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Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 05:52AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
New Method Accelerates Subsurface Scattering for Computer Graphics

Materials are a very important concept in many games, as changing the material of an object can dramatically affect its appearance. Still, getting the appearance right can be very difficult because of how light passes through the material, like flesh. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology and Activision-Blizzard though have develope...

Comments (0) | May 6, 2015 05:26AM PST | gebraset
990FXA GAMING Motherboard Unleashed by MSI

MSI, one of the world's largest information technology manufacturers, has unleashed the 990FXA GAMING motherboard. The 990FXA from MSI, which supports socket AM3+, is the world’s first AMD motherboard that fully supports USB 3.1 as well as NVMe. MSI has built the 990FXA GAMING motherboard with Military Class 4 components, which according to the ...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 04:05PM PST | gebraset

While other motherboard manufacturers such as ASRock and Biostar are releasing UEFI firmware updates to their products that enable support for Godavari APUs, MSI has decided to release eight new motherboards that support the upcoming AMD products. The new boards, which are FM2+/FM2 socket based and come in ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ATX form facto...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 03:51PM PST | CheeseMan42

FreeSync is the technology from AMD that "allows the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to smoothly vary and synchronize with the fluctuating frame rates of video games." When it was initially released it was only compatible with single GPU systems, with support for multi-GPU systems planned for April. AMD has now officially delayed the releas...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 03:36PM PST | CheeseMan42

Amazon and airline Jet Blue have announced a partnership that will allow passengers to stream videos for free through the in flight Wi-Fi. The service will be called Fly-Fi for Amazon Prime and will give Prime users access to the Amazon instant video service. Users will also have access to the Prime Music and Kindle Book services. Jet Blue will ...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 02:35PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

There are many possibilities for what the future of computing technology will be, from spintronics and optical computers to different kinds of quantum computers. Another possibility is valleytronics, which is a relatively new field of science. Now researchers at Berkeley Lab have discovered that graphene can contain one dimensional conducting ch...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 11:44AM PST | bp9801
Find Out What It Takes to Slay Some Monsters in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Monsters are witchers' work, and there is no more recognizable witcher than Geralt of Rivia. When The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives in a couple of weeks, players will undoubtedly seek out some monsters to slay and bring some peace to the terrorized communities. Facing off against the monsters is no small task, as first you must find out where the...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 11:32AM PST | bp9801
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Dragonslayer and Black Emporium DLCs Arrive on All Platforms

Thedas is expanding once again, as the Dragonslayer DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition has arrived. This multiplayer DLC lets players form up and take down some high dragons for the first time online. The dragon fights in single player take careful preparation to survive, so things should be no different online. Three new agents debut in the Dragon...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 11:07AM PST | bp9801
CRYORIG Launches the H5 Ultimate CPU Cooler

CRYORIG has introduced a new CPU cooler to its midst that builds on the success of its H5 Universal cooler. The CRYORIG H5 Ultimate features the same design as the H5 Universal, but features a bigger XF140 140mm fan and a TDP increase to 180 watts instead of 160 watts. This gives the Hive Fin air flow system a chance to show its capabilities and...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last year GOG announced it was working on a DRM-free online gaming platform named GOG Galaxy. Until today it was in a closed alpha, but now it is in open beta, so anyone can sign up for it. Being only in beta though, it is not as feature rich as Steam, Origin, UPlay, or other platforms, but it has the basics right now and plans for some interest...

Comments (3) | May 5, 2015 10:55AM PST | bp9801
Hacking Rampant in GTA Online; Rockstar Implements Anti-Cheat to Ban Offenders

Grand Theft Auto V has been out on the PC for a little while now, yet it has been in the news recently for some less than stellar reasons. Hacking has taken off in GTA V and greatly reduced the enjoymeny of people playing legitimately in GTA Online. Rockstar then implemented an anti-cheat measure, which caused even more groaning and outright lyi...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 09:55AM PST | bp9801
Could The Joker Be in Batman: Arkham Knight?

Details for Batman: Arkham Knight's DLC appeared the other day, where we found out we could play as Batgirl. A recent trailer showed the likes of Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman with the Dual Play feature, where we can team up with one of them for some fights. However, one scene in that trailer has started fueling some rumors. The scene in questi...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 09:32AM PST | bp9801

A recent roadmap leak shows what AMD has in store for 2016, and it looks like desktop and mobile parts will get some Zen and K12 love. The remainder of 2015 will bring the second generation FX CPUs based on up to eight Piledriver cores, the Godavari APUs with up to four Steamroller cores, and Beema APUs with up to four Puma core. Both APUs will ...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 08:56AM PST | bp9801

A new day is upon us, with some new items to get you on the right foot. There is a review of the Corsair H100i GTX Liquid CPU Cooler, which has a 240mm rad to help keep even the hottest running CPUs from going up in flames. If you need a little bit of a different liquid CPU cooler, the SilverStone Tundra TD03-E, with its 120mm rad, is tested. Fi...

Comments (1) | May 5, 2015 06:21AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Growing up, there were probably times you wished you could just vanish from your classroom, or maybe you wished someone else would. Either way, people cannot just disappear from a classroom, but some small objects now can. As reported by The Optical Society, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have created an invisibility cloak ...

