Marvel’s Avengers On PC: Min And Recommended Specs, Plus Unique Features Revealed

Marvel’s Avengers is releasing on September 4, and if you’re planning on buying and playing it on PC you’ll want to know whether your computer is up to the task. Thankfully, developer Crystal Dynamics has released the minimum and recommended specs for the game, as well as the exclusive features coming to the PC version.

No matter what, you’ll need at least 8GB of RAM and a fair chunk of HDD space. Check out the minimum and recommended specs below.

Minimum Specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: i3-4160 or AMD equivalent
  • 8GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GTX 950 / AMD 270 (min 2GB video ram)
  • DirectX 12
  • 75GB HDD space

Recommended Specs

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K, 3.4 Ghz or AMD Ryzen 51600, 3.2 Ghz
  • 16GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480, 8GB.
  • DirectX 12
  • 110GB SSD space

The PC version will also give you the option of downloading a 30GB high-resolution texture pack, if you don’t mind sacrificing some HDD space for enhanced visuals. You’ll likely want a 4K monitor to get the most out of this. Ultra-wide resolutions are also supported for the PC version, as well as multi-monitor set-ups.

The PC version also sports an unlocked framerate, and full customization options across keyboards and controllers. You’ll be able to check out some of these features yourself in the upcoming closed beta across August 14-16 if you’ve preordered; there’s also an open beta on Steam across the August 21-23 weekend. If you jump in, look out for the hidden mission that stands as the beta’s highlight.

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Avatar 2 Photos Reveal Giant Sets And Shots Of Director James Cameron

Filming on the Avatar sequels is due to resume again in New Zealand, and now new set photos have emerged that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the large-scale production.

One of the images showcases “the lab,” which looks to be the place where the human characters are transformed into their Na’vi counterparts. A second, smaller structure can be seen in the background of the image, and this appears to be another set.

Another images shows director James Cameron on the lab set, with production materials plastered on poster boards surrounding him.

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Shroud’s Return To Twitch Brings In Half A Million Viewers

Superstar streamer Michael “shroud” Grzesiek returned to a massive audience on Twitch today, even though he went live an hour late. Hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch him play Valorant, although most had to watch a “starting soon” banner for an hour. The viewership numbers kept climbing during the wait, too, even despite some technical difficulties.

“It wouldn’t be a Shroud stream without some difficulties,” he said once he went live. Viewership ballooned to over 500,000 people once he started his broadcast. “I’ve been gone for a long time.”

Shroud was originally scheduled to go live at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET, but didn’t show his face until almost an hour later. Once he did start the stream had several technical issues including audio dropping from his opening video.

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Hard-To-Find Arcade Cabinet With 300 Games Will Be Back In Stock Soon

Last year, AtGames entered the arcade market with the ambitious Legends Ultimate arcade cabinet. Unfortunately, disruptions in manufacturing caused by the coronavirus pandemic slowed production to a crawl, making the cabinet extremely difficult to find. It’s been out of stock for months now, but AtGames has announced that a re-release is coming soon–really soon. Starting August 31, you’ll see the Legends Ultimate making its way back to major retailers for $600, including Walmart, GameStop, and Sam’s Club.

AtGames is mostly known for its officially licensed Atari Flashback consoles and other plug-and-play systems. The Legends Ultimate is decidedly more expensive than AtGames’ earlier retro products, but it’s also a full-size cabinet packed with hundreds of games and unique features you don’t typically find in home cabinets.

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Magic: Legends Unveils Black Mana Necromancer Class

Magic: Legends is a Diablo-like action RPG based on the popular card game, and so all of its classes are based on one of the traditional Mana colors. Developer Cryptic Studios has now revealed the fifth and final Mana color’s associated class: the Black Mana wielding Necromancer.

According to a blog post, the Necromancer is a devotee of death and decay, letting them manipulate minions from the dead and make sacrifices to charge their attacks. The class is largely based around the power set of Liliana Vess from the Magic card game, one of the more popular Planeswalker characters. The power set revolves around reanimating corpses, debuffing enemies with curses, and sacrificing your allied creatures.

Necromancer’s primary ability is called Grim Siphon, a mid-range attack that also poisons the enemy and heals the player. The secondary ability, Grave Upheaval, damages enemies and summons skeletons to their side, while the utility ability Soul Wither poisons and slows enemies immediately around the player in a black cloud and healing the player. As an example, you could summon creatures, then use your health to cast a powerful spell, and then sacrifice one of the creatures to get your health back.

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Pokemon Go Is Letting Players Choose The Next Two Community Day Pokemon

There are still a few August events lined up for Pokemon Go, but developer Niantic is already preparing for the game’s next two Community Days, and it’s giving players a say in the events.

The studio has announced that September and October’s Community Day Pokemon will be decided by voting. Player will be able to cast a ballot for four possible choices–Charmander, Caterpie, Grimer, and Porygon–and the winners will be featured during the game’s next two Community Days.

No further details–such as when the voting will take place or what event move each monster will possibly learn if it’s selected as the featured Pokemon–have been announced just yet, but Niantic promises that more information is coming “soon.”

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Zelda-like Oceanhorn 2: Knights Of The Lost Realm Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm originally debuted on Apple Arcade in 2019, but it’s now making the jump to Nintendo Switch. Which makes sense, given how heavily it continues to be inspired by one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises.

The first Oceanhorn wore its influences on its sleeve, adopting a format like The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Its sequel gives you control of its camera perspective and plays more as a standard third-person adventure, with chests to open, enemies to slice with your sword, and dungeons to raid–lLike many Legend of Zelda games before it.

The Legend of Zelda isn’t the only game in history to adopt these tropes, but there’s no doubting where Oceanhorn 2 draws most of its inspiration from. Its protagonist even wears a light blue tunic with patterning like that found on Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Mario Kart Tour Adds A Mario 64 Boss And More In Latest Event

A new event has begun in Mario Kart Tour. This week marks the start of the Pirate Tour, and it introduces another classic course to the game, as well as a new kart and two new playable racers.

The aforementioned course is Airship Fortress from Mario Kart DS. This track has players racing around the exterior and interior of one of Bowser’s flying airships, with Rocky Wrenches, Bullet Bills, and other hazards littering the path.

The Pirate Tour also introduces two new racers to the game’s ever-expanding roster. First is Pirate Bowser Jr., who is outfitted with a pirate hat, eye patch, and cutlass. Pirate Bowser Jr. is currently spotlighted alongside the new Pirate Sushi Racer kart, but the Pirate Tour will also add King Bob-omb from Super Mario 64 as a playable racer.

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