Kyiv Is Using Homegrown Tech to Treat the Trauma of War

But this is only half of the problem that needs solving. For those who do want to seek treatment, there simply aren’t enough resources to help them. Clinical psychologists are supposed to limit the number of patient consultations they do in a day, so they don’t burn out. Before the full-scale invasion, Inna Davydenko saw […]

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Homeworld 3 War Games multiplayer demo is available on Windows PC — but only for a limited time

What you need to know Homeworld 3 is an upcoming space strategy game being developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Gearbox Publishing launching on March, 8, 2024.  War Games is a new mode in Homeworld 3 that allows three players to team up in co-op, taking on a series of randomized missions with roguelite […]

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Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski talks original plans for the Gears movie, says executives wanted a PG-13 film

What you need to know Cliff Bleszinski, former designer on the Gears of War games, made a guest appearance on the Xbox Expansion Pass podcast. Bleszinski discussed a wide range of topics, including his thoughts on being a CEO at Boss Key Productions before the studio closed, Gears of War as a series, and his […]

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War Hospital (Xbox) review: Major surgery is needed to save this terminally buggy Frostpunk-like

I’ve been quite looking forward to War Hospital for some time, and I’m sad to report that I’m quite disappointed with the final result — but that’s not to say this patient is unsalvageable.  Set in WW1, you’re tasked with the careful management of a frontline British medical outpost, based in the ruins of a […]

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Fan-built remake of Warcraft 2’s Horde campaign launches as Chronicles of the Second War: Tides of Darkness

What you need to know A team of game designers named Lorecraft Designs have been working on a mod for Warcraft 2 for the past couple of years.  Working in the engine of Warcraft 3: Reforged, Lorecraft Designs have built a remake of the Horde campaign from Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness.  The mod is […]

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God of War Ragnarök’s free Valhalla epilogue is one of the best DLC launches of the year, and I hope Xbox pays attention

As 2023 draws to a close, it has been a great year for video games and gamers.  It has been significantly less kind to the people who make games, with thousands of jobs lost across studio closures and layoffs, making it even more important to celebrate the wins and awesome measures that some teams have […]

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Blizzard announces World of Warcraft: The War Within 2024 roadmap

What you need to know Blizzard Entertainment has presented new 2024 content roadmaps for World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft Classic. The World of Warcraft 2024 Roadmap reveals there will be three last major updates for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight before World of Warcraft: The War Within launches in the Summer of 2024.  World […]

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I just finished my first Gears of War game, and I’m already hooked — Bring on Gears 6!

When I bought my Xbox One X, it came with the entire Gears of War series in the box, including the remastered Gears of War Ultimate Edition. Since then, I’ve completed nearly 140 games… And not one of those titles has been any of the Gears of War games I got with my console. I […]

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God of War: Ragnarök gets free ‘Valhalla’ DLC in just five days

What you need to know God of War: Ragnarök is a critically-acclaimed action adventure game from the masters at Santa Monica, a PlayStation Studio. The game has been out on PS5 and PS4 for over a year now, but it’s about to get a little bit bigger. No, the game isn’t coming to PC (yet), […]

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God of War: Ragnarök gets free ‘Valhalla’ DLC in just five days

What you need to know God of War: Ragnarök is a critically-acclaimed action adventure game from the masters at Santa Monica, a PlayStation Studio. The game has been out on PS5 and PS4 for over a year now, but it’s about to get a little bit bigger. No, the game isn’t coming to PC (yet), […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Call of Duty 2024 is indeed Black Ops, set during the Gulf War in the early 90s

What you need to know As expected, the next Call of Duty is indeed another entry in the long-running Black Ops series.  Focused on the CIA, the next Black Ops is set in the Gulf War and will examine the United States’ role in the conflict.  Previous leaks point to a return of round-based zombie […]

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Amazon and Best Buy are in a price war on the Xbox Series S Starter Bundle, you can get everything you need to start gaming for $239

Microsoft released the Xbox Series S Starter Bundle to the public after announcing it on October 12, 2023, and it already represented the best value in Xbox gaming with the combination of a current-generation console and a three-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass, one Xbox Wireless controller, a HDMI cable, a power cable, and two […]

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World of Warcraft ‘The War Within’ has a $90 early access preorder bundle, and it’s incredibly out of touch

What you need to know Yesterday, Blizzard announced not one, but three upcoming World of Warcraft expansions, as it revealed that future games will revolve around “sagas” planned out over the next several years.  Despite a positive reception, presented by legendary Warcraft co-creator Chris Metzen, Blizzard has still caught some backlash today. The War Within […]

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The UK Is Burning Climate Pledges to Fuel a Culture War

The UK government has taken the unusual step of scaling back major climate commitments, despite widespread pushback from scientists, businesses, and lawmakers across the political divide. In a speech today, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the UK would push back deadlines for the planned phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, ending fossil-fuel heating in homes not connected […]

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Total War: Pharaoh preview — Clashing swords and courting disaster

The sands of time come for all, but maybe you can stave off the collapse. That’s the pitch behind Total War: Pharaoh, the next mainline strategy game from developer Creative Assembly and publisher Sega. I recently had the chance to play up through the first 50 turns of a campaign with Ramesses as a leader. […]

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Total War: Warhammer 3 Shadows of Change review — Big change, good and bad

The latest DLC for Creative Assembly’s Warhammer sandbox is here, and there’s a lot to go over. Total War: Warhammer 3 Shadows of Change adds three new Legendary Lords for players to pick from, alongside new units and campaign goals to play around with. It’s solid enough for DLC, with a couple of especially monstrous […]

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Homeworld 3 preview: War Games brings roguelike co-op to space strategy

One carrier is already an imposing sight in the Homeworld franchise, the beating heart and nerve cluster of an entire fleet. Three of them together can feel unstoppable.  At least, they felt unstoppable before I hit the final mission of War Games, a co-op roguelike mode being introduced in Homeworld 3. I recently had the […]

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Florida’s War With Invasive Pythons Has a New Twist

That has created a problem. Around 2010, soon after meeting this big, new predator that could outcompete and eat them, South Florida’s mammal populations collapsed. Large and medium-size mammals have been scarce for almost a decade, leaving mostly smaller mammals, like rodents. Some ecologists thought the pythons would become victims of their own success. “They […]

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PlayStation won the console war, will Xbox let them win cloud gaming too?

During the Kinda Funny XCast interview before the Xbox “not E3” event in June, Microsoft Gaming CEO and Xbox lead Phil Spencer conceded that the division couldn’t “out console” Sony PlayStation. Sony’s lead in the so-called “high-end” console market has extended to 2:1 according to most reports, and could conceivably extend further still to 3:1 […]

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Total War: Warhammer 3 Shadows of Change DLC brings the scheming Changeling and more

What you need to know There’s a new trailer and other details for Shadows of Change, the next DLC for Total War: Warhammer 3.  This DLC introduces a new Legendary Lord and special units for Tzeentch, Kislev, and Grand Cathay.  Shadows of Change is $25 (with a discount for anyone that preorders) and is slated […]

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