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Latest Need For Speed Trailer Shows Five Ways To Play, But Offline Is None Of Them

Written by Joffy S on 03 September 2015 at 17:00

Need For Speed’s impressive tradition of cringeworthy trailers continues with a aplomb in the latest ‘Five Ways to Play’ footage. Crammed between hammy dialogue and some hilarious street racing culture segments there’s even a bunch of gameplay of latest racer from Ghost Games.

We’re only about 8 weeks away from launch but details on Need For Speed have been pretty light. Here at last we find out about the five different ways you’ll be able to earn rep and progress in Need For Speed 2015 - Speed, Style, Build, Crew, and Outlaw. Performing in any of these five classes will earn you reputation, which is Need For Speed’s currency. “After all, reputation is what gets you respect on the street,” the trailer helpfully reminds us.  [More]

You Will Be Swimming With The Fishes In The Terrifying SOMA Environments Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 03 September 2015 at 15:15

Sink into the Crushing Isolation of SOMA” is possibly one of the most downbeat PR headers I’ve ever read. It’s like an invitation to “Step on a plug!” or “Free landmine garden makeover!”. Frictional Games knows its audience though, and its audience endured a torrid time with Amnesia: The Dark Descent and it’s still coming back for it. It takes all sorts, I guess.

An exploratory horror puzzler, SOMA is all about sneaking your way through an abandoned underwater facility known as PATHOS-II. Kind of abandoned anyway. It’s out on September 22nd so we’ve been treated to a new trailer, this time showcasing the environments we’ll be exploring. You’ll be suffering “intolerable isolation” beneath the ocean waves, but at least it looks nice. [More]

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 990M Is Coming - Packs Full GM204 GPU With GTX 980 Performance

Written by Neil Soutter on 03 September 2015 at 14:00

Contrary to the previous rumours that the GeForce GTX 990M mobile graphics would be based on the ridiculously high-end GM200 GPU used in the GTX 980 Ti and Titan X, it turns out Nvidia’s upcoming chip will instead be based on the Maxwell GM204 GPU. It turns out, a little unsurprisingly, that the GM200 runs too hot for user in laptops, forcing the use of the GM204 GPU.

The GM204 is still no slouch however. It’s the same GPU used in the desktop variant of the GeForce GTX 980, so it’s packing some serious punch. The GTX 990M is a full fat mobile variant packing the entire complete of 2048 stream processors, 128 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and 8GB GDDR5 memory, all on a 256-memory interface. The GTX 990M GPU itself is clocked at 1190MHz. [More]

Windows 10 Already The Third Most Popular Operating System Among Steam Gamers

Written by Stuart Thomas on 03 September 2015 at 12:45

Windows 10 may have only been out for about five weeks now, but already Microsoft’s latest OS is the third most popular operating system used on Steam. The monthly Steam Hardware and Software Survey shows that for the month of August, more than 17% of Steam users are already using Windows 10.

The 64-bit edition of Windows 10 is already just 7% behind the total number of Windows 8.1 users. Way, way out in front is still Windows 7 of course, with 39.71% using the 64-bit version. However, this means Windows 10 64-bit is already more popular than Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. All in all this makes for the most successful Windows launch in Microsoft’s history. [More]

WildStar MMORPG Created By WoW Veterans Going Free-To-Play Later This Month

Written by Stuart Thomas on 03 September 2015 at 12:45

WildStar, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by World of Warcraft veterans at Carbine Studios, will be going free-to-play later this month. Originally launched in mid-2014 as a subscription-based MMO, WildStar arrived to rapturous reviews but a rapidly dwindling player count.

You don’t have to be a genius to work out the studio arrived a little too late to the subbed MMO party, but this will all be changing on September 29th when it relaunches as WildStar: Reloaded. The switch to F2P comes alongside a massive new update that promises to shake the game up. Big changes are coming to the core game systems, including character creation, the levelling curve, dungeons, tradeskills, group content and events. [More]

Mad Max Minimum And Ultra Comparison On MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G - 1080p And 1440p

Written by Joffy S on 03 September 2015 at 11:30

Believe it or not, Mad Max’s apocalyptic wasteland is actually kind of stunning in its own peculiar way. It’s not often I’d reserve praise for skyboxes, but Avalanche has pulled something a little special out the bag here for the stunning vistas on offer in Mad Max. Who knew 50 shades of brown could look fantastic. Obviously just how good Mad Max is going to look is going to depend on your gaming rig, but here we’ve got a look at just how good Mad Max looks at both minimum and max graphics.

We’ve already been over how the mighty 980 Ti tears through Mad Max, but here we’re taking a look at what happens when you throw the MSI GeForce GTX 950 2G at it. Here we’ll be looking at the visual difference between min and max, as well as a peek at how MSI’s $175 GTX 950 handles it. [More]

Batman: Arkham Knight Patch 2 Came And Went - Included New Graphics Options

Written by Joffy S on 03 September 2015 at 10:15

The second Batman: Arkham Knight patch surfaced last night. I know because I managed to grab it, but like the Caped Crusader himself, it disappeared into the darkness as Warner Bros appeared to roll back the update. My copy has since reverted back to the 1.01 version, but I had a brief look at what the patch has in store.

To grab the update you had to agree to the Batman: Arkham Knight beta program, which subsequently made the patch available for download. It weighed in at around 660MB. Booting the game up there was a number of new graphics options to tinker with, including Chromatic Aberration, Film Grain, and the option to increase the Max FPS to 60fps and beyond. [More]

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Vs PC Ultra Video Comparison

Written by Neil Soutter on 02 September 2015 at 18:00

When you think of Snake and Metal Gear Solid, you’re mind probably drifts pretty quickly to the iconic triangle, square circle and cross of PlayStation. Despite appearances on plenty of other platforms, Metal Gear Solid has been an icon for Sony’s line of consoles. It’s one of the highest rated series of all time, and finally we’ve been given a PC version day and date with the console release in the shape of MGS V. 12 year old me wouldn’t believe my eyes.

With that in mind, we were interested to see how Kojima Productions and Konami had handled the PC version. Whether there would be a preference for the console versions or a hastily thrown together port. The good news is, neither of these scenarios are true. As you can see from our benchmarks on the 750 Ti earlier today, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a real performer, and that applies to all except the previous-gen platforms. Now it’s time to see how the MSI variant of Nvidia’s latest budget card, the GTX 950, stacks up against the horsepower of Sony’s console. It’s time for Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 Vs PC. [More]

Playing MGS V: The Phantom Pain On Ultra Graphics With Old PC Hardware

Written by Joffy S on 02 September 2015 at 16:25

So Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is out, and everyone on your Steam friends list is busy playing it. The only problem is, what if it doesn't run on your rig that isn't full of brand new, top‐tier components? You know, a normal gaming rig that doesn't come loaded with a $1000 graphics card encrusted with priceless jewels.

Here we'll be taking a look at just how MGS 5 runs on older hardware; whether the next generation of stealth is compatible with the last generation of PC gaming goodness. For these Metal Gear Solid V benchmarks we'll be seeing how the $110 GeForce GTX 750 Ti holds up to playing Konami's latest at Ultra graphics settings, from 720p resolution to the current industry standard of 1920 x 1080p.  [More]

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