The best PC games reviews, news and updates | PCGamesN.com - Page 5

PC Games News

All Feeds and Submitions Submit Stuff

The Witcher 3 new patch helps keep things stable

Comments1

Witcher 3 players, that stability patch you’ve been demanding is here. Just two days after launch, CD Projekt Red have released patch 1.03 to help keep The Witcher 3 completely stable and free it from some of its launch bugs.  

If you had problem with Nvidia Hairworks, post-process settings, or the UI, these and many more issues are addressed in this patch. 

Read and Comment

Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Blockstorm hands on: dig a trench as Walter White for the first time in an FPS

Comment

For a few years now, there’ve been Minecraft servers that fold the game’s capacity for construction and destruction into a deathmatch format - and lately the movement has spilled out onto Steam, with a growing subgenre of deformable first-person shooters: Ace of Spades; Blockstorm; Blockalicious; Block Sabbath; Back to Block.

Not all of those names are made up. Today I’ve been playing Blockstorm - an FPS that’s been in Early Access since June and garnered some very positive user reviews since.

Time to block ‘n’ load. Ah, somebody did that one? Bums.

Read and Comment

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.

Fractured Space’s colossal new patch celebrates six months of Early Access flight

Comment

Edge Case Games have had their space combat game Fractured Space in Steam Early Access for a whole six months now, and the game has changed a lot in that time. Not a developer content to throw up a build and neglect it, Edge Case have pushed Fractured Space forward each month. And now, half a year on, one of the game’s biggest updates will add two new ships and 11 new crew members. 

Read and Comment

Batman: Arkham Knight live-action trailer asks players to be selfless, determined, courageous

Comment

Call of Duty started a trend for live-action trailers about gamers escaping the everyday, and they’ve tended to be a little on the nose - like a Batfist in a perp’s face.

Black Ops II’s The Replacer and Ghosts’ Stephen Graham encouraged CoD players to abandon their spouses to shoot strangers for a few hours, and revealed their target demographic to be 18 to 25 year-old men who don’t know a good thing when they’ve got it. 

Warner Bros and Rocksteady, meanwhile, think Batman: Arkham Knight is for men of varying ages who feel utterly powerless in normal life.

Read and Comment

Torment: Tides of Numenera footage reveals a world "wondrous, terrifying, alien and exotic"

Comment

Skip the first eight, and head straight for the Ninth World: here the setting of Torment: Tides of Numenera is shown to be technologically fanciful, unnervingly organic, gravitationally unorthodox, flamboyantly colourful, unbothered by the boundaries of science-fiction and fantasy. Oh - and unendingly isometric.

Read and Comment

Was The Witcher 3 graphically downgraded? CD Projekt RED speak

Comments13

Our Fraser’s covered the heavy atmosphere and undeniable good looks of CD Projekt RED’s opus in his Witcher 3 review in progress. But in some quarters, the RPG’s wide-open gorgeousness has been overshadowed by an arguable downgrade from the game shown at the VGX Game Awards two years ago.

“We don’t feel good about it,” said CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski, “[If] you play it and you are not fine, we’ll do our best to make it up. But if you didn't play it and you’re trolling: think twice please.”

Read and Comment

Borderlands follow-up Battleborn will be showing at E3 "in a big way"

Comment

There’s a nice ambiguity to the word Battleborn - excuse me, slickly-animated FPS avatar, but were you delivered as a newborn right onto the battlefield, or do you simply consider it the site of your spiritual rebirth as a true warrior? Ambiguity is good, because we haven’t had much else to mull over in regard to Gearbox’s MOBA-y new shooter.

The Borderlands studio have kept their feature-set closely guarded - but Take-Two have let slip a couple of details about the arena FPS, with the promise of more to come at E3.

Read and Comment

StarCraft II icon Tychus loses cigar for Heroes of the Storm, upsets fans

Comments3

The Heroes of the Storm Blizzard multiverse is the spa treatment of fan service - a blockbuster version of the 3am who’d-win-in-a-fight conversation. Horde warchiefs charge at broodmothers who summon hydralisks to tackle murlocs who fling slime at brewmasters.

But it’s not without its compromises. StarCraft II’s iconic head-in-a-helmet, Tychus, has lost his trademark cigar - and that’s rubbed some of his most ardent supporters the wrong way.

Read and Comment

Overwatch’s McCree is a gunslinging cowboy with a fancy six-shooter

Comments3

Blizzard are starting the hype train for Overwatch, their upcoming multiplayer shooter. They’ve already shown off their medic character and a support monk, but today it’s time for McCree to take centre stage. He’s a cowboy with a metal arm and a very fancy revolver called the Peacekeeper. Take a look at him in action in this video showing off a full match.

Read and Comment

Drive Any Track hands on: splice your music collection with Wipeout

Comment

At first glance Drive Any Track is Audiosurf. You chuck music at it, it generates a race track, and you drive along to your favourite tune. Getting in the driving seat, you soon realise that this isn’t quite true. Drive Any Track has its own feel, and it’s one you’ll probably enjoy. 

The game’s about to head into Early Access, so I took it for a spin to see how it handles. 

Read and Comment

Nvidia Showcase: Ten tips for making stunning GTA V videos

Comment

PCGamesN Nvidia Showcase posts are created in partnership with Nvidia.

Perhaps the best thing about GTA V on PC is the inclusion of the Rockstar Editor, which enables you to record and edit your own movies and even upload them straight to YouTube. It's powerful yet straightforward to use, but if you're planning to create impressive videos then it pays to familiarise yourself with the tools and then use them wisely.

To help out we've put together ten tips that should boost your directorial skills.

