Hands-on: Middle Earth: Shadow of War gets more creative with Tolkien’s universe

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Spread the loveTweet A lot of time and effort will be spent discussing Middle Earth: Shadow of War’s improved Nemesis System between now and probably about a month after release.…


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HDR and video games: Ars leaves E3 with more questions than answers

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / This high dynamic range mock-up does not truly represent how HDR images look compared to SDR ones. Sadly, our experiences on the E3 show floor…


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A remaster with no old code: Crash Bandicoot was rebuilt nearly from scratch

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Recovered 3D meshes help, but pretty much everything about this Crash remaster image had to be rebuilt from scratch. reader comments 26 Share this story…


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Sony’s PlayLink links your phone to your PS4 for multiplayer minigame madness

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Spread the loveTweet Mark Walton reader comments 2 Share this story You’d be forgiven for wondering just what the heck Sony’s PlayLink is. Rumoured to have been pulled from the…


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The Crew 2 hands-on preview: Virtual tourism by land, sea, and air

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Spread the loveTweet I still feel nostalgic for The Crew. It’s not that it was an excellent racing game—it wasn’t. Not by any means. The early hours were a grind,…


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Hands-on: Assassin’s Creed: Origins still feels like Assassin’s Creed

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Spread the loveTweet When Ubisoft announced last year that the Assassin’s Creed series would take a year off, retool, and return in 2017, I anticipated huge sweeping differences. The series…


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Hands-on: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus mixes Nazi slaying with surprise and delight

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Spread the loveTweet Game demos are rarely surprising. Not really, anyway. They’re not meant to be. A game demo is meant to sell you on a game, and to do…


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Kingdom Come: Deliverance is like an ultra-realistic Skyrim set in the Holy Roman Empire

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Spread the loveTweet Kingdom Come: Deliverance has positioned itself as a “realistic Elder Scrolls game.” Taking the first-person viewpoint, the wide-open world, and the get-better-at-a-skill-by-using-it talent system, there are definite…


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E3 2017’s brightest indie games, cataloged in words and video

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 11 Share this story View more stories Record crowds, long lines, and hype-filled booths meant that much of Ars’ E3 experience was spent not playing video…


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The powerful PC hardware of E3 2017

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Spread the loveTweet At E3 2017, PC games were everywhere, and because great software needs hardware to run, PCs lurked in every nook and cranny of the show, too. Hell,…


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