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Gaming News (794)

Warhammer 40000 MOBA In Development

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 25, 2015 03:58PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game genre is riding a large wave of popularity on the backs of games like League of Legends and Dota 2, with more games popping up to capitalize on the popularity. The Warhammer 40K universe is the next franchise to throw its hat into this arena with the recently announced Warhammer 40000: Dark Nexus Arena, developed by Whitebox Interactive. Dark Nexus Arena joins other recently announced games including Warhammer 40K: Regicide and a rumored offering from Creative Assembly based on the Total War series. The game will feature four players on each side with players able to choose from Space Marines, Orks, Tau, Dark Eldar, and others. The game has an expected release sometime in 2016 and the beta will be available at the PAX East expo next week.

Source: MCV UK



Valve Plans to Show Off New Hardware at GDC 2015

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 24, 2015 04:20PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Valve is planning to show a trio of new hardware products at the 2015 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month. Valve will show off the Steam Machines, the final version of the Steam Controller, and a virtual reality system called SteamVR. The Steam Machines are Valve's take on a gaming console, powered by SteamOS. The Steam Controller was first unveiled in September 2013 with the final release pushed back to this year to improve on the design based on user feedback. The SteamVR device is still clouded in mystery with not much known about other than Valve is "actively seeking VR content creators."

Source: JBG News



Grand Theft Auto V Now Coming to PC on April 14

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 24, 2015 10:19AM
Author: bp9801


A little over a month ago, Rockstar announced a small delay for Grand Theft Auto V on the PC, with its release date bumped from January 27 to March 24. At the time it said more polishing was needed, and most of us were probably expecting at least some kind of a delay. Now, it looks like Rockstar needs even more polishing, as Grand Theft Auto V for the PC is arriving on April 14. The developer says that extra time is needed to not only ensure GTA V is the best possible on PC, but that both Online Heists and GTA Online can launch without issue on day one. It is nice to have Rockstar devote that extra time to try and guarantee the PC version of GTA V is the best yet, but hopefully this is the last time the game is delayed. As a small peace offering, any pre-orders of GTA V will receive an additional $200,000 for GTA Online.

Grand Theft Auto V for the PC launches on April 14, but don't be too awfully surprised if we hear of another delay before then. Online Heists are coming to the PS4 and Xbox One on March 10, so those gamers will get to experience the new mode nearly a full month before PC. You can check out screenshots from these heists below.

Source: Rockstar News Wire




Epic Games Creates Grant Program for Unreal Engine 4

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 19, 2015 04:14PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Epic Games, the studio behind Unreal Tournament and the next-gen Unreal Engine 4, will be funding a a $5 million program to "support studios working in the latest version of the engine." The company will give grants that range in value from $5,000 to $50,000 to anyone working on games, animation, or other visualizations created using Unreal Engine 4. Epic will place no obligations on the money and will allow grant recipients to keep their intellectual property. Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney described the motivation behind the program stating, "While development can be fueled by creativity and determination alone, finishing and releasing a commercial project often requires money. A small budget can make all the difference in shipping a project with the content, marketing materials, and promotional expenses necessary for it to gain traction."

Source: Game Informer



Latest Xbox One Update Introduces Screenshots and Spam Reporting

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 19, 2015 04:33AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Microsoft has just begun rolling out the latest Xbox One update to preview testers, providing them with additional functionality that Xbox One users have requested for quite some time. One of the new features found within the latest Xbox One update is the ability for users to take screenshots of in-game moments by simply double-tapping the Xbox button, or by saying "Xbox take a screenshot." The taken screenshot is accessible through the upload application and can be shared with friends or set as a background. Another feature that the latest Xbox One update ushers in is the ability to report spam received through Xbox Live. This feature allows gamers to mark certain types of messages as spam, thereby reporting them to Microsoft and keeping others from receiving the same message. Xbox One users in Australia will also benefit from this update, as it provides support for the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner.

The latest Xbox One update, which is available to preview members immediately, will roll out to all consoles sometime next month.

