Samsung's beastly 49-inch QLED display is built for gaming

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Samsung's beastly 49-inch QLED display is built for gaming

It would almost be ridiculous not to buy a 4K TV without HDR, since you can get such sets for under $500 -- so it's weird that we haven't seen many HDR PC displays yet. Luckily, Samsung has some big news on that front: It's releasing three new QLED monitors that sound like a dream for gamers. All, including the 27- and 32-inch CHG70s, plus the rather insane 49-inch CHG90 model, offer a 1.07 billion color palette, one millisecond refresh rate, and wraparound 1800R curvature.

Valve releases the first multiplayer campaign for 'Dota 2'

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Valve releases the first multiplayer campaign for 'Dota 2'

Dota 2 isn't just an ever-repeating, five-on-five race to destroy your enemy's base. Every so often, Valve adds temporary cooperative game modes to the MOBA that unite the toxic player base against an entirely different end goal. In the build-up to The International 7 -- a yearly tournament that's like the Wimbledon of Dota -- Valve has just released the most elaborate of these yet. It goes so far as to call "Siltbreaker: Act I" the first multiplayer Dota campaign, since it plays more like a quest-centric RPG than anything else. Unlike the core MOBA, though, it's not free-to-play.

Hackers swipe designs for ‘The Witcher 3’ developer’s cyberpunk game

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Hackers swipe designs for ‘The Witcher 3’ developer’s cyberpunk game

If you're developing a cyberpunk game, apparently you have to watch out for real-life hackers. According to a tweet from CD Projekt Red, "an unidentified individual or individuals" have acquired some internal documents that relate to the company's upcoming title, Cyberpunk 2077. The persons responsible then demanded a ransom for the material, promising to release the material to the general public if their demands weren't met. While this might seem like an elaborate marketing ploy, the company replied to our email for confirmation with an unambiguous, "This is real."

Super realistic racing returns with 'Project Cars 2' in September

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Super realistic racing returns with 'Project Cars 2' in September

Barely a month after the release of the racing game Project Cars back in May 2015, the creators announced they'd already set up a crowdfunding page for a sequel. It seems they were right to be so audacious. Two years after the first game came out, Slightly Mad Studios has released a sizzle reel of footage from the upcoming title as well as a release date: Project Cars 2 is out on September 22nd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

'Life Is Strange’ studio's ‘Vampyr’ arrives this November

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'Life Is Strange’ studio's ‘Vampyr’ arrives this November

Life Is Strange was one of my favorite games of last year. Putting players in a refreshingly normal college setting, it was an interactive experience built around the complexity of human relationships. Now, with its latest title Vampyr, developer Don't Nod has decided to go completely the other way, fully embracing the fantastical. A new trailer shows more of the studio's supernatural take on 1918 London, confirming a November release date on PS4, PC and Xbox One for the choice-based action game.

A video game trailer has been nominated for an Academy Award

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A video game trailer has been nominated for an Academy Award

Despite being one of the biggest entertainment mediums on the planet, it's rare to see video games getting the mainstream recognition that they deserve. Now, it looks like that's beginning to change, as, for the first time in history, a video game trailer has been nominated for an Academy Award. The promotional video in question is for this year's intriguing philosophical world simulator, Everything.

Real-world 'Mario Kart' is headed to Japan's Nintendo theme park

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Real-world 'Mario Kart' is headed to Japan's Nintendo theme park

To celebrate the start of construction on Super Nintendo World, Universal Studios Japan has released its first teaser trailer for the upcoming park attraction. And what's more, the pair confirmed that a Mario Kart ride will be the jewel in its crown, which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. Previously published patent documents suggest this guaranteed crowd-pleaser will run on a rail, but let one rider control drift while their kart partner concentrates on power-up and weapon use. Super Nintendo World is set to open at some vague time before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, though, so it's unlikely we'll get any firm details in the immediate future.

Epic's long-awaited 'Fortnite' hits consoles and Steam July 25th

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Epic's long-awaited 'Fortnite' hits consoles and Steam July 25th

We've been waiting on Epic Games' fort-building monster defense game Fortnite for a long, long time. First announced in 2011, the developer's initial Unreal Engine 4 title was slated to be a PC exclusive. A trailer released in 2014 gave interested fans a bit of hope, and we even saw the gameplay at E3 in 2015. Now that we've hit 2017, though, Fortnite is poised to actually release on July 25th to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, along with "paid early access" to the game via pre-order.

'Shenmue 3' delayed by up to a year

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'Shenmue 3' delayed by up to a year

The third part of the Shenmue saga has been delayed, developer Ys Net revealed in a Kickstarter update today. Shenmue 3 was supposed to ship this December, however that always seemed unlikely given how little we've seen of the game through screenshots and gameplay snippets. In a video, series creator Yu Suzuki broke the news that the title will now be released in the second half of 2018. "By utilizing new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions," he said. "In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you."