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Fallout 76 Impressions - An all round learning experience

Fallout 76 Impressions - An all round learning experience

Fallout 76 is a meticulous survival sim interspersed with action and is best played with friends.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ feature trailer debut, learn to fight!

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 53 mins ago

Months after the release of Dragon Ball FighterZ on the Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco has released a new feature trailer educating fans in how to correctly brawl it out with eachother.

 

 

Firstly, those that own a Nintendo Switch and don't mind a fighting game every now and again should really look towards Bandai's Dragon Ball FighterZ. FighterZ allows for players to create a team that coincides with their personal fighting preference. Fights can be enjoyed by those with very basic skill in combos as well as those players that want to take it to the higher echelons of skill.

 

The above trailer showcases to players that are familiar with FighterZ the basic controls of the game and also the range of different ways players can interact with eachother. For fans that are already familiar with the Dragon Ball universe, FighterZ also comes jam packed with 3 story arcs to relive. Dragon Ball FighterZ for the Nintendo Switch is currently available, for more information visit the official eShop listing here.

New Battlefront II trailer: Obi-Wan vs General Grievous

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 53 mins ago

Will players be drawn back to Star Wars Battlefront II with the coming Battle of Geonosis update that will be featuring Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous?

 

 

DICE might be expecting quite a lot of players to return to their game after the studio released the above visually pleasing trailer. In the trailer we can see that the Clone Wars have begun and Geonosis will soon be a hectic battlefield. According to Level Designer, Peter Vesti Frendrup, "It should rather feel like you're being part of the largest battle yet, and you're in it together with your team members on the frontlines."

 

Not only will players feel as if they are in the midst of battle while playing the Geonosis map, but they will also now have the option of stepping into the shoes of good or evil. Players can now enjoy the likes of dominating the map as legendary Jedi Obi-Wan or General Grievous. DICE will be rolling out this update on November 28th and will be coming completely free of charge. For more information regarding Star Wars Battlefront II, visit the official website here. Want to know more about Obi-Wan, check out another article on him here.

Steam Award Nominations/Steam Autumn sale now live

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 53 mins ago

Valve has updated their Steam client for all users and made live their annual Steam Autumn sale, bringing massive discounts on across numerous genres.

 

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The Steam sales are here, every gamer that uses the Steam service (basically every PC gamer) has their wallet crying out to resist spending the owners weekly pay on these awesome sales. Not only has the sales gone live, but Valve has also made the nominations for the Steam Awards available, Steam users can nomination their favorite games in a range of different categories.

 

Some of the categories that will give awards and are available to nominate game titles in are; Game of the Year, VR Game of the Year, Labor of Love, Best Developer, Best Environment, Best Alternate History and Most Fun with a Machine. Moving onto sales now, there is a ridiculous range of popular titles on sale, we have; Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Frostpunk, Sid Meier's Civilization VI Gold Edition, NieR: Automata, Monster Hunter World and many more. Sales are ranging from 30% off to a whopping 90% off, with most titles falling in the 30% to 50% discount range. To view the sales for yourself, click here. To nominate game titles, click here.

Smash Ultimate Director reveals title development details

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 53 mins ago

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director, Masahiro Sakurai has sat down in an interview with Gameinformer to shed some light on the development process of Ultimate.

 

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Sakurai has answered many questiosns regarding his thought process when developing Smash Ultimate. Some of the question were based around why he choose to include so much content within this game in particular, his answer to that was "I worked with the same company and same team that worked on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS titles. And in those titles, we were able to include quite a few fighters. So I thought, if we work a bit harder, we can make the dream of including all fighters come true, so we went for it."

 

When asked about the process that he as a director takes when choosing the specific new fighters, Sakurai said "It is a project after all, so we take into consideration things like labor, man-hours, the time in which the title will be sold. We decide on the fighters from the very early planning stage, and from there, we calculate and begin production. We don't add or remove any characters during the project." Sakurai also mentions that he makes sure that there is a "difference in the types of fighters" and that the "results of the Smash ballot" are also taken into consideration.

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Chinese MMO 'Justice' scores NVIDIA's RTX technology soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 21 mins ago

EA and DICE were the first to the gaming market with a real-time ray tracing added to Battlefield V and playable (with low FPS) on GeForce RTX graphics cards, and now Chinese MMO 'Justice' is joining the RTX-capable gaming family with a new update on the way.

 

 

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced the news during China GTC 2018, with a new RTX on/off video above and some screenshots taken in-engine with RTX on and off. The trailer shows Justice with RTX on and off and does a good job and making the visuals look great, but the frame rate suffers. WHile the graphics are good, they aren't mind blowing with RTX on or off, so this feels like a very cherry-picked title to display RTX.

 

NVIDIA has said Justice will be the first game with "real-time ray-traced caustic effects", where light rays are re-focused or scattered once they shine on reflective or refractive surfaces. Once this happens in Justice with RTX on, the rays then "create a new light source" that is capable of casting its own shadows, and lighting up things near it. Impressive from a technical standpoint, but it won't add anything to the game.

