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Sega announces Total War spin-off Thrones of Britannia

Total War’s new spin-off series now has a name. It will go by the moniker ‘A Total War Saga’, and we already have confirmation of the first entry – Thrones of Britannia. The hook for the series is that it will focus on pivotal historic moments rather than more broadly …

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Intel and AMD join forces to take on Nvidia’s portable graphics dominance

Fierce CPU rivals Intel and AMD have surprised the PC world by announcing a partnership to produce Intel Core CPUs with integrated AMD graphics. The aim is to offer a new type of laptop processor that can offer the performance of dedicated gaming laptops in ultra-slim machines, cutting Nvidia’s successful …

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Fortnite: Battle Royale passes 800k concurrent players

Epic’s latest hit still appears to be growing. As confirmed by the game’s Twitter account, Fortnite: Battle Royale recently hit 811,000 concurrent players. The popularity led to some server problems, but Epic has said that its working on ironing them out. Last month Epic had reported a CCU record of …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could be banned in China

Breakout hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could face losing access to its biggest market. Bloomberg reports that the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association has declared that PUBG is “too bloody and violent” for sale in the country, “deviates from the values of socialism” and is “deemed harmful to young consumers”. The …

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Nvidia’s GTX 1070 Ti is finally official

To the surprise of no one, Nvidia has finally announced its anticipated GTX 1070 Ti graphics card. The card will launch on November 2nd with an RRP of £419, which reflects the spot it will be occupying in Nvdia’s line-up between the vanilla 1070 and the 1080. The spec sheet …

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Injustice 2 sweeps to PC today

DC-themed brawler Injustice 2 will today hit Steam in the form of an open beta. The game has until now been exclusive to consoles, but at some stage on October 25th will arrive on PC in beta. The port is being handled by QLOC, which previously handled PC duties for …

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Valve’s Orange Box paved the way for today’s physical indie retail space

When Valve launched Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two as The Orange Box bundle back in 2007, it had a transformative effect on the games retail space of its day. That’s according to Valve’s Robin Walker, who recently spoke to PC Gamer about the legacy of the game bundle …

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IndieBox subscription service shuts down

Indie game subscription service IndieBox has announced it’s closing its doors. Renowned for creating collector’s editions of PC titles, the service will conclude business with the shipping of its Torchlight II: The Collector’s Edition product. Customers who have also ordered monthly Banner Saga or Invisible Inc add-ons will also receive …

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