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There’s a gaming PC hidden inside this incredible gaming den diorama

Image 1 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)Image 2 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)Image 3 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)Image 4 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)Image 5 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)Image 6 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)Image 7 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)Image 8 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)Image 9 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)Image 10 of 10 (Image credit: Suchao Modding & Design)There’s no shortage of ingenuity and creativity when it comes…

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Steam Deck FAQ confirms you can use it as a giant PC controller

While Valve haven’t been overly secretive with the Steam Deck, there are still plenty of burning questions to ask about the upcoming handheld PC. For me, these are usually along the lines of “Will it slip into my big coat pockets as easily as the Switch does?” or “Will it survive my cat pushing it off literally any flat surface?” but the newly-launched Steam Deck FAQ covers enquiries of a generally more techy nature. Read more

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Discord is officially testing proper YouTube integration

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Discord has debuted an experimental feature called “Watch Together” on a small number of servers. Discord is starting to test offical YouTube integration, shortly after YouTube forced the company to remove two music bots from the serivce. Just weeks ago, Google-owned YouTube forced two of the most well-known (and most used) Discord music bots to stop operating within Discord. Rythm and Groovy were both victims of a cease and desist issued by the megacorporation, much to the irritation of the…

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New course launches in East London to help young people pursue careers in esports and gaming

Here East and The Good Growth Hub announce the launch of a new Industry Insights programme to help kickstart the careers of young people from across East London in the gaming sector. In association with Into Games and Games Anglia, the short course is aimed at individuals aged 18-24 based in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. It’s been curated to equip them with the skills and experience to begin an entry-level role in the industry. Continue reading New course launches in East London to help young people pursue careers in esports and gaming

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‘Who knows what the future holds’ for Titanfall, say people who know what the future holds for Titanfall

This story has been updated to included Respawn’s latest comment. On a recent stream, Respawn Entertainment community coordinator Jason Garza responded to a community member’s request for an update on the Titanfall series. “There’s nothing there,” he said. “Yeah, it’s a game with a lot of mechs,” he continued. “It’s an old one, back when Xbox [One] first launched. Don’t get your hopes up, man. I’ve said this before, we just don’t have anything in the works. There’s nothing there. We’ve got too many other games in the works right now.” Garza’s tone was one of somebody who’s had to…

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Check out some of Diablo 2: Resurrected’s remastered enemies up close

The release of Diablo 2: Resurrected is almost upon us (here’s when it unlocks in your time zone), and enterprising fans have already extracted models of some of its enemies. In the video above you can get up close and personal with a siege beast, frozen horror, the three barbarian ancients from the end of Lord of Destruction, the dark wanderer, Baal, Diablo, and *spoilers* the Cow King, who now wears a fancy hoof-ring and sure does have some detailed udders. It was somebody’s job to model those udders. Of course, you can switch over to the original graphics of…

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Seagate Preps 2nd Generation HAMR HDDs with 30TB Capacity

Seagate has been a strong proponent of heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) for years and has even shipped thousands of such hard drives to select customers. But apparently the company still does not have plans to make the first generation of its HAMR-based HDDs a high-volume product. Apparently, the company is already working on its second-generation HAMR drives that it expects to roll out to a mass market. “We have a 20TB HAMR that we actually started to sell December last year, […] we are just producing enough quantity that we can sell to our main customers so that they get familiar…

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Blood Bowl 3’s Early Access launch has been delayed

While the full version of football megaviolence strategy game Blood Bowl 3 wasn’t due to come out until February 2022, an Early Access release had been announced for this month. That’s now been pushed back. As the Blood Bowl 3 team at Cyanide Studio explained on Twitter, “The closed beta last June and all your feedback were incredibly helpful for identifying and focusing on key improvements, and it seems we were a bit too optimistic when we announced early access on PC for September 2021.” Blood Bowl 3 was initially revealed with a release date of 2020, before that was…

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Sable review: a beautiful adventure beset by troubling bugs

As you might expect from a game set on a desert planet, Sable has a lot of sand. You traverse it on your floating motorbike as the titular character, a young woman who’s part of a nomadic culture where adolescents leave home to complete their Gliding. During this gap year of sorts, the Glider does odd jobs and explores the world until they figure out what they want to be for the rest of their life. Sand is a feature. But as they say, sand is coarse and rough and irritating, and it gets everywhere. Each individual grain of sand…

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Apple blacklists Epic, won’t allow Fortnite back on the App Store

A ruling earlier this month in the Epic v Apple case initially looked to be very positive for Epic: It scored an important victory in its lawsuit against Apple when the court declared that Apple cannot prevent app developers from linking to external purchase and payment systems, which is a very big deal. Most of the ruling actually went Apple’s way, though, including that Apple does not have a monopoly on mobile games, that it has a right to collect fees on in-app purchases, and—this is the big one—a declaration that the contract between Epic and Apple was valid and…

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“Lesbian road trip RPG” Get In The Car, Loser! has just hit the road

