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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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Brand new F1 2018 trailer reveals the French Grand Prix

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 56 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: 1 hour, 23 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.




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: 2 hours, 20 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.




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: 3 hours, 24 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: 4 hours, 22 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.




Mike Nichols, Microsoft's chief marketing officer of gaming explained in an interview with "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: 5 hours, 10 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.




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: 6 hours, 17 mins ago

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




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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Remedy wants to make Alan Wake 2

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 52 mins ago

What would Remedy be working on if it had total freedom? Maybe Alan Wake 2.




Although Remedy is currently deep in developing Control (formerly P7) its ambitious new IP that blends Quantum Break with supernatural sci-horror, the studio says it wants to make a new Alan Wake game.


"So we own the Alan Wake IP, yes. I just want to say right away that it's very dear to us and close to our hearts. We all love Alan Wake at Remedy and I think all of us want to see a new Alan Wake game," Remedy's Mikael Kasurinen told DualShockers at E3 2018. "I just want to say that out loud. Unfortunately, I can't speak to it anymore than that. We'll see what happens with Alan Wake next but we all want to see it happen, absolutely."


If Remedy owns the Alan Wake IP rights and wants to make a new game, why aren't they? It's just not that simple.

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Cyberpunk 2077 uses next-gen engine technology

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 35 mins ago

It's no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 is the most ambitious game CD Projekt RED has ever made, and that the game is running on next-level tech. But shortly after the game's E3 2018 trailer and subsequent gameplay demo the devs affirm they're aiming to push current-gen consoles to their limits.




With flying cars, a living, breathing city with real-time AI, deep RPG elements, and chaotic FPS action, Cyberpunk 2077 is sounding better by the minute. Everything we've seen and hear about the game so far has left quite an impression and rightly so: it's all powered by CD Projekt RED's newly evolved world-building engine technology, something that's been in development for quite some time. Sure, we've known Cyberpunk 2077 would use crazy high-end tech to achieve the devs' sci-fi vision, but actually seeing it is quite different. After all CDPR has been laboring for years on iterating and one-upping its games engine in an effort to outdo their prowess with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.


According to CD Projekt RED CEO Marcin Iwinski the team is still trying to squeeze even more out of the engine to prepare for the game's mysterious release.


"It's [running on] the next generation of our own proprietary engine, and speaking frankly, we're still working on the rendering so I hope we can get more [out of it]," Iwinski told

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PS4 gets $20 greatest hits label

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 32 mins ago

Sony resurrects its Greatest Hits label for the PlayStation 4 age and discounts a ton of great games in the process.




As a kid growing up I loved Sony's Greatest Hits libraries, first with PlayStation and then PlayStation 2. Sure you got a green (or red) stripe on the side and your game box lost some authenticity, but waiting a while got you the same game for cheaper. Now more than four years into the current console life cycle, Sony is doing the same thing with PS4 games.


For some strange reason Sony changed the branding for its discounted PS4 games label: it's called "PlayStation Hits" instead of the familiar "Greatest Hits" that's been around from PS1 all the way to PS3. The games, which cost $19.99, include big names like Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, DOOM, Metal Gear Solid 5 and even Yakuza's 0 and Kiwami. The line is expected to launch on June 28, 2018 both at retailers and on Sony's digital PlayStation Store.

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