Gaming

New EA/Origin Access Game Out Now For Xbox One And PC

EA and Origin Access subscribers can now download football phenomenon FIFA 17 on Xbox One and PC. Subscribers can play the full version of the game for as long as their subscription remains active. The title is not the first in the series to join the EA Access Vault: FIFA 14, FIFA 15, and 16 are also available for those who subscribe. We enjoyed the latest in the franchise when it launched in September 2016–critic Nathan Ditum awarded it a 9/10. Read his thoughts in our full FIFA 17 review. ...

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Sony Bringing These Games And More On Tour This Summer Across The US

Sony is bringing back its “Road to Greatness” event, which sees the company fill a tractor trailer with PlayStation games and more for a nationwide tour. The tour kicks off this weekend (April 21-23) at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con, with other stops including Sun Fest (May 3-7) in West Palm Beach, Florida; Summefest (June 29-July 2) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the MLB All-Star Game Fan Fest (July 7-11) in Miami, Florida; and the GameStop Expo (August 27) in Las Vegas, Nevada, just to name a few. You can see the full ...

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Champion Snooker Player Talks About How Video Games Impacted His Career

Australian Snooker champion Neil Robertson has opened up on his former video game habits and how playing games like League of Legends and World of Warcraft affected his professional career. Speaking to EuroSport (via Kotaku), the Australian-born Robertson said games like League of Legends are designed to “to over your life.” “You find yourself sitting in front of the computer screen for six, seven or eight hours straight. Which is obviously not healthy,” he said. Robertson stressed that his time spent playing video games didn’t necessarily stop him from winning ...

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Weekly Top 10 Best-Selling Games In Australia And New Zealand Revealed

Ubisoft’s new shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands is selling well across the world. It was the best-selling game in the United States for all of March. The latest weekly report for the UK showed that the game is No. 1 in the market, and now we’ve learned it’s on top in Australia and New Zealand as well. The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association has announced the best-selling physical games for Australia and New Zealand for the week ended April 16. Wildlands leads the way in Australia, with Yooka-Laylee, Horizon: Zero Dawn, ...

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Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea

Every time AMD or Nvidia launches a new GPU family, there’s a scramble to see whether certain features can be unlocked for other GPUs, or if cards can be updated to support higher clocks and voltages. In the old days, it was occasionally possible to buy a midrange card and unlock the additional GPU cores that had been reserved for the top-end models. Even today, there are sometimes performance gains to be had when swapping between BIOSes for different card models. Exactly how well this works and which BIOSes you ...

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GTA 5 Online Revives Classic Top-Down Camera For A New Mode

As promised, Grand Theft Auto V is going old-school with a new mode in GTA Online. Before it shifted to a traditional third-person perspective and became one of the biggest franchises in gaming, Grand Theft Auto featured a top-down camera view. Rockstar is bringing that back with Tiny Racers, a new take on the game’s stunt races that forces an overhead perspective a la GTA and GTA 2. Details are still scant; we know it’s arriving on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 25, but we otherwise have no ...

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DC's Batgirl Might Not Be Played By A Big Star, Director States

Earlier this month it was announced that director Joss Whedon will be helming a Batgirl movie for DC. Now Whedon has been speaking about the project, and has revealed that he doesn’t expect a big star to play the title role. In an interview with Variety, Whedon stated that he wasn’t thinking about casting for now. “I feel like I’m creating this character, I’m going to dialogue with her, and then we’ll see who joins that later on,” he said “I doubt it will be a name. This is somewhere ...

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Here Are All The Songs On The Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Soundtrack

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters soon. While you have to wait a little while longer to see the Marvel sequel, you can now listen to the movie’s entire soundtrack. The “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” has a number of popular licensed songs such as Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” and “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. Also on the album are songs like “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison, “Surrender” by Cheap Trick, and The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” According to Rolling Stone, the second Guardians ...

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Diablo 2 Speedrunner Beats The Game Without Attacking

A successful new speedrun of Diablo II manages to distinguish itself from existing ones in a very significant way: the game was beaten without attacking any enemies. This pacifist run by streamer DrCliche can be watched in full in the video below. The game is completed on Normal difficulty through Act V’s Baal boss in just over 7 hours and 41 minutes (though the video continues on for a bit after that point). Put simply, the strategy involves equipping gear that causes attackers to suffer damage, leaving the player to ...

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Nintendo reportedly working on SNES Classic Edition console

Nintendo broke the hearts of many retro gaming fans last week when it announced the NES Classic Edition had been discontinued. It came as quite a shock, because not only was the NES Classic Edition extremely popular, it was in extraordinarily short supply constantly since it was launched late last year. Many people who wanted one were unable to find it, unless they wanted to pay huge markups to third-party sellers. A new report from Eurogamer claims discontinuing the NES Classic Edition was done with the intention of replacing it. ...

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