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It is getting to be about that time when Google pushes out a preview of its next version of Android. While we wait, however, some supposed screenshots of Android 12 have emerged, plucked from what is purported to be an "early draft" from Google summarizing what changes are headed to the next major release. As such... Read more...
Virtual assassins will be pleased to know that Hitman 3 is now available, and if you plan to play on PC, it is available exclusive in the Epic Games Store. The latest entry wraps up the World of Assassination trilogy. And if you happen to be gaming on a Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, AMD's latest GPU driver promises... Read more...
Mercedes-Benz, like a lot of other luxury cars makers out there, is in a race to one-up Tesla. Tesla really came into its own back in the early 2010s with its Model S, and then expanded its lineup over the years with its Model X, Model 3, and most recently the Model Y. Mercedes-Benz is looking to challenge Tesla for... Read more...
As we noted in our Cyberpunk 2077 review, the latest creation from CD Projekt Red is a really good game at its core, with an engrossing story and interesting cast of characters that draw you into their universe. And at the same time, there are bugs. Quite a few them, actually, including one that prevents the game from... Read more...
CD Projekt Red's latest mega-blockbuster game, Cyberpunk 2077, launched this week on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The developer announced itsoft-delayed RPG way back in 2012, but anticipation has been running particularly hot for the several months now. We got our hands on the game right as the gates opened at... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077news has been ramping up quite a bit in the past few weeks -- namely because of arecently announced delay-- but CD Projekt Red is giving us some more insight into the game leading up to its eventual launch. Today, we've getting another glimpse at Night City in all its ray traced glory. The video comes... Read more...
AMD is cooking up a fancy "Hangar 21" tech demonstration designed to show off the advanced graphics capabilities of its RDNA 2 architecture, and namely things like real-time ray tracing with realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections. The full demo, whatever it might entail, will drop in a couple of days. For... Read more...
Following a brief delay to work out some kinks with its autopilot feature, the fifth update for Microsoft Flight Simulator has pulled in the hanger. Among the list of changes, it offers improved autopilot behavior for pitch management, along with better altitude capture and stability for the Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan... Read more...
You would think that Microsoft's first commercial (or launch trailer) for its upcoming Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S game consoles would focus heavily on the hardware, with shots of the systems from all angles and maybe some closeups. Or maybe blitz the viewers with a nonstop array of game footage. Either guess is... Read more...
A generational leap in console hardware should facilitate a generational leap in gaming graphics, should it not? And the PlayStation 5 is certainly a big upgrade over the PlayStation 4, the same of which can be said of the Xbox Series X/S versus the Xbox One X. I bring up the PS5 specifically, though, because someone... Read more...
In just a couple of days from now, NVIDIA will kick off the Ampere era in the consumer sector with the first of its recently introduced GeForce RTX 30 series, the GeForce RTX 3080 ($699), followed by the GeForce RTX 3090 on September 24 ($1,499) and GeForce RTX 3070 on October 15 ($499). I can't imagine the motivating... Read more...
Are you a Fortnite fan, but are sick and tired of hearing aboutEpic Games' battle with Apple? Well, we've got some news that might be right your alley in the wake ofNVIDIA's big GeForce RTX 30 Series(Ampere) announcement. NVIDIA and Epic announced today that Fortnite will be adding support for three technologies:... Read more...
One of the most beloved, and PC crushing game franchises ever produced was Crytek's Crysis franchise. Those games are ancient by gamer standards, but the graphics are still quite good even today. Crysis Remastered has been anticipated by fans of the original franchise since word of the game first surfaced. Remastered... Read more...
One of the things Intel shared during its Architecture Day 2020 event earlier this week was a new set of details related to its Xe GPU efforts for gamers. Up to this point, the bulk of information surrounding Xeboth official and from various leaks and rumorshas been tied to Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake CPUs for... Read more...
As expected, Apple today unveiled a refresh of its 27-inch iMac, even though it may not appear at first glance that anything has changed with regards to its outward appearance. Although one change that has been made which is definitely visible if you select a $500 option is a new nano-texture matte glass covering... Read more...
Real-time ray tracing in games is not going away, nor do we want it tocompared to traditional rasterized rendering, sprinkling in ray-traced visuals can make scenes pop with realistic reflections and other effects. The cost, of course, is a performance penalty. How much of one depends on the game. As it... Read more...
One of the cooler looking PC games that has been teased in recent months is Horizon Zero Dawn, and it is currently up for pre-order on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The official launch date for the game has been confirmed for August 7. Horizon Zero Dawn was initially released as an exclusive on the PlayStation 4... Read more...
One of NVIDIA's major selling points when it introduced its GeForce RTX graphics cards based on Turing was the presence of dedicated RT cores to handle ray-traced visuals. It has been somewhat of a slow march to ray-traced territory by developers, though things have certainly improved. And looking ahead, Cyberpunk... Read more...
As smartphone makers are apt to do, Sony is hanging its hat on camera performance with regards to its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 II ("Mark two"). The phone also touts high-end specifications and 5G connectivity. Sony's boldest decision, however, was giving it a $1,199 price tag, a decision it might be... Read more...
It is not always to easy to discern bogus news stories from legitimate ones, partly because this is a crazy world we live in. Regardless of the reason, the advent of 'fake news' presents a problem for social media sites and other service. Helping to do its part, WhatsApp recently imposed a limit on message forwards... Read more...
NVIDIA has been talking upMinecraft with RTX for nearly a year now, but we're getting very close to the first public beta for the game. As its name implies, this enhancement to Minecraft brings everything that you know and love about the popular game with the inclusion of GeForce RTX effects. According to NVIDIA... Read more...
Theres no question that real-time ray tracing afforded by NVIDIAs GeForce RTX graphics cards have led to an increase in realism for AAA games. Some of the titles that are RTX-enabled include Battlefield V, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (among many others). One incredibly popular game... Read more...
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