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Software modder brings PlayStation's Remote Play to PC... for a price

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours ago

Sony's Remote Play functionality is one of the most innovative features of our current generation of consoles, and represents a nice boon for PS Vita owners. But why stop at the Vita? Gamers have already brought Remote Play over to Android, so why find a way to bring Remote Play over to desktop PC's? A dedicated software modder has done just that, but his approach might ensure the project is dead on arrival.



Renowned gamer and coder Twisted has spent quite some time on Remote Play PC. After a full year's work, Twisted has announced that the Remote Play PC app is ready to go, and that Sony's cross-platform tech will find its way onto gaming PC's starting tomorrow. But it's not going to be free: Twisted plans on charging $10 for the app.


"I'd like to work on this project full time, adding features, getting it stable and porting it to other platforms which I know a lot of you want," the homebrew dev wrote in the latest announcement update. "The only way to support this is to charge for the app, all my previous projects have been free and I don't want to have to but sadly its the only way to support my living costs. On the plus side this means I have more time to work on the project and provide support to its users, something which I've been limited on in the past."

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Freedom is on the menu - free content for Broforce game on Steam

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 44 mins ago

Developed by the South African gaming company 'Free Lives' and published by Hotline Miami makers 'Devolver Digital', a press release has recently been pushed live telling the world of a massive content update for this game, described as "the world's premiere Freedom Simulator."



Currently available on Steam and Humble, the Broforce update ensures added tactical items, performance enhancing drugs, levels and more. While it is only available for PC at this stage, we're told that a Sony PlayStation 4 release should be expected for 2016.


Broforce follows a select few cartoon American heroes as they quest to remove the world of "opposing terrorist forces" including animals, humanoids and aliens alike.

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Ubisoft has included NVIDIA GameWorks features in Rainbow Six: Siege

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 44 mins ago

Ubisoft is getting ready for the release of Rainbow Six: Siege, which deploys on December 1 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC with a new trailer highlighting the NVIDIA GameWorks features - check it out.



Rainbow Six: Siege will feature HBAO+ for deeper and richer shadows and improved occlusion, TXAA, 'enhanced graphics', and much more. For NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (notebook), GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti, you can grab yourself a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege or Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for free, by checking out the "Bullets or Blades" promo that NVIDIA is running.


Let's hope it launches without multi-GPU issues, unlike Batman: Arkham Knight and Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.

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Star Wars: Battlefront is more popular on PS4 than Xbox One and PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 hours, 46 mins ago

Now that Star Wars: Battlefront is out, we can get a better picture of what platform is the most popular for EA DICE's new first-person shooter. But it'll be a surprise for some.




Over a 24-hour period, Player Stats Network reported that there had been 188,171 players on the PS4 - compared to 113,696 on the Xbox One and only 48,292 on the PC. Even if you combined the Xbox One and PC numbers, you'd still be 25,000 short of the PS4 numbers on Star Wars: Battlefront. EA is hoping to sell somewhere between 10-13 million units, which shouldn't be too hard, especially leading up to the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the holiday season.

Fallout 4 beta patch 1.2.33 released, improves memory optimization

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 19 hours, 45 mins ago

The first beta patch for Fallout 4 has been released on Steam. Numbered version 1.2.33, it allows you to map number pad keys, ensures Remapping Activate now works on Quick Container, saves the God Rays setting properly, fixes a few bugs, and perhaps most importantly, includes "general memory and stability improvements."




Below are the instructions for accessing the patch. Bethesda advises you to back up your save games before doing any of it, given this is a beta program.

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Just Cause 3 on PC supports NVIDIA GameWorks

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 23 hours, 53 mins ago

Avalanche Studios' deliciously chaotic open-world explosion-sim Just Cause 3 releases in just little over a week from now, and we've spotted some new details that concerns PC gamers.




According to a leaked shot of Just Cause 3's back cover, the game will use NVIDIA's expansive GameWorks effects suite. GameWorks offers a slew of impressive enhancements across the board, from destructible environments and real-time physics to ambient smoke and fog effects. Considering Just Cause 3 is based around a wide, open world of fiery havoc, some of the GameWorks effects like PhysX, Destruction, Enhanced Horizon-Based Ambient Occlusion and Turbulence are a no-brainer.


The back cover also highlights the game's PC requirements, which we've included below. Neither Square Enix, Avalanche or NVIDIA have revealed the full list of GameWorks effects used in Just Cause 3, but we can make some quick deductions.

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Fallout 4 player charts the Commonwealth in this splendid map

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

Fallout 4 is one of the few big-name Bethesda RPG's that didn't come with a huge fold-out poster map, and we don't even get with Prima Games' basic guidebook. Sure you can shell out some extra caps to get the fancy hardback edition...or you can make your own. One amazingly-skilled gamer opted for the latter choice and created a spectacular feat of cartography that will fuel your adventures for months to come.




The sprawling Fallout 4 map was created by a Redditor named koolkyle802, and it exposes the hidden treasures and terrors that post-apocalyptic Commonwealth has to offer. The map has everything from cities, settlements, locations, bobbleheads, holotapes, magazines and a chromatic tide that denotes enemy threat levels


KoolKyle802 used GIMP to create the map and has since been awarded four different instances of Reddit Gold for his contributions to the Fallout community. Essentially the map provides top-tier navigation for gamers who don't have or don't plan to buy Prima's guidebook. The Redditor admits he used IGN's insanely detailed interactive map in order to plot major locations of the Commonwealth. But IGN's map was crafted by multiple community members and represents a massive undertaking with a whole team of people, whereas this colorful map was created by just a single person.

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Unikrn invests in female-only gaming, picks up CS:GO team

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 4 hours ago

Lead by Melina 'Gina' Mylioti, Unikrn's new all-female CS:GO squad contains five girls from all around the world, boasting nationalities such as German, French and English.




This acquisition is streamlined with Unikrn's goals says CEO Rahul Sood, telling HLTV that "I have always been a big advocate for women in technology, and since we started Unikrn we've been actively looking to promote women in professional esports."


This signing also follows Sood's personal plight to support women in gaming, publicly backing the female first League of Legends championship series in June this year. There's no saying what tournament that this all-girl team will be competing in next, however we would expect to see them at the French ESWC Female-only competition come 2016.

eSports betting grabs another team, eSportsPools sponsors Na'Vi

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 8 hours ago

With multiple betting websites for eSports popping up each month, eSportsPools has just announced a partnership with Ukrainian gaming organisation, Natus Vincere.




Setting up a launch competition to celebrate this announcement, Na'Vi's business development director, Yevhen Zolotarov said that "We feel that we share the same values and a mutual passion for eSports."


Currently ranked in the top ten CS:GO teams globally, Na'Vi further stated that this partnership will mean that "together, we will make our fantasy come true" for eSports in general.

ESL confirms buyout of American eSports company, ESEA

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 9 hours ago

With both companies working together to provide multiple ESL/ESEA CS:GO tournaments recently and having rumors mount that a buyout talk was in progress, ESL has now confirmed that it has acquired ESEA for an undisclosed amount.




With the confirmation of this buyout hitting the public, ESEA will continue to operate separately of ESL, with HLTV explaining this renewed relationship is set up for ESEA to benefit "from the products and services provided by ESL, which is owned by Swedish digital entertainment company MTG."


This purchase is said to be yet another move by MTG to solidity its position in eSports, previously purchasing 75% of ESL for $83 million and the world's largest LAN, DreamHack, for $28 million.

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