Gears 5 is currently free on Steam and Windows 10

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Gears 5 is currently free on Steam and Windows 10

Gears 5 is temporarily free on both the Windows Store and Steam, meaning you can probably complete the campaign and dabble in multiplayer without spending a cent. The offer runs until April 12, so you've got until the end of Sunday to get involved.

Obsidian's shrunken survival game Grounded is coming in July

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Obsidian's shrunken survival game Grounded is coming in July

Grounded is a survival game being developed by Obsidian Entertainment in which children, shrunk to a very tiny size, try to survive in their suddenly very large and dangerous back yard. But aside from that basic setup—honey, I shrunk the kids, and now they're in danger of being eaten by ants—we really haven't had much insight into what's going on, or when (aside from a very vague "spring 2020") it will be out.

If you follow one Twitter bot, make it this one that posts CRT monitors

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If you follow one Twitter bot, make it this one that posts CRT monitors

I love my high resolution, high refresh rate gaming monitor, but the thin black rectangles of modern displays don't excite me anymore. Maybe it's just because they're everywhere now and I'm used to them, or I've hit the age where I'm hopelessly nostalgic for the past—either way, I'm tired of LCDs and super pumped about CRTs, these days. I stumbled upon the Twitter account CRT Bot over the weekend, and now I just want to keep scrolling through its tweets to look at endless pictures of old monitors and TVs while shouting "AESTHETIC!" into the sky.

Sea of Thieves adding cats (in hats) and a new trading company in next update

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Sea of Thieves adding cats (in hats) and a new trading company in next update

Brands: They surround us, they lead us, they define us. And in that spirit of corporate cheerleading, the next Sea of Thieves update, Ships of Fortune, will give players the opportunity to fly the flags of their favorite in-game trading companies—the Gold Hoarders, Merchant Alliance, Order of Souls, and Athena's Fortune—and, naturally, earn increased rewards and unique cosmetics for their service.

The PS5 controller looks like it should come bundled with an Alienware gaming PC

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The PS5 controller looks like it should come bundled with an Alienware gaming PC

There you have it, announced out of nowhere: The PlayStation 5 controller, nicknamed DualSense. Sony's new design definitely screams "next-gen." With a two tone design and some blue LED trim around the touchpad, it really looks like it's been ripped right out of Alienware's secret design lair in Austin, Texas. There's not much difference between this and the Alienware gaming mouse or AW510H gaming headset in raw aesthetic if you ask me. Either that, or a budget rendition of EVE from Wall-E (two people have said that to me now, so it's obviously a deft comparison).