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With the Windows 10 Creators Update having just launched, Microsoft decided to create a quick guide that explains its numerous gaming-related features, such as Beam game recording/streaming, Game Bar, Game Mode, and the countless number of settings now found inside of the OS' "Settings" control panel. Of all the new gaming features found in the Creators Update, it's the Beam game recording and streamer that Microsoft is putting most of its weight behind - and it makes sense, as it needs to justify that acquisition cost. While Microsoft is undoubtedly going up against difficult competition, one of its features does offer something to its advantage: extremely low-latency. Whereas competing solutions... Read more...
For a period of time, Microsoft's hyper focus on its Xbox game system made it seem like PC gamers were a forgotten bunch in Redmond. That all changed with Windows 10 and Microsoft's desire to unify different platforms under a single ecosystem. Microsoft has renewed its commitment to PC gaming and to prove it, there are some exciting features included in the upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10, one of which is a performance enhancing Game Mode. "Last year, we set out to make Windows 10 the best Windows ever for gaming. With Game Mode, it’s our goal to now take things a step further to make the gaming experience on Windows even better. Our vision is that Game Mode optimizes your Windows 10... Read more...
When Windows 10 Build 14997 leaked in December, it foreshadowed a lot of updates and functionality that would later be introduced to official testers with Builds 15002 and 15007. One of the features that drew the interest of the enthusiast community was the discovery of the performance enhancing Game Mode. Microsoft for the first time this week confirmed Game Mode, and announced that it will soon be available for Windows Insiders to try out. “Windows Insiders will start seeing some of the visual elements for Game Mode this week, with the feature being fully operational in builds shortly thereafter,” acknowledged Mike Ybarra, Head of Platform Engineering for Microsoft’s Xbox Division. “Our... Read more...
When it comes to gaming, the PC is the undisputed leader. While consoles like the Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 Pro pack in quite a bit of power to fuel casual gamers, nothing tops the sheer power available with PC systems (let’s see your PS4 take on a Core i7 with a GeForce GTX 1080). And as we reported over the weekend, PC gaming generated nearly $36 billion in revenue during 2016 compared to just $6.6 billion for console gaming. While PCs far and away have the hardware advantage compared to consoles, Microsoft is taking steps to extend the software lead as well. In addition to features like Game Broadcasting, Game DVR and of course DirectX12, Microsoft is reportedly developing a new “Game Mode”... Read more...