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Star Citizen

Seeing ships sliced apart in Star Citizen is satisfying

Improved damage tech demonstrated
Mar 09
// Jordan Devore
As a casual observer of Star Citizen, I've struggled to keep up to date with the game's open development. It can be overwhelming. That's why I appreciate this recent video covering the damage model -- it's accessible. Blowin...
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Titan X

Let's guess how much the Nvidia Titan X will cost

Screw it, I'll just burn my money now
Mar 04
// Jordan Devore
During an Unreal Engine panel at the Game Developers Conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed up to announce the Titan X before handing the video card over to Epic's Tim Sweeney. Presumably, yesterday's Nvidia presentation was just too packed full of Nvidia Shield talk. The Titan X has a 12GB frame buffer and 8 billion transistors. How much is this thing gonna cost?
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NVIDIA GTX 970 issues

NVIDIA has no plans to address GTX 970 memory woes

When grandma started acting like this we had to put her in a home
Jan 31
// Jason Faulkner
NVIDIA continues to shit the bed concerning the controversy around its GeForce GTX 970 video card. The company claims due to a miscommunication between the engineering and the media teams, it mistakenly marketed the GTX 970 ...
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Witcher 3 Xbox One 900p

Xbox One may only achieve 900p vs. PS4's 1080p in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

I can't even tell the difference with my glasses off!
Jan 28
// Jason Faulkner
German-language magazine Gamestar recently visited CD Projekt's HQ in Warsaw, Poland and was invited to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The publication reported the game was absolut...

You saw Microsoft's crazy hologram headset, right?

Jan 21 // Jordan Devore
[embed]286513:56976:0[/embed] It's unlikely that the end consumer product will exactly match the ambition of this concept video but, even if Microsoft gets partway there with HoloLens, we're one step closer to The Future as envisioned by Hollywood. One step closer to becoming Tony Stark. What a time to be alive. Other gaming-related announcements were made during the Windows 10 event: Microsoft is working on an Xbox app with Xbox Live-style social functionality and Achievements. Sure, why not? We'll be able to stream Xbox One games through our local network to a Windows 10 PC or tablet. "[M]any Xbox One accessories will work interchangeably on the console and PC (with more on the way)," says the company. Xbox One's recording/editing/sharing Game DVR software will be a part of Windows 10 "whether [you're] on Xbox Live, Steam, or other services." Fable Legends will release on Xbox One and Windows 10 simultaneously and the game supports cross-platform play. (Remember Shadowrun 2007?) This represents "just the first of the major game franchises from Microsoft Studios coming to Windows 10." DirectX 12 is a Windows 10 exclusive. My graphics card just got another wrinkle. Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free for the first year. And finally, Cortana -- she's here to stay as a personal assistant. Yay?
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HoloLens, DirectX 12, and actual Microsoft Studios games on PC
Earlier today, Microsoft held a Windows 10 event. My stream kept dying, but I posted about the Battletoads shirt worn by head of Xbox Phil Spencer during his segment about gaming. Much of the event was uninteresting or irrele...

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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Congrats on the Academy Award, SpeedTree

We were rooting for you
Jan 13
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Deus Ex

This is Eidos' new engine for Deus Ex

Find the snakes
Dec 04
// Jordan Devore
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...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Naughty Dog wants 1080p, 60fps for Uncharted 4

Pondering an Uncharted trilogy remaster
Jul 21
// Jordan Devore
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," ...
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Team USA's Clint Dempsey loses Xbox shirt for PS3/PS4 FIFA 15 cover

Jul 21
// Steven Hansen
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.  ...
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Enough talk: Here's Driveclub's fancy weather system in motion

Yep, it's impressive
Jul 08
// Jordan Devore
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...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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FIFA 15 on PC won't use the old engine again

Parity with PS4, Xbox One
Jun 05
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Somebody put BioShock assets in Unreal Engine 4

The end result is pretty good, all things considered
Apr 29
// Jordan Devore
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...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Titanfall on Xbox 360 looks surprisingly acceptable

See for yourself
Apr 08
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Nivida announces $2,999 GeForce GTX Titan Z

This sounds like a dare
Mar 25
// Jordan Devore
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. ...
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Titanfall's minimum PC specs are totally doable

I want to build a shrine to the 8800GT
Feb 04
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Yep, that's HD: Resident Evil 4 PC comparison shots

That early village sequence sure was special
Jan 24
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Blade of Darkness looks new again thanks to modding

Souls fans need to play it
Jan 22
// Jordan Devore
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...
Broken Age photo
Broken Age

How to enable 'retro' visuals in Broken Age

Feature hidden away in control options
Jan 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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No plans for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on next-gen

Konami and MercurySteam are more focused on the future
Jan 09
// Alessandro Fillari
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...
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Get Even

New FPS Get Even blends single- and multiplayer

Okay, yeah, those visuals are impressive
Jan 08
// Jordan Devore
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...

See a bunch of games get played with the Steam controller

The future of gaming!
Dec 25
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
Assassin's Creed PhysX photo
Assassin's Creed PhysX

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

Smokier smoke
Dec 19
// Joshua Derocher
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...

Breaking: Look at this next-gen sh*t

Seriously, just look at it.
Nov 27
// Max Scoville
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
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You can now play Assassin's Creed IV in 1080p on PS4

Update adds native resolution support
Nov 19
// Jordan Devore
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]
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Star Citizen

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

Hurray for PC gaming!
Nov 18
// Joshua Derocher
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...

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