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Just Cause 3 experiencing performance issues on the PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 29 mins ago

According to a report from TheGamesCabin, the PS4 version of Just Cause 3 is seeing performance-related issues and extending loading times. While Just Cause 3 isn't officially out until tomorrow, some reviewers have received their version of the game early.




Even though the game is said to be huge fun, "it rarely manages to maintain a steady refresh rate" on the PS4 at its targeted 1080p resolution and 30FPS. Whenever there is an explosion on-screen, which there are a lot in Just Cause 3, the frame rate drops and the game stutters during driving sequences. Even running around the island in Just Cause 3 and rotating the camera sees the game experiencing frame rate issues on the PS4.


There's a day one patch coming which should see the performance helped out, so let's hope by the time gamers get their hands on Just Cause 3 that the performance issues on the PS4 are fixed.

Nintendo NX has a 60% chance at succeeding, says analyst

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 12 mins ago

Renowned games analyst Michael Pachter has once again rubbed his crystal ball and made some predictions on Nintendo's new NX console. The Wedbush Securities analyst has proven to be a kind of oracle when it comes to the world of gaming and projects that the NX has a chance of making it big--but we probably won't see it released in 2016.




In the latest episode of Pachter Factor (paywall gated), the soothsayer analyst delivered his predictions that Nintendo's mysterious cross-platform NX could take off if the Japanese games-maker handles it just right. According to Pachter, the Nintendo NX has a 60% chance in succeeding and could sell as much as 30 million units when it hits the shelves. The NX's strength lies in its status as a "convergence device" which unifies existing games platforms including consoles, PCs, tablets and smartphones.


Nintendo has said in the past that the NX won't make any existing hardware redundant, pretty much saying that the 3DS, Wii U and maybe even Wii will be compatible with the hardware. As far as the NX's release date, there is a rumor floating around that the console will enter mass production at Foxconn soon as April 2016, with an estimated 10-12 million units being shipped as soon as July 2016, which fits neatly into our older projections.

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Police called due to altercation between eSports pro and journalist

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 17 mins ago

Dreamhack Winter heated up this weekend when police were called due to a fight between Swedish Dota 2 professional Jonathan 'Loda' Berg and high-profile English eSports journalist Richard Lewis.




This altercation happened after a discussion on Twitter involving a sign held by Kellymilkies, manager of Berg's professional team (and his girlfriend), was posted by Lewis. The post was accompanied with a comment, reading "Can someone tell the groupie I kicked out of bed this morning that she left her sign." While Lewis later claimed that this discussion has nothing to do with Berg's manager as he didn't know she made the sign, it was still taken personally.


The official statement by DreamHack reads "During the afternoon today at DreamHack Winter 2015 there was an incident at the CS:GO backstage area, where Loda and Richard Lewis were involved in verbal dispute that escalated into a physical confrontation. The situation was witnessed by DreamHack staff, who intervened and pulled both parties apart when the confrontation began. After cooling down the situation, DreamHack Security Crew was called to the site, and took official statements of the involved the parties. DreamHack also notified Police that came to the location to take statements from both parties and witnesses."

Star Wars Battlefront weekend PC players doubled by Team Fortress 2

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 19 mins ago

While we reported a few days ago that Star Wars Battlefront had a poor PC player uptake, seeing a 24-hour peak of 33,337 players on PC compared to 66,444 on Team Fortress 2 and a massive 229,068 on Fallout 4, the weekend wasn't any kinder to this newly-released title.




Over the past 24 hours, Star Wars Battlefront posted only 30,273 players in total, compared with eight-year-old Team Fortress 2 performing well at a double-sized peak of 74,491.


Further comparison draws us, yet again, to Fallout 4, a title released alongside Star Wars Battlefront. White this game caters to a slightly different audience. Steam reports that this game has clocked a massive comparative peak of 254,357 players in the last 24 hours, with 162,742 playing at the time of writing this article.

Ubisoft's latest 'The Breach' trailer for Rainbow Six: Siege

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

Ubisoft says it will have Rainbow Six: Siege ready for launch, without problems, but before the launch on Tuesday the developer has released a new trailer dubbed "The Breach".



