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Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power System Requirements

Written by Joffy S on 21 April 2015 at 14:00

Wizards, knights and thieves. The three pillars of beardy greatness, and the foundations upon which Frozenbyte has built one of the most adored 2D platforming series out there today. 2D that is, until today, whence Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power reaches out and latches onto another dimension of platform hopping pleasure.

The three hapless heroes inadvertently set loose a powerful, ancient sorcerer when meddling with the titular Trine, embarking on a wondrous journey to repair the damage they've caused. Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power's leap to the third-dimension is all well and good, but it comes at a cost. Before you hop in for some puzzle platforming fun you'd well to check out the official Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power system requirements.  [More]

Assassins Creed Chronicles: China Launch Trailer Hits

Written by Joffy S on 21 April 2015 at 12:45

The fever pitch surrounding a typical Assassin’s Creed release has been unusually quiet for Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. It seems three-dimensions really are everything.

Ubisoft has released the launch trailer for AC: Chronicles trailer, and what it lacks in visual splendour it seems to make up for with actual stealth-based gameplay design - a feature mysteriously absent from Assassin’s Creed since its inception. [More]

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Dusty Mad Max Screens Emerge From The Wastelands

Written by Stuart Thomas on 21 April 2015 at 11:30

Avalanche Studios is busy with not just one, but two high-profile releases later this year. Not content with pushing out Just Cause 3, the Swedish studio is also working on the Mad Max tie-in, scheduled to hit on September 4th.

Despite being just four months away from launch we’ve seen precious little of Mad Max, but Avalanche has now done what Avalanche always does - release a boatload of new screenshots and concept art for us to pore over. [More]

Disc-Based PC Copy Of Rainbow Six: Siege Available With Special Edition Only

Written by Neil Soutter on 21 April 2015 at 10:15

The standard edition of Rainbow Six: Siege on PC will be a digital-only release, Ubisoft has confirmed. The squad-based tactical multiplayer shooter will not be available on disc unless users splash out for the £60 limited edition Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege - Art of Siege special edition.

This limited version comes packing a disc-based copy of the game, as well as a collector’s box, an exclusive 120-page tactical guide, and gold weapon skins to add a touch of gangsta’ to your counter-terrorist soldiers. [More]

Rumoured Specs Of Intels First Skylake Cores Revealed - i7 6700K And i5 6600K

Written by Joffy S on 20 April 2015 at 17:00

As we bear down on Skylake’s arrival it was somewhat inevitable leaks would occur. The upcoming Skylake micro-architecture from Intel could be one of the biggest leaps in processing power for years, fabricated on the 14nm node and delivering improved efficiency and performance.

The first CPUs are pencilled in for a launch during the second half of this year, but ahead of then some possible specifications have leaked of the two processors leading the charge; namely the Intel Core i7-6700K, and the i5-6600K, both looking extremely promising if these leaked specs ring true. [More]

Blizzard Announces Heroes Of The Storm June Launch Date

Written by Stuart Thomas on 20 April 2015 at 15:15

Blizzard has announced Heroes of the Storm, its eagerly anticipated stab at the MOBA genre, will be officially launching on June 2nd, following an open beta set to run from May 19th.

Heroes of the Storm incorporates heroes from Blizzard’s back catalogue of games, including Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft. Pitched as a newcomer-friendly MOBA, HOTS has players battling in the Nexus across a trio of game modes in a variety of battle arenas. [More]

Valve Now Restricts Some Steam Features Until 5 USD Is Spent In The Store

Written by Neil Soutter on 20 April 2015 at 14:00

Valve has introduced a new requirement for Steam users in order to prevent spamming and phishing, limiting account features until at least $5/£3.35 has been spent on the digital storefront.

Until users have coughed up the five bucks they’ll be restricted from sending friend invites, gaining any Trading Cards whatsoever, or voting on Steam Greenlight, amongst other things. If you’re kitted out with a Steam account and you’re only plugging away at free-to-play titles such as Team Fortress 2 and DOTA 2, then you’ll need to splash a bit of cash in the store in order to regain access. [More]

12-Year GPU Market Share History Of Nvidia And AMD Revealed

Written by Joffy S on 20 April 2015 at 12:45

An image has cropped up on a number of forums over the weekend, depicting AMD and Nvidia’s respective market share during the past 12 years. It’s a fascinating look at the disparity between two competing technology giants, but it doesn’t necessarily make for nice reading from an AMD perspective.

Nvidia’s dominance has long been known, but this latest chart indicates AMD's got some serious catching up to do on the graphics card front. While for much of the 12-year period Nvidia has outsold AMD, nowhere has AMD’s market position been worse than right now. The launches of the GTX 980, 970 and 960, without reply from AMD, has seen market share slump to just 24%. [More]

Grand Theft Auto 5 First PC Patch Available To Download - Reduces CPU Usage

Written by Stuart Thomas on 20 April 2015 at 11:30

Rockstar has released the first patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Weighing in at 207MB on Steam, or 352MB if downloaded separately, the update tackles a number of issues cropping up in Rockstar’s title.

The wide-ranging fixes including memory leaks, crash bugs, frame rate issues, birds misbehaving when using the Rockstar Editor, and players’ eyebrows being changed to bizarre effect when transferring progress over from console to PC. [More]

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