Razer Blade (2017) review

Mar 23 7:33pm Gaming–Digital Trends
The Razer Blade has quickly become a contender among gaming laptops, and the 2017 version is no exception. It turns performance up to 11, can it justify its lavish price tag? The post Razer Blade (2017) review appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Arsetto Corsa adds native Vive and OSVR support with OpenVR

Mar 23 4:59pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Arsetto Corsa now has official VR support for headsets other than the Oculus Rift. In its latest patch, the game now has native support for the HTC Vive and OSVR's various supported headsets, thanks to the OpenVR framework. The post Arsetto Corsa adds native Vive and OSVR support with OpenVR appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Creative Assembly teases a new Total War game with countdown timer

Mar 23 4:52pm Gaming–Digital Trends
The official website for the Total War strategy game series has been altered to feature a countdown ending on March 31. There are a number of clues that might point to whatever this new announcement is. The post Creative Assembly teases a new Total War game with countdown timer appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nier: Automata fan patch gives a big boost to detail, framerates

Mar 23 3:45pm Gaming–Digital Trends
A new fan patch for Nier: Automata tweaks the settings, which could be enough to fix many of the framerate issues experienced by a number of players and letting them set higher detail levels. The post ‘Nier: Automata’ fan patch gives a big boost to detail, framerates appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Games galore: Ryse and more major titles go free in April via Xbox Live Gold

Mar 23 3:03pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Xbox Live Gold subscribers are gearing up for a busy month in April, as Microsoft will give away free copies of Ryse: Son of Rome, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and more through the end of the month. The post Games galore: ‘Ryse’ and more major titles go free in April via Xbox Live Gold appeared first on Digital Trends.
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ReCore isnt even finished, so why is it getting a definitive rerelease?

Mar 23 2:42pm Gaming–Digital Trends
ReCore was one of the most disappointing games of 2016, so why are its developers taking a victory lap with a prestige re-release? The post ‘ReCore’ isn’t even finished, so why is it getting a “definitive” rerelease? appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Facebook Just Jumped Into The Live Streaming Business

Mar 23 1:54pm Cinema Blend Games
If you've ever wanted to more seamlessly merge your social media audience with your livestreaming audience, Facebook has now made available the tools to do exactly that.
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Capcom needs PC gamers help to test online Street Fighter V fixes

Mar 23 1:49pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Free seven-day beta includes fully rebuilt netcode, speed boosts between matches.
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Here's What Mass Effect: Andromeda's New Patch Actually Does

Mar 23 1:41pm Cinema Blend Games
BioWare rolled out a patch for both the early access 10-hour trial version and retail release of Mass Effect: Andromeda. The game dropped on Tuesday, March 21st for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and BioWare explained what patch 1.04 actually does for the game.
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Leaked Destiny 2 Poster Implies Major Reveals May Be On The Way

Mar 23 1:16pm Cinema Blend Games
Bungie has been rolling out a whole bunch of Destiny news as of late, preparing players for the popular FPS' last hoo-rah before heading full throttle into Destiny 2. Unfortunately, it looks like one overzealous retailer may have stolen their thunder for the next game in the...
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Free Street Fighter V Steam trial includes DLC characters, new features

Mar 23 1:12pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Capcom announced that its one-on-one fighting game Street Fighter V will be free to play on Steam next week, offering PC players a glimpse of new features and balance tweaks arriving in the months ahead. The post Free ‘Street Fighter V’ Steam trial includes DLC characters, new features appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Corsair One launches today, starting at $1,799 for standard version, $2,299 for Pro edition

Mar 23 1:11pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Corsair has officially launched its first prebuilt gaming PC, the Corsair One, which crams a lot of power into a relatively small form factor, but carries a high price tag as a result. The post Corsair One launches today, starting at $1,799 for standard version, $2,299 for Pro edition appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Steelseries Rival 500 review

Mar 23 12:38pm Gaming–Digital Trends
The Rival 500 takes aim at MMO and eSports mice by providing a host of new features, but is a strong design enough to stand up to the competition? The post Steelseries Rival 500 review appeared first on Digital Trends.
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A Complete Guide to Mass Effect: Andromeda Romances

Mar 23 12:05pm Gaming–Digital Trends
'Mass Effect: Andromeda' doesn't take romance lightly, even if you can opt for the occasional hookup. Here's what it takes to flirt and create lasting relationships with the characters of BioWare's latest space epic. The post A Complete Guide to ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Romances appeared first on Digital Trends.
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For Honor director: We never intended for you to unlock everything

