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Warcraft III is the next classic Blizzard game getting a patch

Warcraft III is the next classic Blizzard game getting a patch

Diablo II isn't the only game from Blizzard's vault that's getting some update attention these days: Warcraft III will be getting a new patch on Tuesday, March 15th. That's right, the classic RTS game for PC that was first released in 2002 and hasn't been updated since 2011 is getting patched to version 1.27. The patch will be released at the same time worldwide, but developer Blizzard is keeping quiet for now on what changes it will include.

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EverQuest Next gets canceled because it “wasn’t fun”

EverQuest Next gets canceled because it “wasn’t fun”

Online games have been around for a while, but EverQuest gave birth to the MMO as we know it. Yes, Ultima Online did come first, but I'd argue that EverQuest really popularized the genre. Daybreak Games (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) has been hard at work on the third installment of the MMO series, dubbed EverQuest Next for some time. Unfortunately, it would seem that all of their hard work was for naught.

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The essential VR accessory for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift buyers

The essential VR accessory for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift buyers

If you want to escape the real world, it's soon going to be easier than ever with virtual reality. Sure, you can use books, TV, and even non-VR video games to escape, but it's not quite the same. With all of those options, you're still connected to the rest of the world in some way or another. Usually you can still hear your surroundings, or at the very least, you can easily see what's going on around you. But with virtual reality, that's not the case. And sometimes that's not a good thing.

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Dark Souls will run at 60 FPS on PC, developer confirms

Dark Souls will run at 60 FPS on PC, developer confirms

PC gamers don't ask a lot. We want a game with graphics settings that we can control, keys and other controls that we can customize, and to not have our framerates limited to 30 FPS. Whenever a studio announces that a game will be locked to 30 FPS, PC gamers tend to go a bit crazy. That's exactly what happened when a representative from Bandai Namco delivered the bad news about Dark Souls 3.

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Diablo II gets patched to run on latest versions of Windows and OSX

Diablo II gets patched to run on latest versions of Windows and OSX

Back in 2000, Blizzard released one of my favorite games of the early 2000's. I'm talking, of course, about Diablo II. Since Blizzard changed the way that character data was stored for online play, the game became one of the most popular online multiplayer games for a very long time. In fact, people still play it to this day. But there are plenty of problems for those who want to play it, as the game hasn't been updated since 2011. At least that was the case until recently.

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Valve announces Portal VR game, dubbed The Lab

Valve announces Portal VR game, dubbed The Lab

Valve is known for a lot of different things. Their popular Steam platform, releasing games on their own schedule, and their inability to count to 3, among other things. Well, fans of the Portal series should be excited to hear that Valve is releasing a new entry into the series. But don't expect to see the number 3 attached to it.

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Must-Have PC Games of 2016

Must-Have PC Games of 2016

While I tend to keep up with the latest console releases, I'm a PC gamer at heart. I like having a good computer with a nice screen that's going to play games with the graphics turned up as high as I can get them. I also like how easy it is to find games on the cheap, thanks to Steam sales, Humble Bundle specials, and countless others.

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Baldur’s Gate gets first expansion in 18 years, later this month

Baldur’s Gate gets first expansion in 18 years, later this month

Games today tend to be supported for a good year or two before the studios move onto the next big thing. You'll get a few good pieces of DLC, maybe something even expansion-sized, if you're really lucky. But then you have games like Baldur's Gate that are still getting content nearly two decades later.

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With Fable Legends canceled, Lionhead Studios may close its doors

With Fable Legends canceled, Lionhead Studios may close its doors

If you've been eagerly awaiting the release of the free-to-play Fable game, Fable Legends, then today isn't your lucky day. The game was originally slated to be released in the last quarter of 2015, but was delayed. According to the latest timetable, the open beta was due out sometime this Spring. And as of today, it has been canceled altogether. And that's just the beginning of the bad news from Microsoft.

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No Man’s Sky will make you learn new alien languages

No Man’s Sky will make you learn new alien languages

If you've ever dreamed of exploring the vast openness of space, you're probably sad that we've yet to even send our first person to a neighboring planet. Thankfully, there are other ways of exploring new worlds, even if they're not real. Starting this summer, No Man's Sky will let you explore more planets than any other game that's out there, and you'll need to learn a few alien languages if you're going to get far.

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Xbox’s Phil Spencer assuages fears of console, PC merger

Xbox’s Phil Spencer assuages fears of console, PC merger

Microsoft's announcement of Quantum Break's PC availability, and the eventual pull out of the game from the Windows Store, has been something of a mess. While it is great news (though not completely) for PC gamers, those on the Xbox side of the fence have started murmuring and questioning. Is Microsoft's stronger PC gaming push and its equally strong Windows 10 push on the Xbox a sign of troubling times for the console? Is Microsoft unifying the console and the PC? Phil Spencer says "no", though a bit ambiguously.

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The Division’s first year of DLC gets outlined

The Division’s first year of DLC gets outlined

With Tom Clancy's The Division coming out soon, Ubisoft has decided to outline what their future plans are for the game. Well, the plans for the next year or so, at least. And while there is DLC that you'll have to pay for, they do have plans for additional content that will be released for free.

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