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GTA Online player claims to have figured out why the game loads so slow, offers fix

A GTA Online modder has apparently been able to reduce loading times by up to 70% and has offered the fix to players wanting to cut down their own loading times, too.Modder T0ST has published an article digging into the infamously appalling loading times in GTA Online. After doing some research and writing a unique program to interact with the game files, T0ST managed to reduce loading times by as much as 70%.Turns out that the game doesn’t necessarily struggle to load thanks to its open-world nature, but because there’s a CPU bottleneck that will be most felt on low-…

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Fortnite’s next crossover could involve Street Fighter

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 19 February 2021 16:05 GMT Data leaks point to Ryu and co making an appearance in the battle royale title.It sure looks like characters from Capcom’s Street Fighter will be brawling into Fortnite in the near future.That’s according to data miner ShiinaBR, who has posted decrypted assets from the next portal in the battle royale title that seemingly depict the background from Street Fighter 2’s Suzaku Castle. This accompanied by a dark version of Ryu’s theme music. You can get a better view of this here, thanks to FortniteJPNews on Twitter.There are also two characters related…

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Rage 2 and Absolute Drift are free on the Epic Games Store, Sunless Sea is free next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:40 GMT Your weekly freebies on the Epic Game Store are live.This week on the Epic Games Store, you can grab Rage 2 and Absolute Drift: Zen Edition for free.In Rage 2, gangs roam the roads and the Authority wants to bring you down. As Walker, the last Ranger, you are a threat to the Authority’s power, and you will do what needs to be done to take them out.Absolute Drift: Zen Edition is a driving experience where you will work towards being a master drifter in a minimalist world. You will drift on tracks…

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One teaser shows off a bit of gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 February 2021 20:12 GMT Today during the Epic Games Store Spring Showcase, Frogwares debuted their first gameplay teaser showing Sherlock Holmes Chapter One in action running on Unreal Engine 4.In Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, you play as a younger, 21-year-old Sherlock trying to solve the death of his mother in the main quest. There are five main quests in the game that are connected through one continuous story. You can expect more than 30 side quests, some as large as the main ones.It will also take around 12 to 15 hours to beat the main…

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Kingdom Hearts series coming to PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 February 2021 20:09 GMT The Kingdom Hearts series will be released on PC exclusively through the Epic Games Store.This is the first time the Kingdom Hearts series will be released on PC.Square Enix will release Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind, and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory.All will be made available on March 30.A full list of  titles coming to the Epic Games Store is as follows: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX Kingdom Hearts FINAL MIX Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories…

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Metro: Last Light Redux and For the King free on Epic Games Store

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 February 2021 16:53 GMT Two games are free on the Epic Games Store this week.Your free games this week on the Epic Games Store are Metro: Last Light Redux and For the King.For the King is a blend of strategy, turn-based combat, and roguelike elements. Each playthrough is unique with procedural maps, quests, and events. You can play it in single-player with two AI companions, co-op with one AI companion, or with two other friends. Just beware: if your party wipes, you have to start all over.Metro: Last Light is a remastered version of the sequel to Metro…

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Mandalorian-themed LTM comes to Fortnite

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 20:41 GMT Fortnite players can now participate in a Mandalorian-themed LTM.Mando’s Bounty LTM is now live in Fortnite and tasks you with playing Solo or with others to collect galactic credits by eliminating the target on your Bounty Puck or any opponent you see. The first to reach the credit goal wins the match if they can prove themselves against Mando first. All players start out with three lives, and if you are in the lead, you become the bounty of The Mandalorian.Epic Games offered a tip: “Hunters targeting you and other players…

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Gangnam Style emote coming to Fortnite for some reason

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 29 January 2021 15:30 GMT Let’s face it, the song probably came out before the average Fortnite player was born.Another iconic dance move is making its way into Epic’s battle royale Fortnite.The title’s Korean Twitter account revealed yesterday that Gangnam Style is landing in Fortnite. A subsequent tweet from the game’s main Twitter account said the emote went live today (Friday, January 29).For those who have forgotten Gangnam Style, let me set the scene. The year was 2012. It was a halcyon time when British people could be vaguely proud of our objectively rubbish island thanks…