October 2022

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Death Stranding composer Ryan Karazija dies at 40

Audio player loading… Ryan Karazija, the main mover behind the group Low Roar and the musician responsible for most of Death Stranding’s singular soundscape, has died at the age of 40. The news was announced on the band’s Instagram page, with a post that reads:”Ryan Karazija, front man and driving force behind Low Roar, has died at age 40. “His beautiful music and lyrics, sung in his haunting voice have touched the lives of so many people all over the world, and will continue to do so. He was a kind and beautiful soul and our worlds are shattered by the…

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RTX 4090 Can Run ‘Genshin Impact’ at 13K Resolution

Nvidia’s RTX 4090 is an impressive GPU, and one of the best graphics cards out there; it can push triple digit frame rates at 4K without breaking a sweat. But YouTuber Golden Reviewer has pushed things to another level, by playing Genshin Impact at 13K resolution. Incredibly, the game managed a playable 30 frames per second at this crazy high resolution.If you’re unfamiliar with the game, Genshin Impact is a highly popular open-world action RPG, that has over 60 million active monthly players. You’ve probably heard about the title as a mobile game that is difficult to run on most…

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Burberry and Minecraft have collabed to make the most boring merch I’ve seen in a while

Audio player loading… Gaming is kind of cool now. I say kind of because even some celebrities like Henry Cavill get some flack on talk shows for liking games (opens in new tab), but other industries have started to think of it like a fun creative opportunity. Riot Games really excels at bringing in other mediums like music into its work while Minecraft has been going in on fashion this year. But its new Burberry collaboration is just kind of meh. I love it when gaming and fashion intersect. I’m not talking about just t-shirts with a logo on, but I…

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How to Find Your MAC Address in macOS

When you connect to your wireless router at home or public Wi-Fi, your device needs to be identifiable. The best way to do that is by giving each device that connects its own unique identity that can be trusted to join a network. If you’re using a Mac, Windows PC, an Android smartphone or an iPhone, your device is assigned a unique media access control (MAC) address from the factory.If your computer has a Wi-Fi adapter and a physical Ethernet port, each will have its own unique MAC address. These MAC addresses are permanent fixtures on a computer, smartphone, tablet,…

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Have you played… Gorogoa?

I guarantee you’ve never played a more elegant puzzle game than Gorogoa. This tile-based adventure is gorgeous with a capital G. Its story, puzzle mechanics, and visuals: Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. The game is structured into four square panels in a two-by-two grid. Players can move around each of the squares to solve puzzles or click inside each square to interact with the scene. This is where it gets cool: Any object you see that has some sort of frame around it – doorways, paintings, windows, photographs – you can actually move through them and discover new areas to explore. Read…

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It’s faster to earn Overwatch 2 skins through playing WOW than the actual game, players suggest

Canny Overwatch 2 players have reported more success in obtaining skins by grinding for in-game gold in Blizzard’s long-running fantasy MMO World Of Warcraft and converting that into Battle.net balance than by completing weekly challenges in the hero shooter itself. The trick involves trading gold farmed in WOW for tokens that convert to Battle.net balance, which can then be spent on Overwatch 2 cosmetics. It’s a cunning ploy that speaks volumes about player frustration with the multiplayer shooter’s new free to play mechanics, a situation that might still change if Blizzard listen to results of a recent survey. Read more

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EA and Marvel strikes a three-game deal, including the untitled Iron Man game

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. What properties these other two games are based on haven’t been confirmed. EA has struck a deal with Marvel that will see the developer and publisher making three games based on the latter’s IP, one of which is the already announced Iron Man game. The two companies announced today (October 31) that they have come together for a long-term deal to “develop at least three new action games that will be available for consoles and PC.” Each of the games…

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Whether it’s the original or the remake, I can’t unsee Silent Hill 2’s wonky parking

The biggest horror in Silent Hill 2 might just be committed in car parks. This article contains spoilers for Silent Hill 2, including some of the game’s endings. In my restless dreams, I see that stupid, selfish parking hog, James Sunderland. That’s not quite how Silent Hill 2 goes, but I can’t stop thinking about protagonist James’s terrible, terrible parking. As with a lot of things, this disturbing revelation began with Twitter. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve played Konami and Team Silent’s famous survival horror, but I’d guess it was well into double figures. During all that…

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MultiVersus patch 1.05 gives us Black Adam, arcade mode, and some chaos with the silly queue

Plus a range of tweaks, and some new cosmetics. MultiVersus patch 1.05 is here, finally adding in Black Adam, as well as the anticipated arcade mode, alongside some other additions and changes. The Rock will probably be happy to hear that his beloved antihero has made it into MultiVersus, after first being announced back in August. You’ll also be able to don a slightly different outfit for him for 800 gleamium, which gives him more of a classic look, and using this particular skin will give you additional candy during the Halloween event. The alpha of the arcade mode has…

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External GPU Dock Wreaks Havoc on RTX 4090 Gaming Performance