Source: The Verge


Terraria: Otherworld Announced

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 17, 2015 03:28PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Terraria is a very popular 2D sandbox game where players are tasked with exploring randomly generated worlds. When the creator of the game abruptly stopped development on it, some were nervous about the news until it was announced that he was working on Terraria 2. It has now been announced by co-creators Re-Logic and Engine Software that the next game in the series will officially be entitled Terraria: Otherworld. While not a direct sequel to the first game, it will be set "in an alternate dimension within the Terraria universe." The Re-Logic team described the game in more detail stating, "Terraria: Otherworld places the player in a life-and-death struggle to restore a once-pristine world – now overrun by a malevolent force that has corrupted nature itself – to its original splendor. Along with a rag-tag band of survivors, will you be able to successfully harness the power of an array of weaponry, magic, defenses, and even the world itself to thwart the designs of this unseen evil?" The game will be on display at GDC next month where more details about it will be revealed.

Source: Game Watcher



Ubisoft Hints At More Far Cry Games

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 16, 2015 08:48AM
Author: Nick Harezga

In a move that should surprise no one, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot hinted in an earnings call that more Far Cry games were on the horizon, though he stopped short of outright confirming the next game in the series. Sales of Far Cry 4 broke the seven million copy mark, and outpaced sales of Far Cry 3. More DLC is planned for Far Cry 4 in the meantime, with the potential for something similar to Blood Dragon as well as the just released PvP mode. Guillemot summed up his feelings on the matter stating, "The Far Cry franchise is here for the long-run and is a stronger contender in the shooter genre."

Source: Gamespot



NVIDIA Works With Turtle Rock Studios to Improve Evolve

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 11, 2015 03:58PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Evolve is the latest big name multiplayer FPS to hit the market, and NVIDIA has been hard at work to help ensure that gamers have the best possible experience with the game. NVIDIA released a new GeForce Game Ready driver to coincide with the release of the game, and benefits of the new driver include "support for GeForce SLI technology and one-click game setting optimizations within GeForce Experience." Evolve is compatible with NVIDIA Dynamic Super Resolution at 4K resolutions and can also be streamed to the NVIDIA SHIELD. The company also plans to integrate GameWorks features in the "very near" future. Brian Burke of NVIDIA's gaming team described the game stating, "It combines the teamwork of Team Fortress, the dedicated roles of Battlefield, the ability to play as the monster from Left 4 Dead and the asymmetrical gameplay from top multiplayer first-person shooter games."

Source: NVIDIA



NVIDIA Adds Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons as Part of GRIDTuesday

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 11, 2015 02:44PM
Author: Brentt Moore

As a part of GRIDTuesday, NVIDIA has added Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons to its GRID library. The game, which has won multiple Game of the Year awards as an indie title, offers players a rich and emotional story in which two boys must journey to distant lands, working together to overcome many deadly obstacles. Gamers must control both Naia and Naiee, the two brothers who embark on a journey to save their ailing father, in order to get past various obstacles and characters. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is comprised of adventure, puzzle-solving, and platform-style elements, and makes use of unique controls that are sure to satisfy SHIELD device owners.

Source: Press Release



Bethesda Announces First-Ever E3 Conference

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 10, 2015 10:24AM
Author: bp9801


It may only be February, but Bethesda is already looking ahead to June, as it has announced it will be holding its first-ever E3 conference on June 14. That's a full two days before E3 officially kicks off, and the conference will take place in Hollywood, CA, with the studio inviting fans to attend live or via a Twitch stream. Typically the E3 conferences are reserved for Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo (and in that order, usually), with Bethesda in the past appearing during Microsoft's conference. However, this year Bethesda wants its own show, which means the hype and speculation can officially begin in earnest.

So, is the conference for the big one, Fallout 4? It has been five years since Fallout: New Vegas arrived, and three years since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, so it should certainly be time for Fallout 4. Or will the conference reveal some news on the new DOOM, especially since beta access was included in pre-orders of Wolfenstein: The New Order? Could we get something about Dishonored 2 to confirm it as a franchise? Would Bethesda announce something on all three? Hopefully, but for now, everything is pure and utter speculation. Speculation that you can sure wil be rampant until June 14 rolls around.

Source: Bethesda Blog



Steam Beta Client Updated For Better DLC Tracking

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 5, 2015 03:49PM
Author: Nick Harezga

An update has been pushed to the Steam Beta client that provides users with an improved system for keeping track of owned and installed DLC. The update provides an easy to use interface that presents all of your DLC in an easy to read scroll box. This new feature could prove to be especially useful for games with a large amount of DLC such as Crusader Kings or Call of Duty.

