September 2020

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Everything you need to know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 6

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6 is here, and with it marks nearly a year of content updates for Modern Warfare. That’s a lot of new maps, modes, guns, operators, and cosmetics. Despite patching headaches, it’s been a fun year to be a CoD fan. Following Season 6, Warzone’s cross-game partnership with Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War will begin, possibly kicking off a new era for the game.But while the spotlight is still on Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward is bringing big changes to the Verdansk map, two new weapons, and a pair of operators that come straight…

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Have You Played… Iron Snout?

You know those things that go around Twitter like “pick an animal to protect you, the rest are coming to kill you”? Iron Snout is what happens when you choose one pig to fight thousands of wolves.(more…)

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Wasteland studio Inxile Entertainment has 2 new RPGs in the works

Inxile Entertainment is having a busy 2020: in addition to the recent release of Wasteland 3, team-based VR shooter Frostpoint: Proving Grounds is also due to ship this year. That’s a bit different from the studio’s usual RPG offerings, but have no fear when it comes to new Inxile RPGs—the team has two in development.That’s according to the studio’s CEO Brian Fargo, who tweeted the news today. In response to a fan hoping for more games in the Wasteland 3 mould, Fargo wrote: “We are working on wonderful new RPGs, it’s too bad they take so long to make.”He later…

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon system requirements aren’t too demanding

Following today’s very welcome news that Yakuza: Like a Dragon will release three days earlier than expected—on November 10—we now have the crime RPG’s system requirements. It’s probably not going to force you to upgrade your PC, but the minimum requirements are a tad more demanding than Yakuza 0.Whereas you could make do with 4GB RAM in Yakuza 0, the forthcoming Yakuza 7 (they still haven’t brought Yakuza 6 to PC because that would make sense) will require 8GB RAM. That’s not likely to concern you though: these games tend to run decently on most modern systems.Minimum requirements: OS: Windows…

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This company’s solution to VR locomotion: huge robot shoes

Since the inception of VR, one of the biggest technical challenges to overcome has been locomotion. For some VR users, the sensation of moving within VR while their bodies remains stationary in the real world can lead to motion sickness. That’s why nearly all games give you a teleportation option, so you can “blink” to spots within the game without having to move through the virtual space.But there’s another locomotion issue. When you move around in the physical space you’ve set up for VR, like your living room or office, you can sometimes accidentally step out of bounds and walk…

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Free-to-play action RPG Genshin Impact is out now

Free-to-play action RPG Genshin Impact is out now on PC, PS4, iOS, and Android and heck, it actually seems pretty enticing. The very Breath Of The Wild-looking fantasy game gives you elemental powers to wield in action combat, a party to build, and a colorful world to explore. Better yet, you can pull your pals on other systems into co-op with cross-platform multiplayer. (more…)

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Digital Foundry Tests: Xbox One X Games Run Great on Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X units are finally starting to hit reviewers, and with that comes performance tests. There aren’t any next-gen titles to test the systems with yet, but that hasn’t stopped Digital Foundry, since the Xbox Series X makes strong efforts towards backwards compatibility, with Microsoft continuously reminding Xbox owners that they’ll have “thousands of games at launch,” some with more performance than before. Digital Foundry’s now put those claims to the test, and shown just how well the Series X runs older titles.  Very impressed by Xbox Series X backwards compatibility, especially since these games haven’t even been fully…

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Crusader Kings 3’s patch 1.1 culls excessive bastardisation and other AI quirks

Medieval conquer ’em up Crusader Kings 3 will be pushing out a huge patch to fix all sorts of bugs and AI oddities. Really though, it almost feels like some of these bugs deserve to stay. They’re hard-working bugs, folks. The strategy simulation is adding fixes for overzealous spymasters, children with poor role models, and Popes with a taste for the flesh of the faithful. (more…)

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will reveal zombies mode details this week

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is steadily spooling out information leading up to its November launch date. We’ve seen a bit of the story campaign, new maps and modes coming to multiplayer, and heard about those upcoming betas. Next up is the returning zombies mode for those of you who want to ditch the ugly real life warfare for some good ol’ fashioned undead gore. (more…)

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Genshin Impact, an ambitious Chinese RPG inspired by Breath of the Wild, is out today

Three and a half years after Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, open world games with the same freedom of traversal are starting to show up. Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising is very Zelda-esque, with a light dusting of RPG mechanics, but Genshin Impact, out today from Chinese developer Mihoyo, is something different. It’s a bigger, more ambitious blend of Zelda’s open world, an actiony JRPG, and a mobile “gacha” game, with co-op play tossed in on top. And it’s free-to-play.Genshin Impact seems like it might be the biggest gacha game ever made. Gacha RPGs, popularized on mobile,…

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Raspberry Pi Matrix Cube Shows CPU Status Through Animations

