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Gears of War 4 has tons of PC graphics settings

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 7:16 pm

Gamescom 2016 - Just as the developers promised, the Windows 10 PC version of Gears of War 4 has a staggering amount of video options



Microsoft is keen on pulling in more gamers over to Windows 10 PC gaming, and to do that Redmond will have to cater to enthusiast gamers' expectations. This means unlocked frame rates, 4K support, FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility, CrossFire and SLI support, and tons of tweakable video settings. So far Gears of War 4 has ticked all these boxes, and PC gamers will be able to tweak and adjust nearly every aspect of the game to their personal specifications.


Gears of War 4 rocks a pretty huge array of graphics options that are separated into two main tiers: Video Basic and Video Advanced settings. The Video Basic settings show display modes, resolution sliders, FOV sliders, a V-Sync toggle, a ton of different texture detail settings for characters, vehicles, effects, lighting, and the world-based environments. There's also adjustments for shadow quality, post-processing, ambient occlusion intensity, anti-aliasing, light shaft quality, light scattering quality, lens flares, bloom, motion blur.

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DirectX 12, Vulkan support on the way for CryEngine

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 6:50 pm

Crytek's newly published roadmap for CryEngine reveals big features are not far off at all.




First is DirectX 12 multi-GPU support, a complete DirectX 12 renderer, the possibility of support for NVIDIA's PhysX, and more. All of these are labeled for version 5.2, due out any day now.


Version 5.3, meanwhile, will introduce the increasingly popular Vulkan API. Developed as a spin-off of AMD's Mantle, it serves as another low-overhead solution that's been shown to majorly increase performance in games. 5.3 is planned for mid-October.

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Suicide Squad passes $500 million mark in just 13 days

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 5:23 pm

Suicide Squad has been hit with a slew of negative reviews, and personally, I just didn't like the movie - that hasn't had any effect on box office numbers, with Suicide Squad passing over $500 million worldwide.




As of August 18, the movie has pulled in $509 million - just 13 days after its debut. Deadpool took around the same amount of time to hit the $500 million mark, but I don't think Suicide Squad will have the same legs as Deadpool. Suicide Squad is the highest-grossing August film in US history, taking the previous record-holder down - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.


Suicide Squad is doing well overseas, pulling in $271 million overseas while in the US it has made $238 million. Check out our review on Suicide Squad right here.

Check out the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launch trailer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 4:29 pm

Can you believe Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is so close? With a release date of August 23, Eidos Montreal have released the launch trailer to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which you can check out below.



PC gamers can preload Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Steam later today, but the developer has announced that the game will not support DirectX 12 support at launch. DX12 support will hit Mankind Divided in around two weeks, sometime in the week of SeSeptember - it could take longer, and I think it will. Don't hold your breath for DX12 support just yet.

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Kickstart your IT career with a top-tier certification

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 3:30 pm



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Super Mario Bros. themed watch costs $27,000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 3:28 pm

Super Mario Bros. fans might want to look away at this news, or your credit card might hurt in the morning. Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome has teased its new Super Mario Bros. themed watch, something that will cost a huge $27,000.




Jerome's new Super Mario Bros. themed watch will be available at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi for the department store's 19th World Watch Fair. I don't know if I'd spend $27,000 on a Super Mario Bros. themed watch, even if I was ridiculously rich, but there are some rather large Super Mario Bros. fans out there.


Prepare your credit card, or handing over your soul, at the 19th World Watch Fair.ros. fans out there.

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Cerebral sci-fi FPS Get Even launches early 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 2:27 pm

Gamescom 2016 - The Farm 51's cerebral sci-fi survival game Get Even finally comes out of hiding with a cryptic new trailer and a 2017 release date.



Do you remember Get Even, that bizarre and enigmatic cyber-shooter from The Farm 51? Back in early 2014, Get Even's debut trailer mystified gamers and left us wanting more. Then the game kinda fell off the map for two years. Now The Farm 51 is back, showing a new glimpse of footage at Gamescom and revealing a "Spring 2017" release window for the survival FPS. The trailer still doesn't do much to shed light on what Get Even actually is, but luckily I interviewed the dev team back in 2014.


"Get Even is a story driven game where we allow other humans to invade your world and become a threat (or sometimes help) during their own quests. But there's no frag score, leaderboards, no counter for matches won and failed, it's always you and your story, sometimes interacted with other humans, sometimes with AI bots," said The Farm 51's development director Wojciech Pazdur.

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Titanfall 2 isn't just a sequel, it's like a 'new IP'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 1:19 pm

Gamescom 2016 - Now that Titanfall 2 is launching on PS4 for the first time, Respawn is keen on making a lasting impression on its new audience--almost to the point where the game becomes a brand new IP within itself.



"Titanfall 2 is really a new IP at launch if you think about it. The Xbox One install base is two or three times what it was when Titanfall launched, the PC audience continues to grow. Then there's the PS4 install base, which is enormous. It has a '2' next to its name, but that signifies the dual elements of Titan and Pilot, and the single player and multiplayer," Respawn's art director Joel Emslie told MCV at Gamescom 2016.


"We have to consider that there's a whole community that haven't played Titanfall before. That was a challenge for us - how do we make sure that Titanfall 2 is something that anyone could pick up and you don't need to have a played the original? For fans of the first game, we've added a lot of story elements and secrets that they'll appreciate. But it's a game that stands alone. It can reach out to that new community and they can enjoy it for the first time."

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Blizzard tugs heart strings with new Overwatch video

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 12:28 pm

If you're an Overwatch fan, you're going to want to grab a box of tissues for the new Bastion-centric short video that Blizzard has released.



Blizzard made the video dedicated to Yvain Gnarbo, a Blizzard animator who died in a motorcycle accident last June. The short has Bastion choosing between a new friend, and his old life of being on the battlefield. It's a cute video, with a very Pixar-like vibe to it.

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Ubisoft will launch its three major VR titles this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Aug 19, 2016 10:33 am

Ubisoft has three major VR games coming out this year, with the company hitting all three major VR headsets: the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. At least it's not unleashing its fart shooting headset, which is actually real.




Eagle Flight will be released on the Oculus Rift and PSVR headsets on November 8, and a few weeks later on December 20 for the HTC Vive. Star Trek: Bridge Crew will debut on November 29 on all three VR headsets, while Werewolves Within will also hit all three VR headsets on December 6.


Out of all of the games, I have my eyes planted on Eagle Flight, which I played at the Game Developers Conference earlier this year. It has an unbelievable amount of immersion, where you actually feel like you're flying through the environment... as an eagle, of course. Star Trek: Bridge Crew looks great, but I'm not a Trekkie - although, for Star Trek fans it should be a super-immersive experience in the Star Trek universe.