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Zelda: Breath of the Wild has '12K' graphics pack on PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 1, 2017 7:08 am

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the best games I've ever played, but I'm enjoying it in handheld mode on the Nintendo Switch so much - that the mere tease of BotW on the PC, even in 4K, is awesome.

 

 

There's now a new video that has popped up onto YouTube of someone running Cemu v1.7.3d on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, Core i5-6500 @ 3.2GHz, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM - with the new 'ReShade + 12K GFX Pack'.

 

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BioWare plans to 'fix' Mass Effect: Andromeda

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 11:39 pm

It's no secret that Mass Effect: Andromeda is having some problems. Well...that's putting it lightly: the game is being ridiculed left and right, and for good reason, as it simply was released too soon. BioWare has heard the complaints and promises to roll out some fixes as part of its ongoing long-term support, but will it matter?

 

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You only get one first impression when it comes to big triple-A games, and gamers don't forget. So when you release something that should've obviously been delayed (like the latest Mass Effect game) it becomes a known constant in the universe, not unlike a kind of math equation--maybe something like hype + terrible faces = memes for days.

 

Mass Effect: Andromeda's final release barely resembles the awesome next-gen action-packed space opera we were promised. The faces are pretty bad, and the game is fairly soaked with bugs as well as a weird casualized feel that just doesn't belong in a Mass Effect game. But BioWare says they're taking all of our complaints into consideration and will use the feedback to roll out a course of action to help fix the game.

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CD Projekt RED 'thinking about' Witcher 4

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 9:27 pm

Although Geralt of Rivia's story has been concluded, CD Projekt RED is open to more Witcher games--they exclusively own the rights to the franchise after all.

 

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CD Projekt RED is currently working on three projects: its monetized free-to-play multi-platform card game Gwent, its insanely ambitious high-tech masterpiece Cyberpunk 2077, and a mysterious new unannounced triple-AAA RPG. What if the latter is another Witcher game?

 

At CDPR's 2016 yearly earnings conference, Adam Kicinski answered a question about The Witcher 4. Is it possible? Is the series dead? "The Witcher was designed as a trilogy, and the trilogy cannot have a fourth part, can it? We like this world a lot. We've invested 15 years of our lives and a lot of money into it. So...we'll think about this," Kicinski said during the conference.

 

"We're rational people. Sometimes we have some strange ideas but we are rational people. We have full rights to the Witcher games and they belong to us. We put a lot of money into promotion and the brand is very strong. So...you'll answer your own question."

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New Zelda update boosts frame rates

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 7:33 pm

Zelda: Breath of the Wild's latest update patch tightens up frame rates and reduces FPS drops on Wii U and Nintendo Switch.

 

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While Nintendo's latest Legend of Zelda game is absolutely one of the best games I've ever played, it does have a few hiccups here and there including frame rate drops. I personally am not perturbed or bothered by the small FPS hitches, but I play the game on Nintendo's newest Switch console. Wii U owners have reported rather noticeable FPS drops in certain areas like Kakariko Village.

 

The game's latest update patch reportedly smooths out frame rate stutters across the board and improves FPS consistency on all platforms. This is welcome news to gamers who are playing on Nintendo's beleaguered--and now retired--Wii U system.

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Cyberpunk 2077 to leverage insane next-gen tech

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 6:14 pm

With Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt RED will smash barriers with their amazing talents and next-generation technologies, and the company teases some of the game's features and content.

 

 

We've known for a while that Cyberpunk 2077 will have an incredibly immersive "living breathing world," but CDPR isn't going to stop there: everything about the game will push the bar and redefine the standards in which games are judged--the same way The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt did for fantasy RPGS. CDPR currently has several hundred people working intensively on the game

 

CD Projekt RED was recently awarded a grant for 22.2 PLN or (5.6 million USD) of R&D funding under the GameINN program. The devs will use these funds to build new in-game engines and development tech that will not only power Cyberpunk 2077, but all of CDPR's future games (maybe even Witcher 4!).

 

"These proposals concern important technological aspects of cutting-edge RPGs, including the construction of a massive-scale open, "living" world, improvements in the efficiency of designing and implementing complex facial

and body animations, achieving cinematic quality of in-game cutscenes and providing unique multiplayer gameplay options," CD Projekt RED writes in its latest yearly earnings briefing. "The outcome of this work will be used in future AAA games developed by the Studio, including Cyberpunk 2077."

