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 Gameguru Mania News - Aug,21 2015 - all 
Batman: Arkham Knight - Interim Patch Detailed - briefly
(hx) 03:52 PM EDT - Aug,21 2015 - Post a comment
Warner Bros issued a new statement about the status of Batman: Arkham Knight's PC version. According to the publisher, the first interim patch will be in the next few weeks. That is of course if everything goes as planned. Not only that, but the publisher has also revealed the details of this highly anticipated patch:
Reduced frame rate hitches
Optimized system memory and VRAM usage
Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
-   Min Spec AMD GPU is -nce again the Rade-n HD 7870 2GB

M-re R-bust In-Game Settings, including:
-   Added the ability t- change settings f-r Max FPS t- 30/60/90
-   Added t-ggles f-r M-ti-n Blur, Chr-matic Aberrati-n, and Film Grain
-   Added a "High" Texture Res-luti-n value
-   Added Texture Filtering -pti-n
-   Added an Adaptive V-Sync -pti-n (NVIDIA -nly)
-   Added VRAM Usage Meter
-   Added M-use Sensitivity Slider & M-use Sm--thing -pti-n

Fixed l-w res-luti-n texture bugs
Fixed hitches when running -n mechanical hard drives (HDD)
Rick and Morty Announcer Pack for DOTA 2 - briefly
(hx) 03:13 PM EDT - Aug,21 2015 - Post a comment
Mr. Poopy Butthole approves!

Unreal Engine 4.9 - DX12 Tech Demo - tech
(hx) 03:12 PM EDT - Aug,21 2015 - Post a comment
CryZENx has released a new DirectX 12 fan tech demo for Unreal Engine 4. This time, CryZENx combined his Metroid Prime project with Epic's Sun Temple Demo.

Left 4 Dead Takes on Zombie Army Trilogy Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:38 AM EDT - Aug,21 2015 - Post a comment
Rebellion's shooter Zombie Army Trilogy has been updated with the entire cast from Left 4 Dead, and the game is on sale for $15.29 on Steam.

 Gameguru Mania News - Aug,20 2015 - all
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 tested - tech
(hx) 05:06 PM EDT - Aug,20 2015 - Post a comment / read (26)
The GTX 980 Ti, 980, 970 and the 960 are all great cards, though unfortunately most of them cost well over $300. The GTX 960 is the cheapest Maxwell GPU worth buying but at $200 it's still too pricey for many gamers. That's where the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 steps in, replacing the GTX 750 Ti as the new $150 GPU in Nvidia's current generation line up. Whereas the GTX 750 Ti was light on performance, the GTX 950 promises to deliver highly playable 1080p performance and will take on the R7 370 (a rebadged R7 265, which was also a rebadge of 2012's HD 7850). The GTX 950 features the same GM206 GPU as the GTX 960 with a few core features disabled. Rather than all 8 SMM units the GTX 950 features just 6 SMM units for a total of 768 CUDA cores.
OCC: Regardless of base core clock, when run within the confines of the power limit and thermal profile, the GTX 950s are boosting on their own to over 1400MHz on the core to push that performance envelope. Manual overclocking allows the end user to push a bit harder and I was able to hit GPU Boost speeds of 1551MHz on the EVGA SSC, 1538MHz on the MSI Gaming, and 1569MHz on the ASUS Strix. Overclocking of the 2GB of GDDR5 memory on each card was just as fruitful, with speeds in excess of 1855MHz on each of the three cards.

Running cool and quiet in your gaming rig is all the rage now, with cards that don't cut the mustard on fan noise getting eviscerated in the online communities. ASUS, EVGA, and MSI all have put in the work to deliver zero noise solutions that make the video card an after thought when you think of the noise profile of your PC. ASUS' DirectCU II cooling solution on the GTX 950 Strix is a bit more modest than the larger cooling solutions used on the EVGA and MSI cards, and that lack of size hurts its comparative performance at both stock and overclocked settings. EVGA does a bit better with its ACX 2.0 big heat pipe solution when overclocked, but at stock speeds the low dBi BIOS keeps the temperatures up a bit higher to minimize the noise profile. The best thermals were delivered by MSI and the Twin Frozr V cooling solution. A pair of 100mm propeller blade fans with directional vanes in the fin array help keep the card running cool. Not that the EVGA and ASUS cards are hot by comparison. When you look at power consumption all three boards hit the same marks and work within roughly the same envelope.

For this launch, NVIDIA is upping the game with its Geforce Experience tool kit by replacing ShadowPlay with a tool called Share that really opens up a lot of possibilities to, in essence, share your gaming experiences. You get game optimizations for both high and low latency MOBA gaming and standard optimized profiles for a wealth of titles. During my testing, I had a chance to really try this out and I was prepared to get a dose of less than optimum eye candy with the FPS jacked way up, but found that I got great fluid gameplay with enough eye candy to make me happy. Add in the back end work with GameWorks and you have a winning combination.

