CSGO Danger Zone Blacksite map: best locations, where to land, best loot

CSGO’s Danger Zone features a brand new map, Blacksite, which dwarfs regular CSGO maps in size, but remains absolutely tiny compared to the maps of other battle royales such as Fortnite and PUBG. But despite its modest scale for its genre, Blacksite is absolutely packed with buildings, loot, trees, cliffs, and other details that are well worth learning the ins and outs of if you want to survive there. After spending an unhealthy number of hours in Blacksite, I’ve put together the below Danger Zone map guide on the best…

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CSGO Danger Zone Battle Royale guide: best upgrades and purchases, weapons and drones, how to play

  Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s latest major update brought with it one of the finest battle royale game modes we’ve yet played. Using CSGO’s tried-and-true physics and gunplay mechanics as a foundation, Valve’s new Danger Zone game mode flips the battle royale formula on its head, introducing a number of major innovations which set Danger Zone well apart from its rivals. Our CSGO Danger Zone guide will answer all your questions about this exciting new foray into the overwhelmingly popular battle royale genre. Whether your question is “how to play”, “how…

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Super Meat Boy free for keepsies on Epic Games Store

Splendidly deadly platformer Super Meat Boy is free to keep on the Epic Games Store if you grab it now. This is the second of the freebies luring people onto Epic’s new store since its launch in December 2018, following Subnautica (and if the carrot doesn’t work, there’s always the stick of exclusive games). For now, hey, if you install Epic’s client and register an account, you can get Team Meat’s ace platformer free. Many of youse will likely have nabbed Super Meat Boy in one of the many, many…

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Meditations is a thought-of-the-day calendar for games

The holidays are over, and now we’ve got to remember how this ‘work’ stuff goes again – it’s stressful stuff. Meditations is like a mindfulness calendar but with games that may help soothe frazzled nerves. Organised by Rami Ismail of Vlambeer, each day the Meditations launcher serves up a short, personal game and a quote to accompany it – a little window into someone else’s mind, and what helps hold them together. It’s free, and you can snag it here, and enjoy a clever little digital distraction to start every…

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Fortnite guide (V7.30) – Fortnite tips, beginner’s guide, advanced tips and strategies

Fortnite has been a masterclass in exceeding expectations in many ways, not least because of its deceptively high skill ceiling. This beast of a Battle Royale not only has a great deal of weapons and locations with which to familiarise yourself, but also a whole host of systems such as building and editing, the Storm, healing and shield items, piloting land and air vehicles, and much more besides. We’ve spent a lot of time assembling this Fortnite guides series, packing it with all the most up-to-date information on how to…

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Fortnite Storm guide (V7.30) – Fortnite Storm Eye, Storm stats, Storm tips and tricks

The Fortnite Storm is one of the battle royale’s key ingredients, forcing players into each other’s paths as they struggle to stay within the ever-shrinking Safe Zone and remain standing at the end of the match. Anyone who’s played even a little bit of Fortnite is likely to have a general familiarity with the Storm’s slow conquest across the map, but actually the Storm’s inner workings are more complex and interesting than you might expect. Our fully updated V7.30 Fortnite Storm guide will walk you through everything you need to…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey adds level scaling options and new adventures across January

The sprawling Grecian world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey continues to grow, with free new features, stories and a run-in with “Greece’s most scandalous poet” due this month. On January 15th they’re also continuing their season pass story arc with the second episode of Legacy Of The First Blade. While some of the free stuff is undeniably cool (or hot, in the case of a volcano-dwelling cyclops), probably the most useful addition is a set of new level scaling options to let you tune enemy stats. A video overview of the…

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CES 2019: AMD’s 7nm Radeon VII could be an RTX 2080 killer (updated)

AMD has just announced the Radeon VII, the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU and their 2nd generation Vega graphics card. With a massive 16GB of 2nd gen high bandwidth memory under the hood, plus a whopping memory bandwidth of 1TB/s, this graphics card is geared up for 4K gaming at maximum settings. Here’s everything we know so far. Now I know what you’re thinking. What about AMD’s Navi GPUs? Weren’t they meant to be AMD’s next gen bestest best graphics cards? Alas, the Radeon VII is still based on AMD’s…

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Overwatch Contenders controversy has once again made things more difficult for women in esports

Late last year, tier two professional Overwatch team Second Wind announced that they’d signed a female player. The woman, who went by the tag “Ellie” but kept much of her identity private, was lined up to be one of very few to play in Overwatch Contenders. Though many were excited to see some variety in the male-dominated scene, Ellie was immediately subjected to harassment, including doxxing threats. Before playing her first game this week, she chose to step down. Then Second Wind announced that Ellie was “not who they claimed…

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Fortnite Weapons guide (V7.30) – Fortnite guns, weapon stats, complete weapons list, Fortnite’s best gun

Fortnite’s weapons roster would be tricky to get to grips with even without Epic Games updating it all every week or so. But with V7.30 of Fortnite released, we’ve seen the introduction of Bottle Rockets, the vaulting of the Bolt-Action Sniper, Heavy Shotgun, Burst Assault Rifle and SMG, and the return of the Suppressed SMG. Needless to say, our arsenal of weapons has been shaken by such major changes, and everyone’s scrambling to keep up. So we’ve put together the below Fortnite weapons guide, packed with tonnes of up-to-date weapon…

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