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Dishonored 2: Everything you need to know

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 5:09 pm

According to the latest issue of Game Informer, Dishonored 2 isn't just a sequel: it's a dramatic evolution of the franchise.

 

 

Based on what we've heard about Dishonored 2, the game should be the best kind of sequel--it features a ton of fresh, breakthrough content without straying too far from the original universe. Game Informer's latest cover issue delves deep within the game to discover a plethora of new content, including new wave of awesome powers, an intrigue-ridden story arc starring Corvo Attano and Empress Emily Kaldwin, new AI and antagonists, and a brand new Mediterranean-inspired region called Karnaca. The following checklist was compiled by NeoGAF user Nirolak.

 

 

  • Before anyone asks, there's no co-op, as they weren't sure how to design that in.
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  • The game runs on a modified version of idtech5 they've dubbed The Void Engine.
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  • Visually the game pretty much looks like a more detailed version of the last game.
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  • Dishonored 2 takes place 15 years after the original.
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  • After the events of the first game, Corvo was concerned that at some point, people would attempt to assassinate Emily. As such, he spent said 15 years training her how to be a magical assassin like him whenever she wasn't too busy being Empress.
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  • The game starts out with you playing as Emily during a coup d'etat and having to escape.
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  • Afterward, you choose whether to play as Emily on her quest to reclaim her throne or as Corvo with the same objective.

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Windows 7 update breaks PCs with ASUS motherboards

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: May 6, 2016 4:25 pm

Microsoft's recent KB3133977 update for Windows 7 means those with ASUS motherboards will no longer be able to boot into their operating system. Instead, they'll be greeted with a red screen of death that cites a "secure boot violation."

 

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The source of the issue is KB3133977, which enables Secure Boot in UEFI and is evidently an issue in this specific configuration. While it's been confirmed for awhile now, the update was always optional, until Microsoft recently made it mandatory for an unknown reason.

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New Battlefield's release date leaked, set in World War 1

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 4:14 pm

Battlefield 5 has just leaked onto the net, except it's not exactly the fifth sequel--DICE's new FPS will actually be called Battlefield 1, and it'll release in October.

 

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The new World War 1-based Battlefield game will release on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 according to freshly leaked in-store promos. The artwork advises gamers to "pre-order the Hellfighter pack" and clearly lists the release date.

 

Battlefield 1's artwork was accidentally leaked on the Xbox One storefront, along with a bunch of the same in-store promos. The game is expected to take place in an alternate World War 1 timeline, and the art shows obvious ties to the era along with what appears to be a zeppelin in the upper right-hand corner.

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Battlefield 5 to be called Battlefield 1, set in WW1

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 3:54 pm

The next Battlefield game will be set in World War 1, according to leaked in-store promos.

 

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Battlefield 5 will apparently be called "Battlefield 1", and as you guessed it'll take place in what could be an alternate WW1 setting. The leaked promotional artwork has also been shown off on the Xbox One's marketplace, pretty much confirming the original artwork. Besides the obvious weaponry, it looks like there's a huge zeppelin looming in the upper right hand corner.

 

The studio has since released a brief teaser showing in-engine footage, and DICE is set to reveal the game today during a live stream at 4PM EST. We'll be sure to keep you updated on all the latest Battlefield news, and the devs will reveal tons of extra tidbits about the new Battlefield at the show.

 

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex looks incredible on the PC at 4K

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 3:40 pm

DOOM will include an 'Ultra Nightmare' graphics setting on the PC which has me excited, but you need to see what Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has turned out to be on the PC at 4K - it looks incredible!

 

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As you can see, this is a ridiculously good looking game. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a DX12 only racer, with Turn 10 Studios putting in the hard yards to make it look great. If you thought Project CARS looked good, you might need to think again - these screenshots will have you wanting to upgrade your PC, stat.

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Pay What You Want for Back-End Developer Training

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: May 6, 2016 3:00 pm

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Pay under the average and you'll get two beginner's courses on Python and Ruby. Beat the average price and you'll get all eight back-end development courses. You'll master Python and Ruby (plus Django and PHP if you nab the entire bundle), and learn the skills you need to build apps from scratch, customize websites, work with forms, and write efficient, clean code. Courses come with certificates of completion you can pass along to potential employers.

 

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DOOM will include an 'Ultra Nightmare' graphics setting on the PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 2:34 pm

With DOOM right around the corner, id Software's Lead Renderer Programmer, Tiago Sousa, teasing that the PC version of the game will feature an "Ultra Nightmare" graphics setting.

 

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The Ultra Nightmare graphics setting is only available on the PC, with Sousa taking to Twitter to say that the Ultra Nightmare graphics setting is "a step above Ultra". DOOM will feature Low, Medium, High, Ultra and the exciting Ultra Nightmare graphics presets.

 

I'm now very keen to see if id Software has done their work and provided some insane graphics for the Ultra Nightmare graphics feature and that it's not just a tiny unnoticeable jump from Ultra. DOOM will require 50GB of HDD space on the Xbox One and PS4, so let's hope the PC version is really holding something back and that DOOM is unleashed with its Ultra Nightmare graphics when it's released next week.

Dishonored 2 mods could come to consoles via Bethseda.net launcher

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 1:50 pm

Bethesda's new PC games launcher could pave the way for cross-platform mod support on all of the publisher's future games.

 

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Dishonored 2's PC mods will be hosted on the Bethesda.net launcher, according to a snippet in the most recent Game Informer magazine. When asked about Dishonored 2 mods, the company said "please download Bethesda.net". Arkane dev Harvey Smith also hinted Dishonored 2 mods are coming by saying "We can't talk about our plans in that area just yet" in a recent interview.

 

Bethesda is already using the launcher to host Fallout 4's Creation Kit mods on both PC and consoles,and it looks like the infrastructure will now be a mainstay for all upcoming Bethsoft games. It's possible that Dishonored 2's mods could cross over to consoles, too, along with all of the company's future games. That would be a pretty big plus for console gamers.

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The young Han Solo spin-off is a go, as Lucasfilm find their actor

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 6, 2016 3:49 am

Announced last year, the spin-off Han Solo film had many questioning just who in the world had the acting chops to step into the shoes of Harrison Ford. Nearly a year later the answer is here.

 

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, 26 year old American actor Alden Ehrenreich is in final negotiations to star as Han Solo in the unnamed upcoming film, which will be directed by 'The Lego Movie' and '22 Jump Street' duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Ehrenreich last stole the screen in the Coen Brothers 2015 comedy 'Hail Caesar!'.

 

The film is expected to hit screens at the end of 2018.

AMD's new Zen CPU will arrive in 6 and 8-core versions at launch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: May 5, 2016 10:34 pm

AMD will reportedly keep its next-gen Zen CPUs at the higher-end of the scale when they launch later this year, with 6- and 8-core variants being the status quo.

 

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The dual- and quad-core variants of Zen won't launch at first, but AMD is expected to launch Bristol Ridge-based dual- and quad-core processors right away. AMD will reportedly be using 8-core dies in the fabrication process of Zen-based processors because it's the best way to get the most out of the production of its Summit Ridge processors.

 

This means AMD can not only provide a very powerful processor, but it'll cost the company less to only make a higher-end version at first, rather than multiple SKUs. This all falls onto the shoulders of the yields, which if they're not good - we might see dual- and quad-core versions of Zen quicker than normal. If the yields are good, AMD could finally find itself in a better position to fight Intel's unstoppable CPU dominance.

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