That would still make for a notably large gaming monitor, even at a 4K resolution, but it's at least a promising sign that soon you could hook up your PC to a well-featured TV and get gaming with little delay. With growing support for VRR, quicker response times, and HDMI 2.1 on TVs, the thought of PC gaming on a TV might not be as abhorrent an idea as we've come to assume in the near-future. … [Read more...] about The 7 announcements from CES 2021 that every PC gamer should know about
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What traditional 'Ubisoft open world game' elements seem like a good fit? What don't?Chris: I'm not a huge fan of leveled enemies in some cases—I'm fine when there's heavies and when reaching new leveled zones results in meeting more powerful enemies, but I recall in Assassin's Creed Origins wandering into a high level zone and encountering a hyena that was like 30 levels higher than me and thus indestructible, whereas a hyena in a level-appropriate zone was just a hyena. It would just feel weird if one standard-issue stormtrooper was cannon fodder but another, because he was standing on the other side of a dotted line on the map, was god-like. Hyenas are hyenas, and stormtroopers should be stormtroopers. … [Read more...] about What do we want from Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars game?
While it's a bit more linear and over faster than the other expansions, the locations are all bizarre enough to be fun and the sidequests match them for oddness, like one where you help a talking gun become a parent, or talk Krieg's sane inner voice out of blowing himself up. You find him detonating dynamite over and over while repeating, "I deserve this," and when he tells you to back off you advance the quest by getting close to him. Each vault hunter has different dialogue for this—I was playing as Amara, who talked Krieg around by explaining that there were people who needed him, and he couldn't help them while he was busy hurting himself. "Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to give yourself a break," she said. … [Read more...] about The best parts of Borderlands 3 are hidden in its DLC
There is one more mod which merits serious consideration: High-Energy Fire. It grants a flat 20% buff to weapon damage while Charged with Light, which is obviously very good—especially in hard content. The reason I don't use it in this build is that each kill consumes a charge. That means it chews through charges very fast, often on trash mobs, and your other mods like Protective Light and Reactive Pulse will proc much less often. Therefore you really have to build around just High Energy Fire, using all your other slots to generate and store as many charges as possible. … [Read more...] about How to create a powerful Destiny 2 ‘Charged with Light’ build that works anywhere
Hitman 3 releases on January 20 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch via the cloud. On the PS4 version, you'll be able to play all three games' levels via PlayStation VR, as well. This will be included for free if you buy the PS5-only copy to ensure compatibility, but both versions need to be installed to support it and you need to use the DualShock 4 controller instead of the DualSense. … [Read more...] about Hitman 2 PC Owners Can’t Play Levels In Hitman 3 For Free, But That Could Change