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RazerCare announced: 3-year protection plans for PCs, phones

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 15 mins ago

Razer has just announced its new RazerCare Essesntial protection plans for gamers in the US, where it will bump the normal 1-year warranty on its gaming laptops to a larger 3-year warranty as well as 24/7 help, repair from authorized dealers, and free shipping for any repairs required.

 

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The costs of RazerCare Essential protections plans break into these prices:

 

  • $100 - Razer Phone
  • $200 - Razer Blade Stealth laptop
  • $250 - Razer Blade laptop
  • $300 - Razer Blade Pro laptop

 

The full benefits:

 

  • Automatic Registration
  • 24-Hour Phone Support
  • Repairs by Razer-Authorized Centers
  • Free 2-Way Shipping for Repairs
  • Free Transfer of Plan to New Owner
  • $0 Deductible for Laptops
  • Low deductible for Razer Mobile Devices ($25 for Repairs, $150 for Replacements)

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DICE compares RTX in Battlefield V to original Quake, Crysis

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 26 mins ago

DICE has now officially launched Battlefield V and while the world's first real-time ray traced game has beautiful RTX abilities on NVIDIA's latest GeForce RTX graphics cards, it's not perfect yet - far from it.

 

 

During an interview with Eurogamer, Software Engineer, Rendering at EA, Yasin Uludag, talked about upcoming optimizations that DICE and NVIDIA are working on for Battlefield V. He said: "People can expect us to keep improving our ray tracing as time goes, as both we at DICE and NVIDIA have a bunch of optimisations coming in from the engine side and driver side and we are far from done. We have specialists from NVIDIA and DICE working on our issues as we speak. From now on, it's only going to get better, and we have more data now too since the game released. By the time people read this, many of the improvements mentioned will already have been completed".

 

But it was the next thing that he said that got my attention more, as he mentions the original Quake and Crysis games on the PC by saying: "As you mention Quake and Crysis - Working on ray tracing and being the first out with it in this way is a privilege. We feel super-lucky to be part of this transition in the industry and we will do everything we can to deliver the best experience possible. Rest assured, our passion for ray tracing is burning hot!"

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Rocket League being updated to 4K 60FPS on Xbox One X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 37 mins ago

Psyonix has announced a huge new update for Rocket League in December with enhanced Xbox One X support that sees console owners enjoying the game at native 4K and 60FPS.

 

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If you're an Xbox One X owner and don't have a 4K TV yet, Rocket League will render at 1080p and use super sampling to drive up the image quality with the new update. Psyonix hasn't detailed whether the PS4 Pro will benefit from the new update, but the Xbox One X is considerably better than the PlayStation 4 when it comes to high-res high refresh rate gaming.

 

The new Rocket League update drops on December 3 at 10AM PST, 1PM ET, and 6PM in the UK and will add:

 

  • Leaderboards for Ranked Extra Modes
  • Changes to the XP/ Progression System, including more Weekly Win Bonuses
  • A brand new 'Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 5' EP
  • New Community Flags for Extra Life, Speedy, and another still TBA
  • More

Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to Battlefront II this month

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 20 mins ago

Ole Ben Kenobi (well not old-old Ben, the young one) is coming to Battlefront II in a new content update.

 

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In lieu of the cancelled Star Wars RPG from Visceral Games, EA and DICE have continually added to Battlefront II's updates to fill galactic gap between releases. This has culminated in a variety of new characters including General Grievous, and more recently, Obi-Wan Kenobi from the prequels timeline. DICE says Obi-Wan's countenance from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith will be available on November 28, 2018 on all platforms.

 

Obi-Wan comes with three major abilities that highlight his prowess with the Force:

 

  • Defensive Rush - Obi-Wan reflects laser shots with his lightsaber while dashing forward.
  • Restrictive Mind Trick - Strategically interrupts and disrupts abilities.
  • All-out Push - A Force push that's more targeted and has long-range capabilities.

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Analyst: Iterative consoles disrupt hardware sales trends

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 15 mins ago

Thanks to iterative consoles like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, console hardware lifecycle trends are a lot harder to map out.

 

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NPD analyst Mat Piscatella recently brought up a good point about iterative consoles: they're disrupting the historical tracking guidelines for sales and overall cycle longevity. Traditional console cycles typically last up to eight years and have a distinct sales curve (ie up at launch and down at retirement), but the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X have extended the current hardware lifecycle by turning it into an ecosystem-driven family of systems. The usual next-gen cycle has been broken and hardware-makers no longer seem keen on restarting from scratch and possibly invalidating whole libraries of games. So now Sony and Microsoft have disrupted tracking trends by effectively selling new hardware that plays old games.

 

Here's what Mr. Piscatella said: "Hardware cycles as we knew them are over. So, the decay curve for hardware sales used to look like a normalized curve. Very predictable changes from year to year. All you really needed was year 1 sales of a new console, and you could predict, using history, what the 5-7 year curve would look like, pretty closely."

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