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Game critic John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain dies at 33

The Cynical Brit battled cancer for years<p>Game critic John Bain, more commonly known by the aliases TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit, died today after a protracted battle with cancer, according to tweets from his official account and his wife’s account. Bain was 33.<p>Bain revealed in 2014 that he had …

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Overwatch Players Discover Mystery That Spans Multiple Maps

<i>Overwatch</i>’s new deathmatch map, Petra, is full of Pharah-friendly open spaces, jump pads, and a break-away floor, but like any crumbling ruin worth …

A new Battlefield V teaser has dropped, confirming a World War II setting

Electronic Arts has just dropped a new teaser trailer for the upcoming <i>Battlefield V</i>, although the trailer itself is pretty uneventful and short, it …

Steam Link for Android hands-on: A nearly effortless game-streaming solution

Article Contents<p>A few days ago, Valve released the beta version of the Steam Link app for Android. This means that you can play your Steam library …

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Overwatch’s anniversary event skins and cosmetics leak out

See the new emotes in this video<p><i>Overwatch</i>’s anniversary event is coming Tuesday, May 22 (and running through June 11, all platforms) but it looks like a server bug-out originating in Taiwan has already spilled the beans on all the skins, cosmetics and a new map.<p>There are 50 new cosmetics in the …

‘Overwatch’ Director Jeff Kaplan Wants More Cross-Platform Play Opportunities

Could a mobile 'Overwatch' release be in the cards and would Activision-Blizzard be able to convince Sony to allow console cross-play?<p>Will <i>Overwatch</i> …

Overwatch's New Map Is A Brawl In A Hidden City

At halftime in a recent match between the Philadelphia Fusion and Florida Mayhem, the Overwatch developers showed off their new map, called Petra, …

New Overwatch Anniversary Skins Revealed

The Overwatch Anniversary Event is almost here and with it comes new skins, new events, and another new map! Blizzard has already confirmed that the …

Blizzard unveils new deathmatch map, "Petra"

During the halftime of the Philadelphia Fusion and Florida Mayhem match today, Overwatch’s Assistant Game Director Aaron Keller introduced the game’s newest map – Petra.<p>Petra is a map designed specifically for free-for-all Deathmatch. It is an “ancient city carved out of stone in the Middle East,” …

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Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Event Launch Date Leaked

The Leaked Overwatch Trailer Shows Us a New Legendary Skin for Junkrat<p>Though it comes as no surprise that the yearly Overwatch Anniversary Event is …

Free PC Game Still Up For Grabs From EA's Origin For A Limited Time

Here's some good news for anyone who likes having joy and excitement in their life: Peggle is free to download for PC on Origin. It normally sells for $5, but right now, for a limited time, you can get it to keep and play every day forever. So hurry to the Origin Store to download your copy …

The Best Motherboards for Gaming

<i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy</i> …

Microsoft's AI future is rooted in its gaming past

The Kinect will never die.<p>Microsoft debuted its motion-sensing camera on June 1st, 2009, showing off a handful of gimmicky applications for the Xbox 360; it promised easy, controller-free gaming for the whole family. Back then, Kinect was called Project Natal, and Microsoft envisioned a future …

NVIDIA kills its 'anticompetitive' GeForce Partner Program

NVIDIA has canceled the GeForce Partner Program (GPP) just two months after announcing it. The GPP began with little fanfare in early March, but it quickly became clear (thanks to work by <i>HardOCP</i>'s Kyle Bennett) that it was more than a simple branding initiative. Bennett showed that GPP was …

The Netherlands determines some loot boxes violate gambling laws

Loot boxes have been a controversial gaming topic since their inception, but more recently, it seems that player dissatisfaction with them has …

Overwatch Update Patch Notes: D.Va Nerf, Reaper Buff, And More

Blizzard has released the latest Overwatch patch, and of course the most exciting additions come in the form of cosmetics--including new Legendary skins--and a new limited-time co-op Brawl. But more meaningful to the game long-term are the balance changes, which are revealed in the full patch notes …

AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Processors: Everything you need to know

It’s time for the second generation of the AMD Ryzen brand of PC processors. The first lineup includes the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 …

Overwatch Pro Reveals The Perfect Time To Use Genji's Ultimate

It can be difficult to know when to activate that hard-earned ultimate, especially when you’re playing a lower-health hero like Genji. Luckily, the …

Hearthstone: All 135 Hearthstone Witchwood Expansion Cards

Hearthstone's latest expansion, The Witchwood, is now available, and it of course brings new cards to add to your deck. This latest addition to the digital card game brought 135 cards in all, complete with some new twists. It all centers around a spooky haunted forest theme with creepy new features …

New Overwatch Archives Event Blackwatch Features A Big Story Moment

Blizzard has unveiled Retribution, a new mission that will be coming to Overwatch as part of the Overwatch Archives event. Like 2017's Uprising, which allowed players to experience Tracer's first ever mission as part of Overwatch, Retribution delves into another key moment in the series' …

Crusader Kings 2 is free on Steam

Free means free; it’s not a trial period<p><i>Crusader Kings 2</i>, the acclaimed 2012 strategy game from Paradox Interactive, is free to download on Steam until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 6. This is a free, permanent copy to keep, not a trial. The grand strategy game is available for Windows PC, Linux and …

Free Steam Weekend Game Playable Until April 8

If you could use a little darkness in your life, head over to Steam and download This War of Mine. It's free to play from now until April 8. The reason? Developer 11 Bit Studios is gearing up to release its next game, Frostpunk, which comes out later this month.<p>Be aware that This War of Mine isn't …

DayZ Is Relaunching on PC With a New Engine This Month

DayZ is getting a reboot of sorts on PC with the relaunch of the title using a new engine before the end of the month.<p>"We're releasing DayZ on a new …

Cliff Bleszinski's 'LawBreakers' is in a death spiral

<i>LawBreakers</i>, the gravity-defying shooter from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, is on borrowed time. The game has never had a huge player-base, even after doling out new game modes and offering up free-play weekends. Developer Boss Key took to its blog to say as much. "The fact is LawBreakers …

Far Cry 5 Is The Series’ Fastest Selling Game Ever

Far Cry 5 has become the fastest-selling game in franchise history in its opening week, according to Ubisoft. The company claimed $310M USD in its first week, double the opening sales of previous franchise record-holder Far Cry 4. That also makes it the second-biggest launch ever for Ubisoft, …

Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop now packs a six-core Intel processor

Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop has never been particularly remarkable outside of its price, but you might have reason to sit up and take notice after today. The PC builder is launching a version of the 15.6-inch portable with options for shiny new six-core Intel Core i7+ processors. If you're playing …

In ‘Ready Player One,’ the real world doesn't matter

When Steven Spielberg introduced <i>Ready Player One</i> at SXSW this year, he made a surprising statement: "This is not a film that we've made, this is -- I promise you -- a movie." And really, there's no better way to put it. It's a pop-culture-driven, nostalgia-inducing blockbuster that works best as a …

Moira Event Skin Revealed Through the Latest Overwatch Comic

Comic Chronicles the Origin of Blackwatch<p>Unlike many of its peers, what sets <i>Overwatch</i> apart in the Moba scene is its scoring Mythos. Whether by …

Twitch and Blizzard partner for new Overwatch League All-Access Pass

Ever since Blizzard and Twitch announced the platform as the exclusive home of the Overwatch League, the two companies have promised bonus content …

$45 Far Cry 5 And Other New Games At Newegg In The US

Heads up, deal hunters. Newegg is running a promotion that gets you 25% off select video games and accessories. If you dig around, you'll realize you can use it on brand-new games, too. That means you can get some of the hottest AAA games for $45 instead of $60. All you have to do is enter promo …