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Watch Dogs 2 patch: improved CrossFire performance, more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 15, 2016 6:13 am

Ubisoft is pushing out the v1.08 update for Watch Dogs 2 later this week, which will pack new features, improvements, and more.




The new patch for Watch Dogs 2 will let gamers replay any mission that is contained in the Main Operation, where you can choose a difficulty level, new enemy weapons, and even a new Hacker Level. The v1.08 update includes adjustments to Hacking Invasions, improvements to leaderboards, shooting mechanics, and online co-op.


There are also performance improvements and increased stability, while we have PC-specific fixes as well.

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Sony announces $113 Revolution Pro PS4 controller

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 14, 2016 10:34 pm

Sony today announced another third-party "pro" PS4 controller called the Revolutionary Pro. Crafted by Nacon, the Revolutionary Pro aimed at eSports console gamers who want a better controller than the DualShock 4 with its janky hanging triggers.



The Revolutionary Pro retails for £89.99 (roughly $113) and features enhanced joysticks with 46-degree amplitude for advanced accuracy, two main modes including Pro Control and Advanced modes that optimize joystick sensitivity, an 8-way D-pad, customizable controller profiles, vastly improved triggers (the DualShock 4's floating triggers are horrible), a rubber coated surface, and a 3m braided cord that affords extra latency thanks to the PS4 and PS4 Pro's new firmware update that improves latency via wired USB controllers.


Interestingly enough, Nacon's "Pro" DualShock 4 can be customized in terms of weight. Users can easily adjust the weight of the controller with included weights, which are added--or removed--in the base handsets of the controller itself.

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Xbox One getting Dolby Atmos 3D audio support

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 14, 2016 9:30 pm

Microsoft has announced that Dolby Atmos support is coming soon to Xbox One and Xbox One S, making the duo the first consoles to support Dolby's high-end 3D sound spec.




Microsoft has rolled out a new update on the Xbox Preview Program that adds Blu-ray bit-stream passthrough and Dolby Atmos compatibility onto the Xbox One and Xbox One S. Dolby Atmos is also coming to Windows 10 games and will be available on the Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs. As our friends at Guru3D note, this will allow the consoles to support "digital audio signals unaltered through SPDIF."


Dolby's new Atmos audio technology affords a new level of next-gen sound immersion through all dimensions--behind, in front, and above--and is typically used in theater environments to make screened experiences come to life. We can't imagine how awesome it'd be to play games like Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 in a Dolby Atmos theater environment.

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NVIDIA rolls out GeForce 376.33 WHQL drivers

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 14, 2016 8:16 pm

NVIDIA has just released the latest batch of experimental GeForce 376.33 WHQL drivers, trading off optimizations with some problems, crashes, and more.




The GeForce 376.33 WHQL drivers have some notable problems including disabling SLI in Titanfall 2, Dead Rising 4 crashing if launched with Low or Medium settings and Gears of War 4 level loading hanging on GeForce GTX 970M laptops. Fixes include Oculus Touch VR optimizations, cleaning up the corruption when two or more YouTube videos are played back simultaneously on Chrome and a few others.


Before you download the GeForce 376.33 WHQL drivers here, be sure to backup your system and run DDU for a fresh clean install.

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Watch new Tekken 7 battles at 1080p 60FPS

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 14, 2016 6:33 pm

If you love Tekken like I do, then you're undoubtedly super excited for Tekken 7. The game looks so fluid and smooth, running at full 1080p 60FPS on the PS4, bringing a new level of pinpoint accuracy and targeted chaos for the series. Although the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 is over, Namco Bandai has just released two new bits of gameplay footage showing off Master Raven, Claudio, Bob and Paul Phoenix in action.



Even though I vastly prefer Tekken Tag's two-character tag-team action over traditional 1v1 Tekken, Namco's latest Tekken 7 has me pumped. Most of our favorite characters are back, with the major staples returning with some fancy new moves that synergize with all the crazy attacks we already know and love.


