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The Gunsmiths: how MachineGames create the feel of Wolfenstein 2’s weighty guns

This is The Gunsmiths, a PCGamesN series about videogames’ favourite interaction: shooting people directly in the face. There is no shortage of great games where gunplay is the main draw, so we wanted to dig down into these games’ inner workings, breaking them apart at a tool bench and seeing the components spread out across its surface. First up, it’s MachineGames and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.  From the very first day of pre-production, MachineGames …

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Here’s how to beat the Royal Pools Challenge in Destiny 2’s Leviathan raid

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Destiny 2’s Leviathan raid will unlock for PC players later today. Over on console, the Royal Pools Challenge was added to the raid yesterday. We have to wait a week for Prestige difficulty, but we might get Challenges right away – we’ll find out tonight. Conquer the rest of the Leviathan with our Destiny 2 raid guide. Challenges are new wrinkles added to raid encounters after the original game’s Taken …

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Destiny 2’s mute player is an ill-advised throwback that pushes you out of the world

While Destiny 2 boasts an absolutely beautiful soundtrack, and punctuates it with some of the most satisfying gun sounds in gaming, there is still one way the game falls eerily silent: you. In such a grandiose game where you, the protagonist, are an integral piece woven into the story’s tapestry, why do you feel like a bystander that has been unceremoniously muted? Spoilers ahead, ye be warned. After larger impressions of Destiny 2? You’ll want …

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Destiny 2’s developers expect PC players to do “interesting and nefarious” things

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube One of the challenges involved in bringing Destiny 2 to PC was working out how to keep the game secure. Ahead of the game’s PC release later today, the developers have been discussing the potential threats it faces. Here’s how Destiny 2 on PC compares with console. In an interview with the Telegraph, Bungie’s PC project lead, David Shaw, and Thomas Garys, lead engineer at Vicarious Visions, who developed the …

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Immerse yourself in The Evil Within 2’s nightmare with this hidden first-person mode

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube By most accounts (including that of PCGamesN’s own Kirk McKeand), The Evil Within 2 is one of the best survival horror games in recent years. A mix of Silent Hill-esque psycho-horror and semi-open exploration and Resident Evil 4 style combat and resource management. One thing nobody was talking about until today is the first-person mode, sneakily hidden away in the PC version. While not an official playmode, I can’t help …

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Star Wars Battlefront 2’s campaign will be “5-7 hours” long

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Star Wars Battlefront II’s campaign length has been revealed. An interview with Motive’s studio producer says the game aims to offer a very focused Star Wars experience. Here’s our Star Wars Battlefront 2 heroes guide. In an interview with Press-Start, David Robillard says the campaign will run for between five and seven hours. Robillard says “we thought that around 5-7, maybe 8 hours is probably a good amount of time…we …

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Splatoon 2’s Halloween Splatfest Begins Tonight On Nintendo Switch

Splatoon 2’s next Splatfest competition is scheduled to begin very soon. This month’s event kicks off in North America tonight, October 13, at 9 PM PT/12 AM ET and concludes at the same time tomorrow, October 14. For the first time since Splatoon 2 launched this past summer, North America’s Splatfest features a different theme than Europe’s. While European players battled over the proper way to hang a toilet roll, players in North America will …

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Star Wars Battlefront 2’s beta is two different games that never meet

Star Wars Battlefront II’s open beta let us sample a selection of the forthcoming shooter’s multiplayer modes. Its main attraction is the largest game type, Galactic Assault, on Star Wars: Episode I’s Naboo. In it, you either defend the palace as a clone trooper or ‘roger, roger’ your way to the throne room as a separatist droid.  Related: the best space games on PC. ‘Galactic Assault’ is a name that suggests a grand battle, evoking …

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Bungie made Destiny 2’s shaders and mods controversies worse than they needed to be

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Two of Destiny 2’s biggest controversies to date have been the changes to its shader system, and the gameplay-affecting mods in its loot boxes. Both inspired a huge backlash when they were first discovered, but how much of this was due to the manner of this discovery, rather than its substance? With less than a fortnight until the game’s PC launch, we thought you might like to know if these …

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Check out Psychonauts 2’s first playable level

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Psychonauts 2, the sequel to the beloved platformer about a psychic agent-in-training, has just hit a major production milestone: first playable. By this, developers Double Fine mean that a section of the game is playable with first draft versions of audiovisual assets and gameplay systems substantially in place. Fuel your hype train with this list of exciting upcoming PC games. We’ve seen early gameplay in art tests about a year …

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Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Beta Starts Soon On PS4/Xbox One/PC, Here’s What It Includes

Star Wars Battlefront II’s beta kicks off on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in only a few days, on October 6 (or October 4, if you pre-ordered the title before the month began). Ahead of its launch, EA has revealed all the modes and maps that players will be able to sample. The Star Wars Battlefront II beta will consist of four modes, including Galactic Assault and Starfighter Assault. The former pits two teams …

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The original Battlefront 2’s multiplayer has been officially restored

EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront series, lavish and gorgeous as it is, still stands in the shadow of the original games bearing the name. That’s partly nostalgia talking, but it’s also true that original-style Battlefront is quite good. Now, multiplayer features for Battlefront II are back in business. Enjoy the best multiplayer games on PC. The restored multiplayer apparently comes from a partnership between Disney and GOG. Not only is multiplayer live again, but it’s live …

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Destiny 2’s best bits are swallowed by the yawning void of the grind

We all know someone who almost exclusively plays FIFA or Call of Duty, right? Sitting there, year after year, buying each iteration for its tiny improvements, just to sink hundreds more hours into the same, familiar loop, like a hamster spinning in a wheel. To be fair to those people, it’s often not just a game to them – that’s where their friends are. Sometimes I use games as an escape from real people, to …

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Divinity: Original Sin 2’s breaks CRPG records on Steam, with over 75,000 concurrent players

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube It seems that records are being broken all over the world of PC gaming as of late, and no industry analyst could have predicted who’d be breaking them. Today’s trailblazers are Larian Studios – the independent and crowdfunded Belgian crew – who have every reason to celebrate this weekend as Divinity: Original Sin 2 saw one of the strongest launches of any classic RPG on Steam. It’s a golden age …

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Destiny 2’s Known Launch Issues On PS4 And Xbox One Outlined, Include PS4 Pro Crashes

Destiny 2’s launch has largely been very smooth, some short waits in server queues aside. But there are a number of other, mostly minor issues that have already been discovered. Bungie has provided a list of those that it’s aware of, and in some cases, it has tips to help resolve or avoid them. Perhaps most notable is one concerning the Nightfall Strike. This high-end activity is available now, and if you’re powerful enough to …

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