PC Gaming

PC Hardware Black Friday 2017 Early Deals Now Live On Micro Center

It seems that <b>Black Friday</b> starts earlier and earlier each year and PC hardware vendor <b>Micro Center</b> is joining the festivities. While not every deal is worth jumping on, there are definitely some standout sales. Micro Center is also a brick-and-mortar store, but for your convenience, we're …

Laptops

New Destiny 2 Update 1.0.7 Released On PC, PS4, Xbox One; Patch Notes Detail What's Changed

As part of the most recent Destiny 2 server maintenance, Bungie has released the latest update for the shooter. As you might expect, given that it's dubbed "The one before Curse of Osiris," it's primarily concerned with resolving some lingering issues with the game, rather than introducing any new …

Gaming

New Ghost Recon: Wildlands Update For Ghost War Out Now, Here Are The Patch Notes

Ubisoft has released a new update for Ghost Recon: Wildlands' recently added PvP mode, Ghost War. The Interference update is now available for free on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it adds new maps, gear, and other content to the competitive multiplayer mode.<p>The biggest addition in the update is …

PlayStation 4

New Sea Of Thieves Trailer Invites You To "Be More Pirate"

A new trailer for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One and PC pirate game Sea of Thieves has landed. The trailer invites players to "be more pirate" by showing off things like stealing treasure and drinking grog without throwing up. You know, be more pirate.<p>This video also provides a closer look at the …

Gaming

What are we all playing this weekend?

Of all the header illustrations I’ve used for WPAPWPAPWTW over the years, Death stepping up to bowl a few overs ↑ is definitely one of my favourites. …

5 PC Games You Don't Want to Miss - November 17

We’re back with the second episode of our new PC-focused show, Hot Keys! If you missed the first episode, watch it here.<p>Every Friday at noon, Hot …

Gaming

PUBG Wins PC Game of the Year and Sets Seven World Records

It’s been a very big year for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as evidenced by the battle royale shooter’s accolades at this year’s Golden Joystick …

MMOGs

Soma's upcoming 'Safe Mode' promises fear-free exploration

Soma is a first-person horror game from the crew that made Amnesia: The Dark Descent, so even without the details at hand you can imagine how it …

Determine

Best PC gaming deals of the week

As we hurtle ever closer to the monolith of international discounts that is Black Friday 2017, we’ve got time for one more weekly roundup of the very …

Shopping

How to install PC game mods: A beginner's guide

One of PC gaming’s biggest strengths is its flexibility, and that advantage shines brightest when you mod your PC games. While console games remain restricted to the gameplay and features shipped by developers, many PC games can be modified by the community to tweak almost any aspect of the …

Gaming Consoles

Star Wars Battlefront 2, Destiny 2's FPS Optimized In New Nvidia PC Driver

Alongside most high-profile game launches on PC, Nvidia releases an update to its Game-Ready graphics driver for users of GeForce video cards. Version 388.31 is out now in support of the anticipated shooter Star Wars Battlefront 2 and the DC universe fighting game Injustice 2. In addition, Destiny …

Star Wars Battlefront

Titan Quest has a new Norse expansion and it’s out now

Well, this is a sight for Thor eyes.<p>I thought Titan Quest was done for good, which wouldn’t be surprising considering it’s more than a decade old. …

Unknown Pleasures: five of the best new Steam games this week

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, a weekly column wherein I recommended five new Steam games released during the past seven days, and which you …

Star Wars Battlefront 2 PC review

Need to know<p><b>What is it?</b> A Star Wars shooter with big multiplayer modes, dogfighting, and a brief campaign.<p>There is a right way to play Star Wars …

Kylo Ren

Outcast’s remake Second Contact is out now

The world of 1999 feels so strange and far away now. So different from the stressful realities of the here-and-now. I was a precocious (but equally …

Geek

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds shows yet more desert

“Oh that’s quite nice,” you might have thought after seeing screenshots or the map of the new desert level coming to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. …

The Binding of Isaac, Super Meat Boy composer releasing album of unheard music

If you've played The Binding of Isaac, Super Meat Boy, or Crypt of the Necrodancer, odds are you're a fan of Danny Baranowsky, the composer behind …

The troubling MS Paint executions by For Honor’s players

Three-sided brawler For Honor recently added two new heroes. So I’m back in the gladatorial pits, trying to revive my previous dishonourable form. …

Samurai

Civ V designer Jon Shafer parts with Paradox, “creative differences” blamed

Jon Shafer, the lead designer of Firaxis’s Civilization V and his own strategy game At the Gates, is gone from strategy specialists Paradox only six …

Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions have been temporarily removed

EA has stopped selling Star Wars Battlefront 2's premium currency, Crystals, ahead of the game's launch. They aren't gone forever, but won't come …

Star Wars Battlefront

The Flare Path: Emotionally Authentic

Because Luke Hughes has a master’s degree in neurophysiology and psychology from Oxford, and uses terms like “emotional authenticity” when talking …

Emotions

Soma’s new ‘Safe Mode’ will stop monsters eating you

If you, like me, want so much to experience the undersea existential horror of Soma but you, like me, need to stand up, turn away, and go out for a …

What is 4K UHD and HDR?

4K and HDR are terms that have been tossed around a lot lately, especially since the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro support both features. But what are 4K and HDR, exactly? We provide all the important details in Q&A format down below.<p>4K<p>What is 4K?<p>In regards to consumer displays, 4K generally equates to a …

Xbox One

Assassin's Creed Origins Update Available Now On PS4, Here's What It Does

Since Assassin's Creed Origins launched in October, developer Ubisoft has continued to support it with updates, and now the company has released yet another patch to help improve the game. Version 1.05 is out now on PS4, and it will come to Xbox One on November 20. As for PC, Ubisoft says it "will …

PlayStation 4

Mech Strategy Game BattleTech - First Look At Single-Player

At the E3 PC Gaming Show this year, developer Harebrained Schemes revealed that upcoming strategy game BattleTech will feature an open-ended mercenary campaign mode in addition to single-player and multiplayer skirmishes. The team recently visited the GameSpot office to show off the campaign mode, …

Gaming

Nvidia shows off five new PUBG desert map screens

Earlier this year, Chris became the first person outside of the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds team to set foot in the shooter's upcoming desert map. …

Joe Donnelly

Disney's Diablo-Style Game, Marvel Heroes, Shuts Down Soon

<b>Update:</b> The official Twitter account for Marvel Heroes has shared a message from the development team announcing the shutdown. It states that servers will remain online through the end of the year, shutting down after December 31, 2017. Additionally, the ability to spend real-world money in-game …

PlayStation 4

Steam’s new currency supports causes chaos for international PC gamers | PC Gamer

On Monday, Steam rolled out local currency support for customers in 11 new countries, including Argentina, Costa Rica, Israel, and Qatar. Almost …

Costa Rica

WeChat parent company Tencent exceeded expectations in Q3

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Tencent, the Chinese technology giant and owner of WeChat, exceeded expectations for Q3 2017, reporting a 61% year-over-year (YoY) increase in revenue to reach 65 …

Tencent

Dragon Ball FighterZ Adds Three More Major Characters

The Dragon Ball FighterZ roster continues to grow. Three more characters were confirmed for the highly anticipated Dragon Ball fighting game in the latest issue of Japanese magazine <i>V-Jump</i>: adult Gohan, Gotenks, and Kid Buu.<p>The magazine includes a few screenshots of each character, as well as …

Anime