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If the thought of playing a small and very short new game each day piques your interest, Mediations my be a platform that will interest you. The person behind the idea is Rami Ismail, and the whole concept behind Meditations came to him in late 2017 when he found a small game called TEMPRES, something he calls a minimalist puzzle game. That small game took no longer than five minutes to figure out says Ismail. That experience kicked off a quest to sign up developers to create small games that are easy to pick up, figure out, and play with the Meditations launcher offering up a new title every day.... Read more...
It's the time again; Valve has announced that its Steam Winter Sale has opened today for all. For those looking for some incredible deals on some of the hottest games around, you have from now until the very beginning of 2019 to take advantage of this epic sale. According to Valve, over 15,000 games are currently on sale, with the discounts lasting through January 3rd. In addition to the massive number of games that are discounted, Valve also -- as usual -- is providing a number of games for free on a daily basis. Here's just a small sample of the titles that are currently discounted on Steam:... Read more...
If you are a fan of the original 1993 game Doom, you are in for a treat with Romero Games offering up a new expansion for the original game to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The game is called SIGIL, and John Romero says that the game is a free megawad that contains nine single-player levels and nine deathmatch levels with music by metal guitarist Buckethead. The megawad will launch in mid-February and requires that you have the original 1993 registered version of Doom to play, not the newer 2016 version of Doom for Switch and other platforms. Before you panic -- if you lost your original... Read more...
EA announced that it will partner with Petroglyph Games to remaster Command And Conquer, which is one of the oldest games in the RTS genre. The original Command And Conquer first launched in 1995 and quickly became a success, spawning a whole series of games. It also lead to the creation of the Red Alert series, which has a similar gameplay experience, but it is set in an alternate universe. Due to Command And Conquer's success, EA purchased the game's developer, Westwood Studios, in 1998. Westwood Studios continued to produce new entries in the Command And Conquer series until 2003, when EA closed... Read more...
Bethesda officially launched Fallout 76 today, and already it has received hundreds of negative reviews on Metacritic. The majority of these reviews are for the PS4 version of the game, but the game as whole has a current total of 421 negative reviews. Far fewer positive reviews have been posted to metacritic, adding up to just 123. A common complaint among the reviews is that the game looks and feels too much like Fallout 4, and that's something I agree with. I had a chance to try out the BETA version of Fallout 76 for PC, and gaming with max settings on a 4K screen I couldn't see any visual difference... Read more...
Fans of first-person shooters know that Battlefield V is launching November 20, and the countdown to that launch is on. Battlefield V has some steep system requirements if you want to enjoy the real-time raytracing feature, but the minimum and recommended PC specs for other modes of the game aren't that stringent. Whichever brand of graphics card you are using, there are new optimized drivers out right now for Battlefield V. NVIDIA's optimized drivers are dubbed GeForce Game Ready 416.81 WHQL and can be grabbed via the GeForce Experience application or downloaded manually here. The notes on... Read more...
Are you eager to get an early shot at Battlefield V? Well, Electronic Arts (EA) has announced the start time for the game's open beta and it is just a few days away: September 4th at 1am PST.  This is the date that the game will be available to those who have pre-ordered the game or those that are members of EA Access, Origin Access Premier or Origin Access Beta. This early access to the open beta will only be exclusive for two days. Then, on September 6th (1am PST), all Origin players on the PC, along with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles will have access to the open... Read more...
This week at Gamescom 2018, NVIDIA held a GeForce Gaming Celebration to unveil its new GeForce RTX 2080 and 2070 series graphics cards, based on its new Turing GPU architecture. The NVIDIA GPU that powers GeForce RTX cards ushers in a wealth of new technologies, enabled by its new processing engines. These new technologies include hardware-accelerated, real-time Ray Tracing and a new form of anti-aliasing called DLSS or Deep Learning Super Sampling, among a few others we can't talk about just yet. What’s interesting about DLSS is that it uses Turing’s Tensor cores to enable a deep learning-powered... Read more...
Fallout 4 is one of the coolest games that Bethesda has ever rolled out, and one of the important things about the game is the DLC that the company has made available to keep players interested. The Nuka-World DLC added a huge new playable area to the game and another nice thing about Fallout 4 was that the game supports mods made by fans. A new fan-made DLC has been announced and it is of the size that we normally only see from Bethesda. The mod is called Northern Springs and claims to be larger than both official DLCs, Far Harbor and Nuka World. Northern Springs was developed by a team... Read more...
Typos are something that we all have made at some point in our work. When it comes to publications, typos sometimes let loose the trolls, sometimes they are flat-out embarrassing, and sometimes they result in both. With that said, we feel for the programmer who wrote code in the critically-panned 2013 game Aliens: Colonial Marines.  The programmer made a single typo which was largely responsible for how bad that game sucked. Anyone who was a fan of the movie franchise the game was based on wanted this game to be awesome. The problem was that the Aliens in the game were brain-dead... Read more...
The gang from Failoverflow guaranteed that the Nintendo Switch would be hacked to run all sorts of content not originally targeted for Nintendo's latest console, once the elite hacker group figured out how to get Linux to run on the device. That hack takes advantage of an unpatchable exploit as it turns out. And now, fans of retro GameCube games can now run some titles on their Switch using an emulator and Linux. The hack was shown off by a YouTube user called Mizumi using a Dolphin GameCube emulator program running on Lakka. Lakka is a Linux distribution specifically made for game... Read more...
Nintendo has been selling the Switch about as fast as it can build them resulting in some bountiful profits for the company. The Switch has been the subject of some hacks with all the consoles on the market suffering from an unpatchable exploit thanks to the NVIDIA Tegra chip inside. Hackers have been able to leverage that exploit to do things like install Linux on the device. The ability to load unauthorized software led to concerns of piracy for Nintendo. The exploit may be something that Nintendo can’t fix but it can most certainly tell if you are running pirated software. Nintendo is... Read more...
E3 has kicked off and EA's press conference has gone down giving us an idea of what the publisher and its developers are working on. EA talked about some big games at the conference including a new Star Wars title, a sequel to Unravel, and a glimpse at the highly anticipated BioWare game Anthem that lands next February. We learned last week that Crackdown 3 for the Xbox had been delayed and is expected to launch in February as well. The rub with E3's conference for those hoping for something new is that all of the big games were already known. Perhaps the most anticipated game EA talked... Read more...
What kind of video game elicits multiple play-throughs? Quantic Dream’s latest video game Detroit: Become Human offers players a variety of dialogue choices that can deeply affect the lives of characters in the game. Detroit: Become Human was released worldwide yesterday and has received generally favorable reviews from critics. Detroit: Become Human is a third-person adventure game. The player’s dialogue choices and quick-time events can determine whether or not certain characters in the game will live or die. The storyline will continue without the main characters, but the player... Read more...
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