HotHardware: The GeForce GTX 950 cards from ASUS and EVGA we tested, were quite power friendly. Both of the cards consumed the same about of power at idle, though the EVGA card used somewhat more under load. Both cards, however, consumed the least amount of power of the bunch.

With such low power consumption, it should come as no surprise that these GeForce GTX 950 cards are relatively quiet as well. Both cards are basically inaudible at idle over a typical CPU cooler and PSU fan, especially since their fans can spin down at lower-temps and not product any noise at all. Under load, their fans do spin up somewhat, but both cards remained quiet throughout testing.

LegionHardware: Gamers hoping for playable performance at 1080p will be pleased with what the GTX 950 has to offer, especially considering that most of the games we tested were done so using the highest possible quality settings with some form of anti-aliasing enabled.

Recently released titles such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Dragon Age: Inquisition averaged around 40fps, while older titles such as BioShock Infinite and Hitman: Absolution averaged over 60fps.

The Palit GTX 950 StormX Dual graphics card that we were supplied with ran very cool at a little over 70 degrees underload and remained whisper quiet at all times. Although it only features a basic aluminium heatsink it demonstrated excellent overclocking performance and proved that a 768 core Maxwell GPU doesnít produce much heat.

We donít expect AMD to sit around and watch the GeForce GTX 950 cannibalize the budget gaming market. If history has told us anything we expect AMD to slash pricing of the R7 370 on or soon after the launch of the GTX 950. Furthermore we expect to see a rehash of the R9 270X, which will likely be called the Radeon R9 370X. This means it will feature 1280 SPUs and consequently outperform the GTX 950, but this is of course just speculation

Guru3D. The MSI GeForce GTX 950 Gaming is one of the best GTX 950 cards we have tested. It has an impressive yet totally silent cooler. Increase fan RPM and you'll be amazed how silent the card remains and how cold your GPU will get. That adds benefits to overclocking and tweaking. This product offers proper cooling and totally silent noise levels. Combined with the rendering performance I'd call this product a capable 1080P graphics card. All boxes are ticked and that makes this a competitive product. Purchasing this product to game at WQHD / 2560x1440 is ill-advised though, 1080P is the maximum space and domain of the GeForce GTX 950. But that would be at pretty decent image quality settings. We do hope to see a 4 GB version as well though. These cards might not be the greatest performers, but we certainly like what they offer. Decent gaming performance in a cool package with interesting tweaking options and for a product in this class, very nice looks with a proper cooler. We like it, nice.

Update, the basic models GeForce GTX 950 are going to cost roughly 179,00 EURO incl. VAT and $159 USD for the US. When did entry level gaming become this expensive ?
Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Launch Trailer - briefly
(hx) 04:21 PM EDT - Aug,20 2015 - Post a comment
Indie game developer Harebrained Schemes released Shadowrun: Hong Kong, the third standalone game in its Shadowrun cRPG series, a mashup of fantasy and cyberpunk. The most impressive Shadowrun cRPG yet, Shadowun: Hong Kong features an all new crew, expanded magic and cyberware, a completely revamped Matrix, an upgraded release of the Shadowrun Editor, and much more. The title went on sale today on Steam, Humble Store and GOG.com for $19.99. A Deluxe Version, which includes the Original Soundtrack and the Art of Shadowrun: Hong Kong PDF book, is available for $29.99.

ZOMBI - PC 4K Resolution Screenshots - media
(hx) 04:15 PM EDT - Aug,20 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Ubisoft's zombie game, ZOMBI, has just been released on the PC!
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 02:03 PM EDT - Aug,20 2015 - Post a comment
Frozenbyte has released the launch trailer for Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power.

Just Cause 3's Challenge Mode Looks Insanely Fun - movie
(hx) 02:02 PM EDT - Aug,20 2015 - Post a comment
IGN has shared a new video, showcasing some missions from Just Cause 3's Challenge mode. As always, Just Cause 3 looks a lot of fun and is packed with lots of explosions and destruction. Just Cause 3 releases this December.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 PC specs - briefly
(hx) 01:58 PM EDT - Aug,20 2015 - Post a comment
Konami revealed today the official PC requirements for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016. According to the Japanese company, players will at least need a DX9.0c GPU and there will not be support for DX11.
MINIMUM:

OS: Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista SP2
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.8 GHz. AMD Athlon II X2 240 or equivalent processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon X1300 / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or better
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card

RECOMMENDED:

OS: Windows 8.1 / 8
Processor: Intel Core i3 530 AMD Phenom II X4 925 or equivalent processor
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon X1300 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card
XCOM 2 Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:27 PM EDT - Aug,20 2015 - Post a comment
The XCOM website offers a new "Welcome to the Avenger" gameplay trailer from XCOM 2 showing off the strategy layer in the upcoming XCOM sequel.

