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Outriders player discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Windows folder
Outriders player discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Windows folder
If you've been wondering where your free C drive space has been going, look here.
Next Week on Xbox: April 13 to 16
Next Week on Xbox: April 13 to 16
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
What are the best robot games on PC? Strapping into an overpowered robot filled to the brim with rockets and lasers is a power fantasy as old as anime itself.
How to make Windows 10 look like Windows 95
How to make Windows 10 look like Windows 95
Get the classic taskbar and Start menu back, and give the rest of your desktop a '90s makeover.
The best Diablo 3 season 23 builds
The best Diablo 3 season 23 builds
Want to know what the best builds are for each class in Diablo 3 season 23? With the new companions update, a lot has changed when it comes to speccing your followers with decent skills, but it’s important not to forget about your own character’s build. Each one of the playable characters in Diablo 3 has tons of ways that you can mix up their skills, passives, and equipment to turn them into a damage dealing machine.
Use These Apps to Make Windows 10 Feel Like a Chromebook
Use These Apps to Make Windows 10 Feel Like a Chromebook
Nothing against Windows 10, but if you want to simplify it a bit by giving it the Chromebook treatment—tweaking various settings and UI elements to make them a bit easier to deal with, or simply integrating some of a Chromebook’s more useful features directly into Windows 10 itself—nobody is going to give you any… Read more...
Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
When is the Halo Infinite release date? Looking for more details on the upcoming, next-gen Halo game? We were recently shown Halo Infinite campaign gameplay at the Xbox 2020 Showcase, so we've got plenty to dissect. Microsoft certainly got fans of 343 Industries' space game in an excitable tizzy by officially unveiling a new Halo PC game in 2018.
The best platform games on PC
The best platform games on PC
Looking for a list of the best platform games on PC? Back in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, there were countless platformers for console gamers, while the PC had a reputation as a sort of wasteland for this one particular genre.
The Binding of Isaac: Repentance draws over 60,000 concurrent players on Steam
The Binding of Isaac: Repentance draws over 60,000 concurrent players on Steam
The last DLC pack for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth released this week, and fans have flocked to try it. Over 60,000 concurrent players have been recorded, coming close to the indie game's years old record. Courtesy of SteamDB, at the time of writing, 60,780 players have been playing the horror game at once, just 10,000 short of the all-time record of 70,232, set back in 2015.
There's a way to get xCloud running on Windows 10 and stream Xbox games
There's a way to get xCloud running on Windows 10 and stream Xbox games
It's only officially available for Android at the moment, but life finds a way.
Next Week on Xbox: April 6 to 9
Next Week on Xbox: April 6 to 9
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
Morrowind Rebirth turns 10 with massive update
Morrowind Rebirth turns 10 with massive update
Morrowind Rebirth, a gigantic overhaul of the classic RPG game, is getting an update to celebrate 10 years of development.
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
As you may remember, during Paradox Interactive’s recent Paradox Insider event, the company announced that a brand new grand strategy game was going to be announced during the annual PDXCon event in May.
Twelve Minutes is Coming Soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10
Twelve Minutes is Coming Soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10
Today, during /twitchgaming Showcase: [email protected], we announced that Twelve Minutes, our interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop, is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 very soon.
Next Week on Xbox: March 30 to April 2
Next Week on Xbox: March 30 to April 2
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
Shadow Tactics, Mimimi Games' 2016 stealth-focussed strategy hit, is among the best RTS games on PC by our reckoning, and it's getting even more content later this year.
The best online board games to play with friends
The best online board games to play with friends
Looking for some online board games to try out with friends? The biggest advantage board games have over their video brethren is that you can reach across the table to give your friends a slap when they inevitably betray you.
A Steam Page May Have Accidentally Revealed An Upcoming Streets Of Rage 4 DLC Fighter
A Steam Page May Have Accidentally Revealed An Upcoming Streets Of Rage 4 DLC Fighter
Potential spoilers within. It looks like we could be set to receive some DLC for Streets of Rage 4, if a newly-spotted listing on Steam is to be believed. The new page, spotted on the Steamdb website by Reddit user mikesaintjules, refers to an unreleased piece of DLC for Windows users.
Diablo 3 gets its big follower revamp when Season 23 kicks off next week
Diablo 3 gets its big follower revamp when Season 23 kicks off next week
We won't be getting our hands on Diablo 4 or Diablo 2: Resurrected anytime soon, but there's still plenty of dungeon dwelling and looting to do elsewhere.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life system requirements revealed on PC
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life system requirements revealed on PC
Sega's mission to bring all the mainline Yakuza games to PC comes to a close later this week, as Yakuza 6: The Song of Life finally releases on Windows on March 25.
