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Developer 343 Industries is wrapping up work on Halo 5: Forge, the free version of Halo 5's map editing tool that's scheduled to release for Windows 10 next month. If you're planning on using it to build maps and play custom games on your PC, you'll need to bring some relatively high end hardware to the party, especially to play at a 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. 343 Industries announced the different system requirements for Halo 5: Forge. The Minimum specs required aren't too steep—it calls for the following: CPU: Intel Core i5 at 2.3GHz or AMD equivalent GPU: GeForce GTX 650 Ti VRAM:... Read more...
No Man’s Sky, the interstellar survival/exploration title from Hello Games, hit the PC and console platforms this month, roughly two years after its now infamous reveal at the 2013 VGX Awards. There it received exuberant praise and took home several awards—including a “Special Commendation for Innovation.” During that showing, what impressed industry insiders most were its seamless transitions from outer-space travel to atmospheric burn-in, to boots on the ground. No Man's Sky features a massively open environment that remains one of the cooler aspects of the game--it never seems to get old once... Read more...
Bethesda is wrapping up development on Nuka-World, it's final bit of DLC for its award winning Fallout 4 game. It's due for release at the end of the month, which even though at this point is less than a week away, feels like an agonizing wait for arguably the most anticipated add-on for Fallout 4. Ah, but don't fret—rather than pace around anxiously waiting for its release, you can spend an hour taking an extended look at actual game play footage from one of the developers. Nuka-World's lead artist Mark Teare joined Matt Grandstaff, Bethesda's global community lead, for an hour-long livestream... Read more...
Microsoft used the Gamescom gaming convention in Germany as an opportunity to show off the latest trailer for Gears of War 4, its upcoming third-person shooter being developed by The Coalition. The jaw-dropping trailer shows the fourth main installment in the Gears of War series (and fifth installment overall) running at 4K resolution on Windows 10, and while that will be an option when the game ships, you'll need a burly PC to run it that way. More on that in a moment. The roughly ten and a half minute gameplay demo takes viewers on a trip through the "Rescue" chapter as heroes JD, Krait, and... Read more...
Square Enix is putting the word out to retailers and the public at large that Final Fantasy XV will not ship on September 30, 2016, as previously stated at Pax Prime. The new release date is November 29, 2016, which gives Square Enix a couple of extra months to apply some final coats of polish. While that might be disappointing to some fans, the good news here is that it's practically finished and almost ready to finally ship. That's nothing to take for granted. Final Fantasy XV was first announced to be in development a decade ago at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). After several years... Read more...
Most old school gamers would name GoldenEye 007 as a title they have fond memories of playing. it was a huge hit on the Nintendo 64 console, and for the past 10 years a group of enthusiastic fans have been remaking the game for PC using Valve's Source engine. It's been playable throughout development, though the latest release—the first in over three years—is a big one with a bunch of new content and polish added. GoldenEye: Source now features 25 remade maps, 10 different mulitiplayer modes, and all 28 weapons from the original game, all faithfully recreated on the Source engine. The development... Read more...
Well the good news is that No Man's Sky has finally arrived. Unfortunately, one of the most hyped games of the year brought with it a few annoying bugs and performance issues on the PC platform and they're ruining the experience for many outspoken gamers. Sean Murray, co-founder of development studio Hello Games, says his team is aware of the issues and is working to resolve them. "We’re tracking a number of issues, bugs and crashes that players are reporting, and working to resolve as soon as possible. The number of people players, and length of average play session, has been far more than our... Read more...
Developer Eidos Montreal is putting the final touches on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided before publisher Square Enix releases the cyberpunk thriller in about a week and a half. If you're wondering whether or not your PC has the goods to run the title, minimum and recommended system specs are now on Steam, as well information about preloading the title prior to its release. Anyone with a relatively modern PC should be able to run Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The minimum requirements aren't that steep, calling for the following: OS:Windows 7 64-bit w/ SP1 CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent RAM: 8GB... Read more...
Nintendo's pulling out all the stops with its NES Classic Edition console, especially in regards to how the more than two dozen baked in retro titles will look on your big screen TV. Utilizing your HDMI input, you'll have a standard HD-resolution gaming experience if that's what you're after, but the console will also support some old school viewing modes. Julie Gagnon, the communications manager at Nintendo of Canada, explained the different display options available on the NES Classic Edition during an interview with a French-language radio show. According to Gagnon, nostalgic gamers will have... Read more...
There's a new update available for Pokemon Go and because Niantic seems to have learned its lesson about not communicating with gamers, the release notes reveal a list of feature updates that go way above and beyond "minor text fixes," the sole description in one of Pokemon Go's earlier updates. Among the various changes is a new "Sightings" feature to help locate Pokemon characters in the vicinity.Niantic caught a lot of flak over its broken tracking system. In the early going, nearby Pokemon characters would appear in the tracking menu with up to three footprints underneath them. The more footprints... Read more...
If you've been feeling nostalgic lately, the Internet Archive has your fix. Jason Scott, the tireless archivist that's fleshed out the site with thousands of classic titles for MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, Sega Genesis, Atari 7800, and other dated platforms, all neatly wrapped in emulation, has added more than 10,000 Amiga applications, including over 2,000 games. These are all playable in your web browser, though performance varies depending on which one you're running. In our limited testing, games seemed to work best in Firefox and felt a little slow in Chrome and Edge. There's also the issue of figuring... Read more...
No Man's Sky by Hello Games is one of the most hotly anticipated titles in recent memory, let alone of 2016. One eager fanatic even paid more than $1,300 for an early copy then proceeded to post lengthy gameplay videos online, videos filled with spoilers. How do you combat this if you're the developer? By releasing a day zero update that's filled with so many new things that it literally changes the game. The desire to protect players from spoilers is so strong that it's part of the developer's motivation in not providing most media outlets with copies for review ahead of the game's launch. No... Read more...
Microsoft is putting up some big money for eSports players who plan on honing their skills in Gears of War 4 after it releases. It's getting its own Pro Circuit, Microsoft announced today, with a generous prize pool of $1 million in cash awards that can be won through marquee live open events around the world operated by Major League Gaming (MLG) and Gfinity. If you're going to spend a million bucks on marketing, this is a good way to do it. The eSports category has grown exponentially over the past several years with participants from all over the world getting in on the action. With Gears of... Read more...
Good effort Niantic, good try. That's the appropriate response to Niantic's newest and biggest update yet for Pokemon Go, the crazy popular mobile game that has hordes of smartphone owners on scavenger hunts for cartoon characters appearing in real life locations. As part of the update, Niantic addressed the broken tracking system by removing the footprints that appeared underneath characters that let players know which ones were close by.When Pokemon Go was in beta, the tracking system would tell players how many meters away nearby Pokemon were. This was later changed to footprints—one to three... Read more...
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