video games

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ won’t require a high-end gaming rig

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In the latest edition of Night City Wire, CD Projekt Red revealed the minimum and recommended PC specs for Cyberpunk 2077. The good news is you won’t need a high-end gaming rig for it to run decently — so don’t worry too much if you missed out…

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Watch the latest Nintendo Direct Mini here at 10AM ET

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It’s been a strange year for Nintendo Direct. In March, Nintendo hosted a surprise Direct Mini event, where it dropped several Switch titles. We haven’t heard much since then. Today, Nintendo is hosting another Direct Mini. This time it’s not …

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Splinter Cell’ are coming to Oculus

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Facebook has snagged two made-for-VR Ubisoft titles. Virtual reality versions of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are coming to Oculus. Facebook made the announcement during its Connect event today.Ubisoft will develop the VR versions of bot…

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Oculus Link for Quest headsets is moving out of beta this fall

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A year after Facebook announced a way for people to play Oculus Rift games on the standalone Quest headset, it’s preparing to bring Oculus Link out of beta. The feature will be available more broadly sometime this fall.If you connect your Quest to a…

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Fortnite’s anti-cheat solution comes to ‘Fall Guys’ in major update

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As part of a major mid-season update, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is getting Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat software. This should, finally, take care of all the cheaters lurking in the game. If you’ve played Fall Guys, you may have encountered ruthle…

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‘Borderlands 3’ will get 4K and 4-player split-screen on PS5 and Xbox Series X

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Gearbox is determined to keep Borderlands 3 relevant as next-generation consoles arrive, and it’s not just focusing on visual touch-ups. The developer used its PAX Online presentation to reveal (via Windows Central) that Borderlands 3 will com…

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‘Riders Republic’ is an extreme sports MMO from the studio behind ‘Steep’

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Ubisoft is working on a new sports action game called Riders Republic. Set in the heartland of the US, the upcoming multiplayer title allows up to 50 players to race one another on bike, skis, snowboard and wingsuit across an open world that t…

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‘Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’ remake arrives in January 2021

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It’s been about ten years since Ubisoft released The Forgotten Sands, the most recent mainline entry in the Prince of Persia series, but the company is finally returning to the historic franchise. After an eleventh-hour leak ruined the surpris…

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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ multiplayer is smooth and slightly neon

By activision, call of duty, call of duty black ops cold war, engadget, gaming, multiplayer, raven software, treyarch, video games, warzone

When a few minutes of footage from a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer battle leaked online last week, the consensus on at least one Reddit thread was that it looked like an upgraded version of previous Black Ops games. “This is lit…

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Alto’s Adventure devs open a studio focused on ‘folk’ games

By alto's adventure, alto's odyssey, altosadventure, altosodyssey, engadget, gales, gaming, land & sea, land and sea, land&sea, News, snowman, video games, videogames

The development team behind the classic snowboarding endless runners Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey have opened a new studio called Land & Sea. They’ll focus on making “folk” games.Alto lead artist and developer Harry Nesbitt, pro…

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‘Minecraft’ PSVR support is coming this month

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Sony said on Monday morning it has lined up a week of PlayStation VR game announcements, and it kicked off with a big one for Minecraft players. The ultra-popular sandbox game will add PSVR support later this month with a free update that’ll r…

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Hitting the Books: Lessons learned from gaming with the King of Sweden

By david polfeldt, engadget, feature, grand central publishing, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, king of sweden, Sweden, the dream architects, tomorrow, ubisoft, video games

Video games have come a long way from their dim arcade origins. No longer a mere niche diversion for pasty, maladjusted youth, gaming is now an integral part of modern pop culture standing shoulder to shoulder with “classical” forms of media l…

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After 27 years, ‘Doom’ and ‘Doom 2’ get widescreen support

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Later this year, Doom and Doom 2 will turn 27 and 26 years old, respectively. Yet id Software still somehow found time while working on the new expansion for Doom: Eternal to update the two games (via Polygon). The update adds substantial enha…

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NVIDIA’s Reflex technology promises to reduce input lag on your PC

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If you’ve ever tweaked the settings of a PC game like Overwatch, you’ve probably stumbled on resources detailing how features like v-sync and triple buffering can add input lag to your favorite games. In the simplest possible terms, input lag is a me…

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Someone squeezed a Nintendo Wii into a Game Boy Color-like case

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The Wii has a ton of great games that Nintendo hasn’t ported to the Switch, and it probably won’t do so in most cases. But there are ways you might be able to play Super Mario Galaxy on the go real soon instead of waiting for the rumored Switc…

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Here’s seven minutes of ‘Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’ gameplay

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At Gamescon 2020, Insomniac Games and Sony shared an uninterrupted demo of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart that showed off more of the PlayStation 5 exclusive’s gameplay.The trailer didn’t reveal anything we hadn’t already seen when Sony f…

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‘Predator: Hunting Grounds’ will let you play as young Arnie

By arnie, arnold schwarzenegger, arnoldschwarzenegger, engadget, games, gaming, illfonic, News, playstation 4, playstation4, predator, predator hunting grounds, predatorhuntinggrounds, ps4, video games, videogames

Although you could already play as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic character Dutch in Predator: Hunting Grounds, it was an older version of Major Alan Schaefer to fit with the game’s more modern setting. But for those who’d prefer to adopt the …

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‘Airplane Mode’ will let you relive the monotony of economy class this fall

By air travel, airplane mode, AMC, amc games, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, flight, flight simulator, gaming, News, personal computing, steam, Travel, video games

If you spend any time at all on social media, you may have seen how much people have fallen in love with Microsoft’s latest Flight Simulator release. And it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a well-made title, accidental 212-story monolith and…

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Microsoft backs Epic’s request to keep using Apple developer tools

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Epic Games has an ally in its bid to prevent Apple revoking access to developer tools. Microsoft has filed a statement (via The Verge) supporting Epic’s request to maintain developer kit access while its lawsuit against Apple continues. Gaming…

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‘Crysis Remastered’ can run in 8K, if your PC can handle it

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If a Nintendo Switch can run the Crysis remaster, you might assume more powerful consoles and modern PCs should have no trouble in handing the notoriously resource-hungry game. Maybe not so much if you’re hoping to play Crysis Remastered with …

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A typo created a 212-story monolith in ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’

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Microsoft’s latest Flight Simulator entry doesn’t do anything small. It’s a title that comes on 10 DVDs and allows you to explore the world in almost its entirety. It turns out that scale even extends to its accidental inclusions. Flight Simul…

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