The clock is ticking on the end of Overwatch 1
Highly anticipated: We're now a mere five days away from the event gamers are hotly anticipating: Nvidia's unveiling of the RTX 4000 graphics cards. Adding more fuel to the hype machine, team green has posted a couple of new teasers for the GeForce Beyond event, including one with a mystery code that could reveal some Lovelace specs.
Game requires 126GB of storage
For those who keep their PCs under the desk
In context: Nothing can ruin a multiplayer game faster than rampant cheating, so it's no surprise that developers go to great lengths to devise ways to mitigate it. One controversial method is to install kernel-mode drivers that monitor for anything that tries to tamper with the game's software. However, many players are not comfortable with granting such low-level privileges.
Would you like some Minecraft with your Minecraft?
Nintendo is also adding eight additional N64 games to its Switch Online Expansion Pack
In a nutshell: A new batch of classic Nintendo 64 games is heading to the Switch Online + Expansion Pack service in the not too distant future. The crown jewel is GoldenEye 007, which is also getting a re-release on Xbox Game Pass.
Link's next adventure arrives on the Switch next year
A hot potato: Ubisoft is joining the depressingly large number of companies charging $70 for their AAA games, the first of which will be November's Skull and Bones. The French studio has announced that the price will become a standard for its big PS5 and Xbox Series X/S releases. No word on PC games, though it wouldn't be surprising to see it follow in the footsteps of Square Enix and Activision by charging $70 for some titles on the platform.
WTF?! Hideo Kojima's games have a deserved reputation for being unconventional. But there was almost a sequence in Metal Gear Solid 3 that would have gone beyond anything else—and not in a good way: a boss battle that was supposed to last two real-time weeks.
Launching this October for around $160
In context: The popular Nintendo shooter franchise recently launched its third iteration, drawing immense hype and excitement from gamers, especially in Japan, where Splatoon 3 has managed to outsell (by a lot) previous chart leaders. Nintendo has not commented on sales figures in other regions so far however.
It's certainly different
More stock clearing before Lovelace?
Three major games are in the works
A free-to-play FPS classic endures
Far Cry players should watch out for cryptojackers
Hopefully not beyond what we can afford
Nvidia really wants to get rid of those Amperes
PS5 model "1200" is lighter, less power hungry, and completely different on the inside