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Browser games to make up 15% of PC gaming 2017 revenues

PC gaming owes a portion of its yearly global revenues to browser-based games like Runescape and Drakensang Online.     The PC gaming segment isn’t just about high-end 4K visuals, thread-ripping CPUs and the most powerful video cards–it has an accessible side to it where anyone can jump in and play even with older laptops and hardware. The PC browser market is filled with free-to-play games with freemium-style microtransactions that earn quite a bit of …

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Visceral’s Star Wars apparently stars Todd Stashwick as a [insert huge spoiler here]

A bunch of details have allegedly leaked for Visceral’s Star Wars game, the secretive third-person adventure game headed up by Uncharted creator Amy Hennig. While these reports are unconfirmed, be warned that what follows may well be spoilers.  Keep an eye on our upcoming PC games list for more future hits.  The leaks come via Making Star Wars, a site with previous on leaking legitimate news on upcoming Star Wars movies. That site’s track record …

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8 must-see indie Xbox and PC games you may have missed at E3 2017

With so many games announced and showcased at E3 2017, some were bound to slip through the cracks – particularly indie titles. Here are eight indie games we saw at the show that truly deserve your attention when they arrive on Xbox One and PC. 8 must-see indie games from E3 Laser League Laser League from 505 Games is a Tron-like, two-versus-two arena-based combat game. Both players on each side select characters (who play the …

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EA think you’ll be playing Anthem for ten years

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Unveiled at E3 2017, BioWare’s next game, Anthem, looks like a world to get lost in. Set in a  vast, hostile landscape, you’ll be stomping around it in mech suits, flying like Iron Man, and laying down rocket barrages on the monsters that roam the wilds, all while unlocking sweeter and sweeter gear. It’s third-person Destiny, essentially.   If you want to know what got announced at E3, check out …

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E3 2017’s big trends and what they tell us about the game industry

Videogame Christmas has been and gone for another year, and left in its wake only memories of sweating executive producers and promises of future delights. But E3 2017 wasn’t simply a meat market for games. I mean, yes, it was that, but it was also a window into the attitudes of the industry’s most prominent creators, financiers, and overcaffeinated-whoop-from-the-crowd-ers. Make sure you’re caught up with everything that happened at E3 2017. With the cardboard cutouts …

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“We’ll start looking at” Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 after StarCraft remaster

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Update June 20, 2017: There’s more evidence of possible Warcraft III and Diablo II remasters. The job listings that went up over the weekend, all but confirming Diablo II and Warcraft III remasters, are only the tip of the iceberg.  StarCraft and Warcraft III were among the best strategy games on PC back in the day. Perhaps the strongest evidence comes from Yahoo esports’ April interview with Pete Stilwell of Blizzard’s …

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PC takes top spot at E3 for most games confirmed

During the chaos that defines E3, it is easy to get lost in the demos, trailers, and hype of the multitude of big titles coming down the pipe. It is usually not until E3 is well over that we have time to sit down and process what we saw. One question that inevitably comes up after E3 is, how many games were confirmed for each platform? With the rise in popularity of console gaming, we …

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Be a hot dad looking for love in the Game Grumps’ first game

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The Game Grumps have entered the game developer space with the impending debut of Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator. Want more awesome indie games? Check out our list of some of the best indie titles on PC.  It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a visual novel-styled dating simulator that has you courting various other dads in the town of Maple Bay. Everyone who lives there is somehow a …

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Harvest Moon farm-life sim celebrates 20th anniversary with its first-ever PC game | VentureBeat | PC Gaming

It’s the 20th anniversary of Natsume, Inc.’s Harvest Moon, and for the first time, the iconic farming simulator will be coming to PC with Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. In its long history, Harvest Moon has been available on a variety of platforms, starting with Super Nintendo and releasing on all Nintendo and Sony consoles thereafter. Though Light of Hope is the first time Harvest Moon is for the PC, developer and publisher Natsume’s first PC …

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TinyBuild Games CEO claims they were scammed by a Russian publisher

Before tinyBuild Games brought us games like Hello Neighbor or Punch Club, developer Alex Nichiporchik was hard at work on No Time to Explain, the studio’s first commercial title. Developed from a small joke game Alex found online, it turned into a veritable powerhouse and one of the first games to be accepted for publishing through Steam Greenlight. Looking for an indie game to play after hearing about this dev’s woes? Check out our list …

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How Sledgehammer games reinvented multiplayer for Call of Duty: WWII | VentureBeat | PC Gaming

Sledgehammer Games and Activision revealed Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer combat last week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles. I played a few rounds of multiplayer on some close-combat maps, and then I interviewed Michael Condrey, co-CEO of Sledgehammer Games. It was all too brief a hands-on session with the game, but I enjoyed it. We started with a battle in the bunkers at Pointe Du Hoc, …

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The Ataribox is another PC-based console. What fresh madness is this?

At the start of June a teaser video appeared for the Ataribox. The 21-second video showed little more than some plastic vents, an acre of wood-panelling, and a bright white Atari logo. Now Atari’s CEO has confirmed the Ataribox is definitely a new console and it’s being built using PC technology. Forget the ancient, single-button controllers of old, these are the best PC controllers you can buy today. In an interview with VentureBeat, Atari’s CEO, …

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Beyond Good & Evil 2: release date, setting, story, gameplay – everything we know

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Beyond Good & Evil 2 was originally announced back in 2009 before it disappeared for a number of years. But at E3 2017 it made a surprise return with an impressive cinematic trailer during Ubisoft’s press conference. But here’s the thing: this wasn’t the sequel we had seen originally. So what’s going on? Need to catch up on the original Beyond Good & Evil? Check out our quick guide. It …

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VG247 teams with GOG.com for massive sale on 25 best PC games

Last chance to pick up absolute banging collection of classic shooters, horror, RPG, action and indie titles with up to 85% off. VG247 has teamed up with our buddies at GOG.com to offer more than 25 of our favourite PC games at special discounted prices – with some games up to 85 percent off. The sale ends tomorrow, June 20, but so there’s still time to pick up some sweet deals and grab a few …

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Get a first look at Diablo 3’s Challenge Rifts

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Diablo III’s Greater Rifts embrace chaos – you never know what you’re going to find, from the setting to the foes. Not so, however, with the upcoming Challenge Rifts, which were announced last year and are finally making their way into the game with patch 2.6.0. Essentially, they’re static Rifts based on a snapshot of another player’s run, letting you go through the same challenges, with the same gear, to …

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