Battlefield 5 pre-order sales are “weak” compared to Red Dead 2 and Black Ops 4

According to a market report, investment analysts are concerned about the pre-order sales of EA’s Battlefield V, especially in comparison to both Red Dead Redemption

Riot says its “relationship with Tencent is the best it’s ever been”

Earlier this week, a highly report detailed report described alleged tensions between League of Legends developer Riot and parent megacorp Tencent. The report cites declining

Will your PC be fast enough for Fallout 76?

What are the system requirements for Fallout 76? Bethesda’s next entry into the Fallout series isn’t set to be a walk in the park. No,

Intel CPUs vulnerable to new speculative execution attack called Foreshadow

Intel has disclosed another new security flaw affecting some of its more recent Core and Xeon CPUs called the L1 Terminal Fault, or Foreshadow. Intel

Are World of Warcraft’s latest Twitch viewers here to stay?

In the past few weeks, World of Warcraft has shot up Twitch’s viewing ranks. Even with a new expansion out, that’s strange, as Warcraft has

Looks like TimeSplitters 4 is on the way

Free Radical’s classic TimeSplitters and Second Sight series now have a new owner, and new game seems to be already on the cards. THQ Nordic, via Koch

Sniper Shootout returns to Fortnite, and you can use the new Heavy Sniper in it

The latest content update for Fortnite is here, patch 5.2, and while it adds the usual tweaks and bug-fixes the most exciting addition is the

In the Battle for Azeroth, are you for the Horde or the Alliance?

You don’t need to have been playing World of Warcraft since its launch in 2004 to know that the Horde and the Alliance are not

This AI coaches you in the middle of Overwatch games

A ‘performance analysis’ company in San Francisco is developing an AI program with the aim of making you better at Overwatch. The company, called Visor, has raised

Black Ops 4 Blackout beta launches in September with Solos, Duos, and Quads

We knew a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta was on the way, and now we know when – sort of. Activision and

There’s a fix on the way for Monster Hunter: World’s connection errors

Monster Hunter: World has hit PC, and it’s largely been a great time – though a handful of connection errors are making it tough to

Rainbow Six Siege Grim Sky’s attacker is Maverick

We’re still awaiting the full reveal of Grim Sky’s attacker, but it looks like he’s going to be called Maverick. And by “looks like” I

27% of gamers have given up mid-purchase because checkout takes too long

You want your games quickly, not securely – at least, that’s the impression I get from a new round of research about spending habits on

Rainbow Six Siege Grim Sky brings a big Thatcher nerf

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Grim Sky will bring an array of buffs and nerfs alongside the new content. Today, Ubisoft detailed exactly what those changes

Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU release date, rumours, and performance

The next-gen Nvidia RTX 2080 is coming, which means we’re getting ever closer to a whole new world of fresh-faced GeForce graphics cards. The next-gen GPUs

Phantom Doctrine review scores – our round-up of all the critics

Phantom Doctrine brings a dose of espionage to the post-rebooted XCOM world of turn-based strategy, with an appropriately paranoid take on Soviet-era spy fiction and

AMD Vega one year on – has the fine wine approach payed off?

Today’s a big day for AMD’s RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 graphics cards: it’s their first birthday. The RX Vega’s jumble of HBM2

League of Legends gathers a posse of High Noon skins for Lucian, Thresh, and Urgot

League of Legends is getting another round of High Noon skins, bringing a set of western attire for Lucian, Thresh, and Urgot. After a mysterious

Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics card confirmed in cryptic YouTube video

Nvidia has released a video teasing its upcoming RTX 2080 graphics card. Despite my (misplaced) confidence that Nvidia wouldn’t jump the gun and go straight

Nvidia Turing GPU release date, specs, rumours, and performance

There’s been more than enough speculation on whether Nvidia would launch a new architecture named Nvidia Turing, but luckily that’s now all to come to

Jagged Alliance is back, and your soldiers have aged badly

Jagged Alliance is back and once again you are freeing a small island from the grip of a tyrant. However, this time, your mercenaries are

League of Legends’ reworked Nunu is officially revealed – and adorable

Update, August 14: Riot Games has now officially lifted the lid on their lovely rework of Nunu and his yeti buddy Willump, who are shown off

DO YOU REMEMBER THIS GAME? Episode 1 – Ircha Gaming

I talk about old MS-DOS games I played in the 90’s. In this video I review Blues Brothers, SkiFree and Blade Warrior. SURBSCRIBE – New

This player hit WoW’s new level cap in under five hours

As part of the Battle for Azeroth expansion, Blizzard has raised the level cap in World of Warcraft from 110 to 120. With the incredible

