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Monster Hunter: World won’t have loot boxes – devs don’t want players to “skip the experience”

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Monster Hunter: World is taking plenty of cues from Western games to end the curse of the series’ mostly Japan-only success. One design trait it’s not looking to emulate, however, is the concept of loot boxes. At a recent preview event, the developers had some particularly emphatic words about how these types of microtransactions wouldn’t fit the game. Find out how Monster Hunter World is shaping up to be the …

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Seven Features ‘World of Warcraft’ Brought to Gaming

Blizzard Entertainment will likely announce a new World of Warcraft expansion this week at its BlizzCon fan event, which kicks off on Friday. But the expanding rings of WoW’s influence stretch far beyond Anaheim, Calif., into shooters and sports games beloved by those who would sneer at playing an RPG. The biggest subscription-based massively multiplayer online role playing game in the world marks its 13th anniversary this month. Each year players and pundits predict its …

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Gamers from Around the World Gather for Gaming, Esports, and More This Week at BlizzCon® 2017

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BlizzCon® 2017, Blizzard Entertainment’s epic celebration of gaming and community, is almost here! This Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, gamers from around the globe will gather at the Anaheim Convention Center for a weekend filled with Blizzard gaming news, events featuring players’ favorite community personalities, epic esports tournaments, contests spotlighting cosplayers and other talented creators, a performance by Grammy Award–winning band Muse, and much more. While tickets to the convention are …

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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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DreamHack, the largest digital gaming festival in the world, is stopping in Denver this weekend

DENVER – If you can’t wait for the Super Bowl, don’t worry – something quite like it is coming to Denver this weekend, except you won’t find players running down a field, you’ll find them locked into their computers, gaming consoles or Virtual Reality headsets. That’s because DreamHack, the world’s largest digital gaming festival, is stopping at the National Western Complex on the final leg of its first U.S. tour. At this point, you must …

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Elex Xbox One review — A gorgeous RPG world hindered by performance issues

Elex is a vast open world role-playing game which is surprisingly filled with a lot of choices. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the developers—Piranha Bytes—they’re a German studio known for the Gothic and Risen franchises. Gothic and Risen are great role-playing experiences, so the studio has a high standard to meet with Elex. Does the game live up to what we expect from the studio? Let’s find out. See at Microsoft Store …

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Nintendo World Championships 2017: Gamer portraits

1 of 15 Taylor Ballantyne Emil Nickname/Handle: Myth Age: 15 First Video Game Ever Played: Mario Kart Double Dash If I Was A Nintendo Character, I’d Be: Diddy Kong Advertisement 2 of 15 Taylor Ballantyne Abe Age: 12 First Video Game Ever Played: New Super Mario Bros. Wii If I Was A Nintendo Character, I’d Be: Inkling Boy 3 of 15 Taylor Ballantyne Anthony Nickname/Handle: 8owser16 Age: 12 First Video Game Ever Played: Mario Kart …

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RAID: World War II Xbox One review – A co-op WWII shooter that feels like PayDay

Join an inglorious team and help stop Hitler! PayDay 2 is good fun, but sometimes you want to fight bad guys instead of robbing banks. RAID: World War II takes the co-op shooting gameplay of PayDay back in time to World War II, complete with a few improvements on the original formula. See on the Xbox Store See on Steam A team of heroes out to stop the war Raid: World War II comes from …

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‘I’m going to KBBQ’: The winningly weird story of Nintendo World Championships 2017

Thomas ‘Ito’ Gonda has Korean barbecue on his mind. It hasn’t even been an hour since the baby-faced 21-year-old won the Nintendo World Championships 2017, narrowly seizing victory from 2015’s returning champ John ‘John Numbers’ Goldberg. Gonda secured his very own golden Mario trophy after battling his way through a gauntlet of Nintendo games new and old. Even unreleased titles made an appearance – the final challenge in Super Mario Odyssey featured a fight against …

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The Stardew Valley creator’s next game will be in the same world but a different genre

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Stardew Valley is an absolutely wonderful take on the Harvest Moon formula. In fact, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say it did everything its inspiration did far better. That’s all the more impressive because it was developed by a single person, from the design to the programming to the art and music. Now that Stardew has been ported to numerous platforms, localized into many languages, and built into a …

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World of Warcraft’s 7.3 update broke nude mods and the community is in meltdown

World of Warcraft is a game featuring people. Human people, elf people, bull people, werewolf people, and lots more. As is internet law for grouping of humanoid creatures in a game, some players want to see them have sex. Or just naked. Or in any combination of sexually provocative situations. Here are some games with nudity – no mods required! WoW players have had that option for a very long time, running everywhere from full …

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Walking with dinosaurs in Jurassic World Evolution’s first gameplay trailer

Frontier have released the first in-game footage of Jurassic World Evolution, their management game set in the Jurassic Park universe. The footage doesn’t go super deep into the game’s mechanics but we get a good overview of its tropical world, see many dinosaurs roaming the park, and even get hints at how the creatures will interact with one another. The footage is a montage of shots of the park, showing some of its structures, but the real …

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Nintendo World Championships have a bit of everything for players and fans

New York — At the Nintendo World Championships 2017 at a packed Manhattan Center, Thomas “Ito” Gonda overcame reigning title holder KickPunchBlock’s John “John Numbers” Goldberg in a race to the finish line in the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey. Consistent with Nintendo’s against-the-grain philosophy, competitors and viewers will only know one title — “Metroid: Samus Returns” for the 3DS — for this weekend’s Nintendo World Championships, dubbed the “decathlon of gaming.” Which players have the …

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Nintendo Shutting Down Real World Mario Kart Fraud

Anyone who has ever picked up a controller and squealed around the track in Nintendo’s Mario Kart has probably thought about how amazing it would be to get to do it in real life. One company in Tokyo, Japan has been offering that experience for locals and tourists alike. MariCAR Shinagawa offers go-cart rides and tours through the streets of Tokyo. Part of the fun of the ride is that they offer full body one-sies of various that look …

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Nintendo promises unique competition for world championship

Nintendo of America chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aimé isn’t one to follow the same path as others. It’s a Nintendo philosophy: Do things differently. That trickles down from its intellectual property to its games and, yes, its events. That’s why, going into the Nintendo World Championships on Saturday in New York City, competitors and viewers will know only one of the titles — “Metroid: Samus Returns” for the 3DS — that will be played in …

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