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Written by Joffy S on 29 July 2016 at 13:00

Ahhh, the Cossacks series. For strategy gamers kicking about over the turn of the century it no doubt holds a fond place in their hearts. It certainly does mine, although I doubt time has been kind. After more than a decade away it's back though with Cossacks 3. Similar in style to the classic Age of Empires games, Cossacks 3 is all about base building, resource gathering, and, most importantly, epic battles. Players have thousands of units at their fingertips, with Cossacks 3 placing the emphasis on Total War-style unit formations and terrain height advantages. It's out in September, but before you stride into battle see if your gaming PC is up to the task with the official Cossacks 3 system requirements. [More]

Written by Joffy S on 29 July 2016 at 11:32

It’s taken a long time to come and bite it in the proverbial ass, but Nvidia has settled the class action lawsuit related to false advertising of its bestselling GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. Shortly after the card’s launch in late 2014, owners started to notice the GTX 970 wasn’t utilising the full complement of 4GB of GDDR5 video memory. This didn’t crop up in reviews, nor did it ever get mentioned in Nvidia’s advertising of the graphics card. [More]

Most Popular Games Check Performance Release Dates Days
1 Battlefield 1 Oct-18-2016 81 days
2 No Mans Sky Aug-12-2016 14 days
3 Overwatch May-24-2016 Out now
4 Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Sep-15-2016 48 days
5 FIFA 17 Sep-29-2016 62 days
6 Doom 4 May-13-2016 Out now
7 Mafia III Oct-07-2016 70 days
8 Watch Dogs 2 Nov-15-2016 109 days
9 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Nov-04-2016 98 days
10 Forza Horizon 3 Sep-27-2016 60 days
11 Grand Theft Auto VI 2018? -
12 Dark Souls 3 Apr-12-2016 Out now
13 We Happy Few Jul-26-2016 Out now
14 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Aug-23-2016 25 days
15 World of Warcraft: Legion Aug-30-2016 32 days
16 Dead by Daylight Jun-14-2016 Out now
17 Quantum Break Apr-06-2016 Out now
18 Total War: Warhammer Fantasy May-24-2016 Out now
19 Star Citizen 2016 -
20 Civilization VI Oct-21-2016 84 days
Written by Joffy S on 29 July 2016 at 09:00

If you’ve got a semi-decent gaming rig or an Xbox One, Rainbow Six Siege is available to play for the entirety of this (double experience) weekend. It actually kicked off yesterday, July 28th at 1PM EDT, but you’ve still got until 1PM on Monday, August 1st to cram as much playing in as you can. [More]

Written by Neil Soutter on 28 July 2016 at 16:46

Id Software has revealed the first paid DLC pack coming to DOOM, as well as introducing Free Update 2 which includes access to two new multiplayer modes. DLC 1: Unto the Evil comes locked and loaded with three new multiplayer maps, a new playable Harvester demon, robotic armour set, and an all-new weapon in the shape of the EMG Mark V pistol. [More]

Written by Stuart Thomas on 28 July 2016 at 14:19

I think we were all a little taken aback when we first laid eyes on the Prey reboot at E3 this year. Previously shown as Prey 2, it was an open-world sci-fi adventure set in a giant city under development at Human Head Studios. This was scrapped entirely, in favour of an Alien Isolation-style horror game set aboard a hulking space station. To answer why, and more, new developer Arkane Studios has unleashed a new trailer for Prey. [More]

Written by Joffy S on 28 July 2016 at 13:00

EA’s Origin game client is about to get a total redesign. It’s looked much the same for quite a few years now, but EA has revealed plans to completely redesign the UI from the ground up, as spotted by GAFer SmartWaffles. [More]

Written by Neil Soutter on 28 July 2016 at 11:42

Maybe it’s just me, but in a pantheon of games which could do with being remade, or perhaps deserve it, Darksiders is right down near the bottom. I mean, it was alright, but it doesn’t even feel like it’s that old. Nevertheless, Nordic Games is undeterred, announcing Darksiders Warmastered Edition for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and, gasp, the Wii U. [More]

Written by Stuart Thomas on 28 July 2016 at 10:00

The ex-Criterion developers responsible for creating the Burnout series have revealed they’re working on an all-new racing game with VR support. Three Fields Entertainment has just downed tools on the Crash mode inspired Dangerous Golf, but work has already begun on the as-yet-untitled driving game. [More]

Written by Joffy S on 27 July 2016 at 16:49

Details have come out regarding official specs, release dates and performance benchmarks of AMD’s lower-end Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460 graphics cards. Both graphics cards are due to be launched with a fortnight, offering 1080p gaming performance for budget conscious gamers. [More]

Written by Joffy S on 27 July 2016 at 14:10

I get the sneaking suspicion I’m probably not alone in this, but one of my favourite things in games is to gawp at the water effects. In real life I’d find a puddle boring. In Watch Dogs I was spinning the camera around from every angle, checking out reflections. I don’t know what is about it, but I love it. One of my real bugbears has always been that the rules of physics didn’t tend to actually apply to the water. It was just a graphical effect to make things look nice. Nvidia has been busy burrowing away on this exact problem as of late, unleashing an impressive tool for real rendering of water movement and displacement. [More]

Written by Joffy S on 27 July 2016 at 12:54

Microsoft’s year-long Windows 10 upgrade offer is almost at an end. From July 29th onwards, if you want to download and use Microsoft’s latest operating system you will have to pay out $119/£99 for an official Home copy, or $199 / £130 for the Pro edition. Of course you probably all know this by now thanks to Microsoft’s constant notifications and the in-your-face countdown timer, or you've already had Windows 10 install itself without you even giving it permission. [More]

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