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Five Minutes With The Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device

Because Aperture Science would never release something as plebeian as a pinball table. Coming next week to Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX 2 and whatever other pinball platforms Zen Studios has running about causing trouble, Portal Pinball reunites fans of Valve’s first-person puzzler with the likes of GLaDOS, Wheatley, Atlas, P-Body and the ever talkative Chell in an all-new, incredibly scientific way.


Can A 'Game Booster' Improve Your Frame Rates? Probably Not

Squeezing more juice from your hardware is an ever-present task for the dedicated PC gamer. A number of companies, including Razer, Wise and IOBit, have tossed their hats into the ring with so-called “game boosters”, which boast the ability to speed up your system automatically for the tasks of slaying dragons or shooting terrorists. But do they actually do anything?


Digital Distributor Desura Explains Why It Hasn't Been Paying Developers

The once Australian-owned digital storefront Desura has weathered some turbulent times of late. A couple of years ago it was acquired by Second Life developer Linden Lab, though it didn’t take long for the company to unload its purchase to Bad Juju Games in November of last year. Now it’s in the middle of a payment debacle, which it has attempted to tackle in a blog post.


The Witcher 3 Benchmarked: The New Crysis

Around this time four years ago The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings impressed critics with its opulent and demanding PC graphics, rich environments and storytelling, along with innovative combat mechanics. Selling nearly two million copies in its first year, the game was a great success for CD Projekt Red so it came as no surprise when a follow-up was announced.


GTA Player Says He Hired Cheater To Rescue Him From... Another Cheater

Sometimes, you have no choice but to fight fire with fire. That is essentially what a man called Rev Drucifer has been telling me over the last couple of days. Drucifer only plays one game: Grand Theft Auto. Specifically, GTA Online, the multiplayer version of the extremely popular GTA V.


Neon Struct Is The Stealth Game I've Been Waiting For

Should I care about Neon Struct? Absolutely. What it lacks in complexity, it makes up for with pure stealthy satisfaction. It’s the original Deus Ex meets the original Thief. I’ve been wanting to play another stealth game like this for years.


New Website Launches For Fan-Made League Of Legends Character Chromas

Briefly: As promised, the League of Legends players who are fed up with Riot’s overpriced skin recolourings known as “Chroma Packs” have launched a database for custom fan-made chromas.


Heroes Of The Storm Pro eSports Team Loses To… A Computer

Well, this is embarrassing. Earlier this week, Cloud9 Maelstrom and compLexity — two of the top teams in Heroes of the Storm’s nascent eSports scene — faced off as part of Blizzard’s ongoing “Road To Blizzcon” tournament. As The Daily Dot reported, compLexity was “hungry for a win” as they’d only just barely secured themselves a spot in the play-offs.


GTA Short Turns Assassination Gone Wrong Into Awesome Chase Scene

Listen: contract killings can go wrong sometimes, okay? It’s just something that happens. But, in Los Santos, chasing down the guy you’re supposed to kill isn’t always that easy.


Artist Uses Skyrim Glitches To Create Beautiful Nightmares

Artist Martin Olsson uses a combination of Skyrim glitches and CGI software to create some truly horrifying animations. That poor skeleton! Olsson has been publishing his monstrosities on Coub lately, and they’re a wonder to behold.