Gaming

Xbox One's “Creators Collection” Opens To Testers, Get The Details Here

The Xbox Live Creators Collection, a new page in the Xbox One Game Store, is now available to some testers as part of a pilot program. The Collection is a section in the store that features titles made using the Creators Program, which was announced at GDC 2017 and Microsoft says lets developers “rapidly” publish their digital games. The Creators Program lets developers–or anyone for that matter–use their existing retail Xbox One system to make games. You can learn more about the program here. If you’re part of the Xbox ...

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Unofficial World of Warcraft ‘Felmyst’ Server Revisits The Burning Crusade

There’s a new “unofficial” project to bring back classic WoW gaming — just not in quite the same form as the game’s original launch code. The new, unofficial (read: Blizzard un-approved) Felmyst server will target The Burning Crusade expansion as its setting rather than the original, vanilla, World of Warcraft. As someone who played a great deal of WoW during both vanilla and TBC, I’d say that this is the stronger technical choice. The Burning Crusade rebalanced the game around a new level cap and arrived once a major set ...

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D&D Beyond Combines Tabletop Gaming with Digital Features

The first edition of Dungeons & Dragons came out in 1974, but the venerable tabletop game is still rolling along. Now in its 5th Edition, the various incarnations of the game have relied more on dice and statistics than some other competing RPGs that place a greater emphasis on DM/GM (Dungeon Master/Game Master) discretion and roleplaying and less on random outcomes. Now, Wizards of the Coast is prepping a major release of three digital tools meant to improve game speed and streamline the experience. If you’ve ever actually played D&D or ...

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Watch Destiny 2 Beta Player Glitch Into An Unfinished Area

Destiny players have become pretty skilled at finding holes in level geometry and exploiting them to access new areas. It happened frequently in the original game and now players have managed to glitch themselves into unfinished areas of the Destiny 2 beta. The area, which is being referred to as “Lost Sector” can be found on Nessus, where the beta’s Inverted Spire Strike mission takes place. Lost Sectors are smaller dungeon-like areas that can be found during Patrol missions. There’s not much to see in the unfinished area other than ...

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Atari’s New Ataribox Will Play Classic and Current Games

When Atari announced it was getting back into the gaming hardware business, the move was met with a great deal of skepticism. After all, the original Atari went bankrupt in 2013 and little exists of that company except its brand name. Furthermore, unlike Nintendo, Atari has licensed its game library to multiple other platforms over the years. Classic compilations of games, including Atari titles, have been available for a very long time. Nevertheless, now we have the Ataribox, a system supposedly designed for and capable of playing both classic and ...

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Latest AMD Ryzen BIOS Updates Really Boost Game Performance

When Ryzen launched, many reviewers noted the chip tended to compete extremely well against Intel in many tests, either in pure performance or performance-per-dollar. Ryzen gaming at lower resolutions like 1080p, however, was a weak spot in some tests. AMD promised that new BIOS (UEFI) updates and game patches would, over time, improve the performance of the platform. With AGESA 1.0.0.6 now rolling out to motherboard manufacturers, AMD has released some data on how Ryzen owners should tweak their platforms for optimal gains. AMD tested the impact of the following ...

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Latest AMD Ryzen BIOS Updates Really Boost Game Performance

When Ryzen launched, many reviewers noted the chip tended to compete extremely well against Intel in many tests, either in pure performance or performance-per-dollar. Ryzen gaming at lower resolutions like 1080p, however, was a weak spot in some tests. AMD promised that new BIOS (UEFI) updates and game patches would, over time, improve the performance of the platform. With AGESA 1.0.0.6 now rolling out to motherboard manufacturers, AMD has released some data on how Ryzen owners should tweak their platforms for optimal gains. AMD tested the impact of the following ...

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Terry Crews Still Loves Overwatch, But His New Favorite Game Is PUBG

Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor and professional Intimidating Large Man Terry Crews is a well-known fan of Overwatch, having campaigned to play the role of one of its characters. While he still loves that game, he–like many other people–has found a new passion: Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Battlegrounds remains in Early Access but has made an impressive debut during its first few months on Steam. Just recently, it surpassed the all-time peak concurrent player count of Grand Theft Auto V, bringing it to number four on the list. Among those players are Crews and ...

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Atari’s New Ataribox Will Play Classic and Current Games

When Atari announced it was getting back into the gaming hardware business, the move was met with a great deal of skepticism. After all, the original Atari went bankrupt in 2013 and little exists of that company except its brand name. Furthermore, unlike Nintendo, Atari has licensed its game library to multiple other platforms over the years. Classic compilations of games, including Atari titles, have been available for a very long time. Nevertheless, now we have the Ataribox, a system supposedly designed for and capable of playing both classic and ...

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Destiny 2 Beta: When It Starts, What's In It, And All The Known Issues

It’s a big week for Destiny 2, as Bungie is inviting players to try the unreleased game through a beta phase that kicks off very soon. To help you get an idea for what to expect, we’ve rounded up the start times for all platforms. Also included here is a breakdown of the content in the beta and the known issues that Bungie is tracking. Destiny 2 Beta Start Times: PS4 Early Access With pre-order: July 18 | 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST on ...

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