Alice Bell is RPS?s new deputy editor, come say hello
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The final member of our troika of new hires is revealed: it's Alice Bell, our new deputy editor! The RPS hivemind is restored - and the long national nightmare
Fallout 76 nukes explained: why they probably won't ruin your day but they'll still be super important
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Fallout 76 nukes give players a countdown to escape and high-level challenges after that
To retirement
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On this day, 2005. Far too soon and yet not a moment too late. A far better chess player than he will ever be anything else and yet a far...
Harder, better, faster, smoother: BattleTech?s big update does almost everything you want
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The massive v1.1 is here bringing Ironman mode, speed options, and the ability to change individual difficulty options, among many other tweaks
Fortnite wants to end 'build to win' with major weapon rebalancing and resource caps promised
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Fortnite's days of tower building rocket firing end games could soon be over with resource caps and weapon nerfs on the way
Discord?s new Game Tab seems handy, and also metal?
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Discord's latest feature, trying to one-up Steam's recent upgrade, is the Games Tab. A general gaming launch-pad and tracking system as part of the chat package
The Crew 2 open beta is live now - here's how to start racing by land, sea, and air
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The Crew 2 open beta gives you the keys for the whole weekend
Nioh brings a ballet of breathtaking violence
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Nioh saw itself buried under comparisons to Dark Souls on release, but it deserves a spotlight of its own.
Valve demo new VR controls with Portal mini-games
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Valve's alternate HTC Vive controllers, the Knuckles, may be the way forward for VR control. The studio just released Moondust, a series of control demos for it
Video: The shark RPG and other hidden gems of E3 2018
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It's easy to miss the hidden gems in PC gaming, what with the number of games being made. Here are the best we saw at E3 2018.
Best PC gaming deals of the week
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Back once again like so many proverbial block-rocking beats, it's the time where we can stop and take a look at some of the best PC gaming deals of the week.
Alzheimer's Link To Herpes Virus In Brain, Say Scientists - Slashdot
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Tests of brain tissue from nearly 1,000 people found that two strains of herpes virus were far more abundant in the brains of those with early-stage Alzheimer's than in healthy controls. "[S]cientists are divided on whether viruses are likely to be an active trigger, or whether the brains of people ...
Get overclocking in PC Building Simulator?s latest update
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I can barely look at screenshots of PC Building Simulator without sweating. Putting together my real PC was a singularly awful experience that I?m not looking
Algeria Shuts Off Entire Country's Internet To Stop Students From Cheating - Slashdot
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Algeria has begun instituting nationwide internet blackouts to prevent students from leaking high school diploma exams online. Gizmodo reports: The country will turn off mobile and landline internet service across the country for an hour at a time during the exam period, which started on Wednesday ...
Top 9 Series That Could Make Good Console MMO Games
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These 9 series would make the perfect transition to console mmo games that it really begs the question, why haven't they been developed yet?
GNOME Web Browser is Adding a Reader Mode - Slashdot
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An anonymous reader writes: An experimental reader mode will ship in the next version of GNOME Web, aka Epiphany. The feature is already available to try in the latest development builds of the GTK Webkit-based web browser, released this week as part of the GNOME 3.29.3 milestone. Reader mode (also ...
'Fortnite' Devs Detail Their Philosophy on the 'Fortnite' Metagame
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[appicon]One of the rad things about the proliferation of these massive online free to play games is that when a game is operated as a service it constantly evolves, versus the premium PC/console/mobile games of the past that more or less just got released and existed in that state forever. Fortnite
You can?t target individual players with Fallout 76?s nukes
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Good news, prospective vault dwellers! While Fallout 76 will let you play with nukes, the chances of being trolled by AtomicSlayer420 are extremely slim. While
PlayStation 4 Sales in Japan Show Sony's Console Right Behind Switch
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The Japanese weekly hardware sales chart shows that PlayStation 4 sales are doing okay. Not fabulous, but not bad either. Sony's console takes the second spot on the weekly hardware chart, right behind Nintendo's Switch.
Get to know your heroes with these great sports documentaries on Showmax
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The FIFA World Cup is currently in full swing, so you can be forgiven for going a little sports crazy at the moment. And luckily for you, if you want to know more about your sporting heroes, Showmax has you covered with these amazing sports documentaries that focus on everything from football to MMA and more.
The Steam Summer Sale is now live
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There is one other way to celebrate the other side of the globe’s festival season, and that’s by living vicariously through the Steam Summer Sale. Because what better way is there to appreciate the warmest quarter of the year, than by staying inside and playing video games.
