Assassin’s Creed® III - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Castle)

HDR on PC hasn’t improved much in 2019. Despite there being more HDR gaming monitors than ever before, the very [cms-block]s for HDR continue to be quite expensive compared to non-HDR monitors, and the situation around Windows 10 support for it is still a bit of a mess. However, provided you’re willing to fight through all that, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get an HDR compatible graphics card.

Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD graphics cards that have built-in support for HDR, as well as everything you need to know about getting one that also supports Nvidia and AMD’s own HDR standards, G-Sync Ultimate and FreeSync 2. I’ve also put together a list of all the PC games that support HDR as well, so you know exactly which PC games you can start playing in high dynamic range.

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Assassin's Creed® Odyssey - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

95% of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players kept subtitles on, Ubisoft have revealed, and 50% of The Division 2 players are currently playing with them on too. These surprising statistics and more come from a wee tweetblast this week confirming that yes, subtitles are hugely desirable even in murdergames. Even as someone who often plays with subs on, I’m surprised by the numbers shared by David Tisserand, an accessibility project manager and user research fella at Ubisoft Montreal. Subs: they are good. Subs in video games: they could be better. Conclusion: more and better subs, video games, please and thank you.

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Far Cry® 5 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Castle)

Hot pink is the new post-apocalyptic beige in Far Cry: New Dawn, and to help you get the wild, fluorescent fauna of Hope County looking its absolute best on PC, I’ve put together this handy Far Cry: New Dawn graphics performance guide. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about how to get the best settings for Far Cry: New Dawn, as well as what you need to do in order to get that lovely 60fps frame rate from today’s [cms-block]s – including the newly-released Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

So, if you can’t wait to double-jump into Hope County’s newly-acquired nuclear Northern Lights with an unhinged granny in tow, then read on.

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HITMAN™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Castle)

HDR on PC continues to be a bit of a mess these days, but provided you haven’t been put off by the astronomical prices of the [cms-block]s for HDR or, indeed, the ongoing debacle surrounding Windows 10 support for it, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get an HDR compatible graphics card.

Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD graphics cards that have built-in support for HDR, as well as everything you need to know about getting one that also supports Nvidia and AMD’s own HDR standards, G-Sync HDR and FreeSync 2. I’ve also put together a list of all the PC games that support HDR as well. There aren’t many of them, all told, but I’ll be updating this list with more titles as and when they come out so it’s always up to date.

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Far Cry® New Dawn - UbiDomZ


It's time for another Far Cry Photo Mode Contest! Far Cry New Dawn includes a new and improved Photo Mode complete with a variety of different poses to show of your character- try them out and send us your best selfies. 📸

Equip your most eye-catching outfit, travel to your favorite spot on the map, and start your photo shoot! We want to see the craziest stunts your characters can pull off while posing for a picture. Show off your most creative photos from your Far Cry New Dawn adventure.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  • Qualified photos must be taken in Far Cry New Dawn's Photo Mode. Entry photos cannot be altered using 3rd-party tools including, but not limited to, photo editing software.
  • The photos must feature your player character in one of the official Photo Mode poses.
  • You must post your entry either using the hashtag #FCNDStrikeAPose (on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) or as a comment underneath the contest announcement post between March 13th – March 27th.
  • All entries must comply with Ubisoft terms and conditions – the full list of which can be found here.
  • Only one screenshot is allowed per entrant, so choose wisely.

WINNERS

The Far Cry Community Team will choose one Grand Prize Winner and two runners-up. Photos will be judged based on originality, style, and relevance to the theme of the competition. The following prizes are up for grabs:
  • Grand Prize Winner: 1x Custom Far Cry New Dawn Sawblade replica, 1x New Dawn T-Shirt and 1x Highwaymen Beanie Hat
  • Runners-up: 1x Highwaymen Beanie Hat and 1x Far Cry Credits Medium Pack (in-game)

You can find the official rules, including information on eligible countries, here.

HOW TO USE PHOTO MODE
Getting the perfect shot is simple! When the time is right, access the Photo Mode from the menu after pausing the game. From there, you can adjust the position of the camera and make further changes to the captured moment such as time of day, field of view, poses and more. For more information on Far Cry New Dawn's Photo Mode, consult our FAQ.
Far Cry® New Dawn - UbiDomZ


Who is man's best friend- dog or hog? You showed us your best Timber and Horatio pictures, and the time has come to announce the winners!


We absolutely loved all of your submissions and it was quite a challenge to pick only three photos to capture the bond between you and your favorite Fangs for Hire. After much careful consideration, we have decided on the following winners:


AND THE WINNERS ARE...

SeaSwifted - GRAND PRIZE WINNER



Cleniver



SilverFrog



Congratulations to the winners and thanks so much to everyone who took part! The grand prize winner will receive a Far Cry New Dawn custom saw blade, beanie, and crew neck sweater. The two additional winners will receive a beanie and a medium pack of Far Cry Credits. If you would like to see the full list of contest submissions, search for hashtag #FCNDBestFriend. Don't forget to tag your own screenshots with #FCNDPhotoMode so we can see them!

Stay tuned for more details on upcoming contests- we can't wait to see more of your photos. Until next time, happy shooting!
Dying Light - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

Of course the original editions of the Steam Charts focused on those maps used by the early pioneers of steam-based exploration, so this week we take a historical look back at the origins of your favourite game series. For just one week, put aside your modern electricity-based computing, and come on a journey through time.

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Far Cry® New Dawn - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jay Castello)

When I was a kid, my parents would often take me and my sister out twitching, a weird word for bird watching made weirder by the emergence of the streaming platform. When we travelled, they would take heavy reference books showing off every species that occurred in the area, and tick them off as we saw them, tallying them up at night to add to a running total that usually reached the hundreds.

I didn t think this habit had rubbed off on me until I started playing Far Cry: New Dawn.

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Dishonored 2 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (RPS)

A ten-sided device appears in your hands. Each side features a carving of a wild animal, but three of the sides depict the face of an RPS writer instead. Look, there s Matt. And yes, this one is John. The side with Brendan is a bit grubby, but it s unmistakeably him. Smells a bit weird. What could this mean? Of course! It s the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. Perhaps if you press down on these three journo mugs at the same time aha! A telling click, and the sound of a delicate MP3. You ve discovered the latest episode. They seem to be talking about puzzle games.

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