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Overwatch teases new weapon skins feature

Overwatch teases new weapon skins feature

With each event that comes to Blizzard's team-based shooter Overwatch, arguably the best part are the new character skins that get added — the purely cosmetic costume changes that let players change-up the look of their favorite heroes. Now there's evidence that players might soon be able to change the look of a character's weapon individually from their skin, as hinted in a new video from Blizzard about the creation of Overwatch's newest hero Doomfist.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda free trial launches for all this weekend

Mass Effect: Andromeda free trial launches for all this weekend

If you've been eager to check out Mass Effect: Andromeda, the latest in the popular sci-fi RPG series from developer BioWare, but have hesitated due to the mediocre reviews, you now have a chance to take the game for a free test-run. Publisher Electric Arts has brought back the 10-hour free trial that was available exclusively to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers just before the game's launch, only now it's available for all players.

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This is how PlayerUnknowns’s Battlegrounds next update gets a lot more hardcore

This is how PlayerUnknowns’s Battlegrounds next update gets a lot more hardcore

The next update for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is going to be a big one. We don't know everything that's going to be included in it, but earlier today, PUBG visionary Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene tweeted out that it will at last deliver the oft-requested first-person only mode. Servers hosting this mode will appropriately be referred to as "hardcore servers" in-game.

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5 things you should know before the Destiny 2 Beta release

5 things you should know before the Destiny 2 Beta release

After months of talk and teases, the Destiny 2 beta is nearly upon us. In just a few short days, gamers playing on PS4 and Xbox One will be able to get an early look at the game. With a game as big as Destiny 2, there are quite few things about this beta to cover, so here are five things you need to know before you dive in.

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Valve’s banhammer hits 40,000 accounts after Steam Summer Sale

Valve’s banhammer hits 40,000 accounts after Steam Summer Sale

The annual Steam sales in winter and summer are events that a lot of PC gamers look forward to, but what if you woke up the day after the sale to discover that your Steam account has been VAC banned? That was the reality for more than 40,000 Steam users on July 6 - just one day after the Summer Sale ended. That, in case you were wondering, is a lot of VAC bans for a single day.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds full release pushed back

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds full release pushed back

A lot of people have already purchased PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and are enjoying its rough-around-the-edges early access build, but if you're the type to wait on a game until it enters full release, it looks like you'll be waiting a bit longer to get in on the PUBG action. Though developer Bluehole initially said that it was aiming to have PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds leave early access within six months, today that roadmap was extended.

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Steam Link app beta test launches for some Samsung Smart TVs

Steam Link app beta test launches for some Samsung Smart TVs

Valve's Steam Link is a pretty handy tool if you're looking to play your PC games on your TV, especially if your PC and TV are in separate rooms. The only problem is that the Steam Link box currently costs $50 from the Steam store, making it a somewhat expensive accessory. The good news is that Valve and Samsung have teamed up to the throw the physical Steam Link requirement out the window, provided you have a certain Samsung Smart TV sitting in your living room.

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Doomfist is finally coming to Overwatch

Doomfist is finally coming to Overwatch

After of mountains of speculation, Blizzard has confirmed that Doomfist will be Overwatch's next hero. Fans have been waiting for Doomfist to join the Overwatch cast of characters since the game was released, and it looks like he'll play unlike any other character in the game. Even better is that he's going live on the Overwatch public test realm today, so you don't need to wait if you want to try him out.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds desert map teased in new images

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds desert map teased in new images

Back at E3 2017, the team behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds had quite a few big announcements to make. Not only did we learn that the Battle Royale game will be coming to Xbox One, but developer Bluehole also revealed that it is working on two new maps for the game. This is a rather big deal because, thus far, matches have been played on a single map.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda devs say no plans for single-player DLC

Mass Effect: Andromeda devs say no plans for single-player DLC

Fans of Mass Effect: Andromeda have been on a roller coaster of emotions for the last two days over news about future expansions with single-player content for the game. While it's already been made clear that developer BioWare and publisher EA have put the Mass Effect franchise on indefinite hold following Andromeda's mediocre reviews, it appears any hopes for single-player DLC have also been crushed.

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Diablo 3’s Rise of the Necromancer DLC is now available

Diablo 3’s Rise of the Necromancer DLC is now available

After announcing the release date just last week, Blizzard has launched Diablo 3's Rise of the Necromancer DLC. Anticipation for this DLC has been building for months, as it adds the much-loved Necromancer class from Diablo 2. The DLC went live with Diablo 3 version 2.6.0, which was patched into the game just a little while ago.

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GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

The last week has been a frustrating one for Grand Theft Auto V players, specifically those among the game's PC modding community. Things came to a head earlier this month when Take-Two, GTA 5's publisher, sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of OpenIV, a popular modding tool that enables players to create new items for the single-player mode, as well as access to an enhanced video editor. Following a strong backlash from the community, developer Rockstar has stepped in to get Take-Two to soften their harsh stance against mods.

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