Black Friday 2018 motherboard deals and what to look for

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Black Friday 2018 motherboard deals and what to look for

When Intel announced its 9th generation Core processors earlier this month, there was only one thought on everyone’s mind: will I need a new motherboard? That might be a bit of a generalization, but not a total stretch. The company's new Z390 chipset means a deluge of flashy new motherboards, which in turn means discounts on the older models—just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And let’s not forget that AMD released its 2nd gen Ryzen processors earlier this year, so expect to have your pick of the lot this holiday season.

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine: Fireside Chats is a free 'standalone experience'

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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine: Fireside Chats is a free 'standalone experience'

The story of Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is an interesting one. Some game sites rated it very highly, while others—including ours—were much cooler on it. Some of the tales it tells "are beautiful, and they're all important," we wrote in our review, but they're told "at an agonizingly slow pace" that brings the entire experience down. And in any event, it was a sales disaster.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is free in the Humble Store Fall Sale

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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is free in the Humble Store Fall Sale

Do you want to lead your people to a better future among the stars? Do you want to grind your enemies to dust beneath your power-armored bootheel?  Do you want to sit at the head of a galaxy-spanning empire that claims a thousand, thousand stars within its indisputable domain? Do you want a free game? I can help you with one of those things, thanks to the folks at the Humble Bundle, who for the next three days are giving away copies of the interstellar strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.   

Where to find Fortnite's singing fish trophies

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Where to find Fortnite's singing fish trophies

It's time to locate and dance in front of some fish trophies in Fortnite. That sweatpants-wearing robot skin can't wait any longer. Remember when singing fish trophies were super popular around 20 years ago? "Take me to the river / Drop me in the water," they'd gleefully sing as you walked by, almost as if they weren't ripped from the ocean and stapled to a wooden board.

Fallout 76 players launch nuke and unleash massive Scorchbeast Queen

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Fallout 76 players launch nuke and unleash massive Scorchbeast Queen

Thanks to a couple weeks of beta playtime, lots of Fallout 76 players are already high-level and decoding nuke launch codes just a day after the game officially arrived. And not only did one team manage to launch a nuke, but they aimed it at a fissure site, which are areas of Fallout 76's map where you'll typically encounter scorchbeasts. Dropping a nuke on a fissure site, as these players discovered, will create not just a huge explosion but a timed event called Scorched Earth that centers around a Scorchbeast Queen.

Hunt: Showdown's new map is live

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Hunt: Showdown's new map is live

Lawson Delta, the new Hunt: Showdown map that Crytek teased in October, is now live as part of the 3.0 beta update. The map is built around a prison, a fort, and a train station, and is designed to give players a better sense of location and direction than the previous map. 

Ex-Blizzard and Gazillion devs are making a Hearthstone competitor

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Ex-Blizzard and Gazillion devs are making a Hearthstone competitor

Mythgard is a collectible card game from Rhino Games, a studio made up of former Blizzard and Gazillion developers. It’s set in a world reminiscent of Shadowrun, where magic and mythical beings rub shoulders with ordinary folks living in modern cities. It’s got a punky, urban fantasy vibe with card battles that are meant to combine the pace of Hearthstone with the tactical complexity of Magic.