Outlast 2 Australian classification confusion explained by studio

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Outlast 2 Australian classification confusion explained by studio

Outlast 2 was refused classification in Australia earlier this month due to what the Australian Classification Board deemed "implied sexual violence". A week later, the same board reneged and mysteriously granted it an R18+ rating, saving it from an effective ban in the country. At the time, it appeared that the Classification Board had simply had a change of heart upon re-assessing the game, but the matter was more complicated, it turns out.

AMD RX Vega will come in 4GB and 8GB variants

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AMD RX Vega will come in 4GB and 8GB variants

Over the weekend, AMD held a tech summit over in Beijing. There wasn't a lot of new information, mostly going over what we already know, and we still don't have an official launch date or price, but AMD did reveal that there will be two different memory configurations for Vega, 4GB and 8GB.

Civilization 6 'Spring Update' will reduce warmonger penalties and tune the AI

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Civilization 6 'Spring Update' will reduce warmonger penalties and tune the AI

The patch notes for the upcoming Civilization 6 Spring Update break down a wide range of changes coming to the game, which 2K games said will include "balance changes, AI adjustments, multiplayer changes, and bug fixes." Highlights include a Harbor buff that "will bring the strength of the various districts in line with each other," and a reduction in warmonger penalties, "so they only hit with their full strength if you are truly wresting valuable cities from your opponents." 

Hearthstone's 'Year of the Mammoth' daily rewards include card packs and a Golden Volcanosaur

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Hearthstone's 'Year of the Mammoth' daily rewards include card packs and a Golden Volcanosaur

The Hearthstone expansion Journey to Un'Goro is coming in early April, bringing with it a transition from the Year of the Kraken to the Year of the Mammoth. As we explained last month, that means The Grand Tournament, Blackrock Mountain, and The League of Explorers are being rotated out of Standard, as well as a half-dozen Classic cards are being retired to Wild mode, making room for new expansions, a new Hero, and other fresh content. In the leadup to the changeover, Blizzard is holding a "Mammoth celebration" which will grant players daily rewards, including gold, card packs, and a Golden Volcanosaur, just for logging in. 

WD Black 6TB hard drive is on sale for $260

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WD Black 6TB hard drive is on sale for $260

One way to make room for more file storage is to go through your data and figure out what you can delete. Or you could just buy a new hard drive. If going the latter route, Western Digital's Black 6TB HDD is currently on sale for $260.

This GTX 1080 Ti has a built-in LCD display

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This GTX 1080 Ti has a built-in LCD display

Embedded displays might be the next big thing that replaces (or at least supplements) RGB lighting. Case in point, Colorful, a Chinese manufacturer of graphics cards, just slapped an LCD along the side of its iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Don't be surprised if other manufacturers follow suit.

'Plan Escape' countdown hints at Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition

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'Plan Escape' countdown hints at Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition

What is Plan Escape? A stealth-based prison breakout game? A hidden object/assassination sim? A new MOBA from Gearbox? The title looks oddly familiar somehow, but I just can't quite put my finger on it. We're all going to find out soon enough, though. A countdown underway at planescape.com is set to hit zero at 5 pm ET on March 28, at which point the super-secret mystery will finally be revealed.