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Rockstar Banning Grand Theft Auto 5 PC Players For Using Mods

Written by Joffy S on 05 May 2015 at 16:45

Rockstar has been wielding an almighty banhammer this past few days, with Grand Theft Auto 5 and its online component Grand Theft Auto Online going through a bit of a turbulent period. Both the single and multiplayer components are intertwined pretty heavily, and players cheating and/or using mods are being banned wholesale.

It appears as if it doesn’t matter whether these mods are being solely used for multiplayer or not, GTA 5 players using mods will be banned from playing online. The problem stems from widespread cheating online, with players using trainers and cheat mods to activate everything from flying cars, to god mod, and money-spewing machine guns. The knock-on effect is simple FOV fixes are getting players banned.  [More]

DRM-Free Steam Competitor GOG Galaxy Goes Live Today

Written by Neil Soutter on 05 May 2015 at 15:30

GOG.com is tentatively beginning its first attempt to tread on the almighty size 15 shoes of Valve, releasing its GOG Galaxy client to the world in beta form. The digital distribution service, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED, is taking the fight to Gabe and co with its DRM-free gaming client, with all the bells and whistles attached.

Much like Steam, GOG Galaxy features friends lists, community tools, achievements, auto-updates and one-click installations, but its trump card is that each and every game can be played offline with no DRM whatsoever. [More]

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Nvidia Bundling Batman: Arkham Knight And The Witcher 3 With GeForce GTX 980 And 970 GPUs

Written by Stuart Thomas on 05 May 2015 at 14:35

Batman: Arkham Knight has joined The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in being away free alongside purchases of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards. Previously just Geralt’s adventure was included in the deal, but now two of 2015’s hottest properties will be bundled in with Nvidia’s high-end graphics cards.

To get yourself copies of both games you’ll need to pick up a quality graphics card from a participating retail from 2pm today. If you’ve bought one of these cards already then you’ll be excluded from the deal, but if you’ve bought one just recently then I’ve heard tale of plenty of people contacting Nvidia or the retailer and getting upgraded. [More]

AMD Radeon R9 380 Spotted In HP Gaming Pre-Build

Written by Joffy S on 05 May 2015 at 13:00

HP has published a press release for its back-to-school lineup of PCs arriving later this year, with one of the pre-builds containing a hitherto unannounced graphics card - the AMD Radeon R9 380.

AMD has been extremely tight-lipped about its upcoming GPU range, aside from the performance capabilities of the 2.5D high-bandwidth memory (HBM) set to feature in its next flagship model, likely the R9 390X. Up until now the chip manufacturer has yet to even disclose a Radeon R9 380, but it features in the upcoming HP Envy Phoenix Tower, which can come with a GTX 980 or the aforementioned R9 380. [More]

SteamVR Game Lineup Leaks - Planned Valve Games Revealed And More

Written by Neil Soutter on 05 May 2015 at 12:00

Valve has sprung a leak over the weekend, with the Steam VR headset’s mini-site providing some vital clues as to what we can expect during the early days of Steam VR. The Vive headset, created in conjunction with HTC, is coming this November, and intrepid Redditors have dug up some interesting info from the Steam VR website’s source code.

While this is by no means confirmation of all of Valve’s VR plans, we see a line-up of 16 titles heading our way later this year. It’s an eclectic mix of VR experiences, fully-fledged titles, and reworked software designed to capitalise on the headset’s virtual reality capabilities. [More]

Village Life Is Suspiciously Tranquil In Kingdom Come: Deliverance Screens

Written by Stuart Thomas on 05 May 2015 at 10:15

Life in Warhorse’s Kingdom Come: Deliverance certainly looks peaceful and tranquil enough in the latest screenshots, but we’re sure if you pull back the curtain it’s a nest of medieval bloodshed, pestilence, and extremely shady apothecaries touting placebo wares.

The anti-fantasy role-playing game is certainly a looker though, draping its vast environments with near-photorealistic visuals and soft lighting effects, seemingly designed to get our graphics cards hot and bothered.  [More]

DirectX 12 Multi-Adapter Technology Uses Both Integrated And Dedicated GPUs

Written by Joffy S on 04 May 2015 at 16:00

A few months back an intriguing rumour cropped up regarding DirectX 12 making use of the shared performance of both discrete and integrated GPUs, and following Square Enix’s Build 2015 Witch - Chapter 0 [cry] demo it’s emerged this technology is very much real

Known as DirectX 12 Multi-Adapter Rendering, the latest technology is designed to capitalise on every piece of graphics hardware sitting inside a PC. Most of today’s central processing units come equipped with integrated graphics, iGPUs which lay dormant once beefier dedicated hardware is installed. With Multi-Adapter Rendering the two GPUs will work in conjunction, providing a small but significant performance boost. [More]

Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Content Detailed - Includes Playable Batgirl

Written by Neil Soutter on 04 May 2015 at 14:00

Warner Bros and Rocksteady have detailed the contents of Batman: Arkham Knight’s rather expensive season pass. Originally revealed last week, it appears as if the fan backlash to the $40/£33 season pass has forced their hand, detailing the pretty extensive goodies gamers will get if they go all in on the DLC extravaganza.

The headline act is undoubtedly Batgirl: A Matter of Family, a new prequel story expansion set within an entirely new location, never before seen in the Arkham series. Most intriguingly we’ll be playing as Batgirl for the first time, in what promises to be a fairly significant chunk of content. [More]

3D Platformer Yooka-Laylee From Ex-Rare Devs Smashes Kickstarter Goal In An Hour

Written by Stuart Thomas on 04 May 2015 at 12:00

Nostalgia’s a powerful thing, and nowhere is this more evident than the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee. Developed by new studio Playtonic, the outfit is comprised of a number of ex-Rare devs who worked on platforming gold like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country.

The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter went live on Friday afternoon, and within the hour had smashed through its £175,000 goal. Within a matter of hours it had become the fastest Kickstarter to rake in $1 million, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping anytime soon. [More]

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