Source: PC Gamer



Revolver 360 RE:Actor Now Available on NVIDIA GRID Gaming Service

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 4, 2015 04:19AM
Author: Brentt Moore

NVIDIA has announced that owners of SHIELD Tab and SHIELD portables can now play Revolver 360 RE:Actor for free, thanks to its addition to the NVIDIA GRID gaming service. Revolver 360 RE:Actor is a unique, independent shooter that has been brought to the United States by publisher PLAYISM, a Japanese company that aims to deliver creative games and content from Japan to gamers around the world. The game is developed by Cross Eaglet, a Japanese outfit famous for their frenetic action and unique mechanics, and focuses on a unique perspective rotation mechanic. This mechanic allows players to rotate the world, giving them the ability to not only slay the wealth of enemies around them, but also dodge incoming fire and find hidden items.

Revolver 360 RE:Actor is available for free through the NVIDIA GRID gaming service until June 30, 2015.

Source: Press Release


Sony Online Entertainment Gets Acquired, Becomes Daybreak Game Company

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 2, 2015 09:10PM
Author: bp9801

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is now no longer part of Sony, as it has been acquired by Columbus Nova and bears a new name: Daybreak Game Company. All of Daybreak's games released under the Sony name remain, as will the current H1Z1 and the upcoming EverQuest Next and Landmark. The new studio is effectively an independent studio now, and since there's no Sony control, multi-platform games are now a go. We can expect games on Xbox One and mobile now, in addition to PC and PlayStation 4. Exactly what will be coming to the other platforms is unknown, but at least they will be included in future developments. John Smedley will continue in his role as president with Daybreak, which is nice to see considering he effectively turned SOE in what it is today.

As for why Sony suddenly decided to sell off SOE, it seems the studio was no longer properly fitting into Sony's strategy. Sony has evidently been cutting back on investing in game development, and with huge projects, like the aforementioned EverQuest titles, SOE needed a new owner. The exact cost Columbus Nova paid for the studio isn't known at this time, so it could be exceptionally large or a little more fitting to a game studio. At any rate, Daybreak Game Company will exist as it always has, just now without the Sony name and Sony ownership.

Source: GamesIndustry.biz



Trailer For Warhammer 40K: Regicide Released

Category: Gaming
Posted: February 2, 2015 03:59PM
Author: Nick Harezga

With rumors about a Total War game based on the Warhammer universe swirling, a trailer for a confirmed game, Warhammer 40K: Regicide, has been made available. The game puts players in control of units from the futuristic version of the Games Workshop game on a chess board. The game will be released later this year and it is looking very promising.

Source: PC Gamer



Latest Build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Runs Best on PC

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 30, 2015 04:28AM
Author: Brentt Moore

At a recent preview event for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that was held by developer CD Projekt RED, gaming publications and online reporters had the ability to test the highly anticipated game on three platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. According to details by GameStar, a German video game magazine, the PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt simply looked the best when compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. The PC version was capable of running on "high" settings and offered sharper textures than the console versions it was compared against. GameStar also stated that while Wild Hunt was able to run at 1080p and 30 frames per second on the PlayStation 4, it suffered from textures that were less sharp and detailed than the PC version. However, the PlayStation 4 fared well when compared to the Xbox One, which was only capable of running the latest build of at 900p. GameStar rated the PC as the best platform to experience the latest Witcher title on, with the PlayStation 4 beating out the Xbox One.

While CD Projekt RED is attempting to make changes to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that allows the Xbox One to run the game at 1080p, the company cannot confirm that this change will take place before the game’s launch on May 19.

Source: WCCFtech


Several New LEGO Games Announced

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 29, 2015 03:41PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Multiple upcoming LEGO games have been announced by Warner Bros. Interactive and TT Games. Two games will tie into upcoming moves Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron. LEGO Jurassic World was first teased during the credits of LEGO Batman 3 and will take gamers through the stories of the first three Jurassic Park movies in addition to the upcoming movie. It has an expected release of June and will be available on all major consoles. LEGO Marvel's Avengers also has a June release date and will be based on the two Avengers movies. LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin and LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham will be heading to the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on March 24 and this summer, respectively. TT Games Managing Director Tom Stone talked about the games stating, "This year will be the biggest yet for Lego video games with these incredible titles and several firsts for the series. TT Games are crafting humorous Lego adventures, based on new stories and characters across some of the most well-known and iconic worlds."

