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Valley - Story Teaser - movie
(hx) 05:43 PM EDT - Jul,29 2016 - Post a comment
Blue Isle Studios announced today that their first-person action-exploration game, Valley, is now set for a August 24th launch. In order to celebrate this announcement, Blue Isle Studios has released a new trailer for Valley that can be viewed below.

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.3 - tech
(hx) 05:30 PM EDT - Jul,29 2016 - Post a comment
AMD has released brand new Crimson Edition 16.7.3 drivers for all you Radeon owners out there. According to AMD, these drivers offer a 10% performance improvement for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Here's a list of known issues as well as resolved issues:
Fixed Issues:

    Overwatch may experience an application crash on some Radeon RX 480 configurations when using AMD Crossfire mode.
    Vulkan information in the Radeon Settings software information tab may display an incorrect version.
    Radeon WattMan may retain settings of an overclock after it has failed. If you have failed an overclock with a system hang or reboot.
    Hitman may experience graphical corruption when the game is set to use DirectX12 API and using zoom with weapons.
    Total War: Warhammer may experience minor graphical corruption in some map textures on AMD Radeon R9 380.
    Flickering may be observed in Rise of the Tomb Raider on some AMD Crossfire configurations using the DirectX11 API.
    Changing settings in Dragon Age Inquisition with the Mantle API may result in an application crash or driver recovery.
    DiRT Rally may experience flickering terrain in some races when the advanced blending option is enabled in the games settings page.
    Display may exhibit a minor flicker on Radeon RX 480 when Freesync is enabled on a games launch or exit.
    Shadows may experience rendering issues in DOTA2 when using the Vulkan API.
    Textures may experience holes or gaps in DOOM when using the OpenGL API and three display AMD Eyefinity configurations.
    Need for Speed may experience flickering on some light sources in AMD Crossfire mode.
    Performing a task switch with two cloned displays during full screen gaming may cause flickering on the extended display.

Known Issues:

    A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay".
    DOTA2 may experience an application hang when using the Vulkan API and changing resolution or game/quality settings.
    DiRT Rally may experience rain drop flickering in some races when using AMD Crossfire mode.
    Displays may fail to revert to previous configuration on exit when using a profiled application launched with Radeon Settings and "Launch with AMD Eyefinity" toggled on.
    Assassin's Creed Syndicate may experience a game crash or hang when in game settings are set to high or greater.
    Low frame rate or stutter may be experienced Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on Radeon RX 480.
    Radeon RX 480 graphics may experience minor flickering in SteamVR benchmark when using AMD Crossfire mode.
    Corruption may be experienced in Rise of the Tomb Raider using the DirectX12 API on some Hybrid Graphics configurations when performing a task switch.
    Shader Cache may remain be enabled when set to "off" in Radeon Settings on some Hybrid Graphics configurations.
    Radeon RX 480 graphics may experience intermittent stuttering in The Division when high game settings are used and vsync is enabled.
    Battlefield 4 may experience intermittent crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX11.
    Creating two or three display portrait Eyefinity groups in Radeon Settings "quick setup" and then clicking "arranging displays" may cause an error.
    Radeon Pro Duo may experience a black screen in Total War: Warhammer with the games API set to DirectX12 and V-Sync enabled.
    World of Tanks may experience stuttering after performing a task switch in AMD Crossfire mode.
    Rocket League may experience flickering when in AMD Crossfire mode.
    DOTA2 may experience lower than expected performance when in AMD Crossfire mode.
    Ashes of the Singularity may experience an application crash with "crazy" in game settings and Multi-GPU enabled.
Brutal Doom 64 - alpha gameplay - preview
(hx) 05:18 PM EDT - Jul,29 2016 - Post a comment
SGtMarkIV has released a video, showcasing 24 minutes of gameplay footage from the alpha version of Brutal Doom 64. In this video, SGtMarkIV plays the 3 first levels, and the second Hell map (Map 10 – The Bleeding).

