How to Fix Windows Automatic Updates

Windows has finally fixed its awful auto-update system

By on May 13, 2016 at 11:47 AM.

Windows has finally fixed its awful auto-update system

Anyone who’s used a Windows PC for more than 20 minutes has probably run into the scheduled updater. This evil snippet of code will, on occasion, forcibly restart your PC, no matter how urgent a piece of work might be.

In the latest beta version of Windows 10, Microsoft has revealed how it will fix the auto-install with a new feature called “Active Hours.” It still doesn’t allow you to turn off auto-install — Microsoft is determined that you stay up to date — but it does the next best thing.

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No Man's Sky Preview

‘No Man’s Sky’ is the ultimate role-playing game

By on April 1, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

‘No Man’s Sky’ is the ultimate role-playing game

Having watched every preview video and read every interview on the Internet, I wasn’t sure No Man’s Sky could do anything to surprise me. On Thursday, I had a chance to play the universe simulator from Hello Games for the very first time, and although I knew what to expect, I came away with a surprising revelation:

No Man’s Sky has the potential to be the best RPG ever made. More →

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Xbox One Cross-Network Play

Microsoft reveals Xbox One gamers will be able to play against PS4, PC players

By on March 14, 2016 at 1:31 PM.

Microsoft reveals Xbox One gamers will be able to play against PS4, PC players

In an blog post on the Xbox Wire this Monday, ID@Xbox director Chris Charla announced that Xbox One developers will now have the ability to include cross-network support within their games. Xbox One games have always been able to interact with other Xbox Live games on Windows 10, but this will bring other console and PC networks into the fold as well. More →

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Play PS4 Games on PC Mac

Play PS4 games on your PC or Mac with the next major console update

By on March 1, 2016 at 8:43 AM.

Play PS4 games on your PC or Mac with the next major console update

On Tuesday morning, Sony revealed that the next system software update for the PlayStation 4 will be available to those in the beta program starting this week. Codenamed MUSASHI, the 3.50 update is one of the most meaningful to hit the PS4 in months, bringing both minor improvements and major new features to the console. More →

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The Division Preview

‘The Division’: Ubisoft’s massive shooter could be the most ambitious game of 2016

By on February 9, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

‘The Division’: Ubisoft’s massive shooter could be the most ambitious game of 2016

The Division is a lot of things. First and foremost, it’s a competent, if unimaginative, third-person shooter. It’s an RPG as well, with plenty of loot to collect and experience to gain and skills to choose from. It also shares a great deal in common with the modern MMO, in that you’re never more than a few button presses away from teaming up with other players online.

This kitchen sink approach has doomed other equally ambitious games, but The Division manages to stay afloat, even underneath the weight of all the adjectives that describe it.

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Best Games of 2015

The 10 best video games of 2015

By on December 18, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

The 10 best video games of 2015

Another year has passed in the new generation, and it was easily the biggest yet. Over the course of 2015, we saw sequels to many of our favorite franchises, original properties that surprised and delighted us all and several shocking disappointments that no one could have predicted. So, basically, it was another year in video gaming. More →

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LawBreakers Gameplay Video

Watch the first gameplay footage from Cliff Bleszinski’s new game LawBreakers

By on August 28, 2015 at 9:59 AM.

Watch the first gameplay footage from Cliff Bleszinski’s new game LawBreakers

After months of hints, teasers and newsletters, we finally got a first look at LawBreakers, the new game from Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski. LawBreakers is a free-to-play, multiplayer online FPS for PC with several classes to choose from as players take part in five-on-five battles in a universe where gravity isn’t much of a concern.

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Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Beta

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’ multiplayer beta coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in August

By on July 22, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’ multiplayer beta coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in August

Considering the fact that we’ve had a new Call of Duty game to look forward to every year since 2003, it can be hard to muster up excitement for yet another entry. But having played nearly an hour of Black Ops 3 multiplayer at E3 2015 this year, I have to admit that I’m kind of excited. More →

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Rocket League Review

Rocket League review: Controlled chaos

By on July 12, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Rocket League review: Controlled chaos

I don’t often have the time to review smaller downloadable games on the site, but I had to make an exception for Rocket League. I first got my hands on Rocket League during a closed beta earlier this year. Within minutes, I was completely captivated.

For a week straight, I’d hop online after work every night with my friend and play a dozen or so matches against other players. It was the first time in a long time that I couldn’t help but play just one more round. And then one more. And then another. But even after spending an embarrassing number of hours on the beta, I still hadn’t gotten enough. More →

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Star Wars Battlefront Leaked Gameplay Footage

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Leaked Gameplay Footage: See the Game in Action

By on July 2, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Leaked Gameplay Footage: See the Game in Action

There were few third-party games as anticipated as Star Wars Battlefront at E3 2015. I wasn’t as pleased with the reboot as I’d expected to be, but I only had a chance to play a single match on a single map. Battlefront only really thrives once you get a hang of the character classes and learn the maps backwards and forwards.

Unfortunately, we aren’t going to have that opportunity for another few months, but there are gamers out there who are currently participating in the closed alpha, and one of them decided to share some footage from the game. More →

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Steam Summer Sale 2015

Steam’s Monster Summer Sale has begun – these are the 5 best deals we could find

By on June 11, 2015 at 1:36 PM.

Steam’s Monster Summer Sale has begun – these are the 5 best deals we could find

Just days after GOG.com’s big summer sale came to a close, Steam is swooping in to save you from a drought of great deals. At 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, Steam launched its own massive sales event, putting many games and bundles on sale for up to 90% off their original price, including AAA games that launched as recently as this month. More →

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GOG.com Summer Sale

Earn free PC games during the GOG.com Summer Sale, beginning today

By on June 3, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Earn free PC games during the GOG.com Summer Sale, beginning today

After a long, cold winter, the warm weather couldn’t come soon enough this year, but its never truly summer anymore until PC games start going on sale. On Wednesday, GOG.com kicked off its DRM-Free Summer Sale, and as far as I’m concerned, June 3rd is now the official start of summer. More →

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