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Much to the chagrin of gamers who managed to get their claws on a Nintendo Switch console, there are not many games available yet, and the number dwindles when you weed out non-blockbuster releases. The good news is that will change in time, especially with third-party developers hopping on board. One of them is Ubisoft, which is working with Nintendo on a Mario and Rabbids RPG.It is called Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and it looks to be an odd title, though sometimes those are the most fun. In this case, the game contains a mix of exploration and turn-based combat, with the former estimated... Read more...
The long awaited sequel to Red Dead Redemption released in 2010 will not come out this fall as originally planned. Instead, Rockstar Games announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until spring of next year, as it needs additional time to make sure the sequel lives up to expectations. The American heartland is, after all, "vast and unforgiving" when hopping back in time and trying to create an outlaw experience from the ground up. Click to Enlarge Red Dead Redemption 2 also represents the first game that Rockstar has ever build from scratch for the latest generation of console hardware.... Read more...
If you're a Destiny fan who's been dreaming of the day when you'd be able to play Destiny 2 at a smooth 60 frames-per-second, you're going to be hugely disappointed to learn that's not going to happen - unless you play on the PC. #PCMasterRace? Not so fast...  As baffling as it is, Bungie has admitted that Destiny 2 even on the PlayStation 4 Pro would be hard locked to 30 FPS. This is despite the fact that games like Battlefield 1 look better than the original Destiny, yet manage to exceed 30 FPS on the original PS4. Rocket League? 60 FPS. The just-released Injustice 2? 60 FPS. But Bungie's... Read more...
Earlier this week AMD talked about its mobile strategy with regards to Ryzen and said that we can expect a variety of Zen-powered laptops starting in the third quarter of this year. Picking up where AMD left off, ASUS and its Republic of Gamers division posted a teaser video giving us a shadowed look at what will presumably be its first gaming laptop with Ryzen inside. The video is short on details, but big on hype. It shows a laptop with the ROG logo on the lid, with the Ryzen logo serving as the backdrop. As the logo and laptop come into partial view, the words "Something has awakened" get scribbled... Read more...
Several weeks after launch, the Nintendo Switch continues to fly off store shelves just as fast as employees can stock them. And that is not because Nintendo is intentionally shortchanging vendors with inventory, as one of the conspiracy theories goes. According to NPD Group, the Switch outsold the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and every other console) in the United States last month. In the month of April, Nintendo sold more than 280,000 Switch consoles in the U.S. alone to lead the pack of game console. It is the second month in a row that the Switch outpaced competition following a record-breaking... Read more...
Soon after NVIDIA's Founder’s Edition GeForce GTX 1080 Ti hit the scene, board partners readied custom cards, like the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING with iCX technology we’ll be showing you here. We have already taken a look at a powerful behemoth from Gigabyte, and MSI chimed in recently as well. Today’s combatant from EVGA, though slightly more tame in terms of clock speeds, may just be the most attractive to the data junkies and tweakers among you.EVGA’s iCX technology is interesting for a few reasons. It incorporates a plethora of additional sensors onto the card, along with a protection... Read more...
Custom variants of NVIDIA's mighty GeForce GTX 1080 Ti are finally available -- more so than the initial run of the stock clocked Founders Editions. As always, however, fortune favors the prudent buyer or simply those more recently flush with cash. In this custom 1080 Ti offering, MSI marries old form with new function. The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G has just emerged from our gauntlet of a dozen benches with style and grace, but we have to admit, she looks darn familiar. While other company's are gambling with fancy new fan configurations, RGB lighting and complicated cooling systems,... Read more...
It is finally time to fight the invasion. Again. Fans of the original Prey released in 2006 were teased with a sequel for several years, but as the IP rights changed hands and development shifted from one studio to another, the long-awaited followup seemed increasingly unlikely. It was eventually cancelled in 2014. Game over, right? Not so fast. Bethesda tasked Arkane Studios (which it acquired in 2010) with developing a reboot, and today is the day it releases. Now available on Steam, Arkane Studio's reimagining of Prey is a first person shooter with some role playing elements. The player assumes... Read more...
If you're planning to buy (or already bought) a Nintendo Switch, consider The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild an essential purchase to go along with your new console. Sure, the selection of games on the Switch is woefully low right now, but the newest Zelda game would stand out even in a crowded field of titles. It's also a game that will be updated with fresh content, which Nintendo has begun to detail. You can purchase an Expansion Pass for $19.99, which will give you access to future DLC. The first DLC pack, Trial of the Sword, will roll out this summer. In anticipation of its release, Nintendo... Read more...
When I first heard about Nintendo's plan to build a hybrid console, I thought it was a long shot. And truthfully, it was. But I also reckoned the response to a 2-in-1 console (or 3-in-1 if you count tabletop mode, as Nintendo does) would ultimately be lukewarm. Having now spent the past couple of weeks actually playing with the Nintendo Switch, I can say I was (mostly) wrong in my original assessment, and certainly in my expectations. We'll get to my own thoughts in a little bit, but first let's talk about the Switch's reception. Despite the skepticism by myself and many others leading up to the... Read more...
Console gaming is in a sort of interesting place at the moment. New generations of hardware are building on top of previous releases, such as the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S, and later Project Scorpio. Rather than release brand new systems that leave the old ones behind, these incremental upgrades are faster and more capable versions. And on the software side, developers are spending more time supporting their games with extra DLC and graphical upgrades. These things combined have led to a sort of game-as-a-service model, which Xbox boss Phil Spencer would like to see evolve. Into what, exactly?... Read more...
Nintendo said that sales of its hybrid Switch console are off to a "phenomenal start" and that it plans to keep the momentum going. Assuming it can, Nintendo forecasts a massive 121 percent jump in profit for its current fiscal year, taking aim at 65 billion yen (around $584 million in U.S. currency), up from 29 billion yen (around $264 million) for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2017. It was a strong end to the fiscal year thanks in part to the Switch, Nintendo's newest game console. Nintendo gambled on a hybrid design that allows the Switch to play games on the big screen TV at 1080p when... Read more...
Part of the reason why PC gaming continues to thrive is because of mods. Fans of franchises have proven themselves to be highly creative individuals with a penchant for creating fun mods, but unfortunately it can be a sticky situation when legal red tape is involved. That is the case facing a promising Red Dead Redemption for Grand Theft Auto V. After Take-Two Interactive caught wind of the project, it sent out a cease and desist order and shut things down. "I know this is a hard pill to swallow, but as you may have noticed we did get contacted," a modder who goes by the name Mr. Leisurewear stated... Read more...
In the early going, the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling game console in Nintendo's history. It racked up more sales during its first two days of availability than even the crazy-popular Wii did when it launched, and rocketed to over 900,000 units sold in North America along during its first month on the market. But what about the console's long-term outlook? One of the big criticisms at the moment is the lack of third-party support. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell does not thing that is a problem.The CEO of the development studio responsible for Ashes of the Singularity and the Galactic Civilizations... Read more...
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