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Project Cars developer defends AMD performance sabotage claims

Slightly Mad Studios has been, well, slightly mad over accusations of deliberate performance gimping when it comes to AMD Radeon cards. But where did all of this start?




A very detailed post on Reddit is the source of all of this, with the user summing up his post with "The entire Project Cars engine itself is built around a version of PhysX that simply does not work on AMD cards". Slightly Mad Studios has said that this is wrong, claiming that the users accusations are "erroneous".


The studio said that it didn't favor NVIDIA or AMD when it came to performance in Project Cars, but it has said that it has a "good working relationship" with both chipmakers. PC Gamer spoke with Slightly Mad Studios, receiving a lengthy statement that started with: "For the past few days, erroneous information posted on Reddit and other websites has spread misinformation with regards to Project Cars' performance on systems using AMD GPUs".

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ESL produces infographic boasting incredible stream viewership

600,000 and 550,000 respectively for the CS:GO and League of Legends (LoL) grand finals is the peak concurrent stream viewership boasted by ESL in its latest graph showing.




Not only is is surprising that CS:GO overtook LoL in numbers, but it's great to see the continued growth of eSports streaming as a whole. Additional information pointed out that Fnatic stole the show, churning more numbers in CS:GO matches that they played in, alongside Team Solo Mid smashing all other teams for viewership numbers in the League of Legends field.


Overall the numbers for LoL vs CS:GO cannot draw any conclusions alone only as the CS:GO event saw all of the worlds best whereas the LoL tournament had a mainly-western focus as pointed out in the analysis provided.

Win flights to an eSports tournament with meet & greet dinners

Team Liquid, Namecheap and Razer have combined their powers to offer lucky fans an incredible eSports experience.




Including flights to either the League of Legends LCS or DreamHack Winter, the winner will also enjoy dinner with Team Liquid professional players and be thrust amidst the fast-paced eSports action.


Set as a promotion mainly for Namecheap, entries are generated "simply" by transferring your domain to this company. We say simply with quotation marks because I guess, it's not really that simple. If you're looking to enter this competition and you don't already own a domain, you're likely going to create a website, graphics, content, then register it with another company and finally transfer it over to Team Liquid's sponsor.

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How much do Twitch TV streamers really make? Here's an answer

Starting at the top, streamer imaqtpie has been predicted to take in around $14,000 each month in an analyst graph presented by Efe Karakus.




The current Master's degree student is currently "focusing on human-computer interaction and data mining" and has combined Twitch TV subscriptions with advertisements and an educated prediction to give the public an insight into how much these e-celebrities really make.


Subscriptions can be purchased through Twitch TV and see a donation given to the steamer of your choice, alongside a complete wipe of advertisements on their channel - however, this makes up a very small percentage of the overall income as it's likely users are simply using AdBlock or similar to block out the ads either way.

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Another CS:GO pro is hit with a Valve Anti Cheat ban

Indian CS:GO pro player Krishna "kriSSh" Salecha from Team NeckBREAK has been handed an automatic ban through Valve's Anti-Cheating service (VAC) recently on his main gaming account.




This Steam ban has seen an official Facebook reply, including a statement that read "my account was logged in from an unknown computer at 12.10 PM for five minutes. I have contacted Steam to get info on the IP address from where my accounted was logged in," coming after playing a tournament match on local internet cafe computers.


It's obviously quite common for CS:GO players to deny their bans once they have taken place, however Salecha believes the internet cafe may have compromised his account, commenting that the ban has been appealed and is awaiting a response from the official valve team.

Guillermo del Toro says 'Silent Hills' cancelation left him 'reeling'

Konami is facing management in-fighting and other problems, which led to the cancelation of Silent Hills, and it looks like Guillermo del Toro's foray into video games could be over. Hideo Kojima has reportedly left the company - though was helping with the Silent Hills project - but the budding friendship between Kojima and del Toro had to be placed on hold.




"Well, you know, I've tried twice and I don't know if I'll ever come back to the form," del Toro recently said when asked by reporters. "In one instance, the company went down, and in the second, the completely unexpected happened, which was Kojima and Konami separating. It's kind of left me reeling."


It's a shame that Konami seemingly can't keep its act together, as Norman Reedus, Kojima and del Toro were all reportedly "super happy" with the progress made in Silent Hills. However, del Toro's Crimson Peak will be released in theaters this October, so he has plenty to help keep him busy outside of gaming.

God of War III: Remastered trailer arrives in glorious 1080p 60FPS

God of War fans are going to wait to stand up, with God of War III: Remastered set to arrive on July 15 in the US, and two days later in the UK and Ireland.



In order to get the hype train rolling faster, Sony has unleashed a new trailer for God of War III: Remastered in 1080p 60FPS. It shows off the Kratos vs Hades Boss Battle on the PlayStation 4. Some new features such as Photo Mode will let God of War gamers to freeze the action in the middle of the action, where a camera can be used with creative options like lighting changes, and then sharing that image with friends.


The developer continues: "It's been ten years since Kratos took the throne as the God of War. With the God of War III Remaster on the horizon, we are eagerly looking forward to reliving the legend and we hope you are too. For those PS4 players new to Kratos' epic tale of betrayal and revenge, welcome. You're in for one hell of a ride".

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CryEngine 3-powered 'Umbra' is the first to use Megascans technology

SolarFall games has just unveiled a new video for Umbra, its new CryEngine 3-powered RPG that makes great use of Quixel's more-than-impressive Megascans technology.



The studio explains: "This video shows some of the environments of Umbra, and how it impacts the gameplay. You can modify it, or use it as a weapon. On the technical side, our game is fully Physically based, and we are the first indie studio to use the Megascans library". Umbra has both single and multiplayer sides, where you have no limits on your character development, with gamers having the choice of creating their own weapons, armor and spells.


SolarFall Games continued: "​Umbra melds much-loved hack-and-slash gameplay with state-of-the-art graphics, and underpins it all with a truly modern AI. Inspired by the classic Diablo 2 game, Umbra aims to deliver an intense and rich action RPG game. Personalization of your character build is free, deep and highly customizable, and many secret are hidden in the world".

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If gamers want Japanese RPGs for the Xbox One, just keep asking

Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, has advice for Xbox One gamers interested in Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs): just keep asking for them.




"Keep asking," Spencer urged gamers:



In late 2014, Spencer promised that gamers "will see JRPGs on Xbox One," but didn't offer additional details. However, gamers have asked for titles similar to Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, and other popular JPRGs - though have been disappointed with a lack of adequate game titles.

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Energy drink companies turning to gamers to help boost sales

It's no secret that PC and console gamers tend to love energy drinks, guzzling the highly caffeinated drinks to extend gaming sessions. Traditional energy drinks are under increased scrutiny due to deaths and medical issues suffered by binge-drinking the sugary and caffeinated drinks - with some companies releasing what they say are healthier alternatives.




Products such as GungHo and G Fuel, designed as "gamer drinks," promote being sugar-free with increased levels of vitamins - a rare alternative over traditional energy drinks.


"Sales of caffeinated energy drinks have grown dramatically without adequate consideration of the cumulative intake of caffeine by teens and adolescents and, due to the law governing food additives, without any premarket review by FDA," said Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine at the FDA.

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