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Destiny 2 PC beta: here’s what’s changing from the console version

Destiny 2 PC beta: here’s what’s changing from the console version

The September 6th release date for Destiny 2 on consoles is quickly approaching, but PC players still have their own beta to look forward to at the end of this month. The console beta was held back in mid July, giving Bungie plenty of feedback on their networking technology, as well as player response on gameplay changes and tweaks, but now the developer has outlined what adjustments have been made since then, and in-turn will be live in the PC beta.

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OpenAI’s Dota 2 bot defeats world’s best pro player

OpenAI’s Dota 2 bot defeats world’s best pro player

As artificial intelligence has already mastered the ancient game of Go, researchers are now moving on to complicated games of a more modern variety, like the massively popular MOBA title Dota 2. At this year's Dota 2 tournament hosted by developer Valve at The International e-sports event, a new bot created by the startup OpenAI managed to defeat Danylo “Dendi” Ishutin, one of the world's best professional players, live on stage during a 1-on-1 match.

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Sonic Mania PC version delayed at the very last minute

Sonic Mania PC version delayed at the very last minute

The release date for Sonic Mania is quickly approaching, but we're getting word today that those looking to buy the PC version will have to wait just a little while longer to play. Yes, even though the game was slated to launch on August 15, Sega and Sonic Team have pushed it back at the last minute. The good news is that Sega is willing to hand out a freebie to PC players to make up for the delay.

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Overwatch Deathmatch mode revealed: Here’s what you need to know

Overwatch Deathmatch mode revealed: Here’s what you need to know

Overwatch has been one of the most popular first person shooters since it launched almost a year and a half ago, but it's been missing one key FPS game mode its entire life: deathmatch. Players have been asking for deathmatch in some form since launch, but Blizzard has always responded with "no." The thinking behind the lack of deathmatch is that Blizzard would rather have Overwatch be about team-based objectives than simple kill count.

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No Man’s Sky Atlas Rises update released today

No Man’s Sky Atlas Rises update released today

A couple of days back, we heard about a big update called Atlas Rises for No Man's Sky. Yes, it's been almost a year, but despite going silent for a long time after launch, this will actually be Hello Games' third major update for its beleaguered game. When we first heard about Atlas Rises, Hello Games chief Sean Murray spoke only briefly and in general terms about what it will include. Today, with the arrival of the update's patch notes, we're finding out a lot more about Atlas Rises.

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Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition release date announced

Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition release date announced

These days, we can pretty much expect every Bethesda game to eventually get a Game of the Year Edition. Fallout 4 is no different, we've learned today, as it will be getting a Game of the Year release of its own next month. If you've been patient when it comes to diving into Fallout 4, then this is your reward.

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No Man’s Sky is a year old, and it’s getting a huge improvement

No Man’s Sky is a year old, and it’s getting a huge improvement

It's been a while since we've heard from No Man's Sky - almost a year, in fact. No Man's Sky launched in North America one year ago today, and though its release was hyped to extreme amounts, the end result disappointed a lot of players to the point where the developer, Hello Games, received a lot of harsh criticism. After a couple of minor updates, Hello Games went mostly silent, but now the developer is back with a brand new update for the year-old game.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War got greedy, and fans are furious

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War got greedy, and fans are furious

Warner Bros. and Monolith Productions have done a good job of getting people excited for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War so far, but this weekend, the developer and publisher duo made a pretty big misstep. On Friday, Monolith introduced a loot box system for Shadow of War, and over the weekend, fans have taken to various social media platforms to register their discontent.

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Hearthstone gets new Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion next week

Hearthstone gets new Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion next week

Developer Blizzard has finally announced the release date for the new Hearthstone expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, and the good news for fans of the digital card-based game is that they won't have long to wait. Packed full of new features and cards, the expansion will be available for download next week, on Thursday, August 10th.

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Sonic Mania’s new trailer is a special one

Sonic Mania’s new trailer is a special one

Sonic Mania is, perhaps, the most anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog game this side of Sonic Generations. The game is out in just a couple of weeks, and Sega seems content to keep teasing new modes and features right up until launch day. The latest tease comes in the form of a new trailer, which gives us a look at two different special stages that will be found within Sonic Mania's various levels.

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Destiny 2 cheat clamp-down will be a streamer’s nightmare

Destiny 2 cheat clamp-down will be a streamer’s nightmare

Destiny 2 is undoubtedly going to be a popular game, but it seems that anyone who may want to take advantage of that popularity and stream footage of it to Twitch or YouTube is in for some frustration. Bungie revealed today that it's going to make streaming the PC version of Destiny 2 something of a headache, but it may not be for the reasons you think. Instead of limiting what streamers can show like some other developers and publishers do, the issues with streaming Destiny 2 lie with the game's anti-cheat measures.

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Destiny 2: The 5 reasons it’ll be bigger than Destiny

Destiny 2: The 5 reasons it’ll be bigger than Destiny

Now that we're into August, Destiny 2 is right around the corner - at least for people planning to play on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. There are a lot of expectations heading into the release of Destiny 2, and while we got a taste of the game during the open beta, there's still a lot that's unknown about it. Even with that in mind, there are plenty of reasons to believe that Destiny 2 will be much bigger than the original Destiny, and what follows are five of them.

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