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Del Toro: F*ck Konami, killing Silent Hills was moronic

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 3, 2016 7:35 am

Renowned movie director and Kojima's longtime friend Guillermo Del Toro tells Konami off once and for all, exclaiming "F*ck Konami" on his Twitter feed.




Last night at The Game Awards, Hideo Kojima, finally free of Konami's yoke, accepted the award on stage that Konami denied him a year ago. This inspired all kinds of feelings from Kojima, his friend Guillermo del Toro, and gamers everywhere, but most chiefly was ire at Konami for their treatment of Kojima.


In fact, Guillermo Del Toro, who was originally working alongside Hideo Kojima to make the cancelled Silent Hills, voiced what everyone was thinking: "F*ck Konami," he wrote on Twitter. "Konami cancelling SH after PT is one of the most moronic things I've ever witnessed."

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NBA is being aired in 4K in the US this weekend

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Dec 3, 2016 6:53 am

NBA fans might want to tune into the first 4K broadcast on Saturday night, but you'll require DirecTV and the proper package - and of course, the right equipment: Genie HR54 DVR, as AT&T is working with NBA TV on the 4K broadcast, reports Engadget.




Last year, the NBA did some preliminary 4K broadcasts (of a Knicks game), and then experimented with the high-res broadcasts on UK and Canadian TV. More 4K broadcasts are planned, but this is one of the first after the testing - be sure to check it out if you're a DirecTV customer and have the right hardware to do the job.

Ubisoft: PC-like consoles was a 'good decision'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Dec 3, 2016 5:19 am

Ubisoft has had some good things to say about the Nintendo Switch console, but they've also come out praising the PS4 Pro and upcoming Xbox Scorpio.




During a recent interview with Polygon, Ubisoft French Studios boss Xavier Poix said that the quicker development cycle of these consoles is a sign that Microsoft and Sony have moved into something Poix defines as evolutionary cycles, versus revolutionary cycles - something we've been doing until now. Well, except the Xbox One and PS4 were not that much better than the Xbox 360 and PS3 - whatever.


Poix said: "I think the way the home console industry is evolving is quite interesting.The main difference I'm seeing from the last generation to this new one is that the architecture has turned more into a PC architecture. No more of the PlayStation 3 being really, very specifically designed and quite hard to develop on from the start".

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8 minutes of new Prey gameplay footage released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 3, 2016 3:27 am

I still remember Prey from the 90s, where the developers wanted to make - what sounded at the time, one of the scariest, and realistic shooters of all time. But, it was washed away and watered down and released a few years ago - and now, it has been rebooted again for release in 2017.



Well, during The Game Awards 2016, Bethesda showed off a new 8-minute gameplay trailer to Prey, along with a new super creepy cerebral trailer with some 2 minutes of footage.


Bethesda also released the official world premiere Prey trailer, which we posted about - and I'll embed above for your viewing pleasure. The trailer has Creative Director Raphael Colantonio and Lead Designer Ricardo Bare's narration.

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Titanfall 2 blog detailed the items of the in-game store

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 3, 2016 1:37 am

With the arrival of the first Titanfall 2 DLC, Respawn posted even more information about the history behind the map Angel City, the Elite Wingman Pistol and of course, what they will be selling in the in-game store.




Angel City is an old fan favorite from the first Titanfall but do you know its history? According to the post : "When the IMC instituted martial law in Angel City, massive walls were built and a system of security checkpoints was created to divide the city into many smaller districts. "

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AMD performance issues in Darksiders Warmastered fixed

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 2, 2016 11:02 pm

The remastered version of Darksiders, known as Darksiders Warmastered, was released free to owners of the original PC game this week. AMD users were not able to enjoy it properly however due to performance problems, but those are said to be no more thanks to a new patch.




A couple of other recent patches have also fixed up save importing, aspect ratio, FOV, and the mouse wheel, and the FPS cap has been increased from 100 to 330. In short, the game should be solid now.


If you haven't checked out Darksiders Warmastered yet, it features 4K support, doubled texture resolution, re-rendered cutscenes, rendering improvements, added post-processing effects, improved framerate, tons of new graphics options, and more.

Microsoft testing Gears of War 4 PC, console crossplay

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 2, 2016 9:12 pm

Microsoft last tested PC and Xbox shooter crossplay back in 2007 with Shadowrun. It was a horrendous disaster that saw PC players consistently stomp all over console players due to the increased precision of a mouse over a controller, but the company thinks it could be different with Gears of War 4, and so it's trying again.




Starting now through Monday, December 5, you can access a public Versus playlist with specific settings -- Social / TDM / Dodgeball / KOTH / All maps / Squad size 5 -- that allows you to frag it up with your gaming cousins.


Microsoft assures this is very much a test to see whether or not crossplay should be a permanent feature for the game. If the data says it's not, they'll abandon it. Either way, the company encourages as many people as possible to try it and help them find out.

Final Fantasy XV ships five million units in first day

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 2, 2016 8:25 pm

It's official: Final Fantasy XV is both a commercial and critical success. Almost a decade in the making, Final Fantasy XV continues the series' long-standing popularity by moving more than five million units on day one.



Square Enix triumphantly announced that Final Fantasy XV's day one digital and physical sales have "exceeded five million units" globally, making Noctis' RPG adventure the fastest-selling game in the history of the Final Fantasy series.


The publisher went through great lengths to ensure a simultaneous global launch for Final Fantasy XV, and the game owes its massive sales numbers not only to this staggering accessibility campaign, but to the incredible hype built over nearly a decade of waiting.

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SSD costs expected to rise by 6-10% in early 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 2, 2016 7:15 pm

Supply of 2D NAND (the traditional flash memory used in mainstream SSDs) was essentially put on the back burner as key storage manufacturers like SK Hynix, Toshiba, Micron and Intel ready their respective transitions to high-performance 3D NAND. Demand for planar 2D NAND is still quite strong, however, causing supply and demand complications that will likely lead to higher SSD prices between Q4 2016 and Q1 2017.




"Most NAND Flash suppliers (with the exception of Samsung) will still have complications in their transition to the 3D-NAND technology," said DRAMeXchange analyst Alan Chen. "Furthermore, the consensus of leading suppliers will continue to be the maximizing of their profitability. Therefore, contract prices of mainstream SSDs are expected to keep climbing during the period."


SSD prices aren't expect to jump by too much, with projections estimating a price hike from 6-10%, with the price jumps expected to normalize sometime after Q1 2017.

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Playdead drops Inside game demo free via Steam site

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 2, 2016 5:19 pm

PC Gamers wanting to play "Inside" can now do it free! After 6 months since its release game developer, Playdead, has launched a free-to-play demo via the Steam website.




The news was recently Tweeted out via Playdead's official Twitter page just last week. The demo launches at the same time the game is currently 25% off via Steam. So after playing it for free customers can buy it for the small price of $15 - Get it now before it ends!