Source: Polygon



G2A Releases Statement Days After Ubisoft Banned Certain Legitimate License Keys

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 28, 2015 03:03PM
Author: Brentt Moore

It was reported just two days ago that Ubisoft, without warning, banned legitimate license keys that were purchased by gamers from third-party websites such as G2A and Kinguin. Due to this, G2A has released an official statement concerning the actions taken by Ubisoft, revealing that not only is it not responsible for the banning of the keys, but that it will offer full refunds or replacement game keys to affected customers, as long as they are G2A Shield customers. For individuals did not utilize G2A Shield when purchasing their affected game key, the company has revealed that as long investigated merchants are in fact responsible for the withdrawal of the code, compensation will be provided.

At this time, G2A is the only key reselling service to make an official statement concerning the banning of legitimate license keys by Ubisoft.

Source: TweakTown


MX vs ATV Reflex Added in GRID Tuesday

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 27, 2015 03:49PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Off-road racing game MX vs ATV Reflex is the latest game to be added to the NVIDIA GRID Gaming Service as part of GRID Tuesday, bringing the total number of games available through the service to 35. Gamers with a compatible SHIELD device will be able to take their favorite two and four wheeled vehicles for a spin until June 30, 2015. The game features a total of 17 tracks and advanced game physics that allow for "Real-time Terrain Deformation so the vehicles literally carve into the earth creating ruts, berms, braking bumps and acceleration bumps, just as they actually do in real life. These ever-changing ruts, berms and bumps are dynamic and force a new racing line every lap."

Source: Press Release



Electronic Arts Reveals Battlefield Hardline Game Modes and Maps

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 27, 2015 06:13AM
Author: Brentt Moore


While it has been known for some time that Battlefield Hardline will focus more on being a cops-and-robbers title, it has been unknown what game modes and maps Electronic Arts will include with the game. The company has just officially confirmed both, with Battlefield Hardline being just months away from its March 17, 2015 release. The game modes that players will be able to enjoy include Conquest, Team Deathmatch, Heist, Blood Money, Rescue, Crosshair, and Hotwire. While some of these game modes are true Battlefield staples, others are more geared towards the new theme that Battlefield Hardline represents. For example, Rescue simulates a hostage situation and Hotwire focuses on players stealing cars while cops attempt to capture them. Maps for the game include Downtown, Bank Job, The Block, Dust Bowl, Hollywood Heights, Derailed, Riptide, Everglades, and Growhouse.

Source: Polygon




Gearbox Announces Borderlands DLC, Hints at Borderlands 3 at PAX South

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 26, 2015 04:21PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Gearbox held a Borderlands panel at the PAX South event over the weekend and announced the next DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Lady Hammerlock Pack, which will be available on Tuesday. Players will gain access to Aurelia, sister to Sir Hammerlock, and her own skill tree. A future DLC was also announced that will put players into the mind of Claptrap, the robot that has appeared in all Borderlands games. CEO Randy Pitchford also took to Twitter to announce that the company wants to "meet great artists, designers, coders, producers and other developers to help with next Borderlands!" Pitchford clarified the upcoming game at the panel stating, "The fact is, we're not working on a new Borderlands game, but we want to... There's literally nothing to tell, but we're ready to start."

Source: Polygon and Computer and Video Games



Ubisoft Bans Legitimate License Keys Purchased from Third-Party Platforms

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 26, 2015 01:19PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Ubisoft has banned gamers from being able to play several video game titles, such as Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4, due to issues surrounding legitimate license keys purchased from third-party platforms. The keys were purchased by a wealth of gamers from platforms such as G2A.com and Kinguin, which purchase keys in regions where they are somewhat inexpensive and sell them in locations where the keys are worth more. Although the keys are genuine, gamers are receiving an error that notifies them at the key or activate code has been banned when attempting to activate their game.

Ubisoft has yet to respond directly to gamers, who have taken their complaints to the official Ubisoft forums, but did manage to publically tweet that affected customers should contact the seller of the key for a solution.

Source: Myce


Homeworld Remastered Collection Launches on February 25

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 25, 2015 02:01PM
Author: bp9801

Back when THQ had its Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction, Gearbox Software picked up the rights to the Homeworld franchise and fully intended on releasing updated versions of the classic RTS games. Now, right around two years after getting the franchise, Gearbox is delivering on its promise with Homeworld Remastered Collection. Both Homeworld 1 and Homeworld 2 are included in the Collection, with improved visuals, enhanced audio, and high-res textures and models along for the ride. Some of Homeworld's original creators helped out on remixing the games, with even the original audio files getting a tune-up. Both Homeworld 1 Remastered and Homeworld 2 Remastered offer support for HD, UHD, and 4K resolutions, and all the cinematics have been improved to support the new resolutions and textures. Mod tools are included, too, so gamers can work on getting more content into Homeworld (and maybe some of the older mods ported in). If you want the original games, both Homeworld 1 Classic and Homeworld 2 Classic come with the Collection.

