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The GTA V update turned my character black

Okay, I admit: sometimes I do wish I were black. However, that desire never translated into the virtual gaming space because, I don't know, I guess I felt it didn't really represent me? Well, thanks to the recent Grand Theft Auto V update, ...   read

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Grand Theft Auto V
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Grand Theft Auto V graphics are worse in recent update

[Update: Rockstar has responded and stated this is a bug saying "We are aware of some graphical issues on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of GTAV after the most recent Title Update, and we are investigating a fix now."] Looks like the m...   read

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Witcher beard

Geralt will grow a beard while you play The Witcher 3

Some would call beard growth in videogames insignificant -- a waste of time. They would be wrong. As spotted in the NeoGAF recap of German gaming magazine's factoid-filled coverage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, protagonist Geralt...   read

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Seeing ships sliced apart in Star Citizen is satisfying

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. Blowing up spaceships...   read

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Titan X

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

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 ...   read

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NVIDIA GTX 970 issues
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NVIDIA has no plans to address GTX 970 memory woes

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 as having a lar...   read

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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

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 absolutely beautiful o...   read

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You saw Microsoft's crazy hologram headset, right?

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 irrelevant for this a...   read

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Steam FPS counter

Go on, check your frames per second in Steam

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-Game > In-Game ...   read

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Congrats on the Academy Award, SpeedTree

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 and Sciences i...   read

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Deus Ex

This is Eidos' new engine for Deus Ex

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 will help brin...   read

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Metal Gear Solid PC

Fun with sliders: Ground Zeroes looks noticeably better on PC

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 lights per scene ...   read

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Naughty Dog wants 1080p, 60fps for Uncharted 4

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," he said. "That'...   read

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

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.  There is one pr...   read

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

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 stuff, albeit sh...   read

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Watch Dogs

Ubisoft comments on Watch Dogs' unused graphics settings

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 most out of each...   read

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

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-enough machine...   read

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Somebody put BioShock assets in Unreal Engine 4

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 put in the effor...   read

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Dark Souls

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

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 further, and Dura...   read

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Titanfall on Xbox 360 looks surprisingly acceptable

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 this port handled ...   read

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Nivida announces $2,999 GeForce GTX Titan Z

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. PC gaming escap...   read

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Titanfall's minimum PC specs are totally doable

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 2.4GHz 4GB RAM 512...   read

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

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 for Steam has ...   read

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Blade of Darkness looks new again thanks to modding

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 these years la...   read

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Broken Age
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How to enable 'retro' visuals in Broken Age

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 shows how to a...   read

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