Tag: PC Gaming

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is massive open world with chaotic fighting

PREVIEW: Marvel is riding high on a revival, and everyone is cashing in on the action. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and Lego will be the next to do that with the unveiling of Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, which debuts on November 14 on the PC and consoles. In a preview event, Warner…

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GameMaker Studio 2 gets an education edition

YoYo Games has launched an educational edition of its cross-platform 2D game engine GameMaker Studio 2. The Windows and Mac game engine is now available in a convenient education package. Under the terms, any approved university or school affiliate will now have access to a free trial version with zero time restrictions or commitments and…

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Overwatch: Ranking its first year of seasonal events

Overwatch has found a fantastic way to keep players engaged … and to keep taking their money. Five times in the past year, the team-based shooter has launched special events. Each one last for a couple of weeks and introduce new cosmetic items that players can unlock via loot boxes while the event is happening. Each one also…

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Why LawBreakers is heading to PC and PS4 instead of Xbox One or Switch

Xbox One and Nintendo gamers are going to miss out on Cliff Bleszinski’s new game — at least at launch. LawBreakers, a new character-based shooter (think Overwatch), is going to launch on both PC and Sony’s PlayStation 4 later this year. It doesn’t have an official release date, but it is currently in beta testing on…

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Meet Stephanie Chan, GamesBeat’s new general assignment reporter

GamesBeat is excited to announce that Stephanie Chan starts today as our new general assignment reporter. She’ll be assuming the duties of Jeff Grubb, who’s now moving over full-time to PC Gaming coverage. Stephanie comes to GamesBeat after writing about games as a freelancer while working at the media company Poncho, where she went from managing…

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Meet Rowan Kaiser, GamesBeat’s PC Gaming guest post editor

GamesBeat is proud to announce the hiring of longtime role-playing and strategy game critic Rowan Kaiser as our new guest post editor for our PC Gaming Channel. In this role, Rowan will focus on accepting and soliciting op-eds from people involved with every step of the industry: coming up to the initial ideas of making…

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds bug: Your gun isn’t aiming where you think it is

A gun’s sight works because the barrel and any scoping mechanisms are all connected together as one singular, ridged structure … except in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds . Developer Bluehole has found a bug in its Battle Royale-like online shooter (where 100 players must kill one another to be the last person standing) that causes the barrel of…

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Overwatch’s esports is getting a minor league

Overwatch is going to the farm. Blizzard announced Overwatch Contenders today, a development system for its planned Overwatch League . The Overwatch League is Blizzard’s esports organization for its hit team-based shooter. It plans to have teams based in major cities around the world, with players earning a money from contracts. The competition starts on May…

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Rainbow Six Siege documentary reveals the tactical shooter’s esports scene

You hear a lot about Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in esports, but Ubisoft has a shooter of its own that has attracted pro gamers. The French publisher today released a short documentary on a recent Rainbow Six Siege tournament, the Six Invitational, that took place in Montreal in February. You can watch it above. Siege…

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Ready At Dawn leader hopes multiplayer VR game Echo Arena will be an esport

Ready At Dawn Studios  broke a lot of “rules” about virtual reality with its Lone Echo  game and its multiplayer companion Echo Arena. For one, it’s a high movement game, where you are constantly going from one place to another, like soccer players running up and down a field. Most VR experiences don’t do this…