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The Sims 4 Free for 48 Hours on Origin - briefly
(hx) 03:10 PM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
EA News announces The Sims 4 is the latest game added to their Game Time program, saying the full version of the lifestyle simulation sequel will be playable for free for 48 hours. The clock doesn't stop running once you begin playing.
Origin Game Time is back! Now you can try The Sims 4, absolutely free.

You'll get the full version of The Sims 4 on Origin Game Time. Sample all-new creative tools like Build Mode and Create-A-Sim, then explore vibrant neighborhoods, build relationships or cause chaos. It's all up to you.

Your progress in The Sims 4 will be saved, so if you decide you want to buy the game and keep playing after Game Time has ended, you can pick up right where you left off.

To begin your Origin Game Time with The Sims 4, just download the game and start playing. Remember: once you launch The Sims 4 for the first time, your 48 hours will start counting down, and the Game Time clock will continue to run whether you're in game or not.

Ready to get started? Just add the game to your Origin library and download it. When you're ready to try The Sims 4, launch the game and enjoy two days of play for free.
Life is Strange - Butterfly Effect Developer Diary - preview
(hx) 03:02 PM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
The second of a three part series of Life is Strange Dev Diaries is now available entitled The Butterfly Effect. In this video the DONTNOD Entertainment team will explain everything you need to know about Max's ability to rewind time. You'll also learn the rules of her power and how the alterations to past events will affect the game's story in the short, mid and long term.

Life Is Strange is an episodic interactive drama graphic adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment, and published by Square Enix. The game's plot focuses on Maxine Caulfield, a photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. The game will consist of five episodes and is scheduled to be released on 30 January 2015 with six weeks between each episode. Life Is Strange is set to be available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 via digital distribution.
GTX 970 VRAM Bug Update - Program Tests VRAM - tech
(hx) 02:59 PM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
Last week, I informed you about various reports regarding GTX970's inability to effectively take advantage of more than 3.5GB of its VRAM. NVIDIA has stated that it is currently looking into this. This program was discovered by mrkk at This benchmark requires DWM or desktop composition disabled for accurate results, and can be downloaded from here. In case cudart64_65.dll is missing, it can be found here.
Trials Fusion - Online Multiplayer Launch Trailer - briefly
(hx) 02:51 PM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
The most awaited feature in Trials Fusion is now available for free! Play with up to 8 players online in 3 amazing game modes: Online X-Supercross, Private Game, Private Game with Spectator.

Grow Home Announced - briefly
(hx) 02:49 PM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
Ubisoft sends along a press release announcing Grow Home, an "experiential vertical adventure."
Today, Ubisoft announced Grow Home, a quirky, experiential climbing game being developed by Reflections, a Ubisoft studio based in Newcastle, UK. Grow Home will be available for download via Steam for Windows PC on February 4.

In Grow Home, players are free to explore the strange, open world full of floating islands, majestic caves and waterfalls, all set in a beautiful and minimalist artistic style. Players take on the role of BUD (Botanical Utility Droid), an excitable, child-like robot sent on a mission to search the galaxy for a new species of plant that can oxygenate his home world. By growing and directing the giant Star Plant into a towering organic sculpture, players reshape the planet and create a magnificent landscape that lets them climb to new heights. The game's unique climbing controls and abilities challenge players to continually reach for higher ground, but one wrong move and itís a long way down!

"Whether it's BUD's charming, procedurally generated animation, the awesome structure of the Star Plant players create or the beautiful landscapes, there is a peaceful, innocent vibe about Grow Home that makes the game utterly unique," says Pete Young, producer, Reflections, a Ubisoft studio.

Started as an experiment within the Reflections studio by a small team of eight talented developers, Grow Home offers the opportunity to discover a singular open-world based on two main pillars: Climbing and Exploration.

Climbing: The world of Grow Home is built for vertical exploration and the unique climbing mechanic brings unprecedented freedom. Players control BUDís hands independently to grab onto any surface, scaling the giant Star Plant as it grows and expands.

