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Vampyr Review: Bloody Rare

Vampyr Review: Bloody Rare

Vampyr is a refreshingly rare game with a clever story and amazing in-depth social mechanics, but doesn't offer much long-term replayability.

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Nintendo and Microsoft take a 'cross-play' jab at Sony

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 39 mins ago

Nintendo and Microsoft have teamed-up to give a slight wink towards Sony and the whole fiasco surrounding cross-play.

 

 

Currently gamers are wanting to know why Sony will not support cross-platform play as other companies such as Microsoft and Nintendo seamlessly have adopted the idea. The above trailer is a direct hint towards cross-play being amazing for gamers, allowing users to "explore together" regardless of their platform being a competitor to another.

 

Throughout the entire trailer we only see Nintendo Switch controllers and Xbox controllers there is no PS4 DualShock controller seen at all. The way the video is shot is focusing purely on this fact, Nintendo and Microsoft want to make a point towards cross-play being beneficial for gamers and there is no better way than a cheeky short trailer. If you are interested in Minecraft arriving on the Nintendo Switch visit the official Nintendo website here.

Rare does Sea of Thieves 'roundtable' meeting at E3 2018

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 39 mins ago

Rare has taken the opportunity of E3 to reveal details about upcoming content for players, while also discussing the future of Sea of Thieves.

 

 

Joe Neate, the Executive Producer and Senior producer Adam Park sat down for 26 minutes to discuss their title, mentioning the Cursed Sails, more development teams and addressing the boredom of being out at sea. Here is what Neate had to say about the Cursed Sails skeleton crews "We're gonna run a kind of time-limited campaign to introduce them with a bit of story, a bit of lore, a bit of reasons to go and engage with them and get rewards and everything. From that point onwards, [skeleton ships] stay in the world as a kind of emergent threat and we do want to get to a place where we can add them into quests."

 

Sea of Thieves will soon have much bigger development teams according to Neate, "Currently we've got three teams internally but we're actually splitting up a fourth team at the moment so by the start of July there'll be a fourth team working on content updates. So they'll be working on the kind of like end-of-year December [update]."

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Steam Summer Sale 2018, two weeks of CRAZY low prices

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 39 mins ago

Valve has started their annual Steam Summer Sale bringing insanely low prices to gamers on numerous popular titles. Let the madness begin!

 

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The two weeks of gamers wallets screaming out for help has begun. Valve has given us crazy discounts on up to 20,000 different games, so obviously all of them cannot be listed but a selection of titles has been provided below.

 

For the first time PUBG is on sale, other titles on sale include: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Dying Light and many more. If you are interested in checking out the sales visit the official Steam Sale page here.

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Brand new F1 2018 trailer reveals the French Grand Prix

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 39 mins ago

A new trailer for F1 2018 has been released by Codemasters, it reveals the return of the French Grand Prix through talking to drivers playing on their home tracks.

 

 

The selection of drivers that are interviewed are Romain Grosjean, Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz. Here is what Ocon had to say about the new title "I have been playing games since I was a kid... and I haven't stopped. The games have evolved massively and are getting more and more realistic. It is still my routine to go training during the day and I play for one or two hours in the evening... and I find it very useful. When we don't have a race weekend I keep racing on my own."

 

F1 2018 will be releasing on August 24th on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. For further information about the title visit the official Codemasters blog website here

Samsung teases 8TB NF1 NVMe SSD: PCIe 4.0 with 3GB/sec reads

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: 7 hours, 6 mins ago

Samsung has just announced its latest 8TB NVMe SSD, something the company has pushed into the next-generation NF1 form factor that will be sold in datacenters, and enterprise servers.

 

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The new Samsung 8TB NF1 SSDs are both NVMe 1.3 and PCIe 4.0 compliant making them, if I want to say them out loud, future-proof. There, I did it. The new drives are using the latest in flash technology that Samsung makes itself, with a single NF1 stick sporting 16 V-NAND dies to drive the capacity up to 8TB.