Sega releases beta hotfix to address Yakuza Remastered Collection's PC CPU issues
Sega releases beta hotfix to address Yakuza Remastered Collection's PC CPU issues
A new patch for the Yakuza Remastered Collection on Steam is hoping to address a number of performance and crashing issues currently plaguing the PC port, including missing SFX in bars, distorted window images, and high CPU usage. Whilst currently only available in beta - which means only players who've encountered the issues listed above are advised to participate - the team hopes to address several known problems, including loud or glitching audio, problems with windows shortcuts, crashes during Heat Actions, and infinite loading screens for Club Shine/Jewel. "As always, thank you for your support.
Payday 3 launches in 2023, with 18 months of post-launch support planned
Payday 3 launches in 2023, with 18 months of post-launch support planned
We've been reporting on the ongoing development of Payday 3 since it was first announced back in 2017, but developer Starbreeze has had no shortage of issues in the meantime.
Next Week on Xbox: March 23 to 26
Next Week on Xbox: March 23 to 26
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
Windows Insider builds get Auto HDR with a neat twist
Windows Insider builds get Auto HDR with a neat twist
See what difference HDR makes with the split-screen mode.
Microsoft are bringing the Xbox Series X's Auto HDR feature to PC
Microsoft are bringing the Xbox Series X's Auto HDR feature to PC
Available now with the latest Windows Insider build
Generation Zero is kicking off Year 3 with Resistance, set to launch in April
Generation Zero is kicking off Year 3 with Resistance, set to launch in April
Stealthy survival co-op game Generation Zero has been quietly building itself into a surprisingly large game over the past two years, suspiciously like a sentient machine.
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
As Microsoft goes around acquiring some of the biggest game studios in the world, it seems Sony is out to acquire… major esports events? Today, PlayStation and a new esports venture called RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series - perhaps better known as Evo, the biggest tournament for fighting games out there. Evo Online will take place this year over two stretches, August 6 to August 8, and August 13 to August 15.
Join the Celebrations as Sea of Thieves Reaches Its Third Anniversary
Join the Celebrations as Sea of Thieves Reaches Its Third Anniversary
This weekend marks three years since Sea of Thieves made its maiden voyage on Xbox One and Windows 10, and what a journey it’s been! Since our launch back in March 2018, over 20 million pirates have begun to chart their own tales of high seas adventure, and we couldn’t be more grateful.
Satisfactory’s Update 4 lets you light up the factory floor
Satisfactory’s Update 4 lets you light up the factory floor
Fire up the conveyor belts, because Satisfactory's Update 4 is now out on the building game's experimental servers.
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
We were excited last month to see that a new group of modders is taking up the project of recreating Half-Life: Blue Shift in the lovingly modernised Black Mesa, and now the introduction is available to play.
Diablo 3 season 23 – everything we know
Diablo 3 season 23 – everything we know
Want to know everything that’s coming in Diablo 3 season 23? Even though there is a new game in the series coming within the next year or so, Diablo 3 is still seeing significant support with seasonal updates to keep the game feeling fresh. If you’ve not jumped into Diablo 3 for quite some time, then you might be wondering what exactly seasons are for the longstanding RPG game..
Forza Horizon 4 is a double Steam top seller
Forza Horizon 4 is a double Steam top seller
Looks like plenty of Steam users were waiting for Forza Horizon 4 to arrive on the platform.
Diablo 2 fan remake’s second season is live, adding a new dungeon, and changing PvP
Diablo 2 fan remake’s second season is live, adding a new dungeon, and changing PvP
A second season of content has launched for Project Diablo 2, a fanmade remake of the classic RPG game.
Next Week on Xbox: March 16 to 19
Next Week on Xbox: March 16 to 19
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
Forza Horizon 4 Steam edition — Is this open-world racer still worth it?
Forza Horizon 4 Steam edition — Is this open-world racer still worth it?
PC launcher exclusivity usually lasts about a year or so. Forza Horizon 4 was a huge hit when it originally launched on Xbox and Windows via the Microsoft Store in October of 2018.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Games often have you pick up a suit of armour early on, but in next week's free PC game from the Epic Games Store, you are the suit.
An odd bug in this month’s Windows 10 update is crashing some PCs
An odd bug in this month’s Windows 10 update is crashing some PCs
Fortunately there are a couple of easy workarounds until a proper fix is released.
