Co-op third-person horde shooters are tricky to get right. Make a bad one and you’re accused of being a poor Left 4 Dead clone. Come to think of it – do it well and you still risk being seen as copying Valve’s masterpiece wholesale. This is a genre in which it’s hard to make a name for yourself.
Where once there was only Left 4 Dead for competition, Rebellion’s Strange Brigade is a co-op horde shooter launching in the same year as Vermintide 2, Earthfall, and Hunt: Showdown. Rebellion’s game does stand out, however, in part through its setting: a pulpy action adventure set in the unearthed tombs of 1930s Egypt. It also adds to the proven formula a number of puzzling minigames and a full story campaign – which starts with an ancient evil unleashed by a bumbling amateur archaeologist, naturally. How gloriously kitsch.
Samsung has announced it has put production of its first consumer QLC SSD into overdrive. Making use of the latest 4-bit cell to pack even more data into a tiny footprint, the Samsung SATA drive will feature a 4TB capacity and reach speeds of up to 540MB/s read and 520MB/s write.
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AMD’s driver team has launched a new batch of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers just in time for Monster Hunter: World’s PC debut. This driver update, 18.8.1, brings with it considerable performance improvements for Capcom’s hit title, alongside World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, We Happy Few, and Madden NFL 19.
One of the most frustrating aspects of completing Fortnite’s weekly challenges is actually knowing what they are. It’s easy enough to find out, of course, but in the heat of battle it can be easy to forget, and the only way to find out is to tab out and check the internet, or head back into the game’s ‘Challenges’ tab while you’re in the pre-game lobby.
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Intel’s Coffee Lake platform is finally gaining Windows 7 support. The CPU platform, which introduced six-core chips into the mainstream back at the end of 2017, previously ran into issues with USB support when in conjunction with Windows 7. However, Intel is launching a single compatible chipset, the H310C, to extend backwards compatibility with Microsoft’s legacy OS.