If you were thinking about installing an RTX 4090 into your shiny new external GPU box, you might want to reconsider. JarrodsTech on YouTube just released a new video showcasing what the RTX 4090 can do with an external Thunderbolt GPU dock. The results were incredibly bad. The dock crippled the 4090’s gaming performance, with most games barely being able to use 50% of its power at best.For testing, Jarrod used two different laptops: an Asus Zenbook 14 OLED featuring a i7-1260P processor, and a beefier Aorus 17X gaming laptop equipped with a higher-performing Core i9-12900HX. Jarrod also put together…

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These 3 adventure games are lowkey ’90s masterpieces

It’s time to drink deep from the well of ’90s adventure games, where 2D and early 3D art both benefited from the soft phosphor glow of our CRT screens. Where we really cared about hotkeys because the balls in our mice were caked with gunk. Where developers working in the shadow of LucasArts games like Grim Fandango were getting weird.This is by no means an authoritative list of the most overlooked influential games from one of the wackiest periods in game experimentation, when FMV and 3D technology were respectively petering out and heating up. But they stood out then, and…

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The PC hardware with the most unfitting Halloween-y names

Horror games, you say? Feh, hardware can be scary too. One time I turned on a power supply and it literally went up in a cloud of smoke. Last year I cut my hand on a CPU cooler radiator. And did you see how dusty my PC was before I cleaned it? That’s basically body horror. Apparently ignorant of their products’ ability to frighten and maim, PC gaming hardware makers sometimes try to manufacture an imposing aura by giving them big, bad names. You’ve probably seen these already: keyboards named after swords, laptops christened as mythical animals and the like….

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Raspberry Pi Costume Automatically Dispenses Candy

There are no tricks with this Raspberry Pi project—only treats available on demand thanks to this amazing, wearable project created by maker Yinglish119. Instead of just creating a simple candy dispenser, Yinglish119 has turned his idea into a totally portable and wearable Nerds costume that looks just like the candy it provides.Yinglish119 himself is dressed in suspenders and bowtie combo while sporting a huge Nerds candy box which contains all of the Pi-powered goodness we love. To get the candy to dispense, users wave their hands in front of an ultrasonic sensor which triggers the mechanisms inside to dispense a…

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AMD’s upcoming RDNA 3 GPUs look mighty and modest in these leaked pics

Audio player loading… If two new leaked images of AMD’s new reference design for an upcoming Radeon RX 7000-series graphics card is to be believed, AMD’s RDNA 3 cards will look absolutely gorgeous.The two images purported to show an AMD RX 7000-series graphics card have been posted by leaker 9550pro on Twitter (opens in new tab), and they stack the card up against today’s top performer from the red team, the Radeon RX 6950 XT.🤫Source: QQ pic.twitter.com/FhYix70RXPOctober 31, 2022See moreThe card looks to be a touch longer than the RX 6950 XT, which suggests it’s set to be the RX…

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5 games with wonderful witches

I am, generally speaking, a horror fan, but this year for Halloween I’ve niched down on a particular topic and it has sort of accidentally taken me away from horror. Hm. Too late now! Plus, witches are totally Halloween fodder – and they’re one of my key trends for games at the moment. Video games are lousy with both current and upcoming witches these days. It makes sense. They’ve already got brilliant marketing. Few Halloween-y sights are more iconic than a pointy hat, a black cat, and a sihouetted figure flying in front of the moon on a broomstick. The…

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Sony Santa Monica releases heartfelt anti-spoiler statement following God of War leaks

You can’t really blame the frustration on the dev’s part here. Following God of War Ragnarok leaks making their way online last week, Santa Monica Studios has released a statement online warning fans and passers by alike to make of the danger of spoilers in the run up to the game’s official release. Those eager to jump into the game totally fresh will have to be on their guard until November 9 when the game goes live. How did the leaks happen? Well, according to game director Cory Balrog, a retailer selling God of War: Ragnarok early is to blame….

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Today’s Wordle answer and hint for Monday, October 31

Audio player loading… All your daily Wordle help is right here; from tips, hints, and clues designed to nudge you in the direction of the October 31 (499) word at your own pace, to the answer to today’s puzzle in bold capital letters. And if you’d like to learn how to play the internet’s favourite word game, you’ll find links to our handy guides and archives below too.I had every correct letter staring me in the face today, a neat row of yellows with one helpful green and yet the answer may as well have been a million miles away….

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Cherry makes community switch official with the Cherry MX Ergo Clear

Audio player loading… Mechanical keyboards are a pretty big staple for PC gamers in this day and age. We can’t get enough of those sometimes very clicky keys with actuation that just feels so much more certain than non mechanical variants. This is all thanks to the switches that sit under the keys, which come in all different variants and brands. There’s not really a bigger name when it comes specifically to key switches than Cherry MX, and the brands just launched a new official switch from a community based design.The Cherry MX Ergo Clear (opens in new tab) is…

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Five new Steam games you probably missed (October 31, 2022)

On an average day about a dozen new games are released on Steam. And while we think that’s a good thing, it can be understandably hard to keep up with. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge of new things to play unless you sort through every single game that is released on Steam. So that’s exactly what we’ve done. If nothing catches your fancy this week, we’ve gathered the best PC games (opens in new tab) you can play right now and a running list of the 2022 games (opens in new tab) that are launching this year. SignalisSteam‌ ‌page‌ (opens…