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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Sep
30

You don’t pick a class in System Shock 3 – “I don’t understand why developers use classes”

The immersive sim genre, from its prototypical days in Ultima Underworld to the modern revivals of Deus Ex and System Shock, has always skirted close to the RPG side of the gaming equation, with stats and skill trees to build […]

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Sep
30

League of Legends’ Veigar is based on an all-gnome World of Warcraft guild

The whole MOBA genre has deep roots in Warcraft, since the original Defense of the Ancients – which would branch off to spawn both League of Legends and Dota 2 – was an immensely successful mod for Warcraft III. But […]

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Sep
30

Gears 5 microtransactions “will continue to evolve until we get it right”

Players have had a fair bit of criticism for Gears 5’s progression and microtransactions since launch, and while it’s the most successful launch in series history, there’s still a great deal of concern over where it goes from here. Gears […]

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Sep
30

Paradox’s next grand strategy game is “not Victoria 3”

PDXCON 2019 begins on October 18, and we will see the next game from Paradox Development Studio there. The internal studio has been responsible for the grand strategy games Paradox is best known for, and this new title will follow […]

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Sep
30

Asus TUF FX505DV review: Nvidia and AMD GPUs in all the right places

Creating an affordable gaming laptop is all about knowing where to compromise, and Asus seems to have absolutely nailed it with the latest TUF FX505DV notebook. Coming in at just over a grand it’s by no means a ‘cheap’ gaming […]

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Sep
30

This Skyrim mod adds an adorable dog that sells you human bones

Skyrim’s trading capital, Whiterun, is home to many merchants offering the best wares the land of the Nords has to offer – potions, foodstuffs, gear, and Eorlund Gray-Mane’s awesome Skyforge steel creations, of course. One thing you may (or may […]

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Sep
30

Bungie’s next game is out by 2025, and it’s probably called Matter

Bungie’s plans for a new, non-Destiny game have been an open secret for some time now. The company partnered with China’s NetEase last year to “explore new directions,” and various reports around the studio have always hinted at something beyond […]

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Sep
30

You can fill your Steam library with animated icons now

You probably don’t spend a lot of time gazing at your Steam library (except maybe when you’re waiting for a particularly giant game to download) – but now you might be tempted to. The new Steam library beta’s introduced bigger, […]

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Sep
30

Crytek’s Warface reboot adds a new class that looks like The Terminator

Warface is set to receive its biggest updates yet. So big, in fact, that it might be more accurate to collectively call the series of content drops that will roll out between now and the end of 2019 something of […]

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Sep
30

You’ll be able to get CoD: Mobile killstreaks on PC using a keyboard and mouse

You might have heard that a Call of Duty mobile game is on the way, due to arrive on IOS and Android on October 1. However, it looks like mobile might not be the only way to play – GameLoop, […]