Homeworld Remastered Collection arrives on PC on February 25, with a pre-order now available on Steam for $27.49 (regularly $34.99). The Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta is another part of the Collection, as it allows for up to eight gamers to pit races from either Homeworld game against each other.

Source: Gearbox Software



DirectX 12 Will be Exclusive to Windows 10

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 22, 2015 07:04AM
Author: Brentt Moore

It was reported last November that DirectX 12, which provides improved performance thanks to improved CPU utilization, lower-level access, and more, may not come to Windows 7. Microsoft has just confirmed that claim, which was originally made by Richard Huddy, the Chief Gaming Scientist at AMD, by announcing that DirectX 12 will be exclusive to Windows 10. This is not the first time that Microsoft has made its DirectX API exclusive to a certain version of Windows, with DirectX 10 being exclusive to Windows Vista. For gamers who wish to access and benefit from the performance improvements that DirectX 12 will bring to the table, Windows 10 is going to be a required upgrade. Fortunately, Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, as long as the upgrade takes place within the first year of the release of the operating system.

Source: TweakTown



The Elder Scrolls Online Drops Subscriptions in March, Becomes Tamriel Unlimited

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 21, 2015 11:43AM
Author: bp9801


In a move that may surprise no one, Bethesda Softworks has announced The Elder Scrolls Online is dropping its subscription and getting a new name: The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. The MMO set in the popular Elder Scrolls universe has been beset with rumors of the switch for a while now, as the six-month subscription disappeared last month and EB Games in Australia stopped carrying the game in its retail stores. Now we have official word, and starting in March, gamers can journey to Tamriel for no charge. All previously-released content and updates, like the new Champion and Justice systems, will be available to free players, with new content being available for purchase.

Gamers can also purchase ESO Plus memberships, which come in 30, 90, and 180-day blocks. ESO Plus grants access to future DLC that contain new areas and quests, along with more items and rewards. If your ESO Plus membership runs out you no longer can go to the new areas, but you do get to keep any items and rewards obtained. Memberships also grant access to crowns, the MMO's new in-game currency, and assorted character progression bonuses, along with pets and mounts. Current TESO subscriptions that carry into March will roll into the ESO Plus memberships, while anyone with a canceled subscription can jump back in with 500 free crowns.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited arrives on March 17 for the PC and Mac, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers can jump in on June 9.

Source: Elder Scrolls Online



Total War Game Set In Warhammer Universe Could Be Announced Soon

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 14, 2015 04:19PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Total War series from Creative Assembly has placed gamers in various historical time periods for more than a decade in one of my favorite strategy game series ever. It appears that the series will soon be branching out into the fantasy world of Warhammer created by Games Workshop, and the game will be "announced imminently." The series was hinted at in an upcoming Total War artbook that a fan gained access to and then posted their findings online. While the game is expected to be announced soon, it likely won't be released for some time as Creative Assembly is currently working on Total War: Attila.

Source: PC Gamer



Grand Theft Auto V Receives PC Specifications and New Release Date

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 13, 2015 11:14AM
Author: bp9801


Grand Theft Auto V may have already received its rerelease on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but PC gamers have been waiting patiently for their chance. At first we were told GTA V would arrive on January 27 for the PC, but now things are a little different. Rockstar announced Grand Theft Auto V for the PC will arrive on March 24 so it can undergo more testing and polishing. Don't grab the pitchforks just yet, as that extra time should prove beneficial. Plus, Rockstar does have a habit of pushing release dates back, so some of us were probably expecting the PC release to be delayed once again. The company has made a peace offering, of sorts, as not only do we have six new screenshots of the PC version, we also have the system specifications so we know what it takes to run GTA V. So, without further ado:

Minimum specifications:

OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Memory: 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

Recommended specifications:

OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

All in all, the minimum requirements don't look too bad, provided you're running a quad-core CPU. The recommended specifications aren't too abnormal either, although some gamers may be planning an upgrade if GTA V is in their future. And then we get to the hard drive size, which comes in at a staggering 65GB. GTA V on PC does support 4K resolutions so maybe there are a lot more higher-quality textures involved, but either way, I hope you have the space. NVIDIA 3D Vision is supported as well, plus gamers can enjoy Los Santos and Blaine County on a triple monitor setup and first-person mode.

