EA accidentally gave a Battlefield 5 Nazi the same name as a real WW2 anti-fascist

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EA accidentally gave a Battlefield 5 Nazi the same name as a real WW2 anti-fascist

Turning a war against fascism that occurred within living memory and resulted in the deaths of more than 70 million people into a mass-market entertainment product is inevitably going to be an undertaking fraught with risk. It's easier in single-player games—Nazis are bad and you do interesting things to them with hatchets—but how do you handle a multiplayer experience where one side has to portray literal Nazis? It's a situation that can bite you in the ass in all sorts of unexpected ways. 

Rocket League returns to the '80s with Ghostbusters and Knight Rider

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Rocket League returns to the '80s with Ghostbusters and Knight Rider

Rocket League will take a trip back in time next week with the start of a new in-game event called Radical Summer. Beginning June 10 and running for nine weeks, the event will return players to the glory days of the 1980s with three separate celebrations of "iconic movies, television, and culture" from the era with new items, time-limited game modes, and cars. 

Diablo: Hellfire expansion added for free on GOG

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Diablo: Hellfire expansion added for free on GOG

Diablo, which was recently released digitally for the first time on GOG, has now been joined by its non-canonical expansion, Hellfire. I confess I'd forgotten all about it, but enough people wanted to replay it that Blizzard has allowed GOG to throw it into Diablo. It's available as a free add-on for everyone who picks up base game. 

Barotrauma, the 16-player submarine sim, hits Early Access

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Barotrauma, the 16-player submarine sim, hits Early Access

Disaster-prone submarine sim Barotrauma has launched on Steam Early Access, letting crews pilot a floating coffin through a nightmarish alien ocean. Up to 16 players can work together in a submarine, taking on the role of captain or engineer or whatever else needs filling. There will be fires, tentacles and respectful discussions that will definitely not devolve into friendship-ruining arguments. 

More power and faster screen speeds—the theme of Razer’s 2019 refresh for its gaming laptop range

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More power and faster screen speeds—the theme of Razer’s 2019 refresh for its gaming laptop range

Gaming behemoth Razer recently hosted an event at Williams F1 Conference Centre to celebrate the launch of the new Razer Blade Pro 17 gaming laptop, and the rest of its 2019 range; which gave me the chance to see, touch and get up close and personal with the Pro 17 and the Blade 15 models for a short while. The Pro 17 will be the leading light in its growing laptop portfolio, packed full of the highest grade specs and components, and achieve a best-in-class status with an innovative design and abundant array of ports. Does it, and the Blade 15, have what it takes to be one of the best gaming laptops?