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October 2018 NPD: Call of Duty still outsells Red Dead Redemption II

Gaming consumers in the United States spent $ 1.545 billion in October, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That is up year-over-year, and it’s little surprise considering two of the biggest games of 2018 debuted during the month. “October 2018 tracked spending across video game hardware, software, accessories and game cards grew 73 percent when […]

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Hitman 2’s competitive multiplayer is thrilling and inconsistent

Hitman 2 has an online multiplayer mode for the first time in the franchise’s history. This competitive game type has players racing to get to five assassinations in a head-to-head bout. The rules of this mode are convoluted and strict, and they lead to some intense moments. But it also seems limited, which makes sense […]

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The best Gamestop Black Friday deals in 2018

It’s that time of year again. The season of deals is upon us, and no day is better for grabbing discounted video games, consoles, and accessories than Black Friday. While many retailers have video game deals, GameStop is the only specialty chain around today. Every year, we can count on the video game giant to […]

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Activision ignores accessibility guidelines, skips Spyro subtitles

[embedded content] More than 35 minutes of Spyro Reignited Trilogy cut scenes, none of which can be enjoyed by deaf or hard-of-hearing gamers (or those with the TV on mute). Last week’s release of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy disappointed many, including deaf and hard-of-hearing gamers, by not including subtitles in the games’ many spoken cut […]

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Rainbow Six Siege: Hands-on with Season 4’s Operation Wind Bastion

Ubisoft‘s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is starting out its Year 3 Season 4 content with a new update dubbed Operation Wind Bastion. This kind of update is why the five-year-old game still has a big following a couple of years after launch and a grand total of 40 million players. I played the update […]

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PlayStation 5 release date in 2020 confirmed? PSVR 2 also on the way

New details on the PlayStation 5 and the PSVR 2 have emerged, with the PlayStation 4 successor said to be on track for a 2020 launch. A Redditor who goes by the name RuthenicCookie correctly claimed that Sony was skipping E3 2019 before the company’s official announcement. On the same Reddit thread, the anonymous source […]

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Artifact beta: Learn how to play Valve’s first card game… and how to pay

Enlarge / It’s a beta! A beta that will take your money. Valve Software Valve’s next video game, a card-battling computer game called Artifact, will be a tricky one to review for a few reasons. For one, it inevitably comes with the baggage of being “Valve’s next video game.” Whatever Artifact is, it isn’t one […]

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‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ director sets record straight on game’s progress

Details on the Final Fantasy VII Remake, particularly its release date, have been too few and far between for excited fans of the highly acclaimed RPG. It’s just about time for a few more tidbits about the project’s progress, and they come from none other than game director Tetsuya Nomura. Nomura, in an interview with Famitsu […]

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Battlefield V’s RTX reflections sure are pretty

Months after the first RTX card hit the market, real-time ray tracing feature is finally in Battlefield V. This is the very first game to support Nvidia’s and Microsoft’s lauded new lighting technology. So it’s time to take a look at RTX in action. What does it even do? Does it destroy performance? And does it […]

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‘Fortnite’ gifts perfect for the video game fan in your life

Chances are you have someone on your holiday shopping list who is a big fan of Fortnite. The battle royale game has become an untouchable worldwide phenomenon in 2018. As such, plenty of Fortnite-themed products are being made by companies both big and small. From board games to figurines to shirts and much more, there […]

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‘Fallout 76’: Beginner Tips for Nuclear Wasteland Survival

The time has come fellow vault dwellers! Vault 76 is now open and the Overseer has a big task for us — head into Appalachia and re-colonize! Sound like fun? Unfortunately, leaving the vault isn’t as liberating as it seems. There’s a big ol’ hostile wasteland waiting for us, crawling with irradiated nasties. For more […]

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EA to Remaster Original Command & Conquer Games in 4K for the PC

Command & Conquer fans have reason to celebrate. A 4K remastering of the first two games in the classic strategy series is in the works, specifically for the PC. Both Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red Alert are getting the 4K treatment, EA announced on Wednesday. The three expansions will also […]

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HyperX Cloud Mix review — A great headset for daily use

Computer component company Kingston started its HyperX gaming brand years ago, and it has earned a reputation for building great peripherals like its Cloud headsets. But as great as the HyperX Cloud Flight, Cloud Stinger, and Cloud Alpha all are, none of them would work well as your daily headphones. HyperX is now attempting to […]

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Battlefield V is getting ray tracing after Nvidia RTX driver update

In September, Nvidia unleashed its new generation of graphics cards. I like the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti despite the chipmaker coupling a price increase with its impressive jump in rendering power. But, at that time, it was impossible to determine the long-term potential for any RTX card. That’s because no games have supported its namesake […]