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PC players are going to be treated to a Final Fantasy XV PC demo this week, Square Enix has confirmed. The bite-sized portion of its JRPG will be available to download from Monday, February 26th.
Epic Games is continuing to develop Fortnite: Battle Royale, announcing a swath of changes coming in as part of Fortnite’s 3.0 update. Clearly, the influx of over 45 million players has seen Epic focus nearly all of its resources on the free-to-play shooter, resulting in one of the best-supported games in years.
Konami releasing a new Metal Gear game should be a seismic event in the gaming world. After the cloud of controversy surrounding Kojima's exit from Konami in the months before MGSV's launch though, many are keeping a wary eye on Metal Gear Survive. We'll have a review for you shortly, but in the meantime, we've taken a look at Metal Gear Survive's PC performance and optimisation.
Update: Earlier this month it emerged that a number of prominent Warcraft 3 players were heading to Blizzard HQ to take a look at a mysterious new project. We now know this is actually a brand spanking new patch for Warcraft 3.
Intel debuted some GPU designs this week as part of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), including a proof of concept test chip based on its existing integrated GPU architecture. Unfortunately, none of it had anything to do with Intel’s new graphics division, headed up by ex-Radeon guru Raja Koduri.
Another day, another Warhammer game, this time with Kasedo Games and Bulwark Studios announcing a new turn-based strategy game based on Warhammer 40K’s Adeptus Mechanicus. It’s called, appropriately enough, W40K: Mechanicus. Players will take the role of Magos Dominus Faustinius, overseeing this faction of high-tech humans in the Imperium that is obsessed with machinery. That’s just about the most Warhammer name I think I’ve ever heard, I think I'll use that for my firstborn.
Samsung has announced world’s largest 2.5” solid state drive - the Samsung PM1643 has a whopping 30.72TB capacity thanks to its 32 sticks of 1TB NAND flash memory. Each 1TB stick is composed of 16 layers of 512Gb V-NAND memory, providing the largest capacity in the world within this particular form factor.
While Star Citizen’s protracted development rumbles on, Frontier has been busy doing its own thing with Elite Dangerous, racking up some impressive content updates since its initially barebones release.
In the words of the BFG, every so often you get an absolute fizz popper of a Humble Bundle, and the Humble Classics Return Bundle is exactly that. If you’re a big fan of RPGs, tactical strategy, and adventure games, and you also happen to not own this entire bunch, then there are potentially hundreds of hours of fantastic gaming on offer here.
EA’s poorly kept secret is out - Burnout Paradise Remastered will be coming to consoles on March 16th. It includes all of the content from the original game plus eight packs of DLC, including the Big Surf Island expansion. Burnout Paradise Remastered is the same high octane open-world racing but this time with high-resolution textures, 60 frames per second, and 4K support on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. It’ll be priced at a rather steep £34.99 / $39.99.
You’d be forgiven for not having a clue about it, as it’s snuck past most people like a suspiciously ambulated cardboard box, but there’s a new Metal Gear game out today. Metal Gear Survive hasn’t exactly arrived with the fizzing excitement and fan frothing that typically accompanies a Metal Gear, what with most people still being really annoyed with how Konami handled the Hideo Kojima situation.