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All that Half-Life, Epic’s publishing, Covid disruptions, and more of the week’s big news

This week, Mount & Blade 2's early access launch date was moved up by one whole day, Epic Games launched a publishing scheme, Half-Life: Alyx was the talk of the town, and that ol' new coronavirus continued to disrupt things. Read on for more of the week's PC gaming goings-on in our News Digest, and do also check out the Weekly Updates Update for the…

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7 hours ago

Magic: The Gathering Arena takes Friday Night Magic online as local stores shutter

It's not a great time for physical games. While us videogames lot are enjoying more time than ever to play, it's practically impossible to run a weekly board or card game meet when all the shops are shut and any human interaction could lead to contracting a (potentially deadly) virus. In an effort to keep the magic alive, Wizards Of The Coast are running three…

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8 hours ago

Google Stadia is helping Bungie keep Destiny 2’s lights on during Covid-19

Google Stadia might still be struggling to find its place in people's living rooms. But for one studio's home offices, it's becoming an invaluable piece of tech. After Covid-19 hit their home state of Washington pretty hard, Destiny 2 developers Bungie have explained the beefy laptops and cloud streaming workarounds that aim to keep Guardians fighting while working from home.

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9 hours ago

Minecraft mod recreates the Earth to scale – and now it wants players to fill in the gaps

For as long as there's been Minecraft, there's been people who want to re-create the world in Minecraft. For one modder, though, it's not enough to have a to-scale replica of our pale blue dot recreated in Mojang's block-builder. A new project named Build The Earth is looking for talented builders with too much time on their hands, bringing them together to fully recreate every…

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12 hours ago

Predator: Hunting Grounds opens up for a free weekend of murder

The killing fields are open, team. Predator: Hunting Grounds's free weekend kicked off last night, letting you skulk about a lush open forest full of heavily-armed soldiers, super-powered alien mercenaries, and enough mud to give Hollywood's favourite muscle-man a mud bath three-times over - all without spending a penny.

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13 hours ago

Holedown’s planet-breaking worms slither towards PC with local co-op

Bouncy mobile block-buster Holedown is worming its way onto Steam. Following brilliant, abstract kinda-sorta-RTS Rymdkapsel, Swedish developer Martin "Grapefrukt" Jonasson's 2018 puzzler is a deceptively smart little gem that has you shattering planets at the behest of an ever-present communist worm. Two years later, the worm's domain is spreading to PC - and this time, you can bring a friend.

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14 hours ago

Watch the final day of Rezzed Digital here

Rezzed Digital, the livestreamed stand-in for EGX Rezzed, wraps up today with a final few hours of fun. All are invited to come watch streams of Gang Beasts and something named 'Animal Crossing' [? -ed.], even if they are hosted by non-us people. Do remember that you can still watch Thursday and Friday's archived streams, if you missed out on the sessions including Imogen talking…

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1 day ago

The Resident Evil Resistance beta is delayed on PC for an unknown time

Resident Evil 3's multiplayer horror mode was meant to have a free beta beginning today. Capcom say that "technical issues" have delayed the beta for PC and PS4 players but not Xbox One, interestingly. They've yet to give an update on when the beta will be available for PC players. Fortunately there's still the regular RE3 demo while we wait.

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Summer Games Done Quick is postponing to August because of the coronavirus

Summer Games Done Quick, the warmer branch of the biannual speedrunning and charity marathon, will be delaying until August 2020 because of the Covid-19 coronavirus. SGDQ's organisers explain that the event planned to take place in June is being pushed back by two months. Game submissions and volunteer applications are being wiped clean so that those who are still able to attend can submit information.

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Here’s a preview of Dwarf Fortress’s texture overhaul

We've no idea when the paid version of giant world sim Dwarf Fortress will finally be available, but in the meantime Bay 12 are showing off what the officially overhauled textures will look like. I imagine you've seen its original ASCII maps before. They're black screens with bright green, yellow, and cyan all over that hurt to look at. The new textures are much easier on…

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Final Fantasy XIV is having a rent freeze even if your real landlord isn’t

Things are plenty uncertain enough with many folks' actual housing situation as they find themselves out of work while the Covid-19 coronavirus spreads. While you've got bigger real life concerns, at least you won't need to spare a worry for your in game real estate. Final Fantasy XIV has canceled automated demolitions of unattended player houses for the foreseeable future.

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Best gaming monitor deals of the week – March 27th 2020

Gaming monitors can be quite pricey depending on what time of the year you buy one, so to help you get the best gaming monitor deal possible, I've put together this list of all the best gaming monitor prices I've seen over the last seven days. Below, you'll find lots of my [block id="604469" title="Best gaming monitor"] recommendations at the best prices I've been able…

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Best SSD deals of the week – 27th March 2020

If you're looking for this week's best SSD deals, then you're in the right place, as I've rounded up all the best SSD prices I've seen over the last seven days. SSD prices have remained pretty much exactly the same as they were last week, too, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, making this a great time to snap up one of today's best SSD deals.…

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Best graphics card deals of the week – 27th March 2020

Another week, another batch of the best graphics card deals from the last seven days. Prices are starting to creep up on a couple of GPUs this week, but there are still some great deals to be had if you shop sensibly. Indeed, the best graphics card deals are all on AMD's RX 5000 GPUs at the moment, as they're not only much cheaper than…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator will let you hide that dork doing barrel rolls if you want

In a new development video for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Asobo Studio explain that they've created a massive shared world for all pilots. That sounds pretty cool, unless you'd rather not be flying next to some yahoo doing barrel rolls in a 747. Fortunately, you'll be able to apply filters to online play so that you only see the folks playing how you are, whether that's…

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You can use a secret pistol in Doom Eternal through the power of console commands

Now, I'm not entirely sure why you'd want to bother using a pistol when Doom Eternal starts you off with a shotgun, but hey, there's one hidden in the game's files anyway if you fancy a go with it. It's a proper working weapon by the looks of things, just one that never made it into the final version of the game. You can get…

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Call Of Duty: Warzone has airdropped in new guns, including the notorious 725 shotgun

Four new guns are now up for grabs as drops in Call Of Duty: Warzone, thanks to last night's patch. These are the 725 Shotgun (a two-shot terror which dominated Modern Warfare for a while), MK2 Carbine marksman rifle (an olde lever-action rifle), the EBR-14 marksman rifle, and the .50 GS handgun (a Desert Eagle). Warzone and Modern Warfare also got a new premium operator,…

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Mount & Blade 2 will launch early – a whole one day early

After seven years of waiting, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is finally almost here - and it'll actually be a little early. TaleWorlds Entertainment today announced they're bumping the sandbox warfare RPG's date up, shifting its early access launch from March 31st to March 30th. That's one whole extra day! But hey, each day feels about six years long right now.

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Big Mordhau update throws open the gates of Castello, a new map

With its latest update, Mordhau has opened up a whole new castle for us to run around sticking swords into people. It's good, based on the ten minutes I've spent being cut to pieces so far, but that's not all that's new. The Mountain's Peak map has been expanded, ranked duels have left beta, there are new cosmetics, and the combat's been tightened up in…

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