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Nvidia Claims GTX 970 Is Only Sufficient For Medium Visuals In Star Wars Battlefront

Written by Joffy S on 07 October 2015 at 16:30

Ahead of the Star Wars Battlefront beta test which goes live tomorrow, Nvidia has weighed in on those lofty system requirements. The multiplayer shooter has a brand new Intel CPU as a minimum, with a hefty GTX 970 or R9 290 needed to hit recommended specs, along with an insane 16GB RAM.

Issued in a statement along with a new GeForce 358.50 driver release, Nvidia said “Based on our own testing, Electronic Arts’ recommendation of a GeForce GTX 970 will give gamers 60 frames per second and above at 1920x1080, with medium detail settings, in the Walker Assault’s 40-player battles. Higher detail levels will require more powerful GPUs, such as the GeForce GTX 980 and 980 Ti, as will higher resolutions.” [More]

Capcom Producer Hints At Imminent Resident Evil 7 Reveal

Written by Neil Soutter on 07 October 2015 at 15:32

After mucking about with spin-offs, remakes and remasters, it was kind of inevitable that Capcom’s attention would eventually return to the mainline Resident Evil series. Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata has suggested as much, hinting we could hear about Resident Evil 7 soon.

Kawata was speaking with Japanese gaming mag Dengeki Playstation when he spilled the beans, saying "We’re currently not at a state to talk about it… but please stay tuned." That sounds like confirmation of its existence to me.  [More]

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HTCs Vive Is Impressive But Valve Could Be Worried About The Viability Of Room-Space VR

Written by Joffy S on 07 October 2015 at 13:30

If you’ve been keeping track of VR, and Valve and HTC’s Vive in particular, you’ll know it’s not necessarily cheap to set up. All signs point to the HTC Vive being the most expensive of the bunch, but it’s also going to be the trickiest to set up. The reason Valve reckon you’re going to pick up an HTC Vive ahead of the rest is because of room scale VR.

This basically maps out a virtual reality environment into a room. The ideal size is 4.5m square, which is about 15 feet by 15 feet. This entire area needs to be clear of obstructions, but once it’s mapped out you’ll be able to walk about it and interact with things. This all sounds great in theory, but not everyone’s going to have the room to get the HTC Vive up and running. It’s clearly something playing on Valve’s mind, as it’s published a new survey asking fans about room scale VR and where they’re going to set their HTC Vive up. [More]

SEGA Announces Sonic Lost World For PC, With The Promise Of More Console Ports To Come

Written by Stuart Thomas on 07 October 2015 at 12:45

Despite SEGA’s new-found affiliation with PC, publishing the likes of the Total War series and Company of Heroes, much of its back catalogue still remains untouched on PC. This is all set to change in the near future, as SEGA has announced the previously Nintendo-exclusive Sonic Lost World will be coming to PC.

Sonic Lost World is heading PC-wards on November 2nd so there isn’t long to wait. It comes with gamepad support and all the usual Steam gubbins like achievements, leaderboards and cloud saves, as well as support for higher resolutions. It’ll be priced £19.99/$24.99/€22.99. That’s just the beginning though, with SEGA looking to bring over more of its back catalogue to PC soon, which could include the likes of Bayonetta, Vanquish, Skies of Arcadia and Yakuza, amongst others. [More]

The Witcher 3: Hearts Of Stone Launch Trailer Has Us Itching To Play Again

Written by Joffy S on 07 October 2015 at 11:00

By the time the credits had finally closed on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt I thought I’d had my fill. How foolish I was, because after watching the Hearts of Stone DLC expansion trailer they’ve gone full Michael Corleone on me and pulled me right back in again. Hearts of Stone might be treading familiar ground in Velen and Oxenfurt, but it’s adding a massive 10-hour quest line with some familiar faces and all new foes. And a giant belching frog.

Geralt of Rivia, slayer of beasts and all-round no nonsense badass is back, and this time he’s been hired to defeat a bandit captain by the name of Olgierd von Everec. An immortal bandit captain no less. [More]

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens Dev Kit For Early 2016, But It Will Set You Back 3000 USD

Written by Neil Soutter on 07 October 2015 at 10:20

Microsoft took its HoloLens augmented reality headset out for a spin yesterday during its hardware conference. It’s always looked like a nice piece of experimental kit that would take years to arrive, but Microsoft surprised us all and announced the first dev kits will be available early next year. Compared to the early Oculus Rift development kits however, the Hololens comes with a far steeper price tag that will put it out of buying range for most curious gamers.

Scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2016, Hololens dev kits will set you back a cool $3000. Devs can submit their application for a kit now, which comes with the completely untethered headset utilising sensors to map the environment around you. Microsoft also demonstrated its gaming capabilities during the event, showcasing the robot-battling Project X-Ray. [More]

Ubisoft Teasing Far Cry Primal, A Far Cry Game Without Any Guns

Written by Stuart Thomas on 06 October 2015 at 17:31

UPDATE: Ubisoft’s gone and officially revealed Far Cry Primal, announcing the Stone Age pseudo-sequel will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23rd 2016, with a PC release in March.

Original Story: Ubisoft has painstakingly been teasing an imminent announcement for the last 18 hours. It’s a livestream of a cave painting which is literally as interesting as watching paint dry. It’s steadily been zooming out to reveal more and more but all that means nought, because an IGN Turkey Twitter account which has since been suspended tweeted out the name and ruined all the suspense. Or saved you a lot of boredom, it depends how into Paleolithic art you are. [More]

MS Announce Surface 4 Claiming It Will Replace All Laptops, Then Announce New Laptop

Written by Felix Nova on 06 October 2015 at 17:30

As I type Microsoft are in the middle of their live Hardware Event for 2015. Announcing all sorts of bits and bobs to try and capture your attention and consider MS in your future decisions about tech.

I have just watched Panos Panay, corporate VP at Microsoft, announce the new Surface 4. Strutting confidently across the stage with the new device he claims on a few occasions that the Surface 4 "will replace your laptop." Thats the catch phrase for this device. Bold stuff. The sort of wow factor that gets you sitting up and listening. What no need for laptops anymore. Hmm, interesting. But almost as if he doesnt quite believe his own claimed awesomeness for the Surface 4, he then goes on with his presentation and announces that they are also bringing out a new laptop. [More]

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be An Even Larger Game Than The Witcher 3 Claims CD Projekt RED

Written by Joffy S on 06 October 2015 at 17:00

In fantastic news for the time rich, and hideous news for the time poor, CD Projekt RED has said Cyberpunk 2077 will be far, far bigger than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. That noise you hear is the sound of millions of calendars hurriedly being wiped clean, as anxious gamers begin worrying just how they can find the time to take on a game even bigger than the mighty The Witcher 3.

CDPR had said we wouldn’t hear any more about Cyberpunk 2077 until at least 2017, but it seems it just couldn’t help itself with this latest announcement. Swapping Axii signs for neon signs, Cyberpunk 2077 is a sci-fi RPG set in a futuristic city. I’d tell you it’s cyberpunk but that seems surplus to requirements now. CD Projekt RED has been working on Cyberpunk 2077 since 2012 so it’s had plenty of time in the oven, leading to a game which will be even larger in scale than Geralt’s latest jaunt. [More]

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