Monthly Archives: February 2016

Gabe Newell calls fired host of Dota 2 Shanghai Major an “ass”

Update #2: Fairly inevitably, sacked Dota 2 panel host James “2GD” Harding has responded to being called an “ass” by none other than Gabe Newell earlier today on Reddit. Harding said he’s working on a more detailed response, but for now he had … Read the rest of this entry

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Watch Jason do what he does best in ‘Friday the 13th’ game

A slasher movie is only as good as its big bad, and that goes doubly so for interactive horror flicks. Take the upcoming Friday the 13th game, for example. To ensure that its Jason is as terrifying as possible, the … Read the rest of this entry

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Dooming humanity in The Solus Project, a story-driven survival game

The fate of humankind depends on me, which is deeply unfortunate. Mere minutes after crash-landing on an alien planet I’ve already fallen to my death from a ladder, shrieked in fright at a harmless plant rustling its leaves, and sipped chunky yellow goo from … Read the rest of this entry

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Call of Cthulhu crawls from the abyss

Frogwares announced it was working on a Call of Cthulhu game with publisher Focus Home Interactive in January 2014. Little else has been heard since. So little, in fact, that I worry Frogwares was whisked off by interdimensional beings to disguise their … Read the rest of this entry

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You can play Black Ops 3 multiplayer for free this weekend

If you’re lacking something to shoot this weekend, here’s a decent option: the multiplayer component of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is free to play between now and Sunday afternoon (from 10AM PST on Thursday until 1PM PST on Sunday, to be precise). … Read the rest of this entry

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APEX telescope maps Milky Way’s star-forming regions

The APEX telescope in Chile has completed its biggest project, resulting in the most complete view of the cold galaxy we've ever seen. It spent almost a decade peering into the skies for the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of … Read the rest of this entry

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A beginner’s guide to improving your Overwatch winrate

Watchpoint Every week, Chris writes about his ongoing experience of Blizzard’s new team shooter. Overwatch is both simple and complicated in the way that Blizzard’s recent games tend to be. It is possible to start playing, and play a lot, … Read the rest of this entry

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Meet ACE Team, makers of the weirdest games on PC

Carlos Bordeu Carlos Bordeu founded ACE Team in Santiago, Chile with his two brothers, Andres and Carlos. The Deadly Tower of Monsters is an unusual game for ACE Team, in that it’s unusually normal. This is the developer that made Zeno … Read the rest of this entry

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The best USB drives

Your average cheap, crappy USB drives are just that: cheap and crappy. Going a little bit further will get you a drive that runs circles around the cheap ones while lasting significantly longer. There are a lot of USB drives to choose … Read the rest of this entry

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League of Legends now has a smartphone app

Sometimes you need to step away from the PC and get some fresh air, which is hard because then you can’t play video games. Riot Games is aware of this conundrum and has worked to make it a bit easier, … Read the rest of this entry

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