Games

Toronto Esports Club quits Overwatch after being told it has to change its name

November 15, 2018

There was a spot of drama on the Toronto esports scene earlier this week when the Toronto Esports Club, which made a deal in February to form an Overwatch Contenders team for the Boston Upgrising of the Overwatch League, announced very suddenly (and unhappily) that it will be pulling out of Overwatch competition immediately. The […]

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The beginner’s guide to Twitch streaming

November 15, 2018

With streamers like Ninja pulling in over 40,000 viewers every day, it’s no surprise that more people want to know how to start streaming on Twitch. But it’s not all about recognition and big bucks. Sharing the experience of playing games with a friendly audience is a great way to socialize, even if you’re tucked […]

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The best gaming monitor

November 15, 2018

Although we’re nearing the end of 2018, our pick for the best gaming monitor hasn’t changed. The best gaming monitor is the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q. It combines 1440p with 144Hz refresh rate, overclockable to 165Hz, and has G-Sync to keep your gameplay smooth. Asus and Acer have recently (finally!) launched new 27-inch 4K HDR […]

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Blizzard’s cruelty knows no bounds as it continues shaming one of Hearthstone’s worst cards

November 15, 2018

Yesterday, an especially icy Blizzard revealed a new card from Hearthstone’s upcoming Rastakhan’s Rumble expansion: Belligerent Gnome, a 2-mana Taunt minion with 1 attack, 4 health, and +1 to attack if your opponent has two or more minions on the board. Belligerent Gnome This is yet another slap in the face to the poor, maligned […]

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Beholder 2, the grim game of state surveillance, comes out on December 4

November 15, 2018

Government surveillance sim Beholder is “one of the darkest games I’ve played in some time,” said Andy (the other one) after playing it in late 2016. But in a good way: “It’s not often that games make me feel genuinely unsettled, and that alone made Beholder worth playing.” A sequel was announced at the tail […]

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Fortnite gets a mounted turret and Food Fight limited time mode in v6.30 patch

November 14, 2018

Today’s v6.30 Fortnite patch brings a new limited time Food Fight mode to the game, as well as the mounted turret teased for the game over the weekend. The glider’s redeploy function has also been removed, as we learned earlier.  Food Fight is about guarding a fast food mascot, which has always been a dream […]

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The Sims 4 gets terrain tools and first-person mode

November 14, 2018

Dig a pit and and fall into it in first-person with this massive free Sims 4 update. The PC 1.47.49.1020 patch adds terrain tools so you can create hills and trenches on your lots. A foundation height adjuster will let you create buildings at different heights on the same lot, and two extra basement levels […]

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Why a high refresh rate monitor is better for gaming

November 14, 2018

Take a look at PC gamer’s (or an esports player’s) system and you might notice a computer monitor on the desk rather than a TV. There’s a good reason for this. While televisions come in big sizes and can be fantastic value for money, they’re almost always respond slower to your inputs than a PC […]

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Get Observer, Beholder and more in the Humble Dystopian Bundle

November 14, 2018

Everyone loves dystopian settings so much that we decided to live in one, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also enjoy a good fictional dystopia, which is exactly what the Humble Dystopian Bundle offers up.  Pay what you want for Tokyo 42, Distrust, Beholder and Orwell. Beholder’s the only one I’ve played, and it’s great […]

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The best gaming chair

November 14, 2018

When you think about your PC set-up, it’s easy to overlook the thing you actually sit on while you play. But getting hold of the best gaming chair for your budget can make a huge difference to the overall experience. After all, there’s no point having a $2000 gaming PC if you can’t sit there […]

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