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No Man's Sky modders are already updating mods for Beyond

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The No Man's Sky modding community is relatively small, but full of important tweaks to the space-faring sim to change the game's UI, controls, and visuals.Fortunately, modders for No Man's Sky seem to be updating to Beyond (the latest 2. ...

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This free game only has one tiny enemy, and you've got to grow it into a boss

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Despite the name, One Monster RPG isn't really an RPG.It's set at the very end of an adventure where you've killed every single monster apart from one. ...

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Dell's G3 15 laptop with a GTX 1660 Ti is down to just $635

(Image credit: Dell)Earlier this week, one version of Dell's G3 gaming laptop with a GTX 1660 Ti graphics card dropped to $900 at Best Buy.Thanks to multiple concurrent promotions, you can now get the same model from Dell's online store for just $784. ...

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System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition devs are focused on multiplayer and mods

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Nightdive Studios announced last week that it's working on an enhanced version of System Shock 2, which came as a shock to me because I thought it had been announced months ago.Apparently I confused it with one of the other System Shocks currently in the works—either the remake of the original, which Nightdive is also working on, or System Shock 3, being developed by Otherside Entertainment. ...

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Bungie admits Destiny 2's Trials of the Nine 'wasn't the hero we wanted it to be'

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The third part of Destiny 2 game director Luke Smith's week-long update-o-rama takes a long, hard look at the state of PvP, and includes some very frank admissions about where Bungie went wrong—including that the Trials of the Nine PvP mode was a botch.When we were making Destiny 2, we talked a lot about making sure it felt like a sequel, bringing in new players, and simplifying the game—and Trials of the Nine created another casualty there," Smith wrote. ...

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Skyblivion's new voice-acted trailer looks like an actual game

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If you have fond memories of the intro cinematic for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the new trailer for fan-made Skyblivion will probably give you goose bumps.This new trailer, featuring voice acting by Daniel Hodge, is a whole proper game trailer of its own, teasing Oblivion's plot while showing off its enemies and scenery. ...

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Skyrim SE mod finally lets you do something useful with books, like burn them

They're heretical garbage, and should be treated as such: First ripped to pieces and then burned to a crisp.Enter Project Illiteracy, which promises to let you put your books to good use as fuel against the harsh winter nights. ...

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Fallout 76's raid in Vault 94 detailed

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Bethesda's latest Fallout 76 blog is a deep dive into Vault 94, the location of its first four-player raid.While the blog notes this raid can be attempted solo, " a full team of level 50+ characters" is recommended. ...

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Antec’s new mid-tower case flaunts RGB lighting and tempered glass for $65

(Image credit: Antec)Antec is launching a new mid-tower gaming case, the NX400, with a bit of RGB lighting, a tempered glass side panel, and what looks to be a good amount of cooling potential.This is the latest addition to Antec's growing NX family of cases that now spans more than half a dozen models. ...

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Zachtronics' new game is a visual novel about AI therapy, out now

(Image credit: Zachtronics)Zachtronics is famous for creating tricky, brilliant machine-based puzzlers like Opus Magnum and SpaceChem, but its new game is something completely different.It tells the story of Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey, a former high-flyer in the tech world who's returned to Seattle after a mysterious three-year absence. ...

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Apex Legends producer says Iron Crown Collection Event 'missed the mark'

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The Apex Legends Iron Crown Collection Event, running until August 27, is "bigger, much more expensive, and more complicated" than we expected, and that hasn't gone over particularly well with some parts of the community.They'll be available for 1800 Apex Coins, the same cost as regular Legendary skins, and will also continue to drop from Iron Crown Apex Packs. ...

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Blizzard urges fans to switch WoW Classic servers, Herod 'massively overpopulated'

(Image credit: Blizzard)World of Warcraft players planning to jump into WoW Classic can now reserve slots on servers ahead of the official launch later this month, and one server is proving so popular that Blizzard expects login queues of more than 10,000 players for it.In a blog post yesterday, the developer urged anybody that had reserved a slot on the PvP Herod realm to switch to the newly-opened Stalagg, because at the current rate Herod will be "massively overpopulated" at launch. ...

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Epic Games opens streaming-focused studio led by Star Wars: Rogue Squadron creators

(Image credit: Factor 5, LucasArts)Epic Games has opened a new streaming-focused studio in Cologne, Germany, to be led by the founders of developer Factor 5, which made the excellent Star Wars: Rogue Squadron games.The new studio is led by director Achim Moller, who joined Epic in March, and Julian Eggebrecht, who joined in January. ...

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TSMC is 'raiding the periodic table' to keep Moore's Law alive

That has become more difficult to achieve in recent years, however, leading some (like Nvidia) to declare Moore's Law is dead.Nevertheless, Cheng (and by extension, TSMC) sees continued relevance in Moore's Law even as TSMC heads towards semiconductors built in 5-nanometer manufacturing process. ...

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Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero are free on the Epic Games Store

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The Epic Games Store is doing its last double freebie this week, at least for now, giving everyone a copy of Hyper Light Drifter, the tricky pixel RPG, and the turn-based tactics game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.It's a bit like XCOM, but with even more RPG nods and a whole exploration layer. ...

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Halo: Infinite creative director Tim Longo has left 343 Industries

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Halo Infinite creative director Tim Longo has left 343 Industries in what Kotaku described as a "leadership shakeup" at the studio that also includes a change in roles for executive producer Mary Olson.Microsoft confirmed Longo's departure in a statement, saying that "roles and responsibilities of various team members regularly evolve to meet the needs of a game, throughout development. ...

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Everspace devs show reveal new open world space shooter

(Image credit: Rockfish Games)The devs of Everspace, one of the best space games on PC, have shown off the first images of their unannounced open world space shooter ahead of a full reveal next week.The Rockfish Games team first revealed they were working on the game earlier this week, and promised it will have "classic RPG elements". ...

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Evo 2019 attendees may have been exposed to measles

(Image credit: Evo)Fans and competitors at Evo 2019, where we enjoyed watching the rise of Pakistani Tekken player Arslan Ash earlier this month, may have been exposed to measles.The measles rash generally appears roughly 14 days after exposure, starting at the hairline, and can last five to six days. ...

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Australian politician calls country 'laughing stock of the world' for DayZ ban

(Image credit: Bohemia Interactive)An Australian politician has said the country's decision to ban DayZ over in-game drug use has made it look like "the wet blanket and laughing stock of the whole world".Tim Quilty, Liberal Democratic Party member of the Victorian Legislative Council, said the "absurd" ban was triggered by Bohemia Interactive's plans to include cannabis as a healing item. ...

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Scan UK’s new 48-hour hardware replacement program is genius

(Image credit: Scan UK)Returning faulty hardware purchased from Scan Computers UK just got potentially easier and faster.Rather than initiate a return with Asus, you can process an RMA with Scan and receive a replacement within 48 hours of the retailer receiving the faulty card. ...

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