Viking RTS game Ancestors Legacy now has a free multiplayer edition
Viking RTS game Ancestors Legacy now has a free multiplayer edition
Our team of highly trained game scientists here at PCGamesN has taken notice of some recent trends: first, people seem to like RTS games again; and second, people really seem to be into Viking games all of a sudden.
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
In Stanisław Lem's classic sci-fi short story collection, The Cyberiad, there is a section called The Seven Sallies of Trurl and Klapaucius, two hyper advanced robots who are so advanced they can conjure anything from technology.
Next Week on Xbox: March 8 to 12
Next Week on Xbox: March 8 to 12
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
BattleTech mechs: tips for constructing the best build
BattleTech mechs: tips for constructing the best build
If you’ve spent any significant time with Harebrained Schemes' BattleTech  you’ve undoubtedly had a sense that just as much of the game takes place in the MechLab as on the field.
Popular Total War: Rome 2 mod Divide et Impera gets major update
Popular Total War: Rome 2 mod Divide et Impera gets major update
Out of all the historical Total War games, Rome II still commands a solid core of loyal fans even though the ancients-era strategy game has been around for nearly eight years now.
Microsoft is trying something different to prevent Windows 10 updates from failing
Microsoft is trying something different to prevent Windows 10 updates from failing
Upgrading Windows 10 to a new build is about to go a lot smoother.
Looks like Microsoft is testing 1080p streams for Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming
Looks like Microsoft is testing 1080p streams for Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming
Microsoft is reportedly testing 1080p for Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming. According to Windows Central, anonymous but "trusted" sources sent screenshots of Hellblade running via xCloud, alleging that the streaming resolution was 1920x1080.
Playing Valheim using Vulkan could improve your frame rate and fix crashes
Playing Valheim using Vulkan could improve your frame rate and fix crashes
Valheim's bosses aren't the only thing to get a buff in the Viking game's latest update, as the introduction of Vulkan support for Windows players means your gaming PC might see a boost in performance.
Next Week on Xbox: March 2 to 5
Next Week on Xbox: March 2 to 5
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Can you play the classic Pokémon games on PC? Err, probably, but we wouldn’t know anything about illegal activities like that.
Subnautica: Below Zero release date set for May
Subnautica: Below Zero release date set for May
Subnautica's expansion-turned-sequel entered Early Access over two years ago, and we're finally closing in on the proper Subnautica: Below Zero release date.
Dragon Age 4 kills multiplayer, goes full single-player, according to report
Dragon Age 4 kills multiplayer, goes full single-player, according to report
Dragon Age 4 was at one point "Anthem with dragons," according to a new report, but the combination of Anthem's failure and the success of Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order as a single-player game has convinced EA to just let BioWare make single-player RPG games again.
Give this optional Windows 10 update a whirl if your games don’t look right
Give this optional Windows 10 update a whirl if your games don’t look right
The update fixes over three dozens issues, including wonky refresh rates, screen flickering, and more.
The best Viking games on PC
The best Viking games on PC
What are the best Viking games on PC? The Vikings weren’t the most diplomatic group of settlers in history.
Football Manager 2021's big winter update has arrived
Football Manager 2021's big winter update has arrived
Football Manager 2021's Main Winter Update is here, bringing the usual mid-season changes to player and staff attributes, updated squads after the main January transfer windows, and a cluster of smaller improvements under the hood. The headline of course is the squad and attributes update, which shifts any players that might have made the switch since the game launched in November 2020 to their new clubs, plus new staff, too.
Windows 10 Update: Sun Valley release date and features are as close as we'll get to Windows 11
Windows 10 Update: Sun Valley release date and features are as close as we'll get to Windows 11
This year's 21H2 Windows 10 update promises to be the biggest overhaul of the operating system Microsoft has undertaken since launch.
Fan remake Project Diablo 2 gets a second season of content next month
Fan remake Project Diablo 2 gets a second season of content next month
Last week we found out that Blizzard is officially remastering Diablo 2 and that it's coming out this year.
NASA used the Surviving Mars soundtrack for the Perseverance landing stream
NASA used the Surviving Mars soundtrack for the Perseverance landing stream
The world watched in eager anticipation February 18 as the Perseverance rover made its descent to the surface of Mars after a nearly seven month voyage through space.
Next Week on Xbox: February 23 to 26
Next Week on Xbox: February 23 to 26
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
Want Xbox Wireless Headset’s low latency on PC? You’ll need to buy an extra adapter
Want Xbox Wireless Headset’s low latency on PC? You’ll need to buy an extra adapter
Microsoft's stylish Xbox Wireless Headset is now available to pre-order for $99 / £90, packing a couple of different untethered connections across Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 systems.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Another week means another batch of free PC games from the Epic Games Store, and another hint at what's to come next week.
