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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Jun
30

Judge halves $500 million award to Bethesda parent Zenimax in Oculus lawsuit

A judge has ordered Facebook and Oculus to pay Zenimax $250 million in damages over a lawsuit alleging the virtual reality venture stole trade secrets from Zenimax. It’s half of the $500 million awarded to Zenimax by a jury in […]

Jun
30

Fallout 76 won’t have cross-platform play, and Todd Howard says it’s Sony's fault

When you venture out onto West Virginia’s irradiated country roads in Fallout 76, you’ll have to leave your console-bound friends behind. Fallout 76 won’t have cross-platform play, and Bethesda says it’s because Sony won’t play ball. Speaking to German-language gaming […]

Jun
30

Valve defends decision to back off Steam curation with hard numbers at industry talk

Valve’s move to an ‘anything goes’ approach to deciding which games will appear on Steam is a controversial one, but the company defended the decision by offering up some hard numbers that help describe the scope of the problem at […]

Jun
30

StarCraft programmers battled over AI in the game’s code

StarCraft is arguably a game about being in as many places at once as possible, but as the game came together it wasn’t at all clear how that was going to happen. Two programmers had opposite ideas of how unit […]

Jun
30

Slay the Spire has sold a million copies in Early Access

Deck-building roguelike Slay the Spire has sold a million copies since its Early Access launch in November. Developer Mega Crit games announced the milestone along with one of Slay the Spire’s regular updates Thursday, along with the usual list of […]

Jun
30

Nvidia SLI vs AMD CrossFire: are the multi-GPU technologies toast?

If you want to create the fastest gaming PC in the world then you want to jam as many graphics cards as you can inside it, right? After all, if it’s good enough for Summit – the most powerful computer […]

Jun
30

Fortnite Playground mode delayed until next week

Update, June 30: Citing ongoing launch issues, Epic says Playground mode is delayed until next week.  Fortnite players who were looking forward to checking out the new Playground limited-time mode this weekend will have to wait until next week, as Epic […]

Jun
30

Blizzard’s Project Nomad was partially eaten by StarCraft

There are plenty of cancelled titles in Blizzard’s history, but Project Nomad is one we don’t often hear about. The squad-based sci-fi game was canned and the team behind it moved on to World of Warcraft – but it turns […]

Jun
29

Anthem and Sekiro lead Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2018 nominees

Every year, E3 presents the Games Critics Awards to recognize the best upcoming titles showcased at the event, and 2018’s nominees have just been announced. Selected by a panel of 51 publications worldwide – including your friends at PCGamesN – […]

Jun
29

StarCraft devs remember crunch: "I was writing code while she was in labour"

Crunch in game dev has been a hot topic in the past year, but it’s certainly not a new phenomenon. In Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II, author David L Craddock details the development of the original StarCraft, including the […]