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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The cross-play social playtests have shown to be beneficial to the game's online population. Now Xbone players will have the option to enable/disable cross-play in ranked matches.
Phil Spencer mentioned giving players this choice a year before GoW 4 was even announced. Good to see they're following through.
Another smart move.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Well, looks like MS has finally taken console gaming seriously. True custom hardware and software improvements to push the fidelity and performance of current and future games. I still doubt many games will run at true 4K, especially not 4K/60fps, but Scorpio is a huge step forward. Hopefully MS keeps pushing their Win10/Xbox cross-play/cross-buy initiative.
It's a shame it took getting their ass kicked by Sony to push them foward, but that's the great thing about competition.
As for marketing, it was a smart move to reach out to an established, legitmate and unbaised group like Digital Foundry for the technical reveals. And it looks like they'll be releasing a constant stream of details up to the anticipated Oct launch.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
This is really impressive considering the game has only been out for a few weeks. Unfortunately, the Nintendo developers capped the game to 30 FPS so it'll never be able to run stable at 60 without messing up the speed of objects in the game. However, once they get it running at a solid 30 FPS I'll definitely play it.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
(click pic to watch "Rally the Troops" trailer)
Finally. And is that a beard on the character in the cover art? Hope they've improved on all the faults of Destiny 1 (story, character customization, content, grind, enemy variety, RAID matchmaking, weapon balancing).
I won't pre-order this time but look forward to any PC-exclusive feature announcements (4K, unlimited refresh rate, high quality textures/shadows/particles) and performance anaylsis.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Even at stock speeds it's 35% faster than the GTX 1080 and faster than the Titan X Pascal, but $500 cheaper.
Nvidia is also dropping the price of the GTX 1080 by $100, down to $500.
I was still going to hold out for the AMD Vega announcement but I might have to pull the trigger on this beast. Gotta love competition!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Also found a good deal on the ME:A pre-order. It's looking good but I'm still going to wait until some positive tech analysis and gameplay reviews release before pulling the trigger.