upcoming Blizzard FPS are there for us all to gawk at. Some early UI images from Overwatch 2 have been shown off online via Artstation, an online art portfolio platform where artists from a variety of backgrounds show off their work. Originally caught by Attack of the Fanboy, It’s here that Jayson Kirby - former UI designer at Activision Blizzard - published a variety of early UI designs from the upcoming team FPS. This incl

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Rapper Tee Grizzley signs eSports partnership inside his GTA Online server

Home News Action GTA Online (Image credit: Rockstar/Tee Grizzley) Here's a story that'll make your head spin. Tee Grizzley, an up-and-coming rapper from Detroit, has signed a major partnership with eSports lifestyle brand XSET…inside a GTA Online roleplaying server. Alongside his rap career, Grizzley is an avid gamer and Twitch streamer who has his own custom GTA roleplay server Grizzley World RP. The partnership with XSET—which is apparently about helping

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Steam Next Fest: June 2022 Edition kicks off June 13

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Another week of neat indie demos. Valve has announced its next Steam Fest will take place in June. Steam Next Fest: June 2022 Edition will start on June 13 and end the following week on June 20. As usual, you can expect tons of free demos from all sorts of upcoming games on Steam. This incentive gives developers a chance to start building an audience and gather early fee

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Windows 11's new security feature is so secure you'll need to reinstall the OS to use it

Home News Windows 11 (Image credit: Getty - Peter Dazeley) Microsoft is getting ready to launch a security feature update for Windows 11 (opens in new tab) aimed to "help protect hybrid work" from malicious apps and other potential security risks for enterprise users. The price for this extra layer of security is going to be a clean reinstall of Windows 11. Smart App Control is designed by default to prevent you from running malicious apps downloaded from the

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Surface-level Sea of Thieves is a far cry from the game that lies beneath – and I learned that the hard way. When you think about it, we’ve got no right to get annoyed when someone nicks our loot in Sea of Thieves. To do so is to stoop to the same level as those people who apply to appear on the TV show 'Ex on the Beach' and then act floored when their ex turns up. Still, there’s one incident on the high seas – those impossibly gorgeous rolling seas of Rare’s creation

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Graphics card shipments increased by nearly 30% year over year in 2021

Home News (Image credit: Nvidia) The worst of the global GPU shortage (opens in new tab) appears to be behind us. Prices are falling (opens in new tab) in most regions, cards are actually in stock at many retailers and it appears as though the crypto mining craze has peaked. To illustrate just how much the market exploded in 2021, a recently published report by Graphic Speak (opens in new tab) (via Tom's Hardware (opens in new tab) ) suggests that $51.8 billion

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The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is coming to PC and consoles later this month

An expanded re-imagining of the critically acclaimed, award winning indie game. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, a expanded version of the first-person exploration game from 2013, has been give a late-April release date. In case you are unfamiliar with the game, The Stanley Parable stars a simple-minded individual named Stanley who discovers one day that his office co-workers have mysteriously vanished. Determined to find answers to the disappearace, you will interact with env

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Emulation on the Steam Deck is already getting way more convenient

Home News When the Steam Deck launched back in February I was already excited about it as an emulation device . I spent hours of my testing time playing games like Metroid Prime and Persona 3 on the Deck after setting up retro console emulators, which was only a little fiddly (the biggest inconvenience was having to use a trackpad to mouse around interfaces that were really built for desktops). It wasn't bad if you already knew your way around the emulators, but

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Via Dealabs, a historically accurate source for leaks of this nature, the PS+ line-up has been leaked ahead of the official reveal We’ve got more PS + leaks coming from Dealabs today, this time teasing what we can expect from the service in April. Hood: Outlaws Legends steals the show this time around, while Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated splashes some fun on the whole selection. Finally, Slay the Spire sneaks in as the final entry in proper rogue-li

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Home News Adventure An image from 2015's Rise of the Tomb Raider. (Image credit: Square Enix) During Epic's State of Unreal (opens in new tab) stream today, Crystal Dynamics announced that it's developing a new Tomb Raider on the just-released Unreal Engine 5. "We have just started development on our next Tomb Raider game, powered by Unreal Engine 5," said Dallas Dickinson, Tomb Raider franchise manager at Crystal Dynamics. "Our goal is to push the envelope of

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Save over £50 on this curved 4K monitor from Samsung at CCL

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. With an exclusive code for a further discount. Samsung have become one of the most reliable tech manufacturers in recent years, making everything from SSDs to phones and laptops. And their monitors are excellent too. Our friends at CCL have this amazing 4K curved Samsung monitor down to just £309.98. That's at least £50 off the standard RRP. What's even better is by usi

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Valve clears up Steam Deck availability confusion just as Q2 order emails go out

Home News Steam Deck There's some good news for all you Q2'ers out there. Valve has already sent out its first batch of order emails for Q2 reservers of the Steam Deck. Valve also has updated the product page for the Steam Deck to give slightly more specific time frames for when you should expect to see yours. In a tweet from the Official Steam Deck account, Valve said that "Starting today, we're ramping up Steam Deck shipments, and will be sending more o