Exploration: There are no set paths in Grow Home. Players are free to explore the many micro islands and hidden caves in this fun and beautiful open world. Every island encountered is scattered with hidden crystals to power the players' journey and expand their abilities.
NVIDIA GeForce 347.25 WHQL Drivers - tech
(hx) 04:43 AM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
Alongside the GeForce GTX 960 launch, NVIDIA rolled out its latest Game Ready drivers, the GeForce 347.25 WHQL. The driver adds support for the GTX 960, and is "game ready" for Dying Light, a new zombie apocalypse first-person game, from the people who are good at it - Techland (Dead Island). It adds SLI profiles for Black Desert, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, and Nosgoth.
GeForce Game Ready Driver
The new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 347.25 WHQL, is aligned with todayís launch of the new GeForce GTX 960. This new GPU brings the features, power, and efficiency of the second-generation Maxwell architecture to a more mainstream gaming audience. One of the most popular features of the Maxwell architecture is Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) support. With this latest release, MFAA support is extended to nearly every DX10 and DX11 title. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures youíll have the best possible gaming experience for the latest new blockbuster titles including Dying Light.

Game Ready
Best gaming experience for Dying Light

New GeForce GPU
Supports the new GeForce GTX 960 GPU, based upon the second-generation Maxwell architecture

Gaming Technology
Expanded Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) support for DX10/DX11 games
TOXIKK - Steam Early Access Teaser - movie
(hx) 04:35 AM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment / read (13)
Best watched in 1440p! A little teaser to remind you that TOXIKK's Early Access Beta is now available on Steam!

Arma 3 - 33 Things About Arma 3 Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:32 AM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Bohemia Interactive today revealed a brand new trailer for Arma 3, highlighting some content and features in the game. The video explores the game's core components, such as the 270 km2 terrain, its selection of weapons and vehicles, and the in-game scenario editor It also takes a closer look at the more hidden details, such as the simulation of projectile ballistics, Arma 3's many character stances, the accurate star map over Altis, and many more.

Galactic Civilizations III Update Released - briefly
(hx) 04:28 AM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
Stardock sends along a press release announcing the release an update to Galactic Civilizations III, adding a new battle viewer and much more.
The battle viewer marks the first time players can see their starships in real-time action. Lasers pierce the void at long range until ships can close the distance and unleash deadly missile barrages and finally open fire with banks upon banks of direct-fire kinetic weaponry. All ships designed in the incredibly powerful Galactic Civilizations III ship designer are supported in the battle viewer, so players can enjoy the full destructive potential of their hand-crafted starships.

The revamped ideology system gives amazing boosts to players as they choose between diving deep into one branch of an ethos, going wide across multiple branches, or even exploring additional ideologies. Discover hidden planets, give all your fleets free fighter escorts, and more as you unlock your civilizationís true potential.

This update also scatters valuable extreme worlds across the galaxy, which require advanced technologies to even land on. The keys to these rich new frontiers join the many existing paths on the sprawling Galactic Civilizations III tech tree Ė choosing between new worlds, advanced deflector shields for your starships, diplomatic gambits to sway the United Planets, or starbase facilities to broadcast your culture ever deeper into rival empires is difficult, but such is the lot of any space emperor.

Game of Thrones - Episode 2: The Lost Lords Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:59 AM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
The Lost Lords arrives on February 3 for PC, Mac, PS3 and PS4 and on February 4 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It releases on the App Store for iOS February 5.

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DmC Devil May Cry: DE - Gameplay Trailer - console
(hx) 06:55 PM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Capcom debuted the gameplay video for DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition, a remastered edition for 2013's hack and slash action-adventure for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One. DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition is set to release on March 17, 2015 for $39.99.

Skyforge - Gunner Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 05:38 PM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment
Rain down fiery destruction with Skyforge's Gunner class! Wielding a transforming cannon, the Gunner is capable of adapting their weaponry to suit any situation, making them one of the most heavily armed classes in Skyforge. As a long range fighter, the Gunner prefers to bombard enemies from the edge of a fight. Their multi-purpose cannon can transform between three firing modes, and is capable of laying waste to groups of enemies by blanketing the battlefield with a barrage of bullets, plasma and explosive rockets.

Sign up for the beta now!
Dying Light - Co-Op Video - movie
(hx) 03:04 PM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment
The developers of the game sat together for an intense co-op session, showcasing several more advanced gameplay tactics as well as a few less fortunate encounters with zombies. Watch producer Tymon Smektasa, game designer Maciej Binkowski, brand manager Pawel Modlinski, and assistant producer Marcel Mitraszewski team up and get a taste of the game's co-op mode. Dying Light features seamless drop-in/drop-out co-op for up to 4 players. The multiplayer is fully integrated with the campaign and allows the players to complete quests together, explore the quarantine zone, and take part in special co-op challenges.

Monstrum Hits Steam Early Access On January 29th - briefly
(hx) 02:57 PM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment
Team Junkfish has announced Monstrum, its upcoming survival horror PC title. The team revealed that Monstrum will hit Steam Early Access on January 29th.

