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It’s difficult to know where to begin when a PC can cost upwards of £4,000. MSI’s Aegis Ti3 is the spare-no-expense option for PC gamers who’d prefer a pre-build, however its name only serves to highlight the glaring omission of the latest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. Instead, under the hood we’ve got a pair of MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB cards. Mighty capable on their own, absolutely fearsome when working together.
The Call of Duty: WWII reveal wasn’t met with the record-breaking hostility last year’s Infinite Warfare received, but it’s fair to say some fans aren’t happy. Of course there’s the usual segment which will now vociferously hate anything with the COD name attached, unwilling to forgive old sins, but even regular Call of Duty fans are a little bit disappointed about what could be perceived as a step back for the series.
Bethesda has revealed a teaser image for its pre-E3 press conference, hinting we should be getting a couple of brand new games at the show. The Bethesdaland cartoon shows a map of a theme park with themed areas, including The Elder Scrolls, Prey, DOOM, Quake Champions, Dishonored and Fallout, while two areas are still surrounded by scaffolding and ‘Coming Soon’ signs.
Italian outfit Milestone has long made a name for itself thanks to the MotoGP racing series, the one-stop shop for all things motorbike racing. Now it's trying its hand at an entirely different arena of racing with Gravel, an off-road racer created in Unreal Engine 4 featuring Cross Country, Wild Rushes, Stadium and Speed Cross disciplines. Milestone promises carnage will ensure in Gravel, but will the official system requirements drive your PC into dangerous territory? Let's find out.
Syberia 3 has become the latest Denuvo protected title to crumble. Having been cracked within just three days of launch by “SomeRandomAnitDenuvoGuy”, Microids has now issued an update to Syberia 3 which totally removes Denuvo anti-tamper tech.
Roger (and his son Roger Jr) the boxing kangaroos have been Tekken stapleS for as long as I can remember, but the gloved marsupialS won’t be making a return in Tekken 7. Series creator Katsuhiro Harada has said Roger Jr has had to be cut from the Tekken 7 fighting roster due to worries about potential animal activists.
2004 was a glorious year. Battlefield Vietnam arrived, and I must've wasted months of my time that should probably have been better spent studying. But who wants to read textbooks when you could be creeping through the jungle laying traps, or piloting a Cobra while Credence Clearwater Revival blares out. There's been nothing else quite like it since, but Rising Storm 2: Vietnam hopes to fill that Viet Cong-shaped hole. After a substantial period of development (aided by the success of Rising Storm), Rising Storm 2: Vietnam will be with us this summer. Here are the official PC specs for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.
A little word of warning for those of you looking to pre-order Call of Duty: WWII in order to gain access to the beta - at the moment there are no plans to hold a PC beta for Call of Duty: WWII.
UPDATE: 28/04/2017 - Drop the flaming pitcforks ladies and gents, AMD has moved swiftly to calm the outrage that popped up when an advert for Quake Champions was installed on users' desktops as part of the latest Radeon 17.4.4 driver. Since yesterday, AMD has updated the 17.4.4 Dawn of War of Drivers and removed the Quake Champions URL shortcut from appearing on the desktop.
Codemasters has dropped the first gameplay trailer for Dirt 4, showcasing the return of its octane rally racer. Unsurprisingly it features a lot of cars tearing it around tracks at ludicrously dangerous speeds, resulting in more than a few instances of crunching metal and the sinking feeling of 20 seconds lost.
AMD has just pushed out a new set of drivers for its Ryzen processors, improving both gaming performance and power efficiency. You may remember AMD talking a little about this earlier this month; AMD accepting the challenge from fans to further improve performance in AMD Ryzen chipsets while using the default ‘Balanced’ power plan, which Windows 10 typically favours. These latest 17.10 AMD Chipset Drivers automatically activate the new power plan and allows Ryzen more control over its own power states, making it capable of changing CPU frequency and voltage far more quickly.