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1 week ago

Feature: Get your RTX cards at the ready

Here are all the confirmed ray tracing and DLSS games so far

Ray tracing is the big buzz word of 2020 in PC gaming, and Nvidia have just announced another fresh batch of ray tracing and DLSS games, including a couple of old ones that will be getting support in future updates. To help you keep track of them all, I've created this list of all the confirmed ray tracing games you can play on PC right…

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2 months ago

Control is out now on Steam, along with its Alan Wake expansion

If you've been waiting for Control's Epic exclusivity to end, well, wait no longer. Remedy Entertainment's third-person spook-em-up arrived on Steam today in the form of an Ultimate Edition containing the base game and both expansions, The Foundation and AWE. As fate (read: Remedy's marketing department) would have it, AWE launched today as well. It's the long-rumoured Alan Wake expansion, which has you exploring a…

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Feature: If you go down to the Bureau today...

Control’s new AWE DLC doesn’t have much Alan Wake, but it has a great monster

Control's new AWE DLC might technically stand for "Altered World Events" - the term the game's FBI-but-magic organisation The Federal Bureau of Control uses for the weird stuff they investigate - but let's be honest, we all know it's going to be remembered as the "Alan Wake Expansion". That's the theme for this second and final DLC for Remedy's third-person action-adventure, which we called an…

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3 months ago

Control is coming to Steam this month with an Ultimate Edition

Remedy Entertainment have confirmed that their spooky interdimensional shooter, Control, will launch on Steam on August 27th. We kind of expected that this would be the case, seeing as it had a one-year Epic exclusivity deal which logically would come to an end on that date, but it's nice to finally have it official. The game will release on Valve's storefront in the form of…

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Remedy are making a new game set in the Control and Alan Wake universe

For some time, fans speculated on whether Control's mentions of Alan Wake were just fun little easter eggs or hints that Remedy's two games are meaningfully set in the same spooky fictional world. Now the studio have confirmed not only that Mr. Wake will appear in Control's next expansion, but that they are already working on a new game set in a little place they're…

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Control’s Alan Wake expansion comes out this month

So it is, the rumours are true. After months of speculation on whether or not Alan Wake might make an appearance in Control, Remedy Entertainment have revealed that he will indeed be in the game's next DLC, AWE. You won't have to wait long to see him either, because it releases on August 27th. For a hot second, I thought that AWE might stand for…

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4 months ago

Feature: One Off The List

The 9 worst scientists in PC games

Science, the most difficult of the arts. We are trained from toddlerhood to respect and fear the products of scientific advancement, such as the selfie sticks or mechanical pencil. The unsurpassed boffins who create such devices are worthy of admiration. But there is one realm in which science is not such a gentle guardian of the people. That’s right, it’s videogames. In games, scientists are…

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6 months ago

Feature: One Off The List

The 12 most useful inventions in PC games

If you plumb the depths of human ingenuity you will resurface with a wet box of penicillin and 100 million bits of different-coloured plastic. We people are very good at making useful things, and then killing ourselves with them. But videogames, my friends. Videogames hold the solution to our self-destructive ways. That tech utopia your pal Start-up Stan is always talking about is in reach,…

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7 months ago

Control’s Foundation DLC is out today, bringing more player choice and new secrets to find

Control's first expansion, The Foundation, is out today, inviting us to explore the underbelly of the Oldest House, and deal with whatever spooks are lying in wait. The DLC is also bringing with it some brand new abilities and more of that excellent Brutalist architecture we've all come love. Talking to RPS VidDud Matthew, Remedy even mentioned they've added a bunch hidden Easter eggs for…

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Industries Of Titan and eight other games are Epic’s next exclusives

Spring has not yet sprung in my neck of the woods but Epic are busy planting the seeds for new games regardless. They've announced the next "PC exclusive titles" coming to the Epic Game Store throughout the season and it's a nice-lookin' bunch. Control's first DLC is among them, as are several solid indie games you may recognize from trailers and reveals during last year's…

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Untitled Goose Game ran away with the GDC Awards game of the year trophy

Right after A Short Hike won the Independent Games Festival Awards grand prize last night, the Game Developers Choice Awards declared Untitled Goose Game the game of the year. Other games to win prizes Dev Choice Awards include Disco Elysium, Control, and Baba Is You - some good stuff. They also handed the Pioneer Award to Roberta Williams, the Sierra co-founder known for adventure games…

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8 months ago

Control shows off the new tricks and terrors of its first expansion

With the first story expansion for Control out next week, Remedy have released a new trailer showing more of the interdimensional horrors we'll be squishing in the Oldest House this time. Remedy say that The Foundation will explore more of the Oldest House's history as Jesse tries to fight off yet more interdimensional threats. Going by the trailer below, she has some cool new tricks…

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Feature: One Off The List

The most satisfying architecture in PC games

If it's not baroque, don't fix it. Little architecture joke for you there, just to kick off a dry topic with a giggle. You see, appreciating architecture is for people in beige cardigans. Folks who subscribe to magazines printed on paper so thick you can still calculate the tree’s age. You know the type I mean. Spectacled couples with non-Ikea coffee tables. Thirty-year-olds. People like…

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9 months ago

Remedy are working on two new projects, and one is a live-service multiplayer game

Remedy Entertainment's most recent financial report released today, and while most of it is full of business-y stuff that's not particularly interesting, there are a few juicy tidbits telling us what the studio is working on. One of most exciting things the Control and Max Payne creators mentioned is that they have two brand new games in early development: one they've yet to announce, and…

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Feature: Punching above their weight

The best action games on PC

Everyone loves a good action game. It's the driving force behind so many of our favourite PC games, but only a few can lay claim to being the best action games of all time. That's why we've compiled this list - to sort the pulled punches from the bestest biffs that PC has to offer. Whether it's the joy of pulling off a perfect combo,…

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10 months ago

Spend your Saturday watching several more PC speedruns on AGDQ

The yearly speedrunning event AGDQ is nearing its end but there are still a lot of PC runs to watch tomorrow, many of them new releases from 2019. The week-long winter edition of Games Done Quick is always fascinating even for older games with established speedrunning strategies. For new PC games, it will be a treat to see the earliest methods and discoveries that speedrunners…

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Feature: A good year for games

Our PC Games of the Year 2019

2019 was a great year for PC games - aren't they all? - but you might not yet know what the very best PC games of 2019 were. Let us help you.

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Charity speedrunning marathon AGDQ 2020 begins this Sunday

The winter half of the yearly charity speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick kicks off this Sunday, January 5th. Donations to Games Done Quick will benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The week long marathon will cover a bunch of speedrunning mainstays along with some new additions from 2019.

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11 months ago

Here’s all the news and trailers from the Game Awards

Like a heavily-sponsored Santa Claus, the Game Awards swept in last night and left us a pile of presents to unwrap. If you did the smart thing and slept through the event, you'll have missed a bunch of new announcements. Alice O and Graham did some amazing work in writing up as much as they could as it happened, but a few sly games snuck…

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Control is off on new adventures through a cursed jukebox in the Expeditions update

Remedy's spooky-ooky sci-fi shooter Control last night added the promised Expeditions mode, launched in the middle of The Game Awards, sending Jesse to fight through challenging combat arenas. That's the kind of trouble you'll get into when you go touching a cursed magical jukebox. If you want more spooky places to explore, a new way to get loot, and a whole lot of new violence,…

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