Games

Space dwarf co-op shooter Deep Rock Galactic lays out 2019’s new features and updates

January 20, 2019

It has been a bit since we peered down the mine shaft at co-op, Left 4 Dead-like shooting and mining experience Deep Rock Galactic, but it’s still chugging along (and still a pretty good game) without us. Like a vast spoil heap beside the space mines, Deep Rock just keeps accumulating features and updates, and […]

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Microsoft wants your opinions to improve gaming on Windows 10

January 20, 2019

Microsoft’s Team Xbox has a query for those of you running Windows 10: How can they make it better? They’ve set up a site on Xbox Ideas, a virtual suggestion box if you will, for you to pose your questions, comments, concerns, and suggestions to them about the future of gaming on Windows. Specifically, they’re […]

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Dragon Age: Origins has a huge fan patch that fixes 790 bugs

January 20, 2019

While we’re busy speculating about the next Dragon Age game, the first in the series continues to be modded and tweaked. The Dragon Age: Origins modding community has been hard at work fixing the RPG’s bugs and broken bits for years, apparently. A patch of fan fixes is available on Nexus Mods, called Qwinn’s Ultimate […]

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Hitman 2 performance analysis: what you need for 60fps

January 20, 2019

Hitman 2 is essentially more of its predecessor, which is no bad thing. However IO Interactive has certainly made it look a bit more impressive, with denser crowds and some extra bells and whistles. But how well does it run compared to 2016’s Hitman? A major talking point here is that DX12 was dropped for the […]

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Use machine learning to talk to a cat in While True: Learn()

January 20, 2019

Just released this week is a doozy of a game concept from Luden.io that’s picking up pretty positive user reviews. While True: Learn() will have you puzzling together neural networks using actual machine learning techniques. There’s a story about your cat, too, which is apparently a better machine learning specialist than you—so you set about […]

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Overcoming alien goo in full 3D looks great in Creeper World 4 trailer

January 20, 2019

Creeper World is probably one of the more niche real time games series out there, a series about overcoming an endless tide of world-devouring alien goop. Despite the rudimentary visuals, they’re a wonderful games about trying to overcome the dual challenges of an enemy that never stops coming and the logistics needed to fuel a […]

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Legendary Half-Life mod Sven Co-op turns 20 years old

January 20, 2019

Half-Life, released at the end of 1998, did not have cooperative gameplay. That was unacceptable to Sven Viking, who on January 19th, 1999 released beta 0.8 of his mod Sven Co-op, a proof of concept multiplayer modification consisting of a single level of the campaign. Today, 20 years later, Build 3482406 of Sven Co-op is […]

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Which game has cutscenes you actually enjoy watching?

January 19, 2019

THE PCG Q&A We can agree that a lot of games have bad cutscenes, right? Even in my beloved Hitman 2, I have no idea what the overarching story is, and I skip these dry sequences just so I can see some better stories play out in its dense levels (like floating a millionaire off […]

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Star Control: Origins is back on Steam

January 19, 2019

Update: More than two weeks after it was removed, Star Control: Origins is back on Steam. It’s not known what changed to enable the game’s return, and Stardock CEO Brad Wardell said on Twitter that he’s not able to discuss the matter publicly. Nothing I can discuss publicly unfortunately. Other than to say that the […]

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Our favorite gaming laptop, the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, is $1,579 on Amazon (the cheapest it’s ever been)

January 18, 2019

If you’re still waiting to pick up that new laptop for the new year, we have some good news: our best gaming laptop, the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin (15.6″), has $220 knocked off its asking price on Amazon. That means it’s selling for $1579 at the moment instead of $1799, and this is the lowest […]

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