Monthly Archives: October 2013

Play as robots working to reboot a dead city in sci-fi puzzler Reset

Long after we’ve killed ourselves off with an antibiotic-resistant strain of hyper-flu, our robot friends will keep vacuuming empty floors and pouring drinks that no one will enjoy. In the slow-paced puzzle game Reset, you play as two service robots … Read the rest of this entry

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Nvidia Shield review

Everybody knows that if you try to get a cat to do what you want—sit up, fetch a stick, search for explosives—it will do nothing more than stare at you with contempt. That’s why console pitches to PC gamers tend … Read the rest of this entry

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Call of Duty: Ghosts teaser point to new extra-terrestrial mode, leaked images suggest “Extinction”

If aliens do ever attack the planet, let’s hope that their arrival will be pre-empted by a more official source than Instagram. Call of Duty: Ghosts is teasing cryptic extra-terrestrial activity through the image sharing site, with a video posted … Read the rest of this entry

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The Stanley Parable creator removing controversial scene after complaints

It only just came out, but the high-selling, high-scoring indie smash The Stanley Parable has found itself in a controversy which has led creator Davey Wreden to remove a scene from the game. The content in question depicts a white … Read the rest of this entry

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How would you change Samsung’s Series 7 Gamer?

Can mainstream companies produce hardware that’ll compete with specialist game rigs? That was certainly the idea behind Samsung’s Series 7 Gamer, a laptop designed to muscle in on Alienware’s patch. When we reviewed it, we found that performance more than … Read the rest of this entry

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Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls hands-on: taking the fight to the angel of death

This feature originally appeared in PC Gamer UK issue 258. Diablo is hardly one of gaming’s greatest villains, let’s face it. His schemes are consistently thwarted, he’s one of the easiest boss fights in the series, and he looks like … Read the rest of this entry

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Mod of the Week: Skyrim Unbound

Isn’t starting a new character in an RPG the best? Sure, it’s great being a high-level badass with an arsenal of weapons and spells and enough loot to choke a dragon. But there’s something about starting over from scratch, when … Read the rest of this entry

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Mechwarrior Online review

MechWarrior Online doesn’t have melee combat, but it does have plenty in common with boxing. Both divide fighters into weight classes. Both test your pain tolerance against your damage output. In both, fighters target their opponents’ injuries while twisting to … Read the rest of this entry

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – your auction house replacement is the Mystic

We already know that Diablo 3′s upcoming mega-expansion Reaper of Souls boards up the game’s Real Money Auction House, sets it on fire, then salts the ground so that nothing so stupid can ever be built there again, but do … Read the rest of this entry

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Alt-week 10.26.13: Somewhere, is a galaxy far, far away and how time is just a side effect

Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. In the red corner, we have quantum theory. In the blue, it’s relativity. But, if new experiments are to be believed, the two … Read the rest of this entry

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