Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,558 Reviews & Articles | 55,806 News Posts

TweakTown News Posts - Page 16

Core Pokemon RPG game coming to Nintendo Switch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

E3 2017 - Nintendo confirmed that a "core" Pokemon RPG game will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.




The Pokemon Company today confirmed that a new "core" Pokemon RPG game is in development for the Nintendo Switch. This will be an exclusive, but it own't be available any time soon possibly as far as next year.


For 2017 The Pokemon Company is bringing Pokken Tournament to the Nintendo Switch.

God of War coming Early 2018

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

E3 2017 - Sony Santa Monica's ambitious new God of War game won't release this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment today confirmed.



As Waypoint's Patrick Klepek said days before E3 started, Sony's E3 presser showcased games we won't be playing until next year. Take Sony Santa Monica's new Norse-themed God of War game, for instance. Announced at E3 2016 and showcased at E3 2017, the game doesn't even have an official release date yet and Sony has given it an "early 2018" release window on PS4.


The new God of War title is a re-imagining of the series set in a unique fantasy backdrop where Norse mythology comes alive with creatures like the World Serpent Jörmungandr and the fearsome dragon Níðhöggr. Kratos is now a father who makes a long trek through this interesting world, teaching his son Atreus important lessons about survival and being a warrior. Sony showcased a gameplay trailer during their E3 showcase to give us a taste of the visceral combat, and although the game certainly has some Skyrim fantasy elements, it's still God of War deep down inside.

Continue reading 'God of War coming Early 2018' (full post)

Destiny 2 PC release date announced

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

E3 2017 - Destiny 2's release on PC will come a month after the game's launch on consoles.



Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 will launch on PC on October 24, 2017. Destiny 2's launch on PC marks the first time Destiny has ever come to the platform, and Bungie promises the game will fully leverage the raw power of high-end desktops with uncapped frame rates, 4K textures and resolution support, native 21:9 UltraWide support, FOV sliders, and many more video optimizations. For comparison, Destiny 2 is locked at 30FPS on consoles. Destiny 2 on PC, on the other hand, can run at 4K 60FPS+ on rigs outfitted with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.


Destiny 2 on PC won't be available on Steam. Instead the game will be hosted on Blizzard's service framework, but Bungie will still host the game on their own servers.

Continue reading 'Destiny 2 PC release date announced' (full post)

Fallout 4 VR launches this year, includes full game

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

E3 2017 - High-end PC-powered Virtual Reality might be getting its killer app this year with Fallout 4.



Bethesda has announced that Fallout 4 VR will launch in October exclusively on the HTC Vive. Unlike most VR games, Fallout 4 VR isn't just a little slice of content locked in a closed-in environment, but the actual full retail game built to be 100% compatible with VR. Vive owners will be able to explore Boston's full post-apocalyptic Commonwealth, from the Glowing Sea to the Kingsport Lighthouse and everything in between. The entire game has been re-tooled for VR, including a new innovative combat system with VATS to bring even more immersion.


"Fallout 4 VR isn't just a jaunt through the Wasteland, it's the entire game. The whole world is fully explorable. That includes hundreds of locations, characters and quests. This is your opportunity to step into the Wasteland and experience Fallout 4 in a whole new way," Bethesda said in a recent press release.

Continue reading 'Fallout 4 VR launches this year, includes full game' (full post)

PS4 sales hit 60 million with huge software attach rate

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

E3 2017 - Sony today confirmed that its PlayStation 4 console has sold through more than 60 million units worldwide.




Sony Interactive Entertainment has accumulated a total of 60.4 million PlayStation 4 console sales worldwide since the system debuted in 2013. This sales milestone includes the full family of PlayStation 4 consoles: the 2013 launch PS4, the new PS4 "slim", and the higher-end PlayStation 4 Pro, all of which were sold across 123 countries and territories.


Along with strong hardware sales, the PlayStation 4 has enjoyed a phenomenal software attach rate throughout its lifetime. Sony confirms that 487.8 million copies of PS4 software have been sold digitally and in retail stores across the globe, meaning the average PS4 owner owns at least 8 games.

Continue reading 'PS4 sales hit 60 million with huge software attach rate' (full post)

Star Wars Battlefront 2 running at 4K on PC: AMAZING

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

E3 2017 - EA has blown the world away with some beautiful g ameplay footage of its upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2, where on the PC it looks absolutely fantastic thanks to the small improvements that EA DICE has made to the already gorgeous and very capable Frostbite engine.



The folks at Digital Foundry got their hands-on the PC version of Battlefront 2 at 4K on Ultra settings, and it looks absolutely incredible. The lighting really takes things to the next level, while the materials have received a huge upgrade in detail - right down to small details on the ground, metal, and roads. The environments look great, with DICE delivering on the feel of the Star Wars world, with Digital Foundry adding that the lighting has been upgraded in a big way.


The blasters fire from your laser weapons can penetrate, and light up smoke - which is a huge win for Frostbite and Star Wars Battlefront 2 in the graphics and detail departments. It's looking like Battlefront 2 will be one of the best looking games of the year, when it launches on November 17.

Continue reading 'Star Wars Battlefront 2 running at 4K on PC: AMAZING' (full post)

Summer bargain at HP include a $599 gaming laptop

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

This weekend HP has fired up "Summer Savings" on select laptops and desktops with discounts up to $500 off. Not everything in the sale is a top notch discount, but we have found some bargain beauties among the group of mediocre "sales." Of note is the excellent value HP 15t Power Laptop that's a capable gaming laptop for only $600.




The top pick in HP's Summer Saving sale is the 15.6-inch HP Pavilion 15t Power Laptop for only $599.99. It's an insanely good price for a gaming capable laptop with a Quad Core i5 7th gen processor, GeForce GTX 1050 discrete video card, and a 1080p IPS display. Normally an $850 purchase but now $240 off. In our opinion, this is one of the cheapest gaming laptop you can pick up during Summer 2017 that can play modern titles at decent settings and priced well under $800.


Best of HP Summer Savings Sale



Joining the 15t is also its bigger brother 17t, with a very similar spec for $719.99. In lieu of the 15-inch display, you of course get a bigger chassis and a 17.3-inch screen. You'll also have 2GB more of RAM at 8GB vs the 15t's 6GB. It's power by the similar GeForce GTX 1050, which is currently the budget king in mobile PC gaming.


Finally, HP also has several laptop models in the 'dirt cheap' category. If you simply need a basic computing machine, The 14-inch HP 14t with a Celeron Processor for $150 is about as cheap as you'll find any laptop these days.


These deals are only valid through June 17, though it's possible there will be an extension of the sale as Summer continues. While the Pavilion Power Laptops are no't exactly a looker, as mentioned, we think the price-to-performance on these two laptops are some of the best available on the market today.

Intel teams with ESL for $1 million CS:GO championship

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Intel and ESL have been partnered for 17 years now, but are now taking it to the next level with the Intel Grand Slam, the latest CS:GO championship.




Intel will provide all of the gaming PCs to each player and team, with Senior VP and General Manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel, Gregory Bryant, saying: "Intel's involvement in esports and the gaming community has spanned more than 15 years, and we're always looking for ways to take the player and fan experience to the next level. In this next phase of our long-time partnership with ESL, we're investing in the development of future esports stars, further expanding our global footprint with the Intel Extreme Masters circuit, and exploring fresh formats like the Intel Grand Slam that we announced today".


The massive competition itself is the new Intel Grand Slam for CS:GO, with an additional $1 million for any team that manages to stop the Intel Grand Slam winner. The game is split into a few factors: with an additional $1 million being offered to the team that wins 4 of the last ten $200,000 events between DreamHack and ESL. The first Intel Grand Slam event takes place during ESL One Cologne 2017, which takes place between 7-9 of July.

Continue reading 'Intel teams with ESL for $1 million CS:GO championship' (full post)

ARK dev: Xbox One X horsepower is 'phenomenal'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

ARK: Survival Evolved is another super-hot game on the PC right now, but it has been enjoying some love on both the Xbox One and PS4 over the last few months, and now that the new Xbox One X is out the developer has some words to say.




Studio Wildcard's Jesse Rapczak was recently on the E3 2017 Live Show with Geoff Keighley, where he said that they're aiming for 60FPS on Xbox One X, and that 60FPS was "not possible" on the PS4 Pro. PS4 Pro users can run 60FPS, but only at 720p where we'll see ARK running at 1080p 60FPS on close to Epic settings on Xbox One X. During the interview, Rapczak said: "It's amazing. It's basically like Epic settings on PC, we're targeting 60FPS. We recently introduced variable frame rate, but on Xbox One X with the extra horsepower, you'll notice less variation in your frame rate even in busy situations".


Rapczak added: ":The PS4 Pro also has improved frame rate when compared to PS4. Before the XB1X, it was the best console version of ARK, but it's hard to argue with that 6 teraflops [laughs]. Having the same frame rate in our game isn't really possible, there are a couple reasons for that: the XB1X not only has a faster CPU than PS4 Pro, it also has a lot more RAM. I'd say there's a 50% performance difference".

Continue reading 'ARK dev: Xbox One X horsepower is 'phenomenal'' (full post)

Far Cry 5 gameplay emerges, your dog brings you guns

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Ubisoft has had a huge show at E3 this year, displaying their slew of games, but one of the most anticipated would have to be Far Cry 5. The company released a new Far Cry 5 gameplay trailer, which we've embedded below.



The trailer explains your sniper, Grace Armstrong, and your air support with Nick Rye in Far Cry 5, with some impressive tricks up their sleeves. Far Cry 5 takes the adventure to the United States, landing you in Hope County, Montana. Once you arrive, Ubisoft explains: "incites the cult to violently seize control of the region, you must rise up and spark the fires of resistance to liberate a besieged community". There's also a new trailer that Ubisoft calls 'Amazing Grace', something they released at E3 2017.



Ubisoft also announced the upcoming Far Cry 5 Collector's Edition, which will include:


The Hope County, MT Collector's Case is available for pre-order exclusively from the Ubisoft Store. In addition to the Gold Edition of Far Cry 5 - which includes the Season Pass for access to future expansions, as well as a Digital Deluxe Pack that adds new vehicles, weapons, and outfits - the Collector's Case includes a Deer Skull Trophy that measures 17.72 inches (45cm) wide, an exclusive Steelbook case, the official Far Cry 5 soundtrack, and a double-sided tourist map of Hope County.