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Valve Shows Off VR Controller Prototype At GDC

Written by Stuart Thomas on 05 March 2015 at 14:00

HTC mentioned when it unveiled its Vive VR headset in collaboration with Valve that Gabe Newell’s outfit was working on some revolutionary virtual reality controllers to provide seamless interaction. Valve’s VR controllers are still early in the prototype phase but were given a demonstration at GDC in San Francisco this week.

They’re not much to look at just yet, but the Valve prototype controllers consist of a pair of a Wiimote-like controllers, one for each hand, with a number of sensors design to track all sorts of movement, and even squeeze-detection for your grip. Valve claim this is one of the most precise methods of controlling VR yet. [More]

All Future Xbox One Accessories Will Be Compatible With Windows 10 PCs

Written by Neil Soutter on 05 March 2015 at 12:45

Microsoft is steaming ahead with its Xbox and Windows 10 integration, announcing full wireless Xbox One controller support will be coming to PC later this year. During a presentation at GDC in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed an adaptor for the Xbox One gamepad that will allow it communicate wirelessly with a PC. Currently if you have a wireless Xbox One controller you’re forced to connect via a pesky micro-USB.

Official drivers were released last year for the wired version of the fantastic Xbox One controller, but for those of us who want a bit less clutter in our lives this is welcome news. Interestingly, Microsoft also also said that all accessories created for Xbox One going forward will now be compatible with Windows 10 PCs. [More]

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GeForce GTX Titan X Detailed By Nvidia - Most Advanced GPU Ever

Written by Joffy S on 05 March 2015 at 11:30

With a 12GB framebuffer and a staggering 8 billion transistors, Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX Titan X is the most powerful graphics card on the planet. Thousands of Titans are no doubt cropping up on eBay as you read this, with Nvidia’s Maxwell-powered newcomer the GTX Titan X set to blow it away.

We’ve been waiting on news of Nvidia’s ‘Big Maxwell’ for a while now, and the GTX Titan X is the result. Based on the GM200 GPU, the Titan X has a huge die measuring roughly 600mm2, outstripping the Kepler GK110 seen in previous Titans and hopefully delivering much more efficient performance per watt. [More]

Final Version Of Steam Controller Displayed At GDC 2015

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

It’s been a long road to get here, but Valve has at last revealed the final iteration of its Steam Controller, due to launch in November this year. It’s the culmination of several redesigns for Valve, with a number of drastic changes coming in since its original unveiling.

The Steam Controller looks fairly similar to when we last saw it, retaining the two touchpads featured prominently on either side. The left circular touchpad has now been updated with a cross-shaped indentation, similar to a traditional four-way directional-pad. The right one meanwhile acts as a trackpad, similar to that on laptops, complete with acceleration to mimic mouse movement. [More]

Nvidia Titan X Running Unreal Engine 4 - Kite Flying Demo

Written by Felix Nova on 04 March 2015 at 19:50

This years Game Developer Conference is where the tech is being announced. Nvidia are showing their latest Titan X off.

Here is the demo trailer showing a real time demo run on a Nvidia Titan X, using the Unreal Engine 4. [More]

ACHTUNG! Standalone Prequel Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Announced

Written by Joffy S on 04 March 2015 at 18:30

Bethesda has announced MachineGames has been busy at work on an expansion for Wolfenstein: The New Order. The deliciously priced £15 / $20 Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is an eight chapter prequel to The New Order, and has B.J. Blazkowicz embarking on a two-part mission deep within the heart of Bavaria.

In Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves B.J. must break into Castle Wolfenstein itself in order to steal vital coordinates from under General Deathshead’s nose, while in The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs he finds himself in Wulfburg - A Nazi archaeologist has exhumed some mysterious artifacts, unleashing an ancient power. [More]

MGS 5: The Phantom Pain Shunted Back Two Weeks On PC And Hit With 60 Quid Price Tag

Written by Joffy S on 04 March 2015 at 17:30

Konami has sent word Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will retail for a hefty £59.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC when it arrives later this year. Yep, MGS V will be £59.99 digitally on the Steam store, making it one of the most expensive PC titles ever released.

The Japanese publisher also revealed the PC version of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be arriving two weeks later on PC than its console counterparts, stealthily sneaking onto store shelves on September 15th. [More]

Three New PvP Modes To Be Added To Grand Theft Auto Online Ahead Of PC Launch

Written by Neil Soutter on 04 March 2015 at 16:30

The wait might be well and truly on for Grand Theft Auto V on PC, but at least we know there’s going an absolute bucket load of stuff for us steal, murder, and rampage through once it arrives. Rockstar’s now announced even further plans for improvements and additions for both GTA V and Grand Theft Auto Online ahead of its April 14th launch.

If you haven’t had a chance to go hands-on with GTA Online just yet, it’s dangerously addictive multiplayer mayhem, and it’s only going to get better in the weeks leading up to the PC launch. Rockstar is adding three brand-new adversary mods for competitive PvP to GTA 5, including ‘Come Out To Play’, ‘Siege Mentality’, and ‘Hasta La Vista’. [More]

4GB Variants Of Nvidias GeForce GTX 960 Arriving In March

Written by Joffy S on 04 March 2015 at 15:15

Those of you disappointed with the meagre 2GB VRAM offered by the GeForce GTX 960 might be interested to know a number of Nvidia’s partners are beginning to roll out 4GB variants of the mid-tier graphics card.

Many weren't pleased Nvidia opted for just 2GB GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit interface, but this doubling of memory should hopefully provide a performance boost for modern memory intensive games and higher resolutions. [More]

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