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The Mad Max game looks absolutely stunning in 8K

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 56 mins ago

Avalanche's new Mad Max game is an explosive rip-roaring high-octane romp through the bloody post-apocalyptic series, and these 8K screenshots show that the havoc-filled wastes are actually a thing of beauty.

 

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The 8K image gallery was shot using the game's quite amazing built-in photo editor as well as a combination of other third-party software and SweetFX shaders. You can see the full uncompressed 8K gallery here.

 

To hit full 8K, PC gamer k-putt used a tool called SRWE to resize the game's window to 8000x4000, and the program matched its internal renderer to the set resolution. K-putt also had to use DeadEndThrills' cheat table to expand the photo editor's set 16:9 aspect ratio.

 

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QuakeCon 2016 announced for August 4-7, 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 55 mins ago

Bethesda will be pulling all of the stops out next year for QuakeCon 2016, which will once again be held in the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. QuakeCon 2016 will take place between August 4-7, 2016.

 

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This year's QuakeCon had over 12,000 people attending, where they received exclusive presentations, new Fallout 4 details, and a hands-on demo of Doom's multiplayer component. Bethesda said in a blog post: "The event is a true 'grassroots' organization; founded by only a group of fans and volunteers 20 years ago. The event has grown and matured over the last 20 years but what has always remained the same is the spirit of community gaming; people coming together to play their favorite games with friends and family".

Fallout 4 has more dialogue than Fallout 3 and Skyrim combined

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 9 mins ago

Fallout 4 will have an incredibly huge span of dialogue that consists of over 100,000 lines of voiced text.

 

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The news comes straight from Bethesda, who issued a Tweet yesterday confirming that the studio was in fact done recording all the dialogue. Fallout 4 features approximately 111,000 lines that took multiple years to record, and we have to wonder just how much of the game's data is taken up by the huge helping of voice-overs.

 

In Fallout 4 players have been given a voice, and a good chunk of that dialogue will be made up of the player character's responses. The game's text options have been consolidated from a list into a short-and-sweet response menu made up of a controller's four face buttons. Voice over actors Courtenay Taylor and Brian T. Delaney will portray the game's male and female protagonists.

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Batman: Arkham Knight is finally playable on PC thanks to new patch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 37 mins ago

PC gamers will be relieved to find that Batman: Arkham Knight is finally playable on the platform, but with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max on Steam, WB might have been too little too late.

 

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"Good news - testing for the interim patch has been completed and it is now available for those who already have Batman: Arkham Knight for PC," read the official patch notes. "As a reminder, the patch brings major performance improvements including consistent frame rates and VRAM optimization."

 

The patch is targeted to fix the game's crippling latency issues and crashes by beefing up system memory and VRAM optimization as well as adding "improved performance on all GPUs". Other messy blemishes like low-resolution texture bugs have been supposedly smashed, and Arkham Knight will now run better on HDD's.

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Early Access games dominate Steam game sales in 2015

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 42 mins ago

Out of the six Steam games that have reached over a million sales in 2015, three of them are still in Early Access.

 

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As more and more PC gamers move towards original games, amateur indie developers are actually starting to overtake AAA game sales on Steam. According to info gleaned from Steam Spy, a site that analyzes sales and downloads on Steam, three of the six million-selling PC games of 2015 are still unfinished--but that hasn't stopped them from hitting the top charts.

 

The top-ranking games are the open-world zombie survival sim H1Z1, the dinosaur survival game ARK: Survival Evolved, and the RTS siegecraft game Besieged.

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Report: Mega Man movie gets greenlit by Fox

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 21 mins ago

It looks like the futuristic saga of Capcom's iconic 8-bit hero in blue will be the latest in Hollywood's push on video game adaptations.

 

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Reports from Tracking Board indicate that Fox has backed Chernin Entertainment as a producer for the film, with development on the project underway. But is Chernin a good fit to handle Mega Man's immortal legacy? The company is also currently working on the upcoming War of the Apes film for 2017, and is responsible for producing a boatload of The New Girl episodes and a handful of Terra Nova episodes.

 

Mega Man--also known as Rockman in Japan--has been one of the most popular icons in gaming history with a franchise that spans back to 1987 with the NES classic. With over 50 games as source material, Chernin and Fox will have their work cut out for them, but we can't see them starting anywhere but the very beginning in 200X with the clash of Dr. Light and the nefarious Dr. Wily.

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Rocket League patch will let you filter out PS4 users on the PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 2 hours ago

The v1.05 patch for Rocket League will arrive in "two weeks or less" bringing with it the start of the first season, not only that, but Rocket Leaguers will be able to filter out PS4 players in matchmatching on PC, and to search for new ranked matches at the endgame screen.

 

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The new patch will also do the usual bug fixes that saw PC players to not have a name, fix chat issues, and improve corruption protection for saved games. The update will also have Middle Eastern servers that "will still come at some point" according to developer Psyonix. The developer will also be adding in a music player interface in the near future.

 

If you didn't already know about, is a vehicle-driven, off-the-wall soccer game where players attempt to score goals in hotted up cars and trucks.

BBC's Grand Theft Auto TV movie 'The Gamechangers' trailer arrives

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 4 hours ago

Harry Potter meets Grand Theft Auto in the BBC's 'The Gamechangers' TV movie, with the first trailer dropped. The Gamechangers stars Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, as well as Bill Paxton of HBO's 'Big Love' as well as many huge hits like Aliens, Terminator, and more.

 

 

The Gamechangers takes place in 2002, where it is just in time for the release of Grand Theft Auto 3. Daniel Radcliffe plays Sam Houser, the President and co-founder of Rockstar Games who has been causing trouble for Jack Thompson, played by Paxton, who is an attorney who led the charge against Grand Theft Auto's violent content.

 

BBC will air The Gamechangers on BBC Two on September 15, at 9pm.

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Amnesia creators show off the latest trailer to SOMA, arrives Sep 22

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

From the creators of Amnesia comes 'SOMA', a new sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games. The developer has a new 'Environments Trailer' released, which you can check out below.

 

 

The new trailer shows off some of the impressive locations and environments of SOMA, which the developer promises is more scary than their previous games. SOMA is running off of a modified version of the Amnesia engine, with inspirations from Doom, BioShock, and the Silent Hills series.

 

SOMA drops on September 22 for both the PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Every single Deus Ex game can be purchased for under $7 right now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 10 hours ago

With the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided set for February 2016, gamers need to get into the world of Deus Ex, and what better way than by getting every Deus Ex game released for just $6.59 from Steam?

 

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The $6.59 bundle includes Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Director's Cut) and Deus Ex: The Fall. This is a steal, considering it would cost close to, or just over $200 if you paid nearly full price for all of the Deus Ex games when they were released.

 

The sale lasts for another 14 hours or so, so you will want to jump in quick.

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