Far Cry 5 is free to play this weekend

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Far Cry 5 is free to play this weekend

I like Far Cry 5 for a couple of reasons. For one, it's the game Ubisoft used to brutally own James, an incident that I will never get tired of mentioning every time Far Cry 5 comes up. (Sorry James.) It's also a really good sandbox shooter, not quite up to its early potential but still interesting enough to bring me back to the series after skipping 3, 4, and Primal. It's big, sprawling, and silly; if you get tired of the story about rampaging cultists and preppers, you can just pile into a jacked-up shitbox with Hurk and a rocket launcher and spend your day bombing around the back roads.

Dishonored studio Arkane teases 20th anniversary celebration plans

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Dishonored studio Arkane teases 20th anniversary celebration plans

I find it hard to believe that Arkane Studios has been around for 20 years, but facts are facts: It was founded in 1999, released its first game (the brilliant Arx Fatalis) in 2002, and—with all due respect—languished in relative obscurity until Dishonored put it on the map in a big way in 2012. And while the official anniversary won't arrive until October 1 (according to Wikipedia at least), the big celebration plans will be unveiled, at least in part, tomorrow.

Phantasy Star Online 2 launch marred by how shitty the Windows Store is

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Phantasy Star Online 2 launch marred by how shitty the Windows Store is

The eight-year wait for Phantasy Star Online 2's western launch is finally over—for some, that is. Others are stuck with errors or bugs that are preventing them from playing, many of which are due to PSO2's reliance on the absolutely awful Windows Store. It's getting in the way of what should otherwise be an exciting moment.

This 8K holographic monitor has me dreaming about the future of gaming

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This 8K holographic monitor has me dreaming about the future of gaming

The allure of holographic gaming has been around for decades, having shown up in arcade parlors as far back as 1991. That's when Sega introduced a game called Time Traveler, a cheesy western/sci-fi mishmash with holograms of live-action actors in a specially designed arcade cabinet.  Now nearly 30 years later, a company called Looking Glass Factory is selling an 8K holographic display for PCs.

The Windows 10 May 2020 update is here, what could go wrong?

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The Windows 10 May 2020 update is here, what could go wrong?

With only a few days left in May, Microsoft has begun rolling out its May 2020 update for Windows 10 to some PCs, and not others. You can try to force the issue if you're not at the front of the line, though your luck will vary—I've run into some hiccups getting it installed on my main PC.

Metro Exodus ditches Denuvo

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Metro Exodus ditches Denuvo

Metro Exodus is no longer one of the many games laden with Denuvo, having removed the DRM in a recent hot fix. There's not much else to the patch, but it's good news for anyone who isn't a fan of the controversial anti-tamper software.