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Federal court approves $18 million settlement between Activision Blizzard and EEOC

The settlement paves the way to "compensate and make amends to eligible claimants." Activision Blizzard’s $18 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been approved by the federal court. In September of last year, the EEOC filed a complaint against Activision Blizzard, alleging the company was responsible for employees facing sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and related retaliation. A settlement figure of $18 million was agreed upon. A

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Home News RPG Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Image credit: TT Games) The wait to play Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is almost over and console players who have pre-ordered it should be able to pre-load it now. In The Skywalker Saga, you'll be able to play as various characters from all nine films, including the best one: The Phantom Menace. No, I will not be taking any questions at this time. You'll need at least 40GB of space to play it on PC so you

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Intel can make cryptocurrency mining chip 'without compromising the supply of new CPUs or GPUs'

Home News (Image credit: Intel) Intel has just announced a brand new cryptocurrency mining chip. Called Blockscale, Intel's new chip promises to be more energy-efficiency than others at SHA-256 hashing, which is most commonly used in bitcoin mining. Sounds wonderful, if you own a bitcoin mining farm. Though before you get too down in the dumps about it, Intel at least says production of this new chip won't compromise production of its CPUs and GPUs. That's because

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Supply chain expert sees 'glimmers of hope' for PC gaming's stock woes in 2022

Home Features (Image credit: Future) If there's one single event that has impacted PC gamers in the past year and a half more than any other, it's the semiconductor shortage. What might have otherwise been a far-off issue for most was brought home to our gaming PCs by a complete lack of the latest graphics cards available to purchase at a reasonable price. But as stock appears to improve in 2022, and prices are starting to drop, you have to wonder whether it's all

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Where to buy Kirby and the Forgotten Land: price, bonuses and deals

A few outlets have discounts for the new Nintendo Switch game. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is out now on Nintendo Switch (its release date was 25th March 2022) and we're super excited to finally play the first 3D main adventure for Nintendo's pink balloon mascot. The new Kirby game looks set to be, pardon the pun, an unforgettable adventure. The unveiling of the awesome-looking 'mouthful mode', where Kirby can take on the characteristics of cars and vending machines looks like t

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Kirby Café is launching new menu and merch for Kirby’s 30th anniversary

It's been 30 years since Kirby's Dream Land, and Kirby Cafe are celebrating. Kirby and The Forgotten Land is finally landing on people's doorsteps, Kirby’s Dream Land launched 30 years ago, and the Kirby Café have launched a limited menu and some new merch to celebrate the pink puff and their legacy. Kirby Café is a pop-up store in Tokyo and Hakata selling souvenirs and snacks, with an online pop-up also available for ordering dreamy merch inspired by Kirby and pals. To comm

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Home Features An Acer Predator gaming laptop (Image credit: ACER) The best Acer gaming laptop deals are around us all the time. Watching, waiting to pounce. Ahead of the pack, the Acer Predator gaming laptops stalk in all their alpha glory. The Predator sub-brands, Helios and Triton, offer mid-range and high-end beta experiences. And Acer has finally removed the word 'Predator' from the laptop's lid, which might have caused some misunderstandings in public. Then the

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Co-op action game Warhammer 40,000: Darktide arrives in September for PC and Xbox Series X/S

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. After an initial delay, a new release date has been provided. A release date has finally been set for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. Expected in 2021 before being pushed into spring 2022, the game will now instead be released on Tuesday, September 13. Announced in 2020 and developed by Fatshark, the makers of Vermintide, the four-player FPS is set in the hive city of Tertiu

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What's the next game you're looking forward to?

Home Features (Image credit: bethesda) It's been over a month since Elden Ring came out, so it's time for our collective eye to roam around and redirect its gaze onto the next big thing, like Sauron scouring the hills for hobbits. One quarter of the year has been and gone, but there's still a lot of games left on the calendar. We've got a list of the games of 2022 to remind you what's coming up. Which one are you planning to make room in your schedule for ne

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Prime Gaming's April offerings include The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition Deluxe

Also Monkey Island 2, content for Overwatch, Hearthstone, and more. Prime Gaming has revealed its April 2022 offerings, which include new content from Blizzard, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, and more. Starting in April, you can snag exclusive content for Lost Ark, League of Legends, Lords Mobile, Mobile Legends Bang Bang, Fall Guys, and more. The April Games with Prime lineup features eight titles including The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition Deluxe, Plants

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Will you be subscribing to the new PS Plus subscription tiers?

