“It is just impossible”: Devs explain why big online games always seem to break at launch

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Developers from EA, Massive, and more explain why and how things go wrong Between the fragmented launch of Anthem, the surprise launch of Apex Legends, and the upcoming launch of The Division 2, early 2019 is stacked with big online games. As BioWare’s latest, and countless games before it have demonstrated, multiplayer games of this scope rarely launch [….]

‘The world’s first performance enhancing gaming glove’ sounds silly, but it might actually come in handy

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What’s the secret to esports success? Skill and practice? A good setup with responsive peripherals? Well, yes, actually, to all of those. But Swedish entrepreneur Oskar Ödmark believes the next leap for competitive gaming is, as the old adage goes, all in the wrist. To help us realize our full competitive potential, he’s designed the [….]

RAZER PHONE 2 REVIEW: “THE BEST PHONE FOR GAMING… WITH SOME CAVEATS”

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Designed specifically for gaming, the Razer phone 2 is big, bright, and a little impractical to actually use The very existence of the Razer phone 2 is a curious one. To many, the idea of buying a phone primarily for gaming may seem strange. After all, most modern smart phones play games perfectly well, with [….]

The best gaming laptop you can buy, whatever your budget, whatever your needs (August 2018)

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The best gaming laptop, to deliver portable PC gaming in every price-range The best gaming laptop is a tricksy and elusive beast to track down. It’s well worth the chase, of course. These days, gaming laptops can more than respectably go toe-to-toe with their big desktop cousins, delivering game-crunching horsepower at an eye-meltingly high-level, with [….]

Asus takes aim at mobile gamers (and Razer) with a feature-packed gaming smartphone

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The ROG phone is packed with gaming gimmicks, including “air triggers” and specially picked 2.96 GHz CPUs. There’s always money in the banana stand, and there’s always money in mobile gaming. Asus, best known for its motherboards and laptops and monitors, wants in on that action, so it’s using the ROG brand to make a [….]

Fortnite is adding an LMG with a bipod

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Datamine suggests it’ll behave much like the minigun. DAYUM! Fortnite‘s next battle royale weapon will be a fast-firing Light Machine Gun with a large magazine and a long reload time, Epic Games has announced. That sounds an awful lot like the minigun that’s already in the game, which is great for tearing down buildings but [….]

Extinction Review

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When one of Extinction’s giant, screen-filling ogres first lumbers into a level, it’s hard not to be impressed by the sight of it. The scale of these ugly, armoured brutes is awe-inspiring, and you wonder how you—a relatively tiny, sword-wielding warrior called Avil—could ever hope to topple such a colossal creature. But as intimidating as [….]

Terraria spin-off Otherworld has been cancelled

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The game fell too far behind schedule. Terraria: Otherworld has had a rough old time since developer Re-Logic announced it in 2015. A year later it was revamped, and last year co-developer Engine Software was dropped from the project. So it’s not entirely surprising that the game—which was a more focused, strategic spin-off of Terraria—has [….]

Fortnite free gifts to be handed out to everyone after servers go offline

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Epic Games promise a more detailed explanation next week. Fortnite is the biggest game in the world right now, so when the servers went down this week there was a predictable tidal wave of infuriated fans. Epic Games have apologised for the downtime, and are promising players free gifts as a way to make it [….]