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Below, Capybara's spooky roguelike, might actually come out this year

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 22:43
It was announced in 2013 but delayed indefinitely in 2016.
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The Elder Scrolls Online is going to Summerset

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 22:06
The next expansion is all about the High Elves.
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Hearthstone's Iksar on The Witchwood, how Corridor Creeper got missed, and the mysterious best ladder player ever

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 22:06
We also discuss the cost of the game, if there'll ever be another Charge card, and whether Dungeon Run was too good.
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The next card reveals for Hearthstone's The Witchwood will kick off next week

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 21:40
Blizzard will share the reveal duties with a number of different sites and streamers.
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Pathway is an Indiana Jones-style pulp adventure with turn-based combat

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:58
The pixel-art tactics game about shooting Nazis in tombs is being published by Chucklefish.
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Rainbow Six Siege's new Italian operators have leaked onto Reddit

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:16
Alibi and Maestro aren't slated to arrive until season two, but you can take a look at them right now.
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Pre-Purchase Now - The Elder Scrolls Online - Summerset

Steam - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:15
The Elder Scrolls Online - Summerset is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam.

Join over 10 million players in the award-winning online multiplayer RPG and experience limitless adventure in a persistent Elder Scrolls world. Be part of an ever-expanding story across Tamriel and travel to the stunning home of the High Elves to save the world from destruction in the latest Chapter of ESO.

Pre-Purchase today to immediately receive the Morrowind Chapter and Nightmare Senche mount, along with the Queen's Bounty Pack at launch!

You can also try the Elder Scrolls Online for free until 10am Pacific on 3/28! If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play The Elder Scrolls® Online. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

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Fantasy naval combat game Maelstrom is coming to Early Access in April

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:14
Batten down the hatches for seaborne warfare between Orcs, Dwarves, and Humans.
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How to open Ni No Kuni 2's locked blue chests

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:02
Don't be like me. Don't wait 40 hours to figure this one out.
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HTC’s standalone Vive Focus VR headset will ship globally in 2018

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 19:18
No wires, but no support for PC games either.
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I tracked a player's footprints in 400-player battle royale game Mavericks: Proving Grounds

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 19:16
Muddy footprints and flattened foliage can give players stealthy ways to shadow their foes.
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Lenovo's Legion Y520 gaming laptop with a Radeon RX 560 is on sale for $617

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:52
A serviceable gaming laptop for a handful of bills.
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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 2.0 update unlocks all hero characters and ships

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:40
The big update, announced last week, is now live.
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Fortnite is getting a replay system

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:24
The new tool promises to be a boon for players and content creators.
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Steam Client Update Released

Steam - Wed, 2018-03-21 18:00
A new steam client has been released and is being automatically downloaded.

  • Reduced CPU usage of Steam when redrawing the UI, such as when the mouse is moved back and forth over part of the Library view
  • Improved behavior when re-installing from retail discs or backup files, preferring to avoid downloads whenever possible
  • Fixed an issue where corrupt workshop items could be re-downloaded endlessly
  • Fix for new Steam Workshop item requests not being downloaded due to the “Only Allow Auto-Updates During Specific Hours” feature being enabled
  • Fixed an issue where the in-game overlay could crash or become unresponsive in some Vulkan-based games
  • Improved some cases where chat text was incorrectly treated as a clickable URL when it should not have been
  • Fixed an issue where games could no longer be launched in offline mode if Steam had previously started or scheduled an update

  • Added high-DPI monitor support when running under Windows 10 with the 2017 Creators Update
  • Added window transition animations when opening, closing, or minimizing Steam windows
  • Improved taskbar handling of Steam windows on multi-monitor systems
  • Added detection and support for exFAT-formatted drives

  • Added support for turning off or restarting the system from Big Picture mode
  • Improved native OS integration of Steam client windows. For example, Steam windows can now be dragged up past the menu bar to trigger the Spaces UI.
  • Improved reliability of the Steam Input and Streaming Audio drivers for macOS
  • Added a custom kernel driver for Sony DS4 controllers which allows use with Steam Input when connected over Bluetooth
  • Improved checks for case-sensitive APFS file systems. The Steam client only supports case-insensitive file systems on macOS, and will continue to warn users when running with an incompatible file system

