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Panama City has great nightlife, incredible historical sites, and this amazing hotel gaming room to offer. (Source: Engadget)

Alienware creates the perfect hotel room for gamers

Gamers planning a trip to Panama City may just want to book a stay at the local Hilton hotel. Alienware has teamed up with the hotel’s management to create a gaming-themed room that is awesome enough to bring tears to the eyes of ...
Fortnite has the potential to reach hundreds of millions of gamers in China. (Source: Twitter)

China is on Fortnite's agenda

A message on the official Twitter account for Fortnite has shown an image of a passport with a stamp for China on it. The words “The Battle Bus is taking off! Destination, China” are also part of the mysterious tweet. While many c...
Battlefield 1 was the last release in the series, coming out in 2016. (Source: Origin)

EA DICE may be developing a battle royale mode for Battlefield V

It has been reported that EA Dice is working on a prototype battle royale mode for the upcoming title Battlefield V. The Battlefield series has been a massive success over the years for Electronic Arts, and it makes good business ...
The Call of Duty series of games has amassed sales in the region of over 250 million units since 2003. (Source: Wccftech)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may not have a single-player campaign

There is a rumor that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not feature a single-player campaign. This may come as a surprise to the series’ legions of fans as the games have always featured a variety of campaigns for a lone player to ba...
The first Watch Dogs title shipped over 10 million units worldwide. (Source: SegmentNext)

Clues point to Watch Dogs 3 development

Three “clues” have been unearthed that all seemingly point toward the development of Watch Dogs 3. Watch Dogs was released by Ubisoft in 2014 and was a huge commercial success. The sequel landed in 2016 and also received favorable...
The Vita was revised in 2013 and the OLED screen was replaced with an LCD screen. (Source: Sony)

PlayStation Vita rumored to be on its way out

British tabloid newspaper The Daily Star has reported that Sony may be planning to discontinue the PlayStation Vita handheld game console, possibly this year. The device was launched in 2011, and although it’s believed it has sold...
Game designer Yu Suzuki is the director and producer behind all three Shenmue titles. (Source: Sega)

Shenmue I and II coming to the PC this year

Sega has announced its classic adventure games Shenmue and Shenmue II will be made available for the PC sometime this year. Shenmue was originally released for the Dreamcast console in 1999, with a sequel coming out shortly afterw...
It has been 30 years since the release of the original Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console. (Source: Famitsu)

Sega reveals Mega Drive Mini console

The Japanese video-game developer Sega has unveiled a Mega Drive Mini console at the recent Sega Fes 2018 event. The original Sega Mega Drive (known as the Genesis in North America) was released in Japan in 1988, and it ended up b...
BioShock Infinite alone sold over 11 million units. (Source: Polygon)

Rumored BioShock game in development

A report from Kotaku about the video-game company Hangar 13 has mentioned the development of a new BioShock game. BioShock Infinite was the last release in the popular series from 2K Games, and that title came out in 2013. There h...
Strong sales for Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice meant it broke even in around three months. (Source: Ninja Theory)

Nintendo and Hellblade big winners at 2018 BAFTA Games Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has held its annual award ceremony for the video-game industry. The 2018 event was a great success for Nintendo, which took home three prizes, and for the dark fantasy action...
Destiny 2 was developed by Bungie and published by Activision. (Source: Bungie)

Bungie announces release date for Destiny 2 expansion

The American video-game developer behind Destiny 2, Bungie, has announced the release date for the second expansion to the online first-person shooter. Warmind will be released on May 8, at the same time as the start of Season Thr...
Steam Spy was created by Sergey Galyonkin. (Source: Twitter)

