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This week in games: Steven Seagal joins World of Warships, Forza Horizon 3 goes wintery

Battlefield. Titanfall. Call of Duty. Tyranny. Dishonored 2. Where’s a person supposed to find the time to play all these games? Let alone care about news. This week, Forza Horizon 3 gets a demo and teases its first expansion, Mass Effect teases next week’s teaser, and Steven Seagal hits World of Warships. This is gaming news for October 31 through ... Read More »

35 great PC games for Linux and Steam Machines

See larger image Linux games rising For the first time in a long time, Linux gamers have a reason to smile. Gaming on the open-source operating system has long meant dabbling in Wine and arcane workarounds, but ever since Valve launched Steam for Linux a year-and-a-half ago the number of native Linux games has positively exploded. Sure, Valve’s embrace of ... Read More »

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on Windows Store won’t let you play with Steam gamers

Continuing the trend of “Windows Store versions being demonstrably worse than their Steam counterparts,” Activision’s put out some disturbing news about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare—namely, that the Windows Store version isn’t cross-play compatible with either the Steam version or the Xbox version. Wait, what? I thought the big draw for games in the Windows Store was making Xbox and ... Read More »

This week in games: Gwent’s beta, Evolve’s end, and Michael Phelps meets Call of Duty

It’s Halloweekend. Don’t do anything (too) stupid. Maybe just stay inside and play a horror game. This week’s spookiest gaming news: Battlefield 1’s zeppelins are like a Hindenburg ballet, meteors ruin your day in Cities: Skylines, Evolve ends development…again, and somehow Michael Phelps ended up in a Call of Duty commercial. This is gaming news for October 24 through 28. And ... Read More »

AMD tosses in free Doom copies to spice up AM3+ motherboards and systems

AMD is using one of the best games of 2016 to clear stock of AM3+ motherboards and systems. The company announced Friday that you can get a free copy of Doom when you buy select AM3+ motherboards or prebuilt systems with AM3+ motherboards inside. The offer will be available until January 27 or when all those glorious free Doom codes ... Read More »

This week in games: Diablo 4 whispers, Civilization VI launch

I thought I’d be posting news about Red Dead Revolution 2 here this week, but since Rockstar didn’t bother announcing a PC version, instead we’ll roll with Diablo 4 rumors,Stellaris getting a big story expansion, Watch Dogs 2 needing two extra weeks to hit PC, and King’s Quest finally drawing to a close. Definitely no Nintendo Switch or Red Dead news here. This ... Read More »

This week in games: Tyranny snags a release date, polygonal Lara Croft returns

Hey Civilization fanatics: Maybe try going outside this weekend. You know, before Civ VI releases next Friday. Might be a good idea to get some sunlight. The rest of you? Keep on reading this wrap-up. This week we’ve got a release date forTyranny, polygonal Lara Croft, and Overwatch’s excellent Halloween event featuring the terrifying Dr. Junkenstein. This is gaming news ... Read More »

Tested: Shadow Warrior 2 sees huge performance boosts from Nvidia’s multi-res shading

Lo Wang is back, baby. Shadow Warrior 2 ($40 on Steam) launched today and while its procedurally generated levels give the game a bit less bite than its predecessor, it’s still a riotously good time in a satisfying “mindlessly killing demons” sort of way. But we covered all that in PCWorld’s Shadow Warrior 2 review. This article’s dedicated to a ... Read More »

This week in games: EA gives away Dungeon Keeper, InXile shows off Wasteland 3

It’s October, so do me a favor: Curl up on a couch this weekend, drink some cider, andwatch a horror movie. You know, something cliché. Or just play Gears of War 4. Whatever. This week, we get our first look at Wasteland 3 and an extended look at Torment: Tides of Numenera, Ubisoft confirms Beyond Good & Evil 2 for ... Read More »

Halloween is coming! Stream these gems to get an early start on your monster mash

October has arrived. Monster month is here. And there’s no shortage of horrific movies to stream, to celebrate, and to scare away unwanted spirits. To start, we have one of the scariest vampire movies ever made—despite its being nearly a century old—as well as one of the spookiest and most underrated ghost movies of recent years. We have a monster ... Read More »