Battlefield 4 Night Operations Cinematic Trailer - movie
(hx) 09:16 AM EDT - Aug,20 2015 - Post a comment
What's it like to play a Battlefield 4 map that takes place at night? You'll know soon enough, when Battlefield 4 Night Operations releases in September 2015. But if you want a peek at what it's like to play Zavod: Graveyard Shift, this incredible trailer created by the immensely talented Two Scotsmen does an amazing job of giving a cinematic look at the upcoming free DLC.

 Gameguru Mania News - Aug,19 2015 - all
XCOM 2 - Base Building - interview
(hx) 08:08 PM EDT - Aug,19 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Chris caught up with Firaxis Games at this year's Gamescom to talk about the 'strategic' half of the game. Base building, research, engineering & the geoscape. There's a whole lot of new XCOM 2 details here.

Hideo Kojima Will Be Making Another MGS trailer - briefly
(hx) 03:14 PM EDT - Aug,19 2015 - Post a comment
It looks like Hideo Kojima has another trailer in store that'll drop before the September 1 release of the hotly-anticipated Metal Gear Solid title, and that's great news, especially since the previous trailer needed a whole lot of work. Kojima himself tweeted the news to fans around the world:
As the launch is approaching I'm editing new trailer w/less spoiler. "The evolution & harmony of Metal Gear",if I name it in EXPO-ish theme.
ó HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) August 17, 2015
Kojima has (quite surprisingly) vowed that the upcoming trailer he's working on will feature fewer spoilers than usual, so that's an even better reason to keep your eyes peeled for what he comes up with.
Homefront: The Revolution To Be Playable At EGX15 - movie
(hx) 02:30 PM EDT - Aug,19 2015 - Post a comment
Deep Silver announced today that open-world shooter Homefront: The Revolution will be playable at this year's EGX (from September 24th to September 27th).



After watching a scene-setting video, visitors to EGX will play 20 minutes of the stunning Homefront: The Revolution, attempting to wrestle back control from the occupying Korean force and increase the power of their fledgling resistance. In addition to the playable demo, the team from Deep Silver Dambuster Studios will be presenting an in-depth Developer Session at 3pm on Friday 25thSeptember.
GRIP - Dance of Destruction Trailer - movie
(hx) 02:25 PM EDT - Aug,19 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
GRIP Team has released a new beautiful gameplay trailer for its upcoming spiritual successor to Rollcage, GRIP. GRIP is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and from the looks of it, it will feature destructible environments.

Batman: Arkham Knight - August Update Trailer - briefly
(hx) 04:00 AM EDT - Aug,19 2015 - Post a comment
Batman: Arkham Knight September's DLC Includes Dark Knight Tumbler!
With the 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack, you can get behind the wheel of the Batmobile from the 1989 film 'Batman' and outfit Batman with a customized skin from the film. The pack also gives you access to two racetracks inspired by the film's sequel 'Batman Returns'. In addition, if you successfully clear the streets of the Arkham Knight's drone tanks, you can take the Batmobile for a spin on the streets of Gotham City.

Separately, the Bat-Family Skin Pack includes 6 skins based on the alternate timelines of your favorite characters including 1990s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 1970s Batman and the Original Arkham Nightwing.

This content will be available beginning today for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, and are connected to the Internet. The content can also be purchased a la carte beginning today for $1.99 MSRP on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft.

Stay tuned for new Batman: Arkham Knight downloadable content coming in September including:

- Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #1 (Sept. 1): Receive 6 AR challenges for Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Catwoman. This expansive challenge pack allows focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.

- GCPD Lockdown (Later in Sept.): Set after the events of Arkham Knight, play as Nightwing to stop the Penguin from breaking out of the Gotham City Police Department in this thrilling story pack.

- 2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack (Later in Sept.): Inspired by the 2008 movie 'The Dark Knight', intimidate your foes with the Tumbler Batmobile and race through two themed tracks.

- Original Arkham Batman Skin (Later in Sept.): Fight the war against Gotham City with the original Arkham Asylum Batman costume.
Satellite Reign Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:57 AM EDT - Aug,19 2015 - Post a comment
Satellite Reign launches on Steam, Humble Store and GOG.com on the 28th of August 2015.

 Gameguru Mania News - Aug,18 2015 - all
Planetary Annihilation: Titans Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 07:51 PM EDT - Aug,18 2015 - Post a comment
Announced and released today, Planetary Annihilation: Titans is an expandalone version of Uber Entertainment's Planetary Annihilation. The original game, Kickstarted and released last year, was trapped in the orbit of two RTS giants - Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander. Staff at Uber had worked on both games and their new venture was seen as a spiritual successor of sorts, pitting enormous robotic armies against one another, backed up by Commander units, supply-and-demand resource management, and base-building.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Beta Gameplay Videos - briefly
(hx) 06:37 PM EDT - Aug,18 2015 - Post a comment
The press embargo for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta test has been lifted. The beta starts tomorrow, August 19 for PlayStation 4 owners and on August 26 for Xbox One and PC owners. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 releases on November 6 for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 Xbox 360 and Xbox One.





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