Steam Spy ceases operations due to privacy changes made by Valve

The well-known video-game tracking website Steam Spy will be shutting down after Valve announced changes to Steam’s privacy settings. The specific change that has affected Steam Spy’s operations is the default hiding of a user’s g...
Far Cry 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Far Cry 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Experienced successor. While the last two Far Cry games were set in the Himalayas and the Stone Age, the fifth part of this series takes place in the US. Similar to BioShock Infinite, the game deals with a religious cult. We have tested which GPU can really give these fanatics a good working over.
Two more characters have yet to be introduced for Overkill's The Walking Dead. (Source: Overkill Software)

Overkill's The Walking Dead gets a new trailer

A new trailer has been released for Overkill’s The Walking Dead and it certainly looks impressive. The cinematic clip focuses on Maya, who will be one of the playable characters in the game. Overkill Software announced the title b...
Fan render of a PlayStation 5 console. (Source: GameRant)

PlayStation 5 unlikely to be released before 2020

There have been rumors in regard to Sony releasing the PlayStation 5 either later this year or in 2019. However, a number of sources speaking to Jason Schreier of Kotaku have poured cold water on the idea of a PS5 console being av...
Nexon has been involved with the development of titles such as Counter-Strike Online and Mabinogi. (Source: Massively Overpowered)

South Korean game makers face massive fine for loot box controversy

Three South Korean video-game developers have been severely punished by the country’s Fair Trade Commission in regard to the use of loot boxes in some of their games. Nexon, Netmarble, and NextFloor are the companies facing fines ...
The Alliance and the Horde will face off against each other yet again in Battle for Azeroth. (Source: Blizzard)

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth coming in August

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a launch date for the next World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth. The expansion will be released on August 14 and is currently available for pre-order. The standard edition of the lat...
Massive has worked on titles such as The Division, Far Cry 3, and Assassin's Creed: Revelations. (Source: Steam)

Massive Entertainment may be working on a battle royale game

Massive Entertainment, the Swedish video-game developer behind Tom Clancy’s The Division, may be working on a new battle royale game. It has been reported that the Ubisoft-owned subsidiary has been tasked by the French gaming gian...
Chrono Trigger was released for iPhone/iPod touch in 2011 and for Android devices in 2012. (Source: Steam)

Square Enix to fix problems with Chrono Trigger port

There was some excitement among JRPG fans in February when a PC port of Chrono Trigger unexpectedly turned up on Steam. However, that excitement soon turned to exasperation as many gamers complained about the graphics and the user...
Intel updates Gameplay support site with Kaby Lake-G options

Intel Gameplay now shows what games will work on Kaby Lake-G PCs

Intel takes the guesswork out of game compatibility by testing the most popular games throughout the Core ix series themselves. The most recent additions are the Core i7-8809G and Core i7-8705G with suggested graphical settings on...
The devastating guided missile is the latest weapon to be added to Fornite's arsenal. (Source: Metro News)

Fortnite gets new patch and beats Minecraft on YouTube

Epic Games has released patch v3.4 for Fortnite, and among the numerous bug fixes there is also a new weapon for players to become familiar with. This large update was swiftly followed by patch v3.4.1 which dealt with a couple of ...
By creating five-star parks, players can unlock different regions in Jurassic World Evolution. (Source: Frontier Development)

Business simulation Jurassic World Evolution gets a release date

British video-game developer Frontier Development has announced a release date for the upcoming game Jurassic World Evolution. The business simulation title will be available online from June 12, with physical copies of the game b...
Lego The Incredibles follows in the footsteps of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings and Marvel Lego tie-ins. (Source: VG247)

Time for The Incredibles to get a Lego video-game makeover

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has published a press release announcing the new video game Lego The Incredibles. An official announcement trailer, featuring the Parr family, Frozone and Edna Mode, has also been released. T...
Development plans for the BattleTech video game were originally announced back in July 2015. (Source: Wccftech)

PC release date for BattleTech announced

Developer Harebrained Schemes and publisher Paradox Interactive have announced the release date for the upcoming turn-based strategy game BattleTech. The title should launch on April 24 and will cost US$39.99 on either PC or Mac. ...
Far Cry 5 currently has a score of 75 on Metacritic for the PC version. (Source: Polygon)