The trailer features a famous speech by Henry V in the eponymous 1600 play, before the battle. It kicks off with the line "once more unto the breach, dear friends". Ubisoft changed it up a bit, adding: "Close the wall up with our English dead," becomes "... our brave men dead" with the following line cut: "In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility".

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New Fallout 4 mod dramatically overhauls in-game landscapes

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 20 hours ago

Even on PC, Fallout 4's graphics aren't quite amazing. The Commonwealth isn't going to put an NVIDIA GTX 980Ti through its paces, and users with higher-end rigs have faced disappointment with the game's underwhelming visuals. With the addition of mods, all of that can be turned around.



A new mod called Vivid Fallout aims to inject a vivacious life to Fallout 4's environs. The game surely is much more colorful than Fallout 3, but a good portion of its flora and fauna remain undefined and rather beleaguered, and that's exactly what this mod overhauls.


As you can see in the side-by-side comparison, the mod's visuals are quite striking and much more pronounced in some instances, but sometimes you can't really notice. If you want to get the total package, this particular mod goes hand-in-hand with the new Realistic Lights add-on. The lighting mod overhauls the way light and shadow are presented in the game to add in a nice sense of realism, but it can be admittedly hard to see in metropolitan areas with skyscrapers.

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Just Cause 3's map is huge, covering 400 square miles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 23 hours ago

With the release of Just Cause 3 right around the corner, we're being teased with a new gameplay video dubbed 'The map from end to end' which details the huge 400 square mile map in a helicopter ride.



The video comes courtesy of PlayStation Access, which posted the video to show off the gorgeous open-world environment. The linear distance of Medici in Just Cause 3 is around the same as Panau from Just Cause 2, but Polygon notes that Medici's "mountainous terrain includes greater elevation changes, which makes the journey a little longer. Just Cause 3's map also will be a little more dense, meaning more features packed into roughly the same space".



Just Cause 3 launches on Tuesday, December 1 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. In case you want some more Just Cause 3 video goodness, check out the 4K 60FPS video above.

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Remedy has finished the 'shivering' end scene in Quantum Break

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 17 hours ago

Quantum Break isn't hitting the Xbox One until April 2016, but Remedy Entertainment has teased that it has finished the 'end scene' on the Xbox One exclusive.



Remedy's Drama Director Stobe Harju teased on Twitter: "Locked the end scene of @quantumbreak @remedygames. Not just that scene making me shiver, but late hours and the fact that i love this sh*t". Harju was asked "did you mean filming/shooting for QuantumBreak has been finished up? No more recordings then?"



He replied, tweeting "What I mean was that we basically can see how the ending is going to roll out among other scenes and that's important. That's all". Now remember, Quantum Break includes an interactive TV show, which is connected to the game itself. Digital episodes of the show will blend in and interact with the game itself, with Remedy explaining earlier this year at Gamescom: "The game is about the heroes and the show is about the villains".

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Ubisoft promises Rainbow Six: Siege will be fixed before it launches

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 21 hours ago

Thanks to Ubisoft's impressive track record of releasing games that are polished, stable, don't require day one patches and run great on the PC - the developer has said that the launch of Rainbow Six: Siege will be fine.




Ubisoft had an open beta for Rainbow Six: Siege recently, something that was delayed because of issues in the game, but the company has said that the issues that halted the open beta would be solved before the game launches on December 2. Ubisoft explained: "Game sessions are not starting properly and we've encountered server issues, leading to failed connections. We've identified the root issue that was introduced after the Technical Test while fixing a separate aspect of the game".

Someone has hacked Street Fighter 5 Beta for the PC

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 15 hours ago

As seen on Kotaku, PC gamers may rejoice as we all now have access to a cracked version of Street Fighter 5.




This download has 12 total characters available, including the likes of Ken, Ryu, Cammy, Nash, Birdie, Chun-Li, Necalli, the Dictator, Vega, Rashir, R. Mika and Karin. While Street Fighter is all about PvP, this version is unfortunately local only, meaning you're going to have to battle against the AI, and the AI only.


It's recommended that Windows 10 users disable their "World Wide Web Publishing Service," alongside the creator urging everyone to close Skype before launching. The build of this hack is based on the latest Street Fighter 5 Beta, we'll let you know if any new versions come out in the near future.

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