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth PC review – day one

Chaos reigns in the first day of the new World of Warcraft expansion. NPCs drown in a heaving wave of returning heroes, boats and flight

Fortnite 5.2 patch notes: Fortnite Heavy Sniper, Sniper Shootout LTM

The latest content update comes in the shape of the Fortnite 5.2 patch notes, and it promises to change the game in exciting new ways

Free games: Insurgency is yours to keep on Steam

Insurgency is currently free to keep on Steam, with a two-day opportunity to claim the game and make it a permanent addition to your library.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey director believes the Animus is still “important”

There’s a clear delineation among those who follow Assassin’s Creed: people love the modern sci-fi trappings of the series, and those who want it gone

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey won’t let you play in Greek

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey won’t have the option for dialog exclusively in the Greek language. That shouldn’t be much of a surprise, given that you couldn’t

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is “much longer” than Origins

Assassin’s Creed just keep getting bigger, and the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is no exception. Not only is the game’s map bigger than the one in

Chaos among Chinese regulators pulls Monster Hunter: World off shelves

Monster Hunter: World is no longer available for sale in China. The PC version of the game launched on Tencent’s WeGame platform on August 8,

Rainbow Six Siege’s new defender, Clash, is Montagne with tasers

August 13, 2018 Rainbow Six Siege’s newest defender, Clash, has been officially revealed. Thanks to a new teaser trailer, we’ve had a pretty good look at the

Behemoths of Dauntless: Koshai | PCGamesN

Today we begin a series celebrating the behemoths of Dauntless – the stars of the co-op creature-hunting game which boasts over two million players in open

Rainbow Six Siege’s new defender, Clash, is Montagne with tasers

Thanks to a leaked teaser trailer, we’ve had a pretty good look at the defensive operator that will be added to Rainbow Six Siege in

PC chassis maker CaseLabs goes bust and blames it on the US-China trade war

CaseLabs has announced it is filing for bankruptcy and going into liquidation. The custom PC case and accessory company puts the majority of the blame

Intel i9 9900K expected to launch on October 1, 2018 – no budget gaming CPUs in sight

Fresh rumours indicate Intel is prepping for the launch of the Core i9 9900K, along with other Coffee Lake refresh CPUs, on October 1, 2018.

Making it in Unreal: behind the faceted face of State of Mind

I don’t know if you’ve been to Berlin in 2048, but it’s a mixed bag. On the one hand, VR finally happened the way you

Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, PC version, online – all the latest details

What is the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date? And will Red Dead Redemption 2 be on PC? Will there be Red Dead Online multiplayer?

Bethesda plans long-term support for The Elder Scrolls Legends, even though Fallout Shelter has more players

Fallout Shelter has turned into a bit of a runaway hit for Bethesda since it launched in 2015 in the lead-up to Fallout 4. But

Fallout 76 won’t be on Steam because Bethesda wants a ‘direct relationship’ with players

If you tuned into the Fallout 76 panel during QuakeCon Saturday via Twitch, chances are you saw a lot of people in chat typing variations

Germany will start allowing Nazi symbols in videogames

A long-standing German law that bans symbols of the Nazi party and other hate groups has been relaxed enough to allow the images to potentially

Bethesda threatened legal action against someone selling a copy of The Evil Within 2 on Amazon

Bethesda’s lawyers sent a stern letter to a man selling an unopened copy of The Evil Within 2 on Amazon, threatening legal action against him

Battlerite Royale will be a separate game, and it’s coming with a price tag

Following a delay, the battle royale mode for free-to-play arena brawler Battlerite is slated for release in September – but as a standalone, paid-for game

Doom Eternal’s demon dismemberment isn’t just for show

It wouldn’t be Doom without a healthy dose of messy demon dissection, and Doom Eternal promises to give us more of exactly that. The Doom

Fallout 76 PvP will let you kill somebody in power armor with a knife

Today finally brought news of exactly how Fallout 76 PvP is going to work. Other players will be able to kill you even if you

Even Doom Eternal’s pickups are “a celebration of fun”

“Doom is a celebration of video games,” creative director Hugo Martin tells me. This philosophy has driven a string of changes in Doom Eternal, bringing

Fallout 76 private servers will have mod support, eventually

Update, August 11, 2018: Fallout 76’s private servers will support mods, Bethesda revealed today during a panel at QuakeCon in Dallas. Fallout has always been a

Fallout 76 will let you turn into a kangaroo

For a series called Fallout, it’s no surprise that radiation has always been a central theme. In Fallout 76, radiation will also play a part

Fallout 76’s perk cards let you swap out abilities on the fly

Fallout 76 is making some big changes to the series character management system to adapt what was once a single-player experience into an online multiplayer

