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Ubisoft’s Atomega scraps loot and grinding for FPS players short on time

Lending new meaning to the term ‘massively multiplayer online first-person shooter’, Atomega is the surprise new announcement from Grow Home studio Reflections. In it, you must rush around the game’s giant map gathering cubes of mass in order to become larger and more powerful – get cut down by another player, however, and you’ll have to start your bulking session from scratch.  Too fruity for you? Here’s a list of more traditional, but still excellent, …

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New president and CEO for Telltale Games

Episodic adventure game firm Telltale has announced the hire of a brand new president and chief executive officer. The firm revealed to Variety that Pete Hawley is taking on these roles, with the goal of driving ‘the next stage of evolution in interactive playable narrative, while also expanding the company on a global stage. Telltale’s current CEO and co-founder Dan Connors is reported as stepping into an advisory role. Prior to this, Hawley worked as …

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Watch Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie in the new trailer for ECHO

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube   The developers of ECHO have announced that Rose Leslie, also known as Game of Thrones’ Ygritte, will provide the voice for the game’s protagonist. A new trailer introduces ECHO’s characters, including protagonist En, who is voiced by the actress. Check out our list of the best upcoming games. Rose Leslie provides the voice of En, alongside Nick Boulton, who worked as a voice actor on Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, as …

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Gigabyte’s sales slump is bad news for PC gamers everywhere

Gigabyte are one of just a handful of companies synonymous with PC gaming and components. Sadly, Gigabyte are seeing yet another period of low motherboard sales in their tumultuous history, the last ending with Asus stepping in with an attempt to bail the company out. DigiTimes reports this unfortunate downward trend is expected to continue on into 2018. Need a new board? Here are our picks for best gaming motherboards right now. Gigabyte have been …

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PC Gaming Weekly: PUBG faces its next challenge — the fall game rush | VentureBeat | PC Gaming

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has sold more than 10 million copies. One Twitch analytics site has it overtaking Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and other top games in the livestreaming arena. And it even passed Valve’s own Dota 2 on its own Steam platform, hitting 1 million concurrent players for the first time on September 8. Other games are adding Battle Royale modes. But as we transition from the slow summer season, which Battlegrounds easily ruled as it became an …

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Free Steam keys: Start a new life by winning medieval world sim Wild Terra Online!

If you need a game to help you escape the terrifying daily barrage of reality then look no further than Wild Terra Online. Being an online medieval simulator it has none of the nuclear missile threats being bandied around that can so easily ruin your day. Fancy starting a new life? Wild Terra Online will let you. Everything in its world is created by its players – there are no pre-built castles, roads, or towns; …

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Cloud Imperium Games says claim of $45,000 refund was ‘fabricated’

Star Citizen, in addition to collecting record amounts of crowdfunding, has garnered no small share of criticism and skepticism. With myriad delays and missed deadlines, some backers who bought in early have been looking for a way out and requesting refunds. In fact, there’s a subreddit devoted to the topic. This recent post in r/starcitizen_refunds claimed that a member of a Star Citizen guild was able to acquire a $45,000 refund for three ‘Completionist’ backer …

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Cities across China light up in honor of upcoming CS:GO launch

China’s online gaming scene is indescribably massive, and the official release of one of the most popular games on the esports scene over there is a cause for fanfare. So much so that cities across China are lighting up in honor of the upcoming release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Check out our tips for getting better at CS:GO. It seems that at least six cities put up the promotional lights, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, …

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Grab A Great PC Game For Free From The Humble Store Right Now

If Psychonauts is not already part of your PC game library, you can add it free of charge right now. The Humble Store is giving away the Double Fine game for free, but you’ll have to act quickly to claim your copy. Grabbing the game is as simple as adding it to your cart–do so here–and checking out. You’ll need a Humble account in order to do so, but you can sign up for free …

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Bomber Crew drops FTL into World War 2, and is even more hectic

Imagine what a realistic WW2 bomber game might look like. Go on. I bet the image in your head doesn’t match the adorable, Nintendo-inspired presentation of Bomber Crew. There is a very good reason for that discrepancy: the life of a bomber crewman during the Second World War was generally very short – this isn’t happy-go-lucky territory. It was roughly two weeks for new crewmen, and four flights for tailgunners of Avro Lancaster bombers, such …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has banned over 150,000 cheaters

Cheating is a problem in any online game, but it’s even worse in a battle royale situation where massive counts of players are all trying to be the very best. Bluehole have not been shy about banning unsporting combatants in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and PlayerUnknown himself has revealed that those bans have been increasing exponentially. I didn’t think we needed to, but maybe we should add ‘don’t cheat’ to our list of what not not to …

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Why five UK development heroes are making Animal Farm into a game

Though we don’t see them quite as much as we used to, tie-in video games have been A Thing since the dawn of our medium. From ET on the Atari to Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham series, a wide variety of stories have been given the video game treatment over the years. But adaptations of books are slightly less common; tie-ins to political novels by George Orwell even less so. Yet that’s exactly what a group of …

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Read one Hearthstone fan’s heartfelt post on how the game’s worst card has the wrong art

Everyone has an opinion they’ll continue to hold no matter the cost, or the evidence they’re presented with . For some, it can be something very dumb, like the idea that climate change is a myth. For others, it’s something more personal – mine, for example is that Fallout: New Vegas is the best game in the series. But one brave Hearthstone player is prepared to defend the idea that the game’s worst card has …

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Campo Santo can legally file DCMA strike against Pewdiepie

It’s looking like Firewatch developer Campo Santo is well within its rights to file a DCMA strike against Pewdiepie. PC Gamer took the time to speak to a number of lawyers following the studio’s run-in with the YouTube star, which left many members of industry curious whether it had a leg to stand out. The answer? Yes, pretty much. Though Campo Santo does give permission for influencers to use and monetise videos based on its …

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Black Desert Online has sold more than 530,000 copies on Steam, has 7.65 million registered users

If you’ve paid any attention to Steam’s most popular games listing, you might have noticed Black Desert Online has, surprisingly, occupied a top spot for months now. Despite launching all the way back in May, the MMO continues to be a huge hit. Right now, its developer, Pearl Abyss, is seeking a listing on the Korean Stock Exchange. As a result, they’ve released some interesting details in a recent that charts just how successful the …

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