Nvidia Will Pay GTX 970 Owners $30 - tech
(hx) 05:06 PM EDT - Jul,29 2016 - Post a comment
Back in early 2015, Nvidia was hit with a false advertising lawsuit over claims that the listed specs for its GTX970 video card were not accurate. Simply put, the 4GB of GDDR5 RAM the card was supposed to come with was actually 3.5GB of GDDR5 and a separate 500MB block running at a significantly slower speed. They will, however, have to pay $30 to each customer of the GTX 970 who can furnish a valid proof of purchase by December 21. More details on this will be sent out on October 23, and the Court will first have to approve the settlement on August 24- but as of right now, it seems that GTX 970 owners may find their wallets a bit more flush over the next few months.
Star Citizen - atmospheric flight video - movie
(hx) 03:56 PM EDT - Jul,29 2016 - Post a comment
Cloud Imperium has released a new video, showcasing Star Citizen's new atmospheric flight system.

Day of Infamy Is Now On Steam Early Acces - briefly
(hx) 08:46 AM EDT - Jul,29 2016 - Post a comment
New World Interactive has announced the release of its WWII shooter Day of Infamy on Steam Early Access.

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StarCraft Universe - online RPG mod for SC2 - mod&map
(hx) 07:08 PM EDT - Jul,28 2016 - Post a comment
The team behind StarCraft Universe, a free to play science fiction Multi-Player Online RPG played through on StarCraft II, has announced the launch of its open beta phase. Not only that, but the full version is currently planned for release next month. In order to play this open beta version of StarCraft Universe you’ll have to:
  • You must have an internet connection and a gaming PC/Laptop.
  • You must have a Account. A Account is the gaming membership required to play StarCraft II. You can sign-up at Battle.Net by clicking on “Create An Account”. Sign-up is FREE and requires a valid e-mail address.
  • If you don’t own StarCraft II, you will need to download a FREE copy of the StarCraft II: Starter Edition here. Since the file size is very big, downloading may be paused and resumed at your own discretion.
  • Downloading the project through the Arcade and start playing

Quake 1 in Unreal Engine 4 - briefly
(hx) 06:59 PM EDT - Jul,28 2016 - Post a comment / read (1)
UE4Arch has released a teaser video, showcasing the classic first level of Quake 1 in Unreal Engine 4. UE4Arch has released a teaser video, showcasing the classic first level of Quake 1 in Unreal Engine 4.

Cassandra - The Voodoo Queen - movie
(hx) 06:57 PM EDT - Jul,28 2016 - Post a comment
A first-hand witness to the mob's ruthless trafficking rackets, she's vowed to take them down no matter the cost. She’s as ruthless as she is mysterious. God help anyone that gets in her way. Mafia III - It’s 1968 and the rules have changed. After years in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: Family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for.

DOOM demo now supports Vulkan - demo
(hx) 06:55 PM EDT - Jul,28 2016 - Post a comment / read (1)
id Software has just added Vulkan support to DOOM’s demo. This basically means that everyone can now test id Software’s latest shooter and see the benefits of the Vulkan API.
When launching DOOM from Steam, you’ll be prompted with a new menu to choose either OpenGL or Vulkan. To play with Vulkan, select the second menu option. You can also switch between OpenGL and Vulkan in game via the Advanced Settings options menu. The game will restart whenever you switch between OpenGL and Vulkan
Farming Simulator 17 - Gameplay #1 - movie
(hx) 06:54 PM EDT - Jul,28 2016 - Post a comment / read (1)
Focus Home Interactive has released the first gameplay trailer for Farming Simulator 17

DOOM - Free update #2 On July 29 - briefly
(hx) 06:53 PM EDT - Jul,28 2016 - Post a comment
Bethesda has just announced that DOOM will receive a new free update on July 29th. According to the company, this update will introduce two new multiplayer game modes: Exodus and Sector. Exodus is described as a one-flag capture-the-flag mode with an added twist of constantly moving bases and flags, while Sector is an objective-based capture-and-hold mode where players compete to take control of zones and then hold them to score points. Both modes can be played on any existing or future maps.

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What Is Prey? - preview
(hx) 04:44 PM EDT - Jul,27 2016 - Post a comment / read (5)
"Prey is not a sequel, it's not a remake, it has no tie with the original," says Raphael Colantonio, president and creative director of Arkane Studios. So, then, what exactly is this newly announced game? The E3 2016 announce trailer gave a glimpse into the world that Arkane is creating for Prey, but since its debut fans have been eager to understand what makes this both a Prey game and an Arkane game. In a candid chat at E3, Colantonio shared his insights into Arkane's philosophy of game design, along with new details about Prey’s gameplay and story. Prey will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2017.