Doom Eternal’s “restrained” game design

Doom 2016 was a fast game. You moved fast, you killed fast, and the better you got the less you needed to stand still. What

Fallout 76 caps your SPECIAL points at 50, but you’ll get to keep customizing

Fallout 76 is making the jump to online multiplayer, and the series’ SPECIAL system for character development is getting some changes. Each attribute – Strength,

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will let you mix and match more than 30 combat abilities

With its move to Ancient Greece, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is making some key changes to the dynamic combat system the series established with Origins last

Doom Eternal demo was running on high-end PCs, and will “punish” modern consoles

Doom Eternal is being built to squeeze all it can out of modern hardware, even pushing the latest versions of the Xbox One and PlayStation

Let it Die is coming to PC this year

The distinctively weird free-to-play dungeon brawler Let it Die won’t be a PlayStation 4 exclusive much longer – the game is coming to PC this

AMD vs Nvidia graphics cards – the state of play at the end of this GPU generation

There’s something in the air, the smell of freshly minted silicon and machined circuit boards has been wafting over the world. It’s the merest hint

The Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC launches next week

Not content to let Doom Eternal steal its thunder, Elder Scrolls Online had some new details to show at QuakeCon. We’ve got a full trailer

Doom Eternal won’t have SnapMap, but it will have single-player DLC

The focus for today’s Doom Eternal reveal was squarely on the campaign, but the previous game bolstered that with SnapMap – a set of level

Doom Eternal mod support may happen, but it won’t be at launch and it’s not guaranteed

Doom Eternal will not have mod support at launch. After hearing the game’s developers speak at a roundtable Q&A during QuakeCon, we can say that

Doom Eternal multiplayer will include “internally developed PvP”

Multiplayer is hitting Doom Eternal in multiple forms. One of them is invasion where you’ll be able to take control of a demon and invade

Doom Eternal has extra lives and 1-ups

There was a lot to absorb in today’s Doom Eternal gameplay presentation, and one little detail nearly slipped under the radar – extra lives. We

Starfield co-developer becomes Bethesda Game Studios Dallas

Bethesda has continued to expand its first-party development offerings over the past few years, and that now includes Bethesda Game Studios Dallas. That will be

Check out these gloriously gory Doom Eternal screenshots

It’s everybody’s favourite pre-release pastime – it’s time for Doom Eternal screenshots. Yes, we just got an extensive look at gameplay through some lengthy videos,

Doom Eternal adds a grappling hook and parkour

The QuakeCon 2018 gameplay reveal for Doom Eternal is here. The folks at id say they want the Doom Marine to be its most powerful

Steam charts: most popular games, August 4-10, 2018

Every week PCGamesN recount the highest performing titles on Valve’s platform, from the ten Steam top sellers to the Steam games with the most concurrent

Meet the New GX Blue Sporting G512 keyboard

Built into the new G512 mechanical gaming keyboard, Logitech G’s Romer-G switches have been developed from the ground up to deliver the best possible gaming

How Alien: Isolation’s retro space station was built with fear in mind

The challenge of making a videogame in the Alien universe is capturing what initially made it so, well, alien. When the first film came out

Shadow of the Tomb Raider explores the duality of a darker Lara

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is all about duality. The title alone hints at light versus darkness, but further dimensions to this can be found

A beginner’s guide to Rend

Rend is a violent proving ground. It’s a game that tasks you with fighting, mining, hunting, and crafting your way through a hostile land, all

New League of Legends game modes “probably can’t be Battle Royale”

It’s no longer much of a secret that League of Legends developers Riot Games are working on some new game ideas. But while they explore

Rainbow Six Siege: Grim Sky release date – all the latest details on the new operation

The next operation for Tom Clancy’s competitive FPS has been officially unveiled – ready yourself for Rainbow Six Siege: Grim Sky. Unusually, there have been

Twitch will provide specific streaming categories, from Tabletop RPGs to ASMR

Twitch is changing two of its categories to give streamers “better ways to describe your stream beyond just the game or category you’re streaming.” The

Path of Exile: Delve release date – all the latest details about PoE’s first infinite dungeon

Grinding Gear Games has unveiled the next major update for Path of Exile, Delve, which adds an infinite complex of mine shafts for players to

Torchlight Frontiers brings the series back as a “shared-world action-RPG”

A third Torchlight game is on the way in the form of Torchlight Frontiers, a “shared-world action-RPG” coming to PC and console some time next

Overwatch Summer Games 2018 is live – here are the new skins

The Overwatch Summer Games 2018 are here and – of course – that means there are a whole host of new skins and cosmetics to