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Destiny 2 collector's edition costs the same as a PS4

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 5:09 pm

Destiny 2 doesn't even have gameplay footage yet, but that hasn't stopped Activision from opening up pre-orders for five versions of the game--one of which costs as much as an actual console. Yes, really.

 

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Destiny 2's collector's edition is definitely one of the most disappointing "premium" bundles I've seen in a long time. Not just because it costs the same as a PlayStation 4 Slim system (although that certainly has a lot to do with it), but because it's just so...frivolous. Most $200+ collector's editions come with something unique like a statue or a bust, or even a little remote controlled Nomad RC car. Not this one: all you'll get is a bag and a bunch of...junk.

 

Buying Destiny 2's collector's edition will set you back $250, and GameStop is apparently already sold out. For $250 you can get an entire PS4 console bundled with Uncharted 4, or even upgrde your video card to an AMD Radeon RX 480 with 8GB of VRAM.

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Nintendo Switch sells faster than PS4 in Japan

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 11:52 am

Nintendo's new handheld-console Switch hybrid is selling like hotcakes in its native land.

 

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Japanese gamers absolutely love mobile and handheld gaming, so it's no surprise Nintendo's new Switch system is enjoying explosive sales momentum in the Land of the Rising Sun. Since the Nintendo Switch combines a trifecta of today's most popular platforms into one device--handheld, console and even mobile gaming with its 10-point capacitive touchscreen--the device has amazing potential to tap the industry's most lucrative sectors.

 

As a result the Switch is selling extremely well in Japan. The Switch has hit over half a million sales in Japan during its four-week launch period. In fact, Nintendo's new system is selling faster than Sony's juggernaut PS4 console at launch. According to data gleaned from Media Create, the Switch has sold 519,504 units in four weeks. As DualShockers notes, Sony's PlayStation 4 only sold 439.810 units in its four-week launch period in the region--the Switch outsold the PS4 by almost 80,000 units in Japan.

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DayZ creator teases his new game 'Stationeers'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 6:15 am

Dean Hall, the developer of the massively popular DayZ (which has spawned a bunch of smaller mods and games) cancelled an in-development game about space, and has now announced a new game about space: Stationeers.

 

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Stationeers is all about building and managing your own space station, and better yet - it can be played on your own, or collaboratively with friends. Hall spoke with Eurogamer, detailing Stationeers as: "It's a hardcore, niche game in an area I've been interested in for a decade". Sounds good to me.

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Cyberpunk 2077 release date reveal won't happen in 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 12:24 am

Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest game CD Projekt RED has ever tackled. The Polish games juggernaut has several hundred people working on Cyberpunk 2077 right now, and intensive development is underway. But when will we get a release window?

 

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Considering how much effort CDPR is putting into Cyberpunk 2077, it's pretty obvious we won't get a release date--or even a release window--this year. 2017 belongs to a different game: the company's new multi-platform card game, Gwent, which is a strategic release to help bolster revenue and profits in between CD Projekt RED's major triple-A game releases.

 

"The project is very ambitious," CDPR President Adam Kicinski said about Cyberpunk 2077 during the company's 2016 year financial earnings conference. "You're able to see in our presentation how each game is more successful than the previous one. So the ambitions are very voracious. We would like to devote a lot of attention to Cyberpunk, a lot of efforts over quite some time. But we still need some time for the game to be ready. The Work is ongoing and it's very intense. We know what it's like, we watched the game, but we can't tell you anything. This year will belong to Gwent. This year we will be communicating Gwent."

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Destiny 2's 'dramatic and compelling' storyline revealed

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 11:33 pm

Destiny 2 is officially coming to PC for the first time, and now we have a fresh batch of story details to fill you in on Bungie's upcoming online FPS sequel.

 

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We know that Destiny 2 will be a complete fresh start for gamers, and none of your old characters, loot or content will transfer over. The storyline will also be a fresh start, and focuses on the fall of the Guardian's Tower and the Last City in the solar system. Activision has released a new fact sheet for Destiny 2 which reveals a slew of new info about the game.

 

The fact sheet promises that Destiny 2 will have a "dramatic, cinematic, compelling, and immersive story and fresh beginning" for all players, along with "relataable characters,." These sentiments echo Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg's promises of "great new stories and characters."

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