AMD Drivers - AMD Adrenalin 18.5.1 drags Raven Ridge APUs into the driver mainstream

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AMD Drivers - AMD Adrenalin 18.5.1 drags Raven Ridge APUs into the driver mainstream

AMD has released the latest Radeon Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 drivers for public consumption, bringing with them support for the Windows 10 April Update, Raven Ridge APUs, Ancestors legacy, and finalised support for Microsoft’s PlayReady 3.0 on Polaris graphics cards.

AMD users are now supported for the the latest Windows April 2018 Update, which brought with it features such as: Timeline, some fancy UI effects, and a host of settings updates. However, one of the more sought after updates from team red has been the inclusion of PlayReady 3.0 support, which is a necessary DRM measure required by Netflix for streaming in 4K.

Fancy a team red PC build? Here are the best AMD graphics cards around.

Dark Souls Remastered is available on Steam - 24 hours early

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Dark Souls Remastered is available on Steam - 24 hours early

Dark Souls: Remastered has released early. The game, which was due to come out tomorrow, May 25, is currently available to add to your cart and purchase on Steam. Publishers Bandai Namco appear to have made the game available overnight, despite no official announcement being made. The 50% loyalty discount for owners of the game’s original Prepare To Die version is also available.

Players realised the game was available last night, as those who had pre-ordered it found that it was available to play through their Steam libraries. In turn, that lead several people to discover that the game’s store page had a live buy button.

Dark Souls 3 usurped the original Dark Souls on our list of the best PC games, but could Remastered reclaim the title?

Ubisoft's AI assistant Sam is out but has shut up about Watch Dogs 3

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Ubisoft's AI assistant Sam is out but has shut up about Watch Dogs 3

Ubisoft's personal gaming assistant, Sam, is now available worldwide on your mobile device. Just download the Ubisoft Club mobile app from Google Play or the iOS app store, and you'll find Sam ready and waiting to help you get more out of your Ubisoft games.

Sam will respond to typed or spoken questions about Ubisoft or its games, offering services from gameplay tips to stat-tracking to news (though obviously you should keep coming here for that). A Sam's launch trailer, which you can view below, gives a few examples: how many frags have you registered in Rainbow Six Siege? How should you counter a particular class in For Honor? What will Ubisoft show at E3? Sam can help.

...and so can we - on that last one, at least. We've vetted all this year's major E3 rumours, so come see what will (probably) be announced.

Blizzard is still working on ideas from Overwatch’s original development

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Blizzard is still working on ideas from Overwatch’s original development

Blizzard still hasn’t gotten out every Overwatch idea they’ve had, yet the developers aren’t quite sure what the game’s going to look like in 10 years. That’s because even as they’ve continued to implement ideas first dreamed up during the game’s original development, they’re looking toward player feedback as the guide for what happens next.

“I don't really have an idea where we are at ten years from now,” assistant game director Aaron Keller tells us. “I think it's really cool to see more and more games following this model.” He says that Blizzard prides itself on the staying power of its games. “We like to have as much longevity as we can give them, and I hope that our players and our fan base realise that. It's what we want to continue doing for Overwatch.”

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Battlefield V’s fortification system will let you tow AA guns across the map

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Battlefield V’s fortification system will let you tow AA guns across the map

EA have lifted the veil from Battlefield V, and one of the biggest changes is the new fortifications system, which lets you construct emplacements to help turn the tide of battle in your favour.

You’ll be able to build a wide variety of structures, including concrete tank stoppers, razor wire, sandbags, trenches, and fox holes. You’ll also be able to repair and and rebuild destroyed buildings to serve as defensive points or bases of operations. Everyone is able to build these structures, but the Builder class is more efficient than anyone else.

Emplacements aren’t necessarily stationary, either, as you can rearrange big weapons like machine and AA guns into your constructed forts. You can even go so far as to hook one of those big guns up to a tank or truck, and drag it around the battlefield for a makeshift mobile weapon.

I built a zoo in Cities: Skylines - Parklife and now I feel bad

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I built a zoo in Cities: Skylines - Parklife and now I feel bad

I get up when I want, except on Wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the dustmen. I put my trousers on, have a cup of tea, and I think about staying in the house to build sewage plants all day. Ahh, this is it. Must be Cities: Skylines - Parklife.

Cities: Skylines has had a number of great expansion packs since its arrival in 2015 that help to sell the feeling that you are mayor for a day. From traffic management to natural disasters, there isn’t much this game doesn’t offer you in the way of proper city simulation. And now your council has a new department: parks and recreation.

For more like Cities: Skylines check out the best building games on PC.

Battlefield V won’t have a Premium Pass or loot boxes

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Battlefield V won’t have a Premium Pass or loot boxes

Battlefield V’s reveal event is well underway, and EA have confirmed that the game will not feature a Premium Pass - meaning no expansions or map packs to buy. All the content to be added will be available for free to all players, and EA apparently have no plans to re-implement their most unpopular alternative, either.

Future content will be follow a similar format to Battlefront II, with seasonal content and in-game events paving the way for further additions, through what they're calling the Tides of War service. Each of these updates will be built around a unique chapter of World War II, covering different points of the conflict, each spread out over several months. The first content update will begin in November and run through early 2019, covering the fall of Europe through new gameplay events and content editions.

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Want Battlefield V screenshots? Here they are

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Want Battlefield V screenshots? Here they are

Battlefield V launches this October, and today’s reveal event has revealed plenty about the game in motion. But sometimes, you don’t want to see things in motion - sometimes, you need the crisp clarity of stunning still images. Luckily, we have a full selection of Battlefield V screenshots for your perusal below.

This year’s Battlefield launches October 19, or October 16 if you spring for the Deluxe Edition. Origin Access members will get in even earlier with a “Play First Trial” on October 11, and EA plans to let the public play early at their EA Play event ahead of E3. If your Battlefield appetite has been whetted, be sure to check out your DLC options - you’ll be able to get some free content for BF1 and BF4 as a bonus leading into the game.

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Battlefield V rewards cooperative players and lets you build forts

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Battlefield V rewards cooperative players and lets you build forts

At face value, the idea of a new Battlefield game set in World War II hardly screams originality or progress. The series has already visited the era twice in the form of Battlefields 1942 and 1943, and countless other first-person shooters have used the conflict as a backdrop. But DICE is subverting that familiarity.

Battlefield V abandons the usual arenas of the Eastern Front, Normandy, and the fight for control of the Rhine, and replaces them with altogether lesser known WWII theatres - among them, locations such as Norway’s Arctic Circle and the city of Rotterdam. DICE has explicitly stated that it isn’t interested in revisiting old territory, and on this evidence it looks like the studio is committed to that sentiment.

It's such a popular setting, we have a list of the best WW2 games on PC.

Battlefield V won’t have a Premium Pass

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Battlefield V won’t have a Premium Pass

Battlefield V’s reveal event is well underway, and EA have confirmed that the game will not feature a Premium Pass - meaning no expansions or map packs to buy. All the content to be added will be available for free to all players.

Future content will be follow a similar format to Battlefront II, with seasonal content and in-game events paving the way for further additions. Each of these updates will be built around a unique chapter of World War II, covering different points of the conflict, each spread out over several months. The first content update will begin in November and run through early 2019, covering the fall of Europe through new gameplay events and content editions.

Get entrenched in the best FPS games on PC.