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Zoo Tycoon fans haven't had much to sing about lately but with ¬¬g_id:35924[Planet Zoo]¬¬ it feels like the return of one of the tycoon greats. A successor to Planet Coaster, although sadly not linked from a gameplay standpoint, Planet Zoo offers players the chance to oversee there very own zoo paradise.
¬¬g_id:9339[Red Dead Redemption 2]¬¬ offers an undeniably stunning open-world. Probably one of the finest we've laid eyes on, in fact. But all it takes is one frame rate dip, or one judder, to rip us out of this immersive landscape, and this isn't a game which runs particularly well out of the box. Performance is key for RDR2, and it's what helps elevates the PC version about the 30FPS locked console edition.
Salutations animal lovers (or haters, depending on your view of cages)! Red Dead may be swallowing up the headlines but a little gem known as ¬¬g_id:35924[Planet Zoo]¬¬ happened to launch on the same day. From Frontier Developments (RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, Planet Coaster), Planet Zoo is a zoological management sim with the sort of depth we've never seen before. It's out now, on PC, although it's certainly no slouch to run. 
Rockstar don't do things by halves, and ¬¬g_id:9339[Red Dead Redemption 2]¬¬'s PC version certainly isn't lacking for graphics options. You'll need them as well, because RDR2 runs about as well as a hippo in high heels, but when you get the right performance to visuals balance RDR2 is a visual treat. And when a game like Red Dead 2 comes along you will want the immersion levels provided by its graphics cranked up to max to support the incredible story and gameplay.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has arrived on PC after a year-long wait, although it probably hasn't gone as smoothly as Rockstar was hoping. A ton of people are struggling to run RDR2 at all, while those that have managed to are finding the suggested system requirements may have been a little misleading.
Giddy up pardners, it's Red Dead time. Launch day has been quite the rollercoaster for ¬¬g_id:9339[Red Dead Redemption 2]¬¬ fans on PC. Some have been busy cruising the wilderness atop their fine steeds, while others are left messing around with launchers and config files, desperately trying to find a way in.
We’re on the eve of the big one. ¬¬g_id:9339[Red Dead Redemption 2]¬¬ unlocks on PC tomorrow, globally, at 1pm GMT. In preparation, Nvidia has dropped its Red Dead Redemption 2 GeForce Game Ready driver which includes all the last minute performance tweaks and optimisations to ensure Rockstar’s Western epic runs as best it possibly can.
In Obsidian we trust, or so the old saying goes. Not content with giving us the sublime Alpha Protocol, they've only gone and outdone Fallout with The Outer Worlds, a planet-hopping sci-fi romp with humour to spare. It's a joyous little thing and it also happens to run really rather well too, at least on our test rig.
Obsidian probably couldn't have planned ¬¬g_id:35787[The Outer Worlds]¬¬ timing any better. While Bethesda cocks up at every available opportunity, along comes the Fallout: New Vegas developers to show us exactly how a sci-fi RPG should be done. The Outer Worlds has been earning rave reviews and it could be played on PC for as little as $1 through Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's beta test is rattling away right now on PC, offering up a bunch of maps to modes to play around with ahead of next month's launch. We've been busy messing around with it, primarily because we were very interested to see how Infinity Ward's new game engine holds up. The answer, unsurprisingly, is 'very well'.
Borderlands 3, one of the biggest launches of the year, has arrived today, although it's been far from plain sailing. There have been reports of performance struggles, DirectX 12 woes, and all sorts of issues on top of that pesky Epic Games Store exclusivity which will put a few off.

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