 

Get this: the new NF1 form factor packs twice the density of an M.2 drive, blowing away current-gen NVMe M.2 drives in capacity. This is all thanks to the next-gen NG1, or NGSFF (Next-Generation Small Form Factor). Samsung's new high-performance SSD controller sees speeds reaching up to 3100MB/sec reads, and 2000MB/sec writes with up to 500,000 IOPs and 50,000 IOPs read/write. Hell, there's even 12GB of LPDDR4 as cache on the new NG1 drive.

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Gears of War 5 aiming for 4K 60FPS on Xbox One X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 3 mins ago

Gears of War 5 will be something special for Xbox One X owners, with developer The Coalition saying that they are internally aiming for 4K 60FPS on the Xbox One X.

 

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During an interview with Wired at E3 2018, The Coalition boss Rod Fergusson talked about internal technical targets for Gears of War 5. Fergusson explained: "Our target is always 60fps, and we believe - with everything we've done, the learning we've taken from Gears 4, and the optimizations we've been able to do beyond that - that's exactly what we're going to be doing, 60fps at 4K. The new technology of this generation has been fantastic".

 

This is a big change for the Gears of War franchise, as Gears of War 4 ran at 4K 30FPS for the single-player campaign, with 60FPS reserved for multiplayer. The PC version however, is a massive upgrade over the Xbox versions of Gears of War 5.

Microsoft teams with Nintendo for Minecraft crossplay fun

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 7 mins ago

In a move that I don't think many saw coming, Microsoft and Nintendo have teamed on a new crossplay-focused Minecraft trailer, with one gamer playing on an Xbox One controller, and the other with the Joy-Con Grip from the Nintendo Switch.

 

 

The new Minecraft Better Together update launched last year that enabled crossplay between Xbox, PC, and mobile platforms. But now there has been an update to the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft that allows Switch owners into the crossplay ecosystem. What about the PS4? Yeah well, Sony doesn't play well with others.

 

The official Twitter account for Nintendo America tweeted out:

 

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Microsoft nixes VR plans for Xbox, says PC is best platform

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 10 hours, 5 mins ago

Microsoft seemed keen to push VR into the arms of Xbox gamers, but now it seems they're putting the brakes on any virtual/augmented/mixed reality devices for their Xbox consoles.

 

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Mike Nichols, Microsoft's chief marketing officer of gaming explained in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz: "we don't have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality". He continued, saying that the PC is "probably the best platform" for virtual and mixed reality experiences, and that with Xbox "our focus is primarily on experiences you would play on your TV".

 

If we rewind the clock back to 2016, where Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that the named-at-the-time Project Scorpio console that later became the Xbox One X, would support "high-end VR" like the PC. Microsoft went as far as teaming with Oculus to support Xbox controllers with the Rift, too.

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NVIDIA CEO giveaway: 20x TITAN V CEO Edition 32GB HBM2 cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 10 hours, 53 mins ago

NVIDIA CEO and all-round awesome guy Jensen Huang has given away 20 x TITAN V CEO Edition graphics cards, with each card powered by their Volta GPU and 32GB of HBM2.

 

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Huang gave away 20 TITAN V graphics cards to AI researchers, after doing the same with the original TITAN V 12GB graphics cards when they were launched. The new TITAN V CEO Edition cards have a special signed package by Jensen himself, with a huge 32GB of super-fast HBM2 on-board.

 

NVIDIA chose 20 guests at random to join Huang in the hotel's center courtyard, where he presented them with a signed, limited edition TITAN V CEO Edition GPU.

Cyberpunk 2077 won't have any loading screens

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours ago

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the biggest games in development, with developer CD Projekt Red teasing some exciting news.

 

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Kyle Rowley, the associate design director for Cyberpunk 2077 was chatting with people on the official Discord server for the game, confirming it will have absolutely no loading screens. This is pretty damn mind blowing considering that it's an open-world game with a bunch of buildings you can enter.

 

Cyberpunk 2077 features a beautiful, dense world that is bigger than previous CDPR developed games like The Witcher series. To hear that there are no loading screens in Cyberpunk 2077 feels almost impossible at this stage, increasing the hype for this game a whole lot more.

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