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See Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild running at 4K in Cemu emulatorIt's a bit hinky and usually sits at 15 frames per second, but it's running, and it looks great.

By | March 13th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Battlefield 1’s first expansion is a promising start

To get all that stuff, you'll pay roughly double, too: $50/£40 total for all four expansions, through BF1's Premium Pass . The first expansion, They Shall Not Pass, is a chance for DICE to make a good first impression about the season pass as a whole. After a full day playing it, I feel good about the direction Battlefield 1 is headed post-release. Here's what I think of the individual pieces:The gunsOne of my longstanding criticisms of Battlefield is that its guns have, until Battlefield 1, lac

By | March 13th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

New Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay takes us through Liam Kosta’s loyalty mission

Mass Effect: Andromeda is nearly a week away, and with it comes the return of Loyalty missions. The gameplay demo showcases squadmate Liam Kosta's Loyalty mission. These types of missions weren't present in Mass Effect 3, but they were a critical part of the second game. That even includes us at PC Gamer, to the point where we even ranked the best Mass Effect companions, from worst to best. Mass Effect: Andromeda releases for PC on March 21.

By | March 12th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

See how Sonic Mania remixes classic Sonic in new trailer

I've been fairly ambivalent about Sonic Mania until now—a couple of decades' worth of bad Sonic games will do that to you—but the latest trailer really tugged at my nostalgia, illustrating how a classic Sonic 'zone' has been reworked and expanded upon for this unusual official/unofficial Sonic mashup. However, once the SEGA employee demonstrating the game reaches the second act of Green Hill Zone, the changes became more clear. Sonic Mania will run at 60fps—the narrator says the Mega Drive origi

By | March 12th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Cities: Skylines has sold over 3.5 million copies

It seems Cities: Skylines has done rather well for Colossal Order, and for publisher Paradox, shifting over 3.5 million copies to date. It's also the second anniversary of the enormo-city builder's release, so in celebration the developer is putting out some free DLC, which will be "available soon". We can finally recreate the alternate universe from Fringe! Oh, but only if the next expansion contains that weird amber stuff that was being used to close dimensional breaches. Here, have a read of

By | March 12th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

LawBreakers isn’t trying to be an Overwatch killer

Since then, Overwatch has sort of become the de facto leader of the character-based shooter movement, but when we met up with Bleszinski at PAX East 2017, he told us that he isn't trying to make an Overwatch killer. "If you do all of the stuff that's in every other game, you're just going to be a bad clone." So I think that layer of depth is really, really needed. But I also think also, the fact that we really are really a shooter game for [shooter fans]. Do you think every new shooter has to tr

By | March 11th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

New Friday the 13th trailer is like an ’80s-style montage of brutal murder

Friday the 13th developer Gun Media has released a new trailer for its multiplayer murder simulator, and surprise! Jason doesn't hide the fact that he's a big bully, giving those sinful camp kids swirlies and killing them in gruesome fashion. This new trailer is also the first time we get to see legendary makeup artist Tom Savini's new Jason model. It's the new Jason model created since 2009's Friday the 13th, and it's based on Jason Goes to Hell (via Bloody Disgusting). Friday the 13th: The Gam

By | March 11th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Styx: Shards of Darkness’ launch trailer makes time for a dig at Assassin’s Creed

One game that seems destined to be lost in the extraordinary March rush is Styx: Shards of Darkness, Cyanide's sequel to its goblin-based fantasy stealth game that's releasing on March 14—so next Tuesday. The first game garnered fairly solid reviews, and sequel Shards of Darkness seems to offer more wacky, light-hearted, third-person-stealthy shenanigans, but this time with added two-player co-op. Of course, it's not a proper game release without an accompanying 'hey, this is out soon' trailer,

By | March 11th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Here are two of the monsters you’ll be roughing up in action RPG Dauntless

There's not a hint of daunt on display in the latest trailer for co-op action RPG Dauntless, and yes, 'co-op action RPG' is a fancy way of saying 'Monster Hunter-style game'. The major difference between this and yer actual Monster Hunter is that, hooray, it'll be on PC (and no, the Monster Hunter MMO didn't count). There's an open beta for Phoenix Labs' free-to-play action RPG coming late this year, and you can sign up in readiness over on the official site. Unusually, the system requirements h

By | March 11th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Mass Effect: Andromeda’s ‘recommended’ system predicted to run 30 fps at 1080p (Updated)

Update (March 10): We've received a little clarification on the question of exactly how well Mass Effect: Andromeda will perform on a 3GB GTX 1060. At PAX East today, we asked producer Michael Gamble if the card would really deliver 30 fps at best on high. The recommended, at least on my machine at home, I have a 1060, I run at higher than 30 [fps] for the majority of the game. We have a GTX 1060 in the office, so as soon as we can we'll test Andromeda with it and report back on how it performs.

By | March 10th, 2017|companies|0 Comments
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