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AMD Radeon RX 590 preview – refreshingly solid at 1080p

Will Judd Senior Staff Writer, Digital Foundry AMD’s latest card has been revealed. The Radeon RX 590 is the first AMD card produced using a 12nm process, allowing the card to reach significantly faster clock speeds than the 14nm RX 580. However, that does come at a cost in the …

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How realistic are the post-apocalyptic landscapes of video games?

Barren wastelands. Decrepit and abandoned towns. Desolate landscapes ravaged by time and trauma. Recognisable landmarks slowly but surely reclaimed by nature after our demise. Games have consistently embraced the post-apocalyptic setting. It invites excitement, apprehension and a deep curiosity, and plays on the thought-provoking hypothetical, the ‘what if?’. And when …

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Fortnite fans think they've found a secret castle hiding in a rift

Fortnite fans have stumbled upon a secret castle hidden inside the rift portal beneath Wailing Woods. Well… maybe. There’s still some disagreement in the subreddit, but u/super_star_BETA – who took the screenshot below in the bunker located below the Wailing Woods – reckons it’s a castle, complete with a door …

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Ron Gilbert's forgotten edutainment games

Ron Gilbert. We all know the name. Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion. Most recently, Thimbleweed Park. But, did you know that in the late 90s he made nearly 50 experimental Edutainment games in the SCUMM engine? I was particularly well acquainted. This is because Humongous Entertainment was my gateway to the …

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We need to talk about Kassandra('s biceps)

Oooft, those arms. Since Ubisoft unveiled her I’m certain there’s been many men and women dreaming of those incredible, muscular arms. I am of course talking about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s female protagonist Kassandra. A mercenary in Ancient Greece, both she and her brother Alexios are in peak physical condition, each …

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Hitman 2 review – a surgical to the point of slender sequel

In a characteristically indirect show of political engagement, I spent much of this week’s US mid-term elections wandering around Whittleton Creek, Hitman 2’s idyllic slice of suburbia. If nothing else, there’s a (more coherent) parody of Donald Trump canvassing the neighbourhood in the shape of a local congressional wannabe. Speak …

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The Quiet Man review – a juvenile, incompetent embarrassment

It’s hard to know where to start with this misbegotten game, a short interactive drama with a deaf protagonist and live-action sequences that succeeds only in replicating the experience of flicking between the Starz channel and a substandard PS2 brawler with the TV on mute. It is a terrible idea, …

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