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Gamescom 2015 Full Press Conference Schedule And What Games Will Be Shown

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

Welp, where did that come from? Just six short weeks after all those E3 shenanigans, Gamescom 2015 is preparing to open its doors on Cologne, Germany. The world’s largest gaming event is running from August 4th through until August 9th, with more than 340,000 visitors attempting to cram into its packed halls.

It’s going to be full of blood, sweat, and beers, but you can forgo the heaving masses of the event itself, and enjoy the fruits of Gamescom from the comfort of your own home. Most of the industry big players will be hosting their own press conferences throughout the week, while we can expect a deluge of information on PC-exclusive titles that don’t typically see the light of day at a AAA-focused event like E3. To help make sure you don’t miss a thing at Gamescom, here’s a run-down of all the main press conferences and when you can see them. [More]

DOOM Will Not Be Getting Any Mod Support Apart From SnapMap Confirms Bethesda

Written by Stuart Thomas on 03 August 2015 at 10:15

In the 22 years since its launch, the original Doom has built up one of the most dedicated modding communities in existence. Scouring the web you can find everything from Ghostbusters remakes to Westerns and ultraviolent gib fests. That won’t be the case for 2016’s Doom however. Or DOOM as Bethesda loudly puts it.

Doom will not be coming with any official mod tools support, above and beyond the SnapMap tool unveiled at Bethesda’s E3 press conference. This is a custom-built level editor which lets users piece together prefabricated map segments to create their own layouts for single and multiplayer levels. This includes placement of a number of objects and enemies, ready for sharing with other users via Bethesda.net. [More]

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Life is Strange: Episode 4 - Dark Room Review : Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Written by Joffy S on 02 August 2015 at 16:00

Saying almost anything about a game like Life is Strange is almost impossibly spoilerific. I know this because, having finished this episode, I had a quick look around a number of other sites to see their impressions and to see if their playthroughs were drastically different than mine, and I was bombarded with plot details. I’m going to keep this brief, and I’m going to do my utmost to keep spoilers to an absolute minimum. Suffice to say, there may be more or two points chatted about from episodes 1-3, but that’s all.

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Toukiden Kiwami PC Port Report And GameMuze Performance Benchmarks

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

While console gamers sit around ploughing thousands of hours into Monster Hunter and its ilk, we’re typically given short shrift on the hunting genre over on PC. In spite of that, in recent months we’re seeing a bit of a shift. Publishers like Koei Tecmo are waking up and seeing sense, with games like Toukiden Kiwami making it over. These are console games first and foremost, but they’re often undiscovered gems hidden deep in Steam’s hectic release schedule.

Here we’ve got GameMuze giving us a complete rundown in his Toukiden Kiwami PC Port Report and performance benchmarks. He’s taking a new approach to videos here on GD, specialising in the quality of PC game ports first and foremost. You’re going to want to give it a watch before picking up Toukiden as well, because it’s not cheap. Toukiden: Kiwami is retailing on Steam for a whopping £49.99 / $59.99 / € 59.99. [More]

Windows 10 And DirectX 12 - What Uses DirectX 12 And What Benefits Do You Get Right Now

Written by Joffy S on 02 August 2015 at 12:00

So, you’ve gone through the rigmarole of upgrading to Windows 10. You’ve sorted out your drivers and your settings and your whatnots. Now your attention turns to gaming. After all, Windows 10 comes with all that shiny new DirectX 12 technology, doesn’t it? Well, yes. Sort of. Windows 10 comes loaded with DirectX 12 capability. This now means if you have a DX11 graphics card, it is now capable of DirectX 12.

The only problem is, developers haven’t had much time to make use of it yet. You see, DirectX 12-compatible games aren’t going to start rolling in until the end of the year at the earliest, and we’re going to be well into 2016 until we see a AAA game take advantage of it from the ground up. Such are the vagaries of game development - good things take time. [More]

Wasteland 2 Directors Cut Moves To An Updated Game Engine - Out October 13th

Written by Neil Soutter on 02 August 2015 at 10:00

The Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut is out on October 13th, inXile Entertainment has confirmed. Previously known as the Game of the Year Edition, Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut makes a huge raft of improvements to the original, including a total visual upgrade with the switch to the latest Unity 5 game engine.

In terms of gameplay features, the Director’s Cut adds a Quirks, Perks, and Precision Strikes for the first time. The former is gameplay-modifying characters and personality traits for each character. Perks are new bonuses which can be picked during each level up process, while Precision Strikes is a VATS-style body part targeting technique for damaging enemy limbs. [More]

Up For Debate - Microsofts Support Of Gaming In Windows 10

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

For all the bravado of Microsoft’s games chatter with Windows 10, how much is it actually doing to encourage gaming within the most profitable sector of its business? Not much as it turns out. When the likes of Phil Spencer big up Windows 10 gaming, it inevitably centres around the ability to stream from an Xbox One to a PC. This is up there with powdered water as one of the most fruitless inventions of all time.

The Xbox One has been out for close to two years. The exclusive games we can generally agree are worth playing, that aren’t on PC, are Forza Horizon 2, Forza Motorsport 5, Sunset Overdrive, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It’s hardly a list to write home about is it? And certainly not a great advertisement for picking up a £300 Xbox One if you already have a gaming PC. [More]

Step By Step Guide To The Basics Of CPU Overclocking

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

When it comes to overclocking, the CPU is one of the best choices. It won’t have as significant an impact as a graphics card overclock, but a large enough performance bump could see you stretch out the lifespan of your processor for another year or two. Mid to high tier CPUs aren’t cheap, so if you can spread those upgrades out further at little to no extra cost, then it seems like a no brainer.

However, like any overclocking. it’s not without its perils. When messing around with overclocking, you’re going to be increasing voltages, which in turn means a bump in temperatures. This can have the adverse effect of shortening the life of your CPU, or frying it completely and rendering it useless. Don’t rush things and be careful, and you can help to eliminate the threat of this happening. [More]

The Windows 10 Launch Accounted For 8 Per Cent Of Internet Traffic

Written by Neil Soutter on 01 August 2015 at 12:00

When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be a free upgrade, attention inevitably turned to just how many people would take them up on the offer. The plan to introduce Windows 10 in waves was pretty much sunk when there was such a simple workaround. Some people had a few problems, but surprisingly, the internet didn't.

On the evening of its launch, downloads of Windows 10 were responsible for 8% of the entirety of world’s bandwidth. The traffic peaked just prior to July 29th, when most of the five million Windows Insiders made the jump up to Windows 10. This dropped down to 3 or 4% on July 29th itself. Compare this to the launch of Apple’s iOS 7, however, and it looks like there’s a problem. Apple’s OS update hit the internet hard, peaking at 15% of the global traffic. [More]

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