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Netflix viewers control the story with interactive ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’

[embedded content] We’ve seen services marketed as “Netflix for games” in the past, but it appears Netflix will fulfill that function itself in the future — kind of. The company will soon offer an adaptation of Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode, and it will include interactive elements. A report from TechRadar initially said that a version […]

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Metro Exodus world premiere: Could this be the Half-Life 3 we always wanted?

Enlarge / A dive into a Metro Exodus sewer leads to this creature, which 4A Games calls a "humanimal." This image was provided by the publisher, however, and looks touched up compared to the two hours of gameplay we tested before E3. 4A Games SANTA MONICA, Calif.—The Ukrainian game developers at 4A Games don’t hesitate […]

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Asssassin’s Creed: Odyssey won’t let you romance Socrates, so what’s the point?

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is the culmination of Ubisoft’s efforts to turn its historical playground adventures into full role-playing experiences. The publisher started that effort with Origins, and now Odyssey is overflowing with loot, dialogue options, and romanceable characters. Ubisoft is leaning into these elements while a studio like BioWare, which is known for its RPGs […]

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Sony at E3: Death Stranding is every bit as bizarre as Kojima fans dreamed

Death Stranding sees the protagonist exploring some kind of wasteland with a backpack carrying a suspended baby. Nathan Mattise A new character was introduced in the gameplay demo. Nathan Mattise Strange shadows emerged from the ground and consumed the protagonist at the end of the demo. Nathan Mattise A budding romance seemed front and center […]

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Quantic Dream patches over one of Detroit’s most emotional moments

Enlarge / Hi there, Chloe. Quantic Dream For all the problems we had with Detroit: Become Human‘s storytelling (and they were myriad), the game does offer one surprisingly affecting choice at the end of the first playthrough. Apparently, that choice was a little too affecting for many players, leading developer Quantic Dream to “follow the […]

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Steam Pulls 'Suicide Simulator' Game and Others For Trolling

Valve’s new policy to remain neutral on Steam’s gaming content is showing no tolerance for suspected trolling. On Thursday the digital store dropped AIDS Simulator, ISIS Simulator and Suicide Simulator —all of them shoddy-looking games with controversial titles. “This was a case where the developer’s only goal was trolling,” Valve told PCMag in an email. […]

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The Division 2 takes players into a wet, hot American capital on March 15

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is hitting PC and consoles on March 15. It takes place seven months after the original in a the hot summer months of Washington, D.C. Like the original, it has you teaming up with friends and strangers online to take on missions. Publisher Ubisoft is expanding the action of The Division […]

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EA at E3: BioWare confirms Anthem in Feb 2019, Madden returns to PC

Enlarge / It’s time to embark in the next Desti—er, no, sorry, this is a teaser for BioWare’s new series Anthem. BioWare EA’s E3 press conference on Saturday ended with a big, Anthem-loaded bang. The first entry in BioWare’s next game series, an open-world online-shooter that looks like Destiny with jetpacks, was showcased with a […]

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Anthem gameplay trailer reveals how quests, combat, and flying work

Developer BioWare went in depth on its upcoming multiplayer role-playing adventure Anthem today as part of its EA Play media presentation today. The studio provided a huge amount of new details about the gameplay and story. Anthem is due out for PC and consoles February 22. As it revealed last year, BioWare reiterated that Anthem is […]

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Facebook takes on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer with a game broadcast channel

Facebook is now experimenting with a new gaming video “destination” that combines all the live and pre-recorded gaming videos posted on the social network. Labeled as FB.GG despite the portal’s longer real-world address, Facebook splits its one-stop video showcase into five sections: Live Now, Streams by Game, Suggested Streamers, Recently Live, and Watched by Your […]

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Keep up with all of the E3 2018 fun by following these social media accounts

You can watch all the E3 press conferences and read the latest news on your favorite gaming website (hopefully Digital Trends?), but if you want minute-to-minute insight on everything going on at the gamers’ extravaganza, following along on social media is extremely beneficial. Here are some of the best social media websites to follow during […]

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How to Stream PC Games to Your Phone or Tablet (Even iOS)

The new Steam Link app for Android streams PC games to your mobile device. On iOS, Moonlight is your best bet. Here’s how to use both services. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Mobile gaming has nothing on the PC—the vast library […]

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Steam updates game-content guidelines, will include “something that you hate”

Valve Software Steam, the long-running PC games marketplace operated by Valve Software, has consistently run into issues with approved and restricted content, and arguments about those guidelines have heated up in recent weeks. After Valve removed various “ero” games and then approved the sexualized, violence-against-women simulator Agony, users began asking what was up with Steam’s content guidelines. […]

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Valve: We shouldn’t decide what you can buy on Steam

Unpopular opinion, Steam edition: It is borderline unethical for Valve to curate the Steam store. I know that many people cannot stand the glut of releases on PC gaming’s largest digital distribution service and long for a day when only “good” games of a certain “quality” came to the platform. But Steam’s market share is […]