Read and Comment

Path of Exile’s new Lockstep mode banishes desync problems

Comments3

Path of Exile had a problem. Desync issues plagued the game, meaning players would be in one location in their game client, but the server placed them elsewhere. This led to lots of monsters killing players who thought they had moved to safety. 

But thanks to a new piece of netcode desync is a thing of the past. The new “Lockstep” mode keeps everything on the client and server synchronised, and stops those unfair deaths. 

Read and Comment

Guild Wars 2 glitch accidentally brings world peace to World vs World

Comment

A bug introduced to Guild Wars 2 yesterday has briefly brought peace to the MMO’s most fractious quarter: World vs World. Players from competing servers found each other marked as friendly, and the constant contention that has gripped the game for almost three years since its release came to a sudden halt.

“We're currently investigating a problem with world peace in WvW,” wrote ArenaNet - who have christened the issue W<3W.

Their players, meanwhile, decided to seize the chance to hold an inter-world peace march.

Read and Comment

Minecraft YouTubers get their own blocky toy range

Comments1

Minecraft merchandise is its own industry. A year and a half ago, the Minecraft annual outsold One Direction’s rival tome - and in July we learned that Mojang’s licensed and unlicensed book babies were giving the children’s print market a much-needed boost.

Now, Minecraft is more than big enough to claim its own section of Toys R Us. And in that section, there’s a subsection, in which you’ll find blocky model YouTubers.

Read and Comment

Blade & Soul hands on: how NCSoft are bringing Wushu West

Comments6

Bringing Korean games to the West is hard. Their reputation for hard grind proceeds them. That’s NCSoft’s big conundrum. Can Western gamers fall in love with an Eastern produced MMO? Can the game be adapted to our tastes without losing its soul? 

Blade & Soul, NCSoft’s cult martial arts MMO is the big test. It comes to the West this Winter, with a closed beta opening in the Autumn. 

The question is: should you care? 

Read and Comment

Pages

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
We’ve got 1,000 beta keys for Orcs Must Die! Unchained - and you can get unfettered access

Orcs Must Die! Unchained

We’ve got 1,000 beta keys for Orcs Must Die! Unchained - and you can get unfettered access

WildStar is going free-to-play because subscriptions are

Wildstar

WildStar is going free-to-play because subscriptions are "the antithesis of inclusivity"

We’ve got 90 hero bundles for Heroes of the Storm; would you like one?

Heroes of the Storm

We’ve got 90 hero bundles for Heroes of the Storm; would you like one?

The 20 best RPGs on PC

Best RPGs

The 20 best RPGs on PC

We've got 1,000 starter packs for Magicka: Wizard Wars. Why not start a fight?

Magicka: Wizard Wars

We've got 1,000 starter packs for Magicka: Wizard Wars. Why not start a fight?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC review

The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC review

Making it in Unreal: Starfall Tactics brings a heavy metal ethos to space strategy

Starfall Tactics

Making it in Unreal: Starfall Tactics brings a heavy metal ethos to space strategy

Hands-on with Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™

Hands-on with Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

Naoki Yoshida on the success of Final Fantasy XIV;

FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™

Naoki Yoshida on the success of Final Fantasy XIV; "The most important attribute is not giving up"

The best Hearthstone decks for beginners

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

The best Hearthstone decks for beginners

Blockstorm hands on: dig a trench as Walter White for the first time in an FPS

Blockstorm

Blockstorm hands on: dig a trench as Walter White for the first time in an FPS

Drive Any Track hands on: splice your music collection with Wipeout

Drive Any Track

Drive Any Track hands on: splice your music collection with Wipeout

Nvidia Showcase: Ten tips for making stunning GTA V videos

Nvidia Showcase

Nvidia Showcase: Ten tips for making stunning GTA V videos

Blade & Soul hands on: how NCSoft are bringing Wushu West

Blade & Soul

Blade & Soul hands on: how NCSoft are bringing Wushu West

The best Heroes of the Storm heroes for beginners

Heroes of the Storm

The best Heroes of the Storm heroes for beginners

Project CARS PC review

Project CARS

Project CARS PC review

Topic of the Week: Do you want reviews in progress?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: Do you want reviews in progress?

Making it in Unreal: facing teenage demons with rage and fear in Red Goddess

Red Goddess

Making it in Unreal: facing teenage demons with rage and fear in Red Goddess

Hands on with the first pornography for the Oculus Rift (NSFW)

Oculus Rift

Hands on with the first pornography for the Oculus Rift (NSFW)

Fair play to Nick Allen: the SKT-Fnatic bug, and the ambiguities of pro League of Legends

League of Legends

Fair play to Nick Allen: the SKT-Fnatic bug, and the ambiguities of pro League of Legends

Why on earth is half the planet playing Clicker Heroes?

Clicker Heroes

Why on earth is half the planet playing Clicker Heroes?

Star Wars: The Old Republic is actually pretty good now, as long as you subscribe

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic is actually pretty good now, as long as you subscribe

Introducing The Bard's Tale IV: the sequel Wasteland 2's creators always wanted to make

The Bard's Tale IV

Introducing The Bard's Tale IV: the sequel Wasteland 2's creators always wanted to make

Weekend Deal Dump: Free fights!

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: Free fights!

Galactic Civilizations 3 review

Galactic Civilizations® III

Galactic Civilizations 3 review

Kerbal Space Program review

Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program review

The best Grand Theft Auto V mods

Grand Theft Auto V

The best Grand Theft Auto V mods

We’ve got an armoury full of keys for Warface guns, and we’re giving them away to you

Warface

We’ve got an armoury full of keys for Warface guns, and we’re giving them away to you

The best Cities: Skylines mods

Cities: Skylines

The best Cities: Skylines mods

The 17 Best Indie Games on PC

List

The 17 Best Indie Games on PC