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

Not this again
Nov 15
// Jordan Devore
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...
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A look at how Fable Anniversary updates its interface

Yup, that's a HUD, all right.
Nov 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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AMD game bundle

AMD giving out Battlefield 4 with R9 graphics cards

Free game!
Nov 14
// Joshua Derocher
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, ...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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-...
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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
// Chris Carter
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...
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Nvidia slashes prices on the GTX 770 and 780

New 780 Ti launches November 7
Oct 28
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Radeon R9 290X

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

4GB of dedicated awesome
Oct 24
// Joshua Derocher
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...

Killzone: Shadow Fall gifs showcase power and design

Graphics thralls, unite and be delighted!
Oct 24
// Jim Sterling
The Killzone series has always pushed graphical horsepower as one of its biggest selling points, and it's hard not to get excited at all the pretty lights and motion blur. As such, gorgeous gif images tend to crop up whenever...
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GTX 780 Ti

Nvidia announces GTX 780 Ti without giving any details

It should be better then some other things, maybe
Oct 21
// Joshua Derocher
Last week Nvidia announced a new graphics card, the GTX 780 Ti. What it didn't do was say much about the GPU. All the company said was that this new card would be right below the Titan. Nvidia didn't talk about the card durin...
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Steam Machines will feature AMD hardware next year

Commercially available systems will offer more choice
Oct 10
// Jordan Devore
Valve has assured that the upcoming line of Steam Machines won't exclusively feature Nvidia GPUs. Considering that multiple hardware manufacturers are involved with the initiative, that seems fairly obvious, but the tech spec...
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Steam Machines

Valve talks GPUs for its Steam Machines prototype

Nvidia is optimizing the GTX line for Linux
Oct 08
// Jordan Devore
There's a lot of work left to be done before Valve's vision of a future where gaming moves away from Windows and thrives on Linux is fully realized. For the time being, however, we do have those high-end Steam Machine prototy...
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A Titan! As in, yes, an Nvidia Titan!
Later this year, Valve will ship out 300 prototype Steam Machines for beta testers. If you thought you wanted in on this action, just wait until you see the official system specs. "The prototype machine is a high-end, high-pe...

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You'll need a 64-bit OS to play Watch Dogs on PC

And a quad-core CPU for good measure
Oct 03
// Jordan Devore
[Update: Watch Dogs graphics technical director Sebastien Viard has stated on Twitter that the system specs that went out on the Uplay site and made the rounds today are not correct. The real ones, which are supposed to be lo...
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Nvidia VP on consoles

Nvidia VP says consoles can't be better than PC

'It's no longer possible'
Oct 01
// Joshua Derocher
Nvidia's senior vice president of content and technology, Tony Tamasi, had a chat with PC PowerPlay, and he thinks that consoles can't compete with PCs as much as they used to. "It's no longer possible for a console to be a b...
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Dead Rising

'You'll never see the same zombie twice' in Dead Rising 3

That almost sounds like a challenge
Sep 30
// Jordan Devore
While each and every building and interior is said to be "hand made and hand crafted" in Dead Rising 3, a different approach was used to design the game's undead. According to Capcom producer Mike Jones, "It's all procedurall...
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Watch Dogs is sticking to 30 FPS on Xbox One, PS4

Does that matter to you?
Sep 27
// Jordan Devore
Is it wrong to go into this next console generation with the expectation that games will achieve 60 frames per second? I hope not. But I still feel like I'm setting myself up for disappointment here. Take Watch Dogs, for inst...

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