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Sales Of Nvidias GeForce GTX Titan X Exceeding Demand

Written by Stuart Thomas on 31 March 2015 at 12:45

It might have a $1000 asking price but that doesn’t seem to be deterring PC gamers from picking up Nvidia’s GeForce GTX Titan X in vast numbers. Nvidia’s flagship graphics card is currently the fastest single-GPU card on the market, and the need for more graphics power has seen demand outstrip supply throughout Europe.

Over on CaseKing.de a GTX Titan X will set you back €1,199 but that hasn’t deterred buyers, with the German online store admitting in a recent interview “the demand exceeds the available hardware. We have already sold impressive numbers and we are getting new GeForce GTX Titan Xs sent to the warehouse.” [More]

Details Revealed Of Next-Gen AMD Greenland Radeon GPU - Arriving In 2016

Written by Joffy S on 31 March 2015 at 11:30

All eyes might be firmly fixed on AMD’s R9 300 series of graphics cards, but AMD is already looking ahead to 2016, when its next-generation high bandwidth memory (HBM) GPU will arrive. The new graphics processing unit we now know will be codename ‘Greenland’, and is expected to replace the Fiji GPU and go head-to-head with Nvidia’s Pascal.

The R9 400 series Greenland GPU will support the second generation of HBM memory, doubling the density, speed, and bandwidth of the first-generation memory used on AMD’s imminent Radeon R9 390X. As part of the ‘Arctic Islands’ family of graphics card products, the Greenland GPU will likely support DirectX 12 Tier 3 and the upcoming Vulkan API. [More]

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Rainbow Six: Siege Operator Trailer Blows Open The Tactical Options

Written by Neil Soutter on 31 March 2015 at 10:15

Ubisoft has revealed a new trailer for Rainbow Six: Siege, demonstrating a brand-new class-based operator system. Five distinct classes are available for both attackers and defenders, with each granted unique skills, weapons, and abilities.

SAS member Sledge can go in all guns blazing, making use of a close-quarters shotgun and breaching hammer, while Ash is a sniper capable of firing long-distance breaching charges to help her teammates. Each and every operator will have a member of the opposite team with counter-abilities poised to take them down, in intense rock, paper, scissor encounters. [More]

Dead Or Alive 5 PC Port Misses Several Key Features - No MP Support At Launch

Written by Joffy S on 30 March 2015 at 16:30

If you’ve been keeping an eye for the long-delayed PC port of Dead or Alive 5, you might be best off holding onto your cash for a little while. Initial reports suggest this is exactly the sort of slapdash port we’d feared.

In amongst the graphical downgrade we head of a few weeks ago, the PC edition of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round out today comes without basic functions such as Steam Achievements, Steam cloud saves, key rebinding, and, most bizarrely, multiplayer support or any kind. [More]

Project Cars To Get Regular Free Content Updates After Launch

Written by Stuart Thomas on 30 March 2015 at 15:15

The ever-committed Slightly Mad Studios has revealed plans for a series of post-launch content updates for its upcoming racing simulator, Project CARS. In addition to featuring one of the largest real-life track rosters ever seen, Slightly Mad Studios will be adding new content each and every month following the racer’s launch in May.

The first car to be added will be the Lykan Hypersport. The star of the show in the latest Fast & Furious move, the Lykan Hypersport will be pulling up to the start line in June, available to download free of charge. While Slightly Mad Studios hasn’t indicated how many content updates it plans to create after launch, it has said this is just a sneak-peek at how Project CARS is set to expand in the future. [More]

Life is Strange: Episode 2 - Out of Time Review : As The Guitar Strums

Written by Mukul Gupta on 30 March 2015 at 14:00

Constants and variables. No, this is not the review for Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea but rather a peek behind development process of Life is Strange: Episode 2 - Out of Time from Dontnod Entertainment. We've already taken a look at the first episode of this gem of an episodic coming-of-age tale, but suffice to say the adversity this studio had to face to even bring a title like this to market is amazing.

Now, those constants for the series: Bad lip sync, jittery animations, awkward UI, a protagonist who is way too teenage-ey, epic lightning, Chromatic Aberration and shallow Depth of Field designed specifically to relay that photographic style the game is all about. The variables: a revamped dialogue style, revamped voice acting, much heavier decisions to take and of course, the plot really taking things up a notch.. [More]

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Suit Infection Takes The Zombies For Fast Food

Written by Neil Soutter on 30 March 2015 at 12:45

The barrage of season pass content for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare continues unabated, with Activision unveiling the second of four map packs for Sledgehammer Games’ sci-fi shooter. Alongside the four maps, which have already been detailed in a previous video, the latest trailer for Call of duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC pack focuses on the Exo Zombies Infection campaign.

John Malkovich is back for the second part of Exo Zombies, which moves things out of the previous Atlas research facility to a new battle for survival at the Burgertown fast food restaurant. Despite their slavering lips and giblety arms it’s still hard to take the zed hordes seriously beneath the shadow of a styrofoam hamburger. [More]

European Commission Tackles Regional Pricing Restrictions On Digital Stores Like Steam

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

The likes of Steam and even GOG have, in recent months, been doing their damndest to prevent users from picking up games on the cheap from other territories, but it could all be for naught if the European Commision has anything to do with it.

The executive body of the European Union has had enough with regional limits on digital sales, and wants to instead create a Digital Single Market. Valve recently clamped down on users doing this, even preventing cross-region gifting. GOG meanwhile made a name for itself for DRM-free games and its Fair Price Package, designed to eliminate region-specific pricing - an element increasingly forgotten in the push to get content from publishers. [More]

Halo 5: Guardians Releases On October 27th Worldwide

Written by Stuart Thomas on 30 March 2015 at 10:16

Microsoft has announced Halo 5: Guardians will launch on Tuesday, October 27th, worldwide, exclusively on Xbox One. The release date confirmation was joined by a pair of live-action trailers, hinting at what’s in store for the return of the legendary Master Chief as he takes on Spartan Locke - the UNSC’s top manhunter.

Halo 5: Guardians’ October 27th launch puts it in a prime spot for the holiday period, likely beating the next Call of Duty and DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront to the punch. The live-action videos provide more questions than answers in the run-up to its E3 2015 unveiling though, with a human city reduced to rubble as the finger of blame is pointed at the Master Chief. [More]

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