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Not one but two new Nintendo Switch hardware revisions are coming our way, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Nintendo is looking to keep the momentum going after the blistering start the Switch has had since its launch in March 2017, and two new SKUs appears to be crucial to this.
City builder fans after some sci-fi goodness have probably been keeping an eye of Industries of Titan, a large-scale metropolis-building strategy game. Compete with other houses on Saturn's moon of Titan of constructing the most powerful factories for your industrial cities. Industries of Titan is coming to PC at some point this year, and here are the PC specs you'll need.
Tucked in among GDC 2019 were none other than Intel, there to talk about its imminent discrete graphics processing capabilities. Intel Odyssey introduced us to the first renders of Intel’s Xe GPU-based graphics card range.
Last week, Epic revealed Quantic Dream would be bringing a trio of its games to PC, exclusively through the Epic Games Store, including Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain, and Beyond Two Souls. Detroit: Become Human is one of the best-looking games I've ever laid my eyes on, so this is well poised to be a visual showcase on PC. 
A couple of days ago, Nvidia’s PR truth-bending went into overdrive in its investor day report. One small nugget of truth stuck with me though, and that was Nvidia claiming 90% of all GeForce graphics card owners have performance below the level of a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
Julian Gollop is the undisputed godfather of turn-based tactics, so when the creator of the XCOM series, and his new studio Snapshot Games, announced Phoenix Point, the gaming world sits up and takes notice. Phoenix Point is very much pitched as a spiritual successor to XCOM, right down to the bug-like alien menace terrorising Earth. Will Phoenix Point be terrorising your PC though? Let's find out.
Everyone's 10th-favourite Assassin's Creed game is being given the remaster treatment this month. Assassin's Creed III: Remastered updates the colonial America stab-em-up for a modern audience, moving to a new graphics engine, enhancing the visuals, improving gameplay mechanics and more. AC3 may be seven years but don't expect running the remastered version to be an easy task though...
It can sometimes feel like Lovecraftian horror games are everywhere these days, although seldom do they actually live up to their legacy. Frogware's The Sinking City is looking mighty promising indeed though, pairing a 1920's-style investigative adventure with a flooded city, bizarre murders, and creeping dread of cosmic horrors. The Sinking City comes to PC in June, and here are the PC specs you'll need.
Nvidia has held an investor day during which it has proudly boasted the GeForce RTX series is off "to a great start". Nvidia makes the surprising claim that its Turing GPU has enjoyed a more successful launch than Pascal, and that the majority of its customers are happy to pay a price increase for the next-gen.
It’s showtime for Google, who have ended years of tiptoeing around the games industry and have only bloody gone and done it. Google has announced Stadia, tagged as one place for everyone to play. Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the showcase, with his first words oddly being “I don’t really play games, I’m not a big gamer.”  Solid start.
Nvidia’s real-time raytracing, powered by DXR (DirectX Raytracing), will be coming to many of its GeForce GTX 10 series GPUs in April. All GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GPUs and higher will be capable of ray-tracing, including the GeForce GTX 1660, 1660 Ti, and of course the RTX series.