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$49 Windows tablets, $1,000 PC discounts, and 50% off Xbox games highlight Microsoft deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone. But that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from publishing some fairly amazing deals over the next 12 days, half of which you’ll need to visit a brick-and-mortar Microsoft store to score. Since the deals kick off on December 5, you have until Monday to plan your purchases. And you will need to plan them, too: The 12 Days of Deals unlock each day and are only good “while supplies last.” …

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Nvidia are releasing a new card with the GTX 1080’s GPU. A hobbled one. For China.

While we’re waiting for the GP102-powered GTX 1080 Ti to arrive at CES in January it looks like Nvidia are prepping another new card using the same GPU as the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. What’s it going to be called? A GTX 1060. Wait. What? Yeah, we don’t have to worry about this one getting in our list of the best graphics cards to buy right now. Videocardz are adamant this is no rumour, …

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Here’s everything that will be playable on Oculus Touch when it launches next week

VR continues to, rather slowly, expand. Oculus gets its, er, touch controllers with the launch of Oculus Touch on December 6. There will be 53 games ready to go on launch day, in part thanks to the Vive’s support of VR wavy handy things since its own release in April. It means there’s a big batch of Steam games ready to plug and play, along with Oculus’ own efforts via their store. We’d also recommend …

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Minion Masters Giveaway! Win one of 5000 copies of this multiplayer strategy game

A mixture of tower defense and trading card game, Minion Masters lets you command a small army of various creatures who will blindly follow your every order – usually that will mean being sent to certain death, but they’re loyal like that. In this online PvP game you must collect and craft minions with unique skills to build your army, then decide their movements on the battlefield in order to defeat your opponent. We’ve got …

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Konami’s cancellation of Silent Hills was “moronic”, says Guillermo del Toro

|Posted 1 hour ago Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Death Stranding got a second trailer during The Game Awards last night, showing off more of the mysterious project Kojima Productions have been working on since Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima split from Konami. That split happened just after the release of P.T., the playable teaser for Silent Hills – a horror game headed up by Kojima in collaboration with famed movie director Guillermo Del …

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Not had enough video entertainment? Searching “The Game Awards 2016 4K” on YouTube brings up a load of porn

So. There’s that. We’re not particularly sure why either, but if you’re in desperate need of some 18+ rated images on your desktop at a moment’s notice, searching “The Game Awards 2016 4K” on YouTube will bring up a bit of the rough stuff on page two. For something a little more along the right lines, have a look at the best sex games on PC. Unfortunately for you, young sir or madam of sharp …

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Yes, Mass Effect: Andromeda’s faces DO look really weird, but Bioware are working on it

After the first five minutes of full-on gameplay footage we’ve seen from Mass Effect: Andromeda last night, there were a couple of reactions. Number one, that looks rather good, yes I’ll take a piece of that Mr. Bioware. Number two, and more worryingly, the animation was just a bit off. Especially when it came to lip-sync and facial structures, it looked sub-par for the generation and didn’t compare favourably to previous games. Bioware, however, say …

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Houston Rockets basketball team enters eSports with former Archon CEO at helm

The surprisingly large franchises deciding now’s the time to enter the eSports scene keep on coming, this time the Houston Rockets hiring the ex-CEO of defunct Team Archon (Hearthstone, Dota 2), Sebastian Park, as their new director of eSports development. Whether that means we’ll be seeing Houston jerseys on game players or they’ll go the event sponsorship route hasn’t yet been decided – it’s Park’s job to tell the Rockets how they should proceed. For …

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Watch Dogs 2 PC review

Want to know how many dudes I killed in Watch Dogs 2? Two. No, not two hundred. I mean two, as in the one between one and three. Marcus Holloway’s San Francisco-set sandbox elegantly bypasses that old chestnut of ludonarrative dissonance – a phrase fittingly first coined by a former Ubisoft creative director – by giving your goofy hacker the ability to go through the entire game non-lethally. Hooray for videogame pacifism! For in-depth analysis …

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The Best PC Games of 2016

Winter is indeed coming, and whilst fortunately for us we’re not in the lands of Westeros and so don’t have to deal with an impending army of Whitewalkers. But we do have to deal with something equally worrisome – a barrage of end of year lists. Today, it’s a list of the best PC games of 2016, not presented in any particular order. They’re just placed on the page for your eyes to feast upon …

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Halo Wars 2 trailer introduces us to the baddest Brute there ever was, Atriox

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube He’s the bad guy, by the way. In case that needed pointed out. Halo Wars 2 needs someone bigger and nastier than the Covenant and the Flood to keep the hype train rolling. Turns out that’s this dude, Atriox, a really quite angry Brute who helped with the Covenant’s war for them – and then started waging against them. Seems like quite the badass. Here’s what we think of Halo …

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Rocket League heads to space on December 7 with the Starbase Arc arena

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Rocket League is already pretty sci-fi, but there’s an upcoming arena that aims to take it further by taking the car football shenanigans into space. For more news from The Game Awards, check the PCGN homepage. Starbase Arc is a new arena that sits within some kind of Halo-style planetary ring, so it definitely boasts the most visually interesting skybox in the game, at the very least.  Along with the …

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Telltale release a tiny teaser trailer for their Guardians of the Galaxy game

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Along to the tune of Toploader’s Dancing in the Moonlight, Telltale have officially announced a Guardians of the Galaxy game. Check out the teaser above. (It’s definitely a teaser, just so you know).  Head over to the PCGN homepage for more from The Game Awards 2016. We first heard a Marvel game was coming from Telltale back in 2015, and people originally thought it would be something to do with …

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Extended Prey gameplay trailer explains and dissects the evil space station

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Wondering exactly how much Prey mashes together Dishonored and System Shock? This trailer is here to answer just that. With light commentary from two senior members of the development team and the odd cut from action to action, everything from weapons to powers is explored in eight minutes of spooky space station action. All that above. For a little more, have a look at Prey’s showing from The Game Awards …

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Prey’s The Game Awards 2016 gameplay trailer shows a super creepy, modern System Shock

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Arkane Studios revealed a big chunk of Prey gameplay at The Game Awards 2016, showing off their space-based immersive sim. There’s more than a hint of System Shock in its DNA.  Hit up the PCGamesN homepage for more Game Awards goss.  On a space station filled with shapeshifting aliens, you’ll never feel comfortable in Prey, by the looks of things. Anything could potentially be an enemy, be it a chair, …

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