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Crapshoot: The edutainment game that expects you to ‘learn English Or DIE!’

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random obscure games back into the light. This week, there’s only one language some people understand—the language of fear. Welcome to the ESL course Frank Miller would approve of. Mean City. Don’t worry, they said, it’s just a name. Maybe they’re just proud of their mean population density, or they make a mean curry. What did they mean? There was was only one way to find out, and while nobody had specifically said it would be an idea to bring a fedora, I figured…

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Gainward & Galax List GeForce RTX 3060 Cards with GA104 GPU

Last week, we reported about a finding that Nvidia was using its cut-down GA104 graphics processing units (GPUs) for GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards that are supposed to be based on the GA106 GPU. The ‘new’ boards have the same performance characteristics and power consumption, as the ‘old’ ones. This week two suppliers of graphics cards — Gainward and Galax — listed appropriate products, which is an indicator that such GA104-powered GeForce RTX 3060 boards are coming to retail.  Only in China. For NowFor now, Gainward and Galax only list GA104-150-based GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards in China, so this version of…

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Frankenstein and Dracula are roomies in this moody narrative adventure

“Dracula and Frankenstein are modern day 20-something flatmates who never see one another and only exchange sticky notes. Also they are both very sad. Also Dracula wears puple shades,” is the kind of message I’d expect to see from one of my writing acquaintances with the timestamp [2:15am]. It’s also the kind of thing I’d respond to with a “yes, do it,” eager to find out exactly how the hell they would. That’s the energy that I downloaded Frank And Drake‘s demo with, and it sure is a moody, somber narrative adventure about two unlikely housemates. Read more

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I Can’t Believe We’re Still Debating Halo’s Aim Assist

Like a circular space structure imbued with the power to destroy all sentient life at the push of a button, some things just go on endlessly. Such is the case with discussion around aim assist features in Halo games. Chatter has kicked off fresh following the not-a-beta for the forthcoming Halo Infinite.

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Ubisoft issues takedown request of ‘speculative’ Nvidia database leak

Nvidia set gamer hopes alight earlier this month when a leaked GeForce Now database “revealed” games including Titanfall 3, a Half-Life 2 remaster, and a PC version of God of War. Nvidia quickly shot it all down, though, saying that the titles in question were speculative, for “internal tracking and testing.” In all likelihood, in other words, developers needed placeholders to test various functionality and decided to have a little bit of fun with them. Using inside jokes for internal testing purposes is a risky business—there’s a famous story about a local newspaper that was published with one of the…

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This mod adds a universal photo mode to over 300 Unreal Engine games

Photo modes are undeniably in fashion now, so much so that I’ve just started assuming most major RPGs and third-person action games will have one built in at launch. I’ve never put in the time to get particularly skilled at lining up the best shots, but I’m always well impressed by those who do. It’s a bummer though when a looker of a game doesn’t have a way to really get up close and personal with its pretty cast and environments. Tales Of Arise, which just launched this month, doesn’t have one yet, for instance. That’s where the extremely nifty…

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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut will finally see a release on Switch in October

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut,the definitive edition of the award-winning RPG, is finally heading to Nintendo Switch next month. This is not a port of the game, as it has been “reassembled” for the Switch console. With this edition of the game, you can expect a redesigned user interface, font scaling options, improved legibility across the board, and all quality-of-life enhancements from previous iterations. In case you are unfamiliar…

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The best Tales of Arise Artes for each character

Want to know the best skills for each of the Tales of Arise characters? Bandai Namco’s latest game in the long-running series continues the tradition of bombarding you with dozens of moves and a dizzying array of effects. There are hundreds of possible combinations you could use, but not all of them are worth your time—or the effort it takes to unlock them.  The best Tales of Arise Artes help extend your combo chains or play to your chosen character’s unique strengths. Sometimes that means sacrificing style and raw power for function and fluidity, though. Regardless, this guide outlines the…

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New World which faction should you join?

One of the biggest choices facing you in Amazon’s new MMO is which New World faction to join. Joining a faction is vital if you want the most out of New World’s PvP system. While your day-to-day activities won’t change much, your role on the continent and how much influence — and how many enemies — you have will. li>New World factions explainedHow to join factions in New World Which faction to pick New World which faction to join | What are factions in New World New World factions exist to govern the continent. Each faction’s end goal is…

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The Evolution of Loot Boxes: Are They Glorified Slot Machines?

Promoted article (contains affiliate links) The gaming industry keeps growing year on year, and doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon. Esports tournaments are attracting more players as well as dedicated fans. This has led to larger prize pools for the participants of some tournaments, and has contributed to help make esports more mainstream. But behind the large prize pools, there is an ongoing debate surrounding how many of the game developers monetize their games – sometimes using loot boxes. Continue reading The Evolution of Loot Boxes: Are They Glorified Slot Machines?

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming to Switch in November

The beloved title heads to the console this fall. Announced yesterday during a Nintendo Direct presentation, Aspyr is bringing Knights of the Old Republic to Switch on November 11. Have a look at it on Switch below, courtesy of IGN. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to the game, with it available on Switch, you will be able to play the RPG both at home and on the go as well – and trust us – you will want to take it on the go because it is hard to put down. Even after all of these years….