No Man's Sky - SURVIVE Video - movie
(hx) 04:34 PM EDT - Jul,27 2016 - Post a comment
Hello Games has released a new trailer for No Man's Sky that focuses on the game's survival part. The game is coming to the PC on August 12th.

We Happy Few is now available - briefly
(hx) 05:19 AM EDT - Jul,27 2016 - Post a comment
Compulsion Games announced today that We Happy Few is now available via Steam Early Access and

More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney - briefly
(hx) 05:14 AM EDT - Jul,27 2016 - Post a comment / read (9)
Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has once again voiced his concerns regarding Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP), this time saying that Steam will be made to run worse on Windows 10 in the next few years. Down below you’ll find what Sweeney said about Microsoft locking down the PC ecosystem, and how they are trying to 'bug' Steam through Windows 10 patches.
How exactly do you think Microsoft is locking down the PC to make it a closed platform?

There are two programming interfaces for Windows and every app has to choose one of them. Every Steam app – every PC game for the past few decades – has used Win32. It’s been both responsible for the vibrant software market we have now, but also for malware. Any program can be a virus. Universal Windows Platform is seen as the antidote to that. It’s sandboxed – much more locked down. The risk here is that, if Microsoft convinces everyone to use UWP, then they phase out Win32 apps. If they can succeed in doing that then it’s a small leap to forcing all apps and games to be distributed through the Windows store. Once we reach that point, the PC has become a closed platform. It won’t be that one day they flip a switch that will break your Steam library – what they’re trying to do is a series of sneaky maneauvres. They make it more and more inconvenient to use the old apps, and, simultaneously, they try to become the only source for the new ones.

Given that Steam is so widespread and popular, how could Microsoft truly win that battle, in terms of games at least?

Slowly, over the next 5 years, they will force-patch Windows 10 to make Steam progressively worse and more broken. They’ll never completely break it, but will continue to break it until, in five years, people are so fed up that Steam is buggy that the Windows Store seem like an ideal alternative. That’s exactly what they did to their previous competitors in other areas. Now they’re doing it to Steam. It’s only just starting to become visible. Microsoft might not be competent enough to succeed with their plan but they are certainly trying.

Isn’t it the case that Microsoft is simply mimicking Apple’s model, given how lucrative it’s proven to be for software distribution?

Sure, that’s the motivation. They’re trying to copy Apple’s model, but they realise you can’t just flip a switch. It has to be achieved in small step changes.
Watch Dogs 2: Remote Access EP#1 - briefly
(hx) 04:42 AM EDT - Jul,27 2016 - Post a comment
Remote Access is a series of videos that go in-depth on various aspects of the game. In this first episode, "Meet Marcus & DedSec" you'll hear from the actors behind Marcus, The Wrench, Sitara and Josh and also gain some insight from the lead scriptwriter behind the characters. This is a promotional video for Watch_Dogs 2.

CIVILIZATION VI - First Look: France - preview
(hx) 04:37 AM EDT - Jul,27 2016 - Post a comment
Get a first look at the French civilization and its leader, Catherine de Medici.

New PS4-Exclusive Yakuza 6 Trailer - console
(hx) 04:25 AM EDT - Jul,27 2016 - Post a comment
The latest trailer features actor Takeshi Kitano, who was first revealed in a teaser last September. Other notable actors who make an appearance include Shun Oguri (Crows Zero, Great Teacher Onizuka) and Tatsuya Fujiwara (Battle Royale, Death Note). Yakuza 6 was announced exclusively for the PlayStation 4 during Sony's press conference at 2015's Tokyo Game Show. In addition to Yakuza 6 Sega also announced Yakuza Kiwami for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, a remake of 2005's Yakuza. Kiwami has not yet been confirmed for a released outside of Japan. Yakuza 5 came to North America three years after its release in Japan. We scored it an 8 in our review, earning praise for its engrossing storylines and rich settings but criticizing the less-than-sophisticated combat system.

Dead Rising - First screenshots - media
(hx) 04:23 AM EDT - Jul,27 2016 - Post a comment
Capcom has relesed the first screenshots for the upcoming remake of the first Dead Rising game. There is no release date yet.
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