Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Overwatch's new Sombra character and Arcade Mode go live for everyone today

Expect to see a lot of purple in the next few weeks as people learn to play hacker extraordinaire Sombra.

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EVE Online goes free to play after 13 subscription-only years of epic space battles

After thirteen years of paid subscriptions, EVE Online adds a new "Alpha Tier" for free-to-play users in the Ascension update.

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Dishonored 2's buggy PC port is plagued by performance problems

Dishonored 2's buggy PC port is plagued by performance problems.


Tyranny review: Obsidian's RPG ponders the nature of evil

Picture a world where the battle between good and evil already took place, and evil won—and then imagine you work for the villains. That's Tyranny.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Ubisoft's giving the wonderfully dumb Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon away for free

If you never got around to playing Ubisoft's neon-soaked, 1980s-inspired Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon fever dream, now's your chance.

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Galaxy-spanning Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer revealed for 'N7 Day'

With just four months until release, BioWare releases the first "real" trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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This week in games: Steven Seagal joins World of Warships, Forza Horizon 3 goes wintery

Plus: Killing Floor preps for its 1.0 launch, Mass Effect drops a teaser for a teaser, and more. This is gaming news for October 31 through November 4.


BlizzCon 2016: Overwatch's Sombra revealed, Diablo returns, Hearthstone's Gadgetzan, and more

At BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard revealed the long-teased Sombra character for Overwatch, teased World of WarCraft content plans, and more.

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The original Diablo is coming back, recreated in Diablo III

Blizzard didn't announce Diablo IV at BlizzCon 2016, but it's recreating the original Diablo in full in the Diablo III engine, and adding new goodies to D3.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on Windows Store won't let you play with Steam gamers

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is yet another instance of the Windows Store version of a game being notably worse than its Steam counterpart.

GOG Fall Sale 2016

GOG's Fall Sale dangles free copies of Victor Vran, Little Big Adventure 2, and more

You can walk away with four free games on top of this year's GOG's "Monstrous" fall sale harvest.

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Valve requires real in-game screenshots for Steam listings

No concept art, no pre-rendered cinematics—Steam now requires developers to fill the screenshots section of the store with actual screenshots.

Rusty Lake: Roots

Rusty Lake: Roots review: A grim sequel for one of 2016's best gaming surprises

The bizarre and grim world of the Rusty Lake series has quickly led to one of the best point-and-click series of the modern era—provided you can stomach its gruesome imagery.

Michael Phelps will shoot you

This week in games: Gwent's beta, Evolve's end, and Michael Phelps meets Call of Duty

Plus: Battlefield 1's zeppelins spiral out of control, Cities: Skylines blows it all up with meteors, and more. This is gaming news for October 24 through 28.

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 review: Prepare for more mech-dropping, wall-running action

Titanfall 2 has more to offer than the original, including a full singleplayer campaign. But is it better? And can it survive, sandwiched between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty?