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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 could include 6GB RAM, 192-bit memory bus

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 5:38 am

AMD can't take all of the limelight right now, even with the great-looking MSI Radeon RX 480 Lightning shaping up well, and the first look at SAPPHIRE's new Radeon RX 480 Nitro - Team Green is once again in the headlines with its purported GeForce GTX 1060 video card.




VideoCardz is reporting that the GeForce GTX 1060 will rock either 4GB/6GB or 8GB of RAM, and it'll arrive with a 192-bit memory bus, knocked down from the 256-bit memory bus on both the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards. There have been different SKUs noticed, with the GP106-powered card rocking a 192-bit memory bus, with the PG410 board using 4GB of RAM, while the other SKU sees it with 6GB of RAM.


We could also expect a GeForce GTX 1060 Ti which would be kinda cool, but we don't know when that'll be dropping at all. Whatever happens, AMD is ready for The Uprising.

Batman - The Telltale Series will be released in the summer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 4:41 am

E3 2016 - Rocksteady's Arkham series of Batman games have been huge hits, except for the last one which was totally FUBAR on the PC - but now we're expecting something truly new with Batman - The Telltale Series, an episodic Batman game from Telltale Games.





The studio has teased the first screenshots of the game, its cast, and its launch strategy. Batman - The Telltale Series will spin comic book-inspired artwork with the moodiness of modern Batman stories. We have some voice acting talent stepping up to the microphone for Batman - The Telltale series, with Troy Baker voicing Batman, Erin Yvette (who is a regular in Telltale's games) and Richard McGonagle (who voices Sully in the Uncharted series).





Batman - The Telltale Series will be a five-episode series which will drop on consoles, PC and Mac in the summer with the episodes to be downloaded as they drop - or you can pick up the Season Pass Disc at retail which will unlock the entire five-episode first series.

Bethesda gives VR a shot in the arm with DOOM, Fallout 4 on HTC Vive

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 4:19 am

E3 2016 - Ever since the HTC Vive launched, those skeptical of VR have (rightly) said "This cannot succeed without AAA titles." Well folks, Bethesda is here to save the day, clearly demonstrating that they're believers in virtual reality. Both DOOM and Fallout 4 are coming to the HTC Vive in 2017.




The news comes straight out of Bethesda's (now annual?) E3 press conference, where they reminded the audience about the playable version of DOOM III BFG on the Oculus Rift at E3 2012, and then announced that the new DOOM was playable immediately after the show in VR...on the HTC Vive. Then they dropped another bomb: Fallout 4 would be coming to the HTC Vive in its entirety by 2017!

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Skyrim PC owners get a free copy of Skyrim console remaster

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 4:10 am

E3 2016 - Bethesda has a special surprise for PC gamers who already own Skyrim and all of its DLC or the Legendary Edition on PC.



No one likes having to re-buy games you already own. In this cycle of current-gen consoles, we've seen so many remasters...and it gets tiring. Now with the new Skyrim Special Edition remaster for PS4 and Xbox One, we get yet another remaster of a game that pretty much every gamer has in their library. In order to ease the annoyance, Bethesda is giving a free copy of the Skyrim remaster to PC gamers who already own the legendary edition or the base game and all its DLC.


This doesn't exactly help console owners though--especially those faithful that rushed out to buy the yesteryear RPG on Xbox 360. We assuredly won't see similar option for console players, but I'm betting not--Bethesda wants to make its money, after all, and the only way to do that is to coup console sales. If you don't happen to own Skyrim and all of its DLC, you have the perfect opportunity with the Steam Summer Sale kicks off on June 24.

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Skyrim remaster is real, coming in October with full mod support

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 2:45 am

E3 2016 - Bethesda has officially confirmed the Skyrim: Special Edition remaster on PS4 and Xbox One with full mod support.



Soon console gamers will get an upgraded port of Skyrim with the amazing ability to utilize mods--and as we all know, Skyrim with mods is just absolutely incredible. New graphical upgrades include volumetric godrays, amazing new art renders and textures, dramatically improved draw distance and dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and new snow shaders.

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New Quake arena-based shooter announced

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 2:26 am

E3 2016 - Bethesda officially announced Quake Champions, a new PC-exclusive arena shooter.