Mar 23 11:56am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Kieken sees optional cosmetic items as pick-and-choose end game content. ...
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Nintendo explains Switch Joy-Con connection issues in official statement

Mar 23 10:46am Gaming–Digital Trends
Nintendo has issued an official statement regarding the cause of the left Joy-Con connectivity issues plaguing the Switch, vowing that there's no inherent design issue, but a manufacturing variation. The post Nintendo explains Switch Joy-Con connection issues in official statement appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Khronos helping developers write games that can run on Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX 12

Mar 23 9:28am Gaming–Digital Trends
Khronos has concluded that current cross-platform solutions aren't sufficient to support every platform, and so it's is creating a portable API that will run on top of Vulkan, Metal, and Microsoft DirectX 12 The post Khronos helping developers write games that can run on Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX 12 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Corsair One review: The best small form factor PC weve ever tested

Mar 23 9:05am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
So good it almost makes you forget about the horror that was the Bulldog. Almost.
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Bloodstained Cancels Planned Wii U Version In Favor Of The Switch

Mar 22 10:10pm Cinema Blend Games
Koji Igarashi, the father of Castlevania, updated backers recently about the progress of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and the platforms they have plans on releasing the game on. They're actually canceling the game's release on the Wii U in favor of putting the game on the...
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Pokemon Go's New In-Game Event Is All About The Water, Get The Details

Mar 22 9:45pm Cinema Blend Games
Spring is here, which means it's nearly time for April showers. In Pokemon Go, they're keeping with the spirit of the season by putting a temporary focus on water type Pokemon. Get your rubber boots ready, it's time to hunt Magikarp.
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The Latest PS4 Update Is Causing Problems For Many Users

Mar 22 9:27pm Cinema Blend Games
Updating firmware for any device is a dangerous game. Home consoles receive updates for their OS almost as frequently as Steam or Origin undergo major changes. Of course, just like with a PC, sometimes those firmware updates can cause major problems for many users, which is exactly what happened...
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Here's When We'll Get Our First Look At Fallout 4 VR

Mar 22 9:06pm Cinema Blend Games
One of the more highly anticipated games coming out from Bethesda is the VR version of Fallout 4. Details on this virtual reality take on the popular open-world shooter-RPG have been sparse up until now. Gamers can now find out exactly when they can get more info on the Fallout 4...
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The arcade worlds first Easter egg discovered after fraught journey

Mar 22 5:15pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Atari's Starship 1 has been hiding a Hi Ron! from the world all this time.
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The worlds first official gaming-company newsletter, now preserved online

Mar 22 4:20pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Step back into Atari's nine most glorious years via the Coin Connection.
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Facebook Live targets gamers with new streaming options for desktop, laptop PCs

Mar 22 3:52pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Facebook has introduced a set of new video streaming features as part of its expanded Facebook Live platform that allow users to stream live video and gameplay footage from desktop or laptop computers. The post Facebook Live targets gamers with new streaming options for desktop, laptop PCs appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nintendo offering simple fix for disconnecting Switch controllers [Updated]

Mar 22 3:44pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Newer controllers at retail may also feature a corrected antenna.
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Xbox Unveils New Tech Series Controllers

Mar 22 3:43pm Cinema Blend Games
Are you in the market for a fancy new Xbox One controller? Then maybe Microsoft can interest you in its new line of Tech Series controller, boasting a spiffy visual upgrade and some additional bells and whistles for a premium price.
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PlayStation Is Running A Sale On Exclusives

Mar 22 1:55pm Cinema Blend Games
PlayStation owners who want to spice up their library with something fresh, unique, different, exciting or challenging, will find that Sony has a current sale going on right now on PlayStation exclusives over on the PlayStation Store.
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The Secret Of Mana Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch, In Japan

Mar 22 1:34pm Cinema Blend Games
Nintendo's launch line-up for the Nintendo Switch may have been sparse and, for many, underwhelming. However, variety is the spice of life and Nintendo is looking to add some new entries to their software menu for the Switch by reviving an old SNES classic in the form of The Secret of...
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Mass Effect: Andromeda guide to loadouts, weapons, skills and profiles

