PUBG is getting a volcanic, dynamic map next week

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PUBG is getting a volcanic, dynamic map next week

Last week, PUBG Corp once again enlisted Jonathan 'Commander Riker' Frakes to narrate a second video for the studio's battle royale, this time teasing a Peruvian city linked to the Fountain of Youth. This city, Paramo, will be appearing next week, with the launch of Season 9, and it sounds like a departure from the usual PUBG maps. 

Blaseball's latest season ended with a goddamn JRPG boss fight

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Blaseball's latest season ended with a goddamn JRPG boss fight

It's been a few months since we last checked in with the cultural event of Blaseball, the not-quite-baseball league that lets fans bet fake coins on simulated matches between fictional teams. In the time since, much has happened. Through coordinated voting, fans made a successful attempt at necromancy, resurrecting Jaylen Hotdogfingers—albeit with a debt that led to mass incinerations. A giant peanut renamed a bunch of players Peanut, and started trapping any of the league's most idolised players not named Peanut in giant peanut shells. A squid appeared.

Watch Dogs Legion now recommends an RTX 3080 for its ultra settings

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Watch Dogs Legion now recommends an RTX 3080 for its ultra settings

Watch Dogs Legion launches this month, so Ubisoft's just squeezing in a last minute update to the system requirements. These were originally released last month, but since then Nvidia's new range of hard-to-find cards has appeared, and they've now been put in their appropriate columns. If you were already covered before, you should still be fine, but if you were just on the line, you might want to check again. 

Come write news for PC Gamer

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Come write news for PC Gamer

If the thought of scoops, breaking news and obsessively analysing teaser trailers for clues sets your heart aflutter, you should come and do those things for us—after you see your doctor about that heart condition, at least. 

Indie ghost hunter Phasmophobia is a Steam top seller

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Indie ghost hunter Phasmophobia is a Steam top seller

With Halloween approaching, people looking for chills seem to be finding them in Phasmophobia. It's a paranormal co-op deal, with four players searching for ghosts in dark, abandoned locations. It launched in Early Access last month, but since the start of October it's become increasingly busy, with up to 80,000 investigators regularly exploring haunted buildings at the same time. 

Apple has been ordered to leave Unreal Engine and Epic subsidiaries alone

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Apple has been ordered to leave Unreal Engine and Epic subsidiaries alone

Apple and Epic Games won't be going to trial over the Fortnite dispute until next year, but the conflict rages on anyway. Epic's been trying to get the court to force Apple to reinstate Fortnite on iOS, claiming its banishment is causing irreparable harm, while also trying to stop it from retaliating by blocking the Unreal Engine, a move that would affect a lot of other developers. The request has been successful, in part. 

Nvidia puts a hold on RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Founders Edition sales from its webstore

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Nvidia puts a hold on RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Founders Edition sales from its webstore

Nvidia has put a hold on all RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Founders Edition sales through its webstore. Following a turbulent launch for both graphics cards, in which its own store was hit by a wave of bots, Nvidia has promised to update its online store in order to better deliver its graphics cards to PC builders, and it has now seemingly seen fit to shut down RTX 30-series sales entirely as it goes about revamping its operation.