  • Added a 2X-scaling mode with high-res text and graphics when running the Steam client in desktop mode on 4k-resolution monitors. You can also force 2X scaling with the "GDK_SCALE=2" environment variable, or disable it with "GDK_SCALE=1".
  • Improved window-resizing interactions with the window manager
  • Fixed an issue where the Steam client could prevent some desktop sessions from shutting down

Big Picture
  • Fixed a browser hang when a web page transitions to or from full-screen mode

Steam Input
  • Added "Exit Application" controller action. When this action is used within a game, it will prompt the user if they actually want to quit and if confirmed will immediately close the application.
  • Added Chorded Press Activator. The Chorded Press Activator requires another input to be active for it to fire. This can be combined with other activators and either interrupt them or not based on those activators settings. So a regular press can optionally fire or not based on the chorded state, while a long press can optionally interrupt both for example. Chords require the chord button to be pressed first to activate (like shift or control would on a keyboard).
  • Added the ability to unique-ify configurations across Xbox and generic controllers. While the actual hardware cannot be differentiated, we treat them as unique controllers based on connection order. So if they elect to use unique configurations, configurations will be applied based on first, second, third, etc. identical controller.
  • Added hardware Joystick Calibration section in Controller Settings. This allows customizing the controller joystick deadzone on a per-controller, per joystick basis. There is an auto-calibration system that attempts to determine the ideal deadzone, as well as manual sliders for overriding those values. As Xbox controllers can’t be differentiated beyond type, they will only rely on controller order. Different device types, such as an Xbox One vs and Xbox One S controller, will be differentiated.
  • Made previewing state much more obvious when previewing a configuration.
  • Opted-In 3rd party controllers will now detect launchers and use a launcher specific configuration that is the same as opted-out controllers.
  • Improved compatibility with PS4 controller remapping programs – controllers no longer need to be reconnected when starting/exiting those programs. Also users will get a warning dialog if they are launching a game which is using the Steam Input API to support PS4 controllers while a remapper is running.
  • Fixed a bug where non-Steam games would use a desktop configuration when streaming if the controller wasn’t opted into Steam Input support.
  • Fixed using non-tracked gamepads in SteamVR’s Big Picture Mode overlay
  • Fixed Big Picture Mode’s Disk Management screen to accept gamepad/keyboard input on the disk selection dropdown
  • Fixed stuttering in some games due to excessive rumble updates
  • Fixed non-Steam games not being able to take screenshots from the controller
  • Fixed several layer bugs related to change layer bindings
  • Added a mouse movement threshold when determining if the Guide button is being used for a chord or to hold down the button to bring up the Big Picture menu
  • Fixed various On-Screen Keyboard issues including Non-Steam Controller dual cursor mode, improved language accent and modifier key support, and input immediately upon invocation
  • Made Controller Options always visible in the Big Picture Mode library page, even when no controller is currently active; users will be prompted to connect a controller if none can be found.
  • Fixed navigating multiple action sets via the bumper buttons when previewing a controller configuration
  • Fixed a case where the Big Picture Mode overlay could receive input when not active

In-Home Streaming
  • Fixed AMD hardware capture support on R9 200/300 cards
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AMD downplays the severity of recent security allegations related to Ryzen

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 17:37
The security firm says it has "learned some hard lessons."
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GTA 5's most impressive visual overhaul mod looks even better after extensive update

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 17:34
NaturalVision Remastered is drop dead gorgeous.
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The best metroidvania games on PC

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 17:19
A collection of Metroid and Castlevania's most beautiful babies.
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Daily Deal - Grim Dawn, 75% Off

Steam - Wed, 2018-03-21 17:00
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Check out the first game Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone ever made

PC Gamer - Wed, 2018-03-21 16:45
The famed indie creator has certainly come a long way.
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