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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Jan
31

Looks like Steam’s getting dedicated servers for non-Valve games

A newly-discovered bit of developer documentation suggests Valve has big plans in mind for third-party developers of multiplayer games. Most notably, it looks like Valve is working toward letting developers host their games through the company’s own dedicated servers. Exactly […]

Jan
31

Steam’s trading card bots have brought massive player counts back to Geneshift

January 31, 2019 Geneshift has had another big rise in player count. (It’s mostly bots again.) Geneshift got a sudden boost in notoriety last year when it briefly went free on the Steam. That 48 hour promotion attracted a big number […]

Jan
31

Fallout 76’s latest patch is such a mess that even the game’s fans are mad

It’s safe to say that Fallout 76 got a negative reception at launch. The game’s initial quality – and a variety of related issues from the canvas bag kerfuffle to the support ticket meltdown – caused a swath of gamers […]

Jan
31

We’re hiring! PCGamesN is looking for a full-time features editor

Everyone has a best feature, but we’d like PCGamesN’s to be the next one you write or commission for us. As Features Editor you’ll be joining an extremely talented team, working with our staff writer to help create and shape […]

Jan
31

We’re hiring! PCGamesN is looking for a full-time hardware writer

PCGamesN is looking for a hardware writer to assist with the day-to-day running of the techie side of the business. And we don’t mean tech support, though that might not stop people asking you for help. We’re looking for someone […]

Jan
31

We’re hiring! PCGamesN is looking for a full-time news writer

Thirsty to set the news agenda on all things PC gaming? So are we, and we’re expanding our talented team to do it. You’ll be a full-time member of PCGamesN, working from our office in Bath from 9am to 5pm […]

Jan
31

Best CPU for gaming 2019

The best CPU for gaming is that processor which is cable of offering a heady combination of powerful single-threaded performance, some tasty multi-threaded chops, and a price tag that doesn’t instantly nuke your bank balance. Despite the dominance of quad-core CPUs […]

Jan
31

Hitman 2 is the latest game to drop Denuvo

Hitman 2 is among the many major titles to make use of the controversial DRM service Denuvo. Or rather, it was, since the game’s latest update strips the protection layer completely. It’s part of an increasingly common trend for titles […]

Jan
31

AMD Radeon VII lags behind the RTX 2080 in latest 3DMark leak

You can tell the Radeon VII is only a week away by the sheer number of performance figures scraped off the web these last few days. This time we’ve spotted a ‘Generic VGA’ device in the 3DMark Time Spy database […]

Jan
31

This Half-Life mod is Mario Kart, but with classic Valve characters

While Nintendo is great at bringing characters together from across its major series, it’s a significantly less common phenomenon on other platforms. Given the sheer number of developers working on PC, trying to pull off a crossover event akin to […]