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LSI demonstrates DEVSLP (Dev Sleep) at Computex and why it's important for SSDs and battery life

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 5:14 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - Over the next year you'll start to hear a few new terms in our SSD and full system reviews. One of the new buzzwords is called DEVSLP and its pronounced dev sleep. This is the process reduces the power to the SSD. The sleep part refers to the sleep state, now deeper than ever before with some portions of the SSD turned off entirely.

 

 

We've always had different forms of sleep states, but the deeper the sleep the longer it takes to wake up. What makes LSI's solution so amazing is that full recovery takes just a quarter of a second. Just as amazing though is just how low the drive gets in low power mode.

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Epic's tech demo of Unreal Engine 4 makes use of NVIDIA PhysX technology, caught on video at E3

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 5:10 pm

E3 2013 - If the tech demo shown by Epic at NVIDIA's press conference is anything to go by, we have a lot to look forward to. Unreal Engine 4 features numerous NVIDIA PhysX features. The tech demo embedded below was first shown at GDC.

 

At E3, however, Epic focused on some of the NVIDIA features found in the demo. The graphics are seriously impressive and the entire demo is running in real-time from a single GTX Titan.

 

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Sony Online Entertainment lets us see just how much PhysX improves their game at E3

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 4:59 pm

E3 2013 - At this year's E3, NVIDIA hosted a press conference with a bunch of developers showing how they used NVIDIA technology in their games. Sony Online Entertainment probably did the best job showing just how PhysX improved the graphical appearance.

 

The entire demonstration is narrated and quickly shows the difference between the game with and without NVIDIA technology:

 

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We capture in-game footage of the upcoming Splinter Cell Blacklist game at E3

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 4:50 pm

E3 2013 - There are always a lot of new games showing up at E3, and this year is no different. We got a chance to check out in-game footage of the upcoming Splinter Cell Blacklist game. This Splinter Cell is likely the best yet.

 

It gives players the ability to shoot out or turn off lights to increase the amount of shadows for them to hide in. It makes use of PhysX technology to make the shadows look even better. The game looks quite good, but don't take our word for it:

 

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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer seen at E3 2013, captured on video

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 4:40 pm

E3 2013 - We got a chance to see Ubisoft's latest trailer for their upcoming Assassin's Creed: Black Flag game. This trailer was originally shown during Ubisoft's press conference on Monday and depicts a different aspect of pirate life and the game. It's a pretty cool and moving trailer.

 

Take a look for yourself:

 

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We go eyes-on with Sony's recently displayed PlayStation 4 at E3

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 4:30 pm

E3 2013 - Sony finally displayed the final form of the upcoming PlayStation 4 at this year's E3. We couldn't wait to get some close up eyes-on content for our readers, so that's just what we did. We turned our camera towards the pink-eraser-shaped PlayStation 4 and investigate just what ports are present and how the system looks. Because it was behind glass, the focus played games.

 

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We get an extended look at the upcoming Borderlands 2 DLC on video at E3

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 4:22 pm

E3 2013 - We got a chance to take an extended look at the upcoming DLC for Borderlands 2, which Gearbox is calling the largest DLC ever produced for Borderlands. According to Gearbox, all of the new stuff in this single DLC is more than all previous DLCs combined. However, they note that it is still available for just $10. Take a look at the DLC while a Gearbox spokesperson speaks about it and some of the cool things PhysX did for it.

 

 

If you already have the Borderlands 2 season pass, you'll get this DLC for free when it launches. If not, it will cost you just $10.

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NVIDIA demoed Fur technology that is being used in The Witcher 3

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 4:14 pm

E3 2013 - At this year's E3, NVIDIA brought a bunch of game developers together to discuss how they implemented NVIDIA technology into their games. The upcoming The Witcher 3 game makes use of Fur technology from NIVIDA that brings real-life behavior to fur and hair. Impressively, this technology can be used on multiple animals without much performance impact. Take a look:

 

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We take a walk-around of the new Microsoft Xbox One console, eyes-on at E3 2013

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 4:05 pm

Microsoft has the Xbox One front and center at their booth at this year's E3. We took a quick walk-around on video so you can see it from all angles. Front-panel and back-panel are both covered in the video, so you can see all of the inputs and the layout. The device does look decent, but we still have reservations about some of the concerns that Microsoft has yet to address.

 

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Forza 5 video from E3 2013, real life vs. in-game, can you tell a difference?

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2013 3:56 pm

E3 2013 - Microsoft has just one of only two McLaren P1 hybrid supercars at its E3 2013 booth. While the car is absolutely beautiful, it's hard to tell it apart from the version found in Forza 5. On the screen behind the vehicle, they have the in-game version of the P1. As you'll see in the video, telling the difference between the two is nearly impossible. Take a look for yourself:

 

 

The good news is that Forza 5 will give many the chance to experience the McLaren P1. While not in person, it looks good enough that you'll feel like you've seen one in person. We don't want to know how much Microsoft had to pay to get the P1 in person...

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