Want to work for Riot? You better not play Candy Crush…

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Want to work for Riot? You better not play Candy Crush…

Riot Games put a post up on LinkedIn detailing what kind of candidates they’re looking for when applying to work for the League of Legends developers. Apparently, the most important characteristic is that you’re a “core gamer”. 

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At least, this is what Benjamin Pommeraud, general manager for Riot Games Singapore and Malaysia believes. 

NVIDIA Showcase: commanding the combatants of For Honor

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NVIDIA Showcase: commanding the combatants of For Honor

PCGamesN Nvidia Showcase posts are created in partnership with Nvidia.

Ubisoft has kicked off 2017 by delivering a critical strike to our senses with For Honor. Their action title is already impressing gamers with its gorgeous graphics, intense combat and a deep feature set.

For a limited time, when you purchase a qualifying GeForce GTX 1070 or 1080 video card, or a qualifying system or laptop, you can get a free copy of either For Honor or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. When you play For Honor on GTX hardware, you can unlock its full potential. A GTX 1060 or equivalent card like the GTX 970 will ensure high levels of details at 60fps or above.

Overwatch’s Mexican Dorado map is based on a Google Image of an Italian town

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Overwatch’s Mexican Dorado map is based on a Google Image of an Italian town

Update February 22, 2017: Overwatch is set on our planet, but it’s a hyper stylised version of our future. One where robots exist, people have crazy powers, there’s a talking gorilla, and Mexico is actually Italy. Wait, what? 

We all know Overwatch isn’t going for accuracy. After all, gameplay trumps realism when it comes to creating maps for a multiplayer shooter. Blizzard’s FPS has a garage under London’s Big Ben, for goodness sake. Still, at least it's actually based on the right country. 

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Overwatch this episode 21: Efi Oladele theories, rumours, thoughts and spider-tanks

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Overwatch this episode 21: Efi Oladele theories, rumours, thoughts and spider-tanks

Arriving at the absolute perfect time, it's the latest episode of Overwatch This. Not exactly a tonne going on this week is there? No big announcements or reveals. At least that was the case until last night's arrival of Efi Oladele and her promise of a new hero - but who, what and how many legs? That's the question in our minds and on our video.

Do keep up to date with all the latest Overwatch updates - you'll know everything in advance.

Building their very own discussion today is:

Semi-finalists announced for Epic Games' $500,000 development contest

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Semi-finalists announced for Epic Games' $500,000 development contest

Update February 22, 2017: The semi-finalists have been announced for Developing Beyond, a development competition hosted by Epic Games.

In the competition, developers had to pitch game ideas based around the concept 'transformations', to be built in the Unreal 4 engine. The six finalists have now all been given a $15,000 grant and access to a scientist to begin further developing their concepts. 

You could even end up with a title in our upcoming PC games list. 

Neverwinter giveaway! Win one of 1,000 Trove of Elemental Evil packs!

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Neverwinter giveaway! Win one of 1,000 Trove of Elemental Evil packs!

Taking the grand universe of Dungeons & Dragons and transforming it into a sprawling MMO is no easy task, but Neverwinter offers a humongous free-to-play experience full of iconic characters, events and locations. With nearly endless content between the game’s campaign and player-made adventures, starting out may seem like an intimidating task, but luckily we’ve got a bunch of Trove of Elemental Evil packs to give away that will get you suited and booted for your journey. Each Trove has a chance of containing the following: 

We’ve got 1,000 keys to give away, and all you need to do for a chance to win is enter via the widget below. Each action is worth one entry, so the more you enter, the more chance you'll have of winning! We’ll also need your email address so we can send you a code upon winning - no spam, we promise!

If you win, you’ll need to follow these instructions to redeem:

AOC AGON AG352QCX review: the 200Hz refresh can't hide this VA panel's hazy motion

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AOC AGON AG352QCX review: the 200Hz refresh can't hide this VA panel's hazy motion

It’s 35-inches across, has an ultrawide 21:9 resolution, a VA panel and a 200Hz refresh rate. The AOC AGON AG352GCX ought to be such a drool-worthy gaming monitor not one pixel should be visible through its saliva-slicked coating. But the AOC is gob-juice free mostly because I’ve had it sat next to the Viewsonic XG2703’s beautiful IPS panel and it sure does suffer by comparison.

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The ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio though does make for a great gaming experience, offering you a broader viewpoint and potentially a tangible competitive advantage in racers and first-person shooters. Having that extra peripheral vision, enhanced here by a slight curve to the panel, means it’s a lot tougher for folk to sneak up on you.

Super Cloudbuilt remakes 2014's hectic parkour platformer, coming summer this year

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Super Cloudbuilt remakes 2014's hectic parkour platformer, coming summer this year

Cloudbuilt, a sci-fi parkour platformer first released in 2014, is getting a remaster. Titled Super Cloudbuilt, the game will re-evaluate the original from the ground up and stand as the definitive edition. It’s due for release on PC in summer 2017.

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Developers Coilworks and Double Eleven (who also made Goat Simulator, and are handling publishing duties) say Super Cloudbuilt will make the experience more intuitive for new players, while also bringing more depth and variety, allowing you to choose between exploration or chasing fast runs and high scores.