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Overwatch characters in Heroes of the Storm: a unique challenge but “there are more coming”

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The demand for Overwatch characters in Blizzard’s MOBA was instantaneous, more so than it seemed like even the development teams were prepared for. Eventually heroes made the jump from one fantasy battleground to the other, with Tracer, Zarya and Lucio being the first. They came in fairly quick succession, but it looks like more are on the horizon – once the team can work out what works and what doesn’t. …

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Rockstar announce new cars, races and modes coming to GTA Online

The streets of Los Santos remain as busy as ever, so Rockstar have recently announced their content plans for the next few months of GTA Online. With new race events, exotic cars and game modes on the way, Rockstar show no signs of stopping support for the insanely popular element of Grand Theft Auto V. If getting lost in open worlds is for you, have a gander at these PC sandbox games. Having released 15 …

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Unreal’s updated VR editor is set to launch on April 17

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Following its massive Unreal Engine presentation at GDC 2017, Epic Games has announced that its new VR editor for Unreal 4 is set to launch on April 17. This editor is designed specifically for creating VR worlds, allowing designers to use the full creation toolset of Unreal 4 while wearing a VR headset. If you’re looking for more VR fun, try out these great PC VR games. Speaking to UploadVR, …

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Brood War eSports could return to the west – maybe not at BlizzCon

The resurgence of StarCraft: Brood War as a much-watched, much-loved and well-played eSport in Korea has been a surprise to everyone. The grandfather of modern eSports refuses to go quietly into its space-grave, and that means support from Blizzard is expected.  Not only are they willing to provide it, but with an extremely busy schedule already making BlizzCon’s two-day scheduled creak, eSports boss Kim Phan sees a whole new Blizzard celebration on the horizon. Do …

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Sean Murray likens No Man’s Sky’s development to “being fired into the sun”

Speaking at a talk titled ‘Building Worlds Using Math(s)’ during this year’s Game Developers Conference, No Man’s Sky director Sean Murray talked about some of the trials and tribulations the team at Hello Games had during the game’s development. The game’s famous procedural generation actually started out as a hobby for Murray, eventually ballooning into the game which we see today. If you want to fire yourself into the sun, give these PC space games …

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Blizzard eSports team are “very interested” in WoW PvE as a competitive environment

The Legion expansion has seen something of a resurgence of interest in World of Warcraft, especially the highest levels of play. This has meant renewed demand for coverage of the progress race, as noted in our interview with top WoW guilds[https://www.pcgamesn.com/world-of-warcraft/wow-raiding-nighthold-method-danish-terrace-death-jesters]. The idea of support from Blizzard was brought up by them, but what does the developer think?  Check our WoW patch 7.2 roundup for what’s coming next. “We definitely see it as an opportunity,” …

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Multiplayer mech builder Robocraft gets quite the tune up as it enters beta

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Leaving the garage with a substantial overhaul, developer Freejam have announced that Robocraft has now entered the beta stages of development. This update to beta comes with general reworks to many of its maps, as well as a big change to Robocraft’s main competitive mode. If you’re playing on a budget, here are some other top quality free PC games. Robocraft’s core match type, Normal Mode, is now 5v5 as …

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Organise large hunting parties with Dauntless’ guild system

Monster hunting is a dangerous profession, so it’s helpful to have a fellow group of Slayers to support your endeavours. With co-op play being a core part of Phoenix Labs’ action RPG Dauntless, they have released a new developer blog post, describing the rough outline of the game’s guild system. If you’re looking for fun with friends, these co-op PC games should do the trick. Similar to guilds you’d find in most MMOs, Dauntless’ guilds …

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Bungie announce that only character personalisation will carry over to Destiny 2

Ahead the final live event for Destiny, Bungie have finally released some tangible details about character progression between Destiny and its sequel. In a blog post tiled “The Road Ahead”, the Destiny development team detailed how characters will migrate between games. Here is everything we know about Destiny 2 and its potential future on PC. As Destiny 2 acting as “the start of a new adventure for every player”, Bungie have settled on a solution …

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Fire Pro Wrestling World body slams onto Steam Early Access in Q2 2017

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Returning to the ring for another shot at the title belt, Spike Chunsoft are bringing back classic arcade grappler Fire Pro Wrestling, with an updated edition for the modern age of wrestling. Titled Fire Pro Wrestling World, the latest installment of the series promises “unlimited customization” for fans of big men fighting each other. For more multiplayer fun, have a look through these top PC multiplayer games. Styled as the …

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G2A apologise for G2A Shield/IndieGala mixup, sending a free game to those affected

Following complaints from IndieGala customers about being unknowingly signed up to G2A’s Shield service, G2A have come forward about the error, apologising and promising reparations to anyone affected by the issue. The unwarranted sign-ups came from “an IT error” within G2A Pay’s checkout system, which mistakenly defaulted to having IndieGala customers subscribe to G2A Shield, unless they unchecked a checkbox. If you are in the market for indie games, these top PC indies may be …

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Overwatch principal designer Scott Mercer runs through play stats from Season Three

As Season Four of Overwatch is in full swing, complete with a new tank hero and a certain recon robot on the rampage, it’s helpful to look back at the previous season of play to see what worked well and what could be improved. In a lengthy post mortem over on the Overwatch forums, principal designer Scott Mercer ran through some of the key stats from Season Three. For those deep in the thick of …

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Total War: Warhammer, Poly Bridge and more feature in March’s Humble Bundle

Another month of 2017 passes, meaning that it’s time for Humble to announce the next series of games that are coming to the monthly Humble Bundle. March’s bundle is a little less exciting than February’s, but it still contains a healthy mix of triple A and indie titles. If you hankering for more strategy in your life, these PC strategy games should sort you out. The real headline game for March is Total War: Warhammer, …

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Sunless Skies successfully funded on Kickstarter, raising triple its initial goal

Rejoice space captains, as Failbetter Games’ celestial sequel to Sunless Sea has been successfully funded on Kickstarter. Blazing through several of its stretch goals and tripling its initial funding goal of £100,000, Sunless Skies has raised £377,952 to help create the space faring roguelike. For more space adventures, these PC space games may scratch that cosmic itch. Set in the dark reaches of space where the city of London has blasted off into the stars, …

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Plan a impromptu trip to the wilderness, as the Far Cry series goes on sale this weekend

With it being quite a week for open world games, Ubisoft have decided to get in on the fun with a special weekend sale for the Far Cry series. This sale discounts almost every entry in the Far Cry series and includes a special main series bundle which brings together all five major releases in one package. For more open world fun, check out the PC’s top 15 sandbox games. All Far Cry games besides …

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