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2 weeks ago

Feature: GPUs and HDR explained

What graphics card do I need for HDR and what PC games support it?

HDR on PC hasn't improved much in 2019. Despite there being more HDR gaming monitors than ever before, the very [block id="604469" title="Best gaming monitor"]s for HDR continue to be quite expensive compared to non-HDR monitors, and the situation around Windows 10 support for it is still a bit of a mess. However, provided you're willing to fight through all that, then the next step on your…

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EA games are returning to Steam, starting with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Electronic Arts are returning to Steam after a long hiatus. The first game to come over to the dark side is, appropriately enough, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on November 15. It'll be followed by the EA big guns of FIFA 20, Battlefield V, and more next year. And they're bringing their subscription service, EA Origin Access, which is a real surprise.

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3 months ago

Feature: Now with added Minecraft and Dying Light 2

All the Nvidia RTX ray tracing and DLSS games confirmed so far

It's Gamescom this week, which can only mean one thing - more confirmed ray tracing games for Nvidia's RTX and selected GTX 16-series graphics cards. Indeed, the big one that's just been announced is Minecraft, which (like Quake II RTX) is getting full, real-time ray tracing support for everything from water reflections to its entire lighting system. That's not all, though. Dying Light 2 will…

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5 months ago

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E3 2019 games – every game confirmed

They just keep coming don't they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn't know about, as well as stuff that's previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we're doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we'd put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to…

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7 months ago

Anthem updates with a new Stronghold and mid-mission gear changes

Troubled looter-shooter Anthem has rolled out its first major post-release update today. Despite adding a new post-story Stronghold mission to complete, the centrepiece of this update is undoubtedly a quality-of-life fix: Players no longer have to return to base to change equipment. Improvements like this seem to be order of the day for patch 1.1.0, as BioWare plug up the worst of the wounds after…

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8 months ago

Feature: BuyerBeware

BioWare’s awful response to Kotaku’s exposé pours petrol on a raging PR fire

Yesterday Kotaku's Jason Schreier dropped one of his explosive articles upon the gaming industry, this time revealing the sad, grim tale of how BioWare's Anthem came to be. It was, as has come to be expected from Kotaku's investigative exposés, a meticulously researched and cited piece that step-by-step broke down the maudlin development of Anthem, from the perspective of nineteen current and former BioWare employees,…

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BioWare respond to reports of Anthem development hell

After playing nearly twenty hours, it's hard to shake the sense that Anthem's development was messier than BioWare might have liked. Today's report by Kotaku's Jason Schreier, talking to former developers, confirms many suspicions, and doesn't paint a pretty picture of the studio or publisher. There's talk of mismanagement, confusing orders from higher up the corporate ladder and that perennial EA bugbear; gruelling crunch. In…

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Anthem Update – 15th March patch, latest patch notes

Anthem's latest patch seems to have been dropped earlier than expected and makes some sweeping changes to the game, most notably addressing some more loot spawning issues, a few changes to respawn timers, and a few item balance changes to Masterwork/Legendary gear. To that end, we figured it would be good to have a summary of all the more relevant updates for Anthem, so in…

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Anthem buffs some loot drop rates, plans to improve more

BioWare have now officially and intentionally improved loot drop rates in certain Anthem activities, following weeks of griping from players that the looter-shooter is too stingy with the goodies. BioWare had previously unintentionally buffed loot rates twice, at which points players seemed a lot happier grinding for gear, then both times BioWare stepped in to say "Oh whoops that was a bug, sorry, we've fixed…

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Anthem Masterwork – all the legendary weapons, components, and gear, best weapons ranked

Anthem's best stuff comes in the form of both Masterwork and Legendary ranks. Each one gives a better output of damage and better inscriptions compared to the Epic gear, but they also come with an added bonus effect. These bonus effects can be quite hard to track, especially in-game, so we've compiled all of the Masterwork effects for the weapons, gear, and components in the…

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Anthem Javelins – Ranger builds, Colossus builds, Interceptor builds, and Storm builds

Anthem's Javelins are the equivalent of other game's classes. They're wildly different from each other, with some focused on melee attacks or single target abilities, and others that excel with crowd control. This guide goes over the four Javelins, with some general tips for each and all the abilities. It also highlights how to unlock them and how to make their quality as shiny as…

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Anthem system requirements – the best specs for running Anthem on PC

With the game changing on a near constant basis, it's a little tough to keep track of just what has happened since Anthem's release. To that end, we figured it would be good to have a summary of all the more relevant updates for Anthem, so in this guide we will be going over the most recent patch notes for Anthem, how they affect your…

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9 months ago

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Anthem A Cry For Help mission – Help Freelancer Diggs repair his strider

Reports have come in about a broken down strider, with precious cargo and a freelancer needing your help getting it back up and running. As the helpful freelancer that you are, you are tasked to find the stranded strider and bring it the resources it needs to work once more. All the while, there are plenty of enemies converging on its position that need fending…

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Anthem Tyrant Mine stronghold mission – defeating the Swarm Tyrant

The first of three Stronghold missions has you navigate some caverns to stop some relics and other nasty devices from going off. Should you make it to the bottom of the cave, you'll find a monstrously sized surprise in the form of the Swarm Tyrant. It's a fantastic place to farm loot at the endgame in Grandmaster level 1 difficulty. This guide will go through…

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Anthem Tomb of the Legionnaires – treasure chest locations, the quickest way to find 15 treasure chests

Anthem's Tomb of the Legionnaires freeplay quest is one of the more tedious parts of the main campaign. It requires you to complete a lot of challenges, the most annoying of which asking you to find a bunch of chests dotted around the map. So to get you further into the game with as little hassle as possible, this guide will go over the treasure…

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Feature: Listen now to learn the truth

Podcast: Lies, tricks and twists

 “Truth is the first casualty of first-person shooters,” said the philosopher Ian Videogames. Time has proven him correct. Not a game is developed without some use of smoke and/or mirror. But this week on the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, we shall not be lying to you. We are journalists and we stand for the Truth with a big 'T'. No more tricksy…

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