PC Gaming

The best PC-gaming gear for students

While many of you will likely make your school computer some sort of all-purpose laptop, a few of you need something that can also withstand extensive gameplay sessions. For that reason, we've included in our back-to-school guide a handful of gaming-specific notebooks along with three GPUs, should …

Gaming

Best PC gaming deals of the week

I’m back after a week off and just as you may have thought, there’s a metric ton of deals to go through. This week there’s a whole lot of digital …

Saints Row

What happened to the women that built the video game industry?

I realized that this pioneer industry that I had never considered ... was actually a new frontier. And it was unencumbered by the ossification and …

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is now on Steam, but people aren't happy

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has long been due a good remaster, so when Activision announced one last year there was elation. Or at least, there was …

PC Gaming Weekly: Have you heard of … Roblox?

P.S. It’s all about the loot in this H1Z1: King of the Kill video.<p>From GamesBeat<p>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting a tournament in Germany with a $350,000 prize pool. The Gamescom PUBG Invitational will take place August 23 through 26, and developer Bluehole is planning to sell cosmetic items …

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

A brief history of MMO games

<i>This article was originally published in</i> <i>PC Gamer issue 307</i><i>. For more quality articles about all things PC gaming, you can subscribe now in the</i> <i>UK</i> <i>and</i> …

RPGs

The Long Dark's European rating has been raised to PEGI-16, won't affect PC players

Hinterland Studio's The Long Dark is a wonderful open world survival game that's spent the last three years scavenging the depths of Steam's Early …

For Honor is (finally) getting dedicated servers

Ubisoft offered For Honor players a peek at the game's future today with the announcement of two new seasonal updates, set to arrive in August and …

For Honor

Galaxy of Pen & Paper blasts off

The scamps behind Knights of Pen & Paper and Chroma Squad are back at it with another RPG where the battles we fight are fictional inside the game …

Wolfenstein 2 season pass will include three new stories with all-new heroes

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is now just three months away, which makes this a fine time indeed for Bethesda to reveal the details of the season …

Facebook kills AI that invented its own language because English was slow

Some wonderful things are in development because of advances made in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. At the same time, …

Artificial Intelligence

How my quest for photorealism in Skyrim turned it into a much better game

Like the rest of Earth’s population, I had a wonderful time with Skyrim when it released in 2011, and for hundreds of hours afterwards. Then one …

How one mistake turned Eve Online's deadliest hunters into corpses

<i>This article was originally published in</i> <i>PC Gamer issue 307</i><i>. For more quality articles about all things PC gaming, you can subscribe now in the</i> <i>UK</i> <i>and</i> …

Military

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Android link sharing, Cortana, Edge, and reboot improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with the ability to send links from your Android phone to your PC, as well as Cortana, reboot, input, Edge, and gaming improvements. This is the eighth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later …

Microsoft

Videos: Top 10 Greatest Video Game Worlds

This is a new video from WatchMojo that lists the 10 greatest video game worlds. Video games transport us to these vast worlds in which can traverse …

Top 10

Junkrat is getting an Overwatch buff

Yesterday we learned that Roadhog will be getting a buff in the next Overwatch patch, increasing his viability while healing. It seems his good pal, …

Foxhole is a persistent multiplayer game where wars can last for days

I spent three hours playing Foxhole, an isometric massively-multiplayer shooter that hit Steam Early Access today, without shooting anyone. ‘Supplies …

War

German court rules bosses can't use keyboard-tracking software to spy on workers

The Federal Labour Court ruled on Thursday that evidence collected by a company through keystroke-tracking software could not be used to fire an …

Federal

Guild Wars 2 announcing second expansion next week

Almost five years since Guild Wars 2 [official site] launched and two years since the MMORPG’s first expansion kicked off, developers Arenanet are …

Guild Wars

Fighting Fantasy Legends reshuffles the gamebooks

Three of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone’s Fighting Fantasy gamebooks collide and smoosh together with a card game in Fighting Fantasy Legends …

Idle Doom mod turns Doom 2 into an idle game

The thrills of gibbing demons and sitting still watching numbers go up combine in Idle Doom, a mod turning id Software’s seminal face-paced FPS into …

Game Design

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is as punishing as it is cathartic

If we’re to believe the marketing for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, the game is all about the harmless catharsis of mowing down nazis—both robotic …

Our favorite budget SSD, Crucial's MX300 525GB, is on sale for $135

We chose Crucial's MX300 525GB SSD as our budget pick among the best SSDs for gaming because even at its regular price, it's a good value. Well, it's …

Shopping

Civilization 6 update finally adds a restart button, Nubia DLC out now

Nubia joins Civilization 6's cast today, along with a scenario which pits the ancient Nile civilization against its neighbor to the north, Egypt. …

Law Mower is a game about mowing lawns and killing anyone who tries to stop you

The best lawn mower I've ever owned was an old Lawn Boy 21" commercial, which was basically a 427 Hemi stuck on top of four wheels and an adamantium …

Doomfist is now playable on Overwatch's live servers

Today is July 27, and you know what that means, right? Doomfist, the man whose knuckles look like a row of Volkswagen Beetles lined up on a dealer …

Overwatch

Mighty No. 9 physical editions finally ship, and they're disappointing too

Things have not gone smoothly for Mighty No. 9, the game that was infamously billed as "better than nothing" last year. It was delayed multiple …

Cool Stuff

Walden, A Game: I found an OWL!

I decided to make a little video to show you what I like about Walden, A Game [official site]. There’s a bit of Thoreau eyerolling, admittedly, but …

Henry David Thoreau

Mo-cap actor's résumé suggests Grand Theft Auto 6 is in development

Grand Theft Auto 5 made its way to PC in 2015, however is fast approaching its four-year console anniversary. The success of its Online counterpart, …

Red Dead Redemption

Get the most out of your rig with the best PC gaming accessories money can buy

So, you have a lightning-quick gaming rig all set up and ready to go. Through its tempered glass side panel, the internal components are awash in the …

Virtual Reality