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EA has announced ticket sale dates for its upcoming EA Play satellite event which takes place outside of the E3 2017 show floor proper. You’ll be able to grab tickets on April 20th for the event which takes place from June 10-12 in Hollywood. Obviously the number of people who can actually attend is going to be strictly limited. that plays second fiddle to what EA has in store for the event, announcing it will have both Star Wars Battlefront 2 and a new Need for Speed playable for attendees at EA Play.
Up until now basically the only decent point of comparison for Vulkan was in id Software’s DOOM, and even then it was only plotted against OpenGL performance. Now though FutureMark has added Vulkan support to 3DMark, letting users directly compare performance between the three key graphics APIs - Vulkan, DirectX 11 and DirectX 12.
The internet has been awash with Destiny 2 rumours. For once though, they appear to be true. This time around it stemmed from a Gamestop Italy store, which apparently received Destiny 2 advertising posters. Not only does it have a release date for Destiny 2, but it also advertises a PlayStation 4-exclusive beta test taking place in June and, according to sources close to Bungie, a PC release.
Creative Assembly has just put up a countdown on its official site teasing what appears to either be a brand new Total War game, set during the ancient civilizations of South America, or a large scale Total Warhammer expansion featuring the Lizardmen. There’s eight days left until it’s revealed, so Total War: Ancients / Total War: Warhammer 2 - Lizardmen could be announced next Friday, March 31st.
Kingpin’s legendary overclocking skills regularly border on the ridiculous, but his efforts with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card are just totally obscene. He’s managed to break the previous world record speed of 2.5 GHz (his own record), ramping a GTX 1080 Ti all the way up to a frighteningly fast 3 GHz. That’s more than double the standard base clock speed of 1480 MHz.
Seemingly unperturbed by the absolute flop of a movie, Ubisoft has said it wants to make an Assassin’s Creed TV series. The movie launched in December and carries a pretty lowly 17% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, where it is described as a “joylessly overplotted slog.” Don’t worry Ubisoft, TV shows are the new home of over-plotting; you’ll fit right in alongside Westworld.
A big ol’ update has just dropped for Ghost Recon Wildlands, which is just as well because it’s got a list of issues longer than El Sueno’s latest line of Bolivian marching powder. Ghost Recon Wildlands’ ‘Update 2’ dropped yesterday evening on PC and today on consoles. First and foremost it tackles the bugs and glitches which are unfortunately so prevalent in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands.
It may still be almost three full weeks until AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPUs launch, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on one right now. A few folks over on Reddit are reporting they’ve just managed to walk into some stores and buy their Ryzen processors, with stocks filtering into stores weeks earlier than anticipated.
It’s been floating around in beta form for the best part of two years now, but GOG Galaxy is finally set for a fully-fledged launch. The confusingly named Update 1.2 adds a swathe of new features as seeks feature parity with the likes of Steam, Origin and Uplay.
We've seen how Mass Effect Andromeda runs with the extremely capable GeForce GTX 1060, but what about something the more budget conscious gamer may be using? We've given ME Andromeda the run through with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti, a sub $100 graphics card that's beginning to show its age now. In terms of Mass Effect Andromeda's system requirements, it comes just under the minimum specs. Can the GTX 750 Ti even run Mass Effect Andromeda at all? Let's find out.
AMD has just rolled out its latest driver updates, as you may have seen earlier, and tucked into the Linux graphics card drivers is the first signs of Radeon Vega GPU support.