PlayStation 4 is May?s top console, State of Decay 2 the best-selling game
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The US games retail-tracking company the NPD has released its figures for last month, showing that Sony’s PlayStation 4 remains the best-selling console in the US. As is usual, their analysis includes hardware, physical copies of games sold at retail, and some (but not all!) games sold digitally.
The Journey Down: Chapter Two Is Now Available For Xbox One
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In the second chapter, the plot thickens as our heroes plunge down into the mist below the Edge and wind up in the foggy and treacherous town of Port Artue.
Every Single 'Choice of Games' Adventure is Now Playable in the 'Choice of Games' Hub App
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[appicon]It's only been out for a few months already, but the Choice of Games [appprice url="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/choice-of-games/id1363309257?mt=8"] hub app has come a long way. It launched with just a small selection from the publisher's rich library of interactive story adventures, a b
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Won't Have an Online Component
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From Software has confirmed that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice multiplayer won't be included in the game as the team focuses on delivering a single-player experience.
Executive Explains Why Ubisoft Number of Employees is Over 12,000
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The Ubisoft number of employees eclipses any in the industry, as they employ more than 12,000 developers worldwide. Head of Ubisoft North America explains this necessity.
Famitsu: Devil May Cry 5 75% Done, New Plot Details in Summer
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The latest Weekly Famitsu is reporting that Devil May Cry 5 is 75% done, along with some new pot details and a hint at more to come.
New Fire Pro Wrestling World Trailer Highlights NJPW Story Mode
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A new Fire Pro Wrestling World trailer has revealed a snippet of what appears to be a fully-fledged NJPW Story Mode included with the PlayStation 4 version of the game.
Steve Carell finds strength in fantasy in the biographical drama Welcome to Marwen
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Welcome to Marwen is the upcoming biographical drama from director Robert Zemeckis and starring Steve Carell. When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery.  Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic.  As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph
Atmospheric Puzzler 'Starman' Gets New
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With hundreds of games coming out for mobile every week, it's not hard for some truly great ones to get lost in the shuffle. Sometimes it's not even about them getting lost though, sometimes you just have SO MANY great games to play at any given time that the really awesome new game you checked out
E3 2018: Hands-On Jump Force Preview | PlayStation LifeStyle
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The Weekly Sh?nen Jump manga magazine is approaching its 50th anniversary! Developer Spike Chunsoft is preparing an epic mashup on consoles, Jump Force. We have a hands-on Jump Force preview ready, fresh from E3 2018, right here!
Blizzard Teases New Overwatch Hero or Event
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Today, Blizzard once again began to tease fans with the idea of a new Overwatch hero, map, or event, by tweeting out a cryptic image with some even more cryptic text to accompany it.
Final Fantasy 14 4.35 Patch Adds New Deep Dungeon and Hildibrand Quests
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The new Final Fantasy XIV 4.35 patch adds a chunk of new content to the deep dungeon and hildibrand parts of the game, and launches next month.
New Gundam Breaker Trailer Shows Off More Gameplay
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With the game launching today in Japan and tomorrow throughout the world, a New Gundam Breaker trailer has been released showcasing more gameplay from the game.
E3 2018 Hands-On: Ghost Giant Preview - An Interactive Diorama
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At E3 2018, we had the chance to get a hands-on Ghost Giant preview to check out Zoink Games' foray in virtual reality. Befriend a lonely boy and play with an interactive diorama of doll houses.
The Namco Museum Player is an entire gaming arcade that fits into your pocket
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My Arcade is bundling 20 games from yesteryear into one handheld gaming console. Of course it happens to also look incredibly adorable.
Microsoft ditches Xbox VR plans
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When Microsoft first debuted the Xbox One X – then stilled called Scorpio – Phil Spencer stood on stage and said that the new machine would soon deliver high-end VR. Given the Xbox One and Ocukus Rift partnership, the assumption then was that th4e new machine would come to support the Rift in some way. When the Xbox One X was released, there was no mention of VR compatibility at all, though it was still something in the system’s pipeline. It looks like they've quietly ditched VR plans.
The Spiritual Successor to 'King of Dragon Pass', 'Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind' Is Now Up for Pre-order on the App Store
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[appicon] The spiritiual successor to King of the Dragon Pass, Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind [appprice url="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/six-ages-ride-like-the-wind/id934012726?mt=8"] is now up for preorder on the App Store. If the name doesn't ring any bells for you, King of Dragon Pass [appprice