Grand Theft Auto V arrives on March 24 for the PC. It includes GTA Online for up to 30 players and the new Online Heists mode, which comes to the PS4 and XBO before long. PC versions also get the new Rockstar Editor, which allows for easy editing and uploading of gameplay videos to the Social Club and YouTube.

Source: Rockstar NewsWire




NVIDIA Adds LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 as Part of GRIDTuesday

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 13, 2015 09:57AM
Author: Brentt Moore

As a part of GRIDTuesday, NVIDIA has added LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 to its GRID library. The video game is based on the last three Harry Potter books, which were the basis for the final four films, and walks gamers through iconic locations from the Harry Potter universe such as Privet Drive in Little Whinging, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, and the Hogwarts School. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 also includes over 80 playable characters and 24 different story events. As a part of the NVIDIA GRID gaming service, owners of SHIELD Tab and SHIELD portables can play LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for free until June 30, 2015.

Source: Press Release



Specifications Revealed for Co-op Shooter Evolve

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 12, 2015 11:36AM
Author: bp9801


Turtle Rock's upcoming co-op shooter Evolve has a little under a month remaining before we can dive in, and if you're curious about what kind of computer you need to play it, wonder no more. The specifications for Evolve have been released, and the good news is most people will be able to run it without major issue. It only requires something like an Intel Core2Duo E6600 or an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 5770, so it certainly won't be breaking the bank for many gamers. The rest of the specs can be viewed below, with both the minimum and recommended accounted for.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

INTEL CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600
AMD CPU: Athlon 64 X2 6400
SYSTEM RAM: 4GB
NVIDIA VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 560
ATI VIDEO CARD: Radeon HD 5770
VIDEO MEMORY: 1GB
HARD DRIVE: 50GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS:

INTEL CPU: Core i7-920
AMD CPU: A8-3870K
SYSTEM RAM: 6GB
NVIDIA VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 670 or GTX 760
ATI VIDEO CARD: Radeon R9 280
VIDEO MEMORY: 2GB
HARD DRIVE: 50GB

Like I said, these requirements won't be breaking the bank for many gamers, as I am sure many people will be able to play it right away. It is nice to see yet another game require a 64-bit version of at least Windows 7, but not so nice seeing that 50GB hard drive requirement. The folks at Turtle Rock also had some other questions to address concerning Evolve, with a screenshot of the graphics settings answering the one about what we can tweak. It covers everything from texture, shader, and model detail to shadow quality and anti-aliasing, among others. Turtle Rock also said the game supports resolutions up to 4K, but at launch will not support either SLI or CrossFire. The team is working on support for multiple video cards, but nothing is definitive just yet.

Evolve arrives on February 10 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Evolve Blog




System Requirements for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Detailed

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 7, 2015 11:57AM
Author: bp9801


CD Projekt's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may have been delayed into May, but it is only to give the team more time to get any bugs squashed and make sure the game is as good as possible. Judging by all the gameplay footage and trailers released, CDP is making good on that promise. One thing that has been missing is what exactly we'll need to run The Witcher 3. Luckily we now have that information, and it isn't as severe as you may think to get it up and running.

Minimum System Requirements:

Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
NVIDIA GPU GeForce GTX 660
AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
RAM 6GB
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

Recommended System Requirements:

Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
NVIDIA GPU GeForce GTX 770
AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
RAM 8GB
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

The hard drive size is a little high, but it is nice to see the game be just for DirectX 11 and nothing lower. Most people should be able to run The Witcher 3 right away, but if you do need an upgrade, you have until May 19 to get it squared away.

Source: TheWitcher.com



NVIDIA Adds GRID 2 As Part of GRID Tuesday

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 6, 2015 08:30AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Last week NVIDIA added Overlord 2 to GRID as part of GRIDTuesday. Today NVIDIA has added the racing game GRID 2 by CodeMasters to the gaming service, which already offers Race Driver: GRID. Owners of the SHIELD Tab and SHIELD devices are able to play both games for free, until June 30, 2015.

Source: Press Release



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