Mar 22 1:30pm Gaming–Digital Trends
The latest Mass Effect title offers ample customization. Here's everything you need to know about leveling up and equipping your Pathfinder to be the most effective biotic, engineer, soldier, or hybrid class you can be. The post ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ guide to loadouts, weapons, skills and profiles appeared first on Digital Trends.
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New Features On The Way For Xbox Live

Mar 22 1:29pm Cinema Blend Games
It's nearly time for a fresh update to Xbox Live, bringing with it a handful of features that have been teased already, as well as some intriguing new additions.
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Ghostbusters: Now Hiring unexpectedly launches for PlayStation VR

Mar 22 1:20pm Gaming–Digital Trends
The unexpected launch of Ghostbusters: Now Hiring, an episodic adventure for PSVR, places you in the shoes of a new recruit. In the first episode, you explore the Ghostbusters HQ with a Patton Oswalt-voiced ghost as your guide. The post ‘Ghostbusters: Now Hiring’ unexpectedly launches for PlayStation VR appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Game Freaks Is Probably Working On A New Pokemon Game

Mar 22 1:04pm Cinema Blend Games
A lot of rumors have been circulating concerning a possible Pokemon game on the Nintendo Switch and, thanks to a recent job posting, we have our best evidence yet that just such a game might actually be in development.
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Overwatch May Get A Map Editor, Eventually

Mar 22 12:58pm Cinema Blend Games
One of the best ways to keep a shooter game's community alive and well is to release new content for it regularly. One way of doing that is allowing users to create their own content for the game. In the case of Overwatch, that could come in the form of a map editor... eventually.
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VR version of Fallout 4 will be playable on the show floor at E3 2017

Mar 22 12:51pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Bethesda's Pete Hines relays high praise for the virtual reality version of Fallout 4, and confirms that the game will be playable on the show floor at this year's E3 event in June. The post VR version of ‘Fallout 4’ will be playable on the show floor at E3 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nintendo finds a simple fix for Switch controller issues: A small piece of foam

Mar 22 11:51am Gaming–Digital Trends
Nintendo has found a fix for Joy-Con controllers on the Switch console that have experienced disconnecting issues: A small piece of foam. The left controller has become notorious for losing sync with the system. The post Nintendo finds a simple fix for Switch controller issues: A small piece of foam appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Castlevania-like Bloodstained canceled on Wii U, now coming to Switch

Mar 22 11:49am Gaming–Digital Trends
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been canceled on the Wii U and will now arrive to the Nintendo Switch instead. The game is also scheduled to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC. The post Castlevania-like ‘Bloodstained’ canceled on Wii U, now coming to Switch appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nintendo offering simple fix for disconnecting Switch controllers

Mar 22 11:12am Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Newer controllers at retail may also feature a corrected antenna.
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A beginners guide to mastering the many characters of Overwatch

Mar 22 10:51am Gaming–Digital Trends
'Overwatch,' is a hit, but it might be a bit overwhelming for new players. Check out our in-depth guide for explanations on each of the different characters, as well as a few tips and tricks to get you started. The post A beginner’s guide to mastering the many characters of ‘Overwatch’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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First Halo Wars 2 DLC announced, plans confirmed for monthly packs

Mar 22 9:32am Gaming–Digital Trends
The first of many DLC characters has been released for Halo Wars 2 and with it comes a fierce new ally named Lt. Colonel Morgan Kinsano. With her comes an army of incendiary units and game-changing abilities. The post First ‘Halo Wars 2’ DLC announced, plans confirmed for monthly packs appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Lord of the Rings Dominic Monaghan Explains New Sci-Fi film Atomica

Mar 21 7:20pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Dominic Monaghan, the actor who starred in seminal genre projects like Lost and Lord of the Rings talks about his new sci-fi flick, Atomica, and how digital platforms have expanded his horizons in this exclusive interview. The post Lord of the Rings’ Dominic Monaghan Explains New Sci-Fi film ‘Atomica’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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AMDs latest driver fixes texture flickering in Mass Effect: Andromeda, more

Mar 21 6:35pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Just six days after releasing an optimized driver, AMD launched another driver on Tuesday focused on the Mass Effect: Andromeda game. The driver also includes a new profile for multi-GPU systems running the game with DirectX 11. The post AMD’s latest driver fixes texture flickering in ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda,’ more appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Microsoft reveals military-inspired 'Tech Series' Xbox One controllers

