Friday, August 19, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sean Murray Then New Peter Molyneux?...Yes, Yes He Is

I didn't really know what to expect from No Man's Sky but held off on buying it due to the vagueness and overall skepticism toward video game hype from being "burned" by false marketing (Fable 2, Fable 3, Destiny). It's really a shame because Sean Murray seemed like an awkward, ambitious but genuine developer; unfortunately, based off the product they released he's just another guy who's good at building marketing hype. 

Some folks on reddit have put together all the instances of Sean stating, repeatedly, features and mechanics that would be in the game but were no where to be seen - and the PC port runs like shit. I don't want to insert the reddit post because it keeps growing but feel free to go here if want to check it out. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nvidia Officially Announces the Pascal Titan X - Available August 2
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I'll wait to see the benchmarks, but these specs show about a 34% gaming performance improvement over the GTX 1080. If this monster can run games like the Witcher 3 with Ultra settings at a solid 4K/60fps (i7 OC'd to 4.4Ghz, 32GB DDR3 2400MHz) then it's time for me to upgrade. And I'd splurge for the AIO water-cooled version since I'll want see how much headroom there is to push the boost clock past 1531MHz.

This move to 16nm is actually very exciting for graphic performance. We've been on 28nm for so long that I don't remember that last time there was such a huge performance jump between GPU chip tech, which used to be the norm 4-5 years ago. At least this has allowed Nvidia to dramatically improve their efficiencies that they can hopefully apply to their future cards.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bioshock: The Collection Officially Announced! Releases Sep 13 On PC/PS4/Xbone And Bioshock 1 & 2 Are Free Upgrades To Those Who Already Own Them!

According to 2K, since Bioshock: Infinite already meets current-gen and PC standards it won't be getting remastered, but I'm still fucking pumped about Bioshock 1. And hopefully as we get closer to launch they'll show more footage of exactly which new graphical features have been implemented.

Blind Squirrel Games is the developer behind the remastering. They've worked on other games like Bioshock: Infinite, XCOM, Borderlands 2, Evolve and Sunset Overdrive, so hopefully the performance and fidelity will meet expectations.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kickstarter: System Shock (Remaster) By Nightdive Studios

The game is being completely rebuilt using the Unity engine (not sure which build) and it's looking pretty damn good for pre-alpha. I never played the original or System Shock 2, but seeing as they were inspiration for Ken Levine's (who actually worked on System Shock 2) Bioshock, I'll definitely give a try.

The developers have also released a playable demo for everyone to try regardless of whether you decide to back the game or not (available via GOG, Steam and HumbleBundle). I'm hoping their Kickstarter campaign does well and that future developers follow this same method. 

Click here to check out their Kickstarter and click the pic to check out the Kickstarter trailer. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

E3 2016 - Playstation VR Releasing 13 Oct 2016

Supposedly launching with 50 VR games, including Battlefront: X-Wing VR, FFXV VR, Batman Arkham VR, and a new IP called Farpoint VR. 

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