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Have You Played… Gears of War?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Gears Of War is a third-person shooter in which you take control of a giant man wearing a bandana and chainsaw equally giant alien creatures in half. Somehow it manages to make this an emotional, and at times, frightening affair. The game bounces between explosive set pieces, unsettling, almost survival horror exploration, and tear jerking bro moments. (more…)

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Hasbro are planning a new version of the HeroQuest board game

The HeroQuest board game, a collaboration between Milton Bradley and Games Workshop published in 1989, has been out of print for years. One potential reason was the US trademark being taken up by tabletop RPG company Moon Design Publications—which is ironic, since Sierra had to change the name of their game Hero’s Quest to Quest for Glory when the digital version of the board game was trademarked in 1991. Anyway, Moon Design have given the trademark to Hasbro, owners of Milton Bradley, who are now crowdfunding a new version of the board game for North American release.Hasbro is seeking $US1…

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It looks like the first two Metal Gear Solid games are coming to PC

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like Konami has gotten around to addressing the long absence of Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 on PC. According to new ratings on the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee website (via Gematsu), the original MSX game Metal Gear is on its way, as are Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance.It won’t mark the first time Metal Gear Solid and its sequel have been playable on PC. Both released in the early 2000s, but have become virtually unplayable thanks to their absences on digital storefronts. As…

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Far Cry 6: everything we know about Ubisoft’s next open world FPS

Far Cry’s going off the map and back into fictional territory. Far Cry 6 leaves behind Far Cry 5’s Montana and heads for a Caribbean vacation in the fictional country of Yara, where things are, unsurprisingly, a bit chaotic. Ubisoft’s next shooter is set amidst the riots trying to oust evil dictator El Presidente from power. And it’s out surprisingly soon, early next year.Here’s what we know about Far Cry 6 so far, including what’s new for the shooter series and its potential ties to Far Cry 3.What is Far Cry 6’s release date?Far Cry 6 will release on February…

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Microsoft isn’t done buying game studios, CEO Satya Nadella says

Microsoft made very big waves yesterday when it announced to the world that it had acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, id Software, Arkane, and MachineGames, among others. The deal cost an eye-watering $7.5 billion—nearly two LucasFilms—and very suddenly gave the company ownership of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, Wayne Gretzky Hockey, Prey, Quake, and more, collectively representing a massive leg up for the Xbox console in its never-ending struggle for dominance with Sony’s PlayStation.Despite the huge amount of money involved, and the fact that Microsoft has in relatively short order assembled a very impressive stable…

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Xbox One X Sales Rocket Amid Xbox Series X Preorders

The Xbox Series X went up for pre-order today, but if Amazon’s sales ranking charts are to believed, there may be a lot of people getting the wrong console this holiday season. Nintendeal founder Andrew Wolf, under the Twitter handle @AndrewAlerts, found that the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s most powerful console last generation, had skyrocketed on Amazon’s sales charts under “Movers & Shakers in Video Games.”Xbox One X sales rank is up 747% on Amazon lol…Wonder how many people bought an Xbox One X instead of an Xbox Series X https://t.co/atj4thPwqD pic.twitter.com/CUzRkib3SrSeptember 22, 2020As of this writing, the Xbox One…

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Galax Unveils RTX 3090 Gamer With Lego Design

Are you a big fan of Legos? Do you want to build a building block-themed PC? As spotted by Expreview, Galax has something right up your alley with the Lego-themed GeForce RTX 3090 Gamer graphics card. Galax is no stranger to unusual designs, like the RTX 2080 Super EX Pink Edition, or the all-white design (PCB and shroud) of an RTX 2080 Ti Hall of Fame Edition. But while the company has been doing those designs for years, the design language of the RTX 3090 GAMER is something we have not seen before.Looking at the card from the front, you can…

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Halo 3: ODST now available for PC with Halo: The Master Chief Collection

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 20:55 GMT Just a quick reminder letting you know that Halo 3: ODST is available now on PC through Halo: The Master Chief Collection.Halo 3: ODST lands on PC today and with Xbox Game Pass for PC on the Microsoft Store, and Steam.The game finds you playing as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper in the streets of New Mombasa as you attempt to “piece together the Covenant’s motivations for invading the city.” Here you will go up against Brutes, Elites, and Hunters.ODST Firefight is joining Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the first…

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Red Dead Online players should be on the lookout for Legendary bears this week

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 20:32 GMT The Owiza and Ridgeback Spirit Bears are this week’s Legendary Animals in Red Dead Online.You can find the Legendary Owiza Bear in Red Dead Online wandering around the Dakota River, particularly at night and under heavy rainfall.During the day near Little Creek River, be on the lookout for the Legendary Ridgeback Spirit Bear. You can distinguish it from others due to the red stripe down its back.Both are rather aggressive, so keep that in mind while trying to get a reward for a free Hat up to Rank 15.If you take…

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5 big questions about Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda

Microsoft now owns The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, and more. That $7.5 billion purchase is wild on its own, but it comes after a string of other huge Microsoft acquisitions: Obsidian, Mojang, Double Fine, InXile, Ninja Theory. Suddenly, Microsoft is a PC game development giant made up of 23 studios. What will Microsoft gaming head Phil Spencer do with so many studios? Erect a virtual monument to himself? Create the best possible version of FreeCell? Or will he leave them to their own devices? We have a lot of questions, but here are the biggest:1. Will Microsoft’s studios stick…

