#nofilterMass Effect: Andromeda’s menus are their own game, taking the form of a traditional folder hierarchy, burying types and subtypes of armor, weapons, and modifications beneath layers of garish UI. Milky Way weapons are the most vanilla of the bunch, looking and behaving most like their real life counterparts. Remnant weapons are all erratic energy weapons that don’t use ammo, but can overheat if fired continuously for too long (remember Mass Effect 1?). The more teams out, the more resour
In its closing moments, Andromeda made me feel the way I felt when I finished Mass Effect 1 for the first time. Mass Effect 1 was where you met Garrus, but Mass Effect 2 is where he picked up a cool scar and became your best friend. If Mass Effect 1 is defined by invention and Mass Effect 2 by reinvention, then Mass Effect 3's job was to consolidate everything that came before it into a coherent whole. It inherits Mass Effect 1's sense of scale but applies greater craft to the creation of a smal
After a traumatic deadline, Samuel and Phil climb into the podship and set off on a journey PC gaming. Unfortunately, neither of us had played anything of note this week, so instead we used your questions as an excuse to ramble about stuff. Listen, and find out why fantasy is better with giant mushrooms, and why Legion makes for bad second screen TV. Download: Episode 38: Last of the Summer Apocalypse You can also subscribe on iTunes or keep up with new releases using our RSS feed. This week: Sa
I grew up in ’90s Yugoslavia, an Eastern European country that no longer exists. Its tenacity and stubbornness is a testament to the sort of absurdity that Jalopy, a lo-fi Eastern Bloc road-trip sim, attempts to recapture. Thankfully, a gas station is nearby. I’d rather deal with a broken car than broken human beings. When I finally reach Yugoslavia, the game shows off the coastal area—something I’ve never seen before.
Spending a bit more on a nice PC case, in most cases the most visible aspect of your build, can go a very long way. When it comes to building a PC, most users aren’t looking to break the bank on components like a PC case. Initially introduced with In Win’s sleek 901 brushed aluminum cases, tempered glass side panels have quickly become a hit among PC case manufacturers. As great as tempered glass looks, there’s one major drawback that most of these cases face, and that’s heat retention. Only a h
There’s a slew of factors to consider, after all: GPU clock, memory capacity, size and price, just to name a few. A pair of GTX 1080 reference blowers are the pixel pushers in this micro-ATX X99 system. Blower designs are also a good idea if you’re looking to employ SLI or Crossfire. I should also note that Nvidia is calling their reference blower design the “Founders Edition” for the GTX 1000 series of video cards. With the Maxwell/GTX 900 series, Nvidia’s reference blowers were often cheaper t
Breath of the Wild ran, but wasn't really playable due to physics glitches that broke abilities and a framerate that sat around 15 frames per second. The video above (click here for full size) is Breath of the Wild running in the next release of Cemu, version 1.7.4, coming to Patreon subscribers on April 2 and general release on April 9. The Wii U version itself suffers from frequent slowdown, but for the emulated game to already be running at full performance in two weeks is incredible. The vid
With 85 total LEDs, our DIY solution was far brighter with smoother color effects than any of the other kits we’ve tested. There are plenty of addressable RGB LED strips on the market today, but we found the WS2812B strips to be the most cost effective and versatile when it comes to lighting up a PC. However, in addition to the LED strip you’ll have to purchase a separate controller and power supply . More advanced users can use Arduino boards or a Raspberry Pi to program their own limitless lig
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.
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