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Hearthstone card pack prices are going up in the UK and EU

Blizzard has announced that the price of Hearthstone card packs, adventure wings, and arena tickets will be "adjusted" in non-US markets as of March 22, which of course means that they'll be going up. And as you might expect, an awful lot of people in the Hearthstone subreddit are not happy about it. "The price of the Un’Goro prelaunch bundle offer will not be affected by this change and will remain the same until launch." EU pricing is jumping by 11 percent across the board, while players in th

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Steam review scores will no longer include unpaid games of any kind

In September of last year, Valve made changes to Steam's user review system in an effort to combat "artificially inflated" review scores. The system was tweaked shortly thereafter so that reviews written by people who received games for free would be visible by default, but the scores themselves would remain locked out of the overall ratings. Yesterday, Valve tweaked the system further by eliminating any form of freely-received game from its total review score, rather than just game keys that we

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Watch the hour-long Mass Effect: Andromeda livestream from PAX East

Update: The Mass Effect portion of the stream is over, but you can watch the VOD above. (If the video doesn't start at the correct time, the Andromeda stuff begins at around 2:57:10 with the launch trailer.) I've broken down some of what was discussed, namely the number of characters, in another story. From right this moment until 2 pm Eastern, when the livestream switches to Prey, you can watch some unedited Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay on Twitch's own Twitch channel. What's more, Tom is on

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Get an MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB for $144 after mail-in-rebate

Case in point, MSI's Radeon RX 480 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory is on sale for $174 at Newegg. There's also a $30 mail-in-rebate available that brings the cost down to $144. The card that's on sale sticks closely to AMD's reference blueprint. That is why MSI only uses MIL-STD-810G certified components for Radeon RX 480 cards. These components have proven durable enough to withstand the torturous circumstances of extreme gaming and overclocking for extended usage," MSI says.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer closely mirrors ME3’s frantic wave battles

The first thing I did at PAX East this year was jump into Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer horde mode. The mode I played pit us against seven waves of enemies attacking the small outpost we were held up in. Like Mass Effect 3, the final wave had us fight our way to an extraction point until escape arrived. The other part of Andromeda's multiplayer I'm hoping will add depth is the customization, which we didn't get to see. If nothing else, Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer has gotten me more

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Grab a Dell 27-inch 1440p G-Sync 144Hz gaming monitor for $410

Just over a month ago we posted a deal for Dell's 27-inch S2716DGR gaming monitor with G-Sync support and a fast 144Hz refresh rate. Using a coupon code, you can snag this monitor $410 and change direct from Dell. By applying a coupon we previously shared, EXCLUSIVE10, you'll save another 10 percent bringing the price down to $410.39. Dell's S2716DGR is a monitor that is built for fast action gaming. Other features include:2560x1440 refresh rate at 144Hz350 nits brightness1,000:1 contrast ratio

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Soulstorm is darker, more sinister and goes places other games haven’t, says Oddworld Inhabitants

Following its original four game-spanning run which concluded in 2005, Oddworld Inhabitants revived its flagship Abe's Odyssey series in 2014. Announced last year, Oddworld: Soulstorm marks the series' next instalment, which promises an "all-new" Abe and a darker, more mature narrative. Oddworld Inhabitants Oddworld Inhabitants was formed in 1994 by special effects and computer animation specialists Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna. Its first game Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee came in '97 and marked t

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Twitch Desktop App announced, open beta testing begins later this month

And that does appear to be the case: Less than two weeks after revealing its plan to start selling games, Twitch has announced that Curse will be enhanced, rebranded, and relaunched as the Twitch Desktop App. "The Twitch Desktop App—which features all of the elements people love about the Curse app, such as screen sharing, voice and video calling, and community server creation—is now bolstered by Twitch features. This includes Friends, Whispers, activity sharing, and will soon serve as a game li

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Mass Effect: Andromeda launch trailer arrives a little early

Despite being over a week away from release, the Mass Effect: Andromeda launch trailer has joined EA and Bioware's final marketing sprint. There have been a lot of trailers, but this could be the last. Also, we get a glimpse of a planetary shield I don't think we've seen before. We recently got some new info on the Mass Effect: Andromeda system requirements, and our own Tom Marks is on the ground in Boston today to play the co-op multiplayer for the first time—he'll have thoughts on that soon. M

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An erratic journey to the moon in Space Engineers

In a Steam sale long ago, on a whim, Samuel picked up the sandbox and construction game Space Engineers. To the moonPhil Savage Veteran of Kerbal Space Program, so knows about pretend space. On the down side, getting to the Moon would mean doing the entire journey looking 90 degrees away from the Moon. Phil: I suspect that Space Engineers doesn’t model most of the forces that would prevent our ship from getting off the ground. If the other bits of the ship are space Lego, this is space Duplo.

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