Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown got a brand new choir-backed trailer at Gamescom

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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown got a brand new choir-backed trailer at Gamescom

Up until today, I thought Ace Combat was a grim, realistic military dogfighting game. The sort where there’s 10 buttons for starting up the plane because it’s an accurate simulation. Turns out, I was wrong: it’s an absurd game about fantasy empires and space elevators. That makes me way more interested. A new trailer for the game was released for Gamecom, you can watch it above.

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You might recognise some of that footage from the trailer released during E3 earlier this year, as some of this footage seems to be from the same cutscenes, but the voiceover is, mostly, different, focusing on Princess Rosa Cossette D’Elise of the Kingdom of Erusea (her full title, got to respect royalty) rather than news broadcasts.

WoW patch 7.3 will be the "last major patch" of Legion, but not the end of the story

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WoW patch 7.3 will be the

Since the first tease of WoW patch 7.3 back at BlizzCon 2016, there's been a question as to whether it was the finalé of Legion. It seems an appropriate place to end it, but that hasn't stopped Blizzard from putting a bonus raid at the end of an expansion before. Speaking to Ion Hazzikostas, game director, today at Gamescom, we confirmed that it is the last major content patch, but that doesn't mean everything ties up nicely.

Here's everything we know about WoW patch 7.3.

"It's the last major patch, yes. In terms of large outdoor zones to explore, big raid tier, dungeon, that sort of thing," he explains. "It's not the end of the story of Legion though. I think something that we've been very happy with over the course of the year and in last year was the way we've told a story that's unfolding through a continuous series of content updates."

No-one's releasing G-Sync HDR monitors this year because the panels aren't being made

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No-one's releasing G-Sync HDR monitors this year because the panels aren't being made

We were told that Nvidia’s G-Sync HDR goodness was still on track this year, courtesy of Asus, despite Acer delaying the launch of their all singing, all retina-searing, gaming monitor. Now we know they’re not, because nobody's going to be able to get the panels.

So, to tide you over, this is our pick of the best gaming monitors on the market.

Both Nvidia and Asus assured us that Acer delaying their Predator X27 wasn’t going to change the fact they were still on track to release G-Sync HDR before the year’s out. But, having spoken to up-and-coming gaming monitor brand, AOC, at Gamescom today it looks like they couldn’t release them even if they wanted to.

Shadow Warrior (the modern remake) is free to own on Steam for a limited time

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Shadow Warrior (the modern remake) is free to own on Steam for a limited time

There’s always been a lot of confusion about Shadow Warrior whenever it goes free, as the original has gone free a few times in the past. Despite that, people often hope it’s the more recent release from Flying Wild Hog. Today, those people should be pleased: Shadow Warrior, the 2013 game, is free to buy and own forever, as long as you get it now.

For more of the best free games on PC, here's our list.

This is to promote some new DLC for Shadow Warrior 2, called Bounty Hunt Part 2. It’s completely free for those that own it, while the game is 50% off in case you want to pick it up now.

See what one of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite's Infinity Stones does in a brand new trailer

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See what one of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite's Infinity Stones does in a brand new trailer

We’ve known about these characters for a while, but we can finally see what Ghost Rider, Firebrand, Jedah, and Dormammu are going to be doing in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and it all looks suitably silly. I mean, it takes place in a location called ‘The Dark Dimension’ - you can be sure there’s some comics absurdity going on.

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Now, you can get an idea of what the movesets for each of those characters will be, as well as see one Infinity Stones that will be available in the game: the Soul Stone. This one offers two possibilities: to gain life steal, presumably healing yourself on attacks, and to revive a teammate. Sounds just a touch strong. 

Get a free taste of 4v1 shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet next month

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Get a free taste of 4v1 shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet next month

Raiders of the Broken Planet is the latest game by MercurySteam, the people who brought us Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and are working on Metroid: Samus Returns. It’s got a new trailer, and its first instalment has a release date: September 22.

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I say ‘instalment’ because it's episodic. You can play the prologue entirely for free; it includes two missions across four stages, several characters, and both single- and multiplayer modes.

Rainbow Six Siege is getting a free weekend ahead of Operation Blood Orchid

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Rainbow Six Siege is getting a free weekend ahead of Operation Blood Orchid

A question for those of you who don't own Rainbow Six Siege: have you been looking at all the recent updates and thinking, “I should give that game a shot”? Well, Ubisoft are making this weekend all about you as Rainbow Six Siege is getting a free weekend, from August 24 to 27.

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You’ll be able to try out the game through Uplay or Steam, or on consoles if that’s your thing, I guess (you may be on the wrong site for that, though). It starts at 19:00 CEST (that's 18:00 BST, 10:00 PT, 13:00 EST, and 03:00 AEDT), and finishes at 22:00 CEST (21:00 BST, 13:00 PT, 16:00 EST, and 06:00 AEDT) on August 24 and 27 respectively. The free weekend will also come with a 50% off sale running from August 24 to September 4.

Mass Effect: Andromeda's main issue wasn't animations - it wasn't alien enough

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Mass Effect: Andromeda's main issue wasn't animations - it wasn't alien enough

Once you get past your expectations and hopes for BioWare’s long-awaited sequel, Mass Effect: Andromeda turns out to be a good game. Away from the criticisms of its facial animations, filler quests, and impotent protests from the froth-mouthed internet picketers - how dare a game feature bisexual people in space! - it’s a perfectly enjoyable shooter. There are some incredible set-pieces, a number of excellent characters, and a load of gorgeous environments to tear around in your tricked-out moon buggy. Still, despite the fact I had fun with it, there was one thing that really bugs me: Andromeda isn’t alien enough.

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The original Mass Effect trilogy was wonderfully unknowable. Take the Hanar, a race of floating jellyfish who communicate via bioluminescence (translated by machines for other races). They speak with military precision, with extreme politeness, and in third-person to anyone they’re not intimate with. They communicate like this because to do otherwise is deemed egotistical in their culture. That is, unless they reveal their ‘soul name’ to someone they have formed a deep connection with. 

South Park: The Fractured But Whole release date, collector’s edition, gameplay, trailer, classes – everything we know

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole release date, collector’s edition, gameplay, trailer, classes – everything we know

We were pleasantly surprised with Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s first foray into the world of videogames. Brimming with fan service and references spanning 17 years of cartoon capers, South Park: The Stick of Truth skewered traditional fantasy tropes within a compelling, concise package. Now we’re exceedingly excited for the sequel: South Park: The Fractured But Whole. There’s a joke in there somewhere, we’re sure of it.

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In South Park: The Fractured But Whole, it’s superheroes and their publishers DC and Marvel that are being put to the satirical sword. The kids of South Park have clearly got bored with their Stick of Truth game, and you along with it. Where once you rose through the ranks from ‘The New Kid’ to the enviably-monikered ‘Sir Douchebag’ - we wish we were even that popular at school - your ‘cool’ status has diminished in the eyes of Cartman and co. 

Watch the trailer for SWERY's cat person murder mystery game The Good Life

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Watch the trailer for SWERY's cat person murder mystery game The Good Life

In the UK, we have this show called Midsomer Murders. It’s a weird aspect of British culture - the fictional county of Midsomer is a gorgeous countryside area where people like to murder each other. The Good Life is sort of that - in a rural English village, a young girl has been murdered, and you’ve got to find out what happened. There’s a catch: everyone is a cat. 

Watch the trailer above for a bit more context, I guess.

In case you want more games to look forward to, here's our list of the upcoming PC games to get excited for.