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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

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Free games: Win a Steam key for customisable kart racing sim KartKraft!

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. read more

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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

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Samsung is in the running to build your next AMD gaming CPU

AMD CTO Mark Papermaster believes the red team’s future designs will have the flexibility to utilise various semiconductor foundries going forward. While AMD has recently made the change from GlobalFoundries, once upon a time AMD’s manufacturing division, to TSMC for 7nm, AMD’s chief technology officer doesn’t see the need for a continued reliance on what TSMC is cooking up next. read more