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Shoot the Nazi nuclear project in the balls in Sniper Elite 4’s new Deathstorm: part 2 DLC

Sniper Elite 4, a game chiefly about shooting Nazis in the privates and secondarily about being a sniper in World War II, is getting another injection of DLC today. Entitled ‘Deathstorm Part 2: Infiltration’, it’ll continue the mini-campaign first introduced in the last DLC. Shoot all the things from all the distance in the best sniper games on PC. You can find that on Steam here, where the game’s gravel-voiced protagonist Agent Karl Fairburne gives …

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Prey abilities guide: Neuromods and powers explained

Prey is the story of a person in the process of losing their humanity. Its player character, the drolly named Morgan Yu, awakes on the space station Talos I with uncomfortable holes in her memory. What’s more, she’s been the subject of an experiment to alter what it means to be human. That question is borne out in Prey’s weapons and abilities, which stretch from science and engineering skills we’d recognise on Earth to the …

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Hunt, upgrade and match new gear in Middle-earth: Shadow of War – here’s how

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube We got a closer look at Shadow of War’s gear upgrade mechanics in a new video yesterday, courtesy of IGN. It’s a detailed look at how, as returning protagonist Talion, you’ll hunt down and upgrade new pieces of equipment, and can tailor your loadout to your gameplay (and cosmetic) preferences. Add to your growing trove of forbidden knowledge – here’s everything we know about Shadow of War. Though in the …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gets bug fixes and custom games for streaming partners

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has received an emergency update to fix a few annoying bugs and one game-breaking one. The so-called ‘double reload’ and ‘immortal revive’ bugs should now be fixed, and problems with leaderboards should also have been solved.  If you do your gaming with other people, check out the best multiplayer games on PC. Servers went down yesterday to apply the update, which seems to have been a success:  Server …

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Scanner Sombre is the claustrophobic new game by the Prison Architects, out Wednesday

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Scanner Sombre is the latest game from Introversion Software, the developers of Prison Architect (for which they won a Bafta). For more bright ideas in the dark, check out our list of the best indie games on PC. Scanner Sombre is a “cave exploration experience”. You’ll use a laser scanner called a LIDAR to navigate a network of underground caves, in pitch darkness, as you try to find your way back …

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Forget Half-Life 2, man of good taste Simon Miller is here to reveal the real best games ever made

Everyone loves a list feature. A good ol’ top 10, a snazzy greatest seven. That’s why we’ve roped Simon Miller in to give you a listicle for the ages. It’s not just Miller’s personal top eight games, it’s the real best eight games ever. The indisputable classics regardless of opinion. It’s time to get well prepared; you’re not ready for this kind of truth.  If you’d like to know PCGN’s official verdict, check out our …

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Digital sales account for 69% of the industry, and 2015 was bigger than we thought

It turns out we’ve been counting digital sales wrong. Industry analysts have been showing spending on games plateauing over the last few years, but that’s not the case at all – it’s on the rise, and in a big way.  You’ll probably be buying our list of upcoming PC games digitally, right?  The problem has been with how sales tracking firm the NPD have been collecting their data. Previously it wasn’t an accurate snapshot of …

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Stream PC games to your Nintendo Switch with the upcoming Rainway app – BGR

Although Nintendo is sprinkling some gems throughout the launch year of the Switch, the hybrid console will never have a library quite as large as that of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. That’s one of the reasons why the internet is abuzz over an app called Rainway, which the creators say will allow gamers to leverage the power of their computers to stream PC games to any device — including the Switch. The program …

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New Oculus Bundle Has A Rift, Touch, PC, And Four Games For $1300

Facebook’s Oculus VR team is announcing a new bundle for its Oculus Rift VR system. The bundle will be available in “select territories” through Amazon and NewEgg. With it, customers can get a Rift headset, the Oculus Touch controllers, an ASUS VivoX PC, and four free games for the total price of $1300. The games for this bundle are all standouts and include: Superhot VR, VR Sports Challenge, The Unspoken and the upcoming Wilson’s Heart. …

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Intel Optane Memory loads PC games faster, but by how much?

Intel’s Optane Memory modules look to bring high-speed storage to more people, aiming to bolster cheaper spinning drives as an alternative to solid-state storage with a solution that’s less expensive for the purchaser overall. Of course, one area where Intel hopes to see traction for these M.2 slot-bound modules is PC gaming, a hobby that’s expensive enough as it is, with many gamers having to choose between fast (SSD) and capacious (HDD) storage solutions, but …

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Three new ‘standard’ Overwatch maps will hopefully out by the end of 2017

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube In a thread on the official Overwatch forums, some players have been worrying about the pace of the game’s free updates. In particular, the maps, of which only two new ones were added in 2016. Blizzard say there are more coming, so don’t worry.  Thinking about the future? Here’s what’s next in Overwatch.  Blizzard kinda have their hands full, right? Outside of the maps, there are new heroes, patches, new …

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Nintendo Switch App Claims to Stream PC Games to the Console

A new application for the Nintendo Switch eShop will apparently give Switch users the ability to stream PC games onto Nintendo’s breakout hit console. The developer of the application, called Rainway, states that it’ll support all GPUs, and support usage on iOS, Android, Xbox One, and the Switch. Should Nintendo allow this app onto the eShop, it could mean that gamers would be able to play previously unavailable games on the go, like Blizzard’s Overwatch, or …

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Making it in Unreal: Empathy devs on how to draw a foggy memory

When we say that empathy is the ability to put ourselves in another’s shoes, we usually mean it metaphorically. But hey, this is videogames: we regularly inhabit the size 12s of action heroes, physically and literally. Related: the best indie games on PC. In Empathy, that chance to see through somebody else’s eyes is turned into a central mechanic. Stepping into an empty land of tent-filled parks and teetering, jenga-like tower blocks, it’s only by …

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Blizzard are making a new mobile game, suggests job ad

Blizzard are working on a new mobile game, according to a recent job posting. We’re letting you know anyway, because anything they make is almost certain to come to PC – every Blizzard game is available on our platform, including Hearthstone, their one foray into mobile so far.  Find out what’s next in Overwatch with our handy update tracker.  The vacancy is for a software engineer “to contribute to Blizzard’s mobile gaming efforts” by creating …

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CD Projekt Red’s favorite PC games of all time

Gothic II I would say that Gothic II is one of my all-time-favorites on PC — it’s one of my first RPG games, and one of most the immersive RPGs I played.  I remember that I was very surprised how every NPC had their own place in the world; how they reacted to various player actions like entering their houses, taking their things, or even just unsheathing your weapon in front of them.  This, plus …

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