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Call of Duty's Frantic Battle Royale Takes Some Adjustment

Playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s new battle royale mode Blackout is both familiar and strange for anyone into the genre. The game is split between frantic gunplay and methodical movement. I’ve had a lot of fun with it, but its fast pace doesn’t match the battle royale experience I’m used to.Read more… Source: …

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Fornite's New Getaway Mode Is A Fast Paced Comedy Of Errors

Fortnite’s newest limited-time mode, Getaway, feels a bit like a mini-crash course in everything you need to know if you want to win in the main battle royale. The capture the flag-esque mode is full of dangerous drops and surprising turns of fortune. Matches are short but packed with new surprises. If you wanted…Read more… …

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Battlefield V's Beta Feels Too Slow

I dove into the Battlefield V beta last night. While I enjoyed the tense gunfights, I’m not so sure about some of the game’s changes. From shifts in how ammo is handled to changes to weapon customization, my fun was tempered by some skepticism about what my favorite multiplayer shooter might be like at launch.Read …

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Dell gives its Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops a meaningful refresh

Dell is refreshing its Inspiron line of notebooks for the holiday season, and instead of simply updating them with the latest eighth-generation Intel processors, the company is adding functional features. The new Inspirons come with narrower bezels,… Source: Engadget | Dell gives its Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops a meaningful refresh

Donut County, A Game About Being A Bottomless Hole, Is Fun But Somehow Shallow

If you followed the indie game scene back before we hit saturation level omega infinity a couple years ago, you’ve probably heard of Donut County, aka that game where you play as a hole. Developer Ben Esposito has been working on it for more than five years. Now it’s finally out. So how is it? …

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Ubisoft Is Walking A Tightrope With The Division 2's Paid Extras

A couple of recent Division 2 community flare-ups have illustrated the challenges of modern video game publishing (and purchasing), as Ubisoft slices and dices its upcoming game into numerous special editions and expansions while still trying to make players feel like they’re getting a great deal.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Ubisoft Is Walking A Tightrope …

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Valve is overhauling Steam broadcasting.

Valve is overhauling Steam broadcasting. After accidentally launching Steam TV on Friday, Valve has officially rolled out the platform for DOTA 2 and plans to do so for all games in the near future. Features include Steam chat integration, live event rewind, and annotations for moments like first blood in a DOTA match.Read more… Source: …

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Through the Darkest of Times, A German Game That's Allowed To Use Swastikas

It’s only been a matter of days since Germany’s classification board agreed to start allowing video games to depict overt Nazi symbols, something that had previously been forbidden. Which means a game about The Third Reich already in development is going to be one of the first to be able to implement the change.Read more… …

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Helping Hand Is A Clever Idea That Falls Flat

Helping Hand begins with your character getting into a car accident and smashing almost every bone in their body. In the game, you can only communicate with your left hand. It’s more interesting than actually being in a full-body cast, but not by much.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Helping Hand Is A Clever Idea That …

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Microsoft's low-cost Surface may use a modest Pentium chip

It's no secret that Microsoft is working on a lower-priced Surface between leaks and FCC filings, but just what's going to power this 10-inch tablet? There might be a clue. WinFuture sources have claimed that the low-cost Surface will use Pentium S… Source: Engadget | Microsoft's low-cost Surface may use a modest Pentium chip