Comments (0) | May 5, 2015 05:16AM PST | gebraset
Beautiful Rainforest Environment Created in Unreal Engine 4

It has been just two months since Epic Games announced that its immensely popular Unreal Engine 4 was free for everyone to download and use. Talented individuals have undoubtedly been creating a wealth of environments since the engine was made available for free, and now one individual, who goes by "Techuser/2" on Flickr, has released images and...

Comments (0) | May 4, 2015 04:32PM PST | CheeseMan42

Microsoft released a public test version of the upcoming Office 2016 desktop suite for Windows earlier today. A test version had previously been released in March 2015 for IT Pros and developers, with this version available to all users. Office 2016 will be available on Windows 7, 8, and 10 in the fall of this year. Current testers have noted th...

Comments (0) | May 4, 2015 04:17PM PST | CheeseMan42

Project CARS officially went gold late last month with a release date of May 7. Slightly Mad Studios has released the launch trailer to help hold gamers over for the rest of the week and it certainly appears to live up to the hype. The trailer was accompanied by a sample of the extensive feature list, some of which can be seen below.

  • The lar...
Comments (4) | May 4, 2015 04:03PM PST | CheeseMan42
DEEPCOOL Announces TriStellar Case

DEEPCOOL has announced the first case to join its GAMER STORM product line, the TriStellar. The TriStellar presents an extremely unique design, dividing components into three separate compartments instead of a traditional single tower design. The three chamber design helps to more effectively dissipate heat with full size GPUs installed in the t...

Comments (12) | May 4, 2015 04:00PM PST | gebraset
Three Videos Totaling 45 Minutes Showcase The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

While new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been popping up quite often as of late, videos of the upcoming title from CD Projekt RED are becoming bountiful as well. Gopher has successfully uploaded 45 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that showcases that various environments and elements of the video game title. The f...

Comments (0) | May 4, 2015 03:42PM PST | CheeseMan42

According to a series of slides obtained by Videocardz, NVIDIA will soon offer a free copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight to users that purchase a NVIDIA GTX 970 or 980 video card. The Witcher 3 is currently offered with those two cards and the GTX 960. As two of the most anticipated games to be released this year, this pr...

Comments (0) | May 4, 2015 10:57AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The day after Square Enix showed off the WITCH CHAPTER 0 [cry] demo at the Microsoft BUILD conference, the company showed off King of Wushu running with DirectX 12. This should end up being the first DX12 title in China and the first CryEngine-based game to use the new API. Like the previous demo, this one was also supported by NVIDIA and the ga...

Comments (0) | May 4, 2015 10:33AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Leaks happen when you are working on a new and highly anticipated product, but you probably expect them to come from various places on the Internet, and not a large company. The latter is the case here though, as HP has apparently revealed the existence of the AMD R9 380 and the Radeon R7 A330 or R7 A360. These leaks come from HP describing its ...

Comments (0) | May 4, 2015 08:58AM PST | bp9801

A new week is upon us, with some new items to help get you started on the right foot. There is a review of the Zalman Z11 NEO case, which has a unique visual style and plenty of features to provide something for everyone. The Cougar 200K gaming keyboard gets tested to see how this budget-friendly model stacks up to the competition. The 2015 edit...

Comments (5) | May 4, 2015 07:43AM PST | gebraset
GTA V Looks Amazing at 6K

Just over a month ago, 4K screenshots for GTA V were revealed to the public that successfully showed off some impressive environments within the PC version of the game. About a month ago, a 60FPS trailer for GTA V was released by Rockstar, which provided more of want gamers wanted to see before the official release of the game. Now, PC Gamer has...

Comments (0) | May 4, 2015 07:30AM PST | gebraset

NVIDIA’s drivers contain a streaming service that powers one of its most touted features known as Shadow Play, which allows gamers to stream games to a SHIELD device. Unfortunately, it looks like the streaming service is automatically enabled in the latest GeForce drivers, and as such, happens to utilize CPU resources in the background even when...

Comments (0) | May 4, 2015 05:17AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The future of many technologies may be flat, thanks to advances with two-dimensional materials like graphene, boron nitride (BN), and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). The last of those three materials is of special interest to some as it is the only of the three to be a natural semiconductor, but its performance tends to be less than predicted. Rese...

Comments (0) | May 3, 2015 06:42AM PST | CheeseMan42
Details Released For Batman: Arkham Knight DLC

In the past week Rocksteady has released a new trailer and announced a DLC season pass for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight. Up until now it was only known that the season pass would set you back $40, but the company has now revealed what you will get for your money. The DLC will be released over the course of six months after the game is rele...

Comments (0) | May 1, 2015 02:48PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The brain is an extraordinary organ that humanity may never fully grasp, but that does not stop us from trying. One of the fundamental functions of the human brain is to store memories, and for some the brain has difficulty forming new memories, so a better understanding of the processes involved could lead to treatments for them. Now researcher...

Comments (0) | May 1, 2015 02:22PM PST | bp9801
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is Looking Gorgeous With Six New Screenshots

Today marks the first day of May, which means the wait is almost over for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The boots of Geralt await us, and to help tide you over a little bit longer we have six new screenshots. In them we have Geralt taking on some bandits in a three on one fight, which may not seem entirely fair, but then again, they're the fools tak...

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