Get In The Car, Loser! begins as all RPGs about young protagonists with magical powers do—just a lot more bluntly. The world is being threatened by the evil Machine Devil and the Machine Devil cultists, and apparently no one is going to save it if not your plucky party of heroes. So hop on in the back seat, you dork. Get In The Car, Loser!, a free game written by Christine Love of Ladykiller In A Bind fame, is now fueled up and headed out on its self-proclaimed “lesbian road trip RPG”. Read more

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Far Cry 6 Proves Consoles Aren’t Powerful Enough for Ray Tracing

WCCFTech recently interviewed the lead programmer for Far Cry 6, discussing some of the graphical upgrades we’ll see when the game launches on October 7. More importantly, it seems the next generation consoles won’t be getting all the enhancements, specifically the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X won’t get ray tracing effects—or FidelityFX Super Resolution and CAS. There are good reasons to limit the consoles, but what it all boils down to is that the consoles simply aren’t as powerful as PCs with the best graphics cards, and the visual improvements offered by ray tracing in particular aren’t worth the…

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Worlds 2021 group draw concludes: Which groups are the EU LEC teams in and what chance do Mad Lions, Fnatic and Rogue have of reaching playoffs?

The League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) 2021 group draw has been completed and the four groups have been confirmed. Jankos, the jungler for G2, who failed to qualify for Worlds this time around, today drew the groups for the tournament which takes place in Iceland in October 2021. Teams have of course been making preparations for the competition, with the likes of Cloud9 contracting Icelandic esports org Dusty as an exclusive 2021 Worlds partner to help them train ahead of the tournament. Continue reading Worlds 2021 group draw concludes: Which groups are the EU LEC teams in and what…

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Guardians of Hyelore is a tug-of-war tactics game, and it’s out soon

Guardians of Hyelore is coming to Steam on September 29, ready to turn the age-old tower defence genre on its head. Yes, your band of bespoke heroes must prevent an enemy horde from reaching your base, but they push back and advance on the enemy too—ultimately pushing them back to their own base where a formidable boss awaits. Your army auto-marches, but as it does you’ll need to rely on all your military tactical nous if you want to reach the plunder that awaits at the end of each level. But most journeys start from humble beginnings. You start with…

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Kena Bridge of Spirits Fishing Shrine puzzle and solution

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The answer’s in the candles The Kena Bridge of Spirits fishing shrine puzzle is one of the trickier puzzles you’ll encounter early in the spirit guide’s adventure. The game tries teaching you to pay attention to the (beautiful) world around you at every step as soon as it begins, and then it tests how well you listened with the fishing shrine puzzle. The solution is literally laid out in the world around you, but in a subtle, natural way. Kena…

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PlayStation 5 SSD Performance May be More Forgiving Than Expected

The latest generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft were designed with user-upgradable internal storage system in mind. Sony has launched upgrade SSDs for its PlayStation 5 console, and as game install sizes balloon, users are likely to need to either add to or upgrade their consoles’ storage capacity. A new Digital Foundry performance analysis on different SSDs deployed in Sony’s PS5 has shed some light on what users should expect in terms of how an SSD change may impact their experience. Digital Foundry’s analysis compares the cheapest available drive that conforms to Sony’s specification requirements, a 250 GB Western…

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How to make and activate a Beacon in Minecraft

Want to know how to make and activate a Beacon in Minecraft? Beacons have two very important uses in Minecraft, as they give you status effects whilst also emitting a beam of light that can act as a waypoint marker to guide you and your friends home. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to make and use a Beacon in Minecraft, including how to get a Nether Star, which is one of the ingredients you will need. Read more

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Looks like the PS4 CMOS Battery issue has been fixed with a firmware update

The battery issue with PS4 consoles has finally been fixed thanks to a firmware update. It appears Sony has fixed the PS4’s CMOS issue, which affected the console’s internal clock battery.The CMOB issue was discovered back in April of this year, and it has taken a while for Sony to address the issue. Luckily, it finally listened to PS4 users, and the issue has been fixed. The issue was addressed with the release of firmware 9.0.0 which is good news, considering if the console’s battery died, it would reset the clock back to zero and render both physical and digital…

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40-minute Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The next Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow. Nintendo has revealed the next Direct livestream, taking place tomorrow, September 23. This is going to be a full, standard Direct, where you can expect first and third-party news. Nintendo shared the news today on social media, announcing that the show will kick off at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm UK, and run for roughly 40 minutes. This will be the first proper Direct since E3. We’re “mainly” getting a look at games coming…

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Crypto villains target iPhone 13 launch with the ol’ Runescape money gambit and score a nice $69K

As ever, the imminent release of a new iPhone has certain folks struggling to contain their gadget lust. The hype is always something else with Apple products and, even though I use several and love the things, there’s a reason that the extremes of its fanbase are so easy to caricature. Apple can do anything! Perhaps: but one thing it definitely won’t do is double your Bitcoin. Several years ago there was a spate of scams on YouTube based around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, tricking users onto authentic-looking websites through adverts, basically. This tactic seemed to have been quashed but…