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8 Minecraft castle ideas to build in 1.17

Want to build an epic Castle in Minecraft? How about 8 castles? That’s how many we’ve got for you in this list, so you’d best get building! These castles look truly stunning, but we’re sure they’ll be even better atop the new mountains that are coming when the Minecraft 1.18 update launches later this year. Check out all of these builds to get some inspiration for your own world in Minecraft, or just follow along with the Youtube tutorials if you like what you see! Read more

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The best PC joysticks in 2021

The best PC joystick will make a huge difference to both the level of control and the level of immersion you feel playing any flight or space sim. Whether ripping the wings off a Cessna in the expansive Microsoft Flight Simulator, exploring the far reaches of the galaxy in Elite Dangerous, or bulls-eyeing thermal exhaust ports not much bigger than a womp rat in the action-packed Star Wars Squadrons, you can live out your flyboy fantasies right at home. We also recommend a good wireless gaming keyboard and gaming mouse combo since it’s a good way to navigate a game’s…

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Send Thatcher back to Hell in this new Doom 2 mod today

Following a short delay caused by Tennent’s Lager (actual true story), Margaret Thatcher has returned from Hell to menace us once more. Thankfully, one doomed space marine will stand up and venture into the tenth circle of Hell (aka the UK) to put the reviled British prime minister down for good. Thatcher’s Techbase is its name, and Doom 2 is the game you’ll need to play this free mod now it’s out. It is quite the thing, and even has a custom soundtrack from Paradise Killer’s composer. Read more

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Monster Hunter Rise is getting a big expansion on Switch and PC in 2022

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The first major expansion for Monster Hunter Rise has been announced. Capcom dropped a big announcement during the Nintendo Direct presentation overnight. The critically acclaimed and very popular Monster Hunter Rise is getting an expansion. Dubbed Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, the “massive” add-on will introduce new areas, new monsters, and a new quest rank. Even more interesting, Sunbreak will also feature a new story, and new gameplay mechanics. The expansion is due out in summer 2022 on both Switch and…

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AMD Scores Its Highest Server CPU Market Share in Years: Report

AMD’s recent server efforts have been tremendous. The company not only released CPUs with 64 cores and worked hard to win designs with server makers and cloud giants like Google, but it also prioritized producing EPYC processors over client CPUs and GPUs. These efforts paid off in the second quarter as, according to a report from analyst firm Omdia, AMD has reached its highest server CPU market share in years. AMD Is Gaining ShareAccording to the report, around 3.4 million data center servers were sold in the second quarter of 2021 (flat year over year). Additionally, server makers earned $21.5…

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Excel completes biggest FIFA esports transfer signing in history: UK player Tom Leese joins from Hashtag United as Excel announces new FIFA jersey and EE partnership

UK esports organisation Excel Esports has signed British professional FIFA player Tom ‘Tom’ Leese in what’s being labelled the biggest FIFA esports transfer signing ever. Tom joins Excel from fellow UK org Hashtag United, which last month said they received two offers for the England international, reported to be in the region of £50,000 to £100,000. The signing marks the launch of Excel Esports’ first competitive FIFA team, joining their operations in League of Legends, Valorant and Fortnite. Continue reading Excel completes biggest FIFA esports transfer signing in history: UK player Tom Leese joins from Hashtag United as Excel announces…

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If you’re serious about gaming then come join the compact keyboard club

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot more sixty percent keyboards enter the fold. As someone who’s been an enthusiast for years, having a smaller keyboard isn’t abnormal—I happen to be typing on one right now, but more on why later. Where things become intriguing is the reasoning for the sudden explosion of nifty sixties onto the market. For instance, Razer’s Huntsman Mini features its all-singing and all-dancing optical switches that are usually reserved for its high-speed gaming boards. For me, this presented an intriguing conundrum: do people really use sixty percent keyboards for gaming and if so, how does it…

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UK-based esports agency Promod joins Esports Integrity Commission to combat corruption during tournaments

Promod Esports, the UK-based tournament provider and esports solutions agency, has joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as a member. Promod will now integrate ESIC’s integrity codes and standards into its esports operations, encouraging fair play and sporting integrity across their platforms. Promod was launched by former ESL UK COO Rob Black last year and has worked on a range of tournaments and productions including the Rainbow Six UK and Ireland Nationals, ESL Premiership, NSE PUBG Campus Championship and many more. Continue reading UK-based esports agency Promod joins Esports Integrity Commission to combat corruption during tournaments

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Voice Of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is Yoko Taro’s new card-based RPG

Nier director Yoko Taro is making a new role-playing game in which everything is depicted through cards, and somehow it’s not called Yoko Tarot. Story? There are cards for that. Combat? Turn-based card battles, of course. Travelling through the world? Flip over some cards, see what you find! It’s called Voice Of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, and it’s set to release this October. On top of that, a demo will be available later today if you fancy trying it out. Read more