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The Elder Scrolls Online will be the first game with Nvidia’s new DLAA tech Vivec floats with legs crossed

During a livestream showcasing the Deadlands DLC zone coming to The Elder Scrolls Online, as well as changes being added in its next base-game patch, creative director Rich Lambert mentioned a new tech from Nvidia would debut in the MMO: Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing, or DLAA. It's like DLSS (which The Elder Scrolls Online is also getting), but instead of running at a lower resolution to get a framerate boost while using AI to upscale everything…

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Weapon degradation will return in Dying Light 2 dying light 2

No one's favorite game mechanic, weapon degradation will make a comeback in Dying Light 2. As producer Szymon Strauss explained, in its setting—two decades after the previous game—things have continued to wear out, and “people start building stuff from scraps and other material on the fly.” Durability systems are often controversial, usually thanks to games that lay them on thick and have gear that falls apart in minutes instead of months. (One of the only…

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Toby Fox Will Release Deltarune Chapter 3, 4, and 5 at the Same Time

Despite Deltarune: Chapter 2 being released by itself, series creator Toby Fox has said that his goal is to have Chapters 3, 4, and 5 arrive at the same time. Toby Fox shared the news on Deltarune.com following the release of Deltarune: Chapter 2 and said that, while he had originally planned on releasing new chapters only when all of them were finished, he realized that "it's hard both for creators and fans to go…

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Put an ‘undo’ button in every strategy game Dido of Carthage

Old World, 2021's best new strategy game, borrows its most radical mechanic from Microsoft Word. Hit Ctrl-Z, and you can undo any action.  Typically this is a function reserved for typos, but developer Mohawk Games gives us the power to turn back time across warfronts, city districts, and rural pastures. Did you send out a battalion of spearmen to the wrong sector and muck up your adjacency bonus? Undo. Did you misread the defense integers…

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V Rising is a survival game where you’re a vampire A vampire sleeps in a coffin

Vampires are always thirsty and they have an antagonistic relationship with trees—well, wooden stakes—which makes them perfect protagonists for a survival game. Hell, one of the first things the gameplay trailer for vampire survival game V Rising shows is an angry dracula going to town on a tree with an axe, it's like the the opening minutes of a new game of Don't Starve only even more goth. From there it gets a little more…

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Dota 2 is dropping support for 32-bit systems An image of the hero Grimstroke from Dota 2

Dota 2 is dropping support for some older hardware in the coming months, including older 32-bit operating systems. As part of their announcement of the update leading up to The International 10, Valve said they're dropping some of the older hardware that Dota has supported up until now. “In order to keep the game and the Source 2 engine fresh, we're planning on removing support for some older systems and configurations. Nothing is changing today,…

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Skatebird’s Cute Skateboarding Birds Are, Like All of Us, Just Trying Their Best

Some games are inspired by the developer's deep, personal experiences. Others are sparked by real-world events, or love of other media. For Skatebird developer Megan Fox, it all began with a gif of a bird on a skateboard. Also, here: pic.twitter.com/Z0wPfDGrtf — Megan Fox (🛹🐦 OUT NOW) (@glassbottommeg) June 15, 2020 Fox is a seasoned developer, having worked in AAA on LEGO Universe before going indie and releasing games like Jones on Fire, Hot Tin…

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FIFA 22: 33 Things That Make a Difference

It’s that time of year again where the days start getting shorter, the football season has started, and inevitably, EA Sports releases a new FIFA. But what’s new in FIFA 22? And more importantly, what’s actually going to make a difference? Here is everything we think is worth taking notice of: Gameplay 1. Hypermotion – This year’s buzzword is Hypermotion; new technology being implemented on the PS5 and Series X/S versions of FIFA 22. This…

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Crapshoot: One of the strangest Bible games ever, The Zoo Race Animals run from an explosion

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random obscure games back into the light. This week, the animals may have gone into the ark two by two, hurrah, hurrah, but only one can be first past the finish line in this arcade racer. Believer or not, everyone knows the story of Noah's Ark in some form or other. Oddly though, people rarely bring up what happened…

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Here are all the free games you can grab right now Desperados 3 Stealth Tactical Mimimi Games THQ Nordic

There are an awful lot of free games floating around there right now, from Epic's weekly freebies to publisher promos on Steam, GOG sale giveaways, and more. Keeping track of them all can be tough, and you might be missing out. That is not an acceptable state of affairs, so we've put together this running list of every free game that crosses our screens. The goal is to help you find and claim games that…

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