Respawn boss Vince Zampella is taking over DICE LA to head up work on a new game

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Respawn boss Vince Zampella is taking over DICE LA to head up work on a new game

Electronic Arts founded DICE LA in 2013 atop the rubble of Danger Close Games, which was closed in January of that year following the release of the very bad Medal of Honor: Warfighter. As IGN reported at the time, it was intended to be "an expansion" of the Stockholm-based DICE, "just in a different geographical location," and thus far it's functioned almost exclusively in that capacity, contributing to a trio of Battlefield games (1, 5, and Hardline) and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

We're finally learning more about Valve's long-secret Portal prequel

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We're finally learning more about Valve's long-secret Portal prequel

Shortly after the release of the famed Orange Box, Valve embarked upon a series of "Directed Design Experiments" that Gabe Newell hoped would spark a new wave of creativity at the studio. One of them, as explained by the Half-Life Wiki, was called F-Stop, and it was enough of an internal hit that it was tapped for full development as a prequel to Portal. For reasons unknown, that prequel never came to be, and the whole thing sunk into obscurity—another Valve mystery, to be occasionally whispered about in Reddit threads.

Running low on space? This 2TB NVMe SSD is on sale for $200 right now

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Running low on space? This 2TB NVMe SSD is on sale for $200 right now

The advent of the SSD has been one of the greatest things to happen on the PC, though all too often, we find ourselves uninstalling games to make room for new ones. It's a symptom of dealing with a smaller size SSD (compared to a more capacious HDD). If you're tired of doing that, then check out this deal for a fast 2TB SSD.

After nearly a decade, Stalker: Call of Pripyat's Gunslinger mod is in open beta

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After nearly a decade, Stalker: Call of Pripyat's Gunslinger mod is in open beta

The Stalker series is such an interesting one: GSC Game World's open world first-person shooters are intensely beloved and incredibly influential, yet at the same time they cry out for major modifications and overhauls to fix their notable shortcomings. There have been many big mods for the Stalker games over the years, like Remake, Dead Air, and Call of Chernobyl for Stalker: Call of Pripyat, Remaster and Lost Alpha for Shadow of Chernobyl, and plenty more.

Alienware is making a 25-inch IPS monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate

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Alienware is making a 25-inch IPS monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate

Just days before CES kicks off, Alienware announced a revamped version of its 25-inch AW2518HF gaming monitor. The size and specs of the upcoming AW2521HF are largely the same, except it swaps out the TN (twisted nematic) screen on the old model for a higher quality IPS (in-plane switching) panel without sacrificing any speed.