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PUBG debuts new Event Mode, with new map coming next week

PUBG debuts new Event Mode, with new map coming next week

While the spotlight has shifted in recent weeks from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to Fortnite, the former is looking to win back some of the battle royal attention with some new updates and content. The first, released on Friday, is a special, limited time game mode that revolves around a new flare gun, while next week will see the first gameplay on PUBG's newest map, Codename: Savage.

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Fortnite Battle Royale update 3.4 is live – Here’s what’s new

Fortnite Battle Royale update 3.4 is live – Here’s what’s new

Fortnite Battle Royale version 3.4 is here and it seems to add quite a bit to the game that is currently taking the world by storm. There are, of course, plenty of bug fixes and optimizations being made in this patch, but those are never the exciting parts of a new update. It probably goes without saying, but most players are likely looking forward to the new weapons and game modes coming along with this patch.

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The PC isn’t dead, it’s even making companies richer

The PC isn’t dead, it’s even making companies richer

What is a PC? In fact, what is a computer? Some market analysts and Apple predict that the next two or three generations will start asking those questions. For years, in no small part due to the downhill trend of PC sales, analysts and journalists have been declaring the PC to be dead. The problem which such overarching declarations is that it can’t be true for all cases. And depending on who you ask, that PC market is actually even more lucrative than ever before.

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Overwatch Uprising returns for a second round next month

Overwatch Uprising returns for a second round next month

Most of Overwatch's in-game events tie into a holiday or time of year, so revisiting them on a yearly basis makes a lot of sense. Then we come to Overwatch Uprising, an event which has no ties to real-world happenings, but rather tells the story of Overwatch back before the team was first disbanded. Since it isn't anchored in the real world, we weren't sure if Uprising would return for a second go this year, but now Blizzard has confirmed that it will.

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Jurassic World Evolution release date revealed

Jurassic World Evolution release date revealed

If you're anything like me, then you loved dinosaurs growing up and the original Jurassic Park may as well be the best movie ever made. There have been quite a few attempts at Jurassic Park video games over the years - some of them successful, others not so much. Unquestionably one of the most ambitions of the bunch is Frontier's incoming Jurassic World Evolution, which tasks you with creating a Jurassic Park of your own and managing the various disasters that are certain to come along with it.

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Sea of Thieves drops plans for “death tax” after community pushback

Sea of Thieves drops plans for “death tax” after community pushback

Now that Sea of Thieves has launched, Rare is looking to improve the game with new features and updates. Right now, Sea of Thieves can feel a little feature-light, with PvP dominating the game because there aren't really any penalties in place for failing. Recently, Rare announced to plans to change that by deducting gold from players who die on the high seas, but after an outcry from players, it seems those plans have changed.

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Fortnite’s tempting starter pack is now live in the US

Fortnite’s tempting starter pack is now live in the US

Over the past few months, Fortnite Battle Royale has become quite the sensation, thanks in large part to the fact that it's free-to-play. This puts it in stark contrast to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the other giant of the battle royale genre, which costs $30 upfront. Of course, Epic Games created Fortnite to make money, and it does that by selling various skins and bonuses as in-game microtransactions.

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PUBG mulls region-locked servers, adds new weapon skins and crates

PUBG mulls region-locked servers, adds new weapon skins and crates

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has a new patch going live on its test servers today, and boy is it a big one. In addition to adding a slew of new cosmetics to the game (more on that in a bit), this patch also explores the possibility of improving stability by implementing region-locked servers. Region locking servers is a feature players have been requesting for a while now, and though the developers of PUBG have resisted those requests so far, it looks like they're ready to give in.

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New Overwatch feature lets you avoid poor teammates

New Overwatch feature lets you avoid poor teammates

One of the best things about Overwatch is how frequently developer Blizzard updates the game not just with new characters and maps, but with enhanced features and bug fixes as well. Not even a week after the debut of the game's newest character, Brigitte, Blizzard has unveiled a new addition to the player reporting tools, one where players can choose to block having someone else as a teammate in future matches.

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Fortnite hacks are out in force: How to protect your account

Fortnite hacks are out in force: How to protect your account

Being one of the biggest games in the world at the moment, Fortnite is attracting all sorts of unsavory folks. We're not just talking about in-game trolls here, but also people who would attempt to gain unauthorized access to your account and lock you out of it. Hackers are out in force, and if you play Fortnite regularly you've probably heard of them compromising accounts left and right. So, what should you do to keep your account safe?

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Sea of Thieves offline this weekend: What you should know

Sea of Thieves offline this weekend: What you should know

After years of waiting and anticipation, Sea of Thieves finally launched earlier this week. Reactions to the game seem to be mixed, but that isn't stopping players from setting sail - in fact, Rare has revealed that more than one million unique players have logged into the game since it released. Unfortunately, those of you hoping to start the weekend by pulling an all-nighter in Sea of Thieves are about to be disappointed.

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PUBG Event Mode gets some Fortnite inspiration

PUBG Event Mode gets some Fortnite inspiration

At this point, it's safe to say that Fortnite has become one of the biggest games in the world, if the biggest. A year ago, things looked very different for the battle royale genre, as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was just launching into Steam Early Access amid a ton of hype, while Fortnite Battle Royale was still months off. Now, with Fortnite overtaking PUBG in a lot of respects, its time for the creators of Battlegrounds to draw some inspiration from their competitors' success.

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