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AMD Navy Flounder and Sienna Cichlid GPU Specs Leak in ROCm Update

A sharp-eyed redditor found a listing in the new ROCm (Radeon open compute) firmware update that reveals some of the specs for the highly-anticipated RDNA2 Sienna Cichlid (Big Navi) and Navy Flounder (Navi 22 or 23) graphics cards. Things could change over the next month as AMD fine-tunes its gear, so take these specs with a grain of salt – even though the numbers come from an official firmware update, these specs aren’t confirmed.The firmware update indicates Sienna Cichlid (Navi 21, i.e., Big Navi) will feature 80 CUs and a 256-bit memory bus. The CU count for this GPU is…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 6 trailer shows Farah and Nikolai take the fight underground

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 17:43 GMT Check out this cinematic trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 6.In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 6, Farah and Nikolai “bring the fight underground,” as you can see in the trailer. They will be re-entering the fight to help Captain Price with the ongoing conflict following the breakdown of the Armistice.Farah is the founder and Commander of the Urzikstani Liberation Force, and Nikolai is the leader of the Chimera, a PMC within the Allegiance.Both will be playable operators in Season 6. You can play as either one when you pick up the Season Six…

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Fortnite and Rocket League crossover event Llama-Rama kicks off this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 17:27 GMT Fortnite is celebrating Rocket League’s move to free-to-play with Llama-Rama, a crossover event where players can complete Rocket League Challenges to unlock rewards for both games.The Fortnite and Rocket League Llama-Rama kicks off on September 26 and runs through October 12.It all kicks off following the Party Royale’s upcoming Spotlight Series concert featuring Rocket League fan-favorite, DJ Slushii.Llama-Rama will be live on platforms where Rocket League is available.During play, Rocket League players will get Fortnite-themed items as they complete Llama-Rama Challenges in Rocket League. Additionally, Fortnite players will receive Rocket League-themed items in…

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Sure, Crysis Remastered is nice, but have you ever played the original Crysis?

Crysis Remastered review Crysis is a first-person stealth playground and a staggering spectacle, but new tech wizardry doesn’t justify the new price. Developer: Crytek Publisher: Crytek Release: Out now On: Windows From: Epic Price: £28/€30/$30 Crysis was always about more than its graphics. Crysis was and is a first-person stealth playground, with destructible buildings, clever enemies, and a set of flexible superpowers with which to make one collide with the other. Crysis Remastered is that game again, with new graphical bells and whistles you probably can’t use, and a substantially higher price than the original game costs now. (more…)

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Halo 3: ODST has arrived on PC

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gained another game, except this one isn’t actually about that Master Chief guy. Halo 3: ODST arrived on PC today, giving players the chance to follow the story of some normal human dudes, and not a giant Spartan. It takes place before the events of Halo 3, and you play as some Orbital Drop Shock Troopers who’re trying to figure out why the Covenant invaded New Mombasa. (more…)

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Hades Boons: the best Boons and Gods to choose

Boons in Hades are one of the most common and powerful types of upgrades you’ll come across. Offered by the Olympian Gods themselves, these Boons are the genetic makeup of your build for each run, which means picking the right Boon in the right moment is extremely important if you want to beat the game and escape the Underworld. Our Hades Boons guide will offer an overview on how Boons actually work, before delving into the strongest Boons in the game and finishing off with a full list of every Boon offered by every God. So, let’s jump in! (more…)

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Here’s the latest on RTX 3080 stock, according to retailers and manufacturers

If you didn’t manage to snag yourself an Nvidia RTX 3080 on release day, you may be wondering when your next best chance to pick up this highly sought-after card will be. As it stands today, we’ve got good news and bad news for all you prospective Ampere patrons. The bad news is that the RTX 3080 remains tough to find in stock—the good news is that most retailers have promised the situation will improve with each passing week.We’ll update this article as and when companies, such as EVGA, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Palit, Zotac, etc., announce any updates regarding when they…

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Bright Memory Infinite coming to Xbox Series S/X in 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:40 GMT Bright Memory Infinite, the first-person shooter created by solo developer FYQD Studio, will release on Xbox Series S/X  next year.Bright Memory Infinite mixes shooting and sword combat, where you will use firearms and swords to rack up combos slaying mythological demons.This title was originally planned as the next episode leading on from the early access version of Bright Memory but grew into a reimagined and complete version, one which the developer always wanted to make.Bright Memory released out of Early Access in March and those who own it on Steam will receive Infinite for…

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Multi-GPU technology is not quite dead but Nvidia is close to pulling the trigger

It feels like a million years since SLI was relevant, and even during its heyday, the prospect of running multiple graphics cards to boost performance in games had some serious downsides. Like cost, stuttering, and the fact that performance was not consistent across all games. None of it matters now, because SLI has been put on life support. Starting January 1, 2020, Nvidia will stop adding new SLI profiles to its GeForce driver packages.Technically, SLI is not dead, but if this was an episode of The Walking Dead, it would be the one where it gets bit by a silicon-eating…