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Vampire Scare Triggers Mob Violence, Prompts U.N. to Pull Staff

LILONGWE, Malawi — The United Nations has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed.<p>Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, where many aid …

Africa
Khalifa

Assassin’s Creed Origins’ New Mission System Sounds Like A Much-Needed Change

At E3 in Los Angeles last month, there were several obvious points of distinction between <i>Assassin’s Creed Origins</i> and the 10 or so major <i>Assassin’s</i> …

Assassin's Creed

Battlefield 1’s night maps are glorious twilight bloodbaths

Those deep blues<p>One of <i>Battlefield 1</i>’s upcoming night maps got some facetime yesterday in a 30-minute stream that showed just how beautiful and deadly the upcoming map addition is.<p>Nivelle Nights has you fighting in the muddy battlefields and trenches in and around Malmaison and Soupir, as the French …

Xbox One X

Arma dev’s free FPS Argo deploying on June 22nd

Arma creators Bohemia Interactive have announced that they’ll launch their free 5v5 tactical shooter spin-off Argo [official site] on June 22nd. They …

We discuss Far Cry 5's new setting, the reaction to it, and the fidelity of its fly-fishing

The PC Gamer staff crowds around the table for a chat about Ubisoft's Montana-based FPS.<p><i>James recently</i> <i>wrote up his impressions of his first look at</i> …

The crazy new game that pits 100 people against each other on a deserted island will come to consoles

A bizarre and brilliant new video game is exploding in popularity right now. The game isn't even fully complete — it's available in "early access" on Steam, for $30 — but <b>it's already grossed over $60 million</b>.<p>It's called "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds," and, on the surface, it looks like a …

Gaming

Microsoft, give consumers the FPS counter on the front of the Xbox Scorpio too

It is only right and fair, do the right thing<p>Listen, no one is going to buy what’s promised to be the most powerful gaming console ever created to <i>not</i> know the frame rate of each game in real time. What would be more comforting than to be able to look at your console while playing and see a nice, …

'For Honor' Guide: How to use Revenge Mode, revive, execute, throw, parry and more

<i>For Honor</i>'s open beta is over and the game has been released. If you had a chance to try the beta you should be prepared to deflect, parry and stab …

Self Defense

Prime payback: Amazon amps up rewards with new credit card

The Visa card, available only for Prime members, becomes one of four branded Amazon credit cards now available.<p>Amazon is rolling out yet another new benefit for its Prime members, but this one's a mouthful: It's called the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card.<p>If you're as overstocked with …

Credit Cards

How to Perfectly Fake a Glowing Lightsaber in Photoshop

It’s time to face the facts: lightsabers aren’t real, and they’re simply not going to exist in your lifetime. The closest you can get to realizing …

Tutorials

11 Super Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Fresh

Right up there with other factors like style and cleanliness, your home's scent makes a huge first impression to guests. While the smell of freshly …

World of Warcraft

Doctor Strange will be “the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse”

THE MULTIVERSE! An idea of parallel dimensions, where our plane of existence resided alongside several other Earths where history and personal …

Ubisoft's For Honor's Single Player Campaign Looks Awesome in New Trailer; Release Date Announced

Ubisoft just showcased during its E3 press conference a new look at <i>For Honor</i>, that also got a release date on February 14th, 2017.<p>We finally hear …

Yes, Overwatch has a story. Here's everything you need to know

There's a story in Overwatch. It isn't rammed in your face, it doesn't get in the way of the action, but it is there. I didn't know much at all about …

Everything you need to know about upgrading your RAM

Many PC owners won't necessarily need to ever update their RAM. But if one day you decide to, you might understandably make the assumption that …

Computer Hardware

This Marine Uses Stormtrooper Toys To Depict His Combat Experience In Stunning Photos

There’s motion in the war photo’s stillness. Rubble appears to fly everywhere. Two soldiers are turning away from it in the out-of-focus smoky haze, while in the foreground another soldier takes cover behind a huge boulder; weapon out, possibly ready to charge forward and take advantage of the …

Military

My Week With The Rolls-Royce Of Routers

Chet Kanojia’s new company wants to do away with ISPs–and traditional Internet as we know it. It’s starting with routers.<p>I feel sorry for my router. We ignore it for weeks on end. We hide it in a corner covered in spiderwebs and cords. We’ve never said anything good about it. Sometimes, we yell at …

Wi-Fi

The Division Update 1.2 Will Buff Loot in All Activities

This week’s State of the Game stream confirms that the next major update for <i>The Division</i> will improve the quality of loot players receive as …

Gaming Industry

The Division's first free add-on hits April 12, adds new endgame raid and loot-trading

New gear, gameplay changes and more<p>The first free expansion for <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> will hit PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on April 12, Ubisoft confirmed today. The downloadable content will add the first of two announced free Incursions, endgame activities designed with squad play in …

Page 1 - Awesome Star Wars Fan Film 'Darth Maul: Apprentice'| Heroic...

Page 1 - We have a super cool new Star Wars fan film on our hands. It was a lot of fun watching this for sure! Darth Maul: Apprentice just hit the …

The Division: here's an in-depth look at all 24 Talents

The Division beta is going strong this weekend, and if you’re just hoping in or need a refresher, here’s a in-depth look at the available Talents in …

Rocket League Arrives on Xbox One, as Game Hits 11 Million Downloads

Following its launch last summer for PlayStation 4 and PC, Psyonix's hit soccer-with-cars game Rocket League has now arrived on Xbox One. Additionally, the developer has announced that, across PS4 and PC, the game has now reached 11 million downloads, up from 10 million in January.<p>For $20, you get …

CW airs first TV show about competitive video game players

Television network CW aired the first broadcast show about competitive video game players Monday night.<p>Reality series "Chasing the Cup" follows three men from the U.S. and two brothers from Canada as they vie to be the world champion in "Mortal Kombat X," a one-on-one fighting game set in a fantasy …

'Elite Dangerous' offers space combat in a separate game

<i>Elite Dangerous</i> is a trading, fighting and exploration space game, but if you're only interested in the "fighting" part, you can now do that for a lot less. Developer Frontier is offering a standalone module called <i>Elite Dangerous: Arena</i> for $7.50 on Steam ( £4.99 in the UK and €6.75 elsewhere in …

Forget the mini BB-8, get a life-size one this year

Sphero’s BB-8 toy was <i>the</i> must-have item last year for <i>Star Wars</i> fans, with the droid’s rolling sphere body and head that stays upright perfectly …

Ubisoft Benches 'Assassin's Creed' Video Game

Every year since 2007, Ubisoft has released an <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> video game. After the release of a feature film based on the franchise in December, …

Assassin's Creed