No Man's Sky is a beautiful looking sci fi affair. Every time we see another little bit of it our imaginations jump into overdrive, hungrily looking towards its eventual release. It is under development by a British Studio called Hello Games.
No Man's Sky is a lot of things and some have even referred to it as loosely from Minecraft in space. Where you make your own destiny, with no user manual, leaving you to discover your own way through the depths of its crafting and exploration. No Man's Sky is an open-world, space game that lets the player visit planets the size of actual planets and craft their own environments and gameplay experience. But with each video we see, it's hard to really know what it is that the game will be offering, beyond something very beautiful. So let's take a look at what we do know about No Man's Sky.
AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X has been busy making waves in recent weeks, but it’s not the only high-end graphics card AMD's got up its sleeves. Next up after its water-cooled beast is the air-cooled Radeon R9 Fury, a slightly less powerful graphics card still packing that Fiji GPU and 4GB High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).
The specs of the Radeon R9 Fury were previously unknown, but the first tentative leaks have now emerged. The air-cooled enthusiast graphics card will be almost identical to its older brother, albeit with a cut-down 3,584 Stream Processors, compared to the full 4,096 on the Fury X.
Everything we've seen so far has pointed toward Star Wars Battlefront being quite a looker on PC, and these screens really don't disappoint.We've got hold of some comparison images taken straight from the Star Wars Battlefront alpha, giving us an idea of the scalability of DICE's intergalactic shooter.
As well as this, we've also got our hands on the first sets of in-game benchmark results. The first benchmarks were performed by an anonymous source on a laptop with a GeForce GTX 860M graphics card, which is roughly equivalent to the ever-popular GeForce GTX 750 ti desktop graphics card from Nvidia. The second set were performed on a GeForce GTX 970.
The circle of adventure gaming is almost complete, with the King's Quest rebooting arriving later this month. The Odd Gentlemen and Sierra have been busy beavering away on this reimagining of an adventure game classic, which features an aging King Graham, star of the previous King's quests, regaling his granddaughter Gwendolyn with his grand tales of adventure.
King's Quest will be split it into five distinct chapters, arriving throughout this year and into early 2016. Expected a mix of puzzle-solving, witty quips, hilarious storytelling and deadly dragons. Don't go grabbing your sword and heading off for adventure just yet though, first check out the official King's Quest 2015 system requirements.
For GD’ers of a certain age, the name Master of Orion may bring up a certain twinkly-eyed nostalgia. The 4X sci-fi strategy game from Simtex followed in the footsteps of Civilization, this time delivering an epic space-faring TBS in which ten races battle for supremacy throughout a vast galaxy.
Now, it’s back, being developed by NGD Studios with the help of World of Tanks publisher Wargaming.net. A reimagining of a strategy classic, players must explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate their foes over a huge 100 star system map, utilising diplomacy, advanced technology, and conquest to win them over. Before you start buying your rocket fuel and flying off into space, check to see whether your PC can hit warp speed 7 with the official Master of Orion 2015 system requirements.
We’re hearing the first murmurings of a GeForce GTX 950 Ti in the works, suggesting Nvidia is planning to unleash a new Maxwell-powered entry-level graphics card. Both a GTX 950 Ti and a 950 are expected to surface, replacing the current GTX 750 and the impressive GTX 750 Ti.
The graphics processing unit used in the GTX 950 Ti is the GM206-250, and it’s likely to be a cut-down version of the graphics core used in the GTX 960. The 750 Ti was the only 700-series graphics card to already use a Maxwell GPU, so it’s unlikely we’re going to see performance gains as impressive as we saw there, but we're expecting a reasonable bump.
It’s been around a month since the pre-orders went live, but Valve has now confirmed that the early stock of all Steam Hardware is now entirely sold out. This includes Steam Controllers, the Steam Link, and the early variants of the Steam Machines.
Up until now users worldwide had been able to pre-order Valve’s first pieces of hardware (and the third-party Steam Machines), guaranteeing ‘Get it Early’ access on October 16th, nearly a month before the standard available date of November 10th. Valve had said a few weeks back that 35% of the stock had already been sold, and this was clearly enough incentive to get other users grabbing their pre-orders.
While the console market might be floundering in Japan, with many happy to play games on their mobile phones, there is one great upshot - more PC ports of Japanese games. In an effort to make these grand scale games viable, publishers need to push them out to more platforms, and nowhere's cheaper than PC to launch a game on.
Tales of Zestiria from Namco Bandai is the first time a single-player game in the series has ever made it over to PC. If you're new to the series then don't worry, the majority of Tales of games are all unconnected, so going in blind won't be an issue. Tales of Zestiria is a JRPG with real-time action-based combat, telling the tale of two powerful nations fighting for supremacy in a fantasy world. Before you grab your sword and head off into battle though, check out the official Tales of Zestiria system requirements to see if your gaming rig's up to the task.
Aaaarrrgghhh so excited. Star Wars: Battlefront is releasing later this year, 17th November, but some lucky Stormtroopers have early private Alpha access for game engine tech testing to help the developers with their debugging.
Star Wars: Battlefront is under development by DICE and Electronic Arts on the Frostbite 3 engine, which is the same engine as the one used in the latest Battlefield title, that was also made by DICE. We have the high Star Wars Battlefront system requirements, that people are requested to have to enter the Battlefront tech alpha. Lets take a look
For the majority of gamers, 4K is still absolutely out of the question right now. Not only are the monitors themselves vastly more expensive than their lower-resolution counterparts, but the components needed to play everything out there at 4K are eye-wateringly high-end. This is where 1440p comes in, providing a handy middle ground between 1080p and 4K resolutions.
1440p, or 2560 x 1440, is rendering roughly 78% more pixels than standard 1080p gaming, so you’re going to need quite a bit more graphical firepower behind it, but nowhere near the scale of 4K. With that in mind, we decided to see how the three-year-old GeForce GTX 670 makes the step up to 1440p in Batman: Arkham Knight.