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Best PC Gaming Hardware Upgrade Choices For Christmas Holidays 2015

Written by Paulo Proenca on 03 October 2015 at 17:00

The season of the big games is upon us and the holidays are fast approaching. As PC gamers we often slip a PC hardware component or two into our holiday present wish list. A little stick of memory here, 3.5 inches of SSD there. And Pow!, we are back in the PC Anyway, with a few choice upgrades, we can sometimes start to play the latest games again, like a boss. Do people still say that?

In preparation for the holidays 2015, I asked our main GD hardware guru, dear Pip, to spend some time searching for all the components for the best rig today. I gave him a hypothetical $1000 US budget. To keep it a little easier, he was to use or If you are in the market for a nicely priced rig or certain components then his findings below will help guide you towards a choice upgrade for your own PC, without breaking your bank. [More]

Soma Review : Grave New World

Written by Stuart Thomas on 03 October 2015 at 15:00

Everyone loves a good horror game, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent found its way into setting the yardstick for trouser-soiling terror in recent years with its blend of running from monsters, solving puzzles and grappling with psychological questions. Before Amnesia, Frictional Games made their name with Penumbra, which followed similar lines.


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Playstation 3 Is No Longer Shipped To New Zealand For Sale

Written by Felix Nova on 03 October 2015 at 13:30

Its game over for the 10 year old Sony console over in NZ. Gradually country after country will cease to stock these machines for sale. PS3 has officially discontinued in New Zealand.

The PS3 began in Us and Japan back in Nov 2006 and then eventually turned up in the EU March 2007. With PS4 smashing sales figures, notching up 24 million sold units so far, its hardly surprising that Sony want people to be looking to their newer tech to get their gaming and entertainment fix. [More]

Ex-Criterion Developers Tweet About Their Spiritual Successor to Burnout

Written by Ruben Strubbe on 03 October 2015 at 11:30

Last year, two of the co-founders of Criterion Games left the company. Criterion games of course being renowned for their work on hit titles like "Burnout" and "Need for Speed". Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry, looking for a fresh start away from EA games, formed the new studio Three Fields. Then news went relatively quiet, probably as they plotted and schemed. What games would they develop? When would they start?

And then on twitter this week they sent a couple of cryptic tweets into the world, teasingly announcing they've got several projects in the works. [More]

Rise Of The Tomb Raider Gets Season Pass According To Amazon Entry

Written by Ruben Strubbe on 03 October 2015 at 10:00

Shocking news! The gaming world trembles on its foundations as it was revealed that Rise of the Tomb Raider, of all games, will have a season pass.

Who says sarcasm is the lowest form of wit? [More]

Batman Arkham Knight PC Free Game Giveaway Again

Written by Felix Nova on 02 October 2015 at 18:00

I figured with the announcement that Batman Arkham Knight will be available again soon on PC I would offer up a free copy of this game. We actually have a key from before Warner Brothers put a stop on the game's sale months back.

So if you fancy seeing whether or not this game will run on your PC, without having to cough up the cash, then get involved here to get a copy. Everyone can be in with a chance to win it. Batman Arkham Knight is a fun game, assuming it works to your liking on your PC. If it doesnt, theoretically you only have to wait a week or two until they correctly patch it for a high PC standard. [More]

Batman Is Back As Arkham Knight Is For Sale On PC Again Later This Month

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on 02 October 2015 at 17:30

Its Back! Batman: Arkham Knight PC version will be available for purchase again by the end of this month, as Warner Bros development teams are readying up the last set of updates to iron out all the bugs.

Batman: Arkham Knight was initially released in June, but sales of the PC version were suspended due to high levels of bugs, limited graphical option features and terrible optimization of the game. Furthermore WB admitted that the game didn't meet publisher standards at the time of release. [More]

What Are You Playing This Weekend - October 2015 Edition

Written by Felix Nova on 02 October 2015 at 16:00

Hello GD, its our special time of the month again. Yay! This is where we all sit in a massive online circle and explain to each other what games are on our agenda for the coming weekend.

If, like me, you havent really got time for gaming this weekend, then at least explain to everyone how on earth you have time to be here, to read this brilliant article, that I practically had everyone else write for me. [More]

Playable Darth Vader Comes To Life In New Unreal Engine 4 Tech Demo

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on 02 October 2015 at 14:00

Harnessing the powers of Unreal Engine 4, CryZENx has created a Tech demo featuring Darth Vader. The demo takes advantage of DirectX 12 and allows the players to prowl around as the Sith Lord and be able to use his Light Saber and the Force.

DirectX 12 comes pre-installed on PCs using Windows 10 although currently only a handful of games take advantage of this. Unreal Engine 4's stable release itself was in August this year, so it's fairly new as well. [More]

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