The Best 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitor

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Updated: August 2018

Monitors with 144Hz refresh rates aren't new, but they're more popular than ever because, quite frankly, they are pretty awesome. Plus we're just now getting midrange GPUs capable of 100+ FPS on high settings at 100p. Back in the ancient days of 2015 that just wasn't possible unless you dropped some major coin, so as performance has increased monitor manufacturers have responded with corresponding features such as ultra-high refresh rates. So if you're in the market for a new display, be sure to check out our list of the best 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitors.

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Better Call Saul: “Something Beautiful” Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...

"It's not for me. And I don't think it should be for you either."

Wow. Another superb, standout showing from Rhea Seehorn here in "Something Beautiful." She's quickly showing us how much Kim's silent struggles, both with work and with Jimmy, are Season 4's super power.

Last week Kim got to blow up, at the one person she could blow up in front of - Howard. This week, she just agonizingly absorbed it all. From the shock to the system that was Mesa Verde Bank's aggressive expansion plan, where you could see her soul being squeezed, to her tearful breakdown listening to Jimmy casually read Chuck's rather kind and noble final letter to his brother (obviously written before their most recent fallings out), Kim was overwhelmed on all fronts.

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In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Destruction Becomes Lara’s Closest Companion

In the latest demo of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, shown behind closed doors at Gamescom 2018, Lara is faced with yet another bout of destruction as a city faces the wrath of the encroaching apocalypse. This iteration of Tomb Raider shows Lara at the end of her origin story, and while the previous two games explored her ability to survive and what it means to be a Croft, Shadow is looking to explore what it means for Lara to be a Tomb Raider and the responsibility that comes with it.

At this point, we’ve seen how Lara’s new adventure brings a bigger focus on puzzles and exploration and how she essentially causes an apocalypse and alienates herself in a darker story, but also how the hubs and gameplay feel very familiar to the previous Tomb Raider reboot games. This hands-off Gamescom gameplay, though short, shows off some more combat and yet another crumbling city.

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GTA Online: This Classic Mode is Getting a Big Update

Hunting Pack, the popular Adversary Mode from Year 2 of Grand Theft Auto Online, is getting an update as part of the follow-up to the After Hours content pack. The mode focuses on a large vehicle with a bomb strapped to it that will explode if the vehicle's speed falls too low for too long (like in the classic 90's movie, The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down).

One team has a Runner, responsible for driving the bomb vehicle from the starting point to a Deactivation Zone that serves as the "finish line," as well as two Defenders who protect the Runner from the other team. The second team is made up of Attackers, whose only goal is to stop or slow the target vehicle enough to trigger the bomb. Where the original version featured fairly standard vehicles battling through the streets of downtown Los Santos and greater San Andreas, the Remix version is played on custom-designed neon-coated stunt tracks high above the city. The Defender and Attacker vehicles are uniquely paired as well - the matches we played featured a group of Duke O'Deaths fending off Armored Kurumas, and a defending group of Vigilantes using their massive rear wheels to shunt the attacks of new low-profile rocket-boosed roadsters.

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Out This Week: Morphies Law, Shenmue I & II, Guacamelee! 2

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

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Life is Strange 2 Trailer Offers New Story Details

DONTNOD and Square Enix have released new details alongisde the official reveal trailer for Life is Strange 2.

Life is Strange 2 tells a tale of two brothers, 16-year old Sean and 9-year old Daniel Diaz, who were forced to "flee their home in suburban Seattle after a tragic event changes their lives forever."

They are on the run from the Police, and Sean decides their best chance at a good life is to head for their hometown in Mexico, Puerto Lobos.

Life is Strange 2 is a brand new story with "a new cast of characters, multiple new settings, new gameplay features and a brand new power for players to discover."

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PlayStation Exec ‘Horrified’ When He First Played God of War Before Release

God of War has been a major success for Sony, but reports that President of SIE Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida "was horrified" following his first God of War play session about five months prior to release.

As SIE Santa Monica Studio was nearing the end of God of War's five-year development cycle, Creative Director Cory Barlog was worried the team had not yet gotten the combat just right. Barlog trusted the team to pull it off, but it was taking too long. His solution was to bring in Yoshida for a play session in December 2017. It did not go well.

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Why Chris Hemsworth Doesn’t Like Thor: The Dark World

Chris Hemsworth has revealed why he doesn't like Thor: The Dark World.

Speaking to GQ, Hemsworth briefly touched on what didn't work in The Dark World, saying the 2013 movie didn't quite take enough risks and felt a bit too "familiar" as a result.

“The first one is good, the second one is meh,” Hemsworth said. “What masculinity was, the classic archetype—it just all starts to feel very familiar. I was so aware that we were right on the edge.”

Hemsworth previously discussed why he pushed for a major tonal shift with the third film, Thor: Ragnarok. Seeing the slightly poor response The Dark World was receiving, Hemsworth knew a changed was needed and credited Ragnarok director Taika Waititi for successfully bringing about this change.

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