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Windows 10 Already The Third Most Popular Operating System Among Steam Gamers

Written by Stuart Thomas on 03 September 2015 at 12:45

Windows 10 may have only been out for about five weeks now, but already Microsoft’s latest OS is the third most popular operating system used on Steam. The monthly Steam Hardware and Software Survey shows that for the month of August, more than 17% of Steam users are already using Windows 10.

The 64-bit edition of Windows 10 is already just 7% behind the total number of Windows 8.1 users. Way, way out in front is still Windows 7 of course, with 39.71% using the 64-bit version. However, this means Windows 10 64-bit is already more popular than Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. All in all this makes for the most successful Windows launch in Microsoft’s history. [More]

Mad Max Minimum And Ultra Comparison On MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G - 1080p And 1440p

Written by Joffy S on 03 September 2015 at 11:30

Believe it or not, Mad Max’s apocalyptic wasteland is actually kind of stunning in its own peculiar way. It’s not often I’d reserve praise for skyboxes, but Avalanche has pulled something a little special out the bag here for the stunning vistas on offer in Mad Max. Who knew 50 shades of brown could look fantastic. Obviously just how good Mad Max is going to look is going to depend on your gaming rig, but here we’ve got a look at just how good Mad Max looks at both minimum and max graphics.

We’ve already been over how the mighty 980 Ti tears through Mad Max, but here we’re taking a look at what happens when you throw the MSI GeForce GTX 950 2G at it. Here we’ll be looking at the visual difference between min and max, as well as a peek at how MSI’s $175 GTX 950 handles it. [More]

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6Assassins Creed: Syndicate Nov-19-2015
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Batman: Arkham Knight Patch 2 Came And Went - Included New Graphics Options

Written by Joffy S on 03 September 2015 at 10:15

The second Batman: Arkham Knight patch surfaced last night. I know because I managed to grab it, but like the Caped Crusader himself, it disappeared into the darkness as Warner Bros appeared to roll back the update. My copy has since reverted back to the 1.01 version, but I had a brief look at what the patch has in store.

To grab the update you had to agree to the Batman: Arkham Knight beta program, which subsequently made the patch available for download. It weighed in at around 660MB. Booting the game up there was a number of new graphics options to tinker with, including Chromatic Aberration, Film Grain, and the option to increase the Max FPS to 60fps and beyond. [More]

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Vs PC Ultra Video Comparison

Written by Neil Soutter on 02 September 2015 at 18:00

When you think of Snake and Metal Gear Solid, you’re mind probably drifts pretty quickly to the iconic triangle, square circle and cross of PlayStation. Despite appearances on plenty of other platforms, Metal Gear Solid has been an icon for Sony’s line of consoles. It’s one of the highest rated series of all time, and finally we’ve been given a PC version day and date with the console release in the shape of MGS V. 12 year old me wouldn’t believe my eyes.

With that in mind, we were interested to see how Kojima Productions and Konami had handled the PC version. Whether there would be a preference for the console versions or a hastily thrown together port. The good news is, neither of these scenarios are true. As you can see from our benchmarks on the 750 Ti earlier today, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a real performer, and that applies to all except the previous-gen platforms. Now it’s time to see how the MSI variant of Nvidia’s latest budget card, the GTX 950, stacks up against the horsepower of Sony’s console. It’s time for Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 Vs PC. [More]

Playing MGS V: The Phantom Pain On Ultra Graphics With Old PC Hardware

Written by Joffy S on 02 September 2015 at 16:25

So Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is out, and everyone on your Steam friends list is busy playing it. The only problem is, what if it doesn't run on your rig that isn't full of brand new, top‐tier components? You know, a normal gaming rig that doesn't come loaded with a $1000 graphics card encrusted with priceless jewels.

Here we'll be taking a look at just how MGS 5 runs on older hardware; whether the next generation of stealth is compatible with the last generation of PC gaming goodness. For these Metal Gear Solid V benchmarks we'll be seeing how the $110 GeForce GTX 750 Ti holds up to playing Konami's latest at Ultra graphics settings, from 720p resolution to the current industry standard of 1920 x 1080p.  [More]

Star Wars Battlefront Will Have No Server Browser - Skill Based Matchmaking Only

Written by Stuart Thomas on 02 September 2015 at 14:00

The introduction of the Battlelog to Battlefield 3 was bittersweet. Once we’d got over the change, which took some getting used to, it was kind of nice that Battlefield 3 and the Battlefield games since have allowed you do other stuff while browsing or waiting for a server.

The assumption was that Star Wars Battlefront would work along the same lines, using a Battlelog-type external server browser. As it turns out, it doesn’t. In fact Star Wars Battlefront won’t be coming with a server browser at all, instead relying entirely on a skill-based matchmaking system. [More]

PlayStation 4 Firmware Update 3.0 Brings Youtube Streaming And Cloud Storage Boost

Written by Joffy S on 02 September 2015 at 12:45

Sony is rolling out the long-in-the-waiting 3.0 firmware update for PlayStation 4 soon. Members of the PS4 beta program can download the update right now. After which, barring any unforeseen problems, it will begin pushing out to everybody else.

The new update is codenamed Kenshin and it’s designed around adding plenty of additional social media and streaming functionality to the console. Chief among these is the introduction of YouTube Live, allowing users to stream gameplay footage to YouTube. The option’s also there for Twitter uploads, while you can also send friends requests to watch them play. [More]

Grab Yourself Some Military Gaming History With The Humble Tom Clancy Bundle

Written by Neil Soutter on 02 September 2015 at 11:30

Every so often a Humble Bundle comes along that’s a little bit lovely. A big old pile of classic games you’ll throw a handful of cash at, probably never to play again. After a few duds, the latest is the Humble Tom Clancy Bundle, cramming together a plethora of Tom Clancy titles for just a dollar.

I’m just thinking back to how much I spent buying every single one of these games individually at the time and I shudder, but now you can net yourself 11 Tom Clancy games and counting for practically nothing. This includes the Rainbow Six series, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon. As a cheeky bonus, Ubisoft is also throwing in access to next month’s Rainbow Six: Siege multiplayer beta if you stump up the minimum amount of cash. [More]

Assassins Creed Syndicate Trailer Treats You To A Tour Of Londons Sights

Written by Stuart Thomas on 02 September 2015 at 10:15

Victorian London’s wasn’t all dreary skylines, coal-dusted houses and filthy back- streets. In its own way it was quite a nice looking place, or at least that’s what Ubisoft would have you believe with the latest Assassin’s Creed Syndicate trailer. The London Horizon footage explores the sights, sounds, and dodgy Thames water smells of the nation’s capital.

It looks like the perfect playground for a spot of roof-top hopping assassinations. The trailer doesn’t show off much about how Assassin’s Creed Syndicate plays other than a spot of suicidal swan diving, so much as how it looks. There appears to be both dynamic weather systems and full day / night cycles. We’re also treated to some of the tallest buildings the series has ever seen, including a towering Big Ben. [More]

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