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Steam FPS counter

Go on, check your frames per second in Steam


Broadcast some games while you're at it
Jan 20
While some of you might have experienced Steam's frames-per-second counter while it was in beta, the rest of us are only now taking a look at the nice little extra. To enable the feature, go to Steam > Settings > In-Gam... read
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SpeedTree

Congrats on the Academy Award, SpeedTree


We were rooting for you
Jan 13
Do you ever take a moment to stop and admire the scenery? Too often are we focused on mindlessly pushing forward to the next objective to notice the little details. Foliage, man. Take it in. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts... read
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Deus Ex

This is Eidos' new engine for Deus Ex


Find the snakes
Dec 04
You're looking at Eidos Montréal's new engine for current-gen consoles and PC, the Dawn Engine. The studio says it "will form the cornerstone" for future core games in the Deus Ex franchise and "any other projects that... read
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Metal Gear Solid PC

Fun with sliders: Ground Zeroes looks noticeably better on PC


Releasing December 18 on Steam
Nov 21
Nvidia and Konami have released screenshots comparing next month's PC release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes with the PlayStation 4 version, and I'm glad I waited. Officially, this is what's new: Additional deferred li... read
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Uncharted

Naughty Dog wants 1080p, 60fps for Uncharted 4


Pondering an Uncharted trilogy remaster
Jul 21
Naughty Dog is targeting 1080p and 60 frames per second for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, community strategist Arne Meyer told Eurogamer. "I think that's what we want to push for with anything we're doing on this generation," ... read
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#brands

Team USA's Clint Dempsey loses Xbox shirt for PS3/PS4 FIFA 15 cover


#brands
Jul 21
Lionel Messi will grace the cover of FIFA for the third year straight year, but FIFA 15's North American release will see team USA's Clint Dempsey creeping behind Messi, wondering why his lighting is so different.  ... read
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Driveclub

Enough talk: Here's Driveclub's fancy weather system in motion


Yep, it's impressive
Jul 08
Those screenshots of Driveclub back at E3 -- where Evolution Studios demonstrated its dynamic weather system for the PlayStation 4 racer -- looked slick. But they were mere images. A month later, we now have footage of this s... read
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Watch Dogs

Ubisoft comments on Watch Dogs' unused graphics settings


I don't know who's buying this justification, though
Jun 20
Modders have found settings in Watch Dogs' files that can be enabled to make the game look better and, in some cases, even improve performance. What's the deal with that? "The dev team is completely dedicated to getting the m... read
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FIFA

FIFA 15 on PC won't use the old engine again


Parity with PS4, Xbox One
Jun 05
While EA Sports went with its new Ignite engine for FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the company opted not to use the game engine for the PC version. At the time, it was argued that the average player didn't have a good... read
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BioShock

Somebody put BioShock assets in Unreal Engine 4


The end result is pretty good, all things considered
Apr 29
The original BioShock ran on (a heavily modified version of) Unreal Engine. That was almost seven years ago. What would the game look like running on the newest iteration, Unreal Engine 4? Someone had that same thought and p... read
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Dark Souls

Modder Durante has tips to push Dark Souls II's graphics even further


Tweaks to get the most out of the PC version
Apr 22
Modder Peter "Durante" Thoman led the charge in making Dark Souls a better-looking game on PC. While the PC port of the sequel is an improvement over developer From Software's last effort, there's room to push its graphics fu... read
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Titanfall

Titanfall on Xbox 360 looks surprisingly acceptable


See for yourself
Apr 08
The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall is out as of today and here's a better look at how it stacks up to its newer-gen counterpart courtesy of Digital Foundry. The fact that we only recently got to see much of anything about thi... read
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Nvidia

Nivida announces $2,999 GeForce GTX Titan Z


This sounds like a dare
Mar 25
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the GeForce GTX Titan Z today at the company's GPU Technology Conference and, all right, there's no real getting around the card's sticker shock. 5,760 CUDA cores. 12GB GDDR5 VRAM. $2,999. ... read
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Titanfall

Titanfall's minimum PC specs are totally doable


I want to build a shrine to the 8800GT
Feb 04
Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella has shared the minimum system requirements for Titanfall on PC and they're quite low, at least to my eyes: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1 AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4... read
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RE4 HD PC

Yep, that's HD: Resident Evil 4 PC comparison shots


That early village sequence sure was special
Jan 24
Despite loving the hell out of Resident Evil 4, I never did pick up Capcom's first attempt at a PC port of the 2005 game. By all accounts it was a mess, one that modders were able to salvage to some extent. The new PC version... read
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Mods

Blade of Darkness looks new again thanks to modding


Souls fans need to play it
Jan 22
Last year, I found out about Severance: Blade of Darkness, a hack-and-slash PC game from 2001. What a gem. While its combat -- the sort of calculated action we adore in From Software's Souls games -- continues to hold up all... read
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Broken Age

