Get ready for Mass Effect: Andromeda with these PC specs

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Get ready for Mass Effect: Andromeda with these PC specs

Mass Effect: Andromeda launches March 21, but is available a week early to PC users through Electronic Arts’ Origin Access subscription service. Nvidia today published its PC specifications for maximum performance and also revealed the game's numerous graphics options.

There are 16 options affecting image quality, most of which have variable detail levels. They include (deep breath): Ambient Occlusion, Anti-Aliasing, Chromatic Aberration, Effects Quality, Film Grain, Lighting Quality, Mesh Quality, Post-Process Effect Quality, Resolution Scaling, Shader Quality, Shadow Quality, Terrain Quality, Texture Filtering Quality, Texture Quality, and Vegetation Quality.

NES Classic Edition’s best wireless solution adds Nintendo Switch Joy-Con support

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NES Classic Edition’s best wireless solution adds Nintendo Switch Joy-Con support

Now, the world’s best Bluetooth adapter for the NES Classic Edition — a console whose comically short controller length all but requires a wireless solution — can add a couple new options to its list of supported controllers: the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Switch Pro controllers.

The 8Bitdo x Analogue “Retro Receiver” for NES Classic Edition is a $17 Bluetooth dongle that plugs into the miniature console and, in turn, provides compatibility with a host of wireless controllers, from the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 to 8Bitdo’s own retro-inspired gamepads. And now, with a new firmware update for the receiver, Nintendo’s newest controllers join the lineup.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s first footage shown

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s first footage shown

Disney shareholders were presented with footage from many of the company’s upcoming films at today’s meeting, but perhaps the most exciting reveal was the first footage shown of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This is likely part of the same footage that the public will see at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando next month — and it’s unlikely any of the press or shareholders at the meeting will leak the footage before then — but we do have the tweets of LA Times reporter Daniel Miller to give us some hints about what to expect.

Arma 3 celebrates 4-year anniversary with machinima contest

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Arma 3 celebrates 4-year anniversary with machinima contest

Arma 3, the latest entry in the long-running military simulation series from Bohemia Interactive, celebrated its fourth year with a machinima contest. The winner, titled “Brass,” shows off the evolution of the underlying game engine, and the dedication of its modding community.

Arma 3 entered Steam’s Early Access program four years ago. When it finally released, in 2013, it was somewhat incomplete. Since that time, the team behind it has followed on with a series of updates, including last year’s Apex expansion which added new vehicles and a massive new tropical map called Tanoa.

Left 4 Dead crossover comes to Dead by Daylight today

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Left 4 Dead crossover comes to Dead by Daylight today

Cult hit horror game Dead by Daylight — in which four players try to escape from a rampaging killer — is adding a survivor of a different sort today. Bill from Valve’s Left 4 Dead is coming to Dead by Daylight as part of a free update titled Left Behind.

The grizzled Vietnam vet, who also appeared in Left 4 Dead 2, joins the ranks of Dead by Daylight’s survivors as part of a partnership with Valve, developer Behaviour Interactive and publisher Starbreeze Studios announced today. Dead by Daylight Left Behind is a non-canonical follow-up to Left 4 Dead’s downloadable add-on, The Sacrifice, in which Bill sacrifices himself in an attempt to save his fellow survivors.

No Man’s Sky Path Finder Update trailer details PS4 Pro support, base sharing, permadeath mode

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No Man’s Sky Path Finder Update trailer details PS4 Pro support, base sharing, permadeath mode

Since release, the team at Hello Games has been steadily expanding the feature set of No Man’s Sky, and today it has shared the contents of the upcoming Path Finder Update. Notable additions include: PS4 Pro support “optimized for 4K,” planetary vehicles to “aid home planet exploration,” base sharing and Steam Workshop support, permadeath mode and more.

The above video details much of the update’s feature set, but doesn’t include a release date for the Path Finder Update, also called Version 1.2. The website linked in the YouTube video’s description currently redirects to a maintenance page.

Watch Bungie reveal Destiny’s Age of Triumph update here

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Watch Bungie reveal Destiny’s Age of Triumph update here

Destiny developer Bungie is closing out the game’s third — and final — year with one last major content update, Age of Triumph. The studio is revealing Age of Triumph in one of its semi-regular livestreams today, starting at 1 p.m. ET, and you can watch it all unfold on Twitch below.

Bungie’s teaser trailer for Age of Triumph suggested that it will revive the Vault of Glass, the first raid in Destiny. The trailer also noted that the update will offer the game’s “biggest record book yet,” giving players all kinds of tasks to complete in advance of the expected arrival of Destiny 2 this fall.

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon ‘will come’ to Nintendo Switch ‘in time’

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Netflix, Hulu, Amazon ‘will come’ to Nintendo Switch ‘in time’

In January, Nintendo said that “support for video-streaming services is being considered for a future update.” Now, less than one week after the release of the console, “being considered” has given way to “will come in time,” according to a Washington Post interview with Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime.

We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time. In our view, these are not differentiators. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform.