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SK Hynix announces GDDR6, offers up to 14Gbps of bandwidth

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 16 hours, 13 mins ago

Samsung was the first to unveil their new 16Gb GDDR6 chips that offer up to a blistering 18Gbps of bandwidth, with SK Hynix joining the fray with its announcement of 8Gbps GDDR6.




SK Hynix will differ from Samsung's upcoming GDDR6 with only up to 14Gbps of bandwidth, compared to the maximum 18Gbps on offer from Samsung. Still, 14Gbps offers up to a huge 768GB/sec of memory bandwidth given a 384-bit memory bus, which sounds suspiciously like what we'd find on a next-gen TITAN X from NVIDIA.

Nintendo shows off most downloaded eShop games

By: Jak Connor | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

Nintendo has revealed a complete list of the most downloaded games from the eShop in both Japan and the rest of the world, showing off the advantages of allowing third-parties to use your platform.




Taking the place for most downloaded game in Japan is Minecraft, this shows just how big the game became again once it was released onto the Nintendo Switch. In other regions Stardew Valley has taken first place in the most downloads topping Minecraft, Sonic Mania and Rocket League.

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Battlefield 1: Apocalypse DLC details aerial dogfights

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

DICE and EA have come forward and shared news about their upcoming DLC for Battlefield 1, "Apocalypse." The DLC is going to be adding a range of new maps, guns and concentrates on aerial dogfights.




The new expansion is due to arrive next month, with the developer detailing the DLC with a new mode called Air Assault. The mode will feature aerial dogfights but sadly will only be available to play on two maps, "On London Calling and Razor's Edge."


DICE have not forgotten the ground troops either though, as the DLC is also bringing a new range of anti-aircraft weapons to the game. The DLC patch notes mentions the adding of the "the Assault Class's AA Rocket Gun" which "arms infantry soldiers with a way to assist airborne team mates and deliver serious damage to enemy aircrafts."


Players that want to get their hands-on the Apocalypse DLC will have to have a Premium Pass as this DLC is not free.

Nintendo Switch sells 1.5 million units last month

By: Jak Connor | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

According to the analyst group NPD group, Nintendo sold 1.5 million Nintendo Switch consoles in just the last month of 2017, topping every other console sales in the US once again.




At the beginning of last month Nintendo said that the Switch was the fastest-selling console in US history, selling around 4.8 million units since its release back in March on 2017.


Not only has the Switch sales been off the charts, but the Nintendo 3DS has also been reported to be selling extremely well coming in with 750,000 units being sold just last month. Nintendo has said that the 3DS has sold a "27 percent increase over the same period a year ago."

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Epic Games doubts the success of their own MOBA Paragon

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 19 hours ago

Epic Games community coordinator, Edgar Diaz has taken to the sub-reddit of their MOBA, Paragon, announcing that the company has doubts towards the path they have laid out for the aspiring success of the game.




The sub-reddit post details that the company has been trying to push the MOBA out into the mainstream view but has failed with updates since its release to early access back in March last year.


The post continues to elaborate why the playerbase is not growing, saying "of new players who try Paragon, only a small number continue to play regularly after a month. Though Paragon has evolved, no iteration has yet achieved that magical combination of ingredients that make for a sustainable game."

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will release next month

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 21 hours ago

One of the most classic real-time-strategy games ever made has been completely revamped and is on its way back to the world of PC gamers. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition has been confirmed to be arriving on February 20th.




According to a post on Major Nelsons website, Microsofts Creative Director, Adam Isgreen confirmed that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is due for a release on February 20th. The price of the remastered game is quite appropriate coming in at just $19.99.


The Definitive Edition will feature a modernized 4K graphical upgrade, a re-recording of the original soundtrack, campaign narration for every mission and even support for the classic LAN play.

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Hasselblad's new camera snaps 400-megapixel photos

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

Hasselblad might be a brand you don't hear much, but they're the company that made the cameras that the Apollo astronauts used to capture images on the moon all those years ago, and now they're back with a monstrous new camera.



The new Hasselblad H6D-400c MS has a strange name, and is the company's new medium-format digital camera that produces 100-megapixel photos with single exposure courtesy of its 53.4 x 40mm CMOS sensor. But when the camera is used in its multi-shot (or "pixel shift") capture feature, the images can be snapped at up to 400 megapixels, which is insane.


Inside, the G6D-400c MS can capture 4K video using Hasselblad's proprietary RAW video format, but also packs support for Wi-Fi, HDMI, and USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. It also rocks dual media card slots, and an ISO range between 64 and 12,800.


All of this will cost a swift $59,000 or day rentals of around $500 when it ships in March.

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Crytek starts sign-ups for Hunt: Showdown closed Alpha

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

Crytek is getting into the gaming spirit in a better way this year, by opening up their upcoming multiplayer-focused Hunt: Showdown with a closed Alpha starting soon.



Hunt: Showdown has gone through enough of its own problems during development, with concept changes, name changes, and multiple issues at Crytek itself in the meantime. But that hasn't stopped the team from pushing out more details on Hunt: Showdown, and now the closed alpha.


If you don't know about Hunt: Showdown, it's Crytek's new free-to-play, 4-player co-op first-person shooter dunked in a Van Helsing-like / Civil War-era with steampunk-inspired weapons.


From there, two-player teams will compete against themselves to hunt down an AI-controlled monster in a huge open-world map. You can team up with other players, or decide to hunt on your own, as well as showing off CRYENGINE's beautiful graphics. I'm not hyped, but I'm not hyped - I'm right in the middle for this, and will wait to check it out.

Windows 10 updates fix bricked AMD-powered PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 2 days, 1 hour ago

AMD is in the middle of a class action lawsuit from investors over its not-so-good comments about Meltdown and Spectre, but there was worse news last week when AMD machines were being bricked by Windows 10 security updates meant to help, not harm.




The latest updates come in the form of Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) and Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607). These cumulative updates push the Creators Update systems to build 15063.877 (support KB4057144) and Anniversary Update PCs to build 14393.2034 (support KB4057142).


The big star here is KB4073290 that will fix the bricked AMD devices on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, so grab that if you've been sitting there twiddling your thumbs with your fresh new Ryzen/Threadripper-powered gaming beast.

Activision CEO to leave company

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 4 hours ago

After nearly 8 years of leadership, Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg is leaving the publisher.




Since 2010 current acting Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg has presided over some massive hits for the publisher including the most recent Call of Duty WWII--and some failures, too, like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. However that tenure is coming to an end as Hirschberg prepares to depart the company by the end of the current fiscal year in March 2018.


"Serving as Activision's CEO has been an honor and a thrill," Hirshberg told GameSpot. "This is an amazing company, one which routinely delivers epic experiences for our fans on a scale that no one else can. I have nothing but admiration for the incredible team I have had the privilege to lead. And I have nothing but appreciation for Bobby Kotick for giving me this transformational opportunity, and also for having the vision and conviction to champion a creative person for a leadership role on this scale."

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