Mar 21 5:28pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Microsoft announced a new series of enhanced Xbox One controllers that are inspired by military technology and performance patterns, promising increased accuracy and comfort during intense multiplayer matches. The post Microsoft reveals military-inspired 'Tech Series' Xbox One controllers appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Xbox Live Is Having Serious Problems

Mar 21 5:12pm Cinema Blend Games
When it comes to online gaming there's always going to be issues with the service at some point or another. It's inevitable. On March 20th, the Xbox Live service suffered a major malfunction and Microsoft have been working around the clock due to Xbox Live having serious problems.
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Torment: Tides of Numenera review: Mind reading

Mar 21 4:10pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Planescape-inspired title is fun to read, if not always fun to play.
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Researchers watched the end of an online world, and it was surprisingly civil

Mar 21 3:15pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Using 275 million records and an MMORPG, a team of international researchers attempts to reveal how humans will behave as the end of days approach. The post Researchers watched the end of an online world, and it was surprisingly civil appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Secret of Mana stars in Seiken Densetsu Collection for Nintendo Switch

Mar 21 3:15pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Square Enix is bringing a compilation of its classic action RPGs to the Nintendo Switch in June, bundling the Super NES hit Secret of Mana alongside its predecessor and sequel as part of the upcoming Seiken Densetsu Collection. The post ‘Secret of Mana’ stars in ‘Seiken Densetsu Collection’ for Nintendo Switch appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Volumetric capture is the swift kick in the butt VR so desperately needs

Mar 21 2:32pm Opposable Thumbs – Ars Technica
Throw your 360-degree videos in the trash. VR documentaries just got way better.
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BenQs E-Series line has a new display for PC gamers and one for graphic designers

Mar 21 2:25pm Gaming–Digital Trends
BenQ has introduced two new desktop monitors: One curved unit ideal for PC gamers and one flat unit aimed at digital graphic designers. The curved unit supports AMD FreeSync for gaming, while the flat panel supports the sRGB color space. The post BenQ’s E-Series line has a new display for PC gamers and one for graphic designers appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Frank West Will Go Full Zombie In New Dead Rising 4 DLC

Mar 21 2:12pm Cinema Blend Games
For those of you who can't get enough of bashing through hordes of zombies in Dead Rising 4, you'll be happy to know that the game's next piece of DLC is set to arrive in just a couple of weeks. Even better, it'll be story-driven and see the game's protagonist, Frank West, struggling to...
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Watch Cheetah Destroy Wonder Woman In New Injustice 2 Trailer

Mar 21 2:02pm Cinema Blend Games
For \_Injustice 2, \_gamers have been asking for more villains from other DC heroes' rogue galleries that aren't associated with Batman. Well, NetherRealm Studios have obliged, revealing Cheetah as one of the villains joining the roster.
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Is The Evil Within Getting A Sequel? Here's What We Know

Mar 21 1:44pm Cinema Blend Games
Shinji Mikami, the original creator of Resident Evil, managed to get a second wind at horror with the Evil Within series. The first game was received with lukewarm results, but some new information seems to point to a new game being in the works and here's what we know.
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The One For Honor Emote You Might Actually Want

Mar 21 1:41pm Cinema Blend Games
Ubisoft's For Honor has a lot of unlockable gear and goodies, just like Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch. Well, one of the things you can unlock in the game is an emote, and there's one particular emote you'll definitely want to get.
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Designing Sparc: How CCP Games went from making a space shooter to VR sports

Mar 21 1:15pm Gaming–Digital Trends
At the Game Developers Conference last week, we sat down with CCP Games Atlanta executive producer Morgan Godat to find out how the developer is making its own sport specifically for VR. The post Designing Sparc: How CCP Games went from making a space shooter to VR sports appeared first on Digital Trends.
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An Overwatch map editor is more likely than you might think

Mar 21 12:31pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Overwatch could get a map editing tool for community members in the future, but Blizzard says it is still a long way from implementation. The game's newest character, Orisa, launched today on all platforms. The post An ‘Overwatch’ map editor is more likely than you might think appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia gets an adorable limited edition

Mar 21 12:09pm Gaming–Digital Trends
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will launch on May 19 with a limited edition that includes an adorable pin set. The game is a full remake of the Famicom's Fire Emblem Gaiden. The post ‘Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia’ gets an adorable limited edition appeared first on Digital Trends.
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