It's a little premature to guess that another golden age is on the way now that Lucasfilm is bringing in more developers, but for now, PC Gamer's Star Wars fans are excited to have something more concrete to look forward to than 'whatever EA is doing next.' And the detail that Massive and Division 2 director Julian Gerighty are behind an upcoming Star Wars game has us imagining some interesting possibilities. The game isn't necessarily just going to be 'The Division but Star Wars,' but we can still make some educated guesses about the direction Massive might take—or, at least, the direction we want it to take. Here's what we're expecting and hoping for. … [Read more...] about What do we want from Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars game?
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Intel Rocket LakeWith a 19 percent IPC boost courtesy of the new Cypress Cove core, Intel's Rocket Lake chips are the biggest shake up to Intel's desktop CPU DNA in half a decade. They're built using the CPU smarts from 10th Gen Ice Lake mobile processors and the Xe graphics silicon from 11th Gen Tiger Lake chips, coming together to form a 14nm amalgam of the two 10nm parts. … [Read more...] about The 7 announcements from CES 2021 that every PC gamer should know about
The Borderlands games aren't somewhere I expect to see a sensitive portrayal of mental illness. They're full of kooky, "crazy" characters who rant about turning you into their pain-puppet, so hearing a solid bit of mental health advice mid-quest was a surprise. I did not expect that, or the parts where it talks about the value of therapy and the sidequest to transform Krieg's memory of his old cell into a safe internal happy place by redecorating it. … [Read more...] about The best parts of Borderlands 3 are hidden in its DLC
Perk 3 has a slightly lower power level so it’s a bit less down to the meta as to which one you choose. I personally prefer Amped, because when using two primary weapons like a Sniper and Assault Rifle it’s hugely beneficial to be able to switch between the two guns quickly. It’s saved me from death multiple times. Alternatively, Battle Hardened is also a nice one – it minimises the impact of enemy flashbangs and stunners, as well as stopping niche situations like gas grenades and snapshot grenades. Finally, Tracker can be a really strong option, especially late in the game, when you’re trying to hunt down the last of your foes to clinch that Warzone Victory. … [Read more...] about Best Warzone loadouts and top class setups
Of course, there's the question of canon. It's a great story, but did it 'really' happen? Another big change that occurred between KOTOR's release and now is that the events of the game may no longer be part of the main Star Wars continuity. When Disney snapped up Star Wars they categorised this game, and countless other Star Wars spin-offs from the so-called expanded universe, as Legends. That said, some things BioWare created for KOTOR—the planet Taris, card game Pazaak, and the Selkath race, to name just a few—have appeared in projects that are considered canon. So the whole situation is a little unclear. There's also a rumour flying around that Shutter Island screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis is working on a KOTOR movie for Disney, so maybe this story, if the film sticks closely to it, will be canon after all. … [Read more...] about Now more than ever, Knights of the Old Republic is a refreshing take on Star Wars