PC Gaming

Best PC gaming deals of the week

It’s EGX week and I’m currently sat writing this article behind a set of flight cases in an isolated corner of the NEC, so you’ll have to forgive me …

Metal Gear

Unknown Pleasures: our favourite new Steam games

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly round-up of the best overlooked new releases on Steam.This week: choose your own trousers, Devil …

Four maps have been removed from Overwatch's Deathmatch modes

Four maps have been removed from the Overwatch map rotation. The maps won’t automatically feature in Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch, but will still be …

Overwatch

Things I want to celebrate about Divinity: Original Sin II

While Adam has the definitive word in his Divinity: Original Sin 2 review, I’ve found myself unable to stop playing in every spare moment, and jotted …

Spawn Point: how to get into real-time strategy

Hello. This is Spawn Point, a new not-quite-regular feature in which we take a genre, series or other facet of gaming culture, and try to convince …

The Flare Path Goes Great Western

Happily the unfortunate incident in Nevada early last year that led to the winding up of Flare Path Sky Tours Ltd had no effect on the activities of …

History

DDR5 memory is twice as fast as DDR4 and slated for 2019

In many cases, the cost of a DDR4 memory kit is twice what it was a year ago, but if it comes as any consolation, at least the market isn't standing …

This week's highs and lows in PC gaming

THE HIGHS<p><b>Jody Macgregor: Feel Bad Inc.</b><p>Ruiner isn't out till next week but I've played the first couple of hours. It's a top-down cyberpunk action …

PUBG exec contemplating 'further action' over Fortnite Battle Royale similarities

After describing themselves as "huge fans of the Battle Royale genre", Epic Games unveiled Fortnite Battle Royale last week—a new free-of-charge mode …

Goodbye and thanks to Philippa Warr

As eagle-eared listeners to the RPS podcast might have already noticed: Pip is leaving us. She’s off to join the cheeky RPS fanzine as their deputy …

Nvidia is giving away 50,000 Shadow of Mordor game codes

One perk to installing Nvidia's GeForce Experience utility is that you can sometimes score free games. Such is the case now—Nvidia has partnered with …

World’s first 8K VR headset races past crowdfunding goal on first day

It remains to be seen if VR will ultimately prove a passing fad or has the legs to go the distance. Pixmax is betting on the latter, and you can too, …

Virtual Reality

PC Gaming Weekly: One way Steam could disarm review-bombers

P.S. Remember Marble Madness, one of the classic PC games of the 1980s? The Little Ball That Could is an updated take on beloved maze game.<p>From GamesBeat<p>The customer review is a relatively young form of criticism, but consumers have already unlocked some of its creative power with memorable and …

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

This absurdly long Hearthstone game may lead to tournament rule changes

Hearthstone is generally a fast-paced game, especially compared to trading card games like Magic: The Gathering. But sometimes the planets align, two …

Divinity: Original Sin 2 review

Need to Know<p><b>What is it?</b> A huge, liberating RPG to play with friends or on your lonesome.<p>Playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 is uncannily like playing a …

RPGs

Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire expansion is now out

Arenanet’s MMORPG Guild Wars 2 [official site] has begun its adventure to new (old) lands with the launch of its second expansion. Path of Fire …

Guild Wars

Wot I Think: Divinity Original Sin 2

We were supposed to be heroes. As you play through Divinity: Original Sin 2 [official site], your character and companions will be many things to …

RPGs

How The Evil Within 2 tries to be an open world b-movie

Let me qualify that title statement, for fear it merely conjures images of a game in which you’re supposed to be endlessly surprised to find more …

Immersive sim Consortium: The Tower hits early access

One grand dream of the immersive sim genre is Deus Ex director Warren Spector’s one city block, an idea for a game simulating one city block and its …

Watch an hour of The Evil Within 2’s butchery, nightmare dinners and basement portals to other realities

Last week I popped off to play Bethesda and Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival horror sequel The Evil Within 2, which adds open world elements to its …

Rainbow Six Siege is switching to CS:GO-style recoil patterns

Something odd about the L85A2 assault rifle came to light during the recently-concluded Operation Health interval for Rainbow Six Siege—which led to …

Have You Played… Sonik the Hedgehog?

<i>Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.</i><p>The famous blue forest animal is back with a …

Hedgehogs

Blizzard is recruiting for Overwatch esports broadcasters

If you've ever harbored dreams of being an internet personality, and if your Terraria Let's Play videos aren't quite getting the plaudits they …

eSports

Frantic sci-fi caper Heat Signature is out now

The things-go-bad genre has received another bumbling anti-hero today with Heat Signature [official site]. It’s the top-down, spaceship-hijacking, …

Overwatch Competitive permabans are coming next week

Blizzard has issued a warning to the Overwatch community that beginning next week, players who have accumulated three or more seasonal bans will face …

Videogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victims

While Auschwitz is the most notorious of them all, the Nazis established over 40,000 concentration camps between 1933 and 1945. Some were used to …

Gaming

Wireless PC Gaming at Lightspeed

Partner Content by <b>Logitech</b><p>How can you expect to game with a mouse still tethered to dated technology? Going wireless can grant your mouse more …

Gaming

Steam tries to foil 'review bombing' for PC games

Steam, the online PC game storefront and platform, is attempting to minimize the effect of so-called "review bombing" by making more information about reviews available to gamers.<p>Review bombing is what happens when a group of people flood a website with user reviews at the same time -- almost …

Bring all your old CD-ROM games back to life with this

Retro gaming has made a comeback with systems like the NES Classic, but none of them will do you any good if you have a stockpile of game CDs from …

Steam now fighting review bombs with diagrams

All social problems can be solved by data, any naive tech company can tell you, which is why Valve are attempting to solve Steam ‘review bombing’ by …