Quake Champions is PVP-only and doesn't have a campaign, and is a fully-fledged ultra-fast arena-shooter that taps the original's frenetic gameplay. "Quake Champions is a new arena-style first-person shooter aimed at hardcore fans and new gamers alike. The game gives you challenge and rush you'd expect from id games, and be assured that Quake Champions will be fast with graphics 120Hz unlocked frame rates," id Software said.


We knew that a new Quake was on its way, and while it's a bit disappointing we aren't getting a huge campaign with dark overtones and macabre medieval chaos, this is still great news for Quake fans.

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Dead Rising 4 teased through leaked screenshots, ready for Windows 10

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 2:26 am

E3 2016 - Dead Rising was some of the best fun I've had on the Xbox, and now we're being teased about Dead Rising 4, with leaked screenshots appearing online ahead of the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference. Some details were revealed a couple of weeks ago now, but these new screenshots definitely look deliciously good.




There are some pretty crazy new weapons and skills in Dead Rising 4 which should be pretty awesome to use in-person, with Frank West looking to make an appearance once again. The town in Dead Rising 4 is covered in snow and decorated with Christmas lights, which will provide a new atmosphere to enjoy. West is wearing a glowing, super-powered suit in one shot, where he literally tears a zombie in half - hell, yes.




We should expect Dead Rising 4 on the Xbox One and on the PC through Windows 10, let's just hope it's not another crappy Windows 10 port.

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Here's a timeline of EA's new Star Wars games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 1:43 am

E3 2016 - On the heels of EA's major E3 press conference, the publisher outlines the future of its massive Star Wars games library in a neat timeline.



Now that EA wants to "release a new Star Wars game every year until 2020," all of EA's first-party studios are working on future Star Wars games: Motive, DICE, Visceral Games, Respawn, BioWare, Capital Games and Criterion are all working alongside LucasFilm to bring amazing Star Wars stories to the gaming world. Each future game is set in unique timelines and are all powered by DICE's Frostbite engine. With such a dream team medley of developers we know something special is cooking up, and EA didn't reveal exact details, but we did get a nice little tease of what each studio plans to offer.


We also got our first gameplay footage of Visceral's new action-based Star Wars adventure due out in 2018, which is set in a unique timeline and spins a"groundbreaking" narrative. Titanfall developer Respawn also promised that its third-person action-adventure game will "deliver the Star Wars awe like you've never seen before" Check below for a loose timeline of EA's future games.

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Leaked benchmarks see the Radeon RX 480 beating the GeForce GTX 980

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 1:41 am

AMD is preparing it's new 'The Uprising' marketing campaign for its Polaris launch, led by the Radeon RX 480 priced at $199, but how does it perform in benchmarks other than Ashes of the Singularity? Well, according to one leaked benchmark, the RX 480 beats the GTX 980 from NVIDIA in 3DMark Fire Strike.




We can see the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with its 3038 score, versus the RX 480 and its higher 3194. It might not be much, but considering the RX 480 4GB (which is the card benchmarked here) is going to be priced at $199, and while NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 still sells on Amazon right now (at least at the time of writing) for $450+, AMD is onto a massive winner here. I don't want to throw my personal or professional weight behind it until I do my own independent testing, but I'm beginning to get excited about what AMD has on its hands - and that $199 price point, wow.


In the last 24 hours, we've seen the purported MSI Radeon RX 480 Lightning and SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 Nitro cards, both rocking 4GB of framebuffer. Personally, I love the look of the Lightning cooler over the cheese grater look SAPPHIRE has opted for - but these are leaks, we could expect some changes and different models before release.

Watch Bethesda's E3 press conference livestream here

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2016 1:27 am

E3 2016 - In less than an hour Bethesda's E3 presser kicks off, and we're expecting some pretty big reveals and teases from the studio this time around.


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As we highlighted in our giant E3 2016 compendium guide, we expect to see some interesting things at Bethesda's press conference. Wolfenstein 2, Prey 2 and The Evil Within 2 have been rumored, as well as the Skyrim Definitive Edition remaster on PS4 and Xbox One with full mod support.


And let's not forget Quake. How could we? That's right, id could take the stage and show off the next Quake game, or at the very least announce or tease it. Other notables include more Dishonored 2 gameplay footage and details, and possibly new Fallout 4 and DOOM DLC. Don't expect to see The Elder Scrolls VI revealed any time soon.


You can also tune into the Bethesda press conference on YouTube.

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