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With Remedy Entertainment's latest title, Quantum Break, launching on April 5th, Microsoft has decided to give us a two-month heads-up on a couple of important details surrounding the launch. First and foremost, the company has just announced that the game will be coming to the PC, and that those who pre-order the game on the Xbox One will automatically get a free copy of that version. This is the first time Microsoft has offered this kind of deal, and it highlights the company's desire to make its Xbox One and Windows 10 interoperable. It goes without saying that Quantum Break's PC version is... Read more...
We've been hearing about modern virtual reality (VR) for what seems like forever, but with some leading headsets soon to launch, 2016 is shaping-up to be a pivotal year for the technology. That being the case, if you think you've been hearing about VR quite a bit up to this point, to quote Bachman Turner Overdrive, "You ain't seen nothing yet." The biggest concern most VR enthusiasts have currently is the lack of content, or at least the lack of high-quality content. It's hard right now to find the great stuff amongst all the lackluster demos and use cases, although the situation will of course... Read more...
We have been hearing about the next iteration of DDR for graphics for the past handful of months, and now, the folks at JEDEC have made it official. Called GDDR5X (the full standard is called JESD232 GDDDR5X SGRAM), this memory is designed to be twice as fast as GDDR5 per clock, boasting total throughput rates of 14Gb/s per pin. With GDDR5, peak bandwidth was 8Gb/s, which required the memory to be run at 2GHz. NVIDIA's current top-end cards peak at 7Gb/s, with clock speeds of 1.75GHz. With GDDR5X, we can see performance of 10Gb/s - 2Gb/s better than the previous max - at 1.25GHz. That's 70%... Read more...
If you're a gamer who's planning to travel to Amsterdam in the future, there's a new hotel that's well worth checking out. Called "The Arcade", its name doesn't leave much to the imagination. This is a hotel that caters to gamers through and through, and the only reason we'd imagine a gamer wouldn't want to check in is because they want to make sure they don't spend their entire vacation at the hotel. For starters, each room in The Arcade hotel is kitted out with a classic console and a TV that it's best-suited for (in one shot, someone playing Duck Hunt for the NES on an old CRT TV can be seen).... Read more...
Can't get enough of quarter munchers of yore? Well, if you don't mind being strapped to a computer, you might want to pay attention to a new mega compilation that Atari will be releasing this spring. Called Atari Vault, this compilation will feature a treasure trove of 100 classic titles, including Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, Warlords, and many more. At the moment, some details on Atari Vault are scarce, such as pricing, screenshots and the full list of games. But, it's not hard to get excited about how epic this collection could be. The press release notes that this... Read more...
Synaptics was been working on a comprehensive, yet simple to use, fingerprint authentication technology that the company hopes will make a big splash with gamers and corporate users alike. Although it’s had a couple of names over the last year or so, Synaptics’ upcoming IronVeil technology -- as it is now known -- is just about ready for prime time. We’ve had the chance to play with a pre-production Ttesports Black V2 mouse featuring IronVeil for a couple of weeks and definitely think the technology has merit, for a few reasons.IronVeil is really a combination of hardware and software. The IronVeil... Read more...
Although updated sales figures haven’t yet been released, and some initial reviews were less than stellar, if the movie is any indicator, EA’s Star Wars Battlefront is poised to be a resounding success in the gaming community. And with an expansion pack inbound, that will likely feature content that ties in with the Force Awakens, it’ll probably continue that success for quite a while. AMD has been offering free copies of Star Wars Battlefront to new buyers of Radeon Fury graphics cards since mid-November 2015 and will continue to do so through the end of this month. But with... Read more...
Although the Consumer Electronics Show hasn’t officially started just yet, many exhibitors are already setup and demoing their latest wares at various locations away from the convention center. Our first stop today was at Lenovo’s suite, where the company was showing off a wide array of products, from mainstream, thin and light notebooks to powerful, multi-GPU powered gaming systems. We’ve got a few of Lenovo’s product announcements already posted if you’d like some additional reading and will have a companion hands on video going up shortly featuring Lenovo’s... Read more...
Good news, Final Fantasy fans! It's just been confirmed that Final Fantasy XV is going to be released at some point in 2016, for both Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, Square Enix has no current plans to release the game for the PC, which is a huge bummer for those who don't own a console. In a new blog post, FF XV's director Hajime Tabata makes it sound as though the game could have been released last year, but that it definitely needed some more polishing. He writes, "In development, previous phases required wisdom and strength. However, moving forward the final phase... Read more...
2015 was a massive year for gaming, with a handful of games being deserving of "Game of the Year" awards. Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are two top-rated titles that will jump to most people's minds, although there are others that have proven to be quite popular as well, such as Rocket League. And speaking of Rocket League, would you believe that it sold almost twice as many copies as CD Projekt RED's Witcher 3? We find this out with the help of stats aggregator SteamSpy, and Medium, which decided to compile the data. SteamSpy works by tracking game activations on Steam, and while it's... Read more...
If were experiencing random weirdness and seeing other player's personal information when you log into Valve's Steam online gaming service today, you're not alone and no, you don't have to worry about some sort of holiday zombie attack on your account. It does appear the Steam platform was having serious issues, however. Earlier today, several users of the platform reported seeing other gamer's profile information when logging into the service. Several users have reported seeing other people's private data including email addresses, purchase history and partial credit card information. Though credit... Read more...
This isn't the kind of news Uncharted fans wanted to see right before Christmas, but at the same time, it's not too surprising. Via the official PlayStation Blog, we're told straight out that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is being delayed yet again, this time until April 26, 2016. While any delay is unfortunate, many gamers have come to appreciate that it's actually better when game developers take extra time to perfect (as well as can be) their games. Need we bring up examples like Fallout 4 or Batman: Arkham Knight? The Uncharted developers want to make sure this fourth and final installment proves... Read more...
When AMD announced its Radeon Fury series of graphics cards this past summer, the company talked about its dual-GPU R9 Fury X2 in such a way that it seemed like we'd see it in the fall, or at least before the end of the year. As we can now see, the release is still pending, despite 2016 being right around the corner. According to a new report, AMD has decided to hold off on the release of this card until the new year, so as to better align itself with the explosion that will be virtual reality. Based on this wording, it looks like AMD could release it now if it wanted to, but is deliberately holding... Read more...
Last Christmas, so-called hackers at Lizard Squad decided to toy with the emotions of millions. At a time when many people would have been hooking up a brand-new game console (or loading up a new game), both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were knocked offline, thanks to an effective DDoS attack. Considering the fact that the same group decided to take PSN down on Black Friday a few weeks ago, it seems the attackers haven't grown bored. With Christmas right around the corner, we can't help but wonder what will happen next. So far, there have been no visible threats on PSN or XBL, but... Read more...
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