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PC deals: Save on Steep, Lara Croft GO, and other recent releases

PC gamers can save big on this week's new releases for some cheap, chill holiday gaming fun. Digital retailer Green Man Gaming is hosting the discounts as a part of its "VIP" sale. Simply login or create an account and get better-than-adver...   read

 
 
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The Ghost Recon Wildlands beta should be good for some silly fun

Ubisoft has opened signups for the Ghost Recon Wildlands closed beta, which is something I'd like to try out despite not really feeling the co-op squad shooter's super-serious tone or its disappointingly standard-feeling gunplay. The destr...   read

 
 
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343 details the huge update Halo 5's getting in two days

It has been more than a year since Halo 5 launched, but developer 343 Industries continues to support it with new maps, helpful features, and quality of life improvements. Actually, one of the biggest updates is right around the corner...   read

 
 
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Build your own home in the Homestead update for Elder Scrolls Online

Hearthfire may not have been the best DLC for Skyrim, but fans latched onto the base-building mechanics and loved their inclusion in Fallout 4. Many felt it was an integral part of the fun factor for the title, allowing you to stake a claim...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's winter update addresses a lot of concerns, neglects one crucial issue

"Why did Battleborn fail?" is a question that gets asked every few days on its subreddit. "How do we bring new players in and retain them?" is probably the more constructive way to phrase it. Gearbox has been paying attention to the communi...   read

 
 
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Akuma's Street Fighter V debut will come with a topless cheat code

When December 20 rolls around, Season 2 will have officially begun for Street Fighter V. It's a pivotal moment for Capcom given their relatively low sales for the game, and although they have claimed they will support it for several more ye...   read

 
 
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Get into the holiday spirit with Hitman's Christmas mission

I was trying to come up with a catchy Christmas pun to headline the article, then I realized that would be super cliche. So, forget about that nonsense and let's jump straight into the news. Hitman is going to be receiving a free holiday th...   read

 
 
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Here's a look at ReCore's missing fifth bot, which is coming early next year

ReCore launched with a giant mystery. Despite the fact that there were only four bots in the game, there were five spots reserved. There was a huge swath of land in the northwest part of The Cradle that was inaccessible. Some enemies ...   read

 
 
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Warhammer 40K squad shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing is 32% off

Warhammer 40,000 junkies looking for some first-person shooter action are in luck this week. Space Hulk: Deathwing is out on Friday for PC with a pre-order discount of $33.99 on Steam. Of course third-party retailer Green Man Gmaing is itch...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's holiday event begins next Tuesday

I'm not even actively playing Overwatch right now on account of the wallet-punching last several weeks this has been for big game releases, but I'm still feeling antsy for Blizzard's holiday event. Some details and clues seeped out after a ...   read

 
 


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All the changes coming to MechWarrior Online

While the biggest announcement of Mech_Con by far was the existence of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new single-player story-driven game and the first “proper” sequel to the series in 15 years, it wasn't the only one. Big things...   read

 
 
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Review: Tyranny

I really can't get enough of RPGs in the vein of Baldur's Gate or Planescape: Torment. Those type of games, which I guess we call "cRPG" now, helped shape what I enjoy in the gaming medium. I enjoyed Pillars of Eternity, though it didn...   read

 
 
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(Update) No wait necessary: PC version of NieR: Automata will release on same day as PS4

[Update: Turns out PC Gamer's information about a parallel release was incorrect. It sounds like it will not release simultaneously with the PS4 version.] For the first time in franchise history, a Drakengard/Nier game will be playable...   read

 
 
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Been a while since we've seen Rain World's good ol' slugcat

Rain World met its Kickstarter funding goal almost three years ago, and it has been largely out of the spotlight since then. Heck, the last time we wrote anything about the oppressive, waterlogged world was like a year and a half ago. But i...   read

 
 
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Mech_Con and the 2016 MechWarrior Championship was an eSports event for a hardcore community

When I traveled to Vancouver last year to cover the Steam launch event for MechWarrior Online, I was surprised when Piranha Games also took the opportunity to announce the launch of the 2016 MechWarrior World Championship. A six-month-long ...   read

 
 
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Review: Steep

Something's just a little bit off with Steep. More accurately, many things are just a little bit off with Steep. This snow-filled sandbox is at constant odds with itself as mounting inconsistencies make for an increasingly disjointed e...   read

 
 
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Underwater adventure Abzu out this week on Xbox One

This year, Giant Squid gave us a lovely and at times unabashedly whimsical underwater adventure game. I keep taking on any scrap of news I can as a blatant excuse to plaster its art here. But maybe you're well aware of Abzu already and you'...   read

 
 
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Cap off the year with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Dec. 20

And with that, the wait is almost over. After recently giving the heads up that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was finished and awaiting certification from platform holders, WayForward has settled on a December 20, 2016 digital release for its Ki...   read

 
 
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Microsoft says the wait for Crackdown 3 will be a year at most

It may seem like a while since we've last heard about Crackdown 3. That's because Microsoft has been in no great rush to offer more details about the open-world destructathon that it initially revealed at E3 2014. It sort of just faded to t...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Watch Dogs 2

The PC port for Watch_Dogs, on release, barely managed to run. It was missing graphical features found on consoles and looked nothing like the initial trailer shown in 2012. Not much of what Ubisoft had claimed about the port was present an...   read

 
 
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Capcom is looking to bring back 'dormant' properties

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was one of the many pleasant surprises unveiled over the weekend at a very eventful PlayStation Experience. The leaks tipped us off beforehand, I'll grant you that, but still! A new Marvel! I'm amazed it's happen...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7's PS4 demo exclusivity ends on December 19

Sony has Resident Evil 7 locked the fuck up. Although it's also coming to PC and Xbox One, they have a firm timed exclusivity deal on VR support, and hell, even demos! But after waiting since June, a demo is finally arriving on PC. Straight...   read

 
 
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Review: Dead Rising 4

I actually enjoyed our break from Frank West. Heading into uncharted territory with Chuck and Nick in the sequels was refreshing, and for a while, I thought that Capcom was going to create this giant shared universe with new faces over the ...   read

 
 
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Ragnaros enters Heroes of the Storm in today's big PTR update

Ragnaros is the latest Heroes of the Storm addition, and based on Chris' time with the World of Warcraft character at BlizzCon, he sounds fun as hell with his ability to fire off waves of lava and even take over forts and keeps. The Firelor...   read

 
 
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THQ Nordic: Optimizing Darksiders Warmastered Edition for Wii U is a 'tough task'

When November 22 rolled around, I was pretty confused. Darksiders Warmastered Edition dropped on both PS4 and Xbox One, but the Wii U version was nowhere in sight. A week later the PC version was available on Steam as a free upgrade, and st...   read

 
 
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