How to enable 'retro' visuals in Broken Age


Feature hidden away in control options
Jan 16
In an homage to the classic adventure games which came before it, Broken Age features a hidden visual mode that gives a sense of what the title might have looked like back in the golden age of the genre. The above video... read
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Fancy new RTS engine

This engine could mean massive new strategy games


Oxide Games uses AMD's Mantle for its new engine
Jan 14
Leveraging AMD's Mantle technology, Oxide Games has come up with a new game engine intended for real-time strategy titles on PC and consoles called Nitrous that can handle up to 5,000 AI- or physics-driven objects (like laser... read
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Castlevania

No plans for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on next-gen


Konami and MercurySteam are more focused on the future
Jan 09
During our session with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 back in December, we got the chance to sit down and talk with the game producer Dave Cox about the expansions and innovations the sequel has made over the original. We le... read
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Get Even

New FPS Get Even blends single- and multiplayer


Okay, yeah, those visuals are impressive
Jan 08
Painkiller: Hell and Damnation and Deadfall Adventures developer The Farm 51 is striving for photorealism in its new game, Get Even, with the use of 3D scanning. There's no denying that the environmental shots look ridiculou... read
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See a bunch of games get played with the Steam controller


The future of gaming!
Dec 25
Wet with anticipation for Valve's Steam Machine? While you're wishing for Santa Gabe to gift you the machine of the future you can witness YouTube user Trial By Game demonstrate a bunch of games played with the Steam Machine... read
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Assassin's Creed PhysX

Assassin's Creed IV just got a PhysX patch on the PC


Smokier smoke
Dec 19
If you were thinking that Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag needed more smoke, then you are in luck. An update just came out on the PC that adds PhysX support, so the particle effects can be more complex. In Black Flag this me... read
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Breaking: Look at this next-gen sh*t


Seriously, just look at it.
Nov 27
GREATNESS AWAITS. If you would like to be a part of the future, the PlayStation 4 version of Putty Squad is now available for pre-order. Via @Truongasm read
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PS4

You can now play Assassin's Creed IV in 1080p on PS4


Update adds native resolution support
Nov 19
Ubisoft has given out notice that the promised Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag update for 1080p and better anti-aliasing is now available for download on PlayStation 4. It's still something of a shock to my system that such functionality has to come in the form of a title update, but when RAM requirements are being lowered through patches, anything's possible! Assassin's Creed [Twitter] read
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Star Citizen

Star Citizen is a PC game and 'will never be dumbed down'


Hurray for PC gaming!
Nov 18
There were some rumors popping up that Chris Roberts' space behemoth, Star Citizen, would be coming to the PlayStation 4. Robert's wrote up a post stating that "Star Citizen IS a PC game. It will NEVER be dumbed down for... read
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PS4

Assassin's Creed IV PS4 needs a patch for 1080p


Not this again
Nov 15
Here I was, thinking that Infinity Ward's day-one Call of Duty: Ghosts PlayStation 4 patch for native 1080p output was a fluke. Ubisoft will have a similar update coming "shortly after release" for the PS4 version of Assassin... read
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Fable

A look at how Fable Anniversary updates its interface


Yup, that's a HUD, all right.
Nov 14
Progress continues to be made on Fable Anniversary, an HD remake of the original Fable game for Xbox 360 which will bring the entire series to the console. A recent post on Lionhead's developer blog from User Interface Artist... read
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AMD game bundle

AMD giving out Battlefield 4 with R9 graphics cards


Free game!
Nov 14
If you get an R9 series card from AMD right now, you'll get a free copy of Battlefield 4. The cards that are a part of the promotion range from the low-end R9 270 all the way up to the R9 290X. If you get AMD's bargain card, ... read
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Call of Duty

CoD: Ghosts PS4 needs a day-one patch for full 1080p


Single-player is restricted to a native 720p without it
Nov 13
There was quite the fuss made about the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts outputting at 720p while the PlayStation 4 version was confirmed by Infinity Ward to output at a native 1080p, as one would expect from a "next-... read
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Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Ghosts is upscaled at 720p on the Xbox One


PS4 running at 1080p, Xbox One upscaled from 720p
Oct 31
A lot of rumors have been flying around in regards to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin has addressed them once and for all. For starters, Ghosts runs at 1080p on the PlaySt... read
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Nvidia

Nvidia slashes prices on the GTX 770 and 780


New 780 Ti launches November 7
Oct 28
Following the unveiling of AMD's Radeon R9 290X video card, Nvidia has announced price cuts that will be effective online as of tomorrow morning. The GTX 770 is being dropped to $329, while the GTX 780 is down to $499. Still ... read
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Radeon R9 290X

AMD's shiny new Radeon R9 290X GPU launches for $549


4GB of dedicated awesome
Oct 24
I usually go with Nvidia when I buy graphics cards, but AMD's new flagship card, the Radeon R9 290X really has my attention. It's definitely a high-end card that can compete with Nvidia's Titan, but it comes at a much more af... read






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