Alone in the Dark is now a THQ Nordic series

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Alone in the Dark is now a THQ Nordic series

When the original Alone in the Dark released for PC back in 1992, it was the first 3D survival horror game ever made (though, to be pedantic: the character models were 3D – the environments were not). It was an incredible game for its time, but it's fair to say the series hasn't transitioned into the 21st century with its dignity intact. Atari's handling of the series has been average at best, abominable at worst. But never mind: THQ Nordic now owns it.

Halo Infinite will have microtransactions, but no loot boxes

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Halo Infinite will have microtransactions, but no loot boxes

There was a flash of unhappiness earlier this week when Gamespot noticed a job listing for an "online experience design director" at Halo studio 343 Industries. According to the description, the successful applicant will "oversee and provide vision for multiple facets of design and its implementation" in the upcoming Halo Infinite, the listing states, including player progression, social and engagement features, and—uh oh—microtransactions. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 will have online multiplayer like GTA Online

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Red Dead Redemption 2 will have online multiplayer like GTA Online

We don't know yet if Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released for PC: Rockstar has so far only committed itself to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. The same holds true for today's announcement of Red Dead Online, "a new online connected experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2." But it's pretty big news, especially given the continued popularity of GTA Online on PC, and so I'm here to tell you about it. 

Get an EVGA GTX 1070 for $350

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Get an EVGA GTX 1070 for $350

The new GeForce RTX cards are here, but as many suspected from the lack of benchmarks at Nvidia's announcement event, they aren't significantly faster than 10-series GPUs when running current games. As such, the deeply-discounted GTX 1080 and 1070 cards are looking more attractive than ever.

Destiny 2: Forsaken's new Gambit multiplayer mode is free for all players this weekend

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Destiny 2: Forsaken's new Gambit multiplayer mode is free for all players this weekend

One of the big attractions in the Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion is Gambit, a PvE/PvP hybrid in which two teams of four players race to dispatch waves of enemies and collect "motes" that enable them to occasionally take breaks and go mess with the other side. Tim ran it down in enthusiastic detail here, calling it "social and competitive, without having the relentless capacity for salt that getting spammed by Vigilance Wing and Graviton Lance in, say, Trials creates."