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Monthly Archives: March 2020

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Mar
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Steam changes auto-updates to save bandwidth during coronavirus pandemic

Steam continues to reach new player count records every weekend as players are increasingly stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Other online gaming platforms, including PlayStation Network, have throttled downloads to deal with the bandwidth issues, and Steam is […]

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Mar
30

Ghost Recon Breakpoint gets a six-hour demo and lets friends join co-op for free

If you’re looking for some free PC games to play, Ubisoft has just made a whole lot of content for Ghost Recon Breakpoint available to everyone. You can now download a substantial free trial of the game, and if a […]

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Mar
30

Valorant closed beta starts next week – here’s how to sign up

If Riot’s mash up of Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch has caught your eye then you’re in luck. The League of Legends developer is hosting a Valorant closed beta starting April 7, so you can give it a shot […]

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Mar
30

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord player count is already bloody ridiculous

After a long – long – wait, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is finally here, and players are already flocking to the medieval simulation in droves. By player count, the sequel is now the biggest new Steam launch of 2020, […]

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Mar
30

Resident Evil 3 review scores – our roundup of the critics

Good news survival-horror games fans – Resident Evil 3 reviews have landed, which means it’s time to find out what’s in store when the remake arrives later this week. Let’s take a look at what the critics have made of the game ahead […]

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Mar
30

Resident Evil 3 review – missing in action

Resident Evil 3 kicks off by showering you with all of the ingredients that made last year’s Resi 2 Remake such a momentous return to form for the series. During your first encounter with a zombie you have only six […]

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Mar
30

Half-Life: Alyx has already been beaten in under an hour

The Half-Life: Alyx release date only dropped a week ago, but speedrunners are already posting some eye-wateringly rapid playthroughs of the VR game’s campaign. While most times hover just over the hour mark, one speedy player has already beaten that – with […]

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Mar
30

Here’s why Valve stepped away from single-player to explore esports

We’ve all heard the odd joke or two about the Half-Life 3 release date. You can see why – Half-Life: Alyx came out 16 years after Half-Life 2. In a recent interview with Edge (issue #344 via The Loadout) Valve boss Gabe Newell sheds […]

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Mar
30

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered drops tomorrow, according to store page

It looks like that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster isn’t just real, but about to drop. Following recent leaks of its box art from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone update datamines, a listing for the game has now appeared on the […]

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Mar
30

How Runescape’s new Archaeology skill feeds into the rest of the world

Archaeology is the first new skill to arrive in Runescape in four years. With 18 months of development behind it, a major storyline to set up, and hundreds of thousands of players to impress, there’s a lot of pressure riding […]