New Minecraft Dungeons video is all about the blocky environments

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New Minecraft Dungeons video is all about the blocky environments

Minecraft Dungeons is a dungeon crawler, so you'll be roaming various areas from an isometric perspective, slaughtering various familiar Minecraft foes with melee and ranged attacks, in environments resembling biomes from the main game. The video embedded above details the kinds of environments you'll visit, and some of the thinking behind their designs.

Rainbow Six Siege may go free-to-play someday, but first Ubisoft wants to solve smurfing

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Rainbow Six Siege may go free-to-play someday, but first Ubisoft wants to solve smurfing

There are more ways than ever to spend money in Rainbow Six Siege. Tally up the $25-$30 annual passes, $15 premium cosmetics, paid renown boosters, seasonal paid alpha packs, $10 battle passes and it’s a lot for a game that still requires a minimum buy-in of $20. When I sat down with game director Leroy Athanassoff at the Six Invitational 2020, I was curious to know: will Siege ever go free-to-play?

EA bans FIFA pro and streamer from everything

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EA bans FIFA pro and streamer from everything

FIFA pro and streamer Kurt "Kurt0411" Fenech has had a contentious relationship with Electronic Arts for a long time. As documented by IGN, he was banned from FIFA competitions in November 2019 for persistent abusive behavior toward the company during livestreams and on social media, shortly after which FIFA community management social media accounts were hacked by Fenech supporters.

Disc Room is a meat grinder hellscape coming to Steam this year

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Disc Room is a meat grinder hellscape coming to Steam this year

Sometimes you want to play a 300 hour CRPG full of excruciating moral dilemmas and unforgiving tactical combat. At other times, you just want to avoid swirling meat grinders in a whimsical distant future. Disc Room belongs to the latter blueprint, indeed, it basically is the blueprint: you're a tiny person navigating an "intergalactic slaughterhouse" full of meat grinders (they're called "alien saw blades" in the game).

A messy legal dispute puts the Descent reboot in a nosedive

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A messy legal dispute puts the Descent reboot in a nosedive

Remember Descent: Underground? The descendant (get it?) of the classic six-degrees-of-freedom shooter Descent was announced in 2015 with an eventually-successful Kickstarter, launched on Steam Early Access later that year, was removed from Early Access in 2017 so developers could "focus on implementing single-player, tech trees, and the other cool features," and was then slated for proper beta testing (renamed as simply Descent) in late 2018, followed by a planned release in 2019. It then seemed to fall off the face of the Earth.

Overwatch's new experimental mode coming tomorrow, Jeff Kaplan says 'don't freak out'

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Overwatch's new experimental mode coming tomorrow, Jeff Kaplan says 'don't freak out'

In January, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan revealed the Overwatch Experimental Card, an upcoming new mode that will enable players on all platforms to test planned changes. It's similar to the public test realm in some ways, but aside from being accessible to all players (the PTR is restricted to PC), Kaplan said that it will be focused on gameplay changes rather than bug testing. And because it will be part of the live game, progress made in Experimental will apply toward levels and special event progress, something the PTR doesn't offer.

This 23-inch Asus monitor is just $90 for today only

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This 23-inch Asus monitor is just $90 for today only

One of the best aspects of PC gaming is that you don't need high-end hardware to have fun. Sure, buying a premium gaming monitor will unquestionably give you a more enjoyable experience in whatever you play, but they're not always necessary. If you're looking for a basic display that still looks good, or you just want a second (or third, or fourth) display for your existing setup, you might be interested in this deal.

Get one of the fastest consumer SSDs on the market for $200

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Get one of the fastest consumer SSDs on the market for $200

Here's a deal for anyone who built a third-generation Ryzen PC around an X570 motherboard, and wants to take full advantage of PCI Express 4.0 support. Seagate's Firecuda 520 is one of a small handful of PCIe 4.0 SSDs on the market with incredibly fast read and write speeds. These drives don't come cheap, but if you're after one of the fastest SSDs on the market, the 1TB model is on sale at Amazon for $199.99 right now.