The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

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The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

Just like in the movies, a bunch of calendar pages have abruptly flown off our desks to reveal that yet another week has passed. Here are the biggest stories in PC gaming this week, from the good to the bad to the very, very ugly:

Borderlands 3's 2019 roadmap vaguely revealed

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Borderlands 3's 2019 roadmap vaguely revealed

We got a look at the Borderlands 3 post-launch roadmap at PAX today. Well, sort of. It's pretty vague with no hard dates and not a lot of description, but at the very least we know there'll be some free updates before the end of 2019, along with the paid DLC that's included in the season pass.

The Avengers relied on God of War's combat designer for fun, and 'data crunching' to balance it

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The Avengers relied on God of War's combat designer for fun, and 'data crunching' to balance it

In the Avengers' opening level, you're more likely to die accidentally jumping off the Golden Gate bridge mid-explosion than you are at the hands of an enemy. It's a tutorial, and it feels like it: QTEs, quickly charging super moves, and linear fights show off Thor's screen-clearing lightning blast and Iron Man's steel beam-melting chest laser. Taking down baddies is easy and flashy and doesn't reveal the complex gear and stat systems that underpin the rest of the game. Those systems seem vital to keeping The Avengers playable for dozens of hours, but also pose a big challenge for keeping its heroes superpowered.