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August 17, 2016

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will No Longer Support DX12 at Launch

Last year, it was revealed that the latest installment in the long-running cyberpunk-themed series, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided would support Microsoft’s latest DirectX 12 API at launch. However, in a recent blog post on the title’s Steam community page, it was announced that support for the next-generation API would be delayed until early September.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX12 Support Delayed Until September

Here is what the developer had to say on the matter:

The Deus Ex franchise originated on PC, and we’re passionate about continuing to provide the best experience possible to our long-time fans and players on the PC.

Contrary to our [...]

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August 15, 2016

Battlefield 1 Open Beta Confirmed Starting August 31

Remember how the Battlefield 1 open beta was originally rumored to begin shortly after GamesCom? Well, it seems the rumors have panned out as expected. A recent post on the Battlefield blog confirms that the Battlefield 1 Open Beta will begin on August 31 for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Battlefield Insider members will get early access and if you’re not a member, be sure to sign up by August 21 to be one of the first to play the open beta!

According to the blog post, the Battlefield 1 open beta will give gamers access to one map and two gamemodes. The map will be the Sinai Desert map, which is a desert battlefield located East of [...]

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July 26, 2016

Xbox One Prices Slashed, Now Starts at Just $249

Microsoft has slashed its Xbox One gaming console to half of its MSRP price. This is the third and final price cut to the Xbox One console before the launch of the Xbox One S on August 2nd. This is in addition to the “Buy a Microsoft Surface, Get $400 Towards an XBox One” deal that Microsoft is currently running.

At the time of press, the Xbox One 500GB can be purchased for just $249 while quantities last. The console comes bundled with one of several titles including Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Forza Motorsport 6, Watch Dogs, The Crew, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Microsoft is looking to clear its existing inventory in preparation for the launch [...]

 
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July 25, 2016

Seagate Announces Gears of War 4 Special Edition 2TB Portable Drive

With Microsoft’s New Xbox One S pre-orders now available and the new Gears of War 4 coming this October, Seagate is trying to get in early on the action with an all new Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, Gears of War 4 Special Edition 2TB Portable Drive.

Despite the fancy name, the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, Gears of War 4 Special Edition 2TB Portable Drive is basically a 2TB bus powered external hard drive, which will allow you to store roughly 50 additional games depending on the type of games you install. It’ll also get a slick new paint job designed in collaboration with Microsoft and The Coalition, which will complement all [...]

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July 20, 2016

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Free Until July 26, Adds New Game Mode, Weapons, Gadgets, Vehicle

With the impending launch of Battlefield 1, EA is bringing gamers back to the Battlefield with a free DLC promotion.

From now until July 26, gamers can pick up Battlefield 4 Naval Strike for free, which includes several new maps set in the South China Sea including Lost Islands, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker, and Operation Mortar. Additionally, the Naval Strike DLC also includes five new weapons (AR-160, SR-2, AWS, SR338, SW40), several new gadgets (M320 3GL, AA Mine), a new vehicle (ACV), and a new game mode called Carrier Assault Mode.

This is one of several new DLCs which was made free in the past few months in preparation for Battlefield 1. Earlier [...]

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July 18, 2016

XBox One S Pre-Order Available, Shipping Early August

At E3 2016, Micorosft announced a refresh of the Xbox One in the form of the Xbox One S, which boasts support for 4K Ultra HD in a chassis 40% smaller than the original. While Microsoft discussed the Xbox One S and several accompanying games, they never really presented a launch date for the new console leaving gamers wondering when they could actually purchase the new device.

According to numerous online retailers, it looks like the official launch date is August 2, which is just about two weeks away. Prices start at $399 which gets you the Xbox One S with 2TB of onboard storage. Microsoft is expected to launch 500GB, 1TB and a special 2TB Gears of War Limited [...]

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July 13, 2016

Battlefield 1 Beta Starting “Shortly” After GamesCom

With the Battlefield 1 Alpha now in progress, Battlefield fans are eagerly awaiting the beta to be one of the first to play the new game. Unfortunately, no information about when beta testing could be launched until now.

In a German Twitch Q/A session with a Battlefield 1 Community Manager, he hinted that the Battlefield 1 Beta is expected to start shortly after GamesCom. GameCom will be happening between August 17-21, so if that’s the case so it could be expected sometime mid to the end of August. Battlefield Insiders will be able to play the beta 3 days early. Also confirmed for Battlefield fans is Rush mode which is a one of the most [...]

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June 13, 2016

Microsoft Announces XBox Play Anywhere, Supports Cross Platform Purchases

At their press event today, Microsoft announced Xbox Play Anywhere which is a new initiative from Microsoft designed to bring Xbox One and Windows 10 closer together.

This new Xbox Play Anywhere initiative allows gamers who purchase a Xbox Play Anywhere title the freedom of being able to play on either the Xbox One or Windows 10. Furthermore, transitions between the two platforms will be seamless as game saves, achievements, add-ons, etc. will all be carried over.

At the time of the announcement, Microsoft has announced 12 games that will support Xbox Play Anywhere, including Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2, ReCore, and more. [...]

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May 15, 2016

Civilization VI announced for October 2016

Fans of the addictive turn-based strategy game were greeted with a teaser trailer for the forthcoming entry in the beloved series. Destined for release on the 21st of October, the two-minute trailer, narrated by Sean Bean shows no gameplay footage of any kind, a common characteristic of previous game announcements. Firaxis, developers of 2010’s Civilization V, have promised that there will be no significant changes to the new game, instead opting for gameplay features that keep players “on their toes”. Features such as sidequests and less sporadic AI will be added, along with a heavier emphasis on city planning and contextual technology trees (where new [...]

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May 10, 2016

Microsoft Updates UWP – Unlocked Frame Rates, G-Sync and FreeSync Now Supported

Since the introduction of Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (or UWP), many users have been complaining about the lack basic functionality which they’ve come to expect from most PC games. Today, on a blog post on Microsoft’s DirectX developer network, the company announced an update which will alleviate some of these issues.

The update, which is be being released today for Windows 10 will enable support for unlocked frame rates, in addition to variable refresh rate technologies such as NVIDIA’s G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync.

As a direct response to your feedback, we’re excited to announce the release today of new updates to [...]

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March 5, 2016

HITMAN To Feature DirectX 12 Support At Launch – Async Compute on AMD Cards

If you’re a fan of the long-running Hitman franchise, then we’ve got some great news for you. Today, it was announced by developer IO-Interactive that the latest installment in the series, simply titled HITMAN will fully support DirectX 12 when its first episode launches on March 11th. What this essentially means is that PC gamers can likely expect better performance, allowing them to further increase graphical settings.

Taking a look at a slide from the Hitman presentation, here are some of the improvements we can expect:

Better multithreading Increased performance where CPU bound Better experiences for laptop gamers Asynchronous Compute on AMD cards [...]
 
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February 9, 2016

Square Enix releases HITMAN PC System Requirements

With the first portion of publisher Square Enix’s and developer IO Interactive’s episodic reboot of the long-running Hitman series finally coming in March, many PC gamers are probably wondering what it will take to run the title. Well, thankfully we now know that information as the developer has updated the game’s Steam store page with the game’s full list of system requirements.

HITMAN PC System Requirements Minimum CPU Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940 RAM 8GB GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 DirectX  Version 11 OS Windows 7, Windows 8 (8.1), Windows 10 (64-bit ) Recommended CPU Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 [...]
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