The arcade version of Quake is finally playable on PC

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The arcade version of Quake is finally playable on PC

In 1998 a company called Lazer-Tron released Quake Arcade Tournament, a full-sized upright cabinet version of id's shooter that apparently came with a a 27" 640x480 VGA display, a trackball for mouselook, and seven buttons for directional movement, shooting, jumping, and cycling through weapons. 

Factorio's new spider robot has mesmerizing telescoping legs

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Factorio's new spider robot has mesmerizing telescoping legs

Factorio launched out of early access with a thunderous 1.0 patch yesterday, bringing four years of development on one of the most impressive games there is to a close. As a treat, the developers added a giant mechanical spider robot for endgame players to build and control… and it is beautifully animated. The Spidertron seems to dynamically use its eight legs to traverse obstacles and step over gaps—gaps like bodies of water. Skip to the bottom of the post if you do not like spiders, because there's a mod for that.

Here's an entire quest in Morrowind conversion Skywind

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Here's an entire quest in Morrowind conversion Skywind

The fan remake of Morrowind in the game engine of Skyrim, called Skywind, has released a new video of an entire quest, start to finish, in the mod. Skywind is am ambitious mod that seeks to "do justice to a game that helped define the RPG genre" by updating it, in its entirety, to a more modern game engine. The new trailer shows off Battle at Nchurdamz, a quest which has the player delving into an ancient, clockwork dwarven ruin only to find more ancient Daedric ruins beneath it. 

Counter-Strike professionals reform rankings for work-life balance

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Counter-Strike professionals reform rankings for work-life balance

The Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association, or CSPPA, has announced a ranking system that promotes its greater goal of improving conditions for its member esports professionals. The more transparent rankings are an attempt to ensure players don't have to sacrifice health in order to be professionals. 

Fortnite item shop: Joker and Poison Ivy debut in this holiday bundle

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Fortnite item shop: Joker and Poison Ivy debut in this holiday bundle

Two of the comics industry's most infamous villains are getting their own skins in Fortnite, and not a moment too soon for the holiday season. Joker, the clown prince of crime, Batman's archnemesis, and the subject of many a Hot Topic shirt will be available this November. He's joined by Poison Ivy, the similarly popular Batman villain who's had a recent revival as the better half to Harley Quinn in both the comics and the Harley Quinn animated series.

Mount and Blade 2 shows off official mod tools in a new dev update, and they look awesome

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Mount and Blade 2 shows off official mod tools in a new dev update, and they look awesome

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord mods have been around since the game first released on Early Access back in—wait did Bannerlord seriously only release four months ago? It feels like it's been forever. Holy hell that feels surreal for some reason. Anyway, mods. So, yeah, players have been hacking and modding Bannerlord for a long time now, but I'm predicting that scene is going to explode with cool stuff pretty soon because its official mod tools are just weeks away.

Horizon Zero Dawn patch fixes 'several' issues, but there's a lot left to be done

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Horizon Zero Dawn patch fixes 'several' issues, but there's a lot left to be done

Horizon Zero Dawn on PC is really good—unless you happen to be one of the apparently very many people who have run into the technical and performance issues that have plagued the game since launch. As we noted earlier this week, it ran fine for Jacob, our senior hardware editor, but our reviewer experienced issues with stuttering and wonky framerates when he tried it at 4K, even with a muscular CPU and 2080 Ti graphics card.