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The Game Awards 2018 nominees range from Monster Hunter to Celeste
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The Game Awards 2018 nominees range from Monster Hunter to Celeste

The Game Awards 2018 will air in less than a month, and while the focus will as always be more on the announcements than the actual awards, we’ve still got a chance to celebrate some of the best games of the year. (In addition to those games you really hate but everyone else seemed to like.) Today all the nominees were confirmed, and while the list skews a bit toward the console side this year, there are plenty of PC games up for top honours. read more

Battlefield 5’s stuttering DirectX 12 build doesn’t bode well for Nvidia’s ray tracing future
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Battlefield 5’s stuttering DirectX 12 build doesn’t bode well for Nvidia’s ray tracing future

We’ve been busy running Battlefield V through our tech analysis suite and have come across a small complication: DirectX 12 is causing considerable stuttering on both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards. While we would usually just recommend turning DX12 off and cutting your losses, Battlefield V has one very important feature locked inherently within the latest version of DirectX: ray tracing. read more

You can ‘pre-load’ 7MB of Crackdown 3 right now
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You can ‘pre-load’ 7MB of Crackdown 3 right now

Crackdown 3 pre-loads are already live, over three months before the game is scheduled to launch. Don’t worry about the space it’ll fill on your hard drive, though – currently the game weighs in at a svelte 7MB. It’s unlikely that the final game will fit on a short stack of floppy disks, so this placeholder ‘pre-load’ is a bit superfluous. But hey, if you want a tiny slice of Crackdown 3 files on your PC right now, you can make that happen. read more

Leaked screen is yet more evidence of a CS:GO battle royale mode
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Leaked screen is yet more evidence of a CS:GO battle royale mode

The battle royale craze may well be coming to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive after a screenshot of developers playing on what’s believed to be a ‘survival’ map was leaked. The map, titled xl_enclave, is in the official survival map pool, and while it’s not known if it’ll be a fully fledged fight to the death – there are rumours it could be part of the FPS game’s new operation. read more