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Skyrim: Special Edition plagued with audio issues, Bethesda says fix incoming

Skyrim: Special Edition plagued with audio issues, Bethesda says fix incoming

Skyrim: Special Edition was released earlier this week, and as a remaster of one of the best entries in The Elder Scrolls series of RPGs, its impressive visuals are major overhaul from the original 2011 release. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the game's audio. Those playing on PC and Xbox One have noticed a significant downgrade in sound quality, due to the use of compressed audio files.

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You can still get Skyrim Special Edition for free, but not for long

You can still get Skyrim Special Edition for free, but not for long

Those looking to take advantage of Bethesda's free Skyrim Special Edition offer on PC still have a window of opportunity to do so, but it's running out. If you've fallen victim to that demon called "procrastination," you might be pleased to know that the free Skyrim Special Edition promotion isn't over yet, despite the fact that the game launched around the world today.

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No Man’s Sky developer calls game ‘a mistake’ in apparent hack

No Man’s Sky developer calls game ‘a mistake’ in apparent hack

It's been a little while since we've heard from No Man's Sky developer Hello Games, but now it's broken the silence in a fairly major way. Earlier today, the official Hello Games Twitter account tweeted out that the game was "a mistake" before promptly removing the tweet and making its account private. The plot, it would seem, has thickened.

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Sonic Utopia fan game revealed – here’s how to download the demo

Sonic Utopia fan game revealed – here’s how to download the demo

Those who have been disappointed by Sonic the Hedgehog's 3D escapades may want to take a look at Sonic Utopia, a new fan-game announced today. Sonic Utopia looks to fix some of the problems 3D Sonic games have, offering players an open world to run, jump, and go fast through. If that has piqued your interest, you might like to know that there happens to be a demo you can download to try Sonic Utopia for yourself.

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Civilization 6 tips: Succeeding in the early game

Civilization 6 tips: Succeeding in the early game

You only need to spend a few minutes with Civilization 6 to notice that things have changed since the last time you danced to this song. Civilization 6 presents a number of new features that can be confusing or overwhelming for even the Civilization veteran, let alone newcomers. Using the tips listed here, you should be able to get your civilization off to the start you need to ensure that you remain competitive as the game moves into its middle and ending stages.

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Skyrim Special Edition trailer released with digital launch info

Skyrim Special Edition trailer released with digital launch info

Skyrim Special Edition is just a week away from release, and Bethesda has unleashed a new trailer that shows off some more footage from this enhanced edition. Bethesda's timing is impeccable - with today's releases of Battlefield 1 and Civilization VI, some folks likely forgot that Skyrim Special Edition is nearly upon us. If you're one of those people, consider this your not-so-subtle reminder.

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Steam gets native support for PS4 controllers

Steam gets native support for PS4 controllers

When it comes to playing PC games with a controller, the most common options gamers have is either a Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller. Valve's own Steam Controller is the most recent addition to the mix, but it comes with a steep learning curve and can sometimes require lots of customization to be used comfortably. Fortunately there will soon be another choice in the form of the other leading console controller: the PS4's DualShock 4.

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Turok 2 PC port confirmed in all its retro FPS glory

Turok 2 PC port confirmed in all its retro FPS glory

If you happened to own a Nintendo 64 back in the late '90s, chances are you're pretty familiar with the Turok series. While Goldeneye is often credited with being the big console FPS of the time, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and its sequel, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, were highly regarded in their own right. The popularity of the series can be seen in the successful PC re-release of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, which made its way to Steam in December of last year.

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Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event kicks off with spooky skins and modes

Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event kicks off with spooky skins and modes

It's time for Overwatch's second seasonal event to begin. Following on the heels of the game's Olympics-themed event, which took place over the summer, Blizzard has crafted a new event called Halloween Terror that kicks off today and runs through November 1. It seems you'll want those three weeks afforded by the event planners over at Blizzard HQ, as this event tosses new loot boxes into the mix.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda release date leaked

Mass Effect: Andromeda release date leaked

Thus far, Electronic Arts and BioWare have been fairly tight-lipped on when Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch. Who needs them when we've got Dark Horse Comics, though? It would appear that Dark Horse has leaked the release date of Mass Effect: Andromeda in a listing for the tie-in art book the company is publishing.

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Skyrim Special Edition PC requirements revealed

Skyrim Special Edition PC requirements revealed

We're just a couple of weeks out from the release of Bethesda's Skyrim Special Edition, and like clockwork, the company has released a list of minimum and recommended PC requirements. Obviously, since this version is getting something of a graphics overhaul, it'll require a fair amount more power than its predecessor, despite the fact that the original version of Skyrim was at least somewhat friendly to those playing with lower-end hardware.

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Wasteland 3 becomes fully funded, launches stretch goals

Wasteland 3 becomes fully funded, launches stretch goals

Well that didn't take long: just a few days after launching on Fig, Wasteland 3 has hit its crowdfunding goal of $2.75 million. There wasn't much doubt that it would be a success considering that Wasteland 2 was a crowdfunding hit all its own, and now inXile has until the campaign wraps on November 3 to raise as much additional cash as possible. That, in case you were wondering, means stretch goals.

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