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Ever since Microsoft came out swinging with its industry-changing Xbox Game Pass subscription service, many wondered when Sony would rise to meet it. Up until now, Sony has been offering two very distinct subscription services: PS Plus, which is a more traditional monthly free games library, and streaming service PS Now. On March 29, Sony finally revealed its updated PS Plus

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PlayStation Plus free games for April 2022 confirmed

The leaked list has been validated, as usual. Sony has announced its April 2022 lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Starting on April 5, you will be able to download and play the following games: Hood: Outlaws Legends (PS5, PS4), Slay the Spire (PS4), and SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (PS4). In Hood: Outlaws Legends, rival gangs compete in heists against the wealthy. One of the different game modes is State Heist: a full coop PvE mode where

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Our favourite gaming chair is £30 off right now

Home News (Image credit: Secretlab) I know it's April Fools, but this deal is no joke. Secretlab has some incredible offerings on its gaming chairs right now, including the one slap bang at the top of our best gaming chairs list: the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022. Our top chair in standard black has a $30 saving right now, and you get the same savings whether you go for the SoftWeave Plus fabric, or Hybrid Leatherette finish, though the SoftWeave remains a little more

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The first three episodes of Doom (1993) now support ray tracing thanks to this mod

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Real-time path tracing support for the PrBoom sourceport. Doom (1993) now supports ray-tracing, to a point, thanks to this neat mod. Created by sultim_t, the mod provides FSR and DLSS (bring your own dll file) support to the first three episodes of the game. It looks rather nice as you can see, and if you trun the bloom effect off like Resetera's caff!!! did, it looks eve

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Best external hard drives in 2022

Home Features (Image credit: Samsung, WD) I know you came here for hard drives, but the best 'hard drive' is actually an SSD in 2022. Hear me out: these are a much speedier way to transfer, and access important data, besides, the price of an external SSDs have dropped to the point where a 1TB portable SSD is incredibly affordable. An external hard drive with spinning platters (rather than the solid state memory chips in SSDs), will still be cheaper. So if you're

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Triangle Strategy is a slow burn, but its combat and vote systems are truly brilliant

I’ve been struggling to get all the way through Triangle Strategy, which moves like molasses. But its excellent design keeps pulling me back in. I’ve been playing Triangle Strategy forever now. Since way before the game even released, in fact – Nintendo is one of those publishers that is usually really good at giving us a good amount of time to review a game. And yet here we are, weeks from its release, and I still haven’t written about it for VG247. That’s not a reflec

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Star Trek: Resurgence is the first Trek anything to capture the spirit of the '90s shows in a long, long time

Home Features Adventure Star Trek: Resurgence (Image credit: Dramatic Labs) It took me maybe half of the first season of Star Trek Discovery to accept that it wasn't my kind of Star Trek. Discovery's grim, militant war with the Klingons felt tonally off for a series that's always been about exploration and humanity at heart, and when Discovery did spend time on its crew, the melodrama dial seemed permanently stuck at 11. Good or bad, I knew it wasn't my Star T

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New PlayStation Plus top tier will set you back $119.99 a year

Complete “Premium” package, that mixes PS Now and PS Plus, includes game streaming and classic games. It's official; Sony has revealed PS Plus Essentials, PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium, a three-tier subscription service that is the company's answer to Xbox Game Pass. The base level of the service, PS Plus Essentials, will cost $9.99/€8.99/£6.99 a month (or $24.99/€24.99/£19.99 per three months, or $59.99/€59.99/£49.99 per year) and is effectively the same as PS P

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Snoop Dogg is coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone as an Operator

Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay. This April, a new Operator is coming to three Call of Duty games: Call of Duty: Mobile, Vanguard and Warzone, and it's none other than D O Double G himself. That's right. Martha Stewart's best friend Snoop Dogg is coming to Call of Duty as a playable Operator. The first opportunity to play as the Dogg Father will be in Season 3 of Call of Duty: Mobile through a special Lucky Draw beginning on April 1. This Lucky Draw has him decked out in a 24K g

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Home News JRPG Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade (Image credit: The Eradicator) Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been a gift to modders, who have so far been responsible for such masterpieces as low-poly dress Cloud, clown makeup Sephiroth, and several nude mods I leave interested readers to discover for themselves. Now, a modder known as The Eradicator has truly created the pièce de résistance, with a mod that replaces Cloud's buster sword or ironblade with a 198

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Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions go live today

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Budget gaming PC build guide

Home Features (Image credit: Future) It's not been an easy task to piece together a budget gaming PC during a semiconductor shortage. Turns out we need a lot of those pesky semiconductors to play games. But the graphics card shortage that's plagued PC gamers for over two years down is o starting to show signs of letting up, and that's really great news for the aspiring PC gamer on a budget.  Some entry-level GPUs in stock at some online retailers are being marked u

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Starfield’s lead designer and writer is an Elder Scrolls and Fallout veteran

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Best DDR4 RAM for gaming in 2022

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This Elden Ring mod makes the game easier for frustrated players

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. No need to "git gud" with this mod. Those having a tough go of it with Elden Ring may want to check out this mod from odashikonbu. Available through Nexus Mods, Easy Mode for Elden Ring makes the game a bit, well, easier for you. How it does this, is it reduces the damage you take by 50% and you will dole out an extra 25% in damage. You will also get 10x the runes. Not t

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Two weeks after workplace abuse allegations, Funomena may close its doors

Home News Indie Wattam (Image credit: Funomena) Update: Tweets from Funomena indicate that the studio is facing possible closure, but could remain open if fundraising efforts that began earlier this month are successful. "Funomena was in the process of closing an investment round just before GDC, we are still actively working to do so. Last week we let everyone know that if we do not successfully finish the fundraise, we will be forced to close the studio," t

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