Far Cry 5 is released and receives Nvidia Game Ready driver

Far Cry 5 has been officially released and Nvidia has supplied a Game Ready driver for the latest installment of the famous Ubisoft series. The game has received a number of positive reviews already, even though it has courted con...
Fortnite Battle Royale is based on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. (Source: Guilty Bit)

Fortnite YouTube livestream attracts 1.1 million viewers

Fortnite continues to garner impressive statistics, this time drawing in over one million viewers during a YouTube live gaming stream. The popular Spanish YouTube personality, elrubiusOMG, held a special global gaming event and in...
The latest map is 4 x 4 km in size. The developer has stated that there is also another 8 x 8 km map in the works. (Source: Polygon)

GDC 2018 | New smaller map for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds teased at GDC

A new 4 x 4 km PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) map has been teased at the Game Developers Conference that has been taking place in San Francisco. PUBG’s developer announced that the public testing phase for the latest map wil...
The issue of cheating in PUBG is believed to be contributing to the game's slowing trajectory. (Source: Wccftech)

Fortnite's accessibility helps it overtake PUBG in February

The battle royale version of Fortnite eclipsed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) for the total amount of Twitch weekly unique viewers and revenue earned in February. Fortnite had 14 million unique viewers on Twitch by the last ...
Samsung is investigating touch issues with its Galaxy S9 range. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung investigating Galaxy S9/S9+ touchscreen anomalies

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ users are complaining of “dead spots” in their smartphone displays that are failing to respond to touch inputs. With complaints starting to mount on user forums, the Korean tech giant has said that it is acti...
Steam was initially released in 2003. (Source: SlashGear)

GDC 2018 | Steam enjoys a bumper year

The creator of the Steam Spy website, Sergey Galyonkin, has claimed that 2017 has been a very good year for the video-game distribution platform Steam. He stated that the platform made an estimated US$4.3 billion in revenue from p...
Activision Blizzard had revenue of over US$7 billion in 2017. (Source: Wccftech)

Activision may contribute to the battle royale craze

There has been speculation that Activision Blizzard may enter the battle royale genre sooner rather than later. Apparently, the video-game giant is “keenly aware” of how well some competitors are performing with this particular ty...
Gamers will be able to control the day and night in Planet Alpha. (Source: PlanetAlpha)

Looking good: Planet Alpha announced

A teaser for an upcoming platform game called Planet Alpha has been released, and it looks mighty impressive. The game has been developed by Planet Alpha ApS, who are based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The creative director behind the ...
A film adaptation of Tom Clancy's The Division is in production. (Source: Forbes)

Ubisoft announces planned sequel for The Division

French video-game developer Ubisoft has announced that a sequel to the hit action RPG Tom Clancy’s The Division is in the works. The Division was released in 2016 and performed very well for the publisher, so a sequel was practica...
Treyarch is a subsidiary of Activision that was acquired in 2001. (Source: Activision)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to launch on October 12

Activision has announced the latest edition to the highly successful Call of Duty series of games. The next release will be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and it is being created by the game developer Treyarch. A teaser clip for this ...
DICE is a Swedish developer that was acquired by EA in 2006. (Source: Origin)

Rumor | EA might release Battlefield V later this year

There are reports that EA Dice is working on the next installment of the Battlefield video-game series, with the developer possibly launching the new game later this year. The game was originally known in-house as Battlefield 2 bu...
Firmament should be the next release for game studio Cyan, Inc. (Source: Eurogamer)

Myst developer Cyan releases teaser for new game

The talented folk at Cyan, Inc. have released a cinematic trailer for the upcoming game, Firmament. A spectral voice narrates as the viewer is steered around some truly stunning graphics while briefly exploring the latest world be...
The Blackout Club should offer a mix of suspense, scares and spookiness. (Source: VentureBeat)

