Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nintendo Announces The Nintendo Switch

So, it looks like the new console is basically a tablet with a docking station. At least they dropped AMD and switched "pun intended" to Nvidia for it's GPU architecture. Those games don't look to be running at 60fps though, but that could be just a result of the embedded video.

Based on the partners listed below, hopefully they've learned their lesson and will actually have games available when they launch the console.

Looking forward to more tech specs. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Rockstar Just Dropped This On The Internet...Hmmm

Hopefully this means we're getting a Red Dead Redemption sequel announcement soon. Hard to believe it's already been 6 years since RDR was released. It would really make me happy if they announce RDR 2 for FY17 Q2 and RDR PC (optimized like GTA V) available FY17 Q1. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Gears of War 4 (PC) Tech Analysis

Great video on the technical UE4 features implemented. And they make a great point in stating that not only is it well optimized but it's probably the best optimized PC game in the past few years, especially using the UE4. I'm already finishing up Act 4 and only had one video crash but think it was a driver issue because the audio was still playing in the background. Closed app, restarted and was back in the game in about a minute. The Coalition did an outstanding job, looks amazing, story is interesting, great voice acting and character building, updated mocap, great gameplay, and definitely replayable. I'm waiting to get into MP until everyone else is able to play on 11 Oct, tried to get into a lobby but it kept timing out. 

Star Citizen: Full CitizenCon 2016 Presentation

Must see...multiple times. Feels like like a combination of Star Wars and Mad Max. The atmospheric details are amazing and will only get better as these systems evolve. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Chris Roberts and Sean Tracy Pre-CitizenCon Interviews - Really Good Info Regarding Upcoming Builds

I don't follow Star Citizen as close as I used to but they usually pump out some good info prior to their events, this is no exception. And I never pass up a Sean Tracy interview...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gears of War 4 Now Available To Pre-Load On PC

It's about 80GB and an SSD is preferred, so make sure to check your available space.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Gear of War 4: Launch Trailer

(click pic to watch trailer)

Those bastards, this trailer really gave me the feels. And The Coalition announced today that the PC version will FINALLY support splitscreen co-op (campaign, horde mode, MP vs AI, MP Private Match), private matches, LAN support, and ultrawide (21:9) monitor support. And cross-play with Xbox One for all modes except for competitive MP, due PC players having an advantage with MS/KB. (IMPORTANT NOTE: ONLY the DIGITAL version allows cross-play. If you buy a physical disc from Amazon, etc. it will NOT work.) The folks at PCGamer got hands-on with it and said it's actually running great, compared to the really bad launch of GoW: Ultimate Edition on PC.

And they went nuts with the graphic options.
(click pic to watch graphic settings vid)

Alright MS, I'll bite and pre-order. Hope nostalgia and optimism isn't cloudy my judgement.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Halo 5: Forge Available For Free Now In The Windows Store

This is a pretty interesting move by MS. It's supports 4K/60fps, mouse/keyboard and online multiplayer via friends in the Xbox Live app. Basically, build or download a player-made map and play Halo multiplayer with your friends. In addition, MS has released 15 pre-made maps from Halo 5's "Arena" mode. 

A few downsides: no character customization, no ranking system, no FOV slider, fps locked to 30/60, requires Windows 10 and Windows 10 Anniversary Update. But aside from this, this is actually a pretty big deal. It's going to be really great once the community starts creating some sweet ass maps. 

It still feels a little too good to be true, but this is coming off as a way for MS to give a little something to the PC community, under the radar, without pissing off the console crowd.  

Reminder - Bioshock Remaster Arriving Next Week, 15 Sep

If you already own Bioshock, Bioshock 2 or Minerva's Den on Steam, a free separate game will show up in your library. 

Obsidian Devs Test Unreal Engine 4 By Building Millennium Falcon and Mos Eisley Spaceport

(click pic to watch the in-engine footage)