Automaton lifts the lid on Mavericks: Proving Grounds' impressive tech

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Automaton lifts the lid on Mavericks: Proving Grounds' impressive tech

Announced at the PC Gamer Weekender a couple of days ago, Mavericks: Proving Grounds is a massively ambitious 1000-player MMO that will also find the time to cram in a 400-player Battle Royale mode, which will launch first. There's no real footage yet, but in the first of two highlight videos from the PCG Weekender, Automaton Games' James Thompson offers a glimpse of the enormous 16km map we'll be able to explore, while going into detail on some of the technical wizardry that's making it all possible.

Rare talks listening to critics and running Sea of Thieves on a potato

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Rare talks listening to critics and running Sea of Thieves on a potato

A few years ago, we published an article asking developers to stop making horrible PC ports. It's a guide that should have been inscribed on massive stone tablets throughout the land, but it's 2018 now, and rubbish PC ports are still happening. One developer our words did get through to is Rare, who took to the stage at the recently concluded PC Gamer Weekender to reveal just how close Sea of Thieves comes to following our extensive list of commandments to the letter.

Fallout 4 mod adds socially aware, hyper-aggressive dogs

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Fallout 4 mod adds socially aware, hyper-aggressive dogs

As if the nuclear apocalypse, having my wife murdered and my son stolen wasn't bad enough, Fallout 4's Mongrel dogs are about to get tougher. I hate Fallout 4's Mongrel dogs at the best of times, thus the idea of them becoming more socially aware in battle makes me feel a little queasy. 

Vivid Fallout—All in One combines some of the best Fallout 4 texture mods into one package

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Vivid Fallout—All in One combines some of the best Fallout 4 texture mods into one package

Fallout modder Hein84 makes some of Fallout 4's most popular texture mods, including Vivid Landscapes, which made it onto Chris's list of best mods for the game (going over that list just makes me want to reinstall). He has just released a compilation of all his work, bringing improvements in trees, landscapes, buildings, roads, and bridges into one place, and if you want to make Bethesda's RPG prettier then it's well worth a look. Best of all, you can scale it up and down based on the power of your rig.

This trio of mods will make archery easier in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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This trio of mods will make archery easier in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

I can't stop playing open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance, but its not without its eccentricities. Archery is one area that players have been calling for improvement and, predictably, modders have answered. There's already mods that will make your arrows fly faster and add a reticle while aiming your bow, as well as a simple way to remove the immersion-breaking air trails from any arrows you fire.

Oxeye Game Studio explains why Cobalt WASD is such a good fit for PC

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Oxeye Game Studio explains why Cobalt WASD is such a good fit for PC

After much refinement—not least mouse and keyboard support—Oxeye Game Studio's Cobalt returned to PC late last year with Cobalt WASD. In doing so, the original game was almost completely transformed as the developer learned what makes the perfect PC-centric platformer along the way.