The two new matches show off best of five matches with two new characters: Claudio Serafino and Master Raven. Claudio faces off against Bob and Master Raven goes up against Paul Phoenix's hard-hitting combos, but oddly enough, the damage output seems to have been adjusted significantly for Tekken 7. Paul isn't pulling off his insane life-smashing attacks like he did in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

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Microsoft to bundle drivers with Windows Store games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 14, 2016 5:55 pm

Microsoft will soon start bundling specific drivers with Windows Store games, auto-installing the requisite drivers to improve performance when downloading and installing games on the Windows Store.




This new auto driver delivery system will be part of the new Windows Creator's Update coming in 2017, which is a massive new OS update that will bring a ton of new features for creators, gamers, and tighten up Universal Windows Platform (UWP) cross-platform apps, services and functionality.


The requisite game drivers will be automatically downloaded with all PC game downloads on the Windows Store, with Microsoft affirming that this will improve performance and stability of the games. Once the game is downloaded it will trigger Windows Update to acquire specific drivers. We're unsure whether or not users will be able to turn this feature off, especially since Windows will overwrite existing driver installation with this new feature.

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Modern Warfare Remastered now has microtransactions

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 14, 2016 4:41 pm

Activision just rolled out a nice surprise with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered's new update--supply drops are here, and they can be purchased with real cash.



Modern Warfare Remastered's winter update adds seven new multiplayer maps, two new holiday weapon camos, two new game modes, and the first of what's likely to be many supply drops. The supply drop is caleld Operation Arctic Worlf can be acquired with Call of Duty Points, which can be bought with cash, or with Depot Credits that are earned in-game.


Operation Arctic Wolf contains cosmetic personalization and customization items only, so don't expect pay to win (at least not yet): weapon camos, reticles, combat uniforms, emblems, calling cards, and playable women soldiers, and even new melee weapons are included in the drop. The melee weapons can be crafted with the game's new Parts, which are earned as you play, or grab them with supply drops. Activision affirms that gamers don't have to buy supply drops and can still "grind your way through to everything."

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45-year-old spends stolen $1 million on Game of War

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 14, 2016 6:16 am

You know how it is... you steal $4.8 million and instead of flying to a private island and living your life playing Overwatch (what, that's what I'd do) - you blow $1 million in Game of War.




45-year-old Kevin Lee Co used the embezzled money on in-game goods in Game of War, after starting with Caterpillar machine dealer Holt in 2008, Lee Co became the boss of Holt's accounting department within a year. He hid financial transactions right through until March 2015, leaving the company one month later.


In that time, he used his company credit card to buy cars, season tickets, and even plastic surgery - falsifying and manipulating Holt's records to hide his purchasing habits. If the bank queried the charges, Lee Co would simply say that the charges were approved - as he was the person signing on the dotted line, and securing millions in the process.

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Nintendo Switch was designed by younger generation

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 13, 2016 11:10 pm

Nintendo's new Switch handheld-and-console hybrid is a fresh new take that unifies multiple platforms together. It's original, unique, and bold--and it was designed by a younger generation of Nintendo employees, not the company's clandestine old guard.




Nintendo's old guard doesn't really understand the industry any more--we saw evidence of this with the Wii U's terrible failure, and the strange obsolete business models that the company is only starting to break today. The biggest way Nintendo is breaking these outdated shackles is with the Switch transforming console-and-handheld hybrid. But the Switch itself was actually designed and pushed by a new younger blossoming generation that will help Nintendo catch up with the times.


"We have these younger people in the company who are taking the lead on Switch development and it's really been them that have put this forward and designed this system," Nintendo alum Shigeru Miyamoto said in a recent interview with Glixel.

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For Honor is online-only, campaign requires internet

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 13, 2016 7:15 pm

Ubisoft's excellent-looking medieval game For Honor is an always-online experience, and can't be played offline--gamers have to stay online in order to play all modes, including the solo singleplayer campaign.




Despite having posted that For Honor's solo mode would be playable offline, Ubisoft has now confirmed the visceral fighter is online-only, confirming recent rumors.


"We can confirm that For Honor is an always online experience. Some elements of progression, which is hosted online, are shared across story and multiplayer modes. Players will need to be connected to the Internet at all times to play For Honor," an Ubisoft spokesperson confirmed.

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