Elder Scrolls Online Officially Going B2P - briefly
(hx) 05:42 AM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment / read (3)
Forbes has reported that in addition to such shocking developments as the sun rising and water being wet, Elder Scrolls Online is officially dropping its subscription fee.
As several readers point out in the comments, ESO won't be 100% free-to-play: New players will still have to make a one-time purchase of the software up front. But if you're already playing, you won't have to spend another dime starting on March 17 - regular updates and new gameplay will be offered to all players free of charge. The game will be supported by a premium membership service as well as selling stuff like DLC and "convenience and customization items" a la carte.
Tamriel Unlimited is arriving on PC/Mac, too - beginning on Tuesday, March 17th.

Windows 10: gaming on steroids - DX12 - tech
(hx) 05:06 AM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment / read (12)
Microsoft has had great success with Xbox Live, and it's now time to extend that to phones, tablets, and desktop PCs. From phone to tablet to console to PC, Phil Spencer has promised that the gaming experience will be great for everyone on any Windows 10 device. With DirectX 12, the company is offering game developers access "closer to the metal" than ever before, allowing them to tap into the full potential of today's powerful multi-core processors. Games will be able to run up to 50% faster even on the current DirectX 11 hardware. That will be especially important for open world games, which tend to be very CPU-bound. The machine with DirectX 12 handled the stress very well, managing to maintain decent framerate even with many more graphical elements to display in the cityscape scene. Here's a video to show you the difference:

With DirectX 12, the biggest surprise is cross-platform gaming. Spencer announced that Unity has adopted the new API, and games such as Fable Legends will allow people on PC and Xbox One to play together. He also revealed that Unreal Engine will also support the new standard in upcoming games.
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Microsoft announces HoloLens for Windows 10 - tech
(hx) 04:41 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
The next step in Windows technology is called Microsoft HoloLens - an augmented reality headset that uses holograms - operating system group technical fellow Alex Kipman announced today. HoloLens is not quite Microsoft's version of the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus, but something different: a set of augmented reality goggles designed to work with applications like Skype as well as games like Minecraft. Kipman unveiled the HoloLens, "the most advanced holographic computer the world has ever seen," onstage. The HoloLens uses see-through lenses, spatial sound to hear behind you and advanced sensors. It includes built-in high-end CPU and GPU and a third processor, a holographic processing unit. Holograms are universal apps and all universal apps can be made to work with Windows holographic, Kipman added. The headset is untethered does not include wires or require a connection to a phone or PC. Windows 10 includes a set of APIs devs can use to create holographic experiences.

Demonstrating more than virtual reality, a video shown during the presentation overlapped images with the real world; the clip included shots from the wildly popular game Minecraft

The WIRED article seems to imply that this device has outwardly-facing cameras that use Kinect-like technology to track the operator's hands, which is probably how they are able to let you interact with the projections without using some kind of wand or controller. I could see some "high-precision" gloves being an optional accessory for this that would include some kind of tracker markings to allow even more precise controls (maybe for medical applications or something)
Fable Legends Has Cross-Play on PC and Xbox One - briefly
(hx) 04:26 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Microsoft has announced at today's Windows 10 event that Fable Legends, the latest chapter in Lionhead's long-running Fable series, is heading to the PC, and will feature cross-platform play with the Xbox One version of the game.

A new teaser video has made its way to the tubes, and, more importantly, a PC-centric FAQ is now up on the Fable Legends website. System requirements have not been announced, but Lionhead confirmed that it will be a Windows 10 exclusive, and will support DirectX 12 graphics options as long as you're rocking a DX12 video card.
The Order 1886 Story Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:23 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment
The Order: 1886 introduces players to a unique vision of Victorian-Era London where Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient foe. As Galahad, a member of an elite order of Knights, join a centuries-old war that will determine the course of history forever. The game has now gone gold and will be released on February 20th (PS4)

Windows 10 Is A Free Upgrade For All 7 / 8.1 Users - tech
(hx) 04:05 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment / read (17)
Wondering how much Windows 10 will set you back? In most cases, nothing. Microsoft has announced that its new Windows 10 operating system will be made available as a free upgrade during its first year of availability. All devices running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, and all Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 handsets, will be able to upgrade to the new OS without charge. Microsoft's Terry Myerson said today that "once a device is upgraded to Windows 10, we'll be keeping it current for the supported lifetime of the device." The company had previously committed to updating all of its Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets to Windows 10, but it wasn't clear what its plans were for offering the update to its desktop OS, until today.