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Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Apr
30

Valorant is going to start storing voice comms to moderate abusive behaviour

Riot has announced that it has updated its privacy policy across its online games to allow it to start storing voice communications data. Online multiplayer game Valorant will be the first to see the new system in action, as Riot […]

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Apr
30

Halo Infinite PC devs are “fighting hard” against “intrusive DRM” and kernel-level anti-cheat

Halo Infinite comes out this year, and it’s coming to both PC and Xbox. Microsoft’s gaming division has offered a broad commitment to PC gaming for both players and developers this week, and as the stewards of Xbox’s flagship, 343 […]

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Apr
30

No new content for Imperator: Rome in 2021 as Paradox reorganises

Paradox Development Studios has been going through some growing pains, and an internal reorganisation has left Imperator: Rome without many of its key team members. The developer has assigned its portfolio of grand strategy games across three internal teams, but […]

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Apr
30

Titanfall 2 suddenly got massively popular on Steam, so now it’s free for the weekend

Titanfall 2 – one of the finest mech games ever made, and one of the best FPS games to boot – finally came to Steam last year with a bunch of other EA titles. Now, nearly a year later, it’s […]

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Apr
30

Nacon GM-180 wireless mouse review – a budget cordless option

Nacon isn’t a name you usually hear among the Logitech, Razer, and Corsair clickers, with the brand often prioritising the lower-end market. However, if your wallet can’t stretch to our favourite budget wireless gaming mouse, the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless, […]

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Apr
30

Hearts of Iron devs and former CEO speak out against toxic feedback in EU4 drama

If you’ve been paying attention to Paradox’s grand strategy games this week, you’ll have noticed that Europa Universalis IV just received its own expansion and free update. The Leviathan EU4 DLC adds new mechanics that allow you to play ‘tall’, whereas the […]

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Apr
30

Flight Simulator now has a working helicopter add-on

Like most flight simulator games, Microsoft Flight Simulator was primarily designed as a platform for a specific kind of flight – namely, fixed-wing aircraft. You know, aeroplanes. While there are lots of different kinds of planes, they have enough in […]

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Apr
30

Halo and Microsoft Flight Simulator “are equally important”

Five years ago, at E3 2016, we spoke to Phil Spencer about the future of PC gaming. Arguably the most memorable thing about Microsoft’s conference that year is how often the words “Windows 10 and Xbox One exclusive” flashed up […]

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Apr
30

Mining Chia cryptocurrency with your SSD could void your warranty

If you’ve just splashed out on the best SSD for gaming and are looking to make a bit of extra cash by using it to mine the new Chia cryptocurrency, don’t be surprised if your manufacturer refuses to bail you […]

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Apr
30

More MSI RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards are hitting distribution centres, ready for May

While Nvidia hasn’t officially confirmed the existence of the RTX 3080 Ti, we’re inching closer to its rumoured May 26 release date. This date’s looking increasingly likely after Videocardz published photos of two boxed Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Tis – […]