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6 days 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, so we've created this list of all the confirmed ray tracing games you can play on PC right now, as well which this year's new PC games will get ray tracing support in the future. And because ray tracing tends to go hand in hand with Nvidia's performance-boosting DLSS tech these days, we've…

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4 weeks ago

Hitman 3 suits up for a final contract next January

Polish that chrome-dome, 47. It's time for your final mission. Announced during Sony's big ol' PlayStation 5 reveal stream, Hitman 3 is gearing up for one last trilogy-ending job next January on Sony's next-gen tellybox as well as PC and Xbox. True to form, our first look at Hitman 3 was an elusive one. A dark forest, sharp suits, high-society, and portrait of the high-collared…

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2 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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Feature: One Off The List

13 moral lessons from PC games

When the historians of the future cast their cyber-eyes over the deluge of stupidity we encrusted upon the primitive internet, they will see that our fables, our moral storytelling, was mostly conducted with flashing colours and double-jumps. Yes, videogames have adopted the moralistic finger-wagging of fairytales and Victorian novels, for better or for worse. They have taught us a lot about ourselves and our place…

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3 months ago

Feature: One Off The List

9 game characters who refuse to die

Let us wish a blessed Good Friday to all the Catholics in the house. Now, get out. Your fish-sharing magician cannot compete with these 9 videogame characters who see death as nothing but a passing nuisance. These 9 heroes of reanimated flesh. These 9 unkillable beings of limitless power and mystery. Where is your precious Holy Spirit now, loser? Look at these 9 luminous freaks…

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4 months ago

Feature: One Off The List

The 9 unluckiest characters in games

It’s Friday the 13th, the day of Saint Badluck, patron saint of ladders and casinos. And it is a fabulous holiday. Out there, parades are getting ready to be rained on, and children are looking forward to tonight’s shenanigans, when they will dress up as mirrors and knock on doors, declaring: “sweets or I’ll smash myself”. I love Friday the 13th. So many cherished memories.…

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7 months ago

Feature: The best games in the whole wide world

The 32 best PC games that demand to be played in ultrawide

There's an old saying in gaming monitor circles that once you've gone ultrawide, there's no going back. Indeed, having had the vast Samsung CRG9 hogging my desk for a bit last month, I'm inclined to agree. But what do games actually look like on a screen this wide? It's one thing looking at lovely wallpapers, but another thing entirely to have a game occupy your…

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Feature: The definitive and objective list

The greatest PC games of the 2010s

It's been an eventful decade for PC games, and it would be hard for you to summarise everything that's happened in the medium across the past ten years. Hard for you, but a day's work for us. Below you'll find our picks for the 50 greatest games released on PC across the past decade.

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8 months ago

Hitman 2 celebrates its first year with month of swashbuckling murder

Has it been a year already, Hitman 2? With 12 months of murder in the bag, IO Interactive have eyes on the next step in Hitman 47's next adventure. Whatever form Hitman 3 takes, though, there's still a good deal of death left to dish out. November will be Hitman 2's biggest month yet, with no less than 2 new special events landing each week…

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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 best gaming monitors 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 path to…

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9 months ago

Hitman 2? More like Hitman TwooOoOOoOOOoO

Lurking in the shadows, learning your life and routine, striking from the shadows with swift and often ironic murders (or cursed luggage), then vanishing as someone new, Ian Hitman is basically a horror movie slasher in Italian tailoring. It's fitting that Hitman 2 is going hard on Halloween this year. The tutorial level in New Zealand today gets a spooky makeover with all the skeletons,…

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Hitman 2’s trip to the Maldives packs some lethal luggage

Agent 47's no stranger to the mile-high club. Jetting off from Paris to Mumbai, New Zealand to Italy, I don't want to think about how large our chrome-dome killer's carbon footprint must be. Snuffing out billionaires is absolutely one way to offset your emissions, but surely there are greener ways to murder your way across the planet. Did you even know there was a climate…

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10 months ago

Feature: The robots are not coming

We fed game characters into a ‘neural net’ and it told us who they were with an astonishing 15% accuracy

Those of you chained to the churning wheel of the internet might have seen this facial recognition algorithm thingo doing the rounds. It's called ImageNet Roulette, and it's basically a website where you feed in a photo of your human face and see what the cybergods of our terrible future make of you. But it's probably not safe to show the neurohive your real face.…

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11 months ago

Hitman 2’s new homing briefcase turns every game into It Follows

Thanks to a peppering of weird bugs over the years, Hitman has seen a few iterations of the killer briefcase come and go. Hitman 2's briefcase bug, often heralded in the form of long GIFs, turns your standard hitman briefcase into a homing missile that spins like a throwing star and bends gently around corners as it follows its prey.Now, developer IO Interactive have brought…

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Hitman 2’s heat-seeking briefcase was a bug. Now, it’s a feature.

The most terrifying monsters are those you can't escape. Time, for one, will make dirt of us all. In the right hands, luggage can be just as deadly. With a lumbering momentum and clockwork rotation, the briefcase will find us all. Turning corners? Useless. Hiding behind a wall? A joke. Even burying it in the "resolved bugs" folder didn't keep it down for long -…

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Hitman 2 gets cold toes in new Siberian sniper DLC mission

A wise Australian once said: "Sniping's a good job, mate." When playing a lethal game of dress-up gets stale, sometimes a good assassin just wants to put a bullet in someone's skull. When your job is murder, it must feel like the easy shift: Sit back, relax, point, click. Job's done, get that invoice sent and wait for the blood money to roll in.Agent 47's…

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Hitman 3 is coming, and IO have a new game in the works too

He's murdered in Miami. Punched lights out in Paris. Slashed throats in Sapienza. It's hard to imagine what chrome-dome killer Agent 47 does on holiday, what with all the globe-trotting he does as part of his nine-to-five. Does he have a nice wee sit in front of the telly, sipping a cuppa, watching Columbo? I like to think so.His handlers might be planning another season…

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1 year ago

Feature: Justifiable homicide

I queued for 45 minutes in the new Hitman 2 bank level

I've been playing the new Hitman 2 level for about ten minutes when I decide that Ian Hitman needs some change. Not change in the Smashmouth sense where the bloke earnestly asks him for some money and he responds by uselessly philosophising at him in F# major for a bit, but actual hard currency. Maybe an artisan market has popped up in the high street and they're…

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Hitman 2 sends Agent 47 to do his banking in tomorrow’s DLC

When Ian Hitman isn't hitting men, he's apparently knitting his own cold-weather ensemble. At least, that's what he says in the trailer for the New York bank mission DLC coming to Hitman 2 tomorrow. I see no reason not to believe him, as he's very candid for a man of mystery and murder. The first full, regular mission coming to the stab-puzzle sandbox since launch,…

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Hitman 2 DLC will visit a bank, prison, and resort later this year

Ian Hitman will be get a summer job robbing a bank, in autumn stop by a prison for a spot of sniping, then put his feet up with a visit to a holiday resort, developers IO Interactive revealed today. They've laid out their rough plans for the next few seasons of Hitman 2, see, both those paid expansions and the freebies coming for everyone. A…

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