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Does CPU Performance Matter And Cause System Bottlenecks In Todays Gaming

Written by ZeroHour060 on 28 February 2015 at 16:00

In the world of PC requirements, it can be hard to decide just how well your PC will run a game. With CPU requirements on the rise (as well as GPU requirements), one can become a bit unsure if their CPU can cope with the stress of modern big name games. Well my friends, today I will put your minds (hopefully) at ease. I ran a few benchmarks with my FX-8350 while playing Far Cry 4, and the results were quite surprising!

What I did was take my FX-8350 and lower the core count and core frequency with a little ingenuity. I turned it into a FX-6300, Athlon X4 730 and even an Opteron 1352. The FX-8350 at stock speed meets the Recommended requirements for Far Cry 4. The FX-6300 is just above the Minimum requirements. The Athlon X4 730 is a bit below the Minimum requirements. Last (and certainly least), the Opteron 1352 is well below the Minimum requirements. [More]

The Order: 1886 Review : Bourgeois Boogie

Written by Joffy S on 28 February 2015 at 14:00

The dreaded QTE. The bane of many a gamer. I can vividly remember being amazed by their introduction in Shenmue, allowing Ryo Hazuki to perform all sorts of feats that didn’t seem possible with a controller. We’ve come a long way since then, and the Quick Time Event has become a much-loathed feature across the gaming world. Nearly every action game manages to squeeze a few in somewhere though, it’s like they just can’t help themselves, and The Order: 1886 takes this to its logical extreme.


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Scenario Generator Offers Limitless Replayability For Dark Souls, Civ 5, The Witcher 2

Written by Joffy S on 28 February 2015 at 12:00

I stumbled upon this site the other week and I thought it was a pretty neat idea, particularly if you’re like me and you have the imagination of a paving slab when it comes to your game choices. Fully good or fully evil is usually about as far it goes for me on customising a playthrough, and any RPG you show me I instantly one to be a lockpicking, backstabbing rogue.

It’s a pretty simple idea really, but Scenario Generator has a list of titles from which it can randomly select a set of options and choices to make both before and after a game has started. Whether it’s Minecraft, Civilization V, or The Witcher 2, it gives you a new spin on playing and makes sure your games have infinitely more replay value than they are often given credit for. [More]

Life Is Strange Episode 2 Has Been Delayed

Written by Stuart Thomas on 28 February 2015 at 10:00

Those looking forward to the second part of Dontnod’s promising episodic adventure Life is Strange will be disappointed to hear it’s been delayed until an as-yet-undisclosed date. Life is Strange - Episode 2 was originally supposed to arrive on March 13th, but publisher Square Enix has said it now has no idea when it will arrive.

Dontnod has clearly hit some sort of stumbling block in the run up to Episode 2, although there’s no official word yet on just what has caused this delay. Episodic games have a history of running over schedule, with even the episodic masters Telltale Games often failing to deliver for months at a time. [More]

What Are You Playing This Weekend - March 2015 Edition

Written by Joffy S on 27 February 2015 at 18:18

February’s been a bit of a tame month when it came to new releases. We were originally meant to be tucking in to Grand Theft Auto V for the entire month, but Rockstar’s insatiable appetite to delays means it’s now even further away than we thought.

Still, there’s been a number of other games bubbling away in the meantime, including the first episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the Homeworld Remastered Collection, and of course Total War: Attila encouraging us gleefully back to war. There’s certainly plenty of gaming to be getting on with for the weekend ahead for everyone in the GD community… [More]

Mortal Kombat X Story Trailer And Brutalities Revealed

Written by Neil Soutter on 27 February 2015 at 15:15

Far be it from me to judge, but apparently a lot of people take the Mortal Kombat story preeetty seriously. For a gaming that’s largely about slicing people’s faces off the story seems kind of a secondary, especially considering the average lifespan of Sub Zero and co is about 49 seconds.

Still, there is an honest to goodness storyline running through the previous nine iterations of Mortal Kombat, and Mortal Kombat X is no different. Set some years after the previous titles, everyone’s looking a little more wizened and grey, and there’s a few new faces cropping up looking keen for a bout. [More]

Ubisoft Wants To Have A Bigger Focus On Modern Day Sections In Assassins Creed

Written by Joffy S on 27 February 2015 at 14:00

In news that roughly 99% of the world’s population won’t want to hear, Ubisoft is planning on the modern day sections of Assassin’s Creed games, with plans in place for “the next 10, 20 years or however long we're around."

Assassin’s Creed Unity’s brief forays into different time periods were mercifully brief, and there was none of that wandering around Abstergo or any of that guff. I mistakenly took this as an indicator Ubisoft was likely moving away from the modern parts to focus on the historic locales. I remember there was nothing quite as jarring as sailing the Caribbean one minute before having a meeting with an Abstergo hacker the next. [More]

The Definitive Version Of Battlefield Hardline Will Be On PC Says Visceral

Written by Joffy S on 27 February 2015 at 12:45

If you had any doubts about the performance of Battlefield Hardline on PC, Visceral Games’ Mike Glosecki has reaffirmed the PC version of the multiplayer cops vs robbers shooter will be the definitive edition.

While the console’s will be getting ports, PC is what Battlefield Hardline has been designed for. Provided you’ve got enough power under the hood, Battlefield Hardline will be playable well beyond 1080p resolution, using much higher graphics settings on PC than either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One are capable of. [More]

Hearthstone Pre-Release Patch Suggests Blackrock Mountain-Themed Expansion Is In The Works

Written by Neil Soutter on 27 February 2015 at 11:30

If you're one of the precious few who’ve seen Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’s viselike grip over ease over the past few months, prepare to be dragged in kicking and screaming for more when the next expansion hits.

Pre-release patch data mined from Blizzard’s servers reveals the next significant content update to the dangerously addictive collectable card game will be based on World of Warcraft’s Blackrock Mountain area, including the Molten Core raid. Patch 8036 contains information on three previously unknown card backs, dubbed Molten Core, Ragnaros, and Golden Celebration. [More]

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