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Fallout 4's 58GB high-res texture pack is out

That promised high-resolution texture pack for Fallout 4 is here, and even though it's been a week since we learned this was on the way, I'm still reeling over Bethesda's beefy storage requirement (58GB!). Doable? Sure. Wild? I'd say so. Th...   read

 
 
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PS4 Pro's new Boost Mode option can mean better performance for older games

We were excited enough to hear that Sony is at long last planning external hard drive support for PlayStation 4 with its impending 4.50 update, but there's another alluring reveal for PS4 Pro owners. The company is beta testing a "Boost Mod...   read

 
 
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Acer's beastly 21-inch curved-screen laptop starts at $8,999

Acer is bringing out a beast of a portable gaming machine, the Predator 21X, next month. It's a 21-inch laptop with a curved IPS display (2560 x 1080 resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate), built-in Tobii eye-tracking tech, a full-sized mech...   read

 
 
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Digimon World: Next Order looks a LOT better on PS4

This might be the most upbeat graphical comparison video I've ever seen. Alongside the happy-go-lucky tune, we're shown how next year's PlayStation 4 version of Digimon World: Next Order sizes up against the original PlayStation Vita relea...   read

 
 
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The Witness shows how PS4 Pro patches should be done

We're starting to see patches trickle out that set games up for next week's PlayStation 4 Pro launch. While The Witness isn't quite ready for its 4K and high-dynamic range update, it will be one of the early games to use Sony's higher-end c...   read

 
 
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inFamous: Second Son patched for HDR and 4K support

Ahead of the PlayStation 4 Pro dropping next Thursday, Sucker Punch has put out updates for inFamous: Second Son and the standalone inFamous: First Light that refine the games' visuals. There's now support for high-dynamic range imaging (HD...   read

 
 
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(Update) Not all games will get PS4 Pro HDR patches for free

[Update: Sony has clarified to Polygon that it won't charge for patches, but did not provide further details. We've reached out to Sony for more information.]  The news keeps rolling in about the features of the PS4 Pro and what it wil...   read

 
 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider's PS4 port seems fine

The technical wizards at Eurogamer's Digital Foundry managed to get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider's upcoming PlayStation 4 port at gamescom, and they seem pleased with their findings. Square Enix was showing off the upcoming r...   read

 
 
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The remastered graphics look just a smidgen better in Bioshock: The Collection

This graphical comparison trailer hasn't convinced me that people who already own BioShock on last-generation consoles should buy this remastered collection, but what do I know, people double dipped on The Last of Us just a short...   read

 
 
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Doom's Vulkan support is now live, you might get a better framerate on PC

Remember when we were all worried about Doom potentially sucking really hard, and then it came out and was fantastic? It was two months ago, so you should, you dingus. Well, if you played it on PC and your framerate was less than optim...   read

 
 


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Nvidia's new graphics cards are better than the Titan X and far cheaper

Nvidia has unveiled its latest graphics cards -- the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. Performance-wise Nvidia state the 1080 can perform up to three times better than the GTX 980 for virtual reality content, and nearly double for games like Rise of ...   read

 
 
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BioShock's medical pavilion recreated in Unreal Engine 4 makes you forget what it actually looked like

Two years ago, we saw the glory of original BioShock assets dropped into Unreal Engine 4. Now UK-based 3D artist Ross Littlejohn has gone ahead and recreated a scene from everyone's favorite underwater city fro...   read

 
 
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AMD's Radeon Pro Duo dual-GPU may be the most powerful VR graphics card

There are two things holding my current PC back from being VR-ready: money, and my graphics card. AMD's newest GPU will help with the second thing, at least.  During today's presser at GDC, AMD announced their newest liquid-cooled dual...   read

 
 
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The new Nvidia drivers are crashing systems... again

Remember last week when a botched Nvidia driver was causing all sorts of nasty, potentially system-destroying problems on peoples’ PCs? Well, the driver that was supposed to fix those problems still has many of the exact same issues. ...   read

 
 
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Don't install the newest Nvidia driver, it's breaking PCs

[Update: Nvidia has released a new driver, 364.51, which it claims solves the problems caused by the faulty driver. However, the reception to it on reddit has been mixed, with some people reporting the exact same problems as before. I recom...   read

 
 
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Here's how The Division's beta's graphics stacked up on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Now that The Division's first beta is over, how do the three versions across different platforms compare? Here's a video so that you can parse the evidence first-hand. IGN put this graphics comparison video together to show any differences...   read

 
 
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AMD was so angry at Geralt's hair, it made an open-source graphics API for developers

Nvidia’s GameWorks is a widely used toolkit that allows developers to add fancy visual effects and cool physics simulations to their game without costing them too much development time. The toolkit has some awesome effects, like PhysX...   read

 
 
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Arkham Knight won't support multiple GPUs

The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight went back up on Steam a few weeks ago. There are still issues even after the re-listing, and the developers are still trying to address them, but there are some they "cannot fix." One such problem, it...   read

 
 
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD graphical comparison

Check out the above video that compares The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD's graphics to the original releases for Wii and GameCube from 2006. I can't believe it has been nine years already, and it is hard to believe how bad th...   read

 
 
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New Nvidia Game Ready drivers will require an Nvidia account

Here’s a quick rundown of how development on big PC games often works. When a developer is working on a AAA game, a team or a person from graphics card producers Nvidia or AMD will often be embedded into the studio to help improve per...   read

 
 
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Batman: Arkham Knight on PC lacking key visuals effects from console version

Batman: Arkham Knight released yesterday to terrible Steam user reviews for frame rate issues, and now Eurogamer is reporting that the PC version is missing visuals found in the PS4 port: Just as baffling is the fact PC lacks key visual ef...   read

 
 
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Corsair's Bulldog PC: Liquid-cooled, 4K living room gaming

The Witcher 3 looks nice in 4K. This is neither something unexpected nor something my six-year-old, 30-inch living room television would be able to teach me. But I visited with computer hardware and peripheral developer Corsair to see its n...   read

 
 
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Sony agrees to settlement in Killzone: Shadow Fall lawsuit

Sony, Guerrilla, and Killzone are no strangers to controversies about graphics, after their E3 trailer for Killzone 2 was complete and utter bullshot. When it came to light that Killzone: Shadowfall's multiplayer uses a clever technique to ...   read

 
 
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Look away from these 4K screens of The Witcher 3

If an image or video is tagged as 4K, yeah, I'm more than likely gonna click on it. Even if it's media showing a game at a level of graphical fidelity I can't possibly attain with my computer. Misery loves company, so please join me in look...   read

 
 
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BioShock's opening moments recreated in CryEngine 3

I was all ready to freak out when I saw this homage to BioShock's opening sequence created in CryEngine 3. I figured, perhaps naively, that it would go beyond the lighthouse and deep into the ocean, all the way down to Rapture. But at just...   read

 
 



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