The Blackout Club could be a big deal for patient gamers

A new co-op horror game will be winging its way to the PC in early 2019. A teaser for The Blackout Club has been released by game developer Question Games, and it shows off the type of atmospheric visuals you would expect from a t...
Two million copies of Chrono Trigger were sold in Japan in just two months. (Source: Polygon)

Chrono Trigger port finally comes to Windows

The classic Japanese role-playing game Chrono Trigger has just been released for Microsoft Windows. A surprise announcement in regard to the game's launch was made on Steam today. The popular game was originally released in 1995 f...
Nvidia recommends a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB for playing FFXV at 1920x1080 settings. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia release new GeForce Game Ready driver for FFXV with PUBG boost

Nvidia has released a new GeForce Game Ready driver that is currently available for download. The driver has been optimized for Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition and offers performance boosts for several other games, including Play...
Final Fantasy XV features a real-time battle system. (Source: Square Enix)

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition free playable demo out February 26

Japanese video-game developer Square Enix will be releasing a free playable demo of Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition on February 26. The action RPG was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016 and received generally fav...
The Alienware 15 R3 can be equipped with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Max Q GPU. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Alienware partners up with Miami Heat and Misfits Gaming

Dell’s gaming-hardware subsidiary, Alienware, has teamed up with the Miami Heat and Misfits Gaming to help enhance the NBA team’s eSport development program. Video-game competition has become big business with total eSports revenu...
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

My kingdom for a role-playing game. Kingdom Come: Deliverance was originally financed through Kickstarter and is an extremely ambitious Open World RPG. Will the medieval graphics look good, or suffer from performance problems? Find out in this benchmark article.
Unreal Engine 4 is the game engine used for PUBG. (Source: Steam)

New map for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds coming soon

Bluehole, the game developer behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), has announced a new map will be made available for players soon. This will be the third map released for the game and is expected to come out within the fir...
It is not known yet if you can pre-order an Ataribox with Atari Tokens. (Source: Ataribox)

Can the Atari Token gobble up cryptocurrency competition?

Atari has announced that it will be developing a digital currency called Atari Token. Atari (incorporated in 1972) was once a huge player in the video-game industry but struggled to compete against Sony, Sega and Nintendo in the g...
Civilization VI was released in 2016. (Source: wccftech)

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall now available

Time to say goodbye to another huge chunk of your life as the first expansion pack for Civilization VI is released. Civilization VI: Rise and Fall offers enough new and interesting content to satisfy even the most discerning membe...
Final Fantasy XV Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Final Fantasy XV Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Heavyweight. Final Fantasy XV is due for release on PC next month, after console owners have been enjoying the open-world roleplaying game since the end of 2016. In the meantime, Square Enix have released a benchmarking tool as a way to shorten the wait for fans of the series. Update: Benchmarks of the final version
Fortnite Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Fortnite Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Battle Royale. Epic Games' Fortnite is a new survival shooter and wants to join the success of PUBG. We check the hardware requirements of the colorful multiplayer title. Is a low-end PC sufficient or do you need a high-end GPU similar to PUBG?
Image: Ubisoft

Minimum specs for Far Cry 5 released, and you'll need a powerful system to enjoy it

Ubisoft released their recommended specs for Far Cry, which is due to launch at the end of March. While the game will run on older hardware at the lowest settings, gamers will need a fairly beefy system (Core i7 and GTX 970 / R9 2...
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Difficult position. Because of loot boxes, micro transactions, gambling loans, and pay-to-win tendencies, the publisher EA has become the target of some massive complaints. In our benchmark article, we are looking more at the question of how well the game is running on various desktop and notebook GPUs.
Need for Speed Payback Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Need for Speed Payback Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Revenge is sweet. The name says it all for the latest installment of the Need for Speed series. For a racing game, Payback turns out to be surprisingly story-focused. Our benchmark test will show if the technical aspects are convincing as well.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)