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PC Specs Announced For Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda's spec requirements on PC have been revealed. Origin published the minimum and recommended specs for the game before its release in March. At the lowest end, the game calls for a 2 GB GTX 660 or Radeon 7850, along with an i5-3570 or FX-6350.

Nintendo Switch Initially Lacks Virtual Console

Virtual Console isn't going to be ready for the Nintendo Switch in time for the console's launch in early March. Nintendo has confirmed the feature "will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch." The feature gives access to retro games in a digital form.

Steam Purchases Face New 10% Tax In Australia

Steam users in Australia are going to spend more on their purchases due to a new tax that's being implemented in July 2017. The 10% tax will be included in USD store prices so that you know the full cost of a game when you're browsing. The tax isn't new overall.

Horizon Zero Dawn Expected To Sell 8 Million Units

Horizon Zero Dawn, a major PS4 exclusive, is expected to sell 8 million copies in its lifetime and 6 million by the end of this year, according to SuperData. If the total sales figure is reached, the game would end up close to recent Uncharted and Metal Gear Solid titles.

Valve Getting AI To Find Counter-Strike Cheaters

Valve is teaching an artificial intelligence to find cheaters in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The company confirmed it is working on an AI for that purpose in a Reddit post. It has already begun finding players who are breaking the rules and submitting them to a review team.

Nintendo Will Let eShop Purchases Be Backed Up Online

When the Nintendo Switch is released next month, Nintendo will update the way eShop purchases are treated. They'll no longer be tied to your device and will instead be tied to your online account. This means re-purchasing items when you switch products isn't going to be required.

Hearthstone Getting Three Full Expansions This Year

Hearthstone is going to receive a number of big updates this year. Blizzard says it'll release three full-size Expansions for the game in 2017, bringing a lot of new content to it. However, there are also some pieces of the game being removed from the competitive Standard format.