/Gaming/ Last Updated: Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015 @ 10:50pm EDT

Polygon

Ben Kuchera

Batman: Arkham Knight may finally be playable at a decent framerate on PC

The PC release of Batman: Arkham Knight was plagued with issues, causing publisher Warner Bros. to stop selling the PC version of the popular title. An "interim" patch was recently released for testing, and it's about to be released for everyone who has already purchased the game on PC.

Here's what you can expect from the patch:

Reduced frame rate hitches
Optimizations for system memory and VRAM usage
Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
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Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

Arkham Knight's PC Patch Is FINALLY Out

Arkham Knight, a PC game so broken that its publisher Warner Bros. had to withdraw it from sale , was released in June. It’s taken until September, but a patch to (hopefully) fix it is rolling out now.

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Kotaku

Kirk Hamilton

Destiny Gets Some Big Changes Next Week, No Expansion Required

Maybe you’ve heard: Destiny is about to get a whole bunch of changes. Some of those changes are tied to the upcoming Taken King expansion, but a fair amount of them will happen whether you buy the expansion or not.

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Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

WHO LIKES TANKS?

TANKS!

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Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

1989 Sega Game Was A Racing Monstrosity

Let’s all go back in time. Before Sonic Boom, before the Dreamcast, before the Saturn. To a time when Sega was awesome, and as famous for their killer arcade games as their console efforts.

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Polygon

Michael McWhertor

WildStar goes free-to-play on Sept. 29

Carbine Studios announced today that its sci-fi massively multiplayer online game WildStar will go free-to-play on Sept. 29, with a second phase of the game's closed beta test kicking off today.

WildStar's transition to a free-to-play model will also include what Carbine calls "the title's biggest game update yet," which the developer refers to as WildStar Reloaded. The update promises all-new content, updated game systems and a host of other improvements aimed at streamlining the...

Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

For Four Years, A Man Has Walked Across Minecraft

Kurt J. Mac has been walking in the same direction in Minecraft since 2011 . It is now September 2015, and he is still going.

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Polygon

Philip Kollar

New to Hearthstone? Here's what that legendary card you want really does

Hearthstone's legendary cards are the rarest in the game, which means they're also the most sought after when players are opening packs. But they have a way of tricking new players. Despite their rarity, and despite stats and effects that often appear very powerful, legendaries tend to be very situational. They can win you a game, sure, but they can also sit in your hand doing nothing.

To help out with the confusion, Reddit user elveszett has create a gallery of "honest Hearthstone...

Polygon

Samit Sarkar

Try Destiny: The Taken King's Crucible maps and modes free for the week before launch

Destiny players will be able to test out The Taken King's new competitive multiplayer content, for free, for one week before the expansion launches, developer Bungie announced today.

The Taken King includes a wealth of additions to Destiny's Crucible. The expansion comes with eight maps (with one of them available exclusively on PlayStation), and brings in two entirely new modes, Rift and Mayhem. In addition, Bungie is making the Elimination gametype from Trials of Osiris available...

Kotaku

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The Official Assassin's Creed Unity Hidden Blade is Way More Fun Than the Game

Admit it, you’ve wanted something like this since the first time you played an Assassin’s Creed game. Ubisoft’s official Unity Phantom Blade includes a functional (plastic) hidden blade, as well as retractable crossbow arms that can fire an included soft dart. Just don’t go overboard with the wall climbing. [Assassin’s Creed Unity Phantom Blade, $27]

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Kotaku

Patricia Hernandez

5 Hilarious Metal Gear Solid V Helicopter Songs

There’s nothing like dashing away on your horse after infiltrating a compound, calling in a pick-up, and then hearing your favorite song blaring in the distance as the helicopter makes its way closer to you.

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Kotaku

Kirk Hamilton

Earlier this week I recapped my favorite story from Destiny’s buried Grimoire lore.

Earlier this week I recapped my favorite story from Destiny’s buried Grimoire lore. If you liked the tale of Thorn and The Last Word, check out this dramatic reading by Ghosts and Echoes.

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Kotaku

Kirk Hamilton

Upcoming Witcher 3 Patch Will Flesh Out The Game’s Romances

Not everyone was happy with the love triangle at the center of 2015’s hottest dating sim, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Fortunately, the game’s developers have been listening.

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Gamespot

Mike Mahardy

Destiny's Taken King Crucible Content is Free for a Week Before Release

As part of the Destiny patch releasing next week, Bungie is making The Taken King expansion's PvP content available for free--for one week, according to the developer's weekly update.

The two game modes include Rift--essentially a neutral capture-the-flag mode--and Mayhem, in which every character's super ability charges extremely fast.

The Destiny 2.0 patch releases Sept. 8, bringing several changes to Bungie's multiplayer shooter. Voice actor Nolan North is replacing the work of actor...

Polygon

Philip Kollar

Watch us test out bad Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament decks in this week's Tavern Brawl

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For this week's Tavern Brawl in Hearthstone, Blizzard has messed with how mana is distributed. In a normal game, you begin at one mana and receive one mana crystal every turn. But for Tavern Brawl this week, you begin at one mana but then receive two each turn. That change makes a bigger impact than you might imagine!

Of course, us being the goofballs that we are, we didn't realize just how much importance that one extra mana per turn would...

Polygon

Justin McElroy

We answer your questions about Super Mario Maker on Quality Control

In each episode of Quality Control, Polygon editor-at-large Justin McElroy talks to a critic after they review a new game and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their review? Also: Did they play it wrong?

In this episode, we talk with Griffin McElroy about his review of Super Mario Maker which you can find right here. We'd love to know what you think in the...

Kotaku

Yannick LeJacq

League Of Legends Bug Doesn't Let Champion Stop Being A Bird

“Sometimes I swear that bird is just showing off,” Quinn will often say in League of Legends. I don’t think she meant it like this.

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Kotaku

Chris Person

The Mad Max Wasteland Is Cruel Indeed

Today on Highlight Reel we have Mad Max, cartwheels, fearless horses, impressive CQC and much more!

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Polygon

Michael McWhertor

Street Fighter 5's newest fighter might be able to one-hit KO you

Pro wrestler Rainbow Mika may very well be the deadliest combatant in Street Fighter 5's roster, thanks to her ability to deliver a nearly one-hit knockout in Capcom's upcoming fighting game. That may sound incredibly imbalanced, but actually pulling off that move will be nigh-impossible in a real-world scenario.

When Capcom announced last week that R. Mika was coming back for Street Fighter 5, the company noted that her V-Skill lets her boost her attack power by delivering a...

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