This incredible RGB matrix cube project was created by a maker known as Sebastian Staacks. It uses a Raspberry Pi to monitor your CPU status and display custom animations that change along with processor performance.This project makes it really easy to check your CPU usage at a glance, all while adding a pleasant ambiance to the room with soft animations. As the CPU temperature rises, the colors that display on the more than 12,000 RGB LEDs change, too.In addition to the cube color changing, there is also a ring animation broken up into 12 sections, one for each core of…

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The original FarmVille is shutting down on Facebook in December

Summer’s well over now and it’s time to reap what’s been sown. Adobe’s decision to cease support for Flash will soon be bearing fruit, including FarmVille’s demise. You know, the farm simulation game that touched PC users’ hearts before Stardew Valley came along. Zynga’s later farming simulation games will continue on but the original will be going dark at the end of 2020. (more…)

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Nintendo and Sony confirmed for Amazon Prime Day

By Joel Franey, Monday, 28 September 2020 15:35 GMT Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be coming on 13th-14th October, and two brands that have been confirmed to be included in a major way are Nintendo and Sony, bringing with them a range of deals and discounts for Amazon Prime members.This is big news for those who have plans to buy gaming tech and merchandise, as historically sales events on Amazon have usually come with bundles and significant discounts, especially in regards to console bundles. More specifically, these are some bundles and hot-ticket items we’ve seen discounted hard in the past,…

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Xbox Series X loading times massively outperform Xbox One X

A selection of media outlets have had the chance to get their hands on the Xbox Series X, and they all seem to be coming to the same conclusion: it’s a very fast bit of kit.Over on The Verge, a whole section of the Xbox Series X hands-on preview is dedicated to the hardware’s loading times, and it makes for good reading.You will notice load times drop in “pretty much every single game” compared to an Xbox One X, according to the article (though it should be noted reviewers were limited to testing only backward-compatible games for this part of the…

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon coming to PlayStation 5 in March 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 28 September 2020 14:38 GMT Sega has today confirmed Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on November 10 (the same day as its Xbox Series X and S release date), and will come later to PlayStation 5 on March 2, 2021.This is a slight change from the previously revealed release date of November 13, and apparently Sega has moved the game up a little to align with the release date of Microsoft’s next-gen console.The Xbox Series X and S versions will offer a Smart Delivery upgrade path…

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How to have a blank name in Among Us

In Among Us, your ability to lie to strangers and friends alike will be tested heavily. Well, one way to make it harder to get found out is by blanking out your name. At time of writing, this issue has been patched out of the PC version, but if you’re playing Among Us on mobile, you’ll still be able to do this. Here’s how to have no name in Among Us. (more…)

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Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 6 pre-load now live on PS4

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 28 September 2020 13:59 GMT You can pre-load Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 6 today ahead of its launch tomorrow if you’re playing on PlayStation 4.Similarly to Season 5’s pre-load setup, anyone on PlayStation 4 can get the download lined up and ready for the next big update ahead of time according to a tweet from PlayStation itself.Once the patch is finished downloading, you’ll be able to continue playing the current version of the game before the installed patch goes live tomorrow (September 29).The game has become something of a meme thanks to…

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Will Nvidia try to spoil AMD’s Big Navi launch with a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti?

Rumours suggest that Nvidia is preparing an RTX 3060 Ti, said to be powered by a GA104-200 GPU with 4,864 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 memory (14Gbps). The card will supposedly have a 256-bit memory bus, offering 448GB/s of memory bandwidth. It’s also said that such a card would be timed to arrive around the same time as AMD’s Big Navi announcement. Game on.Nvidia’s Ampere launch has been a hot topic these past few weeks, as its GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards have both sold out immediately on its website and by way of its retail partners….

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Monster Hunter Iceborne’s final update trailer shows off the legendary dragon Fatalis

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 28 September 2020 11:58 GMT Capcom has released a new trailer for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s final update – Title Update 5 – which will be arriving in-game on September 30 at 5pm PT/8pm ET.The new update is a pretty big one, adding new monsters and new gear sets, too. Amongst the new arrivals are Fatalis, a legendary dragon that was introduced back in the first Monster Hunter game on PS2, and arch-tempered Velkhana.Fatalis comes with two armor sets, and Velkhana comes with one set you can harvest from its hunted body. Good luck if you’re going…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons wins Game of the Year at Tokyo Games Show 2020

Nintendo’s laid back life sim, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has claimed the prestigious Game of the Year award at Tokyo Game Show 2020.The game won over the judges for its charm, its accessibility, and the comfort it has provided to players all over the world since the Covid-19 pandemic kicked off earlier this year.“Because we were forced to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a slow-life experience in this game in which you can do everything freely became a comfort to people all over the world,” a press release explains.“Communication with close friends through the game and interaction with…