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Get Gainful Employment In Job Simulator - First Ever SteamVR Game

Written by Neil Soutter on 02 March 2015 at 15:39

The world’s first SteamVR game has been announced. Unfortunately it’s not any of the collections of ‘3’s we’d love to see escape from the confinement of Valve HQ, but it is at least further proof the VR invasion is coming, whether you like it or not.

The unmistakably monikered Job Simulator does exactly what you’d expect, tasking the player with strapping on their virtual reality headset and hunkering on down to the monotony of daily life. Ok, it’s not quite as simple as that, but Job Simulator aims to remind the humans of 2050 just what manual labour was all about. [More]

The Apocalypse Need Not Look So Bad With A Wasteland 2 Graphical Overhaul

Written by Joffy S on 02 March 2015 at 14:00

inXile Entertainment’s support of Wasteland 2 has been impeccable since its launch back in September of last year, and it’s by no means done yet. Its latest party trick is shifting Wasteland 2 in its entirety over to Unity 5.

Originally built in Unity 4.5, the codebase is being moved over to Unity 5 to gain access to exclusive new graphical effects, as well as granting the modding community access to the tools which were previously for Unity 4.5 Pro users only. This includes creating and building navigation meshes, which previously would have cost modders thousands of dollars for the Pro Unity license. [More]

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Trine 3: Artifacts Of Power Announced By FrozenByte Studios As Series Makes Leap To 3D

Written by Stuart Thomas on 02 March 2015 at 13:00

Frozenbyte has announced a third outing for Trine, its immensely popular co-op puzzle platformer series. Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power has the three returning heroes embarking on a new adventure through a picturesque fairytale world.

Players will once more be able to take on the role of a Wizard, a Knight or a Thief, working together cooperatively using their unique abilities to overcome dangerous foes and deadly traps. This time though things will be a little different, with FrozenByte breaking free from the 2D confines of the previous titles and delivering a fully-3D romp through its fantastical environs. [More]

Valve Partners With HTC For Vive Virtual Reality Headset

Written by Neil Soutter on 02 March 2015 at 12:00

Mobile phone developer HTC has revealed it is the hardware partner with which Valve is launching its own head-mounted virtual reality display. The HTC Vive, as it’s known, is pegged for a consumer release in holiday 2015. It’s a result of HTC partnering with Valve and its proprietary SteamVR technology.

Valve has been making noise for some time about its intentions to move into VR hardware, and together with HTC it is taking on the Oculus Rift at its own game. A developer version of the HTC Vive is expected to arrive soon, with the consumer version hopefully on store shelves in time for year’s end. [More]

Up For Debate - Do You Complete Your Games

Written by Joffy S on 01 March 2015 at 16:00

It always come to my attention when browsing Steam achievements or PlayStation trophies just how many people never get around to completing a game. A quick browse through Steam reveals just how commonplace this is. Less than half completed Portal. Less than a fifth finished Batman: Arkham Asylum. Same goes for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

The Walking Dead Season 1 is a great barometer of this. Basically all of its achievements are progress related, so you can directly see the drop-off from players. We can see 81.8% got the Out of the Frying Pan achievement for completing chapter one of episode one. This takes about 10 minutes or so to get. This tells us over 18% of PC players bought the game and played it for less than 10 minutes. [More]

Element Gaming Mouse Cobalt 120 Review : Battling The Elements

Written by Joffy S on 01 March 2015 at 14:00

Currently priced at £9.99, gaming mice don’t come much more budget than Element’s Gaming Mouse Cobalt 120. Compared to some of the big boys out there with their £100+ peripherals, expectations are understandably low for the Cobalt 120.

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Rockstar Unleash Stunning Grand Theft Auto V PC Ultra Screenshots

Written by Joffy S on 01 March 2015 at 12:00

It would be fair to say Rockstar has got us more than a little bit hyped for Grand Theft Auto V. The prospect of tearing it around Los Santos with everything cranked up to the max is almost too much to bear, and we’ve still got a two-month wait to go.

We can already hear the sound of mod makers putting their ideas in motion though, and the PC GTA V community is set to be a massive deal when it arrives. I can just picture the carnage on a 32-player Grand Theft Auto Online GD server. To remind us just how special GTA 5 is going to be on PC, Rockstar has sent along some beautiful new screens from the PC version, promising one of the best-looking open-worlds we’ve ever seen.  [More]

42 AI Nations Are Causing Chaos In Civilization V Battle Royale

Written by Joffy S on 01 March 2015 at 10:00

I don’t know about you but during my wrestling watching youth it was always the yearly Royal Rumble that captured my attention the most. Something about thirty ‘roided-up beefcakes having at each other in a tiny ring was sublime chaos, so it only makes sense slinging 42 AI nations together in Civilization V is a recipe for divine entertainment. 

The experiment’s been battling away over on Reddit’s Civ community for more than a week now, and it’s absolute carnage as the 42 nations go toe to toe. It’s all 42 of the game’s nations battling, using a stack of mods to achieve things like doubling the number of possible civilizations and not needing any player input whatsoever. [More]

Does CPU Performance Matter And Cause System Bottlenecks In Todays Gaming

Written by ZeroHour060 on 28 February 2015 at 16:00

In the world of PC requirements, it can be hard to decide just how well your PC will run a game. With CPU requirements on the rise (as well as GPU requirements), one can become a bit unsure if their CPU can cope with the stress of modern big name games. Well my friends, today I will put your minds (hopefully) at ease. I ran a few benchmarks with my FX-8350 while playing Far Cry 4, and the results were quite surprising!

What I did was take my FX-8350 and lower the core count and core frequency with a little ingenuity. I turned it into a FX-6300, Athlon X4 730 and even an Opteron 1352. The FX-8350 at stock speed meets the Recommended requirements for Far Cry 4. The FX-6300 is just above the Minimum requirements. The Athlon X4 730 is a bit below the Minimum requirements. Last (and certainly least), the Opteron 1352 is well below the Minimum requirements. [More]

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