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Given the huge sales lead that the PlayStation 4 has over the Xbox One in the current generation console race, Microsoft is looking for just about any way to gain an advantage over its rival Sony. Microsoft saw a clear chance to pounce when it was announced that the PlayStation 4 Pro would amazingly not ship with a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive (something that the new Xbox One S does include). And while Microsoft won’t be supporting native 4K gaming with the recently released Xbox One S, the upcoming powerhouse Project Scorpio gaming console will be a completely different story. Rather than relying... Read more...
When Halo 5: Guardians launches towards the end of next month, one thing you can expect is a constant 60 frames per second. The mantra for developer 343 Industries is "framerate is king," at least as it pertains to Guardians, and the way it plans to achieve a steady 60fps experience is by dynamically adjusting the resolution as needed. 343 Industries says that maintaining 60fps throughout the game was a goal from the very outset of development. Getting there meant "re-engineering the gameplay systems at the core of our engine" along with a "sustained commitment" from the team at large. Really though,... Read more...
All good things never truly go out of fashion, they just sometimes take a backseat to the popular trends of the day before making a triumphant comeback. So it goes with Age of Empires II, a classic real-time strategy (RTS) by today's standards, having first launched to PC nearly 14 years ago (and to the PlayStation 2 in November, 2001). Age of Empires II is returning to the limelight with a high-definition makeover and will be available exclusively through Steam on April 9th. Age of Empires II HD will run $20 when it launches next month, though if you're feeling antsy, you place your pre-order... Read more...