Steam Playtest solves some big problems with beta keys

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Steam Playtest solves some big problems with beta keys

Developers commonly populate pre-release tests of their games by giving away Steam beta keys. Valve calls these keys "release override keys," because they grant access to a game before it has released, and developers have to contact Valve if they want more than 1,000 of them. 

The latest Horizon Zero Dawn patch fixes anisotropic filtering and other graphical issues

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The latest Horizon Zero Dawn patch fixes anisotropic filtering and other graphical issues

Patch 1.07 for Horizon Zero Dawn is live, and it's focused on graphical issues. Previously there was an unskippable shader optimization at first launch, which this patch replaces with pre-optimization that begins in the main menu and dynamic optimizing that continues in-game. The pre-optimization step can be skipped if you want to jump right in, though it'll decrease loading times if you let it finish. The other big fix: "Anisotropic Filtering now works correctly".

Here's exactly when you can start preloading Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War

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Here's exactly when you can start preloading Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War

We're almost a week out from the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War, the first game with a campaign led by Raven Software. With Treyarch leading development on multiplayer and the continued popularity of Warzone, it's shaping up to be an interesting year for the series. Like last year's Modern Warfare, Cold War is also shaping up to be a hefty download whether you're on a PC or a next-gen console.