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Chi-Kui Lam Sets Haswell Overclocking World Record At 7193.8 MHz

Written by Jon Sutton on 20 August 2014 at 17:30

Hong Kong resident Chi-Kui Lam has set a new overclocking world record, boosting his Intel Haswell i7 CPU all the way up to a staggering 7193.8 MHz clock speed.

The world record is the highest frequency ever recorded for a Haswell processor, with Lam clocking up the impressive figure on an Intel Core i7-4770K, in addition to some pretty hefty cooling to prevent a total meltdown. [More]

Latest Humble Jumbo Bundle Offers Strategy Classics, Van Helsing, Terraria, And More

Written by Neil Soutter on 20 August 2014 at 16:30

The Humble Jumbo Bundle’s back, and this time it’s offering a total of 11 games and expansion content in its latest pay-what-you-want offering, with the promise of more games still to come.

The package has got a heavy leaning towards strategy gaming this time, and includes a whole host of Age of Empires content, Crusader Kings 2 along with 3 batches of DLC, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and stacks more. [More]

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Microstore Xbox Store Leak Reveals Resident Evil Revelations 2

Written by Jon Sutton on 20 August 2014 at 15:15

Microsoft’s official online store appears to have outed a potentially unannounced sequel to Resident Evil: Revelations from Capcom. The box art and a screenshot for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 cropped up on the store, indicating Capcom may have a little more up its sleeve than the previously revealed Resident Evil HD Remaster.

Rumours of the existence of Resident Evil Revelations 2 have been doing the rounds for some time now, although the appearance of these assets strongly suggest the title is in the works. Information revealed so far indicates that RE Revelations 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. No mention has been made yet of a PC version, although judging from Capcom’s recent efforts we’d expect a PC edition to be announced alongside it. [More]

Atari Announces Alone In The Dark And Haunted House Reboots For PC

Written by Stuart Thomas on 20 August 2014 at 14:00

Survival horror stalwart Alone in the Dark and the ageing  Haunted House are back and getting reboots courtesy of Atari. Alone in the Dark: Illumination is a PC-only horror game due out later this year, and will be shown in full at Seattle’s PAX Prime event later this month.

Fondly remembered as the roots of the horror genre, Alone in the Dark began in the original 1992 DOS release, making a name for itself for its story based on Lovecraftian lore. It’s undergone a number of different reboots already, including the Resident Evil-style Alone in the Dark: A New Nightmare, and the poorly received Alone in the Dark 2008 reboot. Now it’s back with Alone in the Dark: Illumination, which Atari pitches as a re-imagined take on the classic survival horror series. [More]

Blizzard Claims It Does Not Expect World Of Warcraft Subscriptions To Grow Again

Written by Jon Sutton on 20 August 2014 at 12:45

Blizzard has declared that it doesn’t expected the World of Warcraft subscriptions to grow again following the drop-off over the past few months. More than 800,000 players have upped and left World of Warcraft within the last 3 months alone, but Blizzard has admitted it isn’t guaranteed these players will be back again.

The new Warlords of Draenor expansion is arriving later this year, and Blizzard is hoping that the subscriber numbers spike once more with its arrival, with the new content raising the level cap to 100 and offering a whole host of new content in the Orcish lands. [More]

EA Admits It Has Not Been A Great Listener In The Past But It Is Improving

Written by Neil Soutter on 20 August 2014 at 11:30

EA hasn’t been in a lot of gamer’s good books over the last few years, lurching from one controversy to the next. Whether it’s SimCity’s always-online approach and teeny tiny cities, Battlefield 4’s atrociously buggy launch, FIFA 14 on PC using the last-gen engine, or Maxis enraging fans by removing swimming pools and toddlers from The Sims 4, not much has gone quite right.

All that’s just a snippet from the last 18 months though, but EA has admitted it’s not blind to this criticism, with CEO Andrew Wilson claiming that while the publishing giant hasn't always been a great listener in the past, he insists it's getting better going forward. [More]

Grab Your Hazmat Suit, Wasteland 2 Confirmed For September Launch

Written by Stuart Thomas on 20 August 2014 at 10:15

inXile Entertainment's head honcho Brian Fargo finally tweeted a concrete release date for Wasteland 2. The studio’s post-apocalyptic sequel will be arriving on September 19th exclusively for PC.

The wait for a sequel to Wasteland has stretched on for more than a quarter of a century, but the long-awaited Kickstarter success will finally be seeing the light of day in just a month’s time, when players will be able to step out into the hellish landscape of an irradiated United States for a sprawling RPG adventure. [More]

Massive 35-Minute The Witcher 3 Gameplay Video Released By CD Projekt RED

Written by Jon Sutton on 19 August 2014 at 18:30

35 minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt you say, don’t mind if I do! CD Projekt RED has set along an in-depth look at its upcoming RPG, showing more than half an hour of footage beamed directly from gameplay of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Picking up directly after the footage from Microsoft’s E3 2014 press conference, this is easily the biggest look at The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt we’ve had yet, and shows Geralt questing and traversing a forested swamp. As expected it’s looking gobsmackingly good, so pucker up and head on in to check out more than half an hour of gameplay footage. [More]

Latest AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC3 Driver Provides Smoother Watch Dogs Gameplay

Written by Neil Soutter on 19 August 2014 at 17:30

We missed this one in the the hustle and bustle of Gamescom 2014 last week, but AMD has quietly pushed out its latest AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC3 Radeon graphics drivers for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.

The latest build incorporates all of the features from the previous Release Candidates, but also includes a host of support for Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, Xaviant’s Lichdom: Battlemage, and Carbine Studios’ WildStar, along with improved CrossFire and 4K monitor support. [More]

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