The Division 2: Warlords of New York launches a day early, brings along bugs

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The Division 2: Warlords of New York launches a day early, brings along bugs

The Division 2: Warlords of New York was supposed to go live on March 3. We said so multiple times, and in fact The Division Twitter feed still says March 3. But for some reason, it went live on PC today, a day early—at least for all of PC Gamer's non-Australian staff. That's good news for Division fans eager to take the fight back to New York. The bad news is that the rollout hasn't gone entirely smoothly.

In Half-Life: Alyx, you can protect yourself from barnacles by wearing a hard hat

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In Half-Life: Alyx, you can protect yourself from barnacles by wearing a hard hat

We got a nice look at some new Half-Life: Alyx gameplay videos today, showing combat, puzzles, gravity gloves, upgradable guns, and more from the upcoming VR-only Half-Life 2 prequel. And at one point in the first video, a fun bit of interaction occurs: Alyx uses her gravity gloves to snatch a yellow hard hat from a nearby crate and plop it onto her head. Team Fortress 2's engineer would no doubt be proud.

Halo: Combat Evolved teaser may hint at an imminent Steam release

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Halo: Combat Evolved teaser may hint at an imminent Steam release

The Halo: Combat Evolved portion of the five-game Halo: The Master Chief Collection—which comes in the form of 2011's 'Anniversary' remake—recently concluded a couple weeks of beta testing, and going by the February wrap-up at the Halo Waypoint website, it was a very productive event. A number of outstanding issues were resolved, an updated crouch/movement system was added because the legacy system "wasn't a good experience on PC," and players seemed very happy with the experience.

Valve just released 3 new Half-Life: Alyx gameplay videos

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Valve just released 3 new Half-Life: Alyx gameplay videos

Valve has released three new videos showing off Half-Life: Alyx, the VR Half-Life prequel coming on March 23. In the videos you'll see Alyx dealing with headcrabs, zombies, puzzles, and all sorts of physical interactions including weapon upgrades, health stations, locked doors, and more. At one point she even plops a hard hat onto her own head. Some headcrab protection, maybe?

Valorant will run on surprisingly low-end PCs

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Valorant will run on surprisingly low-end PCs

Now that Riot has finally pulled back the curtain on Valorant, the 5v5 CS:GO-meets-Overwatch shooter formerly known as Project A, the details are starting to flow. We've got information on the game's characters, we've got a closer look at the netcode and anti-cheat systems that keep it all running, we've got a hands-on preview that you should probably spend some time with, and now we've got the lowdown on what sort of PC you'll need if you want to play.

This Japanese gamer bed is gaming's final form

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This Japanese gamer bed is gaming's final form

No need to continue the discussion over which is better, a sitting desk or a standing desk. Desks are cancelled. Gaming from a couch? That's dead, too. All lesser modes of gaming are obsolete now that we've seen this gaming bed from Japanese company Bauhutte. There's no need to rise and shine, Doctor Freeman: now you can start shining right from the supine position.