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Star Wars Battlefront RAM Test And GTX 750 Ti, GTX 950 And Radeon HD 7950 Benchmarks

Written by Joffy S on 09 October 2015 at 16:50

Like most of you no doubt, we've been busy slicing down fools as Darth Vader and stomping over Rebel scum. Yep, Imperials rule and you all know it. Having seen the system requirements ahead of the beta it looked as if some of the hardware we had wouldn't even be capable of running Star Wars Battlefront, but we decided to put it to the test and see just how a variety of systems would cope under the pressure. 

With the help of Loukas we’ve managed to test a trio of rigs in the Star Wars Battlefront beta test. Firstly we’ve got the trusty GeForce GTX 750 Ti, supported by an AMD FX-4100 CPU and a measly 4GB RAM. We’ll show you DICE and your crazy specs! Then we’ve got Loukas’ rig, which is a Radeon HD 7950 Windforce Boost Edition with an Intel Core i5-3570 processor and 8GB memory. Lastly we have the MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming 2G, backed up by an Intel i7-5820K and 16GB RAM.  [More]

Star Wars Battlefront PC Benchmark Analysis Video Guide

Written by Felix Nova on 09 October 2015 at 15:45

After DICE put out the system requirements to end all system requirements for Star Wars Battlefront, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. I mean, 16GB RAM! GTX 970 recommended! We’ve never seen anything quite like that, but luckily we’ve all had the beta test to get busy with. It’s also served a side benefit as a cheeky demo, so we all know whether to put down our hard-earned pre-order cash.

I’ve been busy putting our MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming 2G through its paces to get a feel for just how demanding Star Wars Battlefront is. While I’ve been doing that I’ve also been putting together one of our new-fangled graphics options performance guides, so you lovely lot can see just what certain graphics options do, how Star Wars Battlefront looks on all the presets, and just what sort of performance hits you can expect. [More]

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Nvidia Reportedly Phasing Out 2GB GTX 960 In Favour Of 4GB Models

Written by Neil Soutter on 09 October 2015 at 14:00

In a telling sign of where we’re headed with hardware demands, reports are circulating that Nvidia is planning to phase out the 2GB variants of its GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards. The models with 2GB of GDDR5 memory will dropped in favour of the 4GB flavours, which will become the sole versions.

Last weekend we asked just how much VRAM do you need for gaming in 2015, and the overwhelming response from GD’ers was that 4GB was the absolute minimum you should accept when buying a new graphics card. It looks as if Nvidia is taking a similar tack, aided no doubt by the recent surge in AAA system requirements demanding upwards of 3GB GDDR5 memory. [More]

Find Out Exactly When You Can Begin Playing Fallout 4 On November 10th

Written by Joffy S on 09 October 2015 at 12:45

Look, I know it’s still four weeks to go but if you’re anything like me then you can’t wait to hop into Fallout 4 at the earliest opportunity possible. Anything less than the release minute just won’t do. Well, alongside the Fallout 4 system requirements which were disclosed yesterday, Bethesda has also detail the exact times each and every one of you can begin playing worldwide.

First things first, the release date. Fallout 4 is out on November 10th worldwide. Except, that is, Asia, where it arrives on November 11th, and Japan, which is apparently a separate territory and has to wait until December 17th. Ouch. Get on the proxies Japanese GD’ers! Digitally Fallout 4 will be available at 12:01 AM on November 10th everywhere else. So New Zealanders will be the first to get Fallout 4, and Americans will be the last, if my knowledge of the globe is correct. [More]

Torment: Tides Of Nemenera Prepares For A Crisis In New Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 09 October 2015 at 11:30

Despite widespread critical acclaim, Black Isle’s Planescape: Torment wasn’t exactly the money spinner Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale were. It’s not all that difficult to see why - a protagonist dubbed The Nameless One traveling celestial plans to remember his lost lives doesn’t exactly scream success - but it is curious to see inXile Entertainment target this niche market with spiritual successor Torment: Tides of Numenera.

Still, Torment’s looking like a must-buy for ardent cRPG fans. In the new gameplay video inXile's lead designer Jeremy Kopman details the new Crisis elements. This is a system which throws up unexpected elements in the middle of fights, such as enemies surrendering or leaders fleeing the scene, all under the threat of time limits. [More]

Just Cause 3 On A Mission Trailer Shows Offense Is The Best Defence

Written by Neil Soutter on 09 October 2015 at 10:15

Just Cause 3 is big and dumb in just about the best way possible. Rico Rodriguez is never more than milliseconds aware from the warm glow of an explosion, popping off dynamite, blitzing planes with a rocket launcher and generally ensuring Medici becomes another Mediterranean island with serious financial problems.

The latest trailer for Just Cause 3 is designed to show us just how all this OTT gameplay flows into the missions. Apparently anyway. Square Enix reckon Rico’s ‘protecting’ the town of Costa Del Port and attempting to break his friend Mario out of prison. I don’t know what Square Enix think protection is, but in Rico’s world it involves wanton destruction and loss of lives. I reckon he's got a check-list of stuff in his back pocket, and he's working his way down it trying to explode it all. Churches, bridges, hospitals, petrol stations, planes, helicopters. You name it, Rico's broken it into several thousand pieces, before wingsuiting gloriously out of there.  [More]

Fallout 4 System Requirements

Written by Joffy S on 08 October 2015 at 16:15

That sound you hear is the vault door opening after centuries of neglect. With a hiss the door slides and inside, at long last, sites the Fallout 4 system requirements. We're a shade over four weeks away from yet another mammoth RPG preparing to steal away our lives. Sensationally revealed in the run up to E3, we've only had to wait five months for it to hit stores.

Bethesda reckon it's going to be bigger, better, more complex and sprawling than any Fallout before it. It's undeniably one of the most anticipated games this holiday season. Before you put on your Pip-Boy and step out into the wastelands though, it's time to find out whether your gaming rig is as useful as an irradiated bottle of Nuka Cola, or a VATS headshot master, with the official Fallout 4 system requirements. [More]

Hefty Witcher 3 Update Squashes The Final Bugs Ahead Of Hearts Of Stone DLC Launch

Written by Joffy S on 08 October 2015 at 14:38

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s had a big ol’ patch ahead of the Hearts of Stone expansion next week. I mean big as well, the 1.10 update is easily the heftiest of many patches since its May launch. If you laid out the patch notes end to end they wouldn’t quite get to the moon and back, but they do fill up a 13-page PDF document. Which is basically a novella by that point. A novella of righted wrongs.

If you’re anything like me then your first port of call is probably heading to the broken quests section, where I was delighted to see The Empty Coop has finally been fixed. It’s been an absolute blight on my otherwise unblemished quest log. Why would that pesky woman not talk to me?! Among the hundreds of bug fixes and niggly little changes, CD Projekt RED has also taken an almighty stab at improving performance of The Witcher 3 across all systems. [More]

eSports Gain Mainstream Footing As BBC Agrees Deal For League Of Legends Live Coverage

Written by Stuart Thomas on 08 October 2015 at 13:30

In what’s probably the largest slice of news regarding eSports to come out of our fair isle, the BBC has said it will be showing the League of Legends World Championships Finals live on TV. The quarter finals are being held at Wembley Arena, with BBC Three hosting the entire event live. It’s undoubtedly one of the greatest leaps forward eSports has taken here in the UK, with League of Legends being granted mainstream coverage.

The League of Legends World Championships Quarter Finals will be taking place from October 15th over four days. Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin, who’s reportedly a keen gamer, will be hosting the coverage, which will also include interviews with top team members and fans that have turned up to arena to watch the event. [More]

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