Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

FTL and Borderlands crash together in this co-op VR game from the makers of Chronos

Of course, there's more to From Other Suns than FTL with three-player co-op. Handling movement in first-person VR games has been one of the biggest challenges for the genre—and it's one that still lacks an elegant solution. Most VR games rely on teleportation to sidestep the nausea-inducing feeling of standing still physically while moving in-game. I watch from a fixed perspective as my character moves forward and when I stop moving my perspective snaps back into my body. To put it simply, it's

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Nvidia’s 378.78 driver delivers giant gains in several DirectX 12 games

When AMD and Nvidia promise performance gains from a new driver, it's usually in the neighborhood of just a few percentage points. For those who are interested in taking in-game screenshots, Nvidia also added Ansel support to Ghost Recon: Wildlands. There are plans to add Ansel support to more games, including the upcoming Lawbreakers and Mass Effect: Andromeda. Nvidia's 378.78 driver also brings full support for the mighty GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, for which we have a review in progress. In short, i

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The Resident Evil games ranked from worst to best

Which Resident Evil game is best? Through reinvention after reinvention, Resident Evil games may not always be great, but they’ve always been fascinating, curious objects. Problem is, no-one really wanted a Resident Evil game to be about those things, so I understand the criticism Resi 6 got. Resident Evil ZeroDeveloped: Capcom Published: Capcom2002 (PC, 2016)James: Resi Zero was actually my first Resident Evil game. It’s one of the truest remasters out there, and one of the best survival horror

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Revisiting the renaissance with Assassin’s Creed 2

We’re introduced to Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the historical protagonist of Assassin’s Creed 2, the moment he’s born. When designing Assassin’s Creed 2, Ubisoft Montreal first looked at reviews of the original to determine which areas needed to be improved. Work began on Assassin’s Creed 2 in early 2008 and, thanks to the tireless efforts of 300+ developers, it was released in November 2009. It was really tight.”Given this merciless schedule, it’s remarkable how well Assassin’s Creed 2 turned ou

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Duelyst is getting its third expansion next week, here’s a first look at six new cards

The two tribes have been split between the factions, with Lyonar, Magmar, and Vetruvian getting new Golem synergies and Abyssian, Vanar, and Songhai getting Arcanyst synergies. So if you play an Arcanyst minion with Bond (like Nightshroud, shown below) and you don't have any other Arcanysts in play, nothing will happen. Each Faction will get one Bond minion of its own, along with access to two more Neutral Bond minions for a total of eight in the set. You can unlock the Ancient Bonds cards in pa

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Everything new in Stellaris: Utopia, one of Paradox’s biggest game updates ever

Traditions (free patch feature)What’s new: Empires will now generate a new resource called Unity from building certain structures and taking certain actions. Prosperity helps you turn Space Resources and Space Labor into more sweet, sweet, space cash. Your pops can’t survive in non-Hive Mind empires, and non-Hive Mind pops in your own (including on worlds you’ve conquered) will be automatically consumed (literally turned into food) by the swarm. This, understandably, gives you a diplomatic penal

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How the changes to Bastion and Mercy have affected the Overwatch meta

Facebook and Reddit pages were full of angry fans who were adamant that the changes to Bastion were too much. It didn’t do much for the hero’s popularity, as it felt like every single ladder composition included a Bastion regardless of map or point. So, how does a unique character like Bastion fit into the current meta? Here we see Liquid going for a 2/2/2 push on King’s Row that has Bastion complementing Soldier 76. Situations like this reward high levels of skill and execution, making the meta

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