Warcraft 3 goes widescreen in a new update

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Warcraft 3 goes widescreen in a new update

The Warcraft 3 update that hit the PTR in February (and yes, there's a Warcraft 3 PTR) is now fully live. The patch brings widescreen support to the 16-year-old game, with "bookends" added to the interface and black pillars in menus, plus expanded game lobbies and more team colors, and an impressive selection of bug fixes and balace changes. 

Fortnite's Port-a-Fort grenades and Replay system are now live

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Fortnite's Port-a-Fort grenades and Replay system are now live

Port-a-Forties and the Replay system revealed last month are now live in Epic's mega-hit battle royale Fortnite, courtesy of the recently-rolled-out 3.5 update. The latest patch also opens the door to a new 50v50 Limited Time Mode, four new "Cyberpunk Heroes" and a bunch of neon-infused weapons in Save the World, login queue improvements, and changes to V-Bucks that will make them shared between PC, Xbox One, and mobile platforms.

Elite women gamers team up to destroy online bullies and abusers in CS:GO

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Elite women gamers team up to destroy online bullies and abusers in CS:GO

The Time's Up movement that caught fire in the wake of #MeToo and allegations of sexual misconduct against notorious Hollywood scumbag Harvey Weinstein has now made its way to videogames, in a distinctly gamer-esque fashion. Beginning on April 12, a self-styled A-Team of "elite female gamers" calling themselves the Bully Hunters will offer their services to victims of harassment and bullying in CS:GO by infiltrating games and beating down offenders "through the sheer force of their unmatched skill." 

Monster breeding RPG Monster Crown looks like build-a-Pokémon

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Monster breeding RPG Monster Crown looks like build-a-Pokémon

Jason Walsh and Shad Shwarck, the two halves of Studio Aurum, grew up playing games like Pokémon and wishing that they had more involved, realistic taming and breeding systems. So, in February 2016, they decided to make their own breeding-centric monster game: Monster Crown. Two years and change later, the duo's now turned to Kickstarter to fund their expanded vision. And it looks like it'll work out: at the time of writing, Monster Crown's campaign has earned $4,294 of its $5,000 goal and will run for another 28 days. 

Solve lovely-looking puzzles as a pen-and-paper samurai in Inked

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Solve lovely-looking puzzles as a pen-and-paper samurai in Inked

Inked, an upcoming puzzle game from developer Somnium Games, has two protagonists. The obvious one is the Nameless Hero, a rogue samurai on a quest for his love Aiko. The other is Adam, the comic book artist who drew the Nameless Hero. "Together they will embark on a journey that will forever change them both," its Steam page reads. The pen-and-papers visuals aren't just for show, then. It sounds like the story is actively being drawn as you play it, which is pretty neat. 

HP hopes to attract gamers on a budget with new laptops and desktops

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HP hopes to attract gamers on a budget with new laptops and desktops

Nobody has to tell us that PC gaming is hot, we already know that and have for a long, long time. It looks like HP has received the memo as well. The company is launching several new relatively affordable gaming products, including new laptops, desktops, and a 32-inch HDR display.