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Rocket League 1.05 Patch Will Let PC Players Filter Out PS4 Gamers

Written by Neil Soutter on 05 September 2015 at 10:00

The absolute phenomenon that is Rocket League keeps on going from strength to strength. It’s already shifted more than 1.2 million copies on PC and over 5 million on PlayStation 4 in the two months since its launch, and it’s already earned a seat at the professional eSports table. Basically, FIFA’s probably looking over its shoulder and panicking, as Rocket League is breathing down its neck.

Rocket League is a well-oiled machine, so changes to it are probably going to be few and far between. That said, Psyonix multiplayer car soccer game is about to get its 1.05 update. The headline act is a change to the PC version which will allow users to filter out their PlayStation 4 competitors. I have no idea why you would want to shrink your potential player-base like this, but the choice is there regardless after popular demand. [More]

Steam Big Picture Mode Gets An Overhaul In Preparation For Steam Controllers

Written by Joffy S on 04 September 2015 at 15:30

Steam Big Picture mode has been on the receiving end of some nifty new updates from Valve. Steam users who have opted in to the beta client may have noticed the changes already, which restructured libraries and navigation improvements. It looks as if Valve is gearing up for the launch of its Steam Controller and the Steam Link device, both of which are out in just two months.

The updated Library section does away with the bar of games in favour of a traditional left-aligned media centre setup. From here it’s been divided into different into sub-categories to make games easier to find. This includes Resume & Explore, Recent, and Installed, as well as showcasing games which are popular among your Steam friends. At the bottom of the screen there’s also a ‘Start something new’ section which highlights games in your Steam library that you’ve yet to play. [More]

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World Of Warships Heads To The Open Seas On September 17th

Written by Neil Soutter on 04 September 2015 at 14:15

World of Warships will be heading full steam ahead into battle later this month, Wargaming has announced. The sort-of-sequel to the eternally popular World of Tanks, World of Warships is all at sea on September 17th. You may remember it as World of Battleships, which was renamed World of Warships last year.

If you haven’t been following the multiplayer title, it’s been in development for absolutely ages. World of Warships was originally announced back in 2011, so basically it’s about time it was out. Like both World of Tanks and World of Warplanes before it, World of Warships will be free-to-play with additional currency that can bought to speed up the levelling process. [More]

Batman: Arkham Knight Interim Patch 2 Before And After Comparison GTX 950

Written by Joffy S on 04 September 2015 at 13:00

It was way back in mid June that Batman: Arkham Knight launched, and now, in September, it's nearing an acceptable state on PC. I strongly emphasise the word acceptable. Not good, not great; acceptable. Batman: Arkham Knight still isn't a well optimised port, but with the interim Patch 2, it is at least taking another shaky step towards being ready for sale once more.

If you were one of the thousands upon thousands given a free code by Nvidia with a graphics card purchase, or you managed to buy it early enough that hadn't been withdrawn from sale, then you're no doubt interested in just what this patch brings to Arkham Knight. Here we'll be taking a look at the changes, as well as seeing just how the MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G handles it with our before and after benchmark comparisons.  [More]

WildStar MMORPG Created By WoW Veterans Going Free-To-Play Later This Month

Written by Stuart Thomas on 04 September 2015 at 11:30

WildStar, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by World of Warcraft veterans at Carbine Studios, will be going free-to-play later this month. Originally launched in mid-2014 as a subscription-based MMO, WildStar arrived to rapturous reviews but a rapidly dwindling player count.

You don’t have to be a genius to work out the studio arrived a little too late to the subbed MMO party, but this will all be changing on September 29th when it relaunches as WildStar: Reloaded. The switch to F2P comes alongside a massive new update that promises to shake the game up. Big changes are coming to the core game systems, including character creation, the levelling curve, dungeons, tradeskills, group content and events. [More]

Batman: Arkham Knight PC Interim Update Is Finally Here

Written by Neil Soutter on 04 September 2015 at 10:10

After a false start yesterday, the Batman: Arkham Knight Interim update has finally managed to sneak out of Warner Bros HQ. Originally going live yesterday, WB Games swiftly whipped it down for reasons unknown, but now it’s available for all to download. The second Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch weighs in at a 626.2MB download.

Some of the major chances included in the update are reduced framerate hitches, system memory and VRAM usage optimisations, improved performance across all graphics cards, more in-game graphics settings, and supposedly a fix for the low resolution texture bug which a number of Batman: Arkham Knight players were experiencing. [More]

Latest Need For Speed Trailer Shows Five Ways To Play, But Offline Is None Of Them

Written by Joffy S on 03 September 2015 at 17:00

Need For Speed’s impressive tradition of cringeworthy trailers continues with a aplomb in the latest ‘Five Ways to Play’ footage. Crammed between hammy dialogue and some hilarious street racing culture segments there’s even a bunch of gameplay of the latest racer from Ghost Games.

We’re only about 8 weeks away from launch but details on Need For Speed have been pretty light. Here at last we find out about the five different ways you’ll be able to earn rep and progress in Need For Speed 2015 - Speed, Style, Build, Crew, and Outlaw. Performing in any of these five classes will earn you reputation, which is Need For Speed’s currency. “After all, reputation is what gets you respect on the street,” the trailer helpfully reminds us.  [More]

You Will Be Swimming With The Fishes In The Terrifying SOMA Environments Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 03 September 2015 at 15:15

Sink into the Crushing Isolation of SOMA” is possibly one of the most downbeat PR headers I’ve ever read. It’s like an invitation to “Step on a plug!” or “Free landmine garden makeover!”. Frictional Games knows its audience though, and its audience endured a torrid time with Amnesia: The Dark Descent and it’s still coming back for it. It takes all sorts, I guess.

An exploratory horror puzzler, SOMA is all about sneaking your way through an abandoned underwater facility known as PATHOS-II. Kind of abandoned anyway. It’s out on September 22nd so we’ve been treated to a new trailer, this time showcasing the environments we’ll be exploring. You’ll be suffering “intolerable isolation” beneath the ocean waves, but at least it looks nice. [More]

Nvidia GeForce GTX 990M Is Coming - Packs Full GM204 GPU With GTX 980 Performance

Written by Neil Soutter on 03 September 2015 at 14:00

Contrary to the previous rumours that the GeForce GTX 990M mobile graphics would be based on the ridiculously high-end GM200 GPU used in the GTX 980 Ti and Titan X, it turns out Nvidia’s upcoming chip will instead be based on the Maxwell GM204 GPU. It turns out, a little unsurprisingly, that the GM200 runs too hot for user in laptops, forcing the use of the GM204 GPU.

The GM204 is still no slouch however. It’s the same GPU used in the desktop variant of the GeForce GTX 980, so it’s packing some serious punch. The GTX 990M is a full fat mobile variant packing the entire complete of 2048 stream processors, 128 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and 8GB GDDR5 memory, all on a 256-memory interface. The GTX 990M GPU itself is clocked at 1190MHz. [More]

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