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Up For Debate - Valve Selling Mods On The Skyrim Steam Workshop

Written by Joffy S on 25 April 2015 at 16:00

Valve and Bethesda certainly ruffled a few weathers this week when they announced the Skyrim Steam Workshop was now going to begin selling mods. Up until now the status quo had been set in stone for years - mods were free, but now that’s all set to change.

The community is up in arms. There’s petitions going. There’s talk of jumping ship from Steam. You can almost smell the fire and brimstone as people decry Valve for killing the modding community. There’s two sides to every coin of course, but Valve has certainly begun an interesting time for the PC modding community. [More]

G.Skill Launch Worlds Fastest 128GB DDR4 Memory Kit

Written by Joffy S on 25 April 2015 at 14:00

If you’ve got a serious wedge of money just burning a hole in your pocket and dying to be spent then G.Skill has you covered. The memory manufacturer has released the high capacity 128GB DDR4 RAM kit, making it the fastest memory kit in the world.

The 128GB DDR4-2800 memory kit comes packing eight 16GB modules for the ultimate in memory performance. Built on Samsunng’s 8GB DDR4 chips using the 20nm manufacturing process, these eight 16GB 288-pin sticks are clocked at 2800MHz with CL16 16-16-36 timings at 1.35V. [More]

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Telltale Games Announces Partnership With Marvel

Written by Neil Soutter on 25 April 2015 at 12:00

Telltale’s knack for pulling in the biggest names knows no bounds it seems, with the episodic specialists confirming a partnership with Disney’s Marvel. The specifics of the deal are unknown, but the pair will be working on a game due to arrive in 2017.

2017 is set to see a number of movies from Marvel, so take your pick out of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Thor: Ragnarok as to where Telltale is looking to take its latest series. That, or it could be something totally different. Episodic Ant-Man anyone? [More]

Super Army Soldiers - Rainbow Six: Siege British Unit Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 25 April 2015 at 10:00

Tom Clancy fans will no doubt be aware Rainbow Six is an elite group of counter-terrorist operatives, made up of members of the finest special forces soldiers from around the world. The absolute cream of the crop, the best of the best. We'll soon see that change once I get my hands on them in R6: Siege.

Anyway, Ubisoft has now released the first of a series of Rainbow Six: Siege trailers, each looking at top tactical units from around the globe and how they’re implemented in the multiplayer shooter. We’re set to look at everything from SPETSNAZ to GIGN, GSG9, and FBI SWAT, but we’re kicking things off with the British SAS. [More]

AMD Details Two Major Features Which Provide Huge Performance Gains In DirectX 12

Written by Joffy S on 24 April 2015 at 17:30

DirectX 12 is just around the corner, arriving this summer alongside Windows 10. In terms of what this actually means for us, things are still a little hazy, but AMD’s head of global technical marketing, Robert Hallock, has explained two key features for the upcoming low-overhead graphics API.

The two features in question are Async Shaders and multi-thread command buffer recording. They might sound unfamiliar now, but these two major new additions to DirectX 12 are set to make a significant difference to gaming performance across the board. [More]

Skyrim Mod Makers Can Now Sell Their Creations On The Steam Workshop

Written by Stuart Thomas on 24 April 2015 at 15:15

Valve has introduced paid-for mods to the Steam Workshop. Announced yesterday and already in place as you read this, modders can now sell their creations on Steam, beginning with the Skyrim Workshop.

User-created mods are available in a shop interface and can be bought directly, with Valve giving a 25% cut back to the content creators. The Skyrim workshop is now filtered by Free or Paid Mods, so you can still get access to all of the mods currently out there, unless their creators opt to charge for it. [More]

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Teaser Has Heavy Deus Ex Nods

Written by Neil Soutter on 24 April 2015 at 14:00

The annual Call of Duty cycle continues apace this year. and Activision is set to take the wraps off of Call of Duty: Black Ops III this Sunday, April 26th. Ahead of then the publisher has pushed out a teaser for the near-future sci-fi shooter, in development from the folks at Treyarch.

It’s looking suspiciously like we’ll be getting two near-identical themes when Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrive, focusing on the ethics of cybernetic engineering as the lines between humanity and robotics blurs in the coming 50 years. [More]

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood System Requirements

Written by Joffy S on 24 April 2015 at 12:45

Welcome back, Mr Blazkowicz, it's been a while. The no-holds-barred godfather of first-person-shooters in back in a fortnight with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. The official system requirements for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood are out now, and you can get a look at exactly what gaming rig you'll need for MachineGames latest adventure.

A standalone expansion pack for The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is set before the events of its predecessor, spanning two interweaving narratives leading up to the storming of General Deathshead's compound. Nazi zombies, maniacal schemes, and robotic nightmares are the order of the day here, where we find out the secrets begin Helga Von Schabbs. It's out on May 4th, but ahead of then be sure to check out the Wolfenstein: The Old Blood system requirements. [More]

Square Enix Announces It Is Hosting Its Own E3 2015 Press Conference

Written by Joffy S on 24 April 2015 at 11:30

Showing off your wares on the E3 show floor is so passé, just ask Bethesda, EA, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. All the big news at E3 tends to happen before the doors even open, and now Square Enix has announced it too is getting in on the action.

The Japanese video game developer and publisher will be hosting an E3 2015 press conference in Downtown LA on June 16th at 9AM PDT/ 5PM BST/ 1AM JST, right before the show starts proper. [More]

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