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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The Division 2 and other Ubisoft games skip Steam for the Epic Games Store

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 won’t be launching on Steam, but Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft’s upcoming co-op shooter will launch on Epic’s increasingly popular games store, as announced here. Ever since Epic unveiled their store in early December, they’ve been racking up independent exclusives, but signing a multi-game agreement with Ubisoft feels like a big deal. The game will still be available direct from Ubisoft via Uplay, but the Steam store page has now vanished (a Google-cached copy here), with an Epic Store page taking its place. The game launches…

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Final Fantasy Digital Card Game taking PC beta sign-ups in Japan

Square Enix have announced a new Final Fantasy spin-off – the Final Fantasy Digital Card Game is currently only set for a Japanese release, but is headed to PC and mobile. Those eagle-eyed folks at Gematsu spotted this one, and beta test sign-ups are open now with testing due to run from January 18th to 25th. It’ll be a small scale test only letting in 10,000 people at first, and it requires a Yahoo Japan account to sign up. While some are theorising that this may be an adaptation of…

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Star Trek Online doubles down on Cadet Tilly in Mirror Of Discovery

Star Trek Online is getting good mileage out of Discovery co-star Mary Wiseman. In their next big update on January 23rd – Mirror Of Discovery – players of the free-to-play MMO will be able to visit the mustache-twirlingly evil mirror universe in several new Discovery era quests. Yes, that means we get to meet Cadet Tilly’s comically villainous counterpart, the feared Captain Killy. Yes, really. Killy was missing (presumed dead) in the TV series, but the game now confirms that she’s alive, well and a great opportunity for Wiseman to…

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CES 2019: AMD give us a sneak peek of their 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop CPUs

AMD’s 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs for desktops have arrived. Sort of. This morning, hot off the heels of AMD’s Radeon 7 announcement, AMD boss lady Dr Lisa Su gave us our first look at their new 3rd Gen of Ryzen desktop CPU coming in mid 2019. If you were thinking of splashing out on one of Intel’s Core i9-9900K CPUs, you might want to hold your horses. Using a 7nm manufacturing process (much like the Radeon 7) and based on the company’s new ‘Zen 2’ x86 core architecture that they…

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Steam may have flagged Wandersong and others as ‘fake’ for months

Valve’s attempts to identify ‘fake’ games on Steam through automated metrics may have backfired, hurting the developers of some excellent games in the process. As brought up by Wandersong developer Greg Lobanov on Twitter yesterday, the well-reviewed, multi-award-winning game was flagged as an unknown quantity on the store. Until Steam somehow learnt more about the game through users interactions with it, it wouldn’t be eligible for full Steam store perks such as offering trading cards, but nothing seemed to be budging even months after launch. After raising awareness of the…

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Fallout 76 guide: tips and tricks, how to survive in Appalachia

Fallout 76 has been out for a while now and even though there are now players who have explored the entirety of Appalachia, there’s no better time to emerge from Vault 76 and make your mark in the world. This is not the typical Fallout game though, as this one is online, with a ton of other changes on top of that; from how Perks work to setting up your own CAMP. This guide hub will go over some of these major changes, as well as explains things like hunger…

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Artifact guide: tips for playing Artifact, game modes explained, booster packs

Artifact is Valve’s contender to the Tradeable Digital Card Game genre throne, currently dominated by Hearthstone. It takes inspiration from DOTA 2, and other MOBAs, with its three lane system and is a highly complicated game at first glance. However, now that Artifact has been out for a short time, there’s a fair few decks cropping up that are worth looking at if you wish to get a competitive edge. This guide hub will take you through the basics of how to play the game, as well as define some key terms,…

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The 50 best free games on PC

The best free games are on PC, and if you want to know what the best 50 are then you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find an entirely objective list of best games you can download and play right now. You’ll find links to each game, pointers towards similar games, and links to where you can read more about them on this very website. This list was published previously, but is being re-published now in a non-gallery format. The list of games remains unchanged for now – they’re…

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