Tag: PC Gaming

Microsoft widens its efforts to support DirectX 12 games on Windows 7

DirectX 12 works on Windows 7, but that wasn’t always the case. Microsoft originally only supported the newest graphics API on Windows 10 and Windows 8. But the company expanded that to Windows 7 earlier this year. This enables developers to take advantage of the technology on the older OS. The importance of DirectX 12 […]

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Fortnite team nerfs BRUTE mech to bring back more variety

I hate and fear change. This is why bi-pedal walking tanks frighten me. They change the calculus of war in real life and, more importantly, in the battle royale shooter Fortnite. Developer Epic Games has heard our concerns, however, and it has cut the legs out from underneath the mech known as BRUTE. Epic introduced […]

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Minecraft Earth beta expands to Android

Microsoft and the Minecraft Team want to give Minecraft players a chance to try the franchise’s new AR game on Android. Minecraft Earth is already available as a beta test for people running iOS 10 devices. Now, that test is expanding to include Android 7 or higher. You can sign up for Minecraft Earth now. […]

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Hearthstone nerfs Dr. Boom, Conjurer’s Calling, Luna’s Pocket Galaxy, Extra Arms … and Barnes

“One, two, Hearthstone’s coming for you” — that’s the song I’m singing to Barnes and Dr. Boom, Mad Genius right now. After drawing ire from legions of players (and in Barnes’ case, for years now), two of the most polarizing cards from Blizzard Entertainment’s digital card game are getting changes. In a blog post today, […]

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Razer teams with Tencent on cloud gaming standards, reports 30% revenue growth in first half

Razer always wants to be on the edge of gaming, and so it has teamed up with Tencent Cloud to define standards for cloud gaming. Under the deal, the partners will help cloud gaming grow by coming together on gaming hardware and software standards. Cloud gaming could grow to 124.7 million users by 2022, according […]

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Here’s The Witcher 3 running in handheld mode on Switch

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is going to stink on Nintendo Switch. At least, I think that’s what a lot of people assume. But the evidence is beginning to mount that the game may not stink at all. The Switcher 3 (as the kids are calling it) is looking like one of the most impressive […]

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Ubisoft: It’s a ‘good moment’ to invest in new properties

Ubisoft has a knack for getting ahead of major trends in the gaming industry. The publisher embraced live-service games, and that has paid off with hits like Rainbow Six: Siege. But the company is also wants to avoid settling into a rut. To accomplish that, it’s planning to shake things up by creating some new […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with sign-in improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with sign-in improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18963 (made available to testers on August 16) to build 18965. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 is […]

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Steam disables payments in local Argentinian currency

One of the Steam marketplace’s most important features is its ability to accept local currencies from countries around the world. Valve has done a ton of leg work to make that happen, which opens up the potential for games to find new audiences. But dealing with multiple world currencies means that you sometimes have to […]

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds adds dynamic weather

Update 4.2 is now live for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC. This patch introduces a number of player-requested features, but the big addition is the dynamic weather system. “The season continues with update 4.2, now available on the live server — and a storm is raging on the Battlegrounds,” reads a blog post from developer The […]

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Telling Lies review — Deciphering lies within lies using only a video database

Sam Barlow and Annapurna Interactive are launching Telling Lies, an interactive investigation thriller game, on August 23 on the PC, Mac, and iOS devices. At least, that’s what they’re telling us they’re going to do. Then again, this is all about people who lie to us. Barlow is the creator of the award-winning title Her […]

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Newzoo: 71% of esports fans only follow one game

The esports market will reach 443.1 million people this year, according to the Global Esports Market Report from research firm Newzoo. But 71% of those fans only watch one game. Newzoo also identifies a large chunk of the esports audience that watch competition for games that they don’t even play. For example, 26% of those […]

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Here’s Mortal Kombat 11’s full roster of downloadable characters

You already paid for a game, but what if you could pay more money to get the rest of the game? Well, that’s the Joker’s trick. And now the Joker from the Batman universe is getting in on some of that action as one of the new characters in Mortal Kombat 11’s Kombat Pack. Developer NetherRealm […]

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Contra: Rogue Corps gets weird competitive multiplayer mode

Contra: Rogue Corps is Konami’s latest entry in the long-running run-‘n-gun shooter series, and this time the studio is including a competitive multiplayer mode as well. Carnage League is a four-on-four sport that Konami debuted in a new, incomprehensible trailer. I’ve watched the Carnage League video like six times to figure out what is going […]

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Intel unveils 10th Gen Comet Lake laptop processors

Intel has unveiled its latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors, previously code-named Comet Lake, for laptops. These chips promise double-digit performance gains on the prior generation. Ran Senderovitz, vice president of mobile platform marketing at the Intel client computing group, said in a briefing that the eight new 14-nanometer U-Series and Y-Series chips are targeted […]

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Dell unveils new XPS, Inspiron, and Vostro models with Intel Comet Lake processors

It’s that time of year again: The month Dell previews the notebooks, 2-in-1s, and ultraportables that will fill out its product portfolio ahead of the holiday season. This morning, the Round Rock, Texas-based company detailed a slew of new and refreshed Vostro, Inspiron, and XPS machines, all of which feature Intel’s recently unveiled 10th Gen […]

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Dauntless surpasses 14 million players as next Hunt Pass launches this week

Dauntless is giving players a good reason to stay inside and track down monsters to close out the last few weeks of summer. Developer Phoenix Labs is preparing to launch a new Hunt Pass for its online hunting adventure, which has surpassed 14 million players, according to the studio. High Skies: Zephyr Strike is the […]

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Here’s what Marvel’s Avengers gameplay looks like

Coming out of the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in June, Marvel’s Avengers was still a pretty big question mark for a lot of people. Publisher Square Enix did a big reveal for the game, but it focused on the story and cutscenes. It saved the gameplay for behind-closed-doors meetings. Now, however, the publisher has […]

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