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Metro Exodus is bigger than 2033 and Last Light combined

4A Games has said previously that Metro Exodus will be more open than the previous games in the Metro series, but it won't be a completely open world like that of Stalker. For one thing, individual levels in Exodus will be much larger than anything seen in the previous games. The biggest outdoor level in Last Light was roughly "200 meters to 100 meters," Prokhorov said,. That means everything from weapons, attachments, and other loot, to "frozen stories" that reveal more about the game world and

By | 2033-02-11T16:00:00+00:00 February 11th, 2033|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paradox is testing a subscription service for Europa Universalis 4

(Image credit: Paradox)Europa Universalis V released seven years ago, and since then it's amassed a frankly intimidating amount of post-launch content. The company announced on its forums today that it's testing a subscription service for Europa Universalis V. A new patch, 1.29.4, is designed to accommodate the testing and will not, the studio ensures, affect the game in any other way. A subscription model has been suggested to us on many occasions, so we thought we'd run a test to see how popul

By | 2020-01-23T16:36:33+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wasteland Remastered will release next month

(Image credit: InXile)Announced back in 2018, Wasteland Remastered is a substantial upgrade to the original '80s RPG. Originally scheduled to release last year, the game will finally launch on February 25 on Steam, GOG and the Windows Store (it'll also release for Xbox One). The game has received a nice visual upgrade, and while it's definitely no Wasteland 3, it'll make the game more palatable for those averse to chunky pixels. (Image credit: InXile)It'll serve as a nice entree to Wasteland 3,

By | 2020-01-23T16:34:08+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We debate the pros and cons of Destiny 2’s current season pass

Last week, a ragtag bunch of streamers, redditors, and amateur data entrists spent hundreds of hours solving Destiny 2's Corridors of time puzzle. I marvel at the persistence of streamers decoding this season's puzzle, but to most players it was an abstract pursuit. I've spent the season with The Ringing Nail and Outbreak, which has been a nice change from my usual loadout. Tom: Wider balance concerns and netcode issues have been part of the Destiny and Destiny 2 PvP scene forever. I didn't play

By | 2020-01-23T08:20:49+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AMD’s last minute 5600 XT BIOS update feels like a ‘bait and switch’

If the competition is between the RX 5600 XT and GTX 1660 Ti for $279, AMD gets an easy win. Pay $10 more for the Red Dragon if you buy a PowerColor, as the base RX 5600 XT has lower GDDR6 clocks. But of course, AMD didn't change the specs of the RX 5600 XT—it's only the good RX 5600 XT cards that were updated. Bottom line: Make sure you know what sort of RX 5600 XT card you're buying, especially if you want the 'full' experience. If you want the 'good' RX 5600 XT cards, get one with 14Gbps GDDR

By | 2020-01-23T08:20:29+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World of Warcraft players sure are pissed off at Battle for Azeroth’s anticlimactic ending

The final update to World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth launched just last week, bringing to an end one of the more contentious expansions in WoW history. Frickin' laser beamsUnless you've been paying attention to World of Warcraft over the past two years, it's not easy to understand what's happening or why. A giant laser beam hits the Old God, he evaporates, and... the battle for Azeroth is over. Over on YouTube, the official World of Warcraft channel has unlisted its video of the cutscene ,

By | 2020-01-23T08:20:07+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intel Tiger Lake-U benchmarks show up in Geekbench 5

Spotted by one Twitter user this morning, someone has uploaded what appears to be benchmark scores for Intel's 11th generation processor, aka Tiger Lake. The scores uploaded to Geekbench are just for the Tiger Lake-U processors, though, since Intel is only planning to include them in laptops at the moment. Assuming the Geekbench numbers are true, Tiger Lake-U has some modest gains in performance: a single core score of 1400, and a multi-core score of 4920. However, Tiger Lake-U has a base clock

By | 2020-01-23T08:14:28+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Valve is ‘confident’ Half-Life: Alyx won’t be delayed

Half-Life: Alyx doesn't have a firm release date yet—it's still listed as "Coming March 2020" on Steam. Understandably, the AMA doesn't reveal any deep, dark secrets about Half-Life: Alyx, but it does provide some insights into what players can expect from the big VR adventure. "We didn't talk about Half-Life for a long time because we weren't actively working on a Half-Life game. Half-Life: Alyx will feature a new voice actor for the lead character, Ozioma Akagha, in order to reflect the charac

By | 2020-01-23T08:13:54+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Europa Universalis 4 and a bunch of DLC for $1 in the new Humble Bundle

Europa Universalis 4 is an outstanding grand strategy game: Huge, deep, complex, but still accessible, as least as much as these things can be. Still, the genre is inherently intimidating, and you may not be entirely taken by the idea of throwing $40 at a game you're going to immediately bounce off of. If you find yourself caught in that admittedly very specific bind, the new Humble Bundle is here to help. At the top end, for $17, you'll cap things off with Golden Century, Dharma, and Rule Brita

By | 2020-01-23T08:13:21+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hearthstone Battlegrounds gets new heroes: a good one, and a less good one

Two new heroes were added to Hearthstone Battlegrounds yesterday: Tirion Fordring, who seems pretty good, and Millhouse Manastorm, who seems kind of bad. For comparison, Queen Wagtoggle can give a Mech, Demon, Murloc, and Beast +2 attack, and Pyramad gives a random minion +3 health, and neither of those heroes are ever my first pick. A +1/+1 gift for the few Battlegrounds minions with no type isn't immediately appealing. I've had a chance to try Millhouse Manastorm for myself, and his ability is

By | 2020-01-23T08:12:47+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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