Minit Fun Racer is a “peculiar little racing game” with proceeds going to charity
Minit Fun Racer is a “peculiar little racing game” with proceeds going to charity
Remember Minit? The 2018 indie darling that's a "peculiar little adventure played 60 seconds at a time"? Well, its publisher Devolver Digital is now launching a brand-new game that takes the Minit formula but puts a neat new spin on it, by turning it into a fast-paced racing game.
A new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod is in the works for Black Mesa
A new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod is in the works for Black Mesa
Gearbox Software is most commonly associated with the Borderlands series nowadays, but decades ago it was also responsible for developing Half-Life: Blue Shift.
Dark Souls 2 is much better than you remember
Dark Souls 2 is much better than you remember
Look, Elden Ring is potentially still years away, which means Souls fans on PC could be in the middle of a very long wait for more brutally difficult FromSoftware goodness.
Microsoft details £90 Xbox wireless headset
Microsoft details £90 Xbox wireless headset
There's a new wireless headset from Microsoft that launches on 16th March priced £90/$100. The Xbox Wireless Headset is designed to deliver "long-lasting comfort" and "customisability", Microsoft said. As you'd expect, it is designed to work anywhere you can play Xbox games: on Xbox One, Series X/S, Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices.
New Xbox Wireless Headset Announced
New Xbox Wireless Headset Announced
Microsoft has announced a new Xbox Wireless Headset that's compatible across Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One generations, as well as Windows PCs.
Windows Defender vulnerability finally patched after 12 years
Windows Defender vulnerability finally patched after 12 years
Took them long enough, but looks like no one noticed until now.
Next Week on Xbox: February 17 to 19
Next Week on Xbox: February 17 to 19
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
Indie Hit Spiritfarer Will Receive Three Major Updates This Year, All For Free
Indie Hit Spiritfarer Will Receive Three Major Updates This Year, All For Free
Development roadmap shared. Thunder Lotus Games, developer of last year's wholesome indie hit Spiritfarer, has detailed plans to launch three "major" updates for the game throughout 2021. All three updates will arrive free of charge across all platforms, with spring, summer and autumn release windows currently expected for each update respectively.
Summer Game Fest 2021 will be “condensed” to “less than one month”
Summer Game Fest 2021 will be “condensed” to “less than one month”
Friends, I gotta tell you - I was not prepared for today, February 8, to be the day we all start talking about E3-style game events for 2021.
Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Steam
Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Steam
When it comes to experiencing the unbridled thrill of the truly open road, Forza Horizon 4 is king.
Forza Horizon 4 Races to Steam on March 9
Forza Horizon 4 Races to Steam on March 9
For the first time, the Forza franchise is headed to Steam with the award-winning Forza Horizon 4 on March 9  Players have been celebrating the seasons in historic Britain on Xbox consoles and Windows 10 PC with Xbox Game Pass, and we’re thrilled to bring Forza Horizon 4 to a whole new audience on Steam.
The best BattleTech mods
The best BattleTech mods
So, you want some BattleTech mods? Even if official development has now finished, it will always remain one of our favourite turn-based strategy games.
Retro games: the best on PC
Retro games: the best on PC
What are the best retro games on PC? The gaming industry has come a long way over the past decade, but sometimes it’s soothing to go back to the basics.
Shadow of Mordor’s nemesis system now successfully patented by WB Games
Shadow of Mordor’s nemesis system now successfully patented by WB Games
After several failed attempts. WB Games has managed to successfully patent its nemesis system from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Here are your Humble Choice games for February 2021
Here are your Humble Choice games for February 2021
It's February. Romance is in the air, which means it's the perfect time for the latest Humble Choice bundle to offer up a selection of games about surviving the trenches of anime warfare, confronting Lovecraftian horror, and trying not to die while lost in the Alaskan wilderness.
Next Week on Xbox: February 9 – 12
Next Week on Xbox: February 9 – 12
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] titles! Get more details on the games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates […]
Epic gives away a surprise triple-A free game – next week’s title revealed, too
Epic gives away a surprise triple-A free game – next week’s title revealed, too
By the time you can claim the latest free PC games from the Epic Games Store, the surprise is already gone, since those freebies are typically revealed a week in advance.
Give this optional Windows 10 update a whirl if playing games crashes your PC
Give this optional Windows 10 update a whirl if playing games crashes your PC
This cumulative update fixes a whole bunch of issues, but is not installed automatically.