Find out exactly what Bethesda is charging $200 for—and how it fits on our heads. ARS T...
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.
No new footage, but it gives a quick tour of major highlights from seasons past. ARS T...
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.
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.
If you haven’t driven a racing kart then you won’t know how terrifyingly close to the road you are when doing it. Imagine going 60mph and sitting a couple of inches above the asphalt with only a measly bit of aluminium preventing your butt from taking a nasty scrape across the track.
Valve has paid a hacker a total of $20,000 for reporting a bug that allowed anyone to generate thousands of Steam keys for free. The bug no longer exists, obviously. Sorry, you cannot use it to get a load of free PC games, you little scamp.
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.
The Onslaught expansion for Eve Online is now live and available for free. It adds co-op play to Abyssal Deadspace (and a PvP section), new Upwell navigation structures, and an Activity Tracker.