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Destiny 2 PvP guide: Crucible, Iron Banner, Trials of the Nine, and SRL explained

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Destiny is primarily a PvE game – you’ll have to shoot at least some aliens to get anywhere – but competitive multiplayer has been a key component from the beginning, with a thriving community on Twitch doing basically nothing else. It looks like Bungie are taking it much more seriously in the sequel. If the Cabal are too soft for you, here’s how you can compete against other humans in Destiny 2. …

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The Winds of Winter, explained: what we know about the next Game of Thrones book

Season seven of Game of Thrones has now come to a close, and the series’ eighth and final season may not air until 2019. So it’s as good a time as any to return to that eternal question: When is the next book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series coming out? Fans have been eagerly waiting for Martin to complete The Winds of Winter for more than six years now. …

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Call of Duty WW2 beta codes explained: Getting PS4 and Xbox One access for release date | Gaming | Entertainment

Call of Duty WW2 beta codes are going to be in-demand over the next few days, ahead of the big launch on PS4. The Private Multiplayer Beta will be split into two weekends for PlayStation 4 players, Weekend 1 starts at 10am Pacific / 5pm GMT on August 25 and will last until August 28 at 10am Pacific / 5pm GMT. Weekend 2 will be accessible to Xbox One players too, starting 10am Pacific / …

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Every Xbox One X enhanced game – 4K, HDR, framerates and features explained

Now that the preparations are in full swing (if you’re super on the ball you might even have already nabbed your ), it’s time to step back to see which games are going to benefit from the Xbox One X’s shiny new technology. And there’s a lot of them. Below is a comprehensive list of every single game that’s going to be enhanced by the Xbox One X. 4K and HDR isn’t guaranteed in every …

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What Is Anisotropic Filtering? PC Graphics Settings Explained

With our GameTech video series, we breakdown the tech that drives the game’s we love. And we’ve done a few quick PC graphics settings explainers, but here in text form, you can read about what we discuss and interact with screenshots to see the difference with these visual effects. Let’s cover anisotropic filtering, and more broadly, what texture filtering does for your games. Anisotropic filtering is commonly abbreviated as “AF” in game menus. It’s one …

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Everything you need to know about Steam refunds, explained

Image via Deviantart user Deniszizen (Image: © Deviantart user Deniszizen) When Valve introduced the Steam refund system back in 2015, it promised to make buying digital games as worry-free an experience as purchasing any physical product. Steam refunds would let you buy with confidence: if a game didn’t work, wasn’t as advertised, or was just plain bad, you could get your money back quickly and painlessly without having to trade a novel’s worth of emails …

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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus weapons – all the tools of destruction explained

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Guns, roscoes, shooty shooty bang bangs – whatever you call them, they’re an integral part of the Wolfenstein series. As you’d expect, the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus weapons have had just as much love lavished on them. They’re the tools of B.J. Blazkowicz’ trade, adept at dismembering Nazi grunts and reducing their armoured comrades to unrecognisable piles of flesh and metal in seconds. It’s not exactly a weapon, but …

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The cliffhanger at the end of Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us won’t ever be explained

If you asked fans of Telltale’s games which of their series was the best, those who are correct would point at Tales from the Borderlands and The Wolf Among Us. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll see a follow up to either any time soon. Check our list of upcoming PC games for all future releases.  Telltale have explicitly said they have no plans to continue the stories of their Borderlands characters, though they note …

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The rise and fall of Flash gaming, explained

A decade is an eternity ago in the online age, which makes now the perfect time for a retrospective on Flash video gaming. Daily Quests of YouTube has a strikingly well reasoned argument for this mode’s rise and fall in a time that seems only like yesterday. Remember that Trials and Alien Hominid both started life as Flash games and found mainstream appeal on consoles (Trials, especially). VVVVVV and Canabalt — the progenitor of the …

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Diablo 3 Necromancer release date explained: PS4, Xbox One and PC COUNTDOWN till patch 2.6 | Gaming | Entertainment

The Diablo 3 Necromancer release date has been set for June 27, but won’t go live until patch 2.6 has been launched by Blizzard. This means that the new pack will be available for purchase on June 27, 2017, after maintenance has completed in your region. It appears that Blizzard will start releasing the DLC pack at around 5pm BST, as maintenance usually takes around an hour and is scheduled to begin at 4pm, BST. …

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ARK Survival Evolved Ragnarok explained, as latest PS4 and Xbox One update revealed | Gaming | Entertainment

ARK Survival Evolved Ragnarok was announced during E3 by Studio Wildcard and is already available to play on PC. It’s the first mod to be integrated into ARK as part of the ARK Sponsored Mods Program, and will be launched on PS4 and Xbox One. Wildcard have confirmed that they hope to launch the new map on consoles on July 4, however, plans can always change due to the lengthy certification process. But even if …

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Xbox One X Pre Order delay explained following PS4 Pro games boost and Halo 6 update | Gaming | Entertainment

The Xbox One X Pre Order product pages may have gone live but that doesn’t mean you can actually nab one yet. For anyone interested in getting the upgraded console early, the gap between the full announcement and release date has become quite real. Many times, when a new product is revealed, retailers will put Pre Order pages live. This happened with the Xbox One X, however, fans cannot actually use them yet. The reason …

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Metroid Prime 4’s Surprising Early Reveal Explained By Nintendo

by Nathan Birch | June 17, 2017 (Photo: Nintendo) In recent years Nintendo has become rather cautious about revealing games. More often than not, new titles are only unveiled months, if not weeks, before they’re set to be released. It can be a somewhat frustrating policy for fans, but its one that keeps expectations and hype levels carefully in check. For the most part, Nintendo stuck to their blueprint at E3 2017. Almost everything …

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This week in games: Red Dead Redemption 2 is delayed, Destiny 2 PC servers explained

Hands up if you’re surprised Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed into 2018. Nobody? Nobody at all? That news, plus free copies of Rising Storm, a mercifully not-delayed-yet Divinity: Original Sin II release date, a technical dissection of Destiny 2‘s multiplayer back-end, Neill Blomkamp’s experiments with Steam as a film platform, and more. This is gaming news for May 22 to 26. Weekend freebies Rising Storm is a few years old now, and the Vietnam-bound …

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Microsoft’s new Surface Pro explained; Nintendo’s summer road trip – GeekWire

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro is the latest in the tech giant’s push to deliver its own hardware line. (Microsoft Image.) Microsoft continued its stream of Surface announcements this week with the new Surface Pro — notably not called the Surface Pro 5, even though it’s a successor to the Surface Pro 4. The company is billing it as a fast and powerful alternative to devices like the iPad Pro and is avoiding the “tablet” label by …

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