Rainbow Six Siege Hereford Base rework revealed – check out the trailer

Ubisoft has finally given us a substantial look at Rainbow Six Siege Hereford Base rework, showcasing the renovations that will come to the map alongside

Monster Hunter: World is already one of Steam’s top ten biggest games – ever

Monster Hunter: World launched on Steam barely an hour ago, and judging by the player counts it’s already an astronomical success. Right now it’s the

The greatest moments in World of Warcraft history

Blizzard launched World of Warcraft all the way back in 2004. Despite being the second longest-running MMO in history, WoW still has the highest player

Discord doesn’t “want to sell ads or user data,” so now it’s selling games instead

Discord is going to sell games soon. The voice chat app has made itself a mainstay on most gaming PCs, and now the company plans

Win a Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 season pass worth $29.99!

The third season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 will soon kick off and it’s coming to us under the name Operation Grim Sky. After

Welcome to your new PCGamesN

Hello there. It’s an exciting day for us as, after what seems like a lifetime, we’re ready to lift the curtain on the new-look PCGamesN.

Over 10 million people watched the Overwatch League Grand Finals

The Overwatch League has revealed the full worldwide viewing figures for the Grand Final event, and they are certainly nothing to sniff at. 10.8 million

We Happy Few PC review

We Happy Few is a wonderful game to look at. Everything, especially the character designs and settings, is beautiful: it boasts a rich, vibrant 1960s

PUBG’s Dodgebomb is its most explosive event mode yet

PUBG’s latest event mode could be its most chaotic yet. You might have thought that the deathmatch mode – or the one that let you

Emulation site EmuParadise will no longer provide its library of ROMs

Popular retro gaming and emulation site EmuParadise is changing, and will now no longer offer its library of ROMs. In a statement issued yesterday, the

Riot Games says reported sexual harassment and discrimination “will not stand”

Riot Games has issued a statement following reports of sexism, discrimination, and sexual harassment throughout the company. An article published last night by Kotaku cites

Fortnite: hit a golf ball from tee to green on different holes guide

Head over to Lazy links in Fortnite to hit a golf ball from tee to green on different holes. Where do you hit a golf

Epic’s changing Fortnite matchmaking to save console players from keyboard and mouse

There are platform wars, then there are things that are just universally true. Like the fact that keyboard and mouse controls give you a competitive

Fortnite season 5 week 5 challenges – how to complete the latest Fortnite challenges

What are the Fortnite week 5 challenges? Here are the latest Fortnite challenges and how to complete them, to help you earn those sweet, sweet

Sally Whitemane joins Heroes of the Storm – here are her talents and abilities

There’s a new hero making her presence known in the Nexus, as the latest patch has brought Sally Whitemane to the fight. The High Inquisitor

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus takes XCOM to the stranger side of the 41st millennium

Videogames based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe tend to focus on the most iconic of its factions – the stalwart Space Marines, the cruel legions

Monster Hunter: World review scores – our round-up of all the critics

Monster Hunter: World PC reviews are here at last, letting us know exactly what to expect from the first computer port of Capcom’s premier hunting

You’ll get your first look at Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay tomorrow

We’ve had a wide array of cinematic story trailers, but now it’s time to see actual Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay. Rockstar has confirmed the

Blizzard teases Diablo reveal “later this year” – does this mean Diablo 4 at BlizzCon?

Diablo fans are among the longest suffering subgroups of Blizzard aficionados, but the end is in sight – the studio says we’re going to see

Fortnite Snobby Shores treasure map location revealed

Where is the treasure map found in Snobby Shores? Here is where to find the free Battle Pass tier in Haunted Hills. The next list

Fortnite season 5 week 5 challenges – how to complete the latest Fortnite challenges

What are the Fortnite week 5 challenges? Here are the latest Fortnite challenges and how to complete them, to help you earn those sweet, sweet

We have 50 codes for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC beta up for grabs!

Who wants to play the next Call of Duty early, then? Of course you do. And we’re now giving you the chance to do exactly

AMD raises its game, giving away free Assassin’s Creed Odyssey codes with GPUs

AMD is looking to ‘Raise the game’ against Nvidia in the graphics card stakes by offering three free games with each purchase of a gaming-class

Budget AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 chips show up online with 300MHz clockspeed bump

Lenovo has broken the seal on AMD’s entry-level Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X CPUs. The OEM has listed the budget-friendly AMD Ryzen chips

Getting Into PC Gaming #5: How To Get Games & Install Them | Includes DRM & System Requirements

Getting into PC gaming isn’t difficult, it’s just that it helps to know some things beforehand. This is a series where I’ll show you from

EA has developed a “moral compass” to help it build live services

EA is redesigning its development schedules to make sure that games released by the company have their live services tested early. In an interview, the

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