Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,251 Reviews & Articles | 52,616 News Posts

TweakTown News Posts - Page 6

PS4 Pro upgrades of PS4 games take no effort, says Sony

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 21 hours ago

According to Sony, developers make very little effort to enable enhancements like 1080p 60FPS or super-sampled graphics in old PS4 games on the new PlayStation 4 Pro.




One of the biggest selling points of Sony's new 4K-ready PlayStation 4 Pro is that it's fully backward compatible with all existing PS4 games, and can even provide performance and graphical boosts for current PS4 titles with Forward Compatibility updates. We had originally worried that these Forward Compatibility upgrades would possibly quite an involved process, but Sony says that it's incredibly easy and only takes "a fraction of a percent" of the original game's development efforts.


"The target was to make sure that support [for the PS4 Pro] could be done for a fraction of a percent of the overall effort," PS4 Pro architect Mark Cerny said in a recent interview with GamesIndustry Biz. "And I do mean a fraction of a percent. I mean, I've run the math, and it's 0.2 or 0.3 percent for these projects -- some of them. So at that point, I think it's very natural for the development community to support the platform."

Continue reading 'PS4 Pro upgrades of PS4 games take no effort, says Sony' (full post)

New Moto Racer 4 gameplay trailer revealed

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 23 hours ago

UK publisher PQube revealed the trailer for arcade-style racing game "Moto Racer 4, exciting fans of the franchise. Moto Racer 4 is being developed by Microids, and published by Microids & Artefacts Studios has sold over 7 million copies throughout the globe.



No surprise with it's previous sales history, gamers are anticipating the release in the next coming weeks when it drops on November 4, 2016.


The game will involve:


  • 100 plus dirt and road challenges
  • 10 riders with their own personal racing styles
  • 18 races in 3 types of environments
  • 2 person local multiplayer mode
  • 1-10 online multiplay player feature
  • Replay Mode
  • Motorbike and rider customization

Continue reading 'New Moto Racer 4 gameplay trailer revealed' (full post)

Skyrim hasn't yet been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 1 hour ago

Nintendo's next-gen Switch console has been making headlines all over the gaming industry in the last 48 hours. Bethesda's smash hit game "Skyrim" was amongst several titles featured in the console's footage release... but fans may be disappointed to know that the game hasn't actually been scheduled for launch on the Switch platform.




In a statement made by a Bethesda spokesperson, issued that whilst they were happy to work with Nintendo on the reveal trailer, they weren't ready to confirm any games for the Switch just yet. The Bethesda rep said: "While we are not confirming any specific titles at this time, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Nintendo and support of the Switch. We look forward to revealing specific games and details in the future."




But like all things media related it's not uncommon for a third party to create a little bit of controversy for the hype of a new release. It's not to say we won't ever see Skyrim on Nintendo Switch, it just means for now, news regarding Skyrim's specific release has not yet been officially confirmed.

Continue reading 'Skyrim hasn't yet been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch' (full post)

Blizzard announces a new voice chat app for desktops

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 3 hours ago

Blizzard Entertainment recently announced via their Twitter page, that a new communication application has made its way to gaming desktops.




The new voice chat service aka desktop app, is now available for download. will give players the ability to chat across all titles developed by Blizzard. No longer will gamers have to go through a third party chat such as TeamSpeak or Skype. The download is very simple, once the user installs the latest of the app, a notice will let them know that voice chat can be enabled. Players then create a channel for themselves and customize their options.


For those who have still yet to download the app, Blizzard is allowing a one time log-in to access where users will remain logged in for up to 30 days, making the process much easier.


Don't wait, get it now from the official website and start communicating battle tactics and game plans with other Blizzard users around the globe.

NVIDIA's new GeForce 375.57 drivers are ready for BF1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 days, 4 hours ago

NVIDIA has unleashed its new GeForce 375.57 WHQL drivers, optimized for the just-released Battlefield 1 and the upcoming Titanfall 2, as well as Civilization VI, and more. You can grab the new GeForce 375.57 WHQL drivers right here.




The new GeForce 375.57 WHQL drivers also add an SLI profile for Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance, and new 3D profiles for Titanfall 2 and Civilization VI. Some of the flickering issues in Mirror's Edge Catalyst on Ansel have been fixed, and the system crashes and signal lost problems that users were experiencing when they changed the refresh rate from 144Hz to 240Hz on their BenQ ZOWIE gaming monitors.

