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Games

  • SteamLeft calculates how much life you’ll need to beat your Steam library

    Since the advent of Steam in the early 2000s, gamers have racked up game after game like a squirrel with an acorn addiction. If you’re one of those gamers with too many titles to count or too many to comprehend, you probably wish you knew how long it would take to conquer your massive library. Well, now you can. SteamLeft is a nifty little service that plugs into How Long to Beat‘s playtime averages to calculate how much of your life you could (and really should) spend racking up killstreaks and looting lesser individuals. Insanely enough, the most extensive Steam library tested...

  • Nintendo Direct: 3DS XL confirmed, games galore coming this year

    In the first Nintendo Direct of 2015, the company from the land of the rising sun revealed some awesome games for the US and UK coming this northern spring. Thanks to an earlier leak by GameStop and Ars Technica, we had an inkling that the Nintendo 3DS XL would be launched in North America on 13 February, but after Nintendo Direct’s announcements, it has been emphatically confirmed. Star-Spangled Banner-singing Nintendo 3DS XL is official The handheld features beefier hardware, boating “a number of new enhancements designed to offer the newest and most engrossing games possible,” noted Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of...

  • The PlayBox shoves a PS4, Xbox One into one portable DIY system

    Console wars have never been fiercer than they are today, and trying to pick a console from the likes of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft is an ordeal in itself. Each has advantages and disadvantages, while the other has more exclusive titles than the next. For a gamer just starting out with console gaming, it’s an absolute nightmare. And that’s where mad scientist Eddie Zarick’s latest (and hopefully not last) console concoction will solve your qualms once and for all. Shoving a full PS4 and Xbox One system could spell disaster for fanboyism and those who dislike messy system interiors, but the...

  • Grim Fandango: remembering a gaming masterpiece

    On 27 January 2015, Planet Earth will bear witness to a truly magnificent event. Presidents will make speeches, Kings and Queens will bow while the rest of the world gathers in unified celebration. Okay, admittedly none of this will probably happen. But it should. This special day is the release date of Grim Fandango: Remastered on PlayStation 4, Vita and PC. If you have not yet heard of this game you are either a 21st Century kid or a cave-dwelling hermit. Or just really old. For those of you who are aware of this precious piece of history, may this article...

  • Here’s the hardware you need to run ‘Evolve’ on PC

    After The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s recommended specifications sheet was outed last week, there’s another reason for elderly computers to cry out in agony. Save up those bucks kids, because Windows specifications for Evolve has been released. The game, originally pushed back from its original 21 October launch date, will be launched officially on 10 February. But if you’re running anything less than the specifications below, you may want to revisit that gaming rig dream list: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 RAM: 4GB GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX560 1GB or ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB It doesn’t sound too terrible,...

  • ‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ hits 30-million download milestone

    Minecraft: Pocket Edition can now hold its head up high alongside its PC and console brothers, as the game has hit the 30-million download mark. We imagine Mojang and Microsoft, the game developer’s new owner, have rather smug looks on their faces at the moment because that’s a boat-load of cash if you consider the game costs US$7 across mobile platforms. In pure Mojang style too, the company outed a blog post celebrating the feat. Here’s our favourite except from it: Let’s put that into perspective: if each Pocket Edition sale was an average sized dog, and you walked said dog every...

  • Far Cry 4: 2014’s most entertaining PS4 game

    Far Cry 4 on PS4 was the most fun game of 2014, no doubt there. I played a lot of crap over those dry twelve months of gaming. The Crew, WWE 15, Assassins Creed: Unity, Destiny, Call of Duty, Watch Dogs, The Evil Within and a hell of a lot more. These were average games at best that boasted new features, better graphics but little to speak of when it came to honest-to-goodness fun. And if it weren’t for the PSN outage at the end of 2014, I wouldn’t have played Far Cry 4 at all – so a rare...

  • ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ will push high-end PCs to their limits

    Well here’s something that might make budget PC gamer’s rigs cry out in agony. Polish video game developer, CD Projekt RED, has released the specifications for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and good grief, either the developers are getting a bit lazy or PC games are getting more taxing. Below are the minimum requirements as tweeted quoted by the developer: Minimum: Intel i5-2500K 3.3GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940 GeForce GTX 660 Radeon HD 7870 RAM 6GB 64-bit Win 7/Win 8(8.1) DX11 HDD 40 GB — The Witcher (@witchergame) January 7, 2015 And here are the recommended numbers tweeted a few minutes after...

  • Riot Games crafting dedicated ‘League of Legends’ network

    We love CES, but the overload of new devices can get tiresome and a tad mundane. That’s why when companies not associated with the event announce some world-changing news, we unanimously rejoice. Who am I talking about? Riot Games, of course. The company has announced that it will build its own dedicated League of Legends network. Say goodbye to heavy lag forever, we hope, at least for those on the East Coast of the US. The explanation as to why Riot is spading out troughs of greenbacks on this project is also relatively obvious and logical: Currently, ISPs focus primarily on moving...

  • ‘Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris’ review: she’s back

    Since the release of Tomb Raider (2013), a highly successful reboot of the franchise, I have wondered if I will ever see the original Lara Croft again. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the reboot, but its Lara wasn’t the dual-pistol wielding I-take-no-shit Lara I grew up with for so many years, and I found myself in a rather nostalgic moment of reflection. Was this the end of a great age? Will this “origin story” Lara ever live up to the legend she was born from? And has the old Lara now become a relic of the past? Well as...

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