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August 25, 2017

Half-Life 3 Plot Released By Series’ Lead Writer

Marc Laidlaw, a lead writer for the Half-Life series, has just posted the plot for the third instalment on his website. Hold your breath while reading, because this is the closing curtains rather than a confirmation for the game.

It seems like Dr Gordon Freeman, the protagonist of the series, has had an epic adventure to excuse his absence. The silent doctor struggled in the desperate the crusaded through time in the Borealis, invented teleportation devices, and saw his infamous rival, G-Man, snatch away Alyx Vance. Now, he’s back in a world where the resistance no longer thrived, his friends gone, and his legacy forgotten.

And here we are. I spoke of [...]

 
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July 10, 2017

How to Speed Up Steam Download Speeds

Generally speaking, Steam download speeds are pretty good. Steam was originally built as a game distribution platform, so by design they’re supposed to have a lot of capacity. For the most part, you should be able to max out your internet connection without any issues. However, if you’re not getting the maximum download speeds you’ve come to expect when downloading that new copy of Elder Scrolls Online, here’s a couple ways to try to speed up the download process.

 

Change Your Steam Download Server

By default, Steam selects the closest server to your location rather than by choosing intelligently based on the server load. As a [...]

 
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June 27, 2017

OpenIV Mod Tool is Back: GTA V Modding Community Scores Major Win

Last week, the GTA V modding community was in an major uproar after popular modding tool OpenIV was shut down by GTA V publishers Take-Two and Rockstar Games.

Shortly following the shutdown, the GTA V modding community voiced their feedback on GTA V through multiple outlets, chief among them GTA V’s review page on Steam which went from positive to mixed within a matter of hours with tens of thousands of recent reviews showing overwhelmingly negative.

Realizing the monumental screw-up that had occurred, Rockstar and Take-Two reversed their decision on banning mods and updated their online knowledge-base to say, “Rockstar Games believes in [...]

 
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June 21, 2017

Prepare Your Wallets: Steam Summer Sale is Starting on June 22

Ready your wallets, boys and girls. Paypal has just confirmed that the annual Steam Summer Sale 2017 will start on June 22.

The leak came from the Paypal UK Twitter feed. It has also announced that in addition to the sale pricing, PayPal customers in the UK will get an extra £5 off on a single purchase over £2o.

It’s official. The #SteamSummerSale starts 22/06 at 6pm BST and PayPal customers get an extra £5 off *terms apply. https://t.co/PdXnlKZ6qh pic.twitter.com/hobxCz3TBm

— PayPal UK (@PayPalUK) June 20, 2017

Steam’s annual Summer and Winter Sales are your best at scoring triple-A title games at the best [...]

 
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June 20, 2017

GTA V Suffering Massive Customer Backlash After Shutting Down 3rd Party Mods

Rockstar Games and its publisher Take-Two is under fire from massive community backlash after shutting down several 3rd party modding tools for its popular open world action game, GTA V.

While Rockstar Games didn’t completely remove modding support, they recently issued a cease-and-desist notices to the developers of OpenIV, the biggest modding tool for GTA V, as well as several others. In the letters, Take-Two claimed that the software “allow third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two rights”. Until the legal fiasco is sorted out, OpenIV was forced to comply with the demands of [...]

 
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July 30, 2017

XFX Radeon RX 460 Slim 4GB Review

Tiny Graphics Card for the Casual Gamer

Gaming hardware has traditionally held a reputation for being bulky and intimidating. Gaming PCs are often visualized as huge towers decked out with flashy lights and sports car inspired paint jobs. While that would’ve been accurate just a few years ago, performance PCs are no longer confined to just “big”. Thanks to ever increasing tiny hardware that pack a serious punch, SFF, or Small Form-Factor, gaming systems are significantly growing in popularity.

Today we’ll be reviewing one tiny, budget-focused graphics card that can fit almost anywhere yet provide decent gaming performance for the casual gamer, the [...]

 
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February 12, 2017

Best Custom Gaming PC Build Under $1,200 [February 2017]

Mid-Range Gaming PC Build

Late last year, we put together a $1,200 custom gaming PC build which was very popular among the readers, but with new hardware releases over the past few months, we decided to once again put together a new build with the latest components. Our goal for this month’s build is once again put together a system with the greatest amount of performance for running all the latest games at mid to high settings at 1080P, 1440P, or 1600P without compromising style or going overbudget.

Let’s take a look at how we did!

 

Best Gaming Computer Build Component Summary – Budget: $1,200CPU Intel Core [...]
 
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January 19, 2017

Resident Evil 7 Will Support Xbox Play Anywhere

In an announcement made via Twitter, Xbox’s head Phill Spencer confirmed that the upcoming survival-horror title, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will support Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which allows customers to buy a supported title once and play on both Xbox and Windows 10 gaming PCs.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Xbox Play Anywhere Support Confirmed

RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard confirmed for @Xbox Play Anywhere – buy once, play on both Xbox One & @Windows 10 PC. https://t.co/yhcwjEnjla

— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 18, 2017

While fans of Resident Evil who own an Xbox and a Windows 10 gaming PC [...]

 
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December 23, 2016

Steam Winter Sale is Live – Just Cause 3 75% Off, DOOM 4 67% Off, and More

Ready your wallets, Steam is once again back with enticing deals on video games.  As per tradition, Steam is cutting prices on some of the most popular titles in its inventory.

Here are some of our favorite deals, but keep in mind Steam will be changing the deals every couple days so be sure to keep an eye on it for the next couple weeks to ensure you get a proper game library to send you off into 2017.

Hyper Light Drifter 40% offDOOM 4 67% offGrand Theft Auto V 50% offFallout 4 67% offWatch Dogs 2 33% offWitcher 3: The Wild Hunt 40% offTom Clancy’s Division 50% offJust Cause 3 75% offProject CARS 67% off

In addition to great [...]

 
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October 3, 2016

Analyst Predicts Apple Watch Sales to Decrease 15%-25% in 2016

According to a new report from Business Insider, Apple’s smartwatch may be starting to lose steam.

In an investor’s note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s smartwatch business may see a 15%-25% decline from 2015 as the introduction of the Series 2 Apple Watch and price cuts on the Series 1 Apple Watch does little to improve sales. Revised shipment numbers are down from an estimated 10-10.5 million units to 8.5-9 million units. In 2015, Apple shipped a total of 10.4 million units.

Kuo believes that there are 4 major reasons that the Apple Watch is tanking. These include a lack of killer applications, inadequate battery life, [...]

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