Continue reading 'NVIDIA's new GeForce 375.57 drivers are ready for BF1' (full post)

Sony added 1GB of DRAM to the PS4 Pro, joins 8GB GDDR5

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 3 days, 5 hours ago

Sony announced its new PlayStation 4 Pro console earlier this month, but since the unveiling event Sony has added 1GB of RAM to the PS4 Pro.




During an interview with Lead System Architect Mark Cerny and IGN, it was revealed that Sony has added 1GB of DRAM into the PS4 Pro, with the 1GB of DRAM being much slower than the 8GB GDDR5 RAM in the normal PS4. He said: "We felt games needed a little more memory, about 10 percent more, so we added about 1GB of slow, conventional DRAM to the console".


The additional RAM will also be used to store background applications for multi-tasking in your games, instead of reserving some of the unified GDDR5 RAM that it used for the OS and games. The new PS4 Pro will cost $400 and launch on November 10 with a 1TB HDD and remember, no 4K Blu-ray player. For that, you'd have to buy Sony's competitor in the Xbox One S.

Continue reading 'Sony added 1GB of DRAM to the PS4 Pro, joins 8GB GDDR5' (full post)

Oceanhorn hit record sales, teases Switch development

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 10 hours ago

Last month publisher FDG Entertainment released their adaptation of a Zelda inspired themed game 'Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas' for Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. In just a few short weeks, the game skyrocketed with popularity as it has gone on to sell over a million units between the two gaming platforms alone.




The success was enough to motivate more versions for additional consoles, in an announcement recently made by the developer. Android and PlayStation Vita have now been added to the list, along with a "Nintendo Console".


The official statement made by the company reads: "After the successful launch of Oceanhorn on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the game managed to top 1 Million units sold across all platforms. Oceanhorn is currently available on iPhone and iPad, Apple TV, PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox. The game will be ported to even more platforms soon - including Android, PlayStation Vita and a Nintendo console."

Continue reading 'Oceanhorn hit record sales, teases Switch development' (full post)

New Plants Vs Zombies: Heroes launches on iOS & Android

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

The smash hit PopCap game "Plants Vs Zombies" has now entered the CCG genre. Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes is available now for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices as a free download via in-app purchases from Google Play or the Apple Store.




The new title combines PvZ's traditional lane-based gameplay with the addition of a collectible card structure. Zombies can play cards at the top of each lane, whereas Plants get the bottom of the lanes. The cards will cost energy to play therefore, the sun will be assigned to the Plants and Brains for the Zombies.


The game includes competitive modes that allows players to battle against one another. It will also feature a single-player campaign with 400 levels that can assist in earning new cards as they progress throughout the game.

Continue reading 'New Plants Vs Zombies: Heroes launches on iOS & Android' (full post)

30% discount with Nintendo's Europe Birthday Promotion

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

Celebrating birthdays just got even better with Europe's Nintendo "Just for You" promotion starting October 2016. The info for this offer comes direct online from "Nintendo Insider" just yesterday via the Nintendo website.




The special allows a 30% discount for selected Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games at the Nintendo eShop for those birthday boys and girls. To obtain this promotion, users will have to register for a Nintendo Account and have selected to receive the promotion emails from Nintendo, then link their account to their Nintendo Network ID.


Selected titles can be bought directly from the Nintendo website or within the Just for You section on the Nintendo eShop. All games available for this promotion are listed on Nintendo's website.

Continue reading '30% discount with Nintendo's Europe Birthday Promotion' (full post)

Watch Metallica's themed gameplay trailer that failed

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 16 hours ago

Long before Guitar Hero: Metallica made its debut in March 2009, Kotaku revealed in 2011 of another band-themed game that unfortunately didn't go anywhere. The title, named after one of Metallica's songs: 'Damage Inc.' never saw the light of day. The track was scheduled for 2005, but never reached store shelves.



The team at PtoPOnline recently published an extended gameplay trailer showing off the content and style of the game in more detail. Damage Inc was designed to be a post-apocalyptic vehicular-combat-action themed concept with a somewhat Mad Max influence jammed into the mix of it all. The video demo provides an incomplete version of the concept art by artist, Calum Alexander Watt and game extras for what was originally developed for Sony PlayStation 2, and eventually Xbox and PC.


Whilst the rumors for a comeback were spreading around the gaming industry to see it launch on the Sony PSP, that fizzled as well with any hopes of a return. It seems that the heavy metal band wasn't set out for making anything other than great music!

Continue reading 'Watch Metallica's themed gameplay trailer that failed' (full post)

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts
View Our Latest Videos

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases