PC Gaming

Want your own Dark Souls Estus Flask? Here’s what you have to buy

Want your own Dark Souls Estus Flask? Here’s what you have to buy

When big games are released, the publisher will often make some sort of "deluxe" or "collector's" edition available. When you cough up the dough for this special edition of the game, you'll get things like art books, music, and maybe some kind of cool collectible. Dark Souls III is no different, however, this is one of the first times I can recall a game getting a special version of a strategy guide with similar bonuses.

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Here’s your Fallout 4 Survival Mode guide

Here’s your Fallout 4 Survival Mode guide

Kids these days have it so easy. Back in my day, we played games like Battletoads and Karate Kid, and spent countless hours just trying to get back to the spot where we kept dying. Now they've got quick saves, difficulty levels, and the internet to help guide you through any game you'd like. But Bethesda wants to make Fallout 4 hard enough to satisfy even the most masochistic of gamers.

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Valve’s Chaperone system will work with Oculus Rift

Valve’s Chaperone system will work with Oculus Rift

As the release of both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive draw ever closer, people will no doubt start to wonder about the features of each. More specifically, those that have already pre-ordered the Rift are wondering what they're going to miss out on, by not going with the Vive. As it turns out, one feature developed by Valve will be available on both devices.

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Game Pipe helps you easily transfer your Steam library

Game Pipe helps you easily transfer your Steam library

If you're a PC gamer, then you've no doubt encountered the issue where you're building a new computer, and you need to re-download all of your games. If you use Steam, you can probably get away with copying over the files from the steamapps directory. But I've always thought that there should be a better way. And it turns out, there is.

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Valve offers $1 million prize pool for all future CS:GO tournaments

Valve offers $1 million prize pool for all future CS:GO tournaments

When I was a kid, I was sure that I could make a living off of playing video games. Maybe I'd be testing them, perhaps competing in tournaments, or maybe people would just pay to watch me play. I didn't really think through the details, I just knew that I'd make a living off of doing my favorite activity. While I've never actually achieved that dream, there are definitely opportunities out there. And if you play Counter-Strike, your chances of getting rich off of games just got a little better.

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Bethesda outlines Fallout 4 Creation Kit release plans

Bethesda outlines Fallout 4 Creation Kit release plans

Fallout 4 was, and is, a great game. Sure, there are plenty of things to argue about, such as the never-ending missions that sent you off to rescue settlements. But overall, I enjoyed it a lot. I put it down a month or two ago, and have been letting it sit until Bethesda opens up mod support for the game. And now we finally have an idea of when that will be.

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Dark Souls 3 pre-orders come with original game, or soundtrack

Dark Souls 3 pre-orders come with original game, or soundtrack

The Xbox store has been a wealth of information lately. For some reason, the Australian version of the store has been providing a little too much info. First, we saw the Dark Souls pre-order information last week, then just yesterday, they spilled the beans on the Doom pre-order bonuses. Both pages were pulled shortly after they went up, making us wait for an official announcement.

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Portal and Left 4 Dead demos found inside SteamVR Performance Test

Portal and Left 4 Dead demos found inside SteamVR Performance Test

If you haven't already downloaded the SteamVR Performance Test, it's not a bad idea to give it a shot. Though if you're not planning on venturing into the world of VR, then it might not be all that useful to you. However, those that are looking forward to getting their Vive or Rift in the coming months would do well to make sure that their machine is capable of rendering the video necessary to make the experience enjoyable. There are also some hidden gems tucked away in the demo, as well.

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Sword Art Online is a real game, alpha testing starts next month

Sword Art Online is a real game, alpha testing starts next month

If you've ever seen the anime Sword Art Online, then you've probably wondered when we will get a game like the one in the show. Personally, the show made me pretty sad, because that's the exact sort of game that I'd like to play, but there is nothing even close to it that currently exists, even if you take away all of the cool VR parts.

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First players finally collect every World of Warcraft achievement

First players finally collect every World of Warcraft achievement

One of the best/worst things about an MMO is the fact that there's not really a way to "beat" the game. Sure, you can reach the max level, beat all the dungeons and raids, and collect the best gear. But there's no real ending. Well, two players have come as close as possible to actually beating World of Warcraft, if there is such a thing.

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Why gamers should be wary of Microsoft’s PC gaming push

Why gamers should be wary of Microsoft’s PC gaming push

We know that Microsoft is wanting to commit to cross-play functionality, which is the ability to buy a game on one platform, and have it work for the other. This looks like a big win for both Xbox One and PC gamers alike, but people are still upset about the loss of exclusivity to Xbox One titles. I explained earlier in the week why that's hardly a reality. But there is a good reason to be cautious about this new concept.

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Sega offers up Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe and more for free

Sega offers up Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe and more for free

Everyone loves getting free stuff. Unless it's junk mail, which while free, is still junk. But I'm talking about getting something that you'd actually pay for, for free. And right now, Sega is giving away some classic games that will take you back a few years.

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